Monday, December 23, 2013

Jade Pimenta Doce

Jade Pimenta Doce is part of the amazing and gorgeous Cremoso collection release this spring (2013).

Jade Pimenta Doce. Just. Wow. This is my Christmas mani. It is, by far, the most gorgeous red creme ever created in the entire universe. I am sure I have this shade of red in other brands. Positive, even. But the formula, the crelly finish and the amazing application of this color is just amazeballs. This is a polish every single woman who likes to wear red should have in their collection. So, yeah. I like this polish :D Plus the fact that it wears so well and stays shiny so long is why I picked it for my Christmas mani. I'm going to be out of town until Sunday, so I need something that will stay looking amazing for almost a week! This polish can do it.
Merry Christmas! <3

Friday, December 20, 2013

OPI The Spy Who Loved Me

OPI The Spy Who Loved Me was released Skyfall collection last holiday season (2012).

OPI The Spy Who Loved Me is a gorgeous bright cherry red loaded with golden shimmer. It is the perfect Christmas red polish I think. It's just everything I would imagine for a sparkly Christmas look. The shimmer is less noticeable without light hitting it but still shows up. It's just not quite as stunning and sparkly. I really love this polish. I'll have it out again for Valentine's Day for sure. 5 more days!! I am SO excited. Part of it could be the Coach box under the tree for me. I have the best husband. Merry (almost) Christmas!

Monday, December 16, 2013

OPI Red Lights Ahead...Where?

OPI Red Lights Ahead...Where? was part of the Holland collection released in the spring of 2012

OPI Red Lights Ahead...Where is an orange based red that's not exactly Christmas red but I love it and it is red so, whatevs! It's actually a very bright coral red creme that's probably best for summer. And toes! But I never follow the rules of seasonal nail polish. It's too much constraint. I just wear what I like when I like. Isn't life better when you relax a little and just enjoy?
Happy Birthday tomorrow Dad!! <3

Friday, December 13, 2013

Hard Candy Lava

Hard Candy Lava is so old! I think it was from the winter of 2009.

Hard Candy Lava is a bright red shimmer with orangey-gold shimmer. It's almost a metallic, but too shiny. The Hard Candy brand is a fun brand and I've loved it a long while. They've changed the packaging and revamped the polish and to be honest, I haven't bought a single one. I just don't love the new look and there's nothing in the collection that made me feel the need to own. I guess I'll just keep loving my oldies!

Monday, December 9, 2013

Zoya Blair

Zoya Blair is part of the Pulse And Vibe collection released in the fall of 2008.

Zoya Blair is a blackened red that is kind of purpley with a gorgeous but subtle shimmer. It's another holiday looking shade I really love to wear. The formula on Blair is a little runny but it didn't flood my cuticles or cause any application trouble. It also wears just lovely. No chips for the duration. I have found the perfect combinations of base and top coats for all my favorite brands and hardly ever get any chips.
I've pretty much decided to just continue with the reds and Christmas color mani's for the rest of the year. It's the perfect excuse to wear red, red and more red. Love it!!
Happy Birthday to my sister Cathy tomorrow!! <3

Friday, December 6, 2013

China Glaze Cranberry Flame with Peace On Earth

China Glaze Cranberry Flame is from the 2005 Urban Chic collection and China Glaze Peace On Earth was released in 2010 in the 'Tis The Season To Be Naughty And Nice collection.

China Glaze Cranberry Flame is one I've had for ages! It's great for the holiday season though. I seem to always wear it at least once during Thanksgiving to Christmas time.
It's exactly as you'd expect from the name. Deep shimmery red with a nice shine to it. It has a nice formula, covers well and wears several days for me without chips. I find this to be the norm for me with China Glaze. I usually wear polish 3 days and end up taking it off before I have chips.
China Glaze Peace On Earth is also an older polish and from a holiday collection. I don't wear this one a lot but it's good for Christmas and St. Patrick's day. It's a pretty olive green with golden shimmer. So pretty!

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Sally Hansen Emerald Express

Sally Hansen Emerald Express is from the Insti-Dri line.

Sally Hansen Emerald Express is a forest green with silvery shimmer. It's a one coat polish if you're careful. It wears really well also. It's a little thick so I had to be extra careful but I got away with one coat. And as the name says it dries fast. It looks a little streaky in the pictures but wasn't streaky looking at all in real life. I think this is really good for a Christmas green. Very much in the Christmas spirit in our house! I love this time of year.

Monday, December 2, 2013

Zoya Asia

Zoya Asia is from the Pulse and Vibe collection from 2008

Zoya Asia is a a deep red creme. It's not a true red, more of a red with a little brown? I'm not sure. It's pretty and I like it. That's what matters :D Application was great and so was the wear time. It's typical for Zoya. I don't think I have met one I didn't love!