June 3, 2017

Zoya Wanderlust Summer 2017 Swatches, Part 1!!

*Sent for review*

The Zoya summer collection is always a favorite of mine and I couldn't wait to get it on my nails! I have the first half of the collection for you today and let me just say that these were a pleasure to swatch. The Zoya Wanderlust collection consists of 12 polishes- 8 cremes and the rest shimmers. First up we have this glorious pinky purple creme, Zoya Lois. You all already know that I love a good pinky purple, and this one is perfect. It has a lot of hot pink/magenta in it, so it's nice and bright.  

The formula of the cremes here is spectacular. No more than two coats needed, and you could probably do one coat if you do thicker coats than I do. They applied evenly and smoothly. So easy to apply! I used two coats for Lois. All swatches in this post are topped with one layer of top coat.

Though I am not usually a pink fan, there are two really excellent pinks that I am excited about in this collection. This is the first one, Zoya Winnie. Zoya describes Winnie as a "soft watermelon pink creme". It's not too soft though, it has a healthy dose of brightness, although it doesn't stray anywhere near neon territory. Winnie reminds me of watermelon candy more than fresh watermelon, but I love it and can't wait to wear it!

Two easy flawless coats. Such a great formula, A++ Zoya!

Zoya Mandy is one of Zoya's wonderful shimmers. They really do shimmers so well, they are so reflective and smooth looking. Mandy is a berry pink shimmer with a cool undertone. It really glows in the sunshine. 

This is two coats of Mandy. It was a little less opaque than the cremes, but I still found it to have good coverage. If you do very thin coats, you may need a third for full opacity. The formula was great, the perfect consistency for accurate application.

R.I.P. Zoya Byrdie... moments after taking these pictures, I dropped the bottle and it shattered into a million pieces. I am so sad about this because Byrdie is the other pink I am loving in this collection. It's the absolute perfect bright pink for me, a great balance of warm and cool, and so flattering on my skin tone. Zoya calls it a "muted fuchsia pink" but I didn't find it to be that muted. It's definitely got a smooth juicy quality to it, but it's definitely bright enough to be a summer pink polish. I'm going to have to buy another bottle of Byrdie, dropping it was so sad 😞.

Two super easy coats, could pretty much be a one coater. Why oh why did I drop this? I have only shattered two bottles of polish in my entire life. Why this one?

But at least I didn't drop this baby... if you ever read this blog, you already know that Zoya River is my favorite of this half. The shimmer in River is so molten looking, it actually looks like a river on your nails, only the most glorious blue tropical river you've ever seen. You may feel like there are other polishes vaguely similar to this, but I can tell you that in person, this one stands WAY out of the crowd. It's just stunning. The shimmer is far more glowing than others I can think of, LOVING this!

Two perfect delicious coats. I am putting this on my nails right away tonight! It did not stain at all when I swatched it, I will update if by any chance it does when I actually wear it.

Zoya Esty is a "rich bubblegum pink" creme. I think it's a little darker than a traditional bubble gum pink. Very barbie-esque. It is cooler toned and has none of the coral nuances that Byrdie contains. I like Esty, but I think the other two pink cremes in this collection are more unique. 

This is another two coats, or one coat if you do slightly thicker coats. If you're looking for a pretty straightforward bright pink creme with an outstanding formula, Esty is your girl.

I really enjoyed swatching these polishes. It was an absolute pleasure to apply them and they were so easy to photograph too. I can't wait for the second half of the collection because it has two weird greens (my favorite!!!), oranges, corals, etc. Living for the Zoya Wanderlust collection so far!!

The Zoya Wanderlust collection is available on zoya.com.

May 26, 2017

Lynnderella Friday, Vol. 77!

 *Sent for review*

This week you can really start to see that summer is starting here at Never Enough Nails! It may be cold and rainy in CT the past few days, but I no longer care. I am ready for neons and brights! Lynnderella Electric Ambrosia fits right in! Lynnderella describes this one as a "multishimmered coral peach shimmerella with peach microflakes and pink shimmer, as well as assorted blue iridescent glitter". It is a really bright coral pink with peach tones that seem to show up better in person. The blue iridescent glitter is really gorgeous, it pops out of the vivid background so well!

This is three thin coats of Electric Ambrosia. I found that really thin coats were best here, the iridescent glitters could look a bit lumpy with thicker coats. This polish also dried semi-matte, so I used a nice shiny top coat. I think the base of this polish was a bit thicker than some recent Lynnderellas, but as long as I did nice thin coats it was fine.

Lynnderella Electric Ambrosia is available now at http://stores.ebay.com/lynnderella-lynnderella. Other lovely Lynns are available at lynnderella.com!

