Friday, August 26, 2016

Maybelline Styled Out

Hello, everyone! Today I've got this nail polish I've had in my collection for almost four years to share with you!!!







Two coats of Maybelline Styled Out, without topcoat.

Two coats of Maybelline Styled Out, with topcoat.

A lovely blue metallic. With topcoat.



Maybelline Styled Out is a medium-dark dusty aqua-leaning blue with flaky foil shimmer and a satin finish.
This is one of those polishes that I'm kicking myself in the head for not wearing sooner because it's so ridiculously pretty,
This polish has such a great formula; I still can't believe I've had it for almost four years and never wore it.
I unquestionably see myself wearing this again during the fall! I absolutely love this polish. ♥






Thanks for reading!!! XOXO

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Zoya Sia & Sally Hansen Black and Blue

Hey, guys! What's up? Do let me know in the comment section down below.
Today, I have more swatches! If you haven't noticed, I've been trying to focus a bit more on swatching the nail polishes I have in my collection, because I have hundreds of polishes I've never swatched or worn! So, for today I have two polishes I swatched/wore together.









Zoya Sia and Sally Hansen Black and Blue.

Such a lovely combination.

Mmm. Multi-chromatic polish.



For this manicure. I only used one coat, yes, just one coat of Zoya Sia, which Zoya describes as a true, royal blue cream, and one coat of Sally Hansen Black and Blue which I describe as a deep, sheer teal with a multi-chromatic finish that shifts from green to blue, and purple to pink, depending on the lighting.

I will say that I'm very impressed by the formula Zoya Sia has! I wasn't expecting it to have such full coverage in just one coat!
Now, I was expecting Black and Blue by Sally Hansen to be like a sheer multi-chrome topcoat, so I wasn't surprised by it being sheer.
The one thing I don't like about Black and Blue is that it's a little streaky, but aside from that, it's a nice multi-chromatic polish that I definitely see myself wearing again this Fall.







♥ Thanks for reading! ♥ XOXO

Friday, August 12, 2016

Zoya Cece

Hello, everyone! Today I have the last polish from the Summer 2016 Zoya Seashells collection to share with you!






Cece by Zoya.

A beautiful green textured polish. ♥



Zoya describes Cece as a full impact green, textured PixieDust with a thin vein of gold creating a fizzy lemon-lime effect.
This polish certainly reminds me of lemons and limes, but of course, when I start imagining lemons and limes, I think about Sprite which is my favorite soda, although I don't really drink soda often, haha.
Anywho, for this polish, I only needed two easy coats like almost all the other polishes in the collection!
I really like the bright spring/summer vibes this polish gives off; it's very nice.






Thanks for reading!!! ♥ XOXO ♥

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Zoya Levi

Hi, everyone! Today I have Zoya Levi to share with you!






Two coats of Levi by Zoya.

Such a beautiful gold textured polish.

So classy.


Zoya describes Levi as a beige gold textured PixieDust with medium holographic hex glitter.
I absolutely love this polish. It's so classy looking and has a pretty good formula. Honestly, at this point, I'm running out of things to say because all the polishes from this Seashells collection pretty much have the same kind of two coat formulas, (except for Bay.)
So yeah... I'm done talking about this polish. HAHA.
Tomorrow will be the last polish from the Zoya Summer 2016 PixieDust collection!
I will say that all the nail polishes in this collection were very pretty, and fun to swatch! But after tomorrow it will be back to more random nail polish swatches, and nail art! Aren't you excited!? Teehee.






Thanks for reading! XOXO

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Zoya Zooey

Hi, guys! Today, I am sharing Zoya Zooey from the 2016 Summer PixieDust collection with you!






Two coats of Zooey by Zoya.

A beautiful vibrant pink textured polish.




Zoya describes Zooey as a classic pink, textured PixieDust laced with a fine thread of gold and medium sized holographic hexes for an added layer of dimension.
I love this, and I'm not usually a big fan of pink polishes, but I love this one.
The glitter and shimmer in this polish are just SO beautiful, it makes you want to stare at it all day long.
The formula was great as well it only needed two easy coats!







