Showing posts with label Glitter. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Glitter. Show all posts

Friday, July 4, 2014

Glittering Stars and Stripes

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Good evening loves!! 

 I hope you are all having a marvelous Friday! In this post I want to share some quick and fun patriotic glitter layerings that almost did not get posted haha.... That moment when you realize you drafted a post you meant to go up Two days ago.... Oy..... 

The first pairing is all KBShimmer. The awesome starry blend is KBShimmer Red, White and Blue-tiful. Per KBShimmer Red, White and Blue-tiful features mini metallic stars in those classic colors. It features holo marine blue stars, added silver holo graphic stars, and finished with metallic red stars and a scattering of red holo stars.  Swimming among the stars are micro red, sliver and blue glitters and micro holographic glitters for a sparkly finish.  This limited edition polish will be available through the end of July. 
 I used the method shown in my chunky glitter application video. I was pleasantly surprised at the ease with which the stars came out and stayed on the nail. I also love that the stars are tiny and they lay flat on the nail. The added touch of small hexes gives this topper a really fun twist. I layered it over KBShimmer Lo and Be Bold. I topped these off in some KBShimmer Clearly on Top. 

The next starry topper is Salon Perfect's Star Spangled. This fun topper is a blend of larger satin-matte stars in Red, White and Blue and small holo silver glitter suspended in a clear base. Once again I used the same method of application. This topper also was fairly easy to work with. I did no fishing for the stars, they actually came out with ease. Shown over Cult Nails Nevermore. 

 The final topper is Salon Perfect's Grand Finale. This topper is a blend of holo silver bars, metallic blue bars and metallic red bars. Once again I was surprised at the ease of application of this polish, Another nice thing is that the bars actually stay flat on the nail. I used the same application method for this topper. Shown over Cult Nails Tempest. 

Have a fantastic evening, happy Friday and thanks for coming by! 

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Cult Nails It's a New Day Collection Look

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Happy Thursday!! 

 It is a new day indeed. A very rainy new day :D... but I love in South Florida... I think I'd be worried if it WASN'T raining. The look I am sharing today is the opposite of what the weather feels like, I need that haha. For this look I went with ALLL the Cult Nails. Maria and Marta (of Chit Chat Nails) did such a wonderful job on this collection. The It's a New Day collection is definitely one of my all time favorite releases that Cult Nails has ever done. 
 On my ring and thumbnails I used Cult Nails Evolution. This shade is a light, peachy, crelly. I absolutely adore the squishiness of this color. I mean I just LOVE the color, period. Light peachy shades are my go-to, safe place, nail color. I wanted to have a sparkly accent so I topped off my peachy nails with some Cult Nails Walk of Shame.
 For the gradient nails I started with a base of Cult Nails It's a New Day. This shade is the most perfect pastel, baby chick, yellow creme. The formula is squishy perfection. To create the gradients I used Cult Nails Falling Hard and It's a New Day. Falling Hard is a soft Barbie pink crelly with a great formula.
 Since I have not stamped in ages... I decided to bust out some stamping gear... I used Bundle Monster plate BM- H09 and Cult Nails Radiance for the stamped details. I finished my nails off with a coat of Seche Vite.

 I really love how these colors play together. They are a perfect complimentary trio and I can't imagine one without the others. Again I say, Maria and Marta did a wonderful job with this collaboration. These shades are still available from the Cult Nails website and retail for $12.00.

Thanks for stopping by today!!

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Hey Girl... Nice Melons!

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Happy Humpday! 

