Wednesday, February 29, 2012

13 Days of Hunger Games: Day 2 Stone Cold

Today is day two of the 13 Days of Hunger Games. District 2 is known as the masonry district, so (if you think about it) Stone Cold represents this district best. Stone Cold is a charcoal gray shimmer MATTE polish :) It went on well in two coats (or one thick one). Stone Cold also looks great with a shiny top coat.

Be sure to check back tomorrow to see what's next :)

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

13 Days of Hunger Games: Day 1 Luxe & Lush

Today is my first swatch of the China Glaze Hunger Games collection. Representing District 1 (the luxury district) is Luxe and Lush. Luxe and Lush is a chunky flake glitter that flashes gold and many other colors in a clear base. All of the photos with Luxe and Lush are done with two coats.

Check back tomorrow to see which color is next :)

Monday, February 27, 2012

Matt Picks Monday

Today, Matt picked Circus Peanuts from Finger Paints new collection. Circus Peanuts is a creamy peachy orange neon-ish color that I LOVE. It went on well with two coats and had a satin finish alone, but super shiny with two coats of Seche Vite.

Tomorrow, I'm starting the 13 days of Hunger Games to show off my China Glaze Colors of the Capitol Collection

Monday, February 20, 2012

Matt Picks Monday

Today, I have Ruby Kisses "Pink Hot Pants":) It took a few tries to pick one I haven't previously done, but this is what we came up with. I have NO idea where I got this polish from, I've never seen the brand in stores. This color is a cross between a cream and a jelly that went on awesomely with one coat, but as a habit, I used two. It had a very unique satin finish, but topped with two coats of Seche Vite, it shined like a new car :). Enough talk about this mystery polish, here it is:

A few bottle shots:)
These two are before the SV

and this one is after

I've seen a few reviews on this, and many don't seem to like the brand. I wish I could find some more, but overall, I had a good experience with this one. 

Thursday, February 16, 2012

China Glaze Magnetix

Today, I have China Glaze's new magnetic collection. It consists of 6 colors: Drawn to You, Instant Chemistry, Attraction, Pull Me Close, Cling On, and You Move Me. There are three different magnet designs: straight lines, chevroned lines, and a starburst effect. All of these pictures have each magnet design along with the polish unmagnetized. So, enough talk, here they are:)
The Bottles all together and magnet :)
Drawn To You: a medium purple metallic with lavender magnet lines
Instant Chemistry: a dark eggplant-ish metallic purple with medium purple magnet lines
Attraction: a charcoal gray with glitter and silver magnet lines
Pull Me Close: a medium cobalt blue metallic with light blue magnet lines
Cling On: a lime green metallic with pale green magnet lines
You Move Me: a gold metallic with yellowish magnet lines
Hope you like them :) these are all one coat (per the instructions), but they were a little thin. I plan on letting one coat dry then doing a second coat with the magnet so it's not as spotty as some were. Overall, I'm super happy with them.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Matt Picks Monday

Today, I told Matt he couldn't pick ANOTHER Orly polish (haha), so he picked Zoya's Maya. Maya is a coral/salmon pink jelly that I recently got in a swap :) Two coats work well for natural lighting, but with a camera, it's spotty, so these pictures are three coats.

Friday, February 10, 2012

Polished Components: Soul's Day

So, today I have Soul's Day from Ashley at Polished Components. This is an awesome slivery metallic holo that you can wear alone for a subtle hint of holo-y goodness, or over something dark for the smack in the eyeballs of wonderful rainbows. I will say this was SUPER hard to photograph, but looked awesome in person
Soul's Day alone (first two are flash, second is natural sunlight)

Soul's Day over Essie Licorice (first two are natural light, second two are flash)

You can find Ashley's Etsy shop HERE :)

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Butter London: Knackered

Today, I have for you Knackered by Butter London. I've been on a Butter London kick lately, so here's another lovely one for you. Knackered is a purple green silver blueish duo chrome with holo glitter inside it. This polish went on well in three coats and is SUPER hard to capture with any kind of camera. But anyways, here it is :)

I tried taking pictures from a few different angles to capture the color shifts. Sadly, it was cloudy and rainy outside while I wore it, so I didn't get any sunlight pictures.

Monday, February 6, 2012

Matt Picks Monday

Today, Matt's pick was another Orly polish, Blue Collar. Blue Collar is a bright sky blue cream polish. This covered well with two coats :)

Thursday, February 2, 2012

RIP All Hail the Queen

Yesterday, I got a few Butter Londons in the mail and was super excited about opening it so I could wear All Hail the Queen (I also ordered Disco Biscuit & Knackered). When I opened the package, I smelled polish and was devastated to see that the one I was most looking forward to trying was broken.

This is what i was super sad to see :(. I immediately called the place I ordered from, and they're sending a new one that should be here in a few days. As I was on hold, I came up with the idea to pour the un-dried part of the polish into an empty bottle. When I got home, I ran for my MANGLAZE franken jugg stockpile to find that I had one (yes, ONE) left and poured the remnants of my broken All Hail the Queen inside it. The front of the bottle was undamaged, so I cleaned it off with some acetone and had a great new prop for my blog post today :) so anyways, here it is!!

Top: No Flash (indoors) Bottom: Flash (indoors)

Top: Sunlight Bottom: Shade

This has got to be one of my FAVORITE Butter Londons.
All Hail the Queen is a creamy taupe polish with a slight bit of holographic glitters in it that looks like a linear holo in some lighting :). This is three coats of AHTQ in all pictures.