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Thursday, January 29, 2015

Jindie Nails: Massive Swatch Post

Hey guys! It's almost the weekend! I'm feeling pretty good about this week. I almost managed to write a post everyday! I already have tomorrow's post written up and I hope you guys like it! Anyways, I think too much time has passed without some Jindie Nails swatches so I'm happy to be sharing this massive swatch post! It includes new and old polishes, even some unreleased ones! Check out all the pictures below!

Let's get right into the pictures cause there's a lot! I'll be doing the new shades first which are currently not available for purchase but I will update you soon when I know.

Holiday Hugs is a beautiful green glitter polish packed with a bunch of different glitters. It has green, mint, red, white and gold glitters in hexes, stars, bars, and dots, all in a gold shimmer. I wore 3 coats on its own with topcoat, but you can wear it as a glitter topper with one thin coat. This is so pretty and perfect for the holidays! The formula and application was great.

Stompin' Gilbert Grapes is a slightly nude crelly base polish with pastel hexes in different sizes in lavender, green, light pink, pink, rose pink, Tiffany blue, and pistachio green. I wore 3 coats in the pictures below with topcoat. I love this! This glitter combo is so pretty and girly. I actually really like that it's not a white base, but more of a nude base. The formula and application was great. 

sTEALth is a blue teal jelly polish that dries to a matte finish. It has blue and green iridescent glitters with blue shimmer running through out. I wore 3 coats. I was scared this was gonna stain my nails but it didn't! The formula and application was great!

Original finish
with top coat
with top coat

Betty's Fetti Milkshake is a white crelly base polish with ultra-fine, micro hex glitters in opaque pastels and transparent neon hexes. It is filled with colorful glitters ranging from pink to black to teal! Basically any color you can think of. This polish was inspired by funfetti cookies. I used 3 coats with topcoat. This is actually pretty glitter heavy but it went on so smoothly and didn't have any bald spots. I absolutely love this polish! I don't know why I really like micro glitters, I just do.

You Can't Turn A Ho-Lo Into A Housewife is a multi chrome and linear holographic polish. The most vibrant color is the blue/purple shimmer. This was part of the winter/holiday season for 2013. I wore 2 coats for the pictures below with no topcoat. I absolutely love this polish! I couldn't capture the holo as much but it's there, trust me! Plus it went on super smoothly, like butter!

Indoor shot
Outdoor shot
Outdoor shot
Outdoor shot
Outdoor shot

Candy Land Remix is a white crelly based polish with extra small, small, medium, large, and extra large neon hex glitters in blue, green, pink, purple, orange, and yellow. I love that it's sheer enough to show all the layers and see the glitters through the base but opaque enough to not show vnl. I used 3 coats with topcoat. I can't believe I've waited this long to purchase this one! It's so pretty and colorful! I actually have an older version of Candy Land (not the remix one) in a regular circular bottle, not like the ones Jindie Nails uses now, I'll have to swatch it soon. 

Phone, Keys, Polish, Check! Is a pink fuchsia polish with glitter, micro glitter, holo, and  shimmer. I used 2 coats with topcoat. This is so gorgeous! There's so much going on in it that my camera couldn't focus lol. The formula is just so smooth. I could have used one coat to be honest. It looks like something that would stain your nails but it didn't! It's just perfection! And in case you want the same thing but in a different color, check out the next polish...

Outdoor Shot

Outdoor Shot

Indoor Shot

The Blue That Holds Us Together is a complex blue jelly polish loaded with several shimmers, color shifting pigments, blue to green colored glitters in matte, metallic, and holo finish. It's basically the same thing as Phone, Keys, Polish, Check! buuut you STILL need it! The formula was also amazing, I only used two coats with topcoat. You'll love it,  trust me! Just get it. 

Hex On The Beach Is a sheer white crelly based polish with matte, opaque baby pink, peach, red, orange, pastel yellow and canary yellow dots, diamonds and hexes. It also has metallic copper and light pink dots and hexes throughout a gorgeous peach shimmer. I used 3 coats with no undies with topcoat. I've been eyeing this one since I started buying Jindie Nails but I don't know why I didn't. It's so pretty. I just love the combination of glitters! Make sure to do thin coats so the glitters don't drag. 

Footprints In The Snow is a baby blue crelly with bright blue micro shimmer/flakes, baby blue matte small hex, maroon matte dots and metallic small hex, and gold dots and hexes. I used 3 coats  with topcoat. This is also another one that I've been eyeing because of some nail art I saw which I recreated. Just click here to see it!  

