Saturday, November 22, 2014

Right on the Nail ~ China Glaze Fall 2014 All Aboard Collection Swatch and Review: Choo-Choo Choose You

China Glaze Choo-Choo Choose You (3 coats)

Happy Saturday! I've spent most of the day doing absolutely nothing which is wonderful! I finally found my last swatch from the All Aboard Collection (sorry it took so didn't transfer from my camera) called Choo-Choo Choose you. I love the Simpsons reference. Oh, Ralph! Anyway, this is one unique color. Some people claim that the base is a navy blue, but with all the shimmer, it ends up looking purple to me. It is a multichrome with tons of green, gold and pink flashes. It is a bit sheer for needing 3 coats, but the formula was nothing troublesome. Love it!

I miss my long nails :(

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Right on the Nail ~ Crabtree & Evelyn Nail Lacquer Swatch and Review: Black Tulip

Crabtree & Evelyn Black Tulip (3 coats)

So let's get this out there: my nails are going to be nubbins for awhile. Five years of blogging has taken a toll on my nails and I need to let them grow out to strengthen them. Hopefully my nails don't look too ugly.  

In case you didn't know, Crabtree & Evelyn have their own line of nail lacquers. I picked this up last year, and I'm happy to see they released it again this season. Black Tulip is a deep purple shimmer duochrome that turns gold and green at different angles. It's so beautiful! If I had anything bad to say about it is the sheer application (but no problem with the formula). Right now they run buy 2 get 1 free with polishes costing $6. Not too shabby at all! Will you be purchasing any? I really like their hand lotions so you might as well pick that up while you're there. 

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Right on the Nail ~ NYC City Samba Summer 2014 Collection Swatches and Review: Carnival Red and Sweet Melon

NYC Carnival Red (2 coats)

NYC Sweet Melon (3 coats)

*press samples*

I know, these are so old. I'm sorry. 

Carnival Red is a bright cherry red creme that applied like a dream. There's really not much else to say about it really. 

Sweet Melon is a yellow-toned orange with slight shimmer. The shimmer is pretty hidden (boo), but the color is fun. The application was a bit of a pain, unfortunately. It was thick and streaky and weirdly enough still needed 3 coats (which ended up causing bubbling...again, boo). 

You may still be able to find these at Rite Aid and they were there the last time I went polish hunting. 

*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, November 17, 2014

Right on the Nail ~ China Glaze Fall 2014 All Aboard Collection Swatch and Review: Mind the Gap

China Glaze Mind the Gap (3 coats)

Ugh, I mean, YAY it's MONDAY! I spent the entire day in front of a scale weighing soil. Ah, the life of a scientist. And I didn't even finish them all. I hope your day was more exciting than mine. 

I have a couple polishes from the China Glaze All Aboard Collection, but now I feel like I should have bought more after seeing more swatches. We'll see. Anyway, Mind the Gap is going to be a polarizing polish: either you're going to love it or hate it. I'm on the love side, but I can see if you're on the hate side. It's an interesting mix of beige and green with gold and green shimmer. Pretty unique. What are your thoughts? The formula was ok and needed 3 coats to be fully opaque, You can find China Glaze polishes at your local Ulta or Sally Beauty Supply store or online e-tailers. 

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Right on the Nail ~ SpaRitual Spring 2014 Explore Collection Swatch and Review: Wilderness

SpaRitual Wilderness (2 coats)

I hope you had a great weekend! I just went and saw Dumb and Dumber To and it was really funny. I still love the first better, but isn't that how it always goes? Anyway, I had no idea when I found SpaRitual's Wilderness in the clearance section of Ulta that it was a textured polish, but you can still see some of the texture with the topcoat. Either way, it's beautiful! It is a pink coral with lots of gold shimmer. Doesn't coral invoke different ideas of a certain color? Some think it's more of a pink, some more of an orange, etc. Food for thought. The application and formula was superb with only 2 coats. I've always liked SpaRitual colors, but the price always holds me back ($12). You can find their polishes at your local Ulta store.