Showing posts with label Gold. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Gold. Show all posts

December 4, 2014

Milani Gold Glitz

I'm not a huge fan of glitter polishes but Milani Gold Glitz is so glamorous and gorgeous! Shown here at 2 easily applied coats. The glitter tends to completely settle to the bottom of the bottle over time but it's fixed quickly with a few turns of the bottle. Gold Glitz features a warm gold micro glitter with sparse copper micro glitter too. Looks great with or without a top coat. I love it!

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April

November 24, 2014

Maybelline Gilded Rose

Maybelline Gilded Rose is from their Color Show Brocade collection. It's one of the prettiest polishes in my collection and a one coat wonder! Gilded Rose is a super reflective pale yellow gold polish with a healthy sprinkling of small and medium dusty rose glitter. The metallic gold is so shiny and gorgeous and dense that I stopped at just one coat on my right hand as pictured below. 
I went ahead and did to coats on my left hand but I could barely see a difference. Maybelline Gilded Rose is a stunner that I didn't want to take off my nails!
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April

November 12, 2014

Deborah Lippmann Fake It Til You Make It

Deborah Lippmann Fake It Til You Make It is from her 2013 Jewel Heist collection. This is my very first Deborah Lippmann! I love their square bottles and the brush was nice. Unfortunately Fake It til You Make It just doesn't do anything for me. Application was tricky since the polish was thick and it looks gritty even with a topcoat (and not in a pretty Pixie Dust sort of way). Up close this polish is quite lovely, metallic gold with tiny bits of purple and turquoise. But the colored pieces are so tiny that you can only see them up close and the gold looked greenish with my skin tone. I'd still love to try more Deborah Lippmann's but I'm passing this one on to a friend.

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April

October 22, 2014

OPI Love Angel Music Baby

OPI Love Angel Music Baby is from their first Gwen Stefani collection. Shown here at two coats but I could easily have gotten away with just one. OPI Love Angel Music Baby will be added to my growing stash of polishes I can use when I need to get out the door in a hurry! It dries super fast  and applies like a dream with w truly superb formula and their wide brush. I'm in love and might need to buy a backup bottle! Lovers of Zoya Tomoko might want to grab this one too.
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April

May 13, 2014

Color Club Gold Struck

I won a BirchBox subscription last year & that's how I picked up a mini Color Club Gold Struck, a Birchbox exclusive. I didn't like this one the first night I applied it, but it grew on me over the next few days. I got several compliments and decided that the palest of gold shade actually worked well with my skin tone.
The formula is good but like all chrome metallics, you have to be careful about your brushstrokes. So eye-catching that I may have to pick up a full sized bottle!
 
 
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April

March 2, 2014

Zoya Brooklyn

Zoya Brooklyn is from their Awaken collection for Spring 2014.

I love Zoya & metallic polishes but Brooklyn is not going to work for me. The formula is thin, streaky, & full of brushstrokes. The color looks terrible with my skin tone & the finish seems very dated to me. I'll be passing this one along for sure. One of my least favorite Zoyas ever.

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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.

February 25, 2014

Sally Hansen Crackle Antique Gold

This is Sally Hansen Crackle Antique Gold over one coat of Sally Hansen Polar Bare. So delicate & pretty! The gold dries to a matte finish and the crackle effect works great over still wet polish. 
 

I will always love crackle polishes. They are so great when you don't have time to start fresh when you have a chipped manicure. I can just add a layer of topcoat followed some quick strokes of a pretty crackle & my hands are saved.

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April

December 28, 2013

Zoya Neve Topped With Zoya Maria Luisa

Just a quick post showing just how dense Zoya Maria Luisa really is! This is one coat over Zoya Neve. I think might do a gradient with Maria Luisa over Zoya Gaia (an old favorite) for New Year's Eve.

