Friday, December 27, 2013

SinfulColors Holiday Tinsel and Sheer Lustre Glitter Topcoat

Today I'd like to share some brand new toppers from SinfulColors.  They have released two topper collections for the 2013 holiday season, Holiday Tinsel and Sheer Lustre Glitter Topcoat.  I have two polishes from each collection to show you. Feast your eyes!

I used the four polishes all over one coat of SinfulColors Simply Silver.  The newbies are, from thumb to ring finger: Spiked Ice, Cold as Ice, Glittery in Pink and Top Me Off.  The pinky features Simply Silver by itself.  I used one coat of topper on each nail.

The first two toppers, Spiked Ice and Cold as Ice, feature long strands of "tinsel" in black and white, respectively.  They are from the Holiday Tinsel collection.  To be honest, I find this type of polish a bit challenging to work with.  I have a hard time dispersing the "tinsel" evenly over the nail and it's really not my favorite look. 

I was much more excited with the two polishes from the Sheer Lustre Glitter Topcoat collection, Glittery in Pink, which features various-sized pink glitter, and Top Me Off, which features small multi-colored holo glitter.  I really LOVED these two polishes and after removing these demo swatches, I immediately re-polished all of my nails with Simply Silver and added Glittery in Pink on my accent nails.  Here's a peek!

Two coats of Simply Silver on all nails and one coat of Glittery in Pink added to ring finger.

This was my Christmas nail look and I got several compliments!

So, overall, not so thrilled with the two Holiday Tinsel polishes, LOVED the Sheer Lustre Glitter Topcoats. Both collections are available exclusively at Walgreens for $1.99 a bottle.

If you'd like to learn more about SinfulColors, check them out on social media.

Stay tuned for more swatches to come!  

The polishes in this post were provided to me for my honest review and consideration.

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Zoya Naturel Collection - Normani

Hi, lovelies!  Today I'd like to share the first of six colors in Zoya's new Naturel collection.  I used two coats of Normani for the following pic.

This collection of neutrals and nudes is off to a fine start with Normani.  Zoya describes this as a "sable mauve creme".  It's quite unique and a nice way to add a bit of fun to what is still a suitably-conservative shade for most situations.  I'm not generally a fan of nudes or neutrals but I actually quite like this one.

Stay tuned for the five remaining shade in upcoming posts!

This polish was provided to me for my honest review and consideration.

Saturday, December 14, 2013

SinfulColors - Selections from Mirror Metallics

I have four colors from SinfulColors new Mirror Metallics collection to share with you.  They are Simply Silver, Pine Away, Blue Steel and Purple Heart.
From pinky to thumb: Simply Silver, Pine Away, Blue Steel, Purple Heart and Simply Silver, two coats of each.

Let's cut to the chase...I...LOVE...THESE...COLORS!  I'm a huge fan of foils and these do not disappoint. The formula is thin and easy to work with and they are gorgeous and opaque in two coats.  The green does stain a bit but such is life.  I couldn't be happier with these polishes.

You can find this collection exclusively at Walgreens for the 2013 holiday season.  At a retail price of $1.99 each, you can't lose!

These polishes were provided to me for my honest review and consideration.

Friday, December 6, 2013

SinfulColors Cold Leather and Whipped

Today I have two colors from SinfulColors' new Leather Luxe collection. These polishes dry to a matte finish. I would like to share Cold Leather and Whipped. Take a look!
Cold Leather is a dark blue and Whipped, a true black. They applied with ease and dried matte in just a few minutes. I used two coats of each. I had never tried matte polishes before and I was surprised with how much I liked the results. I had heard horror stories of how quickly matte polishes chip but these lasted several days, chip-free.  

These polishes are available exclusively at Walgreens and retail for just $1.99 each.

You can visit SinfulColors on social media at:
@SinfulColors_NP on Twitter 
Sinfulcolors Professional on Facebook

These polishes were provided to me for my honest consideration and review.

Thursday, December 5, 2013

China Glaze - Holiday Texture and Glitters

Today I'd like to share some polishes from China Glaze's holiday 2013 collections.  Four are from the Happy Holiglaze collection and one is from their Monsters Ball collection from Halloween.  Take a peek.
First up is a fun textured polish called Put a Bow on It. I used two coats on my thumb and I really love it. It dried quickly and had a great feel to it. On my index finger, I used two coats of Bells Will Be Blinging. It was a festive combo of smaller glitter chunks in green, blue and silver. It was my favorite of the glitters by far. On my middle finger is You Present Required which combines different shapes and sizes of multi-colored glitter. Again, I used two coats. It was a bit chunky for me and it was challenging to get the glitter evenly dispersed. I had much the same result with the next glitter, on my ring finger, Be Merry Be Bright.  This one was mostly dark blue and red and was also a bit difficult to work with and, as with the others, I used two coats. Last up, on my pinky, two coats of  Fang-tastic, from the Monsters Ball collection. The glitter was similar to Bells Will Be Blinging in size but was a wider variety of colors. This was the glitter I liked second best.

Overall, I'm just not thrilled with chunky glitters. I find them difficult to apply and endlessly frustrating to remove. Of these polishes, Put a Bow on It, Bells Will Be Blinging and Fang-tastic were my faves.

These polishes were provided to me for my honest consideration and review.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

China Glaze - So Blue Without You

Here's a new color from China Glaze for you, the gorgeous So Blue Without You. Feast your eyes!
This is two coats and wow, it packs a punch! As you know if you've followed this blog for a while, I ADORE blue. The addition of a beautiful metallic shimmer to blue is a fabulous combination and I absolutely LOVE this polish! It's a winner in my book.

This polish was provided to me for my honest consideration and review.