  I'm pretty sure that as a beauty blogger in South East Florida... that it is a requirement for me to rock some watermelon nail art at some point in my life. I mean, IDK... melons, Florida heat... they just seem to go hand in hand. So, I did just that this past weekend. Some of the shades from Zoya's Tickled and Bubbly collections were the perfect choices for my fruity nails. 
 I started with a base of Zoya's Tilda. She is a bright, grass green creme. I wanted to add some pops of sparkle to my melons so I layered a two thin coats of Zoya Stassi over my middle and pinkie nails. To create the melons I basically just did some ruffians over all my nails, except my pinkie. I used Zoya Wendy for the coral-y parts of the melons. Wendy is a perfectly opaque shade of pink- leaning coral. 
 To add some sparkle to some of my melons I layered a coat of Zoya Harper over the pink portions on my ring and thumb nails. For the "seeds" I just used a plain black creme and a small dotting tool. I cleaned up the seams of my melons with a green Stripe Rite glitter. To finish everything off I used a coat of Seche Vite followed by a light coat of INM Northern Lights. 

 Here are Zoya Tilda and Stassi over Tilda. I really love how the shades of the Bubbly collection look layered over the shades from the tickled collection. Putting the sparkling, jelly based, shades over an opaque color really seems to bring out all the tones in the sparkly shades. I feel like on their own they all lean a bit too gold. They are all beautiful regardless though.  

 And now I must go shop for some watermelon because I really want some :). I'm thinking I also want to try my hand at more fruit themed nails. What should I do next? I think pineapples... 

Thanks for stopping by!!  

Thursday, May 29, 2014

KBShimmer PT Young Thing & She Twerks Out

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Happy almost end of the week!! 

 Today I want to share a look with some AMAZING shades from the KBShimmer Early Summer 2014 collection. For this look I decided to pair one of the extreme new holos with one of the beautiful textures Christy released. I never cease to be amazed by beautiful Silver holographic polishes. Part of me always thinks they will all look the same, but they never do. Basically, a Silver holo is like Black eye liner, or Red lipstick... You cannot have too many, and no two are ever the same. 
 I was also very pleasantly surprised with the texture I chose to wear for this mani. The look of it is super unique and complex. I was so happy to see that the KBShimmer textures are unlike any texture out there.
 The outstanding silver holo is the, cleverly named, PT Young Thing. As the name suggests it is an intense platinum (silver) toned linear holo. When I say intense, I mean INTENSE. You can see rainbows on your nails even when it is not in direct sunlight. The formula on this color is fantastic and does well in Two easy coats. A perk to this holo is that the addition of a top coat does not mess with the intensity of the holographic effect.


 The accent shade is one of the new textures. This pretty is She Twerks Out (lololololol). This pretty is a perfect teal jelly base saturated with matte and sparkling glitter. I love the how the blend of green, lilac and aqua glitters give this color its texture as well as a beautifully complex, layered, look. This color dried to a satin- matte finish and gets the texture from all the glitter packed in the base. The formula was suuuper easy to work with. I only needed Two coats for full opacity. Even though the surface was fairly smooth and the textured nails were not snagging, I chose to top coat them with a coat of Cult Nails Wax That... top coat. I didn't want to alter the matte finish, but I did want to ensure a quick dry time and extended wear. 

 Seriously though, how amazing is that holo... Even in artificial light you can still see intense rainbows! 

KBShimmer rocks my socks off and that is all there is to it ♥. 

Friday, May 23, 2014

#FAILFriday- Sad Day for the O.P.I Summer 2014 Neons

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Happy Friday!!! 

 Today I am sharing a manicure I had very high hopes for, and ended up as a FAIL haha. I have not done one of these FAIL posts since 2011 lolol... I had a good streak, right? It is not that I absolutely loathe this look, I don't. It's that I think I could have done a MUCH better job at it. I think my marbling skills are just hella rusty. 
 For this look I decided to play with the new O.P.I Neon shades. For this Summer season O.P.I released Six new neon shades along with a "special" white- creme base coat you layer them over to get the full neon effect. For reasons that seem to elude me now, it seemed like a good idea to marble with them. So I gave it a try...
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 Of course I started with the special base coat, which is really just a white creme. It is no secret if you want your neon shades to really pop, and apply smoothly, a white base makes all the difference. For the marble on my Pinkie and Index nails I used O.P.I Life Gave me Lemons, Hotter than you Pink and  Juice Bar Hopping. For the marble on my Middle and Ring nails I used O.P.I Push and Pur-pul, You are so Outta Lime  and Down to the Core-al
 I was a bit worried that they would not work at all for this technique because neons can sometimes spread funny in the water, or dry too fast. These Six pretties actually worked really well. I love how the colors kinda mixed with each other creating new colors in the swirls. Since I was not entirely pleased, and because it is me... I added a coat of O.P.I Desperately Seeking Sequins over my marble to hide/ distract from some of the imperfections. 

