Wednesday, July 1, 2015

A England - Proserpine - OMD3

Hey guys!

There is a fun, international nail art challenge that starts today!  Have you heard of the 'Oh Mon Dieu' Challenge?  This is the third year of this 31 day challenge that is hosted by four nail bloggers from around the world.  I participated in some of it last year and wanted to try and get in as many of the prompts that I can this year.  I will be out of town for a little bit of July, so I don't think I will be able to do them all.  If you would like to participate a well, check out the rules here on Lindsay's page, Nail That Accent.

So...for Day 1, the prompt is TEAL!  I decided to use and untried polish of mine for this.  "Proserpine" is a lovely deep teal holographic polish from A England.  I adore A England polishes.  this is brand that I would buy any polish they release without seeing a swatch first.  Their polishes are consistently that awesome.  I used one coat here (yes, you heard that right. one coat!) along with a glossy top coat.  I did some glitter placement on the sides of my nails using diamond shaped glitter from Mr. Nail Art.

A England - Proserpine - OMD3 Teal - McPolish

A England - Proserpine - OMD3 Teal - McPolish

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Takko Tuesday! - Lavender Macaron

It's Tuesday...so let's have some Takkos!
Press Sample

This week, I am sharing with you a delightful pastel polish from Takko Lacquer called "Lavender Macaron".  This polish was originally released late last summer but I feel it has more of a spring time vibe.  For this swatch, I used two thick coats with a glossy top coat.  The base is a creamy lavender and it is loaded with whitish/slivery flakes.  They weren't as dark and dense as real silver flakes but they weren't completely transparent like iridescent flakes.  The combination of the soft base color and delicate flakes really makes this polish dainty and girly.  I adore it!


Takko Tuesday! - Lavender Macaron - McPolish


Takko Tuesday! - Lavender Macaron - McPolish


Takko Tuesday! - Lavender Macaron - McPolish - MACRO



Do you love this polish?  If you want to snag it for yourself, you will need to keep up with the Takko Lacquer restock announcements.  Sheryl will restock different polishes at different times, so you never know what will be on the list.  Here is where you can buy your Takkitos and where to learn about restocks.

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

Stop by next Tuesday for more Takko Tuesday!

-Amy McG aka McPolish

*product provided by the maker for honest review*

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Friday, June 26, 2015

Lavish Polish Multichrome Flakie Duo

Hello again!

This is a record.  A blog post every day this week.  Where's my cookie??  :)

I just had to share these amazing flakies with you today.  The metallic multichrome flakie has been a huge hit this year.  We have seen a ton of indie brands use them in clear bases for eye catching toppers and full coverage flakies.  Personally, I love to see these color shifting gems used in creative ways.  Lavish Polish has just released a little duo of color shifting awesomeness that you need to check out.  Emely is having a restock today of these limited edition polishes...so get them while you can!

Both of the polishes in this duo have a black jelly base with a fine holographic shimmer running through it and metallic multichrome flakies of different colors.  I used two coats for these swatches with a glossy top coat and then a matte top coat.  Because duh...MATTE ALL THE FLAKIES!


Here is "Supernova" which has metallic flakies that shift from coppery orange to gold to fuchsia pink.  I used two light sources at different angles to capture all the the color shifts.  This polish is mind blowing and sold out very quickly on it's release last week.  So get your trigger finger ready!

Lavish Polish - Supernova - Limited Edition - McPolish

Lavish Polish - Supernova - Limited Edition - McPolish

Lavish Polish - Supernova - Limited Edition - McPolish - MACRO

Lavish Polish - Supernova - Limited Edition - McPolish - MATTE

Lavish Polish - Supernova - Limited Edition - McPolish - MATTE MACRO



The other polish in this color shifty duo is "Milky Way".  The metallic flakies in this baby shift from bright blue to lime green to gold.  Again, I used the same double light source to capture the entire shift for you.  The glossy macro of this one really shows how cool the flakies look suspended in the jelly base.  Gobsmacked!

