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(The items featured in this post were sent to me for review. I was not asked to write about them, nor was I asked to send them a “preview” copy. All opinions are my own.)

Pacifica is a newer line of nail polish that interested me because not only is it 3 free, nor 4 free but it is 7 free, 100% Vegan AND CRUELTY FREE. The latter being the most important, for me anyway.

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Fantasea is this gorgeous blue that has a very subtle shimmer. It shows on the nail in the right light but to be fair it is also very subtle in the bottle. The formula was great, I liked the brush. Full coverage with 1 coat would have been easy-peasy, but you know me, I always do 2 coats. This picture has no top coat. Wear time was pretty normal, no chips and very little tip wear. I was impressed with that because I actually wore this one for almost a week. What!? Yes, you read right I wore a polish for almost a week! Ha! 😘

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This is Fantasea with a matte top coat from Pacifica. Again the top coat is 7 free and , 100% Vegan and CRUELTY FREE.
I liked the look of the matte top coat. I have been using quite a bit. Here are a couple more “matte” looks:

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As you can see this matte top coat from Pacifica gives just what is promised, a matte look. I like it on the darker polishes as well as the brighter ones.
Look for this brand when shopping, I don’t think you’ll be disappointed. In fact I bet you’d be pleased and I love the 7 free, vegan CRUELTY FREE aspect of any cosmetic company, not just this one.

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Fantasea, one more look! See, this is why I wore for almost a week, such a pretty color.

(The items featured in this post were sent to me for review. I was not asked to write about them, nor was I asked to send them a “preview” copy. All opinions are my own.)

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This is Nubar Gem, a beige based multi-colored sparkler. Application is a breeze, as is removal. I get ahead of myself talking about removal. The colors are so pretty and sparkle-y that you really won’t want to take off for days
Back to application, full coverage is achieved with 2 coats. I like to do 2 thin coats and then I usually use a quick dry top coat. With this one I believe a good, less than thin, coat would achieve full coverage, no problem.
Gem is beige based multi-colored beauty that I would consider a neutral as it goes with everything. With all the different colors it’s almost like wearing a new polish every day. Be careful when driving … When the sun hits your nails just right it really is breath taking beautiful.

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The other great thing about Nubar as a company, they are completely cruelty free. They do not test on animals nor do they purchase from affiliates who do. You can tell by the Dancing Bunny’ logo that appears on this bottle.
I also have an app for my phone which covers all sorts of cosmetics and household items and of course nail polish. Nubar is listed in the app as a 100% cruelty free company.

I live in such a small town I have had to purchase the few Newbar bottles I have through www.amazon.com. I have been pleased with the purchases I’ve made this way. The price I paid was $8-10 per bottle. Which for a cruelty free company is not a bad price, at all.

Do you have some Nubar polish? What do you think of it? Let me know in the comment section.

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For some reason I decided this summer my ‘signature’ color would be blue. This started me on a blue journey that, although I had on blue nail polish, my summer was anything but blue.

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This was the beginning of my summer blues. I have always thought the Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure formula to be one of the best drug store brands. I’ve long wondered why they called Gray by Gray this name when it is clearly a blue polish, as evident in these pictures. Anyone agree with me, or is it just me? Seeing blue instead of gray?

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The next round of summer blue came with these L’Oreal polishes, again a great drug store brand. Notting Hill Blue has long been a favorite, so much so that I don’t wear it very often as I want to savor what I have left of it.

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Just to shake things up a bit, I did wear a bright pink from Rimmell called Posh Pink. It was fun for a change.

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Back to the Summer of Blue ~ 2014 with this gorgeous Sally Hansen CSM in Please Sea Me. This was sent to me as a PR sample for review. I was not asked to comment on this one but it is so, so pretty I couldn’t help myself. It is a gorgeous polish and has been formulated with their new gel like formula which increased wear time considerably.

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This is another polish sent to me for review from Pacifica.. Pacifica is a 7-free, vegan 100% cruelty free company. If you have not tried them as yet please check them out. This polish went on smooth and wore like iron.

That was pretty much it for my Summer of Blues ~ 2014. It was actually a lot of fun for me and gave me a chance to wear my blue polish which I seem to have an abundance of! Maybe because my eyes are so blue?

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What do you think?

**Some items featured in this post were sent to me by PR firms for my review. I was not asked or paid to comment on any of these. All opinions are my own.***

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(The polish featured in the post was sent to me for review. I did not pay for it. I was not asked or instructed to write about it. All opinions are my own.)

