Witch’s Brew by Nailed it! Hawaii – Review

Holo again lovelies! Two reviews in one day? Yes, that is right!

If you’ve been following me for awhile, you know that Nailed it! Hawaii is my favorite indie nail polish maker. Tia also makes liquid latex, sugar scrubs, body lotions and butters, etc. that I use all the time. All of her products are 5-free, vegan, and cruelty free.

I ordered Witch’s Brew from the Hallow’s Eve Trio. Nailed it! Hawaii also created a Supernatural Trio. So there’s a total of 6 new polishes for Halloween! Awesome right?

I absolutely fell in love with Witch’s Brew when I first saw swatches and I knew I had to have it!  So now, let’s get into my swatches and review!

*The following swatches are applied over Ah ha! Nail Lacquer Base Coat and topped with Glisten & Glow Top Coat.

*My rating is a 5 point scale based on whether a nail polish has a good formula (2 points), is opaque in 3 coats (1 point), is opaque in 2 coats (1 point), and is pretty in my opinion (1 point).

Description: A deep purple with scattered flakies and holo sparkles.

Application: Smooth formula, not streaky, and no problems with the brush.

Opacity: 2 coats

Availability: Available now.

Price: $8.50 USD

Overall thoughts: I’m in love! This is just what I needed for Halloween; it’s dark, mysterious, and holo! I love the flakies in it and I think they complement the polish well. I added a skull charm from BeautyBigBang (review here), and it goes with the polish perfectly. First Halloween nail art of the month: Checked!

My rating: 5/5

That is all for today lovelies! Be sure to check out Nailed it! Hawaii’s Etsy store and Instagram.

Questions? Concerns? Tips and tricks? Leave them in the comments section below! See y’all later.

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Gold Glitter Aluminum Flakes from BeautyBigBang – Review

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Happy Sunday! Today I am reviewing some gold flakes I received from Maggie at BeautyBigBang. For some background info about this online retailer, feel free to read here. Don’t forget that you can use my code LALA010 for 10% off your order!

*The following swatches are applied over ÜNT Ready for Takeoff and topped with Glisten & Glow Top Coat. Black Cherry Scented Nail Paint by Emma Jean Cosmetics was used as the base color (review of this polish here).

SKU: J2430-GD (link to flakes here)

Description: 1 box of gold aluminum mirror effect flakes. Also available in silver.

Application: After applying the base color, I gently dabbed the flakes on with the eyeshadow stick provided, then sealed it in with top coat.

Availability: Available now.

Price: $0.99 USD

Overall thoughts: I love the look of these flakes and I think they’d look great with pretty much any polish color. Super easy to apply and I really like that the eyeshadow stick was included. My only advice is to be careful when handing the flakes; they like to go everywhere… I have a couple of specs in my hair LOL. I definitely recommend this product.

That is all for today lovelies! Be sure to check out BeautyBigBang’s store and social media, which are linked below:

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Questions? Concerns? Tips and tricks? Leave them in the comments section below! See y’all soon (another review will be posted in a few minutes).

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Dark Green Holographic Nail Polish from BeautyBigBang – Review

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Happy Saturday! I’m back at ya with another BeautyBigBang review!

This review is about a green linear holo nail polish I received from Maggie at BeautyBigBang (feel free to read background info here). Don’t forget that you can use my code LALA010 for 10% off your order! Let’s get into swatches and the review!

*The following swatches are applied over ÜNT Ready for Takeoff and topped with Glisten & Glow Top Coat.

*My rating is a 5 point scale based on whether a nail polish has a good formula (2 points), is opaque in 3 coats (1 point), is opaque in 2 coats (1 point), and is pretty in my opinion (1 point).

SKU: J2448-9C (link to polish here)


Description:
 A 6ml dark green linear holo polish.


Application:
 Smooth formula and not streaky. No problems with the brush.


Opacity:
 2 coats


Availability: 
Available now.


Price: 
$5.99 USD


Overall thoughts:
Another love! Unfortunately, I was unable to capture the true emerald color of this polish, but it is beautiful and makes me think of Emerald City in The Wizard of Oz!


My rating:
 5/5

That is all for today lovelies! Check back tomorrow for another BeautyBigBang review! Be sure to check out BeautyBigBang’s store and social media, which are linked below:

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Dark Purple Holographic Nail Polish from BeautyBigBang – Review

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Happy Friday! It’s time for another BeautyBigBang review!

BeautyBigBang is a global online retailer for all things beauty (cosmetics, nails, hair, health care, etc). I’ve been reviewing their products since August of this year, including thermal nail polish, holo nail polish, nail art brushes, etc. Also, they offer free shipping worldwide for orders that contain more than one item. Delivery time takes 2-4 weeks.

