Thursday, May 19, 2016

redesign!

Hello everyone!

I know I've been slacking on this blog - majorly. Like real bad. For 2 years. But when it came down to it, I just didn't like the way it looked. 
So, I reorganized a little, in hopes that it would inspire and that also it would reflect my current aesthetic more. I made it much more simple. Less clutter. Again, hopefully it'll help streamline my mental processes, and I'll start putting up more content here.
In the mean time, here's my most recent beauty video, as well as some swatches to go along with it. 

I have some good makeup things coming in the mail so hopefully I'll have time to properly photograph and swatch them!











Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Cirque Colors Speckled & Sparkled Collection | Swatches & Review!


Hello blog people :D
I have the Cirque Colors Speckled & Sparkled Collection to show you guys today! It's a beautiful spring collection full of modern trends in really awesome, classic spring formulas. For those of you that love your pastels, check out the Speckled colors! For those of you that love bold colors, check out the Sparkled colors :)
I have a full swatch and review video embedded above, so make sure you watch to see the colors on my nails in video form. 
These are really lovely colors with an amazing formula all the way through. You can purchase them HERE - all of these are limited edition so make sure you get your hands on them as soon as possible!

Acid Wash

Astra

Hatch

Mint Chip

Besos

Cin Cin

Himalayan Pink

Oasis

St. Cloud

Sencha

Thursday, January 21, 2016

KB Shimmer Birthstone Collection Swatches & Review!

New video is up for you guys today! It's the new KB Shimmer Birthstone Collection and it's gorgeous
I saw these on the KB Shimmer Instagram and fell in love, so I ordered the entire collection off the website as soon as possible :)
Check out my review above, and my swatches below :D
Purchase them here if you're interested!!!

Garnet, two coats

Amethyst, two coats

Aquamarine, three thin coats

Diamond, three thin coats

Emerald, two coats

Black Pearl, two coats

Ruby, two coats

Peridot, three thin coats

Citrine, three thin coats

Sapphire, two coats

Blue Topaz, two coats

Pink Tourmaline, two coats

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Favorite Nail Polishes of 2015 | Collab!

Hi guys!
I have a new video to tie you guys over while I organize things behind the scenes on my blog - and it's a collab video!
Check out my favorite polishes from 2015, and then check out everybody else's videos :D

Enjoy!






Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Daria Nail Paint | Swatches & Review!

Hi everyone! I'm back to hopefully posting regularly on this blog :)
I'm starting with some polishes sent to me by Daria of Daria's Nails - she created her own line of polishes and she let me pick out 3 polishes from her site to swatch and review for you.
I picked out three polishes that I really was excited for from her line - colors that were totally "me" and finishes that I was excited to test out.
I ended up with Hot Sun, In My Dreams, and Mermaid's Jewels. I have a full review and live swatch in the video above - so check it out!
You can purchase all her polishes HERE and check out her social media as well! -> Instagram & Facebook.
Hot Sun

In My Dreams

Mermaid's Jewels

Friday, October 16, 2015

Cirque Colors Meta Collection | Swatches & Review!


Hi everybody! I have the Cirque Colors Meta Collection for you guys today :) I just posted a review and swatch video (which is embedded above) and wanted to show you guys HD photos as well, because they're BEAUTIFUL!
The Meta Collection is a 5 piece Limited Edition collection of multi-chrome colors - but, instead of just being multi-chromes there's also a really delicate glass fleck that's in the polish as well. The effect is then the magic of the multi-chrome layered with the twinkly loveliness of a shimmer. It was a surprising and unique addition to the spectrum of multi-chromes and I totally wished there were more of them!
Cirque Colors is available here as well as through all of these stockists. These polishes retail for $15 each and again, they're Limited Edition so make sure you go pick them up before they're gone!
For a full review, check out the video above :) 
And here are the swatches!












 *****Cirque Colors provided these for review and consideration. All opinions are my own, and I was not compensated for my opinions. For more information on my review policies, please contact me at warmvanillasugar0823@gmail.com*****

Friday, October 9, 2015

Rescue Beauty Lounge Fan Collection 3.0 | Swatches & Review


Hi Everyone! New video for you, and it's a good one!
I have the Rescue Beauty Lounge Fan Collection 3.0 for all of you today :) Just as every RBL video, I have a full swatch and review video. 
There were 7 finalists chosen and each finalist worked with Ji to create their dream polish. Read all about the inspiration at the end of this post. 
Here are everybody else's swatches!
As for everybody else's swatches, as always here are the links!
THIS COLLECTION WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR A 48 HR PRE-ORDER ON 10/13 ON RESCUE BEAUTY LOUNGE'S WEBSITE.

