Nail Polish BLOG SALE!!!

Hi everyone, I finally managed to get my Nail Polish Blog Sale up!!! Please check it out & if you have any questions feel free to leave a comment or email me!

I included it as a free standing page `BLOG SALE` – so you can click on the tab for a direct link =)

CLICK HERE to be taken to my Nail Polish Blog Sale Page!

Thank you all so much for your love & support.

Sincerely,

Zenorah

OPI ‘Lucerne-tainly Look Marvelous’ + BaronessX ‘Holographique’

Hi everyone, it’s been a very long time (over a month) since my last blog entry. Isincerely apologize for the massive gap in time, I have had a lot on my plate and for the interest of time I have been allocating my time towards posting Youtube videos rather than blog posts. I know later in the year things will change & I will be much more available to blog more regularly but as of right now I will try my best to blog at least once a week.

Today I have an Indie polish to share with you – this was sent for my honest review by the lovely Demi from BaronessX on Etsy.com. I have been really impressed with Indie polishes lately and this is no exception. But first, I need to introduce a new OPI polish to my collection.

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OPI ‘Lucerne-tainly Look Marvelous’ – is a gorgeous gun-metal slate grey shimmer polishes that was originally released in OPI’s 2010 Fall Swiss Collection but is now thankfully a permanent shade in their line up. I have been wanting this polish for a long time but kept over looking it, recently I picked this beauty up and it is a stunner!

I can definitely see myself wearing this more in the Fall & Winter but it’s also very suitable for a night time polish year round. I can honestly see myself wearing this on a girl’s night out in both the Spring & Summer time as well.

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It was opaque on two coats, easy to apply and the dry time was less than 15 minutes. I think it’s a great alternative to black and it tip toes between rocker edgy and sophisticated chic.

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BaronessX ‘Holographique’ – is a liner holographic polish in a light silver base. This is definitely a polish that can be layerd onto any other polish to create a holographic finish! The used ONE coat of this polish to achieve the desired effect and as you can see, it’s a GORGEOUS one!


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It was easy to apply, dried within 10-15 minutes and had a glossy shine finish. It was difficult capturing the holographic effect indoor but this holographic top coat is INSANE when in sunlight! I have never seen such a prism, holographic effect on a polish to date. I do believe that this effect is mostly achieved when applied over a darker polish though. While the above photo is unconventional you can see how it sparkles and comes to life in sunlight but the linear holographic effect is lost indoors.

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I truly love this polish and highly recommend it but would prefer if it were labelled. I would definitely purchase this top coat if it was available in a bigger size and highly recommend it!

You can purchase polishes from Demi on her Etsy store: BaronessX

*Thank you to Demi for providing this polish for review, all opinions are honest and are of my own.

OPI ‘Lucerne-tainly Look Marvelous’
Application: 9.5/10 
Opaque: 2 coats
Cost: $10 CAD 
Recommend: Yes!!
Grade: A+ (9.5/10)
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BaronessX ‘Holographique’
Application: 9.5/10 
Opaque: 1 coat
Cost: $4.80 (mini 5 ml) 
Recommend: Yes!!
Grade: A (9.5/10)

Do you own  OPI ‘Lucerne-tainly Look Marvelous’ and/or BaronessX ‘Holographique’? 

Rainbow Honey ‘The Kraken’

Hi everyone, so today I have such an amazing polish to share with all of you. Being a nail polish lover for as long as I have been, you come to imagine your ‘perfect polish’ and at least I wish I had the creativity and patience to make it. Well, as it turns out the Dee the creator and maker of Rainbow Honey has copy & pasted my perfect polish into the gorgeous shade you are about to see.

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Rainbow Honey ‘The Kraken’ – is a GORGEOUS teal polish infused with a variety of sizes of teal & gold glitter particles. This polish is from Rainbow Honey’s “Summer of 199X Collection”. One of the most unique features of this polish is while the teal base of the polish is opaque you can still see the gold and teal glitter particles through it!! It’s soooooo gorgeous I just can’t tell you how perfect of a polish it is you NEED to see it in person to appreciate it.

