Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Zoya Fall 2017 Sophisticates Collection Swatches and Reviews Part II

*press samples*

Hi guys! Not much is going on around here. I'm not traveling for a couple more weeks, and I'm super happy about that. Dancing With the Stars was good last night. Jordan and Lindsey seem to be the front-runners, but I'm rooting for Frankie Muniz. Tonight I'll be finishing up the first half of the Sophisticates collection from Zoya. Let's get to some swatches!

Monday, September 18, 2017

Zoya Fall 2017 Sophisticates Collection Swatches and Reviews Part I

*press samples*

Hi guys! Dancing With the Stars is back on tonight, and you know I'll be watching. Watching from the beginning is the best so you can watch the good and the bad. Tonight I have the first 3 polishes from the Zoya 2017 Sophisticates Collection. The days are getting shorter and the weather is slowly getting cooler. Well, ever-so-slightly cooler here in NC. And with the changing weather we get some new transitional colors to get us through the early fall months. This is a 12-piece collection with a mix of cremes, shimmers, and pearls, so we need to get into some swatches.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Lollipop Posse Lacquer Summer 2017 Mix Tape: Overdrive Edition: But My Hands are Busy in the Air and She Lives On the Borderline

Hi guys! Tonight I have a new brand on the blog, and I've been meaning to try them for months. When I saw swatches from the Lollipop Posse Lacquer Summer 2017 collection I knew I had to get a couple. I ordered on August 8th and received my shipping notice on the 13th. When the package didn't move for over a week I went ahead and e-mailed them. Apparently three labels were misplaced and mine was one of them. Karen shipped the items the next day and gave me a 20% discount on my next order to make up for the delay. I must say, it was all handled quickly and professionally and I'll definitely be back to order more items. A+ for customer service. Now how are the polishes? 

Monday, September 11, 2017

More Zoya Swatches and Reviews: Flynn, Josie, Lotus

Hi guys! I was traveling for work again this past week and I'm still feeling the exhaustion. This time I was in Texas and I was lucky enough to see my mother and sister-in-law! I don't get to see them often, so it was great to visit with them after work. Oh, and I hope all my readers in Texas and the Southeast are safe and sound from the recent hurricanes. My thoughts are with you during this tough time. On a lighter note, I have a few more random swatches from classic collections from Zoya. I'm still working my way through the latest Sophisticates Collection for Fall 2017, but it will be up in a week or 2. Shall we get to some reviews?

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Jesse's Girl Cosmetics - Julie G Bohemian Dreams Collection Swatches and Reviews: Part II

*press samples*

Hi guys! Tonight I have the second half of the Julie G Bohemian Dreams collection to share with you. To be honest, I haven't been this impressed with a mainstream collection in months, especially at the price point. Speaking of pricing, individual bottles retail for $3.99, but you can buy the whole collection for just $9.95 on the Jesse's Girl website. I don't often say this, but I recommend buying the whole set to save yourself some major bucks...and because it's a beautiful collection. So how about we get to the final reviews? 

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Jesse's Girl Cosmetics - Julie G Bohemian Dreams Collection Swatches and Reviews: Part I

*press samples*

Hi guys! I tried getting this post up last night, but it ended up taking me longer to edit the photos. Seriously, I think I spend the most time editing photos these days. Yesterday was Labor Day and I had a relaxing 3-day weekend. Tonight I have a new limited edition collection from Jesse's Girl Cosmetics called Bohemian Dreams. The bottles are the same, but the caps have a faux wood grain finish over the top. I should have taken a picture of the bottle, but of course I forgot. If you look closely at a few of the photos you can get a sense of what it looks like. While I like that they did something a little different to the bottle, I must admit that it's not my favorite look and it doesn't look very realistic. But still, for $3.99 a bottle, I'm not going to be picky. You should be able to find these at your local Rite Aid store or on the Jesse's Girl Cosmetics website. If you happen to like all of the colors, you can catch the whole set for just $9.95. So yeah, if you like 2-3 of the colors, you may as well buy the 6-piece collection and gift the others. Shall we get started?

