Showing posts with label Glitter. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Glitter. Show all posts

Glisten & Glow Studio 54 Collection - swatches, review

Sunday, September 28, 2014


I have a fun, slightly textured, micro-glitter polish collection for you today - Studio 54, by Glisten & Glow. The great aspect of these polishes is the versatility. They can be worn on their own as a slightly textured polish, with top coat to completely even them out and provide a glossy finish, or over a base color.

They applied easily and the glitter covers evenly and rests flat against the nail. 

Let's take a look at these glittery sensations. I used three coats for each swatch and I had no issues with application on any of them.

Dancing on Star Dust is the most unique mixture of the collection. It contains a perfect balance of lavender, pink, green, blue, black, and gold micro-glitters in a slightly violet tinted base. No one color dominates the mixture, making this one standout from the others in this collection. It's confetti on your nails.

Dancing on Star Dust
Dancing on Star Dust
Dancing on Star Dust
Dancing on Star Dust
Dancing on Star Dust
Dancing on Star Dust
Dancing on Star Dust - with HK Girl top coat
Dancing on Star Dust - with HK Girl top coat
At the Door @ 54 is jam packed with magenta micro-glitters. It also has pink, gold, blue, and silver micro-glitters in a magenta pink toned base. This shade is sure to be an eye-catcher with its bright appearance. The colors complement each other and give it a classy, yet inspired look.

At the Door @ 54
At the Door @ 54
At the Door @ 54
At the Door @ 54
At the Door @ 54 with HK Girl top coat
At the Door @ 54 with HK Girl top coat
At the Door @ 54 with HK Girl top coat
At the Door @ 54 with HK Girl top coat
Rubell's Bus Boys has primarily red-toned coral and orange micro-glitters in a similarly tinted base. It also has a beautiful balance of blue, gold, and silver micro-glitters as well. It isn't quite as red as my photos show. The red-toned glitters seem to jump out when I am taking the photo and photo-bomb the shot. It does flash red, but appears more salmon in real life. 

Rubell's Bus Boys
Rubell's Bus Boys
Rubell's Bus Boys
Rubell's Bus Boys
Rubell's Bus Boys
Rubell's Bus Boys
Rubell's Bus Boys with HK Girl top coat
Rubell's Bus Boys with HK Girl top coat
The Moon & The Spoon is my favorite of the collection. It has mostly blue micro-glitters, along with gold, red, green, and silver micro-glitters in a slightly tinted blue base. The contrasting colors in this one provide a unique and very noticeable contrast. The overall look is very pleasing to the eye.

The Moon & The Spoon
The Moon & The Spoon
The Moon & The Spoon
The Moon & The Spoon
The Moon & The Spoon
The Moon & The Spoon
The Moon & The Spoon with HK Girl top coat
The Moon & The Spoon with HK Girl top coat
The Moon & The Spoon with HK Girl top coat
The Moon & The Spoon with HK Girl top coat
Gettin' Dirty with Disco Sally is packed with bright pink micro-glitters in a clear base. The addition of gold, red, pink, black and fuchsia micro-glitters create the perfect sparkling super girly mix. It's bright and stunning.

Gettin' Dirty with Disco Sally
Gettin' Dirty with Disco Sally
Gettin' Dirty with Disco Sally
Gettin' Dirty with Disco Sally
Gettin' Dirty with Disco Sally
Gettin' Dirty with Disco Sally
Gettin' Dirty with Disco Sally with HK Girl top coat
Gettin' Dirty with Disco Sally with HK Girl top coat
This collection is a dream for texture and glitter loving polish aficionados. But it's also the perfect fit for those that like a smooth and glossy finish. 

These polishes are available at GlistenandGlow.com for $10.50 each. 

Make sure to follow Glisten & Glow on Facebook to keep up with new releases and specials. Visit GlistenandGlow.com to see what other amazing products are there. 

These products were sent to me for an honest review. All opinions are my own. Please note that computer monitors may reflect colors differently.

Rainbow Honey Sweet Talk Collection

Monday, January 14, 2013

Rainbow Honey is releasing a new collection just in time for Valentine's Day - the Sweet Talk Collection.

