Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Neon Dotticure

Hi everyone!  Today is just a quick post.  I decided to try my hand at a neon dotticure.  Since the neons were to sheer to do over black, I did a white dot first then did the neon dots on top.  I kind like it.

Neon Dots over Black Dotticure

Neon Dots over Black Dotticure


What do you think?

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Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Twinsie Tuesday - Celebrity Nail Recreation

It's time for another Twinsie Tuesday post!  This one is all about recreating a manicure seen on a celebrity.

I chose to do a mani I saw on Katy Perry in her Dark Horse music video.  It's a gold nail with blue tips.  In retrospect I think this would have looked better on longer nails, but I kind of dig it.  I used China Glaze Mingle with Kringle for the gold and Essie Strut Your Stuff for the blue.

Katy Perry Dark Horse Nails

Katy Perry Dark Horse Nails

Katy Perry Dark Horse Nails


And a picture of the inspiration!



Check out the other Twinsies' Celeb Inspired nails!



Róisín at Cuti-CLUE-les
Marisa at Polish Obsession
Lakeisha at Refined and Polished
Jessica at Blue Velvet Lacquer
Chelsea at Nailed Blog
Bridget at A Painted Nail
Amber at Nails Like Lace
Amanda at Fashion Footing
Amanda at Amandalandish
Alaina at The Little Canvas

Monday, January 26, 2015

Zoya Naturel Satins Swatches and Review

Press Sample

Hi everyone!  Today I have Zoya's Naturel Satin Collection.  These aren't your normal glossy polishes.  Instead they have a satin finish which is somewhere in between glossy and matte.  Instead of being shiny and reflective, they have more of a sheen.  The colors in the collection are very lowkey and neutral.  Some of the paler colors pop more against my skin tone, but would look more subdued on someone with lighter skin.  Let's get on to the pictures!

First up is Brittany.  This one is light pink.  Zoya calls it rose mauve.  Application was good.  Slightly thicker than the rest of the collection.  This is 2 coats.

Zoya Brittany Naturel Satin

Zoya Brittany Naturel Satins


Rowan is nice taupe color.  This is 2 coats.

Zoya Rowan Naturel Satin

Zoya Rowan Naturel Satins


Tove is the gray of the collection.  This is 2 coats.

Zoya Tove Naturel Satins

Zoya Tove Naturel Satins


Ana is a very pale pink color.  Zoya calls this one almond, but on my skin it looks more pink.  This is 2 coats.

Zoya Ana Naturel Satins

Zoya Ana Naturel Satin


Sage is the green of the collection and the one I was looking forward to the most.  It did not disappoint!  This is 2 coats.

Zoya Sage Naturel Satins

Zoya Sage Naturel Satins


Last, but  not least is Leah, a lavender taupe color.  This is 2 coats.

Zoya Leah Naturel Satins

Zoya Leah Naturel Satins


The formula on all of these was nice.  I will say that it's important to use this coats.  When I was applying, it felt like everything was applying uneven and I honestly got a little frustrated.  However, once it dries, everything levels out perfectly.

Overall I like this collection and the neutral color choices.  They were all pretty flattering.  My favorites are Brittany and Sage.

Zoya can be purchased from Zoya.com and retail for $9 USD per polish.  They ship to both the US and Canada.  Check out these places for more updates from Zoya!


**Products in this post were sent by PR for consideration.  All opinions and thoughts are my own.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Color Me Monthly Swatches and Review

Press Sample

Hi everyone!  Today's post is about a new to me subscription service, Color Me Monthly.  CMM is a monthly subscription that sends a bottle of polish for the price of $7 per month and free shipping.  Each color is a surprise and is chosen based on color and fashion trends.  I have a few to share with you, so on to the pictures!

First up is Pennywise from October 2014.  It's a duochrome that shifts from pink to orange.  The formula on this was nice.  It goes on sheer for the first coat, which is perfect for layering, and builds up nicely to wear on it's own.  This is 3 coats.

Color Me Monthly Pennywise October 2014

Color Me Monthly Pennywise October 2014


Next is Just For You from December 2014.  This is a bright red shimmer, that was perfect for the holidays.  Nice application, no complaints.  This is 2 coats.

Color Me Monthly Just For You December 2014

Color Me Monthly Just For You December 2014


And my favorite is from this month's subscription (January 2015), Blustery Day.  This one is a lovely dusty blue/gray creme.  Although LA weather is anything but blustery, it reminds me of a warm winter sweater.  Application on this one was also very nice.  This is 2 coats.

Color Me Monthly Blustery Day January 2015

Color Me Monthly Blustery Day January 2015



Over all I enjoyed these polishes.  The price is reasonable at $7 per month and while this may not be for someone like me with 1700+ bottles of polish, it's perfect for someone building up their collection and the average polish user.  It's also great that they have a section call "The Vault" where you're able to buy some of their past colors that you may have missed out on.

For more information, check them out at ColorMeMonthly.com or on social media:

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**The products in this post was provided by PR for consideration.  All opinions and thoughts are my own.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Twinsie Tuesday - Fandom

It's Twinsie Tuesday!  This week's post is all about fandom.  That tv show, book, movie, etc that you are absolutely obsessed with and can't live without.  It has you screaming Team ______ and if someone disagrees they get the side eye of disapproval.

I fangirl over a few things like Harry Potter, Adventure Time, True Blood (don't talk to me about that last season), historical fiction books in general, and Psych.  Quite the random mix.  But today's post is dedicated to all things Downton Abbey and especially the Dowager Countess of Grantham: Violet.  No one delivers those one liner insults quite like her.  I have no doubt she'd diss this manicure as well since tradition is of the greatest importance.  As a dedication to Downton Abbey, I decided to go with black lace nails.  I cheated a little, because I used Sally Hansen strips in Laced Up.

Sally Hansen Laced Up

Sally Hansen Laced Up



And of course this post wouldn't be a Downton Abbey fandom post without me leaving you with a quote from Lady Grantham.



Don't forget to check out the other Twinsies and what they're fangirling over!


Alaina at The Little Canvas
Amanda at Amandalandish
Amanda at Fashion Footing
Amber at Nails Like Lace
Bridget at A Painted Nail
Chelsea at Nailed Blog
Jessica at Blue Velvet Lacquer
Lakeisha at Refined and Polished
Marisa at Polish Obsession
Róisín at Cuti-CLUE-les
Savannah at Addicted to Polish