Monday, September 28, 2015

Sally Hanson XTreme Wear shades for 2015

Hey guys! Life has gotten a little busy for me lately so I'm just now getting these up! Sally Hanson sent me a few of their new XTreme wear shades to review! I really really love the brush in this line, but the formulas can be hit or miss. They just recently revamped the whole line. Lets just get right into them!

Sally Hanson XTreme Wear 2015

Saturday, September 26, 2015

31dc2015 Part 2: The patterns Round up!

Hey guys! Here's my round up post for the second part of the nail art challenge going on right now! I don't have time to blog every single mani so this is how I'm doing it to document my mani's! I'll keep my intro short since there's so many pics. If you missed my first section round up you can see it here! One last thing...I've noticed several new followers to my blog this week....if you just started following my blog let me know in the comments where you found me! :)

31DC2015 part two

Friday, September 11, 2015

31dc2015 Part one: the colors Roundup!

Hey guys! Today I have a little roundup of all the mani's I did for the first part of this year's 31 day challenge! This is a fun little challenge that goes around in the  nail world each September and this is my 3rd year participating! Maybe I will actually complete it this year :( I always get stuck and burned out on the last part! My goal for this year is to try to use as much untried/unblogged polishes as I can, I have a little system of marking each one as it gets blogged about, it helps me when I want to get rid of some! This post has a lot pics and I will just get right into it! I have chosen not to blog for each  mani because I just don't have time!!! So I will have one post for each part (10 mani's). I will list each polish I used for each mani. If there's any other info yall want just let me know in the comments! At the end I have links for my manis from years past, its fun to see the improvement each year!

31DC2015 part one!

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

China Glaze fall 2015: The Great Outdoors collection

Hey guys! Today I have China Glaze's fall collection! It consists of 5 cremes, 3 duochromes, 1 shimmery creme, 2 metallic polishes and 1 glitter. Talk about variety haha! I wasn't too sure about this collection from the photos, but as I was swatching it there are some I really fell in love with!! I was gonna divide this into 2 posts but I thought since it's not divided into 2 sub collections like some other brands I figured I'd just do one!

Change Your Altitude is a light gray creme. More on the lavender-taupe scale. Really pretty but the formula was just ok-it didn't want to level out. I added a 3rd coat to one nail and it still was a little lumpy. This is 2 coats plus topcoat. 

Change Your Altitude

My Lodge or Yours is a rose toned taupe. I had the same issues here but a light hand with your brush definitely helps. I also had trouble with it running down the brush so be sure to scrape it off good! 
This is 2 coats plus topcoat. 

My Lodge or Yours

Free Bear Hugs (cute name!) is a really super dark dark maroon, it almost looks black. I have one thing to say--GO SLOW  on your application! I always go super slow with dark colors bc they will stain your cuticle if you get some on it. I like this, it makes me want to cut my nails super short! 2 coats plus topcoat. 

Free Bear Hugs

Take a Hike is a ONE COAT dark forest green cream. 

Stop what you're doing. Right now. And go buy this. 

Have it? Ok. Good! Now we can talk about them. I swatched them pretty much in the order in posting them here and after not loving the formula on the first few this one knocked my socks off! This might be my favorite China Glaze I've worn. Ever. The formula is PERFECT and it's so opaque is good in one coat with no unevenness or patchyness or anything. I even wrote in my notes: "WHOA" lol! Why can't every polish be like this?? One coat plus topcoat. 

Take a Hike

S'more Fun wins the prize for the strangest name ever. Why would you name a polish "smore" and have it be this color? Whatever, guys! The formula on this was pretty good, actually. This photographs much more lime green than it is so I had to adjust the color to show it the interesting shade that it is. 2 coats plus topcoat. 

Smore Fun

Sleeping Under the Stars is a dark blueish purple creme with a strong pink shimmer that hid from the camera, so you'll just have to trust me!  When I swatched this I kinda wished I did this one last because I didn't want to take it off! This is also a ONE COATER! Nice job China Glaze! One coat plus topcoat. 

Sleeping Under the Stars

Let's Dew It is a periwinkle toned glitter topper. It's pretty packed with glitter, you could probably get this opaque in 3-4 coats or definitely with a sponge! I thought it would look nice over My Lodge Or Yours. This is one coat brushed over. 

Lets Dew It

I also thought it would look nice with matte topcoat ;) I'm having a matte moment lately :)

Lets Dew It (matte)

On to the metallics. Check out the Silver Fox is a silver metallic foil. This is another one coater. Nice pic if you don't already have something like this. No topcoat here. 

Check out the Silver Fox

Wood You Wanna is ANOTHER one coater, brown cinnamonny foil. Really liked this one! No topcoat here. 

Wood You Wanna

And now the duo chromes. Cabin Fever is a gold/rose pink duochrome. The shift is super strong on this one, dang, I'm not as into duochromes as most but this ones is awesome! I didn't want to take it off either! It looks gold primarily but the shift is so strong my camera only picked up the pink :) This is 2 coats no topcoat.  

Cabin Fever

Gone Glamping is a green/gold duochrome. The formula on this one was "thin and weird" according to my notes haha. The shift is strong but I stopped at 3 coats trying to get good coverage. No topcoat. 

Gone Glamping

Pondering had the honor of being swatched last so I could wear it for a couple days. The shift on this wasn't as strong inside, but the next day in the sun I was like whoa! This one has a blue/purple/green shift. 2 coats plus topcoat. 

I'm not sure when this collection will be in stores but it's available online now! Which ones will you be picking up???