Friday, August 30, 2013

Zoya PixieDust Fall 2013 Swatches - Part Two

Today I'd like to share a fun and funky purple from Zoya's PixieDust Fall 2013 collection.  It is called *Carter and you may feast your eyes below.
This is two coats of Carter, no top or base coat.

First of all, sorry for the cut-off thumb.  I had some cuticle funk and decided to spare you the view.  ;) Now, the important stuff.  Carter is a gorgeous grape-y purple chock full of sparkle.  I think that is my favorite part of Zoya's PixieDust shades.  Other brands try the textured thing but of the one's I've tried, none possess this gorgeous sparkle.  I had a purple dress picked out for a fun event and this color was a perfect compliment to my new outfit.  Definitely a winner!

The remaining three colors in this collection will be coming up soon.  Stay tuned!

*Disclosure: Where indicated by an asterisk, the product(s) in this post were provided to me by the company for review. Please click my disclosure tab for further information.

Sunday, August 18, 2013

SinfulColors SinfulShine

Today, I'd like to share a unique new product from SinfulColors called SinfulShine.  Here's an excerpt from the official press release to give you some background on this revolutionary polish.

"The new SinfulShine™ high-gloss, high shine nail polish with Gel TechTM is a self-curing polymer formula that delivers the same high shine gloss as an acrylic UV cured gel without the hassle of a special lamp. SinfulShine™ is five times more glossy than a patent leather shoe*... now that's shine!!!"

I was sent two colors to review for you, *At Sea and * Dark Room.  Here come the pics:
At Sea, two coats, no top or base.

Dark Room, two coats, no top or base.

At Sea is a beautiful sky blue cream and Dark Room, a rich, true black.  I applied the first coat of each with ease.  However, by the second coat, I found the polish seemed thicker and slightly more challenging to work with.  Coverage turned out even though and they both shine like crazy. I removed At Sea after several days (after giving my mom a pedi which screwed it up) but so far, I've had Dark Room on for three days with only one tiny chip.  I'm anxious to see how long this mani will last.  I also have to say, the removal for At Sea was probably the easiest of any polish I've tried in ages.  Just simple acetone remover and ONE cotton round for all ten nails.

This polish comes in 32 shades and is available exclusively at Walgreens.  With a retail price of $2.99, it's certainly well worth the money.

Feel free to learn more about SinfulColors by checking them out on social media.  
Twitter: @SinfulColors_NP
Facebook: Sinfulcolors Professional

*Disclosure: Where indicated by an asterisk, the product(s) in this post were provided to me by the company for review. Please click my disclosure tab for further information.

Monday, August 5, 2013

Zoya PixieDust Fall 2013 Swatches - Part One

Hi ho, kittens.  Today, I'd like to share the first two colors from Zoya's PixieDust Fall 2013 collection, *Tomoko and *Dhara.  Let's get right to the pics.
Zoya Tomoko, two coats.

Zoya Dhara, two coats

To my eye, Tomoko read as a pale gold, though their description is "a romantic champagne silver". Tomayto, tomahto.  Either way, it's a classy muted shade and a nice segway into PixieDust for the more conservative polish-wearer.

Dhara is a far more vibrant shade.  It immediately reminded me of a Crayola crayon color, red-orange or orange-red, I forget which.  As a former non-orange girl, I'm quickly being converted with shades like this.

Both colors applied like a dream and dried quickly.  I was pretty bummed that each of them were pretty chipped after only a day or two.  It seems like the previous PixieDust collections had a little better wear time but that could be my imagination.  I'm eager to track the staying power of the remaining four colors in this collection.  Regardless, I am still a huge PixieDust fan and can't wait to get the other colors swatched for you guys.

*Disclosure: Where indicated by an asterisk, the product(s) in this post were provided to me by the company for review. Please click my disclosure tab for further information.