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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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!