15 days of swatches!

Hello!!!! Happy new year to all! Hope everyone had an awesome new year and is as relieved as I am that the holidays are over!

On to the pretties I swatched from January 1st until tonight! Some I wore for more than my usual 1-2 days because I was in love and or too lazy to paint my nails.

First off

Two manis I did at the end of the year!
Give it up for Armor falling down by Pahlish. I won this in a giveaway!

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This was going to be my New Years mani but I changed my mind…

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I used Opi funkey dunkey and Tokidoki Stellina

Next –

Colors by Llarowe
smooth criminal

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Isn’t it just fab?!! I did a crazy tape mani for the New Year’s Eve party!

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The next day I was feeling relieved the holidays were over, so I said let’s do a textured polish. This way I don’t have to worry about my mani for a couple of days. This is the lazy part I mentioned about above…
This beauty is Russian. Dance Legend Amethyst

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It wore really well despite the reviews!

This next one was a gift from a fellow blogger friend of mine. It’s Cadillacquer days gone bye. She knows my love for black! This I wore for days too!

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Mid week I received some wonderful nail mail and I just had to swatch my next favorite. Pahlish Harlequin Doll.

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Darling Diva Rose diamond

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Another Colors by llarowe Paper moon

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Elevation Polish
Echinops.

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Color Club
Gift of sparkle for this past weekend!

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Finally, I received Colors by llarowe true colors. I just took this off tonight! I couldn’t stop staring these past couple of days….

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And if you’re wondering, yes I love purple.

Tonight for the last mani of this post… Is Esmaltes de Kelly Ladybug. A jelly base red with black glitters. I turned into a French manicure!

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So many beauties and the year has only just begun! I am excited for the next couple of days in nail mail! New collections new swatches!

Hope you enjoyed this!

See you next time!

sweet dreams

Claudia

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Swatches from my absence!

Hello! I hope you had a great Thanksgiving!

My lack of posts is inexcusable I know it! So here you go! Swatches from my absence!

Enjoy!

My long time dream of owning Zoya mattes came true when they re-released these this month!
Here is Posh.

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A couple of days ago my very awesome polish BFF sent me a gorgeous Colors by Llarowe Sparkles are a girls best friend

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Needless to say that now I’ve become obsessed with obtaining all the ones I missed out on. And with that my wallet cries.

Here is one I loved but was sad when it came to removal. It stained my nails bad!
OPI Suzi and the seven dusseldorfs

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I added Pahlish Glittoris for fun!

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Another OPI I love is also from my BFF in polish Mrs. Jennifer. She sent me Dim sum plum

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Topped with Pretty & Polished Punkd up Betty.

Another OPI I sported was Marooned on the magnificent mile.

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Next Sephora by OPI
Ms. Cant go wrong.

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A brand I’ve tried before came out with these textured polishes. Nabi in purple. No name for this one.

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I was impressed with the quality. But disappointed at how I looked. Wasn’t sure if I was “in love”.

Another favorite black. You know me… Gotta have all the blacks…
Essie Licorice.

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A Color Club I just had to share! Love Eternal Beauty
Pics with flash and no flash shown.

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I love purples!!!

Last but not least an indie I won in a contest! Anne Kathleen Mocha. Lovely fall brown! Shown with flash and no flash!

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Hope you enjoyed this long picture post!

I loooove swatching almost every single day! Let me know which one was your favorite!

Thank you for reading! I really do appreciate you taking the time to read this blog!!

Sweet Dreams!

Claudia

Swatchfest!

Happy Sunday! It’s been a couple of weeks since my last post. I’ve been swatching like crazy and been super busy at home plus had a terrible stomach bug that I passed on to my entire family. Now that it’s gone I am excited to share these pics with you!

Tonight I am posting pics from, of course my untrieds and my favorite polishes! Let’s get started!

This is Mamba by Color Club. A very sexy gorgeous red.

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I love this red! It’s a true red in my eyes.

