8.19.2014

Zoya Entice Swatches and Review

Hello!

Ready for Zoya's fall 2014 collection? I've got the first half today! The Entice collection is "inspired by the classic wools, textured brocades and metallic accents of the season, Zoya's new ENTICE & IGNITE collections create a palette of lush, deep color including wines, browns, navies and greys."

 Nyssa, a milk chocolate brown.


Genevieve, a blue-ish/gunmetal grey.


Margo is a nice plum shade.


Claire is a dark, vampy burgundy.


Veronica is is a wine shade. One of my favorites!


Ryan is a dark indigo shade. My photo has a lot of light reflecting off of it so it looks a couple shades lighter than it really is for some reason.



Overall, these are perfect shades for fall. They look great on their own but are also perfect bases for nail art as well. Zoya does the creme formula really well. The only one that was a bit thinner and more watery was Genevieve. I had to do 3 thin coats instead of two thicker ones for coverage.

The Entice collection is currently available at zoya.com for $9/bottle.

Keep an eye out for the Ignite half of the fall collection here on the blog soon!


*Product sent for review in exchange for my honest opinions.
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8.18.2014

Milani Color Statement Quick Swatches and Review

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Hi readers!

By now, you've all seen that Milani has released a new 36 piece collection called Color Statement. There's a great range of colors and finishes. I hate to be lame and not include real nail swatches but since I have been in the midst of moving, nail wheels are the best I can do! :)









The majority of the formulas in this line were pretty great. Milani has a history of creating quality formula polishes. A few of the lighter pastels shades were more streaky and thick than the others but that's the only notable negative I've seen. There is also a batch of sheers that would have been pointless to share on swatch wheels, but would be perfect for french manicures. A quick dry top coat is also included and I've been using it for a while now and really like it!

These retail for $3.99 and can be found at CVS.

Any shades you are adding to your wish list?

*Products sent for review in exchange for my honest opinion.



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8.08.2014

Zoya Naturel Deux (2) Collection Swatches and Review

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Hello readers!

I know it's still gonna be pretty warm where I live for a while, but this time of year I start itching to wear sweaters, leggings, and boots (my go-to cool weather outfit) and burn fall scented candles. 

Zoya has created a neutral collection to help bridge from summer into fall so now I can get a little taste of fall in summer. ;) The Naturel Deux (2) are all cremes in brown and plum shades. I never met a Zoya creme I didn't like and these are no different...total perfection. Let's take a look!

Spencer is a light tan.


Chanelle is a milk chocolate shade.  So yummy!


And the last of the browns is Emilia. I love how rich and dark this one is.


The first plum shade is Madeline, a mauve-y shade.


Aubrey is a perfect plum color.


Marnie is a dark, deep plum.


My favorite are the darkest shades of the two colors. I think these are great for easing into fall and all the earth tones and vampy colors I tend towards then.

You can buy the Naturel Deux (2) collection at zoya.com for $9/bottle and are available now!

Any shades you guys are eyeing?

*Polish sent for review in exchange for my honest opinions.
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7.07.2014

PopSugar June 2014 Must Have Box Review

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Hello again, readers!

June may be over, but I wanted to share this Must Have Box from PopSugar with you so that you could get an idea of what a box would contain if you decide to subscribe! I have always enjoyed the items I have gotten. They are fun and useful but still have a luxury feel to them.

In most all the boxes I have gotten, there is always a snack item included and it's always the first thing to get used. ;) Hence, the reason why I don't have my own photo of the Hawaiian BBQ chips that came in this box. They were pretty spicy but still addictive and tasty!

photo cred: popsugar.com

Next up is a beach towel/throw blanket/scarf. This is super lightweight and easy to keep stored in a bag for those times you wish you had a blanket. The size is generous enough to fit multiple people for sitting. I love the turquoise blue stripes. I actually used this at the beach on a day trip with my husband and kids and it worked out perfectly.


This lotion smells so fresh and hydrates nicely. It uses Swedish oats which can help irritated skin.


These wipes come in handy for me when I'm out and about with my 3 year old and 9 month old. haha! Even though that's an obvious use, I still believe that wet wipes should be in everyone's bag because they really are so convenient. The lemon scent these wipes have is pleasant but not over powering.


I haven't had a chance to read this book yet (remember my kids I mentioned? :) but I hope to soon! I've seen it in many magazines and online as a recommendation for summer reading. Any of you read it?


