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Shimmer Polish Nichole

Hey guys! How have y’all been? I actually ventured out this weekend to visit my husband’s side of the family since it was his birthday weekend. It was hot out and it also happened to be the tax-free weekend for back to school. There were more people out than usual but we managed to just stick to the few stores he wanted to go to (I could care less….I don’t like crowds). We also shaved down our dog so he would stay cooler in this heat. I’ve been doing a mini polish inventory at home and slapped on a neon shade for my toes and a glittery number on the nails. What went on my nails is Shimmer Polish Nichole.

Shimmer Polish Nichole

I feel like I should’ve worn this on July 4th since the color scheme would work very well for it. It’s made up of primarily red, silver and blue glitter, just like how the creator described it on the website. The sizes of the glitters are all different, but that just makes this shade more fun in my opinion. Just like other Shimmer Polish shades I’ve used and reviewed, glitter pieces are abundant and no sinking glitter at all even though I’ve had this bottle for more than a year. Glitter is decently packed. I had to retake the close-up shots later on because I actually ended up dinging that nail onto the corner of a table. Formula is good and it applied beautifully. Shown is 2 thin coats with no top coat.

Shimmer Polish Nichole (in shade)

Shimmer Polish Nichole (lighting changed)

Shimmer Polish Nichole (direct sunlight)

Shimmer Polish Nichole (close-up)

Shimmer Polish Nichole (lighting changed again)

Another winner in my book definitely!

Shimmer Polish retails for $12 each and you can purchase them on the website or through their Etsy store. If none of the shades are quite right, you can request a custom polish to be made in any name you want for $15 each.

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


Shimmer Polish Candace

Hey guys! The weekend is about to start and I’m sure glad for it! I’ll be catching up on some zzz’s and hopefully take some more pictures for my other blog entries. I’ve been busy putting all kinds of beauty items to the test this week. My co-worker sisters have noticed with the subtle shimmer here and there they see on me. For today’s post, here’s Shimmer Polish Candace.

Shimmer Polish Candace

I honestly was surprised at how much I liked this shade. It looked a lot like yellow to me but it’s actually gold. It’s made up of primarily gold and black glitter, just like how the creator described it on the website. The gold glitter pieces are holographic when the light hits them right. Just like other Shimmer Polish shades I’ve used and reviewed, glitter pieces are abundant and no sinking glitter at all even though I’ve had this bottle for more than a year. Formula is thin but applies beautifully. The glitter in this shade doesn’t feel as packed and abundant compared to their other shades I own. Shown is 2 thin coats with no top coat.

Shimmer Polish Candace (in shade)

Shimmer Polish Candace (direct sunlight)

Shimmer Polish Candace (close-up)

Yummy. Another winner in my opinion.

Shimmer Polish retails for $12 each and you can purchase them on the website or through their Etsy store. If none of the shades are quite right, you can request a custom polish to be made in any name you want for $15 each.

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


Sinful Colors Girl’s Best Friend

Hey guys! It’s almost the weekend! I just got caught up with household stuff like laundry, so I’m looking forward to a relaxing long weekend for the 4th of July! Today’s post is on a shade that was released last holiday season. Here’s Sinful Colors Girl’s Best Friend.

Sinful Colors Girl’s Best Friend

Described as “pink baubles”, this is another shade from their Holiday Sheer Lustre Collection. This shade is made up of pink and silver glitter in a clear base. The glitter are round in shape. It applied nicely and I find this shade to be very buildable. I think 3 coats would make it look great on its own. As usual, I chose to feature shades on their own to show what it really looks like. This is just like Top Me Off but in pink. Shown is one coat with no top coat.

Sinful Colors Girl’s Best Friend (in shade)

Sinful Colors Girl’s Best Friend (direct sunlight)

Sinful Colors Girl’s Best Friend (close-up)

It’s a nice shade to have to apply over a mani that starts to show wear but you’re not ready to do a full-blown mani session yet.

Sinful Colors is available at various retailers and drugstores such as Walmart, Target, CVS, and Walgreens. They’re usually priced at $1.99 but you can score some for as low as $0.99 each when there is a BOGO promo or some special pricing on these.

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


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.*


Sinful Colors Silver Rainbows

Hey guys! Happy Monday! How was your weekend? Mine was more on the relaxing side. We made the trip down to L-town to see his parents and sister and nieces. It was fun since we got to spend a decent amount of time with them and there was a pool to beat the heat. Even our dog, Yeager, joined in on the fun! He loves to swim! Today’s post is on a shade that was released last holiday season. Here’s Sinful Colors Silver Rainbows.

Sinful Colors Silver Rainbow

Described as “slivers of silver”, this is another tinsel or bar glitter shade from their Holiday Tinsel Collection. This shade is made up of silver holographic tinsel glitter in a clear base. The size of the tinsel glitter is on the larger side so it looks chunkier. It applied nicely even though I find the formula for this a little bit on the thicker side. It would look great over all other shades except for silver I think. The color is just too close and I really like glitter shades to pop or have more of a contrast with the base shade. As usual, I chose to feature shades on their own to show what it really looks like. Just like Pink Icicles, I do find that you may have to fish out the tinsel glitter and move them around where you want with the brush or else it will look bare or clumped together in some spots. Shown is one coat with no top coat.

Sinful Colors Silver Rainbows (direct sunlight)

Sinful Colors Silver Rainbows (close-up)

I think this shade would be great over darker creme shades like black or blue.

Sinful Colors is available at various retailers and drugstores such as Walmart, Target, CVS, and Walgreens. They’re usually priced at $1.99 but you can score some for as low as $0.99 each when there is a BOGO promo or some special pricing on these.

