Monday, February 27, 2012

Sally Hansen Blue Me Away!

Happy Monday! Hopefully you guys had a good start to the week (:
So there are two Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear polishes that I have been having my eye on for quite some time. For some reason I would always pick them up and look at them but end up putting them back on the shelf. And when I would finally tell my self that next time I went to the store that I would get them, they would be sold out! WTH! Any who, this past weekend me and my bf visited some family out of town and just so happened to stop by a Walgreens and lo and behold, there they were, waiting for me!
Blue Me Away! is a part of the Xtreme Wear permanent collection so it should be easy to find. I guess it was difficult for me to find cause my lovely ginormous city of Houston ALWAYS seems to be sold out or late to put out the cool things on the shelf no matter how many CVS, Walgreens, Wal-Marts, Targets, Ultas, and HEBs are within close proximity to each other! *steps down from soapbox*
LOL. Okay back to the review…
Blue Me Away! is a loud, bright, absolutely gorgeous blue creme polish. It was a dream to apply and pretty much a one coater. I applied two probably just out of habit and good measure. Check it out!
So umm yeah, this polish is awesome! I will get you guys some pics/review of the other Sally Hansen polish I got so stay tuned for a little later in the week (:

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Revlon Zealous

Hope everyone had a great weekend! I have a quick post for you guys today… enjoy (:
I stopped by Ulta the other day to visit the OPI Holland collection in person and also came across some new Spring shades Revlon has recently put out. I did end up picking up one of the OPI polishes and three Revlon ones since they had a buy 2 get 1 free deal going on at the time! This is one of the Revlon ones…
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Check below the jump for a review and more pics!!

Friday, February 24, 2012

L’Oreal Color Riche Boozy Brunch

Hey guys ITS FRIDAY! I know Im definitely looking forward to the weekend (:
So the other day I finally picked up one of these new L’Oreal Color Riche nail polishes that are like all over every store I go to. When I first saw the display I didn’t really notice any one color that really stood out to me. Then once I carefully scanned all of them, the only ones that caught my eye was a sort of teal color and this one… Boozy Brunch. I do not have any true oranges in my stash so I thought this would be a good time to get an orange and try the formula.
Boozy Brunch 1
Boozy Brunch 2
Boozy Brunch 3
So, Im not the type of girl that lets my polish get chipped. Especially since my job specifically points out that the only way we can wear polish is if its nicely manicured and NOT chipped! The display claims that this formula will wear for 10 days. Just so happens that when I wore this, I got so busy I was not able to change my polish and ended up wearing it for like 3 days straight. It TOTALLY started chipping so I really don’t see how this could wear for 10 days.
With all that said, I do still absolutely love this. The formula was easy to apply and completely opaque at two coats. This last photo I think is the one most true to the actual color. And since I change my polish often enough for it not to chip on me, I don’t mind the fact it doesn’t/wouldn’t last the 10 days. Its definitely a bright creme but its for sure not a neon. I actually prefer that because it makes it a lot more wearable.
Im thinking Im going to need to go back and buy that teal color I been having my eye on, LOL.
Have any of you guys tried one of these L’Oreal polishes? Which one?

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Color Club Very Merry Berry

Hi there! Hope everyone is having a good week so far… getting really close to the weekend, yay! This one is going to be a quick one so I’ll get right to it (:
This glitter polish is a mix different sized round bright blue glitter and different sized fuchsia hex glitter. The base looks pretty clear in the bottle but once I applied it over Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear White On, which is a plain stark white creme polish, I noticed that the base has a just a hint of a translucent pink.
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Very Merry Berry 4
Very Merry Berry 3
I don’t know how but I guess my camera was really behaving well because if you look closely, you should be able to see just how sparkly and bright the blue looks!
For this mani, I used one coat of Very Merry Berry over two coats of the white. I definitely think that another coat of Very Merry Berry would have look very nice but I actually liked how the one coat turned out not too sparse or too overwhelming.
So this polish is a part of a glitter collection that came out last year somewhere around the holidays that was exclusive only to Sally Beauty Supply stores. All of the polishes are actually SCENTED! I guess this one is supposed to smell like berries but to me it just smells fruity, even after a coat of Seche Vite. I personally am not really fond of scented polishes but at least its not a super strong smell.
Hope you guys like!