 
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April

December 25, 2013

Zoya Tomoko


Zoya Tomoko is from the Pixie Dust Fall 2013 collection. My regular readers know I LOVE the Zoya Pixie Dust polishes & I couldn't be happier with this new set! Here's what Zoya has to say about them.
Infused with even more magic and wonder! Because everyone wants more of it... The color experts at Zoya went back to the lab and created six more beautiful, long-wearing textured, matte and sparkle Zoya PixieDust Colors for Fall 2013! The incredible and best-selling formula is sure to captivate with a magical sparkle and sugary finish like no other.
IMPORTANT PixieDust Application Information -  Do not use a base coat or top coat. Apply 1-3 (for full coverage) thin coats of polish. Allow product to dry down completely matte in between layers for full textured effect. The PixieDust textured formula may take up to 10 minutes to dry completely matte. Once dry, the textured finish is long lasting, matte and ultra-glittery!
Zoya Tomoko is a bit more sheer than most of the Pixie Dust polishes, shown here at 3 coats. Application is super easy though & it dries very fast. I love this champagne colored beauty, great polish for the holidays!  
 
 
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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 1, 2013

Zoya Maria Luisa & A Ghostbusters Halloween!

Zoya Maria Luisa was originally created by Rafael Cennamo for his Fall/Winter 2103 NYFW show. (You can read all about it here at Gothem Polish's excellent post.) Now it's available to the general public as part of Zoya's Satins - Fall 2013 collection.
Zoya Maria Louisa is a warm gold flakie polish that I decided to try out alone since it's so dense. Shown here at two very easily applied coats, especially for a flakie! I think it looks fantastic on it's own since it's so very reflective & will take on a hint of whatever color you're wearing. I think it will look fantastic paired with pretty soft white polish or maybe a red for Christmas. Definitely my favorite from this collection & a must have for any flakie lover. 

My friends & I decided on a Ghostbuster theme this year for Halloween. My friend Drew made patches for the jumpsuits & the rest of the guys costumes came from things we already had or that could be picked up inexpensively at Harbor Freight. My friend Melanie transformed her normally stylish self into Gozer the Gozerian & I turned into Zuul for the evening. Lots of fun & Zoya Maria Luisa looked great with outfit!
 
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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.

August 26, 2013

Layering With Zoya Ziv & Maisie

Just a simple but pretty layered look with one coat of Zoya Maisie over Zoya Ziv. Subtle with hints of magic! 
 
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April

August 5, 2013

Zoya Ziv


Zoya Ziv is from their Winter 2012/13 Ornate Collection.They nailed the description for this one, calling it a yellow-toned metallic gold foil with silver highlights and warm gold flake glitter accents. It's a fantastic & unique polish that covers nicely in two easily applied coats. I think this one is a must have for any gold polish lover!

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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.

May 2, 2013

Zoya Kerry


Zoya Kerry is from the Summer 2013 Irresistible collection.

I've never seen a yellow metallic like Zoya Kerry! Shown here at three coats with no top coat. (I rarely use top coat on metallic polishes since they just don't seem to need it) Kerry catches every lit bit of light & reflects it back, making this polish practically glow even in low light. A gorgeous new favorite for sure!!
 
 
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April

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

December 19, 2012

Abstract Christmas Nails With JENsations JEWEL Tones & LAQA & CO Chubs

Today we have a unique & lovely polish from indie brand JENsations. Here's what she has to say about her products.

★ All of my custom blended polishes are made with a special 3-free base [Toluene, Formaldehyde & Dibutyl Phthalate (DBP) Free] that will suspend glitter [glitter won't all fall to the bottom].

★ All glitters used are solvent resistant [glitter won't bleed into polish]. On rare occasion I use a bleeding glitter on purpose to get the perfect shade of base, but it will be noted.

★ All polishes come inside a unique star shaped bottle. 10 ml in size. Contrary to popular believe they are easy to store.

★ Each bottle contains two stainless steel ball bearings [they will not rust or affect your polish] for easy shaking. Pigments & glitters tend to settle over time so please shake gently =)

★ Each bottle is custom made with my very own two hands so there may be a slight variation in each bottle.
I've found all of these statements to be true! This is one easily applied coat of  JENsations Jewel Tones worn over LAQA & CO Chubs. Jewel Tones is large red hex glitter & medium green & purple hex glitter in a clear base with a truly outstanding formula. No need to fish for glitter in the bottle & brushes on in one nice thin coat. 
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April

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