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Swatch & Review: Colors by Llarowe July POTM – Rebillion

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You might find this hard to believe but during my teenage years, I was pretty reckless. We’re all friends here, so can I be honest? I used to drink underage, go clubbing and partying, smoke cigarettes, just basically engaging in activities I had no business with. I know you’re probably think, ‘not Krystal’. But yep, that was me, bucking up against the system…. #myparents because…..I really don’t know why, maybe I thought it was cool and I wanted to push the limits? I never got into anything too serious, I kinda chalked it up to being a teenager.

Nevertheless, I grew out of that rebellious phase and matured very quickly when I found out I was pregnant with my son at 19. He is the best thing that happened to me and thank God for him because I’m not sure how my life would be if I didn’t have him.

Anyway, enough of the mushy stuff, lets talk shop…or polish in this case. The moral of my story is, I’m sure most of us would agree that we have been rebellious at some point in time. But I don’t remember rebellion looking so good.

Today I have Rebellion, the July Polish of the Month (PotM) from Colors by Llarowe (CbL). If you’re not familiar with PotM, then let me warn you now, SET MANY, MANY ALARMS!!! PotM is a one time, 24 hour offering pre-order polish that launches on the first of each month. PotM are only be available for purchase on the 1st of each month and then WILL NOT be offered again. And spoiler alert…. I will have August PotM too. I mean not today, but in a few weeks, I’ll have a full S&R!!! I’m so excited. But let’s not jump too far ahead, let’s take a look at Rebellion.

**All swatches are done using Commitment Issue Peel-off Base Coat by Vapid and Tonic Topper by Tonic (shiny) and Matte Me topcoat by Jior Couture Polishes (matte). Swatch photos are taken using artificial lights.**

Rebellion

A juicy ruby red jelly laced with holo flakes.

Rebellion

Rebellion w/ glossy tc

Rebellion

Rebellion macro

Rebellion

Rebellion w/ glossy tc

Rebellion

Rebellion w/ matte tc

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Rebellion w/ nail art

  Overall Thoughts

Formula / Application: formula is amazing and while it dries slightly textured, a good quality top coat will bring out the sparkle and shine

Opacity: 3 coats

Price: $11

Availability: July 1st at 12pm mt – July 2nd at 12pm mt

Overall: LeahAnn is amazing and all the polishes I have from this brand are gorgeous. I love the flakies and how squishy this polish is. And with the matte tc…forget about it! Set an alarm, get the polish!

Were or are you rebellious as a child, teenager or young adult? Let me know in the comments?

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Swatch & Review: Bad Bitch Polish – July Birthstone Duo

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Hey friends, welcome back! Today I have swatches from the upcoming July Birthstone Duo from Bad Bitch Polish (BBP). 

Rubies, the birthstone of July, are considered the king of precious gems for fortunate folks born in July. Symbolic of the passion and energy associated with the color red, the vibrant ruby is said to bring love, success, health and wisdom. It was believed wearing a fine red Ruby bestowed good fortune on its owner. A Ruby is the most valuable gemstone and its value increases based on its color and quality.

Accordingly, the name “ruby” comes from rubeus, the Latin word for red and these fiery gems have been treasured throughout history for their vitality. Due to its deep red color, ruby has long been associated with the life force and vitality of blood. It is believed to amplify energy, heighten awareness, promote courage in wealth, love and battle. After researching to find all this, I quickly realized why my hubby is a forced to be reckoned with 🙂

So let’s take a look at the two rubies Britt created?

**All swatches are done using Commitment Issue Peel-off Base Coat by Vapid and Tonic Topper by Tonic (shiny) and Matte Me topcoat by Jior Couture (matte). Swatch photos are taken using artificial lights.**

Ruby Slipper

A red jelly-holo-glitter

Ruby Rhod

A muted candy red linear holo

Overall Thoughts

Formula / Application: no issues to report

Opacity: Swatched shown in 3 thin coats

Price: $10/each or $19/duo

Availability: Friday, June 30th

Overall: just as the research shows, these 2 polishes live up to their fiery standards.

