Category Archives: Nail Polish Swatches

Pretty Serious Herald of the Skeleton War Swatches & Review

Herald of the Skeleton War by Pretty Serious SwatchesPretty Serious Herald of the Skeleton War is part of the second trio in the Pretty Serious Stop! Collaborate, And Listen Collection.

Described as a blackened green jelly with glitter sprinkled in, it’s certainly a unique shade in my stash. But I wouldn’t expect anything less because it was designed by Scrangie.

Ever since I got more seriously into nail polish back in 2008, I was a daily visitor to her blog. For years, I admired her incredible swatches, and her solid descriptions kept me coming back for more. Scrangie was the first nail blogger I stumbled upon and quickly became a favourite. She was also the first person I ever encountered who shared the same passion for nail polish as I did (and do)!

Although she hasn’t blogged since 2014, I still find myself going back to older posts and enjoying them. They bring back a lot of fond memories for me, especially reminding me of the days before I became a blogger and was solely a reader.

Without a doubt, Scrangie provided so much inspiration for me, and I respect her on so many levels because her passion for colour, creativity, and self-expression always shines.

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FedoraHarp Puncherella Swatches & Review

FedoraHarp Puncherella Swatches & ReviewFedoraHarp Puncherella is a sentimental nail polish because it was created by one of my readers.

Leah aka FedoraHarp has an Etsy store that ships worldwide from Israel, and her indie nail polishes are 5-free (they don’t contain DBP, toluene, formaldehyde, formaldahyde resin, or camphor) and they aren’t tested on animals.

(I reviewed another FedoraHarp lacquer on here some time ago – Raindrops on Roses. You may be interested in checking it out!)

FedoraHarp Puncherella is part of the Welcome to Tomorrowland Collection, which consists of five nail polishes.

You may remember me sharing two photos of Puncherella on my Instagram here and here.

Puncherella is a whimsical medium lilac with glitter that twinkles like fairy wings in the sunshine! (At least, that’s what I imagine they’d look like.)

After wearing it twice already as a full manicure, I’ve collected my thoughts and am ready to share them with you!

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China Glaze Point Me to the Party Swatches & Review! (Layered Over KBShimmer Sarong Place, Sarong Time)

China Glaze Point Me to the Party Swatches & ReviewLike an explosion of neon fireworks, China Glaze Point Me to the Party from the Electric Nights Collection is a must-have nail polish, as far as I’m concerned!

For a big mainstream company, I was pleasantly surprised to see it channeling a look that is more reminiscent of indie nail polishes. (Since I don’t have too many indies in my collection, this got me very excited!)

Neons are some of my favourite lacquers to wear any season because they are an instant pick-me-up. Now, with China Glaze Point Me to the Party, you could layer a neon base with a multicoloured neon glitter topper!

For this manicure, I layered China Glaze Point Me to the Party over my existing manicure, which was KBShimmer Sarong Place, Sarong Time (from the Summer 2015 Collection), which I reviewed in-depth yesterday.

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KBShimmer Sarong Place, Sarong Time Swatches & Review

KBShimmer Sarong Place Sarong Time Swatches & ReviewKBShimmer Sarong Place, Sarong Time from the Summer 2015 Collection that launched on Friday is a vibrant purple that reminds me of flowers.

(On Sunday, I wore this when I went to Edwards Gardens. If you’re interested, check out my social media because I posted a photo of this manicure, but also the beautiful blossoms!)

KBShimmer Sarong Place, Sarong Time is the second KBShimmer nail polish that I’ve ever worn, and looks like they’ve struck gold a second time in a row!

(Also, I’ve been trying out the KBShimmer Clearly on Top Quick Dry Top Coat. I must say that I’ve had a great experience with it so far. Absolutely no shrinkage, but I’ll need to try it over other brands of polishes to see if it works across the board.)

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OPI Brights 2015 Collection Swatches & Bottle Shots

OPI Brights 2015 Collection SwatchesThe OPI Brights 2015 Collection is already out, and I’m sure that many nailphiles have already snatched up several bottles.

But, just in case you are still debating whether or not to plunk down your hard-earned cash, I’ve put together this quick little post to show you OPI Brights 2015 Collection swatches plus bottle shots.

As I mentioned in the OPI Brights 2015 Collection press release I posted here earlier, it consists of six new shades and three re-promotes (Hotter Than You Pink, Down to the Core-al, and Life Gave Me Lemons – Click the links to see my separate in-depth reviews on the 2014 versions of those shades).

Of the new colours, I’m drooling over the rich look of My Car Has Navy-gation, and I’m curious to see what On Pinks & Needles looks like layered over a base colour.

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KBShimmer Precious Petals Swatches & Review (Layered Over OPI You’re Such a BudaPest)

KBShimmer Precious Petals Swatches & ReviewHappy Saturday – Hope that you’re having a great weekend (and a relaxing long weekend, for my fellow Canadians)!

After wearing OPI You’re Such a BudaPest, I knew just the glitter topper that would add the icing to the nail cake. 😉

If you’re a fan of indie nail polish, you probably already know that the KBShimmer Summer 2015 Collection launched yesterday.

One of the nail polishes is KBShimmer Precious Petals, and I was itching to wear it over my existing manicure.

I’m so thrilled with the result because it added the playful touch that I was looking for!

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China Glaze Electric Nights Skittle Manicure & Mini Review of 3 Shades

China Glaze Electric Nights Nail ArtWhen I purchased the China Glaze Electric Nights Collection Mini Set about two months ago, I knew that I’d have to wear a manicure featuring more than one shade.

(Sometimes being indecisive about what to wear can lead to a fun nail look!)

This China Glaze Electric Nights Skittle Manicure was the result. (You got a sneak peek of it about three weeks ago on social media.)

Many times when I looked at my nails, I kept thinking, “Nails Just Wanna Have Fun,” sung to the melody of Cyndi Lauper’s Girls Just Wanna Have Fun! 😉

Today, I show you tons of manicure photos (including bottle shots), and I share mini reviews on each of the colours: Daisy Know My Name? (yellow), DJ Blue My Mind (blue), and Treble Maker (green).

This collection has already been out for some time. (The mini set that I have is trickier to find now, but you should be able to locate the full-size bottles easily.)

P.S. If you like these colours, you’ll want to keep your eagle eye on Swatch And Learn because I’m going to have a fun worldwide giveaway coming up really soon! *Hint hint*

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