Showing posts with label Creme. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Creme. Show all posts

January 24, 2015

Revlon French Roast

Revlon French Roast is shown here at 2 coats; the formula was just fine but the brush was not. The brush is very stiff with uneven bristles which made application a bit tricky. I only have one other Revlon Colorstay polish and I don't remember it being terrible so maybe I just got a bad brush. The color of the polish is a bit disappointing too. There is nothing wrong with it per se but there are tiny multi colored shimmer particles visible in the bottle that look really cool but they disappear on the nail. It looks like a plain brown creme 99% of the time and maybe like it has a bit of regular shimmer the other 1%. Perfectly fine color but I have other brown cremes that I like better so I'll be passing this one along to a friend.
 
 

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April

January 23, 2015

CoverGirl Salt Water Taffy

This is only my second CoverGirl polish and I won't be getting any more unless they change the cap/brush handle. (I actually don't think they are currently producing any polishes.) I love square and rectangular bottles but I really hate the square cap/brush handle. When you wipe off excess polish on your brush you also flatten it out a bit and I kept having to hold the cap awkwardly to get the flat side onto my nail. It really drove me nuts the second time which is really too bad because Salt Water Taffy is an awesome color!

CoverGirl Salt Water Taffy is shown here at 3 coats and has a pretty good formula for a super pale cream polish. I thought this polish ended up being a bit of chameleon, looking off white in some light and like the palest of pistachio greens at other times. Overall a pretty unique and good polish if you can handle the square cap which I'm sure wouldn't bother everyone as much as it bothered me. I actually tried taking the square part off after someone suggested that it might be removable with a regular handle underneath like some other square bottles but no luck!
 

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Essie Angora Cardi

Essie Angora Cardi is originally from their Fall 2009 collection but is still readily available. I still don't like Essie's super skinny brushes at all and the formula was a bit thick at first. Angora applied nicely after adding just a couple of drops of thinner though. I initially thought this color was a bit boring and planned to pass it along to a friend but I decided to keep it after wearing it for a couple of days and getting several compliments on the shade. It ended up being a very flattering medium toned mauve that looked great with lots of my wardrobe!
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April

January 12, 2015

OPI Ski Teal We Drop

OPI Ski Teal We Drop is from their Swiss Collection for Fall 2010. It's a gorgeous deep teal that is very easy to apply and shown here in 2 coats. I love OPI's wide brush and Ski Teal We Drop is a very beautiful color unlike any other in my stash. Definitely a keeper and I need to get one for my sister Ashley since this will go so well with her wardrobe. 
 

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April

January 6, 2015

CoverGirl Lingering Spice

I've never tried a CoverGirl polish and it looks like they aren't currently producing any according to their website. I got this one from a friend and decided to give it a try anyway. This is CoverGirl Lingering Spice, what a great name! I love square and rectangular bottles but I really hate the square cap/brush handle. When you wipe off excess polish on your brush you also flatten it out a bit and I kept having to hold the cap awkwardly to get the flat side onto my nail. This was a deal-breaker for me even though the polish itself is pretty and the formula was good. Not special enough to be worth the hassle though since I have lots of polishes in this color family. 
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April

December 29, 2014

China Glaze Sun Of A Peach

China Glaze Sun Of A Peach is from their Summer 2013 Sunsational Collection. I'm not a huge neon fan but I thought I'd give this one a try because I needed some color in my world; this December has officially been the least sunniest, most gloomy December on record in Tulsa according to meteorologists! Unfortunately Sun Of A Peach was not a good pick me up. The formula is bubbly streaky mess. The neon orangey peach color is ok but it's almost impossible to photograph. I'd day it's somewhere between my two pictures in real life. It does look pretty intense under black light but the terrible formula is a deal breaker for me so I'll be passing this one along to a friend.
 
