October 13, 2017

Lynnderella New O.G. Collection!

*Sent for review*

Lynnderella recently released a new collection called the "New O.G.", O.G. standing for Original Glitter. I have swatches of some of the polishes for you today, starting with the beautiful Lynnderella Eye Candy. Eye Candy is a holographic blue nano glitter with turquoise hints and red microglitter accents. It looks more turquoise in certain lighting and leans more of a true blue in others. 



This is two coats of Eye Candy. I found it to be nicely opaque and apply well. I used one layer of top coat and it was very smooth, thanks to the nano glitter.



Lynnderella Fleshed Out is described as "nearly naked translucent shimmerella with pink and shifting blue shimmer as well as subtle silver holographic nanoglitter accents". If you're looking to jazz up your nude polish library, definitely check this out. It's understated, but still packs a holo shimmer punch.



This is only two coats, though if you have longer nails than I did at this time, you will likely need three coats. It was easy to apply and a nice consistency. I used one layer of top coat and it is smooth to the touch.



The namesake of the collection, Lynnderella New O.G., is, of course, an homage to the famous Connect the Dots. This new glitter topper is even better than the original, as it has stronger shimmer in the base and even more fun shapes. Lynnderella describes this as "black-and-white multiglitter with blue shimmer and silver holographic nanoglitter in a clear base. Dots, stars, hexagons, rectangles, hearts, triangles, clouds, flowers, squares, diamonds and more". This is always a great look!



This is one coat of New O.G. over OPI Reach for the Sky. I really like this pairing! New O.G. was easy to apply, no need for glitter placement, and all of the glitter pieces seemed to lay flat.



I've already shown you Lynnderella You Name It! This was the preview polish for this collection and it is a "multishimmered multiglitter topper with holographic nanoglitter accents. Lilac-shimmered clear base with holographic microglitter". You can name this polish and request a special hand drawn label!


This is one coat of You Name It! over OPI Polly Want a Lacquer!


There are two more polishes in this collection, Red Ahead and Vamper Tantrum. They look lovely as well! For swatches of those, check out Lynnderella's blog. New O.G. is available now at https://www.amazon.com/handmade/Lynnderella, lynnderella.com and http://lynnderella.storenvy.com. If you prefer email ordering, please write to lynnderellalacquer@gmail.com.

October 11, 2017

My Picks from OPI California Dreaming

*Purchased by me*

I think these are the last of the summer polishes I still have hanging around waiting to be swatched! I only picked up two polishes from the Summer 2017 OPI California Dreaming collection. These are the two that stood out to me, even though I probably have similar shades in my collection already. First up is OPI Don't Take Yosemite for Granite. This is very pretty shade, it's a shimmering warm slate gray. The shimmer is almost iridescent in the sun and has little hints of pink. I am a big fan of this color and very glad I picked this up.



This is two coats of Don't Take Yosemite for Granite. It has a pretty nice formula, easy to apply, but it is a little brushstroke prone. If that's something that bothers you, you may not enjoy this one. I find I don't notice the brushstrokes as much in person.



The second polish I picked from this collection is OPI Sweet Carmel Sunday, a shimmering bright copper. I definitely have at least 20 similar copper shimmers, but I do love them! This one is almost rosy toned and very shimmery.



This is also two coats. Same easy to apply formula, and also a little brushstroke-y.


I'm curious- what polishes did you get from California Dreaming? I'm surprised I only ended up with two from the OPI summer collection, that's unusual for me. Good thing fall is much better!!

OPI California Dreaming is available in salons and at Ulta.com.

October 5, 2017

Zoya Winter/Holiday 2017 Party Girls Preview!





WINTER / HOLIDAY 2017 ZOYA NAIL COLOR – ZOYA PARTY GIRLS
Mysterious, moody and electric in one, the PARTY GIRLS Zoya collection mixes a variety of finishes and tones to make sure all eyes are on you at any winter or holiday soiree.

AVAILABLE October 15, 2017. 
ZOYA.COM $10 ea.(US)
 





*10 FREE FORMULA: FORMULATED WITHOUT FORMALDEHYDE, FORMALDEHYDE RESIN, 
DIBUTYL PHTHALATE, TOLUENE, CAMPHOR, TPHP, PARABENS, XYLENE, ETHYL TOSYLAMIDE and LEAD.

September 29, 2017

Lynnderella Friday, Vol. 80!!

