Showing posts with label White. Show all posts
Showing posts with label White. Show all posts

September 2, 2015

Sally Hansen Tag Ur It

Sally Hansen Tag Ur It is a recent release from their Insta Dri line. I love this line with their wide brushes and unique bottle shape. 

Sally Hansen Tag Ur It has a great formula for a white creme, one of the best I've ever used in fact. Shown here at just 2 coats. We all know great white creme polishes are hard to find so I suggest going to the nearest drugstore and grabbing Tag Ur It soon!

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

June 28, 2015

Zoya Genesis

Zoya Genesis is from their summer 2015 collection, Paradise Sun. It's very streaky at 2 coats and better at 3, as pictured, but I probably could have used a fourth. Genesis is pretty but not my favorite white. I'm still keeping it though since I don't have many whites in my collection.
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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 17, 2015

Revlon Parfumerie Fresh Linen

Revlon Parfumerie Fresh Linen is part of their currently available Parfumerie Scented Nail Enamel collection.

Blech! Revlon Parfumerie Fresh Linen is just terrible all around in my opinion. Shown here at 3 coats, the formula is extremely streaky and really needed a fourth coat but I already hated the polish so I stopped. The polish is full of brushstrokes and the color seemed like something that was once white but had turned yellow from sun exposure; not a pretty color or finish in other words. The brush handle is a very stubby ball that I found awkward to use. And then there is the issue of scent. I'm not really into perfume so maybe this just will never be my thing but it smelled like nail polish mixed with a perfumey version of dryer sheets. The smell lingered into the second day of wear and was sometimes unpleasant, especially when I was eating a meal. Blech!
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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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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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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 16, 2013

Sation Hottie Biscottie

I'm a huge fan of Sation polishes & their new fall collection, The Miss-terranean, is lovely.

Sation Hottie Biscottie is a lovely off-white creme polish. The first coat is treaky but it looks great after just two coats. Good formula for a white creme; I love it!
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This polish was sent to me for review. All opinions are my own & were not influenced by Sation! For more information you can read my disclosure policy.

October 1, 2013

Sally Hansen Polar Bare

I love soft white jelly polishes! Sally Hansen Polar Bare is shown here at 3 coats. It's truly beautiful & the formula is quite good for a white polish!
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September 6, 2012

Lime Crime Milky Ways

Lime Crime has released their first nail polish collection & they've done quite a good job. The packaging is fabulous, full of purple, glitter & unicorns. I love the bottle shape & the brushes are a bit wider than most which I always prefer. The collection, called Les Desserts d'Antoinette, contains a rainbow of pastel shades & an off white.  The formulas were all a little on the thick side & work much better with thick, as opposed to thin coats. Overall a very good first polish offering! Here's what Lime Crime has to say about their polishes.

7 pastel shades, inspired by confectionery delights from Marie Antoinette's table. Recklessly pigmented crème formula is rich, smooth and opaque in just two coats. Each bottle comes equipped with a flat, wide brush for superb control and flawless application. Never tested on animals. 3-Free.

Lime Crime Milky Ways is one of my favorites from this collection. I'm always partial to off white polishes & this one is no exception. Beautiful color that goes with everything, shown here at 2 coats.

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

May 13, 2012

Sation Snow White

Sation bottles are oval with thick glass bottoms. The new brushes are great for ladies like me that love wide brushes. The formula on all the ones I've tried is excellent. You can purchase Sation's Big 3 Free polishes at their website.

Sation Snow White is a pure white creme polish with a pretty good formula. Three coats, not too streaky & definitely not goopy like most white creme polishes. I don't wear straight up white cremes alone but they are a must have for nail art. Sation Snow White is a great option.
Hilarious postcard I found from the '60s.

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

August 30, 2011

Juicy Couture Gold Glitter & Revlon Powder Puff

I posted a preview of the Juicy Couture Glitters last week & this is my first full manicure using the Gold Glitter. I started with 3 coats of the gorgeous but difficult Revlon Powder Puff. Then just one layer of Juicy Couture Gold Glitter, a clear polish with medium hexagon glitter & occasional foil hearts.
Gold Glitter is super easy to apply and I even got a few hearts without having to fish them out. I've always thought that glitters like this were kind of a pain to apply but the application  for this one was superb.
I'm not a huge glitter fan and I would never have gotten this for myself, but I really love it! Thanks again to Midnight Manicures for this prize!

 The next night I added a coat of China Glaze Matte Magic.

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April 3, 2011

Revlon Powder Puff

Here's tons of pictures of Revlon Powder Puff. I tried to capture the finish and the subtle blue micro-shimmer but it was difficult. The formula was a little hard to work with and it takes a long time to dry, but I still LOVE this polish. My nails looked like porcelain and I couldn't quit staring at them.

Here's some pictures with top coat on the pointer & middle finger.

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February 3, 2011

E.L.F. White (Worst Polish I've Ever Tried)

Let me start by saying that I love a lot of E.L.F. products. I use a couple of their blushes and I really like my All Over Color Stick in Pink Lemonade.
E.L.F. polish in white is truly horrible as you can see in the photo above. That is after 3 coats and I just gave up. The mop-like brush left deep grooves in the thick, yet super streaky and sheer polish. I wasn't able to get it to look any better even after thinning it a bit and starting over the next day. BAD!
Have any of you tried this one? I know white cremes can be tricky but...

