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China Glaze Lug Your Designer Baggage

Hey guys! This week sure flew right on by for me. I’m looking forward to the weekend already! I hope the weather isn’t too bad so I can get a few more product shots in to blog about the next few weeks. Today’s post is on a shade I scored on clearance at ULTA last month. Here’s China Glaze Lug Your Designer Baggage.

China Glaze Lug Your Designer Baggage

Lug Your Designer Baggage reminds me of some other shade from China Glaze before that I can’t quite remember. The glitter flakes make me think of capiz shells that is used in some Filipino crafts. It’s a very pretty chocolate brown shade with gold glitter flakes that drew me in. Shown is 2 coats with no top coat.

China Glaze Lug Your Designer Baggage (in shade)

China Glaze Lug Your Designer Baggage (direct sunlight)

China Glaze Lug Your Designer Baggage (close-up)

I don’t know which collection it came out in as I don’t keep up with nail polish collections as much as I used to with a lot of brands these days. I just have too many of them right now and I’ve gone through 3 purges. This one’s a keeper though!


Finger Paints Picnic In The Park Swatches

Hey guys! Happy Monday! Today’s post is on a collection I’ve had for a month or so now but didn’t get around to it until yesterday. Here’s a cute collection from a great brand: Finger Paints Picnic In The Park.

First up is One In A Melon.

Finger Paints One In A Melon

One In A Melon looked kinda red to me just by looking at the bottle but I’m glad it’s actually not. It’s a really dark strawberry pink. The finish on this is super shiny. Formula is good and it dries pretty quick. Shown is 2 coats with no top coat.

Finger Paints One In A Melon (in shade)

Finger Paints One In A Melon (direct sunlight)

Finger Paints One In A Melon (close-up)

Next we have Frosty Lemonade.

Finger Paints Frosty Lemonade

Frosty Lemonade is a bright yellow crème shade with the same shiny finish as One In A Melon. Shown is 2 generous coats with no top coat.

Finger Paints Frosty Lemonade (in shade)

Finger Paints Frosty Lemonade (direct sunlight)

Finger Paints Frosty Lemonade (close-up)

Up next is You’re So Antsy.

Finger Paints You’re So Antsy

You’re So Antsy is made up of black and white square and hex glitters packed in clear base. This would look good over any of the creme shades in this collection. Formula is good and it dries pretty quick. Shown is one coat with no top coat.

Finger Paints You’re So Antsy (in shade)

Finger Paints You’re So Antsy (direct sunlight)

Finger Paints You’re So Antsy (close-up)

Then there’s Sweet Spring.

Finger Paints Sweet Spring

Sweet Spring is a light pink crème shade with the same shiny finish as One In A Melon and Frosty Lemonade. It struck me as almost being pastel pink but not quite. I think I have a similar shade somewhere in my stash from the same brand. Shown is 2 coats with no top coat.

Finger Paints Sweet Spring (in shade)

Finger Paints Sweet Spring (direct sunlight)

Finger Paints Sweet Spring (close-up)

Next we have Grassy Knoll.

Finger Paints Grassy Knoll

Grassy Knoll is a light pink crème shade that I didn’t care for really. It has the same shiny finish as with the other crème shades in the same collection. Formula for this is on the thinner side compared to the other 3 crème shades. It showed slight streaking on the first coat but evened out with another layer. I dinged the bottom of the nail on one side against the wall right before I took these shots. Shown is 2 coats with no top coat.

Finger Paints Grassy Knoll (in shade)

Finger Paints Grassy Knoll (direct sunlight)

Finger Paints Grassy Knoll (close-up)

Lastly, here’s Picnic Basket.

Finger Paints Picnic Basket

Picnic Basket is a pretty glitter shade made up of red and white square glitter. Formula is good but the glitter is more sparse than You’re So Antsy and I ended up having to fish and dab the glitters out onto my nails. Shown is one coat with no top coat

Finger Paints Picnic Basket (in shade)

Finger Paints Picnic Basket (direct sunlight)

Finger Paints Picnic Basket (close-up)

Overall? Not bad. The formula is pretty decent overall. I wish that I didn’t have to fish out the glitter pieces in Picnic Basket but it’s a pretty common thing with glitter shades from many other brands.

