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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!


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Essie – Leggy Legend

Leggy Legend! THIS is the polish I’ve been most excited about this fall. Leggy Legend is the namesake polish of Essie’s Fall 2015 Collection. Wearing this polish makes me feel like a rock star and Essie’s official description seems to back that up: shimmer. shake. shine. this glamorous alloyed bronze bombshell is the soul of rock chic. I’m pretty much […] Continue reading →

Essie – Good as Gold

I absolutely cannot get enough of Essie’s Mirror Metallics. After falling in love with Penny Talk, I decided I needed to add Good as Gold to my collection as well and in the mean time I’m fighting the urge to just go snatch them all up. Good as Gold is perfect for me. It looks […] Continue reading →

Zoya – Jules

I was wandering around Ulta a week or two ago and they had tons of great polishes on clearance. A good selection of Zoya, China Glaze, and OPI – ironically it included Alli’s mega-lemming for the past 2 years – Dating a Royal – but I’d just sent her my bottle so I decided to […] Continue reading →

OPI – Brand New Skates

Another treasure from OPI’s Holiday in Toyland Collection – which is one of my favorite Holiday collections to date. I have to start off by saying that I’ve tried to photograph this at least half a dozen times in the past two years and I can never really capture how unique and pretty this polish […] Continue reading →

OPI – Designer…De Better

I grew up on The Muppets, so while I wasn’t super excited about the collection – I knew I had to grab at least one polish – and Designer…De Better jumped out at me right away. The color is a light silvery champagne foil with bits of copper/pink/red microglitter mixed in. In fact, it reminds […] Continue reading →

Orly Rage

Orly Rage is from the Spring 2010 Orly Foil FX collection. This collection only contained three colors, and Rage is the only one I purchased. I had seen it several times at Ulta and Sally’s but kept passing. I am so glad I finally decided to pick it up! Orly Rage is just….really pretty. It […] Continue reading →