Nail Polish Lottery Club–Week 89

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Week 89 Random Number is

Sinful Colors Mauvelous 214

alternative number 21+4= 25

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Are you still not sure what the Nail Polish Lottery Club let me give you a quick rundown; It’s a club for nail polish lovers. Do you have lots of nail polish you never used before? Put all your untried polishes into an excel sheet and every week we pick a random number and wear a different nail polish, then we post the results on our YouTube channel, blog, or on the NPLClub Facebook page! Totally easy right? If you’d like to join us feel free, we’re all totally cool!! Nail Polish Lottery Club guidelines link Nail Polish Lottery Club Facebook page Use the hashtag: #nplclub on Twitter and Instagram

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Last week I wore this fantastic red from NOPI. I loved it… I mean seriously I loved it. Reds tend to me a little tricky for me, sometimes they come off easy, sometimes the stain…. but the removal process for this one was easy, I did have a bit of an issue around and on my cuticles, but that may have something to do with dryness in that area… oh and before I forget Sinful Colors are on sale for 99 cents this week at Walgreens and it seems that some of their Sally Hansen’s are on sale for 69 cents… actually they are having a lot of polish sales this week… so go forth and replenish your collections

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20140915_151958When I first saw this nail polish I picked it up, then walked away and went back to shopping, but before I hit the register I went back to pick it up. It was one of those polishes that you see but aren’t sure about but later decide that you really like it…. this is that kind of polish.

Mauvelous is not a mauve at all, it’s more of a dark, murky gray-purple.… let’s be honest people it’s a dark Taupe… guess this is where the lovely people at Sinful Colors couldn’t come up with a pun filled named… I guess you can’t go around calling it Taupelous… don’t have the same ring to it… Ignore all of that Mauvelous is in fact a Mauve… for some reason I ALWAYS get the two confused (mauves and taupes)…. so kudos to you Sinful Colors…. you’re keeping the

It’s rare that I have an issues with Sinful Colors nail polishes and this one is no exception, I literally had no problems with this polish. The polish itself is so concentrated that I really could have had one coat and been done, but me ever the cautious person I applied two coats.

Usually Taupes and Mauves are colors that I don’t normally where, I’m working towards liking them, but but it seems like everyone I turn around it seems like what constitutes as a taupe or mauve polish seems to be expanding, and I tend to look better in the darker shades in the spectrum… but would this be considered a nude?

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As you can see from the pictures posted, there is a slight change in the shade based on what type of lightening your in, but otherwise20140915_152010 the color is consistent and the color in the bottle is the exact  color that you will get on your nails, and for me that always scores high points, how many times have you purchased and applied a polish then realize it looks nothing like it did in the bottle. the photos were taken before a top coat was applied and there was a small amount of shine that if you’re not even into the “mega-shine”: this would be good for you. Wearing this polish I was thinking to myself that this would be a good polish if you are trying to work your way up to black without wanted to go “full on dead as night, goth black”.

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I put the nail polish in front of Tsuki and honestly she didn’t seem all that impressed, I have noticed that she really enjoys the bright colors, but it might be time for me to let her know that when the weather gets colder and, somber more darker colors are nice to wear…

Great application, pretty much a one coater, no need to a top coat… this sounds nearly perfect doesn’t it? Which is why Mauvelous is getting 10 out of 10. Ever since I returned from my blogging hiatus last summer it seems like my NPLC picks have been getting high marks, now I’m not sure if this has to do with being more comfortable with my nails and nail polish, or I’m letting go of some of the expectations that I’ve had with polish, or maybe I simple have had a streak of good luck and  if that’s the case… who knows when it might end *fingers crossed*

Until Next Time…

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Nail Polish Lottery Club – Week 72

So my week 69 pick was one for the record books people. I had so many people write to me about their nail polish and how it turned out for me, I did a lot of testing with the polish, as mentioned in week 70 I purchased another bottle of the same polish so I got the same result, so I tried it again without a base coat… and I got the same. So finally after much frustration and outright confusion I contacted Sinful Colors via their website telling them about myDSC02791 experiences and asking them to finally settle the debate .. what this polish a matte or a satin finish.. well needless to say I got an email a day later saying that someone was going to look into the situation and get back to me soon. I rolled my eyes and figured that was the last I had heard from them…. well fast forward to this past Saturday when I got a letter from Erin Dillenschneider a Consumer Information Representative for Sinful Colors Professional, thanking me for  bringing my observations to their attention; although I didn’t get an answer about what type of finish Dream On was supposed to have I was given gift certificates for nail polish…so I guess this is something I may never know the answer to.  FYI: I didn’t realize that Sinful Colors parent company was Revlon…

These were the little beauties that I got with my gift certificates.

