Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Smitten Polish: Shipwrecked

FINALLY!  Back to the blog for a bit!  I've had this new Smitten Polish collection sitting in my photobucket account for about a month because I was not very happy with the quality of the pictures.  Come to find out, my camera lens has a LOT of dust on the inside and it is causing my photos to not be as sharp as I'd like them to....that is my only disclaimer, so please, don't flame me for the lack luster shots.

Shipwrecked is Smitten's latest release.  It is made up of 7 polishes that remind me of late spring into early summer colors.  Slightly muted colors but still bright enough to catch your eye.  There are 4 glitters with colored bases and 3 heavy particle shimmers.

Siren's Song : indoor lighting
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Siren's Song: outdoors, full sun
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Siren's Song is a purple/violet/fuchsia with a strong blue shimmer.  If you notice in the top photo, you can really see the blue, purple and violet tones.  In the direct sun, the pinks and even a bit of red comes out.  This is 3 thin coats.  The only problem I had with this is it dried super fast which caused the brush to gunk up quickly.

Isla de Muerto: outdoor lighting
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Isla de Muerto is a gorgeous mid blue, metallic looking base with tons of blue and copper glittery/glassy flecks.  3 thin coats.  This one also had the same problem with a fast dry time.  I needed to work quickly to lay down each coat so it wouldn't drag the undercoat.  Reminds me of treasure or coins underwater if you are looking at them from the surface.

The Isabella Emerald: outdoor lighting
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The Isabella Emerald is a medium emerald green jelly base with tons of small, gold, iridescent glitters along with even smaller glitters of the same color.  This is 2 coats and they both applied with no problem at all.  Depending on the lighting and angle you look at this, you can get green, gold, orange and sometimes a touch of blue.  One of my favorites of the lot for sure!

Watch Out For That Reef: indoor lighting
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Watch Out For That Reef is a milky, peach base with a touch of peach shimmer and loads of turquoise glitters in various shapes and sizes.  I was completely surprised by this one.  I am not a big fan of peach colored polishes but the addition of the turquoise glitter made this one really pretty.  The subtle peach shimmer added a really nice surprise when the light catches it as well.  This is 3 thin coats.  I had no problem at all applying this one and it smoothed out nicely with 1 coat of Pro FX fast dry top coat.  Another one for the top 3 of this collection for me.

Sunken Galleon: outdoor lighting
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Sunken Galleon is a milky, blue/green base with different sizes of gold and silver CIRCLE glitters!  I love circle glitters!  There are also bright turquoise and gold micro glitters in the mix too.  The base is a unique color to me.  It is a blue/green mix that I would call a muted pastel turquoise...if there is such a thing.  Gorgeous!  Applied flawlessly with no problems and only need 1 coat of the Pro FX.  I think this is my #1 of the collection for sure.

Capitana El Rubi: Outdoor lighting
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Capitana El Rubi is a jelly, fuchsia/"ruby" base with small round, silver glitters, small pink squares and purple/violet micro shimmer.  This was the trickiest of the lot to apply but the end result was worth it.  3 thin coats.

The only one I can't seem to find is Bermuda Triangle.  I KNOW I took a photo of it but it's not anywhere to be found.  Bermuda Triangle can be found on the Smitten etsy site.  It is a very pretty orange with chunky glass flecks.

All of these can be bought on etsy at:  along with other gorgeous Smitten creations.

These were sent to me for review.

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Makeup Blog Sale

I am keeping this separate from my nail polish blog sale because I don't foresee updating as often as I had updated my polish blog sale.

All items are as stated.  All prices are firm.  $10 minimum purchase.  Shipping is $2.50 per. for the first item, $0.50 for each additional item. Add DC for $0.50.  International shipping is available at the actual cost of shipping.  Paypal invoices only!!  I will not accept "gift" payments.  Sanitizing will be left up to you.  All items have been kept in a Helmer in a cool, dry place.

Please email me at yesterdaysnail AT gmail DOT com ONLY!  DO NOT LEAVE  COMMENT ON THE BLOG AS I WILL NOT RESPOND TO IT.  I will not hold items for longer than it would take to complete the transaction.  Do us both a favor and don't request something only to back out by not responding to emails.  It's a waste of both of our time.

