Category: Swatches

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 The Kid – PPU March 2019

KBShimmer The Kid – PPU March 2019

This weekend I watched my nephews and they were sick so of course, now I’m sick. Ever since Vincent started school, I feel like he is always sick. Then Jonas gets sick…and then we all get sick. I have a pretty nasty cough going and my head is throbbing, so I’ll just have to rely on Theraflu to get through the next few days. I can’t believe that this is the last week of February because I have some work deadlines coming up for month end. The good thing about month end is that we have yet another Polish Pick Up coming up. Today I have KBShimmer The Kid to share with you so let’s take a look at my swatches below. Continue reading “KBShimmer The Kid – PPU March 2019”

Sally Hansen Mega Strength Line

Sally Hansen Mega Strength Line

Guess what? I’m moving! I am excited and a little scared about starting the apartment hunting process, but I think that it is all for the best. I am still going to be looking in my current area and will consider moving further inland if I don’t find anything in my budget. Sometimes things happen and while they may seem negative at first, they end up being for the best. On the heels of my potentially new apartment news, I also have a new line to share with you. The Sally Hansen Mega Strength Line is hot off the presses and I have 6 shades to share with you today. Continue reading “Sally Hansen Mega Strength Line”

China Glaze The Arrangement Collection

China Glaze The Arrangement Collection

Hello and happy lazy Monday! Well, it’s lazy for me because I have a 4 day weekend, and I am enjoying it to the max by being lazy. I had planned so much stuff like Kondo-ing my nail polish stash, but that didn’t happen. I started watching a new series on Netflix and that made me lose a big chunk of my weekend. On Saturday I swatched about 25 polishes so now I have the task of editing the pictures which is my least favorite part about running this blog. Part of the polishes I swatched were the 12 that make up the China Glaze The Arrangement Collection, so let me get down to it. Continue reading “China Glaze The Arrangement Collection”

Polished For Days Little Sea Spies – PPU October 2018

Polished For Days Little Sea Spies – PPU October 2018

I think that I have finally gotten through all of my untried Polish Pickup purchases! I am really going to try to not purchase more until I get through all of the things I have purchased recently. Well, I did buy a couple of polishes from February PPU so they technically aren’t mine yet so they don’t count. Today I am going to share Polished For Days Little Sea Spies with you, and I hope that you like it as much as I did. Let’s take a look at my swatches below. Continue reading “Polished For Days Little Sea Spies – PPU October 2018”