06 Oct

Girlstuff Masquerade Swatch and Review

Hi gals!

Do you own any textured polishes? I’ve noticed that the types of textured finishes you end up with vary significantly depending on the brand. Some are only slightly textured while others feel like you could use one nail to file down another. Ha! One of my favorite things about textured polishes is that you usually get two stunning looks in one bottle! I have several textured polishes by Girlstuff and I love every one of them.

Today I’m showing you Girlstuff Masquerade, and since it’s a great shade for the upcoming holidays, I thought I would put my two cents in on this polish with a quick review. Masquerade is a beautiful, red-orange jelly loaded with tiny gold glitter.
Two generous coats will get you full coverage and this nice textured look. Three coats is even better.

Girlstuff Masquerade no topcoat

Adding topcoat ups the shine factor significantly. The glitter comes alive and is so pretty.

Girlstuff Masquerade with topcoat

I love wearing it both ways. Which do you prefer?

Masquerade dries quickly and has a great formula that is easy to work with. Cleanup was so easy with my flat makeup brush. I wore it for several days with only minor tip-wear. Removal was just what you would expect from a polish with glitter in it. It took a bit more rubbing than a creme polish would but was not difficult by any means. The wear time on this polish is longer if you use topcoat. As you can see, one coat of topcoat doesn’t provide a glass like finish. But it still looks great. This beauty retails for 150 PHP. (approx. 3.50 USD)

I love polishes that are easy to work with and look amazing! Girlstuff polishes score extra points with me in that they are 5-free meaning they contain no toluene, formaldehyde, dibutyl phthalate, formaldehyde resin, or camphor. They are perfect for my little girl who likes to have her nails looking pretty just like mommy. I’m thrilled to tell you that those of us living in Cebu will have access to the full selection from this brand very soon. In less than 3 weeks, Girlstuff Forever will be opening up a kiosk here in Cebu at Ayala. Yay!

How do you feel about textured polishes?

Have a fantastic day!
Hugs and sparkles,

01 Oct

SanSan Tea Rose with Foil and Stripes

Hello, fabulous people!

I have had migraines showing up and ruining my plans for posting.  After I started feeling better, I got so involved at home doing school with my two little ones, just having fun, and trying to slow time down to enjoy them longer. I love being a mom. Anyhooo…  I am happy to be able to post something this evening. I’ve been excited to share it for a while.

Sometimes I like to go out of my comfort zone with nail art. Especially when I see a design by someone else and think “I could barely probably pull off that look.” I saw this look by Haus Of Lacquer on their Instagram a couple of weeks ago and I really liked it, so I put my own spin on it.

SanSan Tea Rose (bottle shot)

I filed my nails more pointy than usual and started with two coats of SanSan Tea Rose. I love this polish! It’s a light-pink jelly with a pretty shimmer to it.  Then I used clear coat to add some silver foil and applied a topcoat. When that dried, I used a striping brush and black acrylic paint to add the lines. Cool huh? I imagine this style on a chic business woman. It’s classy but still edgy, and it totally reeks of self-confidence! I really enjoyed wearing these.

SanSan Tea Rose with Foil and Stripes

Do you follow any Instagram accounts for nail art ideas? Please share your favorites for me to check out. I always love finding fellow addicts new inspiration! I’m on Instagram too if you want to pop over and follow me.

Have a wonderful day/evening!

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