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China Glaze Sea Goddess Collection Swatches

Tuesday, January 28, 2014 0

Today I have swatches for 3 polishes that are part of the Spring 2014 China Glaze Sea Goddess Collection.  These polishes were generously provided to me for review by nailpolishcanada.com

 From left to right we have Seahorsin’ Around,  Wish On a Starfish,  Shell We Dance 

 First up is my absolute favorite: Seahorsin’ Around

This polish reminds me of a liquid sand version of OPI Catch Me in Your Net polish.  I used two coats, no top coat or base coat.  The polish applied smoothly and there was no dragging.  It is very hard to describe the polish, it is a teal/ blue polish that looks like it also has fine teal/blue/silver glitter in it. What made me love this polish the most was that there was no staining when I removed it :) 


Next is Wish On a Starfish

This is a pastel pink liquid sand polish with a gold sheen/shimmer to it. I think that it is a very beautiful neutral liquid sand polish that could be work appropriate.  I used two coats, everything went on smoothly.  It reminds me of China Glaze strawberry fields but a paler pink and with more gold shimmer to it.

Lastly I have Shell We Dance 
This one is a raspberry pink with no gold shimmer to it.  It has small pink glitter in it.  I used two coats. The first coat was a bit patchy to apply but the second coat evened out the application issue.  I felt that the polish was a bit thicker than the other two polishes.

Also don't forget about the sale NailpolishCanada is having on the Sea Goddess collection
The full collection (all 6 shades in a set) is on sale for $37.70 (regular $47.70) until Feb 15th.

China Glaze Spring 2014: the Sea Goddess collection

Thursday, January 23, 2014 0

"Discover the hidden treasures of the ocean this spring with China Glaze® Sea Goddess. Six vibrant matte and glistening glitters take you from the sandy, sunny shore to the depths of the sea where the mermaids play"

For Spring 2014, China Glaze is releasing 6 fun shimmer liquid sand polishes.  They are:

Shell We Dance – Flip those fins across the sea floor in this bright rose pink with silver and pink glitter


Sand Dolla Make You Holla – The tide meets the sand in this white polish filled with fine multi-colored glitter

v Wish On a Starfish – Make dreams come true with a light pink and gold shimmer polish

Tail Me Something – Listen carefully to the whisper of the secretive sea in this glistening light lavender

Seahorsin’ Around – Splash around in this mermaid-tail turquoise with soft gold shimmer

Teal the Tide Turns – Swim through a seaweed maze of light teal with green glitter

NailpolishCanada is having a special sale on their website for the entire collection. 
The full collection (all 6 shades in a set) is on sale for $37.70 (regular $47.70) until Feb 15th.
NailpolishCanada has generously provided me with three polishes from this collection to review for you guys so get ready to see swatches in my next post.  I will be swatching: Wish On a Starfish,  Seahorsin’ Around,  Shell We Dance

Back logged swatches

Monday, January 20, 2014 0

I have had this post as a draft for a very long time and today I am finally posting my swatches.  I just haven't had the time to edit the pictures and it was taking me forever to upload the pictures. Today I have uploaded all the pictures.  Please forgive me for my lack of cropping on the pictures.  I didn't crop or edit the pictures in anyway.  I don't even have watermarks on them...oh wells

Left to right: Zoya Zara, Zoya Mimi, China glaze Strap On Your Moonboots, China Glaze When Stars Collide, China glaze Heat Index, OPI I Theodora You

First up we have Zoya Zara.  It is jelly lavender that has gold shimmer in it. It took 4 coats for me to get full opacity. Even in the pictures you can still see the VNL (visible nail line).  It had a very smooth application

 With Flash

 With Flash

No flash, natural light

 Next is one of my favorites Zoya Mimi.  This is a glass flecked purple that is the purple version of Zoya Charla/ OPI Catch me in your net/ Zoya Ivanka.  I used 3 coats in the pictures.  It had a very smooth application

With Flash

With flash

No flash, natural light

Next up are the two china glaze polishes from the hologram collection.  I already own most of the china glaze OMG collection so I didn't think I needed the hologram collection.  I did get the two colors that I thought were unique, a dark blue and a maroon purple

First is China glaze Strap On Your Moonboots.  I used three coats, if you were careful I think you could get away with two coats.  I had a bit of dragging when I applied the second coat; therefore I had to use three coats to even out my application.  

