Saturday, February 22, 2020

BLUSH Lacquers Film Noir Collection & Matterial Girl Matte Top Coat Swatches and Review

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BLUSH Lacquers has become a prolific producer of excellent creme polishes. Their latest collection is no exception. This time around BLUSH Lacquers is offering an all-new buttery smooth formula for The Film Noir Collection.  Film Noir Collection features easy-to-apply cremes in a black to white grayscale color scheme. Victoria was inspired by the classic American genre of black and white film noir movies known for their bold and contrasting lighting effects, framing angles and tales of murder and mystery. 

The BLUSH Lacquers Film Noir Collection uses a new creme formulation that more closely mimics a mainstream creme feel and consistency instead of the brands normal high gloss cremes with a squishy jelly-like consistency. These have a much higher pigment to base ratio meaning that most will find they can get full coverage in one coat with no streaking, perfect self-levelling and a medium gloss finish. These look amazing with a glossy top coat (of course) or BLUSH Lacquers' Matterial Girl Matte Top Coat which I show below. All of these polishes are perfect in one coat - including the white! I am blown away by how truly wonderful and buttery the formulas are. 

BLUSH Lacquers Film Noir Collection swatches by Streets Ahead Style

Saturday, February 15, 2020

My Indie Polish Rat Rod Paint Job Matte Black Nail Polish Swatch and Review

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My Indie Polish, an OG Canadian indie nail polish brand that I'm sure you've seen before on my blog, is re-promoting some of their core collection nail polishes. First up is My Indie Polish Rat Rod Paint Job: a matte black nail polish.

Thursday, February 6, 2020

Paint It Pretty Polish Purple Amethyst Swatches and Review

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I'm really enjoying Paint It Pretty Polish's Pretty Polish of the Month series inspired by birthstones. If you've been following along, you'll know the series started back in October with opal and now we are in February with an amethyst-inspired nail polish. My sister has fallen into a circle of folks at her workplace who are into essential oils and crystals so this post is in honour of her as amethyst is a stone of spiritual protection and purification. This stone is believed to be capable of cleansing one's energy field of negative influences and attachments. It can't hurt, right? 

Paint It Pretty Polish Purple Amethyst swatch by Streets Ahead Style

Thursday, January 30, 2020

Girly Bits Fireweed and Flora and Fauna Glitter Globe Pen Review

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Girly Bits is setting a dangerous precedent. For the January Polish Pickup and once again for February's, Pam has created a glitter globe pen to match with the nail polish she's created. I'm going to start expecting to own a pen to match every nail polish I own. Who doesn't want their nails to match their glittery pen? I've always been obsessed with pens (super weird - don't judge me) and, obviously, nail polish so this is very much up my alley. I'm not at all complaining. The pen has a perfect weight and the glitter in the top part is a custom mix Pam created just for Polish Pickup. Keep reading to learn more about how to get the pen in your hands and polish on your nails.

Girly Bits Fireweed swatch by Streets Ahead Style