Noodles Nail Polish Halloween 2018 Collection

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HAPPY FIRST DAY OF FALL!!! I don’t know if you can tell or not, but I’m very happy that Fall is finally here! It’s definitely one of my favorite days of the year! Today I’m sharing an awesome Halloween nail polish collection from Noodles Nail Polish. Natalie makes the greatest polishes! If you haven’t checked out any of her polishes yet, I highly suggest you do! I still rave about Sleepy Hollow (one of her beautiful Halloween glitter toppers with moons[!!!] from a previous collection, still available on her website) to anyone who will listen!

This collection will be released Friday, September 28th at 6PM EST. The polishes will be sold separately and are $9.50 each. Each polish is opaque in 2-3 coats, depending on your application. The formulas were great and so easy to work with! Let’s look at the swatches!

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Hide and Shriek is a grey crelly with orange and copper flakies, grey, orange, and black glitters, and black stars. This is a must-have Halloween crelly! I love wearing darker grey polishes like this during the Fall time and the addition of the flakies and glitters makes this one special! There aren’t a ton of black star glitters in here, so make sure you flip the bottle over for a couple of minutes before using it to help them come out. I also want to add that this one was nearly opaque in one coat for me! I did add another for complete opacity and more glitter/flakies. My swatch shows two coats plus top coat.

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Broom Hair, Don’t Care is a plum jelly packed with orange, silver, and black glitters, silver holo flakies, and peach microflakies. YES!!! Just yes. First of all, I LOVE purple and orange together for Halloween so this instantly put a smile on my face when I saw it in the bottle! Second, I’m obsessed with this name! My swatch shows three thin coats plus top coat.

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Little Black Spellbook is a black jelly with orange/pink/gold and aqua/purple/pink shifting flakes, purple and orange glitters and a touch of purple shimmer. Seriously?! All the heart eyes for this one! 😍 If I had to pick a favorite from the collection, I would go with this one! The shifting flakes in the black jelly base are just gorgeous. My swatch shows three thin coats plus top coat.

Well, it’s safe to say that I am loving the polishes in this collection but now I want to know what you think! Leave me a comment below or on Instagram @mynailpolish_addiction where I will be sharing my swatches and macros. Make sure you check out Natalie’s beautiful polishes at noodlesnailpolish.com or on her Instagram @noodlesnailpolish. Also, make sure you set an alarm for Friday at 6PM EST so you don’t miss out on these fun polishes for Halloween! You can follow me on Instagram for release reminders. Thanks for stopping by today. Now go have a pumpkin spice latte to celebrate the first day of Fall! Talk to you in the next one!

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LONDONTOWN Fall/Winter 2018-2019 Back with a Vengeance

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Hi guys! I’m back today with a collection from LONDONTOWN. This is the Fall/Winter 2018-2019 collection called “Back with a Vengeance”. LONDONTOWN polishes are vegan, 9-free and cruelty free. I was super excited to see that they changed the shape of their brush! All of polishes applied beautifully and with less streaking, thanks to the new flat/rounded brush. All of my swatches show two coats plus the LONDONTOWN kur protective top coat, except Jane Austen which I needed three thin coats for. Let’s take a look at the swatches!

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Jane Austen is a light pink creme with a hint of lavender. I’m always looking for pretty shades like this so I’m excited to add it to my collection!

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Vendetta is a fantastic deep red creme. I was so happy with this one… the perfect red for the Fall and Winter time!

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Iconic is an electric blue creme and it is my FAVORITE polish in this collection! My jaw dropped when I first got this on my nails.  I can’t get enough of this color.

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Kissed by Rose Gold is a metallic rose gold. You definitely need this one in your collection, if you ask me! I had to add in a macro shot of this one so you can see how absolutely gorgeous it is!

What do you think?! I’m loving this collection. It’s so different than any other Fall collection I’ve seen so far this year but I think that’s what makes it so special. That blue and rose gold… PERFECTION!! You can check them out at http://www.londontownusa.com. Let me know which one is your favorite here or on my Instagram @mynailpolish_addiction. Talk to you guys soon!

Noodles Nail Polish Fall 2018 Collection

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Hi guys! My favorite time of the year is finally here! Fall (and Halloween) nail polish collections are being released and I couldn’t be any more excited! I anxiously wait all year for this! Today I have a six piece indie Fall collection to share with you all. But this isn’t just any collection… this is the NOODLES NAIL POLISH Fall 2018 collection. Noodles Nail Polish is my favorite indie brand! Natalie creates the most beautiful polishes and she is responsible for my love of crellies!  I still remember the first time I laid eyes on a Noodles polish (Sleepy Hollow, still available in her shop!)…it was love at first sight!  To say that I was excited when Natalie asked if I would swatch this collection for her would be an understatement! Every polish is Fall in a bottle!

