Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Top Shelf Lacquer Mystery Grab Bag Swatches and Reviews


Hi guys! Happy Valentine's Day! Tonight I don't have a specific Valentine's Day polish for you, but I recently bought a Mystery Grab Bag from Top Shelf Lacquer which included several Valentine's Day-appropriate colors. I know a lot of people want to know exactly what they're buying, but I sort of like the surprise. They still have this set for sale in both full-size and mini versions (8 mL) if you are interested. I bought the mini bottles, and I'm actually really impressed with the bottle size/shape and brush. I think 8 mL is quite generous, and I had no issues with applying the polishes with the miniature versions. Shall we get to the main event?


Sunday, February 12, 2017

Different Dimension Black Friday Mystery Polish #4: Harvest




Different Dimension Mystery #4 Harvest (2 coats)

I know, a Sunday post from me! Unfortunately the polish I have to show you was a mystery polish from the Different Dimension Black Friday sale so it is no longer for sale. This is definitely a polarizing color, so it may not be for you anyway. Of course I'm a huge fan of ugly-but-interesting colors like Harvest. It's a butterscotch color with gold flakes and a linear holo finish. While this one is not for sale anymore, Different Dimension tends to make colors similar to this one. There's one for sale right now called Peregrination which is a bit more gold and less brown, but is still in the same vein. There's also Knot On My Watch which is also on the site and for sale. I know it's really frustrating not having any other options for a color you want, so I hope these other options can help you out. 

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Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Zoya Naturel 3 Lipstick Swatches and Reviews: Cameron, Maxwell, and Paisley

*press samples*



Top to Bottom: Paisley, Maxwell, Cameron


Zoya Cameron

Up first is is Cameron which is a nude creme lipstick. I don't tend to wear nude lipsticks, so I can't say I'd wear this daily. It's a warm beige color, which matches my skin tone well enough, but it's a little too light for me. As it started to wear off during the day, it didn't leave any awkward bald spots on my lips which is nice. 


Zoya Maxwell

 Maxwell is a deep plum with a matte finish and a fine sprinkling of fuchsia shimmer. I found that it didn't dry out my lips too much despite being a matte lipstick. Also, I didn't need to prep my lips for the application which is a plus. I like a bold lip, so Maxwell is my pick of the 3. 


Zoya Paisley

The last lipstick I have to show you is Paisley which is a sheer rose creme with a shiny finish. This is definitely the most wearable shade. If you have really pigmented lips you will have to apply a few more layers of this to show up.

You can find these on the Zoya website right now for $12 each. I think this is a fair price (it's pretty much between drugstore and mid-end lipstick prices). You can find out more about Zoya on their websiteFacebookTwitter, or Instagram pages.

*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*

Monday, February 6, 2017

Zoya Naturel 3 Collection Swatches and Reviews: Part II

*press samples*


Hi guys! My parents were in town last week/weekend so I didn't get the chance to blog. If I were more organized, I would have finished the post early to go up, but I'm not that good. Oops! As far as I know, I have nothing to get in the way of blogging this week. Next weekend I'll be going to LA for work, so let's see if I can get ahead. Tonight I'll be finishing up the the polishes from The Naturel 3 collection and the 3 lipsticks will be posted later this week. Without further ado, shall we get to the reviews?


Monday, January 30, 2017

Zoya Naturel 3 Collection Swatches and Reviews: Part I

*press samples*


Hi guys! Tonight I have the first of 2 parts from the Zoya Naturel 3 Collection. Every year Zoya releases a 6-piece "transitional" collection of cremes between the winter and spring collections, and it features neutrals or nude polishes. I like to just call these colors my palate cleansers. I, like others, am a huge fan of bright colors and glitters during the holiday season, so it's nice to have something a little different to make you appreciate those bright colors when you come back to them. How about we get to some swatches?