September 25, 2017

Sally Hansen and Rimmel London- Plum's The Word!




With fall already upon us, it’s time to shift your color gear. Plum’s The Word for fall and what better way to create bold looks than with beautiful nails from Sally Hansen and the perfect lip colors from Rimmel London. 
RIMMEL LONDON STAY MATTE LIQUID LIP COLOUR ($5.79)
 
Get ready for a bold, matte lip-look that stays on. Rimmel London introduces Stay Matte Liquid Lip Colour, a new liquid lipstick with high-intensity colour, a velvety matte finish and a long-lasting, comfortable wear.
Shown below in Midnight and Plum This Show
                                                                                         


Sally Hansen Color Therapy Nail Color ($8.99)
The patented argan oil formula fuses intensive nourishment and instant moisture for healthy looking nails.Up to 10 days of fade-proof, chip-resistant wear. 
Shown below in Exotic Acai and Color Therapy Top Coat





Sally Hansen Miracle Gel ($9.99)
The #1 no light gel system!* In just two easy steps get up to 14 days of color and shine. More chip-resistant than regular nail polish!
Shown below in Dig Fig and V-Amplified and Miracle Gel Top Coat
 
 
Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure ($7.99)
This all-in-one formula with keratin boasts 7 benefits in one bottle— base coat, strength, treatment, salon color, topcoat, chip resistance and gel shine finish. 
Complete Salon manicure delivers up to 64% stronger nails and up to 10 days of chip-resistant wear. 
Shown below in Society Ruler and Plums The Word

September 17, 2017

Zoya Sophisticates Fall 2017 Swatches, Part 1!

*Sent for review*

I look forward to the Zoya fall collection every year. It's always so well done and really puts me in the mood to start wearing fall colors. This year is no exception- the Sophisticates collection is a group of rich, cozy, and slightly moody polishes that will kick your fall off right. Zoya Joni is a deep purple mauve creme. It has hints of pink in it's dark plum base and it reminds me of a comfy fall sweater! It's dark enough to feel a little edgy, but still classy.


I'm only going to say this once so that I don't sound like a broken record- all of these polishes only needed two coats. They are very nicely pigmented and the formula for all of them ranged from good to superb. Joni's formula was in the superb category, just flawless application.



Leave it to Zoya to get me excited about a taupe! Zoya Presley is a "smokey mauve taupe creme" and it's that smokiness and hint of plum that are setting this one apart from countless other taupes. It almost could be a dusty lavender when you look fast, but it's a little more neutral. Great shade for the fall and should be work safe, without being boring.


Very good formula, nice smooth application.



Zoya Beth is the color of wet sand on a stormy beach. It's a shimmering deep champagne with a little ribbon of gold here an there. Very pretty and a little understated. 


I did two coats of Beth, but the formula was a little thinner feeling. So depending on how you apply, it's possible that you could need a third coat. Still a good formula though, very easy to apply.



I always love a good berry hue in the fall and Zoya Padma is an excellent fall berry creme. Zoya calls this a "deep vermillion red", but I always think of vermillion as having some orange tones. This definitely leans toward the pink side of red.


Superb formula again, A+ Zoya!



Zoya Hera is a classic mauve creme. It's a nice rosy mauve, not too grayed out, and should be flattering on a number of skin tones.


Great formula and application here. I really have no complaints about any of these!



Zoya McKenna is a surprising favorite for me in this half of the Sophisticates collection. It's a beautiful almond off-white with a smooth pearl shimmer. Usually I am not too excited about colors like this, but the pearl shimmer makes this so gorgeous and soft looking. The almond hue is very flattering too.


I am also surprised that this light of a color was perfectly even and opaque in two coats! I had no problems with streaks or any of the typical off-white struggles. Love!


I think my top picks from this half of the collection are Joni and Presley. But you can't go wrong with any of these. They are great fall colors and all have a stellar formula.

The Zoya Sophisticates collection is available now at Zoya.com!

September 15, 2017

Lynnderella Friday, Vol. 79!

 *Sent for review*

I'm trying to get back into a regular fall schedule... seems difficult this year! I'm also trying to get back to a regular blogging schedule! I know I have been letting the blog slide for sure. Today's post contains some stunning recently released limited edition Lynnderellas. Lynnderella Juicy Ruby Rainbow Juice is a striking red purple holographic microglitter. Lynnderella describes it as "multishimmered magenta violet holographic microglitter with green shimmer and red metallic flakes. Translucent violet base.". Somehow this color is better and more exciting than just magenta to me. It's like a rich purple that glows hot pink from the inside. Love this one a lot!



