Hi guys! Today I have the China Glaze Cheers Collection for Holiday 2015 to share with you. This collection has a nice mix of glitters and shimmers along with a couple cremes. This collection doesn’t feel overly holiday which I really enjoy. Check out the swatches after the jump!
Better Not Pout is a berry shimmer. This has that lit from within shimmer that China Glaze always does so well. The formula was good, it was a nice consistency and easy to apply with good opacity. I used 2 coats for the photos below.
Brand Sparkin’ New Year is a purple jelly with purple glitter and purple holographic glitter. The formula was ok, it was sheer but builds. It does dry with a fair amount of texture so you’ll need at least 2 coats of top coat to smooth it out. I used 3 coats plus top coat for the photos below.
Break The Ice is silver and silver holographic shard glitter in a clear base. I really like this one, its fun when a mainstream brand releases a fun glitter like this. The formula was good, it was a nice consistency and had good glitter payoff. I used 1 coat over Wine Down For What? plus top coat for the photos below. Both photos are in the shade.
Bring on the Bubbly is a gold glitter topper. This has various sizes of hex glitter in it. The formula was good, it was easy to apply and had great glitter payoff. I used 1 coat plus top coat over Mix and Mingle. Both photos are in the shade.
Coal Hands, Warm Heart is a black jelly base with silver holographic glitter and purple micro glitter. The formula was difficult for me, I found it thin and a bit hard to control. It was sheer but buildable, depending on how you apply it’ll either be a 2 or 3 coater. I used 3 coats plus top coat for the photos below.
Don’t Get Elfed Up is a blackened base with a heavy blue/green shimmer. This is somewhat similar to China Glaze Emerald Fitzgerald but the shimmer is a little bigger and more prominent. The formula was good, it was a good consistency and easy to apply. I used 2 coats for the photos below.
I Soiree I Didn’t Do It is a teal glitter bomb. This is full of micro glitter and is full coverage. The formula was ok, it was a little thin but it didn’t give me any issues with application. It was sheer but built easily. I used 3 coats plus top coat for the photos below.
Mix and Mingle is a purple creme. I like that China Glaze put this in the collection, usually when we get purples in a holiday collection they are vampy so its nice to see a bright one like this. The formula was good, it was a touch patchy on the first coat but completely opaque with the second coat. I used 2 coats for the photos below.
Peppermint To Be is a red shimmer. Like Better Not Pout this has a glowy shimmer that I really like! The formula was good, it was easy to work with and had good opacity. I used 2 coats for the photos below.
Son of a Nutcracker is a coral-y shimmer. This one was a bit hard to photograph, it was a lot more coral looking in person but my camera was picking it up more red. The formula was good, it was a nice consistency and easy to apply with good opacity. I used 2 coats for the photos below.
Ugly Sweater Party is a dark pink jelly with purple and silver glitter. There may be other colors of glitter in this but its a bit hard to tell. The formula was ok, it was easy to apply but didn’t build up as much as I thought it would. I used 3 coats plus top coat for the photos below.
Wine Down For What? is a dark wine red creme. This is nice a vampy but it doesn’t look black. The formula was good, it was easy to apply with good opacity. I used 2 coats for the photos below.
Color Club Wicked Sweet Collection Swatches
Good Morning guys! Hope you all had a good weekend, mine was boring…I guess that’s good? haha
Today I have for you guys swatches of the first of 2 summer collections Color Club has put for this year. This one is called Wicked Sweet. All of the polishes in this collection are scented, and there are a couple interesting combos, color wise. I have heard that this set is already popping up at Ross and is also available on some etailers like Transdesign.com and VictoriasNailSupply.com (my 2 favorites!)
First up Is Get Your Lem-On. This one was pretty sheer, but the color is fab. I don’t have anything dupey in my stash. It’s a bright highlighter yellow with a green shimmer. On it’s own I needed 4 coats for okay opacity, I could have used another but I’m not down with doing 5 coats of polish lol. I also have it layered over white on my ring finger in the pictures below. Over white I only needed 2 coats, awesome! The only downside to layering it over the white is that it seemed to kill that awesome shimmer, you could still see it but it wasn’t very noticeable 🙁 Get Your Lem-On smells like….you guessed it, Lemon Candy.
