Sunday, November 18, 2012

Etsy Shop Of The Week: Daily Lacquer

Good evening everyone!  I have another great shop to share with you guys.  Tonight I am showing you three lovely blends from Daily Lacquer. Daily Lacquer opened up just this month but I must say with the ones I have tried, she has a great future ahead of her.

First up I would like to share Ami from the Lovely Moon Collection.  You all know I have a weakness for blue so when I saw this one I just had to have it.  It does not disappoint.  There are so many unique shapes and colors in a wonderful blue base that I just can't find the words to describe it.  I'll let the pictures do the talking.


Close up of Ami

I truly love this color!

I went with three coats for this finish.

Now Maggy at Daily Lacquer was also super kind and sent me two mini bottles of her upcoming Christmas polish inspired by Elf.  Two totally different blends and both equally awesome.  First I am going to show you Buddy.  Buddy is a green base filled with many different size and shapes of gold glitter.  The two colors work beautifully together and only took two coats to get full coverage.


Close up of Buddy

Again, only two coats!

I love how the green also gives the glitter a yellow look.

Last up is Maple Syrup.  This one is a glitter topper that has endless possibilities.  It is a clear base filled with different shades of brown glitter and in various sizes.  I decided to pair this one with Zoya Ginessa to give a tasty and wintery feel.

Maple Syrup

Close up of Maple Syrup

Just one coat for amazing glitter coverage.

So what do you guys think? Looks like another awesome shop to me with a very promising future.  Be sure to check out Daily Lacquer on Etsy and follow her on Facebook for up to date info and release info for the Elf collection.  Be sure to keep an eye out here for an amazing giveaway that starts later this week and maybe you to will take home some Elf inspired polish.  Thanks for stopping by and I look forward to seeing you guys real soon.

Some of the polishes in this post were sent to me for review purposes but do not influence my post.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

butter London and Julep American the Beautiful

Good evening everyone!  I wanted to share my patriotic mani with you guys this evening.  Between elections and veterans day I wanted to show my pride in our wonderful country.  I used butter London Pillar Box Red and Julep America the Beautiful and the combination is perfect.

I used butter London as my base color. Application was smooth and got full coverage in two coats.  The red is super bright cream red but a little to red for me.  It really needs a top coat to tone down the color.

Pillar Box Red

Macro of Pillar Box Red

America the Beautiful is a rich red glitter with a splash of silver and blue glitter and then topped off with silver stars.  This one was in my July maven box but showed up after the fourth, so I had yet to wear it.  I only needed one coat to get full, even coverage.  The colors are absolutely beautiful and the stars add a fun element to the polish. 

America the Beautiful

Macro of America

I hope you enjoyed the patriotic mani.  If you are interested in being a Julep Maven just click on the icon in the upper right hand portion of my page and they will walk you through the process.  Thanks for stopping by and I'll see you guys again real soon.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

China Glaze Polarized

Good afternoon!  Hope you guys are doing great!  Today I have China Glaze Polarized from the Prismatic collection to share with you guys.  I pick this one up a few months ago off the amazing Sally's clearance rack for less than $2.  This one is pretty much a glitter bomb so I would recommend using the Elmer's glue base coat method.

Polarized is a heavy silver glitter base with multi colored glitter scattered about.  Application was great and I used just two coats.  The color itself was actually kinda plain so I added some nail glitter I picked up from Berry's Creations.  The added glitter gave it some extra sparkle that made me want to go roller skating for some odd reason.


Macro of Polarized

So there you go.  Be sure to keep an eye out at the clearance bins, you never know what you will find.  Hope you all have a great evening and I'll see you next time.

Monday, November 12, 2012

November Julep Maven Box

It's that time again, Julep Maven box review.  I absolutely love my Julep boxes and look forward to them every month.  This month I went with the Bombshell box and I am super happy with it.  The added goodies this month are equally as great and will certainly go in my bag.

First up is Donna.  This one is a lovely medium blue color.  The creamy finish is very soft and application was great, with only two coats.  


Macro of Donna

Next up is Trina.  Trina is a rich dark purple shimmery blend.  The color was actually even better than I had anticipated. The glitter adds an elegant finish with a splash of sparkle.  Again only two coats needed on this one.  Trina would be perfect all on its own.


Macro of Trina

The other item this month was the Pink Grapefruit Body Frosting.  This stuff smells so yummy!  It was easy to work with and did not leave a greasy feel.  All in all, another great box this month.  If you are interested in becoming a Julep Maven just click on the icon in the upper right portion on this page.  Be sure to use code MAVEN50 to get 50% off you first box.  Thanks for stopping by and I'll see you guys again real soon.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Etsy Shop Of The Week: Berry's Creations

Hello everyone! Hope you guys have been doing great!  Today I have another Etsy shop for you guys.  Berry's Creations is a one stop shop kind of place.  From nail polish to nail art, they have it all.  Today I am going to show you guys a duo set they sell that just work beautifully together.

Gold Glam and Silver Baby are a super fine glitter combo with a hit of holo.  They are sold in pairs and work great all on their own but I figure I would pair them for my mani.  

Gold Glam & Silver Baby Duo

Macro of Silver Baby

Macro of Gold Glam

I went with no undies, just glitter.  I placed four layers of the silver and then three coats of gold in a gradual gradient. That may sound like a lot of drying time but this stuff dried super quick!

Is it just me or would this not be the most amazing mani for a wedding?  I love both bottles equally.  Application was amazing and dry time was super quick.  I look forward to picking up some more of their polish in the near future.  I also got a few different loose glitters to do nail art projects with that I will be showing off soon so keep your eyes out for that.  So go check our Berry's Creations and be sure to use the code ModelCityPolish to get 10% off your order.  Until next time, have a great day!

These were sent to me for review purposes but do not influence my review.