Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Way-Cool Mani Wednesday: Beachy Teal

I am so into bright colors right now. I want to wear bright colors all the time. I'm so over winter (even though I never experienced winter). When a season is over, I am done with it. No thanks! Time to move on. Here is a bright fun mani I did recently.

Polishes Used: Butter London Slapper with KBShimmer Sand in my Stocking aceent.

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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Salon Perfect Electric Grape

I am in a total purple phase. The past 2 years I was in a blue phase. This year it's all about the purple. I've been buying every purple shade of lipstick out there. I want purple everything. I love purple. I was drawn to this Salon Perfect Electric Grape shade a recent trip to Walmart, and decided to give it a go.

Electric Grape
Electric Grape is a medium neon-ish purple with red and blue micro glitter.

Color: I adore this color, but it's not as a great as I expected. The glitter in this looks pretty puny, and doesn't add the pop I really wanted.

Formula: Terrible. This had the weirdest formula. It was thick, streaky, goopy, and just all around awful. I thoroughly hated this formula.

Price: I think I got this for $4.00 at Walmart.

Overall: I like the color of this, but it fell through on all other counts. Very disappointing.

My Rating 2 out of 5 Paint Splatters
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Monday, April 14, 2014

ILNP Music Box

Whenever I think of music boxes the monkey music box from The Phantom of the Opera playing Masquerade pops into my head. Is it just me? Probably. "A collector's piece indeed...." This then spirals out of control until the entire musical score of  The Phantom of the Opera is in my head for days. I am strange. I realize this.

-fights extreme urge to post the Overture of The Phantom of the Opera video on this post-. So, ILNP ( I Love Nail Polish) released a handful of gorgeous pastel holos for spring, and I had to get most all of them. I picked up Music Box -fights urge again-, and that's what I have to share with you today.

Music Box
Music Box is a light aqua holo.

Color: This a beautiful color spring, and I adore the holographic touch. This is a softer holo, but I prefer that.

Formula: Excellent easy to apply formula. I used 3 coats above.

Price: This is $10.00 on ILNP's website.

Overall: Gorgeous soft aqua blue holo! I think this is one that speaks for itself. I really like it, and I think if you're holo fan you'll enjoy this one too.

My Rating 5 out of 5 Paint Splatters
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Thursday, April 10, 2014

Imperfectly Painted Turns 4 Giveaway!

* The following giveaway has been sponsored by Cult Nails, KBShimmer, Loaded Lacquer, Maya Cosmetics, and Silly Bee's Chickadees.
Today is Imperfectly Painted's 4th birthday. I started this blog April 10, 2010. Every year that goes by I'm amazed I'm still doing this blogging gig! I've never been someone to keep up with any journal or anything of the sort. I really love blogging, and it's unfortunate that I'm celebrating this awesome occasion during a stinky time for me personally/health wise. I so wish this was under better circumstances, because blogging and my love for it has been difficult to manage with what is going on.

This show must go on though, and I don't want to let my worry get in the way of something I enjoy so much. Blogging really helped me pull myself out of depression and social anxiety. It's been the vehicle that has allowed me to be comfortable in my own skin, appreciate myself, and discover friendships. I've enjoyed being able to share my love for polishes with all of you, and I appreciate all of you taking the time to read this blog and accepting me for who I am! So thank you!

In honor of this great occasion, some of my favorite indie brands have generously donated prizes for a giveaway. These are brands I have come to love and respect, and I thank them for being so kind!

There will be 5 prizes! One winner per prize will be drawn randomly through Rafflecopter.