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THIS WEEK’S RANDOM NUMBER IS 307

Alternate Number 30 +7 =37

Nicole By OPI’s Better After Dark

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Are you still not sure what the Nail Polish Lottery Club let me give you a quick rundown; It’s a club for nail polish lovers. Do you have lots of nail polish you never used before? Put all your untried polishes into an excel sheet and  every week we pick a random number and wear a different nail polish, then we post the results on our YouTube channel, blog, or on the NPLClub Facebook page! Totally easy right? If you’d like to join us feel free, we’re all totally  cool!!

Nail Polish Lottery Club guidelines link :https://docs.google.com/document/d/1PJtYOL0VJjvrrfDVgK-3GSnjCcuyRDdj0Gb9IZKMjQA/edit
Nail Polish Lottery Club Facebook page:https://www.facebook.com/NailPolishLotteryClub?fref=ts
Use the hashtag: #nplclub on Twitter and Instagram

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A few months back Dove Chocolate and Nicole by OPI teamed up together for an amazing sweepstakes! 25,000 lucky winners received two Nicole by OPI Dove Chocolate inspired polishes and a coupon for a bar of Dove Chocolate! It was a sweet deal!! Better After Dark is the milk chocolate inspired nail polish  that’s a really nice red toned brown, packed full of pink micro shimmer. The formula went on well, it was a little sheer and streaky at first but evened out nicely.

As you can see from the first coat the nail polish is really thin and streaky, so I had to take extraCollage care to make sure the coats were even and didn’t pool on the nail., but once you allow the nail polish to dry and apply your second coat, the nail polish really shows it’s true shade an you can get a good amount of that microshimmer

 

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I gotta say that Nicole by OPI did a really good job with getting the shade right, it looked so much like milk chocolate I actually had to smell to polish to make sure that it wasn’t scented.There is something about a brown nail polish that instantly makes my skin look better, to be honest I have never considered wearing a brown nail polish in the spring/summer months, but I actually like this; and as you can se the color on the nail is not that far off from the color in the bottle.

And here is the final color, please excuse the nails, clearly this was before I did a clean upDSC02821 around the cuticles and skin, I added an accent nail using Klean Colors’ Firework which gives it just a little bit of shine. I have said this before but generally I’m not a big fan of the Nicole by OPI line for me it seems to be very kitschy  and sometimes I just don’t “get it” I’m blaming the Kardashian collection; it  just ruined it for me (it might also have something to do with the fact that I think they are repulsive human beings…), but I think this one might have changed my mind.

Although the polish started off with a bad note by being thing and streaky, it really erased all of my bad feelings by the second coat. Plus this shade looks amazing on me. so I have to give it a high score. So Better After Dark has earned a solid 9 out of 10! (Although Tsuki seemed a bit unphased by the color…)

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Until Next Time…
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Nail Polish Lottery Club–Week 53, 54 and 55

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WEEK 53 RANDOM NUMBER WAS 354

Alternate number  3 +5 + 4 = 12

Essie’s Decedent Dish

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I know this is a week late, but I was busy mourning the loss of  4 nails… who breaks 4 nails in  2 days?…. This chick does. In all fairness I think it hard something to do with the nail hardener I was wear and the polar vortex I was out in *sad face* And this is gonna be several weeks in once, things have been busy with having to prepare for births, sitting in on classes and dealing with the uber cold weather.

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One thing that really bothered me about this polish is that the iridescence found in the bottle was nowhere to be found on my fingers.  No matter how I tried to photograph it, it simply wouldn’t work. Overall it was a good solid color… Despite that I really loved the way this color looked on my nails, and when has anyone really had major issues with Essie… this get’s an 8 out of 10.

