Thursday, January 30, 2014

Swatch: Indigo Bananas We Are the Music Makers

The product in this post was given to me as a gift. All opinions are my own.

OK, so I promised I'd show off one of the color-changing glitters I used in my sparkly chevron manicure. Here goes! This is Indigo Bananas We Are the Music Makers, a teal-tinted polish filled with tiny glitter that shifts from green to blue to purple to red and even to orange and yellow! Whew, we nearly made it all the way around the color wheel!

Check out the beauty:

You can see the shift in the bottle already!

Indigo Bananas We Are the Music Makers. Two coats with Out the Door topcoat.

At normal light angles the polish looks mainly blue-green (even greener in indoor light) though you can see some sparks of other colors!


Shifting... (Do you like my artsy camera angles??)

This is about as far as I could get it, but in person you can see the orange shift at some angles too. Absolutely stunning!!

And of course the formula was a dream too! Not at all thick like you might expect a glitterbomb to be, but not runny either. I got sufficient coverage in two coats alone (although Andrea notes that this polish looks great layered over a solid color too!). It was a tad slow to dry--but I didn't care!

Indigo Bananas hits it out of the park again! You can buy We Are the Music Makers at the Etsy shop ($12 for 15 ml or $7.25 for 8 ml). Oh, and did I mention there are two other polishes just like this one but with different color shifts?!

The product in this post was given to me as a gift. All opinions are my own.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Swatch: Incoco Yours Truly nail polish appliques

The product in this post was sent to me for review. All opinions are my own.

Hey, I guess Valentine's Day is coming up, huh? My husband and I decided we don't need to do anything special ("oh hey, I'll take you to Popeye's!") so we'll probably end up watching a movie. Fine with me really! But I do need to do my nails for the occasion of course.

Luckily Incoco sent me their new Sweet Surprise collection of nail polish appliques! The collection consists of five lovey-dovey nail wrap designs. Unfortunately for me, they're all shades of pink, which doesn't look great with my skintone, but I have to make some sacrifices for the holiday.

Today I'm wearing Yours Truly, a set of pastel pink appliques with some romantic-looking French written on them in red. (I can see the word "l'amour", so it must be a love note.)

Incoco Yours Truly nail polish appliques. Out the Door topcoat.

Incoco nail polish appliques come in sets of 16 strips (two of each size) and each strip has two slightly different ends, so you can choose the strips that fit your nails best. Once they're stuck on, you stretch them out to remove any wrinkles and fill in your nail. They're pretty resilient, but they can tear if you pull too hard. Then you file off the overhanging bit. As usual, I was very happy with these--they came out very smooth. And since they're made of nail polish, I was able to clean up any imperfections with polish remover (e.g. some of the strips were too big for my nail, so I wiped off the excess).

Incoco says you don't need base or topcoat with their appliques, but I always use topcoat because I find it prevents the edges of the wrap from snagging on things (and I'm less likely to pick at them).

The only other issue to report with this particular pattern is that the writing goes one way down the whole strip, so depending on which end of the strip you use, the writing may end up right-side-up or upside-down (as you can see). Still, they are sickeningly sweet, aren't they?

Yours Truly and the rest of the collection are available at for $8.99 each. They also have several older Valentine's patterns that look equally cute!

The product in this post was sent to me for review. All opinions are my own.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

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Monday, January 27, 2014

Quick swatch: Zoya Bevin

The product in this post was purchased by me. All opinions are my own.

This is a new addition to my collection. I love the color, not so keen on the formula (too runny)!

Zoya Bevin. Two coats with Out the Door topcoat.

The product in this post was purchased by me. All opinions are my own.