Wednesday, January 28, 2015

China Glaze Twinkle Collection

There were way too many wonderful holiday nail polish collections this year.  I'll admit that I went a little polish purchasing crazy!  There just wasn't enough time, fingers or days in the week to possibly wear and enjoy them all.  Thankfully most of the shades in the collections didn't scream "HOLIDAY" and are very wearable throughout the rest of the winter season.  Over the last week I have been enjoying the Twinkle collection by China Glaze, all 12 of them!  And..... here they are!

Meet Me Under The Stars

Dancing & Prancing over No Peeking!

Define Good...
De-Light over Tip Your Hat
Pine-ing For Glitter over Black
Feeling Twinkly over I'd Melt For You

December To Remember

Chillin' With My Snow-Mies over Out Like A Light 

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Mary Kay At Play - Hail to the Nails Mini Nail Laquer Trio

This is the 2014 Holiday Collection from Mary Kay.  It's a trio of mini polishes released as part of their Mary Kay at Play line.
Inky blue
Silver Sparkle over Inky Blue

 Pink Hottie
 Silver Sparkle over Pink Hottie

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Zoya Wishes Collection Winter/Holiday 2014 - Part 2

Haven is a purple shimmer/metallic and it is my favorite shade in this collection. 

Prim is a medium blue frost.  Although I like the color, I'm not really into the frost finish.  I would have liked it a lot more if it had a shimmer finish instead. 

Willa is a black crème polish.  Nothing too special here, but it has a nice formula and is super shiney.

Monday, January 12, 2015

Zoya Wishes Collection Winter/Holiday 2014 - The PixieDust Shades

The Wishes collection by Zoya is a collection of 6 polishes, 3 in the Magical PixieDust formula and 3 shades in a crème and shimmer/metallic.  I chose to divide the collection into 2 posts.  Here are the 3 PixieDust shades.  The remaining 3 shades will be in my Wednesday post.
Imogen is a black texture polish with holographic hex glitter.

Nori is a blue texture polish with holographic hex glitter.

Thea is an amethyst purple texture polish with holographic hex glitter.

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Orly Sparkle Collection

Christmas time may be over, but I've got several 2014 holiday polishes that I haven't even worn yet!  I recently got to enjoy the Sparkle collection by Orly and really loved it... with the exception of one shade (which I will comment on later in this post). 

First up is Bling, a gold holographic polish that is unlike anything that I've seen and unlike anything that I have in my collection.

Mirrorball is my favorite polish of this collection.  It's a silver holographic micro glitter.  I wore this beauty on New Years Eve and love it!

Steal The Spotlight is my second favorite in this collection.  I love the sprinkle of pink glitter with the teal.

Glitter Bomb is a multicolored glitter in a clear base.  This one would work well as a fun glitter topper.  I used several coats here to make it opaque.  (Thank God for OPI's glitter off base coat!)

Tinsel is so fun and festive and just screams Christmas.  I loved it!  This is two coats over white polish.  You can guarantee that this will be used for many holiday seasons to come. 

Explosion of fun was my least favorite, which is odd considering that it's pink (which is my favorite color of all time).  This was clearly meant to be used as a topper, which I've seen in other blogger swatches.  I wanted to see if I could make it opaque.  That was a major fail.  I can't tell you how many coats this is.  I lost count after seven.  If I reach for this polish again, you can guarantee that it will be used as a topper only. 

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Sister Wives

Tonight is the season premier of Sister Wives on TLC.  Yes, I am a fan.  The polygamist life style is not one that I would choose for myself, but it does make for some interesting TV!  Here is the mani that I did for the occasion. 

Index - Meri
Nail - (Formula X by Sephora) Unmistakable
Design - (China Glaze) Sci-Fi (IP) BM-418

Middle - Janelle
Nail - (Formula X by Sephora) Thrilling
Design - (China Glaze) Hi-Tek (IP) BM-409

Ring - Christine
Nail - (Formula X by Sephora) Brazen
Design - (China Glaze) Emotion (IP) m35

Pinky - Robyn
Nail - (Formula X by Sephora) Infatuated
Design - (China Glaze) Awaken (IP) BM-410

Saturday, January 3, 2015

Game Day - Playoffs!!! GO STEELERS!

Nails - (China Glaze) White Out
Design - (KSP) Yellow and Blue (Princess Polish) Red (IP) PUEEN 60