Thursday, September 26, 2013

Love, Angeline Polishes

Everyone knows how much I love the na community on Instagram, and how many new polish lines I've found thanks to them. And tonight, I have another one for you!!  I found this indie maker thanks to @lusterlacquer and her swatch of "Anchors Away". 

So of course, I purchased "Anchors Away, Abracadabra, Hypnotise, and Ta-Da!"  They are all glitters, heavy on the glitter!  And beautiful. 

I have swatches of all today, except for Hyponotise. I'll start with the color that started it all! 

Anchors Away is a gorgeous sheer white based polish, filled with large navy blue hexes and smaller yellow hexes. Very nautical and summery. I did wear this over a basic white polish so I didn't have to build up the white base since it's so sheer. And an FYI: I wore this polish for 3 whole days(I was busy painting a princess bed for a little girl) and had no chipping; I only lost one blue glitter!!  

Second I have a swatch of Abracadabra! 
This color is a sheer grey jelly, again absolutely packed with glitters. This one has purple and gold hex glitters that appear to be about the same size. I wore this one with no undies and it's three coats to make it opaque. This is so packed with glitter that no fishing is necessary, and each swipe will leave your nail covered in glitters. This is a *slight* downside, only because it can leave the polish looking a little chunky and uneven before using a top coat. But is too much glitter a real thing?  No, so don't worry if it looks slightly chunky, top coat evens it out!

And last we have Ta-Da! 
This color is another sheer white, like Anchors Away. And again I used a basic white underneath.  Along with the white, this color has silver/grey large hexes, and two different shades and sizes of pink squares.  One is a darker, reddish color and the other is softer pink. I love this for spring. It's a very cherry blossom like feel to it, that always makes me think of spring and blooming flowers.  

Love, Angeline polishes are so soft and feminine. From the labels that look almost handwritten and delicate, to the soft grays and pinks that dominant some of her collections. Her labels are some of my favorites among the indie community. 

She currently is getting ready to release two new fall collections. And you can either get the colors just solid colors, or as holo colors. And I can't wait for them to be released so I can spend all my money on them. 

If you're interested in Love,Angeline polish, check her out on Instagram @loveangeline and her website Happy shopping!!


Monday, September 9, 2013

Cheetah Mani with a Twist.

Disclaimer: This product was sent to me by the manufacturer, free of charge, in exchange for my honest opinion. 

A while back I was contacted by KKCenterHK for a sponsorship. They would send me two products in exchange for my opinion and a feature on my blog. I happily accepted!  Still being a small blog I was thrilled they has found me and were interested in me!!

So I chose two products, and have my first  choice up for review. 

                 How cute is this?!
I was so excited for these!! I had seen 3D bows on Instagram forever and I couldn't wait to get the ones I chose from KKCenterHK!  I picked pink and black cheetah print, figuring I could easily make the cutest matching mani!! 

There were actually two in the bag, but in my excitement I did my mani and then took pictures of everything! Go figure. 

Anyways, I used China Glaze White on White for the base, and Sinful Cotton Candy from their spring Sugar Rush collection. And Orly's Liquid Vinyl. I did the cheetah mani like all the others I have done (you can find cheetah mani tutorials on the blog) only I left the ring finger on my left hand solid pink. Using a drop of Out The Door topcoat as glue, I placed the bow in the location I wanted it and pressed firmly for a minute or so. 
I did not do the same thing on my right hand. I painted all those nails the same, with the Cotton Candy accent nail, and did black and white cheetah on that nail. Unfortunately I don't have a picture of my right hand. 

I do of course have one of my left!!  
                     Ta-da! How fun

And now the real question, how long did it last?  Well!  I actually removed it the night before bed so I wouldn't lose it. And it stayed on all through the day!  Granted I was very conscientious of the bow all day, I was pleasantly surprised that it didn't just pop off within an hour or so. 

My only complaint, and this is Sinful's fault, not the bow company, is that I still have a polish stain where the bow was almost a week later. 

I did save the bow, and the second one, so I could continue to reuse them. I can't wait, because I love the look, and got a ton of compliments on my nails that day. And who doesn't love that!?

If you're interested in purchasing these bows, or any other items from KKCenterHK, you can find them at:


Disclaimer: This product was sent to me by the manufacturer, free of charge, in exchange for my honest opinion.