Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Pahlish Anticipating and Pacing

Greetings all!

Sorry for the blog slacking, work has been taking up more of my time than usual. But enough about that, onto the polish!

Today I have Anticipating and Pacing, one of the polishes from Pahlish's Coney Island Queen collection. I have a few other polishes from Pahlish, and I have to say none have ever disappointed me.

Photos are two coats of Anticipating and Pacing over a white glue base coat and topped with one coat of Out the Door.

Indirect sunlight

Indoors with natural light
Color: Creamy coral with small blue hexes, blue micro glitter, and gold shimmer that I couldn't capture in the photos.
Formula: Excellent consistency.
Application: Went on like a dream. Coverage was great, almost no thin spots with the first coat, completely even with second coat. Glitter distributed well without fishing or placing, and the glitter is fine enough that one coat of Out the Door leveled it off.
Wear: I had it on for three days with no chips or tip wear.
Dupe: None that I know of.
Where to buy: Anticipating and Pacing, as well as the rest of the Coney Island Queen collection and other shades, is available in Pahlish's Etsy shop.
I know the shade of the polish is creamier than earlier swatch photos I saw, but this is a gorgeous shade of coral and a very pretty color for Summer. I highly recommend checking it out.
~ Jaclyn

Monday, April 15, 2013

L.A. Girl Purple Effects to Purple Up! For Military Kids

Hey everyone.

While April is Autism Awareness Month, it is also the "Month of the Military Child" and today is “Purple Up! For Military Kids.” To show my support for military families, I did a manicure with Purple Effect, one of the new L.A. Girl 3D Effects Hologram polishes.

For my mani I used two coats of Purple Effect over a regular base coat and used one coat of Out The Door on top.

Outdoors in sunlight

Indoors, natural light


Color: Plum-toned purple scattered holo.
Formula: Consistency is great and it’s pretty densely packed with the holo glitter.
Application: Also great. Very minimal streaking/patchiness on the first coat that evened out with the second coat, no problem with the distribution of the glitter and self leveled.
Wear: I haven’t had it on long enough to say.
Dupe: Zoya Aurora
Where to buy: Rite Aid and the L.A. Girls website here.

Overall I like this polish a lot, and I'm glad I got five others from the set. It's a great polish to work with and the holo effect is great so I highly recommend getting them. The purple, red and black are dupes for Zoya's Aurora, Blaze and Storm from the Ornate Collection, so you may be able to skip those L.A. Girl colors. If you want to that is. ;o)

Below are links to other bloggers participating in Purple Up!, so go check out their pages too. And if you are rocking purple feel free to add your link!

~ Jaclyn

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Light It Up Blue manicure #2

Hi all.

Today I have another manicure I did to Light It Up Blue to show you. Just don't mind my hangnails, my cuticles aren't to happy lately. :o(

I used OPI I Saw…You Saw…We Saw…Warsaw for the base color. It is a deep, midnight navy blue
créme from the Euro Centrale collection. I didn't have issues with application; the formula was great and two coats was perfect. The only downside I found is that clean up is not easy. It didn't stain my nails, but I had a bit of trouble getting it off my skin.

For the flowers I dotted on Zoya Blu and Creamy. It was actually my first dot flower attempt and I like how it came out. If you haven’t done much nail art, a dotticure is usually pretty easy and you don’t need fancy dotting tools to do it, so it can be a good thing to try when starting out.

In other news, I am finally on Instagram, so look for lilmoon24ny to follow me!

Laters all.

~ Jaclyn