Sally Hansen Miracle Gel – Game of Chromes

Sally Hansen - Game of Chromes Bottle (The Daily Varnish)My friends! Surprise! I’m back & for very good reason. Tonight is the premiere of Game of Thrones Season Six. Tell me you’re as excited as I am? Today, I’ve been totally nerding out – I’ve listened to Game of Thrones podcasts, I’m currently rewatching the season 5 finale, and I’m feeling major regret for not having met my goal of finishing A Storm of Swords by the beginning of this season. That’s okay though, because I’m so excited to be editing photos and posting again. More on that later 🙂

Sally Hansen was kind enough to send us some polishes for review months ago, and I told Alli I absolutely had to have this one. She’s not into Game of Thrones, so it was an easy battle to win.

Game of Chromes combines everything I love in golden metallic polishes. It has a foil-y look that reminds me of ORLY Rage. The color is a really classy champagne gold. It’s super easy to apply, I used 2 quick coats + top coat and I was out the door with gorgeous nails.

I love that this polish is multi-season appropriate and it is totally going to get a ton of wear time this spring and summer (and fall).  A lot of times, even when I love a polish, I wear it, review it, and forget about it – it’s terrible – but I’ve already worn this one 3-4 times on my fingers and toes and I just adore it.

If you’re in the market for this pretty polish you can grab it at Target for 7.59, Ulta for 9.99 (currently BOGO 50% off), it’s also available at your usual drugstore haunts. In the drugstore realm, I pretty much exclusively choose Walgreens – the two I go to have the BEST beauty advisers, I love them. Pro tip: make friends with your local Walgreens beauty adviser, seriously.

I can’t end this post without saying how much I’ve missed you guys. I appreciate the comments asking about us and I can assure you that we are both thriving – sometimes life gets busy. With my school year coming to an end, I can’t promise that I’ll post regularly, but come summer break (aka teacher rehab), I’ll be back at it in full force. If you’re ever in need for a Katie & Alli fix we are all over social media.

I also have been thinking about doing a post on things I’m loving this month. Would you guys like that? Let me know!

SO MUCH LOVE.

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essie Resort Collection 2016

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OPI – Suzi Nails New Orleans

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Super Bowl 50 Nail Art Guide

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essie Cabana Boy

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OrlyFX Spazmatic

Orly Spazmatic The Daily Varnish This week has just been blah so far. Between being out of town last week, then the over hyped ice storm and the Panthers games this week is just a huge let down. What solves that problem? GLITTER. Of course. Spazmatic was originally released in 2012 and is a really fun glitter. I like the mix […] Continue reading →