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Swatch & Review: Literary Lacquer – June 23rd 2017 Release

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Howdy y’all! Happy belated Fathers Day to all the kings that visit the Queendom.

You know, this past weekend my king helped me do a thing. I’ve never been much of a ‘hair person’, it’s just not my forte.

Usually this time of year, as the weather gets warmer, I tend to get an urge to cut all my hair off. So this past Friday that’s exactly what we did, we even colored it. I love how it came out. This time, instead of cutting it all off, I left the top long, oh heck, I can’t describe it, go check out my IG, I posted a picture a couple days ago.

Today’s review features returning, new and core polishes from Literary Lacquer.

Anyway, let’s take a look at what will be releasing this Friday. 

**All swatches are done using Commitment Issue Peel-off Base Coat by Vapid and Tonic Topper by Tonic (shiny) and Matte Me topcoat by Jior Couture (matte). Swatch photos are taken using artificial lights.**

Returning Favorites:

And So I Step Up * Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster * Ether Binge * Flickum Bicus * Grasshopper With Candy Colored Hair * Porco Rosso * Some Glad Morning * Green Gables * Lake of Shining Waters * Raspberry Cordial? * Marilla’s Amethyst Brooch * If It Pleases You * Happy Prince * Hope Is A Thing With Feathers * Amortentia * Mysterious Irrevocable Sacred * Orgasm * If Thou Hast Eyes To See * Desdemona’s Handkerchief * Salmon Chanted Evening * Bluestocking Romance * Breathing Dreams Like Air * Laters Baby * Long May She Reign

Orgasm

A purple to red multichrome

Long May She Reign

A bright green with micro green, gold and holo glitters

New Polishes:

Handful of Falling Stars

A navy blue mega glitter holo. Inspired by The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd. Designed with Kaitlin Vasatka.

Feather Family

A sparkling soft pink holo. Inspired by The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet by Becky Chambers. (Gift with purchase*)

New Core Polishes:

The Ocean at the End of the Lane Trio

Inspired by The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman

Lettie’s Ocean

A soft turquoise holo with holo sparkle. Designed with Carolyn Chambers.

Swaying Grayly

A matte light grey polish packed with silver flakes and glass fleck. (No top coat for matte effect, or with topcoat for a more metallic silver look).  Designed with Adrienne Nguyen

Miner’s Gift

A blue/purple multichrome with holographic microflakes

Overall Thoughts

Formula / Application: no hassle formula and easy application

Opacity: Opaque in 2-3 coats, swatches shown with 3 coats

Price: Holos/Multichromes – $12 and Shimmers/Cremes – $10

Gift w/ purchase* – mini bottle with $20 purchase, full sized bottle with $50 purchase

Availability: Friday, June 23, noon MDT Limited Edition Polishes (include custom and gift w/ purchase) available 6/23 – 7/9

Overall: There is no particular standout in the bunch for me as I love them all equally. However Swaying Grayly and it’s amazing matte formula was a surprising treat. And Orgasm was perfectly named for its nailgramic formula and beauty.

Did any tickle your fancy? Let me know in the comments.

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Tutorial: Spring Watermarble

Hey y’all!! I am LOVING the current changes to my blog posting schedule!!! I am able to get back to blogging about more nail art, designs and techniques. I know I have shown watermarbles before but today I was inspired by the sights and sounds of spring, although it feels some like summer.

Today I am finally getting around to using the Boombastic Collection from pipe dream polish (PDP) that I purchased during the release in Feb. After missing out on the initial releases of A Night in Vegas Collection (ANIV/ANIVC) and finally purchasing them second hand in an auction, I realized that I needed everything April creates. I have had to adult and passed up on quite a few but the recent collections, were a MUST!!!

