Powder Perfect “Egyptology part III” swatches and review

Hi there everyone!  I’ve got a large, colorful, and glitter filled post for you all today!  Powder Perfect is releasing 10 beautiful shades of polish inspired by Egypt Mythology.  Be sure to stay tuned to the end for some fun nail art that I done with these gorgeous polishes.  I do also want to mention that when these polishes dry down, they do have a gritty texture.  Once you put on top coat, that smooths everything out.

Notes from the maker: “This collection features a unique hybrid holo formula that we call holo-twist!  Enjoy a fine microglitter polish crossed with a holographic lacquer for a smooth, but sparkly finish!  Each shade can be purchased individually for $13 AUD/USD or as a collection, saving 10%.”
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On to the first shade, which is called “Ra.”  “Ra” was inspired by the Ancient Egyptian sun god and is a silver based holo-twist lacquer with a golden hue.”  Such a pretty golden polish!  I used three coats for opacity and quick dry top coat.
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Next up we have “Mother Goddess.”  “Mother Goddess” is named after the goddess Isis, whose parents were the sky and the earth.  This pale blue polish was inspired by tears Isis cried for her murdered husband, Osiris.  In antiquity, these tears were believed to be the cause of the Nile flooding every year.  This is such a gorgeous blue color, and I think it would flatter any skintone!  I used two coats for this picture.
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“Osiris” was the god of the afterlife, often being portrayed as being mummified, with green skin.  Inspired by the eerie green color of his skin, our holo-twist polish is emerald green with microglitters in various shades.  I just love this shade of green, it’s so perfect!  I used two coats for opacity.
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“Hathor” is a juicy hot pink lacquer designed to represent the very feminine goddess.  “Hathor” has small sparkling microglitters and coral flakies within a holographic base.  I’m a sucker for pinks and this one is everything!  I used two coats to reach opacity.
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“Horus” the son of Isis and Osiris was often drawn as a falcon, or with the head of a falcon placed on a mans body.  “Horus” is a dark maroon varnish with flickering red glitters and holographic particles.”  Another beauty in this collection.  I used two coats for opacity.
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“Divine Pharaoh”- For some time in Egypt’s history Pharaoh’s were considered gods in their own right.  This lavish glittering silver polish has a green reflect, with metallic copper and gold glitters representing pharaoh’s and all their riches.  I used 3 thick coats for opacity.
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“Heka” means magic in ancient Egyptian and also refers to the god of magic.  “Heka” is a deep purple holo-twist with purple and ultra holo glitters.  This polish is Everything!  I love it so much!  I used two coats for this stunner.
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“Scarab” beetles were revered in ancient Egypt and were often wore as amulets or placed tombs; engraved with verses from the Book of the Dead.  Scarab is a darkened teal polish with shades of blue glitter and a holographic sparkle.  I used two easy coats for this gorgeous polish.
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Powder_Perfect_Scarab_2“Saqqara” is a large necropolis in ancient Egypt which is home to the famous Djoser pyramid, build in the step style.  Archaeologists have extensively debated over the meaning behind the architectural styles of the different pyramids. “Saqqara” is a sunset orange polish filled with gold and silver ultra-holo glitters in a holographic base.  I used 2 coats and quick dry top coat to to give this polish a glossy shine.
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“Weighing the Heart” refers to the ancient Egyptians belief that one’s heart was weighed against the feather of truth in order to gain entry to the afterlife.  “Weighing the Heart” is a pale pink holo-twist with orange flecks and metallic holographic glitters.  I used two easy coats, and then topped with Seche Vite quick dry top coat.
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Powder_Perfect_Weighing_the_heart_2And now some pretty pictures of nail art with some of these polishes!!!
For this nail art I used a base of Divine Pharaoh, and then done a gradient over snake vinyls with Mother Goddess and Horus.
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For this manicure I used Saqqara as a base, and then painted on flowers and dots with acrylic paints.Powder_Perfect_Nailart_02For this nail art, I started with a black base.  I then sponged on a random white polish in the centers and toward the edges with a makeup sponge that way the colors I chose would pop.  I first sponged on Horus on the white and blended it toward the black and white, and then I dabbed Hathor on top of that and blended it into the black and white.  Once those were dry I sponged Mother Goddess over top of the edges and faded it into Hathor and Horus.  For the stamping I used Bundle Monster BM-S306 Festival stamping plate and Born Pretty Store White stamping polish.
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Powder_Perfect_Galazy_maniHere’s a sunlight shot of my galaxy manicure!!  I was going to paint stars on top but the glitters are so pretty and sparkly that I figured they resembled stars pretty well.
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Let me just say this collection is Amazing!  All of the polishes are unique in their own ways.  My picks out of them all would be Heka, Osiris, and Weighing the Heart.  This collection releases August 26th for $13 a bottle AUD/USD or $117 for the whole set which is a savings of 10%.  Be sure to check out their store and their Facebook page to stay up to date on upcoming collections.  Thank you all so much for your time and I’ll talk to you all soon!

ABC Challenge: P is for Purple!

Hi everyone!  I’m a day behind on my ABC post, but I got a beautiful purple polish to share with you all today!  I placed an ILNP order for the few summer shades I was interested in, and Storytelling was one of them.  This color is so gorgeous and magical.  I definitely can see how they came up with the name for this one.  Purple and blue are my top two picks for nail polishes.  On to the pictures!
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So, isn’t that polish a stunner or what?  I used star vinyl chains from Upyournail’s website.  For the rose-gold I used China Glaze “Meet me in the Mirage.”  Thanks for reading today and I’ll see you all soon! Don’t forget to click the InLinkz link below to see what everyone else came up with for this weeks challenge letter🙂

NOTD: Arrows!

