Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Dreamland Lacquer Valentine Power Ballads Collection

Hey everyone!!! Sorry I haven't been updating my blog as much, exciting things are happening for me on a personal level and I promise I will reveal it all soon!

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*Press Samples*

Today I have this beautiful 4-piece Valentine's Day Collection from Dreamland Lacquer to share with you and these polishes are super beautiful! These four polishes will release for preorder Saturday January 21 at 2 p.m. central time for a 48-hour window. I'll have more details at the end of the post, but let's take a look at the pretty swatches!!!

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This is Dreamland Lacquer Is This Love? and it just beautiful. This is a white crelly polish with holo microglitters and color shifting iridescent microglitter. Those color shifting iridescent glitters are super in right now but I haven't quite seen this combination yet and it is just stunning. I really love this one. The formula on this one was a little thick, but nothing unmanageable – just apply thin coats. Since it is a white crelly, I used three coats for opacity. 

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Next up is Dreamland Lacquer Alone. This is a deep burgundy jelly polish with holo microglitter and those same beautiful color shifting iridescent microglitter. I love that this is both vampy and delicate at the same time. I love those color shifting glitters, they just add a whole new dimension to this polish. Since this had a darker base, I only needed two coats for opacity. These glitters tend to be a little hungrier than the usual Dreamland Lacquer microglitters, so you might need an extra coat of top coat for ultimate smoothness.

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This is Dreamland Lacquer Everything I Do and it is just an amazing microglitter. No one does microglitters quite like Dreamland, and this one does not disappoint. A beautiful bright pink jelly polish packed with holo microglitters – this polish will make everyone happy all year round. Opaque in two easy coats, I wore this for few days and there is just something so happy about a bright pink. 

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Last but definitely not least this is Dreamland Lacquer The Search is Over. And you guys, the search really is over, this is the ultimate perfect purple polish! This is a warm purple jelly polish with unicorn pee pigment that gives it the most beautiful pink glow. And even though it's a jelly, this beauty was opaque in TWO coats. And it is just so amazingly beautiful. Who doesn't love unicorn pee?

Also, with this release, Dreamland will be bringing back some former popular shades.

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Noelie will be bringing back, from left, Date Night, Monkey Monkey Underpants and Burnt Jam in Vermont. 

Once again these four beautiful polishes will be available for preorder Saturday January 21 at 2 p.m. central time for a 48-hour window at the Dreamland Lacquer site. Turn around time will be approximately two weeks, depending on volume of orders. Updates will be posted on the Dreamland Facebook page if orders will take more than two weeks.

For the initial preorder each polish is $10.00. They will be $11.00 each when they are added to the store as normal inventory. The full set will be $38.00, so an extra $0.50 savings per color for ordering the set. 

So which ones are your favorite? I'm really digging Is This Love?!!!

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Favorite Nail Art of 2016

I know it's probably getting old seeing all these best of lists, but going through my swatches of 2016, I couldn't help but spy a couple of nail art I worked pretty hard on and really liked.

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I'm feeling pretty tired tonight, so I'll make sure to name each nail art and then link you to the original post so you can read all about it there. Sorry for not giving more elaboration.

We'll go in chronological order to see progress throughout the year!

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Black Holo Sparkle Nails

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The Crows Fly at Twilight

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Neon Gradient Sparkle

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Red Metallic Stained Glass Nails

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Birthday Neon Rainbow Nails

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Spring Créme á la Mode Nails

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Dry Brush Spring Nail Art

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Neon Wilderness Sunset Nails

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Super Holo Gradient Tropical Nails

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Pastel Neon Nail Stamping

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Double Stamping Nails

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White, Black and Red All Over

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Neon Summer Cocktail Nails

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Rainbow Fan Gradient Nails

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Double Stamping Leaves Nails

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I Love Nail Polish Nails

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Leaves and Stripes Nails

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Thanksgiving Nails

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The Pines at Midnight

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Holiday Snowflakes

Want to know something funny?! I found a few nail art looks I forgot to share with you that I created in 2016 while going through my archives. Guess I should share those with you soon!

Also a little reflection: I often don't think much of my life as a nail blogger, but taking a look at these 20 looks, I have a lot to be proud of and I shouldn't beat myself up so much.

Now I'm dying to know, which of these is your favorite?!

