Saturday, July 30, 2011

Sally Hansen Crackle Overcoat

Hey guys! Today I have the Sally Hansen Crackle Overcoat to share with you guys. I promise after this post there will be no crackle./shatter polishes for awhile until I get my hands on the China Glaze Crackle Metals Collection!

So Sally Hansen came out with a Crackle Overcoat collection. I only bought three of the colors I didn't seem to have.



Distressed Denim is a blue crackle. I did it over white just so the blue will show.


Antiqued Gold is a gold crackle. This one didn't seem like gold, more like silver.


Vintage Violet is a shimmery purple crackle. I'm still waiting for a purple crackle, straight up purple creme, not shimmer or anything.

I was a tad bit disappointed at these. Not to mention all three bottles came with deformed brushes for me -_- It was a little hard to get an even coat on for the shatter to looks nice, therefore you can see a few streaks here and there. They shatter like ordinarily shatters/crackles do. I got these from Walgreens, but when I went there again two days later, they were all gone already.

Well that is all I have for today! I promised, no more crackles for awhile!

Friday, July 29, 2011

Nicole by OPI Texture Coat Collection

Greetings all! Today I have Nicole by OPI Texture Coat collection to show you. It's a collection which consists of 6 shatter like polishes. Are you guys tired of shatters/crackle polishes yet? I'm sure not!

Have a look!


White Texture didn't shatter as much as I thought it would. Maybe it was because I put a really thick coat. Some reason the formula was really thick compared to the other ones.


Silver Texture is pretty much like silver shatter by OPI.


Red Texture. I really love the combination of these two, kind of perfect for Valentine's day.


Gold Texture. I have slight problems with this. As you can see on my pinky and ring finger it shattered pretty decent, and then on my pointer and middle finger it just looks like gold specks. What happened was I tried to do thinner coats for my pointer and middle and that is what happened.


Black Texture. I love the turn out of this one! I did black texture over China Glaze's Electric Pineapple!


Turquoise Texture. I was going for a 'mermaid tail' like look but I guess the turquoise wasn't as opaqued as I thought it would be. Still looks quite interesting though.

You can skip these if you have all the OPI shatters. They are very similar. I prefer the brushes for OPI because they're thicker and easier to apply with just one swipe. The brush for these were thin so I had to swipe a few times which probably explains the weird shattering effects. The only problem I had was the white texture which was extremely thick and gooey, but that is how most shatter polishes are like.

Well that's all I have for today, I have a lot of more posts to share with you guys. I just finished editing 30 or so pictures so stay tune!

(These were sent to me for review)

Monday, July 25, 2011

Two Burst Crackle Polishes

Hey guys, I know my updating has been super slow lately, but please bear with me. I recently got a new computer and waiting to transfer all my old files to this new one. It'll be a slow process :( Love the new computer but hate all the transferring haha

But anyways, today I have the Burst Crackle polishes to share with you guys. I only bought two of all the variety of colors they had; orange and green was a choice for me because I don't have any orange or green crackle polishes.

I saw these available at victoria's nail supply. They're currently on vacation now, but will be back on the 28th. They're decent price at $3.25 a bottle.


Sunflower is a bright orange crackle. I did it over red. It looked better when I first applied it, and then once I applied a top coat the orange just blended and faded into the red. Which kind of pissed me off, because it looked so cool without the top coat. Like burning flames.


Rolling Hills is a bright green crackle. I did it over yellow, and somehow it reminds me of some type of candy in which I can't recall the name. I love the combination of these two!

The brand Burst Crackle is not bad at all! I like the way it crackles. It's a little thin though, and that makes it a little hard to apply for fully opaqued crackles. So I did one very thick coat for it. Other than that I have no other complaints. I think I will be buying more of the colors I don't have just because :)

Well that's all I have for today!

What do you guys think of these two?

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

NARS Ecume

Hey everyone! Doing a quick post today before I head off to work.

Today I have NAR's Ecume to share with you guys.


Ecume is a shiny white creme. 3 coats

I have an obsession with white nail polish, and I love finding white polishes that are easy to apply with no hassle. Ecume is a gorgeous white, it's very white and bright and extremely glossy. The formula was ok to me. It was streaky on the first coat, looks fully covered with second coat, but a third coat was needed to smooth everything out. They only con about this polish is that it retails for $17.00. I actually received this from one of my friends as a birthday gift.

What do you guys think of Ecume?

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

OPI Pink Shatter for Breast Cancer Awareness Preview

EEEP!

Let’s Shatter Breast Cancer!

OPI Announces New Pink Shatter: Pink of Hearts Nail Lacquer to Support Susan G. Komen for the Cure®


OPI launches the limited edition Pink Shatter: Pink of Hearts Nail Lacquer to support Susan G. Komen for the Cure® in its promise to save lives and end breast cancer forever. The 2011 Pink of Hearts edition will follow in the footsteps of its namesake 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010 Nail Lacquers in raising awareness of breast cancer for the fifth year in a row, during the months of September and October (National Breast Cancer Awareness Month). Unlike previous shade incarnations, this year’s Pink of Hearts Nail Lacquer marks the debut of fan-favorite Shatter coat in OPI’s first pink shade.

“We are continuing to support Susan G. Komen for the Cure in the hopes of increasing breast cancer awareness, while inspiring and empowering women. The organization’s dedication to this cause is unwavering,” remarks Suzi Weiss-Fischmann, OPI Executive VP & Artistic Director. OPI is proud to join with Susan G. Komen for the fifth consecutive year to offer Pink Shatter: Pink of Hearts. By launching our first-ever Pink Shatter coat, we hope this exciting new textured hue will generate lots of awareness for this cause.”

