​ A-England Polish Swatches

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Hello Everyone! I’ve always wanted to get these polishes, no idea what I was waiting on, I came across them on sale at whatsupnails.com for $7:35 the usual price is $10. Yay who doesn’t love a sale.

I somehow narrowed it down to 6 polishes, from different collections i’ve included the collection names that if like Pokemon you wanna catch them all you can. The formula for these are awesome, they apply so well, not streaky or patchy at all.

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Rose Bower (Collection: To Emily Bronte): is a beautiful shimmering red polish, the holo effect is very subtle but still lovely. This is two coats with a topcoat.

Rose Bower

Briar Rose (Collection: Burne-Jones Dream): is and interesting color and hard to described, it’s red, but looks almost pink with a very fine holographic shimmer that looks very subtle.

Briar Rose

Dragon (Collection: The Legend): is a forest green holographic polish and hands down my favorite.

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Spirit of the Moors (Collection: To Emily Bronte): Is a beautiful blue polish with very fine silver holographic shimmer. oh and these stain nails so double up on basecoat. This is two coats with a topcoat.

Spirit of the Moors

Crown of Thistles (Collection: Elizabeth and Mary): Is a beautiful deep purple, you could get away with one coat, but I did two to let the holo effect really come through and it’s close for favorite.

Crown of Thistles

Excalibur Renaissance (Collection: The Mythicals): Is a silver foil polish, it’s one of the smoothest silver polishes I have. It’s not streaky but can get that that way if you go over it with excessive strokes. I can stamp with it, watermarble with it, can be a one coater but this is two coats.

Excalibur Renaissance

Do I want more? you betcha!

Thank you for reading!

-Kerri

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Zoya Rue

Hello Everyone! Even though it’s almost the weekend again, I know this post is late, don’t judge me. 😛 Last weekend was kinda busy so I only had time for a quick manicure.

This is Zoya Rue is a pinky/peachy nude cream polish, this is two coats, thick consistency but goes on smoothly.

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Polish used is Zoya Rue, decals are from Born Pretty Store pattern G124 and nail studs and rhinestones from eBay.

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Thanks for reading!

– Kerri

Priti NYC Polish

Hello Everyone! I bought these polishes on Hautelook for $6.50 each, the price is normally $15. The color selection was limited but I’ve never tried them before so why not. The polish formulas for the ones I tried applied very smoothly, no streaks, but are not very opaque. The polish themselves kind of remind me of jelly formulas, very soft looking.

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Sweet Sultan: is a sandy brown color some say nude lol, this is two coats.

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Blue Eyed Brunette: Is a soft pale orange polish, that is a lot paler than it appears in this picture. Is opaque in two coats.

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Baby’s Tears: Is an olive green polish with very subtle dark flecks, this is the exception to the not unique. This is two coats, need three to four to be truly opaque.

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Polish Spirit: is a bright purple polish, this is two coats, it needs three to be truly opaque.

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Final thoughts: though this is a 5 free vegan polish, cruelty free, FDA approved and the company uses recycled bottles. Has a very smooth formula, and I applaud their environmental practices but I wouldn’t specifically go out to hunt down this polish, they can be bought in Whole Foods by the way. They are not water marble friendly and will probably end up in my donation box.

Thanks for reading!

– Kerri

Zoya Earth Day Polish Exchange 2015

Hello Everyone! It’s that time of year again, Zoya’s Earth Day nail polish exchange!

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With over 300 shades rooted in a healthy philosophy, it’s no surprise that we’re committed to helping you green your beauty routine! That’s why each year we give you the opportunity to exchange any old nail polish bottles that you may have laying around your house collecting dust, or that are not BIG5FREE formulas, for brand new toxin-free* Zoya Nail Polish shades. You can rest assured that your unwanted polishes will be disposed of in an environmentally friendly manner. Helping the earth is easy… all you have to do to get started is pick out your NEW Zoya colors at www.zoya.com, follow the instructions below and checkout. Let us do the rest!

How The Exchange Works

1. Visit www.zoya.com and add a minimum of 6 bottles of polish (no more than 24 bottles) to your cart. Minimum 12, maximum 48 for professional accounts.
2. Apply Code: EARTHLUV and a 50% credit will be added to your exchange order – free shipping included!
3. Complete checkout and you’re all set! If you need further instructions on sending back your unwanted polish click HERE.

The exchange runs on the honor system, which means you are not obligated to send in your unwanted polish – we assume you’re going to do the right thing! Many people donate the polish to a local cause instead, which we fully support. If you choose to send back your polishes, please check with your carrier of choice for shipping guidelines and restrictions for nail polish. For full promotion terms & conditions and instructions on how to send in your polish,click HERE.

USE CODE: EARTHLUV
Offer valid 4/21/15 – 4/28/15 (11:59pm EST)

Happy Shopping and remember to be kind to mother earth.

– Kerri

Essie Flowerista Collection

Hello Everyone! I only picked up two polishes from the Essie Flowerista Collection, I had similar colors to the others in the collection so i passed on those i’m getting better at that. #nailaddictstruggle

Garden Variety: OMG! This is two coats of gorgeous blue polish. It has a nice formula, goes on smoothly, I know I have similar colors to this but it’s so beautiful how could I pass it up. Also it stains my skin and maybe the nail but I wasn’t wearing it long enough to find out, so double up on base coat to be safe.

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Petal Pusher: Is a lovely blue grey shade, goes on smooth, none streaky, this is two coats. I really like this, it’s like nothing else I have in my collection.

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Thanks For Reading!

– Kerri

Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Rave About Color Collection

Hello Everyone! I picked up some polishes from the Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Rave About Color Collection at Rite Aid for $2.99 each. There are 8 polishes in the collection I only picked up three.

