UGH! OMG!! I am SO FULL!!! it is our Thanksgiving here in Canada today and even though dinner was about 3 hours ago I am still so full. We had a huge turkey dinner with everything you can think of on the side, including my all time fav, stuffing! I still have not had dessert yet because I have not been able to, but pumpkin pie is waiting for me in the fridge. Trust me, as soon as I get a lil bit of room, I will be eating it:) I am so thankful on this day but also everyday for my family and friends that are around with me to enjoy the meal we had and for the fact that I am healthy and lucky enough to enjoy the little things in life, including polish. It's seems so trivial, I know, but for me, it's my hobby and it really does bring me joy and I love taking pictures of what I have done and I am grateful for the few followers I have and so grateful to have found the online nail polish community because I have found so many great friends in the process. So, my blog is more than a year old and I am just happy that I am able to get my hands on new polishes here and there and to be trading and buying from people online and....well... just... happy. Of course ,I am happy with many other things in my life, but, seeing as this is my nail polish blog, I just wanted to express that. And since things have died down here and I don't want to go to sleep just yet, I have a nice glass of wine at my side and wanted to share something with you guys that I actually have had for a lil bit.
One way I get new polishes from time to time is by joining giveaways. There is always more than a few giveaways going on ( I even have a FB group devoted to just postings of nail and beauty related giveaways. It's a secret group though because we were getting way too many spam bots so if it is something you are interested in joining, ask me about it in the comments or you can find ways to contact me under the "contact me" section) Anyhow, obviously there is no guarantee that you will win any or what not but I do participate in as many as I can and I have actually won a few here and there. The great thing I have found is that when I win, the host or hostess are always more than nice and friendly. I actually did not win this giveaways main prize but I was one of the secondary winners (or maybe 3rd...4th) which is more than fine by me and I was lucky enough to have won a mini bottle of their gold top coat. I was so happy to have won this because I do not own ANY of the top coats out there. I almost had the Zoya one once but that was a huge drama infested swap that did not turn out that I just won't get into and OPI's "Man with the golden gun" was for sale out here in Canada only at my nail supply store for 35$+tax but I never did go for it.... Now, I see more and more brands coming out with some but still, as I said, did not have one but really wanted to try one so, winning this was just AWESOME! Plus it was a brand I had not yet tried so it was a win win. As always I say a little something about the polish but this is pretty self explanatory so let me guide you to the brand. As I said they are named "What the flock" (AWESOME right?!?!) and is a Dutch company, I believe. Here is a link to their website and here is their facebook page. In emails with me, they spoke English so I don't think communication is a huge problem. Anyhow as I said, the polish is your basic gold top coat in a clear base. Which, in case you don't know, is actually gold specks in a clear base that you apply to your nails, preferably over a dark color. Let's have a look at what I did with mine. I put it over OPI "incognito in Sausolito" which is a dark, navy creme, perfectly opaque in two coats. I actually have the whole San-Francisco line to swatch for you guys and this was one of my fav of the collection. I personally think that the gold top coat looks best over dark colors and I think this was a great choice. Let's get to the pictures and see if you agree?
I did have a bit of trouble fishing the gold pieces here in there. I do believe it may have a lot to do with the fact that I had a mini bottle but it was a bit hard to get specks on my brush at times. If you look at the bottle you can see that there is no shortage of gold flecks. If I had gone and got a bigger brush (from any other bottle of normal sized polish) I bet it would have made it much easier.
Here is a macro shot for you guys! I LOVE that big pieve right in the middle:)
*Products in this post were awarded to me from a giveaway, however all opinions are my own. I was not given the bottle in return for my post abut them. In fact, I do not believe they even knew I had a blog or that I would be doing a post.