Saturday, April 5, 2014

Color Club Celebration!

I recently visited my local Bed Bath & Beyond to try and find the new Color Club Modern Mosaic collection, unfortunately I couldn't find it. I was lucky enough to stumble on these Color Club minis though and found out they're from the Celebration collection!


There are twelve colors in the collection, but these three were the only ones I could find in their mini display. I am crazy for glitters in crellies (creme/jellies) and was so happy to see that Color Club has hopped on that train!


For You is a white crelly with rainbow hexes of varying sizes. I'm assuming this one is to celebrate a birthday and its adorable. It only took two coats for opacity and my goodness was there glitter a plenty!


Matte top coat immediately turns this color into a delicious jawbreaker manicure! Any rainbow glitters in a white crelly and I am totally in!


Bundle Of Joy is a minty green crelly with black and white hexes of varying sizes. The formula is a little thin, so three layers were needed to get this color opaque. I noticed the white hexes are a little transparent and I think that makes this color even better!


I absolutely adore this color in matte. It looks just like mint chocolate chip ice cream, scrumptious!


Oh Boy! is a gorgeous baby blue crelly with black and white hexes of all sizes. This color gave a lot more glitter coverage in three coats. They should really think about making a whole line of colors like this, they're so fantastic.


The matte top coat definitely makes this color more creamy and soft. Almost like a speckled robin's egg, beautiful.

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Etude House Minnie Mouse

If you know me, then you know I am a Disney fanatic! I own a ton of cosmetics and products that are Disney themed and absolutely love doing Disney inspired nails. I stumbled upon Etude House and found out they had just released a Minnie Mouse collection, so I snatched it up as soon as I could. I'm in the US so I had to order from eBay, if you're wondering where to find these lovely polishes.


Minnie Red is a medium red creme. The formula is really fantastic, no streaks and it only took two coats for opacity. And although red polishes are known for causing stains, the stain from this color was minimal.


With a matte top coat, the color becomes a pinch darker, but it still a lovely red. And yes, a white glitter did sneak into my matte, darn speck!


Silver Bow is a glitter topper with silver bows, white circles and pink hexes of varying sizes. I can also see a bit of holographic silver micro glitters. This topper was a little pesky to get a good amount of glitter out. I used two coats over Butter London Cuppa, very simple and cute!


I love how soft the matte makes this combination look. You can also see the bits of holographic glitter better and the little silver bows are to die for!


Pink And White Bow this glitter topper is a huge mix of pink hexes, iridescent squares, white circles, micro iridescent hexes, and pink and white bows. The glitters were much easier to get out of the bottle, but I did two coats anyway over Sinful Colors Candy Coated. 


Once again, the matte top coat softens this combination perfectly. I also love the way the iridescent glitters shine, they look really beautiful with the pastel purple.


Minnie White is also a glitter topper that has a burst of glitters. Including pink hexes, squares and bars, iridescent squares, white circles, hexes and mouse ears. I even see some micro glass flecks sprinkled in! The amount of glitter that came out in two coats is astounding and looks great over Zoya Mira.


With the matte top coat, the iridescent squares are shining bright! You can see the glass flecks much better in matte and the white mouse ears pop!


Minnie Black is another glitter topper, but much more simple in the combination of glitters. With black, white and pink hexes, and black mouse ears. It was a little finicky with the application, but two coats over OPI Tasmanian Devil Made Me Do It looks really nice.


I am totally in love with this color in matte, it looks like falling confetti. I mean come on, who doesn't want a party on their nails?


Bubble Pink is a gorgeous bubble gum pink creme, but I feel like there's a tiny hint of orange hidden in this color. It only took two coats for opacity and this color is ready for Spring!


The matte top coat softens it quite a bit and I no longer see any orange tones. It reminds me a lot of the Beautifully Disney polish Enchanted Kiss, which is also a pretty pink.

