Thursday, 28 June 2012

My First Butter London! : Knackered Swatches & Review

I've been waiting for this day for so long, the day when... I got my first Butter London *dramatic music* ! I acquired this bad boy from Totally Lacquer Obsessed when I won one of many of the giveaways that she is always having via her blog and Facebook (check them both out, she's great!). Now, on to the polish. Let me start off by saying that pictures do NOT do justice to this polish and its beauty. The color I received is Knackered which is a very sheer duo-chrome that flashes from a metallic purple to a seafoam green & also contains tiny holographic glitter. The application on this polish is great, no streaks, no bubbles, no bumps. Another thing I like about the polish is the brush, nice and wide for easy application.

This is 3 coats of Knackered on its own taken in the sunlight. As you can see, my free edge is 100% visible, which I was shocked by because out of the sun the polish is very opaque. I'd recommend 4-5 coats if you plan to wear it alone on long nails.

Check out this duo-chrome action! Love it <3

This is 1 coat of Knackered over 1 coat of Klean Color's black. This really helped enhance the colors and I thought this was the ultimate combo until...

I randomly decided to swatch it over a random color just for the sake of it and it was one of the prettiest things I have ever seen! This is 1 coat of Knackered over 1 coat of Klean Color's Teal Envy. It added a nice metallic finish to the whole nail and made the holo glitter go crazy!

Overall, after my experience with Knackered I will most certainly be getting myself some Butter Londons. What other must haves are there? Let me know below and have a wonderful day :) !

Tuesday, 12 June 2012

Tip Top Nail Addict Swatches and Review

Hello lovely lacquer lovers! Today's post consists of 4 polishes from a brand called Nail Addict by Tip Top. I acquired these polishes from a "name that polish" contest on Tip Top Nails South Africa's Facebook page. I don't believe these polishes are available for sale in North America (correct me if I am wrong), but I would love to get my hands on some more of these if I can!

This first polish is called "Barely There". It is a beautiful nude color which I doubted at first glance, but when I put this on my nails my opinion totally changed. This color can be described as a cross between a very pale pink and beige that is packed with glitter and flakies. I think this would look gorgeous on any skin tone. This is 2 thin coats and it has good pigmentation.

Next up is "Smitten". This is a very gorgeous hot pink (Although it looks like its a pink-red) with a slight shimmer. In my bottle I seen little gold glitter but it is not visible upon application. This is 2 thin coats and it is very opaque.
Third polish is called "Devoted" and I was least excited about this color. Don't get me wrong, this color is nice, I just have issues with red polishes hahaha. Devoted is a metallic red with visible pink and silver glitter within it. This polish is also 2 coats.
Lastly but certainly not least, my FAVORITE of the bunch "Love From Above". This is a baby blue polish with a slight silver shimmer that is not very visible. I have been searching for the perfect baby blue for a long time, and this is it. This is 2 coats.
I loved this color so much I wore it as a mani for a whole week which is long for me (LOL). I added an accent with OPI's "Gone Gonzo" and later matted it out with NYC's "Matte Me Crazy" top coat .
Overall these polishes are amazing. The pigmentation is great, the brush is nice and wide, and I love the teeny tiny bottles ^_^ ! I hope to get my hand on more of these because I love how nicely they apply and they do not have a harsh smell. Until next time, have a great day ! :)

Saturday, 9 June 2012

My first SURPRISE Giveaway! *Closed*

SURPRISE!!! It's my very first giveaway *happy dance*
As many of you may know, I've been waiting to do a giveaway for a while (since I started my page LOL) So I thought I'd take advantage of a certain situation which I will explain below. But first, lets get to the prizes!

The winner of this giveaway will receive ANY 2 Zoya's of their choice from the website! This giveaway sadly is US only as I will be shipping prizes from the company (Sorry fellow Canadian polish junkies, promise I'll make it up to you in the future!)

So whats the catch? In order to possibly add 2 beautiful Zoya's to your collection you must:
-LIKE Teen Polish Junkie on Facebook
-LIKE my logo contest entry (comment FB name in blog comments!) here

For additional entries you may:
-Share this giveaway
-Be a GFC follower

This giveaway will end on July 1st, 2012. So get to liking and sharing and good luck to you all.
*P.S. If the logo contest gets extended so will the giveaway and I will double the prize! I'll update you guys to let you know what's happening :)

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