Hi there everyone!  I’m finally out of my creative slump and was inspired by one of my notebooks for this cute arrow nail art.  I think I have a stamping plate with arrows on it, but I wanted to freehand these.  I used Winstonia Berry Wine brush set for the arrows, and a very small tipped dotting tool.  For the nail polish colors I used China Glaze “Dashboard Dreamer” and “Grape Juice.”
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ABC Challenge: O is for Ornate!

Hey everybody!  I opted for a simple manicure for today’s challenge.  Picture Polish Ornate is a gorgeous mauve polish with scattered holographic glitters and gold hex glitters throughout.  I just love the depth of this polish!  I was VERY tempted to stamp over it, but I didn’t want to cover up its beauty.  Also, this polish was super opaque.
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Isn’t it gorgeous?  I apologize that my nails are so simple for today’s challenge.  I was tempted to try and freehand some owls but I don’t know… I just haven’t had time with college classes starting up again.  Thanks for reading today!

Nails of the Day featuring Picture Polish Alice

Hi everyone!  I have a stunning blue polish to share with you all today.  As soon as I saw Live Love Polish post a picture of this polish I KNEW I had to have it right away!  I only own 3 Picture Polishes but so far they haven’t disappointed in formula or pigmentation.  I used two coats of Alice and Seche Vite for top coat.
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Isn’t it stunning?!  I was half tempted to do nail-art over this, but opted not to.  Do you own any Picture Polishes in your nail polish collection?  Let me know in the comments below🙂

ABC Challenge: N is for Neon!

Hey there everyone!  Yesterday’s letter was N, and I was so busy I didn’t have time to do a manicure.  I decided to play with my Uber Chic Succulents plate for this mani.  I used China Glaze “Bite Me” for the neon pink, and Cirque “Fear and Loathing in NY” for the gray.
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Pahlish “Out of Oz,” August Duo: The Second Task, and LE Charity Polish “The Boxcar Children”

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Hi there everyone!  Happy hump day🙂  I have a big, colorful post for you all today featuring some beautiful polishes by Pahlish.  All of these beauties will be releasing August 7th at 7 PM CST.   I’ve never read the “Out of Oz” series of books, but now I’m intrigued and will be going to my local library to check them out and read them.  On to the pictures!

First up we have “Yellow Brick Road.”  This polish is described as a  rich warm yellow with metallic silver flakes and a strong scattered holographic finish.  I used two coats for the photos below.  I love this polish, and it had me singing the song from the “Wizard of OZ” follow the yellow brick road.
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Next up is “Dorothy Gale.”  This polish is described as a bright blue cream with a mix of blue and gold flakes with soft blue-gold shimmer.  I used two easy coats for this polish.  Such a gorgeous blue!
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Next up is “Munchkinland.” This polish is described as a warm ivory white with copper flakes and copper shimmer.  I used two coats for my pictures.  This one was definitely one of my favorites!
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“Elphaba Lives!” is described as a soft minty green cream with green shimmer and teal ultrachrome flakes.  I used two coats for this beautiful green polish.  Is it wrong of me to want icecream after looking at the pictures of this polish? LOL!
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“My Sister’s Shoes” is described as a  rich metallic silver with blue shimmer and a strong scattered holographic finish.  I used 3 coats for the photos below.  This is most certainly a beautifully unique polish from Shannon and I love it!
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“Blood and Rubies” is described as a rich violet red jelly with a mix of copper, gold, and violet-blue flakes.  I used two coats for the pictures below.  I just love shades like this, and with fall coming up, I can picture wearing it a lot!
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“Saint Glinda” is described as a smokey violet with a mix of violet-pink and red shimmers with red ultrachrome flakes and a strong scattered holographic finish. I used two coats for the pictures below.  This. Polish. Is. Amazing.  Seriously guys, if you get any polish from this collection, make sure it’s this one!  I have nothing like this in my collection of nail polish.
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“Lurline” is described as a soft iris purple with violet-pink flakes and a strong scattered holographic finish.  Another favorite of mine from this collection.  You can never have too many purples, amirite? I used three coats for opacity.
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Next up we have the August Duo “The Second Task.”  I am in LOVE with this Duo.  The blue is SO amazingly bold and bright!
“Ponder This” is described as a ultramarine blue cream.
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“Golden Egg” is described as a topcoat with a mix of metallic gold flakes, golden ultrachrome flakes, blue shimmer, and blue iridescent glitters.
I used one coat over “Ponder This.”
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And, here’s some nail art I done over the duo🙂
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Last but not least we have the LE Charity polish for August “The Boxcar Children.”  $2 from each bottle sold will go to “Reading is Fundamental”  This polish is described as a raspberry red jelly with metallic silver flakes, violet-blue shimmers and a strong scattered holographic finish.  I’m a sucker for pinks/reds and this polish is no exception!  I also love the fact it’s a charity dedicated to helping children obtain books.
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Pahlish_The_Boxcar_Children_03And there you have it!  I hope you enjoyed today’s post.  I would have done a lot more nail art, but I’m recovering from a stomach bug.  Be sure to mark your calendars or set your alarms for this beautiful collection releasing on Sunday at 7 PM CST.  Make sure to check out Pahlish’s Facebook page to stay up to date on collection releases, and check out their website to see what they currently  have available!  Check out Ida Rose’s blog post on this collection (she does an amazing job with her swatches.)

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