Tuesday, April 16, 2013

LynBDesigns Many Colors of Seuss Collection

**The product in this post was provided to me for an honest review. All opinions are my own. I was not compensated.**

**WARNING PICTURE HEAVY**

Today, I've got one-third of LynBDesigns new Many Colors of Seuss collection. Yes, only one-third. I've got 5 beautiful polishes to show you so that means there are 10 more beauties that I won't have in this post. She's really having fun creating lately it seems. Her collection inspired by The Princess Bride movie had several polishes as well. Jenna is on a roll!! That is for sure! Her polishes just keep getting better and better!! There's a reason why she's in my top 3 indie makers. She's making sure she is staying up there. 

The Many Colors of Seuss collection is inspired by some of Jenna's favorite Dr. Seuss' books, characters and quotes. As I painted my nails with each one, I felt the inspiration behind each one. A lot of love, care and childhood memories went into these. Because they were all inspired by something personal to Jenna, where I normally put the description under the bottle shot, I'm going to write exactly what Jenna wrote to describe the inspiration behind each one. 







LynBDesigns - Mutual Weirdness

"I was trolling Pinterest one day and came across a Dr. Seuss quote about love just being mutual weirdness. It was perfect, there's no better definition for love. Especially if you're weird like me. So, here we have another flakie bomb with darkened purple, light purple and taupe flakes. It's stunning on it's own, and layered over another color."


I love that gold/copper shimmer that pops when the light hits the taupe/copper flakes just right.

This is three coats of Mutual Weirdness with Cult Nails Get It On and Wicked Fast base and top coats.

I love watching this polish transform at different angles. 


Mutual Weirdness was very easy to work with and had a great dry time. It was a little on the gritty side so you might want to use a thicker top coat (ie. Gelous or Seche Vite). That was the only little issue which is easily fixable. This was a lot of fun and very original. The name fits it perfectly too! 

I love that you can see hints of the taupe/copper hidden in the purple here.



I really liked Mutual Weirdness on it's own. I wasn't going to put it over some undies, but something told me to do it, so I did. Very glad I did! 

Left to right: Cult Nails - Nevermore, Zoya - KiekoL.A. Colors - Tropical Breeze, SinfulColors - Verbena and Pomegranate Nail Lacquer - Prince Charmer.

As seen above from pinky to thumb.

This is one coat of Mutual Weirdness over one coat of Cult Nails - Nevermore. Nevermore is a glossy black creme. I liked the way Mutual Weirdness looked over black. It is one of those double take combos. You're not sure what you're looking at and you want to look at it longer. It's a wonderful mystery!

This is one coat of Mutual Weirdness over two coats of Zoya - KiekoKieko is medium berry toned purple creme. This combo fell flat. Mutual Weirdness ended up being overpowered. 

This is one coat of Mutual Weirdness over two coats of L.A. Colors - Tropical Breeze. Tropical Breeze is a blue toned purple creme. I ended up liking this combo more than I thought I would. The color of Tropical Breeze was the PERFECT purple to compliment the colors in Mutual Weirdness. 

This is one coat of Mutual Weirdness over two coats of SinfulColors - Verbena. Verbena is a darker dusty lavender. This combo didn't do anything for me. Verbena wasn't the right shade of purple. Parts of Mutual Weirdness blended in and it wasn't flattering. 

This is one coat of Mutual Weirdness over two coats of Pomegranate Nail Lacquer - Prince Charmer. Prince Charmer is a grey toned lavender creme. This pairing was in my top three of the five. The softness in Prince Charmer made each flake completely visible and it's beautiful! It's like a mosaic on my nail! 




LynBDesigns - Up On The Poopdeck

"Inspired by my (Jenna's) favorite lines from Happy Birthday To You, and when I (Jenna) was in kindergarten it gave me many hours of amusement. I even entertained my friends by whispering "poopdeck" during circle time. What kindergartner can resist saying "poop" over and over? It's the perfect creamy white based glitter bomb, not a heavy white, but the glitter makes up for it. There's a little something for everyone in here."



This is three coats of Up On The Poopdeck with Cult Nails Get It On and Wicked Fast base and top coats.

POOPDECK!! POOPDECK!! POOPDECK!!!

I freaking LOVE this polish!! I love white based glitter bombs. I don't know why, but something just calls to me. LOVE LOVE LOVE! 

AMAZING application. Beautiful formula! No issues whatsoever with Up On The Poopdeck. 


Look at all the different sizes and colors of glitter!! 





LynBDesigns - Truffula Trees

"Another polish inspired by The Lorax, this time inspired by the much sought after tree lived amongst. I pictured them as an idyllic neon forest with a bright blue sky, and that's what I (Jenna) created. A bright shimmery blue base with pink, orange and yellow neon-ish glitter."



