December 31, 2011

What I'm Wearing- China Glaze Lorelei's Tiara

I was originally going to take today off from any kind of blogging activities. I go back to work Monday and my life will become very crazy, so I felt like I needed a rest. However, I got so excited about this polish, I actually couldn't wait to blog about it! I love that feeling, that's why I started blogging! I am wearing China Glaze Lorelei's Tiara today and loving it! I also think China Glaze Lorelei's Tiara really deserves the Last Post of 2011!

Lorelei's Tiara is lovely silver glitter in a clear base with beautiful ice blue round glitter pieces. The ice blue pieces are plentiful and quite noticeable. I was originally afraid that this would just look like another silver glitter polish, but the blue pieces really set it apart.

This is three coats. I would probably wear just two, but I thought three would be better in pictures. Three coats is nicely opaque, no bald spots or anything.

Lorelei's Tiara was my top pick of the Eye Candy collection from the very beginning and I am totally in love with it. I may pick up some more of the Eye Candy collection now!

Do you have any big plans for New Year's Eve? I'll probably be watching 24, as my boyfriend just bought the box set of all the seasons. We never do much for New Year's!

The China Glaze Eye Candy collection is available now at

December 29, 2011

Chanel Spring 2012 Harmonie de Printemps

I have an awesome boyfriend. Let me throw that out there. He is very supportive of my insane make-up and nail polish addictions, and readily agrees to buy me make-up for every birthday and holiday. This year's Christmas gift was very special- a large box of Chanel make-up!!! Most of it was from the Spring 2012 Harmonie De Printemps collection and I have some swatches/pictures of those items for you! Above, you can see that the order came in GORGEOUS complimentary gift packaging, a white and gold box with a beautiful snowflake design and Chanel logo.

Here are my pretty boxes inside the gift packaging. On the left is an eyeliner that is actually from the Fall 2011 collection, Khaki Platine, but I have wanted it ever since then. Then you have the Blush Horizon De Chanel, bottom right, Bagatelle glossimer, middle right, and Flirt Rouge Coco Shine, top right. Missing from this picture is a permanent product released in the fall, Mirifique Illusions d'Ombre eye shadow (that is getting it's own post).

The Blush Horizon De Chanel is the star product of the collection, in my opinion. Mainly because it looks gorgeous in the package. I am really sorry, but I haven't been able to convince myself to swatch this yet!!! I promise I will swatch it in the next few days and post a picture of me wearing it. But I needed to admire it for a few days first.

Above is a swatch of Flirt Rouge Coco Shine. Rouge Coco Shines are sheer lip colors that I personally love. Flirt is my fourth Rouge Coco Shine, so you can tell I like the formula a lot. If you like your lipsticks to pack a huge color punch and last all day, these may not be for you. I, however, like a nice healthy tint to my lips and I am constantly reapplying my lip product out of habit. I don't normally wear lipstick, but I find I can wear Rouge Coco Shines on any occasion because they are sheer and not too in your face.

Underneath Flirt is Bagatelle glossimer. Glossimers are very pretty shimmery lip glosses. They are usually not very pigmented, again, I like a more subtle lip. Bagatelle is probably one of the more pigmented glossimers, but is still very wearable for me.

I also swatched Khaki Platine eyeliner because I love it!! It's a green gray shimmery liner that I find to be really unique. It was kind of dark when I swatched this, so I may reswatch. It's more pigmented, shimmery and darker in real life.

The blush came packaged in this adorable velvet pouch!!! It also comes with a brush in it's own little pouch. I just had to take pictures of the pouches!!

More blush pictures, see the little brush? So cute!!! I promise to swatch this blush very soon!

The Chanel Harmonie De Printemps collection is online at or at a Chanel counter near you.

December 28, 2011

Zoya Neeka- Gorgeous Year 'Round!

I have to say, sometimes I like picking up polishes a while after they are released. I am slowly adding the Zoya Fall 2011 Smoke & Mirrors polishes to my collection, and it's nice to post them without 57 other people posting them on exactly the same day. I know that also means that you've probably seen them 100 times, but maybe you didn't have money at the time to buy them all, and you need a little reminder of how awesome they are! For example, Zoya Neeka. Awesome.

Zoya describes Neeka as: "A greyed amethyst with subtle red duochrome shimmer and bright gold glitter accents. A fascinating, unique shade that manages to be glittery but not too flashy."  I copied their whole description because I actually think it's a good one. I definitely agree that Neeka is a greyed amethyst and that it is fascinating, unique and glittery without being flashy. I don't really see the bright gold glitter accents, but there is some very subtle red duochrome shimmer. I think you can see the red/gold flash in the shimmer in this picture below.

