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China Glaze Riveting and Enchanted Polish To Die For

So I wasn’t able to get good pics of my pumpkin mani today- it’s been super overcast and icky! ¬†So I’ll do these pretty colors today instead, and hopefully show my pumpkin mani tomorrow ūüôā

I paired up China Glaze Riveting and Enchanted Polish To Die For for a fun halloween-esque mani.

China Glaze Riveting

I decided to show Riveting by itself first! ¬†China Glaze Riveting is a gorgeous shimmery orange color. ¬†This was one of the Hunger Games collection polishes released last year- and one of the first I picked up! ¬†It’s incredibly stunning. ¬†Photos show 2 coats, no topcoat.

China Glaze Riveting

Then I topped Riveting with just 1 coat of Enchanted Polish To Die For

Enchanted Polish To Die For over China Glaze Riveting

To Die For is a fun glitter topper filled with a very slightly charcoal tinted base filled with charcoal holographic glitters.  Application was great- this is just 1 coat with no topcoat, and everything went on super smoothly and evenly.

Enchanted Polish To Die For over China Glaze Riveting

China Glaze Riveting is no longer available in stores- it was released in Feburary/March of 2012 for the release of the first Hunger Games movie- though you can sometimes still find it online and via blog sales!

Enchanted Polish To Die For is a Halloween Polish from Enchanted Polish.  I can honestly say I have no idea if this will return this year- though it never hurts to keep checking!

China Glaze:  https://www.facebook.com/chinaglazeofficial and http://chinaglaze.com/
Enchanted Polish:  https://www.facebook.com/EnchantedPolishPage and http://enchantedpolish.bigcartel.com/

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Above the Curve Review Part 2: Polish Addiction Set!

*Press Sample*

Time for the second half of my Above the Curve review! ¬†This time I have the Polish Addiction set. ¬†These are some BEAUTIFUL polishes! ¬†If you follow my Facebook page, you may have already seen my pictures there ūüėČ

As I said last time- ATC is an amazing indie company run by the super sweet Angel and Shawn. ¬†$1 from every single bottle is donated to Shriner‚Äôs Hospitals for Children! ¬†Their mission with Above the Curve is to raise awareness for¬†Shriner‚Äôs Hospitals, and for scoliosis. ¬†See, more reason to buy polish (and be polish addicted)- you’re donating to a good cause!

This collection is made up of Husbands Just Don’t Understand, Dusty Huntin’, What No Buy?!?!, and Lemming Have It!

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All 4 polishes are incredibly stunning holographic polishes.  What No Buy?!?! has gold holographic glitter, while the other 3 all have a subtle bit of color shifting sparkle to them.   All 4 apply absolutely beautifully- smooth, no cleanup needed.

First up is Husbands Just Don’t Understand- which is true, they don’t! ¬†Mine tends to just smile and nod ūüėČ ¬†This is a beautiful dark teal holographic polish with a bit of a green flash to it.

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I used 2 coats with no topcoat.  Like I said before- applied beautifully!  This polish is really stunning, especially outside in the sunlight where all 4 really shine.

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The second polish in this collection is Dusty Huntin’! ¬†If you’re unfamiliar with what Dusty Huntin’ is, it’s when you visit older salons to try and find valuable older polishes sitting ‘gathering dust’ on the shelves and buy them from the salon. ¬†Often they’ll sell them to you (used) for relatively cheap- they think they’re getting a great deal, while you, the polish addict, are overjoyed at snagging a hard to find beauty.

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This is a beautiful pink leaning red holographic polish with a beautiful purple flash. ¬†The holographic effect is a bit more faint on this one than the others, but it ‘s still a shining stunner! ¬†I used 2 coats with no topcoat.

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Next is What No Buy?!?!- a beautiful golden holographic polish with scattered gold holographic glitter. ¬†I tried to go on a no-buy one time- I’m not sure I even made it through the week. ¬†Instead I (attempt) to go on low-buys- but even then I usually fail ūüėČ

IMG_3772I don’t normally care for gold polish, but this one is super pretty, and worked well with my skin tone. ¬†And even though it’s filled with holographic glitter, it came off just as easily as the other holo polishes- no need for the foil method or excessive scrubbing! ¬†This is 3 coats with no topcoat.

