Friday, May 27, 2016

HELLA HOLO CUSTOMS for May 2016 featuring CELSTIAL COSMETICS and GRACE-FULL NAIL POLISH





Hi there, my darlings! TGIF! I'm ending the week with a post I'm really excited about--my guest swatches of the Hella Holo Customs for May 2016! This month, Nicki of Celestial Cosmetics and Theresa of Grace-full Nail Polish created three gorgeous polishes each! Ready to take a look?


FROM CELESTIAL COSMETICS :

Unicorn on the Rocks is described as a "pearly grey based holo with violet sparks and lavender flakes." Metallics can be tough but this one applies beautifully and is fully opaque in 2 easy coats.I added a third for extra bling. Isn't this totally magical?!









With flash!




Dragon Wings is described as a "deep plum colored, linear holo with a purple-green shifting shimmer and green/pink/blue/purple shifting flakes." Smooth, easy formula and application--the swatches show 2 easy coats topped with 1 generous coat of Glisten & Glow's HK Girl topcoat. To this very minute, I'm not 100% sure what to call this color--the shift is that much of a chameleon!












With flash!




Wings of Change is described as a "blue green duochrome holo." Fabulous formula and application--the swatches show 2 easy coats topped with 1 generous coat of Glisten & Glow's HK Girl topcoat. My fave of the three, this beauty just looks so ethereal--more of that Australian magic!












With flash!




Mango Sherbet is described as a "fun, citrus orange holo with a gold shift." Smooth, easy formula and application--the swatches show 2 easy coats topped by itself. I'm usually not a big fan of orange but I really like the strong gold shift to this!










With flash!




Eternal Sunset is described as a "purple jelly with multichrome flakies in copper, gold and fuchsia and pops of holo micro glitter in bright pink and copper." Despite being absolutely packed with flakies, this beauty goes on like a dream--the swatches show 2 coats topped with 2 generous coats of Glisten & Glow's HK Girl topcoat. I love this one so hard--it truly looks like it's been lit from within!










With flash!




Mattefied with OPI Matte Finish topcoat :






Unicorn Lagoon is described as a "blue green holo with sparkle and multichrome flakies in pink, gold, blue and purple and pink microglitter." No complaints at all with the formula or application--the swatches show 2 coats topped with 1 generous coat of Glisten & Glow's HK Girl topcoat. I love so much about this polish--this shade of blue, the contrasting glitters, how flattering it is to my complexion!










With flash!




So there you have it, my darlings! These special customs are only available through Hella Holo Customs group on Facebook. Interested in joining the Hella Holo Customs Facebook group? Email them at hellaholocustomercare@gmail.com with the subject line JOIN. You can also follow along on their Instagram HERE.



You can find Nicki of Celestial Cosmetics through the social media outlets below :

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Curious to learn more about Grace-full Nail Polish? You can find her through the social media outlets below :

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Website








Until next time,
<3
B













Thursday, May 26, 2016

DAINTY DIGITS POLISH Rainbow Gelato collection...plus a BONUS holo!





Hi there, my darlings! I have one more Summer-themed collection to share with you all this afternoon! As part of our indie feature with Dainty Digits Polish's recently released Rainbow Gelato collection. Let's take a peek, shall we?


This collection consists of 6 neon holo cremes.Before we move on to swatches, let's take a minute to talk about the formula and application of these polishes. I found that most of these were fromulated to be more jelly-like than true cremes and go on quite sheer. You can layer them for full opacity but I did encounter quite a bit of patchiness with almost all of them. I'm not sure if it was because I was working with minis and little brushes but the formula is a bit of a challenge to work with. The swatches below show 3 coats of each polish by itself, on the ring and pinky fingers, and topped with 1 coat of Glisten & Glow's HK Girl topcoat, on the index and middle fingers. Ok then, on to swatches!


Blue Raspberry is a light blue crelly with a touch of holographic sparkle. One of the creamier ones, this is so pretty!






With flash!




Boysenberry is a light lavender purple crelly with a touch of holographic sparkle. Another creamier one, this one is one of my faves!






With flash!




Kiwi is a bright neon green jelly with a touch of holographic sparkle. Bright, fun green!






With flash!




Mandarin Orange is a bright orange jelly with a touch of holographic sparkle. This is going to great for those days on the beach!






With flash!




Passionfruit is a light coral pink jelly with a touch of holographic sparkle. Hands down, my favorite of this collection!






With flash!




Lemon Meringue is a bright lime yellow/green jelly with a touch of holographic sparkle. So bright, so cool!






With flash!




BONUS : Tropic of Capricorn is a rich emerald green with a strong holographic finish. Lovely formula and application--the swatches below show 2 easy coats by itself. LOVE this shade of green!






With flash!




So there you have it, my darlings! Dainty Digits Polish's Rainbow Gelato collection, as well as Tropic of Capricorn, are all available now on her website HERE.


If you want to know more about NeNe and her brand, you can find her on the social media sites below :

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Which of these are your faves? I would love to hear from you in the comments section below!




Until next time,
<3
B







****Products were sent to me for an honest, unbiased review. All opinions are my own.****