Wednesday, October 29, 2014

piCture pOlish Eyre and Solar Flare Prettiness

*contains press sample(s)

  Hi all!!  Sometimes my photos just plain hack me off but I'm so excited to tell you all about a certain polish that I go ahead and post, regardless of how much my photos do not do the polishes justice.  So, prior posts I'm not 100% thrilled with, combined with my compulsion to take pictures of my nails every time I change my polish, lolol, drove me to try and show these sparkly piCture pOlish beauties in a better light (that, and I'm super stoked seeing all the new piCture pOlish collaboration releases).

piCture pOlish Eyre swatch and review
piCture pOlish Eyre

Monday, October 27, 2014

Halloween Nails featuring Glam Polish

*previously provided press samples

  Hi everyone!!  One fabulous Halloween nail look has been jumping out at me this year, and that is the light green base paired with a bold glitter.  You all know I'm not really a glitter person, but what better time than Halloween to step outside your norm and be a little different?  I was stoked to find I had a perfect pairing in my stash-- Glam Polish Tinker Bell, a super shimmery spring green, and Glam Polish Graveyard Smash, a bright mix of red, purple, and kelly green glitters.

Halloween Nails featuring Glam Polish
Halloween Nails featuring Glam Polish

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Link Love 2 + Cat Spam!!!

  Happy Caturday, all!!  It's been a while since I've shared my favorite blogosphere goings-on and I need something to bulk up the tremendous amount of Beau and Geddy pictures I'm about to share, so here it is.  Two for the price of one.  Enjoi!!
Few things in life are more fun than lying on empty pizza boxes.

Friday, October 24, 2014

Zoya Matte Velvets

*press sample

Zoya Matte Velvets swatch and review
Zoya Matte Velvets
  Hi friends!!  You've probably heard by now that Zoya has rereleased their highly sought after and limited edition Matte Velvet collection, and they've done it in its entirely.  I've posted my thoughts on my two favorites and the iconic one of the bunch already-- now I get to show you my take on the whole set.

  The Matte Velvets come with matte black lids and in frosted bottles that look cool but obscure the appearance of the polish inside.  They're all nicely pigmented, fairly self leveling, forgiving of nail flaws, and ridiculously easy to apply.  I have a fairly steady hand but my cuticle lines are seldom this neat.  You see two coats of each polish with no cleanup.  Each polish dries to a matte finish that indeed feels velvety soft to the touch.  The colors are rich and packed with their own unique shimmer that mattifies as well, not adding any sparkle but imparting a lot of dimension.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Essie Winter 2014-- Jiggle Hi, Jiggle Low

  Morning, all!!  Remember that blogger from a couple years back who had a compilation of the worst polish names?  Anyway, Jiggle Hi, Jiggle Low is my second top choice from Essie's Winter 2014 collection, and the anchor/namesake of the collection.  One of the articles I read on the subject (and I can't for the life of me remember who wrote it) stated that wearing metallics is a thing again and I was quite clueless... I get exhausted just thinking about following trends.  Anyway (again), if Jiggle Hi, Jiggle Low means metallics are in again, then it's a perfect and gorgeous way to start wearing the trend (if you're into that kind of thing... and even if you're not).  Ironically, it's also one of the more festive and holiday traditional polishes of the collection.

  I've been a fan of gold nails as soon as I discovered that gold polish exists.  Jiggle Hi, Jiggle Low is a champagne gold, more of a foil than a metallic, possessing all of the gleam and none of the streakiness that tend to plague true metallics.  It's basically a white gold base supersaturated with microshimmer and very finely milled buttery yellow gold flecks for added dimension.  It's one of those colors that look like precious, molten metal going on and dries to a bright, dazzling, liquid like finish.

Essie Winter 2014-- Jiggle Hi, Jiggle Low swatch and review
Essie Winter 2014-- Jiggle Hi, Jiggle Low

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