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Cult Nails Spring Radiance Collection Review

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In the past weeks I have been approached by many quality brands to share with you all some of their amazing products. To start this slew of reviews I am very excited to bring you Cult Nails Spring Radiance Trio. I have lusted over Cult Nails polishes ever since my hobby of polish collecting began so you can imagine how I felt when Maria, Cult Nails creator, got in touch with me! Their formulas, colors and combinations are some of my favorite and this trio does not fall short of these qualities.

Thrive is a pastel mint green with beautiful teal shimmers throughout its crelly base. There was a little VNL with only two coats so I went with three for full opacity and had no problem. This has a little bit of a texture to it without topcoat but for my photos I’ve decided to show it with a sleek finish. I ended up wearing this shade for almost two whole weeks it was so complementing to my skin tone. Its like a mermaidy minty wonder.

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Heres a little closer look at the speckles of shimmer, not the best photo but you get the idea.

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Alluring is a pale neutral pink cream with the faintest green shimmers, which I was unable to capture (sad face). I used two smooth and even coats for full opacity on this unique mauve color. At first looking at this color in the bottle I didn’t think it would look nice on me but due to its uniqueness in color and the green shimmer I can contest otherwise. Such a lovely distinct hue.

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Radiance is a berry purple cream that showed full opacity in just one coat! Talk about some high pigmentation on this sucker. Another unique and beautiful color with an amazing formula.

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Along with this collection Maria sent me a set of Sweet Baby Donna cuticle oil samples to try out which just so happen to be available on her Etsy site HERE. Out of all the ones I got to try my favorites were the sweet and surgery ones including Creamsicle, Pink Sugar and Blue Sugar. So sweet smelling I wanted to eat my fingers, thats not weird right???

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This unlikely combination of mint, mauve and purple in the Spring Radiance collection just goes to show how ingenuous Maria of Cult Nails can be. Thrive, Alluring and Radiance all stand out on their own but together make a bigger statement.

Check out Cult Nails on their online shop HERE and make sure to check them out on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for new releases, sales and much more!

BTW Cult Nails just so happens to be offering a nice little sale at the moment. Buy 3 polishes and get the 4th free with the code FOURTHFREE

Yay for being back in the blogging game! I couldn’t be happier that this is my first post back!

Corynn <3

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Serum No. 5 Spring Collection 2014 – Cremes and Glitters

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Now that was one long blog absence. I went a whole month without posting on here, can you tell I’ve been busy?! I keep telling myself it will all be over soon but the tests just keep coming and coming. Ahhh I totally needed an evening of blogging to help be stay sane. Thankfuly this post is a super awesome one as it consists of the whole Serum No. 5 spring collection from this year which I am totally in love with. Serum No. 5 specializes in glow in the dark polishes and this set of cremes and glitters takes the cake!

Blue Blazes is a light pastel blue creme that glows bright blue in the dark. This took 3 thin coats for opacity and was probably one of my fav from the bunch. The glowing effect is seriously out of this world. So bright and even with no charge! I was constantly looking at my nails when I had this on.

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Laven Daringly Bright is a pastel lavender purple creme that glows purple in the dark. The glow effect on this one was a little more subtle then the others but the color is super pretty. Two coats for full opacity and my photos are without topcoat, super smooth finish right?!

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Awesome Blossom is a a bright pastel pink creme that glows pink in the dark. The formula on this one was the best of the bunch, it took two lovely coats for full opacity. I love the name of this one as it reminds me of that LEGO movie theme song, which I play from time to time to cheer me up. For some reason I could’t get this beauty to glow for me, but I have seen some other ladies who have been able too and it looks amazing!

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Glowin’ of Eden is a pastel sea foam looking green that glows a bright green in the dark. This was kind of streaky on the first two coats so I ended up using 4 thin coats for my photos. The bright glowing affect totally makes up for the formula on this one which isn’t too bad.

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Silver Lining is a grey creme that glows blue in the dark. Two amazing coats, almost one, for this one of kind GITD creme. This dried very fast and has an almost matte finish to it. The glow affect is great for how dark the color is but all my photos were fuzzy. This was the first I swatched and I later figured out how to truly capture the glowing affects nicely.

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Lights Out is a black creme with a slight shimmer that has a subtle dark blue glow in the dark. I used two lovely even coats for my photos but wasn’t able to get a good glowing pic as the effect is so subtle.

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Pure Glow Getter is a white creme that glows white in the dark. This was for sure another fav from the glowing creme set. Opaque in two coats and the glowing effect on it is great! Check out a glowing pic on my Nail Art post using some of these polishes HERE!

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Lilac It? I Love It has silver holo hex and purple micro glitter in a light purple crelly base. I like layering my crelly glitters over another color but this also showed opacity in 3 coats on a swatch sick and didn’t seem too thick. I layered one coat over Laven Daringly Bright which were pretty much made for one another.