This is three coats of Truffula Trees with Cult Nails Get It On and Wicked Fast base and top coats.

The color in Truffula Trees is FREAKING UNREAL!!! It's like it is straight out of the Seuss book. 


The only downside to Truffula Trees was that I should have used a thicker top coat. This one got a little "gritty". Beautiful formula, easy application and no fishing for glitter. 







LynBDesigns - Oh The Places You'll Go 

"I (Jenna) was inspired by the cover of the book with the same name. I wanted something a little fun and a little bit glam. So, I (Jenna) created a super awesome iridescent glitter bomb."

No matter how many coats you use you still get a huge amount of sparkle.


This is three coats of Oh The Places You'll Go with Cult Nails Get It On and Wicked Fast base and top coats.

GORGEOUS! The sparkle is beyond anything I've seen. I thought China Glaze's Make A Spectacle was a sparkly wonder, but this has it beat by a long run!! 

Look at the subtleness of the sparkle at a different angle.

This polish was practically perfect! The only iffy part of it was the base was a little gel-like. I don't know what it was, but I was expecting the usual fantastic clear base that I love about her glitter top coats and I got this interesting substance. It definitely didn't deter me from wanting to use it, I was just caught a little off guard by it. 


Despite the texture of the base, Jenna knocked it out of the park with this! It wasn't thick, it wasn't difficult to work with, it was just different than what I'm used to working with. Who knows? It could have just been my bottle. 


I couldn't wait to toss this on some undies! I picked some light and some dark to see how it transformed.

Left to right: Sally Hansen - Complete Salon Manicure - I Pink I Can, Zoya - Blu, Essie - Marshmallow, SinfulColors - Ruby Ruby and Pomegranate Nail Lacquer - Storm the Castle. 

As seen above from pinky to thumb.

This is one coat of Oh The Places You'll Go over two coats of Sally Hansen - Complete Salon Manicure - I Pink I Can. I Pink I Can is a coral-y pink creme. As much as I thought I would love this combo, I think I Pink I Can was too coral-y for Oh The Places You'll Go. You only catch glimpses of the sparkle in certain lights. A softer, brighter or darker pink would be best.

This is one coat of Oh The Places You'll Go over two coats of Zoya - BluBlu is a soft powder blue creme. This was such a soft feminine combination. I think this would make a great mani for a wedding. Soft, sparkly and something blue. 

This is one coat of Oh The Places You'll Go over three coats of Essie - Marshmallow. Marshmallow is a milky white jelly. The squishy Marshmallow was a great undie for Oh The Places you'll Go. It was the perfect way to jazz up a plain white mani. It's comfortable. Like your favorite white tee and jeans. 

This is one coat of Oh The Places You'll Go over two coats of SinfulColors - Ruby Ruby. Ruby Ruby is a bright blue toned red creme. This combo surprised me. I wasn't sure how it would look together, but I was pleasantly surprised. Not my favorite pairing, but I enjoyed it better than the first one. 

This is one coat of Oh The Places You'll Go over two coats of Pomegranate Nail Lacquer - Storm the Castle. Storm the Castle is a dark teal creme. THIS! This pairing was my favorite! I loved this pairing so much I did a full mani with it. If you read all my posts you may recognize this one from my teaser post from last week. The dark teal really brings out so many different colors all at once from Oh The Places You'll Go. This combo alone made me realize I need a giant vat of Oh The Places You'll Go. I pray that Jenna never discontinues this polish!




LynBDesigns - Red Fish Blue Fish




This is three coats of Red Fish Blue Fish with Cult Nails Get It On and Wicked Fast base and top coats.







I couldn't wait to toss Red Fish Blue Fish over some different colors! It's such an exciting polish the undies just needed to make that even more known.

Left to right: Cult Nails - Deal With It, Cult Nails - Tempest, Zoya - GeiGeiCult Nails - Manipulative and Spoiled - Mind Your Own Beeswax.

As seen above from pinky to thumb.

This is one coat of Red Fish Blue Fish over two coats of Cult Nails - Deal With It. Deal With It is a bright lime green with a beautiful gold shimmer. This was a fun, vibrant mani. I love green polishes, but there's always something extra fun about adding to them. This combo was no different. Red, blue, green, white. They all just play off each other so well.

This is one coat of Red Fish Blue Fish over two coats of Cult Nails - Tempest. Tempest is the perfect white creme. This combo just screams 4th of July! You can't go wrong with a red, white and blue combo. EVER!

This is one coat of Red Fish Blue Fish over two coats of Zoya - GeiGeiGeiGei is a shimmery bright cherry blossom pink. There is something I love about combining reds and pinks. Toss in a little blue and we've got a fun party! Not my favorite combination, but it didn't completely suck. 

