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Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Whim Crackling Embers & #Trending Review & Swatches

Below are two more nail polishes I purchased for Fall (as promised from last week >.<). They're from Whim, which is an Ulta Brand I had never tried. I loved the square/rectangle shaped bottle ... ahem Butter London :) ... and variety of colors offered in the Whim collection, but what about the formula? I picked 2 colors from their Fall 2015 Collection and below are my thoughts.

supersweet(run & buy it) sweet(really good,buy it) bittersweet(ok, issues)not sweet(not good,don't buy this stuff)

Whim Nail Lacquer in Crackling Embers - Supersweet

I see MANY colors within this one shade! It's a copper, bronze-y brown, orange and metallic shade.  Do you see it? I took indoor and outdoor pics so you could see how the shade changes. It's very pretty, and I plan on wearing it September - November. It's a really pretty Fall shade. Only ONE coat on my nails below and the wearing time was 4-5 days.  It also has a beautiful shine to it.

Whim Nail Lacquer in #Trending - Supersweet

Psst! My little makeup room is in development (right now it's just a frame & plaster...fingers crossed mid 2016 by the time I put it all together). Putting a makeup room together, made me officially start curating all the makeup I do have. I have red polishes, pink polishes, peach polishes etc. but I don't have one burgundy nail lacquer. The closest thing I have to burgundy is Gwen Stefani's I Sing In Color (which is A LOT DARKER...google it). So I thought this would be great for my collection. The name of this is #Trending and you know what? OXBLOOD (aka Burgundy) IS BACK (at least for lips & makeup)! I'm hearing the word a lot while following Fashion Week. So NOW, I can understand why this is called #Trending (because it is). TWO COATS are on my nails below. You can do one, but two gives it a really nice finish. Wearing time again was 4-5 days.

I am REALLY IMPRESSED with Whim nail polishes! They have excellent pigmentation. They apply well. Their durability is great. They also change out their colors often, which is refreshing. Their overall color selection is very unique. Whim can be found at ULTA. There's always a sale, so be sure to catch one to get the most for your money. Picture credit: Glamour Magazine / October 2015 / Spot On / Photographer Sebastian Mader p. 232-234



Taipei Style said...

Beautiful colors!


Beauty Unearthly said...

That shade is so beautiful! xx

The HYGGE Journal said...

I have never heard of them before Kim, but the colours are great and the seem to be long lasting:)

I am postung from my new blog today (not Anya adores) just so you know it's me,

Take care sweets, and see you soon,


Colli Stars said...

Really really amazing colors!
I am SOOO in love with burgundy right now!!!!

xoxo, Colli

Mica T said...

Oh I really like that burgundy one Kim! :)

I've never heard of the brand before, as we don't have Ulta here. Shame as they polishes look good and last a while :)

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Jackie Harrison said...

The color is absolutely stunning my type for fall nails.

Emmylou MW said...

Ack! Don't know why we don't have ULTA here! Grrrrr...anyhoo, this brand sounds great, Kim:) That #Trending shade looks so so good!

Shirley Tay said...

I usually go for lighter shades, but these look really elegant, dear! xoxo

Coco said...

The first one matches exactly your Essie lipstick, doesn't it? I love both shades! Baci,
Coco et La vie en rose fashion blog - Valeria Arizzi

Kizzy Von Doll said...

Gorgeous shades xx

Pilar said...

Those are pretty shades of polish! Perfect for Fall!

Nerline Germain said...

4-5 days is pretty impressive.
I love the night and day differences. Beautiful!

Rowena @ rolala loves said...

The packaging does have a bit of a Butter London feel and these colors look gorgeous on you! Your makeup room sounds so exciting Kim!

Rowena @ rolala loves

Ashley said...

Those are both so gorgoues Kim! Embers is beautiful and I love the #trending one! I wear a color like that all year round because it's the only kind of red I can wear lol!!! I hop you'll show us your makeup room when it's done!

Emma Henderson said...

These are stunning shades - perfect for autumn (or as you guys say, fall!)

Ivana Split said...

both of these nail polishes are amazing, but the first one is my favourite because (as you say) it seems to be composed out of more than one shade (brownish, metallish, wonderfulish;)). It is great they last 4 to 5 days with only one coat.

Thank you for the sweet comment you left.

Shireen L. Platt said...

I love both shades but Crackling Ember is screaming my name! It looks a little similar to the previous Essie that you posted so I am twice more determine to hunt down the Essie shade. xx

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Margo @ PrettyPanda said...

I love this color on you! You are totally right, Oxblood is so trendy! I have never tried Whim but now I want to!

Summer said...

Love this color! Great review♥♥

Julie's Lifestyle said...

Oh Kim, it does remind me of Butter London. I love both of these shades. I am going to treat myself definitely to new nail polish in one of these shades. Enjoy the week.
Julie xo

Miss Val's Creations said...

These are such great fall colors!

Jane said...

rich and gorgeous colors, kim!

Alicia Mackin said...

