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This post is on the Hare Polish nail polish in Rococo Grandeur, Why so Igneous?, Hooky at the Hamlet, What I Wore to the Revolution, Star Tropics, and Dog Day Dream. I first purchased while back after seeing Christine of www.temptalia.com post swatches of the brand.

Anyway onto the photos!

Hare Polish Rococo Grandeur, Why so Igneous?, Hooky at the Hamlet, What I Wore to the Revolution, Star Tropics, and Dog Day Dream
Hare Polish Rococo Grandeur
Hare Polish Why so Igneous?
Hare Polish Hooky at the Hamlet
Hare Polish What I Wore to the Revolution
Hare Polish Star Tropics
Hare Polish Dog Day Dream
What I Wore to the Revolution is actually a clear base polish, I placed it over a pearl white polish since I was swatching on a clear nail wheel.
Hare Polish Rococo Grandeur, Why so Igneous?, Hooky at the Hamlet, What I Wore to the Revolution, Star Tropics, and Dog Day Dream

Hare Polish Dog Day Dream, Star Tropics, What I Wore to the Revolution, Hooky at the Hamlet, Why so Igneous?, Rococo Grandeur

Here's some taken in different lighting with my camera phone!

Hare Polish Rococo Grandeur, Why so Igneous?, Hooky at the Hamlet, What I Wore to the Revolution, Star Tropics, and Dog Day Dream
Hare Polish Rococo Grandeur, Why so Igneous?, Hooky at the Hamlet, What I Wore to the Revolution, Star Tropics, and Dog Day Dream
Hare Polish Rococo Grandeur, Why so Igneous?, Hooky at the Hamlet, What I Wore to the Revolution, Star Tropics, and Dog Day Dream

I was really happy with all the polishes that I picked up and I definitely recommend Hare Polish to anyone who loves unique sparkling polishes. Some of these shades may currently be in stock on their Etsy shop, so go check there if you're wanting to get some of these!





Have you bought any Hare Polishes? What are your favorites?
Press Sample


This review is on the Milani Cosmetics Color Statement Lipsticks in the shades 01 Sweet Nectar and 03 Orange-Gina, I received these a while back so it was long over due for a review! 

Now that I'm back and getting organized I'll be doing the rest of the colors in sets of 2-3 in over the next couple of weeks so keep an eye out for those as well.

Anyway onto the photos!

Milani Color Statement Lipsticks Sweet Nectar, Orange-Gina, High Voltage, Red Label, Cherry Crave, Best Red, Ruby Valentine
Milani Color Statement Lipstick Sweet Nectar, Orange-Gina

 What the website says:

Description

Bellissimo! You know how some (lesser) lipsticks look one way in the store, and then completely different in your bathroom mirror? Color Statement is the antithesis of that. A super-luxe, grown-up girl lipstick, it delivers true instant colour in a single swipe. Laced with vitamins A and C to hydrate and nourish, this collection is all about options: Corals and Reds, Orchids and Plums, Nudes, and Pinks. Trust us, you’ll want an entire wardrobe.

Ingredients

MLSN-01, 03, 05, 06, 07, 08, 09, 11,12,14,17,19, 20, 22, 24, 25, 26, 29, 30, 31, 33, 34, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44. Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Tridecyl Trimellitate, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax / Euphorbia Cerifera Cera, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Microcristallina Cera (Microcrystalline Wax), Cera Alba (Beeswax), Ozokerite, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax/Cera Carnauba, Benzyl Benzoate, Fragrance (Parfum), Vanillin, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Tocopherol, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Retinyl Palmitate, Hydroxycitronellal. +/- May Contain: Mica, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Red 6 (CI 15850), Red 7 (CI 15850), Red 22 (CI 45380), Red 27 (CI 45410), Red 28 (CI 45410), Yellow 5 (CI 19140), Yellow 6 (CI 15985), Blue 1 (CI 42090), Carmine (CI 75470).