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


Shimmer Polish Leslie

Squee! I’m so excited that today is Wednesday. That means we’re halfway there towards the weekend! Time is flying by fast yet again and I’m not one to complain. Today’s blog post is on another shade from Shimmer Polish that is one of my favorites. Here’s Shimmer Polish Leslie.

Shimmer Polish Leslie

Again, sorry for the smear in the label. At the very least it’s not the bottle that’s sensitive to polish remover (cause that’s the case with some other brands!). I’m not completely heartbroken if the label is smeared cause I can always stick a small round label at the bottom and write the name there. With the bottle, it’s tarnished basically. Anyway, this shade consists of a lot of different glitters that the creator described it as “periwinkle and lavender”. I can see a hint of coppery orange in the mix but it’s not abundant at all. The bigger hex glitters work very well in the mix — giving the look more texture and variety. I’ve had this bottle for about a year now or so and I see no sinking glitter in sight just like other shades I have from Shimmer Polish. Formula is thicker than Jennifer and Lucie but applies beautifully. Shown is 2 thin coats with no top coat.

Shimmer Polish Leslie (in shade)

Shimmer Polish Leslie (direct sunlight)

Shimmer Polish Leslie (close-up)

Shimmer Polish Leslie (lighting changed)

Again, perfect color combination!

Shimmer Polish retails for $12 each and you can purchase them on the website or through their Etsy store. If none of the shades are quite right, you can request a custom polish to be made in any name you want for $15 each.

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


Zoya Summer Magical Pixie Swatches

Hey guys! It’s another new week! I hope this week flies by fast since I’m already looking forward to the upcoming weekend. I’ve been cooking much more lately and not quite sure why. I just got the urge to do so. My poor husband just eats whatever I cooks, but at least he’s giving me pretty honest feedback! I did manage to squeeze taking pictures of this collection in — Zoya Summer Magical Pixie. Here they are shown in the order of the press release.

First up is Arlo.

Zoya Arlo

This shade is pretty packed with glittery goodness. One coat is enough to partake in its awesomeness even though it’s not quite opaque yet. It is described as “a glittering violet amethyst in the best-selling ultra textured, matte, holographic MagicalPixie formula”. Another coat and it will be just like what you see in the bottle. I don’t usually apply glitters until they’re opaque. I like to show how they look on their own. Shown is one coat with no top coat.

Zoya Arlo (in shade)

Zoya Arlo (direct sunlight)

Zoya Arlo (close-up)

Next up is Ginni.

Zoya Ginni

Ginni is the light pink version of Arlo basically. It’s packed with the same glittery goodness and bears the same texture finish. It is described as “a glittery pink tourmaline in the best-selling ultra textured, matte, holographic Magical Pixie formula”. Formula is great to work with. I stuck with the same number of coats as Arlo to show the color difference between the 2. Shown is one coat with no top coat.

Zoya Ginni (in shade)

Zoya Ginni (direct sunlight)

Zoya Ginni (lighting changed)

Zoya Ginni (close-up)

Lastly, here’s Bar.

Zoya Bar

Holy cow! What can I say about Bar? Bar is basically the same exact thing as Arlo and Ginni except in this stunning color that I wish I had earlier so I could’ve worn it on my nails for my wedding. This is described as “a glittery nude topaz in the best-selling ultra textured, matte, holographic Magical Pixie formula”. Formula is great to work with and it dries really fast. The base for this one is less tinted, so I used an extra coat for this (I kind of wanted to see too what could’ve been on my nails that day as I wore 2 coats of Cosmo). Shown is 2 coats with no top coat.

Zoya Bar (in shade)

Zoya Bar (direct sunlight)

Zoya Bar (close-up)

I was originally very excited about this collection and Bar definitely sealed the deal for me on that sentiment. As with the earlier Magical Pixies, I like the formula for these as I didn’t have to pat or strategically place the glitter on the nail like some other hex glitter polishes from various other brands.

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


Shimmer Polish Lucie

This is a short week and I’m feeling it! :) Tomorrow will go by fast as I say goodbye to a co-worker friend of ours. It’s his last day tomorrow at our workplace, but he’s not moving away so we’ll see him still. And he will start working at the next building over for another company. LMAO! I say as long as he’s happy then all is well in my eyes. Today’s post is on another glittery number. Here’s Shimmer Polish Lucie.

Shimmer Polish Lucie

Mental note to self: the labels tend to smear especially when in contact with polish remover, so handle carefully! This is the shade I thought was going to be my favorite. It consists of a lot of different glitters that make up this shade, but a main part of it is red. It is described as “silver and reds” according to the creator. As with Jennifer, glitter pieces are abundant with each thin swipe and just like Jennifer (again) I’ve had this bottle for about a year now or so and I see no sinking glitter in sight. Pardon the redness in some of my shots. Formula is thin but applies beautifully. Shown is 2 thin coats with no top coat.

Shimmer Polish Lucie (in shade)

Shimmer Polish Lucie (direct sunlight)

Shimmer Polish Lucie (lighting changed)

Shimmer Polish Lucie (close-up)

Silver and red goes together beautifully.

Shimmer Polish retails for $12 each and you can purchase them on the website or through their Etsy store. If none of the shades are quite right, you can request a custom polish to be made in any name you want for $15 each.

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


Shimmer Polish Jennifer

Hey guys! How was your long weekend? We just stayed home or drove around to unwind most of the time. It was nice and it definitely felt different from a regular weekend. It felt good…..so good that I didn’t mind going to work today (minus the fact that getting up when it’s cool and rainy outside always makes it hard to leave the bed). I have a new indie brand to feature today. I’ll use this more later on for layering and other looks. There are a lot of swatches of this shade that you guys can look up online. I say that mainly because when it comes to featuring glitter shades, I tend to just show the shade by itself in 2 or 3 coats (depending on how sparse the glitter is) and it’s pretty plain to some. Here’s Shimmer Polish Jennifer.

