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Tuesday, December 16, 2014

SinfulColors Holiday 2014 Swatches

Hello all! I have a few of the SinfulColors Holiday shades to show you tonight. There are actually quite a few in this "holiday" collection but some of them are favorites that are usually available all year long and there are quite a few that were brought back from last year as well. These are a few that I don't actually already own, it's so hard for me to find new ones sometimes since I have sooooo many Sinfuls! It is my absolute favorite drugstore brand after all! 

Friday, November 28, 2014

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Monday, November 24, 2014

Zoya Ignite: Fall 2014 Swatches

I'm still catching up on my Zoya posts and today I have Ignite, the second half of Zoya's Fall collection! If I was excited for Entice, Ignite made me ecstatic! This set of 6 consists of beautiful shimmery "metallic" fall shades. They all applied beautifully,silky smooth! They level out perfectly and are full of gorgeous golden and/or coppery flakes and sparkle. All 6 are shown here as 2 coats, topped with Serum No.5 Need For Speed Fast Drying Top Coat.
Lets jump right into these swatches! 

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Barielle: Me Couture Swatches (Fall/Winter 2014)

Hello loves! Today I have the Me Couture collection from Barielle to show you. This set of 6 beautiful creamy shades will make your fingers fashion ready for the fall and winter seasons! 

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Zoya Entice: Fall 2014 Collection Swatches

Hello all! I am REALLY super crazy behind on posts, it's a very long and personal story so I'm not going to get into details. However I am trying to get myself back on track here, I have had swatches done for a little while I just haven't had the time to get them posted, so I am trying to get myself all caught up. I will have a bunch of Zoya collections and some other things to show y'all! 

Today I have the first half of the Fall Collection Entice & Ignite! I was crazy excited for this collection since they finally named a polish Genevieve! This set of 6 consists of beautiful creamy fall shades. They all applied nice and easy, leveling out wonderfully and give off a lovely high shine even without a top coat. All 6 are shown here as 2 coats, no top coat. 

Monday, October 27, 2014

Zoya Wishes: 2014 Holiday/Winter Nail Polish Collection

Wishes really do come true with this magical new nail polish collection for Winter/Holiday 2014! Zoya Wishes** is a densely pigmented assortment featuring both traditional and Magical PixieDust formulas in coordinating color combinations that can be worn alone or combined into stunning combinations, no matter how you wear them, this collection delivers a fanciful way to celebrate the season!

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Press Release: Zoya MattteVelvet Re-Release


All of the color, none of the shine! Meet your perfect matte with MATTEVELVET* **, Zoya’s exclusive shine-free formula. Choose from six best-selling matte nail polish shades with a luxurious crushed velvet finish and subtle shimmer. 

Right on trend, these exclusive shades are being reintroduced for a limited time only!

The Breast Cancer Awareness Box by Polish TBH & Jaded Nail Co.

Good evening loves! Tonight I have a special post for you. Polish TBH and Jaded Nail Co. have collaborated to bring us the Breast Cancer Awareness Box. October is, of course, Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and this is a great way for these ladies to raise awareness and money to benefit a Breast Cancer Research Fund. Each box contains a polish and cuticle oil from Polish TBH and a Polish and remover from Jaded Nail Co. Let's take a look at what these two gals have cooked up for us.

Monday, September 29, 2014

Laquerlicious: Halloween 2014 Collection

Happy Monday lovelies! Today I have another Halloween post for you! Who's ready for Halloween? I'm really sad that Summer is over but I'm pretty excited for Halloween. It's got to be my favorite holiday! I just wish I had friends that had parties, but a scary movie marathon will do!  Anyway, today's Halloween collection is by Laquerlicious. It consists of 4 polishes, these are all a must have in my opinion, the names are super cute and the colors are even better! Let's take a look...

Friday, September 26, 2014

Halloween In the Park Duo by Polish TBH and Sweetheart Polish

Hi loves! I have a quick post for you tonight, I apologize in advance if it looks a little wonky, I'm posting this from my cell phone and sometimes it just doesn't work out as well. Today's post is a collaboration between one off favorite indie brands, Polish TBH, and a new to me indie, Sweetheart Polish. These are the first Halloween polishes I'm showing so far, never fear though I still have more! 
This set is inspired by Mickey's Halloween party at Disney Land, so that guessed it...Mickey glitters! 

