Happy July 4th, guys! Have a relaxing and safe one!
Happy, happy Thanksgiving to all my American readers (and those overseas who still celebrate)!! This year I am thankful for my family, close friends, all the amazing adventures 2012 held for me, my grandparents’ health, the fact that my blog has made it to it’s 2nd anniversary today and for all my amazing readers and followers!! Thanks to those who have kept with me from the start and to the new readers who have joined me along the way. I appreciate you all!
I hope you all have an amazing and safe day filled with family, friends and food! Eat up! Gobble Gobble :>~ (
Let me just start off by saying that Zoya’s Ornate holiday collection is not only, in my opinion, the best holiday collection of the season but also my favorite collection that’s been released in quite some time. Maybe it’s because they’re so much holo glitter. Maybe it’s because it’s holo glitter inside a jelly! Maybe it’s because there’s holo glitter inside of jelly polishes and it’s Zoya’s first ever release of holo polish and they hit the nail on the head!! Okay, okay, enough rambling and onto the swatches!
Ziv. (not holographic, but just wait…) A light gold foil polish with different sizes and shapes of foil flakes in light gold, silver-gold and darker warm-gold. I am such a huge fan of gold polishes and this one is really, really pretty. The variation in colors and shapes of the flecks is really pretty. Of you’re a fan of gold, you need this polish. I promise. And actually, you need this whole collection. Just saying. ….This is two coats.
Logan. A dark and vibrant evergreen base filled with gold foil flakes that shift from gold to green to even blue (at an extreme angles). This one is really, really, really pretty. It’s going on this list of my favorite greens. It reminds me a lot of Orly Meet Me Under The Mistletoe… but better. This is two coats.
Blaze. A rich red-berry jelly filled with holo glitter. HOLO GLITTER! RED HOLO GLITTER!!! This polish is really pretty. Like, really, really pretty. The red jelly base tints the holo flecks of glitter to make them appear mostly red and iridescent purple. It reminds me of ULTA Bombshell (which is clearly pretty different yet the most similar polish in my collection) but with a deeper base that leans more berry, and smaller flecks of holo glitter compared to Bombshell’s larger pieces of square holo glitter. Out of the two, I prefer Blaze. This is two coats.
Aurora. Let me start off by saying that for these pictures I only applied two coats. It looked fine in real life but according to the pictures, this polish would clearly look better having applied three coats. Don’t hold the slight sheerness and streaky-ness against the polish. It was my fault, not hte polish’s. Aurora is a fuchsia-purple jelly filled with tons of holo flecks of glitter. I think the holo glitter in this is more dense than it is in the other two holo polishes, making for a more intense holo. It’s really very pretty.
Storm. My hands down favorite from the collection. I’ve been wanting a black holo polish for basically forever and for a long time Color Club Revvvolution was the closest I had. Then while I was in London over the summer, I picked up Barry M Black Multi Glitter which is also a black jelly base filled with holo glitter. However, Barry M Black Multi Glitter was a let down. The holo barely showed through the black base. Fortunately, Zoya Storm is everything and more than I hoped Black Mutli Glitter Would be. Storm is a dense black jelly base filled with holo flecks of glitter. Out of the three holo polishes, Storm seems to have the least amount of holo glitter. Honestly, there is still a ton of holo glitter in this baby though so my no means is this polish lacking or on the dull side of holo. This is two coats. If you’re only going to pick up one polish from this collection, my suggestion is, let it be this.
Electra. A clear base densely packed with smaller thinner and bigger thicker silver holo bar glitter. It can be worn alone or used for layering but in my opinion, ever=n with one coat it’s a little too dense for layering for my liking. This here is three coats. And though I don’t have any similar polishes in my collection this this reminds me, the name does remind me of something…
I haven’t posted a music video in a while and since I just posted Electra, I figured it’s a good enough excuse to share my favorite song from Marina and the Diamonds’ album Electra Heart. Ayye, ayyye, see what I did there? ;]
(These products were sent to me for review.)
Christmas is officially in the air. Today I went to the mall and Christmas trees are already up, lights are strung and lit and the sweet sounds of Christmas music fill the crisp, cool air. So to get in the Christmas spirit, I bring you red glitter. This is two coats of Zoya Rehka topped with one coat of OPI Getting Miss Piggy With It. Unlike how I handled my Halloween manis (or lack thereof), holiday manis (Thanksgiving and Christmas) start now. Well, don’t fully quote me on that… I do have a few polishes I’ve been wanting to share which are holo, and by no means fall/winter colors . But besides those, I’m all fall/winter manis and hopefully this holiday around I’ll actually get around to doing a good amount of nail art.
Just a quick post before I head out for the night. This year I’m wearing China Glaze Fortune Teller, my favorite Halloween polish of all time, as my Halloween mani. It’s a black base filled with small medium and large hex glitter. It. Is. Amazing. It came out two years ago as a Halloween Sally Beauty Supply exclusive and unfortunately I only got myself one bottle so to try to stretch the amount of wears I can get out of my bottle, I layered one coat of Fortune Teller over one coat of Wet n Wild Black Creme.
Hope you all are having/had a very happy and safe Halloween!
This Halloween, OPI has released another new collection of four mini polishes paired with matching stickers. This year, the set entitled So So Skullicious includes four mini polishes: Hi, Pumpkin! (a medium orange creme), A Rose From The Dead (a medium rosey pink creme), Morning Glory (black creme) and Candle Light (a slightly sheer yellow jelly) as well as a set of 10 Dia de los Muertos stickers.
The majority of the stickers included (seven to be exact) are skulls, two are flowers and one is a… something. I actually really like this set for Halloween, it’s something completely different than what they’ve done before. This set is available now for a limited time only.
(This set was sent to me for review.)