Friday, September 1, 2017

Polish 'M July 2017 Polish Pickup Exclusive Swatches and Review: Ripped in Rio de Janiero

Polish 'M Ripped in Rio de Janiero (3 coats)

Hi guys! TGIF! Things are finally getting back to normal around here. There are a few good Labor Day sales going on so I may pick up a few polishes. It also just happens to be the weekend for the Polish Pickup pre-order. I've held off for a few hours, but I'll be buckling later tonight. I just can't narrow my list down! The theme is Fall Foliage and Fun and the makers knocked it out of the park. There's a variety of colors and finishes, and there's something for everyone. Tonight I have the last color I bought from the July Polish Pickup and features one of my favorite makers, Polish 'M. 

Ripped in Rio de Janiero is a bright orange leaning coral with gold flakes and shimmer and galaxy microglitter. If there's an orange polish, you know I'm buying it. Summer doesn't end after Labor Day in hot North Carolina, so I have plenty of time to still wear this one. I used 3 thin coats for the swatches above, but you may get away with 2 if you have shorter nails or use thicker coats. It dries with a bit of texture, so make sure to use a thicker topcoat. Removal will be a little bit of a pain with the microglitter, but isn't terrible. 

Again, you can learn more about the Polish Pickup on their Facebook page and website and the pre-order began today with flat-rate shipping of just $3. What will you be buying? Have a great extended weekend! 

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Northern Star Polish July 2017 Polish Pickup Exclusive Swatches and Review: Shark Bite

Northern Star Polish Shark Bite (2 coats) $9

Hi guys! Long time, no blog. Guess who has jet lag? San Francisco was least as much as I got to see of it. They say you need 24 hours per time zone change to readjust and I'm right in the middle of it. Tonight I have another exclusive polish from Polish Pickup which I mentioned a couple weeks ago. If you need a little refresher on how it works, follow the link here for more information. Northern Star Polish is run by Kristen and she's been making polish for years. Last year she took a long hiatus and this is her way of getting back into the polish game. She made some of my favorite cuticle oils, but it doesn't look like she's making those yet. On the bright side, Northern Star Polish is releasing another polish for September's Polish Pickup and you can see that here

I know, I know, Shark Bite isn't for sale anymore, but at least you can see a pretty swatch and learn a bit more for the pre-order which goes from 9/1-9/4. It's a teal blue cream base with fuchsia microglitter and aqua blue shimmer. It's extremely saturated, but I didn't have any issues with staining. That said, this is the type of color that may stain so don't forget your base coat! The formula was just perfect, and I needed just 2 coats for full coverage. Even with the microglitter, it does not dry textured so you can use pretty much any top coat you have around. This is supposed to be named after a drink, but I've never heard of a Shark Bite. Please tell me I'm not the only one! 

Obviously this has everything I love in a polish. Saturated color? Check. Contrasting shimmer/microglitter? Check. Good formula? Check. I'll definitely be purchasing a few polishes from this month's Polish Pickup and there's a good chance I'll get Take a Bite from Northern Star Polish. Again, you can learn more about the Polish Pickup on their Facebook page and website and the pre-order begins on 9/1 with flat-rate shipping of just $3. 

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Literary Lacquers Aug/Sept 2017 Limited Editions - Birthday and Book Club

*press samples*

Hi guys! It feels like forever since I've had 2 substantial posts in a row, but several new collections and limited edition shades are releasing this week. I'm leaving for San Francisco tomorrow for work, so I needed to get this post out ASAP. SF is a great city, and I've been fortunate to visit a few times. I won't have a chance to see anything but a hotel room this weekend, but at least I've had a chance to see the sites previously. Literary Lacquers has 2 new limited edition polishes releasing tomorrow, August 24th at 12 PM MT (or 2 PM EST) which will stick around until Sept. 8th. They also have 10 returning shades with the release, and those are: 

 84 Charing Cross Road

Cyan-tifically Proven
Shadow Between Us
Je Reviens
Rebecca, Always Rebecca
Tia Wanna
Curious Yellow
English Voodoo

I don't have any of these to show you, but check out xoxoJen because she has links to all of her swatches. Stick around to the end of the post for more restock information. 

