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Sally Hansen Hypnautical

Hey guys! Today’s the day I have my biometrics appointment in the city. It’s for legal paperwork and stuff. I hope it’s fast since the appointment they gave me is at noon. Lunch time! My husband will be driving me there (cause it’s in the city and I’m a scaredy cat with city driving) and we’ll probably grab some lunch while we’re there. It’s been a while since I featured a Sally Hansen shade so here’s Sally Hansen Hypnautical.

Sally Hansen Hypnautical

Hypnautical is one of their newer shades that I was most excited about. It’s a flakie glitter and I love those! This shade is made up of regular and flakie iridescent glitter in a tinted green base. While it is quite stunning in the bottle, not so much alone on the nails. I thought the green tint would come through more, but sadly no. This is definitely best used other shades, especially darker ones such as black or blue. Formula was pleasant to work with and it dried pretty fast. Shown is one coat with no top coat.

Sally Hansen Hypnautical (in shade)

Sally Hansen Hypnautical (direct sunlight)

Sally Hansen Hypnautical (close-up)

I’ll have to revisit this one again over other dark opaque shades, but at least this shows y’all what it looks like on its own.

This should be available generally wherever Sally Hansen is retailed.

*Some products in this review may have been provided by the PR company or manufacturer for an honest opinion.*


Sally Hansen Glass Slipper

It’s Thursday! One more day ’til the weekend. I’m actually very excited for the weekend this time. I’ve had a new role to play at my job and it’s going pretty good. It’s just been very busy on top of that too. I’ve also been stressed out a little bit with my dreams lately. When I say dreams, what I really mean are nightmares. I get the kind that really shakes you to the core and tug at your emotions once in a while, but it’s been every other day lately. Today’s shade brings a smile to my face amidst all the craziness in my life lately. Here’s Sally Hansen Glass Slipper.

Sally Hansen Glass Slipper

Glass Slipper isn’t a shade that’s really new to us nail polish lovers. However, this type of finish isn’t exactly readily available to all cause they are produced in limited quantities and typically sell out…..until now that is. The flakies in this aren’t the type that are tinted, where it changes color when layered over other shades and such. But it’s still very nice. This is the same as Princess Cut except that it’s in a clear base as opposed to the slightly pink-tinted base. Formula is decent. Shown is one coat with no top coat.

Sally Hansen Glass Slipper (in shade)

Sally Hansen Glass Slipper (direct sunlight)

Sally Hansen Glass Slipper (close-up)

This should be available generally wherever Sally Hansen is retailed.

*Some products in this review may have been provided by the PR company or manufacturer for an honest opinion.*


Sally Hansen Princess Cut

Hey guys! I’ll be out all week recovering from my surgery, but I’ll hopefully be churning out a post here and there. Today’s post is a pretty one from Sally Hansen’s Diamond Strength line. Here’s Sally Hansen Princess Cut.

Sally Hansen Princess Cut

Another flakie polish! Yay! While this one isn’t as unique as most flakies we’ve seen, it’s still a pretty one to have. The base shade is tinted with pink. This would be a great shade over other red or pink based shades. It gives your mani a little extra oomph. It dries really fast and is decently packed with flakies. Shown is one coat with no top coat.

Sally Hansen Princess Cut (in shade)

Sally Hansen Princess Cut (direct sunlight)

Sally Hansen Princess Cut (close-up)

This should be available generally wherever Sally Hansen is retailed.

*Some products in this review may have been provided by the PR company or manufacturer for an honest opinion.*


Elevation Polish Tirich Mir

Awesome flakie? Look no further with Elevation Polish Tirich Mir.

Elevation Polish Tirich Mir

Elevation Polish is a brand that’s new to me. I like the cool naming concept behind the shades offered. They’re all named behind mountains the creator has climbed in her lifetime I believe. I find that pretty cool! :) A list to the shades she has made available for public can be found here. Her store details can be found here. I absolutely adore flakies, so y’all know how I feel about this one. This is shown over Milani Black Swift. It dried pretty fast and I like the shape and colors the flakies exhibit.

Elevation Polish Tirich Mir (in shade)

Elevation Polish Tirich Mir (direct sunlight)

Elevation Polish Tirich Mir (close-up)

I have my eyes on a few other of her shades already, but I’ll have to wait until my minor car accident and minor surgery is taken care of first. My picks? The Arches At Sunset (hot color shift going on there!), Froze To Death (wild glitter that I canNOT resist), Ubsunur (what a blue and blue holds a special place in my heart right now), and Owen (a shiny blue). I like Maroon Bells as well (surprisingly!), Alphubel (someone take my temperature….this is a baby blue shade – very unusual for me to like a lot), Everest (holographic glitter – ’nuff said), and Denali (blurple!).

Love it? I know I do! :)


Zoya Fleck Effect Swatches

You’ve seen the press release here, now see the swatches!

First up is Maisie.

Zoya Maisie

This one is my favorite of the 3. It is similar to Opal in the sense that the flecks, or what I fondly call flakies, in this is blue while Opal is green. It has a slightly tinted blue base. Shown is one coat over Fright Night Claw Sinister.

Zoya Maisie (in shade)

Zoya Maisie (direct sunlight)

Zoya Maisie (close-up)

Next is Opal.

Zoya Opal

I love this shade too. Just like Maisie, this is basically green flakies in a slightly tinted green base. Shown is one coat over Fright Night Claw Sinister.

Zoya Opal (in shade)

Zoya Opal (direct sunlight)

Zoya Opal (close-up)

Last up is Chloe.

Zoya Chloe

This one is hardest to capture when taking pictures. It’s quite pretty, but I think the color combo is the reason why this didn’t end up being my favorite of the 3. If they did the color combo of the flakies differently, I’d love this shade more. Shown is one coat over Fright Night Claw Sinister.

Zoya Chloe (in shade)

Zoya Chloe (direct sunlight)

Zoya Chloe (close-up)

These shades are all in their prettiest over black I think. Fright Night Claw Sinister is a black creme shade.

*Some products in this review may have been provided by the PR company or manufacturer for an honest opinion.*