Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Zoya True Collection and Fleck Effect Collection for Spring 2012

Today I have the Zoya True Collection and Fleck Effect Collection for Spring 2012 to share with you guys. Zoya came out with six gorgeous shades for the Spring with three cremes, and three gorgeous shimmers. Along with the True Collection, is the Fleck Effect collection which consists of three flakies! That's right FLAKIES!

Cho is a gorgeous yellow toned beige creme. 3 coats. I can't help but to think of Harry Potter and Cho with this name :)

Farah is a tan beige creme. 2 coats. I love the look of this one because it is very neutral and it has this unique shade on it.

Bevin is a smokey turquoise green creme. 2 coats. I love this musky like look of polishes, where the color isn't vivid but it still stands out.

Skylar is a slate blue with gold and silver shimmers. 2 coats. How gorgeous is Skylar?! I love how you can see both the gold and silver shimmer.

Tru is a purple base with gold shimmers. 2 coats. Tru has a true purple look to it (you see what I did there? har har har) And I was quite surprised I was able to capture it on camera since purples usually translate into blues in pictures.

Lotus is a dusty purple with pink shimmers. 2 coats. I love this one! I think pink and purple goes really well together.

The True collection is the perfect collection to welcome the Spring season. There wasn't a single color I didn't like. The formula is the typical Zoya formula which applied flawlessly. Only Cho needed three coats, under two coats my nail line was still visible and I didn't really like that. Nevertheless, the collection is simply gorgeous!

Now let's have a look at the Fleck Effect Collection!

Masie over Cho. Masie is a green flakie with a very sheer blue base

Masie over Farah

Opal over Bevin. Opal is also a green flakie in a super sheer green base.

Opal over Skylar.

Opal over Skylar without flash. This shows more of the green.

Chloe over Tru. Chloe is a pink, orange, and green flakie in a super sheer pink base.

Chloe over Lotus

Chloe over Lotus with different angle to show the flashes of orange and green.

Chloe without flash over Lotus, showing more flashes of orange, and green, and you can see slight pink flashes here.

I am a true flakie fan, so I was super excited to see that Zoya was making flakies! These were a little on the thick side, but being that it's a top coat that's not an issue for me. I know we've seen plenty of green flakies and orange flakies, but this is from Zoya!

Overall, I am quite satisfy with the collections. I can't pick favorites because they're all gorgeous. I love the shimmers the most!

Well that's all I have for today, what do you guys think of the True Collection? and the Fleck Effect collection?

(These were sent to me for review(

Monday, January 30, 2012

Wet n Wild

Hi all, I know I haven't updated in a week, and I've been slacking lately. But don't worry, I'll have a few posts scheduled for this week! I do apologize for the lack of update though!

Today I have a new Wet n Wild Megalast in On a Trip to share with you guys! I stumbled on these while I was browsing around Duane Reade. I seem to stalk Duane Read a lot now since they have GOSH cosmetics now!

Anyways, I only bought one color since the other colors seem dupeable.

On A Trip is a bright purple creme. 2 coats. This reminds me a little of Color Club's Puccilicious. It may or may not be a dupe, I shall browse my stash to see if I can do a comparison.

What's amazing about this polish is that it's only $1.99 and the formula is very opaque. It's a tad thick but totally workable. The brush is really wide and thick so that made application quite easy. On my pinky, it literally took one swipe and my whole pinky was covered (I have a very tiny pinky). It was opaque in one coat, but I did two to even it out. I'm tempted to buy the other colors but I'm trying to not spend so much!

Here's a picture of the brush. It is kind of like the the Sally Hansen brushes but I feel these are a little bit more thick and wide.

Well that's all I have for today, what do you guys think of this polish and the brush?

Monday, January 23, 2012

Happy Chinese New Year! Year of the Dragon!

Happy Chinese new year to those who celebrate it! May the year of the dragon bring all luck, happiness, and prosperity!

I didn't have much time to do any crazy nail art so I decided to keep it simple with the tradition colors of red and gold.

I used Nicole by OPI's Not a Gold Bigger from the Justin Bieber collection, and OPI's Red Shatter over it.

I think it turned out pretty good but I feel that I should've done a red base with gold shatter instead. Nevertheless, I still like the results of it.

And to end this post, here's a picture of Bebe in her Chinese style outfit!

She doesn't seem too excited about the outfit, but whenever I bring the camera out she always have a pose where she looks like she's doing the -_- face haha it's so cute though!

Well that's all I have for today. Enjoy your Chinese new year!

Monday, January 16, 2012

Nicole by OPI Justin Bieber One Less Lonely Girl Collection

Hi everyone! Today I have Nicole by OPI Justin Bieber's One Less Lonely Girl Collection to share with you guys. I believe this collection came out last Spring, but I honestly do not remember. I had this collection for awhile but never touched it. I only bought it because there were some interesting colors and it was a flash sale. I am not really a huge fan of Justin Bieber (please do not attack me!) I just thought he's overrated, and once he hits puberty (which he is right now) his voice will change, and he'll just be like another Jesse McCartney =X Nevertheless, it's still nail polish, so I still bought them!

Redy to Runaway Love? is a bright red creme. 2 coats

I'm a Belieber is a gorgeous light purple creme. 2 coats

"Baby" Blue is a baby blue creme, well I guess the name suits it right. I think baby is quoted because of his song. 2 coats

My Lifesaver is a mint green creme. 2 coats

Make U Smile is a mix of silver glitters, and hex glitters in a clear base. Here is seen 1 coat over My Lifesaver.

