aikolynn: (a England - Bottle Shots)
Here are the bottle shots and close ups of Windestine's Hearts of the Forest for your viewing pleasure. ^^

--Cheryl
aikolynn: (Krystal - Electric Shock)
Since Janelle came home, we did a polish exchange (I handed over her Whimsies while she slipped me my Windestine) and I just had to test out Windestine's Hearts of the Forest.  My mom actually swatched it on herself right after I showed it to her--the glittery goodness was just too difficult to resist!  Anywho, the reason Janelle bought this for me is because Windestine, like Sonoma Nail Art, does not ship to Hawaii.  Understandable since I've done research on shipping and whatnot.  So, like the amazing friend she is, she bought it for me and brought it back with her.  Sadly this mani is still barely hanging on as I'm having serious issues with lifting these days--my nails are just too long!  Between work and home, my nails take a beating shock wise with typing  coupled with other things.  I swear, I was wiping a dish yesterday and accidentally caught my nail on it and the polish near my cuticle just popped up.  /sigh  I have these issues and I cannot wait to cut my nails shorter next week.  I mean, I like the way they look long, but the impracticality of them is driving me crazy!



Gorgeous, right?  I layered it over OPI's Did It On 'Em from the Nicki Minaj collection (and I would never wear that base color alone).

--Cheryl

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Thursday, July 5th, 2012 07:58 pm
aikolynn: (Rabbit Prince)
Ah, nail mail...how I love thee.  Just as long as I avoid the invoice which reminds me how much I spent.  Anywho, here's a list of new/incoming polishes that will be posted in the near future as swatches and manis. ^^
  • a England - Bridal Veil
  • Candeo Colors - Mallard
  • Windestine - Hearts of the Forest*
  • Candy Lacquer - Argyle*
  • Rainbow Honey - The Worst Possible Thing*
  • Sonoma Nail Art - Sonoma County Gazette*
  • Sonoma Nail Art - Parasol*
  • Enchanted Polish - Starbright Sparkles
  • Enchanted Polish - Dizzy Mizz Lizzy
  • Enchanted Polish - Cranberry Cosmo
*indicates that it's either on its way to me or recently purchased

Mallard by Candeo Colors is super gorgeous!  I've swatched it over a variety of colors and it looks gorgeous over each.

--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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