Thursday, August 27, 2015

Butter LONDON & Allure Arm Candy Collection and Giveaway!

Hey loves!

School has started and hurricane season is upon us.  That means one thing...fall is coming!  Tonight, I have some lovely polishes that are perfect for autumn.  butterLONDON has teamed up with Allure and created the Arm Candy Collection.  This is a collection of 6 full sized, individual nail lacquers and a 4-piece fashion set of smaller bottles.  butterLONDON sent me two sets of the 6 individual polishes, one for me and one for you!  Make sure to check out my giveaway at the end of this post.  This collection is a nice mix of rich cremes, a glitter, a metallic and a sheer.  There is something for everyone this fall here.  Let's take a look!

butterLONDON & Allure - Arm Candy Collection - McPolish



Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Takko Tuesday! - Jabberwocky

Happy Takko Tuesday!

This week I have a special treat for you.  Not only do I a have one of the most beautiful Takkitos to share with you, but my friend Lotte is joining in on a Takko Tuesday fun as well!  Lotte is my lovely  pen pal/nail polish swapper/awesome buddy in Germany.  She is a Takko addict as well and we have joined together to share our swatches of Jabberwocky today.  Be sure to check out her swatches here on her blog, Marzipany.  

"Jabberwocky" is a STUNNING dusty teal jelly base with a shifty coppery shimmer.  I literally gasped aloud when I applied this polish.  No joke.  The formula is fantastic and just the right amount of squishy.  I used two thicker coats for full opacity (because I nubbinized!) but if you have longer nails with more white tip exposed, a third coat may be needed.  I love pairing contrasting colors together and the way the shimmer plays with this dusty aqua base is just beautiful.  The shimmer looks like it just pops right off of the nail.  Jabberwocky might have just edged itself into my 'Top 10 Polishes" list!  This was originally offered as Gloss48 exclusive last year but has since been restocked on the Takko Lacquer online store and other stockists.  Let's see this beauty!


Takko Tuesday! - Jabberwocky - McPolish

Takko Tuesday! - Jabberwocky - McPolish

Takko Tuesday! - Jabberwocky - McPolish - macro


Drool worthy, right?  I am not sure when Jabberwocky will be restocked, so be sure to follow Takko Lacquer to learn about upcoming sales.  I do know that Sheryl will be having a restock of the Summer 2015 Collection as well as three original Takkitos (Blushing Nude, Wanderlust and Electric Apple) on September 3rd.  You will also get to see the new Takko logo and labels!  They are very similar to the current labels, just a little more sophisticated.  Set your alarm!!

Here is where you can get your Takko fix:

Takko Lacquer shop and restock info
Takko Lacquer IG
Takko Lacquer Twitter
Takko Lacquer stockists: Mei Mei Signatures, Femme Fatale

And don't forget to check out my friend, Lotte, and her own Jabberwocky Takko Tuesday here!

XOXOX
- Amy McG aka McPolish


*product provided by the maker for honest review*

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Sunday, August 23, 2015

Powder Perfect - The Upper Kingdom Collection

Happy Sunday!

This weekend, I have some super sparkly beauties to share with you all.  I was sent the Powder Perfect Upper Kingdom Collection from my favorite indie nail polish stockist, Color4Nails.  I have been purchasing international indie brands from Color4Nails for a very long time now (since they were just a Facebook page and took orders via email 2 years ago!).  They are my go to stockist and I love them.  Prices are great and they ship quickly.  So, as you can imagine, I was pretty excited to become part of their blogger team to help promote new collections they are stocking.

I have been eyeing this Australian brand for a while now as well.  Powder Perfect has a great range to holographics and glitters that are quite eye catching and I have heard rave reviews about them.  Well...this collection of 5 full coverage microglitters did not disappoint!  The Upper Kingdom Collection is inspired by Ancient Egypt.  I am truly loving this collection and it makes me want to try even more of Powder Perfect's line.  The formulas were perfect and opaque in two coats.  Let's get into some swatches and macros!

Powder Perfect - The Upper Kingdom Collection - McPolish



Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Takko Tuesday! - Let Them Eat Cake

Happy Takko Tuesday!

Tonight, I have a fun little glitter topper from Takko Lacquer to share with you.   "Let Them Eat Cake" was originally released last summer and has been on my wish list for a long time.  Takko doesn't has a lot of glitter toppers in their repertoire, there are only three that I can think of right now (Let Them Eat Cake, XOXO and Kitsch).  Sheryl is all about dat shimma!  But these few glitter toppers are always quite interesting.  "Let Them Eat Cake" is a clear based polish that is loaded with gold holographic hexes, satin mint and aqua hexes, matte white hexes and medium sized mint dots.  the combination of mint and gold is just so fancy and sophisticated.  I wore this manicure yesterday and was loving this glitter!  I used one coat of "Let Them Eat Cake" over Color Club "Look, Don't Tusk" and "In De-Nile" with a glossy top coat.  The glitter coverage was good for one coat and I didn't have to fish for the lager dot glitters.  If you want a denser glitter look, just do two coats.


Takko Tuesday! - Let Them Eat Cake - McPolish

Takko Tuesday! - Let Them Eat Cake - McPolish

Takko Tuesday! - Let Them Eat Cake - McPolish



Be sure to follow Takko Lacquer on their social media outlets to get up to date info on restocks.  There will be a restock of older colors soon as well as a restock to MeiMei Signatures.  Unfortunately, Llarowe is not stocking Takko Lacquer or other indie polishes anymore.

Takko Lacquer shop and restock info
Takko Lacquer IG
Takko Lacquer Twitter
Takko Lacquer stockists: Mei Mei Signatures, Femme Fatale

Yay, glitter!
- Amy McG aka McPolish


*glitter topper provided from review, base colors purchased by me*

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Monday, August 17, 2015

Glam Polish - Think Pink Trio

Hello lovelies!

Tonight, I have a stunning trio of polishes to share with you.  This is the first time I am sharing this brand on the blog which is weird because I am a little obsessed with their polishes.  Glam Polish is an Australian indie nail polish brand that cranks outs amazing collections like nobody's business.  They always have to most interesting mixes of holographic bits and super sparkly finishes.  I have not been dissatisfied with any purchase so far.  Sometimes, I have to physically stop myself from going on the Glam Polish website because I know that I can't leave without trying to fill up a cart with pretties.  (confession...I have managed to fill up a cart as I write this because I had to go copy links from their page...so bad!)  I purchased the Think Pink trio when it launched a few months ago.  They have since come out with another trio with the same polishes as this trio but in blue.  I am pretty sure they are going to continue this trio theme, so if you like these pink babies, check out their other colors.  The Think Pink Trio is limited edition but is currently still available on the site.  Get your grabby hands ready after you check out my swatches!

Glam Polish - Think Pink Trio - McPolish



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