Saturday, March 29, 2014

Where the Heck Have You Been?!

Hello! I feel so weird typing this out, it's been so long. Sorry for that but I have a few manis to show you to make up for it! Please forgive me for my long absences. School is really stressful and life is crappy and I'm just not in a good place right now. So I'm just going to show you pictures and let's pretend I'm a good blogger.

Lynnderella Mr. Pink over OPI Don't Bossa Nova Me Around

L'Oreal Royally Yours

OPI Don't Bossa Nova Me Around

Valentine's Day! (see below)
That last manicure was what I wore for Valentine's Day and I have a cute story for you guys. My polish making stuff are at my boyfriend's house and for Valentine's Day, he surprised me and made me two custom polishes! Super sweet, right? The one on my ring finger is one of the customs named "Love Bug" and it's over OPI Pink Friday. The other fingers have two coats of CbL Sparkles are a Girl's Best Friend.

Funny story: I'm actually in class right now (I know, cost accounting from 8-12 on Saturday mornings SUCKS) and I completely and totally forgot how to use Photoshop for watermarks. Whoops!

What have YOU guys been up to lately? Thanks for reading! :D 

Friday, November 15, 2013

I've moved my blog sale

Hello and good morning!

It's a freezing day here in Jersey. I have an accounting exam followed by a federal tax law exam on Monday and I'm not happy about it. I also got a flat tire two days ago and I need new tires. So that sucks. But YOU can make me feel so much better! Wanna know how? CLICK HERE.

I swear it's not spam, it's just my blog sale that is now on Pinterest. So I guess now it's a Pinterest sale? I don't know, but please check out what I'm selling and shoot me an email if you're interested. US buyers only, I'm scared to ship to other countries haha. The link is also right up there ^ under the obnoxiously bright banner that says All the Pretty Polish, so if you want to go back to it, you can click there. Thanks for looking and have a great weekend! :)

Friday, October 18, 2013

Dance Legend Optical Illusion

Ello :)

I absolutely love holographic nail polish. I can't get enough. It's so sparkly and breathtaking and amazing and magical and all of those adjectives used to describe what appears to be some sort of voodoo/witch craft. I love holographic polishes!

One of the best holos I've come by are by the Russian brand Dance Legend. Kinda weird name for a nail polish company but I'm not gonna talk shit cuz I love their polishes. I don't have all of their holos (I'm missing 4 of them) that they've called their Prism line, but I hope to own them all some day. The one I have today is my favorite and I'm dying for a back up but I can't find it in stock anywhere. It's called Optical Illusion and it's the prettiest holographic you'll ever see in your entire life of living. Check it out:

(please ignore the dry cuticles, I'm not sure why they look so bad here)

I know, right? I'll give you some time to get a napkin to clean up the drool that made its way onto your keyboard while you were staring at these pictures.

The base for this is a wine/burgundy/reddish purple/the color that I'm sure dreams are made of. And the holographic effect is intense. I love it. I absolutely love it. Double rainbows? Try triple. This is like taking a holographic nail polish and putting it on steroids. The rainbows are so bright and strong and linear and OMG.

Perhaps one of the best aspects of the polish? It does NOT turn into a crappy silvery pastel mess in the shade. It's a beautiful wine/purple/all the stuff I said before color in the shade. I LOVE that. I hate how a lot of holos look gross in the shade. Not these. The Dance Legend holos have stolen my heart along with my money. And I'm not even mad about it.

You can get these polishes at Llarowe or Ninja Polish.

Do you have any Dance Legend polishes? Which are your favorite? Thanks for reading! :)

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Enchanted Polish A Little Fishy Told Me

Hey girls! I know, I know. It's been forever. No excuses, just posts.

Today I'm going to show you an awesome polish made in honor of a beautiful angel. This is A Little Fishy Told Me by Enchanted Polish, made in honor of the beautiful late Talia Joy Castellano. It's a minty blue holo with duochrome shimmer that flashes blue and pink. Sounds amazing, right? IT IS! Here's an awesome bottle shot:

Look at the holo!! And the base color is beautiful! AH! Here's a swatch taken in full sunlight:

Stunning, right? I can't get over how beautiful this polish is! I used two coats by itself in the picture. The formula was perfect. Smooth, pigmented, and non-streaky.

What do you think? Do you like it? ALSO: Do you guys want me to include macros of the bottles from now on? I think it adds a little something extra to the posts. Let me know. If I get no opposition, I'll keep posting the bottle shots. Let me know what you think! Thanks for reading! :D

Monday, September 02, 2013

Mainstream Lacquer TBBT Swatches

Hey girlies!

Two posts in one day because I'm really backed up on posts. I'm sorry for my two month break, work and stuff just had me going crazy. I'm sick now though so that means I have time to post!

As you may know, my boyfriend and I are the owners and creators of Mainstream Lacquer. We have put out a new collection based on The Big Bang Theory and I have swatches to share with y'all!

First up we have Penny Blossoms, a clear base with gold square, gold dot, caramel hex, brown hex, pink dot, and pink square glitter. Above is one coat over Color Club Who Are You Wearing?

Next up is Brown Dynamite (which is what Raj thinks his astronaut nick name would be). It's a clear base with all square glitter in red, blue, gold, green, and purple. Shown is one coat over OPI My Boyfriend Scales Walls.

Up next is Are Those Space Pants You're Wearing? which was inspired by those cheesy pick up lines that Wolowitz loves so much. It's a black jelly base with blue dot, blue square, green square, purple square, and large fuschia dot glitter. Above is two coats on its own on my ring finger and pinky, and one coat over black on my pointer and middle fingers. I probably should have done three coats on its own since it's a little splotchy on my pinky.

