Nail Polish Lottery Club- Week 101

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This Weeks Random Number is

China Glazes’ Boo-Gie Down

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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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Since nothing was  posted on the NPLC Facebook page last week and I made that post (unofficially week 101) This will be titled week 101 as well….20141209_193445_resized

With the new year coming in the next few days (and a time for celebrations) I’m happy that this week’s nail polish pick reminds me (slightly of fireworks) of fun and festive times. This week I’m wearing China’s Glaze’s Boo-Gie Down.

One of the reason’s why I’m so excited about this nail polish was because I got it on “Super Clearance” at Ulta; what’s “Super Clearance” you ask? Well the sales price was $0.97 as opposed to the normal $7.50… SUPER CLEARANCE! I’m sorry, I’m a frugal gal and when you see China Glazes for that price not only are you forced to get them (even if you are on a no buy) but you have to love it no matter what it looks like based on principal.

Now based on the name I would automatically assume that this is a Halloween polish (going to do polish research now………) Yep, it is… this polish is apart of China Glaze’s 2013 Monster’s Ball Collection (maybe they should consider renaming this polish and putting it in another collection; Sinful Colors does it all the time… This polish is chocked full of glitter, everything from Marco glitters to bar glitters … in in there all secured in a clear base. I will say that when I say this Halloween was the furthest thing from my mind, actually the very first thing I thought when I saw this was, “this would be the perfect polish for a Saint’s fan (which I am not one…. Go Pack Go!!!).

And yes I know that it’s a topper, but I’m wearing it alone, much like last week… look at me living on the 20141209_193012_resizededge…Now this could be for various reasons, it could be the fact that the nail polish is a little bit older (maybe why it’s on clearance… excuse me super clearance) or the fact that this polish is packed full of glitter but it was a tad bit difficult to apply this the way I normally do, so I was forced to use the “spackle” method… I simply had to tab it one until my nail was covered.

One of the reasons why I wanted to try this one on bare nails was partly I wanted to get  a feel for what this polish could do and the second one was, I had the hardest time trying to figure out what color to use for a base polish, I wanted to wear something where all the minute glitters on the polish would show;it wasn’t until after the polish was applied that I realized that it right look really good with one of my teal polishes (I guess I have to save that for next time)

 

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This week Tsuki graciously allowed me to photograph her with the nail polish right as she woke, I think she’s excited that this is the last pick of the year.20141210_191944_resized

I loved it’s Despite the issues that I ha applying this polish I still really loved it, this nail polish now goes into a special category of nail polish I own called Celebration Polishes, and based on that  and the extraordinary amount of glitter in this bottle I can’t help but give it a favorable score. So Boo-Gie Down get’s an 8 out of 10!

China Glaze Boo-Gie Down retails for $7.50

Until Next Time….

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Nail Polish Lottery Club- Week 98

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Week 97 Random Number is 221

alternative number 22+1 = 23

Sinful Colors’ Prism

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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 L. A. Color’s Candy Sprinkles, I took it off several hours after applying it. I didn’t even realize I was taking it off until I had taken off nail polish from two nails…. with my teeth, was pretty effective, didn’t even require nail polish remover

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20141108_190936After the shit show that was last weeks pick, I needed something that looked good on my nails good; and I certainly lucked out this. Week. This week’s pick was Sinful Color’s Prism

China Glaze (I keep wanting to write Sinful Colors, that tells me that I have way to many SC polishes) Prism, several months ago I was trolling the Sally’s clearance page and saw them, my very first thought was, “this looks like someone took crystals, smashed them until they were in powder form then added them to nail polish. It combines super-fine glitter “dust” along with larger glitter flecks.  It has a nice, purple-bluish tint when dry and shines like crazy. The company says, “Inspired by the colors formed by the refraction of light through a prism, Prismatic by China Glaze® combines glitter and holographic particles to create the ultimate eye-catching, 3-dimensional manicure”… whatever I still think 20141108_191003it looks like crushed up gems.

