Sunday, June 28, 2009

ZOYA Matte Velvet Collection



My first time ever using and trying on matte nail polishes, and I must say they are amazing. I've never received so many compliments about my nails before. Everyone was telling me how awesome and cool they look and I agree 100%. I know there are many top coats that will turn any polish into mattes. All I have is the Nubar V for Men but they are not the same as the Zoya Matte collection.



Dovima - A charcoal black shimmer. This was my favorite of the whole collection.

Loredana - A grey shimmer. Another amazing matte.

Posh - A red matte shimmer. This one gives more of a satin finish. My nails never look great with red nails but this one is by the best red on me in my opinion.

Zoya totally nailed it this time. Love this collection, the colors, and everything about it. Matte nail polishes are very tricky. They dry super fast, and any mistakes will be shown (as you can see some in my pictures) All three were done with two coats. One coat is already opaque, but you know me :)

I think after this, matte nail polishes are my new obsession. Can't wait for the other matte nail polish collections coming out real soon!!

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Missing Polishes Collection

Ha! Two updates in a week! lol I just got back from work and I'm exhausted and pooped out!! But I'm happy to see that my readers are still on my blog even with my lack of update! Thanks guys!

So I'm putting up the swatches I've missed posting on certain collections. Not gonna leave a single one out because they're all beautiful colors!


Rescue Beauty Lounge Concrete Jungle - What's with me and gray cremes? I love them as much as I love greens, yellows, and oranges. Concrete Jungle has more of a blue tone to it. And as always, RBL nail polishes are flawless, I can't say that enough!


Orly Mint Mojito - A minty green creme. Mint Mojito is in between green, turquoise, but not quite turquoise, but really minty green. I said that already but this is a cute/gorgeous color!


Orly Country Club Khaki - A light brown/taupe creme. This is a soothing color, very plain but not boring whatsoever. It still stands out.


Essie Flirty Fuschia - Bright bright deep hot pink. So blinding it hurts! Haha. Absolultey gorgeous color. Perfect for summer


BB Couture Poison Ivy - A green creme! One of BB Couture's best selling nail color. Beautiful color, terrible picture. I need to have a set time to take pictures, not when the sun is setting because that makes the color more yellow tone. Eck! I tried!

I can't can't can't can't CAN'T wait for my new hauls to come. I'm getting impatient!!

I use to not like creme nail polishes because I thought they were plain and "boring" but it's starting to grow on me. I still love glitters and shimmers and frost of course!

Barielle Part 2

Woo, life's so busy & hectic that I FINALLY have the time to update and show you guys some swatches. It's late and I am very tired, ready to go to bed. So I'll show you guys the rest of my barielle nail polish hauls. I must say I like their nail polish. They apply on evenly with no fuss.



Sweet Addiction - A turquoise? creme. I can't really explain this color. It's a mix of green with blue, that's why I called it turquoise. Quite similar to Essie Greenport, and Misa's Dirty Sexy Money. But definitely different.


Lemon Drops - Alas! A yellow creme that is not so streaky, and easy to apply. I had very little trouble with the applications. This was done in four coats. It looks a little thick, but it at least applied evenly on the third coat, unlike all the other yellow cremes I own. The picture looks more mustard than it does in person. It's a lot more brighter and more on the bright yellow side.


Beaches&Dream - Peach creme. This was the only one I had a problem with. Three coats and you can see the bubbles. But the bubbles were a result of the lotion I used prior to applying the polish. So that's my fault. It was streaky and very thick for some reason. This color is really plain but great for work.

I'm sorry for the lack of update. But I promise there will be better updates coming real soon. I've ordered a lot of goodies from Zoya, including the Matte collection, and the Truth & Dare collection. I also oredered from Nubar, the go green collection, as well as the pastel collection. AND I ordered many many random OPI polishes, as well as Essie and Orly. So I'll keep you guys posted!

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Barielle

This is the first time I've tried Barielle nail lacquers and I must say I am quite impressed with it. The reason I ordered was because I was looking a purple creme, and so I ordered Grape Escape along with a few others.


Grape Escape - Your deep purple creme. This was really pigmented, only two coats were needed to acquire true color. Love it, but still not quite the purple creme I'm looking for. This is very close. Anybody else have suggestions for a purple creme?


Decadence - beautiful color, bad picture. Boo, I suck at taking picture of my own nails. But this is a turquoise shimmer. Gorgeous color. Only two coats were needed as well.


Date Knight - my favorite of the bunch. Your true green shimmer. This is a stunning color, fully pigmented, absolutely beautiful. I wore this for three days straight.


Make that four days. I added konad to it just to see if it looks pretty. It doesn't look THAT great... but hey at least my konad is getting better and better :)

I have a few more Barielle shades ordered, but I've yet the time to do swatches. Oh time where have you gone?!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

MISC OPI

I am tired of work :( But I need the money for these nail polishes haha

I'm really pooped out right now. But my nails look really pretty!! I'm gonna have to wait till tomorrow to take a picture of it. I'm not gonna let you guys know what it is because that just ruins all the fun!

So, I'm just gonna show a few swatches from OPI that I've bought recently.


Osaka to me Orange - a bright orange creme. I'm still looking for that one orange creme. Osaka to me Orange is close to it but I want it to be more orange. I'm going to try Don't Koi with Me or Orange You Glad It's Summer. But Osaka to me Orange is still a beautiful color.


Kinky in Helsinki - this was part of the colorcopia collection. A deep magenta shimmer. Very gorgeous color. These are the type of colors that I rarely wear or own. I got this for the name. Ha ha..


Shootout at the OK Coral - This is a pinkish peach frost I'd say. I love coral nail colors. I'm still trying to find the perfect match. This one is also close to it.

That's all I have for you guys today. More coming soon!

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Essie Neon Collection - MORE NEONS!!

Hi! I know I haven't updated in awhile. Seems like summer is always busy for me. But never too busy for nail swatches. I have all these swatches done but just no time to post it up! So I've decided to post some up. I was gonna wait till I do the whole collection before posting this up but I didn't wanna stall. These were too pretty to wait :) and not to mention blinding!!


Essie Punchy Pink - super hot hot hot neon pink! This is really blinding. I had to leave it on without a top coat in order to capture the brightness. I forgot to take a pic of it with a top coat :( sorry. But this was a perfect summer color.


Essie Funky Limelight - your true neon highlighter yellow. Extremely bright and blinding. I tried capturing a picture with true color. This was the best I can get. Just imagine a yellow highlighter. And then imagine it on your nails. All my friends said it was blinding when I wore these haha.

I also have Flirty Fuchsia but I didn't get a chance to do that yet. But until next time!

Monday, June 1, 2009

NARS Adelita from Summer Collection

Hello hello! Hope everyone had a fantastic weekend, and didn't catch any Monday Blues.. Today I have Nars Adelita from the Summer Collection. This is my 2nd purchase from Nars nail collection. Adelita is a sheer gold shimmer with a pink finish. I thought it was gorgeous and natural. Although it was very sheer. This was done in 5 coats and you still see my nails underneath it. The application was flawless, no troubles at all. I think this color will look great over any black or dark colors...what you think?