Monday, August 15, 2016

Color Club Desert Valley Collection

The Color Club Desert Valley collection is just so good!  If you'd like to see my live application review of all seven polishes you can do so here:

 Grand Canyon(two coats)


 Made in the USA(two coats)


 Prickly Pear(two coats)


 Road Trip!(two coats)


 Rocky Mountain High(two coats)


 Route 66(two coats)


Westbound(two coats)

Ok so this collection was such a delight.  Yes, some of them were less opaque than others but I think that really works in their favor- especially for the polish called Westbound.  If I'm picking a favorite it has to be Canyon Country.  There just aren't enough polishes out there like it.  

Have a great day!

Phoebe

Orly Adrenaline Rush Summer 2015

Today we're looking at the Orly Adrenaline Rush collection of 6 neons for Summer 2015.  Orly does neon polish in such a good way.  I totally recommend this collection and if you'd like to see my live application review of each polish you can do so here:

 Be Daring(two coats)


 Fireball(two coats)


 On the Edge(two coats)


 Push the Limit(two coats)


 Risky Behavior(two coats)


Thrill Seeker(two coats)

I think my favorite from the collection was the hot hot pink Risky Behavior.  It was just perfection.  I really enjoy the hot green but it could have a bit more opacity in two coats.  

Have a great day!

Phoebe

Saturday Random Swatchfest 5/9/2015

Welcome to another Swatchfest where we look at 10 random polishes from my stash that haven't before been reviewed on my blog or channel.  If you'd like to watch my chatty review of all these polishes on my channel, you can do so here:


On to the swatches:
 Sally Hansen Red Velvet is a gorgeous deep scarlet textured polish.  It's pictured here at two coats. A


Sally Hansen Mauve Over is sooooo gorgeous.  I just love this shade. It has a perfect formula and you can hardly beat the price.  This is two coats.  A


 Butter London Silly Billy is a great tangerine shade that applies easily in two coats.  A


 Julep Michelle is a divine deep navy.  This has a great formula and goes on well in one to two coats.  A


 Wet n Wild Be More Pacific is a lovely teal green that is pictured here at two coats.  A


Sinful Colors Navy I Do is another navy to look at this week.  This is really stunning! I think I like this even better than the Julep, although they're both great!  You're looking at two coats.  A


Love this one!  This is Essie The Girls are Out which is a lovely raspberry mixed with fruit punch and there's some beautiful shimmer thrown in there too.  This could maybe use a third coat but I still really enjoyed it.  A-


China Glaze Mahogany Magic is a really interesting brown with some yellow/green tones in it.  It applies easily at two coats but I don't particularly care for this shade of brown.  B


FingerPaints Shower with Flowers is a super fun green-yellow glitter with lots of holo specks.  I particularly loved this over the navy blue.  A


China Glaze Skyscraper was my A+ polish of the week.  I love this deep indigo purple packed with silver glitter.  It went on easily in two coats.

That's it from me today.  Take care!

Phoebe

Colour Prevails Polish- Brand Review

Today's video takes a look at some polishes in the new Colour Prevails brand found at CVS.  If you'd like to watch my review of these polishes to see how they apply you can do so here:


Basically I loved these polishes.  Their formula was great and they applied so easily.  However, I do think they're overpriced for the drugstore and for that reason I probably won't pink up any more but I had a positive experience with every one.  So now that you know whether these polishes are worth your time, let's look at some swatches.
 Blind Date(two coats)


 Glamazon(two coats)


 Mr. Big(two coats)


 Privileged(two coats)


Wallflower(two coats)

Hope you found this review helpful! My favorites were Mr. Big and Blind Date.  See you back next time and have a fabulous day!

