Monday, March 16, 2015

Elevation Polish - Minneapolish Collection

Well, hello there! It's been awhile. I haven't written a formal post in so long! I swear, I would get my nails all grown out, or moderately grown out and one or two or more would break. Winter is tough for a nail blogger, particularly winter in Minnesota.

 Instagram has been a favorite of mine lately. It's quick and easy and super straight forward. If you don't already, make sure you find me over there, @landof10kpolishes!

Anyway, I have three polishes from Elevation's Minneapolish collection. Of course, this would be a collection near and dear to my heart, considering it's a local theme.  

Lake of the Isles

 Isn't this just a perfect blue? I love everything about this color. The shade, the tone, the texture. It's a wonderful polish all around. It's somewhere between a jelly and a crelly, and I used three thin coats topped with Seche Vite for great coverage.

Yeti Hides in the Minne-apple

That yeti, that beautiful red yeti. Here's a beautiful candy apple red holo that, in my opinion would look great on just about anybody. I used two coats, and topped it with Seche Vite.

The Walker

The Walker is most certainly the stunner of the Minneapolish collection. This color is a dazzling bright purple ultra-holographic polish. It is named after the Walker art center in Minneapolis.

I'm sure you can tell that these pictures were from after all of my nails broke ;-)

That sun shot though......isn't it GORGEOUS???

With the exception of the Red Yeti, all of the 5 remaining colors in the Minneapolish collection are available in the Elevation Polish online store NOW. Take it from me, you'll love the Walker. 

Thanks for reading! Have a great day!

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Model City Polish - Spring Bouquet Collection

Well folks, are you ready for spring weather? I know I am! 
The new collection titled "Spring Bouquet" by Model City Polish is just the breath of fresh air I was needing. It's a six polish collection, full of colorful, pastel crellys.
I am so impressed with how the colors are the perfect representation of their inspiration.

All six polishes have a nice, sheer formula, with flakes and a soft holo sparkle throughout. I used three coats of polish in all of my photos, with one coat of Seche Vite on top. 

One thing to be said about all of these colors is that if I didn't wait a bit between coats, they tended to grab and make bald spots. Also, I feel like a topcoat is absolutely necessary to smooth them out.

Wanna see what they look like?


Pennyroyal is a light lavender purple with dark purple flakes and scattered holo. I love that the flakes add an iridescent flair to this polish.


Azalea is a bright pastel pink crelly with dark magenta flakes and scattered holo throughout.
Just look at all those pretty flakies!


Primrose is a very cool yellow that likes to look green on me. Primrose is a naughty little polish. She and I fought a bit, when it came time to photograph. This color has golden flakies and scattered holo throughout. My skintone is very pink, so it wouldn't be a personal first choice, but I got a lot of compliments on it when I wore it.


 Holy crap you guys! It's an orange that I actually like, and I feel like it looks good on me!
Just to give you an idea of how warm my skintone is, someone commented on the "nude" polish I was wearing. I had to correct them and say that it is in fact, orange. Ha.

Frittilaria is a soft orange crelly with orange/bronze flakes and that scattered holo.


Hellebore and I fought a little bit as well. Even still, I really like the look of this lime green polish. It's got subtle yellow gold flakes and holo throughout, just like the rest of the collection.

Himalayan Poppy

This one is my personal favorite! Sky blue with bright blue flakes and holo! You just can't go wrong.
For whatever reason, this color applied easiest for me.
I just love it.

Well? What do you think?
My favorites are Himalayan Poppy (of course, it's blue) and Frittilaria (Holy crap, I like that orange)!

All of these colors will be available from Nina's online shop this Saturday, February 7th at Noon CST.


Monday, January 26, 2015

Essie Cashmere Matte - Coat Couture

Sometimes, you see a polish on someone and feel that you must have it, immediately.
That's what happened with today's color. Ashley, from Emerald and Ash posted this color on her blog's facebook page, and I knew I needed to have it. You can click [here] to see her lovely nails.
I definitely wasn't expecting this brand new color by Essie to be in a Walgreens I happened to be in yesterday.  It was a right place, right time situation. 

Here's "Coat Couture" and it's part of the Cashmere Matte collection by Essie.

"Coat Couture is a purple leaning grey that has a lovely aqua shimmer throughout.  It's not super matte. I'd call it more of a satin finish. A major bonus for me is that it dried super fast! I put on two coats over a base coat, bumped one on accident and was pleasantly surprised to see that it hadn't been smudged!

Isn't it lovely? I don't normally go for matte polish, but this one and the others in this collection looked unique to me. I'm glad I was able to find it.

Happy Monday, have a great week!

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Picture Polish - Tail Feather

Guys. This winter is ridiculous. My hands are so dry, and so are my cuticles. Today's swatch, is mediocre at my opinion. Please do pardon my wretched cuticles...I moisturize, I really do. The polish I have for you today is super lovely.

It's "Tail Feather" by Picture Polish, and my friend Jenne at Polished Pathology nabbed it for me. She knew I'd wanted it for a long time.

I love the formula of this polish. It went on smooth and even. I am wearing three coats and one coat of Seche Vite.
Isn't it beautiful and springy? Tail feather is a mint green crelly with little bits of rainbow micro flakes.

Thank you Jenne! I love this polish!

See you next time!