Here is King of the Nerds, which is how Leonard identifies himself. It's a grey jelly base with white hex, teal square, black square, and white micro glitter. On my pointer and middle is two coats on its own and on my ring and pinky is two coats over SOPI Frankly I Don't Give A-dam.

Here is Sheldor the Conqueror which is Sheldon's nickname on an online game. It's a clear base with red, white, yellow, and baby blue glitters in it. Shown is one coat over SOPI Frankly, I Don't Give A-dam

And lastly, here is Our Whole Universe which is a clear base with all of the glitters used in this collection. Here is one coat over black and grey bases. 

To purchase our polish, click right HERE. Or you can click on the tab at the top of the page, right under my banner!

What do you think? Do you like these colors? Are you guys TBBT fans? Let me know, thanks for reading! :) 

The Nail Collection Review

Hey girlies! Today I have a different kind of review post. Rather than reviewing a polish, I'm reviewing a subscription box service. The lovely Ana of contacted me and asked me to review her service on my blog. This is an unbiased opinion about her service.

The subscription box costs $30 a month and you receive four full size bottles of polishes. These aren't indie polishes, they're mainstream polishes like OPI, Essie, China Glaze, Orly, and Zoya. You don't get to pick the colors, but I think that adds to the fun of the box!

The polishes come in a box (duh) and they are in black tissue paper filled with confetti. The polishes are packaged very well and I had no leaks or spills or breaks. I received Zoya Thandie, OPI Innie Minnie Mighty Bow, and Essie Rock the Boat and The Girls are Out. I did do some swatches but I'm not satisfied with them so look forward to better ones soon!

Overall, I think this is a great subscription box! I like that the collections are current and the colors in the box I got (which I'm told was the August box) were suited to the season. For $30, you're getting four polishes that cost up to $9 each on their own, so you are saving a bit of money too!

To learn more about The Nail Collection and/or sign up for your own box, click on over to! You can cancel or skip a month at any time, so if you can't afford it on any given month, you have the option to skip it. I also think that's very thoughtful.

What do you think? Do you subscribe to any of these kinds of boxes? Let me know, thanks for reading! :)

Friday, June 28, 2013

Enchanted Polish Kids

Hey girlies!

I'm loving holographics lately. I love them. I can't get enough. Today I have Enchanted Polish Kids from their Time to Pretend collection. It's a multichrome holographic polish. The base color is a teal/green and it goes to blue, purple, pink, orange, and gold. Lookie here:

Here's a picture that shows some of the shift:

Look at the edges of the bottle in that last pic. Those are the colors this polish flashes. I can't capture it because my cameras suck and the lighting sucks and there's no space for a lightbox here so I'm stuck with natural light but the sun was going down and it was already cloudy and this is a huge run on sentence but I don't really care because I mean just look at the bottle in the picture. And it's a holographic. OMG. I love this. The formula was draggy on the first coat but I did a thicker second coat and it was perfect. I'm sure the humidity played a huge role in the dry time so I'm not going to comment on that. I just know that I am in love with this polish! 

What do you think? Do you like it? What's your favorite Enchanted Polish? Let me know, thanks for reading! 

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Holographic Sangria

Hey girls hey!

So lately I've been digging cranberries and browns and deep reds...and holos, of course. I'm dying for Llarowe to launch Lilypad Lacquers so I can get my grabby little mitts on True Blood...but until then, I made a cranberry spranken to hold me over because I also wanted a cranberry colored holo. I made this from scratch. Just base, pigments, and spectraflair. Good thing I make my own polish and had all of that lying around, right? Ha, here's my spranken, which I've named Sangria.

Sangria in the shade

Sangria with flash 

I don't know about you but I LOVE this! It's so pretty and sparkly and shiny and YAY! Haha I really am in love with this and I didn't think I'd be able to make something that I like this much.

What do you think? Do you like it? Let me know, thanks for reading! :)

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Lush Lacquer Clowning Around

Hey girlies!

Today I have an indie polish to show you! Even though I make my own indie polish, I still support others by buying theirs. I swear it's because I want to support indie polishes, not because I'm a crazy polish lady...hehe..anyway.

I've seen a lot of IG girls use this polish over white and pair it with a neon polish so that's how I chose to do mine because I'm unoriginal and boring. Blah. Anyway, here is Clowning Around by Lush Lacquer over Sinful Colors Snow Me White, with China Glaze Heat Index on my ring and pinky fingahs.

Isn't this so cool? The transparent neon glitter is awesome! They're launching a new collection on Friday that's full of neon glitter polishes! I'm really excited. My bank account isn't.

What do you think? Do you like this combo? What did/would you pair Clowning Around with? Let me know, thanks for reading! :D 

Friday, June 14, 2013

$OPI is going bye bye!

Hey girls, did you hear? Sephora by OPI is getting discontinued! Apparently they are being replaced by the Sephora brand which is apparently readily available overseas...? Correct me if I'm wrong, but that's what I heard on the interwebz. Anyway, what I do know is that they are 50% off! That's $4.50 each...GREAT deal!

Today was a bad day so I painted my nails one of my favorite $OPIs to cheer myself up. This is Havana Dreams, a beautiful pale blue. On my ring finger is a franken I made with a used bottle of HD and some Color Club Harp on It :)

Sorry for the grease ball fingers, my nails were really dry and needed lotion.

What do you think? Are you sad to see $OPI go? Did you buy any or are you planning on buying any? Let me know, thanks for reading! :)