Saturday, April 23, 2011

Zoya Sunshine Collection Summer 2011

Today I have for you Zoya's Sunshine Collection for Summer 2011. I called off work yesterday because I was sick. I was dizzy and lightheaded all day :( Stayed in bed and slept the whole day away. Today I'm feeling slightly better, just a little bit weak. But anyways, I love this whole collection. Perfect for the summer and its packed with a lot of sparkly flecks. Have a look:



Apple is a green with light-yellow tones and packed with gold flecks. 2 coats


Tanzy is a light orange with tons of gold flecks. 2 coats


Rica is a golden coral shimmer. It seems pink in certain lights. 2 coats


Reva is a red with gold flecks. 2 coats


Faye is a warm purple base with gold flecks everywhere. 2 coats. I think is my favorite.


Kimmy is a light red with golden flecks. 2 coats

So many gold flecks, so gorgeous. These comes to life in person. My pictures make it seems dull and all but in person the colors are so vibrant and so bam in your face lol. The formula for these were awesome as always. I didn't have any problems with it. I'm still wearing Kimmy and it's been 3 days already and there are no chips whatsoever, so these are long lasting. Hopefully I'll have the energy to change my nails later. As much as I love this collection, I like my nails a different color each day :D

So did you guys buy this collection? If so what's your favorite? I absolutely love Faye, Apple and Rica. By far the best Summer collection out there thus far. I am glad I bought them all!

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Wednesday, April 20, 2011

SpaRitual Health, Wealth, & Happiness

Today I have SpaRitual's Health, Wealth, & Happiness to share. I got this awhile back but never got the chance to try it.





Health, Wealth, & Happiness is a navy blue shimmer duochrome with flashes of purple and pink. This was done in 3 coats

The formula was pretty good. I love the duochrome. It looks absolutely gorgeous in person. It looks very similar to Orly's Royal Velvet. I pass on the Orly Precious collection because the colors didn't really interest me. Gotta save money ya know? :)

Well that's all I have for today!

Sunday, April 17, 2011

OPI Texas Collection

Today I finally have the OPI Texas Collection to share. I am very late on these but it was worth it. I purchased this whole collection myself and thought it was worth every penny spent. This collection consists of 12 colors, 6 of which are a sorbet/jelly like finish. All pictures were taken under fluorescent lights.


Don't Mess with OPI is a grass green creme. 2 coats


Suzi Loves Cowboys is a chocolate brown creme. 2 coats. This is like a true brown color which I love.


San Tan-Tonio is a sand beige creme. 2 coats


It's Totally Fort Worth It is a lavender gray shimmer with very light flashes of pink flecks. 2 coats.


Austin-tatious Turquoise is a green base turquoise shimmer. 3 coats


I Vant to be A-lone Star is a silvery blue with a semi pearl finish. 2 coats. Very gorgeous color.

And now the sorbets, my favorites of the whole collection.


Y'all Come Back Ya Hear? is a bright orange sorbet. 3 coats


Do You Think I'm Tex-y? is a berry pink sorbet. 3 coats


Guy Meets Gal-veston is a coral red sorbet. 3 coats


Big Hair...Big Nails is an orange red sorbet. 3 coats


Houston We Have a Purple is a berry purple sorbet. 3 coats


Too Hot Pink to Hold 'em is a hot pink sorbet. 3 coats. My pinky nail broke on this one :(

First off, I want to rave about how much I loved the sorbets. I have an obsession for jelly like polishes. Something about the shiny finish that attracts me. At first I didn't want to get any of the sorbets because they simply didn't look like any unique colors. And they're really not but the finish is amazing. My pictures don't do any justice for them, you have to see these in person. Jellies tend to be sheer, so all these required three coats to achieve bottle color, yet you still see some visible nail line. I don't mind that at all because well I love jellies lol

Overall the collection was awesome. There wasn't a single polish I didn't like. The formulas were excellent. No complaints on that. They were well pigmented with a very high shine finish, even though I still used a top coat. I think OPI needs to come out with more sorbet colors! I would definitely buy them all.

What do you guys think?

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Sunday, April 10, 2011

Deborah Lippmann Waking Up in Vegas

So while going through my stash, I found out I have Deborah Lippmann's Waking Up in Vegas and I never tried it yet. I must have accidentally put it away without knowing.


Waking Up in Vegas is a gray beige creme that is very pigmented. It had full coverage within one coat, but I did 2 coats on this.

I am a lover for these type of colors, therefore I really liked this one. My picture shows more gray than beige, but in person you see the gray beige on it. The formula was good, it wasn't thick or thin, but in between. It applied smoothly with no application problems whatsoever.