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Quixotic Polish 2017 She Sells Seashells Collection Swatches and Reviews

*purchased with blogger discount*

Hi guys! This post was supposed to go up yesterday, but it was just taking me too long to get all of the photos edited in time. In other news, did you watch the eclipse? We had about 93% occulsion of the sun here and we were lucky that it was really clear at work. People were camping next door to get a good look and we had several glasses to pass around. Anyway, tonight I have the brand new Quixotic Polish collection that features contrasting shimmers. I've been waiting for an indie to do a whole collection of shimmers like this, so I was ecstatic that Mary from Quixotic was the one to release it. These were released on Sunday, so you can find them in the BigCartel site right now for $10 each or $47 for the whole set. Let's take a better look at these warlocks. 

Friday, August 18, 2017

Stella Chroma July 2017 Polish Pickup Exclusive Swatches and Review: Blackberry Mint Moscow Mule

Stella Chroma Blackberry Mint Moscow Mule (3 coats)

Hi guys! TGIF! I was stuck in traffic for 2 hours tonight, so this must be a quick post. Well, somewhat quick because I still need to explain this super awesome new thing called the Polish Pickup Facebook Group. Do you hate it when a new indie box comes out with multiple brands and you only really love one of the colors? What do you do then? Destash the ones you don't want? Just suck it up and buy it and keep them all because you're too lazy to destash? Well, there's now a group and website called Polish Pickup that will open for suggestions for box themes for the upcoming month. Everyone votes, and the winner becomes the theme for a future box. Any indie brand can participate and has their own specific inspiration picture and polish for that month. All you need to do is go to the Polish Pickup site during the pre-order window (the first Friday-Monday of the month) to make all of your purchases of these exclusive polishes. There's no need to pay for multiple shipping charges; since this is a pre-order, all polishes get sent to Polish Pickup and they send you the polishes you ordered. Yup, it's that simple. 

Now that I've explained a little more about Polish Pickup, I must give you some bad news. The polishes I have to show for the next few days are no longer for sale. I don't get any of them before the release so I have no way to promote them here on the blog (definitely stop by the Facebook Group for some awesome swatches though). The good news is that you will have the chance to purchase from the next Polish Pickup with the "Fall Foliage and Fun" theme. The polishes I'll be showing you have the theme of "Cocktails & Mocktails" and were released back in July. I'm not a big drinker, but I'll have one once in awhile. 

Tonight's polish is from Stella Chroma with the inspiration drink called the Blackberry Mint Moscow Mule. Full disclosure: I've never had a Moscow Mule, let alone a Blackberry Mint Moscow Mule. That said, I knew this polish was my #1 pick for the month. I've never seen a polish like this, and I have quite the collection. Blackberry Mint Moscow Mule is a peachy nude crelly base with loads of copper and ultrachrome flakes and gold shimmer. It dried a tiny bit darker on my nails, but that could be from my skin tone. It was a bit sheer, but built up well in 3 coats. I love this polish and should have bought a backup. Yes, it's that interesting and unique. Removal was fairly painless, but worse than removing a creme. 

Again, you can learn more about the Polish Pickup on their Facebook page and website and here are the appropriate links for more information on Stella Chroma (websiteFacebook pageFacebook Fan GroupTwitter, and Instagram). Have a wonderful weekend! 

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Pahlish Swatches and Reviews: Hempstock and Ashen

Hi guys! Ok, so I watched both nights of Bachelor in Paradise and I'm still confused about what happened between Corinne and DeMario. I'll definitely be watching through the rest of the summer. Tonight I have Hempstock from Pahlish which was released earlier this year and is still in stock if you are interested in purchasing. I also bought a Mystery Pahlish which is often a test batch or prototype of colors that may be released in the future. The Mystery Pahlish is always discounted and I've never been disappointed with what I've received. Swatch time!

Monday, August 14, 2017

KBShimmer Office Space Collection Swatches and Review: Staple Relationship

KBShimmer Staple Relationship (2 coats)

Hi guys! How was your weekend? Mine was good. I didn't sleep as much as I'd like, but what else is new? Tonight I'm watching Bachelor in Paradise and I can't wait to see that mess. Please tell me I'm not the only one watching tonight. Anyway, I have one final polish from KBShimmer to show you and it's from the Office Space collection which features interesting "work appropriate" colors. 

