Friday, December 20, 2013

Rainbow Honey December Limited Editions

There's nothing I love more than Rainbow Honey's monthly polishes, they're a treat and something special to collect. The past two months she has definitely outdone herself with not one but three colors for November and December! And this month each color has a scented top coat you can pair it with!

Worth The Truffle is a gorgeous brown and gold glitter top coat. I only needed one coat over Color Club Earthy Angel, which I think really compliments the color of the glitters. Two coats of the Worth The Truffle top coat and my nails are smelling like deliciously sweet chocolate!

Candy Cane Gram is a beautiful red and white glitter with iridescent shimmer throughout. One layer over O.P.I Mod About You has this looking like peppermint goodness. Topped with two coats of the Candy Cane Gram top coat has me convinced that my nails are candy canes!

Don't Gingersnap At Me is an amazing golden and bronze mix of glitters of all shapes and sizes. You can almost see the hidden iridescent square glitters. One coat on top of Lime Crime Milky Ways has this looking just scrumptious! Two coats of the Don't Gingersnap At Me top coat and the aroma is warm, spicy gingerbread. Yum!

Be sure to pick up your favorites before its too late! They'll be available until January, in pairs, separately or you can get all six in a set. Available on!

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Quick Post: Orly Matte Flake Top Coats!

So I picked these up awhile back and decided to finally try them out. Orly not only decided to release two flakie top coats, but made them matte! I swatched them quickly over Sally Hansen Black Out so that the colors would show through nicely.

Green Flakie Top Coat is jam packed with shades of blue flakes. I used two coats, it gets really nice coverage. I didn't use a top coat over it, so you can see how well the matte effect works. The flakes are a nice size and aren't too thick, making them easy to layer.

Pink Flakie Top Coat has a variety of colors and shades of flakes. Two coats of this has a little less coverage than the Green Flakie, but its still a beautiful color. The flakes also seems to be a bit smaller in this color, but just as easy to handle.

Friday, December 13, 2013

Sinful Colors Holiday!

With the holidays drawing closer, its time to get those manicures glimmering, bright and full of cheer! I spotted some of Sinful Colors new holiday colors and decided to pick a few to share with you all. These shimmering glitter top coats are perfect for any holiday event!

Silver Belle is a sheer, creamy white base with silver shimmer and hex glitters. I used one layer over Sally Hansen White On and got very nice coverage and glitter distribution. I'm sure if you pair it with a light blue, you'll get a beautiful winter look!

Gilded is a sandy tan shimmer with red hex glitters. I decided to use Color Club Antiqued as a base color, it matches the shimmer pretty well! Two coats gets you some really nice coverage. Another option would be to pair this with a forest green, to bring out the shimmer.

Holiday Rebel is a jolly clear glitter topper. Complete with red, green and silver hex glitters of varying sizes. One coat over Rainbow Honey Gilded Angel was all it took to get amazing glitter coverage. I was a little worried about the silver and gold clashing, but I really like the combination!

Unwrap Me is another clear glitter topper with red and black hex glitters of all sizes. I absolutely love this color over China Glaze Running In Circles and it only took one coat. This would probably go great over a gold as well!

Monday, December 9, 2013

Revlon Parfumerie Fruits & Florals

Its finally time for the second installment of my Revlon Parfumerie swatches! So far I believe these are the best scented polishes out there right now. The scents and colors are amazing and I hope they plan on releasing more soon!

Wild Violets is a rich dark purple with a subtle shimmer to it. Easily opaque in two coats and a very smooth formula. The scent is a sweet lavender, not overwhelming at all.

Pink Pineapple is a nice pastel creme. It is a bit sheer, so it takes a good four coats for opacity. The scent is spot on pineapple! Its a bit more sugary than you'd expect, but its still a delightful scent.

Apricot Nectar is a pretty orange with a touch of pink. Smooth and opaque in just two coats. This scent wasn't apricot, but more of an orange gummy candy scent. Still smelled delicious though!

African Tea Rose is a gorgeous bright pink, almost a raspberry. This one was a bit thin, but three coats made it perfectly opaque. The scent is definitely rosey, very sweet and lovely.

Ginger Melon is a tangy hot pink, with a bit of an orange tone. The scent is similar to Apricot Nectar, more of a citrus smell, but still like gummy candy. Yum!

China Flower is a classic bright red. Its a bit sheer, but three coats is nice for opacity. The scent of this one is tough to tell, its a strong one though. Very earthy, almost like a type of incense.

Be sure to check back for the third and last installment!

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Getting In The Holiday Spirit!

 Its that time of year again! The holidays are fast approaching and I've been getting in the spirit lately. I wish I had gotten a picture of my Thanksgiving nails, they were Revlon Parfumerie Bordeaux topped with Rainbow Honey Linger. Not only was it a really beautiful combo, but my nails smelled like cranberry all day!

When I first saw Rainbow Honey Phoenix Down, I immediately wanted to use it for a Christmas manicure. I did one layer over Sephora By O.P.I I Come In Peas and it looks like festive confetti! For a cute accent I decided to use Beautifully Disney Looking For My Prince as a base and striped Color Club Gingerbread Man down and across. I wanted it to look like a present, so I painted an acrylic bow to match! 

This is last week's manicure, I wanted a simple polka dot. Apparently I'm not done wearing Autumn Spice with everything I own and decided it would be a great pair with Color Club Gingerbread Man. They smelled AMAZING together, like Christmas an Autumn all wrapped up in one!

Monday, December 2, 2013

Quick Post: Deborah Lippmann Vs. Revlon

I've heard a lot of hype lately about Revlon Wintermint being a dupe for Deborah Lippmann Mermaid's Dream. I figured since I have both, why not compare them! Of course Wintermint gets a few extra points from me because it smells so good.

At first sight its pretty clear that Revlon has a lot less dark blue metallic glitter. The base colors are similar, Wintermint is a touch lighter, but less sheer than Mermaid's Dream. It also looks like Mermaid's Dream has a lot more shimmer than Wintermint. If you're going for overall look, I'd go with Mermaid's Dream, but if you love scented polish than its definitely Wintermint!