Nail Polish Lottery Club–Week 97

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Week 97 Random Number is 118

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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.

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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 93

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Week 93 Random Number is 71

I Love Nail Polish’s Bikini Bottoms

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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 Essie’s Marshmallow, and although I’m still super disappointed that it was my perfect polish it was still a breeze to come off.. my feelings are still hurt about this polish …so I don’t want to talk about it.

I know that these post normally come out on Tuesday’s but real life happened and post procedure pain kept me drugged up and in bed and doing my nails was the very last thing on my mind…. but I

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1Bikini Bottoms, an awesome in-your-face bright magenta pink holo with a bit of blue shimmer. I’m a pink girl at heart, so of course I had to show you this beauty! I love love Bikini Bottoms. The holo in this is much better than what showed up for the photos. Did I mention I love it?I loved this, purchased it, forgot about it for months and months then found it and fell in love again. This polish looks great EVERYWHERE, in the shade, in the sunlight, in the shower…everywhere. I always gets load and loads of complements when I wear this brand of polish (and always direct them where to go when they asked where I got it)

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I have been very vocal about this brand because everything is so easy, the ordering, the the quick shipments, to the application and the removal I have never had a problem with this brand. Two good even coats and your favorite top coat and your done and ready to sparkle. This particular polish looks much deeper in low light, but it’s a stunner nonetheless.

This polish is an absolute gem and I have absolutely nothing bad to say about the color what’s so ever. Bikini Bottoms get’s top scores with 10 out of 10! If you don’t own this polish, head on over the the website and get it you won’t be sorry. I will especially treasure this as ILNP is going through major redesigns as well as bottle design (and I’m excited about the new direction that Barbara is taking her company, so now really is the time if you want it in the “classic bottle with the old logo.

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Tsuki, as  documented on this blog LOVES pink and she literally grabbed it and refused to let it go, she held on to it like it was her little baby, and I totally understand I nearly had a heart attack when the bottle fell on the floor, so I had to snap her as is… she wouldn’t even look me in the eye (she knew she was doing wrong)… if you look closely you can see her fuzzy pink ball that she always has with her.

Bikini Bottoms retails for $10.00.

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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 81

The removal process of last week’s pick was a breeze. I love Zoya polishes, so easy to remove, no fuss, no muss. I’m getting to the point where the entire experience from application to removal really determines whether I will buy more of a particular brand.

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This Weeks Random Number is 202

Alternative Number is 22

DIFFERENTdimension’s Wide Awake

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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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20140711_143047Wide Awake is described as a light pink scattered holographic polish with hints of different colors reflected in the light (a hot pink ‘flash’). It looks amazing by itself or layered over other colors, but today I will be wearing this all alone. Different Dimension was the very first indie nail polish that I purchased, so the brand and the maker have a very dear place in my heart along with feeding my nail polish addiction. As you can see from the bottle I got one of the mini bottles just to see if I liked the color and I never got around to using it (I purchased 3 mini bottles from her “Set It Free” collection, and I’m sure that they are over a year old) I guess those mini bottles got lost in the fray; but never the less they finally are on my nails…. where they belong.

Wide Awake is one of those polish that changes depending on the light, but that’s what you get20140711_143003 when you are wearing a holo. I picked up the bottle and I thought, “ooh I didn’t know that I had a nude holo” but it wasn’t until it was on my nails and I was in the sunlight when I realized it was more of an icy pink shade. This nail polish is a bit on the thin side, so it’s recommended that you use three coats, you can also use this over your favorite nail polish(I would recommend either black or white polish) for an entirely different look. If you look really close at the polish you can get a glimpse of the hot pink “flash” (Man was this a hard polish to photograph)

The thing that I liked to most about this polish was the shimmer . I love a shimmer and shine with my nail polish, and I got both in tall orders with this polish. Wearing this polish reminds me that I don’t own or wear enough holo polishes, I guess that’s why I recently purchased 4 new holo polishes. I got a lot of compliments on my nails, I know that this will only make 20140711_143013sense to me, but this is the perfect polish when I need my nail color to be low key, but still have a  bit of “bling” to it.

This bottle that I had was so tiny Tsuki wouldn’t even take a picture with it… I say this all the20140722_181945 time, and I continue to say this she’s such a DIVA. But I to keep with continuity I will add one of her fiercest pictures… because if I don’t she’ll more than likely claw me in my sleep. So ladies and gentlemen I present to you Tsuki…my cat and her tutu. Now back to the polish… what can I say I love, love, loved it… maybe I’m in a good mood, maybe it’s the weather; but I’m pretty sure it’s the fab polish on my nails… this one get’s a 10 out of 10 ! I gotta go back outside and watch my nails sparkle….

Different Dimension polish can be found on etsy here. Prices range from $8.50 to $11 depending on the finish of the polish.

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