Poor Milton. I can't watch Office Space without feeling bad for Milton. Staple Relationship is a deep charcoal base with silver and blue/pink flakes and holographic glitter. You can especially see the bluish flakes in the bottom photo. The finish is similar to those from the Birthstone Collection which really appeals to me. For some reason I didn't get a photo showing the holo finish, but it's there and it's strong. It applied well in 2 coats, but the removal was a bit difficult with the glitter (and the flakes tended to stick to the sides of my nails). No problem, I just went ahead and used a peel-off basecoat to make it a breeze. 

You can find this on the KBShimmer site right now for $9.25. Make sure to check out KBShimmer's websiteFacebookTwitter, and Instagram pages for more information.

Thursday, August 10, 2017

KBShimmer 2016 Birthstone Collection Swatches and Reviews: Diamond and Pink Tourmaline

Hi guys! I'm still recuperating from my long weekend. My brother is coming into town this weekend, but I think it's supposed to rain. Boo. A few weeks ago KBShimmer had a sale and I just had to buy some polishes. What really caught my eye was the Birthstone Collection. I know it was released last year, but these holo metallic colors were too gorgeous to pass up. Each month's birthstone color is featured and you know I had to buy mine. Shall we get to it? 

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Bliss Polish The Indie Shop Atlanta Exclusive: Secret Grove

Bliss Polish Secret Grove (3 coats)

Hi guys! I was in DC for a pen show all weekend and I was just too exhausted to blog last night. Tonight I have a polish that was exclusive to the Indie Shop: Atlanta back in March. I've been going through these slowly because they're no longer available anyway. Bliss Polish is a brand I've been meaning to try out for years, so I was ecstatic that Yvette was in Atlanta to see them in person. The label reminds me a little of what Cirque used to have before the rebranding this year. Secret Grove was a part of trio that was available, but I was only able to snag this one. 

Secret Grove is a blackened teal crelly with blue, green, and gold ultrachrome flakes. I found that it had the perfect amount of flakes without making it apply too thick. You could easily get away with 2 smooth coats for full opacity, but I went a third just to add a little more dimension. I just love this one!

Unfortunately this one is no longer for sale. Bliss Polish currently has a bunch of creme polishes on clearance for only $6 and I have my eye on them. Make sure to check out Bliss Polish on their Facebook and Instagram pages for more information. 

Friday, August 4, 2017

Sally Hansen Miracle Gel Travel Stories Romantic Rendezvous Collection Swatches and Reviews: Orchid-ing Aside and Shhhhimmer

*press samples*

Hi guys! TGIF! Tonight I have 2 polishes from the second upcoming Sally Hansen Collection called Romantic Rendezvous. These collections were inspired by the travels and adventures of Sally Hansen Global Color Ambassador, Madeline Poole. Wouldn't that be an amazing job? Where do I sign up? This collection also features 7 polishes, so you have a total of 14 new ones to choose from. Shall we get started?

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Sally Hansen Miracle Gel Travel Stories Adventure Land Collection Swatches and Review: Leaf Me Be

*press sample*

Sally Hansen Leaf Me Be (2 coats)

Hi guys! This week has been flying by...mostly because work has been really hectic. You know how it is when you get back from vacation. We have a pen show coming up soon, so it's a lot of packing. Tonight I have a polish from the first of 2 collections Sally Hansen has released this summer called the Adventure Land collection. It features 7 different polishes in a variety of finishes. I'll be completely honest with you, I've never been able to get the Sally Hansen Miracle Gel Top Coat to work for me. For some reason, it always bubbles on me. I've ended up using Vapid Lacquer's top coat for my swatches and I've had no problems with bubbling of the polishes themselves. I've read that others have had the same thing happen, so I'm not sure what the problem is. There is no fan on in the room, and it's happened with a brand new bottle that isn't even thick. 

