Monday, May 2, 2016

Vapid.-Problem Child

Good day! Today's swatch covers Vapid.'s Problem Child.

Problem Child has been described as a  pinkish-brownish-violet with an insane amount of holo in it. I didn't get a chance to take any outside pictures. There was a lot of cloud coverage and rainy days during this mani. However, I may have to update this at a later time because the holo really does pop in the sun light! Any who.

The formula was smooth as butter and took hardly any time to dry between coats. I wore this for a week before changing it out for a new swatch. At that time, I only had minimal tip wear with no chips.

I used  a base coat, 3 coats of the polish, and a top coat to achieve overall look.


Problem Child




Light Box





Light Box

Problem Child is currently unavailable.

Saturday, March 26, 2016

Different Dimension-Moonbeam

Feeling that an accent nail was not good enough to truly test this bad boy out, I decided to be bold and do a full set mani of this polish!

 Let me tell you, I loved it! Rocking this has been an awesome experience. And it made me feel extra girly! (Considering that I originally purchased this polish trying to find something to match my iPhone.) While it didn't have the overall effect I was imaging, I still had fun rocking something I would consider a little bold for my skin tone

Please excuse the chips/wear line(?) on my nail. I had a few things come up before I could get around to taking swatch pictures. Since it was only on one nail and barely noticeable, I figured there was no need to fix it or re-paint it. Apologies if takes away from the swatch for you.


I applied a base coat, 3 coats of polish, and a top coat.


Moonbeam




Inside Lighting




Inside Lighting




Moonbeam is still currently available for $12 on Different Dimension's website.

Friday, March 18, 2016

le polish-Pink Lady with DD-Moonbeam

Good day!

Todays swatch is from le polish and Different Dimension. le polish's Pink Lady is described as an elegant rose pink with gold shimmer and a subtle scattered holo. DD's Moonbeam, is described as a rose gold polish with added microglitters, sterling silver plated flakies and shimmers.

First, let me say that we are going to ignore the attempted free hand nail art I tried and failed on. LOL

Any how. No issues with DD's formula. Applied smooth as butter, (well a glitter filled butter) as always. I was hoping the pink would come out more, but overall I love the color. You may want to add an extra top coat or 2 if you prefer your manis to feel smooth. I actually like the texture, so I only did 1 top coat. I loved the color of Pink Lady, but I did not care for the formula*. It was thick, goopy, and hard to apply.

Applying a thinner may have helped it, but I don't own any. I usually avoid brands that are known for thick polishes because I don't like the idea of doing extra work to make a polish cooperate. This is a new maker, and because of how lovely her colors are, I decided to take a chance. Price point was good, so I don't feel like it's a total loss.


I applied a base coat, 3 coats of each polish, and a top coat.
 
 
Moonbeam, Pink Lady


Inside Lighting




Inside Lighting



Overall, I would recommend both. DD is amazing as always and I know there are those out there that do not mind working with thicker polishes. If that's your cup of tea, le polish would be fine. Moonbeam is currently available for $12 on Different Dimension's website and Pink Lady is available for $4 in a mini size and $7 for a full size on le polish's website.




*I only own a couple of her polishes. And they all have been on the thick side. So because of that and talking with others, I think it's fair to assume that her formula runs thick. I could be wrong, it could have been a bad batch, etc., but I can only go by my experience and the experiences of those I trust.

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Different Dimension-Boy Blue

Good day to you lovely lot!

Today's swatch is Boy Blue by Different Dimension. Boy Blue has been described as a white crelly (cream and jelly base) with silver glitter and various shades of blue glitter in a white base. This was definitely a first for me. There are certain colors that I usually avoid at all costs, but now I am really trying to step out of my comfort zone. Thanks to a dear friend, I have definitely found the confidence to rock colors like this one with ease!

Application was pretty smooth. I usually have trouble with creams and jellies, but this one was not as bad as the other ones I have used. I used 5 coats, but opacity could be achieved with 3 coats. For me though, the white did not pop or even out enough at 3 coats. I also used a base coat and top coat to achieve overall look.



Boy Blue




Inside Lighting




Close Up




If you are a fan of crelly's, I would definitely recommend this one to add to your collection. I love the layered look this one achieves. It's currently on sale for $5 on Different Dimension's website.


Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Skincare Tip!


Good day guys and dolls!



Need an all natural face cleanser or  make up remover that is as gentle on your face as it is your pocketbook? Try coconut oil!


Coconut oil really is one of my favorite oils. With that being said, I had been hesitant to try it this way at first, especially since you are literally putting oil on your face. It seemed like I would be doing the opposite of what I was supposed to be doing. (Especially since my skin is prone to breakouts.) However, the one I had been using finally ran out and I kept putting off going to store. So I figured now's a good time as any. LOL


Any all natural, vegan, or organic brand should do.