Note: My lips are very red/pink naturally so the oranges have more of a reddish tint swatched on me.
Milani Cosmetics Color Statement Lipstick 01 Sweet Nectar, 03 Orange-Gina
Milani Cosmetics Color Statement Lipstick 01 Sweet Nectar
Milani Cosmetics Color Statement Lipstick 01 Sweet Nectar
Milani Cosmetics Color Statement Lipstick 03 Orange-Gina
Milani Cosmetics Color Statement Lipstick 03 Orange-Gina


My Rating:  10 out of 10 Feathers

Cost:  $5.99 for 0.14 oz

Availability:  www.milanicosmetics.com

Formula:  Varies with shade matte to metallic finish.

The Packaging:  Square shaped lipstick tube twist up.

My Final Thoughts:  These lipsticks are amazing, when I swatched them they went on easily in just one swipe. They have an almost strawberry scent that isn't too strong which I personally like so that's a plus.

01 Sweet Nectar is a cream finish lipstick in a bright orange shade, it went on very smooth, creamy, and pigmented. It didn't feel drying on the lips at all even with mine being dry from the winter weather right now.

03 Orange-Gina is a pearl finish lipstick in a brown orange shade with a gold shimmer, this shade also went on very smooth, creamy, and pigmented as well. I really love the shimmer look this shade has, it's really gorgeous especially when the sun light was hitting it.


Would I purchase again?  Definitely, yes! These are true to the statement of one swipe instant color, they are amazingly pigmented without being drying. They have a pleasant strawberry like smell and there are over 30 different colors to choose from in this collection so you're sure to find a shade you love at a terrific price!





Do you own any of these? What's your favorite shade?


I Bought This


This review is on the Tarina Tarantino Pearl Glow Primer, I originally received a deluxe sample size of this in a Sephora order to try out.

Anyway onto the photos!

Tarina Tarantino Pearl Glow Primer
Tarina Tarantino Pearl Glow Primer
Tarina Tarantino Pearl Glow Primer
Tarina Tarantino Pearl Glow Primer

What the site says:


Tarina Tarantino Pearl Glow Primer

This is an amazing 2 in 1 formula providing luminosity and primer in 1, for all skin types! This formula contains light reflective pigments which bounce the light away from the face giving a soft focus diffused glow leaving skin looking youthful and perfected.

Ingredients: WATER, OCTYLDODECANOL, CARTHAMUS TINCTORIUS (SAFFLOWER) OLEOSOMES, GLYCERIN, ALUMINA, MANGANESE DIOXIDE, POLYACRYLAMIDE, C13-14 ISOPARAFFIN, LAURETH-7, SODIUM HYDROXIDE, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, PHENOXYETHANOL, MICA, TITANIUM DIOXIDE.



I had to empty this much out of the container before I got a thicker consistency to test
Tarina Tarantino Pearl Glow Primer
Tarina Tarantino Pearl Glow Primer
Tarina Tarantino Pearl Glow Primer, it gives a nice glow to the skin



My Rating:  6 out of 10 Feathers

Cost:  $32.00 for 1 fl oz/30 ml

Availability:  www.tarinatarantino.com

Formula:  Water based lotion texture.

The Packaging:   Glass bottle with pump top.

My Final Thoughts:  When I originally received this product in a deluxe sample size in a Sephora order I was pretty excited to try it out, I ended up using up the full sample bottle because it made my skin look so wonderful. 

The primer has a pearl pink tint to it which gave the most beautiful glow under my foundation, I definitely would of recommended it back then.
 
However later on down the road I saw it on sale for $20 on Sephora.com and I ended up purchasing a full size bottle, I tried it out again and this time it just didn't sit right on my skin. It also had a much stronger chemical smell and almost smelled like it had gone bad.

Even the texture was off, it was way more liquidy than the sample I had tried out. I tried to shake it up really well but it wouldn't even make it thicker. When I went to swatch it I ended up pumping out a cap full of it and managed to get a more lotion consistency. I thought it was just me but I have read other people talking about how their tube also had the "gone bad" chemical smell as well so I'm not sure if it's just the normal way it is.

I probably should have returned it at that point but unfortunately we didn't have a Sephora in my area at the time (or at least not that I knew of) and I ended up forgetting about it. The only reason this product is getting a 6 is the fact the packaging is cute with a higher quality feeling and the product did still give a nice glow, but I just can't get past the smell and fact that it almost looked/smelled like it went bad (and I had JUST bought it).

