Friday, June 7, 2013

Even More Pretty Polishes: Sale Haul!

Hey Gals,

A couple weeks ago, had one of their periodic friends and family sales, and were offering 20% off of everything. Naturally this meant I had to load up on some of my favorite beauty items, and what better way to do that than with more nail polishes! I’ve spoken about my polish addiction before, but given the opportunity to snag 20%, I couldn’t resist! Also, is currently listed on Ebates, so I was able to get an additional 6% cash back on my order (if you are an online shopper and don’t know about Ebates – hightail it over there immediately and sign-up!! Every quarter they send me a check for basically doing what I do best, online shopping!!)

If you aren’t currently on’s mailing list, I also urge you to sign up, as they often have these pop-up sales and also frequently have great promotions! Back in December I was able to get a free bottle of Deborah Lippmann’s Boom Boom Pow just for doing a little Christmas shopping with them! They also ship their items pretty quickly and a mere 5 days after I placed this order, I received it! Now that I’ve had the chance to try out all of my new lovelies, I thought it would be fun to provide some swatches and review them all for you today. Feel free to leave any questions in the comments and I’ll be sure to respond back!

Ok, now onto the polish porn!

RGB, Cerulean (retails for $15, but with the ff discount and ebates, I paid 11.28)
I’ve had this color pinned to my nail board on Pinterest for quite some time, so I thought it was time I finally checked it out. What drew me in is the unique blue color, which isn’t like anything I’ve seen before. I figured it would be perfect for summer. This is my first time trying out an RGB polish and overall I’m pretty happy with it. I ended up needing 3 coats to ensure there wasn't any streaking, but that’s only because this particular color went on pretty thinly (this wasn’t the case for Sea). The color applies pretty true to what you see in the bottle, and has a pretty metallic, shimmery finish. I think I’ll reserve this one til I get a little tanner, but this is definitely a winner in my book!

 RGB, Sea (retail: $15, paid: $11.28)
This color is absolutely gorgeous on the nail. It may be hard to tell from the pictures, as it photographed darker than it really is, but it is a beautiful shade of dark metallic green that applies flawlessly. I only needed 2 coats to get full coverage, and could have probably gotten away with only 1 coat if I was in a rush. I think this would make a great holiday nail color, though I’m not one to really limit my polish wearing by the seasons!
In doors with a flash
Outdoors in natural light

For fun, I also applied Tart with a Heart as a top coat. While I love a good topping of glitz, I think I actually prefer this one on its own, but you be the judge – do you like it better with or without the glitter?
A little glitz never hurt anyone!
Butter LONDON, Tart with a Heart (retail: $16, paid: $12.03)
This is another color that’s been sitting on my pinterest board for quite some time and I’ve very pleased to now own it! If any of you are familiar with Nails Inc's Electric Avenue, I’d say this is the gold version of that. It’s a glitter explosion on your nail, so what’s not to love about that?! While I think it’s meant to be more of a topper, I tried it out alone and actually really liked the look. It’s like a more jazzy way to do nude! I ended up applying 3 coats to get this coverage and boy was it glitzy, especially out in naturally sunlight – LOVE! The good thing about this polish is that it dries extremely fast, so there is little to no wait time in between coats. One thing to note is that it’s awful to remove, as is the case with most glitters. I recommend getting the cotton rounds that have exfoliating dots – it really helps to ‘scrub’ off the polish when removing, without beating up your nail. 

Outdoors in natural sunlight
Indoors, with flash

I decided it may be fun to try this out with some of my shatter polishes – unfortunately it got a bit lost on the silver and gold ones, but I think that’s just b/c the shatter color was too similar to really allow it to shine through.
Lost in a sea of shatter, but still glitz-tastic!
Butter LONDON, Wallis (retail: $16, paid: $12.03)
This color is truly amazing – so unique. I’ve seen this color around the nail blogs for a while now, and didn’t give it another thought because I wasn’t too sure on the olive color. But this time around something about it jumped out at me, and like you’ve probably heard me mention a couple time now, I tend to gravitate towards and buy polishes that are unique and special with not many dupes out there. This is definitely one of those colors. It applies like a dream, and the finish is a beautiful metallic foil that looks different based on the lighting and angle. I think this color is a nice change of pace from all of the golds out there and would be great for a more formal occasion – I picture it pairing very nicely with a classic LBD.

LBD ready!
Deborah Lippmann Glitter in the Air (retail: $19, paid: $14.29)
I think I was most excited about receiving this Deborah Lippmann (or Debs Lips as us gals like to call her) polish. The milky blue base mixed with blue and pink glitter just seemed so dreamy to me.. and of course, unique! Debs Lips makes some of the best glitter polishes out there, but the only downfall, in my experience is that they tend to chip pretty easily. But I’m a sucker for a good glitter, so I gladly forked over my credit card for this baby (hey, at least I got it for almost a $5 discount!) This is definitely a multiple coat application kind of gal, but I’m sure it would also work well layered over another color.
This 3 coats, with flash

I think out of all of these babies, Wallis is my favorite, though Glitter in the Air is definitely a close second!  I can't get over all of that dreamy glitter.  Which one do you like best?

- M


  1. I still love me some glitter, so Glitter in the Air is my fave!! You've inspired me to get manicuring, something I'm usually to lazy to do ;)

    1. I know, I can never resist a good glitter either! Half the time I end up topping a non-glitter mani b/c it looks so plain without a little glitz!

    2. I also own Glitter in the Air and M is correct that it works really well as a top layer, especially over a pretty pale blue! I wore it to a wedding last summer and received tons of compliments.

  2. All this talk of Glitter in the Air made me dig out my bottle and give myself a mani - I layered it over a pale shimmery blue, and the subtle glitter looks amazing! A great pastel for summer!


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