Because you have all of these glitters you would think that the polish would apply like a regular glitter polish, but that is simply not the case, I was surprised by how opaque even the first coat was.. and how smooth the polish was, two coats and I was able to get a nice even opaque look that was shiny and showed all the facets of the “prisim”

  • recommended to leave an interval of at least 2 minutes between coats to avoid any dragging
  • finished surface slightly rough, but easily smoothed over with at least one layer of top coat
  • formula flows quite easily without the usual suspension format of most glitter

One thing thing that I noticed right away was that due to the multifaceted nature of this nail polish, it looks quote different when you photograph it with and without flash, so sometimes it looks like a pink and other times it’s that blue-ish purple shade….I like the duality of the polish

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This particular polish met and went beyond my expectations, because of the 10 out of 10!  Finally some redemption! Prism retails for $5.0020141108_191034

Tsuki seemed to like to too!

Until Next Time…

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Nail Polish Lottery Club–Week 96

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Week 96 Random Number is 294

alternative number 29 + 4  = 33

Sinful Colors’ Folly

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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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I didn’t wear anything last week, and honestly I’m not sure if I remember what I wore a couple of weeks ago…. so let’s just say that I loved it and moved on….

 

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Folly is glossy, raspberry red creame. When I saw it, I instantly picked it up (Thank goodness for Walgreen’s 99 cent sale), I never walk away from a pink tone…This Polish is part of the Bright to Buff collection, and I have a few of the polishes in the collection: Endless Blue and GoGoGirl, so naturally I wanted to add (FYI: I’m on the lookout for Pistache !). I loved this polish from the moment I put it one…. well until I put that top coat on it…but that’s for later.nail2

The application of Folly was easy,  In order for me  to get full opacity I applied two coats,  with one coat it looks good and I was happy with it, but I had slight VPL on some nails,  but with two coats the color is richer and more beautiful.  Folly is really pretty and bright but it was very hard to catch it and on the pictures it looks little bit brighter. Now the formula is Sinful Colors, some of them are hit or miss, but this particular one was smooth like butter, and it dried really quickly; which is always nice because without fault … every single time I do my nails I have to go to the bathroom 30 seconds after I finish the last nail.

Someone described this color as “squishy” not exactly sure that that means, but the person that complemented me was six…but I will admit that it has a sort of Barbie-esque quality to it that I enjoy. If your Walgreens/Walmart is anything like the ones near me, you aren’t really gonna find every color that you want/need at one store and you might not even find the color at all, so you have to look for dupes, and since it seems horribly unfair for me to suggest one that costs more than the original; but it seems that Sinful Colors has taken care of that for you with All The Rage (which I am pretty sure that I own). So you can get pretty much an identical look with either shade.dupes

 

Tsuki, has seriously been sticking close by me since the whole “post biopsy…oops I hit  a nerve now your in a ton of pain fiasco” happened, so she’s refused to move… so (parts of her ) in most of the pictures… either she loves me a lot or she’s in “Diva Mode” I’m hoping it’s the former. She doesn’t seem to mind, she is her favorite color after all.

 

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This polish is an absolute gem and I have absolutely nothing bad to say about the color what’s so ever. So Folly uoi get a  10 out of 10!  Folly retails for $1.99 and (the topper) Amazing Glaze retails for $5.49

Until Next Time…

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Nail Polish Lottery Club–Week 94

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Week 94 Random Number is 194

Sinful Color’s Vacation Time

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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 a lovely pink polish from I Love Nail Polish, and although I didn’t get a full week out of it like I normally do out of the polishes that I wear, my time with it was brutal cut short when I decided (after much deliberation) that it was time to cut my nails. Removal was a breeze, I didn’t have any issues with the nail polish staining my fingers or my nails. I seriously hated having to take it off and /I almost… almost decided not to do a NPLC this week, just because I loved it so much.

Vacation Time is a pretty dusty rose brown creame. In the bottle i wasn’t really impressed or wow’ed by the color, but on the nail i thought it was really flattering, this particular polish fits two themes, it’s great for the fall AND it’s (somewhat) pink so it fits in with the pink nails for October theme  I have going on at the moment. before I get to the color let me say that I purchased this polish before I looked at the name, but I figured with a name like that it would a bright color, maybe something that 20141015_100201evokes a tropical island vacation. I picked up this polish, looked at it and put it down and went about my shopping, then came back and put it in my cart. This is defiantly not the type of color that I would seek out. When I looked at it I instantly thought of my grandmother, when she wore nail polish it was always a dusty rose shade, and maybe that’s why I picked it up… nostalgia, and honestly the color has been growing on me.

