The Life Of A Frustrated Beauty Product Mad Scientist

Sometimes I just want to experiment with makeup and see what will turn up. I have been doing this since I was a kid and would mix up baby powder, hand lotion, aloe juice and swipe it on my hands with Q-tips. I was like 7 years old and I was playing with beauty products! Now, I can get my hands on the good stuff! It doesn’t always turn out great but the trying is the fun part.

I also like to try different nail polishes together, working with various top and under coats to see what transpires. Here’s one that I thought about for quite a bit and finally just went ahead and did it. I used Maybelline’s Color Show ‘Emerald City’ and Cult Nail’s ‘Angel Whispers’…


Each of these polishes is adorable on their own. ‘Emerald City’ truly is more green than the photos show…

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And, Cult Nail’s ‘Angel Whispers’ is beyond charming with it’s soft and demure sparkle…

DSCF0038 DSCF0037Β Although it isn’t going to blow up anyone’s Pinterest board, it was just fun to see what would turn up…



Have you ever had a handful of polishes sitting in front of you and you want to see what they look like thrown together? That’s what I did. Truthfully, each of these have way more merit on their own than playing together.

Do you have either of these lovely polishes?



  • Rebecca Russell

    I don’t have either of them but I REALLY want Angel Whispers! I really wish I could afford ALL of the Cult Nails polishes. πŸ™‚

    • They are the ones I do splurge on.

  • Angel Whispers is pretty.

  • Allison @neversaydiebeauty

    Love the mad scientist thing! I haven’t tried either shade, but I love doing that with polish and toppers

    • I don’t think I’ll ever get bored as long as I have some makeup to play with.

  • Oooh I like the idea of mixing the shades. Both shades look gorgeous. I have never tried any but they look beautiful!!!

    • This one wasn’t all that great but sometimes I can get something really cool.

  • Noelle

    I love the way they came out. Angel Whispers is so pretty!

    • You might be the only one, Sweetie! πŸ˜‰

  • I love playing with different combos of polishes!

    • It’s all about fun, isn’t it?

  • I don’t have any Cult Nails but I think I want that one!

    • If you EVER want THE PERFECT black polish, you need their NEVERMORE!!!!

      • And black nail polishes are hard to pin down! Will definitely put it on my list!

  • Amber

    I haven’t tried any of the Maybelline color show polishes yet. I always see colors I like though!

    • The price isn’t too bad and if you find a BOGO 1/2 at Walgreens, it’s quite nice.

  • I have yet to try Maybelline polishes

  • I donΒ΄t own neither of these polishes. I love playing mad scientist sometimes – especially if I donΒ΄t have any nail art ideas πŸ˜€

    • I think that’s why I do this, nail art is too hard for my shaky ol’ hands.

  • erikatheicyone

    I don’t own either. I avoid Maybelline polishes like the plague; they don’t like me. LOL And I just haven’t picked up Angel Whispers. I love playing mad scientist. That is half the fun of makeup/polish. πŸ˜€

  • I love that Cult Nails polish

    • It’s a bit more subtle than I usually like. However, there are times when I actually do need a more subtle color. And Cult Nails wear like iron on my nails!

  • So fun! I love Cult Nails!

  • I love playing with polish shades! I don’t do it nearly enough anymore

    • You need to swarm yourself with lots and lots around your desk area. That’s how it happens to me. πŸ˜‰

  • Cosmetic Sanctuary

    I mix and match a lot! Sometimes it works… sometimes I don’t want to even admit I did it lol

  • I love mixing… I just have a thing about customization sometimes. lmao Love this – awesome!

    • Sometimes polishes don’t really need any help, like these two. They really are pretty all on their own.

  • I mix and match all the time. More often than not it turns out a big success and I pat myself on the back.

    • It is fun to get a surprise winner, though, right? πŸ™‚

  • I have Angel Whispers, but not the other one. I love combining different polishes in my nail art. The nice thing about it is that if it doesn’t turn out, most of the time, no one knows what I was going for anyway! So cool that you were experimenting with beauty products as a young girl, and now you own your own cosmetics brand!

    • Truth! I think more combos never see the light of day. It’s easy for us to just holler out ‘Next!’

  • Pammy Blogs Beauty

    I almost always mix and match polishes. Perhaps it is because I am always wanting to add glitter! πŸ™‚ It is still so fun to play with makeup, right?!?! πŸ˜‰

  • I have angel whispers. I need to try it soon! I feel terrible that I have had it so long without wearing it!

    • You’ll get it out for Rae!! I can see her wearing it. πŸ˜‰

  • Mai

    Whoa Angel Whispers is beautiful!

  • Such a fun combo!

  • Betzy Carmona

    The combination is perfection πŸ™‚

    • You might be the only one that likes it. LOL!

  • FabZilla_Kath

    Being a nail-art ignoramus myself, glitters are a manna from heaven. I like to use it in every shade I own, just because.

    • I was like that too until about 7 or so years ago. Then I started loving cremes. I love ’em both, glitter and creme and sometimes they need to combine.

  • Anastasia

    I like these polishes, like you said I think they work better on their own πŸ™‚

    • It was just a whim and I was playing. It seems that beauty blogging can get soooo serious sometimes. I always want it to be fun and light-hearted.

  • myCosmeticBag

    angel whispers is so pretty

  • ohhh…that is a gorgeous combo. I love it.

  • It’s always fun to mix stuff and see what happens.

    • One of the joys of being a makeup lover!!

  • kSquaredGlamour

    i love mixing things to see ow it turns out

    • It’s my dream job, I tell ya!