Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Zoya Entice & Ignite

It has been so very long since I have swatched anything for you, but a few weeks ago Zoya was having a BOGO sale on their fall collections, and I jumped on it to pick up a few colors I have been coveting.

All of these are from the Entice & Ignite collection, which is split into 6 cremes (Entice) and 6 metallic shimmers (Ignite); however, as you can see I only got a third of the colors. With that said, lets move onto the pretties!

Sansa is a stunning eggplant purple with gold shimmer. This is the one I was looking forward to the most ever since I saw the previews way back when, and it certainly did not disappoint. By far my favorite of the 4.

Yuna is a pretty unique grey shade with green undertones, topped off with gold shimmer. I grabbed this one mostly out of curiosity and ended up falling in love with how the base color can't make up it's mind between green or grey.

Ah, Remy... a dark blue base loaded with green and gold shimmer. What a stunner! I have seen people compare it to Charla, and while they are similar, I like to think of Remy being Charla's older, darker sister.

And last but not least, we have Ryan! This one is a dark navy creme, which looks nearly black out of direct light. I am a huge fan of colors that try to trick you into thinking they are black, but are still true to their "roots". Keep in mind that my swatch is in bright light, so you can see the blue, while it is actually darker on the nail (so hard to capture an in between photo!)

There you have it, pretty, shiny polishes to get back into the swing of things! As always, Zoya never disappoints and all of these went on smooth as butter (especially the creme!) and were opaque in 2 coats.

Which of these is your favorite, and have you picked up any polishes from the Entice & Ignite collection?

Monday, November 17, 2014

Lush Holiday Loot!

Stopped by Lush the other day, and stocked up on a few of their holiday goodies, as well as some holy grail things!

Products mentioned:

Have you picked up any of the Lush holiday products? What has been your favorite?

Friday, July 6, 2012

4th of July/Captain America Nails

So, I realize that the 4th of July was a couple of days ago, but alas, I didn't get around to taking a pic and putting this up until just now. My bad. What's funny is that I started this with the intention of being an Independence Day mani, and after finishing I realized it has Captain America written all over it! Two birds with one stone, score! :)

Products used:
OPI Nail Envy Original
OPI Dating A Royal
OPI Alpine Snow 
Sinful Colors Nail Art in Be My Valentine
CinaPro Dazzle Shapes
CND Super Shiney

PS- Let me know if you would like to see a tutorial for this!

Friday, July 29, 2011

Eco-Emi July 2011

Sorry this video is up so late (9 days in fact...), but I ran into a few problems while editing it. Oh well, better late than never! :)

What are your thoughts on this month's Eco-Emi box?
I'm quite happy with it, especially since I finally get to try Fortune Cookie Soap (I've been meaning to try it, but just never got around to it) and the other goodies as well :)

Friday, July 15, 2011

July 2011 Birchbox

Here is the special Cynthia Rowley curated Birchbox for July. As usual, there were a few different versions of boxes that got sent out, and this is what I got in mine! :)

Birchbox is only available in the US.
If you live in Canada, you can sign up for Glymm Box or Luxe Box.
If you live in the UK, you can sign up for GlossyBox.

I will agree with what several others have said about this box: I expected more from it, from all the hype that it got for weeks leading up to the box. With that said, I did like the contents of the box, even the KIND bar just for the sake of trying one (though I do think that something else should have been included). 
What are your thoughts on the July Cynthia Rowley box? What did you get in yours?

Thursday, July 7, 2011

OPI Pirates of the Caribbean

I know I'm ages behind on these swatches, especially since I completely forgot about them and they've just been sitting around waiting to be put up hehe Oh, and please excuse the cuticles >_<

Stranger Tides
Stranger Tides is a light murky sage green-grey. This is such an awesome color, definitely different for a "pastels collection", as with the other two I got from it. I love that it keeps me wondering, is it a grey with green undertones, or a green that leans grey? Looks amazing with Nubar 2010 over it! 3 thin coats.

Skull & Glossbones
Skull & Glossbones is a very pale taupe, is how I think it's best to describe it. I would have gotten this just for the name even if I didn't absolutely adore this color (which I do!) I thought this would be a dupe for Zoya Dove, but they're different. 3 thin coats.

Mermaid's Tears
Mermaid's Tears is a minty-seafoam green. While the other two I got are the unique colors of the collection, this one is definitely the stunner! Just look at it!! Makes me wonder if this is what color mermaids' tears would be :) Oh and in case you're wondering, nothing like China Glaze For Audrey! 3 thin coats.

Silver Shatter
OPI released their first "metallic" shatter with this collection in silver. Like the black shatter before it and pretty much every other shatter polish, you apply one coat over completely dry polish and it shrinks and cracks to reveal an awesome effect! I was a bit disappointed to find out that this one also dried matte, which made it look...odd, but add layer of top coat and it turns into this fantastic, sparkly, foil! I'm in love. :)

Over Stranger Tides

Over Skull & Glossbones

Over Mermaid's Tears

Overall, I'm in love with the colors I got from this collection, as well as the shatter. The two pinks and lilac didn't particularly interest me, so I passed on them. These all had great application, and even though I used 3 thin coats of each, honestly only one of them actually needed a  third coat to even out (unfortunately, I dont remember which one, but I want to say it was Stranger Tides..)

PS Mermaid's Tears and Silver Shatter were made for each other in OPI-heaven! <3