Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Seche - Buttoned Up and China Glaze - Sand Dolla Make Me Holla

See, look at me, getting back on track with posting.  Excuse me while I revel... (Woo hoo!)

Okay, all done.  Today I'd like to share a new polish from Seche called Buttoned Up and a new China Glaze called Sand Dolla Make Me Holla (not sure whether I should laugh or cry over that name).  Here come the pics!

This is two coats of Buttoned Up

This pretty periwinkle shade is so pretty with a hint of blue shimmer that, sadly, reads a lot more in the bottle than on the nail.  I had to angle my nails "just so" under certain lights to see the shimmer and it was really subtle.  I WISH it was more present on the nail.  However, even as a cream, which is how it appears to me under most light, it's a really pretty shade and applied easily.  

Added a coat of Sand Dolla Make Me Holla on my ring finger as a topper

As you might expect by the name, Sand Dolla has a sandy texture.  It has multi-colored sparkles and appears to have almost a sheer cream-colored base in the bottle.  I expected it to alter the base color fairly significantly but it dries almost clear, only changing the base color is a subtle way.  That was a plus for me.  I wouldn't use it as anything but a topper as I don't anticipate it building too well on its own.  I do like how the different colored sparkles almost twinkle when I move my finger.

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

Sunday, February 16, 2014

China Glaze - Seahorsin' Around and Tail Me Something

Dear readers, I have been the Mayor of Slackertown lately regarding posting and for that, I do apologize.  I will try to get back into the swing of things, starting with this post featuring two new lovelies from China Glaze, namely Seahorsin' Around and Tail Me Something.  Voila!
Two coats each of Seahorsin' Around (all but ring finger) and Tail Me Something (ring finger)

Yes, kids, more textured polishes, a trend I never expected to like but have actually grown quite fond of. Seahorsin' Around is a vibrant aqua and was opaque in two coats. Tail Me Something, a pretty light purple, was not quite opaque in two coats so I actually added a third after I took this photo.  I do so hate needing a third coat but these polishes applied easily and dried quickly so it was no biggie.  

The colors, especially Seahorsin', were great.  However, the wear time was not.  These were chipped, BADLY, by the very next day and once I took a shower, forget about it.  The polish was coming off some nails in huge chunks.  Seahorsin' was also a stainer, bummer.  

If you are willing to do a lot of patching and can put up with major chips, you're golden.  They really do look beautiful.  But know that there is some maintenance required to keep them looking good.

The polishes used in this post were provided to me for my honest review and consideration.  Please see my disclosure tab for further information.