The Sweet Talk Collection will be available on Fab.com on January 16th at 11 a.m. EST. The private sale  will run through 11 a.m. January 19th. Not a member of Fab? Join before the sale - it's free to sign up!

Following the Fab.com sale Sweet Talk Collection will be available again on 
http://rainbowhoney.com.

For this trio, Dee - Rainbow Honey's Chief Designer - chose to create two colors that were wearable on their own - Be Mine and Sweet Talk - yet still fun and shimmery. In addition to these two, XOXO adds that extra dimension and spark when you want it - perfect for an accent nail or as a full manicure for extra sparkle!   

I received two of the collection to share with you. XOXO and Sweet Talk. They are quite nice. I think Rainbow Honey has improved its formula. It is not as thick as previous polishes I have tried from the brand. The formula is nice. It has a smooth application and a good dry time. 

Let's move on to the swatches. 

Sweet Talk - is a decadently sweet collection of pastel glitters in a white jelly with hidden shimmer. I really like the multi-color glitter. It reminds me of the candy hearts we traded as children. It can be worn on its own. This is two coats.



Rainbow Honey Sweet Talk
Rainbow Honey Sweet Talk

Rainbow Honey Sweet Talk
Rainbow Honey Sweet Talk
XOXO- is a wonderful blend of glitters and flakes in a clear base for easy use over any manicure. I applied it over Barielle Queen for the Day which is the palest of pastel pinks. Look at that shimmer and shine from the flakes.

Rainbow Honey XOXO
Rainbow Honey XOXO

Rainbow Honey XOXO
Rainbow Honey XOXO

Keep up with future Rainbow honey collections by following on Facebook.

Maya Cosmetics polish swatches

Saturday, January 12, 2013

I have swatched several of the Maya Cosmetics line. Maya is a wonderful polish. It's original,  gorgeous and easy to apply.

I have three of the her newest polishes for you today. And they definitely meet the standards I have come to expect with Maya. The formulas were wonderful. They were easy to apply and a decent dry time.

Let's move on to the swatches. 

Grayscale - is a matte glitter polish with micro and small gunmetal, black, and white glitters in a clear base. This is two coats of Grayscale with no base color. It does have a topcoat on to smooth it. I think this is my favorite of the three.

Maya Cosmetics Grayscale
Maya Cosmetics Grayscale
Maya Cosmetics Grayscale
Maya Cosmetics Grayscale
Flyin' Solo - is a Limited Edition glitter topcoat. A mix of gunmetal, blue/purple iridescent, black glitters and shards, with red holo and black hearts! This is a statement polish - Flyin' Solo on Valentine's Day. As with any shaped glitter the hearts required a little extra care in applying. I have it on over Venique Reels of Fun.

Maya Cosmetics - Flyin' Solo
Maya Cosmetics - Flyin' Solo


Maya Cosmetics - Flyin' Solo
Maya Cosmetics - Flyin' Solo
Graceless Lady - is a lovely slate gray shade. The blue-gray base has a silver sparkle, hints of blue and purple sparkle.It  also has and subtle scattered holo throughout.

Maya Cosmetics Graceless Lady
Maya Cosmetics Graceless Lady

Maya Cosmetics Graceless Lady
Maya Cosmetics Graceless Lady
Maya Cosmetics is a wonderful indie polish. The polishes are quality and affordable. I am going to have to pick up a few more.

Maya Cosmetic nail polish is a quality indie polish. It can be purchased at www.maya-cosmetics.com/ for $8. Graceless Lady is $9. 

And don't forget to follow Maya Cosmetics on Facebook to get the latest updates!
These polishes were provided to me for an honest review. All opinions are my own.

ILNP New Year's polish review and swatches

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Happy New Year! I hope 2013 brings you a happy family, good health and favorable luck.

I received three of the polishes from I Love Nail Polish (ILNP) New Year collection and couldn't wait to share them with you.

ILNP are three-free. The ILNP New Year's Collection is available on her Etsy shop for $10 per bottle. Like her previous collections, this one consists of six lovely and versatile polishes that work well alone or over your favorite base colors!

The packaging and bottles are adorable.



The formula on these polishes is nice. The glitter applies evenly and the dry time is decent. It may take a little longer than some but not enough to deter me. I didn't have to "fish" for glitter.

Let's move on to the swatches.

