November 28, 2010

Wet n Wild Tipsy- another 99 cent gem!

Wet n Wild Tipsy, one coat over Zoya Envy, no flash

Wet n Wild has done it again! I am so impressed with every one of their polishes I've tried, including the latest, Tipsy. Tipsy is a rose gold glitter polish from Glitz and Glam, the holiday/winter release of Wet n Wild Wild Shine polish. Tipsy has very fine bronze/rose gold glitter suspended in a clear base. This is definitely not a full-coverage glitter, but it makes an absolutely beautiful top coat over almost any color.

Wet n Wild Tipsy, one coat over Zoya Envy, no flash

I tried Tipsy over Zoya Envy, a super dark green creme. I think it looks incredible. Tipsy gives the dark base a lot of interest. You can definitely see that the bronze glitter also has a slight pink tinge to it, that's why I think it's best described as rose gold glitter. Tipsy would also look fantastic over white, silver, blue, purple, or for a great holiday look, red. Tipsy would probably look kind of neat over a French manicure as well. I normally hate when I can see my nail under a polish, but Tipsy just made my nail look healthy and pretty.

Wet n Wild Tipsy, three coats, no flash

Wet n Wild Tipsy is another fabulous glitter from a company that doesn't get too much attention in the polish world. I hope they keep cranking out the glitters- I will buy them all! At 99 cents, this is a Must Have that we can all afford!

Wet n Wild Tipsy, one coat over Zoya Envy, no flash

Wet n Wild polishes are available at many drugstores- for a list, see here. I haven't seen Tipsy for sale online yet, but I'll keep looking.

November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!! What are your plans for the day?
I'll be spending the afternoon and evening with my family, eating everything in sight. Tonight, I'll probably play some Super Mario Brothers on the Wii my boyfriend got me yesterday. So, all together, a day to be thankful for!

Another thing to be thankful for? Zoya Carrie Ann! This is my Thanksgiving mani, what a gorgeous color!

November 24, 2010

Best Holiday Polish!!! Sephora by OPI Merry Me!

Sephora by OPI Merry Me!, three coats, no flash

I know it's more than a month away, but I already know what polish I'll be applying on Christmas Eve. Red, super sparkly, two different colors of glitter... it is really the perfect holiday polish.

Sephora by OPI, Merry Me!, three coats, with flash

I'm talking about the limited edition Sephora by OPI Merry Me!. This red jelly base is absolutely packed with both red and silver glitter. The red base does have a lot of pink in it, but it seems like the kind of red that will flatter a lot of people. After two coats, the pink becomes less noticeable. I did three coats for these pictures and the result was a gorgeous glitzy finish that I LOVE. The jelly base allows the glitter to really show through.

Sephora by OPI Merry Me!, three coats, no flash

My pictures don't even show how sparkly this is in person. A shiny top coat brings out all of the sparkle, but I also think it looks fantastic matte (see below). I am definitely going to wear it the full-on shiny version on Christmas though.

Sephora by OPI Merry Me! plus one coat Knockout Cosmetics Flatte Top, no flash

For such a glittery polish, the removal process was super easy. I didn't even use Zoya Remove+, just regular polish remover! I think it might be because the glitter is pretty fine. The larger pieces of glitter always seem harder to remove.

Sephora by OPI polishes are available at a Sephora near you, or online at

November 23, 2010

Barielle Fall Sale!

In case you haven't heard, is having a 20% off sale site wide. Now is your chance to pick up some of their beautiful polishes. Are you hauling from the Barielle sale?

Also, I have a Sephora by OPI polish to review for you tomorrow! I would have done it today, but I got a spray tan for a recent dance competition and it left my cuticles a bit orange! See ya tomorrow!

November 16, 2010

Ulta For Bitten

Ulta For Bitten, two coats, with flash

* This post is dedicated to Jamie the Amazing Shmittens *

I have another Ulta polish for you today- For Bitten. For Bitten is a very pretty black jelly polish with tons of red shimmer crammed in. The shimmer particles are pretty large, almost like bits of glitter and even though the base of the polish is black, you can always see the red shimmer. I hate those black-based glitter polishes where the black base hides all of the glitter. Luckily, this is not For Bitten's problem.

Ulta For Bitten, two coats, no flash

For Bitten's problem is lack of wear time. Just like the other Ulta polish I reviewed, Total Eclipse, For Bitten started chipping on the second day of wear. I used China Glaze Fast Forward top coat, which dries quickly, but really does not prevent chipping at all. Maybe these Ulta polishes would be better with a different top coat. However, as it is right now, I find that they don't wear well.

Ulta For Bitten, two coats, with flash

Overall, I like Ulta's formula in terms of application and I also like their color choices. I just wish these polishes lasted longer on the nail.

Ulta polishes are available at an Ulta near you or online at Ulta.

November 9, 2010

Polish of the Week: Ulta Total Eclipse

I have a couple of Ulta polishes to review for you over the next few days. I'm starting with a really cool super dark grey called Total Eclipse. It looks almost black in some lights, but is way more flattering than harsh black polish. This picture does not do the polish justice, as it was raining and cloudy when I took it.

This is my first experience with Ulta's own brand of polish and it was a pretty good one! I love this color and the formula was easy to work with. This is three coats, but you could easily do two. I am not the biggest fan of Ulta's wear time. This polish seemed to chip quickly, about one day after application.

I'll definitely try to get a better picture of Total Eclipse when I post the next Ulta polish!

Ulta polish retails for $7.50, but they always have sales and deals on it. Right now, Ulta polish is buy one get one free on

November 4, 2010

Zoya Flame Collection available now!

From Zoya-
"Announcing the perfect color collection for the Holidays - Zoya Flame.

Powerful and beautiful, Zoya nail color brings you six stunning, foil-glitter metallics just in time for the holidays.

Ultra long-wearing, glossy nail polish by Zoya is free of toluene, camphor, formaldehyde, and dibutyl phthalate (DBP) - chemicals that are known to cause cancer and birth defects. Zoya Nail Polish is vegan friendly.

Heat up your winter with...

Tiffany - Pink, peach and light copper toned foil particles accented by flecks of gold foil.

Gloria - Rose, mauve-pink and magenta foil particles with gold and subtle red metallic accents.

Crystal - Light, silvered shiny blue metallic foil with sparks of brilliant yellow gold.

Lisa - iridescent combination of deep raspberry pink, bright candy apple red and subtle gold tones in a dazzling sparkle finish.

Sarah - Pearls of dark fuchsia, red-violet and ruby tones in a bright sparkle finish.

Valerie - Royal purple, dark violet, red, deep pink and gold iridescence amplified by a glittering sparkle finish."

These polish gems are available here on!