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Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Zoya: Seashells (PixieDust) Summer 2016

Hey guys!  I have the second half of the Summer Zoya Collections for you all today. Seashells consists of 6 beautiful PixieDust polishes. I was extremely happy when I saw that Zoya was releasing more Pixies because textures are, by far, my favorite finish. 
I have all 6 shown here as 2 coats, no top coat. When applying Pixies make sure to allow the first coat to dry down completely, then you can add the second coat with no dragging. It will also insure that you get a nice textured finish. 

Sunday, December 18, 2016

Zoya: Sunsets (One Coat Cremes) Summer 2016

Hey guys! Long time no see! It's been a crazy 6 months for me, I've just had so much going on in my personal life, so I just haven't had time to post to the blog. Since I've been on break I've managed to collect quite the pile of Zoya Collections that I needed to swatch/post. Over the last 48 hours I have knocked out several sets, so I will be putting up a few posts between now and New Years Eve. 

The first set I have to show you is part 1 of the Summer 2016 Collection, the Sunsets. This set consists of 6 bright creme polishes. I have all 6 shown here as 1 easy coat with a fast drying glossy top coat. 

Friday, July 1, 2016

Model City Polish: Summer Collection 2016 (Picture Heavy)

Hi guys! Today I have the Model City Summer Collection to show you. This collection consists of 6 vibrant polishes with holographic pigment and ultra holo glitter of various sizes. I did my best to try and capture all the sparkle and to show you how they all look in different kinds of light. YOU will notice that the holo in some appear more intense than in others, that's mostly because my camera was flipping out over the bright colors and the sparkle. LOL This collection will launch TODAY at 7pm CST. 

These all have wonderful formulas, not to thick but just enough to give them good control during application. They dry down fairly quick and the glitters settle into the polish nicely so there isn't any texture to them at all. I have all 6 shown here as 2 coats topped with Serum No 5 Need For Speed Top Coat. 

Now it's time for swatches...

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Superchic Lacquer: Project Runway Collection Swatches & Review

Hi guys! I have a late night post for ya tonight. I just got these late Sunday and had to try and rush to get them swatched since they are launching tomorrow! I really wanted to show you how beautifully holo these are, but the sun just wasn't cooperating with me. Soooooo since it was cloudy and gloomy I had to use my trusty ol' Ottie! While I didn't manage to capture some of the holo-ie goodness, these photos really don't do justice to this collection. Trust me when I say they are super sparkly and rainbowy. Do you like how I just make up words? LOL

The Superchic Lacquer Project Runway Collection consists of 8 "SuperHolo" shades, basically a holo pigmented base packed full of holo micro glitters. I have all 8 swatched here as 1 coat, yes 1, topped with 1 coat of Superchic Marvel Top Coat. Jen has said that since these are "high saturation" colors, they can possibly cause some staining. I didn't have any problems, just make sure to use a good quality base coat to prevent any issues. The holo is very noticeable in all of these, both scattered and linear, it just depends on the light and angle to determine which you will see.  

The formula for these is on the thicker side, personally I prefer a thick formula. I find that with a thick formula you get better control, making application easier and requiring less clean up, if any at all. Just make sure to not over work the polish when applying or you will have some pulling since it very glitter dense. I did use only one thick coat for each of these but you could definitely use 2 thinner coats if you prefer. If you do, just be patient and allow the first coat to dry down completely first or you will have some clumping. Since these are very glitter dense they do dry down textured, but not at all abrasive. On a scale of 1-5 (1 = no texture, 5 = rough) I'd say these are about a 3/3.5. I only used 1 coat of top coat because 1) I was running low ( I actually used the last of my Marvel Top Coat on these swatches) and 2) I wanted to see how hungry these polishes were. At first I thought I could get away with 1 coat but they did eat my top coat just a bit so I will definitely do 2 next time I wear them.  
Let's get into the swatches now...

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

daniPro Infused Nail Polish Swatches & Review

Hi giys! Today I am showing you a new to me brand. daniPro is a doctor created toxin-free nail polish. I visited daniPro's website and they seem to have a nice slection of colors and finishes to choose from, so there is pretty much something for everyone. Let's take a look at what I  was sent, shall we?

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Zoya: Petals for Spring 2016

Hey guys! I hope everyone had a great weekend. I have swatches from the Spring 2016 collection from Zoya to show you today. Let's just jump right in...

