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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Chloe & Bella Indie Brand Summer 2014 Summer Bouquet Collection Swatches and Reviews: Daffodil, Freesia and Magnolia

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2 coats Chloe & Bella Daffodil over Essie Strut Your Stuff (2 coats)

I found Daffodil to be one of the sheerest of the Summer Bouquet collection swatches. I ended using it over an aqua blue from Essie which really made the yellow pop. There's a wide variety of different types and colors of glitters used in their colors, and this one is no different. This has yellow and orange circles, copper squares, large and small yellow and orange hexagonal glitter, and yellow bar glitter in a clear base. I got a little bubbling since the glitter was not quite as dense, but nothing like the Sally Hansen ones I showed a month ago. Overall, a very appropriate summer color. 



Chloe & Bella Freesia (3 coats)

Freesia had a microshimmer purple base, so I used it by itself to become opaque in 3 coats. This one is full of glitter! We have purple circles, bare and various other hexagonal glitter sizes, large and small yellow hexagonal glitters, and white triangles and hexagonal glitters. It's best to work with thin coats on the first 2 coats, and really add a lot of glitter on the last coat. The microshimmer covers any bald spots you would normally get. Another beautiful flower-based color.



Chloe & Bella Magnolia (3 coats)

My husband absolutely loves Magnolias so I'm glad they utilized this one in the collection. This has a milky pink nude base with yellow bar glitter, large orange circles and small hexagonal glitter, seafoam green hexagonal glitter, and brown hexagonal glitter. Whew, it's a mouthful! Due to the pigmented base, you can get away with 3 coats to get it opaque, especially if you don't have any free edge on your nails. I think this one was my favorite of the collection!

Chloe & Bella is a new indie polish brand that is the mastermind of an extremely nice owner, Barbara. Their website is very descriptive which doesn't happen too often. The bottles look like the Ciate polishes without the bows, so they are extremely cute. The name and picture that goes with the polish is on the front, so no looking on the bottom or top to find it. The prices are also extremely reasonable with polishes ranging from $5.95-$6.95, so definitely check these out. You can find them on their websitePinterest, Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook. What are your thoughts?

*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*

Sunday, July 20, 2014

SinfulColors Summer 2014 Silk + Satin Collection Swatches and Reviews: Matte About Blue, Pipaya, and Real Teal



SinfulColors Matte About Blue (2 coats)



SinfulColors Pipaya (2 coats)



SinfulColors Real Teal (3 coats)

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Today I have 3 swatches from the other summer 2014 collection from SinfulColors called Silk + Satin. All of these are either cremes or shimmers with what they call it a "demi-matte" finish which is basically a satin finish. Up first is Matte About Blue which is a royal blue satin with a slight shimmer. The shimmer is much more apparent if you put topcoat on it. The formula and application was fine on all of these with Real Teal being the sheerest of them all. The dry time isn't the greatest and was the biggest downfall, but I didn't exactly time it.

The second color is Pipaya which is a red/orange satin without shimmer. The satin finish is the most apparent on this one due to the lack of shimmer. You can see a little bit of visible nail line, but you couldn't see that in real life. I received a ton of compliments on this one, but I don't know if they even realized it was a satin finish. 

Lastly, Real Teal is a blue green satin with a very prominent shimmer finish. As I stated above, it was pretty sheer, but I think it's worth it in the end. Also, since it was 3 coats it took longer to dry.

The Silk + Satin collection contains 6 colors, but I only have the three for you. The collection is being released this month for $1.99 at Walgreens and other mass retailers. You can find SinfulColors on Twitter or Facebook to check out what's new in their world.

*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*

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Sinful Colors Summer 2014 Full Throttle Collection Swatches and Reviews: Rain Rubber, Race Rubber, Rubber Ball



SinfulColors Rain Rubber (2 coats)



SinfulColors Race Rubber (2 coats)



SinfulColors Rubber Ball (2 coats)

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I'm really excited about these rubber finishes on the SinfulColors Summer Collection called Full Throttle. I have three of them to show you starting with Rain Rubber which is a bright blue with a very slightly textured finish and a slight sheen. The texture is nothing like a true matte textured polish, but just slightly bumpy. Orly tried to do something like this a few years back (or was it plastic finish?), either way, it didn't work. I think these are great and all applied wonderfully in 2 coats with a semi-fast drying time since you don't use topcoat. You also don't want to add too many coats because it can affect the rubber finish.

The second polish is one I asked for because I thought it would be one I wouldn't like; yes, all in the name of the blog. Race Rubber is a raisin colored polish that has lots of purple and brown. It's not my favorite, but I didn't hate it like I thought. It reminds me of a textured version of OPI's OPI Scores a Goal!. 

And finally we have Rubber Ball, which is the exact color of those pink balls I would play with as a child like this:


Anyway, when I wore this one, I got so many compliments on it and people wanted to know what kind of finish it was. 

What do you think? There are 6 polishes in all, and you can find them for $1.99 at your local Rite Aid right now and next month at Walgreens. You can find SinfulColors on Twitter or Facebook to check out what's new in their world.

*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*

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Sally Hansen Summer 2014 Tahiti Sunset Swatches and Reviews: Changing Tides and Pink Coconut

Index and Pinkie: Changing Tides (2 coats)
Middle and Ring: Pink Coconut (2 coats)

Sally Hansen Changing Tides

Sally Hansen Changing Tides Bottle Shot

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Today I had my final wisdom tooth taken out. I'm a bit sore still, but I forgot to blog yesterday, so here it is! Pink Coconut is a medium cool-toned pink with perfect application in 2 coats (again, despite the brush). The more exciting polish here is Changing Tides which is a pink jelly with pink and teal glitter. Even though it is teal, I still look at this one and think of a watermelon. Just me? Easily my second favorite polish of the collection and still only needed 2 coats. Have you been finding these at your drugstores?

For more information on what's going on at Sally Hansen, stop by their Facebook or Twitter 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*

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Sally Hansen Summer 2014 Tahiti Sunset Collection Swatches and Reviews: Archipela-Glow and Seasational

Index and Pinkie: Archipela-Glow (2 coats)
Middle and Ring: Seasational (2 coats)

Sally Hansen Seasational (2 coats)

Sally Hansen Archipela-Glow (2 coats)

Sally Hansen Archipela-Glow Bottle Shot

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I am so behind in swatching that I decided for a few of my polishes I was going to pair up matching polishes. I mean, come on, Archipela-Glow and Seasational belong together. Seasational is the bright teal creme that applied very well, despite my hatred of the Complete Salon Manicure and Triple Shine brushes that are like tapered mops to me. The real star of the show is Archipela-Glow which is a matching teal glitter with various sizes and a jelly base. Like the other glitters in the collection, only 2 coats was needed for full opacity which is awesome. Even though it has only 1 color glitter in it instead of 2, it's still very beautiful. 

For more information on what's going on at Sally Hansen, stop by their Facebook or Twitter 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*