Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Sweet Baby by Donna Cuticle Care

Hi Friends!

Today I have one of my favorite cuticle care products to share with you.  I get asked on a daily basis what I do to keep my nails looking good.  The answer is always CUTICLE CARE! When I first started "doing my nails" the only real change I made was using cuticle balms and oils daily.  For me, this was the single most important step to getting great nails.  For the past year or so, Sweet Baby by Donna has been my go to product for keeping my nails and cuticles in tip top condition.


Sweet Baby by Donna cuticle balms and oils - McPolish




Thursday, January 29, 2015

Takko Lacquer - Maneater

Hello!!

Today I have a special shifty polish to share with you from Takko Lacquer!  There is a Takko restock today and this polish is included in the restock line up.  We all know that Takko restocks can be crazy.  So set your alarms for 8pm EST to get a chance at this beauty.

Here is "Maneater" which is a holographic duochrome polish.  The base color is a deep magenta that shifts through copper, green and gold.  Then there is an amazing, strong linear holographic effect that basically makes your nail shoot rainbow laser beams.  The formula is fantastic, no dragging or balding.  I used two coats in this swatch but it was opaque in one coat.  Wow!  And now for some pics...

Takko Lacquer - Maneater - McPolish


Takko Lacquer - Maneater - McPolish

Takko Lacquer - Maneater - McPolish - MACRO



This last photo was taken using two different light sources to try and show off the different color shifts of this polish.

Takko Lacquer - Maneater - McPolish


Amazing?  Yes.  So head over to the Takko Lacquer shop tonight at 8pm EST to get this beauty along with a few other polish restocks as well as a special Valentine's Day mystery polish.  Here are all the other places you can get your Takko fixes!

Takko Lacquer shop
Takko Lacquer IG
Takko Lacquer Twitter
Takko Lacquer stockists: Llarowe, Mei Mei Signatures, Femme Fatale


Happy restocking frenzy :)
Amy McG aka McPolish


*Product provided by the creator for honest review*

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

OPI HAWAII 2015 COLLECTION

Hi all!

I have not posted on the blog in months. I have been so busy with nails and my job. However, in 2015 I am making it a point to blog more of my swatches that I have been posting on my Instagram.

Lets get to it shall we...


PINEAPPLES HAVE PEELING TOO 
Probably the ugliest color combo known to man. Most girls on IG seem to agree. 

ALOHA FROM OPI 
A gorgeous two coat orange/red crème. Comparison pic below. 

IS MAI TAI CROOKED?
A possible dupe for Where Did Suzi’s Mango? Beautiful, Nonetheless.

DO YOU TAKE LEI AWAY?
I love this nude. A tan version of Don't Bossa Nova Me Around. A must have...

MY GECKO DOES TRICKS
Lovely green with metallic silver shimmer. Perfect for spring.

HELLO HAWAII YA
A nice dusty purple. Gorgeous in two creamy coats. 

LOST MY BIKINI IN MOLOKINI
I love purples this bright. I think it is perfect to wear year round. A must have…

GO WITH THE LAVA FLOW
A reddish coral crelly with golden flaky shimmer. 

JUST LANAI-ING AROUND
Soft mauve with very subtle silver shimmer.

SUZI SHOPS AND ISLAND HOPS
Bright baby pink crème. Formula was a bit finicky, so I had to use three coats.  

THIS COLORS MAKING WAVES
Ocean blue duo chrome with silver metallic shimmer.  

THAT’S HULA-RIOUS
Bright neon mint green. Nothing I have from OPI comes close to this color. Comparison pic below. 

COMPARISON PIC
Thumb – Hey Get in Lime (3 coats)
Index – That’s Hula-rious (2 coats)
Middle – Feel The Mo-Heat_oes (3 coats)
Ring – Gargantuan Green Grape (4 coats)
Pinky – Damone Roberts 1968 (3 coats) 

COMPARISON PIC
Thumb – Can’t Afjord Not to
Index – Live.Love.Carnival
Middle – Aloha From OPI
Ring – Cajun Shrimp
Pinky – Coca-Cola Red


I hope you enjoyed these swatches. All in all I think this collection is nice. There are colors in here that are a must have. However, a couple were a miss for me. What are your thoughts?

Don't forget to follow me on Instagram! xoxo


Monday, January 26, 2015

Zoya - Harlow

Good afternoon!


One of my favorite brands is Zoya.  I own way too many color to list and I am hardly ever disappointed with a bottle.  I wanted to share a quick little post on a recent manicure I wore that I just adored using Harlow.  Harlow is part of the Zoya Matte Velvet collection.  This collection is limited edition but you can still get all of the shades now from Zoya's website.  This polish dries to a flat matte finish and pretty quick too!  I used two coats with no top coat for this mani.  The color is amazing, a rich berry with an intense shimmer.  The shimmer really pops with a top coat but I wore this in its intended matte finish.  So now for the photos...


Zoya Harlow - Matte Velvet - McPolish

Zoya Harlow - Matte Velvet - McPolish

Zoya Harlow - Matte Velvet - McPolish



So what do you think of matte finish polishes?  Do you like to wear them without top coat?  I do :)

You can get Zoya polishes from their website and from a number of salons and stores like Ulta.  They are always having flash deals and promotions, so be sure to follow with on Twitter/Instagram/Facebook to snag the savings.

Much love!

Amy "McPolish" McG

*this polish was purchased by me*

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Cirque Colors - Arcane Fire

Hello all!


As I am working on upcoming collections, I waned to take a quick break and share a recent mani that I loved.  I wore this gorgeous color from Cirque Colors around Christmas and just fell in love.  "Arcane Fire" is a deep ruby red with an amazing golden shimmer.  This polish had a lot of depth and was quite mesmerizing.   Check it out!


Cirque Color - Arcane Fire - McPolish

Cirque Color - Arcane Fire - McPolish



Then I used another Cirque Colors polish, "Harlow" to stamp a subtle design using Pueen SE02B plate.  "Harlow" is a great little linear holographic polish.  Very opaque and an interesting shade of dark/green gold.  Very pretty!

Cirque Color - Arcane Fire and Harlow stamping- McPolish





"Arcane Fire" is from Cirque's Alchemy collection and "Harlow" is from the Burlesque collection.  You can get Cirque Colors on their website  or from one of their many stockist!

Back to swatching!
Amy McG (McPolish)


*Arcane Fire was provide by the maker for honest review.*

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