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Zoya Ornate Holiday Collection Preview

25 Sep

Hey guys! I have some more exciting news to share with you today. For one, I’ve been doing a little more on my blog today and added a ‘wishlist’ page as well as posting some stuff for the next 2 or 3 days.

I spent the entire day just browsing the web for swatches and just looking through different nail blogs and I found something on Zoya’s website. They are letting people preorder the Winter 2012/13 collection!

Wow look at those colors! They’re so gorgeous!

Electro- A full coverage, micro fine diamond holographic glitter with holographic bar tinsel mixed in.

Ziv- Full coverage gold foil with micro diamond particles.

Storm- Holiday black with lots of micro holo glitter.

Aurora- Cool undertone plum with micro diamond holographic glitter. (My favorite so far!)

Logan-  (forest?) green sparkly foil finish.

Blaze- Looks like a darkened fushia/pink with micro holo glitter.

You can preorder the whole collection right here. I’m not sure if I’ll preorder it soon or maybe just wait for it to come out, but I’m pretty sure I’ll get all of them… They’ll be out in stores in October. Yay!

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OPI Suzi & the 7 Dusseldorfs Swatch

6 Sep

Hey guys! Sorry for not posting in a while, I’ve been super busy with school and team fortress 2 and such…. 😛

Today I have a swatch of Suzi & the 7 Dusseldorfs from OPI’s new Germany collection. I picked up about half of the collection the last time I went to the store. This actually was my least favorite one in the bottle. It just was not as interesting as some of the others that I picked up. Now that I have it on my nails, I love it more than I thought I would.

It’s a light purple with super tiny pink microglitter. It’s a little more pink on the nail than in the bottle. It has a very metallic effect on the nail, which surprised me a little.

Hmmm, I’ve been having trouble with my pictures lately. I can’t get the colors to look like they do in real life. That’s another reason I haven’t posted in a while. Right here, it looks dark purple, but it’s totally not. It has a lot more pink in it. Anyway, this had a nice enough formula, 3 coats. Also, this has been on my nails for 2 or 3 days and no chipping at all, so it has a lot of staying power! 🙂

China Glaze Deviantly Daring Swatch

10 Aug

The other day I ordered a couple polishes from transdesign.com along with another polish rack, because my other 2 are overflowing 🙂 I ordered OPI DS Magic and 5 China Glazes, including Deviantly Daring from the new Bohemian collection.

The Bohemian Collection consists of 6 duochrome colors. For some reason, this one stood out a lot to me. It’s a metallic turquoise with blue color shift. The color in the bottle looks beautiful, but on the nail, it was a little disappointing. 😦

The duochrome was nowhere near as prominent as it was in the bottle. It just looked like a very metallic turquoise color. It was pretty, but I was really expecting the blue to come out a lot more than it did. I’m not usually a fan of duochromes though, they’re always kind of streaky from the brush strokes. The coverage was good though, only 2 coats here.

Although it’s not my favorite China Glaze polish, it’s still very pretty and metallic.

China Glaze I Herd That

6 Aug

As I mentioned in the last post, I picked up this polish from the On Safari Collection the other day. This one is a beautiful gold and copper glitter, with a small amount of holo glitter. It’s not nearly as holographic as I’m Not Lion (from the same collection.)

There’s barely any holo in this unless it’s in direct sunlight, and even then it is hard to see. If you look at the bottle, it looks like it’s mostly copper with a little bit of gold glitter. On the nail, it’s almost the opposite. Maybe it’s just that the gold stands out more but I think it’s a lot more gold on the nail than it is in the bottle.

 

 

You can see the holo a lot better in this picture, on the nail and in the bottle. When I took this picture, I had been wearing this polish for about 12 hours and you can already see the slight chipping on the tip of my ring finger. Also, I didn’t like this formula. It was slightly gloppy. Although the coverage was great. This is 2 coats.

If I had to choose between I’m Not Lion and I Herd That, I would choose I’m Not Lion. Although, part of that might be because I’m not a huge fan of gold 🙂