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L.A. Girl 3D Effects Teal Dimension

L.A. Girl 3D Effects Teal Dimension




Yesterday I went for my follow up with my primary care doctor so we could go over all my medications. Since I’ve basically let my health go to pot ever since I lost my job and health insurance, we had a lot to go over. Since I am not back on track on the job and insurance front, she ordered a bunch of blood tests to see where I am. I’ve probably mentioned it before, but I am a medical mess with my PCOS and diabetes so I was super worried about what she would say. Thankfully she didn’t make me feel even worse by scolding me, but she did stress to me how important it is to monitor my sugars and such. Because of my PCOS and insulin resistance, I always danced a fine line between full blown diabetes and pre-diabetes so it was only a matter of time before I became a diabetic. I was making great strides with my physical health at one point, but sadly my mental health fell by the wayside and that’s when everything went to pot. Now I feel very ready to take on this big challenge which is why I went to see my doctor before I throw myself into an exercise routine. I got a flu shot (for the first time ever!) and she also checked my sugars at the office. It wasn’t as bad as she was expecting since I haven’t been taking metformin, but she said it was a little higher than she would like to see. I guess I won’t know much until the results of my tests come back, but I’m glad to be getting back into a healthier path. I know that if I lose weight, it will help regulate so many things and maybe I won’t have to be on meds anymore!

Anyway, enough of all my health woes because I know you’re here to see the polish, right? hehe The polish I’m featuring today is one that I bought a long time ago but never swatched. Now that I have tried it out, I’m kicking myself for not buying all the other colors in this collection because it is breathtaking. Let’s take a look at L.A. Girl 3D Effects Teal Dimension.

L.A. Girl 3D Effects Teal Dimension 1a

L.A. Girls 3D Effects Teal Dimension 2aFirst of all, these pictures make the polish look more blue than it is. It’s definitely teal in person, but my camera loves to make everything look blue. The lighting I used doesn’t let the holographic particles really stand out, but man this looks awesome in sunlight. It’s a strange kind of holographic finish as it is kind of chunky but feels very smooth on the nail. The formula is so amazing as it is a little on the thick side but not goopy. It has great coverage so you only need two coats for full opacity. I approve of this beauty!

Well, I hope you’re having a nice day today. I’m planning on going on a small dusty hunt after work today so maybe I’ll show up with some crazy old polishes on my facebook page. I love how many of you visit me there and keep the discussions fun. Have you checked out my facebook page? You can visit here if you’re interested. Hope to see you there, and I will talk to you soon!


L.A. Girl Sand Blast

self purchased



I had mentioned on Facebook that I had a bunch of new polishes to swatch, and I decided to go with these pretties that I recently picked up during one of my polish hoarding binges. I know you’re probably thinking: NOT MORE TEXTURED POLISHES!!!! However, I just couldn’t help myself because I had never tried any L.A. Girl polishes and I had seen some interesting swatches floating around on the internets. This collection has a total of 8 polishes, and I picked the 4 colors that most appealed to me. Can you believe that I actually showed some self-restraint? Anyway, let me get to the polishes and show you my swatches of the L.A. Girl Sand Blast polishes.








It was a given that I was going to pick up Sandy Beach because it’s a vibrant blue and when’s the last time I said no to a blue? This polish is super crazy pigmented and only needed two coats. I found that the formula was much nicer to work with than the China Glaze Texture polishes because it didn’t set as quickly. This is a straightforward textured polish with no sparkle to it but it does dry somewhat glossy.








I think that I was the most excited about Green Sand when I first saw the display. Again, the formula was great and it covered in two coats. The one thing I want to mention is that this polish has a glittery shimmer to it that didn’t quite show up in my pictures, but boy does it shine in the sunlight. This delicate seafoam color just totally won me over.








Glissand has the same gorgeous shimmer that doesn’t show up so well in my pictures. I have been completely obsessed with orange and coral this season so this is right up my alley. I needed 2 coats for full opacity.








And last up is Sands Of Time. This polish initially made me think of Honey Ryder from the OPI Bond Girls Liquid Sands, but this polish has chunky gold glitter that really makes it shine. This is a really beautiful polish, but I’m not so sure that I really like wearing full on gold nails.


Overall, I think these are a great little set of textured polishes. I can’t say how much longer the textured craze is going to last, but so far I’m not really tired of it yet.  To tell you the truth, I had no idea where to purchase these locally until I randomly came across a display at a new beauty supply place that I visited. You are able to purchase these online, though.  What do you think of these? Do you have a favorite? Thanks for the visit today, and I will talk to you soon!