Friday, May 1, 2015

FingerPaints Picnic in the Park Collection Review

The FingerPaints Picnic in the Park collection consists of 6 fun polishes for spring.  They are fruity and fresh.  If you'd like to see live application of all the polishes you can do so here:

First let's look at One in a Melon.  This is a yummy red/pink cream hybrid that goes on smoothly and I've shown you two coats.


Frosty Lemonade is a very pigmented lemon yellow cream.  I think they did a great job with this one and if you're impressed with good yellows as I am then you will probably really enjoy this one.


The beautiful spring green cream they gave us is called Grassy Knoll.  Again, I think they did a great job with the formula of this one.  Another winner.


The first of the two glitters in this collection, this is Picnic Blanket.  What a cute concept and it totally works.  This is two coats, as with the rest.


The pink in the collection is called Sweet Spring.  This one is a little sheer at two coats.  I would say you could probably find much nicer polishes in this same shade out there.


Lastly we have You're So Antsy which is a black and white glitter in a clear base.  The glitters are of all different shape and size.  Totally fun.

I hope you're having a truly wonderful day and I'll see you back next time.  I hope you're really enjoying your spring, we're getting to the end of it already.

Over and out

Monday, April 27, 2015

Pretty Serious Cosmetics Nailentology Collection

I had the delight of reviewing the Pretty Serious Cosmetics Nailentology collection which is comprised of three polishes.  This brand is divine!  I can't wait to try more.  If you'd like to see live application of these lovelies, you can do so here:


The first in the bunch is called Eye of Copernicus which is an extremely dark navy packed with gorgeous shimmer.  This is magic in two coats and I wore this all week with no chipping.


Next up we have Khepri's Amulet, a lustrous jewel-toned blue green.  I'm showing you two coats and it's so delicious.


Lastly we have The Dragon's Curse, a spectacular light green illuminated with a gold glow.  This is two easy coats.

I only wish this collection had at least 5 more polishes.  If you haven't given this brand a try, I really hope you do.  Over and out

Saturday Random Swatchfest 3/7/2015

Today's post is on the polishes from my Saturday Random Swatchfest on March 7th.  We'll look at ten random polishes from my collection that haven't appeared anywhere on my blog.  If you'd like to look at live application of all these polishes, you can do so here:


Cajun Shrimp is a divine hot red/coral from OPI and it applies so smoothly in two coats.  This is perfect all year round, but especially for spring and summer.  A


Maybelline Mauve in Manhattan is up next.  This is two easy coats and there is something so soothing about this shade.  A


This fun and funky glitter from Sinful Colors is called Standing Bloom Only.  It's not really my shade of orange as it has a bit too much yellow in it but it's absolutely filled with glitter and is totally unique in my collection.  This is three coats.  B-


For gold/yellow today we're looking at Butter London Marbs.  This is two easy coats and I love how much yellow there is in this gold.  A


China Glaze Watermelon Rind is this beautiful deep sea green that is just packed with shimmer.  I've shown you two coats and you could possibly go for a third if you want this to appear even a bit more rich.  A


Next up we're looking at Deborah Lippmann Mermaid's Eyes, a gorgeous blue with gold shimmer and tiny specks of blue glitter.  A


This perfect purple cream is Wet n' Wild Who is Ultra Violet?  This one is so great at two coats and it's only a buck!  A


Our neutral polish this week is Sinful Colors Vacation Time.  This is a great, warm nude and it's so creamy and easy at two coats.  Just a few dollars at the drugstore, this one's a must-have for nude-lovers.  A


This sparkling wonder is Zoya Cosmo.  This isn't totally opaque at two coats and it's super chunky.  I don't think I have another glitter that is as divinely cosmic as this one, making it's name perfection.  A


For my A+ polish this week, I present Illamasqua Nomad which is one of my first Illamasqua polishes and it really lived up to the hype.  First off the color is breathtaking but the formula is like butter.  If you can catch these at a steal on Hautelook, which is where I found them, I really recommend the brand.

Hope you found something here you like.  I'll see you next time.  Over and out.