Lavish Polish - Milky Way - Limited Edition - McPolish

Lavish Polish - Milky Way - Limited Edition - McPolish - MACRO

Lavish Polish - Milky Way - Limited Edition - McPolish - MATTE

Lavish Polish - Milky Way - Limited Edition - McPolish - MATTE

Lavish Polish - Milky Way - Limited Edition - McPolish - MATTE MACRO


If you want to grab either of these polishes, head over to Lavish Polishes online store.  "Milky Way" is currently available but "Supernova" will be restocked this afternoon at 4pm EDT.  You can grab the duo for $20 (full sized) or individually for $12 each.  And please, take advantage of my coupon code!  Just type in 'MCPOLISH15' at check out to get 15% off of you entire order, no minimum required. 

Lavish Polish online store
Lavish Polish Facebook
Lavish Polish Instagram

Get your flakie on!
- Amy "McPolish" McG


*products provided by the maker for honest review*

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Thursday, June 25, 2015

Digital Nails - Definitely Not Cute Collection

Good evening, friends!

Oh boy, do I have some fun polishes to share with you tonight!  Have you ever heard of Bee and Puppycat?  Well if you haven't, please enjoy this delightful cartoon here.  It will only take you 10 minutes and you will feel like a better person afterwards.  This funny, online cartoon is about a girl and her little pet (Is it a cat?  Is it a dog?) and they go on temp job adventures into dreamlike lands.  I absolutely love the voices in this cartoon.  Hilarious!

Well, my pal, Raph, over at Digital Nails, is who turned me onto this great toon all because of her newest collection, 'Definitely Not Cute' which is completely inspired by Bee and Puppycat.  Once you watch this cartoon, you will see the inspiration for all of these polishes.  Not only are the names smirk worthy but the polishes are quite beautiful and unique.  There are 7 polishes in this collection with a nice variety of finishes and colors.  This collection launches tomorrow, June 26th at 6pm CDT.  Let's get into it!!!



Digital Nails - Definitely Not Cute - McPolish


Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Cirque Colors Metropolis Collection June - Golightly and Nolita Lolita

Howdy!

What is this craziness?  Posts up every day this week!  I am on a roll and I am going to try and keep up a regular posting schedule for you all.  Wish me luck!

Tonight, I have the two new creme polishes from Cirque Color's Metropolis Collection.  For the month of June, we are introduced to "Nolita Lolita" and "Golightly".  Both of these have the perfectly creamy formula that we have grown to expect from Cirque.  I used two coats with a glossy top coat for each of the swatches.  I also did a little nail art with these two polishes.  The double side dot is my new favorite quick and easy nail art to do.  I just put two little dots of polish (or studs or rhinestones) on the sides of each nail.  I really like to use contrasting colors for the most dramatic effect.  If you want to see a bunch of recreations of this mani, browse the #doublesidedots tag on Instagram.  Let's look at the pretties!

Cirque Colors - Metropolis Collection June - McPolish - #doublesidedots



Here is "Golightly" which is a blue leaning teal creme polish.  With a name like Golightly, I was expecting this to be more of a Tiffany blue but it was much more teal in person.  Excellent formula as per usual.

Cirque Colors - Metropolis Collection June - McPolish - GOLIGHTLY




"Nolita Lolita" is the other polish released this month.  It is a bright raspberry pink creme with an excellent formula.  Nice and easy application and a great summer color.

Cirque Colors - Metropolis Collection June - McPolish - Nolita Lolita



These two polishes for June are going to be the last ones in the Metropolis Collection for a few months.  The monthly release of signature creme polishes will start up again in  September.  You can purchase these polishes directly from the Cirque Colors site or from their many stockists.

Cirque Colors online store
Cirque Colors stockists

Smooches!
Amy McG (McPolish)


*products provided by the maker for honest review*

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