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Blushed and Flushed has silver holo hex and fuchsia and white micro glitter in a light pink peachy crelly base. I used one thin layer overtop of Tillie Polish ‘Bows and Bandeaus’. Quite a delicate shade, I can totally see myself wearing this to a wedding.

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Some Bunny Loves You is a mix of light yellow and red-orange hexes, white and light purple circles and mircoglitter in a clear base. This polish also as a lovely shimmer throughout it’s base which I find always that special touch to a glitter topper. I used one coat overtop of Cult Nails ‘Manipulative’. I think this topper would look nice over a lighter green as well.

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G.I. Miss You is a mix of emerald, green, light and dark brown hexes and micro glitter in a clear base that glows green in the dark. I used one coat overtop of Picture Polish ‘Beige’. Even though I’m not too much of a camp girl I loved walking around the house with this combo as the glow effect stood out so nicely!

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This collection is totally banging! I love all the cremes and the glitters all applied nicely and the combos are beautiful! Serum No. 5 has seriously impressed me! This collection is releasing today April 18th on Serum No. 5’s website! I would definitely pick up a few of the cremes for yourself if you like glowy awesomeness. Pure glow getter and Blue Blazes are a must!

Have a look at my next post HERE where I share some art I did with this shades!

Checkout Serum No. 5 on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for release dates, sales and giveaways!

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Lumina Lacquer Mixed Tape Collection Part Two

As promised from yesterday I have some more Lumina Lacquer Shades from the new Mixed Tape Collection and I also have two new St. Pattys Day shades to share with you all tonight!

The first three shades are shown with topcoat and with a matte coat as they all have matte glitters.

No Ordinary Love is a mix of matte red heart, flower, circle, star, square and mircroglitters as well as some orange and light pink circles and hexes in a clear base.  I used one dabbed coat overtop of OPI ‘My Vampire Is Buff’. The orange glitters I feel add a little pop to this shade as Tatiana could have stopped at the red. Just another fact that shows Luminas great ability to create amazing combos.

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Take My Breath Away is a mix of matte gray, light blue and light aqua heart, star, butterfly, flower, hex, circle, square and microglitter in a clear base. One dabbed coat with no fish as always with Polish My Life ‘Saint’ as my base. Yes, yes I used a gray base and there are gray glitters but when I tried it out on my swatch stick I instantly fell in love. Lovely shade for the winter time as it’s so nice and soft, very snow like over this gray base.

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Dream Lover is a mix of matte neon pink heart,  circle, hex, square and micro glitters as well as holo hex microglitter in a clear base. The thing that makes this one stand out between the other two above is that it has tons of iridescent blue flakies hence me layering it over black. This was probably my favorite from the new collection mainly because of the effect those flakes gave off. Plus who doesn’t love neon pink?!

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The Dear Little Shamrock has a mix of matte forest green clover, star, square and circle glitters, holo gold and silver circle, hex and microglitters all in a clear base. can’t enough of all the different shape glitters out today! Used one dabbed coat over Zoya ‘Goldie’ as and added an accent marbled clover using Julep ‘Leah’ and ‘Hoch’ (tutorial for this design found HERE) and the gold glitters are from Cult Nails ‘Walk Of Shame’. 

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Luck O’ The Irish holo green clover and circle glitter, holo gold and silver circle and hex glitter, matte green hex, circle and square glitter and matte dark green circle and hex glitters with lots of microglitters in all these colors in a clear base. I always try my best to describe the glitters in Luminas but there can just be so many! I used Julep ‘Korin’ (given to me by my girl Jessie) as the base for one dabbed coat of this festive shade.

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Not pictured from the Mixed Tape Collection Love Rollercoaster, To Love You More and Careless Whisperer.

These will be releasing from Lumina Lacquers site HERE this Monday the 20th at 11:00am PST. Check out Lumina Lacquers FACEBOOK and INSTAGRAM pages for new colors, restocks and giveaways!

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Lumina Lacquer Mixed Tape Collection Part One

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Always excited to share some Lumina Lacquers with you and today I have the new Mixed Tape Collection, Part one, for your viewing pleasure. All these Valentine shades are named after amazing songs so that helps add to them for me.

Nothing Compares 2 U has gold and cranberry holographic circles and hexes in various sizes as well as golden hearts in a clear base. This mix of cranberry and gold is quite a good match. I used one dabbed coat with no fishing overtop of OPI ‘Mermaid Tears’. 

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Wonderwall has black, dark and light blue heart, circle and hex glitters as well lots of microglitters in a clear base. I decided to showcase this overtop an ombre using Zoya ‘Edie’, ‘Breezi’, ‘Robyn’ and ‘Rocky’. No trouble getting all the large glitters out as usual and the mix of blue and black reminds me of Lumina Lacquers 1000 Julys which is one of my favs to date. I’ll have to wear it again and see if this one takes the cake.

