POLISH ME SILLY Guilty Pleasure Nail Polish Swatches & Review (Meet my Chromies collection)

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Hello lovelies,

here’s the second nail polish I have purchased from Polish Me Silly. I bought this shade to sort of help me survive until I get my hands on ILNP Undenied (still waiting for the discount code, lol). You can get Polish me Silly polishes from their etsy shop and they are available in both mini (9ml) and full size (15ml).

In the bottle Guilty pleasure shifts from purple to fuchsia, red and gold. I was absolutely in love when I saw it. Sadly, it is not as impressive on the nails. Granted, it is better than Holy Shift, but the multichrome effect still can’t compare to that of ILNP and Dance Legend.

The consistency is thin and the nail polish is sheer. I had no problems with application, but it required three coats to be completely opaque (or, alternatively, you can use one coat over black). On the nails it is mainly purple, and looks suspiciously similar to Holy Shift. However, the colour shift is far more noticeable on this one. I can see pink and a bit of brownish red.

Under water – it looks amazing. The color shift is extremely strong.

To be honest, I think that my biggest issue with these multichromes is that they look so amazing under water, yet they are less impressive on the nails. Dance Legend and ILNP are more uniform – there’s no such a drastic difference in how they look on the nails and under water.

Swatches: 3 coats, no base/top coat)

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Under water.

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xoxo Tamara

 

POLISH ME SILLY Holy Shift (Meet my Chromies collection) Swatch & Review

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With Chromaflair pigment finally being made available to wider public, it was only a matter of time when will other indie nail polish brands jump onto the multichrome bandwagon.

Polish me Silly are my first multichromes that aren’t Dance Legend or ILNP and, to be honest, I don’t like them as much and I’ll tell you why in a little bit.

These nail polishes are available as a mini in a 9ml bottle ($7,50) and a full size of 15ml ($11,50). I got them during a 10% off sale for which I’m not sure if it is still on. The code is FLASHSALE10, it doesn’t hurt to try :)

Now, Holy Shift looks like a blue to purple to coppery red to gold shift multichrome in the bottle. On the nails, on the other hand, only a shift from blue to purple is visible. I can see a hint of copper if I twist my hand under weird angles. It is a bit disappointing, especially when my other multichromes show full colour shift on the nails.

However, if you put Holy Shift under water, magic happens – it looks amazing – I can even see a bit of green and grey. It is a shame that this doesn’t translate to the nails.

These multichromes are pretty sheer, so it takes at least three coats to make it opaque. The easiest route is, of course, to wear it over black nail polish. The formula is good, neither too thin not too thick.

I used 3 coats for swatches, no base coat or top coat.

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Under water:

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Although my review is not as positive-toned, this nail polish is far from horrible. I definitely plan to wear it whenever I go swimming (this way I’ll be able to admire it properly), but if you want stronger multichromes, I’d suggest ILNP and Dance Legend.

xoxo Tamara

BUTTER LONDON Swatch Spam (Dark Knight, Shag, Knees Up)

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Hello lovelies,

I don’t own a lot of Butter London nail polishes, especially since hqhair stopped shipping nail polish out of the UK. Currently, I get them on e-bay, but the price with shipping is pretty high. Based on the shades I own, I like the formula and I also appreciate the names.

I also like the packaging – it looks very sleek and elegant. The outer cap is removable (just like the cap on Chanel polishes), which makes it easier to use the brush.

Let’s go to the swatches.

Knees Up is perfect glowy metallic red. It is opaque in one coat.

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Shag is brownish bronze. This one is slightly sheer in one coat – I used two coats for the swatches.

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Dark Knight contains a various shades of tiny glitter in a black jelly base. It required two coats, too.

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Which is your favourite Butter London shade?

xoxo Tamara

ESSIE She Said Yes Wedding 2014 Collection

 

 

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Hello lovelies,

every spring Essie launches wedding-themed collection of 4 nail polishes. I thought about getting the mini set but, based on the sparse swatches I found, I liked the collection enough to get all four of them in full size.

I’m so happy that this shade doesn’t contain those horrible chalky Essie crèmes – I was pretty happy with the formula across all the shades. Let’s now see the swatches:

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100 Days Cosmetics no-buy Final Update

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Hello lovelies,

this is the final update of my failed 100 Days cosmetics no-buy project. I really hoped that I’d manage to survive 100 days without buying beauty products, but I did not. I’m a bit embarrassed, to be honest. Still, even though the project hasn’t fulfilled its main goal, it made me realize some things about my beauty purchase patterns.

