Twinkled T Stamping Polishes – Review

Hey lovelies! A few weeks ago, I started using the Rainbow Stamping Polish Bundle by Twinkled T, as well as two single stamping polishes (Lit & Glow Up). All of my manis since then have featured one or more of those polishes. I’ve had a chance to use them in various types of nail art besides stamping, so today I will be giving you lovelies an in-depth review of these polishes. Let’s get started!

The Rainbow Stamping Polish Bundle

Description: This bundle consists of 6 stamping polishes that can also be used as regular polishes. This bundle includes the following polishes: Friyay (a baby blue), Bothered (a hot pink), Goals (a rich purple), No Filter (a lime green), Saucey (orange), and Subtweet (yellow).

Availability: Currently in stock.

Price: $32.00 USD or $6 per bottle.

Lit

Description: A fiery red stamping polish that can be used as regular polish.

Availability: Currently in stock.

Price: $6.00 USD

Glow Up

Description: A white stamping polish that also doubles as a one-coater regular polish

Availability: Currently in stock.

Price: $6.00 USD

How I’ve been using them:

Puzzle Piece Mani

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The polishes were applied directly to my nails in this mani. At this point, I could tell that all 4 used in this mani were creamy and had great opacity. The 4 used were a little streaky in application when used as regular polish. Also, when using them as regular polish, Bothered and No Filter were opaque in one coat, but I needed to apply a second coat for Friyay and Subtweet. Lastly, No Filter and Subtweet stained my cuticles, but the other 2 were easy to clean.

Green & White Stamping Mani

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For this mani, I attempted stamping and failed lol. It was not the polishes’ fault; it was user error. I used Glow Up as a base color before the gradient. Glow Up applied a bit streaky and was opaque in one coat. Also, it was a bit of a pain to clean up, but it didn’t stain my cuticles like Subtweet and No Filter. Both No Filter and Glow Up worked great for the gradient. I then attempted to stamp No Filter over Glow Up and vice versa, which didn’t work out well lol but they did stamp with great opacity.

Summer Dotticure

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Since I had just failed stamping, I decided to do a dotticure lol. I used Subtweet and Saucey as regular polishes. Saucey applied streaky, but was opaque in one coat and didn’t stain my cuticles.

Summer Gradient Nails

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For this gradient, I used Bothered, Saucey, and Subtweet and they worked perfectly fine. Again, I used Glow Up as a base color before the gradient.

Fourth of July Gradient

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Another gradient! lol I used Glow Up again as a base color and for the actual gradient with Lit. Lit worked great with Glow Up for the gradient.

Purple Glam

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Lastly, I attempted stamping again and was successful! I used Goals as a regular polish. It did not apply streaky, was opaque in one coat, and din’t stain my cuticles. I used Glow Up as a base color for the dotticure, and stamped it over Goals. It stamped perfectly.

 

 

Overall thoughts of Twinkled T stamping polishes: I really enjoyed these polishes. The colors are so vibrant and fun. In my experience, most of these polishes are one-coaters when applied as regular polish; however, most of them do have a bit of a streaky application. The brushes are easy to use, and the formulas are creamy. I did not get to use Lit as a base color, so I’m not sure whether it applies streaky or could use an extra coat. I am a newbie to stamping, so I’m pretty sure that’s why my first stamping mani using these polishes failed, but I was able to redeem myself the second time. Also, I would suggest letting these polishes dry for 10-15 mins before applying top coat because one of my top coats created bubbles any time I didn’t let them dry that long. Overall, I would definitely recommend these polishes.

My rating: 4.5/5

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

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Purrfect Shine by Sassy Cats Lacquer – Review

*Discount Sample*

Hey lovelies! Happy Sunday! Last month (April 5th to be exact), I made a post about Purrfect Shine by Sassy Cats Lacquer (click here to view post). It was the first post of “New Product Chit-Chat” in which I discuss a product that is literally new or just new to me in order to give you guys more background information about it, the brand, and my initial thoughts before use and review. Well, today, I am reviewing Purrfect Shine for y’all!

Sassy Cats Lacquer is a 5-free, cruelty free, indie nail polish maker, reintroducing their brand and products after a brief hiatus. They also make liquid nail tape and stamping products. I’ve used this top coat in 4 different manis over the last few weeks, which all required different nail art techniques, so let’s get right into the review!

