October 20, 2017

Rimmel and Sally Hansen Products for Halloween 2017!

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 Hooked on Onyx
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 Blacky-O

Sally Hansen Nail Art Pens ($7.95)

The write way to turn your nails into a work of art. Forget complicated kits with stencils and decals—Sally Hansen lets you effortlessly personalize your nail.  With the Nail Art Pen, your nails can be as creative as you are: Let your imagination guide your designs for limitless possibilities.
Shown below in Orange and Black

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 Pitch Black 
Rimmel London Scandaleyes Bold Liquid Eyeliner ($5.49)
Intense glossy colour that lasts all day and night, up to 24 hour wear. The formula is fade, transfer and waterproof. The Innovative ball tip applicator allows for a bold look

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!

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)