Tag Archives: silver

Sally Hansen – Fractured Foil

This is my first crackle polish. My Mom surprised me with it in my birthday gift bag, so I had to give it a try. It was actually fun to play with even though I thought I wouldn’t be into the crackles!

I put it over a light iridescent pink from LA Colors…

Here is the LA Colors bottle if you wanted to see what was underneath, it is called Caribbean Pink. I put it over a plain pinkish ridge filler.

Maybe I’ll give another color or two a try.

I can NOT wait to find an Ulta with the new China Glaze Metro Collection, I’m dying of impatience!

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L.A. Girl – Pleasures

This was the one I loved out of the 3 I got from the shimmery nude collection of theirs.

I happen to love the color mauve, and usually light ones don’t look so good on me, but this one was a keeper! It has a silver shimmer to it like the others did.

Pleasures

I did a french manicure for Mother’s Day weekend and stamped hot pink flowers on the tips! I’m uploading some for the next post.

I hope all of you Mothers had a really nice Mother’s Day! I had fun with my Mom! 🙂

Target Exclusive Nicole by OPI polishes and news on the Zoya Earth Day promo!

The Zoya Earth Day promo starts as soon as their baby chick video gets 20,000 views, so let’s all go see it!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r0askM_pENA

I just ordered 28 color spoons so I’ll be ready to order some I haven’t tried yet. I definitely have a lot of polish I can send in! I didn’t do the previous earth day promos, so I’m really excited! You just send in any polish bottles you don’t want and you get a Zoya in return for about 3 dollars a bottle. I’m not sure what the price will be this year but we get to find out as soon as the video has enough views.

Anyway, I did a custom purchase for one of the really awesome swappers I’ve met on makeupalley.com last week. She moved to Switzerland and can’t get any of our Target Exclusive Nicole polishes, so I got
You’re S-teal the One, Iceburg Lotus, Sea How Far You Go, and Make a Comet-ment for her. I didn’t want to swatch them on my nails since I got them brand new for her, so I just did a quick swatch on a clean, new nail wheel so I could show them off.

I did each of these 4 polishes as one coat on the left side of the wheel, and then 3 coats each on the right side of the wheel. The colors are really duochrome-ish and the Comet-ment one is like a holo. Aren’t they pretty?

You’re S-teal the One, Iceburg Lotus, Sea How Far You Go, Make a Comet-ment

There were other colors as well that were just as awesome, you should check them out if you’re near a Target!

OPI – Can You Tapas This

I had seen this one around so many times, in blogs, in stores… and I never really had any interest but I picked it up when I bought Mrs O’Leary’s BBQ (swatch coming soon!) because it looked like BBQ mixed with chocolate! Or, like mole sauce!

I was in Spain last year for a couple of weeks and nothing about the polish reminded me of tapas, or Spain in general. The best thing I had in Spain was actually a hamburger. ha! (From Homeburger, OMG don’t miss out on that place if you go to Madrid.) I should say the best food… I was loving all the Rioja more than anything.

Well now this whole thing has me thinking of Spain again afterall. *sigh* If you want to see my pictures from the trip, I made an online album. 🙂

Anyways, focus Holly… I’m SO glad I finally gave this polish a try because I actually really love it!

tapas

Its such a nice creme formula that looks good in the shade and in the sun. I can’t explain why its so special, I couldn’t really tell until it was on my nails.

tapas2

After a few days, I decided to stamp it with Konad silver polish. I usually do that when I still love the color but got bored enough to at least do one last thing to it before I remove it!

Me Me Me – Pewter

This is a color I don’t have yet! Not even close! Pewter has a metallic silver look with an olive green tone to it. It isn’t that light actually, it can appear light in the shade, but in the light, the contrast really changes and it pops!

Sun!

I’m keeping this one for sure, it is the one metallic color I definitely had nothing close to. And it goes on really nicely in 2 coats, which is always ideal for me.

Color Club – Nothing But Truffle & CHI – Love That Milky Way

This one is just so gorgeous where the sun hits it very directly, but other than that it just looks like plain glossy black. I’m so sad, I wish it looked that way all the time! Don’t you just love where the sun does directly hit it?

This one was a real dud for me… CHI – Love That Milky Way. I’m sure its a great formula because it goes on well and is opaque in 2 coats. Its really shimmery, its just like light taupe with light silver/taupe glitter. That translated to a big blah on my nails.

Disliked them both in different ways, but we can’t always love the ones we order can we!?

Rescue Beauty Lounge – Decorous

This is one of their newest polishes that just went on sale last week. I had to grab this one before they sold out!

It is a lighter milky taupe, a lot like China Glaze – Ingrid. Actually, it is just like Butter London – Fash Pack but with silver shimmer instead of gold!

The reason I swapped Fash Pack was because of all the gold shimmer, but you can see in the 2nd, more lit picture, that there’s a lot of silver shimmer in this one!

Their polishes always surprise me because they are nice and thin, and so easy to apply! They seem streaky on the first coat because of how thin they are, but the 2nd coat never fails to turn out nicely.

Are you going jump on this one?