Revlon Brilliant Strength “Beguile” and Silly Lily (Indie brand) “Swamp Juice” – Photos/Review


It’s always nice to start a post with a pic, instead of blah, blah, blah 🙂   Now, onto the blah, blah, blah 🙂

Revlon Brilliant Strength is a favorite of mine, when it comes to drugstore polishes.  Here in Canada, they go for about $6-$7 (so, not super cheap, but not too expensive).  My latest Brilliant Strength acquisition is called “Beguile”.

Beguile is a very deep blue with hints of purple and the occasional green (in the right lighting) – very cool.  Application was good – two coats and done – not streaky at all, no bald spots – just like the color in the bottle.





Next, I added a couple of layers of one of the Silly Lily Polishes I received the other day “Swamp Juice“.  The super duper nice thing about this one was…it was free 🙂  Silly Lily has a promotion on, where you receive a bonus with every order placed…and mine was Swamp Juice!

As expected with any polish that has glitter and flitter and other shiney things…it was thick and a little chunky.  But not lumpy.  So, while it was quite thick to apply, there were no problems with smoothing it out after with top coat.

The description of Swamp Juice…I have no idea how to describe it, so right off of the Silly Lily description “Made with blue/green flakies blended with a rusty purple shimmer”.  Yes…that would be how I would describe it, if I had time to think about it 😉  Whatever the description in type – the way it looks over the navy polish is awesome 🙂




And last, but very not least – I added some adorable Christmas stickers from my Bloggers sample pack (go get one!!  They’re free!!) from Viva La Nails.


Have a great weekend!!

Wheee! Black Friday Nail Polish Deals! (Updated!)


Viva La Nails is having a 25% off your entire order sale.

This is valid this entire weekend ( November 23 – November 25)

And applies to ALL products in their shop!

To get your 25% discount, be sure to use this coupon code at checkout:  BLACK

They carry some really cool nail art, such as:

Christmas Stickers












Nail Art Kits






And a ton more cool nail art stuff!

To get your 25% discount, be sure to use the coupon code:  BLACK




(Nail Polish and other beauty items)





(Amazing deals on nail polish, and many other beauty products)














(Macy’s has a nail polish department online!  I did not know that!)

Save 15% on your entire order until November 24th.  Use coupon code: TURKEY

Here is a link to their nail polish goodies!!








Big Daddy Beauty has some of the best prices around, on nail polish and related items.  Plus more discounts this weekend!!)

Use Coupon Code: TURKEY



Ninja Polish is an amazing site for indie polishes, and hard to find brands.  Flash sales all day Friday – but you have to check their facebook and twitter for the codes.

This email from Ninja

Hello Ninja subscribers!!

Happy Thanksgiving and just a quick note to stay tuned for hot deals on for Black Friday! Be ready to shop like a Ninja by following us on both Facebook and Twitter for instant flash sale updates! We will have a Black Friday category for ease of finding most deals but for flash codes, sales and promotions, you need to follow us on Facebook and Twitter to keep informed!

Deals start at midnight CST tonight! Can YOU shop like a Ninja?

~Rhonni & Stephanie
The Ninjas of

*All Black Friday Deals are while supplies last. No rain-checks. We are not responsible for internet, system, site or paypal glitches.


Everyone knows ELF!!  They always have great deals going on, and their Black Friday deal is a bogo PLUS free shipping!!



Add code BLKFRI to the coupon code box at checkout to receive Free Standard Shipping (a $6.95 value)  PLUS Buy 1 Get 1 50% Off will be calculated as 25% off every item. Some exclusions apply.  Expire November 23.






Layla Cosmetics is offering 20% off for black friday.   Type the words LAYLA BLACK FRIDAY in the notes field when you check out, and the pricing will be updated.   (thank you Nail Polish Army for this one!)

Layla Cosmetics is the company who is responsible for Bubbly Effect, Caviar Effect, Ceramic Effect, Mirror Effect and Hologram Effect!!!

———————————————————— is offering 20% off everything Friday only!!



—————————————————————————————– has a TON of special going on today!  Check the out HERE.


Here`s just one of them:




If anyone else has any online nail polish sales to add – please include a comment, and I will add it to this post for you!  Thanks!

Free Samples for bloggers! from Viva la Nails


Got this in my email this morning:



GRAB Your FREE Product Sample Pack
*** WORTH £12 ***
(3 x Stickers and 3 x Water Decals – Mixed Designs)
& Become a “Viva La Nails” Media Partner!

Click here to order yours NOW



I have placed a couple of small orders with Viva la Nails in the past, and they have pretty good pricing, and a big selection of nice and unique nail art  supplies.  They have daily deals in which they offer coupon codes for stuff like `free shipping`or `15% off“ etc.


These are a few things I have ordered with them (including the free sample pack)

I did order more (netting, foil) – but I am so unorganized and couldn`t find them for the photo.

These are the stickers and water slides I received in my free sample pack.  I have not had a chance to review them all, but they ask that if you order the sample pack, you review the products and link back to them.  Not much to ask, I think 🙂

You Call this a Holo? #3 Review and photos: Jade Holographico “Energy” and Viva la Nails water decals

Yes, sort of.

So, we’ll be talking about the new movie Hotel Transylvania………  just kidding!   I didn’t know how to start the post, when the title was so obvious 🙂   Of course, I will be showing photos of Jade “Energy” and water decals!

The words I am typing… are nothing I’d ever thought I would say about a holographic nail polish (except for those “holo’s” from Kleancolor – as if! :)).  This particular shade:  Jade Holographica “Energy” is only “OK” looking.  Sooo SAD!!

Maybe it is just because I don’t love the color, but it doesn’t seem as “holographic” looking as the rest of the actual holo’s I own (Nfu Oh, Jade, Glitter Gal etc.)
As with the other Jade polishes I have, the application is great.  Nice and smooth, great consistency, 2 coats for opacity.  And just a little bit longer drying time if you don’t use a quick dry top coat.

You decide:

Some photos with water decals from Viva La Nails UK.

Recently, I discovered an amazing online nail art supply store (Viva La Nails UK) and purchased a bunch of glitters and other supplies – which one was a free sample pack of nail stickers and water decals for bloggers, youtubers etc to review : Viva La Nails Product Sample Pack (£12 VALUE)
What can I say?  These water decals went on smoothly, within seconds of placing the decal and applying the wet paper towel piece (my first time trying water decals) and looked great.  Thumbs up!

Final thoughts on Jade Holographica Energy.  It makes me sad 😦

That photo was after angling my hand/fingers in a ton of different poses, and taking photos of each – trying to see the holo.
It shouldn’t be that difficult to see the awesomeness of a holographic polish.  Oh well.