*My rating for top coats/base coat is a 5 point scale based on the formula (2 points), minimal chipping within a week (2 points), and drying time (1 point).

Purrfect Shine

Description: A glossy top coat.

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: Currently on sale for $6. 25 USD.

Overall thoughts: Great top coat! I used it with a dotticure, glitter placement, striping tape, phone book paper, water decals, and swatches. My manis lasted 5-7 days with only minimal chipping on my dominant hand. It is officially added to my list of fave top coats!

My rating: 5/5

That’s all for today lovelies! Be sure to check out Sassy Cats Lacquer’s social media & shop below:

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Graduation 2018 Waterslide Nail Decals by Lucky Star Style – Review

Hey loves! I’m back again! Yes, 2 posts in one night! LOL. In the previous post, I reviewed the Texas Tech Red Raiders Nail Decals from Enigma Design Company (click here to view).  In this post, I am reviewing the Graduation 2018 Waterslide Nail Decals that I used in the same graduation mani.

I ordered the Graduation 2018 Waterslide Nail Decals from Lucky Star Style’s Etsy store. Lucky Star Style sells various types of water decals, ranging from animals to pop culture, etc. They also have their own website to order from if you do not wish to use Etsy. Custom designs are also available. This was my first time ordering from them, so let’s right get into the review!

Graduation 2018 Waterslide Nail Decals

Description: 20 water decals that can be ordered in child size or adult size.

How to use: After applying base coat, base color, and top coat, I cut out a decal and removed the protective plastic. I then placed the sticky side of the decal on my nail, used a damp sponge to wet the back of the decal, and removed the back paper. I let it dry for about 2 mins, then sealed it in with 2 coats of top coat.

Availability: Available now.

Price: $1.95 USD on their Etsy store. $1.75 USD on their website.

Overall thoughts: I really like these decals! They looked exactly like the pictures, they were easy to apply, and applied evenly. They are lasting a fair amount of time. It has been 4 days and the decals have only peeled a bit on the clear edges, not on the actual design. There is some residue around the edges of the decals from when I was doing my makeup yesterday, which was after 3 days of wearing them. Overall, I would order from this brand again and I do recommend them!

That is all for today! Be sure to check out Lucky Star Style’s website, Etsy store, and Instagram.

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Taurus – Zodiac Sign Polish by Nailed it! Hawaii – Review

Hey lovelies! I know. . . it’s almost been 2 weeks since I last posted! Sorry loves, I’ve just been so busy with the end of the semester and getting ready for graduation. Yes, that’s right; your girl will be graduating with her BS in Biology in less than 2 weeks! I’m so excited, and I can’t wait to do my nails for it! Anywho, today I am reviewing a purchase I made a couple of weeks ago from Nailed it! Hawaii.

Nailed it! Hawaii is a 5-free, vegan, & cruelty-free indie brand that makes nail polish, artisan soaps, liquid latex, sugar scrubs, etc. This year, Tia started making zodiac and gemstone polishes for each month! So far I have Garnet, Aquarius, Pisces, and now Taurus (click the links for my reviews)! Also, for the month of a certain zodiac sign/gemstone, that particular polish is only $6! After that month, it returns to its normal price. So let’s get right into swatching and reviewing Taurus!

*The following swatches are applied over Foundation Base Coat by Ah ha! Nail Lacquer and topped with Purrfect Shine by Sassy Cats Lacquer (Discount sample).

*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).

Taurus

Description: A bubbly pink with purple sparks. This is a scattered holo for all the lovers of pink!

Application: Smooth formula, not streaky, easy to use brush.

Opacity: 2 coats.

Availability: Available now.

Price: $8.50 USD (it was $6.00 USD for April).

Overall thoughts: The color is beautiful; it’s the perfect shade of pink. Of course, I love the holo. I have no complaints and can see myself using this polish a lot in the future.

My rating: 5/5

That’s all for now loves! I’ll probably have another review posted later on today, so keep an eye out! Be sure to check out Nailed it! Hawaii’s store, Instagram, and Facebook group.

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

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The Ruby Of Seraphine by P•O•P Polish – Review

Hey lovelies! How are y’all? Good, I hope! Today, I have a P•O•P Polish review for y’all. P•O•P Polish is a vegan and cruelty-free indie nail polish maker. This is my first purchase from this indie, but I did win one of their polishes in a giveaway a couple of years ago and really liked it. I’ve always admire their holos, so I was really excited about this purchase! Also, the customer service is awesome; Bianca sent me a message after I made by order to welcome me to the P•O•P family, as well as to give me details about shipping and tracking. The shipping was quick, too!

