Friday, August 29, 2014

Octopus Party Nail Lacquer "Gold Crush Duo"

I dunno about you, but I am really ready for fall. Fall everything. Pumpkins, lattes, candles, cool, crisp air, burlap decor yadda yadda. In Arizona, especially in Scottsdale, Fall is something you kinda have to create for yourself seeing as how it's about 90 in October still. So when Dave over at Octopus Party Nail Lacquer unveiled this hella sparkly, golden cider, double rainbow duo I kinda spazzed. And maybe flailed a little. The duo consists of a golden apple cider colored holo jelly named "Gold Vibrations" and an insanely holo packed glitter topper called "Glow For the Gold". Not only are the polishes to die for, but it comes in a totally adorable bag with the Octopus Party Nail Lacquer logo on it and a totally awesome golden sticker! I'm pretty stoked on this so bear with me, it's pic heavy and I love it!

This shows 3 coats of the jelly holo "Gold Vibrations". The first coat looked pretty sheer but it builds up beautifully to full opacity at 3rd coat. So squishy, holo, and buttery. Here you can see the insanely awesome mini bottle with the adorable label.

I just love this base. I wanted to go grab a caramel apple cider after wearing this. 

Both photos above show the base of "Gold Vibrations" decked out with the topper "Glow For the Gold" and one coat of top coat. This topper is packed to the brim with golden, decadent, glowing holographic hex glitters. It's strange to me because I thought "oh man, gold on gold is gonna be so loud" but honestly it's really, really easy to wear.  And I felt super regal while painting. 

This is the duo, together, in the sun shine. The second photo was taken in the morning, and the first one was during the afternoon when the sun is a bit warmer looking in AZ. I love how even with the glitter topper you  can still see the linear holo shining through, saying "hey you, I'm still here!" Glow With the Gold really slaps you in the face and the holo glitters really pop all over the place. Much sparkle, very glint.

I wanted to show you all how pretty this was in the shade too. It's so unique looking and I love how the gold glitter really shows. The second photo here shows it a bit blurred so you can really see how much holo Glow With the Gold packs.

Above is a macro of Gold Vibrations alone, and then Glow With the Gold over it. Obviously this duo was just so perfectly created. The colors totally compliment each other and really play off one another's beauty

As far as formula goes, Gold Vibrations (the jelly holo) is sheer but so very buildable. I didn't really feel the need to topcoat it alone and loved the golden caramel cider color. Dry time was perfect! Glow With the Gold is a glitter and I had absolutely no issues. It applied easily and evenly. I only needed one coat for the pictures above. Dry time was perfect as well on this one. 

If you're convinced you need golden nails of wonder you can purchase the duo here for the full size, and here for the mini size. This is only here in very limited quantities so hurry on over! You will not be disappointed. 

Until next time!

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Lilypad Lacquer "Tealing Me Softly" Pshiiit Exclusive


I recently celebrated a birthday. I didn't wanna make a huge deal of it, primarily because I just turned 25 and for some reason that just sounds loads older than 24. That didn't stop my lovely friend Megan from Almost Famous Nails from sneaking me a little birthday nail mail by having a little something sent to me from a group order! What I got was "Tealing Me Softly" the Pshiiit Lilypad Lacquer exclusive. I also got a major polish boner as well! Let me show you the heavenly beauty. 


Mmm yeahhh.... This is so minty and refreshing. Super sparkly and so delicately holo but still linear. I felt like I was floating on air everytime I looked at my nails! 


Once I got this baby in the sun that's when the delicate nature really started to show! I love how soft and airy and whimsical the color and holo are together. 



Yeahhhh this macro lens will be the death of me. But here you can see the holo and shimmer swimming in the teal base and it's giving me the polish feels all over. All. Over. 

For the formula I have to say it was superb! No streakiness and dry time was perfect. I can't wait to use this again! 

Until next time, lovelies! 

Monday, August 18, 2014

Octopus Party Nail Lacquer "Thermogram"

Hey all!!

I have a delicious, insanely  linear holo polish from Octopus Party Nail Lacquer called "Thermogram" to show you. It's such a super holo that it was possibly burning my retina with its awesomeness. Thermogram was part if the July Indie Go Box and is a soft purple, silver leaning holographic polish. Enough jabbering and on to the photos!


See seeeeee it's so holo ahhhh! This is just two coats plus one coat of topcoat. No dulling at all!

And here Thermogram really shows off her holo and purple and everything in the beautiful sun! I just loved how the color played off the holo in these shots.

Did I mention that I recently purchased a macro lens? And of course that means that  lately I have been in "MACRO ALL THE THINGS!!" Mode. Well I decided that I needed to macro this too. I mean, honestly? Why wouldn't I? 

                                                               I just. Can't. So much holo! 

As far as formula goes, it was like butter! And wore for 3 days with no chipping, *schwing*. If you're feeling the itch for some fancy polishes, hit up Octopus Party on Etsy! Unfortunately this one is no longer available but there are still tons of gorgeous polishes waiting to be bought! 

Until next time, readers! 

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Elevation Polish "Pointless Forest 2"

Hello there! 

If you've seen my instagram or blog you know I love me a good holo. So much that sometimes I forget there are other gorgeous finishes out there to use. I was browsing my collection and "Pointless Forest 2" by Elevation Polish jumped out and said "Wear me please, wear me now Desiree" and I caved. Here are the results.

I just adore the base color jelly on this. It's a green leaning teal that comes off kind jade to me and I love it. A lot of depth as well and the iridescent glitters just dance around in there all happy and shiny. 

Here you can really see how reflective the iridescent pieces are and how the small green/blue glitters add a hint of mystery. 

As far as application goes it was to be expected that a jelly would be a tad thick. This one was super easy to work with and above shows 2 coats. It did dry down matte so I added a shiny top coat (though the matte looked totally awesome) to get the glossy look. If you've never checked her out before, the link to Elevation is and be prepared to be in awe of all the colors offered there. The price point is sweet too so you can feel a tad less guilt when you buy a lot of pretties! Thank you all so much for reading.

Until next time!

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Darling Diva Polish "Dreams"

Hey there blogging world!

There are some things that are good no matter when. This polish was released a while back but I have to warn you- it's still available AND it's just as gorgeous as ever. I'll be showing you "Dreams" from Darling Diva Polish and the White Witch Collection and you can drink in this glorious periwinkle holo along with me. 

Goodness. Gracious. The first thing I noticed about this ethereal color is how different it shows in all kinds of lighting. It does lean a tad on the purple side when you photograph it but I promise it's a stunning periwinkle color in real life. Application was effortless and dry time was a breeze. All photos show 2 coats no top coat. 

Here you can see why I said it leans purple. Especially on me in the sun. But I could not look away! So much perfect. So much. 

This last photo is what it really looks like! I had to snap this photo in my car with the light tint for it to show its true form on my camera. Still, so freaking holo and stunning and I can't stop loving it. This polish has such great depth and I feel like it has a secret laser beam pigment or something that's just drawing me in to the beauty. 

If you've never used a Darling Diva before I highly suggest you take your buns (or fingers) over to her store and get some because they're highly underrated in my opinion! Their customer service rocks and their shipping is the fastest I have ever received from an indie maker. Not to mention the color and finish selection along with the formula. Just go and buy, treat yo self!

Until next time!