Leaf Me Be is a dark hunter green creme that dries a shade darker on the nail compared to the bottle color. I love it! It's an unconventional summer color, and I'm so happy a mainstream brand has gone out of their comfort zone. It was also extremely pigmented and you'd likely get away with just 1 coat (of course I did 2 for good measure). 

I have 2 polishes from the Romantic Rendezvous Collection coming this week so stay tuned. These collections are releasing this month and will cost $9.99 at retailers. Stay up-to-date all things Sally Hansen with their website, Instagram, and 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*

Monday, July 31, 2017

Zoya Spring 2011 Intimate Collection Swatches and Review: Dannii

Zoya Dannii (3 coats)

No, you're not hallucinating, it's another post tonight! I didn't think it was quite fair that I showed a polish from earlier this year. I'm still working through my Zoya backlog and tonight I have Dannii. Can you believe this one was released SIX years ago? Time really flies. It's a medium metallic orchid purple with gold shimmer. I mean, is this a true metallic? Zoya calls it a metallic, but I don't know. I think I'd call it more of a glass-flecked finish. It's definitely a beautiful polish, and I'm glad I finally added it to my collection. I could have used 2 coats with this one, but I ended up doing a quick third just to make sure the VNL was covered. Do you own this one? 

Zoya polishes retail for $10 and you can find out more about them on their websiteFacebookTwitter, or Instagram pages. Dannii may not be in your local Ulta store, but you can find a nice selection of others to see before you buy.

Paint Box Polish/Stella Chroma Multichrome Madness Group Exclusive: Amortentia

Paint Box Polish Amortentia (3 coats)

Hi guys! I'm back from my vacation! Charleston is such a beautiful city with a ton of history (at least for the US). We went to Folly Beach, the South Carolina Aquarium, a ghost tour of the USS Yorktown, the Magnolia Plantation, and an aquatic tour of the harbor. I can't wait to go back!

You might be thinking to yourself, "Audrey, what are you doing?! You showed this polish back in January!" True, but Pam from Paint Box Polish (now known as Stella Chroma) decided to re-release Amortenia for the the Multichrome Madness Facebook Group. Today is the last day it's available, so get your order in now! If you haven't seen the new labels for Stella Chroma, you're in for a pleasant surprise. When some people rebrand, it can leave a stale taste in your mouth (I'm looking at you, Cirque), but some people do it and bring it to another level. Pam is a big Harry Potter fan, so Amortentia is named after the love potion. It has flashes of pink/purple/gold/green, with green showing at the most extreme angles. I've never had a problem with the formula from Pam, and this is is no exception. If you've never tried any of Stella Chroma's multichromes, you're missing out.

You can learn more about the Multichrome Madness group on their Facebook page, and here are the appropriate links for more information on Stella Chroma (website, Facebook page, Facebook Fan Group, Twitter, and Instagram). Have a great week!

Friday, July 21, 2017

Random Zoya Spam: Swatches and Reviews

Hi guys! TGIF! My family just got in town to take care of my animals and house while I'm on vacation. I can't wait for the time off! I'll do my best to take some pictures and I'll likely be giving my nails a little break while I'm away. Tonight I have some more random Zoya polishes I picked up during a recent sale. Zoya is my favorite mainstream brand, and I'm excited to fill out some of the collections I missed.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Zoya Spring 2012 True Collection Swatches and Review: Bevin

Zoya Bevin (2 coats)

Hi guys! Sorry for the lack of post on Monday, but to keep it 100, I haven't been feeling great the last few days. I don't know if I'm exactly sick, but I'm definitely fighting some sort of virus or bacteria this week. You know when you have a few symptoms, but mostly you feel sluggish and worn-down doing even minor things. I'm going to slowly ease back into full-fledged blog posts by showing a few Zoyas that have been around a few years. I bought these during a sale back in December and immediately forgot they existed - oops!

