Monday, June 29, 2015

Dance Legend Komilfo (Comme il Faut) Partial Collection Swatches & Review

Happy Monday peeps! If you are a red polish fan you are going to love today's post! I am not altogether that huge of a fan of red cream polish, but I love a red that has a little visual interest to it. Which is why all of the reds from Dance Legend's Komifo (Comme if Faut) collection caught my eye. They consist of two solid dark vampies and a range of shimmery reds. All of the polishes feature a jelly or creme base.Check out my review and swatches after the jump!

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Friday, June 26, 2015

Elevation Polish Paris Swatch & Review

It's Friday! If that isn't reason enough for you to feel your hearts with joy (though I'm sure it is), I have a stunning polish for your viewing pleasure today. Elevation Polish released their Street Graffiti collection earlier this month. It features five colors all named after different cities. There was one color that I knew had to be mine. Not only because of the name but the gorgeous color!

Paris is described on the Elevation Polish site as a prune-purple holographic polish. I think that description sums the color up perfectly! The holo is strong but not obnoxiously so, as some holos can be (yes, I said it!). The formula was really impressive. This polish is a one coater! It applied smoothly and evenly with no issues. I used two coats for pictures but I really didn't need the second coat. 

 This polish is amazeballs! It's not a summer color but it's something I think can be worn year round.

The Street Graffiti collection is available on the Elevation Polish website. Prices range from $8 - $11.50. Paris retails for $9.50

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Thursday, June 25, 2015

#TBT: Fun Lacquer Million Dollar Dream - Bling All the Nails!

Happy almost Friday everyone! In honor of Throwback Thursday I decided to "throwback" to a post I did back in March that remains one of my favorite looks so far of 2015. I mean, what's not to love about gold glitter, right?! To check out the full original post just click on the picture!

I got so many compliments on this and I was so sad when I had to take it off!

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Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Pahlish Little Bread & Butterflies Swatch & Review

Today I have for your viewing pleasure a polish that screams summer. I love brights and neons during this time of year but after awhile they can all start to sort of look the same. What caught my eye about this one is that Shannon of Pahlish added her signature matte flecks to give it a unique - and stunning - twist!

Little Bread & Butterflies is from the Through the Looking Glass Collection. It is a beautiful bright neon yellow cream chock full of chrome flecks. Formula-wise, like most neons this one started out on the thin and semi-sheer side. It builds nicely and though I probably could have gotten away with two coats I opted for three to make sure there would be no visible nail line in pictures. 

I am wearing this polish right now as I type this and my nails are so bright!  I've been wearing mostly soft pastel-y colors so this is a nice change of pace!

The entire Through the Looking Glass collection is currently for sale on the Pahlish website and retails for $11 a bottle.

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Monday, June 22, 2015

Inspired by Fashion - Elie Saab Pre-Fall 2015

Happy Monday all! It has been awhile since I've done an Inspired by Fashion post.  I came across this Elie Saab photo on Instagram last week and inspiration struck. I love how colorful the design pattern is and yet it has a moody and mysterious vibe as well. 

Tools used:
Nail Polish Thinner
Small Nail Art Brush
BP L015

Polishes Used:
Glitter Gal Chuck a Wobbly
Dance Legend 402, 419, and 420
China Glaze Plum Purr-fect
Konad Special Black
KBShimmer Clearly on Top

I started with two coats of Chuck a Wobbly and a layer of top coat. I then thinned out a drop of each of my polish colors with a bit of thinner and applied them with my brush in random splotches. I then dipped my brush directly into plain thinner and lightly dabbed over each nail to create a more watered down, blurry effect. I stamped on my pattern with Special Black and finished with a coat of Clearly on Top.

I wasn't sure how this would turn out but I am so happy with the end result. I opted for a leaf- like pattern instead of vertical stripes and I think that make the pattern so much more visually interesting. 

What do you all think? Do you like the interpretation of the dress pattern? 

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Hi all! My name is Ameerah and I'm a nail polish addict. Valiantly Varnished is my creative outlet and my way of expressing and sharing my love of nail polish, nail art and makeup!

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