October 9, 2015

Lynnderella Friday- Halloween LEs!

*Sent for review*

Happy Friday!! Today I have some new limited edition Lynnderellas for Halloween! Halloween Lynnderellas are my absolute favorite, she always does such fun stuff! First up today is Lynnderella Newly Fangled (love the name!). Newly Fangled has a blue-violet shimmery base, with violet and burgundy microglitter. I love the peeks of burgundy in the vampy purple base.

This is two coats and it very easy to apply. It is quite opaque and smooth to the touch with just one coat of top coat.

Lynnderella Copper Cauldron is a multiglitter/microglitter hybrid, meaning it has a lot of copper holographic microglitter and a great selection of other glitters in a clear, green-shimmered base. I love the copper glitter with the purple, pink, gold, red, and blue glitters. 

This is just one coat of Copper Cauldron over black. The glitter is quite dense, but I found it to be easy to apply with the dabbing method.

Since the glitter is so dense, I wanted to see if I could wear this with no base. This is three coats of Copper Cauldron alone, so it definitely can build up to full coverage!

Lynnderella Oogie is my new favorite Halloween polish. It has googly eye glitters!!! Oogie is a multiglitter with tons of gorgeous greenish gold shimmer and holographic eye glitter. It also has copper microglitter and my favorite circle glitters in green, purple, red, black, and orange. Perfect Halloween colors!

This is one coat of Oogie over Sally Hansen Midnight Affair. As with Copper Cauldron, I found dabbing to be the best method of application to get all of the glitter and shimmer spread out evenly. The formula is good though, a great consistency.

*Sent for review*

These limited edition Lynnderellas are available now on lynnderella.com and lynnderella.storenvy.com.
For more Lynnderella news and swatches check out:

As always, if you're looking for a specific Lynnderella and can't seem to find it for sale, definitely email lynnderellalacquer@gmail.com and Paul can help you!

October 7, 2015

ILNP Mountain View

*Purchased be me*

I have another polish from ILNP Fall for you today! ILNP Mountain View is a blue spruce green jelly with scattered holographic pigment and metallic bronze flakes. The base is a dark green with blue undertones. The holo pigment doesn't really make that super linear flame, but it does add lots of beautiful rainbow sparkle.

This is three coats of Mountain View. It does start pretty sheer, but builds up by the third coat. I think if it wasn't kind of jelly-ish, the bronze flakes would get lost in the base color. In the sunlight, I did notice it looks patchy in places, so next time I will try to apply it completely evenly. It was a little thinner feeling than I'm used to with ILNP's polishes. It did keep trying to flood my cuticles, so don't load up the brush too much!

ILNP Mountain View is available now on ILNP.com!

October 5, 2015

Two More Sally Hansen Designer Shades for Fall 2015!

*Sent for review*

Today I have two more Sally Hansen designer collaboration shades for you. For the first shade, Sally Hansen collaborated with designer Tracy Reese. Sally Hansen Yummy Yam is a warm butterscotch creme. Yummy Yam is a great orange-y yellowed tan that is very reminiscent of caramel sauce, or more like it's name, yams! It's an unexpected shade, but so perfect for fall, and it acts almost like a neutral.

This is two coats of Yummy Yam and it had a really great formula. It was easy to apply and control where the polish was going.

The second shade I have for you today is Sally Hansen Gold Glass. Gold Glass is one of the shades that was used in Rodarte's fall 2015 show and the nail look for the show was inspired by "translucent colors and the subtlety of watercolors". Gold Glass is a sheer golden honey yellow jelly. It's a unique shade, I can't think of anything quite like it. 

This is three coats of Gold Glass. It applied well and wasn't streaky at all, a miraculous feat for a pale yellow sheer!

*Sent for review*

Both of these designer inspired and perfect for fall shades are available now at drugstores near you!

October 2, 2015

Lynnderella Glitteracy Program Fall 2015 Collection Swatches!

*Sent for review*

I have a really special Lynnderella Friday post for you today! The Lynnderella Fall collection, The Glitteracy Program, has arrived!! The Glitteracy Program has a great mix of polishes that feel so perfect for fall. First up is Lynnderella Uncommon Sense, featuring copper, rose gold and pink holographic and metallic glitters in a clear base with copper and pink shimmer. Uncommon Sense is the newer sister to one of my favorite older Lynns, Common Sense. Uncommon Sense has more pink microglitter and more holographic glitters in it, as well as some shapes (large circle glitters, yay!) that Common Sense did not have. I love both, but I think Uncommon Sense is even prettier!

This is one coat of Uncommon Sense over China Glaze Meet Me At the Mirage. It has lots of glitter, so I think you could wear it with no base in 2-3 coats. It was very easy to apply!

Below is one coat of Uncommon Sense over OPI Honk If You Love OPI. I love how Lynn's glitters can look so different by just changing up the base color. It's gorgeous either way!

Lynnderella Collect the Dots was made to celebrate the 5th anniversary of the famous Connect the Dots. Collect the Dots has circle glitter (woohoo!!), small bar glitters and lots of gorgeous multicolored shimmer. I love those round glitters, so you know I am loving this one!

This is two-ish dabbed coats of Collect the Dots over OPI Infinite Shine Lavendurable. This is really mostly just one coat, but I did go back and dab a few more circles on some areas I thought needed a little something something. It was easy to apply with dabbing.

I wore this awhile back over OPI Infinite Shine Eternally Turquoise and loved it, so I had to share this picture too!

