Monday, March 19, 2012

Lynnderella - THANK BLUE

Today I got nail mail! I received my Lynnderella Wish List order from Llarowe. I picked up Thank Blue and The Glittering Crowd. I couldn't get over how awesome Thank Blue looked in the bottle. Pictures don't really do it justice, you have to see it in person to get what I'm saying. But I did take some photos to show, so here we go.

Lynnderella - Thank Blue and The Glittering Crowd

I have had three other Lynderella polishes. I swapped Choco-lotta Love, but still have Bibbity Bobbity Boo Blue and Connect the Dots. I have to say that Thank Blue is my favorite out of all of them. Since I had just put a coat of OPI's Dutch Ya Just Love OPI? on as the mailman was dropping off my package, I used it as my base.

One coat of Thank Blue over Dutch Ya Just Love OPI?

I had intended to put The Glittering Crowd on all of my fingers, but put it on my ring fingers before deciding I had to try Thank Blue. That's what ended up on the rest of my fingers and it's gorgeous!!

Close up of Thank Blue

Like I said, pictures don't really do it justice. It has several different colored glitters as well as holographic glitter, which makes it pop on any color. I'm going to try light blue and pink next to see what it would look like. But it's a definite one coater. Some glitters are hard to get on and you have to move them around with a brush. Not this one. It's probably the best glitter out of Lynn's line I have used.

Here's another closeup of Thank Blue!

The only seller of Lynnderella is Llarowe. You have to go through a wish list process. It can be time consuming, but it works. Since I'm a W last name, I was able to get both the polishes I wanted on the first try. I will have to wait for everyone to get what they wanted before I resubmit a new list. Some people had 10-12 polishes on their wishlists, but at $15 a pop, I didn't want to be stuck not being able to pay since I didn't know when I'd actually get an invoice. 

I have a couple of other colors I'd like to try, but for now, I'm happy with the two I got. Here is a closeup of The Glittering Crowd, which uses over 30 different types and colors of glitters.

One coat of The Glittering Crowd

It doesn't cover as well in one coat, so I would suggest two. This is one of the polishes Lynn is retiring, so the only way you'll be able to get one is by going on eBay or finding someone who is willing to swap it. I'm definitely holding on to this one!

Before I go, it's usually tradition for me to put up some puppy spam for all to see. We wouldn't be Puppies and Pawlish without it! But this week, I have a different kind of spam for you - hubby spam!! 

Last weekend, my husband Chris, who is the assistant sports editor at a local newspaper here, received the PWR Media Award of Excellence for his wrestling coverage. It's given to one writer every year at the Pennsylvania High School Wrestling Championships. Since I'm so proud of him, I wanted to show everyone a picture of him getting his award. He is on the right in the snazzy purple tie! 

Former Harrisburg Patriot News writer Rod Frisco, left, presents the PWR Media Award of Excellence to
Chris Wechtenhiser, right
Zeke and Brinlee are also so proud of their award-winning father as am I! 
Thanks for reading!

Thursday, March 15, 2012

China Glaze - Magnetix Cling On

Today I have one of the new China Glaze Magnetix polishes for you. It's the green called Cling On. I wanted a nice green for my St. Patty's Day mani, so when my manicurist (the awesome Tammie at Nails by Nicci) suggested this, I was all for it.

For those of you who don't know about magnetic polish, basically it's a nail polish where you take a magnet and make awesome patterns with it. The China Glaze magnet (which is sold separately) has three different designs on it. I chose the one called attraction line.

One coat of Cling On

As you can see, the result is AWESOME! I was Tammie's first mani using the polish and she did a great job!!  All you do is put the polish on one nail at a time. Once you have the polish on, you take the magnet and hold it close to the nail for 15 seconds. Then VOILA! you have a design or pattern.

I love this pattern!!

I think it's a little easier when someone does it for you, so you aren't fumbling around with a magnet with wet nails. We used Essie base coat, one coat of Cling On and one coat of Seche Vite. 

The green really changes from a dark Army green to a light, goldish green.

There are six colors in the Magnetix collection - You Move Me (brown), Pull Me Close (blue), Instant Chemistry (wine), Drawn To You (purple) and Attraction (grey/silver). These can be purchased from Sally Beauty or Ulta

Full Hand Shot

All in all, I love this polish! I'm so sad I didn't pick it up when Sally's had their leap day sale! I can't wait to try some of the other colors as well. 
On a side note, I did get a fantastic gift from my awesome mother-in-law Lydia (Hi Lydia!) over the weekend. She bought me the turquoise Layla Magnetic polish. I'm going to try it next! 
Before I go, I have to share a funny picture with you all. You know the little mansky Zeke Wechtenhiser? Well I was out taking pictures today for my post and as I looked through them I noticed something funny......

Zeke getting ready to lift his leg to go potty.

Yep, I'm taking pictures as he non-chalantly moves into the frame and lifts his leg to go potty. Oh my, I laughed so hard. Apparently, he doesn't share his mommy's polish love! 

Hope you enjoyed today's post!!

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

China Glaze Prismatic - Liquid Crystal

Today I have an awesome glitter polish made by China Glaze for their Prismatic line called Liquid Crystal. Liquid Crystal is a bright blue holographic with purple tint dusted with silver, gold, green pink and orange glitter. In a's pretty!!!

