Thursday, May 30, 2013

Dermelect: Fearless


Good morning, afternoon, or evening. I hope you're all having a fantastic week! Today I want to show you a polish I received for consideration from Dermelect. This is Fearless and it's a mid toned blue creme color.

I have talked about Dermelect lacquers before but in case you don't remember here's some information about them: Dermelect polishes are peptide infused, cruelty free,   big 3 free, and designed to strengthen your nails and protect them from UV.  They're supposed to have a long wearing quality, but for me, wear is average, nothing to write home about.

This blue is really pretty and flattering. I love the high shine finish. The formula on this, like other Dermelect polishes I have tried, is great. It's highly pigmented and required only two coats for full opacity. I had no issues with streaking or balding of any kind. 


  


Dermelect nail polish retails for $14 a bottle and can be purchased on their website. Have you tried Dermelect polishes? What are your favorite colors?

Thanks for checking in today! Have a wonderful day! 

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Tuesday, May 21, 2013

OPI: A Butterfly Moment


Hello hello! I hope you're all having a lovely day! Thanks for taking the time to check in and see what I have on my nails! Today I am going to show you a polish I received for consideration from the Mariah Carey collection that came out a while back.

This is A Butterfly Moment, what a totally Mariah name! I am not sure the name can get more Mariah than that! LOL. This is a really subtle pink/tan color with some beautiful gold microshimmer.  This is such a pretty neutral, work appropriate, conservative but fun polish. I like it a lot more than I thought I would.  I think it's extremely versatile; it's pink but it's nude, it's gold, but it's not... The gold microshimmer makes it for me. Without it it would be super boring but with it, it's just lovely. The gold adds a warmth that will look awesome with darker skin tones or if you're rocking a summer glow.   This is like a shimmering sands look. It's Gina approved.

The formula is ok, but beware, it can be streaky. Take your time applying this one to avoid brush strokes. It's on the frosty side so you know how those can be. Otherwise, I used two coats for full opacity and I think it looks great! 



So, do you dig it? I want to know what you think of this one! Let me know in the comments below! Have a beautiful day! 


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Saturday, May 18, 2013

OPI: What Wizardry is This? (Liquid Sand)


Hello beautiful readers. Happy Saturday! I hope you're all having a nice relaxing weekend. I am going to an Arbonne party tonight. I have never tried any Arbonne products so if any of you enjoy the brand let me know what your must haves are.

Today I want to show you a polish that was sent to me for consideration. This is What Wizardry is This? from the OZ Great and Powerful Collection that came out a couple months ago. This is a Liquid Sand finish, and it's super pretty! 

What Wizardry is This? is a deep bronze-y brown color with gold shimmer.  The gold shimmer in this is absolutely stunning. I just love the way this one looks on.  I am pretty positive that this would look amazing on every skin tone.

Application was easy as pie. I used two coats for full opacity. 
Being that it is a liquid sand finish it's a textured matte. I do not use a topcoat with these Liquid Sand polishes because I want to keep that textured matte finish. If you do use a top coat on these they will lose that matte and appear like any other shimmer. So you can wear these two ways! 





Love it or leave it?

Let me know your Arbonne suggestions in the comments. Have a nice weekend!


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Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Zoya: Micky


Hello loves! I cannot even believe it's already Wednesday! Are you kidding me? Where does the time go?! On Wednesdays we wear pink so today it's Zoya's Micky for your viewing pleasure. This was sent to me for consideration.

Zoya's Micky is a hot pink with some really subtle microshimmer. Zoya describes this as a coral, but I do not see coral in this color at all. What were you thinking Zoya Fairies?! In any event, this is a really pretty pink for spring and summer.  The microshimmer is really really subtle but makes this color a bit more fun than a flat pink. To my eye that shimmer is silver in color, maybe white. I cannot be sure.

The formula on this was excellent. I used two coats for opacity and it went on smoothly with no streaking or balding. This is highly pigmented and has a nice shine! 




Who else is a fan of this pretty pretty pink!? I want to hear your thoughts on this polish! Also, what have you all been up to? Is it finally warming up near you? It's been warmer here but we just got another cold front so the beautiful weather is not sticking around just yet. 

Have a wonderful day everyone! Thanks for taking the time to check the blog! 

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Thursday, May 9, 2013

Dermelect: Buzz-Worthy


Hi all! Thanks for checking in today! I hope you're doing well! Today I'm going to  share a bright color that was sent to me for consideration by the brand Dermelect.  This is Buzz-Worthy which is a SUPER bright, highlighter yellow.

I will be honest and tell you that the color doesn't do much for me. I just don't typically wear yellows at all. This is a bright highlighter neon yellow. Even though it is neon it doesn't have too much white in the base so it doesn't go on matte like some neon colors do. I do appreciate that! I am just not someone who gravitates towards these colors.
Dermelect makes a quality lacquer though, so if I look at this without regard to the color (which there's nothing wrong with, it's just not my cup of tea), it's a great polish. I only needed two coats for opacity, which is excellent for a color of this nature. Some yellows are a nightmare, something to do with the yellow pigments, but this is a piece of cake to apply. I had no streaking, no balding and no problems whatsoever. 









Dermelect makes some great polishes, this color just isn't for me. Dermelect polishes are peptide infused, DBP, Toluene & Formaldehyde free, and cruelty free. They strengthen your nails and are long lasting!  They retail for $14 each.  

What are your favorite Dermelect colors? Do you like these types of yellows?

