April 17, 2017

My Picks from China Glaze Spring Fling 2017!

 *Purchased by me*
Happy Monday 😐. I had a three day weekend and now am not into starting this week! Today I have my two picks from the China Glaze Spring Fling collection. Spring is not my favorite polish season, so the collection as a whole wasn't too exciting to me. However, I really like the two I picked up! China Glaze Too Much of a Good Fling is a mint green creme. I think it's a little more green leaning than my pictures show, the top picture is the most accurate. It does have some blue tones to it though, it's not like a spearmint green. I have a burning need to purchase every mint green creme ever, so I love this, of course, but it's not really a ground-breaking polish color.

This is two coats and it was nice and easy to apply. Some mint cremes can need three coats, or be streaky or patchy. If you are in need of a mint green creme with a better formula, I would definitely recommend this one!

My second pick from this collection is China Glaze Don't Teal My Vibe. Don't Teal My Vibe is a glowing teal shimmer. It's nicely balanced between blue and green, so really deserving of it's teal moniker. Again, I am not really sure that this is a totally unique shade, but I do like it and it's lovely for spring.

This was also two coats. It is a little brushstroke-y, but I think that is more obvious in the pictures than in person. In person, the glow-y shimmer sort of blinds you to the brushstrokes.

I may also pick up Crushin' on Blue from this collection. It looks like a relative of my beloved China Glaze Frostbite, so I may cave on that. Other than that, I think the other shades are a skip. Did you pick up any Spring Fling shades yet or do you have any you are eyeing?

The China Glaze Spring Fling collection is available now at Ulta online.

April 14, 2017

Lynnderella Friday, Vol. 76!

*Sent for review*

Happy Friday!! It's Good Friday and I have the day off today, so excited! It's a long time since I've had a day off, so I am in need of some extra rest! Today I have a stunning new polish for you, Lynnderella Diamond Fluorite. Lynnderella describes this one as "silver holographic microglitter with shifty violet-to-green chameleon accents and matching green and violet shimmer". It is a really extra holographic silver and the green and violet accents are so beautiful. They really pop out of the silver. This isn't particularly Easter-y, but I might wear it this weekend anyway because it's so beautiful!

Aside from being gorgeous, this was also super easy to apply and opaque in two coats! Yay!!!

Lynnderella Diamond Fluorite is available now at the Lynnderella eBay store. More beautiful Lynnderella nail polish is available at lynnderella.com and on Amazon.

April 10, 2017

Tonic Polish Sweet Pea

*Purchased by me*

Ugh, Monday! Hopefully my post today will brighten up your Monday a bit. We're finally getting some spring weather, so I am breaking out all of the spring polish shades. Tonic Polish Sweet Pea is from the Ever After and Tonic Polish Sweetheart Quartet that came out for Valentine's Day. Sweet Pea is a gorgeous minty jade green with pink to gold contrasting shimmer and scattered holo particles. This shade of green is pretty unique, it's not mint, it's not quite pastel. It's perfect for spring and I'm in love with the strong pink gold shimmer!

This was three thin coats of Sweet Pea, but if you do slightly thicker coats, you could easily just do two. Application was great, no troubles at all. I find that the Tonic Polish formula is a little on the thick side, I believe she has said this is on purpose. I never find the slight thickness to be a problem during application, but it's worth a mention.

This is no longer available through the Ever After site where it was originally sold, but I have seen it for sale in various polish groups on Facebook, including Nearly No Rules and the Tonic group. I highly recommend snagging it if you can!

April 7, 2017

Lynnderella Friday, Vol. 75!

 *Sent for review*

Hi everyone!! Sorry for the silence around here lately... the whole month of March was crazy, then I was kind of sick, then my dance school hosted our spring competition... it's just been non-stop. I ended up with no extra blogging energy. But I should be pretty much back in action now and I have some glittery treats for you to start with. Lynnderella Pretty Lilac a Peach is a lovely pale lavender pink holo nano glitter with lavender and darker pink accent glitters. Lynnderella describes it as "multishimmered peach holographic nanoglitter with small accents as well as lilac and peach shimmer". On me it leans more to more of a cool pink, rather than a peach, but it has some peachiness in it depending on the light.

This is two coats. It's pretty smooth since it's nano glitter, so this is just one layer of top coat. Application was great!

My new favorite Lynnderella is Lynnderella Mintspiration. I am pretty obsessed with wearing mint polish in the spring and what is better than mint glitter?! Mintspiration is a mint holographic microglitter with lots of pink shimmer and iridescent green flakes. I love those tiny green flakes, they are so pretty!! The pink shimmer is pretty obvious, it adds a pink glow to the polish that is really beautiful.

This is two coats and application was a breeze. I used one layer of top coat, but you might want a second since it is microglitter, a little more textured than nano glitter. I love this one and put it on immediately for a full mani!

Mintspiration and Pretty Lilac a Peach are both available at the Lynnderella eBay store. Lynnderella nail polish is also available at lynnderella.com and Amazon.

March 31, 2017

Zoya April Fool's!

I know I have been MIA this week, but I had to share this year's Zoya April Fool's joke.... too funny!!! Check it out here- Zoya

March 24, 2017

Lynnderella Friday, Vol. 74!

