Saturday, July 30, 2011

Zoya Pandora

A few days ago I received my birchbox, you can see that post here. Inside was this little gem. A Zoya 'Pandora' mini. This is from their 2011 Touch Collection. 

I didn't think I wanted anything out of this collection, because I usually don't go for nude/non crazy colors. But this mini has changed my mind! I definitely will be purchasing this entire collection!

 'Pandora' is a pink nude with a touch of pink/silver shimmer.  This is almost a one coat wonder(saw that on another blog, thought it was cute). I used two coats with Nail Life as my base and they're topped with Seche Vite.

This shows truest to what is seen in real life.
Do you like nudes or muted colors, or are you like me and want a party on your nails every second of every day? :) 

Well thanks for reading!! Have a great day!

Friday, July 29, 2011

China Glaze and OPI Dupes

Recently I  bought OPI's Nice Stems minis. It seemed to me that 'Be a Dahlia Won't You?' looked a lot like 

 In all of these pictures I have OPI on my index and ring fingers.
 I have CG on thumb, middle and pinkie fingers

 These are both beautiful fuschia pinks with pink glass flecks. CG looks a little richer to me, but basically the same color.

 What do you think? Thanks for reading! Have a great day!

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Servin' up Sparkle and Turquoise Shatter and a giveaway!

Earlier in the Month, while at Ulta, I saw they had two new Serena Glam Slam duos. I bought the duo with 'Grape..Set..Match' and 'Servin' up Sparkle'. You can check out that post here...

I really liked that combo, but of course being absolutely obsessed with glitter I knew I'd be using 'Servin' up Sparkle' a ton. 

Here I paired it with Wet n Wild Fast Dry's 'Silvivor'.

 I used two coats of each polish, and one coat of Shatter. 
I based them with Nail Life and they're topped with Seche Vite. 

 I LOVE that combo. It's a party on my nails and I couldn't stop looking at it!
 Last time I was at Ulta I picked up OPI's 'Turquoise Shatter' I like it alot, just not over this. I like it over silver, but I liked the duo so much, the shatter just ruined it for me.

But I do like this alot! This is my first shatter and I enjoy it.

So what do you think? What are you favorite shatter/crackle/fracture colors?

 Giveaway time!..well almost. When I hit 50 followers I'll be hosting a giveaway! I don't really know what you all would like so give me your ideas. I did pick up Turquoise shatter for it already! I just don't know what else.

Thanks for reading! Have a great day!

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

July's Birchbox

This July Birchbox collaborated with Top designer Cynthia Rowley.  Cynthia chose all of the goodies this month. She uses these personally and also on the runway.

A slide off sleeve

A synopsis of what you recieve.

A little note from the BirchBox team.

Redken Shine Brilliance  02. I received 2.1 oz. 4.4 oz is $17

Nuxe multi-usage dry oil. great for face and body to give you a  pretty glow.
Also works to smooth flyaways.  I recieved 0.33 oz. You can purchase
50ml for $29.50 and 100ml for $44.50

Kind Almond & Apricot bar. no preservatives or hard-to-pronounce ingredients :D

Purity by Philosophy one-step facial cleanser. I've never
used this but I've heard great things! I'm stoked to try it.
I received 30 ml, you can purchase
8oz for $20, and 16 oz for $32.

Lastly we have Zoya's Pandora. This is from the Touch Collection.
This is a opalescent/metallic/creamy pink.
I bet this will be beautiful on.  

I received 0.25 fl oz. you can purchase 0.5 fl oz for $8.
Birchbox is a beauty service. You pay $10 a month and receive 4 deluxe beauty samples and an extra little gift from the team that curated the box that month.

If you'd like to know more, head on over to their site, They have a ton of great brands and people that they work with.

Thanks for reading! Have a great day!

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Nicole by OPI Mattes

Today, I have for you two Nicole by OPI Mattes. I picked these up at Marshall's about three weeks ago. They came in a duo pack. You can check out the original post here.

 This is 'Respect the world - Matte' This is a muted turquoise. I used two coats with Nail Life as my base.

 I wanted a little more to this look so I tipped them with WnW Fast Dry's 'Silvivor' I really like the Matte and Foil finishes together.

 Here we have 'No Limits - Matte' This is a deep navy. This is what I think of when I look at a suede finish, but it definitely is matte.  I used two coats and Nail Life as my base.

 I used 'Silvivor' again as my french accents.

 I ran out of acetone during the last silver french : /. I tried removal with non-acetone remover that I had around, but it didn't work that well lol.

I want to apologize for being so hit and miss with posts lately. I've been working wacky schedules due to  no one showing up at work, and when I finally do get home, I'm exhausted! lol. But thanks for reading!! I hope you have a great day!!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Revlon Guava

I picked up Revlon's 'Guava' about a month ago and it literally got lost in the bottom of my purse..I'm so embarrassed that I actually lost a polish and totally forgot I had bought it until I found it.. wowzers!

 I used two coats here with Nail Life Gripper as my base and Seche Vite as my topper. I really like this color! 'Guava' a beautiful coral pink.

Well thanks for reading! Have a great day! Oh! and sorry for not posting for four days. I've been working til midnight and sleeping until noon :D But hopefully I'll be back on track with my normal schedule now :)