NWP: Afternoon Snack 2019

Native War Paints is re-releasing their first collection, but with updated formulas.  This beautiful collection will be released on March 29, 2019 at 12pm EST.  Let’s dive in to the swatches, shall we?

Green Smoothie 2019 is a green crelly with multiple green glitters, turquoise glitter, green and teal hearts, and a turquoise shimmer.  Opaque in 2-3 coats depending on application and preference.  Top coat is recommended for a smooth appearance.  Removal will be difficult because it is a crelly.  For easier removal, I recommend a peel-off base coat.  Retails for $10 USD.

Original Green Smoothie

3 coats of Green Smoothie 2019

Green Smoothie 2019 in natural lighting

Grape Slushie 2019 is a holographic purple multichrome that shifts from violet to red to orange to gold.  This is opaque in 2 coats.  Typical polish removal with this one.  Retails for $13 USD.

Original Grape Slushie

2 coats of Grape Slushie 2019

Grape Slushie 2019 in sunlight

Marshmallows in Milk 2019 is probably the most reformulated of this collection.  Originally it was a topper, but Amanda has brought this one back as a crelly.  This is a mixture of holographic gold glitters, pink hearts, yellow stars, lavender triangles, green clovers, and blue moons in a white crelly base.  Honestly, this is Lucky Charms™ in a bottle and I love it!  Opaque in 2-3 coats depending on preference.  This one was a bit more tricky with application; I had to let this one sit upside down for 10 minutes to get a good mix of the glitters to transfer to my nails.  Don’t worry about glitter application on your first coat.  Focus on glitter placements on the second and third coats.  I recommend peel-off base coat and top coat to smooth out the glitters.  This will retail for $10 USD.

Original Marshmallows in Milk over Original Grape Slushie

3 coats Marshmallows in Milk 2019

Marshmallows in Milk 2019 in natural lighting

Raspberry Vinaigrette 2019 is a bright pink jelly with a blue shimmer, hot pink micro flakies, and purple to blue aurora pigments.  Opaque in 2-3 coats, and will retail for $12 USD.  This dries matte so I recommend a shiny top coat.  There is typical removal with this polish.

Original Raspberry Vinaigrette

2 coats of Raspberry Vinaigrette 2019

Raspberry Vinaigrette 2019 in sunlight

Raspberry Vinaigrette 2019 in natural lighting

Salad Mix 2019 is a topper with metallic green shredded glitter, holographic green glitter, red dots, yellow flowers, and blue hearts.  I highly recommend 1-2 coats of thick top coat to smooth out the glitters.  The shredded glitters have the tendency to stick up so pay attention during placement to avoid poking pieces.  Use a peel-off base coat for easier removal.  This topper retails for $10 USD.

Original Salad Mix over OPI “Did It On ‘Em”

1 coat of Salad Mix 2019 over Raspberry Vinaigrette 2019

Salad Mix 2019 in natural lighting

Salad Mix 2019 in sunlight

My favorites from the collection would have to be Raspberry Vinaigrette 2019 topped with Salad Mix 2019.  I do love all of the polishes, but that combination was absolutely captivating!

You can purchase the polishes individually or the entire collection for $50 USD here.

What are your favorites?  Will you be purchasing any of these?  Let me know in the comments below!

**Featured image is by @beckiesbottleimages on Instagram**

New Year, New Goals

It’s 2018!  Can you believe it?!  I am just in awe how time flies!  I have been neglecting my site as of late but this year I am going to change all of that.

This year, my goal is to not purchase anything unless it needs to be replaced OR only if I have purged an item or collection that I can replace with a new one.  I am trying to destash a lot of my collections so I can have a more manageable collection instead of being overwhelmed by it’s size like I am currently.

If there are any upcoming collections, looks, or skincare items you would like me to review, feel free to comment and let me know!  I will be reviewing the collections I already own as well as sharing nail art and makeup looks using products from my collection.  I am also diving in to some new skincare routines that I will be sharing my results as well as if I will continue to use them or if they weren’t worth it.

I hope all of you had a wonderful holiday season and are enjoying the new year!  I look forward to hearing from all of you, and sharing with you throughout this year.

It’s going to be amazing! 😘