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Laquerlicious: "Chills & Thrills" Polish For Pit Bulls HalloweenCollaboration with the EmPURRium

Hello again loves! I am really trying to play catch up with my posts here so it’s a double post day today! It’s funny,  I had nothing to swatch or review for a couple of weeks and then all at once *BAM* I got hit with a ton of review stuff! LOL 

This next polish is from one of my favorite indie brands, Laquerlicious. If you have followed Michelle, the creator of Laquerlicious, for any amount of time you know she has a soft spot in her heart for pups, especially Pit bulls. She has a line of lacquers called Polish for Pit Bulls, and today’s polish is Halloween themed! This is another collaboration, like the polish/key fob collaboration back at the begining of Spring, with Brittany from The EmPURRium. This set consists of a bottle of polish and a key fob as well. These will retail for $10 with $5 from each set sold being donated to Fresno Bully Rescue! 

piCture pOlish: Unicorn by Brit Nails

Hello my dears! Today I have a polish from an Aussie indie brand that has recently made it’s debut on Color4Nails’ website: piCture pOlish! I have only one other lacquer from PP but I absolutely love it! This brand is known especially for their yearly blogfest, which I keep trying but failing to make the cut *insert super sad face here*…maybe next year, and their blogger collaboration polishes.  

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Renaissance Cosmetics: New Releases for August 2014

Hello all! Today I have 6 new polishes from Renaissance Cosmetics to show you. There are 3 shimmers and 3 micro glitters and all are beautiful, which is not a surprise coming from Renaissance!

Friday, September 5, 2014

Poppy Nail Polish: "Oh Violet" and "My Fair Maiden" swatches & Review

Hello my polished pretties! I have a new  indie brand to show you today. Poppy is owned by Tiffany Barry out of Atlanta Georgia. She has created a beautiful line of polishes that are 5-Free (meaning they do not contain dibutyl phthalate (DBP), toluene, formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin, or camphor), cruelty-free, and vegan! So let's take a look at the two lovely lacquers I have for you today...

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Superchic Lacquer: Into the Woods- partial collection swatches andMarvel Top Coat review *Updated*

Hello loves, happy hump day! Today I have a new to me Indie brand to show you, Superchic Lacquer.  I have been following Superchic since I started blogging and I am very honored to have the opportunity to review these for you all! 
I have 3 new shades from the Into the Woods collection, that was just released on Monday. I also have the new fast dry top coat to show you as well.

Monday, September 1, 2014

Laquerlicious Fall 2014 Collection Swatches & Review

Happy Monday loves! I hope you all had a fabulous weekend! I'm really excited about today's post. I have quite a few fall collections in my possession as of right now and this gorgeous Laquerlicious collection is the first to make an appearance on the blog. 

If you’ve tried Laquerlicious polishes you already know how excellent the quality is. If you haven’t, what are you waiting for? Michelle, the creator of Laquerlicious, has some of the most beautiful Indie polishes and they always have the best formulas making application a breeze! This collection is full of deliciously rich fall shades that will make those gloomy autumn days tolerable.  
Each polish is shown here as 2 coats topped with Barielle's fast drying top coat, No-Chip Speed Dry. All 9 of these beauties have excellent formulas, no flooding, pooling, dragging or clumping and they are all self-leveling. They also have a nice consistency to them, not to thick but not thin by any means, giving you excellent control and requiring less clean up. 

So let's take a look at what Michelle has whipped up for us...

Friday, August 29, 2014

Forever Polished: It's A Fairy World Collection Swatches & Review

Hi loves! So I have had a heck of a week and fell waaaay behind. I had originally planned on having several posts up this week but my darling husband injured himself at work and I have had to help him get around. That and the fact that I don’t actually have Internet, I use the library for that, It’s just been difficult to find the time to get to a connection. So next week I will hopefully have a week full of posts! ♥

Anyway, today I have a new collection from Forever Polished to show you. This collection is a Spin-off inspired by the polish Fairy Party of  the Mythical Party collection. All of these have an excellent formula, applying smooth and distributing glitter evenly over the nail. 

Monday, August 25, 2014

Create the Perfect Barielle Manicure

Hello lovelies! Today I have a special post for you. Barielle was nice enough to let me pick out some things to create the perfect Barielle manicure! So I picked all the things I would use from start to finish.

