Monday, April 28, 2014

Cupcake Polish - Takes One To Snow One

If Cinderella wore a holo polish, she would wear Cupcake Polish - Takes One To Snow One. Pretty much all I can think of when I wear this is that it reminds me of the color of Cinderella's dress. :P
Takes One To Snow One is part of Cupcake Polish's Olympic collection.


Cupcake Polish - Takes One To Snow One: $13 CupcakePolish.com

Friday, April 25, 2014

Cupcake Polish - Biggest Luger and MMO Updates

Here is a better late than never swatch from the Olympic Collection by Cupcake Polish. I was very excited when I first got these polishes back in February and couldn't wait to swatch them but a broken nail got in the way and then I got super lazy. The four colors that I ordered are some absolutely gorgeous pastel linear holos. I was going to wear them all at once to Easter but I had a really nasty stomach virus all of last week and I couldn't go anywhere. I don't know what is wrong with me, I've been sick so often this winter. My only complaint about the formula is that they were all a little bit too thick and needed some thinner but after the thinner they went on very smoothly.

Cupcake Polish - Only Fools Russian: $13 CupcakePolish.com


 On a side note, I thought I would let you guys know what I have been up to other than slacking on blog posts. I have been playing Guild Wars 2. I am a long time EverQuest player (I played on and off between 1999 and 2013) but, I decided to give it up in January and go back to Guild Wars 2 which I played for a couple months when it launched and then went back to EQ. My husband was playing it with me but he got re-absorbed into Diablo 3 which I refuse to play (but, I also played that for a couple months when it launched).

 They added WvWvW ranks in Guild Wars 2 which actually makes it playable in the end game once again. However, I'm getting bored with it again. In WvWvW 3 servers are pitted against eachother 24/7 for one week in a battle of killing eachother and taking keeps and castles. The servers are supposed to be pretty evenly matched but there is a lot of server transferring going on which leads to a constant imbalance and servers sliding up and down the ranks like crazy. One week you have no chance of winning, the next week you have no chance of losing and it never really seems to be a fair fight that is neck and neck the whole week. I'm really not sure what I will play next. It's possible that in a couple of months the servers will balance each other out again and GW2 might be worth playing again. I'm not sure if I will ever return to EQ. I don't like SoE's money-grubbing business practices and they don't release enough content to make it worth $15 a month for a subscription. I was looking forward to Elder Scrolls Online but I played the Beta and it was absolutely horrible. I'm really almost desperate enough to try WoW. Maybe I'll just turn to console gaming.

Anyway, here is my main character in GW2!



Friday, April 18, 2014

Wing Dust - After The Storm

I've reviewed Wing Dust Collections polishes before and I'm still a huge fan of them. I have actually owned this polish for quite a while but I didn't review it because I lost my motivation for a while. I had to order this all the way from Australia despite being in the city WDC polishes are made because the North American stores were constantly sold out of it. 

After The Storm is a gorgeous teal jelly with a medium strength linear holo and some glitter thrown in just for fun. The formula is smoothy and easy to apply.

Wing Dust Collections - After The Storm: $8.50 Etsy (US/CA), $10.50 Llarowe (International), $13.50 Femme Fatale Cosmetics (International [AU]).

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Cirque - Sani

Well, it's time to wrap up the swatches from the Cirque Heritage Collection. I had a lot of fun swatching and sniffing them (they're scented). Sani is the only color that I had application trouble with and that was simply because it is also a foil finish which always makes getting the brush strokes straight a little difficult. I highly recommend the Cirque Heritage collection if you're a fan of holos. The colors are perfect for summer and they are worth the splurge. :D

The first-known Navajo silversmith; A silver foil with a rainbow holographic finish

Cirque - Sani: $13 CirqueColors.com (available now), Nail Polish Canada (CA), Harlow & Co (CA), Femme Fatale Cosmetics (AU), Mei Mei's Signatures (SG) and others (check Cirquecolors.com for stockists worldwide).


To see the rest of my reviews for the Cirque - Heritage collection, see:  Cerrillos, Xochitl, Luminous Owl, Sky Woman, Panacea, & Powwow.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Cirque - Powwow

An electric fuchsia with a rainbow holographic finish 

Cirque - Powwow: $13 CirqueColors.com (available now), Nail Polish Canada (CA), Harlow & Co (CA), Femme Fatale Cosmetics (AU), Mei Mei's Signatures (SG) and others (check Cirquecolors.com for stockists worldwide).

