April 18, 2014

Smitten Week- Smitten What Sorcery Is This?

 *Purchased by me*

Smitten Polish What Sorcery Is This? is not from the spring collection, but purple is a year round favorite color of mine, so I thought I'd include it in my Smitten Week. What Sorcery Is This? is a bright purple linear holo. The rainbows make it hard to tell if this is a blue or red leaning purple, but I think it's a bit blue-leaning. The only other purple holo I own is quite dark, so I was happy to add this to my collection.

This is two coats and same great formula as all of the other Smitten holos I've tried. In general, they are very easy to apply, have good pigmentation, and have no troubles with patchiness. These swatches are with no base or top coat.

*Purchased by me*

I am not sure when What Sorcery Is This? will be restocked on the Big Cartel store, but check the Smitten Polish Facebook page for updates.

April 17, 2014

Zoya Magical Pixie Summer 2014 Preview!

Zoya Magical Pixie Summer 2014 will be available for PRE-ORDER on Zoya.com starting April 17.
Product is expected to begin shipping in early May.
NOTE: Our previous release of Spring Magical Pixie SOLD OUT very quickly.

April 16, 2014

Smitten Week- Smitten Polish Ker-Bloom

 *Purchased by me*

I'm happy to see that Connecticut seems to have come out of the winter darkness finally and we've been having some sun. This means I can continue to swatch my amazing new Smitten Polish holos for Smitten week! There are a few key words in polish descriptions that equal an automatic purchase from me, in this case it was "periwinkle/cornflower linear holo". Yes, Smitten Polish Ker-Bloom is a deep periwinkle holo treasure and I am in love! I do not have anything like this in my collection, it's absolutely stunning in the sun. Look at the rainbows!

This is just two coats of Ker-bloom. I see a bit of VNL in these pictures, but I didn't see it in person. The formula is par for the course for Smitten holos- easy to apply with no complaints at all. Again, I don't wear base or top coat with holos typically.

*Purchased by me*

You'll be able to nab Ker-bloom late this week on Smitten's Big Cartel store. For updates about restocks, like Smitten Polish on Facebook. I'll be ordering the Spring Part 2 colors- Himalayan Blue Poppy, Radiant Orchid, Frangipani (um, a holo polish named Frangipani? Another automatic buy) and Tornado Skies.

April 15, 2014

Zoya Tickled & Bubbly Summer 2014 Preview!!

Ahhh! Holographic glitters, yay!! Zoya Tickled and Bubbly will be available for pre-order on Zoya.com starting today and will ship beginning in early May. 

April 14, 2014

Smitten Week- Smitten Polish Audrey's Rainbow

 *Purchased by me*

I am declaring this Smitten Polish week here on Never Enough Nails! I in the midst of a serious obsession with this brand right now and Noelie keeps cranking out amazing polishes that I must have. Over the next week, I'll be showing you some of her latest drool-inducing spring polishes. She said on Facebook that she will be doing a restock of the spring polishes, some older colors, and some new spring polishes later this week, so I thought this would help you prepare! Today's post is Smitten Polish Audrey's Rainbow, a pastel "Tiffany" turquoise blue linear holo. The rainbow effect in this one is a little lighter than other Smitten holos, but it fits the soft color. It's just gorgeous in sunlight!

This is three thin coats of Audrey's Rainbow. Two coats was nearly opaque, so if you do thicker coats, two will suffice. Smitten holos are very easy to apply and I have never experience patchiness or balding with them. I don't wear base or top coats with my holos (unless they look like serious stainers).

*Purchased by me*

Smitten Polish Audrey's Rainbow should be restocked with other colors late this week on Smitten's Big Cartel store. For updates about restocks, like Smitten Polish on Facebook. While you're on the Facebook page, check out pictures of the upcoming "Tornado Skies"... OMG need it now!!

April 12, 2014

Candeo Colors Jellybean- the Ultimate Easter Polish

OK so I know you've definitely seen Candeo Colors Jellybean before, but I've never posted swatches before, so work with me here! Jellybean is the most perfect Easter polish ever, from the name to the pastel yellow crelly base filled with candy colored glitter. Baby chick yellow says spring to me like no other color and this squishy base is the perfect canvas for turquoise blue, pink and purple hex glitter, with a smattering of tiny green, yellow and pink glitters. Basically all the colors of spring in one polish! 

This is three coats of Jellybean on it's own and I found it to be nicely buildable. The first coat was a bit sheer, but three coats offers great coverage, while retaining some of that nice squishiness. The formula was great too, I had no trouble getting the glitters on my nails and the yellow was nice and even, no streaks at all. My bottle had been sitting in my Helmer for quite some time, so I did turn it upside down for about 5 minutes before using it, even though the glitters did not appear sunken.

 Luckily, the maker of Candeo Colors seems to agree that this is the most perfect spring polish, because she stocks it pretty regularly. I love when indie makers keep their best items in stock/restock them frequently. I hate the stress of trying to get LE items. You can buy Candeo Colors Jellybean here and check Facebook for more Candeo Colors info.

April 10, 2014

Ready for Summer with Formula X Danger Zone!

*purchased by me*

Formula X for Sephora Danger Zone is the first polish from Formula X I have tried. Wowza, what a way to kick off trying a new brand! Danger Zone is an eye-searingly bright coral pink neon with pretty blue-ish shimmer. My camera kind of had a heart attack about this one, so I have to tell you that it leans more pink than the pictures suggest. The pictures all look orange, almost red-orange, but in person it's a slightly orange-hued pink. This polish screams SUMMER to me, even though the weather around here is nowhere near summer.

This is three thin coats of Danger Zone. Two thicker coats would be opaque as well. Since this is a neon, it dries down to a satin finish, so I did used a shiny top coat for these swatches. The formula was excellent, nice and easy to apply, no streaking. I am really happy with this purchase and I think I will try some more Formula X polishes! They have a huge variety of colors and finishes to choose from, so it shouldn't be hard to find some pretties.

Formula X polishes are available at Sephora stores and Sephora.com.