End of the year swatches

Hello my lovely beautiful people! Who ever is reading this, I fully appreciate it!

I made a realization tonight. As I prepared for this post.
I could never become a full on blogger and one to review polishes. Just cause my life’s already busy enough. But also because I’m super picky about my polishes. I know what I like and know what will look good on my nails. As much as I love nail polish, I know I don’t love them all equally. And my review, despite being honest, might be hurtful. Maybe…maybe not.
I admire all those bloggers who have a family a job and still find the time to swatch and blog! They’re awesome. I just couldn’t do it 😉

Onto my pretties! These are swatches from the past couple of weeks. I know I won’t be back for weeks! So here ya go!
If you’ve gotten this far, please know I’m smiling that you are here reading this ❤

In no particular order I give you –

Julep Eden a very gorgeous purple. I recently discovered that I need purple All. The. Time

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Colors by Llarowe
Coal in my stocking. Such a cutesy color!

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A skittle mani I did for Christmas Eve.
Picture Polish Starry night and China Glaze glistening snow. looks more like a New Years mani….

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Elevation polish is an indie I recently got hooked on as well. Here is Color club

Mrs. Robinson

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Then I added two coats of Pata Puffer II

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Colors by llarowe
tank tops and flip flops
Again… Flash and no flash. This purple is to die for!

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Another Elevation
Mount Cangyan

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I layered fantasy fire over this purple just cause I love purple!

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Last but not least is another Julep I loved this year. This is Billie Jean.

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I just had to layer this baby! Used girly bits razzle dazzle

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My all time absolute Favorite I promise I’m done after this 🙂 Dirty Diana by Colors by llarowe

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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

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

Welcome and hello!

Greetings!

This is my first post! I am a beginner at blogging so please bare with me.

A little bit about me…

My name is Claudia. I am not disclosing my age (yet). Not because I don’t want too, but because it was just my birthday and its hard for me to accept this age!
I’m a mommy of four beautiful girls.
I love makeup, clothes and nail polish. Now I’m not your average nail polish enthusiast. I’ve always had a thing for polish. As any little girl, I dressed up in my moms clothes and shoes. But I’d also raided her make up stash and polish. (Still do!) I recently found an old Zoya in her stash. I will make a post about that in the future.

Not all of my posts will be polish related. Some of them might or will be funny, serious and even some personal. We shall see!

I won’t do makeup reviews, (I don’t think) just cause there are so many awesome bloggers already doing that.

My nail polish reviews will be based on what I currently own. I have a ton of untrieds so I will make it fun! I promise!
I hope you like my blog and give me a chance to entertain you a bit. I like a blogger who writes as I’d she’s sitting right there talking to you. So my goal is to do just that.

Welcome and thank you for taking the time and reading this. My very first post.

I welcome all suggestions and or questions! I’m sure I will have many myself.

Claudia

Sweet dreams