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And last but certainly not least, is Lemming Have It!- my personal favorite, and seems to be a lot of people’s favorite. ¬†Lemming Have It is a drop dead gorgeous blurple holographic with a blue shimmering shift to it. ¬† The blue shimmer really comes out to play in sunlight- I couldn’t stop staring at my nails!

IMG_3832The pigmentation is great across the board with this collection, but is especially great in Lemming Have It!. ¬†I could almost get away with 1 coat, but for pictures I was sure to use 2 coats (no topcoat). ¬†Applied like a dream. ¬†I think I gushed enough in my last post about how well ATC polishes apply, so I’ll spare you this time ūüėČ ¬†(they apply wonderfully!)

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This polish is easily tied for my very favorite ATC polish with Fallen Angel- both are must have polishes (unless you don’t like holographic polishes of course- but not many people dislike holos!). ¬†The extra shimmer flash in these is what really sets them apart and makes them shine.

Interested in grabbing any Above the Curve beauties? ¬†You can find them in their¬†Big Cartel store, their¬†Etsy store, and also at¬†Overall Beauty. ¬†You can also follow the¬†ATC Facebook page¬†for news and updates. ¬†Polishes range from $7 to $9 (for holos)- and don’t forget, $1 from every bottle is donated to Shriner’s Hospitals for Children!

If you didn’t see it the other day, be sure to check out Part 1 of my Above the Curve polish review HERE!

For further information on what Above the Curve is supporting, please visit these websites to learn more: http://www.shrinershq.org/ and http://www.scoliosis.org/.

*Some products in this post were provided for an honest review.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.*


A Rainy Day Duo: Lumina Lacquer Polishes

I am a little behind (I know this is terribly shocking, right?)- but my second part of my Above the Curve review is set and ready to go for this evening. ¬†But in the meantime, I thought I’d post a quick mani I wore a few days ago. ¬†I’m up late writing this because it’s storming pretty heavily, and these polishes felt appropriate to show off! ¬†I chose to pair up I’m Only Happy When It Rains and Purple Rain- LOVE the result!

Also- Lumina Lacquer is restocking tomorrow at 11:oo am PST (2EST/1CST/12MST)- so maybe this can add something to your wish list!

First up is I’m Only Happy When It Rains, a beautiful light gray with a gorgeous blue-green sparkle. ¬†Sadly, this one isn’t being restocked today and may not return. ¬†(You definitely have to grab Lumina Lacquers you love when you can- there’s never a guarantee they’ll be back!) ¬†This polish began as a custom for a friend, and I’m so glad Tatiana opted to make a larger batch for all of us to enjoy!

IMG_4043I’m Only Happy When It Rains has great coverage- this is 2 coats. ¬†The shimmer is really obvious in person! ¬†It’s such a delicate, pretty gray color- and I’m definitely a sucker for gray polish!

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Then I added 1 coat of Purple Rain on top! ¬†Yes, ya’ll- that’s just 1 coat.

IMG_4054This is one tightly packed glitter bomb- which is what Lumina Lacquer does best in my opinion! ¬†You’ll find just about every type of purple glitter in this polish- large, small, shapes, holos, even shards- all in there. ¬†There’s even some beautiful iridescent glitters that peek through in the sun!

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I used the dabbing method to apply the glitters- if you’re wondering how to do that, you can follow this link to an amazing video by More Nail Polish showing exactly how! ¬†It’s a great way to apply glitter bombs like this one.

Remember, Lumina Lacquer restocks tomorrow at 11am PST!  You can visit her Big Cartel store to see the polishes being sold- Purple Rain is included, along with a lot of other amazing colors! And be sure to follow on Facebook and Instagram to keep up to date on new colors and restocks!