Monday, November 28, 2016

Deborah Lippmann Gel Lab Pro - Love Hangover

I've heard a lot of buzz about this polish, so I was anxious to try it.  It's from Deborah Lippmann's Fall 2016 After Midnight Collection and comes in the Gel Lab Pro Color formula.

Love Hangover is a dusty purple crème.  It wore extremely well and I loved the shade.  This is the first time that I've tried the Gel Lab Pro Color formula.  I used the Gel Lab Pro base and top coat with is as well and I was very pleased with the results. 

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

China Glaze Seas and Greetings Holiday 2016 Collection - My Picks

The Seas and Greetings collection features 12 polishes in crème, metallic, glitter and matte formulas.  China glaze surprised us all this holiday with a collection that seems more fitting for spring and summer.  It's inspired by the oceanside with beachy shades, but they pull in the holiday theme with the polish names.  This is the first time that I haven't been head over heels for a holiday collection from China Glaze.  Oh well, maybe next year.

Eat, Pink, Be Merry is a light pink with pink shimmer in a crelly formula.

Sand In My Mistletoes is a light nude with a peach tone in a crème formula.

Monday, November 21, 2016

Zoya Urban Grunge Collection - My Picks

Zoya's Fall 2016 Urban Grunge Collection consists of 12 polishes in crème, metallic, shimmer and scatter holographic formulas.  Here are my picks:

Alicia is a silver scatter holographic polish with a golden flash.  Yes, silver holographics are nothing new, but the splash of gold makes this one special.

Finley is a purple scatter holographic in a Jelly formula.  Yes, Jelly! I love Jellies and this one is absolutely beautiful.

Merida is an emerald green scatter holographic in a Jelly Formula.  This polish was the most anticipated polish of the season for me.  I've been waiting for a green scatter holographic like this one forever and now I have it.  I cannot wait to wear this during the Christmas season.  Thank you Zoya!!!

Tara is a deep plum in a crème formula.  This was a surprise hit for me.  It was also a hit for others as well.  I was amazed by all of the comments that I received while wearing this polish.  Everyone wanted to know what it was and where they could get it.  Another winner for Zoya.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

China Glaze Rebel Collection Fall 2016 - My Picks

China Glaze released their Rebel Collection for Fall 2016.  It consists of 12 polishes in a mix of formulas including crème, shimmer, glitter, metallic and matte.  Here are my picks.

Heroine Chic is a charcoal brown metallic polish with red/pink-ish shimmer.  I liked this one more than I thought I would.  It's a great shade for fall and it's unique to my collection. 

Purple Fiction is a bright, somewhat metallic purple with pink shimmer.  LOVE!

Teen Spirit is a dark blackened purple with blue and purple shimmer. It's an extremely close dupe to the ever popular "Cosmo With A Twist" that OPI released last year.  I missed out on that one so I was thrilled to see this!
Combat Blue-ts is a royal blue matte.  As with all matte polishes, this dries extremely fast. It took a few attempts for me to get it somewhat smooth looking.

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Game Day! Go Steelers!

Black - Who Are You Calling Bossy?!? by OPI
Gold - Good Grief! by OPI

Monday, September 19, 2016

OPI Washington DC Collection Fall 2016 - My Picks

The Washington DC Collection consists of 15 shades, 3 of which are limited edition.  I found that many of the shades were dups of past polishes that I already have in my collection so, I only chose a handful.  Here are my picks:

Pale To The Chief is a pale nude with a teeny bit of pearl like shimmer.

Squeaker Of The House is a medium brown crème with a slight purple tone to it.

"Liv" In The Gray is one of the limited edition shades.  It's a greenish gray crème.

Shh... It's Top Secret! is a very, very dark (almost black) brown creme.  It's pretty much the exact color of semi-sweet chocolate and I love it!

Stay Off The Lawn!! is a dusty blue toned green crème.