Saturday, December 13, 2014

Enchanted Polish December 2014

  Enchanted Polish is one of those brands shrouded in a certain exclusivity.  They're hard to come by organically and generally resell for exorbitant amounts on ebay and I've just never been interested.  A few Sundays ago, though, I happened to be online in the right place at the right time and, having an "Ahh, what the hekk" moment, decided to preorder the December 2014 mystery polish.

  I pay enough attention to know that Enchanted Polish has, for the last year or two, been releasing secret monthly exclusive polishes, color and finish unknown until the purchaser opens the solid black box, or until someone starts posting spoilers.  As of last night, a google search yielded nothing on this month's offering, so I thought it best to lead off with an alert (because I simply could not wait to get it on my nails and show it off... it's that pretty). **edited-- alert removed (in case you couldn't tell)**

Enchanted Polish December 2014 swatch and review
Enchanted Polish December 2014

Thursday, December 11, 2014

GlitterDaze Essence of a Unicorn (aka WORDS WORDS WORDS WORDS)

  A few years ago I bought a pair of shoes I fell head over heels in love with on first sight-- black patent leather BCBG slingback pumps with pearlized red, yellow, blue, and green color blocking on the toes.  I didn't stop to think about what I'd wear them with because I had every confidence I'd figure it out; but there's just something about them that causes me to reach for something else every time.  Maybe it's that they're a little on the too fancy for jeans side and my dress slacks require a heel just a little bit higher.  Maybe everything I tried them with looked either too matchy-matchy or completely clashed.  Whatever it is, it's been at least two years since I've even attempted to wear them but I hold out hope that they'll get their proper weartime and so they sit in my closet, looking cute as always, with no place to go.

GlitterDaze Essence of a Unicorn
GlitterDaze Essence of a Unicorn

Sunday, December 7, 2014

L'Oreal Sparkling Soirée Holiday 2014-- Almost Midnight

  As much as I love to wear purple clothes, sweaters, coats, shoes, bathrobe, lol, purple nail polishes have never been my forte.  Maybe it's because of the superfluity of the color in my wardrobe-- I'd rather something more complementary and less matchy-matchy.  Maybe it's those elegant bottles and brushed gold caps, or maybe it's the fact that this purple leans warm and dusky and not cool and royal.  L'Oreal Almost Midnight, from the holiday 2014 Sparkling Soirée collection, spoke volumes to me.

L'Oreal Sparkling Soirée Holiday 2014-- Almost Midnight swath and review
L'Oreal Sparkling Soirée Holiday 2014-- Almost Midnight

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

L'Oreal Sparkling Soirée Holiday 2014-- Bring The Rubies

  L'Oreal polishes are always kind of a treat for me.  I love the elegance of the rectangular bottle and the brushed gold cap, the small, flat, tapered brush is a perfect fit for my nails, and the formulas are consistently nice, regardless of finish.  For $5.99 a bottle, it's a treat that's totally affordable, too.

   L'Oreal's holiday 2014 collection is made up of eight different polishes, including four glitter toppers and four corresponding solid colors, including the rich and lovely Bring The Rubies.  This color isn't unique.  As prolific as metallic reds are, and as much as I adore the shade in the first place, though, I've never actually managed to land one in my stash until now.

L'Oreal Sparkling Soirée Holiday 2014-- Bring The Rubies swatch and review
L'Oreal Sparkling Soirée Holiday 2014-- Bring The Rubies

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Zoya Wishes-- Winter 2014

*press sample

Zoya Wishes-- Winter 2014 swatch and review
Zoya Wishes-- Winter 2014

  I've had some trouble trying to figure out exactly what vibe the Zoya faeries were going for when they created this year's winter collection, titled Wishes.  It's equal parts rich, dark, and cold, anchored by another trio of Pixiedusts and supplemented by a complementing creme, frost, and microshimmer.    
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