 The O.P.I neons should be becoming available at O.P.I retailers now. They are a recent release so they are probably still trickling into stores. I hope to do some more successful nail art looks with them in the future. The shades are really fun and have really nice formulas. 

Will you guys be giving any of the new OPI Neons a try?

Thursday, May 22, 2014

#IndieCollab Dollish Polish & Jindie Nails - J.F.K & Ms.Monroe LE Duo

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Happy Thursday! 

  Who feels like a complete tool? I DO!!!!!!! Why you ask? Because I am just now getting around to posting this amazing collaboration between Dollish Polish and Jindie Nails. You may remember a few months back I shared some details about an ongoing monthly collaboration between Dollish and Jindie. They are releasing amazing duos every month inspired by famous couples through history. The duo I am sharing today is J.F.K and Ms. Monroe. This duo became available on May 16th, sadly it appears to be sold out on both the Dollish Polish Site and the Jindie Nails site. I'm guessing it might have been a feeding frenzy because these two babies are stunning, as usual :D. 
 You can go ahead and throw rocks at me for showing you these pretties now... 

Both swatches are shown with a top coat of Cult Nails Wicked Fast for shine and smoothness. 

Dollish Polish Ms. Monroe- Ms. Monroe is described by Dollish Polish as a cherry red jelly loaded with lots of holographic and metallic sparkle, plus some blue/purple iridescent small glitters and flakes.  Ms. Monroe is opaque on its own in about 3 coats. This pretty is so juicy and sultry. The formula was surprisingly easy to work with and the glitter spread is perfect. I did use Three thin coats to achieve full opacity. This beauty could also be layered to create interesting textures and "crushed rubies" effect. 

Jindie Nails J.F.K- J.F.K is described by Jindie Nails as a shimmery cobalt blue with blue/green shimmer flash, loaded with gold & silver flakies, red metallic glitter, classic and light gold metallic small hexes and dots,  silver metallic smaller hex glitters and smaller dots, matte lagoon blue small and medium hex, opaque matte ocean blue medium hex. I love the shimmering blue base and the perfect blend of colors and textures suspended in the beautiful base color. I used Three thin coats for my swatch and had no issues whatsoever.


 Once again Dollish Polish and Jindie Nails knocked it out of the park with this beautiful collaboration. I can't wait to see who they will choose as their next inspiration. I'm really not sure if they plan to bring any of these collab shades back, it really does not appear so :(. That said, stay tuned with these two brands because they are always putting out amazing new creations.
Dollish Polish Facebook  & Jindie Nails Facebook Go give 'em a "like" and stay tuned for future releases :D. 

Thanks for coming by today!! 

Friday, May 16, 2014

#CFLBeautyBloggers go Purple for Lupus Awareness

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Hi loves!! 

  This Friday some of the Beauty Bloggers of Central Florida are linking up with some Purple themed posts. We decided on Purple for the month of May for Lupus Awareness. For my look I decided to got with some elegant v-gap moons in some of my favorite A England shades. 

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 I started with a base of Kleancolor Chunky Holo Purple. This glitter is a sheer purple jelly base packed with tiny shifting glitters. The shift is mainly from purple, to pink to copper. I only did this to give some interest to the nakey part of the nails. The Keancolor glitter is mainly meant to be layered, but it still looked really pretty peeking under my holographic beauties. Then I added a coat of INM Northern Lights to aid in the dry time of the Keancolor glitter. 
 I used single chevron nail vinyls to create my v-gap look. On my Pinkie and Index nail I used A England Fonteyn. This is a marvelous shade of intense silver holographic. For my Purple shade I used A England Lady of the Lake, which is a beautiful, regal, shade of Purple with a subtle holographic effect. I accented my Ring nail with tiny light purple gemstones and sealed it all off with some Cult Nails Wicked Fast top coat.


