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365 Days of Color: Toxic Love Preview

Hello All! I had great intentions for this post to appear this weekend- but I pretty much just relaxed and accomplished a whole lot of nothing instead. I swatched and took photos for 3 different posts on Friday- so really laziness was truly the only excuse!

I’ll be posting the normal Mani Monday later today, but first I wanted to be sure to get this preview post in asap. I’m going to be showing off 2 colors from 365 Days of Color’s new collection, Toxic Love: Deadly Attraction and Dangerously Beautiful!

365 Days of Color is an indie polish brand created by the awesome Sunny.  You can find her website here: http://www.365daysofcolorpolishes.bigcartel.com/.  She’ll be re-opening her shop on Monday, July 16 at 8am PST (11am EST and 10am CST)- including these new colors!

As a disclaimer: I was sent these polishes as a gift.  They were a thank you from Sunny- I helped her brainstorm those fancy new labels she designed, aren’t they great?  They weren’t intentionally sent for a review or preview, but of course I’m going to do it anyways. 🙂

First up is Deadly Attraction!

This polish is a neon yellow filled to the brim with black shard glitter.  If you’re a shard lover like myself, you’ll quickly love 365 Days of Color- Sunny uses shards in a number of her polishes, 2 of which I’ve swatched in the past here.

Application was alright.  I had a bit of thickness issues with both colors.  I was ready to contact Sunny to let her know- but in the meantime I used 3 other colors (I told ya’ll, I have swatches ready for a few posts) and every single color had similar thickness issues.  And it wasn’t initially- it was after I opened them and did maybe 1 coat on my nails.  My Zoya Lara tonight also had issues with thickness.

I think my bedroom is bizzare and making my polishes thicker.  Maybe our air is dry?  Go figure, maybe one of ya’ll may know something that could cause that. Or maybe all the ones I used are just running on the thicker side.

Point is, I can’t say for sure that it’s the polishes running thick.  Even thick, they went on well.

Both colors are on the sheerer side (they’re jellys- or maybe crellies?), so all photos show 3 coats.  You could also layer 1 coat over underwear, but you won’t get quite as much of a ‘sandwich’ effect.

I don’t think I mentioned that with this restock, Sunny is rolling out her new bottles and labels (which these bottles are).  I love the new bottle shape!  It’s fairly unique, and it actually stores really well and fit REALLY nicely in my hand for swatches.  Here’s a side shot to show how thin it is:

There’s a slight flatness to the front and back, so if you were to have multiples of these bottles, they line up perfectly next to each other.  If all my bottles were this shape it would certainly help with space issues!

Next up is Dangerously Beautiful:

Dangerously Beautiful is a neon pink with a sparse amount of blue and black matte glitter.    The pink is definitely neon, but it’s very subdued and not blindingly bright.

I’ll be completely honest- before I put this on, I didn’t think I would like it.  With glitter I tend to go with the ‘more is better’ mantra, and I knew this would be a very light glitter.  I also wasn’t sure if I would like the color combos.

However- I actually think this is my favorite of the bunch!  It looked really, really super beautiful on, and I hated to have to take it off.  The blue and black glitter looked lovely with the pink, and the glitter in lower layers appeared purple because they were underneath the thin pink layer.

As I said before, this is 3 coats- however unlike Deadly Attraction, this one has no topcoat.  I was in a hurry to take the picture 🙂

These 2 colors along with the other colors in the Toxic Love collection- Chemical Romance (purple with black shards, black/white glitter) and Killer Kiss (coral orange with white shards, bars, and multi sizes of hex glitter) will be available today at 8am PST at  365’s Bigcartel site.   You can follow 365 Days of Color on Facebook to keep up to date on restocks and new colors by liking the page here!

At the excellent request of a follower, I’m now linked up on Bloglovin’ (or I think I am).  You can follow me here now if you would prefer that.  I’ve added a widgit to the sidebar as well.

See you in a little bit for Mani-Monday!  It’s going to be  ‘monster-ful’ fun today!


Try It On Tuesday: Whimsical Ideas By Pam Seuss

Time for another Try It On Tuesday!

So this is just going to BARELY make it in time for Tuesday, but I’m happy I was able to get it done!  Not to get into too many personal details, but my mother in law had major surgery today so most of the day was spent at the hospital.  Everything went well though!

I had trouble deciding what polish to feature tomorrow, so I picked the one I had never worn before to feature today.

Whimsical Ideas by Pam can be found here on Facebook.  To order any polishes from her, you send her an email with what you would like and she invoices you when she reaches your order.   I believe mine took me 2 weeks to arrive from the time I sent in my email- not really a terrible turn around.

Seuss is a polish I had wanted very badly from Pam, so this was 1 of the 2 I bought from her.  Though it’s not intentionally patriotic, it is still a good pick for a mani on any American holiday!

Here’s Seuss, 2 coats:

This is on my right hand- aka my dominant hand.  My nails aren’t as well cared for over on this side, my fingers are thicker and my nails are shorter.  Big thanks to my hubby for taking these pictures- I couldn’t get out the tripod and I have issues taking pictures of this hand.

I did have some issues with this polish.  The glitter didn’t like to cooperate… so I had to do a bit of dabbing.  If I didn’t, all the glitter ended up bunched at the end of the nail from my brush strokes.

This was my second attempt with Seuss tonight- the first attempt was horrible.  I was trying to get too much glitter on each nail, which resulted in glooping and just a horrible mess.  The second time around, I just put on thin coats and tried to not pay attention to the location of the glitter.

Sorry for the late post!  I’m already editing photos for tomorrow’s post, so I promise that one will NOT be up 15 minutes before midnight 🙂