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.



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.

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Octopus Party Nail Lacquer - Finally, It Happened

Good day!
Today's swatch is Finally, It Happened, by OPNL. This color has been described as a hot pink scattered holo shimmer with duochrome blue to magenta microflakes. I couldn't agree more. (However my camera failed to capture some of that magic.) Also, in some lights it looks more like a creamy or muted pink than a hot pink.
I used a base coat, 3 coats of the polish, and a top coat.

Inside Light 

Inside Light

Magnetic Polish Accent Nail

Inside Light
Outside Light
Outside Light
No application problems whatsoever. The magnetic polish was cool, but I probably need a few more practice rounds to get effects to stand out more.
Finally, It Happened is currently unavailable.  

Monday, November 2, 2015

Bear Pawlish - Verklempt

Good Day!

Today's swatch is Verclempt by Bear Pawlish. The maker describes this polish as a rich grapey plum pearlescent base packed with scattered and linear holo and just a light dusting on small glitter to give it some extra wow.   I agree with the description. However, my camera did quite capture all of the different types of glittering action.

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

Inside Lighting

Inside Lighting

Outside Lighting

Application hit a few snags along the way. It was thick, but not too thick to where I couldn't apply it. It did end up uneven in some spots because of that though. Overall,  I enjoyed this color and the layered looked to the glitter.

Verklempt is currently on sale for $10 at Bear Pawlish's website.

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Nail Mail!!!

I'm so excited to finally get my hands on Vapid's fall line collection! Even with a few hiccups during checkout, I still managed to grab the whole collection! I can't wait to start swatching and reviewing these beauties for y'all!

L-R Sweaters and Denim, Candid Apple Bobbing, Pun'kin Tumble, & Campfire. 

This collection will be restocked some time in November. Hopefully I'll have my swatches out before then to help you decide. :)

Which reminds me. Apologies for the lack of blog related posts. I work full time with a part time job. And now I'm in the process of starting up a small business with my sister. She'll be bringing the fashion and accessories and I'll be bringing the natural skin and hair care products. :D Can't wait to write a post about that. But anywho. Thanks for hanging in there with me!

Till next time !

Friday, October 9, 2015

Different Dimension- Tulips Are Better Than One and Quasar

Good Day!

Today's swatch is a combo pack!  Tulips Are Better Than One and Quasar. Granted, they didn't match as well as I thought they would have when I compared the bottles. But overall I think they still paired together fairly nicely.

 Tulips is described as a purple shimmer polish that appears to have a duo chrome effect to teal/aqua/pink. Opaque in two to three coats. Also looks great layered over black! I haven't had a chance to layer it over black yet. But other than that, I completely agree with how it has been described.

Quasar is described as a pink toned lavender intense holographic polish with added microglitters. Opaque in two to three coats. Completely agree with that as well.

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

Inside Light

Inside Light

Outside Light

Outside Light

I had a few layering issues at the beginning with Tulips, but it began to even out with the second coat and by the third coat it was fine. I had no application issues with Quasar. Drying times were normal. Lovely colors, I could see wearing these year round, together, or separate.

Both polishes are currently available on Different Dimension's website. Tulips Are Better Than One is listed for $10 and Quasar is listed for $12.

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Easy Peasy Fudge

Good Morning!

Here's my  tutorial on this super easy fudge recipe I found on Facebook this past weekend.

You'll need 3 cups of milk chocolate chips and 1 14oz can of sweetened condensed milk for the recipe part of it.

Not pictured- Measuring cup, small spoon, Pam spray

Stir until every chip is wet

Microwave for 1 minute

Stir until blended

*Not pictured. Once blended place on a Pam sprayed aluminum lined cookie sheet/pan.

Place in the fridge for 2 hours



And that's it! We put kosher salt on the top of ours and that balanced it out perfectly! However, I'm sure this could go well with anything you decided to mix with it or place on top. It's the perfect sweet treat!

If I can do this, anyone can! :)

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

OPNL - Bermuda High


Today's swatch is Bermuda High by Octopus Party Nail Lacquer. This was a part of his summer collection. (Yes, I am way behind. LOL) This color has been described as a cherry or raspberry red holographic polish with a blue flash. For me, it leaned more towards a coral/pinkish red with a blue flash. For my accent nail I decided to try a seriotype with various polishes that I had on hand from my local beauty supply store. ( I hope to have a tutorial sooner rather than later on it.)

I used a base coat, 3 coast of the polish, and a top coat.

Inside Light (Apologies for the vignette. I didn't realize at the time
 how much of the background showed up in the picture. -_-)

Inside Light

Outside Light

Application was smooth as butter. Drying times were normal. This color is perfect for summer, but I can see it being mixed in with a few other colors or designs to make it perfect for other seasons as well.

Currently, this polish is unavailable.