Monday, January 28, 2013

New Nubs And A Fun Indie Pairing...

Hello, readers! If you follow me on Instagram (@adventuresinacetone), you may have seen my photo 3-4 weeks ago of a really low split on my pinkie nail...I'm talking WAY below the free edge. I've been patching it every few days with Orly Nail Rescue and this weekend it had finally grown out enough that I could cut it off. Of course I couldn't just have one super short nail, so I chose to nubbinize all of my nails! Thank goodness short nails grow back faster than short hair cuts! So for the next few weeks, we are going to embrace the nubs because nubs can be pretty, too!

Today in the mail, I received my first Cirque polishes! I have been dying over XX each time I would see it on someone's blog and had to order it for myself (along with Ophelia which I'll try out another day). It is such a gorgeous color and shape mix of holo glitters and I love it!! I chose to pair it with another of my favorite indie polishes, Alter Ego Beachcomber!

A simple mani, but I really like it!

Look at that gorgeous shimmer in Beachcomber!

I just die every time I look at this bottle shot.

I used:
Duri Rejuvacote
3 coats of Alter Ego Beachcomber
1 stripe of Cirque XX
Poshe top coat

What do you think of my simple mani? I think it's good for the new short nails.

Here are some helpful links to Alter Ego and Cirque Colors in case you want to get them for yourself:

Alter Ego Links:

Cirque Links:
Listing of International Stockists:

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Saturday, January 26, 2013

Cheeky Summer Collection Stamp Plate Review!

Hello, readers! Right before our big move, I received these awesome stamping plates from Cheeky and have just now been able to really try them out and set up a review for you. I apologize that you had to wait this long, but after loving how my mani turned out using them, I plan on trying out a lot more of the images for you in the near future! I've been neglecting my stamping supplies and want to fix that now!

Let's take a closer look at the Cheeky Summer Collection!

They come in this super cute box for easy storage! I wish I had these for all of my stamping plates!

Once you open the box, you can see the plates as well as this awesome card that can be used as a scraper! I used to use an old drugstore rewards card and this works so much better! 

Each plate has a blue protective film as well as backing. Make sure you peel off the blue film before use!

The images are clear and stamp very well! I'm showing you the plate below because that is the plate I've used in this manicure! There are so many cute images in this set, I wish I was better at taking pictures of the plate images for you. I'll just have to try them out a lot so you can see what I've done with them!

I just love the space themed plate! Too cute!

Are you ready to see what I've done with the moon and star design from plate CH46? I chose to do a gradient of two of my new OPI Suedes and then stamped over it.

I used:
Duri Rejuvacote
2 coats of OPI You Don't Know Jacques Suede
Makeup sponge gradient with OPI Russian Navy Suede and YDKJ Suede
1 coat of NYC Grand Central Station to smooth out the surface for stamping
Essie Blue Rhapsody and Cheeky CH46 Moon and Star Design 
NYC Grand Central Station top coat

What do you think? Look at how well the image transferred from the Cheeky plate! I'm impressed and can't wait to try out some more images for you! 

*They have free worldwide shipping for all orders!*

I am really loving the designs in this set, they are different than the ones I keep seeing repeated by other brands. Well done, Cheeky! 

More Cheeky Links:
Cheeky Beauty Online:

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*The stamp plates in this post were sent for me to review with my honest opinion. 

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Friday, January 25, 2013

SoFlaJo Silverado Swatch and Review!

Good morning, readers! Today's post is on one of the new polishes from SoFlaJo's Matte Love Collection! You got a sneak peek at this if you read my post yesterday because I used Silverado as undies for one of the Red Dog Designs glitters!

Silverado is a shimmery charcoal matte that has holo glitters(sadly, I wasn't able to capture them in my photos). The formula is fabulous and was almost a one coater! I did two to even it out but if you are careful, you may be able to get away with one. I didn't show with top coat because I loved it too much in it's natural matte state.

Look at that shimmer! 

What do you think of Silverado? You can see the rest of the Matte Love Collection swatches over at Pointless Cafe HERE and HERE. It's a really fun collection! 

The Matte Love Collection polishes retail for $10(15ml) or $5(5ml) and can be purchased in the Etsy shop as well as the SoFlaJo website links below!