You guys know how much I love shimmers and dusty colors. It should be no surprise that I finally picked up Bevin which is a light dusty green creme with some blue undertones. I've been so lucky to be able to swatch for Zoya now, but the True Collection came out just before I was given press samples. You'll be seeing a few more colors from this collection because there are truly some beauties in there. I know I likely have a couple polishes in the same vein as Bevin, but I've looked through some other blogger's comparisons and I don't think I have any that are exact dupes. The formula was great and only needed 2 smooth coats for full opacity. If you're looking to fill up that cart during a good sale, I definitely recommend Bevin. Zoya polishes retail for $10 and you can find out more about them on their websiteFacebookTwitter, or Instagram pages. Bevin may not be in your local Ulta store, but you can find a nice selection of others to see before you buy.

Friday, July 14, 2017

Quixotic Polish Facebook Fan Group Exclusive Trio Swatches and Reviews

Hi guys! TGIF! I don't really have too many plans for this weekend, but that's fine. I think I'll just rest tomorrow and then run some errands on Sunday. Quick question: does anyone have any recommendations for shows on Netflix or Amazon? I have 2 episodes of The Night Manager with Hugh Laurie and Tom Hiddleston left and then I'm out of shows. My husband says I should watch Riverdale, but I haven't started it. Unfortunately the trio I'm going to show you is a Quixotic Polish Facebook Fan Group exclusive, and it's no longer for sale. I'm telling you, you need to join the group for all of the exclusives and discounts. Mary just released a new trio inspired by Greek beaches so make sure to check those out while they're around. If you love purple, you're in for some beauties tonight.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Quixotic Polish Swatches and Review: Donnerwetter Geht

Quixotic Polish Donnerwetter Geht (3 coats)

Hi guys! Basically I've been on cruise control waiting for my vacation to come. Why is it time slows down the week before? Tonight I have another color from Quixotic Polish to show you. It's on sale now for only $6.50, so you might want to get it sooner rather than later. I showed some of the pictures in the Quixotic Polish Fan Group and I was so happy to get a warm reception. Everyone is so friendly, especially Mary. If you aren't a part of the group, you may want to consider it since there are lots of perks (group-only exclusives, sales, etc.).

Donnerwetter Geht is a German idiom which I believe translates to "all hell breaks loose." If this is what hell breaking loose looks like, then count me in! It's a light grey crelly base with ultra-chrome flakes, iridescent micro-glitter, and a holo finish. I love neutrals with an interesting touch. Most of the flake crelly polishes I own do not have quite as much holo in it, and they lack the iridescent glitter. I love complex polishes, so I say add everything but the kitchen sink (get it, so many idioms!)! It was slightly sheer so I ended up using 3 coats for the photos above. I found the formula to work better for me on this one, so I have nothing but positives to say about that.

You can get a wonderful product from a sweet maker, so I definitely recommend Donnerwetter Geht...especially since it's on sale for $6.50. Stop by the Quixotic Polish websiteFacebook pageFacebook Group, or Instagram pages to find out more.

Monday, July 10, 2017

Quixotic Polish Swatches and Reviews: Cher's Favorite Sparkle and Inner Sparkle

Hi guys! It was yet another manic Monday after a nice weekend. My husband and I went to see Spiderman: Homecoming this weekend, and I really loved Tom Holland as Peter Parker. If you haven't seen it, I definitely recommend it. We also took Scraggles hiking again, and she is such a little adventurer! She hates going outside if it's raining (we call her Princess Paws), but she was walking through some streams with no issue. Tonight I have a new brand to the blog called Quixotic Polish. I joined the Facebook Group about a month ago, and Mary, the maker, had just released a new trio. Unfortunately this trio is no longer available, but I hope you're ok with me still showing them this week. On the bright side, the polishes I'm showing tonight are still for sale, and are even on sale right now! Shall we get to it?

Friday, July 7, 2017

Sally Hansen X Crayola Collaboration- COLOR yourself happy! Press Release

TGIF! Have you heard of the new collaboration between Sally Hansen and Crayola? I, for one, am super excited to get my hands on these! I think they were released this week, but haven't been anywhere to confirm that. I dunno, I think I want all of them! I've also heard that these will stamp, so if you are into nail art, you may want to pick these up. They'll likely retail for ~$3.99-$4.99 depending on where you get them. Will you be picking any of these up? 


