Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Zoya Wishes Holiday 2014 Collection

***This polish was provided for review.  All opinions are my own.***

Hi!  Happy almost Thanksgiving!  I hope you're having a relaxing week.  I have the gorgeous Zoya Wishes Holiday 2014 Collection to show you today.  There are some stunners in this one!

Prim can best be described as a velvet blue metallic with a full coverage, high-density pigment and buttery smooth application.  I've seen some say this comes across as brush strokey but I didn't get it.  I love this color.  Not so much on me, but I love it.  Can't beat the Hunger Games name reference as well!

Willa can be best described as a full-coverage, densely pigmented onyx black cream. Originally released as 'Black Swan' during Zang Toi's NYFW SS15 show. A timeless, classic black for all occasions!  I did think "what's the big deal with a black creme?"  And then I used it and realized that it's the PERFECT black creme.  I wore this for 4 days and it looks perfect the entire time.  

Haven can best be described as a true holiday plum liquid metal with a thin vein of orchid to ensure brilliance.  This is my favorite of the collection.  Just stunning with that perfect Zoya formula. I know my nails are super short in this picture.  I had to wear it the same day I got the package in the mail! My nails are a little longer and round again now. 

On to the Pixies!  Nori can be best described as a sapphire blue Magical PixieDust with holographic hex glitter, perfect for any holiday festivity!  I don't love this color blue on me but the formula was good, 2 even coats and super sparkly.  And I love a Kim Kardashian reference!  My favorite guilty pleasure. 

Thea can be best described described as a deep amethyst Magical PixieDust with an orchid flash, packed full of party-ready holographic hex glitter.  Love this color! Also 2 even coats.

Imogen can be best described as a black crystal Magical PixieDust with holographic hex glitter, the perfect complement to a brighter shade or an accent for nail art.  I would totally do a Willa and Imogen mani for a fun night with Imogen as a couple accent nails.  Dark and glittery, my favorite combo. 

I always look forward to the Zoya Holiday collections.  Willa and Haven are must haves for me.  What about you?

Zoya sells for USD$9 and is available at and Ulta stores, nationwide.

***This polish was provided for review.  All opinions are my own.***

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Sweetheart Polish - Romance & Royalty

***Polish provided for review.  All opinions are my own.***

Happy Tuesday!  I have two gorgeous polishes from Sweetheart Polish to show you today. Sweetheart is a new to me indie brand and I was really pleased with them.  

Romance is a lilac linear holo and I LOVE it.  It's darker in the bottle than on the nail and for me, that's a good thing.  This color is so sweet and pretty. 

Royalty is a purple jelly with holo glitter.  I layered one coat over Romance because the jelly was very sheer and the glitter payoff is high.  Purple madness!

These polishes will be available on for one week only starting tomorrow, Wednesday 11/26/14 at 11 am EST.  Make sure you check them (and the rest of their amazing sales!!) before they are all sold out!!

***Polish provided for review.  All opinions are my own.***

Monday, November 24, 2014

KBShimmer Winter 2014 - Part 2

***Product provided for review.  All opinions are my own.***

Hi!  I'm back with Part 2 of the KBShimmer Winter Collection 2014 today.  Get ready for some winter sparkle!

Flake Dance:  Like the wintry sky in the middle of a storm, Flake Dance captures the essence of falling snow. Sliver holographic snowflakes dance among a scattering of smaller silver holographic glitters. Use over your favorite cream color for an instant wintery manicure. I used one coat of Flake Dance over a black creme.  So sparkly.  This is a Christmas Eve contender for sure. 

Dressed to Gild:  A gold cousin to Hexy Bikini, this textured polish is rich with holographic gold glitters. Hints of lavender and lime holographic glitters add depth and extra shine.   Best in two coats, use with your favorite base coat for best results.  I love this funky gold.  The lavender and lime really come through and the texture isn't too chunky.  Gorgeous!