Newly added but not Pictured:

Wen products:
2- Summer Mango Coconut Cleansing Conditioner 16oz  BN, still sealed $19 EACH
Winter Vanilla Mint Cleansing Conditioner 16oz BN, still sealed $19
BNIP  pump for Cleansing COnditioner bottles $2
Sweet Almond Mint  Re Moist Intensive Hair Treatment 4 oz BN, sealed $11 (2 avail)
Sweet Almond Mint Anti-Frizz Styling Creme 4oz BN, sealed $8
Sweet Almond Mint Styling Creme 4oz BN, still sealed $7
Sweet Almont Mint Replenishing Treatment Mist 6oz BN, still sealed $13
...or, take them all for $90

BPAL 5ml's: (All bought in Fall of 2011 and have aged very nicely) 
Shango -used once $12
O -used 5x $10 
Azathoth- unused $12

NYX HD Photogenic Concealer in Medium, used 3x $1

Maybelline Dream Fresh BB Creams, both used 3x $6 for both or:
Medium Sheer Tint $2.50
Medium/Deep Sheer Tint $2.50

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Bare Minerals Ready SPF20 Foundation compact: Golden Tan BNIB $24
MAC MSF Medium/Natural & Shimmer BNIB $27

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e.l.f. Disney Villains LE makeup kits.  All new, never used. $14 each. $40 for all 3 (+$5 for shipping)

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R&R single eye shadows, usage as shown. This line has been D/C'd. $35 for the lot or prices as listed.
Top: Electric $9, Envy $10
Bottom: Chronic $9, Revenge $9

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Left: Sleek Primer palette.  2 colors swatched as shown, boxclude8d. $ in
Right: Sleek The Original palette. 5 colors swatched, usage as shown, incl. box $7

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L'Oreal H.I.P. kohl eyeliners.  All have never been used. $3 each or $18 for the lot.
L-R: black, navy, teal, brown, burgundy, gold

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NYX Extreme Lip Cremes: Dolly Girl, Buttery Nude, Strawberry Jam.  All swatched on hand x1.
$2.50 each or $4 for both
Korres Lip Butters, usage as shown. Wild Rose $5, Pomegranate $3 or both for $7

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C.o. Bigelow Lemon&Blackberry balm $0.50
Maybelline Raspberry Ice, used 2x, $4
Maybelline Citrus Slice, used 2x $4
Maybelline Stain Gloss: Mauve Dream 1x $3
Maybelline Stain Gloss: Berry Heavenly 1x $3
Manishma Holographic lip color, used 2x, $2
L'Oreal gloss stain Pink Resistance, 1x $4
L'Oreal gloss stain Coral Tattoo opened but unused $5 (not pictured)

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Back, L-R:  Kat Von D Fierce Red gloss, used 3x, $3
Nars Viva Las Vegas lipstick, 75+% remains, $8
Paul & Joe Lipstic C #068, BNIB $10*SOLD*
EA Caramel Glaze, used 2x, $2
Front row: Clinique Sunset/Tenderheart duo, never used, $4
Nars gloss duo Giza, Boogie Nights, both colors swatched on hand x1, $6

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MAC Glimmerglass: Black Bling, 50% full (it has been laying on its side for several months) $9
not pictured: MAC Glimmerglass: Blackfire, 50% full $7
MAC WW Emancipation lipglass, SIB, used 3x $15*SOLD*
MAC Viva Glam lipglass GaGa 2,swatched on hand 1x, no box $12
MAC Lustre Honeyflower lipstick D/C'd color, 80+% remains, $8
MAC Marilyn Monroe packaging Pure Zen, BNIB, $18

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L-R: Pink Truffle, Cherry Tart, Sugar Plum, Berry Smoothie, Creme Brulee, Brown Sugar, Lollipop, Fig Jam, Red Velvet.  All twisted up to show usage, $2 each or $10 for the remaining.

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BE makeup brushes.  All washed x1. $15 for the lot or singles as listed.
Handy Buki $6
Flawless Application Face $6
coastal scents angled face brush dupe $3
mini Flawless Face, BNIB $4

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Laura Geller Baked Marble eyeshadow: Amethyst/Starburst. Both colors swatched 1x, D/C'd color $7
B.M. Socialite shadow, older packaging, d/c'd color, full size, 75+% remains $5
Meow Cosmetics Med. Ocicat Skinny Dipper contour color, 75+% remains, $2
B.M minis, Classic Rock, Berry Flambe, Madras.  All swatched 1x, $3 each, $7 for all 3.

