Vapid Lacquer- The Element of Neon- Neon Plasma

I finally got around to playing with my new Vapids in the past few weeks.  I decided to use Neon Plasma from the Element of Neon Collection for a change of pace since I have been stuck in a blue/green/purple rut lately.

Neon Plasma is described as a red/coral color and the swatches I have seen online show it leaning more red than coral.  Imagine my surprise when I put it on and discovered that it is more of a salmon pink than a nice red color!

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It is still a nice color but it is definitely not what I was expecting.  The color reminds me more of my Rainbow Honey Watermelon Fizz.  If you are expecting this to lean red you will be in for a shock!  While it is still a pretty color I will probably use it strictly for pedicures since I am not a huge fan of bright pinks on my nails!

Right now this color is only available as part of the full set.  You can get Neon Plasma and the rest of the collection at Vapid Lacquer for $90.

Rainbow Honey Summer Treats ’15

Once again Rainbow Honey has tempted us with a Summer Treats collection.  This year they offered 2 scents: Summer Juice (a fan favorite) and Pomelo (a mystery bag scent) and they expanded the amount of products in the set.  The pre-order was in July and you could snap up one of the sets for $60; price has now increased to $80 but its still a bargain!

This years set includes:

  • 2 Full Size NEW Nail Lacquers (15ml, $10 each)
  • Perfume Oil Rollerball (12ml, $12)
  • Scented Top Coat (15ml, $8)
  • Cuticle Oil Treatment (15ml, $12)
  • Body Splash (4oz, $8)
  • Body Lotion (4oz, $8)
  • Exfoliating Sugar Scrub (4oz)
  • Bath Oil (4oz) NEW!
  • Bubble Bath (6oz) NEW!
  • Bath Soak (8oz)
  • Body Soap (5oz, $8)
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Pomelo goodness! Spa Soak, Sugar Scrub, Body Spray, Body Lotion, Bubble Bath, Rollerball, Soap and Bath Oil

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Cuticle Oil and Scented Top Coat

The new colors: Pomelo and Pink Grapefruit Sorbet.  Pomelo is a sheer yellow jelly packed with holographic glitters.  Pink Grapefruit Sorbet is a sheer muted bubble gum pink full of shimmer.  I’m not in love with either color because I am not a huge fan of sheer colors but that is just a personal preference.  Both colors will need some type of undie for opaqueness and would probably pop more if the undie was a similar color.

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New Colors! Pomelo and Pink Grapefruit Sorbet

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2 coats of Pomelo and Pink Grapefruit Sorbet

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2 coats of Pomelo and Pink Grapefruit Sorbet

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3 coats of Pomelo and Pink Grapefruit Sorbet

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3 coats of Pomelo and Pink Grapefruit Sorbet

You can get your our set at Rainbow Honey while supplies last.  Rainbow Honey is also offering 20% off regular priced items, when you use AUG20% promo code at checkout! (Excludes Last Call, Mystery Bag and Discounted Sets).

Rainbow Honey- Blue Waves and Shark Attack!

This was my Sharknado 3 tribute mani- Rainbow Honey Blue Waves topped with Shark Attack.  I was originally going to just limit Shark Attack to an accent nail but I loved how it looked so I did all of my nails.

Blue Waves is such a great color- a nice bright blue with a gorgeous green shimmer.  Unfortunately the camera does not capture any of the green but trust me- it is beautiful in sunlight!

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Rainbow Honey Mystery Bag July 2015

This month’s Rainbow Honey mystery bag was definitely a mixed bag!  3 new colors, a body splash, lip scrub, and a new product- shea butter.

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Shea Butter and Sweet Mandarin Lip Scrub

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From L to R: Costa Dorada, Calama, Summer Tan

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From L to R: Costa Dorada, Calama, Summer Tan

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Body Splash in Pomelo or Summer Juice. My Mini bag had Pomelo and the large had Summer Juice.

The Shea butter is a new product and it unscented.  It is nice to have a product without a scent that I can use in conjunction with my scented Rainbow Honey products.  The Body Splash comes in one of two scents: Pomelo or Summer Juice.  Pomelo is a wonderful, fresh, citrusy grapefruit scent and Summer Juice is an old favorite that blends citrus with sweet fruits.  The Lip Scrub is packed with shea butter and has a very light mandarin scent and flavor.

The colors this month were just meh.  Summer Tan is gold flecked tan color that looks like dijon mustard.  Costa Dorada is a gold jelly packed with gold glitter.  It does not work very well on its own but it does work as a transforming top coat.  Calama is the only polish love this month; a blue toned green that emulates the color of oxidized copper.  It looks great on its own and it also works well with Costa Dorada.

