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Different Dimension Emily

Here’s my first swatch post of 2013, and it will be short and sweet! This is Different Dimension Emily, inspired by the TV show “Pretty Little Liars,” which was on my wish list for awhile. I finally nabbed it during a Black Friday sale.

Different Dimension Emily

Different Dimension Emily has blue, white and light green glitter in a light blue sheer base. I’ve seen other bloggers say they used it on it’s own without undies and built it up, but I actually used something underneath.

Different Dimension Emily

My disclaimer on this is that the application was actually done at a nail salon. It’s one coat of Different Dimension Emily over one coat of … something. The bottle was China Glaze but the name was mislabeled. If I had to guess, I’d say it’s Bahamian Escape, but really that’s just off of swatches online. I don’t own it. If anyone recognizes it, please let me know!

Different Dimension Emily

I love Different Dimension Emily. I think this combo looks perfect for winter, almost like a snowstorm. I think it would look great over a dark blue too, or maybe over silver.

Different Dimension Emily

Different Dimension polish is available on Etsy. As of this posting, Emily is in stock.

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Top 5 Nail Art Manicures Of 2012

Happy New Year! Hope you all had a wonderful holiday. My unplanned break turned into more of an unplanned hiatus, but I’m back now. Exhausted, but back!

I had all of these wonderful plans for year-end posts I was going to do, but alas, it just didn’t happen. So here’s just one, a roundup of my most popular manicures from last year.

No. 5: Vampire Nail Art

Vampire Nail Art

This vampire nail art manicure was part of the 30-Day Challenge I did in September, but it also got big boosts around Halloween and again in November when the last Twilight movie came out!

No. 4: Zebra French Manicure

Zebra French Manicure with OPI Care To Danse? and Pirouette My Whistle

Animal prints aren’t really my thing, or so I thought until I tried this zebra french manicure out for the 30 Day Challenge. The more I look at it, the more I like it!

No. 3: Bold Retro Wallpaper Nail Art

Black and White Retro Dot Nail Art with Color Club Tweet Me

I can’t take any credit on the design for this bold retro wallpaper nail art look since it came from a tutorial I found online, but I did like my color choices.

No. 2: Silver And Gold Gradient

U2 Silver and Gold Glitter Gradient nail art

This silver and gold glitter gradient was actually inspired by the U2 song of the same name, but I think it made for an excellent holiday look as well.

No. 1: Pink Glitter Gradient

Pink Glitter Gradient Nail Art with Essie Luxeffects A Cut Above

You ladies love glitter gradients! This one was part of Breast Cancer Awareness month and was done in honor of my grandmother, so I’m very glad this was my most popular post of the year.

Bonus Manicure: My Favorite

Gradient Dot Manicure: OPI Berlin There Done That with Sinful Colors Ruby Ruby

I LOVE dotticures, usually ones that I see on other people, but I really loved the way this gradient dot manicure came out.

Thanks very much to everyone who visited my blog last year. Wishing you health, peace and prosperity in 2013!

Restock Radar: Week of Dec. 3

Here’s a look at some of the indie nail polish restocks scheduled for this week. Check back every Monday to see what’s coming up.

Tuesday, December 4
9pmET
NAILD’IT UNIQUE NAIL POLISH (On Etsy)
Notables: Rockin Around The Tree, Rudolph Knows, Peppermint Twist (scented), Santy Claws Soot, Its Grinchmas Time, Santa Dust/snow flake polish

Wednesday, December 5
sometime between 10amET and 1pmET
DOLLISH POLISH (On Big Cartel)
Notables: Launch of Purple Haze, restocks of I’m A Material Girl, Mythical Creatures set, Expecto Patronum and Space, The Final Frontier, plus a mystery bonus shade.

12pmET and 6pmET
GIRLY BITS (On Big Cartel)
NotablesEggnogoholicFathomlessLong Winter’s NapVisions of Sugar Plums and Heirloom

time not specified
RAINBOW HONEY (On RainbowHoney.com)
Notables: Launch of LOVE collection, including Spirit of WonderAnnual EmotionGlittering Rapture and Gilded Angel.

Friday, December 7
10pmET
ELEVATION POLISH (On Big Cartel)
Notables: Launch of Urban Elevation collection, including The Wit and Street Side, NYC, plus restocks on Morocco and Japan collections

Sunday, December 9
time not specified
CHAOS & CROCODILES (On Etsy)
Notables: Restock of winter collection, including Chocolate Toffee Crunch, Zero Gravity and Evening Flurries (Pre-order open until 9pmET tonight at the latest)

And Keep An Eye Out For …
Free shipping on orders over $50 all through December at NOSTALGIC LACQUER with code DECSHIP

BLACK CAT LACQUER is offer 25 percent off with code GRANDOPEN until Dec. 5 (code also good on Etsy)

SEA LORE is offering free polish with purchase through Dec. 16: Buy 4, get 1 free (all of same size), or buy 4 mixed sizes and get 1 mini free

If you know of any planned restocks coming in the future, please let me know at polishgroupie@gmail.com Thanks for stopping by!

Restock Radar: Week of Nov. 19

Here’s a look at some of the indie nail polish restocks scheduled for this week. Check back every Monday to see what’s coming up.

Monday, November 20
by 1pmET
TRELLY’S M.I.S.C. POLISH (On Etsy)
Notables: Launch of new holiday collection, including Griswold’s Lights, His Heart Grew 3x and Hot, Hot, Hot Chocolate

Tuesday, November 20
time not specified
NAILD’IT UNIQUE NAIL POLISH (On Etsy) *DELAYED UNTIL NEXT WEEK*
Notables: New holiday polishes including Marshmellow Fellow and Reindeer Poo-f, plus some that will be available exclusively through online retailers, such as No Elfing Way (a Llarowe exclusive) and Snow Queen (an Overall Beauty exclusive)

2pmET
MAISIE SHINE (On Etsy)
Notables: Launch of new holiday polishes, including Cookie Exchange

Wednesday, November 21
7pmET
HIT POLISH by D&R APOTHECARY (On Etsy)
Notables: Launching 12 new glitter polishes as well as a week-long 30-percent-off sale. New polishes include Painted Desert, Arabian Nights and Wonderland. The sale runs until 7pmET on November 28.

Friday, November 23
time not specified
FANCHROMATIC NAILS (On Etsy)
Notables: Launch of nine new colors, including Rebel Heart and Little Rowan, plus reformulated versions of Dire Wolf and Spatial Anomaly.

time not specified
CHAOS & CROCODILES (On Etsy)
Notables: Restock with remaining inventory

time not specified
ELIXIR LACQUERS (On ElixirLacquers.com)
Notables: Launch of a holiday trio, including Peppermint Barque, Snowman Suite and Wynter Wonders. The trio is available for pre-order until then.

time not specified
PAHLISH (On Etsy)
Notables: launching the first three in a series of 12 Days Of Christmas-inspired polishes. Pahlish will also be having a Black Friday sale on core colors, details not yet available.

time not specified
WHIMSICAL IDEAS BY PAM (via email: pea422000@yahoo.com)
Notables: Launch of 8 Whimsical Nights collection, including Moon Over Miami and Peacock Park

Saturday, November 24
5pmET
HAPPY HANDS (On Etsy)
Notables: Stuffed and Lady Goodman

And Keep An Eye Out For …
PRETTY & POLISHED is launching a new Web site some time this week and is celebrating with the release of a new collection called Mathematical. Full size bottles will be on the new site, minis will be available on Etsy.

Llarowe will be having lots of surprise specials on Black Friday, so shop early, shop often.

WHOOZ POLISH is offering 25 percent off through November 23 with the code HappyTurkeyDay

If you know of any planned restocks coming in the future, please let me know at polishgroupie@gmail.com Thanks for stopping by, and Happy Thanksgiving!

Essence Twilight Breaking Dawn: Alice Had A Vision – Again

Friday’s the big day, Breaking Dawn Part 2 arrives! This is my final post on Essence’s line of Breaking Dawn Part 2-inspired polishes.

Earlier in the week I had Edward’s Love and Jacob’s Protection. But I saved the best for last with today’s Alice Had A Vision – Again. It’s my favorite of the three that I tried. (There’s a fourth, a gold polish called A Piece Of Love, which I didn’t pick up, although I’ve read in the meantime that it’s great for stamping).

Essence Breaking Dawn Part 2 Alice Had A Vision - AgainEssence Breaking Dawn Part 2 Alice Had A Vision - Again

Alice Had A Vision – Again has a purple jelly-ish base with what looks like pink, purple and turquoise shimmer in it.

Essence Breaking Dawn Part 2 Alice Had A Vision - Again

The formula and the brush on this one were a lot better than the others in the line. It was thinner and went on much smoother.

Essence Breaking Dawn Part 2 Alice Had A Vision - Again

 

Alice Had A Vision – Again and the other items in the Breaking Dawn Part 2 cosmetics collection are available at Ulta. The polishes cost $1.99

Essence Breaking Dawn Part 2 Alice Had A Vision - Again

Essence Twilight Breaking Dawn 2: Jacob’s Protection

The countdown to the last installment of the Twilight movie franchise is on: Breaking Dawn Part 2 premiere’s Friday. This week I’m showing off some of the polishes from Essence’s Breaking Dawn-inspired line of cosmetics.

Yesterday I featured Edward’s Love, a black base with silver shimmer. Today I’ve got Jacob’s Protection, a black polish with a subtle royal blue shimmer. In low light it looks nearly black, but when the light hits it you can see a hint of blue.

Essence Twilight Breaking Dawn 2 Jacob's Protection nail polish

Essence Twilight Breaking Dawn 2 Jacob's Protection nail polish

The formula on this one is a little better than Edward’s Love was, but still on the thick side. The brush however, was even worse. It was very uneven with a severe angle on one side that made it a little difficult to apply.

Essence Twilight Breaking Dawn 2 Jacob's Protection nail polish

Jacob’s Protection is available at Ulta for $1.99.

Essence Twilight Breaking Dawn 2 Jacob's Protection nail polish

Come back tomorrow for a look at one more polish from the Twilight Breaking Dawn line.

Essence Twilight Breaking Dawn 2: Edward’s Love

The last installment of the Twilight movie franchise hits theaters Friday with the release of Breaking Dawn Part 2 (yes, I have secured my tickets). This week I’ll be showing some of the Essence Twilight Breaking Dawn Part 2 nail polishes.

First up is Edward’s Love. It’s a black polish with a lot of silver shimmer on it. Nothing too special here but it’s a good choice if you want something more than basic black. This is two coats plus one coat of Poshe fast-dry top coat.

Essence Twilight Breaking Dawn Part 2 Edward's Love nail polish

I will say that the formula is not that great, and neither is the brush. The formula is very thick, nearly goopy. The brush is on the short side, more like a mini bottle, and the bristle part is a bit too big for my taste.

Essence Twilight Breaking Dawn Part 2 Edward's Love nail polish

But if you’re a fan of Twilight and/or $1.99 polish, have at it! I bought these at Ulta; I’m not sure where else they might be available.

Essence Twilight Breaking Dawn Part 2 Edward's Love nail polish

Come back tomorrow for a look at another shade from the Twilight Breaking Dawn 2 lineup.

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