ILNP Iconic

Monday, April 13, 2015


Hi, everyone. This year is seriously flying by. I have no idea where February or March went and April is almost over. I hope that everyone is having a nice spring so far. It's been very warm where I am so I feel like we've almost skipped straight into summer. I haven't really been painting my nails much lately. Blasphemy, I know. It's just hard to find the time lately. I also need a new digital camera but I digress...

Today I have for you another ILNP beauty. This is Iconic, which is a fantastic nude scattered holo. So far I am loving all of the shades I purchased from ILNP and I definitely want to pick up a few more when I get a chance. This was two easy coats.

  ILNP Iconic

As you can see, this shade is somewhat coppery but I still think it falls into the nude area. In the shade it's a pretty, silvery nude but in the sun is a fun holo explosion.

ILNP Iconic

Holos are a weakness of mine and ILNP has some really amazing ones. I totally recommend checking them out if you like pigmented polishes and holos. Thanks for coming by. Hoping it won't be so long between posts next time. :0



ILNP Black Orchid

Tuesday, February 10, 2015


Hi, everyone. Wow I cannot believe that it's February already. Where is the time going? I haven't been painting my nails much lately. I think this is just due to the fact that I am really tired at night and don't want to have to be careful with my hands for the 30 or so minutes it takes me to do a manicure. Lazy, I know, but it's the truth. But today I have for you a polish that I wore as a full manicure a while back. I bought a few ILNP shades last year when there was a big sale because of a bottle design change. I'd never ordered from ILNP before but was really impressed with the range of shades and the quality of the formula.

The first shade I tried was Black Orchid, a gorgeous, deep purple with a scattered holo effect. I am a sucker for shades like this and loved wearing this one. Formula was good and I needed only 2 coats for the swatches below.

ILNP Black Orchid

ILNP Black Orchid

Photos above are in my lightbox. It didn't really show off the holo goodness though so I went out into the sunshine to show it off.

ILNP Black Orchid 

Now you can see all of the sparkly awesomeness. I really like this shade and I wore it for almost a whole week. I am excited to try the other shades that I bought from ILNP!


Sinful Colors Sweet Tooth

Monday, January 5, 2015


Hi, everyone. Sorry for the unintentional hiatus. I can't believe that it's been so long since I last posted. I really had good intentions but life just got busy and I find that editing swatch pics is pretty low on my list at the end of the day. I will try to be better in 2015 though. I am sorry that things haven't been very consistent but thanks for sticking with me if you're still here. I hope that you all had a good holiday. It's so weird being back at work. While I love long breaks it does make it harder to go back.

The polish I have for you today is Sinful Colors Sweet Tooth. I can't remember when I bought Sweet Tooth anymore. It was probably from a seasonal collection since I don't go to Walgreens often and usually only seek out this brand when a limited edition collection comes out. 

   Sinful Colors Sweet Tooth

Sweet Tooth is a really pretty lavender with pink undertones and a subtle silver shimmer. If was hard to capture in pics but in person it gave the polish a nice glow. Formula was OK but not great. I used 2 coats here though I think some fingers could have used 3.


Sinful Colors Sweet Tooth

Sinful Colors Sweet Tooth

I tend to like pale purples like this and the shimmer makes it a bit different than the other shades in my stash. The formula wasn't fantastic but it wasn't terrible either, so I can live with it. It feels a bit weird to be wearing this shade in winter when I usually want dark vampy colors, but it's quite fun and refreshing.

Did anyone get an nail polish for Christmas? I got a cute e.l.f. set from my sister-in-law. I actually used it to paint my 2 year old niece's nails more than anything. Hope you all had a wonderful holiday and that 2015 is off to a great start!


OPI I'm Not Really a Waitress

Friday, November 7, 2014


Hi, and happy Friday everyone. I hope you all had an awesome Halloween. I can't believe that it's over already. At least we have Christmas to look forward to. Today's swatch actually reminds me a little bit of Christmas. OPI I'm Not Really a Waitress is a classic red with a great shimmer. I have a really old black label bottle of this one. I was digging through my Helmer looking for something to wear the other day when I came across it. I hadn't worn it for so long and I thought it would be fun to swatch it.

OPI I'm Not Really A Waitress

I don't know why I don't wear this shade more. It's a really beautiful red and the shimmer is just gorgeous. I only needed 2 coats to get the finish you see below. 

OPI I'm Not Really A Waitress

While it may not be the most unique shade in the market, it's pretty classic and I think it would look good on almost anyone. 

OPI I'm Not Really A Waitress

I definitely think I'll be busting out I'm Not Really a Waitress this holiday season. It's the perfect Christmas color!

What do you guys think? Do you have this one in your stash, too?

Wet N Wild Distressed To Impress

Friday, October 31, 2014


Hi, guys. Happy Halloween! I was hoping to have some cool Halloween nail art up this week but I just got so busy. Oh well. I hope that you guys are rocking some spooky manicures in my stead. Today I have a polish that I swatched a couple of weeks ago but didn't have time to post until now. It's Wet N Wild Distressed To Impress which was part of their recent matte collection. I think it came out a couple of months ago and it may still be available in stores.

Wet N Wild Distressed To Impress

Distressed To Impress is a dark taupe color with a satin finish. Like the other shade of this collection I have, it's not quite matte enough to be a true matte. Instead it has a cool rubber texture that makes gives it a really edgy look.

Wet N Wild Distressed To Impress

Formula on this was was alright. It wasn't bad but I don't remember it being great either. I used two coats here without top coat. 

Wet N Wild Distressed To Impress

Even though this one is kind of cool looking, I don't think I love it enough to keep it. I just don't see myself wearing it very often. What do you guys think? Should I keep it or give it away?

I hope you all have a fun and safe Halloween!