Wednesday, 9 July 2014

Cadillacquer What's In The Box?

I have for you today a very very special Cadillacquer polish called What's In The Box?

Now there is a story behind this polish....I was placing an order for some more sale polishes and a couple from the new Love The Music collection as a birthday present from me to me and was also emailing the lovely Madeleine at the same time and she done the sweetest thing ever and offered to make me a custom polish for my birthday.  Now I will stop here for a second and get a little sappy but this is a perfect example of how a nail polish obsession lets you 'meet' some of the most wonderful people.  I have met so many great people through nail polish and I am sure you all know who you are if you are reading this.

Now back to the polish, which I know is why you are all here really.  Now I love polish but have never been asked to make one so at first I was overwhelmed with ideas then I drew a blank...  Finally I came up with some very vague ideas and Madeleine came up with an ever prettier polish that I had imagined.

What's In The Box? has a bright blue and has light and dark purple glitters running through it.  Even though this polish was made at short notice, the quality is as I have come to expect from Cadillacquer.

I know you are all probably sighing by now and dying for the pictures but I just wanted to quickly explain the name choice, which again was chosen by me.  What's In The Box? has a few meanings but mainly it links to my blog name, the old tale of Pandora and her box...but there is also an added bonus where it ties in with the Cadillacquer theme of pop culture names by taking a quote from one of my (and also it turns out, Madelines) favourites movies, Seven.

So before you all give up and leave, here are the pictures.  I had 2  breaks (sigh) so nails are kind of shorter than usual but I had to show you anyway.  This is 1 coat of the Knight, 2 of the polish and 1 of the Shield.

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And now we have some bottle shots...

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I hope I have done this amazing polish justice with my pictures and I am sure I will wear this one often.

In a way I feel bad you showing you all this one as it is not available to buy but you can buy many other great Cadillacquer polishes from the site here.

Thank you all so much for looking and a special thanks to Madeleine for just being her <3 xxx

Tuesday, 8 July 2014

Cadillacquer Days Gone Bye

Today I have another Cadillacquer polish to show you that is sadly discontinued, and just while I mention that, there are many more in the Cadillacquer sale just now that are being discontinued to make room for the great new collections and I just see this as an excuse to buy up the older polishes, and maybe the occasional new one....well, since I am placing an order anyway ;D

So this one is called Days Gone Bye and is so pretty but a little camera shy.  It has a black base with reddish shimmer and red berry glitters running through.  This is 1 coat of the Knight, 2 of the polish and 1 of the Shield.

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As I said, this polish is now discontinued but you can still pick it up in the sale on the Cadillacquer site so don't miss out on the chance to grab this one!  Cadillacquers can also be purchased from Llarowe, Harlow & Co and Rainbow Connection.

Thanks for looking <3 xx

Monday, 7 July 2014

Colors by Llarowe Summer 2014 - Soccer Mom

Today brings another of the Llarowe Summer collection.  I hope you are enjoying these ones, Leah Ann always chooses such great polishes for her collections.

The one I am showing you today is Soccer Mom and is a baby blue polish with scattered holo.  This is 1 coat of the Knight, 2 of the polish and no top coat.

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I do love me a blue, and this one is no exception.

Keep an eye on the Llarowe facebook, the CbL facebook and the Llarowe site for news about the next re-stock of the Summer polishes as this is the best way to hear these being announced.  CbL polishes can also be purchased from the Harlow & Co site and again check facebook to find out when you can pick these up.

Thanks so much for looking  <3

Some products in this post were sent to me for review

Thursday, 3 July 2014

Cadillacquer Better Call Saul

I have for you today a lovely little Cadillacquer I picked up kind of recently, I have so many Cadillacquers still to show you so I really need to make a start with them as I also have more on the way.

Better Call Saul is from the Breaking Bad Collection and I wish I had taken a proper picture of the name as Madeleine has done them in the same style of the Breaking Bad titles.  You can kind of see the name in my first picture though.

Better Call Saul is a blue based polish with a subtle turquoise shimmer and scattered holo running through.  This is 1 coat of the Knight 2 of the polish and 1 of the Shield.

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I then decided to jazz this one up with a little stamping with my recently received MoYou plates, the one I used this time is numbered 107 and I used the MoYou Black stamping polish with 1 coat of the Shield to seal it all in.

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I feel I still have a long way to go to perfect my stamping technique but I do love how simple it can be to add great detail to a basic mani.

This polish is now discontinued but you can still pick this one up in the sale on the Cadillacquer site so don't miss out on the chance to grab this one!  Cadillacquers can also be purchased from Llarowe, Harlow & Co and Rainbow Connection.

The MoYou plates and polishes can be purchased from the site here and you can follow them on facebook too.

Thanks for looking <3 xx

Some products in this post were sent to me for review.