Cleopatra and Euro Trash

Now, I know gold doesn’t look so good on me.  I just don’t care because I think it’s pretty anyway…  Cleopatra is one of the new glitter polishes released by China Glaze this Fall.  It is a very yellow-toned gold glitter polish.  I know it looks kinda boring in the picture, but I assure you, it has holographic glitter as well!  The holographic glitter shines blue, green and violet and adds a beautiful yet unexpected dimension to this gorgeous glitter polish.  This formula still has a slight grainy texture even with 2 coats of Seche Vite.  In this picture I am wearing 2 coats of Cleopatra;  I could have used 2 more coats judging by the sheerness.

Hey look!  I got a picture with a little holographic glitter showing!

The other nail polish in this picture is Euro Trash by Sinful Colors.  I’ll leave you with some comparison swatches for the heck of it.  Goodnight!

xoxo

Valerie

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Zoya – Mini Haul

I got my package from Zoya, and immediately ripped it open!  I recieved: Roxy, a purple glitter; Moxie, a cool-tone deep hot pink creme; Blair, a blackened deep red shimmer; Loretta, a sheer milky pink; and Celine (not pictured), a warm-toned hot pink creme.  I’m upset: I didn’t order Celine, I ordered Drew!  Moxie and Celine are practically duplicates of eachother!  The number on my invoice matches the color Celine, so the mix-up is likely user-error; Valerie should not be ordering online so late at night with so many colors to choose from.  Oh well, I’ll just have to place another order to get Drew, and a couple others I’ve had my eye on.  I will be wearing these very soon and posting some pictures of them!  Take a look at some bottle shots in the meantime!

xoxo

Valerie

P.S. I apologize in advance, but won’t be showing photos of Celine because it does not look good on me.  I have already given it to my warm-complexioned mother, Loretta.

Shirley and Buddy by Sinful Colors

Here is Shirley and Buddy by Sinful Colors.  I used three coats of this polish in the image below, and it is still so SHEER!  The base is a shimmer light sheer pink, and it has blue and pink micro glitter.  I don’t really care for it on its own.  It looks awesome in the bottle, but just fails to impress me on the nail.  So I thought, why not try Shirley and Buddy layered over different colors and see how it looks?

I layered Shirley and Buddy over: Orly Flirty Girl, a sheer creme white-pink; China Glaze Rich and Famous, a creme hot pink; Sinful Colors Beautiful Girl, a creme light pink; and China Glaze Black Diamond, a shimmery dark coal grey.  For the swatches, I used 2 coats of the base color, and 2 coats of Shirley and Buddy over top.  I did like how it looked over the two softer pinks, Flirty Girl and Beautiful Girl; but over Rich and Famous’ hot pink, and Black Diamonds grey shimmer, it really fell flat in my opinion.

What do you guys think about this one?  Should I try different colored bases?  Or does this one go out the door?

xoxo

Valerie

New York Color – Mini Haul

After spotting an insane glitter polish on the tips of one of my girlfriends, I decided to go out and get my very own bottle.  So off to Target I went, and discovered that New York Color nail polish cost only .94 cents a bottle!  Needless to say, I picked up more than just the one polish.

Starry Silver Glitter is a clear polish, with two types of glitter: small rainbow-holographic glitter, and big light pink and bright blue hexagonal glitter.  Purple Pizzazz is a dark purple polish with a violet-blue flash.

Polyester Pink is a cool pastel pink creme, very pretty and sweet.  Love Letters is a very sheer milky pink creme that reminded me of O.P.I. Bubble Bath.

I also bought a couple polishes from N.Y.C.’s quick-dry line, “In a New York Color Minute.”  Penn Station is a shimmery cool berry-red shade, very flattering and classy.  East Village is a shimmery teal shade; this one is so sheer it took 4 coats to be opaque.

I just love N.Y.C.’s  color selection, with trendy shades and funky glitters!  I feel that some of these could use some formula improvement; namely streaking and sheerness.  However, at .94 cents, who can complain?  The price can’t be beat!

xoxo

Valerie

Amethyst Mist by Cover Girl

Hello Glitter!  I LOVE the mixed-size glitter as seen in N.Y.C. Starry Silver glitter; so when I saw Amethyst Mist by Cover Girl, I snatched up the very last bottle!  The polish has a very cool toned feel to it, even though it packs in so many different colors.  The base is clear with the slightest hint of purple, and it has tons of small and large holographic glitters suspended in it.  The small glitter seem to stay between blue and green tones; while the large glitters range between pink, blue, green, gold and purple.  This is a great understated glitter polish that would be great for layering!

xoxo

Valerie

Sinful Colors – Mini-haul

I first discovered Sinful Colors nail polish on a trip to visit my sister in Portland, OR.  We were at Fred Meyer (btw I love that store, almost as good as Target), and came across the Sinful Colors display.  They have a huge selection of beautiful and unusual colors.  Unsure of the quality, I only bought four colors; Fuchsia Purple, Courtney Orange, Goreous, and Sharon’s Heart.  Later that night, I painted my sisters nails Courtney Orange, a gorgeous shimmery deep orange, and mine Fuchsia Purple, a cool shimmery fuchsia.  I was impressed with the formula, and application!  Since I was flying home, I decided to leave them behind with her.

Since then I have been on the lookout for the Sinful Colors brand.  I found them today at Walgreen’s, and they were $1.99 each!  I was so excited that I parked myself in front of the display and browsed the colors for about an hour.  I think this brand is quickly becoming one of my drugstore favorites.  Here’s the 10 great shades I came home with!

Shirley and Buddy (837) is a semi-sheer soft pink with a blue microglitter.  Beautiful Girl (314) is a light, yet not pastel, pink creme.  Cha Cha Red (32) is a dark pink-red creme, and my personal favorite of the bunch.  Shining Heart (271) is a duochrome polish, it has a bright red base with hot pink flash.  Forget Now (321) is a dark pink jelly with tons of hot pink glitter.

Euro Trash (838) is a gold foil with copper-gold glitter throughout.  Gorgeous (293) is a duochrome polish, it has an aqua blue base with a green-yellow flash.  Tokyo Doll (307) is a duochrome polish, it has a mandarin orange base with a hot pink flash.  Bali Mist (387) is a duochrome polish and is semi-sheer, it has a violet base with a faint green-yellow flash.  What’s Your Name (319) is a black polish with tons of aqua blue glitter.

I’m so happy with all of these polishes!  Since it’s dark out, I may be missing something with a couple of these colors, especially the duochromes.  I can’t wait to scope them out in the sunlight and paint them on my tips and toes!

xoxo

Valerie

Lubu Heels by China Glaze

Here’s one that is new to me but not the rest of the world.  It’s Lubu Heels by China Glaze; deep black polish with ruby red glitter throughout.  Although it is beautiful in the bottle, it doesn’t translate well to wearing on my fingertips.  It seems to lose it’s shine, and just appears black in most lighting.  I just wasn’t impressed.  I have on three coats in this picture, no topcoat.

xoxo

Valerie