Shimmer Polish Jennifer

This is probably my favorite Shimmer Polish that I own. The color combination catches my eye immediately the first time I laid my eyes on it. I’d list out all the glitters that make up this shade, but there’s just so much that it wouldn’t even matter. It is described as “light blue pastels” according to the creator. Glitter pieces are abundant with each thin swipe and I’ve had this bottle for about a year now maybe — no sinking glitter at all. Formula is thin but applies beautifully. Shown is 2 thin coats with no top coat.

Shimmer Polish Jennifer (in shade)

Shimmer Polish Jennifer (direct sunlight)

Shimmer Polish Jennifer (close-up)

I mean, just look at all that crazy glitter! The color combo she chose just works beautifully.

Shimmer Polish retails for $12 each and you can purchase them on the website or through their Etsy store. If none of the shades are quite right, you can request a custom polish to be made in any name you want for $15 each.

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


Finger Paints Pop Movement Swatches

Hey all! It’s the middle of the week again and I’ve been very busy at work lately. The weather is warm and nice, but it’s reportedly going to change this weekend to being rainy. I’m glad then that I got these all done being that the weather is my major nemesis right now for taking nail pictures. This following collection is described as a customizable collection of color popping hues. The “confetti-like effects in a matte array are inspired by the digital pixels commonly painted in the Pop Art era”. Here are swatches for Finger Paints Pop Movement Collection.

First up is Kitchy Tangerine.

Finger Paints Kitchy Tangerine

Kitchy Tangerine is a bold orange shade with a slight matte finish. I actually like this more than I think I would. Shown is 3 coats with no top coat.

Finger Paints Kitchy Tangerine (in shade)

Finger Paints Kitchy Tangerine (direct sunlight)

Finger Paints Kitchy Tangerine (close-up)

Next is Three’s A Party.

Finger Paints Three’s A Party

Three’s A Party is the matching confetti glitter shade to Kitchy Tangerine. It is made up of pale orange, pale yellow-green, sky blue, and red hex glitter suspended in a clear base. Shown below is the shade alone with 2 coats and no top coat.

Finger Paints Three’s A Party (in shade)

Finger Paints Three’s A Party (direct sunlight)

Finger Paints Three’s A Party (close-up)

Shown below now is one coat of Three’s A Party over Kitchy Tangerine.

Finger Paints Three’s A Party over Kitchy Tangerine (in shade)

Finger Paints Three’s A Party over Kitchy Tangerine (direct sunlight)

Finger Paints Three’s A Party over Kitchy Tangerine (close-up)

Next we have Art Deco Pink.

Finger Paints Art Deco Pink

Art Deco Pink is a bold pink shade with a slight matte finish. I like this shade because it’s along the lines of fuchsia or magenta in terms of boldness or what gives the “pop” factor to me. I like bold pink shades like that. Formula for this is more opaque than Kitchy Tangerine. Shown is 2 thicker coats with no top coat.

Finger Paints Art Deco Pink (in shade)

Finger Paints Art Deco Pink (direct sunlight)

Finger Paints Art Deco Pink (close-up)

Next up is Ka-Pow!.

Finger Paints Ka-Pow!

Ka-Pow! is the matching confetti glitter shade to Art Deco Pink. It is made up of white, pale pink, black, and red hex glitter suspended in a clear base. Formula wise, the glitters seem to apply more sparse than Three’s A Party, but it filled out a bit more with the second coat. Shown below is the shade alone with 2 coats and no top coat.

Finger Paints Ka-Pow! (in shade)

Finger Paints Ka-Pow! (direct sunlight)

Finger Paints Ka-Pow! (close-up)

Shown below now is one coat of Ka-Pow! over Art Deco Pink.

Finger Paints Ka-Pow! over Art Deco Pink (in shade)

Finger Paints Ka-Pow! over Art Deco Pink (direct sunlight)

Finger Paints Ka-Pow! over Art Deco Pink (close-up)

Moving on, we have Paper Mâché.

Finger Paints Paper Mâché

I never liked white shades and this is no exception. Aptly named, Paper Mâché is a stark white shade. The finish doesn’t seem matte to me at all though. It’s a bit streaky with the first coat, but the formula is very forgiving and it evened out with another coat. Shown is 2 thicker coats with no top coat.

Finger Paints Paper Mâché (in shade)

Finger Paints Paper Mâché (direct sunlight)

Finger Paints Paper Mâché (close-up)

And lastly, here’s Kozmotology.

Finger Paints Kozmotology

Kozmotology is the matching confetti glitter shade to Paper Mâché. This is my favorite confetti shade among the 3 in this collection. It is made up of pale yellow-green, sky blue, black, and red hex glitter suspended in a clear base. This applied a bit sparsely with the amount of glitter on the first coat just like Ka-Pow! but the second coat evened everything out. Shown below is the shade alone with 2 coats and no top coat.

Finger Paints Kozmotology (in shade)

Finger Paints Kozmotology (direct sunlight)

Finger Paints Kozmotology (close-up)

Shown below now is one coat of Kozmotology over Paper Mâché.

Finger Paints Kozmotology over Paper Mâché (in shade)

Finger Paints Kozmotology over Paper Mâché (direct sunlight)

Finger Paints Kozmotology over Paper Mâché (close-up)

Overall? I was very wary about this collection initially. I didn’t think I’d like it as much as I did. The winner for me in this is definitely Kozmotology. The color of the confetti in it just pops. I thought I’d hate these hex glitter shades but I ended up loving them. These shades should be available in Sally Beauty Supply stores and online for around $5.99 each.

