Monday, January 8, 2018

Zoya 2017 Kisses Pastel Jellies Trio Swatches and Reviews and 2018 Mystery Box Info

*press samples*

Hi guys! You might be wondering why I have the newest Zoya trio before their holiday Party Girls Collection. Well, it's coming, but midway through swatching it I got a really bad break and had to cut all my nails down. I'm trying to decide whether I want to reswatch the whole collection (12 polishes), or just show them as-is. Any opinions? Please leave a comment to let me know. The Kisses Pastel Jellies set is for sale now and features 3 jellies that are buildable based on the number of coats you use. You can use them on their own, make a jelly sandwich with a glitter polish, or add a shimmer top coat to it. These are available individually for $10, or you can purchase it as a trio ($30) or a quad ($40) with the shimmer topper, Leia. Shall we get a closer look?

Thursday, January 4, 2018

Quixotic Polish Happy New Years Duo 2018 Swatches and Reviews

Hi guys! Did I even wish everyone a Happy New Year in my past post? I was in such a hurry to explain where I've been the past few weeks that I was forgot common decency! I have 2 New Year duos to show you, and the first set comes from Quixotic Polish. I've been showing Mary's colors a lot the past few months, and that's because I've been so smitten with them. She recently revamped her brand so you'll see a new logo and bottle shape here. Shall we take a look at her newest offerings?

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Polished For Days Winter 2017 Reindeer Games Collection Swatches & Review: Vixen

Polished For Days Vixen (2 coats)

Hi guys! It's been so long! I took a well-needed break to visit family in Maryland, and then my family came to visit NC for New Years. I'm just now coming up for air, but I had a great one. I'm going to start off a little slow to get back into things, but I have some larger collections coming up soon. I've been a huge fan of Polished For Days and often buy their monthly For the Love of Polish Box that always features PFD and Illyrian and 1 rotating position. When I saw the first swatches on Instagram of the Reindeer Games Collection, I knew I had to get some. Unfortunately, I only have 1 so far, but I hope to remedy that in the coming months. Yes, they're that beautiful. 

Vixen is a deep berry red base with lots of red and green iridescent flakes and silver holo flakes. Basically it's a flakie party! I was worried that the green would be too subtle, but that didn't happen at all. The green really stood out well against the deep base. I've worn this a few times already, and I'm not ready to put it in the abyss that is the Helmer. As you can see, this is right after I cut my nails down. They've grown out a bit, but it will still be awhile before I get back to my long nails. The formula was perfect in just 2 coats. 

I cannot recommend this one more. I'm even considering a backup which is unheard of for me. It retails for $12 and it's available now on the PFD website.

Polished For Days

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Literary Lacquers Alice in Lacquerland Collection Swatches and Reviews

*press samples*

Hi guys! I'm gearing up for Christmas, so this is going to be a quick post tonight. Somehow pretty much all presents are here and they've been wrapped/shipped! YES, this year it finally happened! Literary Lacquers is releasing a brand new 6-piece collection on December 26th (12 PM MT) and it's inspired by Alice in Wonderland. If that wasn't enough, there's even a free gift with purchase opportunity when you spend $48+ between December 26-January 5 (more info and pictures below). I hope you saved a few bucks in your budget for these, because you won't want to miss out. Shall we get to the good stuff?

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Celestial Cosmetics The Stars Collection 2017 Swatches and Review: Sunrise on Venus

Celestial Cosmetics Sunrise on Venus (2 coats)

Hi guys! I was planning on showing more polishes tonight, but I just found out that some of the others aren't for sale right now (but they might be back in mid-January). Celestial Cosmetics is a new brand to the blog, but they're an Australian indie brand that's been around a few years. If you don't live in Australia, don't fret, because they have an international website which ships from a warehouse in Florida. Hooray for cheaper shipping options! They often have some great sales, so check by their website often. 

Sunrise on Venus comes from The Stars Collection and is a bubblegum pink base with green shimmer, a scattering of holo, and tiny green microglitter. I love unique polishes like this! You know I have a rather large collection, and I don't think I have anything like it. The formula was really interesting here. Somehow it had a foamy feel upon application to the nail. It was thick in the best way possible. I really don't know how else to describe it. The microglitter made it have a bit of texture to the nail, so make sure to use a thicker topcoat to smooth everything out. It dried to a satin finish, but I still recommend it shiny. 

You can buy this one now for just $7, and you need to pick this one up. The international site is a little bare at the moment, but definitely stop back in mid-January for more polishes. You can find out more information about Celestial Cosmetics on their website, Facebook page, or Instagram