12/17/14

Zoya Ultra Pixie Dust Collection (Nail Polish Pictures & Review)

I'm back after a little hiatus, full of polish and holiday cheer ;-)   I have Zoya's Ultra Pixie Dust collection to show you today!

These textured, glitter polishes are the perfect holiday colors to wear or to give.   Check them out:

Arianna
 blue-toned red wine textured polish (2 layers shown here):


 Noir
vampy plum textured polish (2 layers):

Oswin
true red textured polish (2 layers):

The thing I really love about Zoya's Pixie Dusts are that they dry pretty quick and no top coat is required, making application that much faster!  (You can always put a top coat on if you prefer a less textured finish). These beauties can be purchased from www.zoya.com for $10 each.

Thanks for stopping by!
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11/6/14

~NEW!~ OPI Gwen Stefani Holiday 2014 Collection (Nail Polish Pictures & Review)

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Hello there fellow nail polish addicts!  I'm getting excited about the holiday collections rolling in nowadays, and OPI's collab with Gwen Stefani is tons of fun!  Yes, there are a BUNCH of reds, (but keep in mind- "normal" nail polish customers don't feel the need to own EVERY.SINGLE.POLISH. from each collection like we do) Let's just say, there's a red for every skin tone, every mood, and every day of the week here!  ;-)

Check out this massive collection below:
 
Cinnamon Sweet
(2 layers shown)
A perfect neutral red creme polish

Fashion A Bow
(3 layers shown)
A warm red with a jelly-like consistency

What's Your Point-settia?
(2 layers shown)
A pinky toned red creme

Just Be Claus
(3 layers shown)
A purple toned red jelly/cream polish

In A Holidaze
(2 layers shown)
A wine/burgundy creme polish

 Sleigh Parking Only
(2 layers shown)
A brown creme with a smidge of purple

Christmas Gone Plaid
(2 layers shown)
A deep green creme polish

Love Is Hot & Coal
(3 layers shown)
A brown polish with silver shimmer

I Carol About You
(2 layers shown)
A bright medium purple with subtle shimmer

Kiss Me-Or Elf!
(2 layers shown)
A plummy shimmer polish

First Class Desires
(3 layers shown)
A blackened purple with strong gold shimmer

Red Fingers & Mistletoes
(2 layers shown)
A crisp red with golden shimmer

Rollin' In Cashmere
(2 layers shown)
A opaque gold shimmer polish

Unfrost My Heart
(2 layers shown)
A silver shimmer polish

And now, let's take a gander at the Glitter Top Coats!
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I'll Tinsel You In 
A black and white glitter 
(shown over Cinnamon Sweet)

Comet In The Sky
mix of black, gold, and iridescent glitters
(shown over Christmas Gone Plaid)

Snow Globetrotter
white & iridescent glitters
(shown over Love Is Hot & Coal)

So Elegant
black & gunmental glitters
(shown over Unfrost My Heart)

And here is the gorgeous "Don't Speak", the collection's 18K gold top coat. This beauty comes in it's own solid gold colored bottle and special box:

Don't Speak has iridescent gold shimmer mixed with gold flakes:

Don't Speak (over Fashion A Bow)

Don't Speak (over Sleigh Parking Only)

Don't Speak (over I Carol About You)

Don't Speak (over Rollin' In Cashmere)


Ok, so what did you love from this collection??  My absolute favs are Christmas Gone Plaid (I don't have another green OPI like it!), I Carol About You (that purple!), and (surprisingly to me) Rollin' In Cashmere...with Don't Speak on top (loved that combo!). These can be found wherever OPI is sold. The regular bottles retail for $9.50 each and the Don't Speak 18K Gold Top Coat sells for $30.

Thank you so much for stopping by!

10/31/14

NEW! NYC New York Color Midnight Beauty Collection!

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NYC New York Color has some awesome stuff out in their "Midnight Beauty" Halloween collection!  Check out some of it below!


 Expert Last Lip Color ($1.99 each)

"High-intensity color in four just-bitten shades. The rich, creamy lipstick goes on smooth and lasts for up to six hours, and never feathers or bleeds. With a color-matched component, these heart-stopping hues with long-lasting shine will stay on all night long."