Saturday, December 31, 2016

My Favorite Polishes of 2016

Happy 2017 everyone! I haven't had too much time this holiday season to blog, but I wanted to fit in my favorite polishes of 2016 for you all. Some of these are no longer available, but I just had to share!

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There's the collage/sneak preview. Read all about these pretties below!

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Dreamland Lacquer – Burnt Jam in Vermont: I don't own a lot of thermals, but this one totally stole my heart. Vampy and gorgeous both warm and cold. And the flakies remind me of flames.

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Painted Polish – Mystery Holo Duex: This gorgeous berry holo is so strong and completely stole my heart. It was love at first sight!

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Dreamland Lacquer – Out, Damned Clot!: This is the most stunning red holo I own, Noelie really knocked it out of the park with this one.

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Literary Lacquers – Stars Walk Backwards: This was a lovely darkened blue-green teal holo polish that reminded me so much of a beautiful night sky.

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Literary Lacquers – Salmon Enchanted Evening: This creme is everything I am looking for in a fun bright creme that is perfect for spring and guaranteed to make you smile.

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Literary Lacquers – Soul Within Me Burning: The warm toned purple feels like it was created for my skin tone, I am in love with this. Both beautiful and vampy without being too dark. A show stopper.

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Dreamland Lacquer – Dragonberry: This polish made me fall in love with purple again. The holo flash in it was one of a kind. Despite the pigment problems, Noelie made it right with all the Hella Holo customers and I can't respect her or be in awe of her talents more.

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Anchor Heart Lacquer – Vacationland: This was my first polish from this brand and it did not disappoint. Summers were made for bright neon corals like this and the subtle violet sparks and subtle scattered holo really set this one apart.

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Literary Lacquers – Tonight's Adventure. This was the ultimate pink leaning linear holo polish that exudes nothing but happiness. It had a lovely tribute story behind it, you should totally check that out.

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Ever After Polish – Month of June: I love a soft sea foam green polish and the cooler colored multichrome flakies and gold holo microglitter make this one a standout!

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Emily de Molly – Shadow on the Moon: I've been drawn to more neutral polishes with a special something lately and this one fit the bill.  This is a lovely stormy grey linear holo polish packed with larger microglitters for a scattered holo effect and then packed with dark pink flakies to create an awesome red leaning pinkish glow.

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Great Lakes Lacquer – Lake Michigan: Inspired by one of the most beautiful lakes in the world, this color is everything. This is a bright bold teal linear holographic polish with multichrome flakes that shift from deep blue to light green and a shimmer that mimics the flake shift.

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Indigo Bananas – Creme Bluelè: This is a gorgeous lightened cobalt blue that reminds me of the summer sky on a super hot tropical day.

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ILNP – Interstellar: This is the most beautiful polish ILNP put out this year hands down. It is a gorgeous teal polish that shifts to a dark navy almost indigo blue with scattered holo flakies. It is essentially a galaxy in a single polish!

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Illyrian Polish – Blue Moon: I just tried out Illyrian Polish this year for the first time this year and boy am I sorry I waited this long. This polish had me at first stroke. It is a gorgeous purple leaning dark grey holographic polish with the most amazing golden sunset shimmer.

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Ever After Polish – The Pumpkin King: This has a grey holographic base filled with red to copper to gold multichrome shifting flakies with aqua microglitter to boot. This is a complex but such a lovely fall polish. Ever After does flakies SO well! 

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Fair Maiden Polish – Shadow of Your Heart: This is THE ultimate fall polish – vampy and metallic and totally a standout. I am SO in love with this polish, it is a must-have for sure!

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Great Lakes Lacquer – Bleeding Teal: And I can't leave out the custom Mariah of Great Lakes Lacquer created for me. She captured the perfect San Jose Sharks teal and this polish is also sprinkled with beautiful golden to bronze multichrome flakies. 

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Emily de Molly – All the Feelings: Iridescent glitter really had a moment at the end of 2016, but my favorite rendition of it was in this Emily de Molly polish which I could choose to layer over any color and really love this nude combination. 

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Girly Bits Cosmetics Astoria: I love shimmer and holo combos and Girly Bits really knocked it out of the park with this beauty. This is a gorgeous muted purple polish with a stunning copper shift that is really beautiful in the sunlight!