Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Happy New Year!!

Happy New Year 2014

Let's make the most of it, 2014 is here!

Wishing you a fabulous end to 2013 and a great start in 2014.

Thank you for reading My Boyfriend Hates Makeup!!


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Monday, December 30, 2013

My Boyfriend Hates Makeup Presents: Top Indie Brand of 2013!

Let me start off by saying, there was no voting or outside consideration on this.  This is my blog and I do what I want! I looked through my posts and pics and immediately knew my pick of indie polish for the year....and that brand is:

Literary Lacquer!

Are you surprised?  I'm not.  In addition to the beautiful polishes throughout the year, Amy ended the year with a standout 10 piece collection called The Community Collection, created and inspired by 10 bloggers and polish mavens (including myself!).

Let's take a quick peek at a few of my faves from 2013:.  On second thought, let's make it TOP TEN!  In no particular order.  Just pretty. :)

Raspberry Cordial from the Literary Liquors Collection

Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster - amaaazing polish
84, Charing Cross Road from The Community Collection
As The Waltz Was Ending from The Community Collection - and this is the polish
that I designed. How GORGEOUS is this?!
Love You Forever from The Community Collection
Good Night Moon from The Community Collection

Lake of Shining Waters
Woman of Pleasure
If It Pleases You
Anne With An E - holo topcoat with a clear base, shown over white here
If you are new to this store and are interested in her polish, I would say the top 2 picks are:  
  • If It Pleases You (plum holo) 
  • Pan Galatic Gargle Blaster (turquoise holo) 

Both are amazing, stunning, perfect polishes.

Looking forward to more this coming year!  You can find Literary Lacquer:


Saturday, December 28, 2013

Mega Review Post! 7 Polishes from Playlist Polish! New To Me Indie!

I hope you had a nice Christmas if you celebrated it!!  I am back to posting now and I have a great one for you!

Today I have another new to me indie post for you, this time from Playlist Polish. Playlist sent over 7 polishes for me to show you, so I’ve got an in-depth look at this brand. All 7 are Christmas themed – tis the season, after all. Let’s take a look!

Group bottle shot and swatch shot:


From the bottle shot, the polishes are:
(top row) Santa Baby, Silent Night, Christmas in Dixie, Sugar Plum Fairy
(bottom row) Babes in Toyland, Jingle Bell Rock, Angels Among Us


I wasn’t sure of the best way to organize this, so I decided to go with ROYGBIV, then the various non-rainbow colors. So, with that in mind, the first polish I have to show you is Santa Baby, a red jelly with gold glitter:


I should say upfront, and I did mention to the maker, these are sheer polishes. I wanted to show you the true color of the polishes but I also wanted to show you how these POP over the right bases, so I did two coats of polish on my pinky with no undies, and the other three fingers have a base under the Playlist Polish. I’ll remind you of that as we go on. So, here, my pinky has two coats of Santa Baby alone, and the other three have Zoya Livingson as the base, and I used two coats of Livingson and two coats of Santa Baby:


I have zero complaints about the formula. Dry time was super quick since they are sheer. This one does build up nicely and could go with three coats alone for a more squishy, jelly look:

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Next up is Silent Night, a navy blue jelly with silver glitters. Very similar in look and feel to Santa Baby. Pinky shows two coats alone and the other fingers have two coats of Zoya Sailor and two coats of Silent Night:



Very pretty and so shimmery with the base added:

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The third polish is called Christmas in Dixie and I paired it with Sail La Vie from Sinful Colors. This is a soft blue holo, with a great dry time. Builds beautifully on the nail.


Here you can see my pinky v. ring finger:


And a couple other shots.  This one is SO pretty!

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Next up is Sugar Plum Fairy and I used Lavender Sugar from Tea Beauty under it on every finger except my pinky.


Sugar Plum may be the most sheer polish of the bunch.


But the finished product is pretty. Bet this would look great over black:

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Babes in Toyland is a soft purple holo, still slightly sheer, but could also stand alone. I used Sweet Lavender from Rimmel London as the base which really made the purple tones more prominent.


On the pinky, you can see the sheerness, but that's typical of most holo polish:


One last look:

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The silver of the group, Jingle Bell Rock, could easily stand on it’s own.


I did use a single coat of Sidewalkers by NYC New York Color, and Jingle Bell Rock really popped, allowing you to see the shimmer in more detail.


Check it out:

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Last but not least is Angels Among Us, which has the best formula of the group, in my opinion.


 It was a tad thicker than the others and much more opaque as well, easily looking as opaque with or without undies. I did use A Blank Canvas by Wet n Wild under my three fingers and left the pinky without undies – you can hardly tell the difference.


Angels has a beautiful shimmer as well, but my camera had a harder time picking it up. This is two coats over two coats of undies. This is a beautiful polish!

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Overall, my favorites of this group are Santa Baby, Angels Among Us, and Babes in Toyland. I am looking forward to seeing more from Playlist Polish.

You can find Playlist Polish:
Thanks for stopping by,


Thursday, December 26, 2013

Christmas Mani Round Up!

I know the holiday has ended, but I wanted to show you my two Christmas manis!

For Christmas Eve, I tried the 3D Christmas lights mani, with a silver/grey holo base, white striper as the light string, and oval gemstones for the lights.


The base is a single coat of Zoya Cassedy with a single coat of Literary Lacquer Sidewalk's End for the holo.   I almost left it alone because it was so pretty, but who can leave things alone?



Macro shots:

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I know this isn't perfect, but I did like it.  However, I could NOT deal with the 3D aspect, so I had to change it for Christmas Day.


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Since it was going to be a present filled day, I went with Chyna by Zoya, added bow decals by Vinyl Stickers By Sam and used HK Girl for topcoat. Macro:


I really love how this came out!



What one do you like better?

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you had a nice holiday!


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