Yea! I finally got home from my fitness class and now I can show you the very last polish in the Zoya Magical PixieDust trio.Zoya Lux is a dusty pink textured polish with the larger holo glitters. I used two coats just like the others. This one was by far the most textured. It was very gritty and actually snagged a sweater at work today. lol I love that too. I just didn't like that the formula was thick. Not goopy or hard to work with, just a little on the thick side. I'm too scared to use thinner in it though. I don't know what it might do to the texture, if anything. I won't risk it though. Anyway, I love this shade, but not as much as the other two. Zoya Cosmo just kills me everytime I see it.
Wednesday, March 5, 2014
Ok so I have the second polish in the Zoya Magical PixieDust trio and I think it's my ultimate favorite. I mean, like, my favorite textured polish out of all of the brands.Zoya Cosmo is soooo gorgeous! It's a silver base with the same chunky holo glitters that are in all three of the Magical PixieDusts. I only needed one coat but I used two just so I could get more glitter. lol I don't even know what else to say about this. I love it for Spring. I love it for the holidays. I love it for a night out on the town. I think this is just a great texture to wear year-round. And don't for one second think that I won't. lol
Have a great night and I'll have the last of the trio for you tomorrow.
Tuesday, March 4, 2014
Ok you guys. I suck. lol I'm really trying to get it together and get back to posting everyday since the holidays have been over. I really just want to say sorry, not sorry because my blog has really taken a back seat in my life since the new year began but for a good reason. I became a vegetarian in June 2013 and it really changed my life for the better. It made me want to focus more of my time and energy on my health which is why I'm not able to post everyday anymore. I get out of work, I come home and eat dinner then I either run at the park or take fitness classes. Once I get home I have to take a shower and then it's bedtime. I don't really give myself a lot of time to sit down and focus on my blog. I've been trying to swatch on Sunday so that I have something for you all, but it get's tough sometimes. I know I have some new followers and thank you to the older ones for sticking around, but I'm going to be better at managing my time and blog. I promise. So keep coming back because I really love that I get to share my love of polish with all of you. And the few comments I get are greatly appreciated. I reply to all of them (eventually) so keep 'em coming. ♥
Sorry for that, but I had to get it out there. Now on to the good stuff.Zoya Vega is one of my new favorite polishes because, well, it's a textured polish (which I love) but it's the chunky texture which I love the most. The whole Magical PixieDust trio reminds me a lot of the first OPI sands and I still wear and love those to this day. Vega is a metallic baby blue texure with chunky holo glitters that pop in the light. I used two coats and let both dry completely before taking these photos. I would have shown you all three, but guess what? I didn't have time to swatch them all. Are you surprised? lol
Again thank you to everyone who comes to read my posts everyday. It's gonna get good again. Have a good night! (:
Sunday, March 2, 2014
I can't believe I haven't blogged this polish before (at least I don't remember doing it) because I've had it for so long. This is the first Color Club holo I bought but I've shown the other two and not this one. I've worn it a hundred or so times but never thought to take a picture I guess.Color Club Beyond is so appropriately named because the black base is super dark but the holo effect looks like far away galaxies. This polish could be a one-coater if you really wanted it to be but I used two thinner coats for this swatch. I mean there isn't much else to say about it because I know the photos speak for themselves. I mean, the holo is to die for and who doesn't love a classic black nail?
I promise I'll post some nail art soon. I have been trying to get inspired to do something fun, but what? I think I'm gonna be copy-catting Pinterest manis and trying out tutorials until I can come up with something of my own.
Friday, February 28, 2014
If you read the title of this post I'm sure you're like, "Awww man! Another purple polish?" Well it's totally worth it and I can't wait any longer. The swatches have been sitting on my desktop just staring at me in all their glory waiting to be shared with the world. Well here we go!Girly Bits Twitterpated is probably one of the most beautiful polishes I own. Yes! Out of my whole collection, this is one of my favorites without a doubt. I used two coats for the swatches above. Twitterpated is a lavender polish with a super linear holo. I've only worn it one time (for the swatches) and can't believe I didn't open it sooner and I can't wait to wear it again. I think this might be my new "go to" polish. (:
What do you think about this beauty? Does it give a little tug to your heartstrings? Let me know in the comments below.
Thursday, February 27, 2014
Since Spring is around the corner I guess it's time for me to break out my pastels. I'm not a huge fan of pastels but this one is so pretty. It was gifted to me and I thought I wouldn't like it but then I swatched it and completely changed my mind.Super Perola Primeiro Amor is a Brazilian brand which actually reads Super Pearl First Love in English. I think that name is so fitting. It's a light lilac creme with a pearl finish and I only needed two coats. I thought this would be super cute with a sunflower decal or some daisies painted over it, but I don't have sunflower decals and I didn't think about daisies until after the fact.
Have a wonderful night and I'll see you all tomorrow.
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
I was a little hesitant to post this one at first because I had some issues with the last white swatch I posted a long time ago. It was China Glaze White on White and it turns out that my sloppy (and non-watermarked) photo is pretty popular around the internet for some reason. It was stolen by another blogger claiming it to be her own and also eBay and Etsy sellers in which they photoshopped their nail decals on top of the white nail and then watermarked it with their shop name. Can you believe I actually had to pull out legal documents on them? All over a white nails, but it was my white nail so I fought for it. Now that I have a watermark of my own I'm hoping these will stay safe on my page.Zoya Purity is the best white polish I think I've ever owned. I always love to have a white mani when it gets warmer outside. I think it's like my way of ushering in the new season. I used two coats of Purity for full opacity. At first I thought it was a bit streaky, but as it dried it self-leveled which is always a great quality for cremes to have and you probably know how much I hate cremes. They just never look good unless they self-level because, let's face it, no one is perfect at painting nails. At least I know I'm not.
So hopefully no one will steal this photo too and I can blog peacefully. Have a great night! (:
Monday, February 24, 2014
I am super excited for this post because I was not only lucky enough to get one surprise package from Jin of Superficially Colorful, but TWO! She surprised me with four more of her amazing thermal polishes. You can see the first set HERE.
First is Serene. This is such a gorgeous color when it's cool and very, well...serene. lol It is a bright baby blue color with a little bit of shimmer.This is Serene after it is warmed up. It lightens up to a powder blue which is also gorgeous. It's maybe not the best on my skin tone but I still love it.
Provocative is a darker red-toned purple and dries super quick. It's also a one-coater if you are careful with your application.
This one also lightens up a bit under warm water to show off a beautiful red-violet color.
For someone that absolutely hates pink, I sure do love pink polish and this one is no stranger to the bunch. Exalted is a super fun bubblegum pink with a bit of silver shimmer.
Just like Serene, Exalted lightens up to a powder pink (almost white) which is also not great on my skin tone but oh so fun. I can't bear to NOT wear it.
Enthralled is a really pretty Coca-cola reddish-brown color. It has some golden shimmer in it which is nice when the lights hits just right.
So I'm not sure if it's because I only used one coat for this swatch or if my camera is playing tricks but I've seen Enthralled a lot more red when it is warm. HERE is a really great swatch from Smashley Sparkles where her's is more red.
I hope this post was as enjoyable as the last. Now that I have eight of these thermals from Superficially Colorful I can't even pick a favorite. What's yours? Let me know in the comments below. (:
UPDATE: If you are interested in purchasing any of Jin's amazing polishes, her shop will launch on March 3, 2014. I'm not sure if the thermals will be available at first but she does make some other gorgeous one's to choose from.