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Monday, September 22, 2014

Pacifica 7-Free Nail Polish in Red Red Wine



Pacifica Red Red Wine (2 coats)

*press sample*

Technically this can be a press sample or not. My very first Ipsy bag came this past month, and I just so happened to get this same exact polish. My luck, right? Perhaps if I reach my 500 Instagram follower and 900 Twitter follower goal, I will have another fairly large giveaway *wink wink, nudge nudge).

Anyway, Red Red Wine is indeed a deep merlot wine red color that is sort of between a creme and a jelly. There was definitely some squishiness to it. I had the hardest time applying this color for some reason; it didn't want to flow right around my cuticles. Perhaps I didn't have a steady hand that day, so who knows. It was still extremely opaque in just 2 coats. So this is it for my Pacifica swatches. What do you think? Will you be purchasing any colors? I really like what the brand stands for, so there's definitely a chance I'll get a few more. Hopefully they will be coming out with more colors as time goes on. Right now, if you purchase any nail color, you get half off their topcoat so check that out.

*This polish was 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, September 21, 2014

Pacifica 7-Free Nail Polish in Drift



Pacifica Drift (2 coats)

*press sample*

So we just bought a new tv and we're putting it together right now. Quick post!! In the second of the 3-post series we have Drift from Pacifica, which is a taupe/greige creme. This isn't the most unique color, but I think every brand should have a nice neutral color for every day wear. Despite it being a common color, it still had a flawless application and formula, but I'm sure you can find a cheaper alternative. 

*This polish was 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*

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Pacifica 7-Free Nail Polish in Pool Party



Pacific Pool Party (2 coats)
*press sample*

Did you know that the brand Pacifica, best known for their scents and lotions, now has makeup and polish? I didn't know until another blog posted a few polishes a few weeks ago. Many brands are talking about being 5-free, but Pacifica has to one-up them with a 7-FREE formula without parabens, phthalates, toluene, xylene, camphor, formaldehyde, resin, and animals. Whew, that's a lot of items! I was sent 3 polishes to test with the first being Pool Party which is a dusty medium blue creme. Yup, I love it. And my favorite part of trying a brand new brand? The application and formula, of course. I'm extremely happy to report that all 3 polishes I tried were absolutely perfect. It was just the right thinness, as well as having full opacity in 2 coats. The bottles will run you $9 for a 0.45 fl. oz. bottle which is the usual price point for a brand like this. I'm so mad at myself for not showing the bottle top because it has a nautilus design all over it. I love nautili!

*This polish was 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*

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Chloe & Bella Autumn 2014 Collection Swatches and Reviews Part II

*press samples*


Chloe & Bella African Daisy (2 coats) over 2 coats SinfulColors Spitfire

I'm so happy that I put this combination of colors together because I usually mess it up. African Daisy is a mostly magenta and purple glitters of various sorts. There are also hints of yellow, black and orange, but those are not very prevalent. I LOVE this combination of colors! I also think it looks great over SinfulColors Spitfire. 



Chloe & Bella Brown Pansy (2 coats) over 2 coats Chloe & Bella White Out 

I think I did wrong when using Brown Pansy. I thought it was going to be my favorite of the collection, but I think I should have used a dark base color instead of a light. Blame it on me! Brown Pansy contains all smallish matte glitters (except for the yellow) and contain burgundy, purple and brown hexagonal glitter and the yellow and red square glitter. I think the colors would have popped more with something else beneath it. Any suggestions? Chloe & Bella has also released a black and a white polish to use as a base. The white shown a above is called White Out and is a bright white with good application for a white. You could probably get away with 1 coat, but I used 2. 



Chloe & Bella Ranunculus (2 coats) over 1 coat Chloe & Bella Black Out

It's like a Halloween in a bottle! Ranunculus (what a fun name) contains mostly different sizes of orange glitter with some black and holographic glitter as well. At first I thought it had green glitter, but I was wrong. This had a perfect formula and application like the rest of them, with basically no dabbing required due to the high density of glitter. You can see the new black base color from Chloe & Bella called Black Out which is one of the most opaque black polishes I have ever used. It was also the perfect formula as well. 

Overall, this is a fun, colorful collection. I'm always interested in the mixture of glitters Barbara comes up with. The only slight disappointment was Brown Pansy, but that's partially been my fault. There is one last product that is newly released and that is Crystal Clear Topcoat. This isn't a quick dry formula, but since it is pretty thin in consistency, it still dries pretty fast. This would likely be best for creme colors since glitters love to eat up topcoats. The White and Black Out with the topcoat run only $5.95 each, or all 3 for $14.88 which is a steal. The glitter polishes are also a great value at $6.95 each in very professional looking bottles. You can find them on their websitePinterestInstagramTwitter, and Facebook pages, respectively.

*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, September 17, 2014

Chloe & Bella Autumn 2014 Collection Swatches and Reviews Part I

*press samples*


Chloe & Bella Fall Dahlia (2 coats) over 3 coats Morgan Taylor Simply Spellbound

Wow, we're starting off with a glitter bomb! Fall Dahlia is a fuchsia and yellow based glitter polish in a clear base with tons of circle, hexagonal, square, and holo glitters. This is really dense, but you can still pretty much apply it like regular polish without too much dabbing. We're off to a great start!



Chloe & Bella Strawflower (3 coats)

Strawflower is an orange jelly with tons of gold holographic glitter (of different kinds) as well as gold stars. You can layer this over another orange, but I have 3 coats on here and it fully covered. There's so much depth to this one, and it may be one of my favorites of the collection. This is another polish that you can apply regularly without any dabbing. 



Chloe & Bella Sunflower (2 coats)

Oh yes, I used this combination for Batman. You know this! Sunflower is a bright yellow glitter topper in a clear base with hints of light brown glitter accents. It even has some of my favorite tiny bar glitter! Like the rest of the polishes, this is a mix of different sizes and shapes of (mostly) yellow matte glitter. This was perfect application with 2 coats. 

So far, the first half of the autumn collection is bright and fun! I love that Barbara uses flowers for her inspiration for collections. The polishes are a great value at $6.95 each in very professional looking bottles. You can find them on their websitePinterestInstagramTwitter, and Facebook pages, respectively. Check back tomorrow for the final 3 colors!

*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*