May 24, 2017

Colors by Llarowe One Headlight

*Purchased by me*

I'm still slowing making my way through all of the polishes I picked up at Polish Con. It's taking me awhile, but it's fun for sure! Colors by Llarowe One Headlight pretty much immediately caught my eye when I walked over to their table. This is a gorgeous neon pinky coral with blue shimmer and icy blue glass fleck. Like a lot of neons, it freaked out my camera a bit. I would say it is a bit more pink-orange in person, it looks almost reddish in some of these pictures.

This is a crelly finish, so I used three coats for the level of coverage seen here. With two coats there was still a lot of VNL, but I think the crelly finish allows the glass fleck to really shine. The formula was the perfect consistency and easy to work with. Use a shiny top coat, as with all neons, One Headlight dries semi-matte.

The Colors by Llarowe site is down right now for their vacation, so I am not entirely sure if this will be available again, but I hope so! If you love neons, glass fleck, and bright summery corals, you should try to nab this one!

May 16, 2017

KBShimmer Multi Chromes

*Purchased by me*

Today I have two of KBShimmers excellent Multi Chrome polishes for your enjoyment! I am wearing one of these right now as my full mani, and let me tell you, I am having such a good time watching it shift to all of its different colors! Also, just a reminder, you can win a $50 gift card to KBShimmer.com right now on my Instagram, so go enter!! So first up, we have the lovely polish I am currently wearing, KBShimmer Chroma Chameleon, one of their newer Multi Chromes. KBShimmer says that Chroma Chameleon shifts from "bright fuchsia pink, to a coppery rose, then a soft gold, to a spring green color", but I also see a deep glowing reddish plum that is really gorgeous. This is a serious shifter, I spent half of the day yesterday waving my nails around and staring at it (excellent use of my time). 

I used three thin coats here. Two coats had a bit of VNL for me, but if you do thicker coats, two should work. The formula was nice and easy to work with. In the pictures I see some brushstrokes, but I can't really see them in person for the most part. So gorgeous, I am in love!

KBShimmer Pigment of My Imagination is a deep blue purple that shifts to red. Sometimes it can look navy blue, or brighter purple, or a red grape color. This one definitely has less shift than Chroma Chameleon, but it is still beautiful and shifty enough to be entertaining. I love the way it looks when you mostly see the purple, but the edges are all glowing red! Very cool!

This is three thin coats, same nice formula as Chroma Chameleon. Again, I see some brush strokes in the pictures, but they were less apparent in person. Just something to note in case that is your personal pet peeve!

Both of these are available right now on KBShimmer.com. Don't forget to enter my giveaway on Instagram and you can purchase these with your $50 KBShimmer gift card! The set of 6 of their new Multi Chromes is only $50, so it will work out perfectly 😉

May 8, 2017

Lynnderella Friday on a Monday!

*Sent for review*

I keep missing Lynnderella Friday lately, so I thought I'd just post these today! Maybe make Monday feel more like a Friday! Lynnderella Heart Puzzle is a silver holo microglitter with circle glitter accents in red, yellow and baby blue, with blue, yellow and red shimmer. You know I love circle glitters and these are little tiny cute ones! I like the contrast of the primary colors with the silver holo microglitter, very different!

This is three thin coats. It was pretty easy to apply, the circles came out readily and I didn't really have to do any placement of them.  I did have a little bit of VNL still, but I don't mind it with this one, the holo-ness kind of distracts you too much! I used one layer of top coat and it felt nice and smooth to the touch.

Lynnderella Violet's Electric is described as a "violet shimmerella-microglitter hybrid with tonal holographic microglitter and multishimmer". The mix of microglitter and shimmer is nice, it makes for a smoother, yet really sparkly finish. This violet is just glowing, so pretty! The holographic microglitter sparkles pink and adds to the overall glow of this polish.

This is two easy coats, with two layers of top coat. One layer of top coat was fairly smooth, but I really wanted the extra shine from the second layer.

Lynnderella Beach Day! has me ready for long summer afternoons at the beach, watching the clouds drift by! Beach Day! is a blue holographic microglitter with cloud and flower accents. There are also some circle glitter accents in yellow- like the sun! I really love this unique polish and can't wait to wear it on a beach day!

This is two coats, plus some placement of the larger cloud and flower glitters. With my small nail beds, I needed to position the clouds so that they could lay flat. But they are plentiful in the polish and easy to find. I used one layer of top coat, but two might really seal the clouds and flowers in a bit better.

Lynnderella nail polishes are available at http://stores.ebay.com/lynnderella-lynnderella, lynnderella.com, and Amazon.