Cirque - Panacea

Now, I'm officially on the last half of the Cirque Hertiage collection. I'm really enjoying it, I hope you guys are enjoying these swatches as well. Here is Panacea. :D


A flashy chartreuse with a rainbow holographic finish

Cirque - Panacea: $13 CirqueColors.com (available now), Nail Polish Canada (CA), Harlow & Co (CA), Femme Fatale Cosmetics (AU), Mei Mei's Signatures (SG) and others (check Cirquecolors.com for stockists worldwide).

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Cirque - Sky Woman

I'm really sick today so I'm going to keep this post pretty short. Awesome color, awesome formula. Yay holo. The Cirque Hertiage collection is full of stunners and I'm really happy with the entire collection, not a single dull polish in it.

A deep periwinkle with a rainbow holographic finish

Cirque - Sky Woman: $13 CirqueColors.com (available now), Nail Polish Canada (CA), Harlow & Co (CA), Femme Fatale Cosmetics (AU), Mei Mei's Signatures (SG) and others (check Cirquecolors.com for stockists worldwide).

Cirque - Luminous Owl

Luminous Owl is a gorgeous burnt orange. It is the most unique color in the Hertiage collection. The camera seemed to have captured it as more of a rich orange but it's more of a burnt orange in person.

Cirque - Luminous Owl: $13 CirqueColors.com (available now), Nail Polish Canada (CA), Harlow & Co (CA), Femme Fatale Cosmetics (AU), Mei Mei's Signatures (SG) and others (check Cirquecolors.com for stockists worldwide).



I decided to compare this against the only other orange holo I own which has been discontinued.
I compared it against Enchanted Polish - Sour Patch Kid.
Sour Patch Kid is a richer orange with a slightly stronger holo but Luminous Owl is a better formula and easily obtainable. They aren't dupes but they are close enough that you wouldn't need both. If you missed out on Sour Patch Kid, Luminous Owl will fill your void. :D


Friday, April 11, 2014

Cirque - Xochitl

Xochitl is my favorite color in the Cirque Heritage collection. Purple is my favorite color and this is the perfect shade of purple. I have a feeling this will be my favorite color of the summer if not just my favorite color of all time. I love the name as well, there was a girl who went to my elementary school named Xochitl and I'm sure she would be happy to know there is now something with her name on it.

After the Aztec word meaning "flower"; A radiant orchid with a rainbow holographic finish

Cirque - Xochitl: $13 CirqueColors.com (available now), Nail Polish Canada (CA), Harlow & Co (CA), Femme Fatale Cosmetics (AU), Mei Mei's Signatures (SG) and others (check Cirquecolors.com for stockists worldwide).

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Cirque - Cerrillos

I know I haven't been blogging much lately but I just haven't had the motivation. I didn't know what was wrong until it warmed up and the snow melted and I felt better. So, hopefully I will be blogging more often again.

Amazingly, I recently won a giveaway. I won the Cirque Heritage collection on Instagram. Finally, all those giveaways I enter are starting to pay off. :P Needless to say, I was extremely excited. The prize shipped out the next day and I just got them today.

I had never tried Cirque before but I really wanted to. The price was a put off, they are $13 each. However, now that I have tried them I can safely say the quality definitely matches the price. It's hands down the best formula I have ever used. They formula is so smooth, the bottles are nice and thick, the brushes are perfect, they are opaque in two thin coats. I was surprised to find out they were lightly scented, I noticed that immediately after opening the bottle and I can still smell it a little bit even with a nice thick coat of G&G HK Girl on top.

I'm only going to swatch one color at a time though so I don't burn myself out on my first day back to blogging. However, I do have a little sneak peak of the whole collection on nail sticks.


First up is Cerrillos. I have been looking for the perfect teal holo and Cerrillos is it. I loved China Glaze - DV8 but it was a little less holographic than I would have liked. Cerrillos does not lack in the holo department, it is a very strong linear holo with rainbows that are visible even in your basic incadescent lighting. There seems to be a little bit of an extra gold shimmer in it too, which is lovely but I could be crazy.

Cirque - Cerrillos: $13 CirqueColors.com (available now), Nail Polish Canada (CA), Harlow & Co (CA), Femme Fatale Cosmetics (AU), Mei Mei's Signatures (SG) and others (check Cirquecolors.com for stockists worldwide).