PRESS RELEASE

Introducing The Fan Collection 3.0 
How do we collectively convey our passionate fixation for nail polish? By dreaming up fantastical colors, knitting compelling stories, and obsessively entering our infamous fan collection submissions. This nail polish color love-a- thon is an absolute dream-catcher. Here they are, the seven winners from across the world—it’s my true privilege to create these treasured colors and to share this extraordinary journey with all of you. 


Ethereal: “It is reflected in a fleeting sunrise, the lining of a seashell, the bubbles of pink champagne in a gold-rimmed flute, the shimmering silk of a sari, the glow of a candle through a gossamer white curtain. Ethereal is elegant and infinitely wearable, but has the merest hint of flash. It’s a versatile polish that can be worn by anyone, for any occasion.”—Nancy’s Fantasy. 
This color truly reflects the inside of a seashell—shiny, with a mellow white mica and flashes of pink that swim through its slightly golden-gray shimmer—you can practically hear the waves by looking at the bottle. 


Electro Glacier: “This dream color would be an icy pastel blue/green with magical iridescent sparkles. It would be light and bright, never described as muted or dusty. More blue than Aqua Lily, and much lighter than Faraway, it is closer to the color of Bikini Bottom, but striking and opaque. I imagine the sparkle effect to be along the lines of Scrangie and NailsandNoms. Tiny, yet highly effective.” — Ashley’s #want 
Electro Glacier was the most challenging of the collection, requiring many variations (there were tons of non-stop mixing going on—making this the most demanding fan color thus far) and boy, am I glad we stuck with it! Creating an icy blue that would stay light, but still be a true blue, took some magic. This blue iridescent sparkly delight is jammed-packed with shine. 


Many Splendours: “...a night-sky black polish that, like Uluru, responds to its environment revealing fiery flashes of red orange from within. “Many Splendours” could be thought of as a darker sister to my beloved bottle of Piu Mosso, however, like the island that inspired her, she will be truly one of a kind.”— Angela’s envisage 
I am super technically challenged, but not one to give up. We focused on creating a lava-like color since black pigment by itself is very dense. I replaced the black matte glitter with gold and orange sparkles. This color dries to a matte. I’m really into this look, but one swipe of our super-shiny top coat (hyperlink) will transform Many Splendours into live, hot, molten danger. 


Golden Horn: This is a beautiful place in Istanbul where the Bosphorus makes an inlet. The idea is to have an off-white base (nothing too strong) with gold particles in it, similar to Naked Without Polish (which had a pink base). I love Naked Without Polish and I believe this can be a unique addition to your line. The particles should show through, so probably the base will not be 100% opaque. I love white & gold, I think it can be worn all year round, it is classy and chic.” – Sara’s Marvel.... 
This is a sophisticated, soft white mica base with a flash of lavender and golden flecks. It applies like a dream and yep—all year around and for every occasion. 


Sanguine: The color I crave is a juicy jelly a la Starfish Patrick with a bright, burgundy base. It is luminous, like Poco a Poco, illuminated by the soft, peached pink glow and subtle flashes of orange. The color is vibrant, bold, and spirited. At once bright and sparkling, mysterious and dark”. –Lygie’s craving. 
It isn’t technically possible for a jelly to hold shimmers and flashes, so we’ve altered the base to a smooth, gliding, non-streaky mica base, which we punched with sparkles. If peachy.com (hyperlink) is raspberry, this is its brighter, sparkly cranberry cousin. 


Vixen by Sassy Shelly: ”I’m dreaming of a shade that (as of yet?) has been missing from the RBL spectrum. It’s rich and decadent and just dripping with luxury. A vivid magenta! A semi-translucent jelly, but one that is so drenched in color that it can become fully opaque in just a few coats. Its depth is filled with shimmer, a shimmer like (the first) Scrangie so deep you feel as though you could dive right in and swim around for hours. A magenta that almost glows from within with stunning teal and gold, sparkling, shining through its layers...”— Shelly’s Dream... 
There are so many shimmers in here that it’s almost ridiculously obscene—in a good way of course. This flawless formula waxes poetic on magenta while it perfectly embeds and traps the decadent, luxurious glimmers... 


GalaxSea: “Things that excite (and somewhat terrify) me are outer space and the sea. My inspiration for a new shade are those two extremes, as well as my favorite colors — multi-faceted shades of purple, blue, magenta– think fish scales. I love glitter in my polishes or sometimes a well-done shimmer makes an even bigger impact — think stars.” –Danielle’s Yearning... 
Ok. This might win top honors at a shimmer contest. It really reminds me of our long-ago Scrangie, but on steroids. This lavender base enmeshed with flecks of blue glass makes this formula glidingly, oh-so-easy to apply—it’s a win-win.

 *****Rescue Beauty Lounge provided these for review and consideration. All opinions are my own, and I was not compensated for my opinions. For more information on my review policies, please contact me at warmvanillasugar0823@gmail.com*****