Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Rue21 Anchors Away!

Hi everyone! So, spring is finally here! I’m so happy that the weather is finally starting to warm up here in North Carolina. It was weird for a while there. Anyway, spring is all about new things, and thats a good excuse as any to buy more new polishes! Today I have to show you one of new favorite spring and summer colors!
So I was on my polish facebook group, and someone posted about some gorgeous Rue21 polishes. For those of you who have never been, they have the cutest polish bottles ever. Heres a look at the few I had gotten previously from there.

When they posted about some pretty new ones that they have out, I knew I had to make another trip. So I was in the store, and these caught my eye.

These are from the new Anchors Away collection. I’m not usually all in on the cool anchor nautical trend, but seriously, how cute are these? I quickly snatched them up and I used one of them for today’s mani.

Unfortunately it has no name. I searched the website but it wasn’t even listed. The formula was decent, I used 2 to 3 coats. The only problem was that it was a bit thick, and I might add a little bit of thinner in the future to fix that. There was also some bubbling that I noticed, but I think that was the topcoats fault and not the polish. I paired it up with Zoya Ziv for an accent nail.

I think I might have to buy more creme polishes i the future. Most of my collection is shimmers, but i’m starting to love solid colors too! Also, I apologize that this post is a bit short and a day late, I was up really late finishing a research paper.

Monday, March 23, 2015

Kbshimmer Quick and Flirty

Hi everyone! I’m sorry that I missed you guys on Friday! I had a party to go to and completely ran out of time to post! Well i’m back now and have a GORGEOUS polish to show you.
So lately i’ve developed a slight obsession with the brand Kbshimmer. I received two of their polishes in a swap a while back, and this week I got three more for my birthday! Here’s one of them!

This beauty is called Quick and Flirty, and it was originally part of the Spring 2014 collection. It’s a beautiful medium purple linear holographic.

Two easy coats, and they went on wonderfully smooth!

Just look at it. I can’t stop staring at my nails. LOVE

$8.75, if this was a mainstream brand I’d think that was expensive, but for an indie it’s completely reasonable and for the uniqueness of their shades i’m perfectly fine with the price.

Im going to end up purchasing more at some point. Not even “probably” going to, i’m definitely going to. I love their colors and I want them all!

Monday, March 16, 2015

Zoya Staasi! Beautiful Green For St. Patricks Day!

Hi everyone! So..St. Patricks day is tomorrow! It's my favorite holiday. Mostly because it's my birthday! I also adore everything about Irish culture and mythology, and my favorite colors green! It's the perfect day for me!
So, today I'm going to show you one of my favorite green polishes!

Meet Zoya Staasi, she's from the Summer 2014 Bubbly collection, which you might recall is one of my favorite collections! It's a gorgeous green jelly full of iridescent glitter and gold shimmer!

I used three coats for this. Because it has a jelly base it was a bit on the sheer side, but it built up nicely.

I was worried that it might clash with my skin tone as yellow leaning greens tend to do, but it actually looks good! I love how glittery and metallic it looks! Especially in the shade!

These are on sale at Ulta for $1.99. I couldn't track this one down at my local store so I asked someone to send me it from her store.

I've been wearing this color for a week and I still adore it! Plus the wear time is great! No chips!

So, what are you wearing on your nails for St. Patricks day? I'd love to see!

Friday, March 13, 2015

OPI The Sky's My Limit

Hi everyone! For you college people, did you have Spring break this week too? I did and I had a lot of fun! For those of you who don't know, last semester I lived with my aunt and volunteered full time in her kindergarten classroom. It was a wonderful experience and this week I got to go back and visit.
But enough about me, back to polish. Sorry about the late post, was on a bus all day long.
Today's beauty is one I picked up at Marshall's (surprise surprise right?). It's gorgeous and I love it. It's from the OPI Summer 2014 Mustang collection, and is called "The Sky's My Limit"

OPI The Sky's My Limit Sunlight 

OPI The Sky's My Limit Sunlight

OPI The Sky's My Limit Shade

OPI The Sky's My Limit Shade With Flash

It's a beautiful blue shimmer!

