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Saturday, 25 August 2018

Alter Ego - Saturdays are for Sven (Polish Pickup September 2018 - Horror Movies)

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Hi everyone! I have the September Polish Pick Up Exclusive from Alter Ego for you today

The Polish Pick Up theme for September is 'Horror Movies'. Cynthia from Alter Ego has made a polish inspired by Svengooliem a horror movie host from Chicago. He runs all the classic horror movies like Dracula etc and his show airs on MeTV. He has long time gags and gives trivia info about each movie and facts about the major actors in evening movie. 


I'm not at all familiar with Cynthia's inspiration this month but she explained that Svengoolie is often shown wearing a black suit with a red shirt and he opens and closes the show standing in a purple lined coffin. Cynthia took this colour inspiration to create her polish 'Saturday's are for Sven' which has a black base with red microglitter and metallic yellow and purple microflakies.

I used 3 thin coats of Saturdays are for Sven. The shimmer and sparkle in this one is lovely as usual with Cynthia's polishes. I'll apologise for my super nub, I broke a nail gardening and had to file them down and as usual, it happens when I've got swatching to do! Anyway, the polish is still beautiful and the formula was great. The first coat was a bit uneven but it levels out nicely with good opacity on the second coat. I only did 3 to be sure. I topped with topcoat as always. 

 
Saturdays are for Sven will be available from September 7th at 11am EST until September 10th at 11:59pm EST along with polishes from other brands with the 'Horror Movies' theme! 

The non-polish products from Polish Pickup, like last month, are now separate and sold during Indie Pickup. I'll be posting soon with Cynthia's product for that. Until then, here is the Polish Pickup info as usual! Enjoy! 

Polish Pickup:
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Alter Ego:
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The products in this post were provided for my honest review

Friday, 24 August 2018

Raspberries!

Hi everyone! I'm back from holidays and ready to be sharing some nail art with you! I'll have some fun new releases coming soon but for now, I thought I'd finally write up the post for this mani that you may have seen a peek of on Instagram


I wasn't quite sure what I wanted to do on my nails and decided to start out with a white base and some of my Indigo mermaid pigment as it's been a long time since I used it. I figured I'd find some inspiration after for some nail art. 


I applied 2 coats of OPI Alpine Snow, my favourite white creme. I then buffed in the mermaid pigment with my fingertip and fixed with topcoat. I did take some pictures of this on it's own quickly before adding nail art so you can really see how it looks. I love this finish so much. So pretty and dreamy!  


I then used Colors By Llarowe Courage, Brains, Heart and the raspberry imager from my Lina Summer 02 plate for the stamping and finished with topcoat as always. I love how this turned out, especially with the shimmery mermaid pigment base. It gave it some extra oomph! I hope you like it as much as I did. 


Where to Buy:
OPI - various retailers
Indigo Nails (see country specific sites, I ordered from Indigo Nails France)
Colors by Llarowe

Lina Nail Art Supplies

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Thursday, 16 August 2018

Alter Ego - Fantasia Bath Crumbs (Indie Pickup August 2018)

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Hi everyone! As I mentioned in my previous post, the organisers of Polish Pickup have decided to separate the polishes from the other handmade items. The non-polish items will now be sold during Indie Pickup (IPU). 


Like Polish Pickup, the August theme for IPU is Musicals. Cynthia from Alter Ego has created Fantasia bath crumbs for this month, inspired by the Dance of the Hours segment with the dancing hippos and elephants. This scent is exclusive to IPU, as is the container. The scent is very fruity and fresh. The main ingredients are unrefined shea butter and unrefined cocoa butter to leave your skin silky soft. 




I don't like baths personally so I love to use these crumbs for my hands or feet. It is very refreshing and pampering. The scent isn't too overpowering but lasts on the skin. 

The pot contains 2oz of bath crumbs and will be available for purchase from August 17th until August 20th along with a wide variety of products from other brands with the 'Musicals' theme! 

Indie Pickup:
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Alter Ego:
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The products in this post were provided for my honest review