Red Or Alive
(creamy bright red)

Dark Rebirth
(creamy black)

Immortal Vixen
(creamy wine/burgundy)

Individual Eyes Custom Compact ($4.99 each) 
 "These sultry shadow collections are specially coordinated to intensify and enhance your eye color. With a formula that contains nourishing Vitamins A and E, with Green Tea extract, these silky powders blend smoothly and evenlyEach shade can be worn alone or blended, and kits include a double-ended professional applicator and step-by-step instructions to help you create your Halloween look."
in "Hate The Light" (gray tones) and "Vampiress" (plum tones):

I used the "Hate The Light" palette for my eye look below (and also in the above pictures with the lip sticks). These shadows are pigmented and easy to blend-- very shocking for something so inexpensive!


I will also be posting a look with the second palette and the false lashes soon!  You can pick these up wherever NYC New York Color is sold!  

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10/29/14

~NEW~ Sally Hansen Nail Polishes For Halloween 2014! (Nail Polish Pictures & Review)

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 With Halloween just around the corner, Sally Hansen has some great nail polishes out that are perfect for this time of year! Check them out:


First up are 4 from the "Insta-Dri" line. I love these polishes because they are opaque and dry quickly, making it possible to stamp or do nail art on them even faster!

OMGhost 
(creamy white) 2 layers:


Pumpkin Queen
(creamy orange) 2 layers:

Scaredy Matte
(matte black) 2 layers:

Night Fright
(glossy black) 2 layers:

Next, we have 2 from the "Fuzzy Coat" collection. These textured nail toppers have matte bar glitters that indeed give you a 'fuzzy' look- and Halloween is the perfect time to rock these!

Witch-ful Thinking 
~shown over Insta-Dri OMGhost~
(black & orange fuzzies):

Fur-ankenstein 
~shown over Insta-Dri Pumpkin Queen~
(black & green fuzzies):

Lastly there are 2 "Big Glitters" to share!

Dressed To Thrill
 ~shown over Insta-Dri Night Fright~
(champagne rose gold glitter) 2 layers:

Costume Glitters
 ~shown over Insta-Dri Night Fright~
(silver glitter) 2 layers:

These polishes are available wherever Sally Hansen is sold right now! Which will you be wearing on Halloween?

Thanks for stopping by!


10/26/14

~NEW~ KBShimmer Winter 2014 Collection (Nail Polish Pictures & Review)

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KBShimmer has a new Winter collection launching soon (November 1st) and you don't want to miss out on any of it!! Check it out here:


Snow Way
sky blue 'crelly' with white glitters and teeny micro sparkles 
(3 layers shown):

Mauve On Over
pale mauve 'crelly' base with orange, navy, & aqua hexes 
(2 layers shown):

Fallen Angle
royal blue jelly base with triange glitters and silver & blue hexes 
(2 layers shown):

All Decked Out
deep forest green jelly base with multicolored glitters and gold stars 
(2 layers shown):

Deja Brew
reddish brown holographic polish
(2 layers shown):

Merry Pinkmas
cotton candy pink base with red, green, and neon gltiters
 (3 layers shown):

Flake Dance
silver holographic glitter snowflakes & circles
(3 layers shown here):

Spot Sign
black leopard shaped glitters mixed with black circles and a holographic micro shimmer 
(1 layer shown over orange):

There are also some new nail accessories coming out as well from for holiday! There are new cuticle oil pens (which are amazing and handy to keep in your purse on the go) in Raspberry Vanilla & Chai Tea.  Also releasing are limited edition holiday themed vinyl nail  decals:

Here's a quick snowflake look I did using the vinyl nail decals:

To use the decals, you apply your base color (white, in this case) and allow it to dry COMPLETELY (this step is imperative). Once fully dry, you place your vinyl nail decal where you want your design to be and then paint over your nail using your second color (here I used black). Using a pair of tweezers, gently lift off the nail decal, leaving your cute holiday design behind!


There are a few more polishes in this collection that can be previewed on KBShimmer's website here.  
This collection officially launches on November 1st!  Which ones get you in the holiday spirit?!

Thanks so much for stopping by!