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


Zoya Bubbly Swatches

This collection showed up at my doorstep recently and it’s the one I’m more excited for from Zoya’s summer offering (the other collection consist of crèmes). In random order, here are swatches for Zoya Bubbly Collection.

First up is Binx.

Zoya Binx

With a unique name (to me), Binx turned out to be my favorite shade in this collection. It is described as “a spicy orchid purple dappled with gold metallic and holo sparkles”. Formula is very pleasant to work with. It can go on sheer with thinner coats. The direct sunlight shot is closer to the true color of the shade. Shown is 3 coats with no top coat.

Zoya Binx (in shade)

Zoya Binx (direct sunlight)

Zoya Binx (close-up)

Next in line is Jesy.

Zoya Jesy

Jesy is the orange one of the bunch and it is packed with gorgeous holographic glittery goodness. It is described as “a full coverage, fiery coral orange metallic holo featuring the exclusive liquid-metal holographic jelly formula”. I love the golden undertone in this shade! Formula is quite good — a bit sheer but you can easily apply a thicker coat. Shown is 3 coats with no top coat.

Zoya Jesy (in shade)

Zoya Jesy (direct sunlight)

Zoya Jesy (close-up)

Zoya Jesy (lighting changed)

Next up is Muse.

Zoya Muse

Just by looking at the bottles, Muse was my early favorite. But it fell a little bit short when applied onto my nails. I think I needed an extra coat for the love to emerge. It is described as “a blue raspberry holographic fizz with a subtle vein of gold”. Now I applied this one pretty thin onto my nails so I guess what they’re saying about this shade didn’t quite apply to me: “This shade features the exclusive liquid-metal holographic jelly formula with 2 coat coverage”. Formula is good to work with even though I felt this was a bit more sheer than the other shades. Like I said, thicker coats or maybe another thin coat would’ve made this shade on par with the rest. I’ll have to try that later. Shown is 2 thin coats with no top coat.

Zoya Muse (in shade)

Zoya Muse (lighting changed)

Zoya Muse (close-up)

Zoya Muse (lighting changed again)

Then we have a shade called Harper.

Zoya Harper

The sun was setting when I took these shots, so the one under direct sunlight looks much yellower than it really is. This one makes me think of candy crystals from afar. It is described as “a cotton candy pink with a spun gold shimmer”. Formula is on the sheer side if you apply thin coats with this. Shown is 2 coats with no top coat.

Zoya Harper (in shade)

Zoya Harper (direct sunlight)

Zoya Harper (close-up)

Then we have Stassi.

Zoya Stassi

I have a love-hate relationship with Brooklyn. I do love gold shades like this, but the finish just kills me. It’s on the metallic side and shows brush strokes easily. For some reason, shades that tend to show brush strokes easily tend to give me bubbles during application as well. It is described as “a full-coverage, white-gold shimmer metallic”. I didn’t find this shade as sheer as the others for the first coat. Shown is 2 coats with no top coat.

Zoya Stassi (in shade)

Zoya Stassi (lighting changed)

Zoya Stassi (direct sunlight)

Zoya Stassi (close-up)

Zoya Stassi (lighting changed again)

Lastly, here’s Alma.

Zoya Alma

Alma is the last shade I swatched and the sun is setting fast at this point. The direct sunlight shot is too yellow for my liking, so I’ll retake that shot later on (I did and replaced the shot although there is slight tip wear by then). This is described as “a warm golden peach metallic featuring the exclusive liquid-metal holographic jelly formula”. It’s a pretty yellow-orange shade that glistens in the sun. Shown is 2 coats with no top coat.

Zoya Alma (in shade)

Zoya Alma (direct sunlight)

Zoya Alma (close-up)

I LOVE the holographic glitter particles in the glass fleck formulas of these shades. They make it feel like these are very different from anything I have in my entire collection. They’re bright and bold with the right amount of sparkle. Overall, a win in my book!

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


Finger Paints Pastel Rain Swatches

Hey guys! I’m so glad this week is flying by fast! I’m looking forward to the weekend to get some more swatches done. Today’s post is on Finger Paints’ offering for Spring. Now, I know we’re entering Summer already, but some of these shades would actually look good for Summer too! I’m referring more to the glitter shades. I can see them being used over other bright and bold colors. Without further ado, here are swatches for the Finger Paints Pastel Rain Collection.

First up is Mistful Thinking.

Finger Paints Mistful Thinking

Mistful Thinking is a green pastel crème. This shade made me think of Shrek. It applied the most sheer out of the 3 crèmes in this collection. I had to use more coats for this shade. Shown is 4 coats with no top coat.

Finger Paints Mistful Thinking (in shade)

Finger Paints Mistful Thinking (direct sunlight)

Finger Paints Mistful Thinking (close-up)

Next is Shower With Flowers.

Finger Paints Shower With Flowers

Shower With Flowers is the matching glitter shade to Mistful Thinking. It is made up of pale yellow-green small round, hex and bar glitters sprinkled with holographic micro glitter suspended in a clear base. Shown below is the shade alone with 2 coats and no top coat.

Finger Paints Shower With Flowers (in shade)

Finger Paints Shower With Flowers (lighting changed)

Finger Paints Shower With Flowers (direct sunlight)

Finger Paints Shower With Flowers (close-up)

Finger Paints Shower With Flowers (lighting changed again)

Shown below now is one coat of Shower With Flowers over Mistful Thinking.

Finger Paints Shower With Flowers over Mistful Thinking (in shade)

Finger Paints Shower With Flowers over Mistful Thinking (direct sunlight)

Finger Paints Shower With Flowers over Mistful Thinking (close-up)

Next we have Springtime Bloom.