The Boombastic collection features 4 holos:

Pink – Body A Shake * Green – Sugarcane * Blue – Feel the Rush * Purple – It Wasn’t Me

I put together the following ‘video’ of pictures taken from my watermarble

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What I used:

  • Commitment Issues by Vapid
  • Jior White Crème by Jior Couture
  • Scotch Tape
  • Room temperature tap water
  • Old cup/dish for marbling
  • Watermarble Tool from What’s Up Nails
  • Q-tip
  • Elf Concealor Brush for cleanup
  • Acetone
  • Tonic Topper by Tonic

My final mani turned out amazingly…if I do say so myself. The colors are bold and vibrant and perfect for the spring.

If you own any PDP then you know that April is known for making some of the best watermarble polishes. If you’re just getting into watermarbling or you’re having a hard time, I would highly suggest using PDP.

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Swatch & Review: Little Black Dress Polish – Prom King and Queen Duo

 

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Good Day y’all! How many of you remember your senior year of high school? #insertraisedhandhere I remember it like it was yesterday. It was by far the best year of high school because duh, graduation!!! But before graduation, there is PROM!! For me, it is probably one of the most exciting days of my young adult life. I spent the entire day preparing, getting my hair and nails done, going to dinner and topping it off with dancing making memories that would last a lifetime. It would have been a dream come true had I been crowned Prom Queen but no such luck for me but it ok because the evening was still magical.

Today’s review features a duo from Courtne King of Little Black Dress Polish. This duo came about when Courtne’s son’s girlfriend’s mother, say that 5 times fast, requested a custom polish to go with her daughter’s prom gown. To their surprise, the couple was crowned prom king and queen and are now off to college in the fall.

As I was swatching and preparing this blog, my 10 year old looks over and says, “mommy, this color matches the color of my bridesmaids dress I wore to the wedding.” By golly, she was right. The colors of my wedding were blue, silver and white (yes, we went with Dallas Cowboys colors as hubby is a die-hard fan). So I pledge today to wear these polishes on my next anniversary, Feb.14th!!

Let’s jump into the swatches!

**All swatches are done using Commitment Issue Peel-off Base Coat by Vapid and Tonic Topper by Tonic (shiny) and Matte Me topcoat by Jior Couture (matte). Swatch photos are taken using artificial lights.**

Prom King

A true navy blue cream with a sprinkle of shimmer. Swatch shown in 2 coats but opaque enough in 1.

Prom Queen

A bright, sparkly azure blue jelly with glittlers and holo flecks. Swatch shown in 3 coats.

Prom King and Queen

Swatch shown with 2 coats of Prom Queen over Prom King.

Golden Dew Cuticle Oil

Made with vitamin E oil, argon oil, jojoba, tea tree oil, lanolin and a blend of essential oil.

Golden Dew Cuticle Oil

Golden Dew Cuticle Oil

Overall Thoughts

Formula / Application: POLISH – Prom King is smooth like a baby’s bottom. No streaking and self leveling, no issues to report. I highly recommend a base coat to avoid staining of Prom King which is highly pigmented. Prom Queen, has some settling of glitters which is expected but a good shaking over even allowing the polish to sit upside down will help.  OIL – very hydrating and moisturizing. Not overly greasy and absorbs into cuticle and nail bed nicely. Personally, I was not a fan of the smell but hubby and my girls liked it. I added a little vanilla and coconut fragrance oils. I’ve only been using it for about a week and while I haven’t notice any difference in my nails, I do love how long-lasting it is even through hand washing.

Price: $15 for duo and $5 for oil

Availability: polish – TBA and cuticle oil 7/1

Overall: I think Prom King and Queen are complete show stoppers. There are so many things you could do with them, wear them together or apart and they’ll still look amazing. Look for these polish in the near future when I do my 4th of July mani!