Water 4 Elephants is medium gray crelly base polish with multiple sizes of metallic and holo hex glitters in blue and green plus iridescent blue/green hex and square glitters and color shifting shimmering pigment. I used 2 coats with top coat. This is another classic Jindie I think, I just had to have it. It's inspired by the movie and book which are Jen's favorite! And, it was super easy to apply.

Dancing With The Stars is a super fun glitter topper with black, white, hot pink, baby pink, holo silver, and gray glitters in hexes, diamonds, stars, dots, bars, a few hearts and butterflies. I wore 2 thin coats over a blue China Glaze. I love it, I love it, I love it! Glitter toppers are always so fun and colorful. This wasn't at all hard to apply, I grabbed tons of glitters on my brush. 

You might not like all of these, but there has got to be something that you like, trust me you're gonna love them! You can purchase them at Jindie Nails. You can get more information of Jindie Nails by following them on instagramFacebookPinterest, and twitter .

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Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Glitter Or Die: The Sky Collection and Discworld Duo - Swatches & Review

Hey guys! Happy Wednesday! So I went to this year's International Salon and Spa Expo in Long Beach! It was totally last minute. An awesome gel polish brand (that I'll be swatching soon) invited me to go and of course I had to! I was really nervous cause I'm really shy and I was gonna go by myself and I didn't know anyone but boy, am I glad I went! I bought so many new collections, let's just say there's a lot of exciting things to come. I'll probably have a separate post of all the new collections from 2015. Anyways, today I have an awesome brand called Glitter Or Die (that's totally my motto right now lol). Check out all the details below!

this is the first time that I'm working with this brand and I was really excited to be asked to swatch their gorgeous new collection and duo. Both, the Discworld duo and the Sky Collection which be releasing January 30th, purchase it here. The Sky Collection consists of 6  polishes ranging from multichromes to glitter toppers to thermals. But first, let's look at the Discworld Duo.

The Discworld Duo is by White Elephant which is an ongoing collaboration between Glitter or Die and Kiwi Liz (@wenchness). The duo's name is Inspired by Terry Pratchett novels. Both polishes is their interpretation of Pratchett's explanations in the books.

The Light Fantastic is a fleck and flaky filled orange jelly. I used 3 coats for the pictures below. Orange is not my go to color, but this is so pretty! It's not too bright but not too dark either. The flakies are so pretty! It looks like it'll be a bit sheer but it built up nicely.

The Color Of Magic is a holo chromatic purple polish with chromatic glitter as well. I used 3 coats for the pictures below. This one is definitely my favorite! I couldn't capture how gorgeous this really is so trust me, just get it! The formula and application went on super smoothly.

The Sky Collection is the first part in a series of Gaia based collection.

Asamana (Hindi) is an orange holo polish. I used 3 coats. Asamana is capturing the intense sunsets found in high heat locations. I don't have many orange holo polishes so I'm so happy to be adding this one. The formula and application was great!

Outdoor Shot

Got ( Azerbaijani) is a beautiful multichrome polish that shifts from red to green to brown. I used 3 coats. Got shows the strange sunsets found in the high mountain regions. You can never go wrong with an ultrachrome, this is just gorgeous. The first two coats are pretty sheer but it builds up fast and you should be able to get full coverage with three coats.

Speir (Irish) is a dark grey/brown creme. It's a one coater! Plus I didn't even use a top coat for the picture below, that's how awesome the formula is. Speir is capturing the red gray of angry swollen clouds prior to rain storms.

Mbinju (Swahili) is a shimmery thermal that goes from purple when cold to pink when hot. I used 3 coats for the pictures below. Mbinju is the incredible pink sky's found in desert areas. This thermal is so pretty, so girly! It's perfect. The shimmer in it really adds a nice touch. The formula and application was great. Take a look at it in action here.

when cold

when warm
Newadi (Navajo) is a beautiful thermal with gold flakies and flecks that's white when hot and blue when cold. I used 3 coats for the pictures below. Newadi is the beautiful blue during a day of snow. Omg, I think this is my favorite from the collection! The colors that it transitions to are so pretty, especially with the golden flakies. The formula and application was great.

when cold

when warm

Ceu (Portuguese) is a colorful glitter bomb. I wore 1 coat over Mbinju. Cue is the human celebration when we shower confetti in the sky. You can never go wrong with a colorful glitter topper, they always go with everything.

I'm really impressed by this brand! The formula is amazing, and all of these are so pretty! The Sky Collection and the Discworld Duo will both be released January 30th! Purchase these by clicking here. Make sure to follow Glitter Or Die on Instagram!
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