Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Ulta After Party

I feel like this is one of my original colors in my vast collection of polishes. Like when my collection had 30 polishes and not 200. But since it was an original, it dried up and needed replacing. It's a great holiday, winter-esqe color because of the silver and red sparkles. It's pretty dense and very sparkly (especially after a top coat-which is not used in these photos). I've painted three coats for the pics.

Ulta Material Girl

This is a purple/fuchsia color with holo glitter. Since there isn't a top coat in this photo, you can tell it's a bit matte and bumpy--hopefully that is taken care of by adding one. It's a pretty color, but as I have stated, I don't like the round bottles and short brushes. It makes painted awkward and difficult. These photos show three coats of polish.

Ulta Tink-Her-Bell

I had some Ulta points to use and got this color and three others with it. It's a great nude pink sparkle with multi-sized glitter. I really like the color, but since they have changed to round bottles, I find them really awkward. The brush isn't long enough to feel comfortable or so you can see what you are doing clearly. So I don't like that. But on to the photos! I've painted it here in three coats and it's pretty dense.

China Glaze Grape Juice

This is a near sheer purple shimmer from China Glaze Summer Days Collection. It's a nice color, very pretty, but as you can tell from the photo it is on the sheer side. It isn't sheer enough, however, to be a layering polish. I have it painted in three coats here.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

China Glaze Loft-y Ambitions

A plum with a shimmer from China Glaze's Metro Collection. This color seems frosty to me based on the bluish undertones and they way it picked up light, but it's not really a frost color. I like it because it does take on different tonal qualities depending on the light. I can only show it under lamp lights, but they are pretty. I have painted three coats.


China Glaze Brownstone

This is from China Glaze's Metro Collection. Its a creme, rust color. It's shiny, has great application and is a nice fall color. I have painted three coats for the photos.

Orly Rock-It

I was drawn to this raspberry foil color from Orly's Mineral FX Collection. It's very pretty in the bottle and on the nail. Application was great and I have painted three coats in these photos.


Orly Emberstone

This color is from Orly's Mineral FX collection. It's such a pretty red that has fantastic orange and purple glitter that gives it a great shimmer. I don't know if it the pretty glitter undertones come across in my pictures.



China Glaze Trendsetter

From China Glaze's Metro Collection, this color is a great ugly yellow. I would describe it as a mix between mustard and split pea soup. It's so ugly I love it. It has a nice shimmer to it that you can see in the photos. I have painted three coats.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Orly Luxe

This is from Orly's Foil FX Collection. It is supposed to have a foil-type finish. It is a great gold that has a lot of shimmer and does have a decent foil quality. I like to use it for Konad or Bundle Monster. It has good application but you must beware of creating bald spots if you continue to paint over in the same spots. I have painted three coats for this post.

Zoya Tao

Also from Zoya's Mirrors Collection is Tao. It's a smoky silver metallic. It has very nice application but does seem to show a bit of the brush strokes just based on the formula of the metallic. But as it dries, it looks pretty uniform. Application is good and it is decently opaque and is shown here in three coats.

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Zoya Neeka

This is a rich, dusty purple color from Zoya's Mirrors Collection. It has a nice subtle sparkle to it and has great application--very opaque right from the start. I have it painted in three coats in these photos.

Sunday, September 4, 2011

China Glaze Lemon Fizz

Yellow! I really like this pale yellow from China Glaze's Up and Away Collection. It's a great yellow creme that has very good application. Most yellows have a hard time with opaqueness, but this one does a stellar job. I'm showing three coats of polish in these photos. Unfortunately the best photo I had focused on the nail polish name and not the nail polish, but you get the color idea.

China Glaze Foxy

This is a great rust red with a shimmer. It's from China Glaze's Vintage Vixen Collection. I have an affinity for this color after it made one of my favorite manicures Blood Spatter Expert, but even as an individual color it's great. Rich and pretty. Application is good, I have painted three coats in the picture.

China Glaze Breakin'

Another color from China Glaze's Kicks Collection. This orange has a bit of a shimmer to it and is bright but not too bright. It applies great in three coats, as shown.

China Glaze Japanese Koi

This is a neon color from China Glaze's Ink Collection and I love it. It's a red orange and is bright. It feels more like a jelly than a creme to me, but application is good and it becomes decently opaque in three coats (as shown here). This picture doesn't do the neon justice, but it's a close as I could do.

Revlon Scented Nail Enamel Pineapple Fizz

This is the second scented polish I bought from Revlon's Scented Nail Enamel line. I posted previously that my draw to it was because of the flaky glitter as opposed to glitter glitter in the polish. Plus, it's scented! It's a jelly base, so not opaque. This is three coats of enamel and it does have a pineapple scent that I found light and fun to sniff while wearing. The scent doesn't last much longer than a day, though.


Revlon Scented Nail Enamel Watermelon Fizz

I bought this polish along with another scented Revlon polish mostly because of the potential layering potential, and secondly curiosity about scented polishes. I was drawn to the face that it wasn't a glitter, it was more flaky. It's a jelly base so you will see smile lines even after three coats (as in my pictures). It does have a nice, faint watermelon scent, but I did find that it didn't last that long during wear--not much more than one day.

China Glaze Blue Iguana

LOVE this color. From China Glaze Island Escape Collection, its a great shimmery blue that has purple undertones and a duochrome effect you can see in the bottle, but is not as apparent on the nail. It is really hard to capture in pictures, but it really is one of my favorite blue colors. I show you the color in three coats.

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