Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Zoya Raven with Zoya Chloe

I'm always in favor of extending a manicure when I love the polish as much as I love Raven. So I added Zoya Chloe.

Zoya Chloe over Zoya Raven. Chloe was released spring 2012 in Zoya's Fleck Effect Mylar Topcoats Collection. This is so stunning. The pictures look good, but in real life it's so gorgeous. The flakies in Chloe show orange, pink, green and a tiny bit of yellow. It's like a rainbow on your finger tips. Love flakies!

Monday, April 29, 2013

Zoya Raven

Zoya Raven is, in my opinon, the perfect black.

Zoya Raven. I bought Raven when Zoya had their Guilty Pleasures special collection. It has Raven, Purity and Gilty, the 18k gold flake top coat.
Zoya Raven is a black creme with very subtle silver shimmer. It's knock out gorgeous. Application and wear are perfect.

Friday, April 26, 2013

China Glaze Sweet Hook with Lynnderella Nosegay accent

I love glitter polish, but when I do an entire mani with glitter it's just too much for my taste. That's why I love an accent nail.

China Glaze Sweet Hook from the spring 2012 Electropop Collection. It's a lilac purple creme that is just divine. It's pure perfection with smooth application and wear time that lasted until I decided to remove it 4 days later without a single chip and barely any wear time.
Lynnderella Nosegay was released in the Lovely Is As Lovely Does. I can't remember when this was released. It's small purple square and hex glitter in with slight shimmer in a mostly clear base.

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Zoya Lexi

This Zoya is also spelled different from my special Lexie, but it's close ;)

Zoya Lexi was released in the Romantic Collection. I can't remember the year this collection was released. Lexi is a rosy metallic mauve with slight blue/green duochrome. Very slight. I didn't capture it well in the picture, but it's there.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Zoya Bailey

It's not spelled like the special Baylee I know, but it's ok :)

Zoya Bailey is from the 2005 Hugs N Kisses Collection. It's a sheer pink with silver micro glitter. It's shimmery too. It's super sheer and shows my nail stain but I don't care. I really like it.
Love you Baylee <3

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Lynnderella Snow Angel over OPI Don't Touch My Tutu

I'm already tired of my "simple" manicure :D     So I added Lynnderella Snow Angel

Lynnderella Snow Angel. I can't remember when this was released. I do remember I wanted it the very first time I saw it. I really like it. It's subtle but has such a gorgeous effect. I don't think I'll ever try to get it opaque on it's own. It works beautiful over a white jelly like OPI Don't Touch My Tutu.
I haven't bought a Lynnderella polish since she and Llarowe parted ways and Llarowe stopped selling her polish. I'm just not really driven to bother ebay to buy her new releases. I think I might even be over the Indie polish. My last experience was disappointing. Add that to the three other experiences I've had that were disappointing and I'm just done for now. I won't say forever. There might be something I need in my life released at some point. But, for now, I'm done.

Monday, April 22, 2013

OPI Don't Touch My Tutu!

Sometimes I just need a simple manicure. OPI Don't Touch My Tutu! is perfect for the simple yet elegant mani.

OPI Don't Touch My Tutu was release in spring 2012 in the NYC Ballet Soft Shades Collection. Don't Touch My Tutu is a milky white jelly. It took four coats to get it streak free. I don't think you could do enough coats to make it opaque. I don't mind. I just wanted something easy and simple looking for a change.

Friday, April 19, 2013

OPI We'll Always Have Paris Suede

Suede polish is matte with shimmer. Love :)

OPI We'll Always Have Paris Suede was released in the fall of 2009 in the Suede collection. I love me some suede polish. It's matte with bling :)  This polish is a bit thick but not in a bad way. You need to polish fairly quickly because it dries really fast. You could even get by with one coat if you do a good job. I always do a second coat though because I don't get smooth enough lines on the edge and at my cuticle. I'd rather do two coats than spend an eternity doing clean up. I love this entire collection.

Thursday, April 18, 2013

China Glaze Senorita Bonita

Another purple!

China Glaze Senorita Bonita from 2011 Island Escape Collection. It's a red toned purple with pink shimmer. This is the purple that I adore. I love wearing this shade of purple. It's red toned which works really well with my skin tone. Application was just perfection. Wear time also great. I really enjoy the quality of China Glaze. They never disappoint.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Zoya Mimi

From the summer 2010 Sparkle collection, Zoya Mimi

Zoya Mimi is a shimmery metallic looking deep purple with pink and purple shimmer. It's a nice color and the polish application was great. Wear time was good also. I really love this shade of purple. It's not a perfect match for my skin tone but it's not enough that I won't wear it again.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

OPI Too Hot Pink To Hold 'Em with OPI I Lily Love You accent

I love wearing glitters as my accent nail. I'm not really into wearing a full glitter mani, so the accent nail is perfect for me.

OPI Too Hot Pink To Hold 'Em is from the Texas collection that was released spring 2011. Obviously from the name, it's a hot pink jelly. OPI calls it sorbet. Either way it's a lovely, squishy, shiny, hot pink. I have worn this color so many times and I just don't get tired of it.
For the accent nail I used OPI I Lily Love You from the summer 2010 Nice Stems collection. It's multi colored irridescent glitter in a sheer pink base. It works perfectly over THPTHE. Just the right about of sparkle to spice up this mani.