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*The polish in this post was sent for me to review with my honest opinion. 

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Thursday, January 24, 2013

Red Dog Designs Swatches!

Hello readers! I have some gorgeous new polishes to share with you today! They are from the upcoming Red Dog Designs Ol' Blue Eyes Collection! They are all gorgeous, and I am lucky enough to have three to share with you!

Come Rain Or Come Shine, Young At Heart, and Let's Fall In Love.

Let's start out with Come Rain Or Come Shine! Gina describes it as, "various yellow glitter with iridescent color shift flakies and short slices, with holo silver and microfine glitter in two colors." I"ll be honest, I wasn't sure how I would feel about this yellow glitter but once I had it on, especially paired with Color Club Puccilicious, I fell in love. It's so unique to my stash and the holo even shows in my light box photos! That is saying a lot! I'm showing only ONE coat below with top coat. How awesome is that? So pretty and no issues at all!

So gorgeous, even in the bottle!!

Moving on, we come to Let's Fall In Love. It is described as, "holo silver and gunmetal hexes, with various shades of purple squares and purple micro-slices, with microfine pink holo glitter and purple hearts." Well, hello beautiful! This is a gorgeous combination of glitters and I've paired it with a base coat of SoFlaJo Silverado(which you will see in a post all of it's own tomorrow). This is 1 1/2 coats (I fished for some more hearts for the pics) with top coat. I have no issues to report.

Finally, we come to my very favorite of the group, Young At Heart. This just got a spot in my favorite glitter polishes ever! Such an amazing color combo, I am just dying! Gina describes it as, "various hues, shapes, and sizes of pink, lime holo, teal holo, white glitters, with microfine holo glitter and pink hearts." This is two coats with top coat over Sinful Colors Cool Gray. Seriously so in love with this, I've been wearing it a couple of days! You can't even see the holo in my pics, so imagine a ton of sparkle in person.

Just look at that bottle!!

What do you think of these gorgeous glitter polishes? You can get yours tomorrow, January 25th at 9pm EST! 

Full sized bottles are $8.75 each. You can buy them here:

More Links for Red Dog Designs:

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*The polishes in this post were sent for me to review with my honest opinion.

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Wednesday, January 23, 2013

GlitterDaze Love Is In The Air Collection!

Hello readers! I have a really fun Valentine's Day Collection to show you today from GlitterDaze! It's called Love Is In The Air and has 9 polishes. 5 are glitter packed polishes, 1 is a buildable glitter topper, and the last 3 are glitter toppers. Most have fun shaped glitter for the theme and I had no issues with any of them!

Let's start off with You Give Me Butterflies! This is what Sana has to say about it: "Butterflies in our stomachs is something we’ve all felt at some point for a certain special someone; it is a signature of falling head over heels in love. This nail polish is made up of a yellow jelly base with a delicate sprinkling of multi-sized pink and white satin glitters and holographic silver butterflies. " I'm showing three coats below with a glitter taming top coat to smooth out those adorbale butterfly shaped glitter. It covered easily and I didn't really have to dig for the butterflies so that was a plus.

Rainbow butterfly on my ring finger!

 Next, we have Monsta Love 2.0.  Here is the description from Sana: "Sometimes your love is so strong and powerful that a mere “I Love You” fails to capture the intensity of your feelings. We’ve brought back an old favorite and changed it up to include a purple jelly base with fuchsia, hot pink, and lavender accents, as well as red holographic hearts. " I think this is one of my favorites of this collection! Three coats with easy application and a glitter smoothing top coat. I had to fish out a few of the hearts but it was so worth it!

Hearts In Her Eyes is next! "Being in love can make a girl giddy with happiness and excitement towards her relationship and fill her head with idealistic fantasies. This light pink lacquer is reminiscent of the girlish crushes we all had growing up. Hearts in her eyes is made up of multi-sized black and white glitter including large circle glitter and hearts, as well as satin purple and red accents." This is definitely a "girly pink" base color and the mix of glitters is interesting! I'm showing three easy coats below with minimal fishing for the big heart glitters. Shown with glitter taming top coat.