These colors look great on people with warmer and/or darker skin tones.. The formula is thin, but builds nicely to a streak-free finish in two coats. I think it’s called Vacation Time because it’s a work-friendly polish color. I imagine staring at my nails after a hard week at work and thinking. And I also put this color on my toe nails so that proves how much I like this color, I’ve been reading what others have thought about this particular polish and a one of the mentioned that the color was nothing like the color in the bottle, when I found to be very confusing because the picture is very much exactly like it is in the bottle perhaps the bottle that blogger used as old…who knows nail polish is a funny thing.

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This is a great color, and if you can’t find this particular polish search from a very close dupe is Pure Ice’s Envy . And the best part is both brands are inexpensive so frugal fashionistas won’t have an issue with this splurge. Pure Ice polish’s normal retail for $1.97. Or is you are looking for something with a higher price point I would suggest OPI’s Barefoot in Barcelona.

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Even though it’s only Tuesday, it’s been a busy week and I haven’t been able to wrangle Tsuki to take a picture  with this week’s pick… so for your viewing enjoyment you’ll get derpy Tsuki. I like this polish for I’m gonna give it a 8 out of 10. I think this is a versatile polish that can go far in my collection.

Sinful Color’s Vacation Time retails for $1.99.

 

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Nail Polish Lottery Club : Week 92

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Week 92 Random Number is 143

Essie’s Marshmallow

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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 which was a perfect shade for autumn, seems almost fortuitous that I for a Mariah Carey polish considering all the publicity she’s getting for her Tone Deaf Tokyo Tour….Elusive Chanteuse Show and the fact that she can’t hit a note… but we are not talking about her performance (which is a hot mess) but we are talking about the polish….the removal process was super easy and it took less time than it usually does, and I think that has to do with new nail polish remover I’ve been using, but I didn’t experience any staining which is always a plus.

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20140925_151433“Marshmallow is a cloudy sheer white, perfect for a French manicure.” well at least according to Essie, and honestly I tend to agree.. I love white, but honestly I tend to use it was a base or only for nail art… but this is the perfect standalone white polish. Generally when I use a white polish the application is streaky and it’s filled with problems and I either give up half way through or not happy with the overall appearance (it either looks lumpy, or it’s  mega white and nearly blinding).

I had heard a lot of good things on a nail polish group that I’m on and with my previous issues finding the “right white” I figured it wasn’t gonna hurt anything but my wallet to give this one a try. I got to Ulta and I wasn’t able to find it, after talking to store associate she was not only able to locate it but she pointed out the20140925_151447 super bargain bin… I was able to get China Glazes for 99 cents….she is my new favorite person at Ulta…. seriously. So I get this polish and I’m super excited about it. I wanted to try it out immediately but I was wearing another polish that I was smitten with and didn’t want to remove at the time.

But finally the time has come wear it and to tell my reader how I feel about it. Marshmallow Is a milky “jelly” white crème, no shimmer. For the most part I don’t have any issues with Essie polishes, but my major concern about this polish was that it was so thin and it took 3 coats to get about 80% opacity. Because you are applying three sometimes four coats it takes a while for the nail polish to dry. After being extremely careful after painting my nails and waiting 3 hours to go to bed I woke up to find that I hand imprints in the polish… which was extremely disappointing; after two coats of topcoat the “imperfections” were barely noticeable, but the experience  left a sour taste in my mouth. After doing a bit of research a lot of people complain about the lighter shades being thin. This puts me in between a rock and a hard place because on one hand I didn’t enjoy previous white nail polishes because the formulas were thick and now I’m complaining that this polish is too thin….what’s a girl to do?3

This is a nice color, I’ll admit that. But if you look online the color if this polish varies a lot depending on the light . One blogger called it, “taupe colored neutral”. So my search for the perfect white continues next white that I’ll be trying is OPI’s Funny Bunny which is an exact dupe or perhaps My Vampire is Buff… but I’m hoping the formula is better…which me luck!

Tsuki being a feline supermodel gave one her her best poses to date…no word on her thoughts on this polish… but it sure does match the background well. As for me,  I have a serious love/ hate relationship with this polish for in fairness it get’s a middle of the road 5 out of 10. What’s your go-to white nail polish?

Essie’s Marshmallow retails for $8.50.

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