Finger Paints Springtime Bloom

Springtime Bloom is a pink pastel crème. There’s nothing extremely special about this shade but I do love the color and hue a lot. It’s the perfect pink pastel in my opinion. It applied slightly patchy with the first coat but it evened out with a second coat. It didn’t take too long to dry at all for a crème shade. Shown is 2 coats with no top coat.

Finger Paints Springtime Bloom (in shade)

Finger Paints Springtime Bloom (lighting changed)

Finger Paints Springtime Bloom (direct sunlight)

Finger Paints Springtime Bloom (close-up)

Next up is A Pink Of Pixie.

Finger Paints A Pink Of Pixie

A Pink Of Pixie is the matching glitter shade to Springtime Bloom. It is made up of pale pink small round, hex and bar glitters sprinkled with holographic micro glitter suspended in a clear base. It’s basically the same as Shower With Flowers, but in place of pale yellow-green it’s pale pink. Shown below is the shade alone with 2 coats and no top coat.

Finger Paints A Pink Of Pixie (in shade)

Finger Paints A Pink Of Pixie (direct sunlight)

Finger Paints A Pink Of Pixie (close-up)

Shown below now is one coat of A Pink Of Pixie over Springtime Bloom.

Finger Paints A Pink Of Pixie over Springtime Bloom (in shade)

Finger Paints A Pink Of Pixie over Springtime Bloom (direct sunlight)

Finger Paints A Pink Of Pixie over Springtime Bloom (close-up)

Moving on, we have Dream I Can Fly.

Finger Paints Dream I Can Fly

Dream I Can Fly is a pretty pastel blue crème. Again, nothing too special about this shade and it reminds me of similar looking shades from OPI (something from the Nicki Minaj collection) and Cult Nails. But, it’s a nice pastel blue to get in case you are in the market for one. Formula for this one is not as good as Springtime Bloom, but it flows nicely onto the nail and evens out very well. Shown is 2 coats with no top coat.

Finger Paints Dream I Can Fly (in shade)

Finger Paints Dream I Can Fly (direct sunlight)

Finger Paints Dream I Can Fly (close-up)

And lastly, here’s Crystal Springs.

Finger Paints Crystal Springs

Crystal Springs is the matching glitter shade to Dream I Can Fly. This glitter shade is different from the previous ones. It is made up of silver chunky glitter that resemble shards with small blue and gold pastel round glitter suspended in a clear base. Shown below is the shade alone with 2 coats and no top coat.

Finger Paints Crystal Springs (in shade)

Finger Paints Crystal Springs (direct sunlight)

Finger Paints Crystal Springs (close-up)

Shown below now is one coat of Crystal Springs over Dream I Can Fly.

Finger Paints Crystal Springs over Dream I Can Fly (in shade)

Finger Paints Crystal Springs over Dream I Can Fly (lighting changed)

Finger Paints Crystal Springs over Dream I Can Fly (direct sunlight)

Finger Paints Crystal Springs over Dream I Can Fly (close-up)

Overall? The pastel shades are good to get if you don’t have one yet and are in the market for one, but the glitters is where it’s at. I didn’t find the glitter shades to be something I’ve already seen produced over and over again. These shades should be available in Sally Beauty Supply stores and online for $5.99 each.

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


Zoya Summer Magical Pixie Collection

The latest press release that I am drooling over is something I have to share.

EDIT: Swatches here.

Zoya Summer Magical Pixie Collection

Kitty like. In fact, Kitty LOVE! Let me tell you guys something. I’ve been busy the past week cause I just got married. Zoya holds a special place in my heart because I ended up using Zoya Cosmo for my mani and pedi. I wanted a holographic shade, but my nails are uneven in length and on the shorter side for most of my fingers. I didn’t think it would look good. I wanted a shade that would dry fast too because I was running around last minute setting up the stuff for the reception and I only have a couple minutes to spare. Solution? Enter a Zoya Magical Pixie shade. I picked Cosmo since it would go with my dress and man…..what a lifesaver! It dried SUPER fast. Forget the top coat — I didn’t have time for it. I applied 2 coats for my pedi in between curling my own hair and right before I went downstairs of the hotel for pictures? I slapped on a coat of that on my fingers. Talk about last minute, huh?!

Zoya Summer Magical Pixie Collection

So yeah, you can see why I’m so in love with Zoya’s Magical Pixie stuff right now. I think Zoya Bar would’ve gone well with my dress as well, but my wedding is over and done with. This might be useful information for someone else though. I didn’t use a top coat after application, but I didn’t find the texture bothersome or in the way at all. Trust me, on that day a lot of things are just a blur. ;)


Wedding Treats Suggestions

So….I figured I’d put together a Wedding Treats Suggestions post being that the day is drawing near. I wondered about what pretty and pampering stuff a bride-to-be would enjoy. I shopped my stash on what I already own and what was sent to me for ideas. This is only a small part of what I can think of now for a bride-to-be, so get creative and think of what you would enjoy if you were in my place!

Wedding Treats Suggestions

Wedding Treats Suggestions (lighting changed)

I bet you can spot some items from LUSH, Zoya, Revlon and Ciate in the shots above. LUSH has always been a luxury homemade brand to me. I’ve used several of their items before (reviewed a few here) and while I find them to lean towards the pricey side for bath and body products, there are a few things I am more than willing to plunk down my hard earned cash on from that store. With that said, you can’t go wrong with LUSH items for a bride-to-be most of the time. Spotted in the picture from LUSH are Sex Bomb bath bomb, Tender Is The Night massage bar and Flying Fox shower gel. Oh yes….LUSH can get down with sexy. The first bath bomb I ever purchased from them is actually Sex Bomb. I love how it looks and smells. As with most of their bath bombs, you can choose to drop the entire thing for a relaxing bath or use half of it now and save the other half for later. Their Tender Is The Night massage bar smells so good and contains a lot of great ingredients such as murumuru butter and shea butter. Everything about this item exudes sexiness. The Flying Fox shower gel looks innocent enough, but it is a sensual explosion of fragrance in your shower. Jasmine? Check. Ylang ylang? Check. Honey? HONEY?! Check all the way. LUSH definitely has a way of making your bath and body experience feel luxurious from start to finish of product use.

