Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Right ont the Nail ~ OPI 2014 Coca-Cola Collection Swatch and Review: Green on the Runway

OPI Green on the Runway (2 coats)

You know it's been a long week when it's Wednesday and you almost type that it is Monday! Ha! Just as another reprieve between fall and Halloween polishes is Green on the Runway from the OPI Coca-Cola Collection. When I first heard of this collaboration, I was all, "What what what??!" but I must admit that I liked a lot of the colors. Green on the Runway is a green and brown duochrome that is absolutely gorgeous. I got tons of compliments on it because the shift is really strong. It's supposed to be for Sprite, but I don't really see it that much. I guess they didn't want to do a white or a white glitter which is great because this one is awesome. I'm more of a Diet Coke girl, but the silver foil didn't pique my interest much. Anyway, Green on the Runway had a good formula and only needed 2 coats (even on my long talons...which aren't as long anymore). 

Monday, October 27, 2014

SinfulColors Wicked Colors For Halloween 2014

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SinfulColors Cauldron Couture (2 coats) over 2 coats Butter London Wellies

Cauldron Couture is a black and green glitter topper with green shreds and black large and small hexagonal glitter. There weren't too many shreds, and I really liked the mix of colors. These were pretty densely packed, but I still used 2 coats for all but Pumpkin Spice. The formula was perfect; not too thin and not too thick. 

SinfulColors Glow in the Dark (2 coats) over Chloe & Bella Black Out (1 coat)

I'll be honest: I'm not really into glow in the dark polishes. They usually don't work well, and if they do, it is the worst trying to take a picture of it. As you can see, with 2 coats over black, it leaves a milky shimmer in the light. I sat my fingers and bottle in light for over 5 minutes, and the bottle was crazy bright as you can see above. Unfortunately this overtook any color you could see well on my nails, but it was there. The formula and application was exceptional though. 

SinfulColors Mystery Moonshine (2 coats) over 2 coats Zoya Veruschka

Unlike Cauldron Couture, Mystery Moonshine only contained multi-colored shreds of blue, green and orange. I really liked this one more than I thought I would. I like the color combination, and the removal process was extremely easy compared to the ones with glitter. 

SinfulColors Pumpkin Spice (1 coat) over 1 coat Chloe & Bella Black Out

At first I thought Pumpkin Spice was going to be a full coverage glitter, but I don't think you could make it opaque on its own (maybe with 4 coats). The mix of orange and gold reminds me of fall and Thanksgiving instead of Halloween, but nevermind that. Overall, this isn't a favorite from the collection, but it's still a nice glitter topper. 

SinfulColors Splatter Spell (2 coats) over 3 coats China Glaze Orange You Hot?

And lastly we have Splatter Spell which is a topper with orange shreds and the same black glitter from Splatter Spell. I thought China Glaze's Orange You Hot? would be a good base, but it sort of makes the shreds blend in. Sorry about that! I should have picked a different orange or different color altogether. It applied exactly the same as Cauldron Couture which is a good thing.

Overall, there are 14 Halloween colors you can find exclusively at Walgreens and Target. Some of these are repromotes, but you may not have them already. These retail for $1.99 each, which is a great deal. You can find SinfulColors on Twitter or Facebook to check out what's new in their world.

*These polishes were provided by the company or PR representative. All reviews are based solely on my opinion. For more information, please see my full disclosure at the bottom of the site*

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Sinful Colors SinfulShine Polish in Prosecco

SinfulShine Prosecco (3 coats)

As I've said before, I don't know the fate of the SinfulShine gel polishes, but I found a final (?) display at my local Rite Aid that hadn't been touched. I was out of the loop on SinfulColors polishes, so I didn't see the beauty that is Prosecco until in person. It's a taupe with grey and tons of gold shimmer and small flakes. This is the perfect work appropriate color that also has a little pizzazz (yeah, I just learned how to spell pizzazz). The formula was a bit thin and needed 3 full coats for full coverage, but I don't hold that against it. These retail for $1.99, but you can often get them on sale at your local drugstore.

Friday, October 24, 2014

Morgan Taylor Halloween 2014 Trio Collection

Morgan Taylor Little Black Dress (1 coat)

Morgan Taylor Orange Crush (2 coats)

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Morgan Taylor has a 2 color polish collection for Halloween which are appropriately orange and black. Little Black Dress is an amazing plain black creme that is completely opaque in 1 coat! Wet 'N Wild Black is cheap, but it doesn't always cover in 1 coat. Also, this doesn't have topcoat, so it is extremely shiny. The second color called Orange Crush is a bright neon orange. Since my nails are a bit long, I needed 3 coats, but if you have short nails, 2 coats may do it. It dries semi-matte, but I liked it better shiny with topcoat. The third item is not shown, but it is a topcoat called Make It Last, and although it doesn't say it's a quick dry topcoat, it dries pretty fast! I was actually really impressed. It smells like China Glaze's Fast Forward topcoat, too; it is a little sweet and weird. Overall, these are some great staples for a Halloween manicure.

This trio will only set you back $19.90 right now. I'm happy to report that you can now buy individual Morgan Taylor polishes online without a license from Loxa Beauty for $8.50 each. You can keep up with Morgan Taylor on their Facebook and Twitter pages as well.

*These polishes were provided by the company or PR representative. All reviews are based solely on my opinion. For more information, please see my full disclosure at the bottom of the site*

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Barielle Me Couture Collection Fall 2014: Moda Bleu and Vintage Gown

Barielle Moda Bleu (2 coats)

Barielle Vintage Gown (2 coats)

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Today is the last of the Me Couture Collection. I have a few Halloween polishes to show before getting to some of the Zoya polishes. As always, stay tuned for more Fall collections as well. 

Moda Bleu is a deep navy crelly that is extremely shiny (this is showing no topcoat). The application was smooth and only needed 2 heavy coats for full coverage, or 3 thin coats. I'm loving these dark blues this fall! The final polish is a deep, dusty mauve with gold shimmer that isn't really visible called Vintage Gown. I dunno, I think the name really fits the polish. It's a nice office appropriate color. As always, the formula and application was wonderful.

Overall, I was really happy with the collection. If I had to choose my favorites, they would be Boho Chic, Moda Bleu and Vintage Gown. Barielle polishes can be found on their website or e-tailers like Transdesign. They often have sales or free shipping, so keep an eye on their Facebook page or Twitter. For example, just a few weeks ago they were offering a 20% off sale with free shipping!

*These polishes were provided by the company or PR representative. All reviews are based solely on my opinion. For more information, please see my full disclosure at the bottom of the site*