KB Shimmer Spring 2015 Live Application

KB Shimmer's Spring 2015 collection is made up of 12 soft and sparkling shades for Spring.  We have a mix of cream/glitters and holographic polishes that make up the collection.  You can watch live application of all the polishes here on my channel:


We'll start out with a dynamic holographic called Blue-d Lines.  This is two easy coats, but you can even get away with one.  The linear holographic effect is so strong on this one!


Another holographic in this collection is this light rose with scattered holographic bits in it.  It's called Blush Money and I'm showing you two coats.


Cool Hand Cuke is up next.  It's a light green cream with bits of white, yellow, purple, green, and dark pink glitters of all sizes in it.  What a fun mix here.  I'm showing you two coats here, but I think it probably needs three to be more opaque.


Next we have Funky Cold Patina which is a gorgeous teal on the deep side that's filled with orange/copper, and blues of a number of hues in it.  This is two coats and again it could probably use three.


I'm So Sweet Pea is our next cream/glitter.  This is such a great combination of purple, deep teal, and peach glitters with a barely blue-tinted base.  I'm showing you two coats, but again it could need a third coat.


The third holographic polish in the collection is this beautiful olive/spring green with linear effect.  It's called Ins And Sprouts.  It applies in 2 easy coats.


Meow or Never is very similar to I'm So Sweet Pea, with a subtle difference, it has no deep teal or peach glitter.  Again, this is two coats.


They included a pink cream with red, blue, white, purple glitters and a fun surprise pop of turquoise stars.  It's called Sweet Egg-scape and this is two coats.


Last for the holographics, they gave us another gorgeous linear-shifting polish called Thistle Be the Day.  This time the polish is a soft lilac and I've shown you two coats.


This polish came to a surprise to me.  It's a peach cream filled with red, green, purple, and yellow glitters.  I've shown you two coats.


Finally we'll look at the lovely blue cream/glitter called Wind Swarm.  It has white, purple, red, and yellow glitters swirling around inside.  I've shown you two coats.


I was so impressed with this collection.  All polishes are available at kbshimmer.com

Have a great day and I'll see you back next time.  Over and out.


Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Saturday Random Swatchfest 2/28/2015

Well hello there!  I hope you're having an absolutely wonderful day! :)  We're taking a look at last Saturday's Saturday Random Swatchfest.  We looked at 10 random polishes from my stash that haven't appeared anywhere on my blog or channel.  If you'd like to see live application of all the polishes you can find that here:

As you can see, I had a guest host on my channel :)  I hope you enjoyed.

Let's look at some polish:
First we have our red polish, this is FingerPaints Romanesque Rouge.  This one is bright and lovely- an easy two-coater.  A


Our pink polish today is Color Club Je T'aime.  This light pink cream comes from the Paris in Love collection- all of which I love!  This applied easily in two coats and is a perfect sweet, light pink.  A


For the orange category today we're looking at this bronze kind-of frost from Color Club called Model Behavior.  This one didn't apply as easily as I'd like.  It was just a little finicky.  However if you're looking for a shade like this in your collection, I do think this one turns out nicely in the end. B


Our yellow/gold polish today is OPI Love.Angel.Music.Baby.  It comes from the Gwen Stefani collection and it's such a nice, soft gold- aided by the formula which dries satin matte.  This is two easy coat.  A


For green we're looking at Sinful Colors Happy Ending.  This one is so cool because it's a lime green with tons of gold shimmer that shines from within.  I was able to achieve this level of opacity at two coats.  I really loved this one.  You're looking at two coats.  A


Our blue polish today is this amazing deep royal cream from Orly called La Playa.  This is so creamy and beautiful!  Definitely a must-have standard.  A

Next we'll look at our purple polish.  This is Zoya Stevie which is a lilac pixie dust textured polish. This is just so yum and looks just like a gumdrop.  This is two coats without topcoat, as I do all my swatches unless otherwise noted.  A


Our neutral polish today is this green gray with gold flakies in it.  It's Pahlish Gilded Greenwich. This is such and understated winner.  I love how dark the base is next to the brightness of the gold flakes. I'm showing you two coats.  A


Our glitter today is a topper.  It's a clear base with gold and orange glitter bits in it.  This is China Glaze Electrify from the Hunger Games collection.  This one is pretty, not my favorite color palette but still nice.  B


Last up we have a silvered-purple holographic from Jindie Nails.  This is called Sippin' on Jindie Juice and it's a one-coater.  So so nice and it just jumped over the top for me which is why it is my A+ polish of the week.