I think these hair ties are super cute! But also functional which is kind of necessary when it comes to hair accessories, in my opinion. These are nice and stretchy and the gold ring adds a nice finishing touch to a ponytail.


And the final item in my Must Have box for June was a voucher to a store called Native Union. They have a lot of nice tech accessories. Still trying to decide what to use mine on but I've been eyeing the cute USB keychains.


You can sign up for the PopSugar Must Have monthly box *here*. I don't think you'll be disappointed!

Do you already subscribe or plan to subscribe to the Must Have box? 



*POPSUGAR provided me with a complimentary POPSUGAR Must Have box. The opinions I have shared about the box are my own and POPSUGAR did not tell me what to say or how to say it.
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SinfulColors Full Throttle Select Swatches and Review

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Hey everyone!

Hope you had a great weekend. Today I'm showing you 3 of the 5 polishes in the upcoming SinfulColors Full Throttle collection which features a "rubberized texture" finish.

Race Rubber is a dark maroon /purple. I did 2 coats. The texture finish takes a bit to show up but once it's dry it gets a slightly bumpy texture similar to a texture creme only not as textured but also a rubber look to the finish. Kind of hard to describe but hopefully you can see what I mean in my photos!


Red Tired is an orange-y red. It looks more neon here than in person...my camera just didn't want to pick up it's true color. 2 coats.


And finally, Burn Rubber a bright orange. 2 coats.


There is also a blue and pink shade included in this collection. If you like textures, this is a new one to check out! I think this is currently popping up in Walgreens and Rite Aid by now and will retail for $1.99 each.

Keep up with SinfulColors on social media!
 
Twitter: @SinfulColors_NP
Facebook: Sinfulcolors Professional

What do you guys think of these rubberized textures?

*Polish was sent for review in exchange for my honest opinions.
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7.02.2014

New SinfulColors Silk+Satin Collection Select Swatches and Review

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Hello polish lovers!
 
 
I've 3 of the 6 polishes from the upcoming SinfulColors Silk+Satin collection for you today! These dry down to a demi-matte texture, think a soft touch/soft focus look.
 
 
Silver Solution is a shimmery, almost metallic silver. As you can see from my swatch, it's very sheer! This is 4 coats and you can still see VNL. I was surprised since most metallics are practically one coaters. This could easily double as a topper over other colors to give them the demi matte finish. 
 

 
Solar Flux is a pale yellow and paired with the demi matte finsh, this reminds me exactly of a banana flavored Laffy Taffy! haha For a yellow especially, this formula was the best of the 3 polishes I tried from this collection.


And finally, we have Real Teal. Another one that was a bit sheer for my liking but it does build up into a pretty color. I love the shimmer paired with the demi matte finish...very pretty.


 
These should be popping up in all the usual places SinfulColors are found. I usually find the LE collections at Walgreens and Rite Aid.
 
Keep up with SinfulColors on social media!
 
Twitter: @SinfulColors_NP
Facebook: Sinfulcolors Professional
 
 
Are any of you going to hunt these down?
 
 
 
 
*Polish was sent for review in exchange for my honest opinions.



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6.27.2014

Sally Hansen Color Foil Selected Swatches and Review

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It's Friday, which automatically makes it a good day. ;)
 
I have some of the Color Foil collection from Sally Hansen to show you guys today. I'm sure you've heard the buzz about these by now! They are reminisecent of their Chrome line in the early 2000s. I had a bottle from that line in high school that I was obsessed with so I was super excited to see this finish return!
 
I have 5 of the 9 polishes all cool colors because that's what I gravitate towards usually. I did 2 coats of each polish. One almost covers entirely, the second was mostly to perfect the finsh.
 
 

Cobalt Chrome is a blue with a slight hint of turquoise.
 

Leaden Lilac is a blue-violet color. Very unique!


Titanium Flush is a rosy pink shade. Pretty sure I had this exact color from the Chrome line back in the day!


Purple Alloy is a medium purple. Also part of my current mani!


And finally, Minted Metal is a lovely light green.


Chrome finish polishes do best without a base coat to get the smoothest application, however they do show imperfections on the nail, so buff beforehand to get the smoothest finish. These do have a very mirror like finish and dry almost instantly! Which is great for a quick mani when your short on time.

Who else is loving this new collection from Sally Hasnsen?
 
*Polish sent for review in exchange for my honest opinions.
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