Saturday, July 19, 2014

Rainbow Honey Summer Mixtape Review

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

 I have been a huge fan of Rainbow Honey ever since I pre-ordered their Equestria collection. Two years later and they're still going strong! I was lucky enough to receive three of their new Summer Mixtape collection to review. These colors look fantastically vibrant and I cannot wait to get my hands on the rest of them!

Elevate is a fabulous multi-color glitter with hexes, squares, circles and even triangles! I've noticed that triangle glitters are booming in indie polishes lately, but this is my first experience with one. It only took one layer of Elevate to get this glitter coverage and I had no problem with folding glitter. Rainbow Honey Viola as a base really makes this color pop and it shows off the hidden blue shimmer.

I Wanna Get Better is a zesty orange jelly filled with hot pink hexes, purple circles, green squares and yellow stars. Not to mention a sparkling golden shimmer! This color is gorgeous in the bottle, but I could not get it to work with my skin tone. It only took two coats for opacity and I may suggest trying it over a white base coat.

Control is a vivid neon pink with iridescent shimmer that transitions from orange to blue. I have a few pink cremes from Rainbow Honey, but they're all different in their own way and I never get tired of them! This color is gorgeous, perfect for Summer and only took two coats to achieve opacity.

Rainbow Honey's Summer Mixtape collection is available now! Be sure to use the coupon code above for 20% off your next order. But don't wait too long because this promo expires 8/31/2014! I also suggest checking out their amazing scented top coats and cuticle balms.

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

Monday, July 14, 2014

Beautifully Disney Curiouser & Curiouser

I've always loved the story and whimsy of Alice In Wonderland. The Disney movie is what I grew up with and the colors were always stunning. Beautifully Disney did not disappoint with this collection! I only wish they would've released more colors based on Alice In Wonderland, but the four they did release are gorgeous.

Tis' Brillig is a cream colored texture with golden shimmer with a hint of pink. Its beautiful in the bottle and even more so on the nail! Three coats was all it took for opacity and the formula is easy to work with. I tried layering some top coat over this color, but its truly meant to be textured.

This Way, That Way is a lovely light periwinkle cream. I'd have to say this is one of my favorite blues. You could get away with two coats, but I used three just to make sure it was opaque. It does remind me of Alice's dress, although I think it may have been a bit darker.

Non Sensical is a shimmer packed fuchsia. I would say this color is more suited to be a top coat, its pretty sheer and took four coats to become opaque. I could see it looking great over a purple or even black! Since it is pretty stunning on its own, I can only imagine how amazing it would look paired with another color.

Who Are You? is a gorgeous shimmer filled olive green. Like Non Sensical, I would say this is more of a top coat. You can get away with three coats, but I used four to be sure of the opacity. This color definitely reminds me of the Mad Hatter, even though the name is dialog from the caterpillar. I'm anxious to see what Beautifully Disney releases next!

Monday, July 7, 2014

What A Beach!

Summer is in full swing and I am definitely in the spirit! Its one of the best seasons for bright, cheery nail art in all colors and themes. I've gotten quite a burst of inspiration from the beach and sea lately! I've also had an urge to wear more teal and vibrant blues this Summer.

One of the teals I've been lusting after most is Rainbow Honey Tidal Wave, its such a gorgeous color. I did layer Rainbow Honey Bubble Beam over it to give it a little more shimmer and blue tint. The combination is really breathtaking and creates a beautiful ocean background for my coral sea stars. The stars were originally gold studs that I painted with Sinful Colors Island Coral. For my accent, I used Beautifully Disney Ocean Mist as a base and hand placed matching green hexes to resemble a scaled mermaid tail. 

I've seen variations of this manicure all over lately and have wanted to try it. I am the worst at water marbling, but this was much easier! I used Maybelline Day Glow Teal as my ocean blue and water spotted Sinful Colors Wisp over it. Water spotting is a technique I've seen around lately where instead of marbling you spritz alcohol or perfume on the polish in the water. A chemical reaction causes the tears and holes, which creates this awesome effect! I wanted to add a little sand and Zoya Godiva was the perfect color and texture! I sponged a few layers on and fell in love with the result. I added a turtle and sand dollar charm for some pizzazz! 

Friday, July 4, 2014

Quick Post: Happy Fourth Of July!