 First I started off with Barielle's Extra Gentle Cuticle Minimizer
This is easy to apply and, as described, very gentile. You simply apply some to the cuticle area and let it sit for a few minutes then, using the included orange stick, gently push the cuticles back. Any dead skin will instantly come off as well. Once that is all done you just wash your hands with warm water. 

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Zoya Naturel Deux Collection Swatches and Review

Happy Thursday loves! I'm sure you have seen that Zoya released a new collection of neutral shades by now. This is a collection that will transition your polished tips from the bright summer shades to the lovely deep shades Zoya has in store for us this fall! If you haven't already seen the first Naturel Collection make sure you check that one out here

All of these are shown here as 2 coats topped with Sally Hansen Insta-Dry. The formulas were great, exactly with what I have come to expect of Zoya: no flooding, pooling, dragging or thickening just smooth and self leveling. 

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Rainbow Honey Summer Mixtape Swatches & Review

Hi loves! Today I have a few polishes from the Rainbow Honey Summer Mixtape Collection to show you! I was really surprised when I received this package in the mail and I got crazy excited when I saw what was inside! Summer Mixtape consists of 12 polishes that are perfect for the warm bright summer days! Lets take a look at what I have...

Monday, August 11, 2014

Zoya Fall 2014 Entice & Ignite Collections *Press Release*


Inspired by the classic wools, textured brocades and metallic accents of the season, Zoya's new 
ENTICE & IGNITE collections create a palette of lush, deep color including wines, browns, navies and greys.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Zoya Summer 2014 Magical Pixie Dust Trio Swatches and Review

Hi guys! I finally have the Zoya Summer Magical Pixies swatched for you! I was originally going to post them much sooner but I figured I'd let the flood of posts die down a little. :) These are a little different from the last Magical Pixie trio, those had a more metallic base where these ones have a jelly base making them a bit more sheer. The formulas are excellent, as I expected them to be, and of course the sparkle is brilliant! 
I have all three shown here as 3 coats no base or top coat.
Like all pixies, you want to make sure to give enough dry time between coats to prevent any clumping, dragging or pulling of glitters. 

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

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Here are some other great healthy nail articles from Barielle that you might love as well:

5 Ways To Fix Splitting Nails (infographic)

5 Tips and Tricks To Get Your Feet Sandal Ready

7 Ways to Picture Perfect Nails For Your Wedding Day (infographic)

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Monday, July 21, 2014

Barielle Keys Collection (Summer 2014)

Hello my loves! I have a new to me brand to show you all today. I am really excited about this brand too! Barielle has been around for over 30 years, they started off as a company that created products to condition the hooves of thoroughbred racehorses. Pretty cool right? Now they specialize in hand and nail care with special products that are made for weak, brittle and hard to grow nails. Barielle has a great variety of shades and finishes so there is something for everyone! 

Today I have the new collection for Summer 2014, the Keys Collection! The collection consists of 3 cremes, 2 shimmers and 1 jelly. I am in love with these formulas! Creme polishes can be kind of a pain put these are all such excellent formulas, probably the best cremes I've ever tried!  All 6 are shown here without top coat and as 2 coats unless otherwise noted! Lets jump into it! 

Friday, July 18, 2014

Zoya 2014 Naturel Deux (2) Collection (Press Release)

Press Release

Inspired by the desire to expand the popular neutral palette of the Zoya NATUREL collection, six (6) NEW, full-coverage creams in deeper hues were born.

Perfect as every day go-to colors, the Zoya NATUREL DEUX (2) collection bridges the transitional gap between late summer/early fall 2014 with three, rich brown family shades and three plum based beauties. All in the long-wearing, BIG5FREE formula Zoya is known for! 

Friday, July 11, 2014

SinfulColors: "Rain Rubber", "Rubber Ball" & "Red Tired" from Summmer 2014 Full Throttle Collection

Hello my loves and happy Friday!! Today is a good day, i got some pretty promising news this morning and I have these fantastic SinfulColors polishes to show you! Since the textured trend hit I have easily been one of the biggest fans of the trend. I have so many textured polishes I could easily wear a different textured polish for 2 months straight...maybe 3! LOL You would think I'd be sick of them by now but I'm not, not even close. I think I like the textured trend so much because each brand has their own twist on it. SinfulColors jumped on the textured band wagon last year with their Crystal Crushes Collection, this one is a lot different than that last one. This collection is 5 powerful colors that dry to a slightly textured rubber look, no sparkle, and they are HOT! 