I hope you enjoyed and let me know what your A+ polish of the week was!

Over and out

Zoya Spring 2015 Delight Live Application Review

Hello! I hope everyone's having a great day!  Last week I posted a live application review on my channel about the new Zoya Spring 2015 Delight collection.  If you'd like to see that review so you can check out formula for yourself, you can do so here:


There are 6 polishes in this collection, three creams and three shimmers.  These are very Spring, very Easter.  They feel like the exact colors you'd die your Easter eggs.  Let's start out with my favorite:
First up we have Daisy.  This is a light yellow with strong, micro, turquoise shimmer.  I thought it was such a fun combination and such a lovely surprise that I totally fell in love with it.  This is two coats no topcoat.


Next let's look at the darkest cream, this is Eden.  I'm showing you two coats of this medium blue-toned pink.  So much pigment here and it applies smooth and easily.  Not my favorite color, but still lovely.


The first shimmer we'll look at is Leslie.  She is a pastel purple with lots of that turquoise shimmer again.  Just gorgeous.  I've done two coats here.


The pastel blue cream in the collection is called Lillian.  It very light, but not as pale as Zoya Blu for example.  This is two easy coats.


The other blue in the collection is Rayne.  I prefer this shimmer to the cream in the collection, again. It's so lovely and really dynamic.  This is two coats, no issues here.


Lastly we have one more cream called Tiana.  This is a very pale green, but not as light as Zoya Neely.  It has just a bit more vibrancy but still quite pastel.  I got this opaque in two easy coats.

There you have it- the Zoya Spring Delight collection for 2015.  I hope you enjoyed this quick look and it helps you decide if you need any of these beauties.

Have a great day and I'll see you back next time!

Over and out

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Saturday Random Swatchfest 2/21/2015

Hello again everyone!  This Saturday Swatchfest happened to fall on the birthday of my daughter and mom!  So Happy Birthday to two special ladies in my life! :)  As usual, at our swatchfest we're going to look at 10 random polishes from the untried portion of my collection.  If you'd like to see live application of formula you can do so here:

Let's look at the polish:
OPI In a Holidaze is our red polish and I actually really liked this one- such a great classic red crelly polish.  This is two coats.  A


Sally Hansen Sugar Coat Pink Sprinkles is a raspberry pink with little gold flecks throughout.  I'm showing you two coats and I wish it had reached a bit more opacity.  B-


Sinful Colors Ring the Bellini is a new polish from the Citrus Twist display.  It's a mandarin yellow-orange with tons and tons of shimmer.  This is the amount of opacity reached at two coat.  I was only ok with this one.  It probably looks better as a topper.  B


Julie G You-niverse is a gold/green duochrome and I've shown you two coats here.  This one does show the brushstrokes a bit, but I do think it's really pretty.  A


FingerPaints Leonardo's Lime is a fabulously weird green cream polish.  I thought the formula was great and the color is just so cool.  This is two coats.  A


For blue I'm sharing Sonia Kashuk Naval Academy which is a really pigmented navy blue.  I've shown you just one coat here without topcoat.  I thought it was great and especially pleased with how easy application was.  A


Formula X for Sephora At Your Own Risk is our purple polish.  What a great shade!  I love this hot pinky-purple.  I barely reached opacity at two coats, and wasn't sure if I was going to like this one, but it totally grew on me.  A


Zoya Loredana is our neutral polish this week.  It's a matte velvet from Zoya so it dries matte, but it looks absolutely stunning with topcoat, which is how I've shown you here.  This is two coats of the charcoal gray.  A


Our glitter polish today is Urban Outfitters Violet Sugar.  What a cool polish! I love all the glitters in this violet crelly base.  The base doesn't get super opaque at two coats, but I still really liked it.  A


We've finally arrived at my A+ polish of the week and it is the incomparable Cirque Erda.  I received this polish as a gift from Ashley at nailsaloveaffair.blogspot.com so that makes it extra special for me.  But on top of that- I just love this slightly blue-toned emerald luster.  This is two coats.

And that wraps it up.  I hope you're having a great day and I'll see you back next time.

Over and out