Friday, July 31, 2015

It Girl Nail Art plate 103

It Girl Nail Art is a new stamping plate company located in the United States.  The company provided me with plate IG103 to review, so let's get into it and then I'll provide more details.

This plate is a sturdy, good quality plate.  The images are appealing to me as they are a mix of designs that I would personally use.  I tested each above image using different combinations of stamping polishes (Konad, MdU, and M Polish) and stampers (Messy Mansion, Creative Image, and Fab Ur Nails).  I had easy pick up and transfer of every image, using all different combinations.  Here is what my tester page looked like:

The images on the plate are a bit larger than some of my other plates.  Here is one image with a quarter placed on top:

I combined IG103 quatrefoil design with Glam Polish Up All Night, M Polish Blue Swedish and Messy Mansion stamper head to create this:

In my opinion, these are great quality plates.  They have great designs that pick up and transfer well.  There are currently three plates that are available to preorder (IG101 - IG 103) until August 4th, 2015 at 11:59 p.m.  Plates retail at $13.50 each or $35 for all three plates.  The plates will be manufactured after August 4th, 2015 and you should expect about three to four weeks for shipping.  Custom plates will be available, as well as a useful "suggestions box" on the store. 

You can find It Girl Nail Art shop and social media at the following links:

Etsy shop
Storenvy shop

Saturday, July 25, 2015

ZoDi Nail Polish

ZoDi is a new indie nail polish brand that opened June 10, 2015.  I was provided three polishes to review.  I'll start with the swatches and then get into the details.

June: white pearl, shown in three coats.

Ava: mint pearl, shown in three coats.

Ellie: pink pearl, shown in three coats.

The formula on these are nice.  They had a nice consistency and I used three coats for the above pictures.  They all had a pearlescent finish that made them appear delicate and dainty.  The formula of ZoDi's polishes are five free.

The inspiration for these came from June's birthstone (pearl) which is the maker's birth month.   

This collection is currently available in ZoDi's shop (here).  You can also follow ZoDi on Instagram.  

From now until September 30, 2015 you can get FREE SHIPPING on orders $10 or more using code FREESHIP10.  Who doesn't like free shipping?!

Friday, July 10, 2015

Girlosity Cosmetics, Summer Time Cocktails Collection

Girlosity Cosmetics Summer 2015 Collection, Summer Time Cocktails consists of eight shades themed after a fun refreshing cocktail beverage.  This collection launches July 12th at 10:00 am. 

Peach Bellini: a creamy light peach with a pearl finish and subtle soft green flakies.  Two coats over a peach base coat.

Sparkling Sangria: deep berry wine jelly with a subtle shimmer and tons of red holographic glitters.  Two coats over a wine base coat.

Coquito: a creamy off-white with ultrafine gold and bronze glitters and scattered gold flakies.  Three coats.

Green Apple Martini: a shimmery bright green jelly with 12 different shades of green glitters all ranging from ultrafine to larger dots.  Two coats over a medium green base.

Kiwi Colada: creamy bright spring green crelly with black glitters that represent kiwi seeds.  Two coats over a light green base.

Papaya Spritzer: juicy orange jelly with holographic gold glitters and bright orange glitters.  Two coats over a medium orange base.

Strawberry Mojito: magenta pink jelly with subtle shimmer and tons of glitters in different shades of pink and several green glitters to represent the mint leaves.

Girlosity Cosmetics is great at coming up with unique combinations, and the summer collection didn't disappoint.  Each one is unique to my collection.  The formulas are good but they are sheer.  I prefer to wear them over a base color because my visible nail line is not flattering.  Coquito did not require a base color.

This collection launches July 12th.

You can buy this beautiful collection at the Girlosity Cosmetics shop.

*provided for review

Monday, July 6, 2015

Vapid Lacquer, The Element of Neon

Vapid Lacquer's Summer 2015 collection is based on the noble gas, Neon.  The collection consists of nine neon holographic polishes and one pure holographic polish.  When I first saw a sneak peak of this collection, the first word that came to my mind was "juicy" and I knew they had to be mine.  And, I wasn't disappointed, they look as juicy as I thought they would.  Here are my swatches and review of Vapid Lacquers, The Element of Neon.  Each swatch is shown in two coats and are shown in my light box without flash, with flash, outdoor, and indoor flash macro.

Neon Plasma: coral. 

Gas Lazers!!: the color reminds me of candy orange slices.

NEOS: chartreuse.

Atomic #10: lime green.

Fractional Distillation: cerulean blue.

Noble Gas: cobalt blue (this can stain, use a base coat).

Boiling Point: violet.


 Melting Point: fuchsia.

 NE: medium pink.

Cryogenic Refrigerant: full coverage linear holographic.

Are your eyes exhausted from all those pics?  Did you even make it to the end?  I hope so.  There's a lot of juicy goodness on this page. 

The formula on these are wonderful.  All my swatches are shown in two coats.  Application was great.  The holographic effect varies between polishes.  It seems the lighter colors have a weaker effect while the darker colors are more noticeable. 

Cryogenic Refrigerant is the star of this collection and all the other shades are winners.  Well, not all.  Chartreuse is my mortal enemy.  There is no amount of linear holo that can be added to Chartreuse to make me like it.  Sorry, Chartreuse.  We'll never be friends.

Vapid Lacquer: shop, facebook, twitter, and Instagram.

*This collection was purchased by me with a blogger discount.



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