Thanks for coming by today and happy Friday!

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Lac Attack Dreamer Spring 2014 Collection

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Happy Tuesday my beauties! 

 Today I want to share my swatches of the Lac Attack "The Dreamer" collection. This cute set was released by Anastasia for Spring 2014. This is a really playful collection. There are four glitter toppers and a white crelly in this fun little group. 

Lac Attack Dream- Dream is a cute "peach fuzz" topper. This pretty is made up of micro bars in yellow, peach, orange and white suspended in a clear base. The spread of the bars is great, I ran into no issues with application. I used Two coats of Dream over Cult Nails Nevermore
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Lac Attack Believe- Believe is a white-based crelly accented by hexagonal glitters in Red and burgundy. It looks like little rose petals floating on my nails. The formula on this pretty is super easy to work with and does well in Two coats. 
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Lac Attack Hope- Hope is a magnificent blend of micro purple glitter and small golden hexes suspended in a clear base. This is a fantastic topper and creates amazing dimension when layered. I think this baby can also be worn by itself. I layered two coats of Hope over Zoya Hudson. 
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Hope macro ♥. 
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Lac Attack Celebrate- Celebrate is a playful blend of square shaped glitters suspended in a clear base. There are black, pink, blue, green and lavender satin squares. I adore the confetti quality of this polish. It looks I went to a party and left with it on my nails :D. I used two easy coats of Celebrate over Zoya Dillon
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Lac Attack Imagine- Imagine is a gorgeous blend of circle shaped glitter (dots) in aqua, white and peachy pink suspended in a clear base. This is probably my favorite in the entire collection. I LOOOVE how the dots look like playful little bubbles. I used Two coats of Imagine over Zoya Cole. 
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 The Lack Attack Dreamer collection is currently available from the Lack Attack site and retail for $8.00 per color. I am all about Hope and Imagine, they are seriously beautiful and just plain fun :D. 

Which are you loving most? 

Monday, May 12, 2014

CrowsToes 9 Realms Collection Swatches

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Hi and happy Monday!! 

  I am SOO sorry I am late with these swatches :(:(. If you have been stalking the polish interwebs you may have noticed a lot of buzz over the newest collection from CrowsToes, The 9 Realms. This collection is my introduction to this brand, and I am entirely just blown away. There are 12 new shades in this collection. Each shade is unique and so very inspired. 
 The theme of this collection is inspired by the Nine realms in Norse mythology. Score yet another point for this fantastic collection :D. 

 You seriously want to see these pretties up close so keep on reading ♥.

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Lac Attack Fierce Spring 2014 Collection

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Happy day of hump, 

 Today I want to share my swatches of an upcoming collection from the, always awesome, Lac Attack. This collection is made up of Six new amazing layering top coats. If you are a fan of shifting polishes, this collection is definitely for you. Each of these pretties create a completely unique look depending on what base color they are layered over. I am a huge fan of polishes like these because they allow me to create endless new colors out of my existing stash. 
 There are Four shifting glassflecks and Two glitter/shard toppers. I chose to layer all of my glassflecks over a basic Black creme base to get as much of the shifting effect to come out as possible. That said, the shifters (Unique, Sassy, Fierce, Fearless) look amazing over lighter shades and contrasting shades as well. The possibilities are endless. 

