Thursday, January 29, 2015

Takko Lacquer - Maneater


Today I have a special shifty polish to share with you from Takko Lacquer!  There is a Takko restock today and this polish is included in the restock line up.  We all know that Takko restocks can be crazy.  So set your alarms for 8pm EST to get a chance at this beauty.

Here is "Maneater" which is a holographic duochrome polish.  The base color is a deep magenta that shifts through copper, green and gold.  Then there is an amazing, strong linear holographic effect that basically makes your nail shoot rainbow laser beams.  The formula is fantastic, no dragging or balding.  I used two coats in this swatch but it was opaque in one coat.  Wow!  And now for some pics...

Takko Lacquer - Maneater - McPolish

Takko Lacquer - Maneater - McPolish

Takko Lacquer - Maneater - McPolish - MACRO

This last photo was taken using two different light sources to try and show off the different color shifts of this polish.

Takko Lacquer - Maneater - McPolish

Amazing?  Yes.  So head over to the Takko Lacquer shop tonight at 8pm EST to get this beauty along with a few other polish restocks as well as a special Valentine's Day mystery polish.  Here are all the other places you can get your Takko fixes!

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

Happy restocking frenzy :)
Amy McG aka McPolish

*Product provided by the creator for honest review*

Wednesday, January 28, 2015


Hi all!

I have not posted on the blog in months. I have been so busy with nails and my job. However, in 2015 I am making it a point to blog more of my swatches that I have been posting on my Instagram.

Lets get to it shall we...

Probably the ugliest color combo known to man. Most girls on IG seem to agree. 

A gorgeous two coat orange/red crème. Comparison pic below. 

A possible dupe for Where Did Suzi’s Mango? Beautiful, Nonetheless.

I love this nude. A tan version of Don't Bossa Nova Me Around. A must have...

Lovely green with metallic silver shimmer. Perfect for spring.

A nice dusty purple. Gorgeous in two creamy coats. 

I love purples this bright. I think it is perfect to wear year round. A must have…

A reddish coral crelly with golden flaky shimmer. 

Soft mauve with very subtle silver shimmer.

Bright baby pink crème. Formula was a bit finicky, so I had to use three coats.  

Ocean blue duo chrome with silver metallic shimmer.  

Bright neon mint green. Nothing I have from OPI comes close to this color. Comparison pic below. 

Thumb – Hey Get in Lime (3 coats)
Index – That’s Hula-rious (2 coats)
Middle – Feel The Mo-Heat_oes (3 coats)
Ring – Gargantuan Green Grape (4 coats)
Pinky – Damone Roberts 1968 (3 coats) 

Thumb – Can’t Afjord Not to
Index – Live.Love.Carnival
Middle – Aloha From OPI
Ring – Cajun Shrimp
Pinky – Coca-Cola Red

I hope you enjoyed these swatches. All in all I think this collection is nice. There are colors in here that are a must have. However, a couple were a miss for me. What are your thoughts?

Don't forget to follow me on Instagram! xoxo

Monday, January 26, 2015

Zoya - Harlow

Good afternoon!

One of my favorite brands is Zoya.  I own way too many color to list and I am hardly ever disappointed with a bottle.  I wanted to share a quick little post on a recent manicure I wore that I just adored using Harlow.  Harlow is part of the Zoya Matte Velvet collection.  This collection is limited edition but you can still get all of the shades now from Zoya's website.  This polish dries to a flat matte finish and pretty quick too!  I used two coats with no top coat for this mani.  The color is amazing, a rich berry with an intense shimmer.  The shimmer really pops with a top coat but I wore this in its intended matte finish.  So now for the photos...

Zoya Harlow - Matte Velvet - McPolish

Zoya Harlow - Matte Velvet - McPolish

Zoya Harlow - Matte Velvet - McPolish

So what do you think of matte finish polishes?  Do you like to wear them without top coat?  I do :)

You can get Zoya polishes from their website and from a number of salons and stores like Ulta.  They are always having flash deals and promotions, so be sure to follow with on Twitter/Instagram/Facebook to snag the savings.

Much love!

Amy "McPolish" McG

*this polish was purchased by me*

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Cirque Colors - Arcane Fire

Hello all!

As I am working on upcoming collections, I waned to take a quick break and share a recent mani that I loved.  I wore this gorgeous color from Cirque Colors around Christmas and just fell in love.  "Arcane Fire" is a deep ruby red with an amazing golden shimmer.  This polish had a lot of depth and was quite mesmerizing.   Check it out!

Cirque Color - Arcane Fire - McPolish

Cirque Color - Arcane Fire - McPolish

Then I used another Cirque Colors polish, "Harlow" to stamp a subtle design using Pueen SE02B plate.  "Harlow" is a great little linear holographic polish.  Very opaque and an interesting shade of dark/green gold.  Very pretty!

Cirque Color - Arcane Fire and Harlow stamping- McPolish

"Arcane Fire" is from Cirque's Alchemy collection and "Harlow" is from the Burlesque collection.  You can get Cirque Colors on their website  or from one of their many stockist!

Back to swatching!
Amy McG (McPolish)

*Arcane Fire was provide by the maker for honest review.*

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Polish Alcoholic - Nail Art with the Superheroes Collection

Happy Sunday!

Today, I have two super fun polishes to share with you all.  Polish Alcoholic has just released the Superheroes Collection which is a set of 6 polishes all inspired by comic book superheroes.  I was sent two from this collection for review and I just loved them.  I hope you do too!

First up we have "Magneto", a shimmery blurple polish.  This was a little sheer and did take three coats for full opacity.  But the extra layers really give this duochrome dimension.  This polish really glows from within with a slightly red glow and a blue to purple shift.  So pretty!  I don't think I have anything else like this in my collection (and that is a feat!).  I added some sliver and purple rhinestones to create a little gem flower double accent nail.

Polish Alcoholic - Magneto - Superheroes Collection - McPolish

Polish Alcoholic - Magneto - Superheroes Collection - McPolish - MACRO

The other Superheroes polish sent was called "Loki" and again, super unique to my collection.  "Loki" is a brown based shimmery duochrome polish that has a striking green flash and a red/pink shift.  You know when you have a hard time describing what I am seeing in a polish, it's gonna be awesome!  Like Magneto, Loki was a little sheer and I used 3 coats to build opacity.  I used Loki in a little green and brown skittlette mani.  The stamping was done with Mentality Nail Polish "Green Opaque" and MoYou London Suki 07 plates.  The textured polish on my pinkie is OPI "What Wizardry is This?".

Polish Alcoholic - Loki - Superheroes Collection - McPolish

Polish Alcoholic - Loki - Superheroes Collection - McPolish - MACRO

I am in love with these polishes...are you?  It is difficult to give me a polish that I don't already have something similar in my collection, but Sabrina did it.  Be sure to check out the rest of the collection in the Polish Alcoholic shop and let me know which ones you ended up ordering. :)

Polish Alcoholic shop
Polish Alcoholic IG
Polish Alcoholic FB
Polish Alcoholic blog

Thanks friends!
-Amy "McPolish" McG


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