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From L to R: Summer Tan, Costa Dorada, Calama, Calama topped with Costa Dorada.

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From L to R: Summer Tan, Costa Dorada, Calama, Calama topped with Costa Dorada.

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From L to R: Summer Tan, Costa Dorada, Calama, Calama topped with Costa Dorada.

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From L to R: Summer Tan, Costa Dorada, Calama, Calama topped with Costa Dorada.

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Summer Tan

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Costa Dorada

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Calama

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Costa Dorada and Calama

You can pick up this month’s mystery bag when the shop reopens on the 18th.  Rainbow Honey will also be launching the Summer Drinks collection on the 18th.

My Top 5 Favorite Indie Polishes!

So I am slowly becoming more involved in the world of nail polish blogs and this week a few of us are sharing our favorite indie polish brands with all of you!

I had a hard time choosing because I love all of my polishes so I narrowed it down by color.  I picked 2 of my favorite polish colors: purple and orange.  I also added in an extra polish that isn’t really an Indie brand but it is a brand that is hard to find in the US.

Here are the lucky ones that made the final cut!

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From Left to Right: Barry M- Persian (Aquarium Collection), Glisten & Glow- Newbury Street, Chaos & Crocodiles- Interrogation, Rainbow Honey- The Element of Magic, Vapid Lacquer- Hypomanic, and Gothic Gala Lacquer- Odin

The Outrageous Oranges!

Chaos & Crocodiles– Interrogation.  This is a nice orange holo that has amazing staying power.  C&C polishes last 9+ days for me before they chip.  I love any polish that has stamina!

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Chaos & Crocodiles- Interrogation

Chaos and Crocodiles Interrogation

Vapid Lacquer– Hypomanic.  This is from the collection that shall not be named and it is a hot, sexy orange!  Photos do not even come close to showing off how amazing this color is.  A gorgeous orange/rust multichrome with red, gold and green flashes in the right light.

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Vapid Lacquer- Hypomanic

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Vapid Lacquer- Hypomanic

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The Perfect Purples!

Rainbow Honey– The Element of Magic.  This is a glitter packed purple and pink monster.  The base has a pink shimmer and it is packed with purple and holographic glitter. This color can be worn on its own but allow for at least 3 coats for coverage; otherwise use it with a neutral/nude undie or over your favorite pink or purple.

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Rainbow Honey- The Element of Magic

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Gothic Gala Lacquers– Odin.  This is a purple/charcoal gray holographic polish. I adore this color but I will warn you that it does not play nice with certain base coats.

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Gothic Gala Lacquers- Odin

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Glisten & Glow– Newbury Street.  A perfect purple holographic.  It is a bit on the sheer side so 3 coats are needed unless you are okay with some VNL!

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The Bonus Polish!

Barry M– Persian from the Aquarium Collection. Barry M is a UK brand and it is very hard to find in the US.  Llarowe does carry the brand but they are not always in stock and their selection is limited.  The best place to snag one of these lovely polishes is in London at any Boots store; you can even grab them at the boots in T5 at Heathrow!  This color is amazing!  It is a multichrome that shifts from purple to brown to gold to green; every time you look at the polish it is a different color.

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Barry M- Persian

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Check out the rest of the blogs!  30 bloggers coming together to show you their Top 5 Favorite Indie Polishes!

http://jeneeanne.com/2015/07/02/top-5-or-so-indie-polishes/

http://www.confessionsofasarcasticmom.com/2015/06/my-top-5-indie-nail-polishes_29.html

http://polishedpathology.com/2015/06/29/my-top-5-pink-indie-nail-polishes-of-the-moment/

http://www.mannasmanis.com/2015/06/top-5-favorite-indie-polishes.html

http://www.polishandpaws.com/2015/06/top-5-favorite-indie-polishes.html

http://www.manicuredandmarvelous.com/2015/06/top-5-indies-swatched-june-2015.html

http://polishedwithpizzazz.blogspot.com/2015/06/my-top-5-indie-polishes.html

http://www.ashleyispolishaddicted.com/2015/07/my-top-5-favorite-indie-nail-polishes.html

http://www.twogirlsoneblush.com/2015/07/01/indie-spotlight-top-5-indie-polishes/

Memebox Etude House Box

I decided to splurge on a Memebox this month and grabbed the Etude House Box so that I could sample a few products.  The box has 5 items and it is a mix of makeup and skincare products.