A Nice Chianti - is a burgundy multi-sized glitter. I applied it over Barielle Remember Me. This is one coat of A Nice Chianti. I love the subtle look the polish has here. 


ILNA A Nice Chianti
ILNA A Nice Chianti
Little Mermaid - is a multi-color fine glitter. It has primarily blue glitter and just enough of different colors to add depth. I used a cosmetic sponge to apply it to the nail tips. I applied it over Venique Diamond Kisses.

ILNA Little Mermaid
ILNA Little Mermaid
Purple Stuff - is my favorite of the bunch! The glitter is different sizes, shapes, and colors. I have it on here over Essie St. Lucia Lilac. I didn't have to "fish" for glitter. I love this combination.

ILNA Purple Stuff
ILNA Purple Stuff

After trying these three colors I will definitely try more of her polishes. These polishes are available on her Etsy page for $10 each or $50 for the collection of six.

Keep current on her new collections by following her blog at ilnp.polishy.com/ and by following her Facebook page at facebook.com/ilnpbrand

These polishes were sent to me for an honest review. All opinions are my own.



Christmas Tree nail art

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Tis the season! The season for glitter, glam and festive nails.

Here is a Christmas Tree manicure complete with garland and ornaments. I used China Glaze polishes for this look.

I meant to make a step by step guide but I got carried away and forgot to take photos of each step. So I will try and explain it the best I can.

Christmas tree nail art
Christmas tree nail art
I used China Glaze White on White for the base color. Then I used a nail art brush and China Glaze Going in Circles to outline the zigzag outline for the tree. I filled in the outline with Going in Circles.

Then I used China Glaze Angel Wings for the garland by painting on diagonal lines.

I finished off by making the ornaments with a dotting tool and China Glaze Ruby Pumps.

I hope you enjoy these festive holiday nails.


China Glaze Cirque Du Soleil Worlds Away - review and swatches part two

Saturday, December 1, 2012

I have some exciting polishes to share with you. The China Glaze Cirque Du Soleil Worlds Away Collection. The remaining six polishes in the collection are in this post. This collection surprised me with some amazing creams, shimmers and glitter polishes. See the previous post on the collection here.

"Our unique lacquers contain China Clay as a nail hardener, the same material that gives porcelain its shiny finish. These glossy lacquers work in perfect cohesion with our professional nail treatments for lasting strength, durability and overall gorgeous nails," China Glaze website

The formulas varied but were good and the dry times were quick. I will list more details on each swatch.

Let's move on to the swatches.

It's a Trap-eze - is a glitterfest. Two coats provided great coverage. Tons of multi colored glitter are jam packed in this polish. You will definitely a top coat or two as it is a pretty thirsty polish. This one looks like an Indie polish. China Glaze has been taking notes it seems. I have never been a glitter type person but if you are - this polish is for you!

China Glaze Cirque Du Soleil Worlds Away - It's a Trap-eze
China Glaze Cirque Du Soleil Worlds Away - It's a Trap-eze
Escaping Reality - is a wonderful "Barbie" pink. Two coats provided opacity and shine. Although this one didn't dry to as much of a high-gloss finish as the others it still has a great shine.

China Glaze Cirque Du Soleil Worlds Away - Escaping Reality
China Glaze Cirque Du Soleil Worlds Away - Escaping Reality
Get Carried Away - is a glitter top coat. It has deep red, black and gold hex glitter along with black bar glitter. Make sure to apply it in a thin coat. It is a thick polish and will clump if you try to put it on in a thick layer.

China Glaze Cirque Du Soleil Worlds Away - Get Carried Away
China Glaze Cirque Du Soleil Worlds Away - Get Carried Away
Going in Circles - is my favorite of this group. A bold green with a gold shimmer. Two coats provided great opacity and a wonderful shine. I will be excited to use this one in my nail art efforts!

China Glaze Cirque Du Soleil Worlds Away - Going in Circles
China Glaze Cirque Du Soleil Worlds Away - Going in Circles
Hanging in the Balance - is a wonderful and bright blue. Two coats provides a great opacity and high gloss shine. Make sure you use a good base coat and maybe even two layers of base coat. Blues in general tend to stain the nails. This one is no exception.

