Thursday, January 17, 2013

Julie G Cabana Boy and a Preview of White Owl Lacquer

What up home skillets? Is it Friday yet?  This week is dragging and so is this stinking winter!! I wish I was in Australia right now enjoying a little summer sun!

As you guys probably know if you follow me on IG....I am a huge fan of Julie G brand polishes.  They can be purchased at Rite Aid, they are inexpensive and they are freaking amazing!  Colors to slap a baby for, nice smooth creams and gorgeous glitters!  So I was at Rite Aid the other day and I cruised by the Julie G aisle as I always do.  I was quite thrilled when I realized that the new collection was sitting there and I swear I heard a little "please take us home, we hear your house is a polish playground".  So I grabbed a few and I couldn't be happier.  I will most likely go back for the rest very soon.  I'm a sucker for some Julie G!!

Cabana Boy is easily my favorite of the bunch.  It is a gorgeous saturated bright blue cream with a formula that just don't quit.

She reminds me a lot of Sally Hansen Pacific Blue and Nails Inc Baker St.  I love this formula better than any of them though!  It is so creamy and opaque.  I used 2 buttery coats and topped her with a coat of Seche Vite.  

Of course I had to top her with something but I didn't want to take away from the gorgeous color. And I had just the thing! White Owl Lacquer in Phoenix Tears was just the girl for the job.  My friend Mara recently put out her own line of polishes and was kind enough to send me one of each to try and review.  (The rest are coming up Saturday, can't wait to share them with you!!) I will go into much more detail  about the line and how amazingly awesome Mara is.  But for now I would like to introduce you to Phoenix Tears and the debut of White Owl Lacquer on Young Wild and Polished. 

Obsessed is an understatement.  PT is such a fun glitter topper and is so versatile. Application was a dream, no fishing for glitter and no clumps at all!  I always worry when I review something for someone I call a friend but I can honestly say Mara has hit it out of the park with this line!  She deserves everything great that is coming her way!!

Mara describes the glitter as "white snowy glitter with a touch of sparkly blue, green and purple in a clear shimmery base."   It was exactly what I was looking for and possibly my favorite of the collection.  But more on that Saturday!

Tune in this weekend for the rest of the mama smackin glitters.  Make sure your mammy's are ready in their helmets and pads!  

Happy Polishing y'all!!


  1. Aww thank you!! It looks great over the blue, which btw I need now!! And I'm still laughing at "polish playground" haha that can describe my living room too :-)))

  2. SO PRETTY! And Phoenix Tears goes perfectly with Cabana Boy. I love it!

  3. I am a total sucker for this shade of blue, it is so ey catching! goes so great with Phoenix Tears as well! Nice combo.

  4. I went to go pick this up only because I saw this post! Can you please swatch the other colors? I'm dying to see what sharks cove looks like on :)

  5. Oh! And if you haven't picked these up yet, I recommend Liquid Metal and You-niverse