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Saturday Random Swatchfest 5/2/2015

Welcome to another Swatchfest where we look at 10 random polishes from my stash that haven't before been reviewed on my blog or channel.  If you'd like to watch my chatty review of all these polishes on my channel, you can do so here:


On to the swatches:
Essie Very Cranberry is up first.  This is two easy coats and I definitely enjoyed this shade of warm, soft red.  A


Sinful Colors Flower Power is a pink and white glitter in a pink creamy base, but it doesn't get super opaque at two coats so I've shown it over white.  I think I only just liked this one.  B


OPI Chillin' Like a Villain is a sheer, light, warm, creamsicle orange.  This is two coats, and I think needs another one.  B


Pretty & Polished Universally Loved is a deep gray with holographic running all through it.  It has an amazing two coat formula, just stunning.  A


L.A. Girl Minty is a really pretty dusty mint green which is muted and soft and really lovely.  Two coats.  A


China Glaze Flyin' High is such a beautiful, slightly warm, dusty but vibrant blue.  This is two coats.  A


Zoya Daul is such a great plum with gold to copper shimmer running all throughout.  This was a bit too sheer for me at two coats so the next time I'd do a third.  A


Zoya Carey is definitely one of my favorite neutrals of all time!  It's a greige that has a such a perfect formula.  A


China Glaze Glimmer More is from the SURPRISE! collection and is full of different-sized hex glitters in a clear base.  This is confetti-like fun in a bottle.  A-

 
Butter London Pimms was my A+ polish this week because I'm just such a sucker for a great yellow polish.  They're so hard for brands to pull off and this one is just so good.  This is two coats.

I hope you found this helpful or at least saw some purty polish :)

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Phoebe

Monday, February 29, 2016

Essie Summer 2015

Another amazing collection from Essie, they really did an amazing job in 2015, this is the Summer collection.  There are 6 polishes in this set, just as in all the other.  If you'd like to watch my live application review of this collection, you can do so here:


On to the swatches:

Chillato is such a cool and different polish.  It's a great light green-yellow that isn't at all too funky to wear.  This is two coats, as with the rest.


 Peach Side Babe is one of my favorites.  The color is just so juicy, and so Summer.  Two coats.


Pret-a-surfer is my favorite out of the collection for sure, and it was my very favorite polish out of all of 2015.  I know there are lots of polishes out there in this shade but the formula is so good, and there's just something so special about this one.


Private Weekend is a white cream with teeny tiny bits of glitter in it.  It makes the formula a little bit less than desirable, to be honest. I think I'd go with a different white when it comes down to it.


Salt Water Happy is a light grey blue.  This one was unexpected for me in a Summer collection for sure, but I still really enjoyed it cuz I love grey blue polish :)  Two coats.


Last up we have Sunset Sneaks, and just look at this perfection!  I did two coats of this hot, hot, youthful red/coral but I could get away with one.

I hope you found this helpful or at least saw some purty polish :)

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Phoebe

Saturday Random Swatchfest 3/28/2015

Hey friends :) Per usual, for this Saturday Swatchfest we're going to look at 10 random polishes from my collection.  I'll give them each a grade and tell you what I think about em.  Then we'll look at my A+ polish of the week.  I hope you find something you like.  If you'd like to see live application of all 10 polishes, you can do so here: 

Let's look at the polish:
OPI Red Fingers and Mistletoes is a beautifully shimmering ruby red.  This goes on nicely in two coats.  This was just one of the many reds in the Gwen Stefani Holiday 2014 collection.  A


Ulta Encore Pink is of course found at Ulta.  This is two coats, and as you can see, it's not quite opaque at two coats.  I have to say, this one was a bit disappointing.  I suppose you could go for three coats, but I'd probably just look to one of the other millions of baby pinks out there.  B-


Julie G Bikini is a gorgeous bright peach.  This really captures summer perfectly.  If I wore bikinis, this would be a great color for one :)  I've shown you two coats and it applied easily enough.  A


Color Club Almost Famous is a very sunny, almost retro-feeling yellow.  This is two coats.  A


China Glaze At Vase Value is a very light sky blue cream.  This was a tad bit streaky at two coats but I just want to like it so much!  A-


Misa Blue over a Boy of such a great blue.  This is two coats and it could maybe use a third but I loved how it applied so nicely.  A


Julep Gayle ended up being one of my favorite polishes of 2015!  This is one coat of this beautiful plumy purple.  Love, Love, Love.  A


Revlon Cloud is an oldie in my collection.  I love how it is a very very light lavender cream.  This is two easy coats.  A


Color Club Diamond Drops is a glitter made up of holographic shreds in a clear base.  I really really like this one!  A


Zoya Chita was my A+ polish this week and it's a matte textured forest green polish which reflect spring green glitters.  Just stunning, and so easy at two coats.

I hope you found this helpful or at least saw some purty polish :)

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Phoebe