Thursday, May 8, 2014

Literary Lacquers- Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster & Marilla's Amethyst Brooch

Hello lovelies! I had to put my other post on hold while I wait for a response, SOOOO, I figured I'd show you a New-to-Me brand - Literary Lacquers.

I actually received these polishes in a mystery swap from my friend Jenny, and I love them. I have been eyeballing Literary Lacquers for a few months, and I am so glad I got to finally try them out.


A beautiful teal blue holo with holo glitter. Formula was perfection. I used 3 thin, fast drying coats + HKGirl topcoat. The picture above is natural light without and with flash. You can really see the holo glitters in the photo above. The photos below are in the Sun, showing off that glorious holo. Such a beautiful color!


An Amethyst purple with purple and blue micro glitter and shimmer. Same excellent formula. Pictures show 3 thin coats + HKGirl topcoat. Both photos are in the sun to show off all that shimmery goodness.

Overall, I am VERY impressed with my first Literary Lacquers! The wear time on both of these was excellent for me, with only minimal tipwear. Annnnd I have already ordered a few more so you will definitely be seeing more Literary Lacquers here!

If you are interested in grabbing some for yourself, they are available on ETSY. You should also like them on FACEBOOK and INSTAGRAM for sneak peeks and news on restocks/new colors etc..

<3 Heather

Monday, May 5, 2014

Aurora Lacquers- Daffodil Sorbet & Hydrangea Surprise

Hey everyone! I hope you enjoyed my first giveaway! Don't worry, there will be more in the future. Anywho, today I want to show you a new(ish) indie brand, Aurora Lacquers. So far, the colors I've seen and tried have been really nice. Let's take a look.

Daffodil Sorbet 

Daffodil Sorbet is a pale, buttery yellow créme. The formula was a tad thick but not unmanageable. My pictures show 2 coats + topcoat. Dry time was average.
I really like this color, the opacity is excellent.

Hydrangea Surprise 

Hydrangea Surprise is a pale sky blue crelly with pink, purple and blue glitter. This is really pretty, but you guys know I love blue nail polish. Formula on this one was EXCELLENT. Perfect consistency, the glitters dispersed evenly and laid flat. Pictures are 3 coats + topcoat. Dry time was good.

Overall, my first experience with Aurora Lacquers is a good one! I have 2 more polishes to show you tomorrow from them and they are GORG ;) If you are interested in checking out Aurora Lacquers for yourself you should check their FACEBOOK and INSTAGRAM. You can buy some pretties HERE.

<3 Heather 

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Pretty & Polished Review and GIVEAWAY!

Hey everyone! I have a special post for you today! First, I have the Easter Duo from Pretty and Polished to show you, and I have a special Pretty and Polished prize you can enter to win at the end. I'm sure you're ready to enter so let's get started!

Robins Nest Egg

Robins Nest Egg is a creamy sky (or robins egg) blue crelly full of different sized hexs in brown and caramel (or maybe it's copper, it's pretty either way) glitter.

Formula was great, the glitters lay flat and spread evenly. Pictures show 3 coats + glitter food and HKGirl top coat. I really love blue polish and this one is gorgeous!

Some Bunny to Love

Some Bunny to Love is a milky white crelly full of pastel pink, purple, blue and mint green circle glitters PLUS yellow and purple micro glitter.

This one is my favorite of the two, but I am a sucker for white crelly polishes. Pictures show 3 coats + glitter food and HKGirl top coat. Perfect for Easter AND Spring. And Summer. And because it's my favorite....

The Prize

You can enter to win one for yourself. In addition to Some Bunny to Love, you will also get a Strawberry Bubblegum cuticle balm (which smells amazing and works great) and a peppermint foot soak!


Good Luck!
<3 Heather

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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Aly's Dream Polish - Cheeky Lychee

*this polish was provided for an honest review*

Hello lovely ladies. Let me first apologize for no extra posts on Sunday. I had a little family issue but no worries, all is good now! So lets take a look at another gorgeous Aly's Dream Polish.

inside, flash.

Cheeky Lychee is a pinky peach, creamy holo. It is part of the macaron collection, and all the polishes in that collection are creamy and opaque, more so then her others.

Inside, flash.

Formula on this is excellent, as I have come to expect from Aly's. 3 thin, easy coats that dried FAST. The holo on this one is a little less prominent, but it is still holo.

Outside, no flash.

The sun was not out, but I wanted to show this in natural light, because it is almost neutral in some light, but pinker in other lights. It is pretty! And another perfect polish for those times you want to be presentably polished. I can not say enough good things about Aly's Dream Polish. It really is a dream!