Did you go to your high school prom? If so, tell me the color of your dress? If not, what color dress would you have worn? Let me know in the comments

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The Queens Critique: It Girl Nail Art – Plate IG118

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Good Morning Sunshine! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend. As for me, weeeeeeelllll….my plans at the last minute changed on Friday which effected my entire weekend. I did however get a lot accomplished! Saturday, my girls and I ran some errands including returning my daughters violin as she decided that she didn’t want to play anymore but instead focus only on chorus which warmed my heart as I too sung all throughout 4-12 grade. We also did a weeks worth of grocery shopping and didn’t end up with a cart full of snacks. YAY for me!! And I was finally able to RELAX and binge watch Grey’s Anatomy as if I had never seen it before….lol, it’s only like one of my favorite shows. It was an amazing weekend of nothing. My son’s basketball team went 1-2 in their tournament but I hear they played their hearts out and had fun which is all I ask for.

So here we are back for another amazing week of reviews and today I have a doozy. Today, I have the newest plate from It Girl Nail Art, IG118. This plate highlights multiple images and symbols representing LGBTQ, political activism and marginalized groups.

I do want to point out that I’m still learning reverse stamping, so while the Autism Awareness mani didn’t turn out as perfectly as I wanted it to, that was not fault of the plate, it was complete user error. I was able to get the 4 full nail images done but wanted to do my research regarding the flags to ensure that color placement is done correctly. If you have any suggestions, please leave them in the comments.

**All swatches are done using Commitment Issue Peel-off Base Coat by Vapid and Tonic Topper by Tonic (shiny) and Matte Me topcoat by Jior Couture (matte). Swatch photos are taken using artificial lights.**
IG118

It Girl Nail Art Plate IG118

Overall Thoughts

Application: plate it etched very well. No issues with pick up using soft, squishy stamper

Size: plate – 12cm x 6cm

Price: $13.50

Availability: current

Overall: I love this plate. I love the images and how easy is it to work with. I love how there are single images to use with full nail images and that you reverse stamp or leadlight with them. I can definitely see myself using this plate a lot more as I have a ton of manis planned in my head once I do my research so be on the look on my IG in the upcoming weeks.

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Up Close and Personal with David and Sonja Abshire of Parrot Polish

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David and Sonja Abshire
Lake Wales ,Florida
His: July 23, Her: June 6

What’s your favorite drink?

His: Diet Coke Her: Sweet Tea

Secret guilty pleasure?

His: Reese’s Butter Cups Her: Nips (A candy)

Favorite genre of music?

The 70’s and its the only group we can agree on.

Hidden talent? If so, what is it? If not, what is one thing you wish you could do?

His: Creative ability to make polish Her: wishes she was more creative.

Describe yourself in 5 words

His: Energy, Focus, Workaholic, Family, Big Heart Her: Nice, Caring, Shy, Family, Laid Back.

What are your top 3 favorite things to do? (Outside of making polish and filling orders…lol)

Family Time, Sports and Exercise. Both of us. Things we do together.

When and why did you decide to start a nail polish line?

It started as way to make some side money to pay for Sonja’s polish habit. It soon became a real business that needed my help. Sonja found out that it was more fun to wear the polish, then to make and sell it. So I started playing and away we went. I had never made polish before and knew nothing about the business, but we learned and it’s my baby now. Sonja now makes all the soap which she enjoys and I handle the polish part.

What makes your brand different?

Parrot Polish was set up to help Bird Rescues in the State of Florida. We now help many things, mostly children and animals. Its always wonderful help those in need and the animals that can’t help themselves. We love our birds and dogs I hope to keep helping in the future.

What is one thing you’re willing to share that your customers would be surprised to know about you?

Hmmmm Maybe that I am not a Laid Back person. I often go crazy over tiny details and everything has to be perfect.

What advice/tips/best practices would you give someone wanting to start their own polish company?

Advice …. Testing and save your money! Test your polishes a lot! It is very costly to start a polish biz. Start slow and build a following, I went cannonball style and had issues when I first started.