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I wanted to show you what it looked like indoors and in sunlight – it’s absolute perfection. First, you can actually get away with ONE thick coat but I always do two for good measure (not a fan of bald spots). As well the formula was just heavenly, very smooth to apply, dried within 5 mins and the DEPTH of the polish after two coats is just breath taking!

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This photo captures the most ‘real-life’ swatch I was able to capture, just look at it!! If you are a fan of Zoya’s Charla as I am, you NEED this 100% in  your collection ASAP! (this is definitely a polish I think my friend Yukie would LOVE!). As well, it is the perfect Mermaid polish – I have thrown that term around of other teal polishes but this one takes the cake!

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If you are  nail polish lover (which I know many of you are), you NEED this in your collection – if you have ever taken my advice on buying polishes, please go out and purchase this polish, you will never regret it! I think this may easily be my favourite Rainbow Honey nail polish to date! I have been so impressed by the brand that I am so excited to purchase MORE polishes in the near future!

Thank you to Nailpolishcanada.com for sending these polishes! As well you can use the promo code ILOVENAILBLOGS to recieve $5 off your purchase on the RainbowHoney.com website! This promo code expires March 31st, 2014!

Application: 10/10 
Opaque: 2 coats
Cost: $11.50 CAD / 15ml 
Recommend: Yes!!
Grade: A+ (10/10)

Do you own Rainbow Honey ‘the Kraken’?  

What are your thoughts on this nail polish?

Disclosure: The product in this post were provided to me by the manufacturer, their PR firm or retailer for my honest review.  All opinions are of my own. 

Rainbow Honey ‘Apple Kid’ & ‘XoXo’

Hi everyone, hope you are all doing well – today I have more Rainbow Honey polishes to share with you. I mentioned in previous posts, these are bloggers sample sizes (they are sold in 15ml bottles) and were kindly sent by Nailpolishcanada.com for my honest review. Don’t know about you guys but I am 100% over Winter, I need some warmer days ahead and I needed a change from the dark and nude polishes I seem to be wearing.

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Rainbow Honey ‘Apple Kid’ – is a gorgeous hot pink polish infused with blue shimmer particles and is part of their “Summer of 199x” Collection. This is one of the most unique hot pink polishes I own & as I have stated before, this is such an amazing Indie brand!

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It was opaque on two coats, dried within 10 minutes, this polish was an absolute DREAM to work with! This is a definite must have if you love pink polishes! What’s lovely about it is  that it looks equally as beautiful on the fingers as it does on the toes.

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This photo captures the pigmented, saturated pink base colour and the formula was smooth and consistent. I have recently been getting into pink polishes so for me I own nothing like this so I might be getting the regular 15ml size soon!

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Rainbow Honey ‘XoXo’ – And you all know I can’t ever leave a manicure alone for more than 3 days so I added this gorgeous glitter comprised of various red and gold sized hexagonal particles with holographic glitter in the mix. This polish is a part of their ‘Sweet Talk Collection’.

I LOVED how this turned out and the formula on this glitter polish was one of the easiest I have ever worked with! Did not have to manipulate the glitter particles at all – once again I have nothing but amazing things to say about Rainbow Honey polishes!

Thank you to Nailpolishcanada.com for sending these polishes & if you are interested in purchasing this polish, you can use the promo codeILOVENAILBLOGS to recieve $5 off your purchase!! This promo code expires March 31st, 2014!

Rainbow Honey ‘Apple Kid’
Application: 10/10 
Opaque: 2 coats
Cost: $11.50 CAD / 15ml 
Recommend: Yes!!
Grade: A+ (10/10)
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Rainbow Honey ‘ XoXo’
Application: 9/10 
Opaque: 1 coat
Cost: $11.50 / 15ml
Recommend: Yes!!
Grade: A+ (9/10)

Do you own Rainbow Honey ‘Apple Kid’ and/or ‘XoXo’ ?  

