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Monday, January 28, 2013

The Nail Junkie - V-Day Line



Are you ready for a Valentine's Day collection? It's almost here! And I have a real Valentine's Day "treat" for you! You'll notice that she's named this collection the V-Day Collection and I'll let you discover WHY on your own - go check out her explanation on her blog here. (*giggle*) Oh and there are still a few days left to enter her giveaway there too - in the same post.

My friend Aleta, creator of The Nail Junkie polishes, marches to the beat of her own drum and that creative tune she hears in her ear is magic. Even when she does something "expected" (such as pink for Valentine's Day) you can bet she's put her own signature on it and this collection is no different. Including the name and what it stands for.





Bouquet is a deep pink polish with purple undertones and lots of multi-colored fine glitter particles. This dried matte but you can add a top coat to really bring out the shimmer. I was totally surprised that this in a one-coater! I had no issues at all with formula or application. This is ONE coat, first matte and then with one coat of Poshe top coat for the photos.



The Nail Junkie Bouquet

The Nail Junkie Bouquet

The Nail Junkie Bouquet

The Nail Junkie Bouquet

The Nail Junkie Bouquet

The Nail Junkie Bouquet

The Nail Junkie Bouquet

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Love Letter is a symbolic polish with red, white, and pink mini sheets of paper (square glitters) and lots of  black ink (super teeny bar glitter and fine particle glitter) in a clear base. The glitters all came out easily and laid flat on the nail. No issues to report at all. In the bottle some of the glitters sink to the bottom but a good shake and they are well-suspended and come out of the bottle easily. I layered this one over Bouquet and followed up with one generous coat of Poshe to smooth it all out.



The Nail Junkie Love Letter

The Nail Junkie Love Letter

The Nail Junkie Love Letter

The Nail Junkie Love Letter

The Nail Junkie Love Letter

The Nail Junkie Love Letter

The Nail Junkie Love Letter
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Cupcake is a candy sprinkled polish with red, magenta, and pink dots in a shimmery clear glitter base. I had no issues with this one either. In the bottle some of the glitters sink to the bottom but a good shake and they are well-suspended and come out of the bottle easily. Everything spread nicely on the nail and there was no digging for glitters or dabbing involved. I've layered this one over Bouquet and a medium grey (SoFlaJo Silverado) with one generous coat of Poshe to smooth it all out. Have I mentioned before that I love circle glitters?



The Nail Junkie Cupcake

The Nail Junkie Cupcake

The Nail Junkie Cupcake

The Nail Junkie Cupcake

The Nail Junkie Cupcake

The Nail Junkie Cupcake

The Nail Junkie Cupcake

The Nail Junkie Cupcake

Yes I freehanded the diagonals and once I cropped the photos, especially the close-up, I noticed that probably relying on my "naked eye" at "arm's length" isn't the best idea. LOL!

So what do you think of these? Do you have a favorite? It's hard picking a favorite of these because they work so nicely together.

These 3 new polishes, as well as past lines, are available NOW at her Etsy store. She is no longer taking sales through her personal website. Be sure and follow her on Facebook to stay up-to-date on restocks and see swatches and other information.

Her polishes are all full size and are $10 each. All orders are shipped within 24 hours of payment, so purchase now and have them in plenty of time for the holidays. 

She also offers every shopper: 


FREE DOMESTIC SHIPPING

$6 FLAT RATE INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING


(Yes, even AFTER the postal rate increases that just took effect!)

$1 Donation for every bottle sold (see her website for past charity donation information and current charities she supports.)


Free gifts with every order!!!








*PR Samples provided for my honest review

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11 comments :

  1. beautiful! Love this collection from The Nail Junkie!

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  2. These are so gorgeous! I super love Cupcake and the mani you did with it! ♥

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  3. Bouquet is beautiful! Love that it's a one-coater too.

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  4. They are all so gorgeous - and so are your photos!!!
    I was also amazed at Bouquet being such a lovely one coater! But do try it with two coats too. It deepens the color even more ;-)
    And I also SUPER LOVE Cupcake and the mani you did with it!

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  5. Love Cupcake: those round glitters really are GREAT! Love your swatches!!

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  6. Cupcake and Bouquet are so pretty!

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  7. I absolutely LOVE cupcake! LOVE LOVE LOVE circular glitters!!

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  8. Such awesome swatches! I LOVE THEM! I knew I should have gotten Bouquet when I ordered the glitters!

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