Monday, June 24, 2013

Barielle Brilliant Colors Summer Collection!

*Product sent for review*

 Today I have for you the Barielle Brilliant Colors Collection! These are a set of 5 creams with opaque coverage.  Many of these polishes cover in one coat, some covered in 2.  Overall i am pleased with this collection!


First up is Straight A Coral .  This polish is a beautiful bright coral polish. it covered in 1 coat.  One coat perfection. The bightness of this color went very well with my skintone, and was very flattering on my nails.  This one was my absolute favorite from the collection! It almost glows on my nails.


High Marks Purple was a great 1 coater as well.  This purple goes well with the collection, and has great opaque coverage. It is a very pretty deep violet.


Head of the Class Green is a really nice green.  It has a bit of a teal undertone, but is still mainly green.  I liked this one alot, and the formula was good. 


Smarty Pants Pink is what i would definitely define as a baby pink. This type of pink is not my favorite, but it looks nice on my nails. The formula is a nice creme. a bit thick, but covered in 2 coats.


Magna Cum Laude Turquoise  this one was my least favorite color in the  collection. It stained my nails blue after 1 coat of basecoat and only 5 minutes on my nails.  This is the second barielle that has stained my nails blue.  There are also other brands of polish this color that stain nails as well, it is something to do with the pigment in this polish.  Just beware of the fact that it stains. The formula was not bad, it covered in 2 coats.

These polishes retail for $8 each, or you can purchase the set for $25 on the Barielle website!

XOX Caitlin

*Product sent for review*

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Illamasqua Gradient Stamped Houndstooth Mani

In this mani I used Illamasqua Muse as the base, stamped with a gradient houndstooth.  I love how this looks on the nail, and will definitely be experimenting with it more in the future!  The black and white used are Wet N Wild Black Creme and Sinful Colors Snow Me White. Plate used was Cheeky CH13 with the variation of a houndstooth.

To get a gradient to use as the stamped image instead of the base image, you add 2 colors to the stamping plate on opposite ends letting the two colors touch in the middle.  From there you take you old gift card and scrape directly across where the two colors meet, in order to mix the two colors in the middle without moving one color to the opposite side and to spread the color evenly across the image plate. where the two colors meet is where the color has mixed, and in this case, Black and white create grey in the middle. I hope that makes sense!

Illamasqua Muse stamped gradient houndstooth

What do you think? I love it!

XOX Caitlin  
* All products in this post purchased by me*

Friday, May 3, 2013

For Audrey Chevron



One of the first polishes I ever remember purchasing is China Glaze For Audrey. I remember looking up swatches and knowing instantly that I had to have it.  For Audrey was my very first polish purchase as a polishaholic that I remember. It was my gateway polish! lol

For Audrey is such a fantastic color, and is a staple in my collection.  No matter how many polishes I have that are a similar color, For Audrey is still the one that comes to mind.

Today's nail art is very simple using striping tape over For Audrey to create a chevron design on the accent nail.  I used Wet N Wild Black Creme as the black polish in the design.

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Every time I wear For Audrey I get compliments! This is a classic design for a classic color. I love it!

XOX Caitlin

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Almay Liquid Lip Balm in Cantaloupe

So, I know that my blog is primarily nail polish, but I received this Almay Liquid Lip Balm from Klout, and I really wanted to share! I have been searching for swatches everywhere, and couldn't find any, so I wanted to put a swatch out there for the people who are searching for them!

So here are some photos, swatches, and my opinion of Almay Color + Care Liquid Lip Balm in Cantaloupe!

It comes with a doefoot applicator, and is quite easy to apply.  It is somewhat like a lip gloss in application but is a little thicker than a gloss, and on the lips has more of a lip balm feel.  Its a great hybrid between the two with a subtle hint of color! They are a tiny bit sticky, but in a lip balm sort of way, and if my hair were down it would stick to my lips, so I will have to remember to wear my hair up with this one. I am not sure about the moisturizing effects, as I have only had this since this morning, but I am quite happy with this, and I would probably purchase the pink shade(Pink Pout) next.  

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The doefoot applictor:

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The swatch on the back of my hand. it has translucent hint of color, but it doesn't translate to bright orange on my lips.  It gives my lips a subtle coral tint, and if I were to build up for the bottle color my lips would have a very thick layer of product.  It can be buildable, but I probably wouldn't, if I wanted a more opaque shade similar to this I would go with a Lip Tar.  This color is beautiful sheer.

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Here is the video that Almay has posted about them, which seems to be the only information on the internet available beyond this blog post with a swatch of Pink Pout!




What do you think about this lip balm in lipgloss form? I am getting into this hype!

XOX Caitlin

*this product was sent to me for review through Klout*

Super Mega Huge Spring Fling Giveaway!!

Spring Fling Giveaway!!!

Today we are launching an ENORMOUS giveaway from bloggers and indie makers alike.

This rafflecopter will run from today until Memorial Day, upon which time fourty-four winners will be chosen.

This is open to both US Residents and International, however not all prizes are available to international entries.    I will note each prize as such below.

Onto the Prizes!