What are your thoughts on these nail polishes?

Disclosure: The product in this post were provided to me by the manufacturer, their PR firm or retailer for my honest review.  All opinions are of my own. 

Zoya “Belinda” + BaronessX “Roy G. Biv”

Hi everyone, sorry I have been M.I.A lately, been going through a lot recently my schedule is just insane at the moment coupled with not feeling physically well but I am trying my best to get things done otherwise I just might go a little crazy. Add all that while trying to keep up with all my social medias, filming, editing, working, career stuff and being a wife is starting to pile up so please be patient with me (my hat goes out to all the mothers out there, I look forward to being a mother one day soon but I don’t know how you do it! Respect!)

Okay now onto the reason for this post, I picked up this Zoya polish months ago and I am kicking myself it has taken this long to blog about it!

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Zoya ‘Belinda’ – is a gorgeous eggplant burple shimmer polish that was released in Zoya’s Winter ’13 Zenith Collection. This is the type of purple I LOVE to wear when I need a change from the dark Winter purple polishes like OPI Lincoln Park After Dark & believe me this polish is even more stunning in person!

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This is probably the most true to colour photo I have to share & it just glows on the nail! It was opaque in 2 coats, perfect in consistency, dried within 10-15 mins with each coat and I adore it!

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With Spring right around the corner I definitely recommend wearing this polish as much as you can if you have it in your collection. And believe it or not but with as many purple polishes I own, I do not have a dupe of this at all!

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This colour reminds me so much of old aristocratic money I have no idea why lol. I guess this is the type of purple I have always associated with royals (yes I am a history nerd as well lol).

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I was recently sent a very kind nail mail package by Indie Nail Polish make Demi known as BaronessX Lacquer on Etsy. And I decided to pair this gorgeous holographic polish over Zoya ‘Belinda’ the result was simply amazing!

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BaronessX ‘Roy G. Biv’ – is described by Demi as “as a multichrome (Chromaflair) shifter with added holo (scattered) pigment and it changes from blue to purple to red to gold”. I definitely second this description, it literally shifts to every colour under the rainbow under sunlight and artificial light!

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This is one layer of BaronessX “Roy G. Biv”, it did not change the base colour of Zoya Belinda and dried within average time of 10-15 minutes. I love how this polish changes the dimension of the base polish but doesn’t take away form the beauty of Zoya Belinda as well.

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Can you see that holographic shift?! I LOVE IT! This is a 5ml bottle however she does sell it in 15ml sizes as well! Just few a close up of the manicure, it’s soooooo gorgeous!

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I LOVE this blurry macro shot, it looks like circular holographic particles floating on nails! You guys definitely need to check out her polishes. I have 3 others to review so look out for more swatches soon.

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It reminds me of a grown up version of the galaxy manicure doesn’t it?! I highly recommend checking out Demi polishes and a special thank you to her for sending them to me to try out!! I am super excited to swatch the others very soon!

Please check out her etsy store – BaronessX on Etsy.com

Zoya ‘Belinda’
Application: 9.5/10 
Opaque: 2 coats
Cost: $10 CAD 
Recommend: Yes!!
Grade: A+ (9.5/10)
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BaronessX ‘Roy B. Giv’
Application: 8/10 
Opaque: 1 coat
Cost: $4.80 (mini 5 ml) 
Recommend: Yes!!
Grade: A (8/10)

Do you own  Zoya ‘Belinda’ & BaronessX ‘Roy B. Giv’ ?  

What are your thoughts on these nail polishes?

Disclosure: The product in this post were provided to me by the manufacturer, their PR firm or retailer for my honest review.  All opinions are of my own. 