Well, my laziness paid off! After the first use, I could immediately tell the difference. My skin was already feeling softer and there was no dryness or irritation at all! I've been using it for over a week now, and my breakouts have started to subside, my skin tone is evening out, and even my blemishes are starting to fade. I wish I would have done a picture series, but I'm not that brave yet to share my bare face to the world! O.O


Anywho, please keep in mind that all skin types are not the same. I would think that since it's natural, the worse it could do would be to leave your skin a little oily. Only you truely know if this is something that you could add to your beauty regimen or not. If you give it a try, I would love to hear your results!

Till next time!



P.S. The steps I followed to make this an effective cleanser for me is as follows:

  1. Take roughly a nickel sized amount of the coconut oil and apply it in circular motions around face,  neck, and eyes. (Taking extra care around eyes.)
  2. Take a towel/face cloth and wet it with warm water.
  3. "Wash" your face with said towel. (You may have to re-wet the towel again with warm water before the oil/makeup is removed to your liking.
  4. Optional. Splash your face with cooler water a few times to close pores and seal in the nourishing effects of the coconut oil.
  5. Pat dry.

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Vapid. - Catch Me If You Can

 
Hello world! I'm back.
 
Well, technically, I wasn't supposed to be gone. LOL Especially that long. My apologies! Life got a little bumpy there for a minute and while I managed to work on about 5 drafts to post, for some reason I never got back around to actually posting them. So before I move forward, I will be posting these "lost files" first over the span of a week or so. That way I can avoid spamming anyone. :D
 
 
The lovely I chose to swatch today is Vapid's Catch Me If You Can. This polish has been described as a deep teal with holos. Application was super easy. Smooth as butter as usual with her polishes. No issues or any staining. I did a base coat, 3 coats of the polish (although 2 would have been fine,) and a top coat.
 
 
Inside Lighting
Outside Lighting
Bonus :) Some weird inside lighting that really picked up the magic

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Vapid. - Fall Collection!!!!

Good day to you all!

I'm so excited to write about my first collection that I have managed to snag. I purchased this collection on it's first launch, and it sold out within minutes! Vapid. has decided to re-launch these lovelies this weekend. So I figured I better get a move on reviewing them! LOL

Anywho, without further ado here is my review of Vapid.'s fall collection.

First up is Candied Apple Bobbing. This polish has been described as a candy red metallic polish, that also appears to be a deep shiny red, with metallic flakes to give off a sparkle, and a shimmer like none other. I couldn't have said it better myself. I think this shade of red would flatter any skin tone. I'm also thinking about snagging another bottle of this. Because she just became my go to red!



Candied Apple Bobbing

Candied Apple Bobbing



Next up is Pun'kin Tumble. This polish has been described as a  deep and dark  blood orange with shimmer. I would add that it has a metallic feel to it. 


Pun'kin Tumble



Pun'kin Tumble



Then we have Campire. I decided to use exactly what was said by Vapid. word for word. There is no way to summarize this color! LOL... "In the light it dances and shifts in color as the Ultra Chameleon Chrome Flakies show off thier best work in Copper-Red- Bronze shifts.  A mid-deep toned gray base holds the flame captive for us so that we can wear this on our fingers like a scout badge. There is also a flicker and a snap to this color, a healthy dose of Galaxy (hyper holographic) copper/gold Ultra Fine glitter dances with the flames to give the perfect look. The color changes in this polish are due to angles and lighting, the holographic elements will also be affected by light and will dance in even the lowest light scenarios". It really reminded me of a campfire. Any summary I came up with, did it no justice! I was not expecting to be as blown away as I was with it.


Campfire 



Campfire 


Finally we have Sweaters n' Denim. Which was definitely a crowd favorite, and I can see why! This polish has been described as a copper/nude when warm and denim blue with heavy copper shimmer when cool. This is a very responsive thermal and has a satin finish typical of thermals. 

I got it mainly because I have been itching to finally own a thermal, but didn't really care for the colors. (I didn't think they would flatter me.) However, that thought quickly ran out the door when I finished polishing my nails. Each turn of the color looked amazing next to my skin tone. I have no idea what kind of magic she puts in her bottles, but she is quickly becoming one of my fav makers!

Sweaters n' Denim


Warm Tone - Sweaters n' Denim


Cold - Sweaters n' Denim



For each swatch I did a base coat of OPI Start to Finish, 3 coats of the polish (although opacity could be achieved in 2 coats depending upon the thickness of said coat), and a top coat of Seche Vite.

There were no application or staining issues whatsoever. Each polish applied smooth like butter. Drying times were quicker than average.

Candied Apple Bobbing will be available for $10, Pun'kin Tumble for $9.50, Campfire for $12, and Sweaters n' Denim for $11 on 11-07-15 at 12PM CST on Vapid.'s website.