Sunday, April 24, 2011

China Glaze Sexagon

Today I have for you an amazing holograph polish from China Glaze's Kaleidoscope collection. Here is Sexagon a silver scattered holo!

This is 2 coats and applied wonderfully! Sexagon is such a beautiful polish! I couldn't stop staring at it. Some polishes just speak for themselves and this is one of them!

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Zoya Mod Matte Collection Swatches

Today I have for you the 3 new matte polishes from Zoya. These swatches might be helpful to those of you who are participating in their exchange promotion!

Phoebe - A bright blue shimmer matte. This polish was my favorite from the collection! It applied great and this is two coats. It's so eye catching and fun!

Lolly - A fuschia pink matte. I love this name! This one applied decently. With mattes sometimes it is hard to get an even finish, but this did fine. This is 2 coats.

Mitzi - A lime green matte. I absolutely hated this one! It applied horribly. I could not get it to even out and apply nicely. The color also isn't very flattering. I'd pass on this one!

Sunday, April 17, 2011

OPI Sorbets

I am truly loving the sorbets from OPI's Texas collection. I have already posted about Y'all Come Back Ya Hear? and Too Hot Pink To Hold 'Em, so here are the rest!

Guy Meets Gal-veston - This is a gorgeous red orange jelly.

Houston We Have a Purple - A yummy berry jelly.

Do You Think I'm Tex-y? - A pinkish red jelly.

I did not include Big Hair Big Nails because it was way to similar to Guy Meets Gal-veston. These all applied extremely well and are 2 coats. I really hope OPI does some more sorbet polishes for future collections!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Zoya Jenine

Quick post for today! Here is Zoya Jenine a medium pink shimmer.

Application was great and this is 2 coats. I really love this pink. It's so bright and pretty. The shimmer really adds a great effect. Perfect for spring!

Sunday, April 10, 2011

OPI Y'all Come Back Ya Hear?

As I have mentioned in a previous post I am in love with OPI's new sorbets! I am also loving orange this season, so it goes without saying that I adore OPI Y'all Come Back Ya Hear? This polish is a tangerine orange jelly.

First, here is the gradient I did!

I feel like the sorbets from the Texas collection go together really well and would work perfectly for a gradient. I started with YCBYH and then used Guy Meets Galveston as my middle color and Do You Think I'm Texy as my tip color. I think this looks so tropical and juicy! A yummy summer mani!

Here is Y'all Come Back Ya Hear? on its own. This was very sheer compared to the others, so I did 3 coats. This polish is juicy orange love!

On a side note I just started a new job, so I may not be able to post as frequently. I used to work part-time retail and am now doing full-time corporate - my first grown up job! So it may take me a few weeks to get used to it and find time for updating. I will definitely still be posting, just not as much :)

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Orly Fancy Fuchsia

Today I have for you Fancy Fuchsia from Orly's recent Precious collection. This polish is a bright, almost neon pink.

For this mani I stamped the flowers using Bundle Monster plate BM10 and Nicole by OPI's My Lifesaver as my polish. I then taped off my nails and painted the diagonal tips using the same blue polish. Then I added a few pink pearls!

I really love this polish! Great application and this is 2 coats. It dries with almost a satin finish, but I prefer it with topcoat. Really a unique bright pink!

Monday, April 4, 2011

China Glaze Tickle My Triangle

I recently acquired some fabulous polishes from the China Glaze Kaleidoscope collection. These are my first true gorgeous holo polishes and now I finally see what all the fuss is about. Today I have for you Tickle My Triangle, a medium pink scattered holo.

So pretty! Application was amazing and this is 2 coats. One of those polishes I couldn't stop looking at.
I must honestly say that my Kaleidoscope polishes put the Tronica collection to shame. I still don't get why China Glaze (who is obviously capable of creating amazing holos) failed miserably with Tronica. It's almost like they did it as a joke or something. Let's all just hope that maybe one day CG will get their holo act together!

Friday, April 1, 2011

OPI Austin-tatious Turquoise

Just a simple swatch for today! Here is OPI Austin-tatious Turquoise. This polish is a bright shimmery blue with a slight purple duochrome.

I was really excited about this color in the bottle, but it was a little disappointing on the nail. The color seemed very dull and washed out. Also, the duochrome was not very apparent. Application was good, but the formula was very thin so this is 3 coats. Pretty color, but could have been much better.
Were any of you disappointed with this polish too?