Pine-ing for Yule:  2014 Toys For Tots ® charity polish. All over the world the evergreen, triangle shaped pine tree has become a symbol of the holiday season. This year, KBShimmer pays homage to the Christmas Tree with the 2014 charity polish, Pine-ing For Yule. Holographic evergreen triangle “trees” swim among red mini star “tree toppers.” Holographic glitters in red and sliver light up this Christmas polish with their rainbow sparkle.  Micro holographic glitters complete this wintery polish.  I love the thought behind this polish and the awesome holiday glitters.  This is one coat over OPI Danke Shiny Red. 

Kringle All The Way:  Circle glitters are the my favorite glitter shape, so when it came to creating a polish to represent my love of the Christmas season, I could not help by think all those circles looked like glittering ornaments. From small to large, in the classic red, green, and sliver, this glitter topper will make any manicure merry and bright.  This topper is thick and packed with glitter, and is best dabbed on in 1 coat.  This polish was originally part of the 2013 Winter Collection.  This is my favorite.  When I layered this over a muted gold, it just popped.  Christmas Days nails!! 

What did you think about the KBShimmer Winter 2014 Collection?  Did you pick any up?  Kringle All The Way and Spot Sign are my must haves. 

The Winter Collection is available on KB Shimmer website for $7.50-8.75.  

***Product provided for review.  All opinions are my own.***

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

KBShimmer Winter 2014 - Part 1

***Product provided for review.  All opinions are my own.***

Hi!  I have Part One of the KBShimmer Winter 2014 Collection for you today.  I love all of KBShimmer's collections but I think I look forward to the Winter collection the most.  Their holiday colors are always such a knockout!

Let’s Sleight Together has become my favorite jeans and t-shirt polish, as it seems to go with all my casual outfits.  With a pale gray creally base, this muted polish features hex glitters in green, navy and pale mint, circles glitters in blueberry and micro holographic glitters for shine and sparkle.  This swatch is 3 thin coats.  Love it!

Mauve On Over features a pale mauve creally base that sets off a explosion of colored hexes in orange, navy and aqua.  Mauve On Over is based on the Pantone Fall/Winter 2014 color, Mauve Mist, a color we think will transition beautifully from Fall, to Winter, right into Spring.  This polish feels so cozy to me.  Swatch is 3 thin coats.  I love the unexpected mix of glitter.

Snow Way:  This snow inspired polish features a pale sky blue creally base with white glitters. A micro sparkle glistens like fallen snow on a clear winter’s day.  This classic KBShimmer polish was first launched in 2012 and is now returning even better then ever!  Snow Way was my problem child.  I couldn't get it to level out.  Next time I would layer this over a similar pale blue.  Stunning color and the white glitter is gorgeous!

Spot Sign:  Like a wild cat ready to pounce, this spotted polish is ready to bring out our wild side. Black leopard spot shaped glitters are accented by black dots, small black hexes and micro holographic sparkle.  1 dabbed on Coat Recommended, Glitter Placement may be needed depending on how many spots are desired and the curve of the nail bed.  COME ONNNNNNNNNNNN!  I saved the best for last.  This polish is amazing.  I can't paint leopard spots and now I never even have to attempt it.  I used the Dabbing method to get them on and sealed it with one coat of Out The Door.  I layered it over KBShimmer Radiant Orchid (Summer 2014) because it's still one of my favorite polishes.   

I'll be back soon with Part Two!  

The Winter Collection is available on KB Shimmer website for $7.50-8.75.  

***Product provided for review.  All opinions are my own.***

Monday, November 17, 2014

NYC New York Color - Midnight Beauty Collection Polish

***Polish provided for review.  All opinions are my own.***

Hi!  I have 3 of the 4 polish shades from the NYC New York Color Midnight Beauty Collection for you today.

Black Elixir is a shiny black creme.  This swatch is 2 even coats.  Perfection!

I'm Not AffRed is the perfect vampy, blood red.  This is my go to fall shade.

Animal Instinct is a bright orange with a golden shimmer that was sort of hidden on my nails.  This swatch is 2 coats.  Super bright!

I really love these colors from NYC New York Color and at $1.99, the price can't be beat.  Did you pick up any this Halloween?

NYC New York Color is available at CVS, Walmart, Duane Reade, Target, KMart and Family Dollar nationwide.

***Polish provided for review.  All opinions are my own.***