Monday, March 18, 2013

Zoya Pixies: London

                                                                                                                                                                            *Press Sample*

Hello! Today I have a combo that is a fail for me because I thought London was going to dry a tad lighter than it did. Also, I paired it with my beloved Sweet that I haven't worn in ages and I thought it was lighter. This was a potential Easter mani I was trying out, but its just a tad too dark as I wanted a pastel look. None the less I did enjoy this mani to pieces for an entire week with minimal tip wear. I used two coats of both London and Sweet. The formula on London just like the other two I've tried so far is thick but nice. A surprise was that the dry time was pretty fast, just under 10 minutes to get to the finish shown below.

Are you loving London? I can tell you right now that its the one I was most excited about out of the 6. Such a lovely shade of light gunmetal grey. Thanks for stopping by, and have a great day.

Note: Sorry about the picture quality, I'm editing from my phone until my computer is good to go since my old Sony Cybershot gave out on me :( . Only one more post should be pre new camera.

*Zoya London was provided by the PR company for my honest review*

Monday, March 11, 2013

Zoya PixieDust: Dahlia and Chyna

                                                                                                                         *Press Sample*

Hello Loves! Long time no post huh? That is a whole other topic to get into in a little bit more detail when I get my computer and it all set up. So today I have two Zoya lovelies to share with you. I've been rockin' the shorties for about 5 months now, so I wanted to wear the darker shades first before pastel obsession kicks in for me and I itch for longer nails. The formula on both was just a teeny tiny bit thick, but in the best way for a polish of this texture. I used two thin coats of Dahlia (black), and 1 coat of Chyna (red). Chyna was sooo pigmented, and reminds me of the many different Ruby Slippers. Both were very glittery in person, but it didn't quite translate in the photos with my dinosaur of a camera (have a new one now YAY). Dry time was super fast on the first coat for Dahlia, but a bit slower when the second coat was applied. Chyna took longer to dry than two coats of Dahlia, and it was only one coat. In all it took about 15-20 minutes for them to be full dry. Removal was super easy, and there was no staining at all.

Are you loving the Pixies as much as I am? Is the textured finish your thing, or are you passing it up altogether. I chose to wear them as mani's instead of posting the whole collection at once, because I fell in love and didn't want to take it off. Thanks for reading loves, and see you with the next combo. P.S My posting will be back to normal like old times when my new computer is all set up :)


*The products in this post were sent to me for my honest review*

Thursday, May 3, 2012

China Glaze Capitol Colours: Harvest Moon and Electrify

Hello Babes! Its been a looooong while and I truly am sorry about that, but A LOT has been going on and I just need to take care of things that are going on in my life. I do miss all of you and blogging dearly though. Tons of swaps and hauls to swatch and share with you, and also a lot that I swatched but have yet to edit and post. With Picnik closing and my refusing to spend buckets on PS, I had to reach out for help on Twitter and I finally found good (so far) new home to edit my pictures. Hopefully this month I can get back to my old routine and schedule posts daily. I noticed that I've had a few swatches sitting in my drafts, I know bad bad me. What I have to share with you today is 2 colors from China Glaze Capitol Colors Collection.

Harvest Moon: Crystallized Copper Shimmer. Is a copper foil with a rainbow assortment of micro glitter. Initially I really thought I would really dislike this color and I generally steer clear of shades like this because they wash me out BUT I LOVE IT! The formula was amazing and it reached full opacity in 2 thin coats. Dry time was average, nothing to write home about. No top coat used for this swatch.

Electrify: High-wattage gold and ruby red glitter blend. Not much to really add to that description because its spot on. Formula was actually not bad for this to be such a jammed packed glitter. I applied 2 thin coats over Harvest Moon to get this look. I think at 3 coats it would have reached opacity on its own. This baby is a top coat eater so your going to need to double up. I'm not particularly crazy about this polish, because I feel like it belongs in the holiday season maybe?... I know that's when I will most likely bring it out again to use for nail art.