1. I tend to shop more when I’m bored; especially after I started to shop online. Not so nice weather we had in the first three months also contributed.

2. I don’t think a capsule make-up collection is for me. I admire those who can create a collection of several, well-picked items, but I prefer a bit of variety.

3. I’m a total nail polish addict, and I don’t think this addiction will stop soon. I’ve purchased approximately 80 nail polishes during my no-buy.

4. I can enter the drugstore/perfumery without buying anything. The same goes for on-line stores. Even though I’ve bought so much, the number of items I’ve bought doesn’t even come close to the number of items I’ve put in my cart and then returned back to shelves.

What’s going to happen in the future.

1. Longer no-buy projects aren’t for me. I think I can handle a short – month long – no-buy, but longer no-buys are sure to fail.

2. I’m better at using up products than at not buying them. My other project – 14 for 2014 is going great.

3. Never, ever am I to create a list of permitted items during my no buy. Those 8 nail polishes are one of the main culprits (together with my lack of self-control) for the fail. If it is a no-buy, than it is a no-buy. If I think that I might end up without an essential product during no buy, I have to buy it before a no buy, so that I don’t even have an excuse of shopping anywhere.

Now, I want to show you (along with a bunch of previously shown nail polishes.

rimmel apocalips haul

The first are Rimmel Apocalips lip glosses. Basically, I’m not a lip gloss person – I prefer to use lipstick. However, lipsticks are horribly inconvenient to carry during hot summer temperatures because they melt. I’ve heard great things about Rimmel Apocalips and decided to get a few… six to be exact. The worst thing is that I don’t like a half of them.

Here are more color accurate swatches on the skin:

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Basically, I hate the three lightest shades. Though they don’t look so, the first two are the worst kind of nudes for my complexion – those pale, concealer-like lipsticks/lip glosses. I browsed a bunch of swatches and they didn’t seem as light. The third shade – Luna – applies unevenly. Don’t worry, I’ll review them once I properly test them.

The last three shades, on the other hand, are perfection.

Elizabeth Arden isn’t much talked about in the beauty community, but I there was a GWP promo, so I decided to grab some items from their Summer collection. First, look at the packaging – I adore nautical theme.

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I got a crayon lipstick (Sunrise), duo eyeliner (Midnight Sail) and cream eyeshadow (Sand Dollar). The eyeshadow reminds me of Chanel’s Illusion d’Ombre in Emerveille.

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The GWP came in a gigantic green and yellow bag (I don’t like the colour, but I like the size) and consisted of 8 Hour hand cream, Visible Difference lotion and lip gloss in the shade Sunset.

darling diva holo haul

The final purchase is Darling Diva holo nail polishes. I accidentally ran into a promo they had – 10% off the items and, since I wanted Landslide (bright green) forever, I ordered it… Together with 4 other nail polishes. Still, I only regret not buying the rest of the White Witch collection. The holos are very strong and I’ve got a feeling that Darling Diva is about to become my favourite indie brand.

I almost forgot to mention several Deborah Lippmann and Butter London nail polishes, but I forgot to take a photo of those.

I also bought a lot of make-up for my birthday which has yet to come and this make-up will be stashed away until then.

How is your no-buy going?

xoxo Tamara

12.04.2014 Beauty Blog Link Love

Jenny breaks down a sultry brown smoky eye look step by step, featuring Tom Ford Cocoa Mirage on My Funny Valentine.

What’s $7, silicone-free, and smells like blood oranges with a floral twist? Find out on theNotice.

Phyrra loves the Too Faced A La Mode Eyes Palette and so should you! She brings you 5 tutorials and a review too!

Musicalhouses gives the MUFE HD Cream Blush a review – find out why she likes it so much!

Boring body wash or shower nirvana in a bottle? Makeup Morsels investigates: uplifting shower gels at any price point.

Fleurissante has gotten her hands on new OPI Brazil collection. Check the swatches and dupes.

Beauty Reflections gets Unicorn Hair without the commitment using L’Oreal Professionnel Hairchalk!

Lisamarie from Beauty Crazed knows that nothing really says spring like new spring nail polish shades – so come admire her swatches from the Spring Quo by Orly collection!

Do you ever have a product that you want to toss instantly? See what Marcia from Beauty Info Zone has to say about this liquid eyeliner pen from Essence.

Jenn from Spiced Beauty falls in love with blush that feels like second skin! Check out these Make Up For Ever gems.

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