Maggie at BeautyBigBang let me choose 3 items to review, and each will have their own post. This post is about a purple linear holo nail polish I chose. So let’s get into the swatches and reviews! Don’t forget that you can use my code LALA010 for 10% off your order!

*The following swatches are applied over ÜNT Ready for Takeoff and topped with Glisten & Glow Top Coat.

*My rating is a 5 point scale based on whether a nail polish has a good formula (2 points), is opaque in 3 coats (1 point), is opaque in 2 coats (1 point), and is pretty in my opinion (1 point).

SKU: J2448-7C (link to polish here)

Description: A 6ml dark purple linear holographic polish.

Application: Smooth formula and not streaky. The brush had a couple of longer stands, but it didn’t hinder the application.

Opacity: 2 coats

Availability: Available now.

Price: $5.99 USD

Overall thoughts: Looooove this polish. It is a gorgeous color and beautifully linear. My only complaint is that there was a metallic-like smell to this nail polish; it didn’t smell like normal nail polish. A very similar smell like their thermals (review here).

My rating: 5/5

That is all for today lovelies! Check back tomorrow for another BeautyBigBang review! Be sure to check out BeautyBigBang’s store and social media, which are linked below:

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Summer Holo Gemstone Collection by Little Black Dress Nail Lacquer – Review

Hey lovelies, how are y’all doing? I’m doing well. I just submitted my application to optometry school, so wish me luck and pray for me!

Today, I have a review for you about my recent purchase from Little Black Dress Nail Lacquer. Little Black Dress Nail Lacquer in a 5-free indie maker! I ordered their Summer Holo Gemstone Collection. I had my eye on it all summer, but ya know your girl was on “No Buy” LOL. I’ve been using this collection for about 3 weeks (1 polish per week), so each color got a week of wear. Little Black Dress Nail Lacquer states, “These 3 polishes create a deep linear holographic effect using the only product that creates a true holographic illusion, spectraflair.”

I want to note that this review will be a little different than usual. Instead of having application, opacity, etc under each swatch, there’s just going to be one review for the whole trio because I ended up having the same opinion for all of them (which never happens!). I will list each description with each swatch photo though. So let’s get started!

*All of the following swatches are applied over Ah ha! Nail Lacquer Base Coat and topped with Glisten & Glow Top Coat.

*My rating is a 5 point scale based on whether a nail polish has a good formula (2 points), is opaque in 3 coats (1 point), is opaque in 2 coats (1 point), and is pretty in my opinion (1 point).

Gold Sandstone

Description: Inspired by the semiprecious gemstone gold sandstone, this bright orange linear holo is mesmerizing.

Yellow Citrine

Description: Inspired by the semiprecious gemstone citrine, Yellow Citrine is a striking yellow linear holo that shines brightly in sunlight.

Pink Tourmaline

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Description: A rosy pink linear holo inspired by the semiprecious gemstone pink tourmaline.

Review for all 3 polishes:

Application: Smooth formula and not streaky. No problems.

Opacity: Opaque in 2 coats.

Availability: Available now.

Price: $20 (mini size trio), $35 (full size trio), or $12 each (full size).

Overall thoughts: Love this collection! It’s holotastic! The colors are bright and vibrant, the linear holo is intense, and I loooove a polish that is opaque in 2 coats! I will definitely be wearing these colors in all seasons!

My rating: 5/5

That’s all for today loves! Be sure to check out Little Black Dress Nail Lacquer’s online store and Instagram.

Questions? Comments? Concerns? Leave them in the comments section! See y’all later.

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Ah Ha! Nail Lacquer – Review

Hey lovelies! How’s it going? Hope everything is great! Today, I will be reviewing some products from Ah Ha! Nail Lacquer!

Ah ha! Nail Lacquer is an indie polish maker of 5 free nail polishes. Their linear holos are absolutely stunning! This is my second time ordering from this indie and the packaging was adorable as always. My first order was a few months ago and I ordered their Precious Silver Linear Holographic Polish. I posted a swatch and video of that polish a few months ago, so check it out!

For this order, I purchased their new base coat and there was a promo going on in August where you’d get a free mini bottle of their new top coat with all purchases. Also, Amy was sweet enough to throw in a bonus mini Jackpot Winner with my order! So today’s review is about all 3.

*All of the following swatches are applied over Ah ha! Nail Lacquer’s base coat and topped with their top coat.

*My rating is a 5 point scale based on whether a nail polish has a good formula (2 points), is opaque in 3 coats (1 point), is opaque in 2 coats (1 point), and is pretty in my opinion (1 point). For top/base coat, it is based on the formula (2 points), minimal chipping within a week (2 points), and drying time (1 point).

