More Swatches

Sunday, August 19th, 2012 08:23 pm
aikolynn: (Victoria - Close Up)
I swatched my entire left hand but the other two fingers weren't included in the last post.


Naild'It - Berryeed Treasure
Sonoma Nail Art - Sonoma County Gazette
Sonoma Nail Art - Parasol
Sonoma Nail Art - Bubble Room
Lush Lacquer - Party Rock

--Cheryl
aikolynn: (Yuri - fashion)
Here's a complete swatch and bottle shot compilation of my Lush Lacquer polishes.  These are seriously some gorgeous glitters!  I love that LL is pretty much always in stock and that they make fun glitter combos. ^^  I actually spent a great deal of time editing this photo...and there are no front/label bottle shots because one of the names changed and I'm waiting on the replacement label.


Last post of the night/weekend unless I can get my current mani pics done, edited, and uploaded. ^^

--Cheryl
aikolynn: (Krystal - Electric Shock)
I've already posted an ocean mani using KBShimmer's Shipwreck, but I could not leave out the bottle shots and swatches!  This is seriously a gorgeous polish!  The only gripe I have is that it's hard to read the label due to the awesomeness inside of the bottle...but that's minor. ^^  I was lucky to get this when KBShimmer restocked recently...and I couldn't decide on a friend to get with it so I only bought this one (that and I was trying not to spend so much money).  Love Love LOVE.  I'll have to go back and get some other polishes by KBShimmer in the future!


I shall post the swatches and bottle shots of Once Upon A PolishnAiL'dit and Lush Lacquer. ^^

--Cheryl

aikolynn: (Victoria - Electric Shock)
...I've obviously been listening to that song way too much.  But I think I have made it my unconscious goal in life to own at least one indie polish from every indie polish maker that has captured my attention.  I find myself buying at least one polish when sites I've never bought from before restock--especially if I've heard amazing things about them.  Proof in point is when Candeo Colors did a flash sale--I bought one--and when Rainbow Honey restocked today--I bought one.  It's like a habitual reaction--a very bad one too!  Anywho, I'm excited to get them...especially RH's polish since they have gorgeous packaging.  I am a total sucker for nice packaging--like Pam's whimsies or RH's boxes.  I like pretty things.  And men.

I just got in my orders from Naild'It and Once Upon A Polish today and they've all been swatched so images should be coming shortly...as long as I get some decent sunlight this weekend (deja vu?  where have we heard this before?).  It'll be a massive influx of swatch posts--Lush Lacquer, Sinful Colors, Crows Toes Cheshire comparisons, Crows Toes and Lush Lacquer over different bases, Whimsical Ideas by Pam, Enchanted Polish, Once Upon A Polish, KBShimmer, Naild'It, and my own frankens are all coming your way soon.  Hopefully.

I also need to get to wearing all these polishes at least once!  So many pretties and so little ti--well, not really.  Oh what to wear next?!  So many choices~

Unworn polishes:
  Once Upon A Polish - Queen of Hearts
  Once Upon A Polish - Snow Queen
  Naild'it - Summer Lovin Melon
  Naild'it - Poison Apple
  Naild'it - Berryeed Treasure
  Sinful Colors - Savage
  Sinful Colors - San Francisco
  Whimsical Ideas by Pam - Kismet's Pajamas
  Whimsical Ideas by Pam - Peanut Butter and Jelly
  Lush Lacquer - Party Rockin
  Lush Lacquer - Birthday Cake

--Cheryl

Green Jelly Sammich

Friday, June 29th, 2012 09:07 pm
aikolynn: (Danny - Smoke)
After the ocean nails died I decided to give another go at wearing my electric green jelly polish (I had attempted it, but it was involved in a fatal smearing accident).  I swear, just between swatches and wearing it twice (one and a half?) a good portion of it is gone.   Anywho, I decided to layer some glitter in there for depth. ^^  Sadly these died after a really hard day of packing.



Colors Used:
  • Sinful Colors - Irish Green
  • Lush Lacquer - Flippin Out (previously known as Dippin Dots)
--Cheryl
aikolynn: (Krystal - Rebel)
Oh. My. GOSH.  I love love love Midnight Affair by Lush Lacquer.  It's a gorgeous glitter polish that has black and white matte glitter dots (small and extra small) and bars, matte black small squares, and shiny red bars and squares.  The application was amazing too--went on easily and required very little fussing over the glitter placement...and it was pretty smooth without top coat.  I added a little crystal heart to my accent nails and viola!  Done!  One of my favorite base colors with Midnight Affair on top...I want this mani to last weeks!!!  AND the crystals are still there after a hard day of work--even after lifting and assembling six heavy flip charts, boxes, and paper shuffling.