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Bare Minerals blush duo Escape/Lovely.  Both colors used approx 3x, $7
MAC Fairylite pigment. D/C'd, HTF, 80+% usage as shown, $18
NYX Secret World palette, most colors untouched, usage as shown, SIB $4

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Philosophy, NIB, never used. Both for $8 or price as listed.
Art of Blushing: Pink Dreams $4
The Supernatural coloring book $5

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Coastal Scents 12 pan magnetic palette. Includes the 3 discs for non magnetized pans as shown in top, right wells, a repressed NYX taupe shade, a depot of an NYX matte black  $3

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WnW Limited Edition Color Icon baked palettes, all BNIB. $6 each or $15 for all 3.
Bake Off Contest (blues), Baking A Cake (pinks/plums), Baked, Not Fried (nude/brown)

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WnW LE 8 pan Color Icon palettes, never used, still sealed $6 each or $10 for the remaining 2.
Shimmer The Night Away (2 available)
Drinking A Glass of Shine (aka I love matte)*sold*
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eyeshadow/blush mixed lot.  $25 for the lot.
bourjois Violet Absolu 2x,$3
Kat Von D Livewire duo 3x, $5
Sephora Prisma Chrome: Shimmery Sand D/C'd color, 2x $6
Maybelline blush, LE Pressworthy Pink, 1x $4
Milani LE eyeshadow: Antigua 1x, $3
Maybelline LE Eyestudio quad: Makeover Mocha, 2x, $3
stila single eyeshadow: Shore, 1x, $3
Maybelline Eyestudio quint: Caffeine Rush, 2x, $3
L'Oreal H.I.P Electrified metallic duo, taupe used 5x, purple 1x $3

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blush and powder mixed lot.  $6 for the remaining lot.
Milani Amber Nectar illuminating face powder, 2x, $3
PF Happy Booster in Beige, used approx 10x, $3
PH Happy Booster Light Bronzer, used approx 5x, $3
MAC MSF Medium/Natural & Shimmer. Shimmer completely gone, matte has 25%, good for B2M $5*SOLD*
Starry Precious Mineral blush: Natural Glow, 3x, $1
WnW Color Icon Bronzer SPF 15: Reserve Your Cabana, 2x $3*SOLD*

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TOP: Walking on Eggshells, minimal useage $1
Silent Treatment, moderate useage, no pan showing, $0.50
Silent Treatment, minimal useage $1
I'm getting Sunburned, used 2x $1.50
Bottom: LE Dancing In The Clouds, taupe shade used 5x, slight dip $2
LE We're Blasting Off. Browbone shade unused, other 2 swatched 1x, $3
LE Earth Looks Small From Down Here. Browbone and crease shades swatched 1x, eyelid unused $4
Knock on Wood, used 2x, $1
New, still sealed LE Dancing In The Clouds trio $5
New, still sealed LE Fly Me To The Moon trio $5

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Empty Kat Von D palettes with creme shadow remaining:
 Angeles (incl box) $3
True Love $3
Metal Orchestra (incl box) $3
Take all 3 for $8

Thanks for looking!

Crowstoes: Shoot The Butterfly

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3 thin coats.  Pure perfection!  This is Cowstoes: Shoot The Butterfly from the new Spring This collection.  The name of the polish fits the color and concept to a T.

A very squishy black jelly base with medium sized orange holographic hex glitters, tiny white matte glitters and a sprinkling of blue/violet iridescent, translucent glitters.

The 1st coat lays down very patchy and most jelly finishes will.  The 2nd coat filled in the patchiness but, the base was still too light for my liking.  The 3rd coat made it perfect!  The polish flows nicely from the brush as I did not have to fish for any glitter.  The orange hexes did tend to clump together in small patches at times but they were easily repositioned with minimal effort.  I only had to use 1 coat of top coat (Hong Kong Girl in the case) to get it 95% smooth.  I can still feel the shape of the glitter on some nails when I run my finger over a nail but none of the edges are sticking out.  For my tastes, I would still consider this completely smooth with the single coat of top coat.

This collection will be available for purchase wherever Crowstoes polishes are sold.  I can't wait to try out the rest of the collection!  There is a purple and a couple of nudes that are especially calling my name!

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Lazy photo dump and Blog Sale updated!

YES...I still love nail polish.  YES...I am still actively collecting.  No...I don't paint my nails everyday.  NO...I don't take a photo of every NOTD I do.  Sad, but true.

All in all...I don't have the time I used to.  I still WANT to blog and will do so when I can...just not as often as I did when I started unfortunately.

Here is the latest photo dump.  I don't have info on when these were taken and will try to be correct with polishes used in layering combos if applicable.