This gave me no trouble, used 2-3 coats like I usually do with polishes like this. I just wish that OPI's brush wasn't so wide. I have skinny nails so wide brushes don't work as well for me.

I can forgive the brush because of the color. It is gorgeous. It has a ton of gold shimmer in it that sparkles like crazy. You can especially see it in my shade photo!

$3.99. I love Marshall's and TJMaxx.

I love the color, probably would've even gotten it at a higher price. At the price I got it at, I'd get it again in a heartbeat.

Monday, March 9, 2015

Zoya Dillon Review and Swatch

Hi everyone! So, Spring is finally starting to creep up on us! Here in North Carolina we got a bunch of snow last month, and the weather since has been insane. One week it's below freezing and snowing, the next its 70 degrees. That happened, not an exaggeration. So I'm very much looking forward to Spring and consistent warm weather.  

So, today's polish is a Spring one, and I've wanted it since the day it came out last year. Zoya Dillon, from the Spring 2014 Awaken collection. I bought Hudson when the collection was new, and regretted not getting Dillon. Now it is finally mine and I'm reviewing it for you today.

Zoya Dillon Sunlight

Zoya Dillon Shade

It's a beautiful soft green shimmer. Although it's very cool toned it has gold shimmer in it too.
Here's my review:

This went on easily in 2-3 coats. I had no issues with it at all.

I love how soft and pretty it is. For some reason is reminds me a little bit of decorative soaps, although I'm not quite sure why. I love it. It dries smooth and pretty and is flattering even on my red toned skin.

I got this on sale at Ulta for $1.99, great price. It's worth it if you don't have it already.

I'm very pleased with this polish and would purchase again.

Friday, March 6, 2015

Back To The Clearance! Nails Inc Sugar House Lane

Hi everyone! Today's post is another back to the clearance! Where I share all the awesome deals I find so you can have the chance to share in the bargains!
I chose to show you this polish because it's still being sold for full price in Ulta, and the change in price from how much I paid for it is huge.
Behold, Nails Inc Sugar House Lane.

This polish is from the Sprinkles collection. It has black and silver glitters in a pastel brown crelly base.

This went on nicely. I was expecting it to be lumpy because of the dense glitter but it actually went on smoothly and evenly in two coats. I was pleased.

It's really cute. It's a nice color for Spring with the cupcake theme they have going on, but it also could work well for winter. I think it's perfect for the cold transition time between Winter and Spring. It did dry a little gritty as you can see from the picture, so you'll want to use a topcoat if you want it to be smooth.

This is the best part guys. Ulta is selling this for $11. I got it for $2. Two dollars. That's a nine dollar difference! TJMaxx and Marshall's are the best stores ever.

This has been another installment of back to the clearance! Tune in next time for more money saving opportunities! Or just to observe me getting way to excited over these things! Either way, it works. :)

Happy Painting!

Monday, March 2, 2015

Star Trek Nail Art

Hi everyone! Okay, for those of you who don't know, I am a huge Star Trek fan. I grew up watching the show. I've seen all the series', TOS, TNG, DS9, Voyager, and Enterprise. Star Trek will always hold a place in my heart.
Which is why I was sad to hear that Leonard Nimoy passed away. He was extremely talented and I know he will be missed by many. To give my little tribute, I just had to do some Star Trek nail art.

I chose to do the Star Trek badges, for command, sciences, engineering, and medical(I am aware that in the Original Series the medical personal wore science badges..but I needed a fourth one..).
For the backgrounds I used Funky Fingers Alex’s Lemonade and Fingerpaints Hula Aruba on my index, Sinful Colors Endless Blue and Funky Fingers Galactic Blue on my middle and pinky, and Revlon Cherries in the Snow and China Glaze Ruby Pumps on my ring. I then painted the outline of the badges with an LA Girl black, and filled them in with OPI Love. Angel. Music. Baby.
On my thumb I used Literary Lacquers Laters Baby, and painted “Live Long and Prosper” using Sinful Colors Snow Me White and Orly Mirrorball.
Who else is a Star Trek fan?