Lynnderella Sentimetal is a very cool gunmetal grey with holographic microglitter. Lynn describes it as a gunmetal grey "multishimmer with assorted metallic and holographic silver microglitter accents". It has such gorgeous rainbow shimmer and the holo microglitter pops nicely too! This looks a bit darker or more iridescent depending on the light, so it's a pretty cool chameleon that way.

This is two easy coats. It is nicely opaque and applied very nicely. It is also smooth with just one layer of top coat. I like this multishimmer with some microglitter that Lynn did in this collection. All the sparkle of a straight microglitter, but easier to apply and more evenly opaque!

Yummmm! Lynnderella Hot Spell is like THE color I want to wear in the early fall. You know that it's fall, so you want to be wearing a vampy burgundy shimmer, but it's still sunny and sometimes hot out, so you want those holo flecks in there too! For those of you who don't love the texture of glitter, this is a pretty smooth shimmer polish, the holo flecks and little bit of red microglitter are non-gritty.

This is two coats of Hot Spell. The formula was really great! Opaque, great consistency and easy to apply.

Lynnderella Grows on Trees is described as a "blackened green multishimmer with assorted holographic microglitter and small orange holographic accents". The holographic glitter in Grows on Trees shows up really well in sunlight and brighter lighting, while in dim lighting, the orange glitter pieces really pop out.

I did three thin coats of Grows on Trees. It was easy to apply, maybe a little thicker than Sentimetal and not as effortless to get even coverage. I did use two layers of top coat on this one to make it nice and smooth.

*Sent for review*

There are four other lacquers in this collection and I have Fall for Jammy and Foliage on the way!

The Glitteracy Program collection is available now on lynnderella.com and lynnderella.storenvy.com.
For more Lynnderella news and swatches check out:

As always, if you're looking for a specific Lynnderella and can't seem to find it for sale, definitely email lynnderellalacquer@gmail.com and Paul can help you!

September 29, 2015

New Zoya MatteVelvets for Winter/Holiday!!

Six new MATTEVELVET Nail Colors to slip into this WINTER/HOLIDAY season.
The best-selling, MATTEVELVET finish returns this holiday season with six new shades. Each nail polish perfectly opaque, matte color with that extra special ZOYA MATTEVELVET fleck finish everyone loves.
·         Aspen (ZP814) - a sparkling artic white with a micronized diamond pearl fleck.
·         Sue (ZP815) - a soft champagne gold with a multi-hued oyster shell pearl fleck.
·         Amal (ZP816) – a classic crimson red with a ruby red pearl fleck.
·         Iris (ZP817) - a deep amethyst with a fuchsia pearl fleck.
·         Yves (ZP818) - a deep sapphire that's midway in between indigo and royal blue with a blue pearl fleck.
·         Honor (ZP819) - a true emerald green with a tone on tone emerald pearl fleck.
NOTE: MATTEVELVET nail color by Zoya is not intended to be worn with a base coat, glossy top coat or speed dryer. Due to the unique matte formulation, color is not as long-wearing as traditional nail color. A completely clean, dry surface yields the best results for matte nail color wear. To extend wear, apply one coat of theZoya Matte Velvet Topcoat over your favorite matte shades after polish is completely dry.

MATTEVELVET Color Sampler, 6 – 0.5 oz. bottles -  $60 (US)
Available in top salons, spas and on zoya.com
* **BIG5FREE, TOXIN FREE: Zoya Nail Polish Formula contains no formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin, dibutyl phthalate, toluene or camphor.

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ILNP First Class

*Purchased by me*

I got my ILNP Fall collection pre-order! Woohoo!! I couldn't decide which beautiful polish to swatch first, so I closed my eyes and picked one at random.  I ended up picking ILNP First Class to show you today! First Class has rich silver metallic flakes and a strong linear holographic flame in the sunlight. In the shade and dim lighting, you notice the super sparkly flakes. They are really blingy and kind of a cross between light silver and a bit of a gunmetal silver. In the sun, you get to see the holographic flame. I like the below picture because you can see the flakes on half the nail and rainbow on the other half! It's crazy how different it looks it different light.

This is three thin coats of First Class. It was opaque in two and I would do two if I were wearing it, but sometimes three is best for photos with this kind of polish. The formula was great, very easy to apply and had a great consistency!

The ILNP Fall collection will go on sale on October 2nd on ILNP.com, are you eyeing anything? I also got Spiced Eggnog, Mountain View and The Road to Awe. Which one would you like to see next?

September 27, 2015

Two Great Fall Shades from Prabal Gurung for Sally Hansen!

 *Sent for review*

Sally Hansen has a couple of cool collaborations with designers for fall 2015 and I have two of the shades from the Prabal Gurung for Sally Hansen collection. I love Prabal Gurung's designs and bought a TON of stuff from the Prabal Gurung x Target collection, so I was excited for these polishes.  Sally Hansen Leaf Peeper is a dusty rose creme with hints of brown and mauve. It is cozy feeling for fall, with some plummy undertones. It's definitely not an old-looking rose, it has enough darkness to it to feel fresh.

This is two easy coats of Leaf Peeper. It was very nicely pigmented and had a smooth formula.

Sally Hansen Midnight Affair is a deep nearly navy blue creme. I would say it's maybe a shade or two lighter than a true navy blue and it's funny, because I was just wishing I had a dark blue creme like this. Not too dark, but rich enough to feel like a real fall color.

This is two coats and the formula was good. It was easy to work with and had a good consistency, no worries about cuticle flooding.

*Sent for review*

The Prabal Gurung for Sally Hansen collection is available now at a drugstore near you!