Prize #1- Cult Nails
Cult Nails It's a New Day collection (includes colors Falling Hard, Evolution, New Day,  stamping plate, and stamper).
Prize #2- KBShimmer
KBShimmer Spring 2014 colors Laugh Myself Lily, Belle of the Mall, Full Bloom Ahead, and Daisy About You
Prize #3- Maya Cosmetics
Maya Cosmetics Sprummer collection shades in Ethereal, Zazzy, Beyond the Pale, and Beach Baby
Prize #4- Silly Bee's Chickadees
Silly Bee's Chickadees shades in Everything Nice and Orange You A Honeydew-c
Prize #5- Loaded Lacquer
Loaded Lacquer shades in Steampunked and Vintage Metals
 - Open to USA residents only. *Note if you are international and have someone in the US willing to ship you, you may enter. I will only ship to US addresses.
- You must be 18 or older to enter.
- Giveaway is open until Thursday, April 24th @ 11:59PM EDT.
- 5 winners will be chosen and will be notified by email. Winners will have 48 hours to claim prize or another winner will be chosen.
 - Enter using the Rafflecopter widget below only.
a Rafflecopter giveaway

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Tuesday, April 8, 2014

L'Oreal Sexy in Sequins

*Announcement: I've been under a lot of stress lately, to the point where I'm experiencing consistent high blood pressure. I'm monitoring it and have had blood tests done yesterday to determine what medication would be best appropriate. I'm really terrified something is wrong with me. I have a lot of medical based anxiety, so this all is making it worse. If I happen to go MIA or be quiet on the blog or social media this is why. I don't want to be, but my anxiety is so bad right now :(. 

When I first heard about the L'Oreal Gold Dust nail polish it was the first drugstore collection I was very excited to find. It took me awhile to find it, and I pretty much picked up all colors except the orange one. This is one of my favorites of the bunch.

Sexy in Sequins 

Sexy in Sequins w/ top coat
 Sexy in Sequins is a dark purple texture glitter with, gold micro glitter, and silver hex glitters.

Color: This color is gorgeous. I love the rich deep purple, and the addition of the silver and gold glitters makes this complex and unique.

Formula: Formula is excellent used 2 coats above.

Price: I believe this is the $4-$6 range at drugstores. I also believe this is part of the core display now.

Overall: I love this Sexy in Sequins. Excellent rich color with dimension. My only thought, is to be quite honest, I prefer this top coated. I feel the same about the rest in this collection. This is just a personal preference, but I love shiny glitter polish!

My Rating: 5 out of 5 Paint Splatters
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Thursday, April 3, 2014

Throwback Thursday: Butter London Disco Biscuit

Late night post! I'm sorry. The past week has been rather awful for me, and it's really thrown me off track. I'm hoping things are looking up from here on out! So this will probably be a quick post!

Butter London Disco Biscuit is a polish I tried to stay away from buying. It looked like a polish I might just have a dupe of or something, so I talked myself out of it. I then came across it on a blog sale at half the regular price, so I decided to go for it. Good purchase.

Disco Biscuit
Disco Biscuit is a hot pink jelly with a blue/violet micro glitter.

Color: This polish is stunning. I love the jelly with this vibrant blue/violet sparkles. There are polishes with this similar theme, but not done this well. I really sometimes think a higher end polish has better materials that just make the overall polish look nicer. I hope that makes sense. This is one of them and it's definitely a winner.

Collection: Spring/Summer 2012

Formula: Excellent easy to use formula. I used 3 coats above.

Price: This is $15.00 on the Butter London website.

Overall: Gorgeous, vibrant, and soft sparkly polish. I love this one, and I'm glad I talked myself into it. Actually, I'm glad I found it on a blog sale where it wasn't as expensive!

My Rating 5 out of 5 Paint Splatters
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Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Way-Cool Mani Wednesday: Coral & Gray

My new favorite color combination is definitely coral and gray.  A few months ago while shopping at an outlet store I came across this top that was bright coral with gray stripes. It's been my favorite top every since. Then KBShimmer comes out with an awesome gray crelly with coral and teal glitter. Perfect! It's not a color combination I'd ever think of on my own, but I absolutely love it. I needed to do a mani of it of course!

Polishes Used:
Revlon Just Tinted Victorian (circa 2011) & KBShimmer Make My Gray

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