One might also know that a lot of brides have given much thought to what their wedding nails would look like. And not just the hands, the feet as well! I threw in 3 of the latest nail polish shades from Zoya that I thought would be a good option for wedding nails. Their Magical Pixie Collection is light enough to use for a wedding mani (you can go bold and dark, but the look I’m going for is light and easy). I threw in the Ciate ones as they are embellishments that I’ve seen in some magazines and online for wedding nail art. I’m personally not going to do any nail art for my wedding mani, but these look like something some brides may want to work with for theirs. They look fun, but not quite for me on my wedding day. I still think I’m going to use a holo shade. Maybe light pink or beige.

I threw in a couple of lip products that are easy to use and can make a girl feel sexy with barely an effort at all. Most makeup addicts know all about the Revlon ColorBurst Matte Balms. They are very pigmented and last a decent amount of time. I chose the bold and sultry colors of Striking and Standout. I intend to pick up at least 3 more of these later on. They go on very nicely on the lips and I always feel good wearing them. Also in the picture is a similar type of product for a cheaper price point — Jordana Twist & Shine Moisturizing Balm Stain. The shades shown are Tropical Frenzy and Candied Coral. These ones aren’t matte, but I find them to be quite pigmented and they last pretty long as well. If I had to choose between these lip products, I’d go with the Revlon one. There’s something about a bold matte color that’s very sexy. When thinking more about the bridal look, the matte shades might be too bold. The Jordana ones are probably a better option for just a light sheen of moisturizing color on the lips.

Last item in the picture is one of my favorite scents. I stumbled upon Versace Bright Crystal by accident. I was on a beauty swap on the purse forum I belong to and was gifted one of those fragrance sampler kits from Sephora. It comes with 12 sample vials of different perfumes and a voucher to redeem for a full-sized bottle of what you like most among the 12. Versace Bright Crystal was the one for me. The scent is so beautiful, light, sexy, and sophisticated.

Wedding Treats Suggestions (close-up)

I can think of other things to include but these are the ones that caught my eye immediately and I know that these would get me feeling just a little bit sexier in no time. What are other things you can think of that will fit into this category? I know that I’d enjoy getting these things as a bride-to-be. I’d love to use these to pamper myself just a little bit whether it’s before or after the big day!


Zoya Magical Pixie Swatches

Hey guys! It’s been a while since I’ve shown some nail swatches here because I was curing several breaks and tears. But when I finally got around to getting some done, this is the collection I reached for — Zoya Magical Pixie Swatches. Here they are shown in the order of the press release.

First up is Cosmo.

Zoya Cosmo

I absolutely adore this shade. It’s a glitter with silver holographic particles. What’s not to love? It is described as “a silver crystal sparkle, textured PixieDust with mega hex iridescent particles”. This type of shade isn’t new at all (I think of OPI Servin’ Up Sparkle) but that’s a limited edition shade so those that missed out on the OPI can get this Zoya one. Comparison between the 2 is that they’re similar but Zoya Cosmo has a textured finish and it’s more packed. Glitter in both will differ as well, which is why I see them more as similar and definitely not as dupes. Shown is one generous coat with no top coat.

Zoya Cosmo (in shade)

Zoya Cosmo (direct sunlight)

Zoya Cosmo (close-up)

Next up is Vega.

Zoya Vega

Vega is the blue version of Cosmo basically. It’s packed with the same glittery goodness and bears the same texture finish. It is described as “blue opal sparkle, textured PixieDust with mega hex iridescent particles”. Formula is great to work with. Shown is one generous coat with no top coat.

Zoya Vega (in shade)

Zoya Vega (direct sunlight)

Zoya Vega (close-up)

Lastly, here’s Lux.

Zoya Lux

Lux is basically the same exact thing as Cosmo and Vega except in Pink. This is described as “a rose quartz sparkle textured PixieDust with mega hex iridescent particles”. Formula is great to work with and it dries really fast. Shown is one generous coat with no top coat.

Zoya Lux (in shade)

Zoya Lux (lighting changed)

Zoya Lux (direct sunlight)

Zoya Lux (close-up)

Zoya Lux (lighting changed again)

This is Zoya’s offering for the texture trend that’s been very popular in the nail polish world the past few months. “Imagine the best-selling Zoya PixieDust formula amped up with larger glitter and the first ever holographic pixie particle – for a never before seen magical effect!” I personally don’t care much for the texture trend, but I can safely say that these Zoya’s are my favorite among all the textured polishes I’ve seen. I don’t care much for non-glitter texture polishes really. Some non-glittery texture shades can pass off as cute to me (like a mint color), but I certainly have no desire to get them in every shade possible. I like the formula for these as I didn’t have to pat or strategically place the glitter on the nail like some other hex glitter polishes from various brands.

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


My Picks from KBShimmer Spring 2014

I’m sure some of y’all have made your own picks from this collection. As much as I’d love to get them all, I’ll probably limit myself to 5. I keep putting getting myself some of these mainly because of price. I do love supporting indie brands, so I’ll be bound to bite the bullet sooner or later. But moving on, here’s my 5 picks from their Spring 2014 collection:

KBShimmer Rush Flower Traffic

This is a WHOA! shade for me. I love it. I love glitter and I love this combination. It’s bold, pretty and fun at the same time. If I had to pick one from this entire collection, this would be it.

KBShimmer Prism Break

A holo! HOLO = LOVE! ‘Nuff said. The name is a bonus. Love it.

