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Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Zoya: Matte Velvet Winter/Holiday 2015 (Press Release)

Six new MATTEVELVET Nail Colors to slip into this WINTER/HOLIDAY season.
The best-selling, MATTEVELVET finish returns this holiday season with six new shades. Each nail polish perfectly opaque, matte color with that extra special ZOYA MATTEVELVET fleck finish everyone loves.

Monday, September 28, 2015

Superchic Lacquer: Goosebumps Collection Swatches and Marvel-Star Top Coat Review (Picture Heavy)

Hi guys! How about a late night post? Tonight I have the second of the two collections that Jen from Superchic Lacquer created for this Fall season. (If you happened to miss my post for the Dreamology collection check that out here!) The Goosebumps collection consists of 10 crelly bases packed with glitter and shimmer. Now these aren't just any old crelly glitter polishes, these bad boys are thermals and all but two glow under UV/black light! 

I have each shade shown as 3 coats, I did three because of the length of my nails two should be sufficient for most people though. All of them have a nice formula, not thick at all but not too thin that it will cause flooding. These are pretty glitter dense and can be a tad tricky to get some of the larger glitters out, so I recommend turning them upside down for about 5-10 minutes before applying. This will allow the glitters to travel to the top of the bottle so you won't have to fish for them. They all dry down to a matte finish and can be quite textured due to the amount and size of the glitters so I used a coat of Nail Pattern Boldness Glitter Food for all of them to smooth them out, then a coat of Marvel Top Coat for a high-shine finish (unless noted below). Dry time even without top coat was excellent and the thermal shift was crazy visible! I will warn you right now that some of these colors really freaked my phone out, I tried as hard as I could to get the most color accurate photos for you. Also, for a few of these I feel like I may have failed a little in showing how extreme the change in color really is, it's still disgustingly hot here and under my lights the cool state kept wanting to change really fast. I seriously almost froze my fingers off in ice water trying to get the full cold shots and I still had a hard time snapping them fast enough! Stupid Indian Summer! I'm ready for the cool down! 

Ok, I'm done with all the yapping. Let's look at photos. Oh, by the way, I did make collages of these since this is a large collection and so many looks to each polish. I hope you enjoy! 

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Superchic Lacquer: Dreamology Collection Swatches

Hey all! Today I have a stunning Fall collection from Superchic Lacquer to show you. The Dreamology collection, the first of two collections Jen has created for us, consists of 6 rich linear holographic polishes. I have each shown here as 1 coat, yes 1 coat, topped with Superchic Marvel Top Coat. These are all extremely pigmented so you need to make sure you wear a good base coat to prevent any possible staining. The formula for these is a little on the thicker side, not gloopy though so don't worry about that, The thicker consistency makes it easier to apply in one coat and gives you lots of control so it doesn't flood the cuticle or sides. I would recommend that if you tend to polish a bit heavy handed to try and use a bit of a lighter touch though, otherwise you will have a little bit of dragging. Other than that I had no issues at all, they are perfect!

Let's dive into the swatches...

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Zoya: Focus for Fall 2015 (Full collection swatches)

Press Sample

Hi guys! I hope everyone had a great weekend and your week is off to a good start. Summer is coming to a close, even though this heat seems to be sticking around, and Fall is fast approaching. I have no idea why but this year I was ready for summer to end. I usually live for the summer months but this year I have been really looking forward to all the great things fall has to offer: pumpkin and salted caramel everything, cooler weather, the end of mosquito bites and all the darker, rich colors that mother nature and the beauty world has to offer!

Today I have the first of 2 collections Zoya released for the upcoming fall season. The Focus collection consists of 6 creme polishes in perfect shades for the cooler months to come.
I have all 6 shown as 2 coats without top coat, I really wanted to show you how beautifully these shine all on their own, though for longevity purposes I do always recommend a good top coat!
They all have the wonderful formula that I have come to know and love with Zoya polishes. They have the perfect consistency, giving excellent control, for easy flood free application. They are fairly self leveling, extremely opaque and have a fast dry time. I had not one issue to report, even with Sia (the blue in this set). Zoya warns you to wear a base coat to prevent staining because of how pigmented it is. I always use a base coat and I recommend you do too, not only to prevent staining but to make your manicure last longer. Zoya has an excellent base coat and quick drying top coat as well. Well, let's take a look at the swatches...

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Polish 'M: Fall 2015 Swatches (Full Collection)

Hi guys!! It's been a while since I've done a full blown indie post, but I really thought this amazing collection deserved the full write up! Plus with all the hoopla going on in the polish community I thought it would be a great time to show my love for an indie brand that I know, completely trust and positively adore! Polish 'M started up 3 years ago originally as Laquerlicious, then rebranded at the beginning of this year as Polish 'M. Michelle, the creative genius behind the sparkle, has always released great collections but she has really outdone herself with this one! This is the ultimate fall collection, something for everyone. If you're like me you will love each and every lacquer in this set! 

Saturday, August 29, 2015

SinfulColors-Chalkboard Diaries: Full Collection Swatches

Hi guys! I've been dying to share these swatches with you all, I've just been so busy with work lately that I haven't had time to write up a post. This collection is 1 part 3 of a larger back to school collection by SinfulColors, A Class Act. This set consists of 9 demi-matte polishes, 6 are cremes and 3 are jellies. I have all 9 shown here as 2 coats, no top coat. All 9 have excellent formulas, no flooding, dragging/balding and are self leveling. Lets see what we have now...

Friday, August 28, 2015

Zoya Nail Polish Exchange

…because healthier is happier!
NOW THRU 9/12/15
Trade in your brands for the smart choice today! Not only was Zoya Nail Polish the pioneer of the BIG3FREE and the BIG5FREE movement, we're technically 8-Free since our formulas have never included ethyl tosylamide, xylene or parabens. As the trusted brand among professionals and women who want cutting edge color with the safest formula available,  we want to give you the opportunity to trade in your unwanted brands for a healthier alternative - especially since many of you are concerned about the current formulas that you are using. Let's make it the standard that #HealthierIsHappier!

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