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December 10, 2014

Nicole By OPI Promises In The Dark

Nicole By OPI Promises In The Dark was part of a promotion early this year involving Dove Chocolate. They gave away 25,000 sets of two polishes & a coupon for chocolate. I was a lucky winner! The bottle is very oddly shaped & so difficult to hold for pictures without looking awkward! I love the wide brush though.

Nicole By OPI Promises In The Dark is a very dark chocolate brown that looks black in most light. Shown here at 2 coats that went on like a dream thanks to the wide brush and excellent formula. I'll still be passing this one along to a friend though since it's just too dark for me.

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April

December 9, 2014

Zoya Purity

Zoya Purity is a bright pure white creme polish. Like most white cremes it isn't easy to apply. I tried the 1 thin, 1 medium, 1 thin coat method and it worked fairly well. The polish is still stringy and streaky though, not the worst white I've tried by a long shot (see here!) but nothing great either. I'll definitely be keeping it for nail art though! It's very pigmented so it's easy to get a nice bright white line as pictured in my Burberry nails.
 
 
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April

This polish was sent to me for review. All opinions are my own & were not influenced by Zoya! For more information you can read my disclosure policy.

December 1, 2014

Zoya Nyssa

Zoya Nyssa is from their Fall 2014 Entice Collection.
Zoya Nyssa is an elegant milk chocolate creme polish that applies nicely in 2 coats. Great polish!
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April

This polish was sent to me for review. All opinions are my own & were not influenced by Zoya! For more information you can read my disclosure policy.

November 21, 2014

Zoya Willa

Zoya Willa is from their Wishes collection for Winter/ Holidays 2014.
Overall this collection just doesn't do much for me but I am very happy to finally have a black creme Zoya polish. Zoya Willa is nothing special though, I have other black creme polish that apply like a dream in just one coat but Willa most definitely requires two. Very streaky at first but just fine. I'll be using it all the time for nail art. In fact I've already used it for my Burberry plaid nails!
 
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April

All opinions are my own & were not influenced by Zoya! For more information you can read my disclosure policy.

November 9, 2014

Zoya Margo

Zoya Margo is from their Fall 2014 Entice Collection.

Zoya Margo is a gorgeous red leaning plum polish that applies easily in just 2 coats. Margo is definitely my favorite from this collection and a perfect color for the transition from summer to fall. So rich and beautiful and will look lovely on a wide range of skin tones!
 
 
 
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April

This polish was sent to me for review. All opinions are my own & were not influenced by Zoya! For more information you can read my disclosure policy.

October 25, 2014

Sinful Exotic Green

Sinful Exotic Green is fabulous! Shown here at 2 easily applied coats. Wow, look at that color! Such a fun polish for Halloween.

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April

October 10, 2014

Zoya Veronica

Zoya Veronica is from their Fall 2014 Entice Collection.
Zoya Veronica barely needs a second coat and applies like a dream. Nothing ground breaking here but Veronica will be flattering on most any skin tone and the formula is superb. Definitely a keeper!
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April

This polish was sent to me for review. All opinions are my own & were not influenced by Zoya! For more information you can read my disclosure policy.

American Apparel California Trooper

Today I'm revisiting one of my top five favorite polishes, American Apparel California Trooper. I haven't used it in a few years so I wanted to see if I still love it and I sure do! American Apparel polishes have my all time favorite bottle, thin and rectangular, which makes them line up oh so nicely for storage. California Trooper isn't currently available on American Apparel's site but they have a ton of colors I would love to own. I might have to ask for some this Christmas.
 

Do you guys have any favorite American Apparel polishes?

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April

October 3, 2014

Zoya Ryan

Zoya Ryan is from their Fall 2014 Entice Collection.
Zoya Ryan is shown here at just one coat. It's a bit than I normally like as it can look black in low lighting bu I never pass up a one coat wonder! Zoya Ryan will be great for nail art both as a dark background that's not quite as harsh as black and for detail work since it's so pigmented. An excellent polish!

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April

This polish was sent to me for review. All opinions are my own & were not influenced by Zoya! For more information you can read my disclosure policy.