Evermore could be my favorite of this collection! "Some relationships are meant to last forever; when it’s real, you’ll just know. Evermore is a bright, shimmery, red jelly nail polish that expresses a vision of everlasting love between two people. Silver, pink, and white glitters accent this polish and create a classic look with some modern sparkle. " This is definitely a pink leaning red jelly base and I love that about it. The glitter combo is gorgeous and I'm showing three coats with no top coat below! A wonderful Valentines Day color! 

Another one I really liked from this collection is My Secret Admirer. " Secret admirers are synonymous with flattery and pleasant surprises; you never know what to expect. My Secret Admirer channels the excitement that admirers bring along. A burst of red, and fuchsia glitters in all shapes and sizes shine through a pale pink base." I prefer this pale pink base to the darker one in Hearts In Her Eyes. I had to fish a bit for the heart glitters and I really love the addition of the purple squares! Showing three coats below with glitter taming top coat. 

Electric Chemistry is next! "When you’re around that special someone, there is an indescribable allure that consumes you with sparks of passion. It is a sultry and spectacular experience and this nail polish evokes such feelings. Electric chemistry is comprised of micro gunmetal and silver holographic glitters as well as medium light pink accents and black hearts. " This can be worn over a base color as a topper or as I did below with three coats to full coverage. I wanted to show that it definitely is buildable on it's own. The black hearts got covered by my multiple layers of glitter so I'd suggest wearing one or two coats over a base color if the hearts are what you are after. Three coats with a glitter smoothing top coat shown below. No issues to report!

Look at that holographic sparkle!

Black heart glitter is peeking out.

Now for the three glitter toppers!

Girl Meets Boy is a really fun color combo! "They say that men are from Mars and women are from Venus; two completely different creatures. This glitter topper proves that although different, two contrasting personalities can come together and create something that works. Bold black and bright blue glitters meet soft and delicate pink and white in this striking glitter topcoat" I'm showing two coats over OPI No Room For The Blues with a glitter taming top coat. I had to fish out some of the blue hearts so I suggest tipping this upside down for a few minutes prior to use! (Please note, the bubbles are from my top coat and not the polish.)

Love those satin pink and white glitters!

 Champagne and Bubble Baths is next! "Nothing compares to the feeling of soaking in a warm, fluffy, pink bubble bath sprinkled with rose petals and a glass of sparkly champagne. This polish was inspired by that feeling and is made up of multi-sized pink hexes and hearts, gold bubbles and accents, and red rose petal hexes. Apply this glitter topper over a multitude of shades to achieve a variety of looks! " This is only ONE coat over Zoya Posh. Amazing glitter density! I did fish out that lone heart on my middle finger, though, so tip upside down before use to help get the heavier glitter toward the brush. Shown with one coat of top coat. 

Lastly, we have Love Blossoms. This is what Sana has to say about it: "A great way to express your feelings to a loved one is to surprise them with a gorgeous bouquet of fresh flowers, whether they be roses, tulips, or carnations. This glitter topcoat made up of flowers and small pink, fuchsia, and purple glitters will keep the essence of love right at your fingertips!" I love the added flower shaped glitter in this, as well as the really pleasing color combo of the small hexes! Showing 2 coats below with one coat of top coat. I did dig around for the bigger glitters but it was worth it to have the cute shapes!

(Note: the bubbles are due to my top coat and not the polish)

Tell me your thoughts on the Love Is In The Air Collection!! I really like it and am so glad Sana sent it to me so I could share it with you! This collection is available NOW! 

You can buy them here:
Pricing: $11 full size $6 mini.
*You will get reward points on the purchases when creating an account.*

More GlitterDaze Links:
instagram: @glitterdaze
Twitter: @glitterdazenp

Two international stockists - ships worldwide except italy - based in france and ships to most of europe

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*The polishes in this post were sent for me to review with my honest opinion.

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Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Colorful Leopard Nail Art!

Hello, readers! If you follow me on Instagram, you probably saw my nail pic I posted on Sunday of this leopard print mani. We took a family trip to Busch Gardens so I thought it was appropriate to do some kind of animal print nails to wear. I was wanting to redo a leopard print after my previous fail and I like this color combo much more!

I used:
Duri Rejuvacote
2 coats of Butter London Slapper
Zoya Reagan for the inner spots
OPI Alpine Snow for the spot outlines
Medium, Small, and smallest dotters for the details
Poshe top coat

What do you think of this color combo? Thanks for reading!

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