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.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Mary Kay Limited Edition Runway Bold Collection - Fall 2016

The Runway Bold collection by Mary Kay consists of 3 limited edition shades, two metallic shimmers and one crelly.  The formulas are all great!  I typicaly find that Mary Kay polishes are a bit thick, but that is not the case with this collection.  They nailed it! 

Gold Is Bold is a cool toned metallic gold shimmer.  I have a few gold polishes in my collection, but this one is gorgeous.  The application was buttery smooth and it has a beautiful bright metallic glow.

Rosy Encore is a rose gold metallic shimmer.  We know that rose gold is all the rage right now and what I love about this shade is that it is a true rose gold color.  Some shades can be a bit too coppery.  This one is right on the mark.

Blue Debut is an ink blue crelly.  It's darker in person than in the photo.  I love this one. Crelly and jelly formula polishes are my favorite. I love the squishy, shiney, look of them.  This one looks similar to gel polish on the nail.  LOVE!

Monday, September 12, 2016

Game Day!

Football season had arrived!!! Go Steelers!!!

Black - Who Are You Calling Bossy?!? by OPI
Gold - Sun's Up Top Down by China Glaze

Friday, July 22, 2016

Friday Funnies

Movie Mani - Star Trek Beyond!

Star Trek Beyond opens in theaters tonight and I can't wait!  Here is the mani that I did for the occasion.  I call it my "Klingon" nails. 

Cling On by China Glaze
Magnetix Magnet V design by China Glaze

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Phazers On Stunning

Phazers On Stunning by Misa is another polish that I found in my collection with a Trekkie theme name.  It's a bright yellow-ish green metallic polish with a copper duochrome and scattered bits of silver micro-glitter.  It was released as part of the Surreal Escape collection back in 2011. 

This one really is "stunning" and I'm pretty sure that Uhura would agree!


Monday, July 18, 2016

Take A Trek

In anticipation of Star Trek Beyond opening in theaters this Friday, I've gone through my stash of polish and found a few that have a Trekkie theme.  This is Take A Trek by China Glaze.  It's a medium blue linier holographic polish.  While this is not a new shade, (it was released back in 2013) its name is perfect for the occasion!

Take A Trek by China Glaze

Monday, July 11, 2016

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Lip Smackin' Good and I'll Pink To That

Today I have a simple, yet fun stripe mani that I did using two colors from the Summer 2016 Lite Brites collection from China Glaze.

Hot Pink - I'll Pink To That by China Glaze
Coral Pink - Lip Smackin' Good by China Glaze

Monday, July 4, 2016

Happy 4th Of July!

Red - All I Want For Christmas Is OPI by OPI
White - Blank Canvas by Color Club
Blue - Bermuda Breakaway by China Glaze

Friday, July 1, 2016

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Shellac Field Fox

Field Fox is an opaque neutral crème from the Shellac spring 2015 Flora & Fauna Collection.  I recently travelled to attend a family wedding and every time I travel, I apply Shellac before I go.  I love how long lasting and shiny it is.  It's also great for protecting my nails from brakeage while dragging my luggage in and out of airports.  I won't travel without wearing Shellac!

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.