Sharpen those pencils, pack that apple, and add the final touch to your back-to-school look in an instant! The new Sally Hansen + Crayola Insta-Dri Collection transports you back to that care-free time of coloring with crayons, sketching out vibrant creations, and jumping back into the September back to school season. Color authorities Crayola and Sally Hansen joined forces to offer a bright, bold, and fun suite of hues that dry in just 60 seconds — so no time is wasted for the woman on the go. With a 60 second dry time, Sally Hansen Insta-Dri® Nail Color’s 3-in-1 formula features a built-in base and top coat to provide shiny, extended wear in a single step in just one stroke. These color specialists did their homework: From a saturated red to a marvelously mod white, here are the 12 new, specially designed shades inspired directly by the Crayola crayon colors we all know and love.

Wild Strawberry
Ripe and ravishing, this primary red crème shade is a classic.

Sunset Orange
As bold as it is beautiful, this hue conjures memories of blissful beachy evenings.

Carnation Pink
Everything’s coming up carnations in this vivid, pretty pink.

Picked right from a sprawling field, this sunny saturated yellow is a force of nature.

Granny Smith Apple
Take it to the tart side in this vivaciously verdant polish.

Rock this hue, it’s a go-to blue for back to school. 

Vivid Violet
Cultivate the feeling of floral fancy in this purple shade that elevates any first-day-of-school outfit.

No better way to kick off the year than with a blank slate. Be crisper than a white board with this pristine white.

It’s your time to shine bright and be a dazzling star with this raspberry hue.

Show off your summer tan with this red hot mani.

Casually cool, this jean-ius indigo hue goes with everything.

Purple Heart
Be the Queen Bee in this courageously colorful purple.

Sally Hansen’s Insta-Dri® is #1 in the quick-dry segment. The Sally Hansen X Crayola Insta-Dri Back To School Collection will be available July 2017Crayola is the worldwide leader in children’s creative expression products. The Crayola brand is known for its iconic Crayola crayons, and portfolio of colorful and innovative art tools, crafting activities and creative toys.

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

KBShimmer Indie Shop Atlanta Exclusive Swatches and Review: It's Petrifying

KBShimmer It's Petrifying (3 coats)

Hi guys! I'm sure you've heard this multiple times this week, but I can't believe it's Wednesday already. I really needed an extended weekend, so I finally feel a bit refreshed when it comes to blogging and work. There were some really good sales this weekend, and I partook in a couple of them. KBShimmer was one of those with a sale, and I ended up getting a couple polishes and their quick-dry topcoat. I have some bad news about the polish I'm going to show you tonight; It's Petrifying was only available at the Indie Shop Atlanta and for a handful of days after. On the bright side, KBShimmer has other similar crellies you can still buy on their site. Both Indie Shop exclusives were made for The Jedi Wife's 5th year blog anniversary, and wood just so happens to be the traditional gift for that anniversary.

It's Petrifying is a taupe crelly with various sizes of black, white, orange, and copper hexagonal glitter. There are only a few brands that I unequivocally trust with making a good crelly. My top 2 would be KBShimmer and Polish 'M. I love the color combination here. It may feel a bit like a fall color, but you won't find me complaining. Even though this is no longer for sale, may I suggest I Wet My Plants or Take Me For Granite? I went with 3 thin coats instead of 2 thicker ones, but that's just personal preference.

Make sure to check out KBShimmer's websiteFacebookTwitter, and Instagram pages for more information.

Monday, July 3, 2017

Zoya Summer 2017 Wanderlust Collection Swatches and Reviews: The Cremes Part II

*press samples*

Hi guys! I'm a bad blogger...these reviews were supposed to go up on Friday, but I was a slacker. I have a 4-day weekend for the first time in a year, and I've bee taking advantage of it. I'm planning on going to the fireworks tomorrow, but I think it's supposed to rain. I hope you have a great 4th tomorrow if you're in the US (and happy belated Canada Day to my Canadian readers). To all of my other great readers, have a delightful Tuesday! Tonight I'm finally finishing up the cremes from the Zoya Wanderlust collection.  Zoya is currently having a buy 3 get 3 free sale going on now with the code 3COLOR, so you can go ahead and get any of the polishes that pique your interest.