Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Orly Sugar High Collection Swatches & Review

Hey guys. Today I have Orly's latest collection, Sugar High. Check out a description of each polish below the jump!

Cake Pop is a white pink creme. It took 2 coats for full opacity. I loved this color on my skin tone.

Candy Shop is a mauve creme. The formula was a great.  It took 2 coats for full opacity. Overall though this color was not very unique. I have so many colors like this in my collection.

Frosting is a white creme shimmer. I didn't think I'd like this one too much but once I applied it on the nail it was real good. Another 2 coater for full opacity.

Key Lime Twist is a lime green creme. OMG OMG!! This was a stunner. The formula was phenomenal only needing 2 coats. No white base needed here either. This is clearly the stand out of the collection.

Plum Sugar is a plum creme. The formula on this was very thin and runny. I recommend very thin coats to prevent it bleeding your cuticles, but overall it was not difficult to work with. Nothing really screamed spring about this collection but I did like how it looked on my shorter nails.

Lastly is Sweet Dreams, a grey with pink/purple shimmer. This took just 2 coats to for opacity. The formula was great.

I enjoyed this collection with Cake Pop, Key Lime Twist and Sweet Dreams being my top 3. I picked the collection up at Sally Beauty. I've also seen them on etailers like Transdesign.com.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Polish My Life All Things Vintage Spring Collection Swatches & Review

Happy St. Patricks Day! Today I have a new collection from Polish My Life to share with you. Polish My Life is an indie brand notorius for awesome cremes. If you are a fan of creme polishes I highly recommend this brand!

The collection is inspired by colors from time before 1990. It consists of seven cremes which some have a hint of shimmer that is barely noticeable on the nail. The formulas are some of the best creme polishes I've tried. I'll be saying that a lot in this post. Check out a description and photo of each below.

Coral Fedora is a bright coral creme. The formula was great, a little streaky on one coat and some fingers required 3 coats for opacity. I found it evening out nicely depending on your application.

1950s Mint 'Fridge is a mint green creme. Fabulous formula and it only needed 2 coats.

Purple Flower Power is described as an electric purple creme. I usually love colors like this in the bottle but they never work well with my skin tone, washing me out. But this baby had the perfect formula that fit to my liking. Two easy coats with no topcoat is shown below.

1970s Sienna Sofa is a brown creme. This color reminds me of the 1970s courdoroy bell bottoms and fringe vests from clips seen from Soul Train...back in the day!  The formula was great, 2 coats with no top coat.

Springtime Blues is a vibrant blue creme. I swatched this one last because I was scared it would stain. I also made sure to keep it on for a full day (that's considered somewhat average nail color wear for me) and still found removal easy with no staining. With all that said I loved this one as well and it took 2 coats for opacity.

Retro Green Scene is a moss green creme. Another amazing formula. I used 2 coats with no top coat.

Strawberry Whip & Chill is described as a soft, yet deep creme. The formula again was great just like the whole collection. I used 2 coats with no top coat.

Overall this collection is sick!! Each and every shade has basically the same formula, very smooth, creamy and self leveling. You can feel the quality in each brushstroke. And the colors pop! That combination is a killer you can't help to fall in love with. I mentioned earlier most of them have a subtle shimmer seen in the bottle but not on the nail which is ok with me. I definitely will be gravitating towards these all Spring. My favorites are all of them!

Unfortunately individual polishes are out of stock for now.  But you can grab the whole collection here.

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Wet N Wild Silver Lake Limited Edition Spring 2015 Swatches & Review

A couple weeks ago I went to Walgreens to browse the latest Spring collections. To my lovely surprise I spotted these beauties. The Wet N Wild Silver Lake collection consists of 6 very springy pastel shades. If you aren't familiar with this line it's from the mega last line which are very inexpensive at your local drugstore or dollar store. The brush is flat and wide which works very well with my nail bed.

This collection is limited edition so I recommend grabbing them quickly. I'm a sucker for pastels and this collection did not disappoint. Check out a description of each polish below.

Reject The Mainstream is a lilac creme.  The formula was phenomenal and I used 2 coats.

Wear Skinny Jeans is a baby blue creme.  In the bottle you can see a hint of shimmer which does not translate to the nail. I used 2 easy coats. This is very reminiscent of Essie Bikini So Teeny.

Tree Hugger is a pastel green creme. Another amazing bottle of perfection. I used 2 easy coats.

Stream Of Consciousness is a sheer light pink shimmer. The formulas was ok but it took 3 coats as shown here (an extra coat wouldn't have hurt). When I first looked at the collection this is the one I thought that didn't belong. After swatching it I see where they were going with this one, almost like a palette  cleanser.

Warm Filter is a coral creme. The formulas was great and took 2 coats for opacity.

A Latte Love is a nude creme. Outstanding! I loved the name on this one too. The formula was another stunner, needing only 2 coats.

This collection is a must for pastel lovers. These $1.99 polishes easily match to salon brands as far as formula and consistency. They are so creamy, self leveling and overall the best bang for your buck.

Hurry up and check out your local Walgreens before these are no longer available! My favorites are all of them and I'm sure they will be my go to polishes for this Spring.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

KB Shimmer Spring 2015

I'm on vacation from work this week. I decided to take a spring break and get some things around the house done. So far I've planted some beautiful flowers in my front lawn and now I'm posting so I would say it's been a pretty eventful spring break so far.

I purchased a few polishes from KB Shimmer's latest spring collection which were all the holos. Today I have four to share. As usual all of them had a phenomenal formula and required only 2 coats. This is one if my favorite indie brands I have tried. Check out a description of each after the jump n

Blush Money is a peachy rose linear holo. It looks more scattered indoors and the holo on this one was least visible of the 4.

Ins and Sprouts is described by KB Shimmer as a pale citron linear green, like a new bud popping through the soil. This one was very strong as you can see in the photo.

Blue-d Lines is a gorgeous aquamarine blue linear holographic. There's some pretty serious holo effect going on in this polish, probably being the strongest of the collection.

Thistle-be The Day is a lilac Purple linear holo. Another strong holo with a great formula!

I knew I wouldn't be disappointed with this collection. I usually love all things KB Shimmer. These polishes are all available at KBShimmer.com and retail for $8.75 each.