Besides your own, what other brands do you own/wear?

Sonja wears many other makers polishes. Hardly ever does she wear Parrot Polish. She wears Vapid, Enchanted and F.U.N. Lacquer

What is one of you favorite collections or polishes you created?

Hmmmm… I would say “What Dreams are made of” the collection just launched this week. Others would Black Magic the Thermal and The Old Love Collection as Both were Game changers for Parrot Polish.

How did you come up with your company name and logo?

We love Parrots for their colors and personality. It all started with my grandmother moving in. She owned love birds that I grew to love. When she passed I got my own and I talk and work with them daily. Parrot Polish just seemed to be Happy and Colorful.

If you weren’t in the indie polish business, what’s another product you would have liked to create?

I would say Make up. We still may in the future but Parrot Polish and My other job keep me pretty busy. I picture glowing make up and thermal lipstick..lol

Any spoilers that you care to share about future collections, products, etc?

Spoilers ….. A new website is brewing and the New bottles are finally here. Its been a big year so far.

In 10 words or less, what would be your brand slogan?

Polish so Bright and Beautiful it will make you smile Everytime!

What do you love most about being an indie polish maker?

I would say My customers! I love the fan groups and the customers as they challenge me and keep me focused.

What other brand (just 1) would you like to collaborate with?

Hmmm…. I talk To a few makers but If I only had one I would say ILNP. Since Day one I have been a fan. I admire ladies that grow their company and have a family too! Its all so tough to Juggle. I also have never talked to her, but I’m sure someday I will.
 
What is your greatest accomplishment to date with your brand?

My greatest accomplishment would be the design of the entire brand. It was just a vision when you start and now its a trademarked brand sold worldwide. It takes a life of its own at times.

What is one challenge you’ve faced in business and how did you overcome it?

The biggest challenge to all of us is to create. The day you stop or get burnt out its like you step back a bit. We all know that the good brands endlessly sell and grow. I would say we all overcome that daily and push on, because if you don’t your done! 

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Center Stage with Sylv VonD of Nailartchaholic

Name: Sylv VonD
Location: New England Area 

Kids?

If so, how many? 2 little girls 3.5 and 1.5

Marital Status?

Married, IG friends refer to my hubby as Mr. Chuckles … he loves puns.

Birthday:

December 13th Sagittarius

Pets? If so, types and how many?

No pets, kids are enough, hahaha.

Beach or mountains?

New Englander..I adore both but just a smidge more of a beach person. I grew up summering on Cape Cod and it’s just part of my soul ♡

Comedy movie or suspense?

Suspense all the way! I not only have tattoos all over that refer to Stephen King but I also have the shilouette of the king of Suspense Alfred Hitchcock on my wrist.

Last time you laughed out loud?

Less than an hour ago. My girls are complete nut balls, so sweet and always making me laugh ♡

Favorite tv show?

Ohhh, this is so hard! I adored Revenge, it was well done the entire show and ended perfectly, I’ve never been able to say that about any other show. I enjoy watching GMM on YouTube as well as cooking shows on TV

Favorite holiday?

Halloween, Hands down! I look forward to it all year, I enjoy thinking and designing a costume, and seeing all the munchkins in their costumes on sugar highs. Best day ever.

Name one thing you can’t live without?

I assume this refers to an object as opposed to my family or friends or necessities like my glasses hahaha! If that’s the case I would have to say my paintbrush or my camera.. I just love capturing moments in time and they both help me do that ♡

What got you started doing your nails?

Wrist issues! I used to paint full canvas art, mixed media, bending jewelery wire to make chain link fences just for the background of canvas kinda art.. all that large movement and long work would murder my tendons and wrists and I just didn’t have the space or wrists to continue so I moved onto smaller canvases, and it’s so satisfying to save them on swatchsticks or Peel off basecoat and not have them take up as much room as full canvases.

