Nail Polish Lottery Club–Week 97

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Week 97 Random Number is 118

alternative number 11 + 8  = 19

L.A. Color’s Candy Sprinkles

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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 Sinful Color’s Folly, cute colors, and had I known what was in store for me this week I seriously would have kept it on.. but the application was a little bit difficult due to the top coat I had on, and since I didn’t have my peel off on, I had to do the acetone method, which seriously dried out my nails.

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Fist off I couldn’t find the name of this polish, it was no where on the bottle, it wasn’t on the box that it came in (it was a set) I wasn’t able to find it on the L.A Colors website… I had to do a Google image search just to find out the name of it… that annoyed me beyond you can imagine, I nearly gave up then… but Candy Sprinkles seems like the perfect name for this polish.

Candy Sprinkles is a light pink creamee with a mix of glitter.  Larger hexes in silver, magenta, green and yellow.  Small pieces of silver, blue and green.  Red glitters are tiniest of all. And the creame base becomes opaque in about two coats.

This application was difficult, and it caught me off guard a little but, since it’s been a long time since I’ve had to deal with a nail polish that was hard to apply,  I was able to get full opacity I applied two coats,  but getting those two coats required me to take slow strokes because the nail polish is thick and the formula was clumping like crazy.

This nail polish reminded me of my childhood, you remember those old jaw breakers… and after I applied I looked at my nails with a sense of nostalgia… but that quickly faded when I took a closer look and realized how thick and goopy the nail polish was… needless to say two hours after I applied the polish it was deftly removed and never thought of again ( as you can tell by the picture20141022_162008_resized I didn’t even bother to clean around my cuticles,… That is partly why this post is a week late. I couldn’t find it in my heart to write about it.. I love my cat and I honestly didn’t feel like I needed to traumatize her with this nail polish… so I didn’t take a picture of Tsuki with the polish, besides it was a mini bottle, and even though it was pink, it would have gotten lost (Tsuki has a tendency to lay on mini bottles of polish…)

I wonder if anyone else has had the same issues with this polish? And does thinning out the polish help at all? I’m gonna try that and give this polish once more try. but for right now this gets a  1 out of 10!  (I don’t think anything has every gotten that low a score before… wow) Candy Sprinkles  retails for $1.49 . A more expensive dupe-y version (and probably a better quality polish) is Deborah Lipmann’s Candy Shop  and Claire’s Candy shop is a closer dupe and closer in price than the original.

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 90

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Week 90 Random Number is 38

Orly ‘s Pink Waterfall

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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 great Mauve shade from Sinful Colors,  I loved it… I really liked it, and to be honest I hate taking it off. Since this was a crème polish I had no real issues removing this polish. I made sure to wear a really good topcoat and the manicure lasted all week, with very little tip wear.  I will defiantly be wearing this polish soon!nail border

This polish was a spurge by that I found at Marshalls, it was actually a mini that was in a package of four which included; Pixie Powder, Teal Unreal and Angel Rain (Which is four of the six colors in the 2013 Surreal Collection.

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“Your daydream leads you down a path to an extraordinary pink waterfall. Soak it in.” I have no idea what the hell Orly was talking it about because it does not make a bit of sense to me….who comes up with this stuff?  This is your classic bubble gum pink, so without a doubt you’re gonna feel ultra girly wearing it. Apparently its was a collection that debuted last fall, which was a but showing to me, because I don’t look at these colors and thing of fall at all… if anything I would think this was a spring collection; but pink works anytime of the year in my opinion. This particular polish is very pigmented which is something that I’m not used to when it comes to these shades of pinks, thus it makes the formula a little bit thicker than what I would prefer, the application of the first coat was a bit touchy, but it all evened out by the time that the second coat was applied.

When you have a darker skin tone like I do pinks tend to be a little bit tricky (and I tendmini to lean towards darker pinks), but since this on had a blue tone (it almost looked a bit lavender in some lights) this one worked well for me. I loved this color so much I was singing Aqua’s Barbie Girl when I was applying it. If I was presented with the opportunity to purchase a large bottle I don’t think that I would simply based on the appearance, but now I totally think that I will (After I applied my manicure I dropped the bottle and all f the polish spilled out, the scream that escaped my mother was animalistic….)  So as soon as I can I’m going on to get another bottle. Another thing that I noticed on this polish was the nice sheen that it had after I applied it, the only reason I added a topcoat was because I used some born pretty water decals and I wanted to seal them.

20140904_142608I really do like wearing a nail polish that changes my first impression of it. Although it took a long time for me to pick and wear something like this, but I think it was well worth the wait. Despite the fact that the formula was thick I was still about to get the desired look in two coats, although great for someone like me who want to “try out” a color, these tiny bottles are a bit cumbersome and I guess that’s why I dropped the little sucker.. Although this polis wasn’t perfect. I still really liked it and thought that it looked really good on my nails (I got a lot of compliments on my nails…which always raisers the score here… so this eye catching number gets a 8 out of 10!

As regular readers know that “Princess” Tsuki doesn’t take pictures with mini bottles of polish, she thinks it’s beneath her. But she’s a fan a bright colors and allowed me to photograph her while she was in a playful mode…her color is somewhat similar to Pink Waterfall.Pink Waterfall retails for $8.50 and the Decals were $.99 at Born Pretty.

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Nail Polish Lottery Club – Week 73

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THIS WEEK’S RANDOM NUMBER IS 185

Alternative Number  1+8+5 = 14

New York Colors’ (NYC) Tudor City Teal

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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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I come from the school of taught that you can never go wrong with a teal polish a bright teal, a muted teal….I’m all for it; it’s one of the shades that can work for everyone. Although this shade is a smidge darker, you can achieve an identical look with the slightly more expensive Turks and Caicos from Essie

I do think that NYC is a very underrated brand for polish, and usually I have really positive experiences with their polishes and let’s me honest you can’t get any better than a buck for good polishes

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This polish is watery, sheer, and  has an uneven formula. it requires three coats to be opaque, 20140523_210824but there were parts of my nail that was very thin and streaky in places so some nails requires four and five coats.  The photo is a picture of my thumb with 3 coats of the polish and you notice there are areas 20140523_213949that are still a but streaky.

This nail polish looks exactly like it does  which to be honest I wasn’t so sure about since I had to add so many layers on my nails. And despite the fact that this nail polish only coats $.99 cents,  I found this polish to honest be a LOT of work… but the overall look was fabulous!

This might be a polish that I’ll be giving to my little cousins to use when it’s time to play dress-up, because of the price it’s not a huge loss, so I guess I’ll have to use other polishes to expand my teal collection. This one is gonna be short and sweet…there is really not much I can say 20140526_210537about this polish… the application process completely soured my opinion of this manicure. This weeks pick get’s a 4 out of 10! Let’s me real, I could have given it a 6, but I didn’t want to.

Sookie seems more excited about the polis than I did…

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Until Next Time…
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