Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Shirley Ann Nail Lacquer Swatches

**All products were provided for an honest review**

Shirley Ann Nail Lacquer sent us two polishes from her most recent winter holiday collection.  I love trying new indies!

First up is Fluffy Stuff, this glitter topper consists of various shades of blue micro glitter, white hexes and white bar glitter.  I chose to put it on top of Sally Hansen Intrigue and a white accent nail. 

This is a great polish for winter.  The white bar glitter was easy to work with and none of them stuck out like other bar glitters I have used in the past.   

This polish is perfectly named because it reminds me fluffy, falling snow. I think this would look good on top of a silver or grey  or even on a dark blue.

 Next up is When the Ball Drops, the only polish you'll need for New Year's Eve!  

This glitter bomb polish is full of pink and blue micro glitters with a splash of gold glitter.  No need for a base color with this one, 2 or 3 coats will give you full coverage and lots of glitter!

Because this is such a dense glitter polish, the application wasn't as smooth as Fluffy Stuff.  It went on pretty thick, but that's the price you pay for sparkle!  

Check out more hand mixed, 3-free polishes from Shirley Ann Nail Lacquer at her Etsy page HERE.  She has a lot of gorgeous, unique polishes to add to your collection!  She even has a great Christmas glitter called Rudolf Ralphed, haha! 

And how about some macros!?

Thanks to Shirley Ann Nail Lacquer for giving us the opportunity try out her product!

xoxo Nail Addicted Sisters

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**All products were provided for an honest review**
Monday, November 25, 2013

Crazy Cool Flakie

Yummy flakie goodness!!! Born Pretty Store has a fantastic line of flakies and I had to have at least one of them! I chose this one.

This is called Sweet Color W015. I hate that Born Pretty Store doesn't name their polishes, but numbers them. Where's the creativity?? I layered this lovely polish over two Essie fall colors,  After School Boy and Vested Interest on the accent nail. I love how this polish looks over both polishes.

The great thing about flakies is they can look dramatically different over different colors making them so versatile.

What's your favorite flakie polish??

XOXO Nail Addicted Sisters

Friday, November 22, 2013

MOD Lacquer Review

                                                                              **All products were provided for an honest review**

If you haven't heard if MOD Lacquer you MUST give them a lookie. I knew I had to try them when I saw their amazing glitter bomb Kosmic Karma! Then I saw their other polishes and the unique combinations they make and had have to them!! Here's another post I did with a few of my faves.

You know I have to start the MOD party with some MACROS. I'm so excited that I get to show you a range of polishes: glitters, flakie, and holo glitters…OH MY!!  Can you believe this line up???


"Sasquatch is a warm golden brown that shimmers in the sunlight, but it has a nice depth that fades into darkness in lower light to reveal the gold flakes."

This is the perfect fall polish. It's a brown polish with a golden touch. Flakie polishes are my favorite because you get the sparkle of a glitter without the hassle of glitter removal. 

This is two coats of Sasquatch. The formula is wonderful and smooth.


"Revenant is a bright blue with subtle duo-chrome that shifts from blue to purple with a micro fine scattered holo glitter to give a little sparkle."

Everyone knows I love a good blue! This is a GREAT blue! Of course the pics don't do the holo any justice. This polish really shines in the sunlight.

This is two coats of Revenant. The formula is great and goes on smooth.


"Goblin is a beautiful green duo-chrome that shifts from olive green to bright green to a warm burgundy/brown with a micro fine scattered holo glitter to give a little sparkle." 

The sister holo to Revenant, Goblin is an amazing fall holo. I'm loving green polishes more and more and this polish has added to my love! The duo-chrome shift in this polish is so fun!!

This is two wonderful coats of Goblin. The formula was smooth and covered well.


"Thunderbird is a sheer black jelly finish with dark holo glitters that flash bright colors that pop out and grab you before slinking back into darkness."

I hate that I can't get a good pic of how amazingly sparkly this polish is! I would love to see this polish over a lighter color to see how it may make the holo glitters POP.

This is one coat of Thunderbird over one coat of OPI Onyx. I love the formula of this glitter topper. No fishing involved and it went on evenly and smooth!