Rainbow Honey ‘Tessie’ & ‘Magic Cake’

Hi everyone, today I have a manicure to share with all of you that I have been LOVING and it is perfect for Spring! Recently I was sent some blogger size Rainbow honey polishes for my honest review & I have been so impressed with this Indie brand I can hardly contain my excitement! I have been acutely obsessed with nail polishes for about 5 years now so I have a trained eye for dupes & have been on the hunt for unique polishes. I am happy to say I have tried enough Rainbow Honey polishes (more swatches to come) to state that this brand has my attention & excitement in the Indie nail polish world. So onto some swatches…

*These are blogger sizes, Rainbow Honey polishes are 15ml / bottle

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Rainbow Honey ‘Tessie’ – is a GORGEOUS periwinkle purple infused with mirco aqua coloured shimmer. This polish was released in their “The Summer of 199X” collection which is such a cool name for a collection in my opinion! To my surprise I have nothing like this in my collection & you should see my purple nail polish collection it’s massive! I am absolutely in love with the periwinkle twist and I think it’s the perfect Spring shade!

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It was opaque on two coats, the application was smooth like butter and the dry time was on average with main stream polishes. I can see this polish complimenting Spring dresses (can you tell I am over Winter? lol) so beautifully! I truly believe if you are a purple or blue polish lover you NEED this one in your life. Pictures can not capture  how gorgeous this polish is!

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I was so in love with this polish but I was so curious what Rainbow Honey ‘Magic Cake’ would look like on top of it!

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Rainbow Honey ‘Magic Cake’ – is a neon based glitter comprised of neon pink hexagonal & square particles, as well as medium sized neon yellow & smaller blue hexagonal particles infused within a clear based with a sliver shimmer. This polish is also part of the “The Summer of 199X” collection & sums up the 90’s perfectly! Growing up as a teenager in the 90’s I can tell you, this polish will always have a special place in my heart – it reminds me of the neon coloured ‘wind breaker’ jackets, neon socks, glow sticks, tights, bracelets you name it!

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The glitter particles spread evenly on the nail and I did not have to do any manipulating of glitter particles. This is without a top coat as well and you can see the manicure has a slight shine on it’s own! I will definitely be wearing this manicure again soon (you might see it pop up on one of my Youtube videos) and I HIGHLY recommend both polishes. If you are a 90’s child like I am, you 100% NEED this glitter is your life!

If you are interested in purchasing this polish, you can use the promo codeILOVENAILBLOGS to recieve $5 off your purchase!! This promo code expires March 31st, 2014!

Rainbow Honey ‘Tessie’
Application: 9.5/10 
Opaque: 2 coats
Cost: $11.50 CAD (full size bottle)
Recommend: Yes!!
Grade: A+ (9.5/10)
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Rainbow Honey ‘Magic Cake’
Application: 9/10 
Opaque: 2 coats
Cost: $11.50 CAD (full size bottle)
Recommend: Yes!!
Grade: A+ (9/10)

Do you own  Rainbow Honey ‘Sweet Talk’ and/or ‘Magic Cake’ ?  

What are your thoughts on these nail polishes?

Disclosure: The product in this post were provided to me by the manufacturer, their PR firm or retailer for my honest review.  All opinions are of my own. 

Rainbow Honey ‘Sweet Talk’

Hi everyone, today I have such an exciting nail polish to share with all of you! I was recently sent a few blogger samples of the Indie Nail Polish Brand “Rainbow Honey” & needless to say I am very impressed. I instagrammed a photo of this polish & a lot of you were interested in knowing the brand & polish so here we go!

*This bottle is a blogger sample, Rainbow Honey Polishes are available in 15 ml / each*

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Rainbow Honey ‘Sweet Talk’ – is a multi-glitter  polish infused in a white crelly base & consists of hexagonal & micro purple, red and mint green glitter particles along with a slight pink/opal shimmer. This is such a complex nail polish but it looks like candy on my nails! This polish hails from Rainbow Honey’s Sweet Talk Collection 2014, so it’s currently available on NailPolishCanada.com!