KBShimmer Quick And Flirty

Another holo! I’m such a sucker for these things. Thank goodness this is not an all holo collection or else I’d be collecting them all like Pokemons!

KBShimmer Belle Of The Mall

I’m surprised I love this as much as I do. I tend to love red based shades cause it’s my favorite shade, but I feel like I already own several ones that looks just like this. But it calls to me even so.

KBShimmer Laugh Myself Lily

The last one to make my cut is this beauty. I’m leaning towards these light bluish shades these past few months cause I think it’s a perfect wedding color (and as y’all know, I’m knee deep in this especially since it’s a month away!). And I’m glad I decided to choose just 5 because to me, there is a fine line in my decision-making with this collection and this is where I draw it. All the other shades are nice but nothing that made me take a second look like these 5 above.

So, what are your picks?


Sinful Colors Pink Icicles

Hey guys! I’ve been keeping busy the past few weeks with just general stuff. I can’t wait for it to get warmer soon. The weather here in Oklahoma has been tricky lately — like it’s moody or something. I have a lot of reviews coming up that are not nail related, but for now here’s Sinful Colors Pink Icicles.

Sinful Colors Pink Icicles

Described as “confetti concoction”, this is a nice addition to my collection from their Holiday Tinsel Collection. This wonderful shade is made up of red, black and white tinsel glitter in a clear base. The black tinsel or bar glitter comes in the regular and a larger size. It applied like a dream even and is not as watery as some of the shades with this brand. Drying time is pretty good and it wears well. It would look great over all kinds of other shades, but I chose to feature shades on their own to show what it really looks like. I do find that you may have to fish out the tinsel glitter and move them around where you want with the brush or else it will look bare or clumped together in some spots. Shown is one coat with no top coat.

Sinful Colors Pink Icicles (in shade)

Sinful Colors Pink Icicles (direct sunlight)

Sinful Colors Pink Icicles (close-up)

It’s not my favorite tinsel or bar glitter shade, but I can see it as being versatile. It’s something not limited to use only during the holiday season.

Sinful Colors is available at various retailers and drugstores such as Walmart, Target, CVS, and Walgreens. They’re usually priced at $1.99 but you can score some for as low as $0.99 each when there is a BOGO promo or some special pricing on these.

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


Sinful Colors Top Me Off

Hey guys! Happy Monday! I feel very productive today as I already found my wedding dress and ordered it while I was in the store on Saturday! It’s a spur of the moment thing and my fiancé told me earlier he was willing to go with me since I don’t really care much about it. To me, being married is more important than the dress and all the other stuff. I really could care less to be honest, but he will tell me what looks good on me and what to avoid so when we were a few miles away from the store we decided to stop by. I didn’t know that wedding dresses take about 2-3 months to come in. I’m actually cutting it close to my tentative wedding date, so we’re sure glad we went when we did! After the dress shopping, I managed to get swatch pictures of this beauty. Here’s Sinful Colors Top Me Off.

Sinful Colors Top Me Off

Described as “prismatic frills”, I say it is the best shade from their Sheer Lustre Glitter Topcoat Collection! This wonderful shade is made up of packed glittery fun. It has bluish purple glitter and silver holographic glitter in a clear base. It applied like a dream even when it’s a bit watery (but a lot of glittery shades are on the watery side). Drying time is speedy and it wears like iron. It would look great over black and other darker opaque shades, but I chose to feature shades on their own to show what it really looks like. Shown is 2 thin coats with no top coat.

Sinful Colors Top Me Off (in shade)

Sinful Colors Top Me Off (lighting changed)

Sinful Colors Top Me Off (direct sunlight)

Sinful Colors Top Me Off (close-up)

Sinful Colors Top Me Off (lighting changed again)

Sinful Colors Top Me Off (last shot)

This has just bumped up to be one of my favorite glitter shades from them to date. It makes me think of jewels and fairies as is. I bet it would make me think of the night sky when used over a dark shade. I’ll feature that in an upcoming post probably!

Sinful Colors is available at various retailers and drugstores such as Walmart, Target, CVS, and Walgreens. They’re usually priced at $1.99 but you can score some for as low as $0.99 each when there is a BOGO promo or some special pricing on these.

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


Zoya Zenith Swatches

Hey guys! It’s the last day of the year. What do you have on your nails? Me? I settled on one of the shades from Zoya’s Holiday collection, Zenith. Which one do you think I’m sporting? Here are the swatches for the entire Zoya Zenith Collection.

Let’s start with my favorite, Dream.

Zoya Dream

I LOVE this shade. It’s the perfect hue of blue that I love. Bold, sharp and sexy. It is described as “a full-coverage, deep space blue with holographic glitter”. Formula is the best out of all 6 shades in this collection. Shown is 2 coats with no top coat.

Zoya Dream (in shade)

Zoya Dream (direct sunlight)

Zoya Dream (close-up)

Next up is Seraphina.

Zoya Seraphina

Seraphina is the perfect shade for the Holidays. It makes me think of snow, but it’s not a chalky white shade. It is described as “a full-coverage, Polaris silver metallic”. Formula is a little bit on the thin side, but very nice and smooth. Shown is 2 coats with no top coat.

Zoya Seraphina (in shade)

Zoya Seraphina (direct sunlight)

Zoya Seraphina (close-up)

The one that makes me think there’s a ton of dupes or close dupes out there is Belinda.

Zoya Belinda

Originally designed for Zang Toi / AW2013, this is described as “a full-coverage, cosmic purple metallic”. Formula is one of the better ones in this collection. Shown is 2 coats with no top coat.

Zoya Belinda (in shade)

Zoya Belinda (direct sunlight)

Zoya Belinda (close-up)

Moving on, we have Mosheen.

