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

March 31, 2015

Milani Ready To Wear Red

This is an older Milani but it sure is great! Milani Ready To Wear Red barely needs a second coat, really great formula! Truly fantastic shade of red too, maybe a shade or two lighter than blood red with lots of depth. Definitely a keeper!
 
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April

March 23, 2015

Essie Mink Muffs

Essie Mink Muffs is part of their core line. It's a sort of smoky milk chocolate creme color that looks great on lots of people. I still hate Essie's skinny brush but the formula is perfectly fine and opaque in 2 coats.
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April

March 8, 2015

Zoya Eden and A Zoya Pink Creme Comparison

Zoya Eden is from their Spring 2015 Delight collection.
Zoya Eden is a nice medium toned pink creme shown here at 2 coats. Decent formula and a pretty color for a spring collection, nothing groundbreaking though. I would love to see this pink with the turquoise shimmer found in a few other polishes from this collection!
Zoya Shelby is a bit lighter and more bubblegum than Zoya Eden. Zoya Rooney is a bit darker and more red than Zoya Eden and Zoya Lara is darker still. All lovely though!

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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.

March 6, 2015

Rouge Louboutin

My wonderful sister, Alisa, got this for me for Christmas since she knew I would never get it for myself. She said I should definitely have it for my collection though and I certainly can't argue!
Rouge Louboutin clocks in at $50 a bottle and I have to say I think it's worth the price if you love beautiful packaging and nice red creme polish. The bottle and brush are around 8" tall and make a big statement! Truly perfect faceted bottle with ombre red to black coloring and a long spiky handle. Just looking at it makes me happy and I think you could use it as a weapon in a pinch!
Rouge Louboutin is a one coat wonder that practically applies itself. The long tapered handle is a pleasure to use and the color is a nicely balanced red that will look great on most anyone. I love it! Thanks Alisa!
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April

February 28, 2015

Sally Hansen Plum's The Word

Sally Hansen Plum's The Word is part of their Complete Salon Manicure line. This line has fantastic wide brushes that I adore and lots of great colors.Plum's the Word barely needed a second coat and will be very flattering on a wide range of skin tones. Fabulous polish!
 I love this beer label! A collaboration between Jester King and Prairie Artisan Ales!

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April

February 25, 2015

Maybelline Pretty In Peach

Maybelline Pretty In Peach is part of their current Color Show line. I really love Gilded Rose, the only other Maybelline Color Show polish I own, and Pretty In Peach is great too. Good formula and a very fun color for a dreary winter day. Oranges aren't very flattering on my skin tone but I love them anyway so I'll be keeping this one for sure.
 
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February 11, 2015

Zoya Tiana

Zoya Tiana is from their Spring 2015 Delight collection.
Zoya Tiana is a truly amazing green creme. Zoya describes it as pistachio gelato but it reminds me of these Jadite dishes! Tiana is shown here at 3 coats needed to even out a bit of streakiness. Very easy to apply for a pale creme polish though which I usually find to be a pain the behind. Tiana might just be my new favorite green 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

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.
 
 

I love the Chew series from Image comics! Antonelle and Secret Agent Poyo are my favorite characters. You can keep up with what I'm reading on Goodreads!

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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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April

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!
This book is fascinating; so glad to be alive now! You can keep up with what I'm reading on Goodreads.
 
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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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April