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It required only two coats to be opaque which was impressive due to it’s crelly white base and the glitter particles settled nicely onto the nails & did not require any manipulation for glitter placement. It required less than 10 minutes to fully dry & I did not feel the need to apply a top coat because it was shiny on it’s own which surprised me because I am so use to Indie glitters being dense & requiring a lot of top coat in order to shine! This is NOT a top coat eater my any means & I LOVE it for that!

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This polish is 100% unique to my collection & I LOVE the mint green glitter particles in it! The crelly based really adds to the unique character of the polish as it permits all glitter particles to “peek through” which adds such a rich dimension on the nails!

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I highly recommend this polish for all nail polish lovers & thus far this Indie brand has easily become one of my favourites on the market! I truly believe you NEED this in your collection & you will definitely use it often (my favourite thing to do is to wear it as an accent nail to either a purple or mint green manicure).

If you are interested in purchasing this polish, you can use the promo code ILOVENAILBLOGS to recieve $5 off your purchase!! This promo code expires March 31st, 2014!

Application: 9.5/10 
Opaque: 2 coats
Cost: $11.50 CAD (full size bottle)
Recommend: Yes!!
Grade: A+ (9.5/10)

Do you own  Rainbow Honey ‘Sweet Talk’ ?  

What are your thoughts on this nail polish?

Disclosure: The product in this post were provided to me by the manufacturer, their PR firm or retailer for my honest review.  All opinions are of my own. 

Zoya `Dot`

Hi everyone, it`s been a while since I have blogged – life is just crazy hectic at the moment (not an excuse but it`s been intense) however, I did manage to swatch a few polishes today and I am excited to share the first of many. Recently, I signed up for Ipsy and to my surprise, this polish was included in my first bag! Plus I really wanted this polish as well from their upcoming Spring collection so this was an win-win in my book! Not to mention this polish is GORGEOUS!

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Zoya `Dot` – is a gorgeous strawberry milkshake baby pink creme polish and is a part of Zoya`s upcoming 2014 Spring collection! I can definitely see this polish being a hit in the collection & a fan favourite because it`s vibrant yet a toned down pastel.  I have been kicking myself for not picking up OPI Pink Friday but this polish satisfies that craving so for all of you that felt the same way I did, I think you NEED this polish in your life!

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It required three thin coats to be opaque but the drying time was around 10 minutes which is not bad when you get a final result like this!! By no means is it super unique and I am not a `pink` lover so I have NOTHING like this in my collection, I shall do a comparison post in the coming weeks of this polish of my other baby pinks but I can tell you right now, this is much more vibrant which sets it apart from the rest.

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While you would need some patience with this polish, I can honestly say I will 100% repurchase this beauty when this bottle is finished. Now, I am so curious about the other polishes from this collection!

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I absolutely LOVE this colour & polish! And I can already predict that it will be on my toes all throughout Spring & Summer! It`s clean, crisp and sweet & I highly recommend this polish if you LOVE pink! (Mel it`s a must have =) Lastly, this is one polish you can gift to anyone! Would look beautiful on every age group & skin tone!!

Application: 9.5/10 
Opaque: 3 coats (thin)
Cost: $10 CAD
Recommend: Yes!!
Grade: A+ (9.5/10)

Do you own Zoya `Dot`?  What are your thoughts on this nail polish?

LORAC ‘PRO To Go’ Eye/Cheek Palette

Hi everyone, hope you are all doing well! It’s been a long time since I have blogged about makeup (at least it feels that way) and today I have an amazing palette to share with all of you. I have always been a fan of LORAC products but when my sister wanted it for her birthday I had see for myself why she wanted it so badly, only to find myself NEEDING it as well.

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LORAC `PRO To Go`Eye & Cheek Palette – is a very compact travel friendly palette that has 6 basic neutrals with diverse finishes that can take you from an everyday look to a sexy bombshell smokey eye! In addition, the palette contains 2 blushes and a bronzer along with two small makeup brushes and a decent size mirror. If you`re like me and have trouble thinking of what makeup to pack for a trip, this is a no-brainer for palette and travel lovers alike!

