July 21, 2014

China Glaze Thistle Do Nicely

 *Purchased by me*

I'm filing this polish in the "hard to photograph category". In typical neon polish fashion, China Glaze Thistle Do Nicely is a beauty to wear on your nails, but a beast to capture on camera. You'll have to excuse to darker than usual pictures, I ended up only being able to get the color of the polish in the shade. The sun completely washed it out and made it look like a pastel pink! Thistle Do Nicely is actually a bright punchy pink neon. It's a really gorgeous glowing color, the kind that China Glaze really does best. I always get sucked into this kind of neon pink. I'd say this is pinker and less coral than the original Flip Flop Fantasy, but the same level of brightness.

Thistle Do Nicely is a pretty standard neon in terms of application. It can get a bit streaky, so you want to really use as few brushstrokes to apply it as possible. You also will want to allow it to dry completely in between coats. This is three coats and the coverage was great. The third coat was more to even out any remaining streaks. Being neon, this polish also dries semi-matte, so you will want a layer of shiny top coat to finish off.

I've already worn Thistle Do Nicely 3 times this summer. I really love neons in the summer and this is a great one. I definitely recommend it if you love neon polish like me! Thistle Do Nicely and the rest of the City Flourish collection is still around in some stores and online.

July 20, 2014

Lynnderella Giveaway!!!!

I am SO EXCITED to have your chance to win 6 of my personal favorite Lynnderella polishes!! These 6 polishes are my favorite core Lynnderella lacquers that have been released over the last year or so. ONE lucky reader of Never Enough Nails will win one bottle each of Bunny's New Bonnet, Diamond Light, Emerald Hope, Jelly Egg, Bunny Nosegay, and Eight Maids Minting. Thank you so much to Lynnderella and her brother Paul for donating two of the polishes in this giveaway. Thanks to them, I am able to offer you a bigger, better giveaway!

This giveaway is open to readers with US shipping addresses only. I do apologize to my international readers, but I will have a giveaway for you soon as well. Entries will close August 3 at midnight EST. Please enter using the Rafflecopter widget below. Good luck!!!!

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July 19, 2014

New Lynnderella LE Cucumber Popsicle

 *Sent for review*

I'm really excited to show you the new Lynnderella Cucumber Popsicle in today's post! Cucumber Popsicle is a limited edition polish that's new and perfect for the summer months. What's more refreshing than a cucumber when it's hot out? A cucumber popsicle, of course! Cucumber Popsicle contains a few different sizes and types of small white glitter and very fine blue-green glitters in a heavily shimmered clear base. The blue shimmer in this polish is stunning! The mix of white with blue-green and blue shimmer is very summery feeling. It makes me think of picnics by a lake for some reason. I've swatched this over two completely different base colors for you today, one light and one dark. I'm showing the lighter base first, but make sure you scroll down for the dark one also, as it really shows off the shimmery base!

This is just one coat of Lynnderella Cucumber Popsicle over Zoya Tracie. Cucumber Popsicle is a breeze to apply. The glitter and shimmer was plentiful and I didn't need to place any of the glitters. Lynnderella recently started using a new style of brush in her lacquers. The brush is a bit wider than the old one and very nicely shaped. It's always been easy to apply her polishes, but I find it to be even easier now with the new brush shape.

And now for something completely different! Here is Cucumber Popsicle over Zoya Envy, a blackened ivy green creme. I wanted to show you Cucumber Popsicle over a dark color because I think you can really see how much shimmer there is over the dark base! The shimmering base with the white glitter makes this polish really unique.

This is also just one coat of Cucumber Popsicle over Zoya Envy. The picture below is a little out of focus, but I liked the way the shimmer looks here. Like a little galaxy on my nails! I think this polish will look amazing over a wide variety of base colors and give a totally different look depending on your choice of undies. It's a great polish for summer, but it's also really versatile year round.

*Sent for review*

Lynnderella Cucumber Popsicle and other Lynnderella lacquers are available on lynnderella.com and http://lynnderella.storenvy.com. For the latest updates and information about upcoming collections, check out http://lynnderella-lynnderella.blogspot.no.

July 18, 2014

Zoya Naturel Deux (2) Collection Preview!

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Inspired by the desire to expand the popular neutral palette of the Zoya NATUREL collection, six (6) NEW, full-coverage creams in deeper hues were born.

Perfect as every day go-to colors, the Zoya NATUREL DEUX (2) collection bridges the transitional gap between late summer/early fall 2014 with three, rich brown family shades and three plum based beauties. All in the long-wearing, BIG5FREE formula Zoya is known for!

ZP742 – Spencer: Camel Cream, Full Coverage Formula.
ZP743 – Chanelle: Toasted Almond, Full Coverage Formula.
ZP744 – Emilia: Dark Chocolate, Full Coverage Formula.
ZP745 – Marnie: Deep Warm Plum, Full Coverage Formula.
ZP746 – Aubrey: Medium Mauve Cream, Full Coverage Formula.
ZP747 – Madeline: Muted Rose, Full Coverage Formula.

