Friday, August 9, 2013

Honey Buttons Nail Polish Custom Polish Review (Chuck vs. The Intersect) [PIC HEAVY]

So, today is a very special day for me. I get to review a totally custom polish made by the absolutely FANTASTIC Honey Buttons Nail Polish!!
She makes custom colors and bottle labels for whatever you want! Pets, people, TV shows...
...Speaking of TV shows, I requested my custom to be something from my favorite TV series EVER.
Now, I know not many people have heard about this show, so for those of you who haven't: it's about a nerd that is forced into the spy world. And of course, there's a hot spy girl.
I honestly can't say much more than that because I'll ruin the show for you.
But please watch it.
I mean, look at that face.
...Anyway, I had been a fan of Honey Buttons almost since she started, but I wasn't quite sure what I wanted my custom to be. I wanted it to be unique and very important to me. I don't have any pets, so that was out. I just couldn't figure out what I wanted. But then it hit me.
My favorite series of all time. This show was not just entertainment to me. I was there when the first preview for the pilot episode aired on TV. I would make sure my schedule was clear and drop everything when the weekly episode came on. this show was my go-to during my best and worst moments.
And of course, it was the show I would create if I could create any plot for a TV series. Other than the spy business and other unrealistic pieces, I felt like I could totally relate to the characters. Plus, there was a little bit of everything in this show. Mostly comedy, but romance (of course), action, drama, intrigue, fantasy.
I was there until it's end. And oh, that end.
I bawled my eyes out for a long time.
It wasn't just that I felt emotion for the characters and the show coming to an end, it was like a part of my life was coming to a close. It was so painful. I will forever miss that show.

Yeah. So, I messaged Honey Buttons and asked her if she would do a custom polish for me. She agreed.
But I still couldn't figure out what aspect of Chuck I wanted to use.
I already had a color scheme in my head, so it had to be something that wasn't too obvious, but would fit well with the colors I picked.
Then my husband suggested "The Intersect."
He's a "Chuck" fan too.
I could relate it to the program and the person (wink, wink).
So I told Honey Buttons the colors and name, and even though she had never seen the series, she nailed it on the head. When she sent me a picture, my husband and I had this exchange:
Now all I had to do was wait. As everyone knows, that's the hardest part.
Today, it finally came!!
And finally, here it is:
The Intersect, ladies and gentlemen. A light blue creme base with turquoise shimmer, tiny teal glitter, square teal glitter, and holographic purple hex glitter.
This is two coats, no base, and Glisten & Glow's HK Girl top coat.
Although I was a little sad that the glitters aren't obvious when I do my nails because the creme is so opaque, I'm really quite happy with this polish. Plus the formula is great, which is something I always get nervous about when I try a new brand.
Opacity: 3.5
Application: 5
Wear: unknown
Removal: unknown

I highly, HIGHLY recommend getting your own custom polish from Honey Buttons! She is SO sweet and fun to work with! I know I will be ordering more from her to grow an entire Chuck collection!!

One last thing, I really like to be unique, and we all know it's really fun to be "FIRST!!" at something.
While H.B. and I were working out making this polish, I did a Google search to see if there were any other "Chuck" themed polishes out there. While I know the search wasn't the most comprehensive, I didn't get any hits.
Which means, guess who is the first person to own a Chuck polish??
I am SO ecstatic right now. I think I need to have a Chuck marathon.
Thanks for reading everyone! Send love to H.B. for me!
And as always, stay classy ladies ;)

*All Chuck related pictures were found on tumblr. I do not claim any as my own. Any pictures can be removed upon owner's request.

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Colors by Llarowe [NEW COLORS] "Good Fortune" and "This Girl is on Fire...HELP!" Review [PIC HEAVY]

Llarowe recently released two new colors that I wanted to share with everyone. I know that my swatches may not look to be the same colors as the one on her site. For "Good Fortune", I feel that my pictures are an accurate representation of the color and shade of the actual polish. As for "This Girl is on Fire...HELP!", I think my pictures are a bit off, and that it's a bit more on the purple side.
I bought these here for $12 (15mL)

Good Fortune is a stunning teal polish with an extreme linear holographic. These pictures do NOT show off the holo well. This is two coats, no base or top.

Opacity: 2.5
Application: 5
Wear: 4.5
Removal: 5

As for "This Girl is on Fire...HELP!", this is the most understated polish. Think LynB's "So Changeable" (review to come). Not only is this polish a blue violet holographic when viewed from farther away, up close you can see the blue and purple microflecks that make it a color shift polish. It is STUNNING.
The first picture is one coat to show opacity, and how it dries to a satin finish.
The rest of the pictures are two coats with Glisten & Glow's HK Girl top coat.
The last picture is an attempt to show the color shift.
Opacity: 5
Application: 4
(my bottle happened to be a bit thick and sticky, but overall it was decent to apply)
Wear: 4.5
Removal: 5

I HIGHLY recommend both of these colors!! Go pick up your bottles in her next restock!!

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Aly's Dream Polish "White-ish" Review

I had to make this post a it shorter than my normal ones because I just couldn't get a good picture that captures all the holo in this polish. It's not a strong holo, but it's definitely there!

I used three coats here for good measure, but you could probably get away with two :)

Opacity: 2.75
Application: 5
Wear: 5
Removal: 5

Honestly, this is the prettiest white polish I've ever  owned. I can't wait until Aly's store opens again. Her polishes never disappoint!