Sunday, June 26, 2016

Glam Polish - Friendship is Sparkly Trio Part 2

Hello!

I have a ridiculously sparkly trio of Glam Polishes to share with you all today.  These are perfectly Glam in every way.  The Friendship is Sparkly Trio is inspired by the cartoon My Little Pony.  If you are a fan, you will likely see the color inspirations in each of these polishes.  This is the second trio released by Glam Polish in a series about My Little Pony and my favorite so far.  They are sparkly, colorful and super fun!  They are limited edition so once they sell out they will likely be gone.  So let's take a look :)

Glam Polish - Friendship is Sparkly Trio Part 2 - McPolish


Saturday, June 25, 2016

Glitter Nails for the #31DC2016Weekly

Hi folks!

For the 17th week of the weekly version of the 31 Day Nail Art Challenge, we are doing glitter nails!  Usually, I would do something super sparkly and glitterific.  But today I am sharing a minimal glitter manicure.  Glitter placement can be tedious but very rewarding.  I have done completely covered nails before but this time I just had to phone it in with only a few glitters.  That is my style though.  Minimal but pretty.  Right?

For this manicure, I started with a base of Kiko "486 Tea Rose" which is a dusty pink mauve creme.  Then I used a toothpick to place diamond shaped glitters down the center of my nail.  These glitters were provided to me by Mr. Nail Art.  They are a nice purple holographic shade that really shift and shine in the light.  Once they were in place, I topped everything off with a a glossy top coat.


Glitter Nails for the #31DC2016Weekly - McPolish

Glitter Nails for the #31DC2016Weekly - McPolish

Aren't those little holographic diamonds pretty?!

Glitter Nails for the #31DC2016Weekly - McPolish


A simple mani but one that I still liked a lot.  I hope you liked it, too.  Be sure to check out the rest of the glitter manicures done this week for the challenge by scanning the #31DC2016Weekly tag on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.  

Thanks!
 - Amy McG aka McPolish


*glitters provided for honest review, polish purchased by me*

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Thursday, June 23, 2016

Moo Moo's Signatures - Secret Warrior Trio

Hi gals!

I hope you are having a fantastic first week of summer.  It has been hotter than hell here for a while so my summer started weeks ago.  Yea, Florida!  Well, today I have a cute little trio from Moo Moo's Signatures to share with you.  I wonder how hot it is in Singapore right now?  That is where Moo Moo's are made.  But they ship world wide so anyone can enjoy these beauties.  This collection of three shimmery shades is available now.  Let's take a look!

Moo Moo's Signatures - Secret Warrior Trio - McPolish


Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Takko Tuesday! - Kiss the Sky (plus one year anniversary giveaway!)

Happy Takko Tuesday!

Can you believe that I have been doing Takko Tuesday for an entire year now?!?!  This week is the One Year Anniversary of this series.  I have highlighted a different Takko Lacquer each Tuesday since June 23, 2015.  It all started with this post about Absinthe.  That's a lot of Takkitos!  For this special day, I wanted to share with the hands down, most coveted Takko Lacquer polish out there, "Kiss the Sky".  I have never featured this shade before because it is not in production anymore and had been sought after by many.  But I figured this momentous occasion was a great opportunity to share both of the bottle I have collected.  I have an original bottle sent to be by my honey muffin face, Indie500Nails, years ago.  Then a snagged a reformulated new bottle from a blog sale a year or so ago.  I needed them both for comparison, right?


Here is the original version of Kiss the Sky.  The base is a bright blue jelly and it is packed with shifty unicorn pee shimmer.  This color/shimmer combination was all the rage in 2012.  It was bright and bold and everyone wanted it.  The shimmer is mostly a glowing red on your nails that shifts to a bright green at an angle.  I have two coats with a glossy top coat on my nails here.

Takko Lacquer - Kiss the Sky - McPolish

Takko Lacquer - Kiss the Sky - McPolish

Takko Lacquer - Kiss the Sky - McPolish


After a year or so, the pigments for Kiss the Sky became scarce and Takko Lacquer needed to reformulate the polish.  The new version was a little darker and deep blue than the original.  But the shimmer was still amazing.  So glowy and shifty!  I have a hard time picking a favorite of these two.  The original version is nostalgic but the new version is sexy.  I have two coats with a glossy top coat on my nails here.

Takko Lacquer - Kiss the Sky - McPolish

Takko Lacquer - Kiss the Sky - McPolish

Takko Lacquer - Kiss the Sky - McPolish


Even though Kiss the Sky is gone, you still have a chance to recreate this same look!  Takko Lacquer released "Opal Dust" which can give you the same effect.  Check out my review here.  It is the same shimmer, just in a top coat.  Layering it over blue will give you an almost identical feel.  

To celebrate the anniversary of Takko Tuesday, Sheryl and I are giving away a bottle of Opal Dust and Irezumi from Takko Lacquer so you can recreate this classic takkito for yourself.  Just enter using the Rafflecopter form below!  Amazing right?!?  Winner will be announced in July.


a Rafflecopter giveaway



Here is where you can stalk Takko Lacquer, restock coming soon!

Takko Lacquer shop and restock info
Takko Lacquer Instagram and Twitter
Takko Lacquer stockists: Color4NailsMei Mei Signatures, Femme Fatale


Best of Luck and HAPPY TAKKO TUESDAY!
 - Amy 'McPolish' McG


*products purchased by me but prizes provided for the giveaway by the maker*

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Monday, June 20, 2016

Envy Lacquer - One Year Anniversary Trio

Howdy!

I have a new to the blog indie brand to share with you all today and these polishes are beautiful!  Envy Lacquer has recently celebrated their one year anniversary and they released a special trio glittery goodies.  The trio is based on the three most popular colors of jewelry metals; gold, silver and rose gold.  These three polishes are so sparkly and so shimmery, they just shine on the nail.  Let's take a closer look!

Envy Lacquer - One Year Anniversary Trio - McPolish


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