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Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Pixi: Wakeup Wisteria


Hi everyone! I hope you're all doing well! Today I have a simply beautiful purple creme to show you! If you've been reading my blog for a while you know that I love purple cremes! This one is absolutely stunning!

This is Wakeup Wisteria by Pixi. The name totally reminds me of Desperate Housewives! I received this for consideration. This color is just perfect for me. It's a light blue toned purple. You'd think with all of the purple colors I have that I would have a dupe, but I have nothing like this at all! I love when that happens!

The formula on this is fantastic! Some Pixi polishes that are on the bright side have too much white in the base and appear neon, not so with this one! This is just the perfect balance! I had no issues with application and I found this to be so easy to work with. I used two coats for full opacity and it was just perfect! I love the high shine finish! 



 


I have nothing bad to say about this one! It's stunning. I love love love love love this! LOL Pixi is a bit expensive and can be purchased at Target. What do you think of this one?

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Sunday, May 5, 2013

Duality Cosmetics Nail Pak: Grace


Hi everyone! I hope you're all having a relaxing Sunday! I have sausage and peppers simmering away in the crock-pot for dinner. I hope it comes out ok, I just kind of winged it.   We shall see...

Today I have a really fun polish to show to you! I mentioned before that my birthday was last Saturday. A friend of mine who knows of my love of nail polish sent me this as a present. I actually hadn't heard of this brand and concept before so I was super excited to try it out! 

This is Grace by Duality Cosmetics. It's called a Nail Pak and it's an absolutely brilliant idea! This is a .60 oz nail polish screwed onto a plastic container which contains a nail file and 40 pre-soaked nail polish pads. How cool is that!?  This would be perfect to keep in your office at work for quick touch ups or to bring on a trip. It has everything you need for an emergency touch up or quick manicure. I actually think these would make great gifts for bridesmaids! So here's what it looks like:


My polish came packaged in a little nylon gift bag. As you can see the bottle is quite large, that's because the bottom part is where the file and nail polish remover pads are! That part screws on easily and then the bottle is pretty much normal sized. 



This is what the polish looks like with the bottom unscrewed. Inside the removable bottom you can see a circular nail file. How cool is that!? So if you wanted to fix a break or snag you can use that. Underneath is where the pre-soaked nail polish remover pads are.


Isn't this just the greatest idea!? 

My friend Laurie sent me this through the Facebook gift app so I was able to select my own color. I went for Grace which is a classic light pink with just a hint of subtle sparkle. This pink is great because it has a tiny tinge of purple that makes it work well for my skin tone. 

I love the polish, it was opaque in just two coats and went on smoothly. It's not too thick and not too thin, it's just right! I love the finish! It's super shiny and almost jelly like but not sheer. This is a great quality polish!







What do  you think? Are you as excited as I am over this concept. I cannot believe no one thought of this a long time ago! If you want to learn more you can check out Duality's How it Works page. This retail for $15 a piece which is on the higher end but I do think it's worth it. This little guy is going to come in really handy in a pinch someday. Like I said above, I think these would make excellent bridesmaid gifts! The girls can carry it in a clutch the day of the wedding in case of emergency! Too cool! Let me know if you have tried any of these polishes!

Thanks to Laurie for the thoughtful birthday present! It was a fun surprise! 


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Friday, May 3, 2013

Nicole by OPI: Totally in the Dark



Happy Friday my friends. I hope you all had a good work/school week and are ready for the weekend! I don't have any fun plans this weekend, I am just ready to relax!  Today I want to show you a color I received for consideration from Nicole by OPI a while back. This has been sitting around for a while so apologies for not sharing this one sooner.

This is
Totally in the Dark by Nicole by OPI and it's a black with some super fine silver microshimmer throughout. This color is really interesting because that microshimmer is so small that it actually looks like a black polish with black shimmer. It makes the finish appear super interesting, almost stained glass like. I usually like creme colors, as you know, but this is a really cool shimmer. It adds some interest to the typical dark nail color.

Formula is great on this. I only needed two coats for full opacity and I had no issues with streaking or balding. This applied smoothly 







  

Really pretty right? I love this one! Have you tried it? What do you think of it? Do you have something similar? 

What are your weekend plans!?


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Thursday, May 2, 2013

OPI: Anti-Bleak and Some Birthday Photos


Hello lovelies! I hope you're all doing well. Since it's finally starting to feel like spring I thought a color called Anti-Bleak  would be fitting. This is from the Mariah Carey collection OPI put out a while back.  For some reason my swatches are messy so I apologize for that. I didn't feel like doing all of the photographs over so what you see is what you get today! Sorry!

Anti-Bleak is a plum creme. It's really gorgeous in person and reminds me of OPI's Pamplona Purple. Anti-Bleak is Pamplona Purple's more red cousin. Formula on this is pretty good, I only needed two coats for full coverage. I don't think the formula is responsible for my messy application. I just think I had an off application day.








What do you think of this one? A must have or pass? I really like it, I can see myself wearing it again for sure. 

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Saturday was my birthday. Steve and I went to NYC with our friends Pete and Jamie. We saw Wicked, which we've seen before, but Jamie and Pete never saw a Broadway show so we figured might as well take them to one we know is good. They loved it! That night Pete proposed to Jamie! Exciting right? Steve has known Pete since preschool, and he was in our wedding,  so it was cool to witness his proposal! Here are a few pics from the day:

Steve and me in Time's Square:



Beautiful Grand Central Station and the Chrysler Building in the background:


Jamie and Pete at the 40/40 Club in NYC:



The proposal:






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