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Jul 07

Color: Saucy Jack (Butter London)Retail Price: $15.00 (USD)

Saucy Jack is a burgundy red shade with a creme finish (it has photographed slightly brighter than it actually appears). The formula is a little thin and reminded me of a jelly nail polish; regardless, I would still classify this as a creme. The first coat will be a little bit streaky and will look more raspberry than red, but add on at least one more coat, and you’ll achieve bottle color.
In the photo above, I am wearing three coats of Saucy Jack. Initially, I only had on two coats, but when I took my swatch photos, I was getting visible nail lines, so you’ll definitely want that third coat. On the plus side, because the formula is a little on the thin side, it’s very easy to create a clean, smooth manicure. Finish up with your favorite glossy top coat, and you’re good to go!
Red is a staple in any nail polish stash, but that also means it quickly becomes one of those colors you might not think you need anymore. Allow me to tell you that you need Saucy Jack!
Disclosure: Product sample provided by Butter London.

Color: Saucy Jack (Butter London)
Retail Price: $15.00 (USD)

Saucy Jack is a burgundy red shade with a creme finish (it has photographed slightly brighter than it actually appears). The formula is a little thin and reminded me of a jelly nail polish; regardless, I would still classify this as a creme. The first coat will be a little bit streaky and will look more raspberry than red, but add on at least one more coat, and you’ll achieve bottle color.

In the photo above, I am wearing three coats of Saucy Jack. Initially, I only had on two coats, but when I took my swatch photos, I was getting visible nail lines, so you’ll definitely want that third coat. On the plus side, because the formula is a little on the thin side, it’s very easy to create a clean, smooth manicure. Finish up with your favorite glossy top coat, and you’re good to go!

Red is a staple in any nail polish stash, but that also means it quickly becomes one of those colors you might not think you need anymore. Allow me to tell you that you need Saucy Jack!

Disclosure: Product sample provided by Butter London.

(Source: blanketprint)

Jul 06

Color: Rebel (M∙A∙C)Retail Price: $12.00 (USD)

Rebel is a mid-tone rich plum creme, which makes it a perfect shade for transitioning your style from summer to fall. You’ve got yourself a Rebel with a cause. ;)
In the photo above, I am wearing two coats of Rebel, although the formula is thick enough that one coat probably would have sufficed. With that in mind, if you do need more than one coat, make sure you allow enough time for your first coat to dry. Since the formula for this shade is a teensy bit on the thicker side, you’ll get bald spots in your manicure if you apply a second coat before the first one is dry.
Because Rebel is a part of M∙A∙C’s permanent nail color collection, you might already own a bottle of it. However, it’s worth noting that M∙A∙C recently reworked the formula for their nail polishes. From personal experience, I find the new formula chips less. Moreover, M∙A∙C nail polishes now come with a flat brush (similar to OPI’s brushes), which makes application a lot less messy. So, if you already own a bottle, perhaps you want to spring for the new and improved formula. And if you don’t own Rebel yet, this is the perfect opportunity to give it a shot.
Disclosure: Product sample provided by M∙A∙C.

Color: Rebel (M∙A∙C)
Retail Price: $12.00 (USD)

Rebel is a mid-tone rich plum creme, which makes it a perfect shade for transitioning your style from summer to fall. You’ve got yourself a Rebel with a cause. ;)

In the photo above, I am wearing two coats of Rebel, although the formula is thick enough that one coat probably would have sufficed. With that in mind, if you do need more than one coat, make sure you allow enough time for your first coat to dry. Since the formula for this shade is a teensy bit on the thicker side, you’ll get bald spots in your manicure if you apply a second coat before the first one is dry.

Because Rebel is a part of M∙A∙C’s permanent nail color collection, you might already own a bottle of it. However, it’s worth noting that M∙A∙C recently reworked the formula for their nail polishes. From personal experience, I find the new formula chips less. Moreover, M∙A∙C nail polishes now come with a flat brush (similar to OPI’s brushes), which makes application a lot less messy. So, if you already own a bottle, perhaps you want to spring for the new and improved formula. And if you don’t own Rebel yet, this is the perfect opportunity to give it a shot.

Disclosure: Product sample provided by M∙A∙C.