 *Sent for review*

Happy Friday! Are you hanging in there today? This week was rough for me after St. Patrick's Day weekend and we still have a few more shows to do this weekend. But I'll make it, I guess! I have some pretty Lynnderellas for you today, starting with my new favorite golden neutral, Lynnderella Puppy Cake. Lynnderella describes this as "beige microglitter with small tonal holographic accents and matching multishimmer". This is one of my favorites of recent releases, it's really beautiful. The color is neutral enough that I think you could wear it to work. But with all of the sparkle, it's not at all boring!

This is two coats of Puppy Cake. It dries a bit on the textured side, so I definitely recommend using two layers of top coat for shine and smoothness. The formula was a tad thicker, but not hard to use.

 *Purchased by me*

Next up, we have a Lynnderella Mystery polish I purchased recently. Look at the St. Patrick's Day kitty on the label!! How could I not buy this one? The fact that this is a smooth silver holo nanglitter with green accents is a plus too! There are green moons, flowers, circles, and more in here! I added the clover glitters, I had them loose from some other polish years ago. 

This is two coats of this Mystery! The glitter packed a lot of shine and holo, but it was nice and smooth with one layer of top coat. This particular Mystery is not available, but Mystery polishes are listed all the time in the eBay store.

 *Gift from Lynnderella*

This gorgeous green multi glitter was a gift to me from Lynn. I had to wear this as my St. Patrick's Day mani!! This polish has a green shimmer-packed base with green accent glitters in lots of different shapes and sizes. There are moons, stars, hearts, large circles, diamonds and more! The green shimmer is so pretty and iridescent in this one. This is one coat of the Lynn over OPI I'm Sooo Swamped!. I used What's Up Nails Shamrock vinyls and Sally Hansen Emerald Express for the accent nail.

Lynnderella Puppy Cake will be available again on the Lynnderella eBay store. The other two polishes are not available, but similar offerings may become available on lynnderella.com or Lynnderella on Amazon.

March 14, 2017

Zoya Charming Spring 2017 Swatches!

*Sent for review*

With only a few days left until spring, I am pretty much ready for it! Especially since we are having a disgusting mix of snow and freezing rain today. Since I can't have spring weather yet, I am going to settle for some spring nail polish! The Zoya Charming Spring collection just screams spring, with soft garden colors and delicate shimmer. This beautiful petal pink creme is Zoya Jordan. Zoya describes it as a soft blossom pink creme. Jordan pops a little more punch than a typical pastel pink, but it's still nice and soft looking for spring.

This is two coats and I'm very happy with the application! Sometimes pale pinks, or just pale colors in general, can be annoying to apply and/or need three coats, so it's nice to have this be easy to wear! It was nice and streak-free and even. I used one layer of top coat on all of these swatches.

Zoya Tina is a well-balanced medium purple creme. It has undertones of both blue and red, so it will flatter a wide variety of skin tones. I think this is a shade that we've seen before, but it's always pretty and perfect for spring and summer.

Tina has a great formula, so if you're looking for an easy to apply creme in this shade of purple, you've found your girl. This is two coats, but it could almost be a one-coater depending on your application.

This one is probably my favorite of the Charming collection! Zoya Abby is a pale lavender creme. It's not chalky looking, but it has a enough white in the base to really pop and it does not have any grey tones to it. It's just pure, crisp pastel lavender. I think Abby is brighter and cleaner looking than other lavenders I own, I will have to do some comparisons. I really love this and will be wearing it a lot for spring!

This is just two coats! Yay!!!! And it wasn't streaky at all, imagine that! I probably did slightly thicker coats than I usually do and I think the formula itself was a bit thicker than the others in this collection. But it was pretty easy to work with, despite the pastel color. Hooray for great formulas!

The shimmers in this collection are nice, they are almost like a super fine glass fleck shimmer. Zoya calls it a "micro-sparkle". It's very reflective and smooth to the touch. Zoya Amira is a "soft dewy blue micro-sparkle". It is a nice gray blue, like the sky on a slightly rainy April day.

This is two coats. It had good coverage and a nice, easy to work with consistency.

Zoya Millie is a violet orchid micro-sparkle. It has red and fuchsia tones to it, but the sparkle has some blue to it, so it's a neat effect. This one really glows, it's gorgeous! 

This is three thin coats. My pictures make it look like it has more VNL than it actually has in person. It appears opaque to my eyes. It has the same great formula as the others.

This picture indoors shows the true opacity and some of the blue tones in the sparkle.

What would a spring collection be without a fresh green? Zoya Lacey is a perfect lightly sparkling pale green, like the first daffodils popping up with a dusting of snow! Like Amira, Lacey has a soft, almost gray tone and it's not too green. It looks more neutral-leaning, a work appropriate green!

This is two coats of Lacey. Like the others in this collection, it was easy to apply. I love that these polishes are all nice and simple to work with, easy breezy for spring!

Zoya also has a gorgeous new lipstick for spring, called Violette. It might be my favorite of all of the Zoya lipsticks I have tried. It's a violet purple with pink tones. It's really flattering and has enough pink to really brighten up my face. I think it will look lovely on all skin tones. If you find purple lipstick to be a little scary, give this a try. It's not SO purple that it looks weird, just a nice hint of amethyst.

I'll be rocking this shade all spring for sure! If you haven't tried Zoya's lipsticks yet, I strongly encourage you to do so! The pigmentation is fantastic and the texture is wonderful. They feel great on my dry lips!

See anything you like in this collection? There's a lot to love here and fantastic formulas to boot. I will be sporting these Charming beauties all spring!

The Zoya Charming collection is available now at http://www.zoya.com.