Wednesday, 19 December 2012

Femme Fatale Glinting Lodestone

Happy Hump Day everyone!  I hope you're all having a lovely and, hopefully, stress-free December/holiday season!  I think I'm just about all set to go, so I'm finally starting to get a bit excited finally.

I am super thrilled to share with you today Femme Fatale's Glinting Lodestone with you today...and boy is she ever a stunner!  After I saw this polish on More Nail Polish, I knew I had to have it.  I procured this polish (along with Ghoulish Glee and Tricky Treats) via my lovely friend Kristy, of The Polish Haven earlier this fall before Femme Fatale recently teamed up with both Harlow & Co.  and Llarowe.

This polish is so sexy, I wish my pictures did it more justice!  It is a fab mix of huge (matte, I believe) aqua-colored diamond glitters, purple and green square glitters, and smaller blue and orangey-red hex glitters.  This  polish has A LOT going on! 

I have to say, I really liked the formula on Glinting Lodestone too; it went on smoothly in one coat with even glitter distribution.  I didn't have to fuss around or use the dabbing method on this polish, no siree.  Its consistency was on the thinner side for a glitter but in the best way possible, if that makes sense.

On to the pics (I'm wearing one coat of Glinting Lodestone over two coats of Illamasqua Phallic):

Thanks for popping by!

Tuesday, 11 December 2012

Glimmer by Erica - A Follow Up!

Heya folks, happy Tuesday evening to you all! 

I just wanted to take a quick minute to follow up on a guest blog post I did for Spit & Polish this past November.  In my review of the Glimmer by Erica polishes, I shared my thoughts/feelings on her shipping rates to Canada and how I felt the shipping was a bit steep considering the usual cost for shipping polishes to Canada from the USA is definitely cheaper than what I had paid. 

Well, this past Sunday, the lovely Erica reached out to me via email to apologize and rectify the problem immediately.  She was very kind and understanding in her email to me, which I appreciated.  She also said she appreciated my honesty, so that was nice to hear!  I felt like she went above and beyond to correct the issue, so to say I was impressed would be a huge understatement.  Erica also informed me that she has adjusted her shipping rates to Canada on her etsy store accordingly, so this is FAB news for all of my Canadian polish lovers who want to get their hands on some of these beauties. 

In emailing with Erica on Sunday, I really got the sense that she genuinely cares that all of her customers and wants them to be 100% happy.  Her dedication to customer service and satisfaction is amazing and I truly appreciated everything she did.  I certainly feel encouraged to make future purchases from her store!

Anyway, I wanted to share my experience of excellent customer service from Erica with you guys!

You can purchase Glimmer by Erica polishes here!  Happy polish hunting! ;)

Saturday, 8 December 2012

One Miiiiilllliiiiiiooooonnnn Pics of One Mani

You know what's awesome?  Flakies.  And you know what's even more awesome than flakies?  Flakies layered over color-morphing topcoats.  Oh yes!

My lovely pal Jenny of Lavish Layerings' fame recently suggested that I try the following as a mani since I was running on empty in the mani idea department: layer Cult Nails Seduction over Clarins 230 over Essie No More Film as the base.  Challenge accepted!  She predicted I would love it and boy was she ever right!  Jenny posted a similar mani back in May, check it out here: Layering with Clarins 230 and Cult Nails Seduction.

Essie No More Film is a lovely shade of blurple (similar to OPI Sapphire in the Snow but lighter/dustier in my opinion) that was released as part of last year's resort collection.  No More Film is an excellent one-coater and is quickly becoming one of my favorite layering cremes.

Clarins 230 is a polish that really requires no introduction.  Many folks call this "unicorn pee" due to its VHTF status in the polish community.  It goes for crazy ass amounts on evilbay even though it has many great dupes available lately, such as Nail Pattern Boldness' Boop-Oop-a-Dupe (available exclusively on Llarowe) and Max Factor's Fantasy Fire.

Cult Nails Seduction is a gorgeous multicolor flakie in a purple jelly base that was also release this past year as part of  the Divas and Dramas collection.  This polish IS limited edition but still available (for the moment) on the Cult Nails store.

So yeah, here's a buttload of pics of pretty much the same thing over and over, I hope you love it as much as I did!  I tried my best to capture the red-to-orange-to-green shifts in my pics but it was tough.  I hope I did this many a bit of justice haha.

Crappy pic but check out that green shift!

Thanks for popping by!