Indoors or in the shade, Neeka has that speckled egg look to it. It's not sparkly glitter, it's speckle-y glitter!

This is two coats, the formula was great. Maybe a little streaky on the first coat, but it all smoothed out with a second.

Zoya's seasonal collections are always available long after their release, which I love. I can easily get polishes later on. Sometimes it's hard to purchase a whole collection at once when you have other collections to buy as well as make-up LOL. 

Zoya Neeka is available on now. One of my goals this coming year is to try more Qtica products, by the way, so expect some reviews. Any ideas on what I should try first? Also, Zoya hinted that we might hear some news about their spring collection this week, YAYYYY!

December 26, 2011

Possible New Year's Eve Look with Sephora by OPI

We still have some time to decide what we'll be wearing on our nails when 2012 rolls in. What do you have in mind, anything special? I am thinking of a rich blue and copper combo, like these two polishes from Sephora by OPI. The gorgeous blue with teal shimmer is Sephora by OPI Countdown to the Kiss. So, by the name alone, this polish is ideal for New Year's Eve!!

In certain lights, Countdown to the Kiss has a violet hint to it as well. I LOVE this color. This is two coats and the polish applied flawlessly and opaquely.

For this look, I did an accent nail with Sephora by OPI Don't Be Eggnogious. Large copper hex glitter and medium round copper glitter in a clear base says "Party!" to me!! I like the combination of blue and copper, but for New Year's Eve, I might do something like sponge Don't Be Eggnogious over Countdown to the Kiss. I haven't decided yet!

Don't Be Eggnogious is a great glitter. This is three coats and it's more opaque looking in person that in pictures. I would sport three coats of this polish as a full mani, no problem. It would also look fabulous over silver!!

Sephora by OPI Countdown to the Kiss and Don't Be Eggnogious are both available on Don't Be Eggnogious is Limited Edition and it is currently only $5!!!! They must be clearing out LE Holiday items. So if you have your eye on this polish, you should order it now, as I'm sure it will disappear.

December 24, 2011

Have a Merry Christmas Eve with the China Glaze Ulta Exclusives!!

Wow, I can't believe it's Christmas Eve already!! I haven't done any wrapping yet, and I really need to start! I did make my chocolate chip cherry cookies yesterday though, so at least that's done! Today I have the China Glaze Ulta holiday exclusives for your viewing pleasure. China Glaze Fireside Glow and Ultamate Holiday are my two favorite polishes that China Glaze released ALL YEAR. I hope China Glaze and Ulta collaborate again next year, because DANG, these are amazing!!

China Glaze Fireside Glow is a gorgeous copper holo glitter polish in a clear base. I don't own anything remotely like this at all. I love copper colored nail polish and make-up, so Fireside Glow was destined to be a favorite of mine.

Fireside Glow is pretty easy to apply, so problems. It dries super fast since it is just glitter in a clear base. This is three coats and it's perfectly opaque. I think I could have used a second coat of top coat to make this really smooth, but it's not too chunky feeling. These glitter pieces are relatively small and fine, so it doesn't feel too gritty.

My pictures of Ultamate Holiday by itself came out strange. I was moving my hand around because I was afraid I wasn't capturing the holo effect. There was also a LOT of sun when I took these (surprising weather for CT in the winter). The sun really washed out the polish. I think my pictures of Ultamate Holiday atop Glittering Garland are more color-accurate. But I did capture the holo!!

This is also three coats and it's more opaque in person than in these pictures. Again, easy to apply and fast drying. I really love this polish and I'm actually wearing it as a full mani right now!

I have never purchased an Ulta exclusive OPI or China Glaze polish before. I usually find them to be kind of uninspired and/or dupes of existing polishes. China Glaze and Ulta REALLY knocked it out of the park with these two though!! They have changed my mind about these exclusives, and I'm already looking forward to next year's. Holo glitter polishes that I don't already own/have dupes for? YES!!! I am pumped that I found these two, and I encourage you to go to Ulta stat to find them.

I won't be around tomorrow, as I'll be with family all day! I hope you all have a
  Merry Christmas 
and I'll return Monday with a New Year's Eve Sephora by OPI look!

China Glaze Fireside Glow and Ultamate Holiday are available at an Ulta near you for a limited time!

December 23, 2011

China Glaze Twinkle Lights

The last polish I have to review from the China Glaze Let It Snow holiday 2011 collection is Twinkle Lights. Twinkle Lights is China Glaze's glitter bomb of the 2011 holiday collection. As you know, I am a sucker for glitterbombs and holiday glitterbombs are probably even more tempting. 

Twinkle Lights is a clear base filled with small hex glitter in gold, red, and green. Very holiday appropriate and festive! It isn't really full coverage, but I wanted to show it alone first.

