Friday, January 22, 2016

Glitter Me This Duo - China Glaze

Today I have a duo from China Glaze that I picked up from Sally's Beauty Supply recently called Glitter Me This. These polishes are from the new Spring 2016 House of Colour collection. My Sally's didn't have the whole collection out, but this was buy the register and I impulsively picked it up! I'll show you both polishes and then at the end I'll let you know what I think.

The first polish in the duo is Let's Chalk About It. Let's Chalk About It is a very, very light pink polish. The only description I found of this one online states that it is a frothy white polish, but I definitely see pink in this one. I did three coats with one coat of top coat. I can still see a few streaks and it is still uneven in a few spots, but it was getting a bit thick so I didn't do any more coats. The top coat did help even it out a bit.

let's chalk about it, china glaze

Glitter Me This is the glitter topper in this duo. It is a clear based polish with baby pink, white and gold metallic hexes in various sizes.  I did one coat of this over Let's Chalk About It. It was easy to spread out and I got a good amount of glitter out of the bottle with each dip. I did need to swirl to get some of the largest glitters out, but that's not unusual for a topper like this. 

glitter me this, china glaze

Overall, I like half of this duo. I enjoy Glitter Me This, and I will use it again over a different light pink or another color - it might look good over a black or darker pink, I think.  Let's Chalk About It is definitely one to skip, in my opinion. The formula is not good and the color isn't unique at all.

Let me know in the comments below what you think of this duo, or if you plan on picking up any of the polishes from this collection when it comes out. I'd love to hear!

Monday, January 18, 2016

piCture pOlish Winter and Saphira

Hello again!! I'm happy to be back with a new to me brand to share with you today! I have two polishes from piCture pOlish's newest release - Winter and Saphira.

Winter is best described as "a light charcoal grey scattered holo in a jelly base with tiny silver and gold flakes." This is opaque in two coats. The name Winter suits this polish so well. It reminds me of a snowy grey sky with little sparkly snowflakes throughout it. The formula on both of these polishes is great. They apply smooth and stay put. No pooling or dragging at all. 

Saphira is best described as "a navy/deep blue jelly based nail polish loaded with tiny silver holographic flakes and silver holographic hexagon glitters." This one was also opaque in two coats, which was surprising because it was a bit sheer on the first coat. I love blue polish, so I am a huge fan of this one.  The glitter really stands out in the deep blue base and because it's a jelly base it makes some of the glitters look like they are blue and some still look silver. It's very pretty. 

I'm very impressed with this brand so far. I don't know if I'll be purchasing more right away because they are a little more pricey than what I typically spend on polish, but the formula is great and the colors are beautiful. piCture pOlish is based out of Australia, so I purchased these from, which is a stockist with polish from around the world. I will purchase from there again, the service was excellent and the polishes arrived promptly and packaged very well. 

I'd love to hear what you think of these polishes in the comments below! Which one was your favorite? Also, if you have a favorite piCture pOlish, I'd love to hear about it as well!

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Zoya Cyber Monday 2015 Mystery Box

Zoya has another great deal for Cyber Monday this year! Only $20 for this mystery box that is valued at over $70! They've also included free shipping, so it's an even better deal. I was pleased with last year's box, which you can check out here. I've ordered mine, are you going to pick one up as well? I'd love to hear what you think and if you plan to pick one of these up! You can get your box here. It is only available through tomorrow night (Monday, November 30th at 11:59 EST) so don't wait if you want to get in on this great deal!

Monday, November 9, 2015

Ladybug Lacquer Fall Cremes Collection (partial)

*Press Sample*

Today I have part of the Ladybug Lacquer Fall Cremes collection to share with you. This collection consists of six cremes and one glitter topper. I have the topper and three of the cremes to show you! Let's get into the swatches!

First up is Chapped Lips. Kimberly (the maker of Ladybug Polish) describes Chapped Lips as "A sweet muted pink, inspired by brisk air, long walks, and my favorite chapstick." This is a gorgeous pink for Fall. All three of these cremes have an absolutely fantastic formula. I did two coats of each one, but you may be able to get away with one if you do thick enough coats. 

Up next is Granny's Pumpkin Pie, which she describes as "A great neutral burnt orange, reminiscent of pumpkin spice and pies straight from the oven." This was my surprise favorite creme out of the bunch. It is just perfect for Fall an really does remind me of Pumpkin Pie filling!!

The glitter topper in this collection is Jump, described as "A beautiful glitter topper filled with various caramel glitters and some micro iridescence. Putting it on feels like jumping into a pile of golden leaves." Again, just stunning. I used one coat of Jump over Granny's Pumpkin Pie. This has a great ratio of glitter to base and barely needed any manipulation to make the glitter even on the nail. This is my favorite polish combination for the Fall. I think they work perfectly together.

The last polish I have to show you today is Mulled Wine which Kimberly describes as "A deep glossy cranberry to go with your favorite bottle of wine." I feel like a broken record, but I think this is another color that is perfect for Fall. I did use topcoat on all of my swatches like I normally do, but this one was super glossy even without it. 

I think this is a do not miss collection!! If you love cremes, you need these. The formula is honestly one of the best I've used recently. You can check out the full collection here. Chapped Lips and Mulled Wine are currently sold out but she is working on getting them restocked in the next week or two. If you love Ladybug Lacquer, join the Facebook group here to keep up on all the news and restocks! I would love to hear what you think of these polishes in the comments below! What is your favorite Fall shade?

*These polishes were sent to me for review. My opinions are 100% honest and my own. Sending polish for review does not affect if I like a polish or not.*

Nail Blogger Giveaway!!

Some of my favorite bloggers have joined forces again to bring you all this epic giveaway just in time for those Black Friday sales! Read on to see the rules and enter for your chance to win!

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

FingerPaints Endless Wear Swatch and Review

I have a new to me brand to share with you today! I was recently at Sally Beauty Supply and while I was looking at their wall of polish the FingerPaints brand caught my eye. They had a promo running on the Endless Wear formula (buy two polishes and get a free top coat) so I thought I'd give it a try!

One of the shades that I picked up is It's All About The Frame. It is a gorgeous nude polish that is slightly holographic in direct light. The formula on this is absolutely perfect. It stayed right where I put it and wasn't too thick. I did one coat of the polish with one coat of the Endless Wear top coat. 

As for wear time - I got a chip the second day I had it on, so it didn't last any longer than any of the other polishes I have. However, I think this is the perfect nude for me so I can see myself using it again and again. I think it is very office friendly because in most lighting it just looks like a nude polish, but then when you go out into the sunlight you get that pretty holo.

I'd love to hear what you think of this polish in the comments below! Have you ever used Finger Paints or the Endless Wear line before? I'd love to hear which shades you recommend!