Monday, April 15, 2013

China Glaze Snap My Dragon

From the Avant Garden Collection just released this spring...

China Glaze Snap My Dragon is a pinkish red with pink shimmer. It's similar to OPI The Color Of Minnie, but OPI TCOM is more red where ChG SMD is reddish pink. The shimmer though, is about the same. Application was magnificent and the wear was perfect. Another China Glaze beauty :)

Friday, April 12, 2013

Zoya Miranda

Texture polish. I love it. I want to wear it every day. Buy all the texture polish collections!!! *\o/*

I just got Zoya Miranda in the mail yesterday. I love doing a pre-order and then forget about it and it magically shows up at your door. Nail mail. It's why I have a doorbell :)
Zoya Miranda is from the just released Pixie Dust spring collection. I adore this polish. I adore the entire Pixie Dust collections. They're both gorgeous. This applied good and dried pretty quickly. I think within 15 minutes it was surface dry and by 30 minutes it was good to go. I'm wearing it right now so I can say about the wear time, but if it's like the other collection it's going to be good. The silvery pink glitter is just to die for. And to top it off it's matte! I die!! It isn't quite as dark as my pictures make it look. I can't stop looking at my nails. And I love the feel. I keep touching. It's fun. Love, love, love this trend. Never go away!

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Pure Ice Vineyard

More pink. Shocker!!

Pure Ice Vineyard is berry pink with hot pink shimmer. I have had this for a long time and just decided to finally try it out. Love it!

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

OPI Your Royal Shine-ness

Silver sparkly foil...

OPI Your Royal Shine-ness is a silver foil. It was released in 2011 in Serena Williams Grand Slam England Collection. It's a typical foil in every way and it's lovely. The sparkle in this silver is stunning. It's super pretty!

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

OPI Dutch 'Ya Just Love OPI

From the 2012 spring Holland Collection...

OPI Dutch 'Ya Just Love OPI is a deep purple with pink shimmer. Ooo-weee is this pretty or what? Man oh man I totally dig this color. It took me over a year to wear it! (WHYYY?). It won't be a year before it's on my nails again I guarantee.

Monday, April 8, 2013

Wet N Wild Everybody Loves Redmond

Classic red nails. Love 'em ;)

Wet N Wild Everybody Loves Redmond is a classic true creamy red that's almost a jelly. Boy do I love this shade of red. It's totally in your face bold and crisp and then the jelly like finish makes is just gorgeous. I mean wow. Did I mention I love this?

Friday, April 5, 2013

OPI DS Jewel

From my beloved OPI Designer Series Collection

OPI DS Jewel was released in 2008 in the Designer Series Collection. It's a shimmery chocolate brown. It's not the usual for a DS but it's pretty. What isn't apparent in the pictures is the micro pink glittery shimmer. Pink and brown. I love it.

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Sally Hansen Black Tie


Sally Hansen Black Tie is a Black-Teal-Purple multichrome. I didn't really capture the three shade shifts in the picture, but it's there. This polish is really gorgeous. It wears and applies beautifully. For me, it's a little harsh with my skin tone, but I'll wear it anyway because I just love it.

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

China Glaze Make An Entrance with Butter London Tart With A Heart

Pretty. Pink. Sparkles...

China Glaze Make An Entrance is from the 2004 Creme Couture Collection. Again, one of my berry pink colors. Honestly, I just can't get enough of this color. I have so many. Application and wear were awesome. I wore this pink for about 5 days. It stood up to traveling just over 1000 miles, finally chipping on day 5. Well done MAE :)
For my accent nail I used Butter London Tart With A Heart. I adore this polish. From the first time I saw it, it was love. It's holographic glittery goodness. With this pink of MAE it's just heavenly.

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

China Glaze Ahoy!

That I only have a mini of this polish is the only bad thing I have to say about Ahoy!

China Glaze Ahoy! is from the spring 2011 Anchors Away Collection. It's a reddish pink jelly with hot pink shimmer. It applies like a drean and wears for so long. It's again, in the color like of pink/red that I love so much. I have so much polish in this color family with no plans to stop buying more ;)

Monday, April 1, 2013

Ninja Polish Shillelagh

I don't wear a lot of green polish normally. I really wore a lot for this month to celebrate St. Patrick's Day. I've worn this twice already. First for St. Patrick's Day, and the second time to see Wicked. It is a beautiful shade of green! Even though I just wore this for St. Patrick's Day, I decided it would be perfect for seeing Wicked yesterday. I mean green, Elphaba, Wicked. It's the perfect match ;)

Ninja Polish Shillelagh was just released in their Enigma Collection. This is how I wore it for St. Patrick's Day. It's very green with gorgeous golden shimmer. Simply stunning. Application was smooth as silk and wear time is just great.

This is how I wore it for Wicked. I used OPI Your Royal Shine-ness with 2 coats of OPI Crown Me Already for the accent nail. I think it looked amazing together. The show was also amazing ;)