December 22, 2012

China Glaze Christmas Polka Dots

I used China Glaze Cast A Spell & added polka dots of China Glaze Ruby Pumps & China Glaze Millennium. I love dotting tools!
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April

December 20, 2012

China Glaze Cast A Spell


I won this one from Confessions of a Sarcastic Mom; thanks Destany! This is 2 coats of China Glaze Cast A Spell. It's a lovely dark pine green glass flecked polish. It's a little too dark for me though so I'll be passing this one along to a friend.
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April

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.

December 17, 2012

LAQA & CO Chubs

This is two coats of LAQA & Co Chubs. I hate the name but I love the polish. Chubs is a light gold foil that applies easily & dries fast. Metallic foils are one of my favorite finishes. Colors like this are great for vacations since they go with everything. I wore this one for almost a week which I never do. Great polish & gorgeous packaging too!
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April

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

December 13, 2012

Sation Holiday Polka Dots

I always love polka dot manicures & this one is no exception. I used Sation Feliz Navi-Doll, Sation I Love Yule, & Sation Under The Miss-tletoe & my trusy dotting tools. So cute & easy!
 
 
 
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April

December 12, 2012

Sation Under The Miss-tletoe

Sation Under The Miss-tletoe is from their 2012 Holiday Golightly Collection. It's a pretty pearlescent pine green shimmer. The formula is a bit tricky on this one, a bit too thin & streaky. Shown here at three coats but I could have used a fourth. I'm going to pass this one along.

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April

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.

December 10, 2012

Abstract Modern Christmas Or Accidental Bloody Mary Nails?

I love this combination! Sation I Love Yule topped with Sation Ego Friendly. I thought it looked very holiday appropriate but Will says it looks like a bloody mary. Maybe that is holiday appropriate too! Either way, Ego Friendly is a truly incredible polish!
 
 
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April

December 8, 2012

Sation I Love Yule

Sation I Love Yule is from their 2012 Holiday Golightly Collection. It's a nice classic red creme that looks good with two coats. I have plenty of reds so I'll be passing this one along to one of my lucky Tulsa ladies. 
 
 
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April

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.

December 5, 2012

Sation Feliz Navi-Doll

Sation Feliz Navi-Doll is from their 2012 Holiday Golightly Collection. It's a beautiful icy pale grey shimmer. I love neutral pale greys & off white polishes. I think they look fresh & modern. I'm definitely keeping Feliz Navi-Doll but the formula is a bit streaky so you'll need 3 to 4 thin coats for even coverage.
I'll post a holiday look with more from this collection soon!
 
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April

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.

December 4, 2012

Zoya Ornate Collection Christmas Nails

I've never tried this style of manicure before. It's super easy & pretty fun but still subtle. I used Zoya Blaze & Zoya Logan for the underside of my nails.
 
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April

Zoya Logan


Zoya Logan is from their Winter 2012/13 Ornate Collection. It's a "yellow-toned forest green with dense, foil-like yellow-gold and blue-green duochrome shimmer." Nice formula that barely needs a second coat.
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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.

Zoya Blaze

Zoya Blaze is a "cool-toned medium mulberry red with a high concentration of micro fine diamond holographic glitter." I barely needed a second coat of this beautiful polish. Blaze is from the 2012/13 Winter Ornate collection.
 
 
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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 28, 2012

Sation I'm With The Bandana

I love polishes like Sation I'm With The Bandana. It's a metallic foils in a neutral color like China Glaze Stellar & NYC Molten Metal. Sation I'm With The Bandana is a one coat wonder with a gorgeous velvety textured foil finish that goes with everything. It's moving into my top 10 favorites; a truly outstanding polish that deserves be in every polish lovers collection!
 
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April

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.

November 27, 2012

Zoya Paloma & JENsations Rainbow Sprinkles

Today we have a pretty 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 Rainbow Sprinkles over Zoya Paloma. Rainbow Sprinkles is a mix of multi-sized red, purple, green, yellow, orange, white, pink & blue matte hexagon & square glitter in a clear base with an excellent formula. No need to fish for glitter in the bottle & brushes on in one nice thin coat.
Sells for $8 at her Etsy store. She has many other intriguing glitter polish to choose from too. I've got my eye on Santa I've Been Naughty.
 
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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.

Zoya Paloma

Here we have Zoya Paloma from their NYFW 2012 Gloss Collection, a sheer deep fuchsia-berry with a buildable jelly gloss finish. All of the polishes from this set work better with thick coats. The formula is a bit streaky & sticky but using thick coats made it much easier to use. I only used 2 coats for these photos. I think it's lovely!
 
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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.

Zoya Frida & Chloe: My Favorite Layering Combo Ever!

Every once in a while a layering combination comes along that is just magical. This is Zoya Chloe over Zoya Frida. I've got tons of photos of this one, so gorgeous!!
 
 
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April