Saturday, April 19, 2014

2014 Zoya Nail Polish Exchange

Hey guys!  Its that time of year for Zoya's Nail Polish Exchange.  Its runs from April 21st to April 28th, so be sure to take advantage of it while you can.






Visit Zoya.com for more information! Has anyone done this in past years?  Going to try it this year?
-Kelly

Friday, April 18, 2014

Zoya Magical Pixie Dusts Summer 2014 Press Release

Yes!  Just what everyone needs, more Magical Pixie Dusts!  Zoya is releasing three new shades of their Magical Pixie Dusts, here's the info:

Bar: A nude topaz
Ginni: A pink tourmaline
Arlo: A violet amethyst






I am super excited for the pink tourmaline shade! Which ones are you guys excited about? These are available NOW for PRE-ORDER.  Visit Zoya.com for more information and to place an order.
-Kelly


Picture Polish: Bridget

Hey guys!  Happy Friday!  There have been a ton of new releases from Picture Polish, lately.  I did my best to snag up what I could, when I could!  They recently released three shades that were previously from the brand Ozotic, and they rebranded them for a limited edition release.  They dubbed them with a Bridget Jones/Elizabeth Bennet theme.  I couldn't resist them, as they were beautiful polishes and based off of some of my favorite books!



Today, I'm showing off Picture Polish Bridget.  Bridget is a red polish with a beautiful scattered holographic sparkle.  The sparkle in this really picks up the red base, making it look almost like embedded embers.  It really lights the polish up is a stunning way!  I used two coats for this and had zero clean up.  It was easy to control and self leveling.  Its a pretty saturated red, so I was worried it would stain, but nope!  No staining here!  I'm glad I was able to snag this beauty up, its a perfect addition to my Picture Polish collection and a beautiful red.





What do you guys think of this one?  How do you feel about Picture Polish rebranding the Ozotic color?  I've seen some people not so happy about it.  But really, major companies do it all of the time and act like they are brand new colors with new collections.  Picture Polish was honest about it and I definitely warm to the company for that!
-Kelly

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Born Pretty Store Triangle Water Decal

Good morning, everyone!  I have a new batch of things from Born Pretty Store to show off today.  They have so many things for nail art, so be sure to check the website out!



I started out with a gradient base of Lime Crime Lavendairy and Lime Crime Parfait Day.  The gradient is subtle but that is exactly what I wanted for these crazy decals.  The water decals come in a set of four designs.  I'm wearing the design D191, a funky triangle shape montage.  They applied very easily and the directions were very clear and easy to understand.  You simply take the clear plastic off, cut your shape out and dip into water for a few seconds (15).  The design then comes off of the paper backing and you can apply it to your nail.  The only thing about this design is that it seemed to wilt once I put top coat on it.  I used Seche Vite topcoat as when I put my Glisten & Glow topcoat on it seemed to wilt more horribly.  Sometimes the indie topcoats can be funny with the decals.  It did wilt less with the Seche, but still noticeable. I loved the end look of this.  It made me think of Saved by The Bell!  Haha!







Here is the exact link to these decals, the item ID is 5631:
http://www.bornprettystore.com/4pcs-nail-water-decals-stickers-black-stripe-ripple-triangle-moon-star-round-p-5631.html



Also, don't forget to use the coupon code BANQ10 for a discount off of your next order!
-Kelly


Items were sent to me for my honest review. 

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Zoya Tickled & Bubbly Press Release

Hey guys!  I thought I would send you all a heads up on Zoya's new Summer 2014 collection titled "Tickled & Bubbly"!  Here are the upcoming shades:





Tickled
Ling: True blue cream
Tilda: Mantis green cream
Rooney: Hollywood pink cream
Kitridge: Carnation pink cream
Wendy: Tickle pink cream
Rocha: Folly red cream

Bubbly
Muse: Mermaid blue metallic 
Stassi: Jade green metallic
Harper: Mexican pink metallic
Binx: Purple orchid metallic 
Jessy: Orange coral metallic
Alma: Golden peach metallic

All of the Bubbly shades also have holographic glitter and are great for layering!  I am pretty excited about these collections! Six shades each, making it a pretty big release.  All of these colors are available APRIL 15 for PRE-ORDER.  Visit Zoya.com to check out the new collection! These retail for $9.00 each.   Anyone else pretty excited?

Picture Polish: Gravity

Hey guys!  I have another Picture Polish Limited Edition shade to show off today.  I had a minor panic attack before I painted my nails with this one, I couldn't get the bottle open!  I immediately ran down to my mom for some help, "Mom its Limited Edition, don't break it!".  A little psycho?  Maybe.  It eventually opened and put my mind at ease.




This is Picture Polish Gravity.  Gravity is another shifting polish and this one shifts from blue to an almost purple/pink.  I would say that this one is my favorite, but in all sincerity, they are all my favorite!  There's no way for me to choose.  Gravity also contains the holographic shards that I love so dearly.  I used one coat over China Glaze Liquid Leather, application was perfection.  I only have two more of these polishes to try and I wish they would never stop coming!  So stunning!  I can't wait to do some Doctor Who nails with this shade, it just seems perfect for it!  Or maybe that's because I'm coming off a 4 hour marathon?










How do you guys like this one?  Do you have a favorite yet?
-Kelly

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Twinsie Tuesday: Gifted Polish

Hey guys!  Its Tuesday and that means another loved Twinsie Tuesday post.  This weeks prompt it Gifted Polish.  We recently did a batch of hiring at work, so we've had a few new people to train.  Most were high school kids to work the evening shifts.  One of my trainees spent most of her training time with me and on the last day of her training, she brought me a polish.  It was so sweet!  She said 'I know training people kind of sucks and you love nail polish, so!'.  I was very taken aback from her sincere gift.  I thought it was one of the sweetest things.




This is Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure Mermaid's Tale.  I haven't every tried any of the Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure polishes, but I've heard good things.  After trying this polish, those good things were confirmed!  Mermaid's Tale is a deep blue jelly based polish with blue and green medium hexes and smaller micro glitters in blue.  Application was really nice, especially due to the brush shape.  Its almost an oval shape and its wide.  Pretty much perfect for my nail shape.  The glitters were easy to apply too, I had no problems!  I used two coats for this.  Next time,  I might try wearing it over a darker color for some more depth.







As usual, don't forget to check out the rest of the ladies this week!
-Kelly
Alaina at The Little Canvas
Amanda at Amandalandish
Chelsea at Nailed Blog
Elizabeth at Did My Nails
Kelly at Tuxarina
Lakeisha at Refined and Polished
Marisa at Polish Obsession
Rachel at Top Coat It
Róisín at Cuti-CLUE-les
Stephanie at A Little Polish
                                                                      Traci at DrinkCitra