Monday, September 15, 2014

Urban Decay Nail Lacquers for $5 each!

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They're on Hautelook right now!

Coca-Cola by OPI 10-Pack of Style

purchased by me

The OPI and Coke collaboration came out a bit ago, but it took me a while to get all 8 colors swatches.  Yes, that's correct, the collection has 9 colors, but the mini-pack has 8 colors plus base and top coat.  Pictures and reviews after the jump!

photo courtesy of Ulta

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Sinful Colors Beaches and Cream

purchased by me

Beaches and Cream was a limited edition color that came out in July with the Practice Your Accent collection.  I swatched it and then gave it away because it was much too yellow-toned to flatter me.  So here are some late swatches--three coats, no top coat.

Indoors with flash:

Indoors without flash:

Beaches and Cream is no longer available in stores, but you can still find it on ebay.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Zoya Ultra Pixie Dust!

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Meet the next generation of our best-selling textured, matte and sparkling Zoya PixieDust formula. ­ Zoya Ultra PixieDust! Three shades featuring both fine micro glitter and mega hex particles for tone on tone 3D effects. This easy glam nail is available in 3 shades in a gradient of red, wine and plum hues. No base or top coat required.

ZP765 ­ NOIR: Deep vampy plum, textured PixieDust with red Mega Hex Particles.
ZP764 ­ ARIANNA: Blue-toned red wine, textured PixieDust with Mega Hex Particles
ZP729 ­ OSWIN: True red, textured PixieDust with Mega Hex Particles

Zoya PixieDust Application:
For BEST RESULTS apply 2-3 thin coats of polish for full coverage to clean (oil free) nail surface. Allow product to dry completely for full effect. Do not use a base coat or top coat. Top coat can be applied for additional glossy effects.

See the Zoya How to apply Zoya PixieDustTM Video for more great beauty tips and tricks to use when applying Zoya PixieDustTM.
COLLECTION PRE-ORDER STARTS September 9th, SHIPPING BEGINS September 15th or Sooner
$10 (US) Available on and at finer salons and spas.

Monday, September 8, 2014

Sally Hansen Color Foil in Cobalt Chrome

purchased by me

Cobalt Chrome came home with me long after the others did, because it was all by itself on the display and Sally Hansens were BOGO 1/2 off that week.  It's got the same formula as all the others--slightly thick, not noticeably quick-drying, needs a good shake before use and super-duper-shiny.  Cobalt Chrome is a slightly green-toned light blue, far from what I think of as cobalt but still pretty. My swatches are one coat with no top coat.

Indoors without flash:

In the sun:

The Color Foil polishes were limited edition, but a quick search turns up a lot of them on ebay!

Thursday, September 4, 2014

InDecisiveLacquer: Denim

purchased by me

Denim is a gorgeous blue scattered holo.  The formula was smooth and well-behaved, very shiny without top coat, opaque in two coats and dried quickly.  It even looks like denim!

Indoors with flash:

Indoors without flash:

In the sun:

If you love scattered holo polishes, this is a don't miss selection!  Denim can be purchased at the InDecisiveLacquer Etsy shop, for $5.75 + shipping for a mini bottle or $9.50 + shipping for a regular size bottle.