I have 3 of the 5 shades to show you today. They are all shown as 2 coats, no top coat. All have an excellent formula, no flooding pooling or dragging. They apply like a dream. Lets take a look at what I have...

Thursday, July 10, 2014

SinfulColors: "Matte About Blue", "Real Teal" & "Solar Flux" from the Summer 2014 Silk + Satin Collection

Hello loves! How is everyone this beautiful summer Thursday? Well I hope. Today I have half of the Silk + Satin collection that SinfulColors has released for this summer! SinfulColors is easily one of my most adored drugstore brands. There are so many shades, finishes and textures to chose from and they are all so affordable! 

This collection consists of 6 shades that dry to a demi-matte silk textured finish. I have 3 shades for your viewing pleasure, all shown as 3 thin coats without top coat. These all have a lovely formula, applying a bit sheer on the first coat but they build up nicely with the second and third coats. No dragging, pulling, pooling, or flooding the cuticles. Dry time is good also, I say about 15 minutes and you're good to go...just don't go doing anything crazy with your freshly polished digits since you won't be using top coat! 

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Zoya Summer 2014 Tickled Collection Swatches & Review

Hello loves! Today I have the second half of the Zoya summer collections for you. The Tickled collection consists of 6 bright creme shades that are perfect for summer! All 6 shades had a nice formula, they had a nice thickness to them that helped with control during application. I have all 6 shown here as 2 coats each, unless otherwise noted, topped with Sally Hansen Insta-Dry.

Monday, June 30, 2014

Celestial Cosmetics: Electric You Collection Swatches and Review

Press Sample

Hello loves, I hope everyone had a great weekend! Today I have the Celestial Cosmetics and Color4Nails summer collaboration collection to show you. These polishes are a neon holographic collection, woohoo! 
I have all off them shown here as 2 coats, unless otherwise noted, and no top coat. All photos were taken in a light box, unfortunately there was no sun for e to capture the holo sparkle.*Sad Face*

Friday, June 27, 2014

Forever Polished Mythical Party Collection & Island Coconut Mani Bomb Review

Happy Friday loves! I have a pretty big post for you today: The Mythical Party Collection by Forever Polished. This collection consists of 5 glitter toppers and 3 jelly bases with a hint of glitter. Let's get to the good part, shall we?

Monday, June 23, 2014

Luxe Lacquers June Subscription Box Swatches and Review

Hello loves! Today I have a new indie brand to show you. Luxe Lacquers are Vegan, Non-Toxic and Cruelty Free. This subscription box is $29.99 a month, shipping is included, and you will receive 4 full sized surprise shades. You can suspend, pause or cancel your subscription at any time. Also, a portion of each sale is donated to the Malala Fund: a charitable organization that is devoted to providing education and support to adolescent girls in developing countries. Today I have June’s box to show you, so let’s jump right into it.

Friday, June 13, 2014

Celestial Cosmetics "Meteoroid", "Comet Lulin" & " Aurora" Swatches and Review

Happy Friday loves! Today I have some lovely Celestial Cosmetics polishes Sisi from Color4Nails sent to me. If you aren't familiar with Celestial, it is a 3-Free Australian Indie brand. I have tried quite a few polishes from this brand and it is easily one of my favorite Indies. The quality is always superb; excellent formula for easy application, fast dry time and gorgeous shades. This is a green polish post so if you love green polishes make sure you keep reading, you may love all of these as much as I do! 

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Too Fancy Lacquer: Orchadia Swatches and Review

I have my very first Too Fancy Lacquer to show off to y'all today! I was lucky enough to get a bottle of this beauty because I came up with the name! The name is a play on the word Arcadia. Arcadia is one of the regional units in Greece. It takes it's name from the mythological Arcas. In European Renaissance Arts Arcadia was celebrated as an "unspoiled harmonious wilderness". Since this shade is the hot color of the year, Radiant Orchid, Orchadia was born. :) 

Renaissance Cosmetics: Wunderkammer Collection Part II

Hi loves, long time no see! I promised to post part 2 of the Wunderkammer collection from Renaissance Cosmetics last week and I got caught up in real life so the blog got neglected. However I really wanted to get this posted before the coupon code I posted with the last review expired so even though it's later than promised it's up! The code SASSYPAINTS15 will get you 15% off your purchase, but it expires tonight at 11:59pm, so if you like these or any of the gorgeous polishes from my previous posts hurry and buy them NOW!! You can see all those posts by clicking here!

