Sunday, December 13, 2015

OPI Star Light Collection - Holiday 2015 - Swatches and Review

Hi beauty! I hope you're having a fabulous Holiday Season. I've been a busy-bee this season and shopping until my heart's content.  My nails are not looking their best, but there's a Holiday set that will help whip them into shape, and that's the OPI StarLight Collection.

First off, I can't remember a set this large. It's huge, 18 polishes, oh my!  OPI went all out with this collection, but enough babble, let's get started with the review.

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

NOTD Madam Glam I Love Winter




Today I have swatches of I love Winter from Madam Glam. It contains gold & pink micro glitter packed throughout a smokey base. 



The formula is thick and goes on nicely with one coat, but needed two to become opaque.   From some angles, the glitter looks more like flakes. It's a simple yet stunning combination. 

I love winter is available at MadamGlam.com for $10.95.  Their polishes are 5 and cruelty-free. 








~ Provided by Madam Glam ~

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Easy Halloween Nail Stamping


I can't believe the year is almost over. Less than 100 days to Christmas and one of my favorite Holidays is right around the corner.  Yassssss!  It's time for spooky lights and tons of candy!



While I won't be having all of the candy I want this year, I will make time for lots of fun decorations and manicures of course. 

I'm starting the Holiday season off with this easy nail stamping design. As I sorted through my stack of Halloween plates, I grabbed randoms which I thought were too cute to pass up.  I ended up with D04, W116, Handy 2, Handy 11, BM 209 and BM 224. All of these stamped over China Glaze Halloween 2015 green, orange and purple. 

Stamping colors: KleanColor Black and Purple Sapphire, Pure Ice Silver Mercedes. 



I think it turned out pretty cute (if I do say so myself :)


I hope you like this design as well. Thanks for stopping by!


Wednesday, September 2, 2015

OPI Venice Fall 2015 Collection - Mini Set Swatches




Hey beauties! Today I have a few of the OPI Venice Collection to share with you.  These are the colors that come in the mini set.  

Sunday, May 3, 2015

NOTD: Sinful Colors Neon Splat! Appliques

Hey beauties! Wanted to quickly share my nail of the day.  This is my first time trying Sinful Colors nail stickers. The package states they have UV cured technology and are made to last. They are surprisingly thin and flexible but started to lift after a couple of hours.

They did last 6 days and could possibly go longer, but I'm in the mood for a change.  To help with longevity I lifted the top of the stickers (near the nail tip) and applied clear polish underneath then added a top coat on the entire sticker.  


Here's what the packaging looks like and the true color of the stickers. They do loose their shine after applied so a topcoat is helpful.


I found them at my local Walgreen's for $1.99.  Not a bad deal for a dramatic look.







Thanks for stopping by :)


Friday, May 1, 2015

OPI Color Paints Swatches and Review


Today I have swatches of the OPI Color Paint collection! They are "blendable" polishes that are supposed to melt easily together, to allow you to use your nails as a canvas and create easy nail art.  They are designed to be applied over a silver base, (which makes the color brighter) but I prefer the jelly-effect and thought I would share what they look like without the silver basecoat.

The colors are really pretty and represent almost every color of the rainbow.  I used 3 coats for each polish except the silver and yellow.  The finish is jelly-ish but not as sheer as a jelly. I was hoping the darker colors would be more sheer but unfortunately they are not.  I may try to make my own sister jellies by mixing with sheer polish.



Indigo Motif

Landscape Artist

Chromatic Orange

Pen & Pink

Purple Perspective

 Magenta Muse

Turquoise Aesthetic

Primarily Yellow

Silver Canvas Base Coat


 I really love the look of Primarily Yellow and Pen & Pink and wish I could achieve the same effect with the darker colors, but they are trickier to work with and can come off patchy or streaky (when trying to achieve a sheer look).  They do look great if wearing as a regular polish though and are extremely shiny.

Overall these are a lot of fun to play with. The colors blend really well together.  It does take some practice to get the hang of using these, the formula is more gooey/sticky than regular polishes.  I was able to create a very easy look by applying a base coat and simply dropping dabs of a second color on top.  



The Color Paint Collection will be available very soon at retailers that carry OPI.












~ Provided by PR for an honest review~

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Rimmel 60 Second Polishes for Stamping?


I stumbled upon a few of the Rimmel 60 Second polishes in my local Walgreens a few weeks ago. I'm not sure if they are new for Spring 2015 but I've never seen them before. 




Wednesday, March 4, 2015

OPI Hawaii Spring 2015 Collection - Swatches and Review


OPI Hawaii Spring 2015 Collection!!!
Hiya beauties! Today I have the OPI Hawaii Collection to share with you.  More pictures after the break.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

OPI 50 Shades of Grey Collection - Swatches and Review




Hey beauties! Today I have the 50 Shades of Grey Collection to share with you! I got the mini collection which consists of 3 greys, crimson, silver and a glitter. See more pictures after the break.

Saturday, January 10, 2015

China Glaze Road Trip 2015 Collection - Swatches and Review


Let's take a road trip baby!!! 

Hey beauties. Today I'm sharing the road trip collection with you.  The set consists of 12 cremes with 4 of them laced with hidden shimmer. 



Here are quick swatches of each color. I grouped them together to compare and contrast differences and similarties. I started with the peaches and brights. From left to right: Wanderlust, Pack Lightly, More to Explore, and Pinking Out the Window,

Wanderlust - 3 coater lilac with hidden pink shimmer. Surprise favorte!
Pack Lightly - Light peach creme with hidden gold shimmer. Very cute and classic 3 coater.
More to Explore - Gorgeous peach 2 coater. I love this one!
Pinking out the Window - dusty but bright pink creme. Another suprise favortie!


The next 4 in the collection were my least favorites because I have polishes similar to them. From left to right: Sun's Up Top Down, Trip of a Lime Time, Pop the Trunk and I Brake for Colour.

Sun's Up Top Down - sunshine yellow creme with pink shimmer. Another 3 coater.
Trip of a Lime Time - baby food pea green creme. Two coater but too familiar.
Pop the Trunk - bright orange creme 2 coater.
I Brake for Colour - tomato red/coral 2 coater. This color is so similar to Pop the Trunk I almost mixed them up. It's really difficult to tell the difference.


Next are my absolute favorites from the collection!!! I'm in love with these blues! From left to right: My Way or the Highway, License & Registration PLS, Boho Blues and Dashboard Dreamer. 

My Way or the Highway - dusty yet bright teal creme 2 coater.
License & Registration PLS - vibrant medium blue creme, 2 coats.
Boho Blues - periwinkle blue 2 coat stunner.
Dashboard Dreamer - baby blue with hidden pink shimmer 3 coater.



This is a gorgeous collection for the Spring.I'm in love with the blues and peaches in the collection. The red, orange, yellow and green were my least favorites because they are too familiar.  The collection is all creme so there are probably several dupes out there but Boho Blues is definitely worth considering.  Overall this set Screams Spring!



The polishes are available online now. I purchased this set from Transdesign.com. I haven't seen them in retail stores but I'm sure they'll arrive soon.




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