Thursday, July 26, 2012

I Now Have a Facebook Fan Page!

You can check it out HERE!

Hopefully this way my wonderful followers can keep up with me in another way! I'll be posting when I have up new blog posts and when there's news in the makeup world!

Thanks for being a follower of my blogs. I truly appreciate every one of you. :)

Zoya- Zuza

Hi!

Today I have Zoya Zuza. I bought it from a seller on Copious with a $10 credit I had for only 1 cent!!! How awesome is that? (if you'd like to sign up on Copious and get a credit, feel free to click my invite if you'd like:  http://copious.com/invites/4fd984676058f17f7f00933d )

Zuza is part of the Beach & Surf 2012 collection. On the Zoya website they describe Zuza as a "Deep, saturated, oceanic turquoise with gold and silver metallic shimmer and a foil-like finish. A beachy, colorful, foil-like shade with the perfect balance between blue and green."

This is 2 coats of Zoya Zuza over China Glaze base coat and Orly topcoat to top it all off.




You can purchase this color here on the Zoya website.

~Emily


Saturday, July 21, 2012

Sinful Colors- Zeus

Hi Everyone!

I decided to make a quick post about Sinful Colors Zeus before I headed to bed. I'm having company over later today (Sunday) so I didn't know if I would have the time to post this so I just went ahead and decided to post it early. :)

Sinful Colors Zeus is a sort of dusty purple with a pink/purple shimmer. This was part of the Cast Away collection I believe. I love Sinful Colors. They are pretty cheap ($1.99 or even cheaper if you find them on sale) and they wear just as long, if not longer, than some of the big name brands. With this mani I used China Glaze base coat, 2 coats of Zeus and Orly topcoat.



 Indoors under fluorescent light.


With flash on.


You could possibly still find this color in stores along with their permanent and current collections.

Thanks for reading!

~Emily


Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Color Club- Worth The Risque

Color Club Worth The Risque is a silver polish with a holographic sheen. I bought this a while back and swatched it but never really got around to doing a full mani until now. The holo is there, it's just hard to catch it in some lights. You can really see it in the sun and if you are under a lot of light, but other than that you may not catch it. I actually like this polish, I wish it just had more of a holo effect. The formula is good since it's not patchy or hard to apply like some holo polishes can be. This is 2 coats over base and Orly Topcoat.



 Inside with sunlight



 With flash



I tried to catch some of the holo effect, but it's a bit hard to.

With this polish, I've heard that there have been some with super amounts of holo and others that were duds with no holo. I'm guessing mine is in between? I'm not sure. Every swatch I see has about the same amount of holo mine does.

~Emily


Sunday, July 15, 2012

China Glaze- Blue Iguana

I picked up Blue Iguana when I was clearance shopping at Ulta. I found this for $3.99? (I think). It was part of the Island Escape collection from last year.

Blue Iguana is a medium almost dark blue with glass fleck shimmer that is blue and violet. This shade is pretty sheer. I usually don't go past my 3 coat limit (I make exceptions from time to time) and this was still sheer, although I really like it. The violet shimmer is hard for me to pick up in my photos, but it is there in person.  This is 3 coats with Orly topcoat.

I also apologize ahead of time for the messy nails. I finally found a brush for clean up that actually works, so they should get better with time.

 Indirect sunlight


 Direct Sunlight


This shows the shimmer better.


I believe I may try this color again over black. I think it would make it pop more. 

Thanks for viewing!

~Emily


Saturday, July 7, 2012

Nail Polish Haul From the Last 6 Months (PHOTO HEAVY)

I've never done one of these posts so here ya go!

I've bought all of these within the last 6 months. They came from all different stores. All for less than $4 each on the clearance rack, on sale or regularly priced (except for the OPI boxed collections). Pays to shop clearance! Also, this is only a small fraction of my collection. If you'd like me to swatch any of these, just comment below. None are for sale.



(L to R: Finger Paints: Motley, Asylum, Twisted)
I just found these at my local Sally's 3 days ago, check out the nearest one and see if they are possibly there.



 (L to R: Essie: Super Bossa Nova (found at Ross), Meet Me At Sunset, Smooth Sailing, Braziliant (found at Burke's Outlet)
 

(L to R: Zoya: Gemma, Dannii and Pippa. Found at Ulta)


(L to R: Spoiled by Wet N Wild: Shrimp on the Barbie, Are Mermaids Real and I'm so Jaded. Found on sale at CVS)


(L to R: Sinful Colors: Cinderella, Let Me Go, and Blue By You. Found at Walgreen's for their normal price of $1.99)


(L to R: Orly: Mysterious Curse, Androgynie, and Twilight. Found at Sally Beauty)

(Nicole by OPI: Green Up Your Act. Found at Target for $2)


(L to R: China Glaze Champagne Bubbles, Sea Spray, Lorelei's Tiara, Cha Cha Cha, and Senorita Bonita. Found at Ulta and Sally Beauty)





(L to R: China Glaze Ick-A-Body, Riveting, Blue Iguana, Ring In The Red, and Pelican Grey. From Ulta and Sally Beauty)


(L to R: China Glaze Some Like It Haute, Ultamate Holiday, Knotty, and Full Spectrum. From Ulta and Sally Beauty)




Lil Shooters was found at TJ Maxx for $7.99 and Serena Glam Slam was $14 at Ulta.



Wheewww! I shouldn't let a haul post build up like that. It was a lot! But once again, if you want to see any just let me know!

~Emily