WEEK 54 RANDOM NUMBER WAS 354

Alternate number  35 + 4 = 39

Julep’s Zelda

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For any one taking notice, this is the exact same number as last week. I love the look of the polish, but it didn’t really look that great on me. I think it had to do with the pink undertones. Julep seems to be really consistent with their polishes and there is nothing that I can say any different about this polish that I haven’t written before about other Julep polishes.  This polish did have a consistent shine throughout the week. This polish get’s a 6 out of 10.20140117_223230

 

THIS RANDOM NUMBER WAS 283 

Alternate number  2+8 + 3 = 13

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Nicka K New York’s Ripe Apple

This is as another goodie that I got from Ipsy, and this polish was issue right from the start. Although I was quite taken with the lovely shape of the bottle, the shape makes it really difficult to open the bottle sue to the really narrow handle… said narrow handle also makes it uber tricky to get a good grip to apply the polish. Ever since I got the polish I was really excited to try it on my nails… but before I put the color on my nails 20140121_205813I had to do a little repair on the brush since it as a little wonky….eek!!! I put a coat on my nails and the next day when I went to add a second layer the brush was exactly like it was the first time, so I had to cut the brush a second time.

The color was fantastic! A deep red that had a lot of shine. And with a good topcoat this polish lasted all week with minimal wear on some of my tips, and I was pretty upset about taking it off, but it as a new week, which means a new polish…. This one despite the issues that I had get’s a 8 out of 10, it would have gotten a solid 10 if there weren’t any brush issues…. 20140122_123852

 

Next week we will get back to our normal nail polish schedule… the next few weeks should be interesting considering I am starting to run out of polishes….. I might have to make some creative decisions…

 

 

 

 

 

Until next time,

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Nail Polish Lottery Club – Week 52

I will be bidding a fond farewell to 2013 wearing……

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THIS WEEK’S RANDOM NUMBER IS 27

Julep’s Candace

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Are you still not sure what the Nail Polish Lottery Club let me give you a quick rundown; It’s a club for nail polish lovers. Do you have lots of nail polish you never used before? Put all your untried polishes into an excel sheet and  every week we pick a random number and wear a different nail polish, then we post the results on our YouTube channel, blog, or on the NPLClub Facebook page! Totally easy right? If you’d like to join us feel free, we’re all totally  cool!!

Nail Polish Lottery Club guidelines link :https://docs.google.com/document/d/1PJtYOL0VJjvrrfDVgK-3GSnjCcuyRDdj0Gb9IZKMjQA/edit
Nail Polish Lottery Club Facebook page:https://www.facebook.com/NailPolishLotteryClub?fref=ts
Nail Polish Lottery Club Twitter hashtag: #nplclub

 

images1This polish comes from the September 2013 It Girl Box. Candace is a gorgeous fall shade (and I’m kinda pissed that I haven’t worn it sooner) that reminds me of different shades of leaves when they turn. This is such a hard polish to describe and I know this doesn’t make sense but it’s a golden chocolate microglitter . I love a good micro glitter; it gives you a little something to stare at … sometimes you see the brilliance and sometimes you don’t… and this one would probably would look fantastic in a club with all the lights bouncing off of it; but I’m old and boring and won’t be in a club anytime soon, so maybe one of my more hip readers can tell me if it’s true.

20131224_101145I generally like Juelp polishes.. I’ve never head a polish with this except for that horrid white one that I wore that cracked with it 15 minutes of wearing it.. but let’s not dwell on unpleasant things, this polish is a true one coater And as a brown girl this polish looks fantastic on me…. let’s be honest this polish would look fantastic on anyone. I feel like I should put on a sparkly jumpsuit and blast “Turn the Beat Around” and dance around my house.

I could not stop looking at my nails, and I also got a lot of complements on this polish which totally added to the “love it” factor… when total strangers stop you to complement your polish you know you’ve got a winner on your fingers. This polish is getting a 10 out of 10… what a great way to end the year!

 

For me 2013 has been a very trying year for me  and my hope for myself and all of my blog reader is 2014 turns out better than the previous year. 20131224_101239 Happy New Year!

 

 

Until next time!

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