This collection will be released Saturday, September 1st at noon EST. The polishes will be sold separately and are $9.50 each. Be prepared to spend the $57 because they are amazing and you need them all, in my opinion! 😉 Each polish is opaque in 2-3 coats, depending on your application. I honestly thought the formulas were fantastic and easy to work with. Okay, I can’t wait any longer to show you these polishes so let’s look at swatches!

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Let’s start with my favorite polish in the collection, Fall Breeze & Crunchy Leaves. Seriously?! My jaw dropped when I first got this on my nails. I love the name and how unique this polish is! FB&CL is a turquoise crelly with green/gold shimmer and red, orange, copper, berry, navy and gold glitters. My swatch shows two coats plus top coat.

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Next is Mulled Wine, a blackened red jelly with a strong red shimmer, very fine holographic glitters, and red flakies. This one really surprised me because I thought that I had a couple like this in my collection but after seeing this on my nail, I realized that I definitely don’t! The holo glitters and flakies make this different than the other wine color polishes in my collection that I love to pull out and wear during the Fall time. My swatch shows two coats plus top coat. I can’t wait to see what this one looks like outside in the sun!

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Here is a glitter topper called Harvest Fest. I know some people are over glitter toppers but I will forever be in love with them! This is so much fun for the season because it looks exactly like Fall leaves crushed up in a bottle. There are orange, yellow, green, blue, red and berry glitters in a clear base. You get good glitter coverage with one coat but you can build it up depending on how much glitter you want.  I bet you could even get this completely opaque on the nail if you sponged on a couple of coats. My swatch shows one coat of Harvest Fest over a nude polish but if you want something extra special, definitely layer a coat of this over Mulled Wine (shown above in the third picture) and thank me later!

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I am OBSESSED with Stargazing Nights, a navy crelly with blue shimmer and flakies. There are also copper, gold, and aqua glitters in here. I love how the blue shimmer just pops off the nail… so gorgeous! I’ve always wanted a polish JUST like this but I was never able to find one that actually looks navy and not black! Natalie, you are amazing! My swatch shows two coats plus top coat.

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Next is Walk in the Woods. This is a brown jelly with red/gold/green color shifting iridescent glitters, UCC flakies, orange and green iridescent glitters, bronze flakies, and fine gold holographic glitters. I don’t normally gravitate towards brown polishes but this one is beautiful thanks to all of the glitter and flakies (just look at that macro!!) and I am so glad I have it in my collection. My swatch shows two coats plus top coat. This will be a Fall staple without a doubt and will be on repeat the next couple of months!

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The last polish I have to show you in this collection is Autumn Splendor. It is a purple based jelly with orange/gold shifting shimmer, as well as gold and orange holographic glitters. Everything about this polish makes me happy! Did anyone else smile seeing this one or is that just me?! I love shades of purple like this for Fall. The shimmer and holo glitters give this polish so much dimension! My swatch shows two coats plus top coat.

I hope you enjoyed these polishes because I sure enjoyed swatching them! Now I need to know… which one is your favorite? Are you planning on buying any? And if so, which ones?! Let me know in a comment here or on my Instagram @mynailpolish_addiction!  Don’t forget to check out all of Natalie’s beautiful polishes at noodlesnailpolish.com or on her Instagram @noodlesnailpolish. Talk to you next time!

Orly Fall 2018 – The New Neutral

Hi guys! Long time no talk! I can’t believe it’s been over two years since I’ve written anything on here. I thought today would be the perfect time to blog because I recently purchased the new Orly Fall 2018 collection. It’s called The New Neutral and there are six polishes. I love buying Orly collections because six is a nice amount of polish and if there are some I don’t like, I don’t feel bad giving them away because I usually get them for super cheap! (spoiler alert: I will be keeping all of these!). I got this set on sale from transdesign.com and I was so impressed by how fast they shipped! I ordered them on Monday night and I got them with the mail on Thursday.

