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Nina Ultra Pro Mambo

Only a few more day’s before Christmas and I’m all set for it. Are you guys done with your holiday shopping? There’s always some last-minute gifts you can grab for everyone on your list. I’ll make a post tomorrow maybe on some really last-minute gift ideas. Today’s post is on the last Nina Ultra Pro shade from their Sultry Samba Collection a few years ago. Here’s Nina Ultra Pro Mambo.

Nina Ultra Pro Mambo

Mambo is the purple creme in this collection. Just like most of the other shade, there is a dustiness to this. I have no idea how many coats this is or how the formula fared since I took this years ago.

Nina Ultra Pro Mambo (in shade)

Nina Ultra Pro Mambo (direct sunlight)

Nina Ultra Pro Mambo (close-up)

Please excuse the lack of clean up in these shots. These were taken shortly after I just started blogging years ago.


Shimmer Polish Strength

Hey guys! How are y’all doing? I hope good. I have 2 days of work left for this year and I’m looking forward to it a lot. I can’t wait to sleep in on the first day I’m off. My sleeping pattern has been messed up lately. I’m looking forward to making my last ULTA order for the year tonight (yeah, right!) and I’m ashamed to say that I recently hit Platinum there. Today’s post is on my lats Shimmer Polish shade on hand. Here’s Shimmer Polish Strength.

Shimmer Polish Strength

This glittery shade is pretty with a twist. It is described as “teal & silver with hearts” according to the creator. The hearts definitely caught my attention with this shade. I am not a huge fan of non-regular shaped glitter shades usually, but I’ve made a few exceptions in the past. Each sale of this shade yields a donation to charity for PCOS. Just like other Shimmer Polish shades I’ve used and reviewed, glitter pieces are abundant and no sinking glitter at all even though I’ve had this bottle for more than a year. I did have to pat the heart piece where I wanted to though. There is a tiny bit of evaporation, but it didn’t affect application at all. Formula is nice and applies beautifully. Shown is 2 thin coats with no top coat.

Shimmer Polish Strength (in shade)

Shimmer Polish Strength (lighting changed)

Shimmer Polish Strength (direct sunlight)

Shimmer Polish Strength (close-up)

Shimmer Polish Strength (lighting changed again)

Shimmer Polish retails for $12 each and you can purchase them on the website or through their Etsy store. If none of the shades are quite right, you can request a custom polish to be made in any name you want for $15 each.

*Some products in this review may have been provided by the PR company or manufacturer for an honest opinion.*


Nina Ultra Pro Cha-Cha-Cha

Back when I first started getting into nail polish, neons were not my thing. It was one of the finishes I hated the most. At some point this has changed. I gravitated to the brighter and bold shades. Today’s post is on Nina Ultra Pro Cha-Cha-Cha.

Nina Ultra Pro Cha-Cha-Cha

Cha-Cha-Cha is the orange from the Sultry Samba Collection. Unlike the other shades though, this one’s exceptionally bright — almost neon but not quite. There is a slight dustiness to this shade. Again, I have no idea how many coats this is or what the formula’s like since I took this years ago.

Nina Ultra Pro Cha-Cha-Cha (direct sunlight)

Nina Ultra Pro Cha-Cha-Cha (close-up)

The direct sunlight shots are the most accurate ones to show how this shade really looks.


Nicole by OPI Stars At Night

Hey guys! How has your week been so far? I hope it’s flying by fast for y’all. Today’s post is on another shade that the sweet Polish Insomniac sent me for a giveaway replacement package (read about it here). Here’s Nicole by OPI Stars At Night.

Nicole by Stars At Night

Stars At Night is made up of silver and holographic bar or tinsel glitter in clear base. The glitter payoff is pretty awesome and it looks great on lots of base colors. I’m not a huge fan of bar or tinsel glitter in general but I love this one. It’s from the Selena Gomez Collection. I had to blur part of my palm out because of an unsightly bruise that’s healing. Formula is a little bit thicker than other Nicole by OPI shades I’ve used but it applied beautifully. Shown is 2 thin coats with no top coat.

Nicole by OPI Stars At Night (in shade)

Nicole by OPI Stars At Night (direct sunlight)

Nicole by OPI Stars At Night (close-up)

I can’t thank her enough for sending this over! It was on my lemming list!


Nina Ultra Pro Flamenco

Time is flying by really fast. I’m glad I got the tree up when I did because my assumption that I won’t have time to do it after Thanksgiving is spot on. I’m almost completely done with gift wrapping as well. Today I have another shade from a few years ago. Here’s Nina Ultra Pro Flamenco.

Nina Ultra Pro Flamenco

Flamenco is a very pretty dusty pink creme shade. This is from the Sultry Samba Collection just like the other Nina Ultra Pro shades I’ve been posting recently. Just like the others, I have no idea how many coats this is or even how the formula is since I took this years ago.

Nina Ultra Pro Flamenco (in shade)

Nina Ultra Pro Flamenco (lighting changed)

Nina Ultra Pro Flamenco (direct sunlight)

Nina Ultra Pro Flamenco (close-up)

This is probably my favorite shade from the entire collection. My favorite is usually the red in the collection, but Tango wasn’t the bold kind of red I usually like.