Julep Jackie

Julep Jackie is from the April Maven Box, Classic with a Twist. She is a great orange/red that is very classic. However, she looks exactly like at least two other polishes I own (one is Julep January!) so I’ll probably be giving her to a friend. But, that doesn’t mean she’s not a keeper! :)

Station Love at First Byte

I received Station’s Love at First Byte in the April 2013 Ipsy MyGlam Bag. I have to say, I really hate this polish. I don’t even think I’ve said that before! It is so unflattering on me! It could look good on someone but I couldn’t bear to have this on my nails more than the minute it took to take a picture! Ugly ugly ulgy! It reminds me of what my nails look like after they’ve become stained with nail polish (usually from reds and blues). Who wants that?

China Glaze Mahogany Magic and I Love Nail Polish Animal Cookie

For this mani, I started with two coats of China Glaze Mahogany Magic which is from last year’s Hunger Games collection. It’s a dark brown creme. Of course I had to start with this one because I was layering I Love Nail Polish Animal Cookie on top! My fingers looked like delicious cookies! The only bad thing was that I was craving animal crackers all day. :P

China Glaze Infra-Red

Here is the last swatch for the China Glaze Hologlam collection. I had a feeling that this one was going to be the best and I was right! It’s a gorgeous fuchsia that is somewhat reminiscent ManGlaze F#ck Off and Die. (Those of you that don’t know about ManGlaze, you should check it out! It’s amazing polish!)

This one is not as holographic as some of the ones I swatched first but it’s a beautiful color and would worth picking up.

China Glaze Sci-Fly By

Here’s the next swatch I’m going to show you from the awesome China Glaze Hologlam collection. Today, we have Sci-Fly By which is a silver/light blue. This one has a lot more holo effect than the one I showed you yesterday (Don’t Be a Luna-Tic).

The one con I’ve noticed about the two I’ve tried so far is that they show every imperfection in your nail. I have bumps and ridges and if you’re staring at your nails  (which you will with these colors on!) then you’re going to notice them more. However, it’s not going to be like some stranger is sitting across from you thinking, “WTF Is wrong with her nails?!” So I think it’ll be ok. :)

OMG – The China Glaze Hologlam Collection!

Let me set the mood…it’s a dark and stormy Northwest evening. My husband is playing Call of Duty. I’m bored. I decide that I need to go to Sally Beauty to get at least one of the new China Glaze Hologlam collection. I bribe my husband with promises of also going to GameStop. He falls for it. As I’m walking up to Sally Beauty, there is a sign. A sign that must be too good to be true…Buy two, get one free!

I squealed.

I am the luckiest girl in the world! :) They only had 9 of the 12 in the collection, so I’ll have to stalk Amazon or something to find them. Can’t have an incomplete collection, now can I??

Here are teaser pics of all the bottles and I put on Don’t Be a Lunatic. It’s amazing. :P

Group photo!

Three-somes with flash

 Three-somes without flash

And for our first guy, Don’t be a Luna-Tic. This is a gorgeous silver/light green. There have been some people on the internet complaining that these aren’t holo-enough. I think that this first one is wonderful! And, it was the least impressive in the bottle so that’s why I did it first. I am one happy camper!

 

ManGlaze Cabron

ManGlaze is one of my favorite polish brands. All of their colors are amazing. They are all meant to dry matte but they also are awesome with a glossy top coat. Here is ManGlaze Cabron in both its natural matte form and with a shiny topcoat. It’s a deep purple with microshimmers and it’s gorgeous!

Matte:

Glossy: