Sunday, August 31, 2014

OPI Coca-Cola Red

This is officially my new holy grail favorite red! It is perfect, in all its creamy dreamy flawlessness.

2 easy, amazing coats! 

Stay Sparkly, 

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

L'oreal Sweet Lilac

I had to have this polish after seeing @youngwildandpolished post a swatch of it on Instagram.  Its a milky, pale pink based lilac with a flawless formula.  So worth the hunt it took to find this beauty.

After applying it I realized it was a near perfect match for one of the bracelets I've made recently.  If you'd like to see more jewelry that I've made, click here.

What polish have you hunted for lately? Let me know in the comments :)

Stay Sparkly,

Monday, August 25, 2014

Zoya Remy

This is stunning! I'm admittedly not the biggest Zoya fan, but every so often they make a polish so fantastic I just have to have it. Remy does not disappoint! Amazing thick, easy to control formula and this color!! This color! Medium blue base chock full of blue, green and gold flecks. Just wow!

I haven't tried enough Zoya's to know if this is typical of the brand, but this specific polish dried extremely fast. I was applying this as a full manicure and bumped my left thumb after finishing my right hand and there was no smudge or anything, the polish was already fully dry.  Very impressed.

For fun, here is a comparison with OPI The Sky's My Limit. Remy is Skys darker, more mysterious big sister.

Stay Sparkly,

Thursday, August 21, 2014

OPI Nordic Collection

Here are my picks from the OPI Nordic Collection. If you love smooth, flawless OPI cremes… you need these!

I decided to show all of these polishes with an accent of OPI My Voice Is A Little Norse, the sole glitter from this collection.  Let me just tell you, if you can only get one polish from this collection- this should be it!

My Dogsled Is A Hybrid
Thick, creamy amazing formula. Flawless coverage in 2 coats, 1 if you are super careful. 

Can't Afjord Not To
Amazing formula, very similar to the coral and orangey colors from the Brazil collection. 

Viking In A Vinter Vonderland
Deep inky purple, but not so dark that it looks black. Odd slightly crelly formula. The first coat covered really awkwardly and not very evenly.  Second and third coats required to even the coverage and deepen the shade. 

Do You Have This Color In Stock-holm?
Bright yet deep purple toned blue. Photographs slightly more bright indigo than it is in person. Same strange crelly formula. Not bad, just not what I was expecting following the flawless cremes OPI has been putting out lately. 

Skating On Thin Ice-land
Deep raspberry purple crelly. Same formula as the other purple shades in this collection.  3 coats for this solid, opaque coverage. Totally worth it for this gorgeous color! 

I'm working on a comparison post for these colors, are there any polishes you would like to see included? Let me know in the comments :)

Stay Sparkly,

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

KB Shimmer Prism Break

I am admittedly not a huge holo fan, but for some reason this holo top coat called out to me.  It is a linear holo top coat that isn't super strong, but that is my personal favorite kind of linear holo.  It also it subtle enough to not lighten or gray the base color.  My swatches are 1 coat of Prism Break without top coat, I'm sure if you did another coat or 2 the holo would be stronger.

Layered over:
China Glaze Lotus Begin, OPI Live, Love, Carnival, OPI Fly, and OPI Umpires Come Out At Night.

I also wanted to see how much this changes/grays the base coat so I decided to layer it over black and white.  Polishes used: China Glaze White on White and Liquid Leather

I totally love this!! It is subtle, yet very sparkly. I also love that my black polish still looks very black and doesn't appear grayed at all. 

Stay Sparkly,

Full Bloom Ahead meets Fly

This is 3 coats of each OPI Fly and KB Shimmer Full Bloom Ahead.  I love how the teal from Fly accents the teal glitter in Full Bloom Ahead.  This mani feels very fun and spring like to me, I want to find a pretty little floral dress that matches this color scheme.

Love, love, love this. I can't wait to play with the rest of my KB Shimmer picks.

Stay Sparkly,