Swatch and Review: Yogurt Series No. 4

It’s always difficult for me to choose nail polish when the weather is dreary, and this has been quite a dark weekend here.  I finally settled yesterday on an untried glitter polish that seemed like it would be a bright and cheerful contrast to the darkness outside.

Born Pretty Store Yogurt Series No. 4 has a blue-green jelly base with a few different colors and sizes of glitter.  There are large silver hexes, smaller copper and purple hexes, and some thin silver bars.  It’s an interesting combination and not one I’ve seen before.

This polish is not terribly difficult to apply, but the glitter does have a tendency to ‘bunch up’ on the nail a little bit, so some care does need to be taken when applying.  The base color is quite translucent, which allows great visibility for the glitter, but it also allows for a VNL.  It’s not terribly noticeable because of all the glitter, but it is definitely there.  The bar glitter does have a tendency to curl as well, which is a real bugaboo for me.  I only applied one coat of top coat, so perhaps this could be lessened were one to apply multiple coats (as you know, something I’m not really willing to do).  The polish dried quickly, but it does have a strong ‘nail polish’ scent, which will be off-putting for those with scent sensitivities.  I used a glitter base, three coats of polish, and my normal top coat for the photos.

Yogurt Series No. 4

Yogurt Series No. 4

Yogurt Series No. 4

Yogurt Series No. 4

Yogurt Series No. 4

This polish is definitely a bright contrast to this weekend’s weather.  It’s not quite my cup of tea, though, so I’ll probably be adding this one to my “find me a new home” pile.

I purchased this polish from Born Pretty Store for around $4.00.  Definitely search online for a coupon code if you intend to purchase from there, because there are lots of 10 percent off your purchase coupons for this store floating around the interwebs.

 

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Swatch and Review: Born Pretty Store Holo No. 4

I took advantage of the sunny morning yesterday to throw on an untried holo:  Born Pretty Store Holo No. 4.  This polish has a sheer, almost cranberry red base.  Holo No. 4 is a vibrant jelly red that has a squishy feel and a linear holographic sparkle.  The holo is visible in indoor lighting, and it becomes quite vibrant in sunlight.  This really is a gorgeous color that I stared at all day.

The application for this polish was good.  The brush was a little on the thick side, which made precise application somewhat difficult.  I did have to do a little more clean up than I would normally do, but otherwise it applied evenly and dried quickly.  I used three coats of Holo No. 4 over an aqua base for the photos.  I did not use top coat.

Born Pretty Store Holo No. 4

Born Pretty Store Holo No. 4

Born Pretty Store Holo No. 4

Born Pretty Store Holo No. 4

Don’t you just love it?  There really isn’t a color I don’t like, but, for some reason, I don’t wear red all that often.  Wearing this polish has made me rethink that.  There really isn’t anything sexier than a bright red nail, is there?

I purchase this polish from Born Pretty Store for $8.99.  They have since lowered the price on these, and you can pick one up for $5.99.  This is a much more reasonable price for what is, in effect, a mini-sized bottle of polish at 6ml.  If you are interested in purchasing from Born Pretty Store, be sure to search online for a coupon code.  There are tons of 10% off coupons floating around online for this store.

Nail Art NOTD: LVX Legendaire

I’m a bit of a beauty subscription box addict, and I sign up for new ones too often (and cancel them too rarely).  One of the subscription boxes to which I subscribe is the Blush Mystery Beauty Box.  In September’s box they included a polish from LVX Nail Lacquer in Legendaire, which is a muted, greyed-out lavender shade.  It seems like a great shade for transitioning from summer into autumn, so I just had to try it out as soon as it arrived.  The first picture is two coats of Legendaire over base coat (but no topcoat).

LVX Legendaire

I think this is a great, neutral shade that would work great for workplace nails.  Legendaire applied very easily, and the LVX brush was one of those perfect ones that let me do a three-stroke application with ease.  And it looks great even without top coat, doesn’t it?!

After swatching it I added some accent nails with some small rhinestones. I thought green would be a nice complement to this color, so I added a half-moon mani accented with the rhinestones to two nails. I added this by using a cotton swab dipped in polish remover and removing the polish from the nails. Then I added a layer of top coat, followed with the rhinestones. I then sealed it all with another layer of top coat.

LVX Legendaire

This is such an easy look to create, and it gets a lot of compliments.  It’s an easy way to switch up a mani with minimal effort.  🙂

As I mentioned, I purchased Legendaire as part of the Blush Mystery Beauty Box.  The box is $34.95 when purchased as an individual item, or $24.95 per month when purchased on subscription (both prices include shipping).  I purchased the rhinestones from Born Pretty Store as part of a set of a few different colors for $4.89.

NOTD: Yogurt Series No. 13

The weather’s a bit fickle today here so I thought some glittery, sparkly nails would be the best way to brighten my day!  For that I chose a nail polish from the Yogurt Series available at Born Pretty store.  This one is # 13 in the color selections.  It is a very light salmon pink base with gobs of pink and gold glitter.  I used three coats in the pictures you see below; I almost stopped at two because of how much glitter this one has in it, but I’m glad I did a third coat because it evened everything out.  I have used base and top coat here as well.

Yogurt Series No. 13Yogurt Series No. 13Yogurt Series No. 13

What do you think of this polish?  Do you like polishes that are chock full of glitter like this one?  I just love an over-the-top, glittery nail.

I purchased this nail polish from this Born Pretty store listing.  There are a few other shades available in addition to this one.  If you are thinking about purchasing from them, do a quick web search for a coupon code.  There are a lot of 10% off your purchase coupons floating around out there for this store.

Thanks for looking!