Monday, July 25, 2016

Whimsical Ideas by Pam - Summer 2016 Collection

Hello all!

Today, we are taking a look at a new Summer collection from an indie brand that is very nostalgic for me.  Whimsical Ideas by Pam was one of the first indie brands that I bought from as a fledgling nail polish collector.  She had the cutest little bottles and always had really creative polishes.  I always look forward to seeing her new collections even though I haven't ordered from her in a while.  So, I was flattered when Pam asked me to review her new Summer 2016 Collection!  There are six polishes in this collection, all of them are a different finish.  They are available now to order, so let's take a look!

Whimsical Ideas by Pam - Summer 2016 Collection - McPolish

Sunday, July 24, 2016

My picks from the Masura Golden Collection

Hi friends!

I have 5 beautiful polishes to share with you today from the Golden Collection by Masura.  I have shown you a few of their amazing magnetic shades (here and here) before but they also make polishes in all types of finishes.  The Golden Collection is a large lot of polishes for summer/fall 2016.  I chose 5 from the collection to try out.  I tried to get a few different finishes but you will see I was on a yellow and turquoise kick.  Again, I am super impressed with the quality and finish of all of the shades I chose.  Let's take a look!

Masura - Golden Collection - McPolish

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Inspired by a Color for the #31DC2016Weekly


We are in the final stretch of the challenge!  This is the part of the 31 Day Nail Art Challenge that I typically fizzle out.  For the last 10 days of the challenge, you are supposed to do manicure inspired by colors and movies and fashion.  It was always difficult for me to come up with something new and exciting every day.  Now that I am doing the challenge weekly, I will have more time to come up with cool nail art looks for these tougher prompts!  This week, we are doing manicures inspired by a color.  I chose a color of manicure that is classic and traditional.  My mani today is inspired by pinky nudes.  Pink toned nude polishes are so classic and work appropriate.  People may say they are boring but I love wearing them.  Plus, they can be jazzed up in so many ways.  So that is what I did...jazzed them up :)

Pinky nude gradient with water decals for the #31DC2016Weekly - McPolish

I started with a base of a soft gradient of pinky nude cremes from Cirque Colors.  The darker pink is "Jane on Jane St." and the lighter pink is "Whitney".  They are both delicious creme colors with amazing formulas.  All of the Cirque Colors Metropolis Collection cremes are fantastic.

Pinky nude gradient with water decals for the #31DC2016Weekly - McPolish

Next, I applied these cute water decals from Nicole Diary in a delicate black floral pattern.  I have been really impressed with the water decals from this brand.  They are so easy to apply and smooth onto the nail flawlessly.  They are super thin and even stretch a little to fit around even the curviest nail beds.  They don't wrinkle when you apply a glossy top coat either.  You should definitely check them out!

Pinky nude gradient with water decals for the #31DC2016Weekly - McPolish

I did this mani on both a glossy top coat and then a satin matte top coat just to see which I liked best.  I like them both!  Which do you like best?

Pinky nude gradient with water decals for the #31DC2016Weekly - McPolish

I am really happy with out this manicure turned out.  It is very delicate and girly but still appropriate for work.  I am excited to see what everyone else doing the challenge has come up with this week,  Be sure to check out the #31DC2016Weekly tag on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook to see more awesome nail art!  Have you been enjoying this weekly challenge?

Thanks for stopping by!
 - Amy 'McPolish' McG

*polish purchased by me and water decals sent by the maker/stockist for honest review*


Thursday, July 21, 2016

Pahlish - Hothouse Flowers

Hi pals!

I have another colorful collection from Pahlish to share with you all today.  The Hothouse Flowers collection released earlier this month and it is filled will pretty jelly and crelly polishes inspired by tropical flowers.  There are some classic Pahlish shades in this collection which I just love.  Let's take a look at them all!

Pahlish - Hothouse Flowers - McPolish

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Takko Tuesday! - Cereal & Milk

Happy Takko Tuesday!

Guess what!  I have a brand, spankin' new Takkito to share with you all today.  Takko Lacquer is turning 4 years old and to celebrate, Sheryl has created two new shades.  They are similar to C.R.E.A.M. which was last year's anniversary shade.  Today, we are looking at "Cereal & Milk" which is a soft and sweet polish color.  It has a milky white base that is on the sheer side, just like skim milk.  It is packed with matte microglitters in dark pink, light blue, neon yellow and light peach along with a soft white microflakie shimmer.  In the bottle, the yellow glitters make the base look like it has more a of a yellow/green tint but on the nail it looks milky white.  I am showing you three coats here and you can still see my nail like a little bit.  All of the microglitters will make it have a slightly textured finish so be sure to use glossy top coat to smooth it all out.  I think this makes a lovely companion to the C.R.E.A.M. polish from last year.

Takko Lacquer - Cereal & Milk - McPolish

Takko Lacquer - Cereal & Milk - McPolish

Takko Lacquer - Cereal & Milk - McPolish

Pretty polish, right?  I am digging it for sure.  This new shade will be available on July 28th.  Since the pre-order for the summer collection went so well, Takko Lacquer is going to do a similar preorder event for the two new anniversary polishes.  On July 28th at 8:30pm EDT, the site will be open to pre-order the polishes you want for 1 hour.  So there isn't any crazed rush to try and get the polishes before they sell out.  After the pre-order packages go out, there will be a regular restock.  Stay tuned for next week's Takko Tueday post to see the other anniversary shade!

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Takko Lacquer stockists: Color4NailsMei Mei Signatures, Femme Fatale

Thanks for stopping by!
 - Amy 'McPolish' McG

*product provided by the maker for honest review*



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