My recommendation is that if you really want to try this out purchase it at a place that you can easily return it to if you find that you do not like it. When I can afford it I may try to purchase another bottle just to give it another review in case I did end up with a bad bottle. I really wanted this to be amazing again, I would hate to think that it's just because of a bad batch. Let me know in the comments if you own this and what you think of it!

Would I purchase again?   Probably not, the first time I tried this when I had the sample I actually really loved the natural glowing look it gave my face, but once I purchased the full size it was like I ended up with a bad batch of product. I may in the future check it out again to see if that was the case, but I have heard others complain about the smell and how it seemed bad as well so I'm not sure!




Do you own this? Was your experience better?

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I bought this


This review is on the Hare Polish nail polish in Ampersand, Bisbee 2.0, Washed Ashore, Flight of the Flamingos, Dancing Bird of Paradise, and Free-Spirit of the Season. I purchased these a while back after seeing Christine of www.temptalia.com post about them.

Anyway onto the photos!

Hare Polish in Ampersand, Bisbee 2.0, Washed Ashore, Flight of the Flamingos, Dancing Bird of Paradise, and Free-Spirit of the Season

Hare Polish Ampersand
Hare Polish Bisbee 2.0
Hare Polish Washed Ashore
Hare Polish Flight of the Flamingos
Hare Polish Dancing Bird of Paradise
Hare Polish Free-Spirit of the Season
I had no sunlight today so it was impossible to get a good picture of the polishes swatched, all I can say is check out Hare Polish Etsy shop for better swatch photos. Hopefully I can update this when the sun does finally shine so I can get some true sparkle!

Hare Polish Ampersand, Bisbee 2.0, Washed Shore, Flight of the Flamingos, Dancing Bird of Paradise, Free-Spirit of the Season
(Edit: The sun came out the next day so I managed to get more pictures, still not the full extent of the true sparkles though!)
Hare Polish Ampersand, Bisbee 2.0, Washed Shore, Flight of the Flamingos, Dancing Bird of Paradise, Free-Spirit of the Season



Hare Polish Ampersand, Bisbee 2.0, Washed Shore, Flight of the Flamingos, Dancing Bird of Paradise, Free-Spirit of the Season

Here's some taken in different lighting with my phone camera!

Hare Polish Ampersand, Bisbee 2.0, Washed Shore, Flight of the Flamingos, Dancing Bird of Paradise, Free-Spirit of the Season
Hare Polish Ampersand, Bisbee 2.0, Washed Shore, Flight of the Flamingos, Dancing Bird of Paradise, Free-Spirit of the Season
Hare Polish Washed Ashore, Bisbee 2.0, Ampersand
Hare Polish Free-Spirit of the Season, Dancing Bird of Paradise, Flight of the Flamingos



My Rating:  10 out of 10 Feathers
 
Cost:  $10.00 for .5 fl oz

Availability:  www.etsy.com/shop/HAREpolish

Formula:  Standard nail polish (varies depending on polish for sparkles).

The Packaging:  Round polish jar with twist of top and brush.

My Final Thoughts:  I don't often collect nail polishes, I tend to chip them like crazy since I am always doing stuff around the house. When I saw the reviews and swatches of these polishes however I wanted to collection them all. Then I placed my first order and the addiction started, I now own 12 (soon to be 13) and I still have more that I REALLY want to purchase.

The shades I picked up are currently not in the shop, though they might be restocked at a later date. The best way to keep up with the restock date is to check out their blog site http://www.harepolish.com/, they often have updates there as well as new shades that will be released.

On the blog you can also find a list of retailers that might have some of these shades in stock as well as older ones. Definitely check out the Etsy shop though as there are some gorgeous polishes currently in stock!

Would I purchase again?  Yes, definitely! I am by far not a nail polish hoarder, these however make me want to hoard them all! Every polish I have bought so far has made me squee in delight at the sparkling pretties.





Have you bought any Hare Polishes? What are your favorites?