Ellagee & Nail Pattern Boldness Reviews.

I recently purchased Ellagee Life is de Bubbles! It's a pretty blue jelly with pink blue circle glitters and holographic dolphins. I love it! I used 3 coats for the photo below and a thick coat of Seche Vite topcoat to even everything out. The dolphin glitters were quite plentiful in my bottle, every time I pulled the brush up they were clinging to the brush so I didn't have any issues getting them out. Now I'm eyeing Dolphins of the Caribbean next... ;-) 

I also picked up something that has changed my life when it comes to removing glitter polishes. Nail Pattern Boldness (I always want to type baldness!), Glitter-A-Peel. I first read about it on The Mercurial Magpie. 

What does it do?  It allows you to remove glitter polish instantly with no mess. You paint two (thickish) coats of Glitter-A-Peel and let it dry. Then paint your normal glitter bomb nail polishes over it, plus topcoat. Glitter-A-Peel will only last 2 days tops before pieces start popping off on their own. But since I change my polish often no issues there. I wore the dolphin polish above for two days straight, until I woke up with my pointer finger naked, it must of popped off when I was sleeping! To remove the rest of the polish, I used a wooden cuticle stick to loosen the polish a bit from the side and then I just peeled the rest off. It comes off in one piece. No more scrubbing you nails with acetone!

Failed Easter Mani- but you get the idea of how easy Glitter-A-Peel removes once you've loosened the edge with your finger or a wooden cuticle stick. 

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Rimmel London: 60 Seconds Polish Review

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A few weeks ago Rimmel London US was nice enough to send me some samples to review! I received eleven colors from their 60 Seconds line. They retail for $1.99 each and can be found at drugstores and major retailers. 

Thoughts on formula: If you use two thin coats, the polish does dry pretty fast on it's own. The main issue I had, was the polish does not level off or even out properly, so it would look uneven when dry. Using a topcoat smoothed things out nicely though. They are highly pigmented. I was really hoping they would stamp, since the formula is thicker, but as you will see below they didn't perform very well for that task. All in all, these are a great deal for $1.99 each. There are 42 colors in the Rimmel 60 Seconds line.  

Note: Most of these polishes you can get away with just two coats. But under my bright lighting I always use three coats, it's just the norm for me. I also used Seche Vite fast dry topcoat for all swatches below. 

I Lilac You: Pretty pastel  Lavender. I used 3 coats, plus Seche Vite topcoat.

Mintilicious: Love this light minty color. 3 coats, plus Seche Vite topcoat.

Precious Metal & Man Overboard: I decided to play with striping tape for the first time! I really love how this combo turned out. It's probably my favorite of all of them. Two coats of Precious Metal, and 2 coats of Man Overboard over the striping tape. Plus Seche Vite topcoat.

Out of the Blue: I absolutely love this deep dark turquoise color. It's really rich and beautiful. I used 3 coats, plus topcoat. But... the downside is- this stains your skin very badly during cleanup & Removal. (I did not wear it long enough to say if it would stain your nail beds though.) I would still wear it again, because I don't have a turquoise quite this color.

Red, Steady, Go & Hot Chili Pepper: I decided to have some fun with these colors and went with a festive chili pepper theme. I used Winstonia Store stamp plate W211. I also used neon studs from Painted Polish. Three coats each of the polish, plus Seche Vite topcoat. (The red stains your skin during cleanup and removal).

Sunny Days & Green Eyed Monster: These bright lemon & lime colors make me think of summer. I used 3 coats for each, plus Seche Vite topcoat. I found that Sunny Days was a bit thinner in formula than Green Eyed Monster. 

Here's where I attempted to see if some of the Rimmels would stamp. Even though they are quite pigmented on your nail and have a nice thick formula, they don't work well for stamping. They are not pigmented enough to stamp, so the designs turn out quite light. I used Winstonia Store W118 for the citrus fruit design.

Blue Eyed Girl & Precious Metal: Really nice bright cobalt blue, I used 3 coats, plus topcoat. I decided to see if the silver Precious Metal would stamp. But again, it doesn't quite cut it for stamping so the design is a bit faded. I used Emily De Molly stamp plate EDM03. (Blue Eyed Girl is also a stainer during cleanup & removal).