Lac Attack Unique- This beauty is a micro yellow-golden shimmer  suspended in a, barely- there, yellow base. The shimmer is very densely packed and creates a beautiful "blackened gold" look when layered over Black. There was a slight shift to Orange at extreme angles. I used Two coats of Unique over my Black base.  
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Lac Attack Fearless- The particles in fearless are a bit more "chunky" that those in Unique. Fearless is made up of gorgeous micro royal Blue glassflecks suspended in a, barely-there, blue jelly base. Over Black I was getting slight hints of a shift to Teal at extreme angles. I also love the space-y look it gives my Black base. I used Two coats of Fearless. 
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Lac Atttack Sassy- Sassy is the brilliant gilded Emerald sister to Fearless. This beauty is a beautiful light green glassfleck blend suspended in a , barely-there, green jelly base. Out of the Four shifters, this one had the most visible duochrome on the nail. I was getting hints of golden, yellow and dark green when I moved my hands around. I used Two coats of Sassy over my Black base. 
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Lac Attack Fierce- Fierce is the hot Magenta sister of Unique. This beauty is a micro shimmering blend of magenta particles suspended in a, barely-there, pink jelly base. I love how it turned into a beautiful Blackened violet when layered over a Black base. I used Two coats of Fierce over my base color. 
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Lac Attack Daring- Daring is made up of small Silver shards suspended in a clear base. I love that she used "plain" Silver shards rather than prismatic. I love the look of "broken glass" it creates. I layered Daring over Zoya Rebel for a cool look. 
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Lac Attack Quirky- Quirky is a blend of satin white micro shards suspended in a clear base. I layered Quirky over LVX Monaco. This layering pretty creates the effect of "faux snow" and I love it. I used Two coats of Quirky over my base color. 
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 The Fierce collection will be available from Lac Attack on Saturday May 10th; 1:00pm EST. Don't forget to head on over to the Lac Attack Facebook page to stay up to date on the latest news from Lac Attack :D

Which of these are you loving most?

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

KBShimmer Spring 2014 Spamalamadingdong

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Happy Tuesday! 

 Today I want to share some pairings I did with the KBShimmer 2014 Spring collection. I have been so excited about this release for a very long time. I was SO stoked to see that KBShimmer would be venturing into creme territory. In this release Christy gave us Eight brand new creme shades that are absolutely dreamy. She also released Six new crelly-glitters, a new glitter topper, an amazing holo shade as well as a holo top coat. 
 I decided I needed to wear these, not just swatch. I wore them as pairs, bringing the cremes and glitters together into funky combinations. 

 All swatches shown with a top coat of KBShimmer Clearly on Top. 

KBShimmer Quick and Flirty and KBShimmer Laugh Myself Lilly- Quick and Flirty is a mind blowing, true Purple linear holographic. The holo effect is spectacular in this baby. I love that the holo came through even in artificial lighting. Quick and Flirty has an amazing, two coat, formula. Laugh Myself Lilly is a beautiful, light Aqua  crelly base. Packed in the base are small prismatic twinkling glitter as well as hexes and dots in aqua, lavender, gold and purple. This shade has a great formula and does well in Two easy coats. 
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KBShimmer Life Rose On and KBShimmer Full Bloom Ahead- KBShimmer Life Rose On is a perfect shade of vivid Magenta creme. The formula on this creme is perfection. I just knew Christy's cremes would be amazing in every way. I used Two coats of this beautiful shade. KBShimmer Full Bloom Ahead is a classic KBShimmer, white-base, crelly. Packed in the White base are hexes in varying sizes and vivid colors. I can pick out navy, orange, aqua, gold, light blue and pink glitter. I used Two easy coats of this beautiful shade. 
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 This is one of my favorite combinations ever!! I just love the look of a dove gray and a hot coral together. Featured are KBShimmer Belle of the Mall and KBShimmer My Life's Porpoise. KBShimmer Belle of the Mall is a crazy vivid coral-pink jelly base packed full of prismatic hexes in varying sizes. I used Two easy coats of this fun shade. KBShimmer My Life's Porpoise is a perfect shade of creamy dove grey. I used two flawless coats of this beautiful shade. 
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 So... I dinged my index while taking photos lolol... Featured are KBShimmer Make my Gray and KBShimmer Touch of Glass. KBShimmer Make my Gray is a beautiful, uber muted, grey crelly base. Packed in the base are hexes in bright coral, aqua, black, seafoam and blue. I ADORE this shade and the pops of coral glitter in the muted base. I used two easy coats of this color. KBShimmer A Touch of Glass is a gorg shade of soft Tiffany Blue with a slight hint of shimmer. I used Two easy coats of this shade. 
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KBShimmer Chick me Out- This baby is a great primary yellow creme. The formula was actually really good! The first coat was a bit streaky. That said, this shade evens out in three thin coats. 
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KBShimmer Eclipse- This baby is a super opaque Black creme. The formula is impressive, very easy to work with. I used two easy coats of this shade. One can never have too many Black creme polishes. 
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 All of these pretties are available now from KBShimmer.com. I am so happy to see one of my fave indies venturing into creme shades. I can't wait to see what else Christy has in store for us this year. 