STARTS JULY 21, 2014

$9 (US)
Available on 
Zoya.com and at finer salons and spas. 

July 17, 2014

Lynnderella Bunny's New Bonnet

 *Lynnderella purchased by me, OPI sent for review*

The Bunny Magic collection was Lynnderella's core collection for spring 2014. I seem to always go bananas for Lynn's spring offerings. 2013's Everything's Coming Up Neon is still one of my favorite polish collections ever. Today I have Lynnderella Bunny's New Bonnet from Bunny Magic for your viewing enjoyment. Bunny's New Bonnet mixes two of my favorite colors together in one polish- purple and yellow! I absolutely love the combination of purple and yellow. I have yellow sheets and a purple comforter on my bed, I had a purple and yellow dance dress once, and I love to wear the two colors together on my nails! This polish has a nice mix of pink, lavender, purple, gold and yellow glitters in a pink-shimmered base. To really emphasize the yellow component, I wore OPI I Just Can't Cope-acabana as my base. And look, Bunny's New Bonnet has my favorite circle glitters!

This is one coat of Bunny's New Bonnet over two coats of I Just Can't Cope-acabana. Bunny's New Bonnet applied really nicely, there was plenty of glitter and it went on the nail easily. Lynnderella always nails the ratio of glitter to base. She is the master of glitter polish!

*Lynnderella purchased by me, OPI sent for review*

Lynnderella Bunny's New Bonnet and the rest of the Bunny Magic collection is available on lynnderella.com, Glitter ConnectNorway Nails, and now the new Storenvy.

July 15, 2014

SinfulColors Matte About Blue

 *Sent for review*

Well this week I am back to work after about a week off and you know that's always tough. I'm dragging a bit, but at least I'm wearing this gorgeous shimmering matte blue, SinfulColors Matte About Blue from the Silk + Satin collection. If you see Matte About Blue in the store, don't ignore it. It looks like a pretty standard shimmery dark blue, almost navy. I like dark blues, but I own a ton of them. However, once Matte About Blue gets on your nails, it's a stunning deep cornflower blue matte with gorgeous shimmer. The finish reminds me a bit of the old OPI Suedes (LOVE!) and the jewel-toned blue is rich, yet bright too.

This is three coats of Matte About Blue. This wasn't the most pigmented of the Silk + Satin polishes I tried, it definitely needed three coats and there is still a little VNL. The first coat was very sheer, but the second and third were better. I wish it was more pigmented, but at the same time, it's a matte so it dries pretty quickly. Three or four coats of this still takes less time than non-mattes. The formula was on the thinner side also, so be careful that it doesn't pool in your cuticles.

*Sent for review*

Matte About Blue is a totally stunning blue. If you like matte shimmers like I do, you will need this. Even if you don't like matte shimmers, I bet this will look beautiful with top coat. Just keep in mind that it will need three or four coats to be opaque. SinfulColors Silk + Satin collection should be available for $1.99 at Walgreens and other mass retailers now.

July 13, 2014

Born Pretty Store Cat and Skull Stickers

*Sent for review*

I am pretty much making it my mission to acquire all of the cat-themed nail art supplies available at Born Pretty Store. I am a card-carrying Crazy Cat Lady and I do love to have cats on my nails. I recently saw this new sheet of nail stickers featuring cats AND skulls (another favorite nail theme) and knew I had to have it. This sheet of stickers offers both large and small cats in red, green, black, pink and blue, two different kinds of skulls in red, black and green, a couple of crosses sticking out of grass (grave markers? Or am I being morbid?) and some weird 3-pronged boomerang looking items (as seen on my middle nail). I really bought this sheet for the cats and skulls and kinda wish it only had cats and skulls, but for $1.69, I still feel like I got my money's worth.

As you can see, I really went for an authentic cat lady feel to this mani and accessorized with some stray black cat hairs. I apologize for those- Binx went to the vet for his yearly check-up/shots today and he is still massively stress shedding. Poor baby! The vet said he is doing great and she admired how gorgeous he is though, so that's good! Anyway, these stickers were super easy to use. Just peel off the sheet, stick on your nail and finish with a layer of top coat to seal them in. For this look, I used OPI My Boyfriend Scales Walls as my base color.

 *Sent for review*

If you're looking for cat-themed nail art supplies, Born Pretty Store has you covered. These cute stickers are perfect for the crazy cat lady (like me) and also would be great for a Halloween mani (black cats and skulls!). It is never too early to start purchasing items for Halloween manis, or just Halloween in general. You can find these stickers here (they are item XF475) and don't forget to use coupon code ERJ61 at checkout for 10% off your order.