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Let Me Love You Down is a mix of purple, lavender and red matte and metallic star, heart, circle and hex glitters as well as purple and lavender squares and microglitters in a clear base. I used one dabbed coat with a little maneuvering overtop over Zoya ‘Goldie’. 

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We Found Love is a mix of purple, silver and black heart, circle, star, moon and hex glitters, gray hex and circle glitters and lots of tiny microglitters in a clear base. The colors and holo glitters are quite to my liking as I am a sucker for purple. Used OPI ‘You’re Such a Budapest’ and then Zoya ‘Darcy’ on my ring as undies for this beauty.

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Clear Eyes, Full Hearts is a scattered cobalt blue holo with a cream like finish. The first coat of this was a little thick but on the rest of the nails it evened out pretty nicely on application. It might of just been because I had too much polish on my brush for that first nail. Used only one coat and no topcoat for my photo below which is quite impressive. Lumina’s holos have this amazing formula and they work great for marbling so I used this and Forever Thine, Forever Mine (pictured below) for a subtle accent nail.

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Forever Thine, Forever Mine is a scattered ocean blue holo with blue micro glitter and had a that same cream like finish. Left the accent marble on using this and Clear Eyes, Full Hearts then applied one smooth perfect coat with no topcoat for my photos. Lumina’s holos are perfect, enough said on that matter.

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Enjoy these closeups of Wonderwall, Love Me Love You Down, Nothing Compares 2 U and We Found Love.

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These will be releasing from Lumina Lacquers site HERE this Monday the 20th at 11:00am PST. Check out Lumina Lacquers FACEBOOK and INSTAGRAM pages for new colors, restocks and giveaways!

Part two of this collection coming tomorrow!

<3 Corynn

 

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Laquerlicious Limited V-Day = D-Day Review

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Okay okay now that it is the weekend and it just so happens to be a four day one for me (thank you MLK) I’m feeling much better about school and this whole semester! This weekend I have some valentines day shades to share with you all and to start it off we have the always incredible Laquerlicious. This month Michelle has created a Polish for Pit Bulls with an anti-valentines day theme where half of the proceeds will be going to the Fresno Bully Rescue in California. Laquerlicious has done this before and I feel it is a great way to raise awareness and money for a cause that is near and dear to them.

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V-Day = D-day is a limited edition glitter bomb filled with so many types of glitter it would take me so long to list them all. Let’s just say there are hearts, skulls, stars, squares, bars, circles and hexes in many colors and sizes filled up in a clear base with lots of  microglitter and pink shimmer. Here I used one dabbed coat with no fishing overtop of Julep ‘Denver’ and paired it with an accent marble using ‘Denver’ and ‘Evelyn‘; two colors I’ve been dyeing to use for a while. All the colors in this glittery pretty stand out great over this minty shade.

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You can find this shade at Laquerlicious’s store for just $6.00 HERE, quite a steal for how complex and eye-catching this beauty is. That also means that $3.00 goes to those Pit Bulls out in California! Check out Laquerlicious on FACEBOOK and INSTAGRAM for new shades, sales and giveaways!

<3 Corynn

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First Day of Winter Water Marble

I have shared over 20 different shades with you all this week (check them out if you missed any!) and now it is time to let the mucking Holiday Nail art begin up in this piece! About to put on my Red shirt and do the Ron just had sex dance…

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I am rolling right along as I’ve already gone through some trial and errors with my swatch sticks and now know exactly which designs I want to share with you before the actual big day. It has been raining here non stop for the past couple of days, I wish it was snow, so it has been quite gloomy. But that didn’t stop me from doing a nice festive manicure for the first day of winter!

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I was inspired by  @banicured_ a quite creative artist on Instagram who I stumbled upon a little while ago. She did some snowy water marbled tips which is such a genius plan, I knew right away that I had to recreate this look. Having lots of leftover loose snowflake glitter from the polishes Lumina Lacquer sent me it was only meant to be that I used these for this manicure. Recently got a big order of LVX polishes from a Hautelook sale two of which were ‘Fantom’ and ‘Celeste’. They were quite perfect colors and formulas for this design. The above and below photos are without topcoat so thats why the snowflakes look a little raised off the nail. 

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Here it is with 3 coats of Glisten & Glow ‘HKgirl’ topcoat as I really wanted to smooth out those glitters! This design has got to be a new favorite of mine as it utilizes the marble in such a different way. I’ve done a french tipped marble before but nothing so artistic as this!

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Now to keep watching Christmas movies and backing sweet treats! Man being off school feels great and I am just loving this Holiday season! Happy First Day of Winter to you all!

Corynn <3

*the images on the photos came from @Shii_overlays & @dazzlingoverlays*
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