Check out Aly's on FACEBOOK and INSTAGRAM for sneak peeks, restock news and pretty pictures. And when you are ready to buy some of her amazing polishes, you can do so RIGHT HERE.

<3 Heather

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Aly's Dream Polish - Cherry Blossom Pink

*This polish was provided for an honest review*

Hello polish lovers! I have been busy this week (baseball season is in full swing) but do not fret, I have a bunch of posts for y'all today!

First, is the lovely and feminine Cherry Blossom Pink (CBP) from Aly's Dream Polish. If you know me, you know I love me some Aly's. The formula, the color, the consistency, the dry time, the HOLO, ALL EXCELLENT. I have yet to meet an Aly that doesn't meet that criteria. They are always AMAZE-BALLS! 

Full Sun.

Seeeeee?! CBP is a pale, warm, floral pink FULL of holo goodness. Pictures show 3 thin coats + top coat. In the sun it just sparkles.

Full Sun.

Do you see that?! I can't handle the gorgeousness. I would venture to say this color will work on basically any skintone ever, since it works on my super fair, yellow undertoned (thanks Italian heritage) Hard to match skintone. (Apologies for that long, unnecessary sentence haha.)

Inside, flash.

Even inside, this polish is super feminine and girly. CPB would be perfect for those times you want a mani that is subdued yet still pretty - job interview, meeting, wedding etc. I highly recommend this one!

I also recommend that you "like" Aly's Dream Polish FACEBOOK PAGE, and try following on INSTAGRAM for sneak peeks, restock info and more. And for the love of everything JUST BUY SOME (more) ALY'S! You won't regret it I swear!

<3 Heather

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Alys Dream Polish - Malachite

*This polish was provided for an honest review*

Hello beauties! Today I have a GORGEOUS new polish to show you from Alys Dream Polish. Malachite, a stunning Kelly Green scattered holo, will be released in the next restock, which will happen sometime this month. Check out these pictures...


As you gals (and maybe guys) know, I love Alys. The formula is ALWAYS the perfect consistency, ALWAYS dries fast and ALWAYS looks great. There is a reason Alys are in my top 3 favorite brands. Malachite is no exception. All photos show 3 thin, buttery coats, topped with KBShimmer Clearly on Top.


The holo in Malachite is scattered, like all Alys Dream Polish polishes, but it is strong. It sparkles indoors and out.


And the color! I know green is not everyone's cup of tea (or bottle of polish), BUT this shade of green is perfect for anyone. It is seriously the most beautiful medium green EVER. And trust me, you NEED it!


So, now that you have seen the beauty that is Malachite, let me give you some info! If you haven't "liked" Alys Dream Polish on FACEBOOK, you should! She posts tons of updates there and on TWITTER. If it is sneak peeks and pretty pics you need, you should be following Alys on INSTAGRAM. And if you're ready to buy some gorgeous Alys, you can do so HERE... and just between you and me, I suspect there will be a couple more new colors at the next restock ;)

<3 Heather

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Ooh La Lacquer - Coral Reefer Madness

Hello lovelies! Today I have a new to me indie to show you. Ooh La Lacquer is a US based indie company with AMAZING holos! Seriously. They are amazeballs. The one I am showing you today is Coral Reefer Madness, a coral leaning pink with TONS of holo and some gold shimmer. Let's take a look!

Inside, with flash.

Loooook at the prettttty! It is definitely a pink that leans coral, but coral it is. There is gold shimmer in there too, but all that holo makes it hard to photo.

Outside, direct sunlight.

Formula wise, the polish is great! It goes on smooth and evenly, no pooling in the sidewall, no dragging. Dry time is average, not super fast, but fast enough. These photos show 3 coats (although 2 would probably suffice, I just added a third for good measure. Or OCD. Whatevs)

Outside, shade (ignore the tip wear, this is 3days into my mani)

As you can see from the shade photo, even without the holo shining brightly, the color is gorgeous and perfect for summer. And you can also see, that 3 days into this mani I only have slight tip wear. This polish wears very well!

Direct sunlight.

Seriously, look at this and tell me it wouldn't look great on your toes on the beach this summer (you can't). It is so holo you would be staring down the whole time ;)

I am really in love with this color, and this brand. And Natassia (Ooh La Lacquers mastermind) is totally sweet! I will have another Ooh La Lacquer beauty for you later this week, so be on the lookout!

If you like what you see - and how could you not - I encourage you to like her on facebook HERE for updates and photos. And you can buy some Ooh La Lacquer beauties HERE.

Thanks for stopping by!
<3 Heather