Friday, June 24, 2016

Right on the Nail ~ China Glaze Holiday 2015 Cheers Collection Swatches and Review: Don't Get Elfed Up



China Glaze Don't Get Elfed Up (2 coats)

Hi guys! TGIF! We finally made it to another weekend. I don't have many plans, but that's fine by me. As you can see from the pictures above, this polish was swatched a long time ago (just look how short my nails are...no, I haven't broken a nail-yet). I think it just somehow got lost in the shuffle because I think it's a gorgeous polish. I wasn't too thrilled with the rest of the offerings from the China Glaze 2015 holiday collection (*ahem* this is the only color I bought and it was months after it was released) and that's a shame because they usually are on point! Anyway, Don't Get Elfed Up is a blackened base with metallic teal flecks. It also shifts to purple at some angles, but I wasn't really able to capture it in pictures. I guess if you look at the bottle on the last picture you can see a little of the purple. After using another China Glaze brush last week, I noticed that I'm not used to the long and thin brushes anymore. It seems like lots of mainstream brands and indies have gone to the flattened brush, and I'm totally ok with that. The polish itself was really opaque and only needed 2 coats for full coverage. Overall, I had no issues with the formula. If you can still find it, I definitely recommend picking it up! 

The cheapest place to find China Glaze is through Transdesign for $3.25 each. Surprise, they still have this collection for sale! They also have the fall 2016 collection for sale, and guess what? They are bringing back the Crinkled Chrome finish. What do you think about that? You can also find them at your local Sally's Beauty Supply or Ulta stores where prices may vary. Get more info on China Glaze on their FacebookInstagram, or Twitter pages.

Right on the Nail ~ China Glaze Holiday 2015 Cheers Collection Swatches and Review: Don't Get Elfed Up



China Glaze Don't Get Elfed Up (2 coats)

Hi guys! TGIF! We finally made it to another weekend. I don't have many plans, but that's fine by me. As you can see from the pictures above, this polish was swatched a long time ago (just look how short my nails are...no, I haven't broken a nail-yet). I think it just somehow got lost in the shuffle because I think it's a gorgeous polish. I wasn't too thrilled with the rest of the offerings from the China Glaze 2015 holiday collection (*ahem* this is the only color I bought and it was months after it was released) and that's a shame because they usually are on point! Anyway, Don't Get Elfed Up is a blackened base with metallic teal flecks. It also shifts to purple at some angles, but I wasn't really able to capture it in pictures. I guess if you look at the bottle on the last picture you can see a little of the purple. After using another China Glaze brush last week, I noticed that I'm not used to the long and thin brushes anymore. It seems like lots of mainstream brands and indies have gone to the flattened brush, and I'm totally ok with that. The polish itself was really opaque and only needed 2 coats for full coverage. Overall, I had no issues with the formula. If you can still find it, I definitely recommend picking it up! 

The cheapest place to find China Glaze is through Transdesign for $3.25 each. Surprise, they still have this collection for sale! They also have the fall 2016 collection for sale, and guess what? They are bringing back the Crinkled Chrome finish. What do you think about that? You can also find them at your local Sally's Beauty Supply or Ulta stores where prices may vary. Get more info on China Glaze on their FacebookInstagram, or Twitter pages.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Right on the Nail ~ Morgan Taylor Summer 2016 A Very Nauti-cal Girl Collection Swatches and Reviews Part II

*press samples*


Hi guys! It has been business as usual around here lately. My lab has some outreach projects next week with high school students, so I've been a bit busier than usual at work. Oh, and in my off time I've been trying to finish up season 4 of Orange is the New Black. Anyone caught up already? Tonight we're going to finish up the summer collection from Morgan Taylor. I just so happened to get their fall collection in the mail last week so I've been swatching those. I love fall colors, but I'm just not ready to think about them yet. Anyway, let's see the final swatches and reviews!


Monday, June 20, 2016

Right on the Nail ~ Morgan Taylor Summer 2016 A Very Nauti-cal Girl Collection Swatches and Reviews Part I

*press samples*


Hi guys! Did you have a good weekend? It was pretty quiet around here, which is always appreciated. We went to see Central Intelligence (not life-changing, but it was cute) and took Scraggles to the dog park. Tonight I have the first of 2 posts featuring the newest Morgan Taylor polishes. It's a 4-piece collection with 3 cremes and 1 shimmer polish inspired by all things nautical. Are you ready?



Morgan Taylor Catch My Drift (2 coats)

Up first is a blurple creme called Catch My Drift. You know me, I'm a sucker for blues. In real life the color is a little darker than the pictures above, so be aware of that. I found the formula to be a bit thin and watery, so make sure to remove all excess polish before applying to the nail. That being said, I only needed 2 coats for full coverage. 



Morgan Taylor Girls Love Buoys (2 coats)

Girls Love Buoys is a bright pink creme. I wouldn't call it a neon pink for summer, but it's still fairly bright. I probably have some other pinks similar to it, but it's still a great staple polish. The formula was much easier to work with compared to Catch My Drift, and it only needed 2 easy coats.

Morgan Taylor polishes can sometimes be hard to find, but you can finally buy them online without a license from Loxa Beauty for $9.00 each (hint, some of the polishes are on sale for as low as $4.25). The collection was also released in mini bottles, and you can buy the set of 4 for only $15. You can keep up with Morgan Taylor on their FacebookTwitter, and Instagram 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*

Friday, June 17, 2016

Right on the Nail ~ Polished For Days Swatches and Reviews: Effulgent, Kitakyusha, and Santorini


Hi guys! TGIF! Tonight I have a new brand on the blog. Honestly, I don't know a ton about Polished for Days, except for that they had a Memorial Day sale and I thought the polishes looked beautiful. I ordered on May 30th and it shipped just a couple days later. Since I didn't know a lot about the company, I ended up buying just 3 polishes to test the waters. Follow me after the break for my opinions...