I know you've already seen so many swatches of this collection that you could cry, but I didn't get to share mine yet. What do you thing of Harvest Moon and Electrify? I really like the first but the second is meh. Thanks for stopping by to see what I have to share.


Individual shades retail for $7.  The collection will be available in a 12-piece counter display as well as open stock colors.

China Glaze® is free of DBP, toluene, and added formaldehyde. China Glaze® nail lacquers are available through salons and professional beauty supply stores nationwide. For more information, visit: or follow China Glaze on Facebook and Twitter:

**Products provided for review**

Press Release: China Glaze Summer Neons Collection

Heat Up Your Summer with China Glaze® Summer Collection

Los Angeles, CA – (March 2012):  The sun has nothing on you this summer!  Rival its brightness and heat with China Glaze® Summer 2012 collection, Summer Neons.  Featuring 12 new sizzling shades perfect for surf, sand and nightlife, the all new hot hues in China Glaze® Summer Neons include:

·         Pink Plumeria: Light pink with gold shimmer
·         Under the Boardwalk: Fluorescent raspberry

·         Splish Splash: Bright sky blue shimmer
·         Love’s A Beach: Sizzling hot pink

·         Hang-Ten Toes: Bubblegum neon with iridescent purple shimmer

·         Beach Cruise-r: Glimmering fuchsia grape

·         Orange You Hot?: Bright orange with attention-grabbing gold glimmer

·         Surfin’ For Boys: Glistening bright coral

·         Flirty Tankini: Shimmery strawberry smoothie pink

·         Ride the Waves: Dark ocean blue

·         I’m With the Lifeguard: Glimmering lime green

·         Sun-Kissed: Hot highlighter yellow

Also available 8-piece box collection featuring Under The Boardwalk, Ride The Waves, I’m With The Lifeguard, Sun-Kissed, Orange You Hot?, Surfin’ For Boys, Flirty Tankini and Pink Plumeria.

China Glaze® Summer Neons will be available as open stock colors and 12-piece counter display.  Individual polishes retail for $7 MSRP and the 8-piece box set retails for $56.  China Glaze® Summer Neons will be available at fine salons and beauty supply stores nationwide in June 2012.

China Glaze is free of DBP, toluene, and added formaldehyde. China Glaze nail lacquers are available through salons and professional beauty supply stores nationwide. For more information, visit:

CG on Instagram: ChinaGlazeOfficial

Monday, April 2, 2012

Light It Up Blue

Hello Babes! I'm sharing my blue mani for World Autism Awareness Day. If you are unfamiliar with autism and what the cause is about, please head on over to the website and read up on it. Today I'm sharing Nail the Bytch Jelly Jeans Queen with you today. JJQ is a slate blue jelly with a beautiful blue micro shimmer that's fully opaque in 2 coats. The formula is a little on the thin side and was a tad streaky on the first coat, but leveled out perfectly smooth on the second. Dry time is amazingly fast, and it dries to a nice high gloss finish. The swatches below are 2 coats with no top coat.

What do you think of JJQ? I really love this polish, its the perfect shade of blue. The third picture is with flash so you can see the subtle shimmer that doesn't show up in the other two, but its true color is the first two pictures. Today is World Autism Awareness Day, but the whole month for the US is National Autism Awareness Month. Any support of the cause no matter how small means a lot to this cause. Its not to late to Shine A Light On Autism. Nail the Bytch polish can be purchased directly from their website for $6USD. Don't forget to like them on Facebook and follow them on Twitter. Thanks for stopping by :o)


**Products Provided For Review**

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Nail the B.y.t.c.h

Good Morning Babes! Today I have 3 fun polishes to share with you from Nail the B.y.t.c.h. I had the opportunity to chose which ones I would like to share with my lovelies. I picked just 6 random colors, some I like and some that I normally wouldn't go for just to be completely open. I will be sharing the first 3 with you today. I love the meaning behind the name Be Your Own True Heroine, the reasoning behind the name is very empowering. Below is the description behind the name:

Nail the B.Y.T.C.H is more than just a novelty nail polish line. We would like to think of it as our own little movement. There are so many ways of labeling ourselves in today’s society. Some labels are frowned upon and some are empowering. We are definitely all about empowerment and positivity. Nail the B.Y.T.C.H wants our consumer to Be Your True Creative Heroine. This allows us to take a hard look at the label of being a bitch and the negative connotations thrown out so freely and extract its venom. Fashion, cosmetics and even music help us define who we are in the world down to the smallest of details. Why not the color of our nails? Nail polish, nail art and design have always been an important part of any fashion trend. This is why we are supplying the perfect instrument for Being Your True Creative Heroine without being offensive. Hummm…We are some clever little Bytches aren’t we! Choose from our palette of nail lacquer that grants you an opportunity to be bold and true to your inner heroine. You decide which B.Y.T.C.H to use as your mode of self expression.

All swatches below are two coats and no top coat unless I specify otherwise. Lets take a look at what I have to share with you today :)

Cup My Cakes is a very bright (almost neon) peach creme. Application was a piece of cake (very bad pun LOL) because of the amazing formula. I thought it would be a streaky nightmare after the first coat, but it was completely opaque at two and leveled out perfectly.

Fruity Cutie Butte is a lovely lavender creme. FCB is how the baby would look of Essie's Play Date and OPI's Rumples Wiggin', that's how I would describe this particular shade of purple. Formula and application for this baby is the same as CMC with two easy coats and a great formula. I just can't get over the shine with no tc!

Pretty Slick Bytch is a very pretty bright tangerine orange with silver micro shimmer. Application on this one was not so good, as are with most frosts. PSB was an absolute streaky mess, and took three coats to look somewhat decent. I've never painted so slow and carefully in my life, and there are still some brush strokes! Dry time was on the slower side than the cremes, even with fast drying top coat that I added in hopes of minimizing the appearance of streaks (fail). I don't like this one for my skin tone, so its definitely my least favorite out of the bunch.

Jennifer Smith and Lanaia Edwards founded Tru Duo LLC, makers of Nail the B.Y.T.C.H. in October 2010. They are cousins from Chicago who always dreamed of owning their own business and finally saw it into reality. Collectively, with over 10 years experience in the Beauty Industry, their passion ignited them to launch this daring line of nail lacquers. Nail the B.Y.T.C.H is about being Bold…Expressive…Being Your True Creative Heroine! This brand will feature exuberant, bold colors and names that appeal to the edgy, everyday consumer who wants to be their own fashionista. These two women weren’t afraid to be brave, forward and a tad controversial. If you were to consider either of them a Bytch, well it will be on their terms. That’s the Motto.

Nail the Bytch polishes can be purchased directly the Nail the B.y.t.c.h. website for $6 each.
Like Nail the B.y.t.c.h on Facebook
Follow Nail the B.y.t.c.h on Twitter

What do you think of the first 3 lovely shades I'm sharing? I like all 3 colors even thought I think PSB doesn't go well with my skin tone. I can't wait to see what Jennifer and Lanaia come up with for their summer collection. Thanks for stopping by :o)


**Products Sent For Review**

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Day 7: Black And White With Glitter

This is extremely late and I am sorry about that, but I will be posting the last four throughout the weekend. Today I have Black and White with glitters to share with you for Day 7. Originally when I saw this day I said that it would be my chance to use my Nubar Black and White Dots, but I passed because I thought there might be a chance that one of my other challenge mates might do it at some point during this challenge. This one really stumped me because there aren't a ton of black and white glitters out there to chose from (def wasn't about to use CTD). So what I finally decided to do is an alternating black and white nails and layer Dollish Polish Team Salvatore over each. I absolutely LOVE this glitter and definitely see myself getting great use out of it! I'm mad for not posting this the day of the challenge because it was a big hit on IG, but finally I have time to sit at the computer and play catch up. Onto the yumminess...

My Challenge Mates:
Wacky Laki
WelcomeTo Brianna's World!
My Little Vanities

Don't you just love Team S?! I originally had a different type of mani planned until this baby came in the mail the day of the challenge. I feel bad that its been sitting in drafts unpublished, but better late than never :o) . Thanks for stopping by!