This is two coats of Juicy Ruby Rainbow Juice and it was a dream to apply. I used two coats of top coat to really bring out the shine. It was smooth to the touch with one coat, but I think the holographic sparkle shows up better with two.



Lynnderella Pink Sandcastle is a unique and complex shade. It's a warm pale pink holo microglitter with hot pink shimmer, but in some lighting it leans more taupe or even more like a copper pink. On the right skin tone, it might even read like a nude. The holo sparkle really pops in this one too.



 Two easy coats again! This was nicely opaque and only needed one layer of top coat for smoothness.



I already posted Lynnderella Picnic awhile back, but I revisited it and wore it for a few days. I was able to get some pictures of it in the sunlight, so I thought I'd share those. Picnic is a juicy watermelon holo microglitter. A perfect shade of pink with some bling!


This is two coats of Picnic with two layers of top coat. Again, it was pretty smooth with one layer of top coat, but the second layer really brings out the holographic flare.


These lovely Lynnderellas are available now at http://stores.ebay.com/lynnderella-lynnderella. Lynnderellas are also available at lynnderella.com and Amazon.

September 3, 2017

Zoya Wanderlust Lipsticks!


 *Sent for review*

I can't believe that I am just getting around to showing you the gorgeous lipsticks that came out with the Zoya Wanderlust Summer 2017 collection. I had a weird bout of really dry lips this summer, which is very strange considering summer is usually not a time I get dry skin. Luckily, these lipsticks are great for any time of the year!



Zoya Kay is described as a "creamy sheer red". It's a nice "my lips but better" type of color, just adds a hint of color and shine. It leans more pink on me than true red. The finish is a really lovely healthy looking shine. I typically wear stronger eye makeup rather than bold lip colors, so this is the kind of shade I will use a lot.


Zoya Kirby is described as a "bright sheer watermelon pink". It's a gorgeous juicy pink, very flattering! Kirby packs a bit more pigment than Kay, but it's still not an in-your-face type of color. If you're looking for a nice hint of bright color, this is a great lipstick for you.


Zoya Kitty is described as a "neutral shimmering pink". The shimmer is almost like a metallic looking shimmer, which is pretty on trend right now. The color leans a little purple-y pink on me, maybe like mauve almost. I found all three of these lipsticks to be very comfortable to wear and moderately hydrating, more so than the average lipstick.

All three of these lovely lip colors are available at Zoya.com!

August 27, 2017

The Latest Lynnderella Goodies!

*Sent for review*

Lynnderella Fridays have gotten off track lately. It seems I always have something going on making me unable to post then, so I decided today to just post the most recent goodies for you even though it's Sunday 😉. The feeling of fall is starting to creep into the air here, and Lynnderella Fall Preview 2017 is the perfect polish to kick off the season. The rusty orange holographic base is speckled with purple flakes and has a pinky glow to it at certain angles. I love the combination of copper and violet, it's unique and really works well!




This is two easy coats of Fall Preview 2017. It was nicely opaque and the perfect consistency. I did use two layers of top coat for extra shine and smoothness.



Lynnderella Flakepourri is a gorgeous flakie-filled topper with a variety of color-shifting flakes and beautiful iridescent shimmer. This would be a fantastic topper over just about any color you can imagine. I used it over OPI Suzi Without a Paddle for these pictures. There are some teeny flakes in here, but also some really cool super large flakes that really catch the light.


This is just one coat of Flakepourri over the OPI, so you get a good amount of flakes with only one coat. It applied very well, great formula! I used regular brushstrokes and didn't have to do anything special to get the big flakes on the nails.


I also compared Flakepourri to Lynnderella Candy-Coated Unicorn. In this picture, I have one coat of Flakepourri over black on my middle and pinky nails, and one coat of Candy-Coated Unicorn over black on the other two. You can see the flakies are different and the shimmer is very different in these two flakie toppers. Both are gorgeous!



This polish is a very special one for me. I love to collect any egg-themed Lynnderellas and there was one similar to this posted for sale in the Lynnderella fan group on Facebook. I was admiring it, but was too late to the party and someone else purchased it. However, a mysterious and generous member of the group sent this to me shortly after!! The Lynnderella fan group is the best nail polish group I belong to and I so appreciate everyone there. If you would like to join, please message me and I will set up an invite. This gorgeous egg-themed mystery has assorted yellow glitters, white glitters and sparkly holo shimmer in a clear base.


This is one coat of the Egg mystery polish over OPI Is That a Spear in Your Pocket?. It was easy to apply and has a lovely consistency.


These and other gorgeous Lynnderella polishes are available now at http://stores.ebay.com/lynnderella-lynnderella, Amazon.com, and lynnderella.com.