Friday, May 30, 2014

Forever Polished: "Forever Shifting", "Beyond Clouds", "Purple Cow" Mani Bombs, "Lavender & Lemon Grass" Soap and "A Monkey's Birthday" Tart Brittle

Hello loves, happy Friday! Last week I showed you a few polishes from Forever Polished and I promised you another post with some more FP goodies, so here it is! I will be doing this post a little different than normal. I will list the price for each item with my review, since there are so many different items and they all have different prices. I will still list the website and social media info at the end of the review though. 

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Renaissance Cosmetics: Porcelian Dream & Curio/Curiosity

Happy hump day!! Today I have some lovely glittery goodness from Renaissance Cosmetics for your viewing pleasure! These two glitter toppers are from the new Wunderkammer Collection. They, in my opinion, would look good  over any color, any time of the year! Let's jump right into it!

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Trust Fund Beauty Swatches and Review

Today I have some polishes from Trust Fund Beauty  to show you. TFB is a Canadian based Indie brand that launched in March. The names are all sassy and they have a great variety of colors and finishes. All of their polishes are 5 Free and Cruelty Free. 

Monday, May 19, 2014

Friday, May 16, 2014

Zoya Bubbly Collection Swatches & Review (Summer 2014)

The Bubbly collection is one of 2 sets for this Summer. All 6 of these have a jelly like base packed full of golden shimmer and iridescent glitters. Zoya described them as holographic but I don't see these glitters that way, they are definitely more iridescent. 
They are each shown here as 3 coats topped with Nail Pattern Boldness Digital Flash. They all have great formulas, no flooding, pooling or dragging. They could easily give full coverage in 2 coats but I used 3 since my nails were rather long.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

A England "Excalibur Renaissance" & "Hurt No Living Thing"

Hello my lovelies! Today I have 2 beautiful brand new A England's that Color4Nails sent me. I absolutely love this UK indie brand, the formulas are always perfect and the colors are so beautiful.

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Cameo Colours Lacquers "One Day I'll Fly Away"

Hi loves! Today I have a beautiful Cameo polish to show you. Cameo has some pretty awesome polishes: shades, formula and the names! One of my favorite movies of all time is Moulin Rouge and Cameo has a bunch of gorgeous shades that are inspired by that movie, this polish is one of them.

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Zoya "Monet"

So I realized today, as I was getting ready to type up another post, that I had some photos from a swatch that I forgot to post! Duh! So I have the last polish from Zoya's spring shades today! 

Pic Credit: Zoya

Friday, April 18, 2014

Zoya Awaken Collection Swatches & Review

I have been slacking on my Zoya swatches, I know I know...SHAME ON ME! I was really hoping to swatch these when my nails grew out a little longer but I kept putting it off, kept breaking nails and I have had these in my “needs to be swatched bin” for far too long. So even though I can’t show them off on longer nails the way I would have liked to, at least my nails have gone beyond being super crazy nubby. Thank goodness for that! Anyway, the awaken collection consists of  2 creams and 4 metallics in gorgeous pastel shades that are Spring perfection!

Zoya: Summer 2014 Magical PixieDust (Press Release)

"Our fans asked for them and our team listened by creating the most asked for shades in the Magical PixieDust formula. The Zoya Magical PixieDust formula is amped up with spectacular sparkle and holographic texture to create a one of kind look that trully dazzles! As always removal is easy and the Zoya PixieDust formulas offer extended wear without the need for Top or Base Coats- BONUS!!!" - Zoya Blog

Textured = winner in my book, but then if you are a loyal reader of mine you already knew that! LONG LIVE the textured trend!!! I'm so excited that one of them is named Ginni....though I would love it even more if it had one less N in that name, but I'll take what I can get! LOL

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Polish TBH: "King's Cross", "Fainting Fancies" & "Floo Powder" from the Diagon Alley Pt. 2 Collection

Today I have a pretty cool  post for you. I always get so excited to show off indie polishes that were created for something that I have a passion for!  Last year Polish TBH released a set of 6 Harry Potter themed lacquers; the Diagon Alley Collection. Well Christian has been busy whipping up even more HP themed beauties! I now present to you half of Part 2 of the Diagon Alley Collection! 

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