With flash

with flash

 No flash, natural light

 Number two is China Glaze When Stars Collide.  I had the same application issue as I did with China glaze Strap On Your Moonboots. There was some dragging on coat two so I applied a third coat to even out the application.

With flash

With flash

 No flash, natural light

Next we have Heat index from the China Glaze Sunsational Collection

I got this polish because it is extremely bright and has a JELLY finish!!!  I really like jelly polishes but a good jelly polish is hard to find.  Just look at the squishie-ness of the polish!  I used three coats.  I never wear this polish alone, I like to layer it with glitter polish underneath to make a glitter sandwich effect e.g. rainbow glitter (OPI Rainbow Connection) or black and white glitter (lynnderella connect the dots). etc

with Flash

with flash

No Flash, natural light

Lastly we have OPI I Theodora You.  I love love love this polish.  It is the perfect neutral pink.  Very smooth application two coats.  After some crazy funky designs/ colors on your nails, you may want a neutral cleanser color for your nails, this is the go to polish. It is very elegant and beautiful

No Flash, natural light

No Flash, natural light

No Flash, natural light

Time Flies

Sunday, January 19, 2014 3

I realized that I have had this blog for over 4 years.  It was a small hobby while I was working as a research scientist.  That job ended and I went back to school, graduated, and I am an x-ray technician.

I work quite a bit as an x-ray technician; therefore, work has taken a toll on my hands.  My constant hand washing has really dried up my skin and there have been a lot of nail breakages.  I am not as passionate about nail polish as I once was but I still keep up to date with the new collections and I still like nail polish.  I think what is difficult for me is that my nails are constantly broken and irregular shaped so it's hard to be motivated to take pretty pictures. 

Anyways, here is a x-ray related nail design :)

Also...look at this mess.  My racks are completely filled up and I have boxes of nail polish everywhere :( Everything is out of order and just sad :(   I need to find time to organize my babies

Awaken Collection For Zoya Spring 2014

Tuesday, January 14, 2014 3

Dillon Green mint shimmer metallic
Rebel Blue sky shimmer metallic
Hudson Purple orchid shimmer metallic
Dot Pink petal cream
Cole Peach whisper cream
Brooklyn White-gold shimmer metallic
Monet Multi-color, cellophane holographic topper

Yay or nay?

Purple is my favorite color but I've been getting bored of purple polishes now.  I want something new, fantastic, never seen before.  I wonder if Hudson will be it?  Or will Hudson be another frosty purple?

Testing blog post 1

Wednesday, January 8, 2014 2

Blogger and I have not been workig well together. My posts will not post at all.

Here is a picture of my xmas nails. I hope it works.

Barielle January Sweepstakes

Sunday, January 5, 2014 0

Barielle is excited to hold another Sweepstakes in January.

The January Sweepstakes will start on January 8th and will end on January 22nd.

There will be 10 prizes given out and two Grand Prizes of Coach Wristlets, RSP of $100.00 each.

The ten prizes are the Barielle products only.
The Barielle kit will consist of:

  • Two Barielle 5pack of your choice - $50
  • One Nail Rebuilding Protein Base Coat - $17.50
  • One No Chip Speed Dry Top Coat - $12.50
  • One Nail Strengthener Cream - $17.00

Two Grand Prizes will include the fashion accessory plus the Barielle Kit. The value of the total Grand Prize is more than $200.00

** Information provided by the manufacturer or their PR. **

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