And now Katy Perry's song "Waking Up in Vegas" is stuck in my head. Great..! Haha I hope everyone had a lovely weekend, enjoy it while it's still here :) And don't forget to enter my Spring Cleaning giveaway! There's 3 weeks left. Details on left sidebar.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Zoya Mod Matte Summer 2011

Today I have Zoya's Mod Matte for Summer 2011 to show you. Although I thought I was done with the matte phase, Zoya brought it back with amazing mod colors. Have a look:


Lolly is a bright pink matte with a satin-like finish. 2 coats


Mitzi is a lime semi-neon green matte. 3 coats


Phoebe is a sky blue shimmer matte with a satin-like finish. 2 coats

So I've always had problems with mattes, they always appear uneven for me. I used Nail Tek Foundation II has a basecoat, and waited for it to completely dry before beginning. Maybe it's because I'm using thick coats, I should've tried doing thin coats instead. Aside from the unevenness, I thought the formula was decent for a matte. It was just a bad experience that I should've learn from the past. I guess I just don't have any patience :P

My favorite.. I really cannot choose. I love all three, but I would probably pick Mitzi? Not because I like green but because it's a unique color. Phoebe will have to come in second because the finish is so amazing, though the color not all that unique. Nevertheless, great job on these Zoya!

Monday, April 4, 2011

Spring Cleaning Giveaway

My blog was due for a giveaway a looooooooong time ago. I finally did my spring cleaning and picked out some polishes I don't want anymore and hope that someone else will give them a better home.

ABOUT THE GIVEAWAY

This giveaway is for approximately 100+ polishes as seen in picture below. One lucky winner will get every polish shown in the picture. Polishes are in range of China Glaze, Maybelline, Misa, Color Club, Borghese, Icing, Wet'n'Wild, Sally Hansen, Nubar, Pure Ice, Barielle, Orly, Finger Paints, Milani, and a few other drugstore brand polishes. All of these polishes were tried on at least once for swatching, some were never used and still new. I didn't want to make a list of every single polish that I'm giving away because that will take a very long time, and this giveaway has been delay longer than it should have been.




RULES

1 - You MUST be a follower for my blog (I will check)
2 - Please put all entries into ONE comment, it will make it easier for me to input the entries in excel

TO ENTER
- Leave a comment on this post with your name and e-mail, and how you are following my blog

EXTRA ENTRIES
(Please follow the rules by putting your entries in one comment)

1 entry - Have me on your blogroll
2 entries -
follow me on Twitter, and retweet about my giveaway (Please provide link)
3 entries
- blog about my giveaway or put on left side bar (Please provide link)

If you do all the above, you will have a total of 7 entries to increase your chances in winning.

You have until May 2, 2011 to enter for this giveaway. No entries will be accepted after May 2nd.

Winner will be chosen at random. Winner will be contacted through e-mail. The winner will have 48 hours to response. If there is no response within 48 hours, another winner will be chosen.

Good luck to all :)

EDIT: I forgot to mention, this giveaway is opened to all my followers, including international!




EDIT May 3, 2011 12:15 am - this giveaway has ended. No more entries will be accepted. Thank you for all those who participated. Verification for entries are going on and a winner will be e-mailed as soon as possible!

Saturday, April 2, 2011

OPI Smok’n in Havana & Hoo Doo Voo Doo

I know it's been awhile since I've last updated, and I apologize for that. Ever since I started working more days, I feel like I no longer has a life. All I do is wake up, get ready for work, go to work, come home, shower, eat dinner, and by then I'm exhausted and ready for bed. And this is not even a full time job! I've been trying to find another job that's more of my field but it's so hard because not much people are hiring entry level positions.

Ok enough babbling, so today I have OPI's Smok'n in Havana and OPI Hoo Doo Voo Doo to show you. Does anyone know if these are from old collections or are they new? I just saw these on transdesign.com so I decided to buy them and try them.


Smok'n in Havana is a deep red with golden shimmers. 2 coats. This actually turned out very nice. It's not a true red, the gold shimmers make it look a little coppery and bronzey.


Hoo Doo Voo Doo is a deep fuchsia pink creme. 2 coats. It was very opaque. Not all that unique but I kind of like the name :)

And of course OPI formulas are excellent in it's own ways. And I just love the fact that OPI have wide brush, makes application so much easier.

So that is all I have for today. So I wanted to mention about the long anticipated giveaway that I was planning to have. Well it's almost ready, I just have to take pictures and write up on it. It is going to be a very, very big giveaway. So stay tune!