These should be available in Sally Beauty Supply stores and online for around $5.99 each or less if it’s on sale.

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


Icing Glitterati

Hey guys! Happy Tuesday! I have another beautiful glitter shade to share with y’all today. I haven’t been to Icing lately, but I’ve been meaning to so I can grab some new shades. Today’s post is on Icing Glitterati.

Icing Glitterati

Glitterati is made up pinkish magenta or fuchsia larger sized hex glitters sprinkled with silver holographic glitter. It’s a stunning shade really and I love it on its own. Glitter is more packed in this shade than compared to Written In The Stars. Formula is nice to work with and it dried pretty fast. Shown is one coat with no top coat.

Icing Glitterati (in shade)

Icing Glitterati (direct sunlight)

Icing Glitterati (close-up)

Icing Glitterati (lighting changed)

You can grab this and many other shades from Icing stores nationwide.


Sinful Colors Flower Power

Hey guys! It’s Friday! I’ll keep this short and sweet as I’m moving around a lot today. The traveling part of a trip is always the part I hate the most. Today’s post is on another shade from Sinful Colors. Here’s Sinful Colors Flower Power.

Sinful Colors Flower Power

Described as “baby pink speckled with white & fuchsia”, this is one of the 3 shades from their Bloomblast Glitters Collection. In terms of opacity and pigmentation, this is more pigmented than Petal Be The Day but less so than Standing Bloom Only from the same collection. This shade has pink and white glitters in 3 different sizes suspended in a milky pale pink base. The smallest sized glitters are round while the other larger sizes are hex shaped. Formula is good and it dried pretty fast. Shown is 2 coats with no top coat.

Sinful Colors Flower Power (in shade)

Sinful Colors Flower Power (direct sunlight)

Sinful Colors Flower Power (close-up)

You can use a crème shade under this for greater opacity.

Sinful Colors is available at various retailers and drugstores such as Walmart, Target, CVS, and Walgreens. They have a list of retailers up on their website here. They’re usually priced at $1.99 but you can score some for as low as $0.99 each when there is a BOGO promo or some special pricing on these.

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


Sinful Colors Standing Bloom Only

Hey guys! It’s the middle of the week again. I’m trying to wrap up some things like taxes and last-minute stuff before my upcoming anniversary-honeymoon trip. We delayed officially going somewhere for our honeymoon cause we had out-of-town guests to take care of for a few days after the wedding. We did go on a mini-trip last year a few months after that. We took a road trip all over a few states to see Yellowstone. I’d do that again in a heartbeat but probably not this year since we have 2 more trips lined up already. Today’s post is on a juicy shade. Here’s Sinful Colors Standing Bloom Only.

Sinful Colors Standing Bloom Only

Described as “a creamy mango with magenta flecks”, this is one of the 3 shades from their Bloomblast Glitters Collection. This is more pigmented than Petal Be The Day from the same collection. With a creamy, milky orange base, the glitters in this shade come in 3 different sizes and are orange and gold. The smallest sized glitters are round while the other larger sizes are hex shaped. It’s pretty much like Petal Be The Day but it’s just an orange creamsicle version of it that’s more opaque. Formula is nice to work with and it dried pretty fast. Shots were taken on a cloudy day. Shown is 2 coats with no top coat.

Sinful Colors Standing Bloom Only (in shade)

Sinful Colors Standing Bloom Only (direct sunlight)

Sinful Colors Standing Bloom Only (close-up)

You can use a crème shade under this for greater opacity.

Sinful Colors is available at various retailers and drugstores such as Walmart, Target, CVS, and Walgreens. They have a list of retailers up on their website here. They’re usually priced at $1.99 but you can score some for as low as $0.99 each when there is a BOGO promo or some special pricing on these.

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