Monday, February 20, 2012

Nicole by OPI Sounds Grape To Me and Green Up Your Act

Hi everyone (: I know its been a little while since my last post but man I have been really busy these past couple of days. This week is also going to be really busy since today was my first day at my new job AND I have some family stuff going on this weekend too!
Today I have for you guys two polishes I picked up that were from the Something About Color Collection.
Sounds Grape To Me is a deep burgundy almost brown with shimmer that shines copper to gold in different light. In the bottle it did look like more of a purple, hence the “Grape” part of the name. But as you guys can tell from the pics (and in person too) it does not look at all purple. It applied nicely and was opaque at two coats.
Sounds Grape to Me 1
Sounds Grape to Me 2

Green Up Your Act is a dusty grayish green creme. I really like this color! I think it’s a nice green that’s pretty neutral and not too in your face if you’re testing waters with green polishes. This also applied very nicely. Opaque at two coats (:
Green Up Your Act! 1
Green Up Your Act! 2
Hope you guys like and I will definitely have more posts later this week!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

China Glaze Love Marilyn

Happy Valentine’s Day!! Hope everyone is having a good one so far. My boyfriend is so sweet! He sent me flowers and chocolates (: Today I have for you what I am wearing for Valentine’s Day. I know there are a whole lot of cute nail art tutorials out there but I must admit… I am not the best at nail art, LOL. So since Love Marilyn is a polish I really really wanted and for some reason the stores around me were always out of it, I thought it would be perfect to wear today (and any day really cause its so awesome).
The distribution of the red and silver glitter is perfect because neither one overpowers the other. Initially, I started applying it with only a clear base coat on bottom and putting Love Marilyn directly on top. That did not come out how I thought it was going to. It seemed like the glitter didn’t want to spread evenly throughout the whole nail which for sure would not have been opaque =/ So I took it off and decided to give it a little “help” by laying down a single coat of a bright red creme (I used Sally Hansen Salon Manicure All Fired Up) and then put two coats of Love Marilyn over that and sealed it with Seche Vite.
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So although the application was not exactly what I had hoped for, I am absolutely in love with the end result!! Having had to layer it over the red creme I used is nothing compared to how stunning this looks in person.
On another note. I’m not sure if you guys can even really notice… but my nails are short! And I’m going to have to keep them this way for my job which I actually start next week yay!! I did do some swatching over this past weekend where I did still have my longer nails so the next few posts will be with my longer nails. After that though, these are what they are going to look like. Just FYI.
So what do you guys think about CG Love Marilyn??

Monday, February 13, 2012

China Glaze Ruby Pumps

Hi everyone! Today I have an AMAZING color to share with you (: Ruby Pumps came out a while back and is available in the permanent collection but I just barely got it recently. I seriously don’t know how I was going on day by day so oblivious to this beauty, LOL!!
Honestly, the pics don’t do this polish any justice. I tried taking photos of it in direct sunlight, in the shade, indoors, and no matter what I did the way it looks in person just cannot translate through photos. So these shots are the ones I thought looked best and closest to the actual thing.
Ruby Pumps 1
Ruby Pumps 2
Do you like?? LOL.
Ruby Pumps is a gorgeous red glitter in a bright red jelly base. I have always had a weakness for red cremes which is probably why I took so long to pick this up but I am so glad I did. This is perfect if you love a classic red (like I do!) but want a little extra oomph with the sparkle. I used two coats plus a top coat and it applied like butter!