Colors Used:
 essie - Over The Top (base)
 Lush Lacquer - Midnight Affair

--Cheryl

aikolynn: (Danny - Smoke)
I've been putting off posting these pictures since it pains me to review anything by Enchanted Polish as anything less than amazing.  I have to admit that I was so super excited to get my order in from Llarowe--Octopus's Garden, Awesomeness, and Green Goblin and decided to kill two birds with one stone.  I absolutely fell in love with the mani that resulted, but a day and a half after wearing it, I noticed some color changes going on in Green Goblin.  It completely freaked me out since I don't usually look at my nails since I'm busy running around at work, but once I caught sight of the yellow I freaked.  It's mainly because my mom has an infection on one of her fingernails and I was suddenly phobic that I, too, would catch it.  Thankfully (?) enough it was just GG changing colors on me--but WHY was it changing colors?!  I've never had a polish do this to me before and it was really odd.  That morning at work I was constantly thinking about what could've caused such a change--maybe the glitter coat of Lite Brite I did by Lush Lacquer...?  But it didn't affect all of the nails with GG on it...only a few--and on different hands.  So strange!  My mom even noticed it--and she never notices anything on my nails.

I contacted Llarowe (didn't hear back from them) and Chelsea over at EP through facebook.  She asked if I would redo my nails and I agreed, curious to find out if it would change again.  It did.  The changes were even faster this time around.  I didn't have time to document it on the redo (my mind has been failing me these two weeks with the number of conferences and participants we have flying in) and contacted Chelsea again.  She told me to send it back to her and she would replace it.  I asked if I could possibly get something else--I really don't want to go through this again--and haven't heard a response yet.  Hopefully...  I do love Green Goblin, but I really don't want to experience color changes again.  All of the other Enchanted Polishes I own haven't done this...so it's extremely puzzling.  The main reason why I removed the redo of GG was because Friday I had a lunch meeting/party with my office--supervisors, coworkers, etc., and I didn't want them to stare at my splotchy nails.  The color...the color when it was going on and the hours after (I have no idea how long it takes for the color to change since I do my nails at night/evening) was gorgeous, is gorgeous, but after.  Gah.  No.

It was so pretty...


Then this happened. D;
The top picture was taken in the morning, around 8:30.  The individual nail images were taken that afternoon.  You can see the significant amount of color change (it was already starting to go yellow!) from the morning to afternoon. that happened on my thumb.


Redone Green Goblin mani (it was so gorgeous)...which also changed colors (no images).

Man...I love green polishes, but this one...I don't fancy yellow-green at all...or yellow in general due to it making my fingers look sickly.  This was just an utter fail for me...and a huge disappointment since I absolutely love Enchanted Polish.  Maybe my nails just don't like the formula for this one...who knows.  I haven't worn Octopus's Garden yet but that one better not change colors--I've been waiting to own it and I'm SUPER excited to wear that one!

--Cheryl
aikolynn: (f(x) - Electric Shock)
I've recently become very obsessed with indie polishes as they are even more unique than those sold by mass-produced brands like O.P.I. and China Glaze. It actually seems like a fun profession--nail polish maker. But, for now, I'm content with looking at all the creative lacquers that others come up with. These are the polishes that caught my attention...and I may end up buying a few of these in the future... ^^

a England (website, llarowe)
☆  Bridal Veil
☆  Tristam
  Lancelot
☆  Princess Tears

Lush Lacquer (etsy)
  Pink Panther
  Mr. Bubble
  Neon Blast
  Minty Chip
  Snap Crackle Pop

Rainbow Honey (site)
  The Worst Possible Thing
  Pinkie Promise
  20% Cooler
  A Little Kindness
  Koi Pond
  Hanami

Candeo Colors (site, llarowe)
  Mallard
  Deep Space
  Sour Grapes
  Plumage
  South St.