Pulsating: Bright Fuchsia with purple/blue shimmer. This formula was a bit on the thin side. I used 3 coats, plus Seche Vite topcoat and some holographic studs from Painted Polish.

Which colors are your favorite?

Don't forget you can also follow Rimmel London US on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram! 

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IG Sunday: @madhattermh

I've decided to start featuring nail polish Instagram accounts every Sunday. There's so many neat accounts on IG that really deserve to be featured. And while some of these ladies do have blogs too, it's their Instagram I want to give a shoutout! :-)

Today's IG feature is Maggie from @madhattermh. She has mix of beauty, nails, and kitty cats! Check out her Instagram & give her a follow!

Holy Holo! Her Enchanted Polish swatch is stunning! 

If you would like to follow me on Instagram I'm: @tunaynamahal82

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For Sale!

✯ PR Samples Mentioned ✯

I've listed some things on eBay! My 1 year old Sony Cybershot W690, Kodak Digital Picture Frame, Enchanted Polish, Coach Purses, Ed Hardy Hoodies, Claire's Tote. (USA Only).

Check out my items for sale -----> HERE!

I upgraded my Sony Cybershot, so that's part of the reason I'm selling some things (to pay off the $125 on my credit card). I upgraded to the W-830 So I jumped from 16mp to 20mp. :-) The only thing I'm not thrilled about with the new camera is that the body is all plastic now, no metal. So god forbid I drop this new one, it'll break for sure! :-\

Hopefully I'll get back into the swing of things with blogging soon... I've been a blogging slump and a bit depressed lately. But... I have these awesome polishes that Rimmel sent me, to share with you next week. I hope to try out some stamping with them too, and I will share my results.

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IG Sunday: @manifestdestiny

I've decided to start featuring nail polish Instagram accounts every Sunday. There's so many neat accounts on IG that really deserve to be featured. And while some of these ladies do have blogs too, it's their Instagram I want to give a shoutout! :-)

Today's IG feature is Destiny from, @manifestdestany. She features beauty & nail swatches and does some pretty creative nail art. Check out her IG and give her a follow!

This Mentality polish swatch she did.... *swoon* that blue! Love it!
Do not buy Mentality Nail Polish: See Here!

If you would like to follow me on Instagram I'm: @tunaynamahal82

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Zoya Earth Day Exchange 2014!

✯ Press Release ✯

Give the earth a helping hand by joining the healthy nail polish movement! Since its inception, ZOYA has been the pioneer of toxin-free nail polish, releasing the most beautiful colors in the healthiest formula available each season. With Zoya Nail Polish, you don't have to compromise a healthier lifestyle for a glamorous one. go worry-free with a formula that is BIG5FREE** 

Now you can join smart, eco-chic women who are changing their world, one gorgeous Zoya Nail Polish bottle at a time! To help kick start your "color cleanse", the Zoya Earth Day Nail Polish Exchange is BACK for 2014. Not only is ZOYA making it easy to swap out old, unwanted color for the world's healthiest and longest wearing natural nail polish formula on the market, we will dispose of your old shades in an eco-friendly manner!

How it works:
  1. Visit www.zoya.com and add at least 6 bottles and no more than 24 bottles of polish to your cart (salon accounts minimum 12 maximum 48 bottles). Excludes ALL Summer 2014 Collection shades (Tickled, Bubbly & Summer Magical PixieDust).
  2. Apply the code: ZDAY2014
  3. Your order value will be adjusted to reflect a 50% discount (we use these funds to properly dispose of the old nail polish). For an example of how your order should look, see example below.
  4. Complete check-out, review and submit order.
  5. Zoya will ship out your NEW polishes right away. The exchange runs on the honor system, which means offer is not contingent on customer returning polish. See full exchange details below...
The Exchange
  1. Once you get your order - ship back the equivalent number of bottles you received to the return address below (ie. If you ordered 6 bottles of Zoya - you would send us 6 NON-ZOYA polishes). Please check with your carrier on the proper way to ship nail polish.
This offer is only good for 1 week - so hurry - Don't Wait!
Valid 4/21/14 - 4/28/14 (11:59pm EST) www.Zoya.com 

Will any of you be participating in the Zoya Earth Day Exchange?