What was the first brand you swatched for?

Becky from Hologlam Decals started sending me samples to try with my orders and things kinda snowballed so when Lisette of Inspurrrations Nail Polish mentioned her “Whole Shebang” deal of over 50 colors I jumped on it with the promise of dedicating a character or nailart to each color. I adore them both with all my heart and they’re both very close friends.

What is your favorite nail care product?

Shoutout to Misty from Lilly Anne’s Garden, holy moly do I use her products! I have her hand scrub at every single sink in the house, this is probably my all time favorite hand and nail care product in one! You can’t go in my purse or a single drawer of my helmer without finding at least 4 LAG products..it’s a sickness hahah!

What kind of camera do you use to take your swatch photos?

Just my phone! I have an Android Galaxy S7 it has plenty of settings, filters and bells and whistles so I can get the color of the polish as I’m seeing it in real life. I don’t care much about my hands look as long as I’m displaying the color as true to life as possible!

What tips would you give an aspiring swatcher?

Don’t do it? Lol! Kidding… it’s cutthroat though! Love it! Have great lighting a real camera, unlike me, and remember it’s about the color and not your design.

How did you come up with your ‘nail name’?

I’ve held my handle for about 7 years on Twitter with my lovely 15 followers. I decided last August to give instagram a try and just continued with the same name. It’s a combination of nailart, me being an Archie Comics fan, and holic, meaning I’m addicted.. haha. Definitely belong in nailart anonymous

If you were to start an indie line of polish what would you name it and what would the first collection be inspired by?

I am pretty dedicated to @inspurrrationsnailpolish but I adore @dollishpolishlacquer I’d probably combine the methods of both and have “Archie Polish” and the names of my polishes would be Movie or TV related like I’ve always said I’d have a Princess Bride polish called “Indigo Montoya”

Who are some other swatchers and/blogs you follow?

I adore @mrs.miscostello ‘s swatches and once I am done househunting and set up an office I hope to do video swatches as beautiful and effortlessly as Misty. @ribbitsnailsnpuppytales Kristy has some beautiful swatches as well. I like to think my nailart sets me apart from other swatchers, but their application is always flawless.

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Swatch & Review: Pretty Beautiful Unlimited – Fantastic Fish and Where to Find Them (Partial)

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Welcome to Friday Jr! Friday Eve? I don’t know, all I do know is that we are one day closer to the weekend. I’m not going to stall this post out any longer than it needs to be because I’ve already caught you all up on the hecticness, there’s that work again, that is my life.

Getting right into today’s swatches, I have 6 of the 15 polishes from the upcoming collection, Fantastic Fish and Where to Find Them by Pretty Beautiful Unlimited. Virginia Shaw, creator and owner of the brand is no stranger to the Queendom as she and her polishes have been featured here many times. Let’s take a look!

**All swatches are done using Commitment Issue Peel-off Base Coat by Vapid and Tonic Topper by Tonic (shiny) and Matte Me topcoat by Jior Couture (matte). Swatch photos are taken using artificial lights.**

Sapphire Sea

A royal blue base with orange/pink/gold shifting flakies, copper shimmer and gold, blue, orange and green glitter

Grass of the Sea

An avocado green crelly base with UCC flakies that shift pink/purple/blue/gold, red shimmer and iridescent chameleon glitters.

Gil

A white crelly base with tons of black, white, silver and gun metal glitters in various sizes and a healthy dose of gold sparks.

Neon Beach

A light blue crelly base with blue shimmer and tons of micro glitters in neon green, purple, yellow, orange, pink and blue

Coral Reef

A rosy pink crelly base with violet to blue shifting shimmer, UCC flakies that shift blue/aqua/violet and purple, orange, red and turquoise micro glitters

Oceanic Paradise

A chrome chameleon base that shifts blue/purple/copper/magenta, with silver and gold holo micro glitters and flakies, and splash of neon yellow and orange micro glitters.