Liquid Crystal

For the photos below I used OPI's Chip Skip, one coat of OPI Natural Nail Basecoat, one coat of Finger Paints Grape Gumball and one coat of China Glaze's Liquid Crystal.

One coat of Liquid Crystal
This is an awesome color. It goes on smooth and you really only need one coat. Since I used a purple polish underneath, it pulls out more of the purple tones. If you use a blue or a silver, I'm assuming it will pull out more of those tones too. 

It's wait, it's purple!

There are six different shades of the Prismatics colors. I also have Optical Illusion, which is the green version. There is also a pink, silver, purple and gold.

Fantastic glitter bomb!
I picked this up during Sally Beauty's online sale for Leap Day. Apparently, they were supposed to be out until April, so they are no longer on the website. But they did honor all of the orders from Leap Day. I would say pick up the green and one of the others. The purple, blue and silver and gold all have the same tones of glitters in them, so you can get away with just one. The pink is the only one I'm on the fence about. 

All in all Puppies and Pawlish gives it two paws up!!

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Funky Fingers - NEONS!!

Today I have a trio of neon polishes from Funky Fingers. I was out shopping for my Secret Leprechaun at Five Below and saw these in the middle of the store. They were 3 for $5. There were several other shades, including a green, a purple and a yellow. I picked up blue, orange and pink.

From left: Kingston, 220 Volts and Pop Artist

As with all neon polishes, they require more than one coat and usually always need a top coat because of the semi-matte way they dry.

First up is 220 Volts. It's the first polish that caught my eye. Of course, I love my blues. This one is actually a marine blue and is really pretty on the nail.

Three coats of 220 Volts w/ Seche Vite topcoat

I didn't use anything but Sally Hansen basecoat, three coats of 220 Volts and a coat of Seche Vite topcoat. This is really vibrant in person and is a great blue for any skin tone. It would look awesome on nubbins or longer nails. 

Next up is Kingston. Kingston is a very bright melon-y orange. It's my least favorite of three neons. You definitely need a coat of white polish under this one. It has pretty bad VNL, so if that bothers you, use a white like OPI's Alpine Snow underneath.

Three coats of Kingston
This color is pretty in the bottle, but I'm not so impressed with it on the nails. It's not really any brighter than a regular orange polish, even with white underneath. Of course, if you are a big orange fan, this one is for you. I think it would look great on darker skin tones. 

The final of the trio is Pop Artist, a neon pink. It's a very watermelon-y color and is my favorite of the three. It's the one that looks the most "neon" of the three. 

Three coats of Pop Artist

This is a very pretty color and I think it's one of those ones that look good on any skin tone, including very fair. It goes from a hot pink to a watermelon color depending on what kind of light you are in. It's very easy to put on, although the first coat can be a little streaky.

Pop Artist with a topcoat of Seche Vite

All of these polishes will require at least two coats, but three seems to get rid of any streaks or bald spots. They definitely can be worn alone, but if you really want some pop, you can add a coat of white polish as a base.

Blurred so you can see how bright these are

I used a coat of OPI Alpine Snow, then added two coats each of all three neon polishes. Kingston is the biggest improvement since there is no VNL. I think 220 Volts and Pop Artist look almost the same with Alpine Snow underneath, so if you want to skip that step it doesn't interfere with the brightness at all.

From Left: Kingston, 220 Volts and Pop Artist with one coat of OPI Alpine Snow

For $5, you really can't go wrong with these polishes. I have two other polishes from Funky Fingers, including a purple which could also pass off as a neon. They are a decent polish for the price. Five Below seems to have a large inventory of all sorts of Funky Fingers, including glitters and cremes. 

And with Spring in the air, you can't go wrong with a bright neon to cheer you up! Of course, one thing that always cheers me up is puppies!! So, today we have an extreme close-up of Miss Brinlee for you!

Brinlee Wechtenhiser says "Thanks for reading Mommy's blog!"


Monday, March 5, 2012

butter London - Knackered!!!

Today I have a fantastic nail lacquer for you called Knackered from butter London. A sheer, twinkling oyster shade flecked with micro glitter particles. It's a great topcoat and goes really well with the two muted blues from the new OPI Holland collection.

butter London Knackered and OPI's I Don't Give a Rotter-dam.

For these photos, I used OPI Chip Skip, OPI Natural Nail Basecoat, Two coats of OPI's I Don't Give a Rotter-dam and two coats of butter London Knackered.

In bright light the topcoat comes off as a steel blue.

This is a gorgeous color. So is I Don't Give a Rotterdam, which is one of the seven colors I picked up from the OPI Holland collection. Knackered is the third color from butter London's new Spring collection I own. I also have Trout Pout and Slapper. 

butter London - Knackered

butter London nail lacquers are in the middle of the polish price ladder. They retail for around $14 at Ulta and Nordstroms, but both run sales periodically. You can also check out the butter London site. They also have some different sales throughout the year.

The micro glitter is amazing!

All in all, this is one of my favorite polishes from butter London. I've heard it also looks good over black and dark greys as well. Puppies and Pawlish gives this two paws up!!

Speaking of puppies, we wouldn't be P and P without some cute puppy spam!!

Zeke lounging while mommy does her nails!

Hope everyone has a great week!