Thanks for reading!!! XOXO

Saturday, August 6, 2016

Pokeball inspired nail art for INAD

Hello, everyone! Happy International Nail Art Day!!!
I honestly just found out today that it is INAD!

Because I found out on such short notice, I wasn't able to create anything in particular for the holiday, so what I have is the manicure I am currently wearing! My Pokeball inspired nail art! Haha.





Glittery Pokeball inspired nails!

Gotta catch em' all... lol.

I love glitter.



I was actually planning on posting these after I finished posting all of my swatches of the Zoya Summer PixieDust collection, but because today is INAD I decided to go ahead and post them now!
For the manicure, I used Zoya Aspen for the base and black and white acrylic paint for the details of the Pokeballs.
After I finished the details, (which were only a line and two dots) I went crazy with the glitter!
I applied Sinful Colors Decadent to the red part of the Pokeball, Color Club Snowflakes to the white part, Zoya Imogen to the black line, and layered a coat of Orly Shine On Crazy Diamond all over the nails. :)


Sorry, this post was rushed, but Happy International Nail Art Day! I hope you have an awesome one!




As always, thanks for reading! XOXO

Friday, August 5, 2016

Zoya Tilly

Hello, everyone! Today I have Zoya Tilly from the Seashells collection to share with you!







2 coats of Tilly by Zoya.

Ooh, so sparkly...

and textured.


Zoya describes Tilly as a starry gray, textured PixieDust with a small holographic glitter interwoven with a darker gunmetal.
Ah, this is such a beautiful silver textured polish!
I think the sparkles in this one really stand out compared to the others, and I think this one looks more textured compared to the others, as well.
The formula is nice, and like I said above, it only required two coats! I love the Zoya PixieDust polishes. ♥_♥






Thanks for reading!! XOXO

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Zoya Bay

Hi, everyone! Today I'll be sharing Zoya Bay from the Summer 2016 PixieDust collection with you!







3 Coats of Bay by Zoya

I really like textured polishes...

Yep.


Zoya Bay is described by Zoya as a sky blue, textured PixieDust with fine silver and gold glitter creating a dreamy effect.
Yeah, I would have to admit that this polish does look pretty dreamy, especially in person.
The only thing I was a little disappointed in was the formula. As I mentioned above, this polish required three coats to achieve full opacity, which isn't bad, but all the other polishes in the collection only needed two, so I was a little disappointed in how it was a bit more on the sheer side.
Overall, it's a very nice polish that I would surely recommend, and if I had to give it a rating out of 5 stars... I'd give it 4/5!



Thanks for reading! XOXO

Monday, August 1, 2016

Zoya Linds

Hello, everyone! Today I have a swatch of Zoya Linds to share with you!





2 coats of Linds by Zoya.

Beautiful red textured polish.

Lovely...

Zoya Linds is a cherry red, textured PixieDust with red and fuchsia glitter.
Another lovely textured polish by Zoya that a good formula and only required two coats.
I honestly don't have much to say about this polish; I'm just glad the Zoya Pixiedusts aren't going anywhere!





Thanks for reading!! Xoxo

Friday, July 15, 2016

Kiko Anise

Hello, everyone! Today, I have another polish from Kiko to share with you!







Two coats of Kiko Anise.

So textured...

and bumpy.




Anise by Kiko is a pastel baby blue polish with dark blue sprinkles & a textured finish.
This polish is a little too textured in my opinion; it being overly textured makes it difficult to apply.
I sort of wanted to like this polish because it's my favorite color (blue), and it does look kind of cool, but the formula is a huge turnoff for me.
If I had to give this polish a rating out of five stars, I'd give 2 out of 5.
It looks interesting, but the formula is crappy.





Thanks for reading! Xoxo

Monday, July 11, 2016

Kiko Pink Flambé

Hello, everyone! Today I have a swatch of another Kiko polish to share with you!











Three coats of Kiko Pink Flambé without topcoat...


and with topcoat!






Kiko Pink Flambé is a deep pink with beautiful metallic shimmer.
I ended up liking this polish a lot more than I thought I would!
Pink nail polishes usually aren't my thing, but this one is beautiful!
Pictures really aren't doing the metallic shimmer justice; It's beautiful.
I would have to say I do prefer it without topcoat versus with.
Tell me, do you prefer it with, or without topcoat? Let me know in the comment section below!