One Less Lonely Glitter is a mix of purple micro glitters, and slightly bigger round glitters. A bit sheer, this was 3 coats.

Me + Blue is a blue shimmer with silver flecks on it. 2 coats.

Prized Possession Purple is a royal purple with a slight pearl finish. 2 coats.

Give Me the 1st Dance is metallic silver with foil like finish. 2 coats

OMB! is a red shimmer with glass flecks. 2 coats

I've Got Bieber Fever is a dark purple with slight shimmers. 2 coats

Step 2 the Beat of My <3 is a holo glitters with chunky purple holo hearts in a clear base. Here seen 1 coat over I've Got Bieber Fever. The hearts were pretty hard to pick up, had to use a toothpick.

Not a Gold Bigger is a gorgeous gold shimmer with a slight metallic look to it. 2 coats.

One Time Lime is a lime green creme. 2 coats

Whew, that's a lot of polishes in one collection. The formula for these were excellent. They all applied evenly with no problems at all. I had a few favorites in this collection. And it's too much to name. But there wasn't really any polishes I didn't like, so I was kind of glad I got this collection.

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

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Finger Paints Special Effects

Hi all, I know I haven't wrote a post in awhile, and I want to apologize for that. Today I have Finger Paints' Special Effects to share with you. This collection consists of five flakie top coats. I can see that flakes will be a trend for nail polishes in 2012; and that is quite exciting. I was able to purchase all five at my local Sally Beauty for $5.49 each. I did them all over black to show the flakes.

Twisted happens to be my favorite one of the bunch. It's a mix of yellow, green, orange, blue flakies. This is one coat over black.

Motley is a blue, aqua and green flakie. This was two coat over black since with one coat you can barely see the green.

Flecked is a green flakie. This is one coat over black.

Flashy is an orange flakie with flashes of green flakies. One coat over black.

Asylum is a blue purple, orange, and green flakie. Kind of similar to Twisted but Asylum does not cover much with just one coat. It reminds me of Deborah Lippmann's Edge of Glory duo. It may be a dupe, and I will definitely do a comparison between the two. This is one coat over black.

We've seen a lot of blue green flakies, and orange green flakies, but Asylum and Twisted is pretty unique in it's own way. The formula for these were good, perfect and applied smoothly over the black. Will definitely experiment with these and put it over other colors.

Well that's all I have for today, what do you guys think of the Special Effects?

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Sally Hansen Gem Crush Showgirl Chic

Today I have Sally Hansen's Gem Crush Showgirl Chic to share with you. The rest of the collection consists of all glitters. And I hate to admit this, but the past month we had so many glitter releases that I am beginning to get tired of it (that's why I didn't buy the other ones). Not that I am completely tired of it, I'd love to see more, but in different varieties (such as this one). I skipped out on the rest, and only bought Showgirl Chic which is the only one that caught my eye.

Showgirl Chic is a silver micro-glitter with round royal blue glitters. 2 coats.

The formula was a bit thick, and that's expected for glitters like this. I didn't have much problems applying it though. It went on pretty smooth for me. And only one coat of top coat was needed. I found this at my local Duane Reade, I think it was for $5.49 a bottle but I don't really remember.

Did you purchase anything else from the Gem Crush collection?

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Etude House Dear Darling Bling Bling (Glitters!)

Hi everyone! Holidays are over, and it's back to reality! I may sound chipper about it but I'm really not :P Today I have another brand from Korea to share with you guys. It's called Etude House and it's supposedly a very well known brand in Korea and so I decided to try it for myself. I ordered it along with my Tony Moly's.

WH020 aka Extreme Jewel is a mix of purple silver glitters, packed with multi-colored, and holo glitters in a clear base. This was 3 coats.

BL019 aka Extreme Blue is a blue glitter mixed with gold, silver, and holo glitters in a sheer blue jelly like base. 2 coats

PK021 aka Extreme Rose is a pink glitter mixed with aqua, gold, and holo glitters with a sheer pink jelly like base. 2 coats.

Now what's amazing about these polishes are the different shapes of the glitters. It's a mix of round glitters, and hex glitters, a few micro-glitters as well.

I ordered these on eBay, if you want to know the seller information you may contact me through e-mail or twitter. I tend to not post seller information in case one of my readers get a bad experience and blame it on me (believe me, it happened to me before). So please buy at your own risk!

I took a macro shot of the bottles and added extra brightness to it just to show the glitters.

Extreme Jewel *drools*

Extreme Blue

Extreme Rose

Another plus about these polishes is that the bottles are pretty cute!

I also took pictures of the bottle to test out my DIY lightbox, and I'm satisfied with the results!

The formula for these were pretty good. It leans more toward the thick side, but nothing too hard to work with. I only had a hard time with Extreme Jewel because it was in a clear base. The solution was to wait a few minutes before applying next coat, just like most glitter polishes. One great thing about Korea brand polishes is that they don't have that typical polish smell. It didn't smell bad, but it didn't smell like roses either. Dry time was pretty fast as well. One coat of top coat smoothed out any gritty glitter feelings.

I would definitely buy Etude polishes again if more colors catches my attention!

What do you guys think about these?