Today’s swatch photos are a little different from the usual because I have an accent nail, so technically it isn’t a full hand swatch, but you’ll still get to see how the polish looks. I’ll also explain how I created my accent nail in another post, so keep an eye out for that. Let’s get right into the swatch and review!

*The following swatches are applied over Foundation Base Coat by Ah ha! Nail Lacquer and topped with Purrfect Shine by Sassy Cats Lacquer (Discount sample).

*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).

The Ruby Of Seraphine

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Description: A shifting, flakey, holographic glitter bomb! This polish shifts between red/pink, green, gold, and violet. It is from the Treasure Chest Collection.

Application: Smooth formula, not streaky, easy to use brush.

Opacity: 2 coats.

Availability: Currently in stock.

Price: $10.00 USD

Overall thoughts: This polish is AHHMAZING! You guys already know that I love a good holo, and I’m trying to build up my shifting polish collection. This polish has it all; holo, shifts, flakies; what more could you ask for? And it’s opaque in 2 coats WITHOUT sponging! I am in love with this polish, and I am so happy that I ordered it. It is definitely one of my top fave polishes ever. 😍 I highly recommend it!

My rating: 5/5

That’s all for today loves! Be sure to check out P•O•P Polish’s store, Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.

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24k Rose by Glittertastrophe – Review + Mani

Hey lovelies! How are y’all? I hope you are all doing great. I know it must be weird seeing a blog post from me during the weekdays instead of the weekend, but I’m going out of town this weekend, so I needed to get this post out now in order to not skip a week.

Today’s post is about a glitter mix from Glitterastrophe. Glittertastrope makes unique & custom glitter mixes for nail art/slime/crafts. Glittertastrophe also makes handmade jewelry with their mixes. They were kind enough to send glitter mixes for March birthdays, and I received mine a little over 2 weeks ago. I received 3 different mixes, and today I will be reviewing one of them. Let’s get right into it!

Other products used for this mani:

24k Rose

Description: An ultra fine rose gold mixed with a ultra fine holographic gold.

How to use: This glitter mix can be used in nail art, acrylics, gel, slime, jewelry and other crafts, and it is solvent resistant (can be poured into nail lacquer). I used the following steps for my mani:

  1. Apply base coat, base color, top coat, and let dry for 30 mins.
  2. Apply 2 strips of striping tape to each nail to make a border.
  3. Apply top coat to the area between the 2 strips of striping tape.
  4. Use an eyeshadow applicator to place glitter on the wet top coat. Let dry.
  5. Dust off any glitter that got outside of the border with a fan brush.
  6. Remove the striping tape.
  7. Apply top coat and let dry.
  8. That’s it!

Availability: Available now.

Price: $2.00 (1/8tsp/just a pinch), $3.50 (tsp), $4.50 (3/8 tsp/mini jar), or $7.00 (tbsp) USD.

Overall thoughts: It’s easy to use, beautiful, and holo…. so I love it! No complaints.

That’s all for today loves! Be sure to check out Glittertastrophe’s store and Instagram.

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Zyler the Cat by Starrily + Simply Naillogical – Review

Happy Sunday y’all! Today, I am reviewing a polish that I’ve had since October 2016, but this is just my 2nd time using it. Yes, I am the type of nail polish addict who uses a nail polish once and doesn’t wear it again for over a year because I love trying new, different nail polishes LOL. Since I bought this polish before my blog, I decided I should do a review of it now!

If y’all didn’t already know, Simply Naillogical is the person who inspired me to get into nail art. I still watch all of her videos, and love when her cats make special appearances in them😸. In 2016, Cristine created Zyler the Cat with Starrily, and I ordered it right away. So today’s review will be about that polish! Let’s get started!

*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).

Zyler the Cat

Description: A copper tinted base with holographic microglitters.

Application: Smooth formula, not streaky, easy to use brush.

Opacity: 3 coats (1 regular coat + 2 sponging coats).

Availability: Currently in stock.

Price: $15.00 USD

Overall thoughts: This is a beautiful polish. I loved it when I first used it a little over a year ago, and I still love it now. The color is gorgeoeus, and the holo is so prominent.😍

My rating: 4/5

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

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