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Bundle Monster 10pcs Metal Nail Veil Review

 *Products in this post were sent to me for the purpose of a 100% honest unbiased review.*

So I was recently accepted to become sponsored by BundleMonster.com and was overjoyed to begin reviewing their products. My first package contained a set of their awesome 10pcs metal nail veils and I immediately tried every single one of them on! I love that the metal is so sturdy, despite the designs being so intricate.


I've never tried nail veils before, but found out they're extremely simple to use! Just add a little nail glue and press them on, they'll stay put for a long time. I paired the full gold veil with Rainbow Honey Ivy's Kiss over Color Club Wild Cactus and am in love with how elegant the gold looks with the emerald green.


I was dying to try a Spring look with this silver nail veil, the black flower design is so cute! I paired it with Deborah Lippmann I'm Not Edible, the black flower goes so well with the black glitter. Another plus side of metal nail veils is that they're easily reusable. All you have to do is peel them off when you're done and wipe the backing down with a little remover!


The rest of the gold veils in the set aren't necessarily full nail, but they cover quite bit! My favorite out of them all is the one on the far left, the filigree is lovely. From left to right the base colors are: OPI Magazine Cover Mouse, Beautifully Disney Diva Of The Deep, Butter London Bluey and Zoya Dahlia.


The silver set has one more full nail veil, which is glamorously covered in rhinestones! These silver veils are amazingly beautiful with filigree and rhinestones galore. My favorite of this set has to be the second one in from the left, I'm a sucker for delicate designs. Base colors from left to right are: Zoya Carter, Essie Butler Please! and China Glaze Holly-Day.

This set can be found at bundlemonster.com  and you can also buy pairs of a single design!

 *Products in this post were sent to me for the purpose of a 100% honest unbiased review.*



Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Quick Post: Finger Paints Flakies 2014 Vs. 2012

Awhile back I got the new Finger Paints flakies, because the ones they released in 2012 were amazing! I swatched them awhile back and decided to also do a comparison and am just now getting around to posting. Sorry about that! I'll be layering each one over black, so you can see the full effect they have.


Colorful Dream is a rainbow pastel flakie top coat, which is really gorgeous. I did two coats to really cover the nail and show all the colors this flakie has to offer.


Up against Twisted it seems a lot more subtle and delicate. Its a nice contrast, but I'm still drawn to the brighter flakie.


Psychedelic Hue is a beautiful pastel green and blue flakie. Although you can see the colors and its covering most of the nail, I feel like there's something missing from this polish.


When put next to Flecked I can see a bit of yellow come out of Psychedelic Hue. I also noticed that the flakes in the new collection seem to be a bit more shredded.


Abstract Attraction is a gorgeous blue and purple flakie. This has to be one of my favorites from this line, especially over the black.


Next to Motley you can see its more toned down, but not quite pastel. I also see a tiny bit of pink standing out now!


Symmetrical Symphony is a nice blue and orange flakie. I actually love the color contrast this color has to offer!


You can tell that Finger Paints definitely went for more subtle coloring in this collection, as opposed to their bright 2012 collection. 


Vivid Reflection is a lovely mix of orange, pink and purple flakies. They layer together really nicely!


I'd have to say that when comparing it to Flashy, I'm leaning more towards Vivid Reflection, but that could just be my preference. I love the subtlety of Vivid Reflection!


Sunday, March 9, 2014

Sorry I haven't been around lately!

Things have been so busy since I started school and I haven't had much time to get any swatches or blogging done. The two classes I'm taking are going by so quickly, but there is so much work that I barely have time to paint my own nails. Luckily this weekend I was able to get ahead in my homework, so I have a little time to get some posts together!


Here is my manicure for the week! I wanted to do something that would really pop and something that I hadn't done before. This design I found online was a perfect fit and so easy too! I used Color Club Mrs. Robinson and a Sinful Colors white and black. All you have to do is lay down the black dots with a dotting tool, let them dry and layer white almost all the way over the black. I can't stop staring at them, and maybe that's a bad thing for classes, but I love the three dimensional feeling they give!