This one is my favorite black. Like I mentioned before I am a sucker for black. This is my go to black polish!
Black Onyx by OPI.

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Here is A England Lady of the Lake. I love this purple dusty holo look!

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Next are two of my favorite Liquid sands by OPI
Can’t let go

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And Magazine Cover

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My favorite glitters are toppers! This is Dandy Nails Funhouse over black.

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And Pahlish Marbles on glass over China Glaze strap on your moon boots.

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Next is one I just removed today!
A England Avalon. Very pretty purple!

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I layered OPI DS Temptation over it because I love how these two looked together so much I wore it for 3 days!

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Finally and I’m promise I’m done I have I ❤️ NP Birefringence ! This is a gorgeous favorite of mine that I fell for the minute I painted my nail! Isn’t it fab?!

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That is all for tonight! Please excuse the the variety of sizes these are as I mobile and can’t quite yet get a handle of editing and sizing.

Have an awesome week!

sweet dreams

Claudia

Indie Sunday swatch!

Hello lovelies!

Tonight I will keep it short and sweet and post 2 indies I recently swatched, these 2 beauties are from Australia. One was a gift from a lovely friend of mine all the way from Spain. The other was a purchase I did directly from Llarowe.

Let’s get started!

First up is Ozotic sugar 902. This is a a purple shimmery beauty! A gift from my lovely friend Jeanette. A great nail lover like myself. I layered this over OPI Black Onyx. Maybe 2 coats with Seche Vite top coat.

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I really loved the way this turned out! It wears very well and I highly recommend this if you’re into shimmers and layering and such.

Next was a purchase I made for myself from Llarowe. This is Arcane Lacquer An Amorous Disposition. It was love at first sight. The swatches made me want this beauty so bad! When it finally arrived I must admit I wasn’t too excited. And it wasn’t until I swatched it that I fell even more in love with it. It’s got tiny colorful glitter and black glitter in a dark magenta base. It’s gorgeous! I wore this beauty for a couple of days. It wears very well! I highly recommend this brand.

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You can find both of these beauties on Llarowe
Not sure if they’re currently in stock but head on over and check it out!

That’s all for now!

Hope you enjoyed tonight’s Aussie beauties!

Sweet Dreams

Claudia

Untried pretties

Hello!!

It’s been more than a week since my last post! My apologies… Last week was crazy busy with parent/teacher conferences and getting ready for a big party my family had this past Saturday. It was awesome and now that it’s over I can get back to the things I love! Back to swatching and posting all my pretty untrieds.

Tonight I have some older untrieds. Those that get pushed back the list and don’t get swatched because a newbie has arrived. This is one of the first polishes I bought from a “nail polish group” on Facebook. Maybe back in April? It is Nfu-oh 61. Now, when I bought this I had no idea what to expect. I wasn’t in love with it. I must confess, I only bought it because of its bottle shape. Yes! Sight unseen, swatch unseen I just had to have that kind of bottle. When it arrived I immediately swatched it on a nail wheel and forgot about it. Back then my polish was set up really weird. I stored my polish in small plastic bins with lids in my mud room! Yes, crazy. So anyways, I forgot all about it until later. Took me until early last month to swatch it! I was afraid I’d love it and afraid to use with no aqua base. A friend of mine said, no base needed it’s ok! So here you have it, #61 in all it’s holographic glory. I fell. Fell hard.

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Natural light view-

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Swoon ^____^

Next is another holographic beauty that I neglected because well I am not a huge holo fan. Or so I keep telling myself…This one was a gift from a dear friend and it just sat there unloved. Until a week or so ago. I will say that the only holos I do love are from Color Club. Maybe because they’re easy to score and look very pretty in the bottle as well as the nails. This one wasn’t one I would have bought. I am lucky a friend sent it to me and I discovered I can love this one too! Color Club Cherubic.

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Isn’t it lovely?