*Sent for review*

Happy Friday!! Hope everyone has fun weekend plans coming up. I am working both days, so LMK if you have fun plans so I can live vicariously through you. I have some gorgeous new Lynnderellas to show you today, starting with my new favorite Lynnderella Blue to the Third Power. This is a stunning ocean blue microglitter that has such incredible depth and sparkle. Lynnderella describes it as "vivid blue violet microglitter with blue shimmer and cyan metallic flakes". This is definitely intensely vivid! The cyan flakes provide a nice contrast with the deeper blue base.



This is two very easy coats. This was pretty smooth feeling with one layer of top coat, but I did decide to use a second to really intensify the shimmer. I think that extra layer is well worth it for the incredibly stunning results.



Next up is a fun new concept from Lynnderella. This pretty multi glitter topper with gorgeous shimmer is Lynnderella You Name It. You Name It is a pre-release for a new collection that will be released soon. When you order this polish, you get to choose whether you would like a hand drawn picture on the label, a name you choose yourself, or both. Cute idea! I love the polish itself too, it's a nice mix of fun colors and shapes, with a lovely shimmered base.


This is just one coat of You Name It over OPI Polly Want a Lacquer?. It was easy to apply with regular brushstrokes, no dabbing needed. The glitters covered pretty evenly and all the pieces laid nice and flat on my nails.



Lynnderella Morphoplasm is a very cool polish. It has silver holographic nano glitter and multi chrome color shifting flakes. The color shift in the flakes is nice and strong, from green to blue to purple and sometimes even a fuchsia or gold tinge. The nano glitter adds a nice sparkle to this too.


This is two coats of Morphoplasm on it's own. The coverage is pretty opaque and wearable alone. I think you could also do one layer over a base color. This was easy to apply and felt smooth with one layer of top coat.



Blue to the Third Power and Morphoplasm are available now at http://stores.ebay.com/lynnderella-lynnderella. I am not sure about the availability of You Name It, but you can always email lynnderellalacquer@gmail.com to inquire about it.

September 27, 2017

Zoya Sophisticates Fall 2017 Swatches, Part 2!


*Sent for review*

The second half of the Zoya Sophisticates collection is a very "fall" feeling set of colors. If you like classic vampy fall colors, you will love these. Zoya Mona is a deep burgundy wine creme with some plummy pinkish tones. It's not super dark and vampy, but dark enough to have a little edge, while still being pretty work appropriate. Indoors this looks a bit darker than this, but you really see the plum tones in brighter lighting. I put this on my toes immediately after swatching it, great fall pedi color!


This is two coats. Mona has a lovely formula and nice pigmentation. Like the other half of the collection, this half is mostly opaque in two coats and nicely easy to apply.



Zoya Yvonne is a rich berry toned red creme. This polish is like a fine red wine. The berry hints make it more interesting than just a straight up red creme. I think this would be very flattering on a variety of skin tones.


Two easy coats here too! Nice consistency and opacity.



Zoya Tabitha is a deep forest green with pearl shimmer. The shimmer is very refined and adds a nice depth to the polish. It's quite a dark green, in some lighting it almost looks like charcoal gray. I don't think I have a shimmering green this dark in my collection!


This is two coats. When I look really closely, I can see some brushstrokes, but in person I don't notice them at all. Otherwise the formula was good.



Zoya Gal is an interesting shade. Zoya describes it as a "smokey, iridescent, peridot gold metallic". It's kind of a mix of green, gold and maybe some silvery gray. A murky looking metallic shade that looks different in different lighting situations.


This is three coats of Gal. In the pictures I still see a bit of VNL, but I didn't in person. It's almost a foil finish, and I find that sometimes those foil shimmers can look a little see through in pictures. The shimmer is a chunkier shimmer than any of the other shades in this collection.



Zoya Hadley is a deliciously dark night sky blue creme. It looks almost black in lower lighting, but it is really a great smoky blue with charcoal tones. This is a perfect vampy shade for fall. If you think black is too harsh on your skin tone, but want to wear something really dark, try Hadley. It is softer looking and more flattering than black, but still very deep.


This is two easy coats. Could almost be a one coater if your coats are thicker than mine!



Zoya Elaine is a very deep brown creme, described as an "umber brown". Umber brown usually has some reddish tones and I do see some very dark wine tones in Elaine. This is another shade that is very deep and vampy, but more flattering than harsh black. The slight warmth of the brown is nicer on me personally than a cold black.


This is two easy coats. Again, it could almost be a one coater if you do thicker coats than I do. The formula was a very nice consistency.


The Zoya Sophisticates collection is a great selection of classic fall feeling colors. My personal favorites are Presley, Tabitha, and Hadley. Can't resist that super dark blue!! If you missed my post with the first half of the collection, check it out here. What colors are catching your eye here? I will also have swatches of the lipsticks from this collection soon!

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