Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Cirque Colors - The Metropolis Collection for April 2015

Hello April!

Today, I have two lovely creme polishes being released by Cirque Colors this month.  Cirque started releasing creme shades of polishes every month as part of their Metropolis Collection.  Each of the polishes are inspired by places around New York City.  For April, we have two brightly colored cremes that are perfect for not only spring, but transitioning into summer too!  The polishes released each month as part of the Metropolis Collection are not limited edition.  You will be able to get these polishes at any time until they retire the shade.  I really enjoy this type of monthly release.  We are always looking forward to new colors and our pocket books are not severely damaged but the release of a big collection all at once.  Want to see the pretty polishes!?!?

Cirque Colors April 2015 Metropolis Collection - McPolish

Monday, March 30, 2015

Nayll Custom Polishes - The Peterson Girls 2.0


The fun thing about indie polish is all the cool glitter combinations you can get.  And indie makers do an amazing job at creating interesting combos.  But have you ever wanted a specific glitter combination and just couldn't find that exact polish anywhere?  Well, you are in luck!  Nayll is a company out of California that is set up to make custom polishes just the way you want them.  All you do it go to their site, select your base, then select your glitters or shimmers.  It's that easy!  You even get to name your polish and the name goes right on the label.  Such a cool idea.  And what is even better...the polishes don't suck!

I decided to make 4 polishes in honor of my four girl cousins.  Us second gen Peterson girls are amazing.  Just like the original Peterson girls, our mothers.  I am not sure how other families work, but in ours, cousins are almost as equally close and important as siblings.  I freaking love them!  Are you close with your cousins?  So, if you want to see the cool creations I made in their on through!

Nayll custom nail polishes - McPolish

Friday, March 27, 2015

Takko Lacquer - Physical Graffiti

Hi folks!

Tonight, I have a quick little swatch of a super cool polish for you.  I am a sucker for grey polish.  I know that some people think it's drab...but I think it just looks so cool and chic when I wear it.  And this grey beauty is a stunner!  Takko Lacquer made a perfect grey crelly loaded with platinum metallic flakes.  It has a squishy look to it and the flakes are nice a flat.  They don't stick up at all!  I used two coats for this swatch with a glossy top coat.  Now for pictures!

Takko Lacquer - Physical Graffiti - McPolish

Takko Lacquer - Physical Graffiti - McPolish

Takko Lacquer - Physical Graffiti - McPolish - Macro

Oh Takko!  I just love you :)

The Takko Lacquer Shop is out of stock a this moment.  So be sure to follow Takko on all of their social media platforms to find out about upcoming restocks.  There is also rumor of a Hello Spring Sale in April.  Takkitos on sale!!  Be still me heart.

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I wish you happy Takko hunting!
- Amy McG (McPolish)

*polish provided my maker for honest review*

Friday, March 20, 2015

Essie - Comfy in Cashmere

Hello all!

Today, I just have a quick look at one of Essie's new Cashmere Matte shades.  Essie came out with a small collection of suede matte shades last month and I was intrigued.  I really enjoy a good matte polish but I am not a huge fan of Essie.  I just find their formulas unpredictable.  I heard mixed reviews about the formula on these mattes as well, but I had to try them for myself.  "Comfy in Cashmere" was the first one that I tried.  It is a grey/taupe base with a lovely shifty shimmer.  The shimmer in this polish sort of shifts from blue to purple.  It looks amazing in the bottle!  You can definitely see the shimmer on the nail and I am positive it jumps out better with a glossy top coat.  But I wanted to wear this polish in the intended matte suede finish it came in.  So no glossy shot for you guys, sorry!

For this manicure, I wore a base coat of OPI Nail Envy and did three coats to Essie "Comfy in Cashmere".  This polish did not self-level out very well at all, so I had to be extra careful with the amount of polish I used.  I had to use a little skill to make it look completely even.  I thought it was going to be a disaster, but once it dried completely it seemed much more uniform.  This dried very quickly, which is likely why it didn't self-level.  I really liked the satin sheen of this shade and the purple undertone the shimmer gave the neutral base color.

Essie - Comfy in Cashmere - McPolish

Essie - Comfy in Cashmere - McPolish

Essie - Comfy in Cashmere - McPolish

My overall impression was pretty good.  I thought the color was very interesting and I loved the suede finish.  The formula could be better though.  Hopefully, the others in this collection that picked up will behave!  How have you guys liked this collection?  Did you have any issues with the formulas?

Thanks for stopping by!
Amy McG aka McPolish

*this product was purchased by me*

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Pure Ice 'New Year New Hue' Tinted Jellies

Well hello!

Today I have three new polishes from Pure Ice to share with you.  Pure Ice is a brand that I have seen in stores but had never really tried before.  They are sold exclusively at Walmart and are at an excellent price point (only $1.97!).  I guess I have always passed by these (and most polishes at Walmart) is because the nail polish displays are inevitably trashed at every store I go to.  None of the polishes are in the right place and they have been swatches all over the display shelves.  Some of the bottles are dried up and half empty.  At least this is how it is at my Walmart.  But now that I have tried them, I will definitely be hunting through the craziness for other colors, no lie.

So let's talk about the three sheer tinted jellies in the 'New Year New Hue' collection by Pure Ice!  in this collection, there are three jellies, one creme, one metallic, two glitter toppers and a matte top coat.  Today, I am showing you the three jellies and the matte top coat.  I think this matte top coat may be my new favorite matte top coat!   All three of these jellies are very sheer and likely not to get fully opaque on their own.  They are packed with a small iridescent hex glitter that gives them more interest than other sheer tinted jellies.  Let's get into it!

Pure Ice - New Year New Hue Jellies - McPolish


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