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Pearl – is an off-white satin eye shadow with micro shimmer & refined gold glitter particles.

Shell – is an eggshell white matte eyeshadow with a beige undertone.

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It was very smooth, pigmented & easy to swatch – now I know why everyone is hooked on the LORAC Pro Palette (shall be putting that baby on a wish list!).

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Chai – is a bronze shimmer eye shadow with refined gold shimmer (can be metallic if used wet).

Cafe – is a medium taupe brown matte eye shadow.

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Both of these eye shadows were super pigmented, easy to apply onto the lid and truly amps up the entire palette. The matte one is such a sleeper hit, love wearing it all over the lid blended to the crease with some black in corner for an easy sexy eye look!

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Mink – is a cool toned dark brown matte shadow with a ton of refined gold particles.

Black – is self explanatory, however it is by far my favourite MATTE black eye shadow EVER (tied with Inglot)! But I need a single pot of this beauty!

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As with the previous 4 – these dark eye shadows are AMAZINGLY pigmented!!!

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Coral – is a straight up coral blush with gold shimmer (reminds me of NARS Orgasm)

Pink – is a cool toned matte light to medium pink blush.

Bronze – is a matte medium toned brown (which works well as a contour).

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All swatched beautifully however I think the pink blush was not as pigmented as I wished for it to be.

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This is a really light swatch of all three, as you can see the pink does not really show up as much as the coral (the shimmer particles could be saving this one). HOWEVER, when I applied all three with a blush brush onto my face, it was very pigmented and formula was flawless!!

As you can tell, I am IN LOVE with this palette and I will be taking this bad boy with me on all my travels! I honestly believe it is worth every penny & now I want more LORAC eye shadows! I love the variety of finishes, the colour range is spectacular and it`s a nice starter palette as well if you are new to makeup!

Application: 10/10
Pigmentation: 10/10
Cost: $52 Canadian
Recommend: Yes
Grade: A+ (10/10)

Do you own LORAC `PRO to Go`Eye & Cheek Palette?

What are your thoughts on this product?

Rainbow Honey ‘Emerald Weapon’

Hi everyone, today I have an Indie brand nail polish to share with all of you. I was recently contacted by Nail Polish Canada.com to review a few Rainbow Honey nail polishes and I was super excited because I have never owned anything by the brand and I am very much into Indie brands at the moment so I could not wait to paint my nails with these polishes. As with everything, I am always 100% honest in my reviews. Keep in mind the bottle you are viewing in these photos are blogger sizes – they are available for purchase at 15 ml / bottle.

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Rainbow Honey ‘Emerald Weapon’ – is a dark emerald green infused with teal shimmer particles. This is truly a unique polish in my collection & the only polish that comes to mind that might be similar is a very hard to find polish MAC released 4 years ago called Jade Dragon. I shall do a comparison post in the future.

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It was opaque on two coats, however it was a slightly thicker in consistency than what I am used to with shimmer polishes. However it is a STUNNING colour, the manicure dried within 10 mins and I did not see tip wear or chips within three days of wear. The teal shimmer takes this polish to new heights and I am very impressed that this is an Indie brand!

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If you love green or teal polishes, this would be an amazing addition to your collection. I think this is one polish would be an amazing ‘night’ polish in the Spring & Summer as well (would contrast nicely against yellows, oranges, pinks & neons etc). If you are new to Indie brands, this would be a good brand to start with!

* Thank you to Nailpolishcanada.com for sending this polish for review *

Application: 8.5/10 
Opaque: 2 coats
Cost: $11.50 Canadian (Full Size)
Availability: Nailpolishcanada.com
Recommend: Yes
Grade: A+ (8.5/10)

Do you own Rainbow Honey ‘Emerald Weapon’? What are your thoughts on this nail polish?