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October 11, 2010

American Apparel Cotton Nail Art

 I love this look! I did to match my black & white bikini for an end of the summer pool party about a month and a half ago. You can see my first post about American Apparel Cotton here. I used my beloved smART Nails sticker stencils and American Apparel Hassid for the squares.

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May 16, 2010

Zoya Underrated Beauties Giveaway! Ends 6/1. (Closed)

I asked Zoya if their staff had any favorite polishes that often get overlooked. They have over 300 colors and I felt sure that there were some gorgeous colors that hadn't gotten much attention. They sent me six colors to show you & I'm also including Pasha and Gaia which I purchased myself. So here we go, eight lovely Zoyas that you don't see very often. Lots of pictures!

First we have Zoya Bailey, shown here with four coats, but it would have been fine with three.

Zoya describes this color perfectly.
Light neutral pink sheer base with cool pink duochrome shimmer and sparkling silver microglitter.
The silver microglitter reminds me of lightly sprinkled sugar. This one looked pretty sheer, so I asked my sister Alisa to swatch it too, since my nails are lightly stained. Here's her photo. Thanks Alisa! Alisa used just two coats.

I ended up liking Zoya Bailey a lot more than I thought I would. It's a nice color, not really my style, but it works GREAT as a layering polish! I'll show it over Zoya Coco later in this post and will show it over other colors soon.

Next up is Zoya Brizia, shown with three coats. I love this one!

Zoya Brizia is a taupey lavender metallic with a silvery blue duochrome effect! I've never seen anything else quite like it and it goes with nicely with most of my wardrobe.

Zoya Coco is one of those colors I would never pick up, since I'm not really drawn to anything in the red family but I ended up really liking this one.

It's a dusty burgundy creme that looks like a dusty reddish brown in low lights. Beautiful color and easy application. This is two coats. Here's Zoya Coco and my dog Wally with some very silly looking fur. What happened that day Wally?

Zoya Flowie is my least favorite because I don't find it very flattering with my skin tone. This is 3 coats.

I would call this a light, peachy brown creme. Easy application. This will probably look great on ladies with much paler or much darker skin tones than mine.

From my least favorite we go to my all time favorite, #1 nail polish, Zoya Gaia! You can read my full post on this beauty here. This is the polish I would keep if I could only have one for the rest of time. Soft white with gold microshimer. This is 4 coats and yes it's totally worth it!

Zoya Pasha is another favorite. You can read my full post about it here. This is 2 coats. I think it looks like iced coffee.

Zoya Raine is another sheer that works as an AMAZING layering polish. This is 4 coats.

This is another one that I thought might be too sheer for my nails. Here it is on my sister Alisa with just 2 coats. Thanks again Alisa!

Zoya Raine is a pink/purple duochrome. You can see Raine layered over Coco later in this post. I tried it later in the week over a green creme and it looked INCREDIBLE!

Last but certainly not least, we have Zoya Sasha. This is another color that I would never pick up but I love it!

Zoya Sasha is a cool toned, blood red creme.

This is 3 coats. I tried it with 4 coats but couldn't tell a difference.

Golly, that was a lot of pictures. This is the longest post I've ever done! Here's a couple of bonus pictures.
This is Brizia with a little Konad. I used Zoya Coco on my pinky and middle fingers and Zoya Sasha on my ring and pointer.

And this is Zoya Coco with one coat of Zoya Raine on the left & one coat of Zoya Bailey on the right. So cool!!! You can really see how lovely both Raine and Bailey are once they are layered over other colors! I'll be showing them over more colors in the next couple of weeks. See what I mean about Bailey's lightly sprinkled sugar effect?

So we have eight lovely, underrated beauties from Zoya! Zoya has kindly offered one lucky winner their choice of any three of these polishes!! You have Bailey, Brizia, Coco, Flowie, Gaia, Pasha, Raine & Sasha to choose from. This prize can only be shipped within the continental US shipping, no P.O. boxes.

  • You must be a follower of our Concrete and Nail Polish blog. If you have a question on how to become a follower contact April at
  • This prize can only be shipped within the continental US shipping, no P.O. boxes.
  • This giveaway starts today, May 16th, and will end Tuesday, June 1st, 2010 at 11:59PM Central Time.
  • We'll select the winner with's random number generator and notify the winner by email on Wednesday, June 2nd.
  • The winner will have 24 hours to respond. If the winner doesn't reply within 24 hours, that winner will forfeit the prize and an alternate winner will be selected via
Each person is allowed to enter up to three (3) times as follows:
  • Be a follower of our blog and tell me which of the underrated Zoya polishes you would like to win. No entries will count unless this first entry is completed.
  • You can earn an optional second entry by posting about this giveaway on your blog. You can do this in a post (it doesn't have to be it's own separate post) or by posting in your sidebar. Just make sure you leave the link in your entry.
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  • You only need to fill out the form once. This works MUCH better than comments, so I've turned them off for this post to avoid confusion.

I received six polishes from Zoya that I reviewed above. Gaia & Pasha were purchased by me at an earlier date. All opinions are my own & were not influenced by Zoya! For more information you can read my disclosure policy.

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