Monday, June 27, 2016

China Glaze Lite Brites Collection

Today I have swatches of The Lite Brites Collection that China Glaze released for summer 2016. 

Bite Me is a bright peachy pink with gold shimmer. It's one of my favorites in this collection.  It's a bit brighter in person and perfect for summer!

Hot Flash is a bright cherry red polish in a crelly formula.  Nothing too unique color wise, but I'm a huge fan of jelly and crelly formula polishes, so this gets a thumbs up from me.

I Got A Blue Attitude is a blue-ish purple crème polish with a teeny bit of shimmer.  The shimmer is almost not worth mentioning because it's barely visible.

I'll Pink To That is a fun, bright Barbie Pink crème. What more can I say?

Let's Jam is a pale lavender with blue shimmer.  I liked this more than I thought I would.  I have other shades that are similar, but the shimmer in this makes it unique.

Lime After Lime is a pastel neon green crème.  I love neon greens, but my camera does not! 

Lip Smackin' Good is a bubble gum/coral pink with gold shimmer.  I was surprised at how much I liked this one.  I almost passed on it.  I'm glad that I didn't. 

None Of Your Risky Business is a neon orange creme.  It looks like the cheese powder that you get in a box of macaroni and cheese.

 Papa Don't Peach is an orange jelly with gold micro glitter.  It's a little bit gritty, but top coat smoothes it out.

We Got The Beet is another gritty one.  It's a purple jelly with the same gold micro glitter.

What I like About Blue is a light turquoise with gold shimmer.  This is another one that I almost passed on.  I love it!  I'm so glad that I decided to include it.

Whip It Good is a bright yellow crème.  I love yellow nail polish in the summer and this is a great one.  Not too pale and not too neon.  Just right.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Color Club Rules Of Engagement Collection - My Picks

Rules Of Engagement is a collection of 7 polishes in glitter, shimmer and crème formulas.  Here are my picks:
Love Is Love is a pale lilac crème polish with a slight bit of pearl like shimmer.

Eat, Drink & Be Married is a pale blue crème polish with a slight pearl like shimmer.
 Pinspiration is a glitter topper with multi-sized transparent blue hex glitter and gold metallic micro glitter in a clear base.  This is worn over Eat, Drink & Be Married.

Monday, May 23, 2016

Essie Bridal Collection 2016

It's wedding season, so it's the perfect time to showcase the 2016 Bridal Collection from Etsy.

Between The Seats is a very pale gray crème polish with the slightest hint of lavender.

Coming Together is a sheer pink.  It's a bit deeper than most of the sheer pinks that I've seen, but there's nothing super special about it.

Steal His Name is a sheer peach.  This one I really liked.  It's refreshing to see a pretty peach shade in a sheer formula.  I used three coats to build it up a bit more. 

Groom Service is a violet crème polish and my favorite of this collection.  The formula was amazing and just look at that pretty shade of violet!
Passport To Happiness is a pale mint green with subtle shimmer.  This is my second favorite.  I have several mint shades in my collection, but the shimmer in this one makes it unique.
Mrs Always-Right is a terracotta rose crème polish.  It's not a favorite of mine.  The name is cute, but the color is just not my style. 



Monday, May 9, 2016

Cirque Speckled and Sparkled Collection - My Picks

The Speckled and Sparkled Collection by Cirque is a collection of 10 limited edition shades in speckled cremes and sterling silver foiled holographics.  As you can see, I didn't chose any of the speckled polishes.  I prefer the sparkle!  They are made with fine sterling silver pigment which makes them sparkle much more than standard foil polishes.  My pictures don't do them justice!

Besos is a deep magenta sterling foil with a scattered holographic effect. This one is my favorite.  When I first put in on, two words came to mind..... Hello Gorgeous!

Cin Cin is a very reflective champagne/gold sterling foil with a scattered holographic effect.  This is a total stunner in person!

Saint Cloud is a silvered lavender sterling foil with a scattered holographic effect.

Oasis is a teal blue sterling foil with a scattered holographic effect.

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

OPI Soft Shades 2016 - My Picks

The 2016 Soft Shades Collection by OPI features 6 pastel crème polishes.  Here are my picks:

I Am What I Amethyst is a pastel periwinkle shade.  The name of this throws me off a bit since amethysts are deep purple, but regardless of the name I love this shade! It's flattering and unique to my collection.

This Cost Me A Mint is a mint green crème polish.  It's pretty much a doup for That's Hula-rious that OPI released last year in the 2015 spring/summer Hawaii collection.  So if you have that one, I would pass on this.