Last but not least is an indie I bought because it is black. I don’t think I’ve mentioned this before but I love black polish. Pink and black, red and black, purple and black etc etc etc. I love to use black as my base and layer it with glitters and jellies and what not! I want to own every black polish made! I own OPI, Essie, sinful colors, Orly, etc etc etc. Yes, in black. I know they’re all the same, they’re black. But what can I say I’m crazy like that! Didn’t you read that part where I kept my polish in a mud room? Crazzzzy!!! 😉 This is Emily de Molly Muted Madness.

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Isn’t she gorgeous?

Thank you for reading! Hope you enjoyed my crazy post 😛

What are you crazy about?

Sweet Dreams

Claudia

Indies from my untried stash

Happy Saturday night everyone!

Tonight I bring you 3 different swatches from my “untried stash”. These are all indies I received for my birthday last month and I just had to bump them to the top of my list because they’re just gorgeous!

First up is Slow fade of love by Pahlish. This was on my wish list for what seemed to be forever and my sweet sister got this for me! Actually she got me quite a bit! Plus 4 custom made polishes, that will need a post of their own because they’re special.
Here is a picture of all my Birthday pretties:
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I will definitely be swatching these all and posting pics for your viewing pleasure!

Onto the Pahlish…. I got to say… This is the very first indie company I fell in love with. I’ve fallen for others before. But when I say fallen I mean-I-need-all-of-their-polishes fallen! All. This was layered over a lilac that I just wasn’t feeling. It probably didn’t need layering since it’s very thick on its own. The glitters are small and very sparkly! I love it!

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Next up is an Australian indie maker by the name of Gloss n’ Sparkle. I introduce Fruit Tingle . This beauty was a pleasure to swatch. No fuss, no mess, no problem! It was easy to gather the glitters onto the brush and the application was flawless! I must say I was very impressed! I paired it with Color Club Chelsea Girl just for fun.

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Last but not least is Crows Toes Heartless. A dark pink glitter topper with small tiny black and pink dot looking glitters. I layered 2 coats over OPI Flashbulb Fuschia. First coat went on easy. But the second was a tad difficult. Maybe it didn’t need 2 and being the sparkly lover that I am I went ahead and did it anyways. I still loved it! It wore well for 2 whole days! Considering that I swatch on a daily basis! 😛

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I hope you enjoyed tonight’s post! I will be posting more of those untrieds soon!

Which one of these did you like the most? And who are your favorite indie makers?

Let me know in the comments below!

Thank you!

sweet dreams

Claudia

NOTD and a swatch

Hello lovelies!

I ask that you forgive my lack of posts and my absence! I have been trying to come up with wittier better ways of writing this and I hit a wall. This being only my third, yes third, post I feel some what embarrassed that I have hit such “wall”. But none the less I am here tonight to actually talk about some polish!
Onto the pretties!!!!

The first swatch I have is from OPI. It’s swimsuit… Nailed it!

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This can be described as a rich blue with a hint of silver or metallic. Not too flashy but truly a gorgeous blue. I bought this one from TJ Maxx. As much as I love this color and it’s application that being flawless, I do admit that removal was a pain. Even though I used the best base coat I own, OPI nail envy, it still stained. Oh well, onto the swap/sale board it shall go!
Next I have Zoya Skylar. Now this one, is one that I can say will be loved again. This description is from the Zoya website:

Skylar is a medium steel blue with a softened, dusty look and speckled by visible gold and silver shimmer flecks. A soft blue that’s bold without being too dark, bright or flashy.

I’d say a it’s flawless! Perfect for the fall!

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I used 3 coats for this one. The application was good one for so many coats.
I grabbed this one the other day when they had their promo. And by the other day I mean a couple of months ago.
I’m really bad about swatching polishes I have. For example I will get one I really love and wait to swatch it because of some lame excuse. But I’m glad I got to swatch these for you as they’ve been on my NOTD list.

I really hope you enjoyed these as much as I have! I shall be back with more swatches in the next couple of days.
Like I said before I’ll be showing you polishes from my current collection and my NOTD as well.

If you’re still reading this far I appreciate it!

Sweet dreams and I will talk to you all soon!

Claudia