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In this collection there are five creme polishes and one metallic shimmer. Every single polish applied like a dream! I was so impressed by the formula on each one and all but one were very easy to work with. The only application that I didn’t completely love was the metallic shimmer polish but we will talk about that once we get there. A big plus and something that I was VERY excited to see is that Orly changed the shape of their brush! I haven’t had a new Orly polish in a while so I’m not sure when this was done but still I was very happy!  They are now the rounded, flat shaped brushes which makes applying nail polish so nice and easy, in my opinion. Brushes like this make for such a quick application. The colors in this collection are appropriate for the Fall season and instantly put me in the mood for chunky knit sweaters, the new Fall scented candles that I bought from Bath and Body Works and just pumpkin everything! Okay now let’s look at the swatches!

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This first polish is called Snuggle Up. I think the name is so cute and it’s such a great neutral shade that will look good on many different skin tones! This is two coats plus top coat.

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Next is Cashmere Crisis. This gray has a touch of lavender in it and I don’t have a polish like this in my collection so I’m happy to now own this one! This is two coats plus top coat.

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This polish is called Mauvelous. I usually stay away from polishes like this because I always hear people calling them “Grandma polishes” but I actually really like this one! This is two coats plus top coat.

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This next polish is my second favorite from the collection and it’s called Seize the Clay. At first I thought I could wear this at one coat but the second coat is totally needed since it darkens the color a little bit and makes it a dusty raspberry rose color.  In my swatch, the polish looks a little brighter than it is in person.

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This one is my favorite in the collection! It’s called Olive You Kelly and it is such a beautiful shade of olive green. Olive green and burnt orange are absolutely the colors of Fall to me so I’m glad to see at least one of those in this collection! This polish has some gray in it which makes it a bit lighter than my other favorite olive green, OPI Suzi – The First Lady of Nails. My swatch shows two coats plus top coat.

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The last polish in the collection is this light brown metallic shimmer called Fall Into Me. I love this name, too! You can see that there are some brush strokes but it’s a pretty polish and definitely unique in my collection! I don’t love this formula because there’s nothing you could do with the visible brush strokes. I guess I could have sponged the last coat on but seriously, who has time for that?! This doesn’t mean that the formula is bad… it’s just something you should note before applying a polish with a metallic/shimmer finish. If you’re careful and pull the brush down nice and straight then you shouldn’t have too much trouble with messy brush stroke lines. I will use this in some nail art this Fall, for sure! I’m thinking a dotticure because I won’t have to deal with any brush strokes.

 

That’s it for Orly, The New Neutral! I really don’t have anything to complain about with this collection! The formulas on each polish are wonderful and I love the colors. I do wish we saw a burnt orange but I guess we can’t always have everything we want, right?! I’ll have to find that from a different collection or just continue to use my fave- OPI It’s a Piazza Cake! I’m already thinking of a bunch of different Fall manicures I can make with this collection! So now I want to hear what YOU think! Do you like this collection? Do you think the colors are appropriate for Fall? Leave me a comment here or on Instagram @mynailpolish_addiction and let me know! Talk to you all in the next one!

Glisten & Glow Serenity in Spring Collection

 

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Hi! Today I’m sharing swatches of the Serenity in Spring collection by Glisten & Glow. There are six beautiful crème polishes in this collection. The six polishes aren’t bright pastels, they are muted and dusty shades. I don’t have a lot of polishes like these in my collection, I think that’s why I’m so in love! I’m happy that I was able to get them during the Early Bird Special because I don’t think I could have waited until March 18 when they are released! Let’s take a look at each polish.

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All six polishes had great formulas and were easy to apply. I did two coats for each polish, a thin first coat and a thicker second coat. I also topped each with Glisten & Glow HK Girl top coat.

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‘Mantras Atop Mountains’, a dusty purple gray crème polish.

 

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‘Harmonious Healing’, a gorgeous blue green crème polish. This is one of my favorites from the collection!

 

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‘Tranquility in Time’, a creamy muted green crème polish.

 

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‘Inner Purpose Ignites’, a beautiful mauve crème polish.

 

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‘Calming Ones Chakras’, a muted lavender crème polish.

 

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‘Sea of Silence’, a gorgeous periwinkle cornflower blue crème polish. This is another one of my favorites from the collection!

 

Well, do you all love this collection as much as I do?! They’re gorgeous and perfect for the Spring time. I already have a bunch of mani ideas for these polishes! Leave a comment down below and let me know if you’d like to see them here. This collection will be available to purchase on March 18. You will be able to find them on the Glisten & Glow website.  Talk to you next time!

LONDONTOWN Spring/Summer 2016 Review!