This weeks favorite butter LONDON is the ever popular! ever neutral! ever perfect for any occasion Yummy Mummy.
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Yummy Mummy from butter LONDON has been out for a few years now but it is still on trend for this Spring and Summer 2014. I’m not kidding when I say it is the perfect all occasion polish. I would not hesitate to wear this to a job interview. The color is such a great neutral that I cannot imagine anyone would feel self conscious about their nails with Yummy Mummy.
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As far as formula goes, it is smooth self leveling and easy to apply with BL’s standard brush. I’ve had my bottle of Yummy Mummy for a couple of years and with the bottle well half used the formula is still as fresh as the day I received it.
All the photos are 2 coats of polish with a quick dry top coat.
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All Hail the Queen from butter LONDON (on the left) goes beautifully over Yummy Mummy. The finish is like glass sand. Not glitter but plenty of sparkle, and you all know how much I love my sparkle!
I cannot write about butter LONDON as a company, without mentioning the fact that they are a cruelty free nail polish company. They are part of the Leaping Bunny organization which means their suppliers are also all cruelty free. What a great deal for a company to embrace.

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This is my beautiful daughter at the age of 13, not really. She is now 27? Her birthday is the day before mine but I have a hard time remembering her age, maybe because I don’t want to remember my age! . She looks like a baby with the bangs! And what a beautiful baby she is.
(The polish featured in the post was sent to me for review. I did not pay for it. I was not asked or instructed to write about it. All opinions are my own.)

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(This butter LONDON item was sent to me for review. I was not asked to write about it and all opinions are my own.)
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As you all know butter LONDON is one of my all time favorite brands of nail polish, not only because of the cruelty free aspect of this brand but because the colors are so unique and not only on trend but BL often sets the trends. IMO 😍
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This week I chose Sozzled from butter London’s Lolly Brights Collection. You can find the entire collection here, including make up, mascara,eyeliner etc….
If you have not tried their make up line yet, it is worth a try. I’ve used their mascara and LOVE it, the eyeliner and cream blush also LOVE! But back to the polish.

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I love a blue/green combination so I used Sozzled from butter LONDON with a Catrice polish recently sent to me by my friend Carla. I love the 2 colors together, especially the green of the Sozzled. I’m not usually a green nail polish fan but this one from the Lolly Brights Collections has enough brightness to it that it doesn’t look at all dull on my nails.
If you’ve always wanted a green thumb, every spring I wish for one, Sozzled would be a good way to solve that problem. I don’t think it will help you grow your garden but your thumb nail will be a beautiful green, that’s for sure!>
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(This butter LONDON item was sent to me for review. I was not asked to write about it and all opinions are my own.)

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The butter LONDON items were provided to me for review. All opinions are my own.
It’s a perfect spring day here today and what could be more perfect for your nails than butter London’s Sweetie Shoppe released in Spring 2013?
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The pink color is called Fruit Machine and the lilac color is called Molly-Coddled. I love the way these look together and often times wear them together, and sometimes separate.
The formula for butter LONDON is as to be expected in this collection. Very smooth, very easy to apply, dries fast and easy to remove.
butter London is also a cruelty free nail,polish company.

What’s on your nails today? Share on Twitter @JudiT4029 #notd

The butter LONDON items were provided to me for review. All opinions are my own.

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(Some of the colors featured in today’s post have been sent to me for review. Some of them were purchased by my self when I was able to find them from my little town!)

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Artful Dodger from butter LONDON is one of my very favorite nail polish colors. The fact that it is from butter London only makes me love it all the more. Yes, I have a thing for the brand. Not only is their formula, brushes, bottle design, dry time, and unique colors one of the best out there, but I love the fact that BL is a cruelty free company. Not only are they a cruelty free company but so are their suppliers. I do not think that fact is one that is talked about enough.
I could not pick just one color as a favorite from butter LONDON so I will show you the rest of my “Top 5 (or 8) Favorites”
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FINAL THOUGHTS: on butter LONDON “My Top 5 Favorites”: I don’t own a whole lot of BL brand but the colors I do have are unique to my other brands/colors. I do own a lot of nail polish and for the most part, if there is a color I like from ABC nail polish company, I can usually find a close enough dupe from XYZ nail polish company. I appreciate their unique colors, and I admire their choice as a company to be cruelty free. The retail price is $15 per bottle, but I have seen sales, usually at Nordstrom.
Well worth the price, IMO.
Have you tried butter LONDON ? What do you think? Which is your favorite color?

(Some of the colors featured in today’s post have been sent to me for review. Some of them were purchased by my self when I was able to find them from my little town!)

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