February 11, 2015

Nabi Hologram Bronze

I can't find much information about this brand but I picked up a few of their hologram polishes at Walgreens a few months ago on clearance. Nabi Hologram Bronze is a gorgeous burnt orange scattered holo unlike anything in my collection. Shown here at 2 coats with no topcoat to preserve the holo effect that can so often be negated with topcoat. Nabi Bronze was very easy to apply and is shown here at 2 coats. It does dry quickly so you do have to be careful about going over an area more than once or you might get a bit of dragging. Overall a gorgeous and unique polish that I'm thrilled to have!
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February 9, 2015

Valentine's Day Leopard Heart Accent Nail

Leopard print nails are always fun and I like this variation with heart shaped spots. I started with a base of Essie Angora Cardi and then added heart spots in American Apparel California Trooper and Sation Board Girl Blue.
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February 8, 2015

Revlon For Valentine's Day

Here are some quick and easy Valentine's Day nails for you. I started with a base of Revlon Spice It Up and then added a layer of Revlon Sparkling to most of my nails. Revlon Sparkling is a clear base with small circle and medium hex glitter in a nice rosey pink, not my style but pretty. I'm not usually a fan of most glitter toppers though. I added a large heart of Revlon sparkling for an accent nail. Pretty manicure even if it's a bit out of my comfort zone.

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Revlon Spice It Up

Revlon Spice It Up is from their 2011 Spice It Up collection. I don't usually go for vampy polishes but there's just something about this one that I really love. Revlon Spice It Up is a deep brick red with copper micro shimmer that applies easily in 2 coats. Gorgeous!

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February 2, 2015

Layering With Milani Diamond Dazzle

I'm not usually interested in glitter toppers but Milani Diamond Dazzle is awfully pretty! This is one coat of Diamond Dazzle layered over Milani Deep Thoughts. I love the delicate pastel glitter and it was very easy to apply with great coverage in just one coat. Easy to remove for a glitter polish too.
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Zoya Oswin

Zoya Oswin is from their Ultra Pixie Dust Collection.
Zoya Oswin didn't have the same problems as Noir and Arianna from the same set. It dried to a nicely textured matte finish. Very pretty polish that has been discontinued but is still currently available so get one now if you like it!
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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

I Still Love Crackles With OPI

I will always love crackle polishes and I think this combination is simply stunning. OPI Ski Teal We Drop topped with OPI Pink Shatter.
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February 1, 2015

Zoya Satins - First Thoughts

I've tried 3 of the new Zoya Satin collection and wanted to let you know my thoughts so far before I get to my full reviews later.

  • All of the colors are drop dead gorgeous, unique and complement each very nicely. Seriously lovely color choices!
  • Wear time seems very good for a polish meant to be worn without a topcoat, much better than most matte polishes.
  • I love new ideas in polish and the Satin finish definitely appeals to me.
  • The frosted bottles are beautiful.
  • Dry time is good for a polish without topcaot
  • So far the formula has been super frustrating for me. I feel like I've tried every application technique I can think of with no luck. They just don't self-level well and since they are meant to be worn without a topcoat that is a problem. You also can't go back over an area at all or you will get dragging. I just can't make them work! 
  • Some friends think the finish looks like paint for the interior walls of a house or just plain old acrylic paint. I don't think these will have broad appeal to ladies who aren't really into nail polish.
So what's my verdict? You'll have to decide for yourself.  I love the idea of the Zoya Satin collection but I'm still having a lot of trouble with the formula. I'm glad to have them but I feel like they would be very frustrating for the average polish user. And the finish certainly isn't for everyone either. Give them a try if you don't mind a bit of extra work when doing your nails and you love weird finishes like I do.
I'm going to ask some friends to try them out and I still more to wear as full manicures. I'll eventually get to my regular individual posts with lots of pictures.
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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.