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Revlon Sparkling

Hi lovelies! Today I have a new, pretty, girly glitter from Revlon. When I first saw it on the store shelf, it first reminded me of the recent Essie Luxe Effects A Cut Above glitter because of the rose gold looking color. But then I picked it up and saw that it’s a mix of different sized glitter. So when I got home, I did a little research and found that this is supposed to be a dupe for Deborah Lippman Some Enchanted Evening. LOL! In my last post I had a rainbow glitter that I specifically picked up because I thought it looked a lot like DL Happy Birthday. And then, without knowing, I pick up another glitter that is “supposed” to be a dupe for another DL glitter. Obviously I must really (subconsciously and consciously) want a DL glitter polish, hahaha!
Check out the pics!
Sparkling 1
Sparkling 2
So the mix of glitter floats in a clear base. It consists of medium and small hex glitter and some small round glitter. Surprisingly there’s also some small holo glitter that is spread out and sparkles nicely when the light catches it. I used one coat of Sparkling over OPI I Brake for Manicures (alone in the pic below).
I didn’t try Sparkling alone but I can tell from when I put it on that it wouldn’t be opaque. Overall, I do think it’s pretty but I don’t absolutely love it. I think I would have liked it a lot more if the bigger hex glitters wouldn’t apply so sparse.
But since I do love the beautiful eggplant creme that’s almost a one coater that I layered Sparkling over, I decided to show you a pic of it alone (: This is two coats of OPI I Brake for Manicures.
I Brake for Manicures
Thanks for reading!

Friday, February 10, 2012

Claire’s Glitter Polishes

Hope everyone had a great FRIDAY! I finished the first book of the Hunger Games Trilogy today (woo hoo!!) and I just started on the second one so I’m super excited for that (:
I have some polishes I recently picked up to show you. Two of the polishes are from Claire’s which are the first Claire’s polishes I’ve ever tried. The other is a really pretty dark blue from NYC that was marked down from $1.72 to ONLY $0.86!! Hahaha, how could I pass that up? Especially since I didn’t already have a color like this in my stash.
Claires Glitters
More pics and reviews below the jump!

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

China Glaze Blonde Bombshell

Hi there! Hope everyone is having a great day (: I just want to take a quick moment to thank you guys for checking out my blog. I have a gotten a great response from those who have and I am super excited and thankful for that. Hopefully more and more polish lovers will soon be tuning in!
Today I have a polish from China Glaze that is a part of the Eye Candy Collection, which actually are all glitters, that came out late last year. I picked two of these babies up this weekend, Blond Bombshell and Love Marilyn (actually Love Marilyn was on my wishlist so I can scratch that one off, yay!). But more on that one in a future post, I’m kinda thinking of sporting that one for V-day.
So, Blonde Bombshell has several different types of gold glitter floating around in a clear base. There is mostly a fine glitter that pretty much serves as a backdrop for the rest of them which are a small-medium glitter and some small bar glitter. I feel like the bar glitter is more easily visible in the bottle and not so much on the nail, unless you like really really look at it close.
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As far as application, it does go on slightly on the thin side but it definitely is buildable. I did use two coats but on my pinky you can kinda see some nail showing through. I used a bit of a heavier hand on the rest and they did turn out opaque. I did feel like it NEEDED a top coat. Before the top coat, it sort of looked like all one size of glitter and the top coat really made it shine and “define” the different glitters.
Overall, I do think it’s a really pretty gold. If you don’t have a gold glitter, this is nice because it’s so easy to work with and can be opaque on its own or layered over something else!
How would you guys wear it? Alone? Over what color?

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

China Glaze Electropop 2012

Hello everyone!! So this is my very blog post ever and I am super excited and nervous at the same time!! To quickly introduce myself, as mentioned in my little about me section over there >>>, I’m Monica. I am a recent college graduate and I am so looking forward to finally having the time to start this blog. Ever since I can remember I have had an obsession with nail polish. Recently, in the past year and a half or so, I stumbled upon nail polish blogs and was so glad to learn that there are other people out there that really love nail polish like I do!! Yay! I am totally still learning this blogging shindig but I hope that if you stumble upon my blog, that you enjoy what I have to offer and stick around.
Well, on to the fun stuff. Being that this is my first post, I was really torn as to what my first post should be. I was having a hard time deciding on something passed but classic or something fun and new. Although I am aware that there a so many other swatches of these polishes out there, I decided to go with the China Glaze Electropop polishes that I picked up. These definitely are fun, new, and more importantly I just really loved the colors and quality of the colors I picked up!!
China Glaze - Electropop
Click “more” for my review and bigger pics!