Once Upon A Polish (etsy)
  Queen of Hearts
  Snow Queen
  Flotsam and Jetsam
  Ursula
  Red Riding Hood
  Dragon Spit
  The Beanstalk

Sonoma Nail Art (etsy)
  Bubble Room
  Sonoma County Gazette
  Parasol

  20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

Windestine (etsy, bigcartel)
  Hearts of the Forest
  80's Deco

Candy Lacquer (etsy)
  Poker Face
☆  Modern Love
  Block Party
  Argyle
  Love Letters
  Girl Talk

nAiL'DiT (etsy)
  Olympic Fire
  Olympic Rings

  Heart-A-Tac
  Sunflower
☆  Indie-Pen-Dance Grand Finale
☆  Dissgo Crusin
  Sham-ROCK
  Candy Corn

Crows Toes Nail Color (bigcartel, llarowe)
☆  Murder by #'s
  Morticia
  Gomez
 
Enchanted Polish (etsy, llarowe, harlow & co)
☆   Unicorn Tears
☆   Cranberry Cosmos
☆   Marge's Blue Beehive
☆   Starbright Sparkles
☆   Once Upon A Time

Whimsical Nail
 Polish by Pam (facebook)
☆   Nimbus
☆   Saturday Morning Cartoons
☆   Butterfly Kisses
☆   Ooh La La!
☆   Peanut Butter & Jelly

Dollish Polish (bigcartel, llarowe)
☆   TEAM Salvatore
☆   Random Dancing
☆   Urban Camo
☆   Hylian Princess
☆   Expecto Patronum

Black Cat Lacquer (etsy)
☆  Tetris
☆  Sparkle Motion
☆  America Fu%k Yeah
☆  Let Them Eat Cake

Others
 Typewriter Keys (Pahlish, coming soon to llarowe!)
☆  Slow Fade of Love (Pahlish, coming soon to llarowe!)
☆  Ice (Daring Digits)
☆  Purple Haze (All That Glitters)
☆  Very Peacock-ish (All That Glitters
☆  Hippie Fest (Wonder Beauty Products)
☆  Kind of Connery (Elixir Lacquers)
☆  Fireworks in the Park (The Polish Bar)
☆  Satellite (The Polish Bar

--Cheryl
aikolynn: (KBShimmer - Shipwreck)
edited: 11/01/2013

I figured it was time to get this done...so here is a list of the polishes I own divided by brand.
  • essie
    • 2011 Dive Bar Collection
      • Dive Bar
      • Trophy Wife
      • Jamaica Me Crazy
      • Sexy Divide
      • Steel-ing the Scene (gifted to [personal profile] jlailin)
      • Over the Top 
    • Shine of the Times (2011 Luxeffects)
    • Aruba Blue
  • China Glaze
    • Coconut Kiss (2006: Fiji Fling)
    • LOL (2008: OMG)
    • Emerald Sparkle (2008: Sleigh Ride)
    • Atlantis (2009: Specialty Glitters)
    • Nova (2009: Specialty Glitters)
    • Snow Globe (2009: Specialty Glitters, re-released 2010: Holiday)
    • Cheers to You (2010: Holiday)
    • Midnight Kiss (2010: Holiday)
    • Mommy Kissing Santa (2010: Holiday)
    • Skyscraper (2011: Metro)
    • Lorelei's Tiara (2012: 3D Glitters)
  • OPI
    • Black Onyx (OPI Classics) x2
    • Ecuadorable Coral (2002: South American)
    • Moon Over Mumbai (2008: India)
    • Alpine Snow (Soft Shades)
    • Princesses Rule! (2009: Princess Charming)
    • Happy Anniversary (2009: 25th Anniversary)
    • Absolutely Alice x3 (2009: Alice in Wonderland)
    • Mad As A Hatter (2009: Alice in Wonderland)
    • Yodel Me On My Cell (2010: Swiss)
    • I Lily Love You (2011: Nice Stems!)
    • 2011 Katy Perry Collection
      • The One That Got Away x2
      • Teenage Dream x2
      • Not Like The Movies
      • Last Friday Night
    • Designer...De Better! (2011: Muppets)
    • Fresh Frog of Bel Air (2011: Muppets)
    • Rainbow Connection x2 (2011: Muppets)
    • Every Month is Oktoberfest (2012:  Germany)
    • On Her Majesty's Secret Service (2012: 007 Skyfall)
    • DS Collection
      • DS Coronation (2008)
      • DS Extravagance (2008)
      • DS Magic x2 (2011)
      • DS Temptation (2011)
    • 2012 Nicki Minaj minis Collection
      • Did It On 'Em
      • Fly
      • Pink Friday
      • Save Me
    • Shatter
      • Black x2 (2011: Katy Perry)
      • Silver (2011: Pirates On Stranger Tides)
         
