Friday, July 21, 2017

Random Zoya Spam: Swatches and Reviews


Hi guys! TGIF! My family just got in town to take care of my animals and house while I'm on vacation. I can't wait for the time off! I'll do my best to take some pictures and I'll likely be giving my nails a little break while I'm away. Tonight I have some more random Zoya polishes I picked up during a recent sale. Zoya is my favorite mainstream brand, and I'm excited to fill out some of the collections I missed.


Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Zoya Spring 2012 True Collection Swatches and Review: Bevin



Zoya Bevin (2 coats)

Hi guys! Sorry for the lack of post on Monday, but to keep it 100, I haven't been feeling great the last few days. I don't know if I'm exactly sick, but I'm definitely fighting some sort of virus or bacteria this week. You know when you have a few symptoms, but mostly you feel sluggish and worn-down doing even minor things. I'm going to slowly ease back into full-fledged blog posts by showing a few Zoyas that have been around a few years. I bought these during a sale back in December and immediately forgot they existed - oops!

You guys know how much I love shimmers and dusty colors. It should be no surprise that I finally picked up Bevin which is a light dusty green creme with some blue undertones. I've been so lucky to be able to swatch for Zoya now, but the True Collection came out just before I was given press samples. You'll be seeing a few more colors from this collection because there are truly some beauties in there. I know I likely have a couple polishes in the same vein as Bevin, but I've looked through some other blogger's comparisons and I don't think I have any that are exact dupes. The formula was great and only needed 2 smooth coats for full opacity. If you're looking to fill up that cart during a good sale, I definitely recommend Bevin. Zoya polishes retail for $10 and you can find out more about them on their websiteFacebookTwitter, or Instagram pages. Bevin may not be in your local Ulta store, but you can find a nice selection of others to see before you buy.

Friday, July 14, 2017

Quixotic Polish Facebook Fan Group Exclusive Trio Swatches and Reviews


Hi guys! TGIF! I don't really have too many plans for this weekend, but that's fine. I think I'll just rest tomorrow and then run some errands on Sunday. Quick question: does anyone have any recommendations for shows on Netflix or Amazon? I have 2 episodes of The Night Manager with Hugh Laurie and Tom Hiddleston left and then I'm out of shows. My husband says I should watch Riverdale, but I haven't started it. Unfortunately the trio I'm going to show you is a Quixotic Polish Facebook Fan Group exclusive, and it's no longer for sale. I'm telling you, you need to join the group for all of the exclusives and discounts. Mary just released a new trio inspired by Greek beaches so make sure to check those out while they're around. If you love purple, you're in for some beauties tonight.


Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Quixotic Polish Swatches and Review: Donnerwetter Geht



Quixotic Polish Donnerwetter Geht (3 coats)

Hi guys! Basically I've been on cruise control waiting for my vacation to come. Why is it time slows down the week before? Tonight I have another color from Quixotic Polish to show you. It's on sale now for only $6.50, so you might want to get it sooner rather than later. I showed some of the pictures in the Quixotic Polish Fan Group and I was so happy to get a warm reception. Everyone is so friendly, especially Mary. If you aren't a part of the group, you may want to consider it since there are lots of perks (group-only exclusives, sales, etc.).

Donnerwetter Geht is a German idiom which I believe translates to "all hell breaks loose." If this is what hell breaking loose looks like, then count me in! It's a light grey crelly base with ultra-chrome flakes, iridescent micro-glitter, and a holo finish. I love neutrals with an interesting touch. Most of the flake crelly polishes I own do not have quite as much holo in it, and they lack the iridescent glitter. I love complex polishes, so I say add everything but the kitchen sink (get it, so many idioms!)! It was slightly sheer so I ended up using 3 coats for the photos above. I found the formula to work better for me on this one, so I have nothing but positives to say about that.

You can get a wonderful product from a sweet maker, so I definitely recommend Donnerwetter Geht...especially since it's on sale for $6.50. Stop by the Quixotic Polish websiteFacebook pageFacebook Group, or Instagram pages to find out more.

Monday, July 10, 2017

Quixotic Polish Swatches and Reviews: Cher's Favorite Sparkle and Inner Sparkle


Hi guys! It was yet another manic Monday after a nice weekend. My husband and I went to see Spiderman: Homecoming this weekend, and I really loved Tom Holland as Peter Parker. If you haven't seen it, I definitely recommend it. We also took Scraggles hiking again, and she is such a little adventurer! She hates going outside if it's raining (we call her Princess Paws), but she was walking through some streams with no issue. Tonight I have a new brand to the blog called Quixotic Polish. I joined the Facebook Group about a month ago, and Mary, the maker, had just released a new trio. Unfortunately this trio is no longer available, but I hope you're ok with me still showing them this week. On the bright side, the polishes I'm showing tonight are still for sale, and are even on sale right now! Shall we get to it?