Which of these shades are you loving most? 

Monday, April 28, 2014

Delush Polish Spring Awakening Collection Swatches

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Hey it's Monday!!! 

 If there was a way for me to skip Mondays all together, I would do so. I despise Mondays.I don't really have an exceedingly good reason for my hatred. It is not like I go out drinking every weekend and end up with wicked hangovers to fight off on Monday. Maybe Mondays just have bad cosmic juju around them or something... And now I sound crazy... Point being I am a complete crab-ass today :S. 
 Know what I am not crabby about though? This beautiful Spring collection by Delush Polish. For this release Delush did Six new glittery crellys that perfectly capture the season for me. This is one of those collections where I just adore every shade. They are all so dreamy and playful. They all look like little bottled Easter eggs. 

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 All swatches are shown with a top coat of KBShimmer Clearly on Top. 

Delush Polish Fleur de Peche- This beauty is a light peachy, creme-jelly base, with a perfect amount of subtle sparkle. I am IN LOVE with the accenting glitter blend she used for this base. I can pick out red and raspberry hexes, as well as gold and varying tones of green. I love that this polish looks so "floral". I also adore the base tone as it is insanely flattering. I used Two easy coats for my swatch. 
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Delush Polish Basket Case- This shade is a clean White crelly base accented with tons of matte and neon glitter in smaller hexes and squares. This shade is so much fun and just awesome. The glitter colors and sizes look like a sprinkling of confetti. I used Two easy coats, though looking at this photo, I probably should have done a thin third coat. 
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Delush Polish Medusa's Verde- This beauty is a light seafoam green base with a perfect amount of pearlescent shimmer. Accenting this base is a blend of golden, green and copper glitters in varying shapes and sizes. I used two easy coats for my swatch. 
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Delush Polish I wanna Dance with some Bunny- Adorable... :D. This shade is a marshmallowy white crelly base. This one is packed with all kinds of interesting goodies. There are neon Pink hearts, large Aqua dots and large pastel yellow hexes. There are also smaller blue and pink hexes and teeny tiny yellow and pink matter glitters also. I used Two easy coats for my swatch.
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Delush Polish You Blue me Away- This pretty is a vivid sky blue crelly base with a subtle shimmer. Accenting this pretty base are dark blue, ccopper, violet, pastel yellow, pink, green and golden glitters in varying shapes and sizes. I used Two easy coats for my swatch. 
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Delush Polish Destined for Grapeness- I can't ever get enough of these lilac crelly blends. This one features a light shimmery base accented by violet, white, blue, lavender, pink and silver glitters in varying hex sizes. I used Two easy coats for my swatch, 
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 All of these shades have amazing formulas. I was so happy that I could get away with just two coats of each shade. They all have a fantastic spread of glitter and were very easy to work with. I love that Delush did a mix of shimmery and creme bases for this collection. I am a huge fan of shimmering crelly bases, they look so delicate and beautiful. 


 I am loving this entire collection. If I had to choose faves I'd go with Wanna Dance with some Bunny, Fleur de Peche and Medusa's Verde :D. Which are you loving most?