Overall Thoughts

Formula / Application: no issue to report

Opacity: 3 coats

Price: $9-$9.50

Availability: June 10th @ 11 am ct

Overall: Just when you thought crellies and multichromes couldn’t get any better, Virginia goes and creates 15 stunning polishes. While I only have 6 of them shown, I have started seeing swatches for the other 9 and let me just say, I, and you, need them all!

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Swatch & Review: Dainty Digits – Rainbow Sorbet Delight Collection (2017 REVAMP) and Tropic of Cancer

 

 

 

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Is it Friday yet? No? Geesh….this week is moving at a snails pace. But I guess I shouldn’t complain as this weekend looks like another busy one. And did I mention that Friday is the last day of school? That means 3 months home with my kids because summer camps are so darn expensive. But I have a bunch on fun things for my girls to do to keep them busy and learning (shhhhh) at the same time. Things like science projects, math games, social studies activities and at some point I’ll throw in some reading and language arts. But I know it’s summer break, so I’ll keep it exciting, I don’t want them sitting around watching tv during the day…I mean I still have to work so they’ll need something to keep them busy.

As for my son, he’s getting to experience the life of a college student for a week and has basketball to keep him busy. We were hoping to get him a summer job but these crazy labor law limit him from working at 14…lol, like really?! Do I guess it’s back to dog walking for him.

But alas, let’s get to today’s swatches. New to the blog I have Dainty Digits Polish. As a licensed nail tech from Memphis, TN, Anetress began creating polishes on a quest for holos in 2013. What started as a hobby, frankening polishes turned into a business for her and more gorgeous polish for us nail addicts to love. Anetress and I have been Facebook friends for awhile but I had never tested the waters with her polishes, so to speak. But all that has and will change after today. 

Today I have the entire Rainbow Sorbet Delight Collection, Tropic of Cancer and a video of a little added treat. Let’s take a look 👀!

**All swatches are done using Commitment Issue Peel-off Base Coat by Vapid and Tonic Topper by Tonic (shiny) and Matte Me topcoat by Jior Couture (matte). Swatch photos are taken using artificial lights.**

Rainbow Sorbet Delight Collection (2017 REVAMP)

($72 set and $9 individual)

Strawberry DeLite (pink) – Strawberry scented

 Papaya Punch (peachy-orange-red) – pineapple/peach scented fusion 

Tangerine Dreamsicle (bright orange) – tangerine/dreamsicle scented fusion 

Banana Cream POW*- (neon yellow creme) – banana scented

 Lemonade Sorbet (light yellow creme) rainbow sherbet scented

Starfruit Gelato (creamy light green) – fruity rings/candied apple scented fusion

Huckleberry Parfait (creamy blue) blackberry fizz/blueberry cheesecake scented fusion

Berry Berry Punch (lavender) blackberry fizz scented

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Tropic of Cancer – a ruby red holo ($11)

Tree Hugger (not shown), is the newest edition to DDP! It’s a water-based top coat that’s perfect for chrome powder art, foils AND the environment! Non-toxic/Vegan/7+ Free! I was able to pick it up as well and test it in a live video on my Facebook page. You can check it out here and be sure to pick it up on the DDP site for $8.

Overall Thoughts

Formula / Application: gorgeous neon pastel cremes and sinfully delicious holo. No issues to report.

Opacity: 3 coats (no whites undies)

Availability: Current

Overall: You may be saying to yourself, “Krystal didn’t do any nail art with the crèmes?” Well I have 2 reasons! First, because you all know I love crèmes and as gorgeous as these are, I know that any nail art or designs will only enhance their beauty. Secondly, I’m going LIVE on my Facebook page to put this polishes to the ultimate test…… WATERMARBLING!! Tune in this Friday, June 9th at 4pm et to see how they do.

Don’t forget to click the YouTube link below to check out these swatches on my new YouTube channel. Thanks for tuning in!

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