Friday, May 27, 2016

Polish 'M: Rest & Relaxation Collection

Hi all! Today I have a beautiful Polish 'M collection to show you. The Rest & Relaxation collection consists of 10 polishes: 8 "Cremelly" polishes (which basically means they are more of a creme base than a typical crelly) and 2 crelly-glitter polishes, all packed with gorgeous shimmer. All are shown as 2 coats unless otherwise noted, topped with Serum No.5 Need For Speed Top Coat. They all have the fabulous formula that I have come to expect and love when using Polish 'M lacquers; a nice formula that applies easily, no dragging, pooling, flooding of the cuticles or sides and no thickening during application. The crelly-glitters have a lovely opaqueness to them, the glitters distribute nice and even and they look so squishy once you top coat them! Let's get to the swatches...

Friday, May 13, 2016

daniPro - A Doctor-Created Toxin-Free Nail Polish, Introduces "Forever Girl" for Spring 2016

NY Podiatrist Creates Nail Polish Recognized by the American Podiatric Medical Association 

It's Spring and that means sunnier days and sandal season are upon us. It's the perfect time to upgrade your health and beauty routine from head to toe. For many of us that means trying to eat a healthier diet, and tuning in to personal care products that have clean ingredients.  Chemical-free skincare seems to be top-of-mind.  But what about what's IN your nail polish?  While many popular brands out there contain toxins, daniPro, is the newest doctor-created toxin-free polish free of harmful ingredients making it a Spring must-have for anyone looking to get healthier, stronger, prettier nails.  

Monday, May 2, 2016

Zoya: Whispers 2016 Transitional Collection Swatches

Hi guys! I'm trying to play catch up here lately. I have had these Zoya swatches sitting in my computer for a couple of months now. I swatched them and just sort of forgot about them. Oops! Better late than never, right? 

The Whispers Collection is the Winter to Spring transitional collection for 2016. It consists of 6 muted neutral shades in a lovely creme finish. I have all 6 shown here as 2 coats topped with Zoya Armor Top Coat. These all have an excellent formula, nice and opaque on the second coat. No issues with dragging, balding, flooding or thickening during application. I had no issues at all, they are exactly what I expect from Zoya. 

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Superchic Lacquer: Scriptures Collection Swatches

GOOD MORNING and a very happy Wednesday to you! I have some gorgeous polishes to show to you today from the Superchic Lacquer Scriptures Collection.

The Scriptures Collection consists of 8 multichrome flakie/micro glitter polishes. All of them can be layered over your favorite color undies or can be worn alone in just 2 generous coats. I have all 8 shades swatched as stand alone colors for you today. Because these all dry down very textured I topped each mani with 2 coats of Superchic Lacquer Marvel TopCoat to get a nice smooth finish. If you are going to wear these solo you will want to male sure that you do a couple of things. First, use very generous coats. Next, let the first coat dry down completely. Then, when you apply the second coat make sure you do it lightly to avoid tugging the glitter and flakies off the nail. You may even want to dab this coat on to ensure an opaque finish. I just want to note that my descriptions are my own, there may be some colors I missed in the shifting flakies. So please forgive me if I'm a little off. 

Now let's jump into swatches...

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

KBShimmer: Ripe For the Pink-ing & Purr-fectly Paw-some for Spring 2016

Press Sample

Hi guys, long time no see! I have been so bad at keeping up with the blog lately, I have just had a lot of stuff going on in my life I've had difficulty in finding time and then getting motivated for anything. I'm not making any promises to post as often as I used to but I would like to post at least once a week from here on out, but again, NO promises! ;)

 Anyway! Today I have a couple of stunning KBShimmer polishes to show you. I have 1 of seven shades from the Mega Flame Collection for Spring 2016, which consists of 7 holographic micro glitter shades in a tinted jelly base. I also have 1 of seven new polishes from the Spring 2016 collection, which consists of a mix of finishes from holo to a matte neon glitter topper. So let's just jump right into my swatches, shall we? 

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Zoya: Matte Velvet Winter/Holiday 2015 Swatches

Hi guys! I know these swatches are craaaaazy late. I have had a lot of things going on in my life and I honestly had to just put all things nail polish related on the back burner until I could get myself together.

I know you have probably seen may others post swatches of this beautiful collection and may have already grabbed a set for yourselves, but for those who haven't these are still very much available on Zoya's website! This collection consists of 6 Matte Velvet shades that have a lovely sort of glass fleck sparkle. They all have lovely formulas; applying like liquid silk, self leveling and fast drying. I have all 6 shown here as 2 perfect coats with no top coat. Let's just jump right into the swatches. 

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