Monday, September 24, 2012

BPotW China Glaze Ruby Pumps and Fingerpaints Brilliant Brushstroke

Hi Everyone!

Sorry I didn't get this post up sooner. I've been extremely busy and have been away. If I can't get the Boyfriend's Pick of the Week up sooner than I have lately, I'm just going to call it Boyfriend's Pick. I'll see how things go. I don't want to disappoint any of you!

The boyfriend picked China Glaze Ruby Pumps last week and dumb me thought it was just a glitter topcoat polish so I was going to use Fingerpaints Brilliant Brushstroke as a base, but I was in for a surprise when I realized it really wasn't just a glitter topcoat. It actually had a red base! So I just went ahead and kept both on since I actually really like Brilliant Brushstroke more than I thought.

Ruby Pumps is a gorgeous red base loaded with red glitter. This was part of the China Glaze Loves You Snow Much Holiday 2009 collection. Fingerpaints Brilliant Brushstroke is a bright cherry red with gold microglitter/shimmer.

Both are 3 coats with no top coat. Brilliant Brushstroke is on my index and ring finger and Ruby Pumps is on my middle and pinky finger.

Both formulas are pretty good.  Even with 3 coats they can be a little on the sheer side. I like Brilliant Brushstroke a little more than Ruby Pumps. Which do you like more?


Sunday, September 16, 2012

Orly Rococo A Go-Go VS. Zoya Jem

I was going through my collection a while back and I noticed I had two colors that looked the same. I don't purposely buy dupes really or anything that looks close to a polish I already have. The two that look similar are Orly Rococo A Go-Go and Zoya Jem. These are so close to being dupes of each other it hurts! The only differences I can tell are that Rococo A Go-Go has slightly bigger shimmer/glitter and is only a tiny bit darker than Jem. Jem is a little more red/pink toned. I prefer Zoya's formula since it seems to be a bit better to work with. Both formulas are good though.

Honestly, they look identical in person, so if you have one you really don't need the other (unless you really want it).

This is 3 coats of each polish with flash.


Wednesday, September 12, 2012

BPoftheW: Zoya Adina

Sorry for getting this up so late. I've been super busy and tired. So really this should be Boyfriend's Pick of Last Week LOL! Don't worry, I'll make up for it this week. I'll have another post up soon.

Zoya Adina is a amazing violet with green duochrome/shimmer. It's described on the Zoya website as the following: "Adina can be best described as: Violet metallic multichrome. A frosty hint of green and magenta creates a unique "oil-slick" look." This is one of my favorite colors I own! My photos are not the greatest by any means. The green duochrome/shimmer is much stronger in person.

(In direct sunlight)

(Indirect sunlight)

You can purchase HERE. ALTHOUGH if you do not already have an account, you can click HERE (my Share The Love code) and you'll get a FREE bottle of nail polish (any color from Zoya). All you have to do is pay shipping.


Saturday, September 1, 2012

Boyfriend's Pick of the Week- China Glaze Riveting

 Hi Everyone!

I'm starting up a new feature on my blog were my boyfriend picks a color from my collection each week. I'm not sure of the day I'll have the posts up but they will be each week. This week I have China Glaze Riveting that he picked!

Want a little more info. on my boyfriend? His name is Josh and we've been together almost 5 years in December. He's a gamer (PC games mostly) and plays the guitar. He's an awesome person and knows how to make everyone laugh! So if you ever see the name Josh, it's him. :)

China Glaze Riveting is part of the Hunger Games Collection. I didn't read the books or watch the movie so I wasn't all that crazy about the names and the meanings, although there were some gorgeous colors within this collection. Now that the collection is on clearance most places I may pick up a few other colors. Riveting an amazing vibrant orange with gold shimmer which is actually tiny flakes.

The formula was pretty good, I didn't have any issues with applying it. I used 2 coats which is great! My camera didn't do this color justice, so sorry in advance.

This color is so much more vibrant than my camera leads you to believe, you'll NEED to check this one out in person. You won't regret it!