Indies Only! Blogathon – Today’s Feature Brand “Piper Polish”

Before I start, let me just mention that this might be my last post for a few days.  The kids have Friday and Monday off school – so we have an extra, extra long weekend.  I have a feeling I won’t have a lot of time to sit down in front of the computer 🙂  Have a great weekend everyone!

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Brand Name: Piper Polish

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Owner/Creator: Erin Piper

Located: Charlotte, North Carolina, United States

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Est. Date: Apr 23, 2012 (I have a feeling that’s not right, and she’s been around longer….but I can’t seem to find my info to confirm)

Where to purchase this brand: http://www.etsy.com/shop/PiperPolish

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Price range:
Small (5ml)  $4.99 – $5.50(for polishes including Spectraflair)
Full (15ml)  $7.50 – $10.75

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COUPON CODE:  INDIEBLOG20 (20% discount on your entire order)

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Where will they ship to:

United States $2.50 USD $0.50 USD
Australia $6.99 USD $2.00 USD
Austria $6.99 USD $2.00 USD
Belgium $6.99 USD $2.00 USD
Canada $6.99 USD $2.00 USD
Germany $6.99 USD $2.00 USD
New Zealand $6.99 USD $2.00 USD
Sweden $6.99 USD $2.00 USD
United Kingdom $6.99 USD $2.00 USD
Everywhere Else $7.50 USD $2.50 USD

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SpectraFlair Topcoat

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This is the manicure the Spectraflair topcoat is over in these photos.

This is the manicure the Spectraflair topcoat is over in these photos.

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Mesmerizing......

Mesmerizing……isn’t it?

Piper Polish’s Spectraflair Topcoat is a holo polish lovers DREAM!! 🙂  Really and truly, this is the best quality I have come across.  Last year, I heard about using Spectraflair in nail polish….and became obsessed with either finding a place to purchase spectraflair (everywhere I found sold it in huge expensive quantities, or tiny expensive quantities…) or finding a genuine spectraflair topcoat.

Four brands later – Piper Polish came out the winner by a LONG shot.  Maybe it’s because the other brands I tried were not very generous with the amount of Spectraflair pigment they added, so it wasn’t as brilliant….don’t know, don’t care 🙂  I’m sticking with this brand.  Not to mention, she has exceptional customer service.  When I purchased more of the topcoat a few months later, there was a a bit of hiccup with the order  – and Erin made sure it was resolved in a snap!

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Walk This Way

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Walk this Way is a polish that Erin sent to me to include in the blogathon, and I don’t think it has been listed in her shop as yet.  So, I’m not sure about whether or not this has some spectraflair pigment added – it looks like it to me 🙂  Aside from that unknown, what I do know is – it applies smoothly, and opaque with two coats.  Purple usually isn’t a color I wear, but this is sort of a purple/grey that really intrigues me – definitely one I will purchase in full size when it’s available 🙂

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London Fog

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London Fog…oh, London Fog – what did I do to you?  It deserved to be swatched much better than what I was able to do.  The navy blue/grey jelly base is smooth, the square opal/blue/green glitter pieces were easily picked up by the brush – but I still couldn’t do it justice.  Don’t blame the polish 😉

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Glitter Bomb (over light beige base color)

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Glitter Bomb!  This was made for me! (not really, but it may as well have been 🙂 lol)  When I swatched this, I wanted to be able to show off the mix of glitters (sizes, shapes, colors! wheee!) – so, I resisted and only applied one coat over a beige base.  But, if you look at the etsy listing for Glitter Bomb, you can see it swatched in full coverage.  Awwwwesome!!!!

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Be sure to visit Piper Polish at www.etsy.com/shop/PiperPolish and use her very generous coupon code: INDIEBLOG20

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Indies Only! Blogathon – Today’s Feature Brand “Piper Polish”

Before I start, let me just mention that this might be my last post for a few days.  The kids have Friday and Monday off school – so we have an extra, extra long weekend.  I have a feeling I won’t have a lot of time to sit down in front of the computer 🙂  Have a great weekend everyone!

************Back to the Blogathon************

Brand Name: Piper Polish

.
Owner/Creator: Erin Piper

Located: Charlotte, North Carolina, United States

.
Est. Date: Apr 23, 2012 (I have a feeling that’s not right, and she’s been around longer….but I can’t seem to find my info to confirm)

Where to purchase this brand: http://www.etsy.com/shop/PiperPolish

.
Price range:
Small (5ml)  $4.99 – $5.50(for polishes including Spectraflair)
Full (15ml)  $7.50 – $10.75

.
COUPON CODE:  INDIEBLOG20 (20% discount on your entire order)

.
Where will they ship to:

United States $2.50 USD $0.50 USD
Australia $6.99 USD $2.00 USD
Austria $6.99 USD $2.00 USD
Belgium $6.99 USD $2.00 USD
Canada $6.99 USD $2.00 USD
Germany $6.99 USD $2.00 USD
New Zealand $6.99 USD $2.00 USD
Sweden $6.99 USD $2.00 USD
United Kingdom $6.99 USD $2.00 USD
Everywhere Else $7.50 USD $2.50 USD

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SpectraFlair Topcoat

IMG_4272

This is the manicure the Spectraflair topcoat is over in these photos.

This is the manicure the Spectraflair topcoat is over in these photos.

IMG_4274

Mesmerizing......