Darling Diva Polish: Bazinga

Darling Diva Polish: Chandelle over OPI: Barefoot in Barcelona (pinky has no undies)

Lynnderella: Early Halloween over Illamasqua: Rampage

Enchanted Polish: Hey Jude

China Glaze...either Skate Night or Thunderbird...I can't remember.

Lilacquer: The God Particle over above China Glaze.

Nail's Inc: Baker Street

Darling Diva Polish: Witchy Woman over above Nail's Inc.

And, that is all I got for now!

I've added a few items to my Blog Sale listing (click the tap towards the top of the page labeled "blog sale". I've also lowered prices a little on a few items as well.

Happy Wednesday!!

Friday, September 14, 2012

Comparison request: BoF vs Carrie

Quick and dirty post and run.  A request was made for a comparison between Lynnderella's Bride of Franken versus Darling Diva Polish's Carrie.  I happened to have both handy so I figured I'd give it a go.

First up, bottle shots.  BoF on the left, Carrie on the right.

Again, but in different lighting.

From the bottles, you can see the base colors are different.  BoF is a very pale violet/lavender shade.  Carries is more of a magenta/pink.  The glitter shapes are different as well.  BoF has micro glitter and small, iridescent hexes.  Carrie also has micro glitters and iridescent hexes with the addition of square iridescent glitters and possibly another shade of iridescent hex which appears to have a green/gold/red shift to it.

Here are some nail swatch shots.  Please excuse the awkwardness of the shots...these are my right pinky and ring finger you are seeing.  They were swatched over 2 coats of Nails Inc. Baker Street...which I will review soon.

1 coat of each here, no top coat.  BoF on the left, Carrie on the right.  Carrie has more glitter in it which is evident at one coat.  Both of these needed to be lightly dabbed on to get everything on evenly.

2 coats each here, no topcoat.  Again, you can see the glitter is denser in Carrie.

So, my conclusion....these are absolutely not dupes nor are they close to being dupes other than they both appear to have some disco glitter in them.  They are both gorgeous and I would never replace either in my collection.
Darling Diva Polishes can be purchased on etsy at:
Lynderella polishes can be bought exclusively on ebay.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Zoya Zuza

What?!?!  Delurking for a post?!?!

Hi everyone!  Happy hump day!  The weather here is nice today...woke up to drizzle and gloom which has melted away to a sunny but overcast day.  I can't wait for fall!

So, about a week ago I got a box full of Zoyas from the last big promo they had.  I hadn't bought a Zoya in several collections so I felt it was time to do a mini stock up.  The latest collections did not disappoint me!  I couldn't decide between FeiFei, Carly, Zuza, Frida, Paloma, Kimber, Natty or Daul.  I ended up letting the boyfriend pick...he never disappoints either :)

His choice....Zuza!!


2 coats over my regular base, topped with ProFX QDTC.
I love that this changes tones on me a bit in different lights.  Sometimes it looks cool, others it has a slight warmth to it.

I love the chunky shimmer particles in this.  It's not quite glitter but still larger than shimmer.

Now, if only Zoya will make a polish named Tara...and it HAS to be the most awesome purple you have ever seen!!!  

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Chanel Nouvelle Vague

Finally getting a minute to make a new post.

This is a polish that I have had sitting for over a year.  I actually forgot I had it until I started re-organizing my stash!  I just got a new Helmer to add to the fleet and was able to get my stash a little more tidy again.

2 coats of NV.  It was horribly streaky on the 1st coat but evened nicely on the 2nd.

Shade shot.  Such a pretty pastel blue? Green?  What the heck color is this?  Seafoam?  And look, lobster hands!!

As much as I love Chanel, they tend to chip quicker on me for some reason.  The next morning I had a couple of small tip chips so I decided to distract with glitter!

2 thinly dabbed coats of Lynnderella Pentimento.  So much fun!!

Thanks for looking and hope you are having a true Sunday Funday!

Friday, June 29, 2012

Photo Dump

Not a lot of words.
As the title states, this is going to be a photo dump.  Enjoy.

Jade Mystic Gold, 2 coats.

Claire's Sherbet Scented

Claire's Cotton Candy Scented

A England St. George

Crowstoes Muder By #'s prototype over a dark, vivid purple

China Glaze Ultamate Holiday

Lynnderella LavenDear over...I have no idea...

OPI Pike's Peak-A-Boo Purple

Claire's Off To See The Wizard

Have a great 4th of July weekend!