Nail Polish Lottery Club : Week 91

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Week 91 Random Number is 277

OPI’s Sprung

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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 that really cute pink from Orly, because then nail polish was pigmented I was a little concerned that the polish was gonna stain, but it didn’t and it only enforces my love for this polish, ( and just like I said last week)  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 can’t wait until my next trip to Sally’s or Ulta… I’m defiantly gonna be wearing this one often,nail border

Never in the history of NPLC have I ever made a grown so freakin’ audible that even I wondered if I was gonna post this… and it all steams from two words MARIAH CAREY! As an artist I think she derserves all the accolades that she’s been given, but just as a human being I think she might be a little nuts.

20140923_191157I think it’s clear that I’m not a fan of her, but we aren’t here to talk abut her crazy nutty antics where here to talk nail polish so here we go….

I got this nail polish as a two-pack at Marshalls, and (because the other was) I assumed this one would be textured as well, but I was pleasantly surprised that it wasn’t (I ‘m not a big fan of textured polish) and I was really excited about the color because it’s the exact color when I think of the changing leaves.

OPI Sprung is a , coppery, gold glass flecky in a reddish copper base (and it seems like there is a little bit of fuchsia put in it) It’s weird (at least for me) that this polish is a foil  and a shimmer at  the same time. The one thing that I noticed was that this show is super sheer, but it’s completely buildable I was able in 3 coats, I think more than anything I was surprised about how quickly the polished dried and how much shine the polish had. But even after 3 coats I still had visible nail lines and that annoys the hell out of me. The collection includes  eight shades, four of them being a new liquid sands.
All last week I kept seeing fall themed manicures, and this one would be perfect for leaves (color wise)… but I don’t that this would be a a good polish to use for nail art because it’s so thin. This polish is lookvery similar to another OPI Polish  Warm & Fozzie , which doesn’t have as much a pink undertone as this one, but could totally be used if you couldn’t find this one.

When I was looking online at other nail bloggers swatches, I noticed that this particular polish looks good on pretty much all skin tones. As you can tell from the picture the color on the nail  is pretty much exact to the color in the bottle.

20140923_191205I will admit that  I didn’t not want to like this polish, honestly I try to avoid all things Mariah, BUT maybe It was cooler fall air, or maybe I am seriously generous, but I did like this colors despite some of the issues that I had with the polish (the formula being too thin, the visible nail lines, and the chipping on Day 2 of wear) this polish get’s a score of 7 out of 10. I’m gonna try this polish one more time and see if a different base coat and more layers of polish (honestly 3 is my limit) and a good top coat will make a difference.

 

 

Tsuki really took to this polish, I think because it was so shiny, I literally had to take it from her….

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Until Next Time… enjoy the dulcet tones of  (wait that’s not right…..) Mariah Carey

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Nail Polish Lottery Club–Week 86

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Taking off last weeks pick Black Dahlia was a bit traumatizing, I almost chose not to participate this week because I was gonna redo my nails in the same color, I’m still really steamed that I didn’t take advantage and get the larger bottle when I had a chance, hopefully Missy will find a few bottles somewhere or decide to to a blast from the past sale (fingers crossed). Since this wasn’t a glitter the removal process was pretty straight forward, there was a bit of extra scrubbing though.

Week 86 Random Number is 33

Sinful Colors Pragmatic

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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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20140803_215436Pragmatic is a lavender polish that has a fine, pearly shimmer running through it that’s actually visible in the bottle and on the nail.  In some lights this shade leans blue, The formula was very nice, and I used three coats here.  I could have used two, but with my nails being a little bit longer I am starting to use three. (there is no real change in shade between the second and third coats).  Not very long ago I would have seen this color and passed right by it, I was deeply afraid of dark colors, but once I copped off my nails I started experimenting with colors I normally didn’t wear and realized that I actually liked the look of them, now that my nails have grown back I’m glad that I still feel the same way.