(Source: blanketprint)

Feb 07


Color: Boom Boom Pow (Deborah Lippmann)Retail Price: $20.00 (USD)
This dazzling nail polish is for the truly glamorous at heart. Boom Boom Pow is absolutely packed with all kinds of gold glitter, and even boasts 24 karat gold dust! Since the base is clear, this is excellent for layering over other shades and could even provide a great base for galaxy nail art.
The formula for this shade is easy to work with, which means application is fairly effortless. In the photo above, I am wearing two coats of Boom Boom Pow on my middle finger, and just one coat on my ring and pinky fingers (all over a base manicure using a black creme). As you can see, both one and two coats look fine; it really just depends on what kind of bling you’re wanting to feature on your nails.
This is one of the more expensive nail polishes, but the 24 karat gold dust gives it that extra bit of uniqueness that might convince you to spring for it. Moreover, the formula and ease of application makes this one worth the price tag in my book. Go on—treat yourself!
Disclosure: Product sample provided by Deborah Lippmann.

Color: Boom Boom Pow (Deborah Lippmann)
Retail Price: $20.00 (USD)

This dazzling nail polish is for the truly glamorous at heart. Boom Boom Pow is absolutely packed with all kinds of gold glitter, and even boasts 24 karat gold dust! Since the base is clear, this is excellent for layering over other shades and could even provide a great base for galaxy nail art.

The formula for this shade is easy to work with, which means application is fairly effortless. In the photo above, I am wearing two coats of Boom Boom Pow on my middle finger, and just one coat on my ring and pinky fingers (all over a base manicure using a black creme). As you can see, both one and two coats look fine; it really just depends on what kind of bling you’re wanting to feature on your nails.

This is one of the more expensive nail polishes, but the 24 karat gold dust gives it that extra bit of uniqueness that might convince you to spring for it. Moreover, the formula and ease of application makes this one worth the price tag in my book. Go ontreat yourself!

Disclosure: Product sample provided by Deborah Lippmann.

(Source: blanketprint)

Nov 12

Color: Kim (Julep)Retail Price: $14.00 (USD)
This is a shimmery gunmetal gray shade that was first released with Julep’s August 2012 Maven boxes. Julep says it has a frosty finish, but I don’t really think so. Maybe there’s a tiny bit of frost in there, but not really a lot, in my opinion!
I really love the formula for Kim. I expected application to be streaky, but it’s actually really smooth, which was a lovely surprise. As with all Julep shades, it is opaque in two coats.
I will absolutely be rocking this shade in the coming winter months. Gray is so chic as it is, and I love how the subtle shimmer (and, okay, frost!) makes Kim stand out from other gray nail polishes. Definitely a keeper!
Disclosure: Product sample provided by Julep.

Color: Kim (Julep)
Retail Price: $14.00 (USD)

This is a shimmery gunmetal gray shade that was first released with Julep’s August 2012 Maven boxes. Julep says it has a frosty finish, but I don’t really think so. Maybe there’s a tiny bit of frost in there, but not really a lot, in my opinion!

I really love the formula for Kim. I expected application to be streaky, but it’s actually really smooth, which was a lovely surprise. As with all Julep shades, it is opaque in two coats.

I will absolutely be rocking this shade in the coming winter months. Gray is so chic as it is, and I love how the subtle shimmer (and, okay, frost!) makes Kim stand out from other gray nail polishes. Definitely a keeper!

Disclosure: Product sample provided by Julep.

(Source: blanketprint)

Nov 11

Color: Claire (Julep)Retail Price: $14.00 (USD)
This is a cool sky blue with a creme finish. It nicely toes the line between bright and neon. I find once most shades hit neon territory, they dry matte (an issue that is easily combated with a top coat), which isn’t necessarily problematic…but if I wanted a matte nail polish, I would get a matte nail polish! So, I rather like it when a nail polish manages to be bright, almost neon, and glossy all at once!
The formula for Claire is a little on the thick side, which makes application somewhat difficult because it’s hard to get a smooth finish with this nail color. After careful application, I am wearing two coats of Claire in the photo above.
Being such a bright color, Claire seems like a great summer shade (awesome for toes!), but I think it could fit right in during the cool winter months, too.
Disclosure: Product sample provided by Julep.

Color: Claire (Julep)
Retail Price: $14.00 (USD)

This is a cool sky blue with a creme finish. It nicely toes the line between bright and neon. I find once most shades hit neon territory, they dry matte (an issue that is easily combated with a top coat), which isn’t necessarily problematic…but if I wanted a matte nail polish, I would get a matte nail polish! So, I rather like it when a nail polish manages to be bright, almost neon, and glossy all at once!

The formula for Claire is a little on the thick side, which makes application somewhat difficult because it’s hard to get a smooth finish with this nail color. After careful application, I am wearing two coats of Claire in the photo above.

Being such a bright color, Claire seems like a great summer shade (awesome for toes!), but I think it could fit right in during the cool winter months, too.

Disclosure: Product sample provided by Julep.

(Source: blanketprint)

Nov 10

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