Thursday, August 1, 2013

1 Year Blogiversary Prize 4

I just can't catch up.  I try so hard to get caught up on the house work, photo editing, providing thoughtful and insightful reviews, working my two jobs, eating healthily and exercising, and attempting to sleep enough so I'm not passing out at work the next day...  It's just not happening.  Tonight's post will be super quick in order to give me time to get to bed at a decent hour.  We're going to look at prize four tonight.  All polishes were either purchased by me or donated for the giveaway and not for review.  Remember you can enter the giveaway and see the other prizes HERE.

Prize Four
Sponsored by Wishes of a Blue-Eyed Girl, Indigo Bananas, Polished 10, Sharla Sells Avon, and Nail Bed Dreams.

Julie G Gumdrop Sugar Rush, LA Girl 3D Brilliant Blue, Jindie Quit Staring at my Melons, Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer Birthday Wishes, Lynnderella Sapphire Starfire, Indigo Bananas Blue Iris, Rainbow Honey Koi Pond, LA Girl 3D Electric Coral, Avon Radiant, and Bath and Body Works PS I Love You Body Lotion.

There are five polishes to look at tonight, so I'm going to just give a quick blurb about each one.  Let's get to it!  Click on the photos to enlarge them!

Bottle Shots:

Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquers Birthday Wishes

A bright royal blue with a strong pink shimmer.  Sheer and requires 3-4 coats.  It can get a little thick as you go, but plays well with thinner.  As this is one of my babies, it's only available right now through this giveaway.

And here's a shot in the fridge to show the pink a little more easily.  It is quite evident in person, but it kept hiding from my camera.

Lynnderella Sapphire Starfire

This is the newer version without the problem glitters.  It's a clear base with blue glitters in various shades and shapes, including diamonds, hearts, stars, and blossoms.  Like most Lynns, this bad boy was a glitter bomb.  It was easy to get the glitters out, but you definitely need the dab method to get the glitters to spread out well enough.  Here, I've used one coat over Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer Birthday Wishes.  Follow Lynndrella's blog and fan pages on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.  Right now, the only place that sells Lynns are at their eBay store here.

Indigo Bananas Blue Iris

Color shifter?  Understatement.  The base shifts from blue to purple, to a hint of red.  PLUS, there are color shifting iridescent glitters.  This polish is made of win.  Here, I've layered it over two coats of Deborah Lippmann Dancing in the Sheets so you could see the shift better.  You can purchase Indigo Bananas at her store here.  Follow Andrea on her blog, Facebook, and Instagram for news and updates.

Here is Blue Iris in the fridge to show the shift a little better.

Jindie Quit Staring at my Melons

Quit Staring at my Melons is a clear based polish with various shades of melon pink, coral, green, and black in various sizes of dots and hexes.  Application was easy and didn't require much digging.  Here, I've used it over Liquid Lacquer Stick a Fork in Me from prize 5.  You can purchase Jindie Nails at her shop, Llarowe, Harlow, Femme Fatale, Mei Mei's Signatures, and Ninja Polish.  Follow Jen on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for news and updates on releases and restocks.

Rainbow Honey Koi Pond

Koi Pond is another clear glitter topcoat, but it's jam packed with black, orange, silver, and blue hexes that are holo and regular metalic.  My mini bottle had quite a bit of evaporation, but this is the old bottle design, so I'm sure the issue's been fixed.  Application was a little difficult because of that, so I decided to do a glitter gradient over OPI Can't Find my Czechbook from prize 1 instead of covering the whole nail.  You can purchase Rainbow Honey at their store.  You can follow Dee and the crew on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for news and updates.

So, what do you think about these five?  Don't forget to enter!!

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