For $25 I got: Missing U Hand Cream #2 This is “Fairy Penguin Story”, Sweet Recipe All Over Color #PK002 Strawberry Chiffon Cake, Play 101 Pencil #16, Look At My Eyes Jewel #BE105, and one Petite Beauty Smile Care Patch.

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The penguin lotion has a very strong baby powder scent and the Sweet Recipe all over color has a sweet fruity scent but its not very strawberry but it does smell good.  The eyeshadow is a good neutral color that will work for almost everyone.  The lip pencil is a pink/coral that I never wear but I might try to make it work with one of my many lip glosses.  The smile care patch is not something that I will ever use but I will probably use it for a giveaway in the future so one lucky follower will get to test it out!  Overall I like the box since it allows me to try out a few items and not have to spend a ton of $$.

Boxes change all the time at Memebox so it is worth a visit to the site to see what they have in stock. FREE SHIPPING on orders of $30 or more, no code needed

 

Rainbow Honey Summer Mixtape B-Sides & June 2015 LE’s

Last summer Rainbow Honey gave us the Summer Mixtape! collection and this year they have expanded the collection to include 6 new colors that they have aptly named the B-Sides.

The B-Sides include:

Blue Waves – A shimmering iridescent aqua
We’re Alone Now – A cool blue creme
Gyrate – A hot pink creme
I Wanna Love! – A purple creme dotted with candy blue and pink glitters
My Bestie – A glitter packed with green, black, white, neon and stars
Bonus Track – A glitter blend of pink, blue, yellow and shimmer

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B-Sides from L to R: I Wanna Love!, Gyrate, We’re Alone Now, Bonus Track, My Bestie, Blue Waves

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B-Sides from L to R: I Wanna Love!, Gyrate, We’re Alone Now, Bonus Track, My Bestie, Blue Waves

The swatches-

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I Wanna Love! and Gyrate. 2 coats of each polish except on the pinky finger; that one is 1 coat of Gyrate over a white base (I used Julep’s Bunny)

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I Wanna Love! and Gyrate. 2 coats of each polish except on the pinky finger; that one is 1 coat of Gyrate over a white base (I used Julep’s Bunny)

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Bonus Track and My Bestie. 3 coats of each shown over my natural nail and over a white undie (Julep’s Bunny)

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Bonus Track and My Bestie. 3 coats of each shown over my natural nail and over a white undie (Julep’s Bunny)

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We’re Alone Now and Blue Waves. 1 coat of We’re Alone Now on my pointer finger, 2 coats on the middle finger. 3 coats of Blue Waves on the ring finger and 1 coat of Blue Waves over 1 coat of We’re Alone Now on the pinky.

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We’re Alone Now and Blue Waves. 1 coat of We’re Alone Now on my pointer finger, 2 coats on the middle finger. 3 coats of Blue Waves on the ring finger and 1 coat of Blue Waves over 1 coat of We’re Alone Now on the pinky.

We’re Alone Now and Gyrate can easily be a 1 coater but 2 coats will provide full coverage.  The Glitters are very sheer so they definitely need some type of undie or you can use them as a topper over another color.  Blue Waves is sheer; it works best over another color.  I Wanna Love! is a 2 coater.  Bonus Track is packed with glitter so there is no need to worry about fishing the pieces out of the bottle.

Mini and Full Size bottles are available or you can opt to get them as a set.

The June LE polishes: Iara and Sereia do Mar.  These are a set for the month of June and if you spend $50 or more you will get both polishes for free; you also have the option of purchasing them for $15.

Iara is a neon green jelly packed with gold and silver glitter.  Sereia do Mar is a sea green/aqua jelly packed with silver holo triangles and green, blue and hot pink glitter pieces.  Both polishes are very sheer and will take 4+ coats for opaqueness.  They work best with an undie or as a topper.

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Iara and Sereia do Mar

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Iara and Sereia do Mar

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Iara- 3 coats (pointer finger) and 3 coats over a white base (middle)

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Iara- 3 coats (pointer finger) and 3 coats over a white base (middle)

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Sereia do Mar- 3 coats (ring finger) and 3 coats over a white base (pinky)

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Sereia do Mar- 3 coats (ring finger) and 3 coats over a white base (pinky)

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Iara reminds me of Peachy Sangria if you added some green to the base.  Sereia do Mar is a nice shade of blue but it does appear similar to previous colors (Deep Heart Sea) so I will have to compare them one of these days.

You can pick up all of these polishes at Rainbow Honey and you can save 20% off your purchase until June 30th with the code: MIXTAPE20%OFF (some restrictions apply; not valid on promotional priced items)