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Press Release: Zoya Macial PixieDust: Summer 2014!

Three great new shades for summer time! 
Ario, Ginni & Bar. They will retail for $10.00 each. 

Available for Pre-order on Zoya.com April 17th, 2014! 

(Product will ship in early May).

What do you think of the new colors for summer? I'm excited to see purple, but I feel like having pink is just a repeat of the 1st set of Magical Pixiedusts. (Lux was pink). Bar does look pretty it reminds me of sand, but I'm not wowed by it. I'll have to see it on person. :-)

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KBShimmer Polishes!

I recently picked up a few of KB Shimmer polishes and a sugar scrub.

When I got my order I was accidentally sent the wrong polish at first. (When The Doves Sigh was missing). I contacted KB Shimmer's customer service and got a reply back immediately saying they were so sorry for the mix up. They sent the correct polish out and I got it within 3 days. They definitely have amazing customer service!

I got the Relaxation sugar scrub. I really love the scent of this one. It's got a spicy musky cologne scent. It's really nice. I use it on my hands in between swatching to moisturize and exfoliate. (I ordered the soap in this scent the other night, can't wait to try it).

This is The Grape Beyond, a really pretty purple matte with blue shimmer. It's hard to see the blue shimmer when it's matte, but you can when you use a topcoat- (though not so much in my photo below, you can see it more in person). I used 3 coats here.

And then I decided to stamp over it with my Emily de Molly plate EDM05 & Sally Hansen Lively Lilac. Loved this combo!

I've been wanting When The Doves Sigh for the longest time. It's a gray crelly with different glitters. A topcoat is a must with these types of polishes or else you'll look like you have bumpy concrete on your nails. A topcoat brings out all the beautiful glitters and smooths everything out. Love this polish! I used 3 coats.

And yes... I forgot to swatch Would You Jubilee It. I plan to swatch it in another post when my next KB Shimmer order arrives. I ordered Laugh Myself Lily and some other goodies!

Oh and here's a sneak peek at some ILNP Boutique polishes I picked up. Will share these soon! Cutie Pop, Charmingly Purple, Music Box & My Private Rainbow.

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Press Release: Zoya Tickled & Bubbly: Summer 2014

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Get ready for Zoya Tickled & Bubbly: Summer 2014 collection!

A set of six pigment rich creams, and six sheer (but buildable) holographic glitter polishes. They will retail for $9.00 each. 

Available for Pre-order on Zoya.com April 15th, 2014! 

(Product will ship in early May).

What do you think of the summer collection? I'm pretty excited for both sets! I'm hoping I can use some of the creams for stamping as well. And those sheer polishes look like jellies!

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Instagram Nails!

I have not scheduled any other posts this week... I know... I'm a bad blogger. I ended up spraining my middle finger the weekend before, and it's still bothering me. I have plenty of pictures taken, I just haven't gotten around to editing them.

Look... I'm a Cyborg...

There's also been a lot going on personally besides my finger... I had a co-worker pass away on the 28th (I worked with her for 6 years), my Mom is healing from kidney stone surgery, my cousin had a carbon monoxide scare at her job, my grandmother is in the hospital in ICU and is not doing well. And some other little personal issues, so I'm just feeling a bit burnt out. Could use your well wishes & prayers.

I do have super awesome pictures of all these mani's from my real camera, when I get around to editing them... but I thought I'd share them in their natural light Instagram shots for now. You can follow me on Instagram at @tunaynamahal82

I am wearing this mani this week! It's 2 coats of Royals by Bsquared Lacquer. Which is a blurple jelly with holo glitter, and I stamped with Emily De Molly plate EDM03. This plate is too awesome! I love it! I used Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Silver Sweep to stamp the design.

Another week I wore KB Shimmer The Grape Beyond, stamped with Sally Hansen Lively Lilac with EDM plate EDM05

And some pretty spring nails with Above The Curve: Peeps, Love, & Happiness. Stamped with EDM05, Konad white.

P.S. Here's the real camera version of the first photo! 

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