The Lime Starts Here is a bright neon green, I do like this color but it’s nothing new we haven’t seen before. The formula was just okay, for a neon it did well, no dragging bald spotsI Always Get My Man-Darin is a bright orange packed with shimmer! I have a lot of orange in my stash, but again nothing like this one. The formula on this was pretty much exactly the same as Get Your Lem-On, very sheer. On it’s own I used 4 coats and 2 coats over white on my ring finger.
Saturday Spam: Lynnderella
Hi guys, hope you’re all having a good weekend so far…I sure as heck am, more on that tomorrow! Today I have a big helping of spam for you….this spam is all Lynnderella! I’ve been waffling on posting this because for the past few months Lynnderella=drama. The drama associated with it turns me off the brand so I had decided not to post pictures of what I have. Then I kind of tested the waters in my Indie spam post with 1 Lynn polish and everyone liked it, so I decided what the heck I’ll just post everything I have that I haven’t shown before in one post. Hope you guys enjoy!
If you want to buy Lynnderella polishes it’s a bit of a process…you have to send in a wish list to Llarowe then wait for your last name to come up in her rotations. I think the 1st rotation of wish lists is still going on so depending on your last name you could be waiting for like 4-5 months, it wasn’t too bad for me but I know some people are frustrated with the wait. I know the waiting sucks but I do like that at least you get everything you want eventually. It’s worth it just to avoid the mad dash of trying to get things before they sell out in .5 seconds during re-stocks. Right now Llarowe is not accepting wish lists but last I heard she would be taking them again soon-ish.
Alright guys…I’m just going to tell you what I layered these over (for most of the polishes) instead of writing a little novel about each! Hope ya don’t mind!
Boy Girl Party over Zoya Ginessa. FYI there is diamond shaped glitter in this…LOVE!!
Very Pretty Vampire over OPI Black Onyx. I actually really don’t love this combo but I was losing daylight so I couldn’t re-do it. My favorite way to wear VPV is over purple!
piCture pOlish New Collaboration Shades: Siren Song, Geode, Douceur & Imperial
Hi guys! Today I have 4 of the 5 new collaboration shades from piCture pOlish to share with you! These were released a couple of weeks ago and I couldn’t wait for them to show up at my house. I always love the collaboration shades, it’s fun to read the posts of the girls who created the shades plus I usually feel like these are shades I want too but don’t already own.
Douceur is a light nude/beige base with fuchsia glitter mixed throughout. This was a collaboration with Tartofraises somehow I had never heard of her blog but since getting her shade I’ve been over there looking through her posts and she does really beautiful nail art! To read her post about the shade check out her blog here. The formula was good, it was more opaque than I expected it to be and it wasn’t streaky at all.
Imperial is a super vibrant purple with a heavy blue shimmer and gold glitter. This is a collaboration with Jeanette of The Swatchaholic. I was so excited to see this one, Jeanette is a blogger that I’ve become friends with over the last couple years and I had no doubt that if piCture pOlish ever collaborated with her it would be gorgeous. Well, let me tell you Imperial is insanely gorgeous…this is one of my favorite collaboration shades ever and will most likely be a favorite for 2013 for me. I wore it all of last week and was sad to take it off.
Imperial is super vibrant, more so in real life than it appears in photos, I’m also dying over the stunning blue shimmer in this. I loved how the shimmer was visible in the sun and didn’t disappear in the shade. If you want to read about how Jeanette came up with Imperial and see her beautiful photos of it check out her blog here. The formula was good, it was nice and opaque…I had no issues with application. This does dry a bit matte due to the neon pigment in it.
Siren Song is a sea foam green with a silver flecked shimmer. This is a collaboration with Rebecca Likes Nails. This shade was inspired Fender guitars & bass guitars by Mark & Tom from Blink 182. Ah yes…now that’s my kind of inspiration I love me some Blink 182 and have seen them live several times throughout the years…even stood in like for like 6 hours about 10 years ago to meet them (now I feel old btw). I love the shimmer/glitter in this. It’s bigger than shimmer but smaller than micro glitter…it’s interesting! To read more about the inspiration and naming of Siren Song check out Rebecca’s post here. The formula was good, it was a bit streaky on the first coat but perfect with the second coat.
All of the new Collaboration shades are available on the piCture pOlish website, along with at their network of etailers all over the world like Llarowe, Harlow & Co and Nail Polish Canada. For a full list of etailers all over the world check out the piCture pOlish website here.
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