Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Sweet Heart Polish Sirius

purchased by me

Sirius was one-half of a collaboration between Sweet Heart Polish and Literary Lacquer.  It's a stunning Han blue linear holographic polish that's opaque in two effortless coat, and shines like a dream!  H/T to my friend Caro, who will probably be the only person reading this who won't have to look up "Han Blue." ;-)

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Sirius is no longer available, but you can find lots of other cute polishes at the Sweet Heart Polish Etsy store.

Monday, July 28, 2014

Literary Lacquer Very Sirius

purchased by me

Very Sirius was one-half of a collaboration between Literary Lacquer and Sweet Heart Polish.  It's a stunning smoky purple base filled with lavender scattered holo glitter and itty-bitty silver holo stars.  It was opaque in just two coats, and I got a few stars without fishing or storing the bottle upside-down.

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Very Sirius is no longer available, but you can find lots of other great polishes at the Literary Lacquer Etsy store.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

FingerPaints Sailors Lure

purchased by me

FingerPaints has a new collection of textured polishes out now at Sally Beauty.  It's called the Enchanted Mermaid collection and has a white, green, teal and blue polish which are supposed to look like scales.  I picked up the blue because my local Sally Beauty was out of the green.  I'm honestly not sure if I like it or not.  I do love the color, a bright medium blue, and the formula was decent, if a bit on the thick side.  It's just that to achieve the "scaly" effect, the polishes have a shiny base and larger glitters along with the smaller bits that give it texture.  Maybe I'm wearing it wrong, but it just looks chunky and clunky to me.  Sailors Lure was opaque in two coats and dried relatively quickly.

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If you're looking for something a bit different, check your local Sally Beauty for these.  They retail for about $6 + tax, depending on where you're located and whether or not you're a Beauty Club member.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

FingerPaints Poolside Paradise collection: Wild Bikini

purchased by me

Wild Bikini was the other polish I grabbed from this collection, and you can see why!  It's a rich, red-toned purple glassfleck beauty with a well-behaved formula.  Wild Bikini was the perfect viscosity, opaque in just two coats and shiny even before top coat.  It's a bit redder in tone than Equinox.

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Wild Bikini is sold out online, but Be My Baby, Aloha Lei, Hula Aruba! and Margarita Mambo are still available for $5.49 + tax and shipping.  Or you can visit a brick and mortar Sally Beauty store.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

FingerPaints Poolside Paradise collection: Be My Baby

purchased by me

The Poolside Paradise collection is now available at Sally Beauty stores, and while they're far from unique, they are all beautiful, glowing glassfleck polishes in stunning summer colors.  Be My Baby is a bright cherry pink with a smooth, well-behaved formula that was opaque in two coats, dried quickly and was shiny without top coat.

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The blue and purple Poolside Paradise polishes are sold out online, but Be My Baby is still available for $5.49 + tax and shipping.  Or you can visit a brick and mortar Sally Beauty store.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Zoya Jolie

gift with purchase

The third and final free polish in my recent Zoya order was Jolie, which is a beautiful pearl sheer with pink and gold shimmer.  The formula is a tiny bit thin, almost runny, but it can be worn opaque in three coats, or as a transformative top coat.

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Three coats, indoors with flash:


One coat over Zoya Codie,
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One coat over Zoya Dawn,
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Jolie can be purchased for $9 + shipping and any applicable tax at Zoya.  Unfortunately, I no longer have my bottle, because Mom took one look and fell in love! :-D

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Zoya Naturel Deux (2)

press release


more is more…
Inspired by the desire to expand the popular neutral palette of the Zoya NATUREL collection, six (6) NEW, full-coverage creams in deeper hues were born.
Perfect as every day go-to colors, the Zoya NATUREL DEUX (2) collection bridges the transitional gap between late summer/early fall 2014 with three, rich brown family shades and three plum based beauties. All in the long-wearing, BIG5FREE formula Zoya is known for!


ZOYA NATUREL DEUX (2) - 2014
ZP742 – Spencer: Camel Cream, Full Coverage Formula.
ZP743 – Chanelle: Toasted Almond, Full Coverage Formula.
ZP744 – Emilia: Dark Chocolate, Full Coverage Formula.
ZP745 – Marnie: Deep Warm Plum, Full Coverage Formula.
ZP746 – Aubrey: Medium Mauve Cream, Full Coverage Formula.
ZP747 – Madeline: Muted Rose, Full Coverage Formula.

COLLECTION PRE-ORDER
STARTS JULY 21, 2014

ZOYA IS THE HEALTHY COLOR OF FASHION!
$9 (US)
Available on 
Zoya.com and at finer salons and spas.

Art of Beauty
(makers of Zoya)