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It’s rare that I find Sinful Shine at my local Walgreens, heck at this point I’m looking if I can located 20 Sinful Colors nail polish at my Walgreens, it’s seriously , seriously bare. Which is one of the reasons I didn’t participate in the 99 cent sale last week. But when I do find that rare Sinful Shine, (I think I found this one at the China Town location) I get it. (even if it looks really similar to something that I have). So shine 20140803_215208collections  claims to be “5x more glossy than a patented leather shoe”. when I hear that I want to prove them wrong. but alas I didn’t have a patented leather show… damn it!!  When ever someone asks me about this line In tell them it’s like you nail polish with a good coat of Seche Vite on top.. I’d rather get the regular version and add my topcoat or just wait until the next sale… since the price has been dropped to 1.99 these are also 99 cents during the sales. If you are unable to find Pragmatic in your local Walgreen stores, be on the lookout for it’s dupe “Tempest” also by Sinful Colors. For my accent nail I used China Glaze Create a Spark.

As far as nail wear I find that Sinful Colors, and most at home gel polish typically have the same life span as the regular polish, I’m fairly rough on my nails, because I type a lot so I’ll start to see wear on my tips in about 2-3 days, I haven’t had an issues with chipping though. The swatches were taken from the Sinful colors and China Glaze sites. As you can see from the swatch the color changes based on the lightening situation (although I still think their swatch is still a little dark.swatches

20140803_215535Tsuki is back this week, she has deemed this particular color, interesting and pretty… ask you can tell from the picture she seems very curious about how it would look on her paws. Because I it’s sinful Colors and it’s a pretty colors that can be used in multiple ways (as well as having no issues with application) I can’t help but give this polish high praise. Although it has gel technology it acted the same way as the regular formula, so I’m giving it an 8 out of 10. That whole 5 times shinier thing didn’t hold up..

 

 

 

 

 

 

Until Next Time…
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Nail Polish Lottery Club – Week 80

I actually thought that the removal process of last week’s pick would be a pain because I had on water decals, but it actually was a bit easier, I was gently remove the polish with an orange stick, with just tiny amount of nail polish remover to get some of the pieces left behind. No fuss, no muss and the best part there was absolutely no staining…. so good job Julep!

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THIS WEEK’S RANDOM Pick

Zoya’s Tori

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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

PROGRAMING NOTE: Generally the number is posted in the afternoon on Monday, but at the time of creating this post (Tuesday 5:30pm) the number wasn’t posted so I’m just randomly picked on for my self so that I could keep schedule of this blog

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20140710_18311120140710_183120The web site describes Tori as “Deep cool-toned berry red packed with pink duochrome shimmer and silver microglitter. It seems like it’s been forever since I had a  Zoya polish on my nails, so believe me when I say I am super happy. I really love this brand of polish and I think it’s a fantastic value for the quality that I’m getting. I don’t think that I have ever had an issue with this brand; which is why I was a little freaked out when I put on my first coat of this polish and Ii t was super thin. I seriously freaked out a little bit; I started to wonder if the polish was to old… maybe I got a bad batch…. something… but after putting on the second coat I quickly realized that everything evened out by the second (which I was really grateful for). Although two coats should be good enough I did 3 just to make sure. But you can see in the photos (if you look close enough) there is still a bit of VNL. Overall the application was smooth and I had no issues with clumping or taking too long to dry.

I think the thing that I liked to most about this polish was the shimmer . I love a polish that has shimmer and glitter in makes me feel super girly. This is a polish that is really at it’s best when it’s in the sunlight. as you can tell in the pictures there is a bit of shimmer, but add a little 20140710_183038sunlight and you’ll definitely get a little bit more.  I thought about adding a little nail art, but seriously this is Zoya… you gotta let it stand on it’s own.

The whole time I was applying this polish I kept thinking that I already had a polish just like this, but as you can see from the photo the Ulta 20140710_171655polish is more of a jelly with larger glitters and shimmers… it’s similar, but hey…there’s not law saying that you can’t have similar polishes in your collection.

I love my cat… she’s so expressive and I seriously think she’s over this whole nail polish thing, but hey she has to do it … I feed her… but seriously she doesn’t seem all that excited about this particular polish as evident by her bitch face…. well po-po on her I thought that the polish was great. I never seem to have any real issues with Zoya20140710_183204 polishes, the colors are fantastic, the price is goo for the quality of polish (especially if you can get it at one of their sales) So Tori is getting a super solid 9 out of 10! The only reason why it’s not getting a perfect score if because I would have liked to have a little bit of shimmer in the polish.

 

 

 

Until Next Time…
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