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Monday, July 29, 2013

LynBDesigns: 2 reviews and a giveaway :)


Hi there!  Welcome to Monday!  Ok, ok I can hear the boos and sighs of despair, but it's not THAT bad.  I've got some gorgeous polish to share with you and, to help alleviate the Monday blues, I do have a little giveaway to lift your spirits.  How does that sound? 

We'll start with the polishes first.  They're so lovely I'm sure you won't mind scrolling through the pics to get to the prize at the end.  Both polishes I'm going to show you today are from LynBDesigns' Innuendos In Space collection inspired by Dr. Who.  I must admit, I'm not a Whovian.  Not for lack of interest or because I don't like the show, more because I just don't have the time to start from the beginning and give it the attention it so rightly deserves.  I've heard good things and the show certainly has fans galore, so maybe I'll get to it eventually.  Just because I don't watch the show doesn't mean I can't appreciate a gorgeous polish inspired by it though!



First up is It's Mauve and Dangerous.  A soft lavender with a subtle linear holographic finish, IMAD is a perfect Spring-y, feminine polish.  The linear holographic effect is most pronounced in direct sunlight but any bright light will bring it out.



IMAD's formula was great, easy and smooth application.  It is a bit sheer, I'm wearing 4 coats in these photos, but you could layer it over another polish easily.  The polish also dried quickly and I didn't have any problems with denting or smudging.  I did use 1 coat of Seche Vite to bring out the shine and I did not notice any dulling of the holographic effect, as sometimes happens with top coat.



Overall, a pretty polish.  If you're looking for a holo to knock your socks off, It's Mauve and Dangerous is not your girl.  But, if you need something feminine and subtle for work, check her out!



Speaking of sock-knocking-off holos, here's Am I Ginger?  Yowza!  A coppery orange with a strong linear holographic finish, AIG is a stunner!  I could not take a bad photo of this polish!  I snapped 20+  and wanted to show every single one...but I settled for 4 lol



The base color of this polish is pretty all on it's a own but it's that holo that really takes AIG to the next level.  I have nothing like this in my stash and I'm thrilled to own it! It just glows from within...beautiful!



As with It's Mauve and Dangerous, the formula was great.  Opaque in 2-3 coats, AIG gave me no trouble at all.  Fast-drying, smooth and easy to clean up, it's just about everything you could ask for in a polish.  I did use a coat of SV here as well and, again, no trouble with dulling.






Jenna is currently having a 50% OFF SALE in her etsy store until Aug. 1...so head over there and snag some of her fantastic polishes!  Really, that's a deal you can't beat, it means full size bottles are only $4!


By a happy accident, I've ended up with 2 bottles of Am I Ginger?  I checked with Jenna (LynBDesigns owner and creator) to see if it was ok to give the extra bottle away to my readers, she agreed and so I've got one bottle up for grabs!  I've set up a giveaway thru rafflecopter, so just use the widget to enter.  The giveaway starts today and runs through 8/9/2013 at 12 AM. 

And on the rules for this giveaway:

1. U.S. entrants only (if you're international and are willing to pay for shipping or have a US shipping address where you can receive a package, contact me at ndirks@hotmail.com before you enter and we can work it out)
2. Must be 18 years of age to enter or have a parent's/guardian's permission to enter
3. One winner will be chosen by rafflecopter.  The winner has 48 hours after I notify them to respond or I will choose a new winner.




a Rafflecopter giveaway

Good luck and Happy Monday! 

48 comments:

  1. my favorite is Barefoot on the Moon!

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  2. So excited to be getting the favorite that I've been lusting after in the mail this week! Mind Palace! My second favorite, Lost Without My Blogger is joining it in my mail box too!

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  3. so hard to pick, i love all her polishes! but quoth the raven is what i wear the most, it is truly a one coat black, for a great price i wear it under everything!

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  4. If I Lose Myself. Neons are the best!

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  5. The Fires of Gallifrey or Darwin! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  6. I don't own any LynBs yet, but I love Melody Malone aka River Song and Am I Ginger. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  7. Iocane Powder is my favorite! Of these two polishes, I'm likin' Am I Ginger!

    Thanks so much for the giveaway, Natalie!!! :)

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  8. All of her nail polishes are gorgeous so it was really hard to pick but I'd have to say the Lost Without My Blogger from the "Baker Street" Collection. It is such a vibrant, glittery color.♥

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  9. Iocaine Powder, Kissing Book, and now IMAD and Am I Ginger!

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  10. I just purchased a bunch of LynBDesigns polishes (I actually found this blog via her fb page, haha) so I haven't gotten to try them out yet, but I love that she has so many fandom polishes. Also I chatted with her last night and, if anyone is curious, her polishes are vegan and cruelty-free :)

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  11. I really love the name of 'Colorful Expletive Nail Polish' (my polish preferences are ALWAYS affected by the name!!) and the star glitter pieces and the finish is really unique. Thanks for the giveaway!! (I have emailed you separately as well)

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  12. I love It's Mauve and Dangerous! Gorgeous!!

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  13. Oh goodness, I have Fire Swamp and it's so freaking amazing! I love it even more, the more I wear it! But I freaking adore Am I Ginger? and wish she still had them in stock!!

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  14. Satellite or Am I Ginger... or... it's so hard to decide!

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  15. My favorite is Space Gandalf. Thank you for the giveaway!

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  16. I absolutely love Mind Palace! :)

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  17. Such a tough choice to choose only one! But I love Angels Have the Phonebox!

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  18. Terribly COntagious is BEAUTIFUL!

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  19. Lost Without My Blogger is sooooo pretty!

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  20. Don't Blink is gorgeous! I love wearing it :D

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  21. Set Fire to the Rain from the "Neon Ballroom" Collection, it's sooo bright o_O

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  22. I own a few, but I really want Am I A Ginger(because I am one) and Harriet(because that's my name...spelled differently though).

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  23. Hard to choose because I have a bunch of her polishes! Planet Skaro is gorgeous.

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  24. Old-fashion Villain. I just bought it and can't wait to put it on! Such a crazy glitter bomb.

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  25. Old-fashion Villain! Can't wait to get it on over the right base color to show off all the colors.

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  26. I really liked the PB collection, but I think Am I Ginger tops that!

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  27. Love Set Fire to the Rain! Thank you for the giveaway!

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  28. Mind Palace from the "Baker Street" Collection is stunning! Love the colors and the sparkle!

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  29. Time and Relative Dimension in Space or Cera!

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  30. My favorite LynB polish is Wearing Foxy Socks. I have been wanting it for a long time now. But, Am I Ginger? is gorgeous!

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  31. Old-Fashion Villain from the "Baker Street" Collection

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  32. You want us to pick ONE favorite? Right now, I am going to have to say 'The Fires of Gallifrey' is at the top, but there are a lot that are very close seconds.

    Can I just say that Am I Ginger would look awesome with it? That is a beautiful polish.

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  33. I've personally never used these polishes before, but I love the looks of Little Foot.

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