Monday, February 17, 2014

Belated Valentine!

Hey, everyone!  So I know it's a few days late but I really loved my Valentine's Day mani and I wanted to share it!

I recently obtained my first Cadillacquer polish from a blog sale and I knew it was the perfect color for Valentine's Day.  Cadillacquer's We'll Meet Again has flawless coverage in two coats and is pumped up with red glitters and lots of holographic microglitter.  I haven't ever been much of a fan of red and pink together, but this.... perfection!

As you can see, I also created an adorable accent nail on each hand with Sinful Colors Snow Me White and some pink rose water decals from the Born Pretty Store.  I freakin' LOVE water decals.  I think the pink roses just pop right off my nail surrounded by that Cadillacquer pink!

This is, as I said, two coats of We'll Meet Again over my usual Orly base with one coat of HK Girl on top.  What do you think?  Isn't it sweet!?  Perfect for Valentine's Day!


If you need some Cadillacquer of your own Llarowe.com provides this brand in the US at this LINK.  Here is the link to the main Cadillacquer Shop.

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Polish Addict Nail Color, Part II

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Hi, everyone! 

Before we get started I have a quick request.  I received a comment on my last post that my page is hard to read, but she did not give me any specifics as to what the problem is.  When I am on my PC and my iPhone the layout and colors seem fine to me.  I would love to correct this issue if necessary but I need you all to tell me where the problem is. Thanks sooooo much! :)

Thanks for your patience while waiting for this post.  This one is pic heavy :D

Today I am going to show you two more amazing polishes from PANC - but unlike the first two these are HOLOGRAPHIC!  Woo!  Who doesn't love holographic polish?!

First up is Unicorn 2.2, a gorgeous silvery-lavender beauty.  This shimmering, glitter-filled holo polish catches the sun in so many various ways and is still just stunning in regular lighting.  The combination of sparkle in this baby impresses me; I just adore unique polish.  It's sure to please everyone with its lavender base, lavender flakies, and iridescent glitter.  I wore it alone in three coats and was very impressed with the formula.


 

 
 
Up next is a lovely shade called Alter Ego.  Alter Ego is not only beautiful and holographic but it is also a thermal polish!  The PANC store site says this is a "holo thermal that is a light amber when warm and turns darker when cold.  (An Ultra Thermal-Dust which changes from one color to another instead of transparent at temperatures of 86F and warmer. [...])"  I absolutely loved this color when I put it on and wore it for a week.  The neutral amber-brown was just perfect for the cool weather we are having!  I wore two coats of Alter Ego for perfectly full coverage.
 




 
Here is the LINK to the holographic polish section of PANC, and here is the LINK to get to the main shop page.  Don't you just LOVE these holographics?!  They are very strongly holo in all light sources and the formula is just perfect.

Monday, February 10, 2014

Polish Addict Nail Color Review, Part I

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Good evening!

Tonight I want to show you two of four amazing colors sent to me for review by the creative Laura Sanchez!  Laura is the brilliant mind behind the Polish Addict Nail Color line, along with PANC co-owner, Crystal Fernandez.

I have chatted often with Laura lately and she is the sweetest lady!  I have always admired her unique glitter polishes and I was thrilled when she contacted me to do a review.

First up is a really sweet color that my daughter was head over heels for.  Pretty Zombie is a pink crelly packed full of different sizes and shapes and types of glitter!  This polish was inspired by Rob Zombie and his wife, and has something interesting on every brush swipe.  I found stars, hearts, hexies, neons, mattes, metallics... and the best part of all is that it glows in the dark!  I found that the pink base was a bit sheer for me but with three coats it became opaque.  I want to try this one over pink undies and see if I can make the glitter a touch less overwhelming on my tiny nails.  I put this on over my Orly base and used two coats of HK Girl top coat over it.  The top coat did not take away from the glow in the dark effect at all!

 
Up next is another super fun glitter polish that I'm sure you have heard of!  If you read Nail It! magazine then you have probably seen the Indie Spotlight interview in which Laura says one of her favorites from her polish line is Blurred Lines Glow in the Dark polish!  When I put on Blurred Lines I really was super excited to have such a gorgeous piece in my collection and it became one of my all-time favorites, too.  We all know I love my glitter-filled white crème bases--especially when they are unique to my stash!  Blurred Lines is a white crelly with holo dust that glows in the dark with a mix of black, blue, pink, and white glitters.  Oh my gosh it is pretty!  I love that I found so many different glitters in the formula without it being as many different types as Pretty Zombie.  This is three coats of Blurred Lines in all its magnificence!  This is also over my Orly base with two coats of HK Girl on top.  I want to go put it right back on my nails now...........
 