"Jersey Devil is a sheer black jelly with bright, warm flashes of color popping from various sizes of holo glitter"

At first glance I didn't think I was going to like this polish because I'm not much of an orange lover. Once it was on, the orange color wasn't so bold and the sparkle was amazing. I didn't want to take this off!!

This is one coat Jersey Devil over one coat OPI Onyx. This polish will definitely cover in two coats for more sparkle! Again, the formula was perfect!


I'm in love with MOD Lacquer all over again. They have amazing formulas and brilliant combinations of colors and glitter. 

MOD Lacquer does an amazing job of describing their polishes, so I used their descriptions instead of coming up with my own crappy ones. The quotes you see on this post are taken from their Etsy store. 

Right now MOD Lacquer has two limited edition colors available, Breaking Mod and Vault 24/18 (real gold topper). There are two new sections in the shop that have retired sale items. The prices are already marked down so no codes are required to get a good deal on these items. There is a a Fall sale running for 15% off running now and ending on Dec, 1st. The coupon code is FALL15.

Shop MOD Lacquer polishes at their ETSY STORE

xoxo Nail Addicted Sisters

**All products were provided for an honest review**
Monday, November 18, 2013

Glitter and Striping Tape Always Make me Smile :)

My latest creation is one of my favorite manis ever!  Sally Hansen's Nightwatch is paired with Butter London's Lady Muck and Sephora's Flurry Up silver glitter topcoat to create a mani to die for.

I love this midnight blue but it is so dark it practically looks black in regular lighting.  But still, it'll probably end up being one of my go-to shades this season.  The wonderful formula of Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure is so great, it applies smoothly and evenly.  If you haven't tried it yet, I highly recommend it!

I used striping tape to create the geometric design on the accent nail.  This was no easy feat, but the end result made it worth the trouble. 

Ohh la la! Isn't it fabulous!?    
Thursday, November 14, 2013

Fall Days = Fall Shades

I'm finally embracing fall colors and decided to create this simple and chic nail art in the muted tones of tan and olive green.  I think my favorite recent nail art trend is the side french.  It's a modern take on a classic design.  It also gives the effect of elongating short nails, while the traditional french often makes them look shorter.  

I have been keeping my eyes peeled for a good olive green polish and happened to find Essie's Sew Psyched in Bed Bath and Beyond and I knew it was exactly what I was looking for.  The tan color is Essie Sand Tropez.

The studded accent nail really pulled this mani together.  This gold square stud is from Born Pretty, they have so many studs to choose from for so cheap!

I love manis like this that are not too intricate but still make a statement.


What kind of fall shades have you been rocking?
Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Matte and Charmes

Mentality has an amazing line of matte polishes you must check out!! The great thing about matte polishes is that they are two polishes is one. Add a top coat and you have a second polish, usually with a beautiful shimmer you can't really see in the matte form.

This amazing matte black-navy by Mentality is called Withstand. The formula is amazing and covers in two coats. 

When working with any matte polishes you have to work quickly. They tend to dry fast, so there is no time for manipulating the polish. A quick one-two swipe of the brush is all you get.

This pic is great! It shows the navy color much better and the true matteness (is that word?).

I couldn't resist adding a nice thick coat of HK Girl top coat. Look at that shimmer and gloss!!! 

I also added one of my new charms from Daily Charme. This is Alice's Tiara. These charms are so cute and fun! I'm looking forward to an event that I can wear them to, like a wedding.

This Mentality matte is called Valor, a violet-black matte. I used Illamasqua Glitterati on the accent nail topped with Essie Matte About You, my favorite matte top coat.

Maybe you can see on my middle finger where I had a little trouble with my application. I guess I wasn't quick enough. :(

I love this polish with a top coat! 

It looked so dainty, so I added a Daily Charme, the Mini Bow.

I used top coat to secure my charms because I was only using them temporarily. They suggest using a little nail glue to make them more secure. These are super durable and reusable.

I have a few more Mentality polishes to show you and Daily Charmes too!! Stay tuned for those in the future! 

xoxo Nail Addicted Sisters