China Glaze Cirque Du Soleil Worlds Away - Hanging in the Balance
China Glaze Cirque Du Soleil Worlds Away - Hanging in the Balance

Water you waiting for - is a great glitter polish. The glitter is dense enough it could be worn on its own. Here I have it on over Hanging in the Balance.

China Glaze Cirque Du Soleil Worlds Away - Water you Waiting For
China Glaze Cirque Du Soleil Worlds Away - Water you Waiting For



The inspiration for this collection - the movie Cirque Du Soleil Worlds Away - is set to be released in the US on December 21, 2012.

These polishes were sent to me for an honest review. All opinions are my own.






China Glaze Cirque Du Soleil Worlds Away - review and swatches part one

Thursday, November 29, 2012

I have some exciting polishes to share with you. The China Glaze Cirque Du Soleil Worlds Away Collection. I will highlight six of the polishes in this post. This collection surprised me with some amazing creams, shimmers and glitter polishes.

"Our unique lacquers contain China Clay as a nail hardener, the same material that gives porcelain its shiny finish. These glossy lacquers work in perfect cohesion with our professional nail treatments for lasting strength, durability and overall gorgeous nails," China Glaze website

The formulas varied but were good and the dry times were quick. I will list more details on each swatch.

Let's move on to the swatches.

Bend Over Backwards - is a luscious, shimmery red. Two coats provided a great opacity and a lustrous shine. I love this shade of red.

China Glaze Cirque Du Soleil Worlds Away - Bend Over Backwards
China Glaze Cirque Du Soleil Worlds Away - Bend Over Backwards
Creative Fantasy - is a wonderful grape purple. It has an amazing jelly consistency. The only drawback with jelly polishes is that they require several coats to reach opacity. This is four coats. It dries with a rubbery finish. I used a top coat on the pointer and middle nails so you can compare the finish.

China Glaze Cirque Du Soleil Worlds Away - Creative Fantasy
China Glaze Cirque Du Soleil Worlds Away - Creative Fantasy
Def Defying - is a wonderful lime shade. It is a cream polish and dries to a high gloss finish. This is two coats.

China Glaze Cirque Du Soleil Worlds Away - Def Defying
China Glaze Cirque Du Soleil Worlds Away - Def Defying
Igniting Love - is a deep salmon shade. I really enjoyed this cream polish and its glossy finish. This is two coats. 


Whirled Away - is a matte glitter top coat. Black bar glitter and multi sized black and white hex glitter are abundant in this polish. Although the glitter required some "fishing for glitter" by the time I got to my pinkie nail I had it figured out. Even so it does require some effort to get the glitter on the nail. But once applied I loved the look! Especially over Surreal Appeal.

China Glaze Cirque Du Soleil Worlds Away -Whirled Away
China Glaze Cirque Du Soleil Worlds Away -Whirled Away
Surreal Appeal - is my favorite of the six posted. A wonderful light salmon color. It is a great cream polish and it dries to an extreme high gloss shine. This is two coats.

China Glaze Cirque Du Soleil Worlds Away -Surreal Appeal
China Glaze Cirque Du Soleil Worlds Away -Surreal Appeal

Make sure to watch for the remaining China Glaze China Glaze Cirque Du Soleil Worlds Away polishes in the next post!

The inspiration for this collection - the movie Cirque Du Soleil Worlds Away - is set to be released in the US on December 21, 2012.

These polishes were sent to me for an honest review. All opinions are my own.

NOTD: Glittery goodness with China Glaze

Sunday, November 25, 2012

I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend. My night is going to be jam-packed with watching my favorite show "Once Upon a Time" and laundry. So I just want to share a quick NOTD with you.

I used China Glaze Glistening Snow over China Glaze No Plain Jane. What a magnificent combination! No Plain Jane is a wonderful deep, yet almost smoky, purple. Glistening Snow is holographic micro-glitter. The sparkly almost put my camera into spasms though.

What do you think?

China Glaze Glistening Snow over China Glaze No Plain Jane
China Glaze Glistening Snow over China Glaze No Plain Jane

China Glaze Glistening Snow over China Glaze No Plain Jane
China Glaze Glistening Snow over China Glaze No Plain Jane

Glistening Snow was sent to me for review. No Plain Jane was purchased by me. All opinions are my own.

 

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