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First up Groove-y! This polish is a milky white polish, it’s an interesting polish it’s almost like a gel polish but it’s actually a creme. It reminds me of Wet N’ Wild 2% Milk, which is also a favorite of mine. This two coats but it’s actually a hard polish to get an even application. Apply one thin coat allow a minute or two to dry then load up the brush on the second coat, I love it.

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Funky Flare: Is a warm orange creme that when applied has a hint of peachy-ness to the color, its a very pretty orange for summer, and I like this even though orange is normally not my color. This is two coats, goes on smoothly.

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Get Down: No it’s not as funky as the name sounds, it’s a dark mauve color, that’s really pretty and not like anything I have in my collection. This is two coats goes on very smoothly.

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Here’s the entire collection, the other two cremes are similar to other colors i’ve picked up from precious collections so I passed.

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Thanks for reading!

– Kerri

PS: So while I was working on this those polish names kept reminding me of oldies songs, so here’s a weird question.

Which song is more funky “KC & The Sunshine Band – Get Down Tonight” or “Kool & The Gang – Get Down On It”?

Pretty Jelly Polishes

Hello Everyone! I’m trying out some new indies from Pretty Jelly Polish. She sells some gorgeous 5 free holo polishes. And as is my habit when i’m trying new indie brands I bought the minis. Unlike some of the earlier holos and even some of the newer ones doesn’t require special base coat or top coat.

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First up is Mexico City: it is a red scattered-linear holographic polish, goes on very smoothly, not streaky this is two coats and topcoated.

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Plum In Love: is a interesting pinky, redish, purpley toned polish, it’s described as red but I don’t see it. Goes on smoothly, not streaky, two coats and topcoat.

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House of Usher: is a gorgeous dark purple described as violet linear holographic polish, this is my favorite of the three I bought. It goes on smoothly, not streaky, two coats and topcoat.

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Overall: The colors are not that unique but they are gorgeous, and the formula makes application a no brainier, it just glides on. I need to test if they can watermarble, I hope they can, but either way I see a few more colors i’d like to have.

Thanks for reading!

– Kerri

Pop.arazzi Polish Review

Hello Everyone! When I came across this polishes in CVS I thought colorful, inexpensive and cute bottles, WIN! right? Ummm…….NO.

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Lime-ousine Ride: is a beautiful apple green polish, this is two coats and topcoated. The polish application is streaky and patchy and after two coats I had bald spots even after allowing dry time in between coats.

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Love All: is a bright sunny springtime yellow, this is two coats and a wait time in between applications and topcoated. This polish was thick and goopy (its a technical term), I wondered if I had just gotten a bad bottle, no I hadn’t, they were all like that.

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Final thoughts: The colors though beautiful are not that unique for me to struggle with these polishes to get a smooth application. The other turn off for me is the scent, these smell the same as Kleancolor polishes, though I haven’t bought any Kleancolor in years so they may smell different now, but that’s what it reminds me off. I’m thankful I only bought two to try even though they were only 99 cents each because I would have been POed if i’d bought more.

Thanks for reading!

– Kerri

Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Colors that Soar Collection

Hello Everyone! This is the Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Colors That Soar Limited Edition Collection. I picked these up at CVS for $3.19 each, the formula for these is a bit different from their other polishes. They’re cremes but runny and thin (almost like a gel polish), so you can end up with bald patches, the polish application required a break between the first and second coat or you may take off some of the first coat and require touch ups to fill in the bald spots. (Trust me I did that a few times.)

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Starting off with Fan Appeal: Is a purple, green, pink Duochrome polish, It applies like a creme and can also be used as top coat over a darker color like Painted Lady, this is two coats.

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Fan Appeal without sunlight.

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Painted Lady: Is a dark purple, it’s a lot like OPI Vant to Bite My Neck. This was a bit more like their usual formula and so pigmented, it’s one coat. This is probably my favorite of the bunch.

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Wing It: this is a lovely lavender creme, that reminds me a lot of Rimmel London Wild Orchid or Essie Play Date. This is two coats.

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Fly By: Is a shimmery turquoise top coat type polish, it’s much too thin to wear on its own, This is two coats and would look great over Cuteapillar.

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A closer look at Fly By, this is three coats.

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Cuteapillar: is a pearl aqua creme polish, the color is beautiful, this is two coats.

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These are the colors I passed on Social Butterfly, Monarchy & Sweet Nectar which is tempting me to go back for it.

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Overall: Theses polishes require some patience and finessing, i’ll keep maybe three only because they are watermarble friendly, the other two will probably end up in my donation pile.

Thanks for Reading!

-Kerri

Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear New 2015 Shades

Hello Everyone, These are the new colors from Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear. I have similar colors but it never hurts to have multiple colors that are water marble friendly.

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Starting it off is Bare it All: which is a lovely nude shade. It’s so hard to find a nude that fits my skintone, this is two coats.

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Giant Peach: is a pretty peach tone polish, I don’t own a lot of peach shades, this one is a keeper and also two coats.

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Mauve Over: is dark mauve and my favorite of the ones I picked up, it is also the Pantone 2015 color of the year, Marsala. Two coats.

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Blue Babe: Is a pretty baby blue shade that has shimmer and a tiny hint of violet in the right light. I can never pass up a good blue, this is two coats.

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Big Teal: is a beautiful blue green shade, i’m liking this shade a lot, two coats.

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Overall they may be standard colors but the formulas were great they went on smoothly, completely opaque in two coats, I’m happy with my purchase.

The colors I passed on Jam packed, Tickled pink  All Bright.

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Thanks for reading!

-Kerri