Showing posts with label Swatches. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Swatches. Show all posts

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Zoya Magical Pixie Dust, Summer Collection, Review

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Morning! I have had little motivation for doing nails lately, this nice weather has got me outside whenever possible :D I have three gorgeous polishes to show you today, its the Zoya Magical Pixie Dust Summer Collection! Their first collection for this type of texture was a huge hit for me, and I was really excited to try out these new colors. I have one mani with all three colors and macros after of each polish, my general review is at the end.

zoya magical pixie dust summer 2014 nail art alro bar ginni texture glitter sparkly review swatches

zoya alro magical pixie dust summer 2014 macro

Zoya: Alro, three coats no top coat.
This one is by far my favorite of the three

zoya ginni magical pixie dust collection 2014 macro

Zoya: Ginni, three coats no top coat
I wish this pink was brighter for being in a summer collection

Zoya bar magical pixie dust collection 2014 macro

Zoya: Bar, three coats no top coat
This is my second favorite, beautiful champagne nude.

All together these polishes have a gorgeous finish, but I didn't like the formula in this bunch. The first set of Magical Pixie Dust only required two coats, and this set I had to apply three. I also felt like I didn't get an even application of the larger glitters with each of these. Zoya is by far my favorite polish brand but sadly this collection is a fail for me.
Did you grab any of these? Have better luck then me?

These will retail at $10 a bottle. Make sure to follow Zoya at your preferred social networking site to get inside news on deals, they always have something up their sleeve :D

 

Friday, May 16, 2014

Zoya Tickled Collection, Review

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Good Morning! Does anyone else feel like this week went by super slow!? Nonetheless it is finally Friday, and good way celebrate the weekend is for a super long post with a full collection swatched! I have today the Zoya Tickled Collection reviewed, check out the preview below and click over the jump for full review and a mani with nail art using this whole collection!


Friday, May 2, 2014

Essence Polish Reviews

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Morning Lovelies. As mentioned earlier this week I have some swatches of Essence polishes that I received. You can check out the nail art I did with these colors here. Essence is a very affordable brand that stays on top of nail trends. I have three colors, shown below, swatched for you today.


First up I have the red texture swatched. We all know how popular texture polish was beginning of last year, and it's great to see Essence has their own texture polishes, so you don't have to spend alot to stay on trend!

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essence me & my love sand effect texture review swatches red macro

Essence: Me & My Lover. Two Coats no top coat.
This formula was so easy to work with, and drying time is comparable to Zoya pixie dusts. This texture finish is also very similar to pixie dust which is my favorite type of texture finish.


Essence thats what I Mint review swatches

Essence: That's What I Mint. Two coats no top coat.
Great creme formula and fast dry time. This color also has a very subtle shimmer to it.


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Essence: The Green & The Grudge. Two coats with Essence: Gel Look Top Coat
This polish was pretty opaque in one coat, I added second coat for swatch purposes. Also check out how shinny this finish is using Gel Look top coat.

All of these polishes had great application and dry time. I really love how shiny the Gel Look Top Coat dried, but unfortunately it is a slow drying top coat. I have one more review of Essence products for you next week, stay tuned!

Make sure you visit your local Ulta store to view Essence entire nail art line, they have very reasonable prices!

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Friday, March 14, 2014

Shimmer Courtney

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It's Friday which also means Shimmer week as come to an end :( I saved the best for last tho, and this is Courtney. Courtney is a rainbow mix but I found the blue and pink to stand out the most.

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Shimmer: Courtney
One coat over Zoya: Dot
This glitter reminds me so much of spring I just had to add some flowers!!


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China Glaze: Frostbite and Passion for Petals
Zoya: Dot and Shawn

I hope you have enjoyed these 5 Shimmer polishes! If you haven't yet make sure to check out Shimmer Store for even more great glitter colors! Which polish was your favorite?
Below are links where you can find Shimmer polishes.

Shimmer Store ~ Shimmer Blog ~ Shimmer Facebook


Thursday, March 13, 2014

Shimmer Nichole

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Happy Thursday lovelies! I am very ready for this work week to be over, how about you? One of my last Shimmer polishes is Nichole, which is a very patriotic polish. Nichole is a red, silver and blue melange glitter polish.

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Shimmer: Nichole
One coat of Zoya: Kristen
This is the perfect glitter for a patriotic mani, which means I need to add stars!

shimmer nichole glitter indie stars red white blue patriotic mani swatch review

Zoya: Kristen
Cosmetic Arts: Picture Day

I am positive I will get lots of use out of this polish, since I love red white and blue together! As with all of these Shimmers, application was perfect.
Below are links where you can find Shimmer polishes.

Shimmer Store ~ Shimmer Blog ~ Shimmer Facebook


Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Shimmer Jennifer

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Morning lovelies! I have a PSA this morning for anyone ever considering moving to Michigan. Here is a taste of our weather, mid march with 40 degrees yesterday and this morning woke up to 5 inches of snow... DON'T MOVE HERE! I am so over winter at this point, anyone else experiencing this type of weather? Anyways, we are already half way thru Shimmer week :(. Not to worry tho still few more days full of glitter! Today I have Jennifer which is a soft blue, periwinkle glitter polish.


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Shimmer: Jennifer
One coat over Zoya: Kendal
When I have a glitter base I always love adding a dot gradient on top, which is what I decided to do with Jennifer

shimmer jennifer dot gradient easy indie glitter sparkle review swatch

Zoya: Rocky
 Sinful Colors: White on White

I would have to say this is the most interesting color combination for a glitter. This is another reason why I love Shimmer polishes, they are very unique.
Below are links where you can find Shimmer polishes.

Shimmer Store ~ Shimmer Blog ~ Shimmer Facebook


Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Shimmer Bella

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Morning! Hope you enjoyed my first Shimmer swatch yesterday, today I have the gorgeous Bella swatched. Bella is a red & black fine microglitter polish!
 
 


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Shimmer: Bella
One coat shown over China Glaze: Prey Tell
I decided a V french tip would look great over this gorgeous oxblood glitter.



China Glaze: Can't Make me Wine
Essie: Penny Talk

I have to say this is the most gorgeous oxblood glitter I have seen. I am a huge fan of deep reds they make me feel sophisticated, not sure why lol. I also love the mirco silver glitters in Bella. Below are links where you can find Shimmer polishes.

Shimmer Store ~ Shimmer Blog ~ Shimmer Facebook