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Pugsley from LilypadLacquer

Howdy, everyone! Yes, I’m actually alive. Sadly, I’ve been neglecting the blog because school, work and life got in the way. However, I am happy to let you know that I am almost done with school and will be able to devote more time to my true passion: nail polish!! At this point I have so many pics and untried polishes waiting their turn, so I’ve got plenty of backlog to create posts from. Can’t wait to get back into the swing of things. 🙂

LilypadLacquer Pugsley

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Different Dimension – Just Keep Swimming

Today’s polish is from Different Dimension and it’s called Just Keep Swimming.  I have many polishes from Missi’s shop and I love them all!  Check out a mani I’ve done before with one of her polishes here. There is also a Pink Floyd themed polish set I got from her that I have yet to swatch.  Yes.  You heard me right, a Pink Floyd themed polish set!  See more about it here.  She’s got tons of other themed polishes like Big Bang Theory, Mean Girls and Pretty Little Liars. You should really check out her store even if only to drool over its awesomeness!!  😀  But I digress…..

This polish is a bright cerulean blue linear holographic polish that is chock full of sparkly goodness.  The photos below show two coats of Just Keep Swimming over a coat of Seche Rebuild and one layer of Cult Nails Wicked Fast topcoat.  the first two photos were taken outdoors in direct sunshine and you can see how this brings out the most beautiful holographic dance of color.  the last photo was taken indoors with a flash.

Different Dimension Just Keep Swimming - Sunlight

Direct sunlight

Different Dimension Just Keep Swimming - Sunlight

Direct sunlight

Here is the flash photo.  My puny little nails are not showing the true glory of this polish, but the bottle shot does give you an idea of how strong the holo is in this color.  I absolutely love it and will use it again and again, I’m sure.  On a side note, there are some cat hairs that made their way into today’s photos.  I do try to prep my bottles, etc, for photographing, but inevitably the occasional cat hair has and will continue to make its way into my photos.  It’s my way of letting the babies share in the blogging experience. I can’t say for sure if this hair came from Stewie, Otto or Maggie, but they are all here in spirit.  😀

Different Dimension Just Keep Swimming - Flash

Indoors with flash

That’s it for today, I hope you enjoyed this color as much as I did. I have SO many new holographic polishes I don’t even know which to swatch next, but I will figure it out.  I promise!  Hope you all have a great Friday and weekend ahead!

Thanks for stopping by!!

Leslie

Color Club Halo Hues 2013 – Eternal Beauty

Eternal Beauty

Eternal Beauty

Hello, everyone!  I hope you are having a nice day.  If you’re not, take a look at this beautiful polish and smile as you bask in its holographic beauty!  It’s Eternal Beauty!  This polish is a part of Color Club‘s 2013 Halo Hues collection, one of my first forays into holographic polishes.  I stumbled upon this set for quite a deal and had to grab the whole thing, of course.  For more info on where I got this set, check my earlier post here.

Eternal Beauty Flash

Eternal Beauty – Flash

This color is a bright purple with a linear holographic effect that just begs to be stared at.  In some lights it looks almost blue.  It’s just amazing and I am glad every time I see it that I bought it.  The application of this polish was good and photos show two coats and a single later of topcoat (can’t remember which, sorry).  Eventually I will get all the polishes from this collection swatched and posted to the blog.  All the colors are just gorgeous and the holo effect of these polishes is amazing. 

Eternal Beauty Flash

Eternal Beauty Flash

I hope you’re all having a great week!  Thanks for stopping by.

Leslie

Nails Inc. Disco Lane from The After Party Set

Nails Inc. The After Party Set

Nails Inc. The After Party Set (left to right):
Disco Lane, Soho Street and Covent Garden Market

Happy (almost) hump day everybody!  Disco Lane is the last color I am showing you from the Nails Inc. The After Party set.  It’s is a black creme with a scattered holographic finish.  The formula is a little on the thick side, but wasn’t difficult to apply and came out nice and smooth with two layers of topcoat.

Nails Inc. Disco Lane

Nails Inc. Disco Lane

This one is a scattered holo, not a linear holo like Layla’s or Jade Holographics, so if that’s the style you’re going for this is not your polish.  I’ve seen negative reviews of this color, as it doesn’t give you the same look as a linear holo, but I like it.  I love the way it catches the light randomly and gives you a beautiful flash of color from within it’s murky depths.  Yeah, yeah, I know, but it’s pretty cool.  🙂

Nails Inc. Disco Lane

Nails Inc. Disco Lane

Nails Inc. Disco Lane

Nails Inc. Disco Lane

Here’s a blurry shot of it so you can see the holographic goodness, then a macro so you can see it up close and personal.

Nails Inc. Disco Lane

Nails Inc. Disco Lane

Disco Lane Macro

Disco Lane Macro

Thanks for reading, happy almost hump day!!

Leslie

Christmas Polish Present – Zoya Dream Box

I hope everyone had a happy and safe holiday season with friends and family.  Now on to the Christmas polish presents!! 

This year I got some nail polish items from Santa to add to my stash.  One of my favorites is my Zoya Holo-day Dream Box.  It comes beautifully packaged with my three favorite colors from their Ornate Collection:  Aurora, Blaze and Storm.  These have had my eye since I saw the Ornate collection swatches, and I’m glad that Zoya saw fit to include them together in a box.

Zoya Holo-day Dream Box Contains Blaze, Storm and Aurora from the Ornate Collection

Zoya Holo-day Dream Box
Contains (left to right) Blaze, Storm and Aurora from the Ornate Collection

Zoya Holo-day Dream Box

Zoya Holo-day Dream Box (left to right) Blaze, Storm and Aurora from the Ornate Collection

Blaze is described on the Zoya website as a full coverage, cool-toned medium mulberry red with a high concentration of micro fine diamond holographic glitter.  It really is a beautiful color and the sparkle from the holographic glitter is stunning.  This is two coats and a top coat.

Zoya Blaze with bottle

Zoya Blaze

Zoya Blaze swatch

Zoya Blaze

Storm  is described a full coverage, holiday black with a high concentration of micro fine diamond holographic glitter. This one is particularly gorgeous as the glitter is wonderful complement to the deep black of the polish.  I think this one is my favorite of the three.  Two coats and a top coat are shown below.

Zoya Storm with bottle

Zoya Storm

Zoya Storm Swatch

Zoya Storm

Last, but not least, is Aurora, a full coverage, medium sugarplum purple flecked with a high concentration of micro fine diamond holographic glitter.  As with the other colors, the sparkle on this one is amazing, the best in the collection I’d even venture to say.  You can even see it indoors, so you know it’s a good one!  Two coats are shown below plus a top coat. 

Zoya Aurora swatch

Zoya Aurora

Next I decided to add snowflakes to this color using Wet ‘n Wild French Creme White.  We’ve had only a little bit of snow thus far this season and I hope that this will be my winter polish equivalent of a ‘snow dance’.

Zoya Aurora with Snowflake

Zoya Aurora with Wet ‘n Wild White snowflake

Thanks for stopping by for a bit.  With school starting week after next, I am hoping to do at least a post a week, and will do more if I can.  I appreciate all your likes and comments, and hope you all have a very happy and safe new year!!

Leslie