Thanks for reading!! Xoxo

Friday, July 8, 2016

Sinful Colors Sweet Tooth

Hi, guys! Today I have the final textured polish from the Sinful Colors Spring 2016 Live In Color Land collection, to show you.







Three coats of Sinful Colors Sweet Tooth.

I like it.

A bit more sheer than I would have thought...



Sweet Tooth by Sinful Colors is a hot pink with coral undertones and pink iridescent micro glitter in a textured finish.
I really like this polish; I think it's very vivid and happy looking.
Overall, this polish is great, but the formula was a bit disappointing.
As I mentioned above, it needed three coats, which isn't too bad, but even after three coats, you could see the nail line a little.
Out of all the other textured polishes from the collection, this one is probably my least favorite; but don't get me wrong, I really like it, but it's just not the best one in my opinion.



My favorite textured polishes from the collecion:





1.



Three coats of Sugar High.

2.

Three coats of Sweeten The Teal.

3.

Two coats of Sureally Sweet.

4.

Three coats of Sinful Colors Sweet Tooth.




So tell me, which ones are your favorite, and in what order?
As you can see from above, my most favorite was Sugar High!
Yeah, it required three coats just like Sweet Tooth, but at least it was fully opaque!
Also, blue is my favorite color so it's not surprising it's my favorite. ^_^




Thanks for reading!!  Xoxo

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

OPI My Pal Joey

Hi, everyone! Today I have swatches of a beautiful blue cream polish to share with you.










Two coats of OPI My Pal Joey

Reminds me of the old Sally Hansen Pacific Blue, a bit...

Lovely blue.



My Pal Joey by OPI is a primary blue cream with a really nice formula.
It applied very nicely and was fully opaque in two coats.
I love primary blue creams like this! I honestly don't know what else to say about it, haha.
I guess I'll end the post here!




Thanks for reading!! Xoxo

Monday, July 4, 2016

Abstract 4th Of July Nails

Hello, everyone! Happy 4th July to all of my fellow Americans.
Today I have the nail art that I wore for today!








Splatter nail art with water marble accent fingers. ♥



A shot with the thumb included!!
A shot of the right hand with the thumb included!? WHAT!? Lol.

I thought I'd show you the brush I used for the splatter effect... Cool right?



For the splatter nails, I used Zoya Aspen for the base; Orly Star Spangled, Zoya Dream and the super hard, powder brush (pictured above) to create the splatter effect.
As for the water marble nails, I used Zoya Aspen (the base of these nails, too), Rimmel London Stiletto Red, Sinful Shine Wisp, & Zoya Sailor.
After I finished the water marble, I felt like it needed something more, so I topped it off with some of Orly Shine On Crazy Diamond.
Even after that, I still felt like the nails were lacking something... So I added some rhinestones!
Then I was satisfied, haha.
I really enjoyed creating these!



Thanks for reading! Xoxo

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Zoya Cassedy

 Hey guys! Today I've got swatches of a beautiful metallic polish to show you!








Two coats of Cassedy by Zoya.
One of those fancy hand poses, lol.





Zoya describes this polish as a full-coverage, celestial pewter metallic; I think that's pretty accurate.
I picked it up from Whole Foods a couple of weeks ago and it's stunning!
I always have high hopes for Zoya's metallic polishes because they seem to do those best in my opinion, and this one doesn't disappoint.
It has a pretty good formula; It only needed two coats and wasn't streaky at all, like some metallic polishes tend to be.
Another lovely metallic polish!





Thanks for reading! Xoxo

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Sephora Formula X Vortex

Hello, everyone! Today I have swatches of a lovely textured polish to show you.







Two coats of Sephora Formula X Vortex.

Fancy shot, lol.
I love textured polishes...



Vortex by Formula X for Sephora is a textured cobalt blue with metallic golden flecks of shimmer.
The formula is quite thick but still easy to work with; it was almost fully opaque in one coat, and I can't forget to mention that is dries very fast.
Aside from its beautiful color, finish, and formula, I don't really know what else to say about it!
It's just an awesome textured polish. I love it.





Thanks for reading! Xoxo