  • Sephora by OPI
    • Going Nude, eh?
    • Opening Night
    • Too Good For Him (2009)
    • Mermaid to Order x2 (2009: Mermaid in the Shade)
    • Worth My Weight (2009: Winter)
    • Midnight Mambo (2010: Havana Nights)
    • Teal We Meet Again (2010: Havana Nights)
    • Stop Stocking Me! (2011: Holiday)
      • Minis
        • Sample Sale
        • I'm With Brad
        • Techno Girl
        • Never Enough Shoes
        • Ms. Can't Be Wrong (2008)
        • Just A Little Dangerous (2010: Fall)
        • Already Famous (2010: Fall) (gifted to [personal profile] jlailin)
        • Fiercely Fabulous (2010)
        • Studs & Stilettos (2010)
  • Nicole by OPI
    • Positive Energy (2009: Spring)
    • I've Got The Power (2009: Spring)
    • It's All About the Glam (2011: Kardashian Colors)
    • Shoot for the Maroon (2012)
  • a England
    • Saint George (The Legends)
    • Dragon (The Legends)
    • Bridal Veil (The Legends)
    • Lady of the Lake (The Mythicals)
    • King Arthur (The Mythicals)
    • Excalibur (The Mythicals)
    • Ascalon (The Legends)
    • Gothic Beauties Collection 2012
      • Jane Eyre
      • Dorian Gray
      • Tess D'Urberville x2
      • Lady of Shalott
      • Ophelia
  • Ludurana
    • Chuva
    • Trovao
  • HITS
    • Jazz x2
    • Lambada
  • Nfu Oh
    • No. 51 (flakies collection)
    • No. 52 (flakies collection)
    • No. 61 (holographic collection)
    • GS 14 (glitter)
  • Enchanted Polish
    • Across the Universe (Beatles Collection)
    • Hey Jude (Beatles Collection)
    • Octopus' Garden (Beatles Collection)
    • Gummy Worm
    • Awesomeness
    • Green Goblin Marge's Blue Beehive (replaced)
    • Dizzy Mizz Lizzy
    • Starbright Sparkles
    • Cranberry Cosmo
  • Whimsical Ideas by Pam
    • Seuss
    • Kismet's Pajamas
    • Peanut Butter and Jelly
  • Once Upon A Polish
    • Queen of Hearts
    • Snow Queen
    • The Caterpillar
    • Down the Rabbit Hole
  • Rainbow Honey
    • The Worst Possible Thing
    • The Kraken
    • Lumine Hall
    • Mt. Moon
    • Pinkie Promise (mini)
    • A  Little Kindness (mini)
    • 20%  Cooler (mini)
  • HARE  Polish
    • Bisbee
    • Golden  Years
    • Why So Igneous?
    • Midsummer's Midnight
    • King of Carat Flowers
    • Bury the Hatchetfish
    • Hooky at the Hamlet
    • Let Them Eat... What?
    • Dauphine of Decadence
       
