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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Until Next Time…

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Nail Polish Lottery Club – Week 63

Since St. Patrick’s Day (Lá Fhéile Pádraig, The Day of the Festival of Patrick.. how ever you choose to call it ) was yesterday I feel like it was meant to be that this was my pick this week was a lovely green shade. I absolutely love that I live in a city that loves this holiday. The Parade and Dying the Chicago River is a really big deal in these parts….

 

 

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THIS WEEK’S RANDOM NUMBER IS 283

Alternate number 2 + 8 + 3 = 13

Ulta Salon Formula Nail Lacquer’s Limelight

 

Eek!!! I got 13… will it be unlucky for me???

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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=ts0
Nail Polish Lottery Club Twitter hashtag: #nplclub

Limelight is (as the name implies) a lime green crème, and it’s the type of green that’s cute and trendy and something that you could incorporate into different season, when I initially purchased this polish it was intended for the fall, it never occurred to me until I pulled this polish as this week’s pick that it’s perfect for the spring/summer…
This color reminds me of grass, not sure if that actually the case of just a bit of wishful thinking since it’s still cold and dreary here in Chicago , and where there isn’t snow there is frozen, brown, grass *sad face*.

 

20140315_225143Be careful with this polish it’s on the thin side, so if you want a polish that is quick to put on before you go out on the town, this is NOT the polish for you. This polish takes between 3 to 4 coats to be opaque. When I put on the first layer, I was SHOCKED at how this it was, I knew that I hadn’t had the polish for this long, and I recently reviewed another Ulta Salon Formula polish and it wasn’t that thin at all. I put on the first layer and I was seriously about to pack it in… it was so thin you could barley see the polish at all on my nails. So I went to work on something else, while I allowed the polish to dry, and by the time the second layer was put on it didn’t seem like a complete loss. Turns out this polish was a shocker… by the fourth layer (yeah I know) I had seriously fallen in love with this color. But I kept wanted to add more layers of polish because it seemed like there was a some streakiness on some of my nails.. It’s trendy (I said that already), vibrant, 20140315_225207totally St. Pat’s AND it looks fantastic with my skin tone… I think that has something to so with the lack of yellow in this particular shade of green.

 

So let’s get down to the nitty gritty although my previous experience with brand of polish it’s clear that there is no real consistency across the board. Honestly as much as I love the color it takes a long time and a lot of coats for me to get the look that I wanted, and to me that seems like I’m getting less value for the money that I spent on it; and the color is simply not unique enough for me to recommend this polish to others.

If this polish was a little bit thicker and able to get the look that I wanted in coats, it would have scored a 10… that’s how much I loved the color, but it takes a lot of time, there is potential for streaks and smudges and you have to be REALLY careful with this… so I sadly have to give this polish a 4 out of 10 *sad face*

I really want to know if ?I was the only one who had this particular issue with this polish? Is it possible that I simply got hold of a bad bottle? Hopefully next  week’s pick will give me something fantastic… this was really a downer.

Until Next Time…
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Nail Polish Lottery Club – Week 58

So the Winter Olympics are currently going on, and ever since I was a little girl I have loved watching the Olympics, my mother always made it an opportunity to learn about the host country. But after all of the controversy regarding the conditions of the facilities, the overall unpreparedness of the  Olympics  committee, and the debt that are currently in as well as Russia’s stand on same sex relationships have really tainted my enjoyment of the Olympics this year… and I haven’t watched one thing… and I love figure skating, bobsledding, short track speed skating, and curling (I watch it because it’s hilarious)….. which is why my I’m sporting a little rainbow as well as the fact that it  goes with this weeks’ nail polish pick.

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THIS WEEK’S RANDOM NUMBER IS 224 

Alternate number  2+2+ 4 = 8

Ulta Salon Formula Nail Lacquer’s Piñata-Yada-Yada

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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

 

So apparently there is always a tale of woe… as I have mentioned so many times, it’s freezing here in Chicago and currently we have had over 60 inches of snow… with more snow expected this Saturday…. I swear we can’t get a break… so on Saturday we were hit with more snow… so that meant that I had to snow my car out.. AGAIN!!…. After I was done with the shoveling and before the full body ache set in, I noticed that 20140210_182416there were a lot of micro breaks in my nails (I’m not sure if that’s even a term); but it’s when you have cracks in the nails… but the nail hasn’t broken… so there was no way to safe them so they all got cut. It hurt my feelings to so, but I will admit that they look a lot healthier and since my brother said that I’m an aggressive shovel-er… it seems to be the best option.

Apparently the girl at the store told me this is a dup for Deborah Lipmann’s Happy Birthday which retails for about 20 bucks, and I hot Piñata-Yada-Yada for $2.  This makes my broke, cheap hurt sing with happiness, bottleyou know how much enjoy a deal… and this is the best one yet… it’s also nice to have a good friend at Ulta who wears a lot of nail polish… So PYY is a chunky multi-colored glitter . Now I love a good glitter, and I own a ton of them… and if I’m not mistaken this is the first time that I’ve used one for NPLClub… it’s a great way to extend you nail polish collection and you get oodles of looks with one bottle of glitter. This multicolored glitter looks good over almost any base color, and it looks great with a matte topcoat

Application is a little tricky because the clear base is so thick. You really have to be careful with making sure that the layers are even… so with a polish like this… less is more. So I applied two coats letting each coat dry completely before adding the next one; other wise you are left with a goopy mess that takes forever to dry. Like a lot of glitters with a thick base, this one doesn’t really require a topcoat. After the two I applied I was left with an amazing shine.

I will say that I was a tad bit frustrated with photographing this polish, it was always a glare, and I’m not sure if it’s due to the phone or the shiny glitter… but the glitters look a lot smaller than they actually are. After I took these photographs I put a matte coat on them and the glitter was still really shiny… even though the polish went matte..

Overall I like this polish, and it looks really good no my newly shorn nails, although the application was a bit tricky I will give this polish a solid 7 out of 10.

 

  Until next time……..

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