Sunday, April 29, 2012

China Glaze - Dress Me Up

I still haven't finished testing out all of my polishes from China Glaze's Hunger Games inspired 'Colours From the Capitol' collection so I figured this weekend I would come back to them since it's been a couple weeks. This is two coats of Dress Me Up. 

I could have sworn this color was more of a dusty pink, but apparently my eyes were playing tricks on me. It looks much more like a light brown, with a very subtle hint of dusty pink. Even though it's not what I expected, I really like the color. It's professional and classy, but not really in season. This will make for a great autumn polish (as will some of the others from this collection, which I might hold on to until then!).  The application was surprisingly not-so-stellar. It dried really fast and was really globby, unlike most of the China Glaze polishes I have. Once it dries it looks fine, just a bit of a pain to apply. 

Was anyone else surprised this wasn't as pink as it appears in the bottle? Or am I just crazy?

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Love & Beauty - Unnamed Polish

I know it's spring and I should be wearing all sorts of fun pastels, but for some reason, today I was craving something more vampy. And that's where this beauty of a polish comes in. This is an unnamed Love & Beauty polish that I got in a set for my birthday about a month ago. It's a beautiful eggplant colored creme polish, it's a shame it doesn't have a name! Just two coats and it was good to go! It looks much more purple in the sun, but in the shade it tends to look brown or black. 

Normally I don't like to wear such dark colors, as my skin is obviously very fair and dark colors are such a contrast, but this polish gives me hope that perhaps I can branch out a bit more than I normally do. I think it would look awesome with some gold or bronze stamping over the top, but I was feeling lazy. Next time. :)

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Essie - A Cut Above

I am in LOVE with this manicure! I had the urge to wear a nude polish, so I picked up this unnamed The Color Workshop polish that I got in a set for my birthday. It's a very light, creamy pink color that I can't get enough of! 

I wanted to spice up this very professional pink, and that's where Essie's A Cut Above comes in. This is from Essie's luxeffects collection. I actually received this in my March Birchbox - a full polish bottle - score!!! I really love this color because it catches the light so well with all the shiny hex and micro glitter. 

I think this is a  fun way to jazz up a neutral polish, while still keeping it work-friendly. How do you spice up your nails for work? 

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Sally Hansen - Teeny Greeny Bikini

This weekend I sported a really fun, spring-ish mani that I actually liked much more than I expected to. This is two coats of Sally Hansen's Teeny Greeny Bikini, from the 2011 Xtreme Wear collection. 

This polish is a very fun nearly pastel green, that has a great foil finish. For the best look, it definitely needs two coats - as only one was very flimsy and blah. I picked up a couple other colors in this collection awhile back and haven't tried them, but Teeny Greeny Bikini has me excited to see how the others look, too - which of course I'll share with all of you! :) 

What spring mani did you sport this weekend?

Monday, April 9, 2012

China Glaze - Fast Track (and pedicure)

Today I am wearing another from the Hunger Games inspired Colours from the Capitol collection by China Glaze. This was the color I was most excited about when I first saw the line up for this collection, and even once I bought it. I love a good neutral polish, and this looks exceptionally beautiful as it's filled with small gold flake shimmer.While I do love this polish, I was disappointed with the application. It was really goopy and took a while to dry, and was even brushing off as I applied the top coat. It globbed up on the ends of my nails, and I thought for sure it would look awful once it dried - but actually, it looks pretty good despite the hell of painting it on (shocking for a China Glaze polish, in my experience). 

All in all, despite the application flaws, this is a great neutral polish. It has some oomph for a neutral - definitely one you can wear in a professional setting while still showing some personality. Plus, it looks really amazing in sunlight!

On another note, my future mother in law took me and my future sister in laws out for birthday pedicures (as our birthdays fall right around the same time). I picked out a bright purple from Color Club (which I didn't happen to catch the name of, unfortunately) and got a pretty flower painted on as well. I love getting a pedicure, and I'm really happy with how this one turned out! 

Monday, April 2, 2012

Sally Hansen - Hi-Res

This weekend I tried out a nailpolish I've had in my collection for about a year now, sitting untouched in my stash. This is two coats of Sally Hansen Hi-Res, from the HD collection which was released last spring. This is a bright fuschia pink that almost looks metallic, and has a bit of shimmer which is pretty much unnoticeable. I used one coat of an unnamed Color Workshop holographic glitter to jazz things up a bit. 

This polish is nothing special, and definitely lacks in comparison to the other colors in the collection (which I unfortunately don't own), but it was a good weekend color, nonetheless. I'm already excited for a pastel Easter mani... stay tuned!

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