I like the vampy burgundy color and I had not heard of them either, I am always on the look out for polish that is durable so I may check this out.


Haylee Mae said...

I've seen so many people loving this color, and I can see why! Looks amazing.

xo, Haylee

Haylee Mae said...

I've seen so many people loving this color, and I can see why! Looks amazing.

xo, Haylee

Brianna Degaston said...

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La Joie de Vivre! said...

fabulous color, really really reallyyyy love it :D xoxo

Ramona said...

I love how unique color is cracling embers, looks amazing on your nails. Somehow most of my nail polishes are dark.


little luxury list said...

Both shades are gorgeous but I definitely see you rocking Crackling Embers a lot! I'm back and able to breathe now and get to the blog. Yay!

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pinkqueen said...

I really like that burgundy one Kim! :)


jo said...

These are nice colours for fall, Kim! And you have a makeup room?! Soooo excited! Hopefully, you'll be sharing some pics.

xo Jo


Salva Jovells said...

Nice colours!

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Gabrielle said...

Crackling Embers has to be the best name of all time for a nail polish - it's so accurate as well! I would definitely wear both of these shades for Autumn (which funnily enough, is a season that started today!) :)

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Bash Harry said...

Oooh, I am loving #Trending! Such a gorgeous colour! I would wear it out any day, woaaah! <3

xx Bash | Hey Bash | bloglovin'

Rachel-Beth said...

These colours are gorgeous! So pretty

Rachel xx

Darcy said...

I don't think I have heard of this brand before! They seem to be great, that is awesome you like them so much! That first shade is so beautiful, I agree you can see hints of so many different colors on it!

Samantha Mariko said...

I've never heard of this brand until now, but its a very sexy shade! I love darker colors :)

Anonymous said...

Beautiful nails color!


Natalia | Fashioned by Love said...

Really like the burgundy one, though the coppery hue is also gorgeous. x

Ellese Launer said...

Beautiful choices for polish! Great fall colors. Thanks for sharing! XO, Ellese


Jessica said...

I've never tired this brand of polishes but they colors look very pretty. I love the deep burgundy.


Oh my! A room just for make up?? Lucky you! My hubby wouldn't like the idea... haha! :-D My fave shade is #Trending on your nails, Kim! I see why you like Crackling Embers. It's absolutely perfect for fall because of the versatile brown color, I've had a lipstick in the same shade.
Happy Hump Day, love!

xoxo Ira

Keisha Ramsay said...

This is such a great shade! I love deep rich shade during the fall and winter months. A new makeup room??!! I'm so excited for you and can't wait to see pictures of it.

Keisha xo

Jane @ anothermommablog.blogspot.com said...

That's a beautiful color. I love Fall colors. I didn't know that Ulta have their own brand, good to know. I'm really impressed with the coverage and the wear time. I'll need to check it out next time I'm there.
And how cool is it that you have a makeup room in the works, I'm so excited for you :)

Pamela RG said...

I've never seen this Brand. The bottles is similar to Butter London nail polish bottles. The colour is perfect for Fall.

Only The Brave Blog said...

Wow only 1 coat ? No Way! Whim has an amazing product on there hands & I can't wait to get mine on a couple. The opacity of their polishes are perfect if you are in a rush because you only have to use 1 coat. The less coats you use the faster your nails will dry.

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Tania Franco said...

Supersweet! Gotta try this brand then. I love brights, but I'm a sucker for black. Love polishing my own nails! Hope you have an awesome weekend Kim!


Sara-h Jane said...

Both of those shades are perfect for fall, and I don't believe that I have ever tried that brand, so I am going to have to keep an eye out.

Kim, a makeup room?! That is so exciting! I seriously cannot wait, you need to take loads of pics!

Also, thank you for all of your kind words on my last few posts, it means so much to me. <3 I hope all is well with you, Love!


I have not tried Whim, to be honest Kim, but I do love the maroon shade colour. I do have Butter London and a few Deborah Lippmann nail varnish bottles, so I will have to check these out. You home revamp/makeup room sounds very exciting. Have a great week.

Cheryl van den Berg said...

Yes, they do look just like the Butter London polishes. The colors are super great for fall -- love them!


Chic Therapy said...

pretty fall color.

La Joie de Vivre! said...

hey babe! new post on my blog :) xoxo

streetmadonna said...

Thanks for posting this! Was curious about Whim. The colors look fab.


The Heba Blog said...

Those colors are wonderful for fall!! I especially love the top color! So unique and fallish! Reminds me of the different color leaves!

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Cee said...

I am so impressed by the results you got from these polishes, Kim! Just one coat is amazing from almost any brand, but for it to last so long is even better. I was gifted a lot of nail polishes for my birthday so I won't be buying any for a while but I am definitely keeping Whim in mind for the future.

Lorena said...

These colours scream fall - they're beautiful, specially with natural lighting.

Oh, and answering your question, no I saw the dress back in 2011 in https://whenlifehandsyouapear.wordpress.com

oomph. said...

ooh, oxblood. it seriously is the perfect fall color.

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