Hey everyone! I hope you're having or plan to have an awesome Fourth of July. I don't have much planned for the blog today, but I have tons of fun manicures coming up soon! I've been working pretty hard the past few days to bring my ideas to life and cannot wait to share them with you all. For today, I decided to share my festive glitter gradient.

I started with Sinful Colors Wisp as a nice crisp white base. And Rainbow Honey I'm The Hero! was just screaming to be used. It turned into a really beautiful and patriotic looking gradient and I love the little stars. I was also surprised to see square glitters mixed in with the hexes!

Enjoy your day and check back for exciting things to come!

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Beautifully Disney Pop Of Minnie

That's right, I have more Beautifully Disney swatches to share with you all! Pop Of Minnie came out at the beginning of this year in January and brought some beautiful polish colors with it. With a very bright, mod and pop art style this collection definitely shines!

Dots Or Nothing is a black and white hex glitter top coat. It packs one heck of a punch in one coat! I used Color Club Endless Summer as a base color, which really brings out the contrast of the glitters. I'm extremely impressed with this one coat glitter and its so cute!

Oh Mod Mouse is a vibrant neon yellow with a very faint hint of lime green.  As with most yellow polishes it was a bit streaky, but after four coats it looks smooth. This color is not usually my style, but its just so beautiful and has such a great pop to it!

Orang' You Cute is a nice juicy orange creme. It went on easily in three coats and is a perfect color for a monarch manicure. The formula of this color was really smooth and I had no trouble with streaks.

Poptimistic is a radiant neon bubblegum pink. Easily opaque in three coats and ready to shine! Another amazing collection from Disney and they don't seem to be slowing down anytime soon. One thing I would like to see from them in the future though are more purples and glitters! 

Monday, June 16, 2014

Beautifully Disney Fantasy In Flight

I've had these swatches sitting in a folder for awhile now and with all the new Beautifully Disney collections coming out recently, I decided its time to post swatches and catch up! Ever since I heard of Disney launching their own cosmetics line, I was intrigued and planned on owning every polish they put out. Fantasy In Flight came out last year in November with four gorgeous shades.

Spriteful is a stunning nude holographic with hidden iridescent flecks. It took three coats for opacity and the holographic effect didn't get dull with top coat. I have to say this is my favorite color from this collection, its absolutely beautiful.

Something Sassy is a lovely rose gold glitter top coat. One coat over Nicole By OPI How Fairy Nice Of You! is all you need for a glitter packed manicure. I love the color of the glitter, its nice to get a metallic glitter that's not gold or silver.

Wish Come True is a fantastic sky blue holographic with hidden iridescent flecks. This color took three coats for opacity, its formula is nice and smooth. I really hope they release more colors like this and Spriteful because they're amazing and easily my favorite effect.

Star Struck is a ruby red jelly with glittering red hexes. It went opaque in two coats and really surprised me with how pretty it turned out to be. I love how much it sparkles with the top coat and the fact that it doesn't need a base color.

Get ready for more Beautifully Disney swatches coming soon!

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Beautifully Disney Haul!

Last Monday I was lucky enough to visit Downtown Disney and have a little shopping spree. I loved being able to feel some of the Disney spirit. We walked around the shops for a bit and ate at my favorite restaurant Naples. After we stopped in at the art gallery, there were so many beautiful art pieces I would love to hang in my home.

I decided to have a little hidden mickey in my manicure for the day. I used China Glaze Escaping Reality as a nice hot pink base. And did my favorite art for Summer, 3D dots! I have little containers of mickey mouse glitters, so I used a black under a white to create the same 3D effect. 

The whole shebang! I'm usually more into polish than eyeshadow, but the art and colors of this palette were calling my name. Its the Curiouser & Curiouser palette from their new Alice In Wonderland line. The four polishes up top are also from that line, from left to right: Tis' Brillig, Non Sensical, Who Are You? and This Way, That Way. The bottom three are from the Minnie Mouse line, from left to right: Poptimistic, Orang' You Cute and Oh Mod Mouse.

Here are the colors inside the Curiouser & Curiouser palette, from top left to bottom right: Hip Cat, Queenie, Twirly, Quiet As A Mouse, Wild Hare and Mushroom. They're highly pigmented, smooth and beautiful. I'll be posting swatches of the polishes later this week, so stay tuned for that!