Monday, November 28, 2011

Nicole by OPI Kardashian Kolors Collection Swatches & Review

Happy Monday! Today I have Nicole by OPI Kardashian Kolors Collection to share. This collection consists of 14 polishes with a mix of glitters, shimmers, and cremes!

Rainbow in the S-Kylie is a rainbow mix of big hex glitters and small glitters in a clear base. This was 3 coats. It's pretty much a dupe to Rainbow Connection.

Disco Dolls is a gold glitter mixed with multicolored glitters. 3 coats. Very interesting, I like!

Kendall on the Katwalk is a blue silver glitter with a sheer blue base. 2 coats

Wear Something Spar-Kylie is a pink and silver glitter with a sheer jelly like pink base. 3 coats.

Follow Me on Glitter is a charcoal silver glitter mixed with multicolored glitters. 3 coats. The multicolor glitters are not as visible here as Disco Dolls.

It's All About the Glame is a pearly white creme with hints of silver shimmer. 3 coats. I like this one because it looks pretty elegant.

Kim-pletely in Love is a baby pink creme with hints of white-ish silver shimmer. 3 coats

Listen to Your Momager is a royal blue shimmer. 2 coats

Kourt is Red-y for a Pedi is a orange red creme. 2 coats.

Sealed with a Kris is a dark brick red creme. 2 coats.

Hard Kourt Fashionita is a dark brown creme. 2 coats.

My Empire..My Rules is a light tan brown gray creme. 2 coats

All Kendall-ed Up is a bright barbie pink creme. 2 coats

Khloe Had a Little Lam-Lam is a dark teal creme. 2 coats.

The formula for these were great, they all applied smoothly and even with no complaints. The cremes were pretty opaque with just two coats. The glitters weren't hard to work with. As for the colors, there are some hits and misses. Some are easily dupeable and some are just plain boring. But I did have a few favorites, such as Khloe Had a Little Lam-Lam, Disco Dolls, and It's All About the Glam. Overall, the collection is not bad. The only thing I didn't like were the names, no offense, but they were a bit...corny. But sometimes, it's mostly the color that counts! :D

What do you guys think of this collection? Which are your favorites?

(These were sent to me for review)

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Color Club Foiled Collection Swatches & Review

Thanksgiving is tomorrow! So I just want to wish everyone a great Thanksgiving! Also wanted to say that I'm thankful for my family, my wonderful dog, my amazing boyfriend, my great friends, and for my new job. I am also thankful to have met so many wonderful bloggers that share the same love and interest as me, you ladies know who you are! I am super thankful to have lovely readers, without you, this blog wouldn't exist! So thank you everyone for reading and following my blog, I truly appreciate it!

Today I have Color Club's Foiled collection to share with you. The foiled collection consists of 6 polishes with foil finish.

Cold Metal is a sapphire blue foil. 2 coats. This blue is insane, the color is so vivid and so out there.

Hot Like Lava is a fuchsia pink foil. 2 coats. Another super vivid color.

Foil Me Once is a pink foil. Leans a little towards the purple tones. 2 coats.

Antiquated is a brownish gold foil. 2 coats.

Perfect Mol-Ten is a green foil. 2 coats

Lumin-icecent is a silver foil with slight blue tones. 2 coats.

The formula for these were excellent, they applied flawlessly and so smooth. There are no visible brush strokes, and they dry super fast. I was a little hesitant on this collection because I'm not really a huge fan of foils/metallic polishes. But something about this collection attracted my eyes so I decided to buy the whole collection and try it out. I'm not disappointed at all about this like other people are. I'm satisfied with my purchase.

These are very bright colors, and can grab many attention. I received a lot of compliments when I wore these. They were opaque in one coat, but I did two to even it out. My favorites are Cold Metal and Limin-icecent.

What do you guys think of the Foiled collection?

Monday, November 21, 2011

OPI The Muppets Collection Swatches & Review

Hi all! Sorry that I took a mini break from posting. But I'm back and have plenty of posts to share with you guys! Today I have OPI's The Muppets Collection. I have a confession, when I was about 3 or 4, I used to terrified of Miss Piggy. It just irked me that she talked and she had those huge eyes. Silly I know but I was young! Haha. This collection consists of 6 glitters and 6 shimmers.

Rainbow Connection is a multicolored glitter with clear base. This was four coats. It's a mix of large hex glitters and small round glitters.

Excuse Moi! is a pink glitter with silver hex glitters. It has a sheer pink base. 3 coats. This was the most opaque glitter of the collection.

Gone Gonzo! is a icey blue glitter with silver hex glitters in a clear base. 3 coats.

Gettin' Miss Piggy with It is a golden red glitter with silver hex glitters in a clear base. 3 coats

Divine Swine is a purple glitter with silver hex glitters in clear base. 3 coats

Fresh Frog of Bel Air is a green glitter with silver hex glitters in a clear base. 3 coats.

Animal-istic is a bright red shimmer. 2 coats

Meep-Meep-Meep is a fuchsia shimmer. 2 coats

Wocka Wocka! is a wine red shimmer. 2 coats

Warm & Fozzie is mix of brown, green, and gold shimmer. A very interesting color. 2 coats Better is a silvery pink metallic. 2 coats. What's interesting about this one is, if you look super closely, you can see pink specks on it!

Pepe's Purple Passion is a plum purple with pinkish flakes. 2 coats. They're not exactly flakies, but they're like bits of non-shiny glitter inside the polish that makes it look interesting. It's quite hard to describe.