  • Sonoma Nail  Polish
    • Bubble Room
    • Parasol
    • Sonoma County Gazette
  • KBShimmer
    • Shipwreck
    • Hex Appeal (2012 Winter collection)
    • Snow Way (2012 Winter collection)
    • Green Hex & Glam (2013 Winter Collection)
    • Toast-ess With The Mostess (2013 Winter Collection)
    • Kringle All The Way (2013 Winter Collection)
    • Snow Much Fun (2013 Winter Collection)
    • Snow Flaking Way (2013 Winter Collection)
    • Strung Out (2013 Winter Collection)
  • Pahlish
    • Tragedy's At hand
    • Toxic and Timeless
    • Slow Fade of Love
    • Train Underwater
    • Dark Parades
    • Still Alive
    • Something Swell
    • Like Calendars Dying (New Year's 2013)
    • Eight Maids-a-Milking (Christmas 2012)
    • Oh Dear...
    • Collage of Senselessness Collection (Bright Eyes)
      • Stroke of Luck
      • Goldmine Gutted
      • Lonesome Ocean
      • Your Possible Heart
      • Your Lover is an Actress
  • Glitter Daze
    • BAMF (mini)
    • Starships (mini)
  • NAiL'dit
    • PoiSin Apple
    • Berryeed Treasure
    • MELON (Summer Lovin Collection)
    • Olympic Rings
    • Olympic Fire
  • Crows Toes Nail Color
    • Absolum - Your Potions Master
    • Cheshire (incomplete & complete versions)
    • Triple Black Diamond
  • Lush Lacquer
    • "Salt N Peppa"
    • Midnight Affair
    • Lite Brite
    • Dippin Dots
    • Party Rockin (mini)
    • Birthday Cake (mini)
  • Sephora
    • Modern
    • Curacoa
    • Fusion
    • Tectonic
    • Valentine
    • Sunrise on the Moon
  • Drug Store Brands
    • Revlon: Facets of Fuchsia
    • Revlon: Blue Mosaic
    • Revlon: Whimsical
    • Sinful Colors: Irish Green
    • Sinful Colors: Cinderella
    • Sinful Colors:  San Francisco
    • Sinful Colors: Savage
    • Sinful  Colors:  Glass  Pink (I lost this one...)
    • Sinful Colors: Sugar Sugar
    • Sinful Colors: Easy Going
    • Sinful Colors: Rise and Shine
    • Sinful Colors: Mesmerize
    • Sinful Colors: Hazard
    • Sinful Colors: Boogie Nights
  • Others
    • Tony Moly: Earth (2011 Galaxy Collection)
    • Tony Moly: Shooting Star (2012 Milky Way Collection)
    • TheFaceShop: BL602
    • TheFaceShop: FACEit BL601
    • Deborah Lippmann: Happy Birthday mini
    • Candeo Colors: Mallard
    • Windestine: Hearts of the Forest
    • Black Cat Lacquer: Tetris
    • Candy Lacquer: Argyle
    • Pop Culture Cosmetics: Supernatural
  • Top/Base
    • Seche Vite Crystal Clear Base Coat
    • Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat
    • essie: Matte About You Top Coat
    • essie: Grow Stronger Base Coat
I do have some from N.Y.C. and Jordana, but they're really old and the formula is terrible (I don't even know why I keep them).

There are also a few that make my "Rebuy" list because I've used a lot of it:
  • DS Magic
  • Black Onyx
  • Absolutely Alice
  • I Lily Love You
  • Mermaid to Order
  • Pinkie Promise (full size)


Yes, I'm a polish addict.

--Cheryl
aikolynn: (f(x) - Electric Shock)

THE PRETTIES.  This is the order [personal profile] these_ordinary_days and I did from Whimsical Ideas by Pam over on facebook.  The range of polishes she offers is awesome--I think I'll be needing to go back and purchase more in the future!  I picked up Seuss and Kismet's Pajamas although Peanut Butter & Jelly was so tempting (I want to steal TOD's bottle...but I'm a good friend. XD).  Maybe I'll be able to borrow it when TOD comes home...? :D  Nail Party!

On another note, that's also the replacement for the incomplete Cheshire from Lauri, the creator of Crows Toes--she's one of the nicest ladies ever (I swear indie polish makers are some of the nicest women I've ever encountered!).  The swatches between the incomplete and the complete Cheshire have already been made...I just need to get my act together and photograph them.

Swatches have also been done for my two Whimsies and will be posted soon.  I also have an order coming from Lush Lacquer...but that probably won't get here until next week.  And there are three more Enchanted Polishes on order from Llarowe, but those probably won't come for a week or so. ^^

Reminder!  Crows Toes is restocking today (Friday)!  Lauri has also posted two of her newest polishes up for sale--Gomez and Morticia from the Addams Family Collection. [EDIT: I checked the site after I posted this and...she had released everything for sale, but most of it is being held in carts or sold out.  MOU.  I missed getting Gomez and Morticia 'cause I was posting here. D:  Oh well, I guess there's always next time, right?]  Sonoma Nail Art polishes will be restocking today at 5pm Pacific (8pm Eastern) with Pinot Envy, Sonoma Sunset, Sister Sparkle the Exalted One, Clockwork, and Steampunk.  You can check out swatches and bottle shots on her facebook.  I've never bought nor tested anything from Sonoma, but her creations are very gorgeous!  Saturday, around 3pm Eastern, brings the restock of Once Upon a Polish with Day at the Fair, Arabian Nights, Sebastian, Queen of Hearts (I NEED THIS), Glitter Droppings, Poison Apple, and Black Swan.  Her facebook has swatches and bottle shots of all the colors.  The restock for HARE polish has been pushed back to next week Friday, June 22, until further notice.  I'm a bit bittersweet that I missed Windestine's restock which was yesterday (I was too busy at work to notice!)...but I'll be stalking her facebook to see when she's restocking again.

All these restocks are so tempting--it's terrible for my wallet!  ...and I think I need to amend my polish wish list with all these gorgeous indies!

--Cheryl

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