Author: Cynthia

Death Valley Nails – Swatches & Review

Death Valley Nails – Swatches & Review

Hello friends! How was your weekend? It was such a beautiful weekend here because the weather has been perfect. I love this transition period in Southern California where it stops being chilly, but it isn’t yet hot. Why can’t it stay like this always? I dread the Summer with a passion so I will just continue to enjoy the next month or so. Today I have a new brand to share with you. I was sent two polishes from Death Valley Nails to swatch so let me show you what I came up with below. Continue reading “Death Valley Nails – Swatches & Review”

Geekish Glitter Lacquer Victims’ Rights Week Duo

Geekish Glitter Lacquer Victims’ Rights Week Duo

Hello everyone! I failed today at scheduling my post so it’s showing up a little later than usual. I blame my foggy brain since so much stuff has been going on at home lately.  Nail polish and blogging is still a nice distraction so I’m happy to have this hobby to entertain me when I need it. Today I have a special duo to share with you that was created for a special cause. The Geekish Glitter Lacquer Victims’ Rights Week Duo will be releasing soon as a pre-order so let me show you some swatches before I give you all the details. Continue reading “Geekish Glitter Lacquer Victims’ Rights Week Duo”

KBShimmer Launch Party Trio 2019

KBShimmer Launch Party Trio 2019

Heeeeeeeeeeeyyy! These last two weeks have been a little busy for me as I get ready for some major life changes. It’s been stressful because no one likes major changes, but I am hoping that everything will turn out for the best. I also have tons of new polish stuff to share with you guys in the next few days so I’m excited about that. If you guy recall, a year ago KBShimmer launched a new look  to celebrate their 10 year anniversary and wowed us with their magnetic Launch Party Collection. To commemorate the 1 year anniversary of their new look,  I am going to share with you the KBShimmer Launch Party Trio for 2019. Let’s take a look at my swatches below. Continue reading “KBShimmer Launch Party Trio 2019”

Sally Hansen Miracle Gel Matte Top Coat

Sally Hansen Miracle Gel Matte Top Coat

I love matte nails but I hate matte nail polish…does that even make sense? I’ve always had a love/hate relationship with matte nail polish because I love the way it looks, but I hate how clumpy and uneven most matte nail polishes end up looking. So what is the solution? A matte top coat, of course! Over the years I have tried TONS of matte top coats and today I am going to share with you the latest one that I have tried. The Sally Hansen Miracle Gel Matte Top Coat gave my other matte top coats a run for their money. Let’s take a look at it in action. Continue reading “Sally Hansen Miracle Gel Matte Top Coat”

OPI Always Bare For You Collection – Soft Shades 2019

OPI Always Bare For You Collection – Soft Shades 2019

As soon I saw the name of this collection, I giggled a little. Yes, I know that I’m not 13 years old, but it made me think of a bunch of NSFW Polish names like Illamasqua Load and Sinful Colors Beau Khaki. Considering that I love wearing bright and loud colors regularly, it may surprise you to hear that I also very much enjoy soft colors. I don’t wear them as often, but I absolutely enjoy a nice palate cleanser for my nails. On Thursday I stopped by one of my favorite nail supply stores and I was super excited to see that they had the OPI Always Bare For You Collection which will serve as the Soft Shades for 2019. Lets take a look at my swatches below. Continue reading “OPI Always Bare For You Collection – Soft Shades 2019”

Lemming Lacquer The Birth Of Venus – PPU April 2019

Lemming Lacquer The Birth Of Venus – PPU April 2019

Are there works of art that move you? I feel so lucky that there are so many paintings, sculptures and novels that entrance me and make me believe in a higher power because surely the artist was God-touched to have created such a masterpiece. One of my favorite paintings by Botticelli is The Birth of Venus and I can confirm that the first time I saw it in person, I stood there in awe for a good 30 minutes. Let’s take a look at my swatches for Lemming Lacquer The Birth Of Venus below. Continue reading “Lemming Lacquer The Birth Of Venus – PPU April 2019”

KBShimmer Wave After Wave – PPU April 2019

KBShimmer Wave After Wave – PPU April 2019

This week has been a little busy for me so it’s been hard to actually sit down and do some proper swatching after my almost month-long break. I know that it wasn’t really a decision to take that time off since I found myself so sick, but I think it did me a lot of good because now I’m itching to do some swatching and nail art. Since April PPU is right around the corner, this week I’m showing you a few shades that will be available soon. The polish I’m sharing with you today is KBShimmer Wave After Wave so let’s take a look at my swatches below. Continue reading “KBShimmer Wave After Wave – PPU April 2019”

Music City Beauty A Beautiful Start – PPU April 2019

Music City Beauty A Beautiful Start – PPU April 2019

Hello friends! I am finally back after almost 3 weeks of being sick. I felt ridiculous being sick for this long, but I just could not seem to shake it off. I still have a minor cough and some annoying congestion, but I feel like I can finally say that I’m feeling much, much better. Although I was sick and wasn’t up for much, I still wanted to swatch and paint my nails but I just didn’t have the energy for it. Now that we’re nearing the end of the month, Polish Pick Up is right around to the corner so today I’m sharing some swatches of Music City Beauty A Beautiful Start so let’s take a look below. Continue reading “Music City Beauty A Beautiful Start – PPU April 2019”

JReine Hold My Earrings

JReine Hold My Earrings

Day four of the great sickout and I’m still not improving. It’s not like you need a play by play of the progress of my cough and cold, but I need all the positive vibes I can get! I guess that I should probably make it over to the doctor, but I feel like I always end up wasting $15 (my copay) and they don’t recommend anything useful. I’m surprised that I’ve been able to power through work but I feel like I’m losing steam. For today’s post I have yet another beautiful polish with OGUP. Let me show you swatches of JReine Hold My Earrings below. Continue reading “JReine Hold My Earrings”

KBShimmer Raspberry Beret Sugar Scrub – IPU March 2019

KBShimmer Raspberry Beret Sugar Scrub – IPU March 2019

I’m still feeling like grade-A garbage today so I’m going to have to make this quick and simple. As a blogger, I really have to find ways to take care of my hands since I’m constantly photographing my hands and nail in macro mode.  One of the products that has become a staple is a good scrub. To debut in Indie Pick Up. I’m showing you KBShimmer Raspberry Beret Sugar Scrub today. Let’s take a look at the details below. Continue reading “KBShimmer Raspberry Beret Sugar Scrub – IPU March 2019”