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Enchanted Polish Djinn in a Bottle and OPI Rainbow Connection
US only


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Entry from Midnight Manicures

$30.00 Gift Card to Ninja Polish
International + US

Image Courtesy of ninjapolish.com
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Entry from Tipsy Turvy Nails

 1 Full Sized Bottle of Nail Polish (Name TBD)
US Only

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Entry from Possibly Polished

2 Sally Hansen Complete Salon polishes in Barely Blue Bell and Purple Posy, 2 Sheets of Broadway Nail Art Stickers and a Chapstick 
US + International


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Two bottles of Cameo Colours Lacquers polish: Right Round and Ishtar 
US Only


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Entry from Color Sutraa

Surprise Beauty Goodie Bag including some of my Spring Favorites! 
US + International

Image Courtesy of www.entertainedorganizer.com
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$15 Gift Card to Ninja Polish
US + International

Image Courtesy of ninjapolish.com
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2 bottles of Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquers, It's Smaller on the Outside and Morning Light
US Only


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Orly Oh Cabana Boy, China Glaze Watermelon Rind, Julep Janel, Mash Smiley Palette
US Only



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Set of Color Club scented minis, toe separators, nail art stickers, tweezers
US Only


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Sally Hansen Dries Instantly Top Coat, Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure Golden Rule, Ulta Purple Haze
US + International


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Entry from A Little Polish

3 Hard Candy Polishes
US Only


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Entry from Just One More Bottle

Zoya Liberty, Zoya Stevie, Zoya Top and Base coat
US Only


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Entry from Nailbed Dreams

$25 Sally Beauty Supply Gift Card
US Only

Image Courtesy of sallybeautysupply.com

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Entry from Liesl Loves Pretty Things

$10 Ulta OR $10 Sephora gift card
US + International

Images Courtesy of ulta.com and sephora.com

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Entry from iHeartPrettyPolish

$15 Gift Card to Llarowe, Ninja Polish, Ulta, or Sephora
US + International


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Entry from The Polish Bar 

Two Bottles of the Polish Bar Polishes:  In Full Bloom and Shiny Pebbles
US Only






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Fireside Nights, Harmonious (Clear Edition), and Bwahaha!
US Only


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Entry from Make Up Mom 123

2 Elevation Nail Polishes; One is a Custom by Lulu and the other is a Sample
US + International


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Entry from All This Polish

4 colors from the Essie Neon Collection 2013 
US Only


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Entry from Color Me So Crazy

The New Black- Runway Color Baromoter 8-Piece Set
US Only

Image Courtesy of sephora.com
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20.00 gift card to Sephora
US Only

Image Courtesy of sephora.com
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$25.00 gift card to Sephora
US + International

Image Courtesy of sephora.com
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Entry from Beauty Fiends

$20 Llarowe gift certificate
US + International

Image Courtesy of llarowe.com
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Entry from Franken-cense

Mystery Prize!
US Only

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Entry from Lit From Within

Cult Nails Tied Up (Discontinued), Glitter Gal Copper 3D, Sinful Colors Green Ocean and Butter London Fairy Cake
US + International


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Set of Julie G Gumdrops
US Only

Image Courtesy of groupon.com
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Choice of China Glaze Sunsational Jellies or Creme Set
US Only

Image Courtesy of China Glaze
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Entry from Polished Cousins

2 Shimmer Polishes - Mary and Tammy (bottles are brand new)

US Only


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Entry from Sassy Shelly

$15 Ninja Polish Gift Certificate
US + International

Image Courtesy of ninjapolish.com
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Entry From Frugal Polish

2 Sinful Colors Nail Art polishes, toe separators and Color Club Hot Couture.
US Only


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Max Factor Fantasy Fire, Finger Paints Asylum and Motley, Gosh Purple Heart, and StarGazer 133
US Only


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Entry from Polished 10

(1) HITS MTV set & (1) HITS Mari Moon MultiGirl Unique Set
US Only


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Entry from Beauty Gnome

$15 Llarowe Gift Certificate
US Only

Image Courtesy of llarowe.com
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Entry from xoxo, Jen

xoxojen.com le collab from Urban Lacquer, a new full bottle of Vivid Lacquer's Lunar Eclipse, Two dongdong minis, Vivid Lacquer plate #006
US Only


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Rimmel London 60 Second Nail Lacquer in Mintilicious, I Lilac You, Pink-A-Boo, Sunny Days, and Hot Chilli Pepper
US Only


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Entry from Cuticle Pusher

OPI - Meet Me On The Star Ferry
US + International


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Entry from Accio Lacquer

Orly French manicure set, Full size bottle of Lucky 13 Lacquer A Leaf on the Wind, Full size bottle of Digital Nails Convergent, Full size bottle of Digital Nails Sorry I'm Not Made of Sugar, Full size bottle of Digital Nails Matte-matical, and a nail buffer
US Only


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Entry from Digital Nails

Your choice of any three Digital Nails polishes and a Custom Polish
US Only

Image Courtesy of Digital Nails
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Entry from Plump and Polished

$20 Etsy Gift Certificate
US + International

Image Courtesy of etsy.com
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Fabulous & Affordable Beauty Pack!
US Only


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2 Layla Magnetics- Turquoise Wave and Purple Galaxy
US Only


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Entry from Jindie Nails

Three Jindie Nails polishes of your choice!
US Only
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A custom set of two polished pieces made just for you!
US + International

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