 
 
For all your glow in the dark polish cravings here is a LINK specifically to the Glow in the Dark section of the Polish Addict Nail Color shop!  This LINK is to the Big Cartel shop home page.
 
You have got to see these beauties!!!  I need to go get my hands on Unicorn Galaxy GITD right this second, you guys.  So pretty!
 
Laura and Crystal also have a fantastic selection of other types of polish including holographic, thermal, and even an extremely popular Mystery Box subscription!  Be sure you go check out the PANC Facebook, too.  If you want to see that interview in Nail It! magazine you can find the link HERE.
 
Here is a little tidbit from the PANC site regarding the GITD polishes in case you are wondering about the glow: "A Photo-luminescent Powder that when charges with natural or artificial light will absorb photons, then re-radiates them and gives a glow. Sunlight and UV black light provide the best effect for a charge."
 
Thanks for dropping by - and come back to see some amazing holographics from PANC that will knock your socks off!!!

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Upcoming Blogiversary!

Woo hoo!  As you may already know At Peace with Polish began on March 1, 2013.  I cannot believe it has already been almost a year!!!  I am currently putting together a big ol' Indie Giveaway for my First Blogiversary as a thank you to all of you lovely readers.

If you are interested in being a part of the giveaway feel free to fill out this Google Doc and let me know!  I adore you all and cannot wait to show you what's in store!  Party!!!!


My First Scofflaw Nail Varnishes!

Hi, everyone!  So tonight I want to show you my first two Scofflaw Nail Varnishes!  I can't believe I waited so long to buy from this Indie brand.  These two colors are unique and stunning, each one was opaque in two coats, and the formula is impeccable.  These two polishes were purchased by me.
 
Before we get started I must ask you to excuse my incredibly random watermark on these pictures.  Unfortunately my program is not working properly and while the watermark was in the right place on the program, apparently it did not translate correctly when I saved the pic.... however the heck that works.... :(
 
Moving on!!!!
 
First up from Scofflaw is "Drop Dead Fred" and it is officially one of my new favorite polishes!  I just couldn't stop staring at it while I wore it.  Couldn't.  Stop.  And who would want to!?  "It's a vivid lime green with butterscotch shimmer highlights. It boasts glitters in metallic butterscotch and various sizes of holographic blue," says the Scofflaw site.  What a freakin' masterpiece.  I am obsessed with the shimmer, the colors, the formula..........  Just dreamy, you guys.  You have to get this one!!!  (As you can probably see, this is the last swatch set I watermarked with that program....)
 
 

Next is "Your Cat Ain't Cute," a vibrant coral creme polish full of delicate gold, matte neon coral, and various sizes of metallic brown glitters.  My camera barely does this polish justice!  I don't think that the coral color suits my skin as well as I'd like, but nonetheless I am obsessed with this beautiful glitter polish.  I think that this second photo is very true to the actual color of the polish you're getting.  Also - check out the new watermark!  Ooooh ahhhh!

 
You can find these and other amazing colors online at the Scofflaw Nail Varnish shop!  There will be a restock on February 8th!  You can subscribe for email alerts and follow along on Facebook, too.

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

New Year's Day Giveaway Winner!

Yay! Thank you all for entering my giveaway!

There were 17 of you darling ladies, and I recognized many names who have followed my blog and become friends from the beginning!  I am also so pleased to say there were a few new friends, too!  I can't wait for you all to see what's coming up in March for my One Year Blogiversary!!!!

I didn't make it to my goal of 200 followers on FB or the Blog, but that's ok!  I am grateful for everyone here and for everyone who allows me to review their amaaaazing polish.

And, without further delay:

Congrats to Vicki S.!!!! Woooooo! You won my giveaway and I will be emailing you soon!

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Sunday, January 5, 2014

I'm with the Lifeguard - Topless and Barefoot!

Hahaha, I know, I know.  I just couldn't help myself.  But the art mani I put together today was made with Essie Topless and Barefoot and China Glaze I'm with the Lifeguard!

It's a simply done tape mani that turned out to be one of my new favorites.  Please forgive my dry cuticles; the weather changing back and forth here is rough on them.  Both of these colors were on my wish list for so long and I haven't done much with either of them until now.  I used two coats of Essie T&B then taped off areas for China Glaze IWTL.  I absolutely adore it and it was so easy to do!

How do you like this fresh neon pop on a nice nude in all this wintery stuff? :)



Also, don't forget about my Giveaway!!!  I have a lovely set of rose water decals up for grabs.  If I can get 200 followers I will add a second prize winner! Check it out HERE!