I was also able to get to the store this weekend and buy a better case for my Nail Care kit. In the kit we got a duffle bag, but it didn't have wheels and believe me when I say this kit is heavy! I got this wheeled toolbox from Home Depot and everything fits really nicely, but leaves room for anything I might need to add later. My mom actually got this for me because she has one she uses for all her floral classes!


It has a nice pull out area where I keep my tools and polishes.


Underneath is where I keep my bigger tools like gloves, a soak bowl, sanitizer and my sterilizing tray. Also any lotions, remover and etc.


And finally in the bottom compartment I can fit my pedicure tubs and towels.

In just a few weeks my first two classes will be over and I'll have about six left to go. I have learned so much and will definitely put it to use. But hopefully I can make some time to come update and keep bloggin' on!

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Milani Golden Lid Glitters

I know its been a few days since I've posted, but its been quite a busy couple of weeks! I've been spending time getting ready for school, which I've started now. I am now working my way to become a certified nail technician! I'll be sure to write more on that later. Also now next week is my twenty-fifth birthday, so that's exciting.

Anyway, on to today's post! I tend to check my local drugstores weekly, just to see if there are new collections or products, and I came across these new gold lid Milani polishes. They're located in the regular display, so I believe they'll be permanent! There were some lovely pastels and glitters, but these are the two that caught my eye the most.


Sugar High is a multi-colored matte glitter top coat, with a hint of metallic silver hexes. The coverage of this color is fantastic, because I layered one coat over Zoya Jacqueline! I absolutely love the color combination they chose and I think it goes really well with neutral colors.


In matte, it still looks stunning. The silver glitters pop and the colors don't get muted much. It makes me think of colorful pebbles on a sandy beach. Now that's a place I'd like to visit!


Sugar Rush is a pastel multi-glitter with less colors, bigger hexes and silver holographic glitters. The glitters in this color aren't packed as tightly, I layered two coats over Sinful Colors Tempest. I think this color would be great for a Spring manicure, paired with a pastel blue.


Personally, I prefer this glitter in matte. Especially over the pastel purple, it looks like candy! You can still see the holographic effect of the silver hexes though, so that's nice. I will definitely be picking up more of this line in the future!


Monday, February 17, 2014

Revlon Parfumerie Final Five!

When Revlon's new Parfumerie line came out, the US started with sixteen colors, along with three hard to find shades. I knew there would be twenty-four in total, but where were the last five? I did some research online and found out they were released in Canada first! Luckily they eventually came to the US and I was able to find them at Ulta. So here are swatches for the final five of the Revlon Parfumerie collection.


Powder Puff is a very sheer baby pink with blue and pink shimmer. I would suggest putting this color over a base color, it took me four thick coats to get opacity. The scent is really pleasant, like a fragrant powdered make-up!


Tropical Rain is a gorgeous sky blue creme. It went on smoothly in two coats! The scent was very earthy, with a heavy aroma of flowers. Tropical Rain is a lovely scent, its doesn't really smell like rain, but maybe they were going for how a meadow would smell like after rain.


Orange Blossom is a tangy bright orange creme. Its a little sheer and streaky, so I used four coats for a smooth opacity. This is another scent from the line that smells strongly like candy, a very sweet orange scent!


Balsam Fir is a beautiful deep forest green creme. This color easily went on in two coats and has to be one of my new favorite greens. The scent is very distinctly a pine tree. It reminds me of the holidays and I would definitely use this for some Christmas tree nails!


Espresso is a pure black creme. It went opaque in only two coats, but was a bit streaky at first. I'd have to say this is the scent I'm most disappointed in, but maybe its just my sense of smell. Sadly this smelled exactly like burnt food to me, not pleasant at all. Let me know if you have a different experience with this scent, I'd like to see what others think!