Monday, March 30, 2015

Color Club Boogie All Night Long

purchased by me

For spring, Color Club has a new collection called Pastel Neon Remix.  I couldn't resist Boogie All Night Long, a pale, glittery pink that glows in the dark.  The formula was typical of most glitters--opaque in two coats, quick to dry and very rough.  I needed two coats of Gelous and one of Seche Vite to get that smooth, glassy look.  Removal required the foil method and a fair amount of patience, but I think the polish is totally worth it!

Indoors with flash:

Indoors without flash:

Boogie All Night has a nice strong green glow, too.  It and the rest of the Pastel Neon Remix are available at Head2ToeBeauty for $3.50 each + shipping.

Friday, March 20, 2015

Zoya Delight Minis for your Easter basket!

press release

You're never too old for an Easter Basket and Zoya Delight Minis are the perfect way to add a little something sweet to it without the calories! For a limited time, you can get the Zoya Nail Polish* Delight shades in special Limited Edition boxes!

These color cuties are available for Pre-Order NOW and will be shipping on 3/23/15!

Get any 5 color cuties for $20 PLUS Free Shipping! 
Use Code: MINI5

Head to to pre-order these adorable minis now!

PS - they make the PERFECT gift!

*BIG5FREE: Zoya Nail Polish Formula contains no formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin, dibutyl phthalate, toluene or camphor.

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Illamasqua Raindrops

purchased by me, affiliate link

Hooray, I finally got my paws on some of the Illamasqua polishes I've been craving!  Since Sephora stopped carrying the line, I watched Hautelook like crazy and actually went to the website at work. *blushes, hangs head*  Anyway, Raindrops is one of their most famous polishes, a soft blue-leaning grey with tiny white flakies.  The brighter the light, the bluer it looks.  Formula was decent, if sheer--I used three coats for my swatches and could have used a fourth.

In the sun:

Indoors with flash:

There are now a few Illamasqua products available on Net-A-Porter, or keep an eye on Hautelook.  Illamasqua has now been on the latter twice, which I think is a good sign.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Monday, March 16, 2015

Essie Spun in Luxe

purchased by me

Spun in Luxe is part of the 2015 Cashmere Matte collection from Essie, and the only one I got because the color was so dark and different from any of the other satin mattes I own.  The formula was nice--well-behaved and opaque in two coats.  Sadly, between the very dark blue and the satin matte finish, Spun in Luxe just looked black on my nails.

However, put some top coat on it, and suddenly it's a different, much prettier animal!

A rich, shimmery navy that just begs to be admired!  So despite my love of satin matte finishes, I'm only going to wear this with top coat from now on.  Spun in Luxe is available wherever Essie polishes are sold.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Revlon Diamond Texture top coat

purchased by me

Although this is called a top coat, Diamond Texture is in fact simply a silver textured polish.  As a polish, it's fine, but I was hoping for something that would transform non-textured polishes into textured ones.  One coat is darn near opaque, and like the Zoya Pixie Dusts and OPI Liquid Sands, Diamond Texture dries very quickly.  Swatches are one coat of Diamond Texture over Butter London Right as Rain.

Indoors with flash:

In the sun:

If you're looking for a basic, pretty, silver textured polish, you can find Diamond Texture at most major drug stores.

Monday, March 9, 2015

Cirque Fascination Street

purchased by me

Blue Mondays aren't quite so blue when you're wearing a gorgeous indigo linear holo with hidden pink shimmer!

Fascination Street can be purchased at Cirque Colors for $15.00 + shipping.