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 I am not sure about the availability of You Name It, but you can always email 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

September 25, 2017

Sally Hansen and Rimmel London- Plum's The Word!

With fall already upon us, it’s time to shift your color gear. Plum’s The Word for fall and what better way to create bold looks than with beautiful nails from Sally Hansen and the perfect lip colors from Rimmel London. 
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 Midnight and Plum This Show

Sally Hansen Color Therapy Nail Color ($8.99)
The patented argan oil formula fuses intensive nourishment and instant moisture for healthy looking nails.Up to 10 days of fade-proof, chip-resistant wear. 
Shown below in Exotic Acai and Color Therapy Top Coat

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 Dig Fig and V-Amplified and Miracle Gel Top Coat
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 Society Ruler and Plums The Word

September 17, 2017

Zoya Sophisticates Fall 2017 Swatches, Part 1!

*Sent for review*

I look forward to the Zoya fall collection every year. It's always so well done and really puts me in the mood to start wearing fall colors. This year is no exception- the Sophisticates collection is a group of rich, cozy, and slightly moody polishes that will kick your fall off right. Zoya Joni is a deep purple mauve creme. It has hints of pink in it's dark plum base and it reminds me of a comfy fall sweater! It's dark enough to feel a little edgy, but still classy.

I'm only going to say this once so that I don't sound like a broken record- all of these polishes only needed two coats. They are very nicely pigmented and the formula for all of them ranged from good to superb. Joni's formula was in the superb category, just flawless application.

Leave it to Zoya to get me excited about a taupe! Zoya Presley is a "smokey mauve taupe creme" and it's that smokiness and hint of plum that are setting this one apart from countless other taupes. It almost could be a dusty lavender when you look fast, but it's a little more neutral. Great shade for the fall and should be work safe, without being boring.

Very good formula, nice smooth application.

Zoya Beth is the color of wet sand on a stormy beach. It's a shimmering deep champagne with a little ribbon of gold here an there. Very pretty and a little understated. 

I did two coats of Beth, but the formula was a little thinner feeling. So depending on how you apply, it's possible that you could need a third coat. Still a good formula though, very easy to apply.

I always love a good berry hue in the fall and Zoya Padma is an excellent fall berry creme. Zoya calls this a "deep vermillion red", but I always think of vermillion as having some orange tones. This definitely leans toward the pink side of red.

Superb formula again, A+ Zoya!

Zoya Hera is a classic mauve creme. It's a nice rosy mauve, not too grayed out, and should be flattering on a number of skin tones.

Great formula and application here. I really have no complaints about any of these!

Zoya McKenna is a surprising favorite for me in this half of the Sophisticates collection. It's a beautiful almond off-white with a smooth pearl shimmer. Usually I am not too excited about colors like this, but the pearl shimmer makes this so gorgeous and soft looking. The almond hue is very flattering too.

I am also surprised that this light of a color was perfectly even and opaque in two coats! I had no problems with streaks or any of the typical off-white struggles. Love!

I think my top picks from this half of the collection are Joni and Presley. But you can't go wrong with any of these. They are great fall colors and all have a stellar formula.

The Zoya Sophisticates collection is available now at!