Sunday, September 16, 2012

Make Up Your Face - Pastel Lover's Paradise & Hello Kitty - Bubble Gum

Make Up Your Face - Pastel Lover's Paradise
Pastel Lover's Paradise - A clear suspension packed with millions (can i say that?) of pastel pink, green, blue hex glitters along with random slivers of silver glitter.  Handmade (Indie polish) with love <3
Consistency:  It is actually a kinda-thick suspension, but it has so much glitter packed into it... What do you expect?  I love it!  When I first tried it on my nail wheel, the amount of glitter on the brush was insane (good insane)!  Unlike some other glitter polishes I've tried... you know the kind where you need to keep dipping the brush to get some good amount of glitter.  While, dabbing is not necessary, I personally am picky on the coverage, so I like to place them in specific areas of the nail.
Dry Time: This dry time was very fast 1st coat. - I polished one hand (pinky to thumb), by the time I finished the thumb, the pinky was already dry and ready for 2nd coat!  Dry time was 45-60 seconds.  P.S. Don't do this mani in front of a fan... I guess I was NOT thinking! :/

Coats: This mani was 2 coats of [PLP]... 1 coat already gives you a good amount of glitter coverage, but 2 coats gives you even more <3<3<3
End Result:  Like alot of other glitter polishes, it had a rough surface, but be sure to top it off something like seche vite.  A matte top coat, may be used.  To prevent the glitter feeling so rough (or lifting) I recommend using just one coat of [PLP].
Overall Thoughts?  I own so many Indie (hand<3made) polishes... 90% of them are part of my untrieds :/ but this one, as soon as I pulled out that brush... had won me over.  You can tell by just looking at the bottle, how mad crazy the glitter is packed, which I love! Pastel is good, but it gives me a Spring feel... like I should be hunting for easter eggs. Not a bad thing, but Spring is far far from here.  Make Up Your Face Products, can be found on her [Etsy] shop!

Hello Kitty - Bubble Gum
My Boyfriend<3 bought me the Hello Kitty Nail Polish collection... This was one of the 11 that came in the set. I know most people probably think, hello kitty?  Thats little kids play nail polish, ha.  This is actually from the Sephora Hello Kitty Collection, so I expect good things!  I really don't use too many light (almost) white colored polisheds.  I don't generally like how light colors look with my skin complexion.  I used this one to prepare it specifically for what was to come after... [^PLP].
Consistency:  A very thin lacquer.  Oddly, once you start working with it... the more brush strokes you make it gets work quick!

Dry Time:  This polish, dries in a matter of seconds.  I had to work very fast to cover my nail... If you take too long, the nail polish starts to dry and creates a streaking mess!

Coats:  I used 2 coats for this mani, which was completely opaque by that time.

End Result:  At this point, this mani did not turn out a smootly as I had hoped.  By the time I was finished, the nail polish looked too streaky and the 2nd coat looked a little lumpy because of the dry time.  I may have not worked fast enough, but I did top it off with Seche Vite (1 coat) and it looked much much better :)
Overall Thoughts?  How can I NOT love this polish?  I love EVERYTHING Hello Kitty, so of course exceptions will be made <3 This polish is not bad, but like I said... to get some great results you have to work rather quickly.  If you are interested in purchasing any of the Hello Kitty nail polishes, you can find them at Sephora store or at []

Mani details:  Sally Hansen: Complete Care 4-in1 Treatment (base), Hello Kitty: Bubble Gum (2 coats), Seche Vite (1 coat), Make Up Your Face - Pastel Lover's Paradise [Indie], Seche Vite (2 coats)

Thanks you for reading, I will have another post and swatch within the next couple of days :)  & If you haven't yet, please follow my blog :)  I really appreciate it!
*This product was purchased by me


  1. omg your nails look gorgeous!!

    1. hi, jane :)
      thanks so much for your comment... my first one! :) Funny thing is a I used to be a nail bitter, so my nails have come a LONGGGGGG way, thank you <3

  2. What a gorgeous combo! You should put a google friend connect gadget on your layout so it's easier for people to follow you! Someone gave me this tip when I first started my blog a couple months ago and it was very helpful! :)

    Congrats on your first blog post!

    1. Thank you for the comment & tip! I was wondering how people could follow me if I couldn't even find it!! I'll have to look for that gadget! Thank you again & hope to have you as a follower <3

    2. Thank you for the comment & tip! I was wondering how people could follow me if I couldn't even find it!! I'll have to look for that gadget! Thank you again & hope to have you as a follower <3

    3. Of course! Shoot me an email (on my blog) when you get the gadget and I'll definitely follow you! It's under layout and such :)

    4. Hey Shelby :) I saw you're following me... I couldn't find friend connect anywhere! Did that button work allow you to follow my blog? I hope so:)

  3. Love the topcoat :D and may i suggest ou enlarge your pics next time? :3

    1. No problem, just a question... Did you click on the picture or did you just look at the little picture on the blog? I guess the only reason I didn't make them bigger is because some people have slower internet connections and I didn't want to bogg down the internet. If you did click on the picture, do you think I should make those larger? :) I am new at this, so just looking for specific feedback sorry :P and thanks!!!