Jackpot Winner

Room temperature

Cold state

Hot state

Description: Thermal and chunky glitters! It’s a mysterious black when cold and white/grey when hot. It contains 5 different glitters to create the ultimate glitter bomb!

Application: Smooth application, not streaky, & easy to use brush.

Opacity: Swatch is shown in 3 coats with opacity achieved.

Availability: Available now.

Price: $6 USD

Overall thoughts: I love that this nail polish is thermal; that’s pretty cool. I love it in its cold state (black), but not a fan of it in its hot state. I also love it in its room temperature state (a gradient for my room temp). The glitters are a gorgeous touch as well.

My rating: 3.75/5

“Protective” Top Coat

Description: Fast drying, shiny, and will make manicures last longer.

Application: Smooth application, not streaky, & easy to use brush.

Availability: Available now.

Drying time: 1-2 minutes (the amount of time it took me to apply top coat to my other hand).

Price: $6 USD

Overall thoughts: Great top coat. My mani lasted a week with only minimal chipping on my dominant hand, so I’d say it is as great as my fave top coats.

My rating: 5/5

“Foundation” Base Coat

Description: Protects nails from staining and helps polish adhere smoothly.

Application: Again, no problems; smooth application, not streaky, & easy to use brush.

Availability: Available now.

Drying time: 1-2 minutes (the amount of time it took me to apply base coat to my other hand).

Price: $6 USD

Overall thoughts: Again, another great product. I’ve been using this base coat in all my manis since I got it and they all lasted a week with only minimal chipping on my dominant hand. Definitely as great as my fave base coat from SuperChic Lacquer.

My rating: 5/5

That’s all for today loves! Be sure to check out Ah Ha! Nail Lacquer’s online store and Instagram. This indie makes cuticle oil as well and you can purchase a bundle of top coat, base coat, and cuticle oil (all full size bottles) for $15!

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Thermals, skulls, and brushes! – A BeautyBigBang Review

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Hey lovelies! Today, I have another BeautyBigBang review for y’all!

Maggie at BeautyBigBang let me chose some more items to review. For a little background information about this online retailer, read the first review I did of their products here.

I chose a thermal nail polish, skull rhinestones, and a brush to review. So let’s get into the swatches and reviews! Don’t forget that you can use my code LALA010 for 10% off your order!

*All of the following swatches are applied over ÜNT Ready for Takeoff and topped with Glisten and Glow Top Coat. The macro of the thermal polish was topped with Emma Jean Cosmetics Matte Top Coat.

*My rating is a 5 point scale based on whether a nail polish has a good formula (2 points), is opaque in 3 coats (1 point), is opaque in 2 coats (1 point), and is pretty in my opinion (1 point).

Thermal Nail Polish

SKU: J4189-1CRoom temperature.

 

Cold state

Hot state

Room temperature with matte top coat.

Description: There are 8 colors to choose from and it is 12ml. The one I picked is purple in its cold state and pink in its hot state. It looks like a gradient at room temperature.

Application: Easy to use brush, but definitely streaky and awful smell.

Opacity: Swatch is shown in 3 coats with opacity not achieved. Maybe a 4th coat would work.

Availability: Available now.

Price: $4.69 USD

Overall thoughts: I love the colors and I love that it is thermal. This was the first thermal polish I tried. However, as I was applying this polish, it smelled like a strong metallic scent. It doesn’t smell like nail polish and you definitely need to wash your hands sometime after using it to remove the smell. I have another thermal polish by a different brand, so I gave it a sniff to compare the two. The other polish smells like normal nail polish… So I’m not sure why this one smells metallic. Also, it is streaky and wasn’t opaque in 3 coats; I can still see parts of my nail instead of it being one solid color. So overall, I am not a fan of this polish.

My rating: 1/5

Skull Nail Rhinestones

SKU: J4173-4C

Description: There’s 6 different color options and the material is described as “drill diamond crystal.” You get 20 PCs.

Application: After applying base coat, base color (Noir by Nicka K), and top coat, I immediately placed the skulls on my nails while the top coat was wet.

Price: $2.99 USD

Overall thoughts: Very easy to use. Literally took seconds to apply. I think these are going to be great for Halloween!

Acrylic Nail Liner Brush

SKU: J1701-1A

Description: There’s 3 different brushes to choose from; 7mm, 9mm, and 11mm. I chose 7mm. It comes in very beautiful packaging with a cap to cover the actual brush part.

Application:  The brush is very easy to use and control. I used it as a detail brush with Mauve-A-Lisa by FingerPaints (review here) and August by Zoya.

Price: $4.66 USD

Overall thoughts: Love this brush. Very easy to use and control, so I know I’m going to be using it a lot with my future freehand designs! And 100% acetone did not destroy it.

That is all for today lovelies! Be sure to check out BeautyBigBang’s store and social media, which are linked below:

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