This is about three coats. Twinkle Lights will look great layered over the obvious white or black, but I'd also like to try it over silver for a really festive look.

I have really enjoyed swatching and wearing the China Glaze holiday polishes! I can't wait to see what they come up with in the new year!

China Glaze Twinkle Lights is available now online at

December 22, 2011

Happy Holidays from Zoya!

Zoya posted this adorable happy holidays video and I wanted to share it with you all! Check it out here! Zoya also sent me a box of Godiva chocolates for the holidays! Isn't that sweet and awesome of them? I really can't wait to see their new polishes for 2012! I bet we'll have some spring collection info in January, yay!

SinfulColors Holiday Continues to Surprise Me!

Today I have the last two polishes in the SinfulColors Wish Collection, and I must say I am impressed. Neither of these colors really grabbed my attention in the bottle, but on the nail, it's a different story. SinfulColors Daddy's Girl looked like a pretty vampy purple with pink/iridescent glitter. Pretty, but something I already own. On my nail however, it's a lighter purple jelly with pink/iridescent glitter!! I was so not expecting this and I love it!

This is three coats of Daddy's Girl and there is still VNL, but I think it's part of the look of the polish. This particular shade of purple is magical, it reminds me of unicorns and winged ponies LOL. I think you could do a nice jelly sandwich with this polish too! It was pretty sheer at one coat, so it should make good "bread" for your sandwiches. The formula was nice and smooth and not streaky.

I love a good surprise like this! The polish on my nails is so unique, just ignore how it looks in the bottle!

Last Chance is another winner for the SinfulColors Holiday collection. Last Chance is a deliciously dark green with a squishy texture. Not quite a jelly, but squishier than a creme finish. Last Chance is a perfect holiday green and a great base for nail art using either SinfulColors Fashionista or Flower Girl.

The formula on this polish was great again. This is two coats and it's perfectly opaque. I continue to be impressed with SinfulColors' formula!

Overall, the SinfulColors Wish collection is full of winners. My top picks would be Midnight Blue, Daddy's Girl, Sugar, Sugar, and Flower Girl nail art polish. Any of these polishes would make fabulous stocking stuffers for your friends or family. Or, you could just stuff your own stocking!!

SinfulColors polishes are available at a Walgreens near you.

These polishes were sent to me for review by a PR agent for SinfulColors. For more information, please read my Disclosure Policy.

December 21, 2011

The Ultamate Holiday Polish Look!!

EK (former co-author of this blog) and I wandered into Ulta "on our way home" yesterday, and lo and behold, they had the China Glaze Ulta Exclusives!! They were also having a Buy 2, Get One Free on all China Glaze polish, so naturally, we knew what had to be done. We each bought both of the Ulta exclusives. I couldn't wait to try them out! I also had yet to try China Glaze Glittering Garland, and so, an idea was born!!

The drool-worthy combination you see here is two coats of China Glaze Glittering Garland with China Glaze Ultamate Holiday sponged on the tips. Ultamate Holiday is AMAZING!!! It's a very fine glitter polish with gold holographic glitter! It is easily full-coverage and the glitter is that super fine sugary texture that I love. Ultamate Holiday kind of reminds me of my favorite China Glaze Medallion, if the large pieces of glitter in Medallion were crushed up into tiny bits.

Any self-respecting nail polish/glitter/China Glaze lover NEEDS Ultamate Holiday. I am declaring it a Never Enough Nails Necessity. It is a gorgeous shade of yellow gold and is also holographic. The holo is not as strong as some polishes, but it is definitely there, and eye-catchingly gorgeous.

I took a blurry picture so you could see the holo-ness better! Not too shabby, right? Ugh, I love this combination and I REALLY love Ultamate Holiday. Ek and I actually debated buying this in the store, can you believe that? It didn't look as awesome in the bottle as it does on the nail.

China Glaze Glittering Garland is pretty cool by itself too. A green jelly-ish polish filled with small uneven sized glitter pieces. I can't tell what color the glitter is. Light green? Gold? I don't know, but it looks fabulous on the nail.

This is two coats and the formula was fabulous. I am really impressed with all of the China Glaze Let It Snow polishes I have. I've gotten away from CG lately, but I think they are back with a bang now!!

If you want to see China Glaze Ultamate Holiday alone (who doesn't?), I will have swatches of it and the other Ulta Exclusive, Fireside Glow, very soon.

Unfortunately, the Ulta exclusives are no longer available on, so you will have to go hunt Ultamate Holiday down at an Ulta near you. But really, I recommend getting the two Ulta exclusives and then getting Glittering Garland as your freebie, because they make a wonderful combination!!