This is one coat of Red Fish Blue Fish over two coats of Cult Nails - Manipulative. Manipulative is a soft dusty blue with a soft silver shimmer. The soft blue was the perfect ocean for the little fish to swim on. (See what I did there? *wink**wink*)

This is one coat of Red Fish Blue Fish over two coats of Spoiled - Mind Your Own Beeswax. Mind Your Own Beeswax is a shimmery yellow jelly. I was so excited for this combo, but the glitter overpowered the yellow background. Yellow would be great with this, but it needs to be a bolder yellow. 

If these five polishes are just an inkling as to what the rest of the collection is like, your wallets are going to hate you! I'm sorry, but they are wonderful! So much fun! So full of life and wonderful memories. If you don't have a fond childhood memory attached to a Dr. Seuss book, I'm sorry. The whimsy, the lessons, the fun, the characters. It's so easy to get lost in their magic. My 3 year old daughter is starting to love them. It makes me so happy to see her starting to build her own memories with the books. 

You can grab your own "memory in a bottle" at LynBDesign's ETSY shop for $8 a bottle. She still has several other collections that are available on her site if you've been stalking them. Now is the time for you to make your move. Now, through the end of the month, use the code SEUSS to get 25% off your entire order. If you don't own any polishes from LynBDesigns, you need to. Yes, NEED! It's one of my top 3 indie polish shops for a reason. She never disappoints. 

The other 10 polishes and their descriptions are listed below: 
Oobleck - "When I (Jenna) was in the first grade we had a science and math day. It was so much fun until we got to the oobleck. My teacher had made a huge vat of it and wanted everyone to play with it. Now being the slight hypochondriac that I (Jenna) am, I (Jenna) freaked out. There may or may not have been tears involved. When I got home my mom told me what was in it, and all was fine. I (Jenna) guess that's my roundabout way of saying this polish was inspired by my first grade teacher as well as Bartholomew and the Oobleck. It's the perfect oobleck-y green with just a hint of color shifting sparkle."
Terribly Contagious - "What started off as a custom for a family friend turned into one of my favorite glitter toppers. I (Jenna) was inspired by the Sleep Book, and the truth that yawns are terribly contagious. A mix of ultrafine silver holographic glitter and fine silver squares."
Happy Birthday To You Blue - "Again, drawing inspiration from my favorite Seuss book and one of my favorite colors. It's a gorgeous royal blue that also has intense silver and gold sparkle."
I Do Not Like Them, Sam I Am - "I (Jenna) really don't like green eggs or ham. Who am I (Jenna) kidding? I don't like eggs of any sort. So Sam and I (Jenna) have a couple things in common. I started with a green base and added pink, green and yellow glitters to get the whole breakfast-y effect."
Everyone Needs A Thneed - "I (Jenna) honestly didn't think of this one. My mom did. As soon as I said I wanted to do a Dr. Seuss collections she had this one ready. I (Jenna) really think she'd been planning to spring it on me for months. It's based on The Lorax and what you can make from a truffula tree. It's a light milky pink with all sorts of pink glitters including neon pink."
Wearing Foxy Socks - "This started off as a random polish that had no collection, and when it came to me creating my Dr. Seuss collection I (Jenna) wanted a standout yellow. Then came the trouble of naming it, I (Jenna) landed on Fox in Socks with the idea that this polish could kind of look like a crazy pair of argyle socks. It's a bright yellow with square glitters in all sizes."
As Brainy and Footsy As You - "Another one based on Oh The Places You'll Go. I (Jenna) just wanted there to be one polish that had a harder to place name. One that some Seuss fans might not get. It's a darkened blue base with purple to pink color shift. It's subtle, but stunning."
All The Whos in Whoville - "When I (Jenna) think of Whoville I (Jenna) think of Christmas, it's kind of hard not to. I (Jenna) wanted a polish that reminded me of snow and I (Jenna) think I (Jenna) nailed it. It's a white glitter bomb that has stars, hearts, squares, hexes, shreds and any other shape you can think of."
Act Swiftly Awesome Pachyderm - "I was inspired because this is one of my favorite Seuss lines ever. I love alternate uses for everyday acronyms. This polish inspired by elephants is grey shimmery and slightly holo flecked base loaded with all sorts of bright colored hexes and squares."
I've Got A Thing - "Inspired by everyone's favorite species ambiguous duo Thing One and Thing Two. It's a red jelly base with blue hexes, blueish purple iridescent hexes, white hexes and various other blue glitters."



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**The product in this post was provided to me for an honest review. All opinions are my own. I was not compensated.**

Happy Polishing!!

Becky   :o)

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