Each bottle of Pink Shatter: Pink of Hearts has a special pink-ribbon tag and pink cap wrap to call attention to breast cancer awareness. OPI will also be making its annual donation of $25,000 to Komen for the Cure. Pink Shatter coat contains no DBP, Toluene, or Formaldehyde, and it also features OPI’s exclusive ProWide Brush for the ultimate in application.

The limited edition Pink Shatter: Pink of Hearts will be available throughout the months of September and October 2011 at Professional Salons, including Beauty Brands, Beauty First, Chatters, Dillard’s, JCPenney, Pure Beauty, Regis, Trade Secret, and ULTA, for $8.50 ($10.95 CAN) suggested retail for each Nail Lacquer.

For more information, please call 800-341-9999 or visit www.opi.com. Follow OPI on Twitter @OPI_PRODUCTS and become a Facebook fan!

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About Susan G. Komen for the Cure®

Nancy G. Brinker promised her dying sister, Susan G. Komen, she would do everything in her power to end breast cancer forever. In 1982, that promise became Susan G. Komen for the Cure, which is now the world’s largest breast cancer organization and the largest source of nonprofit funds dedicated to the fight against breast cancer with more than $1.9 billion invested to date. For more information about Susan G. Komen for the Cure, breast health or breast cancer, visitwww.komen.org or call 1-877 GO KOMEN.

Monday, July 18, 2011

China Glaze Island Escape Collection

Wow, where does time go? I looked at the calendar and we're at the second to last week of July. I swear it felt like July 1st last week. So first I want to apologize for the lack of updating. Fear not because I have a few posts scheduled this week. I have so many swatches to share but just didn't have the time to type up a post.

Today I have the China Glaze Island Escape collection to share with you guys. I was looking forward to this summer collection because I was extremely please with last years summer collection Poolside. I must admit, I was a little let down, but there were a few amazing colors. Take a look:



Senorita Bonita is a purple shimmer with pink flecks. 2 coats.


Electric Pineapple is a yellow green creme. 3 coats. I really liked this one because it's pretty bright and quite unique. I don't think I have any colors like this.


Cha Cha Cha is a golden apple green shimmer. 2 coats. This one is gorgeous! It's like glowing.


Blue Iguana is a medium blue shimmer with glass fleck. 2 coats. This is a gorgeous blue.


108 Degrees is a magenta glass fleck with a jelly finish. 2 coats


Papaya Punch is a bright medium orange creme. 2 coats. This one is definitely my favorite one out of the collection.

This collection didn't really excite me, I mean there are gorgeous glass flecks and two bright cremes. It happens that the cremes are my favorites.

The formula for these are flawless as usual. They were all under two coats except for electric pineapple. They dried in a normal amount of time. This collection is not bad but it just didn't wow me enough to be head over heels over it. Maybe I should've just purchased the cremes.

Well ok that's all I have for today, enjoy your Monday!

Monday, July 11, 2011

Zoya Summertime Collection 2011

Today I have Zoya's Summertime collection to share. This collection consists of 6 cremes that is quite gorgeous and unique for the summer. When I first saw this collection, I didn't know if I should buy everything since I'm on a budget now. Eventually I couldn't decide so just bought all of it. So much for saving huh? Haha

Here are the swatches:


Areej is a deep pink creme. 2 coats


Keiko is a red purple creme. 2 coats. It's not as purple as my picture shows, as you know purples are quite hard to capture on camera. It's slightly darker.


Mira is a medium purple creme. 2 coats. Another color that's hard to capture. This one is a very nice rich and creamy purple.


Sooki is a bright cherry red creme. 2 coats. I love this red! It's so bright and so vivid. Plus I'm a huge True Blood fan. I don't care what you all think , that show is awesome!


Tamsen is an orange red creme. 2 coats. This one is quite an interesting red, it has this orange hue to it that makes it interesting.


Breezi is a blue teal creme. 2 coats.

The formula for these were excellent. They all had full coverage in one coat, and I did two just to make it even . They weren't thick or thin, just perfect in their own little way. I love Zoya cremes, they're always rich and creamy. And I love how smoothly they apply on. I thought I spent my money well on these :) Not disappointed at all.

These are available at zoya.com for $8 each.

What did you think of this collection?

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Deborah Lippmann Yellow Brick Road

Hi! I hope everyone had a great July 4th weekend. I sure did! It was great to just relax with my mom and spending time with her (since she always complain I don't spend time with her) But anyways today I have Deborah Lippmann's Yellow Brick Road to share with you guys.


Yellow Brick Road is a sheer yellow jelly. This was done in four coats if you wanted full coverage. There is still visible nail line but most jelly finishes are like that and I'm totally fine with it.

I absolutely love jellies, therefore this one was a must for me. The formula was excellent. It wasn't streaky and applied perfectly with no fuss. Most people would complain about it being four coats. Some people don't have the patience for it, but I think it's worth the time spent because this turned out to look pretty gorgeous to me.

Yellow seems to be a trend for Summer nails. This would be the first yellow jelly I have (and so far no dupes as of yet)

Yellow Brick Road is available at Deborah Lippmann's website, here and at www.nordstrom.com

What do you think of Yellow Brick Road?