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Wednesday, November 28, 2012

JENsations Swatches!

My mom placed a JENsations order from her Black Friday sale, and the package came in today! Click to enlarge any photos.

2 coats


First, we have Christmas Cookie. It is a white jelly base with red and green hexes. It looks just like frosting with sprinkles! It is my favorite of the order.


Macro

2 coats

Macro

Mistletoe is a mix of gold bar glitter, red squares, and small green hexes. This polish is VERY glitter dense. It is opaque in two medium coats!

2 coats








Next, is Spirit of Christmas. From looking a the bottle I just thought it was green and red mini hexes. But when applying, I found red hearts and stars as well! It is too cute. Great glitter topper!


Macro


Macro
Holo Daze is a glitter lovers dream. It includes hearts, moons, squares, bars, hexes, and butterflies. All holo, of course! Application was a breeze and the shapes make it onto the brush really well!
2 coats

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Crossword Puzzle looks exactly like it sounds. Multi-size black and white squares, perfect to add to your indie black and white polishes! Shapes also picked up well on the brush.
Macro
2 coats
 Santa, I've Been Naughty was disappointing. The bottle wouldn't photograph well, it just look solid black. This polish is supposed to have round black glitter, and unfortunately, all of the circles were stuck to the sides of the bottle and despite all of my digging for them, I couldn't even get one out. One upside to the circles being stubborn is that now I have a dupe for Wet 'N Wild Tangled In My Web!

(Edit from Melanie: I let the bottle of Santa I've Been Naughty sit upside-down for an hour or so before applying it and was able to get circles out of it. I did a mani with it today over silver & topped with an iridescent glitter topper and it's gorgeous! After reading Emma's review, the lovely Jen of JENsations surprised us with a baggie of "coals" to place as we wished. She's amazing!)

Additional Photos:

Mistletoe

Holo Daze
JENsations polishes may be purchased on her Etsy Shop!

Friday, November 23, 2012

F4 Mint Chocolate Chip

I absolutely love this polish, along with every other F4 we own. I prefer to do a coat over Orly Gumdrop because it takes several coats of MCC to get to full opacity and it get gloopy after the second coat. This is one coat each of Gumdrop and MCC. I love this polish mattified, so have topped it with Hard Candy Mattely in Love.

This color works well for almost every season! Pastel for Spring, ice creamy for Summer and cool & icy for Winter. :)

I'm slowly getting my hands back in shape. Between moving and being a nervous Nelly, my hands took a self-inflicted beating!