The formula for these were pretty good. I just wished the glitters were more opaque. Maybe they're more meant for top coats, but I prefer to wear glitters alone, that's just me. As for the shimmers, I also wished it was a variety of colors instead of just red tones.

Overall, the collection isn't too bad. Quite an interesting collection. My favorites are Rainbow Connection, Excuse Moi!, and Better.

That's all I have for today! What do you guys think of the Muppets collection?

(These were sent to me for review)

Monday, November 14, 2011

Zoya Gems & Jewels Collection Swatches and Review

Today I have Zoyas Gems & Jewels collection to share with you guys. This collection consists of three shimmers and three glitters to match with them.

Holly is an emerald green shimmer. 2 coats

Rina over Holly, Rina is mixed with green and blue bar glitters, and green micro glitters

Noel is an icey blue metallic. 2 coats.

Twila over Noel, Twila has blue and holo bar glitters and blue micro glitters.

Izzy is a bright fuchsia shimmer. 2 coats

Kissy over Izzy, Kissy is mixed with pink and holo bar glitters, and fuchsia micro glitters.

I played around with the glitters on a nail wheel over white. The glitters are shown more over white.




And finally I decided to layer them over each other, and the results are quite interesting.

Kissy over Twila over Rina

Overall this collection is interesting. I like the bar glitters and everything. It's perfect to create a gradient like affect on the tips. The shimmers weren't that unique, however, the formula is excellent. It applied flawlessly. Noel has a metallic/foil finish and it was not streaky. Visible brush strokes is minimum. I would definitely wear the bar glitters over a different color though just so you can see the colors more.

Well that's all I have for today, what do you guys think of this collection?

(These were sent to me for review)

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Saturday, November 12, 2011

Wet 'n Wild Craze Inked

Today is my lovely mother's 53rd birthday! I love my mom more than anything in the world. She means everything to me, without her, I'm nobody. She is such a caring person and very strong. I look up to her all the time. Although she doesn't like my nail polish addiction, I still love you mama :) haha<3

So today I have three of the Wet 'n Wild Crazy Inked Collection to share with you guys. To be honest, when I first saw the display for these, I thought they were crackle polishes. Turns out they weren't! (oops) It's ok though because the colors are still nice!

Tagger is a vibrant blue creme with a semi jelly finish. 2 coats

Art Crime is a yellow creme with a semi jelly finish. 3 coats. Ignore the weird looking smudge on my middle finger. I think it was smudged from applying my thick top coat on it. It looks like a honey comb which is pretty interesting.

Undercover Graffiti is a bright green creme. 2 coats

This is my first time trying Wet 'n Wild Craze nail polishes. I have no problems with the formula except for Tagger. It was a bit thick and a little tough to apply. But it didn't bother me because the color is gorgeous. It's a beautiful blue, and it happens to be my favorite of this collection. So the formula is decent, but there was one thing that bothered me a little. I got so used to the long brushes, and Craze have really short brushes, so once you pick up the cap, the brush is right there at the bottom. It took a little to get used to.

I found these at Duane Reade for $1.99 a bottle.

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Friday, November 11, 2011

Blast from the Past: China Glaze OMG Collection

Today is 11/11/11 and being the dork that I am, I scheduled this post to be posted at 11:11. :D And being that this date is so special, I decided to do a post on one of my favorite collections of all times. And that is the infamous China Glaze OMG Collection. These are my prize possessions. When I started to REALLY get into nail polish, I would buy polishes separately and never a whole collection. But the beauty of the OMG Collection caught my eyes and I gave in. (Not to mention these are the first holo polishes I've ever owned) I am super glad I got the entire collection, as it is extremely hard to find now without paying sky rocket prices on eBay. I never show swatches or did a review on this collection because I didn't start blogging yet. Well here they are now! I've included two pictures for this. First under fluorescent lights, and another in flash. The flash shows the holo real well.

QT is a raspberry pink holo. 2 coats

QT with flash

BFF pink purple holo. 3 coats

BFF with flash

TMI is a red holo. 2 coats

TMI with flash

TTYL is a peach pink holo. 3 coats

TTYL with flash

FYI is a beige holo. 3 coats

FYI with flash

GR8 is a golden yellow holo. 3 coats

GR8 with flash

2NITE is a periwinkle blue holo. 3 coats (favorite)

2NITE with flash

L8R G8R is a lime green holo. 3 coats

L8R G8R with flash

DV8 is a vivid blue-green holo. 2 coats

DV8 with flash

IDK is a light purple holo. 3 coats

IDK with flash

OMG is a silver holo. 3 coats

OMG with flash

LOL is a royal purple holo. 2 coats (2nd favorite)

LOL with flash

I have two top favorites, and that's 2NITE and LOL, But I love the rest all equally! So you can see why everyone is all hyped about this collection. The holo is just gorgeous. They don't make it like this anymore... And I wish they did. It just hurts me that polishes are as pretty as they used to be.

However, as much as I love holo polishes, they chip very easily. I actually wore these for a manicure, hence you can see that in some posts my nails are long and some are short. I got a lot of attention and compliments for these polishes. People said they never see polishes like that, and I'm like, well they don't make holo polishes like this anymore! Majority of these didn't really last a day. I wash my hands a lot so maybe that's the cause of it chipping easily. The aqua base only helps for application.

Well, that's all I have for today. I hope you guys enjoy this eye candy.

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