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Hi!  I have an exciting review to share today!  I received the LONDONTOWN Spring/Summer 2016 collection and the kur protective top coat for review.  There are four polishes in the collection. Two are soft, sheer polishes with great formulas and two are opaque in one, thick coat!  Let’s take a look…

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Here is ‘Royal Wedding’, a beautiful coral creme!  The formula is absolutely flawless! It was nearly opaque in one thick coat!  The reason why I say nearly opqaue is because I had a bald spot on two nails. My swatch shows two coats topped with the kur protective top coat.  A color like this is a staple for me for the Spring and Summer time!  This would also make a perfect pedicure color.

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Next is ‘Duchess’, a pure white creme. This polish also has a great formula!  Just like ‘Royal Wedding’, ‘Duchess’ is nearly a one coater!  It is so hard to find a white polish that is a one coater, so I was pleased to find one.  My swatch shows two coats topped with the kur protective top coat.

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Next is ‘Invisible Crown’, a soft, sheer pink polish. This one had a great formula for a sheer polish. It was not very streaky, and there were only a few bald spots on my nails.  My swatch shows three coats topped with the kur protective top coat. I think this would be the perfect color for a French manicure and a pond manicure!  I will definitely be trying that soon!

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Last is ‘Princess Awaits’, an opaque white with a gorgeous golden shimmer. I love this one so much!  It is very hard to get a picture of the golden shimmer, but it is definitely there!  Once again, for a sheer polish, this has a great formula.  My swatch shows three coats topped with the kur protective top coat.

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I did this cute floral manicure that is perfect for the Spring time using three of the four polishes in the collection. My base is ‘Princess Awaits’, and the flowers were made using ‘Royal Wedding’ and ‘Duchess’ with a dotting tool. It was such a simple manicure, but I loved it so much!

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I did this manicure using ‘Invisible Crown’ as my base and ‘Duchess’ for my stamped butterfly. I added dots using Essie ‘Jiggle Hi Jiggle Low’.

I want to thank LONDONTOWN for sending me these nail polishes to review!  Overall, I thought the collection was great and definitely worth trying out!  You can find all the polishes and more by clicking this link here.  You can see more swatches on my instagram: @mynailpolish_addiction. See you next time!

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Born Pretty Store Review!

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Hi! I haven’t posted in a while! Sorry about that. Anyway, I have an exciting post to share with you today!  About a month ago, I received three different items from the Born Pretty Store to review.  I got a sheet of gold nail stickers, a small container of nail studs and a small bag of triangle nail decorations.

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The first manicure that I did was this Pantone Color of the Year inspired gradient with gold accents.  I used the triangle nail decorations, item #20314.  The triangles are a little hard to pick up because they are so tiny and thin.  However, because they are so thin, it’s easy to bend them to fit the shape of your nail.  I wish I realized that before I placed the triangles on my pinky nail and applied top coat because they did stick up a bit.  I was able to bend the triangles easily once they were on my index and pointer fingers by gently pressing them down and rolling my finger back and forth at the same time.  Just make sure your nails are completely dry before you start to press down!  You don’t want to ruin all of your hard work by smudging your nail polish!

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Here is the manicure that I did using the nail studs that I received, item #20579.  I really like this item because the container is filled with nail studs of different shapes, colors, and patterns to choose from!  As you can see, I chose the pink and black speckled square studs because I thought they were so unique!  They’re easy to pick up with a dotting tool and apply to your nail with a little dot of top coat. I don’t use nail studs all that often so I’m glad there are a variety to choose from.  This way, when I want to use them, I will have something new to choose from each time!

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Here is my manicure using the gold nail stickers, item #21776.  The sheet came with single chevron stickers, as seen on my nail in the picture above, and heartbeat stickers.  I absolutely loved using them because they are so cute and easy to use!  All you have to do is peel the sticker off of the sheet and place it on your nail.  Be sure that the surface of your nail is nice and clean before putting the sticker down or it will not stay on.  I suggest using a top coat over the sticker to help keep it on your nail for a longer period of time.  For my manicure, I didn’t add a top coat because I loved how my base (OPI ‘I Couldn’t Bare Less!’) looked without it.  After a couple of hours, my sticker was starting to lift around the edges.

 

I hope you enjoyed this post and got a little nail inspiration!  I’m looking forward to using all of these items in future manicures.  Remember to use my coupon code SICAX31 for 10% off your order!  They have a ton of different nail art supplies to choose from.  Talk to you next time!