Mesmerizing……isn’t it?

Piper Polish’s Spectraflair Topcoat is a holo polish lovers DREAM!! 🙂  Really and truly, this is the best quality I have come across.  Last year, I heard about using Spectraflair in nail polish….and became obsessed with either finding a place to purchase spectraflair (everywhere I found sold it in huge expensive quantities, or tiny expensive quantities…) or finding a genuine spectraflair topcoat.

Four brands later – Piper Polish came out the winner by a LONG shot.  Maybe it’s because the other brands I tried were not very generous with the amount of Spectraflair pigment they added, so it wasn’t as brilliant….don’t know, don’t care 🙂  I’m sticking with this brand.  Not to mention, she has exceptional customer service.  When I purchased more of the topcoat a few months later, there was a a bit of hiccup with the order  – and Erin made sure it was resolved in a snap!

.

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Walk This Way

IMG_4276

IMG_4277

IMG_4454

Walk this Way is a polish that Erin sent to me to include in the blogathon, and I don’t think it has been listed in her shop as yet.  So, I’m not sure about whether or not this has some spectraflair pigment added – it looks like it to me 🙂  Aside from that unknown, what I do know is – it applies smoothly, and opaque with two coats.  Purple usually isn’t a color I wear, but this is sort of a purple/grey that really intrigues me – definitely one I will purchase in full size when it’s available 🙂

.

.

London Fog

IMG_4282

IMG_4284

IMG_4457

London Fog…oh, London Fog – what did I do to you?  It deserved to be swatched much better than what I was able to do.  The navy blue/grey jelly base is smooth, the square opal/blue/green glitter pieces were easily picked up by the brush – but I still couldn’t do it justice.  Don’t blame the polish 😉

.

.

Glitter Bomb (over light beige base color)

IMG_4278

IMG_4279

IMG_4281

IMG_4456

Glitter Bomb!  This was made for me! (not really, but it may as well have been 🙂 lol)  When I swatched this, I wanted to be able to show off the mix of glitters (sizes, shapes, colors! wheee!) – so, I resisted and only applied one coat over a beige base.  But, if you look at the etsy listing for Glitter Bomb, you can see it swatched in full coverage.  Awwwwesome!!!!

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Be sure to visit Piper Polish at www.etsy.com/shop/PiperPolish and use her very generous coupon code: INDIEBLOG20

Gooey Glitter (no, that’s Jelly)

 

The saying is something along the lines of “imitation is the sincerest form of flattery”  – right?

Well, I hope it is – because I just copied another manicure (and by copy, I mean attempted – definitely not exact copy).   And I hope the original artists consider it flattering, and not just forgery! (can nail art be forged?)

I always try my best to add the link and artists name/blog, so you guys can check them out and also, give them credit for the original idea/design. (good blog etiquette if you aren’t doing this already)

 

This one, is from a blogger I follow daily – she always has something creative and beautiful on her nails 🙂   Polish Acolholic.

 

From her Day 23 (31 day challenge) Glitter manicure.

 

With my attempt – I used Nfu Of Jelly JS01 and my own frankenpolish, which is a mix of spectraflair polish and holographic glitter dust.

 

First was 2 layers of the glitter polish and a thick layer of Seche Vite top coat to smooth the bumps.  After that had dried, I taped triangle pieces of tape, and painted the Nfu of black jelly.  And once that was dry, I removed the triangles and added two more layers of Seche Vite top coat, to give it an extra smooth glossy look.

 

 

 

So strange, here in the daylight photo, you can see the grooves where the tape was – you would never know there was a ton of top coat filling that area.

 

 

 

 

Holo Holoween Part II

Okdokie, this is the real post.

 

The reason for the previous “test” post was because I needed to recreate my Facebook Page. (www.facebook.com/MommyLovesNailPolish)  If you had “Liked” that previous page – it will be deleted soon, and this current address will be the permanent one.  I have no idea what I did, but I messed up when I started the first one 🙂

 

So, onto the manicure part of my nail polish blog!

I have 2 versions of this manicure.  There was just something missing, so when you see the second set of pics – it’s the same manicure, just with a little extra pizazz on each nail.

 

As much as I would like to say that I am super ambitious, and did 2 full nail art manicures in 1 day…. alas, I am too lazy.

 

# 1 mani has a base of Nfu Oh Holo # 66 and stripes of orange and black (that’s the Halloween part of the manicure 🙂 )

 

And the # 2 mani is the same as the above, but I’ve added 2 coats of SpectraFlair top coat, and two big fat orange glitter pieces on each nail.

 

 

Day 5 Halloween “No Name” Scaaaarey Manicure!

 

Simple, yet still Hawlloween’ish 🙂  And I still found a way to add glitter!  Have I mentioned, I love Glitter???!!!  In particular, SPECTRAFLAIR!!   I think I am going to bite the bullet and buy some of my own spectraflair pigment to add to my nail polishes.

 

 

So, this manicure was started with a base of plain creme black (Wet n Wild) 2 layers of a SpectraFlair topcoat, and the stitches (inspired by this post)  were done with an “Art Deco” by “LA Colors” striping brush in a lime green (? they didn’t have a name on the bottle).

Ta Da !!!

 

 

 

 

 

Have an awesome day!  (have you “Liked” the Mommy Loves Nail Polish  Facebook page yet?)