Zoya Mosheen

I was really excited about the lone tinsel glitter shade. It falls just a wee bit short of my expectations but still brought the wow factor. It is described as “an astro ice blue topper, great for layering over other hues”. While it is best to use this shade on top of an opaque shade, I chose to swatch this as is to show y’all what it looks like to begin with. Shown is 2 coats with no top coat.

Zoya Mosheen (in shade)

Zoya Mosheen (direct sunlight)

Zoya Mosheen (close-up)

Next is one I thought end up being my favorite, Payton.

Zoya Payton

This shade is the one I got frustrated with. The formula is more watery than the blue counterpart, Dream, and the hue didn’t blow me out of the water. It is described as “a full-coverage, galactic cranberry with holographic glitter”. It did apply just fine even when it is one of the watery ones from this collection. Shown is 2 coats with no top coat.

Zoya Payton (in shade)

Zoya Payton (direct sunlight)

Zoya Payton (close-up)

Last up is a shade called Cassedy.

Zoya Cassedy

I actually ended up liking this shade a lot when I thought it would be my least liked shade. The glow it has when it’s not under direct sunlight is just unbelievable. It is described as “a full-coverage, celestial pewter metallic”. Formula is great, right on par with Dream. Shown is 2 coats with no top coat.

Zoya Cassedy (in shade)

Zoya Cassedy (direct sunlight)

Zoya Cassedy (close-up)

Zoya Cassedy (last shot)

I love most of the shades from this collection even when some are on the watery side in terms of formula. I am ringing in the new year with Belinda as an accent nail. Surprise, surprise?! Heck, yes! I thought I’d go with my favorite, Dream, or with one that wowed me such as Cassedy. Hope this is a good sign for 2014 for me!

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


Additional Prize ipsy Instagram Giveaway

Hey guys! Some of you may have seen my post on the additional prize for my ipsy Instagram Giveaway if you follow me there. In case you missed it, here’s the additional prize I’m throwing in!

Additional ipsy Instagram Giveaway Prize

I have a backup bottle of this shade and am passing it on to the winner of my giveaway! It’s a full size bottle of Deborah Lippmann Happy Birthday. I know there are lots of dupes or close dupes out there, but this is the one the started it all and it could be yours! You have to be a follower of mine on Instagram and repost my Instagram picture of the giveaway items (not this one, the original giveaway picture on my IG account) and tag me with the hashtag #kittyipsyoct2013.

Giveaway is open internationally all entries must be in by November 15, 2013 @ 11:59 PM CST. Those that wish to enter with the intention to unfollow afterwards will be noted and banned from future giveaways. Commenting here on this blog post DOES NOT count as an entry! There is a really low number of entries right now, so everyone who have already entered has a great chance at winning the prize!


No-Miss Fire Ball

Hey guys! Once again it’s Wednesday! It’s a busy week for me the next 5 weeks cause of work, so my posts will be shorter than it already is. Today’s shade is another glittery one from No-Miss. Here’s No-Miss Fire Ball.

No-Miss Fire Ball

Fire Ball is a pretty glitter shade that has the perfect balance of gold and red. This shade is made up of red regular and white gold larger sized hexagon shaped glitter suspended in a clear base. I thought the larger sized glitter was silver originally but it’s more of a whitish gold. It applied just fine onto my nails and dried pretty fast. Shown is one generous coat with no top coat.

No-Miss Fire Ball (in shade)

No-Miss Fire Ball (direct sunlight)

No-Miss Fire Ball (close-up)

No-Miss products can be purchased on their website and various retail locations that carry the brand.


No-Miss Star Light

Hey guys! It’s Wednesday again! It definitely feels cooler now in this part of the country and it makes me miss the heat. But at the very least it’s not bitter cold yet. I’d take anything over that. The only good thing about the cold weather is the Holiday season and that it promotes cuddling together for warmth. Maybe the dog will start jumping up on our bed and falling asleep with us again! I do miss that. Today’s shade is a glittery one that makes me think of the Holiday season. Here’s No-Miss Star Light.

No-Miss Star Light

I could’ve sworn that this shade is spelled as Starlight instead of Star Light, but their website lists it as 2 words instead of one so Star Light it is! Star Light is a very fun glitter shade that makes me think of the cool, pretty side of Christmas. I know the Holidays are usually associated with reds, greens, silver and gold but I remember the very first time I saw a blue and silvery white Christmas tree. I was mesmerized by it. The color combo is cool and pretty compared to reds, greens and golds. Those are more “warm” to me per se. So I do enjoy the less traditional Christmas or Holiday colors a lot too. This shade is made up of blue regular and silver larger sized glitter suspended in a clear base. It applied just fine onto my nails and dried pretty fast. Shown is 2 coats with no top coat.

No-Miss Star Light (in shade)

No-Miss Star Light (direct sunlight)

No-Miss Star Light (close-up)

No-Miss products can be purchased on their website and various retail locations that carry the brand.


Pure Ice Party Of Five

Hey y’all! It’s another brand new week and I’m off today. We flew in late last night, so we figured that taking today off won’t make us feel rushed getting back into the work week. My cousin’s wedding was fun and fab. I’m so happy for her! Moving on, today’s post is on Pure Ice Party Of Five.

Pure Ice Party Of Five

Party Of Five is another glitter from Pure Ice’s list of shades that were released earlier this year. I love the entire diamond-shaped glitters line they have and this is no exception. This shade is made up of regular and large holographic teal diamond-shaped glitter in a clear base. Actually, I’m not 100% sure on the base being clear because it seems to give off a light teal tint, but it could just be the glitters reflecting. Formula is great and it dried pretty fast. I get very nice coverage with this shade. Shown is one coat with no top coat.

Pure Ice Party Of Five (in shade)

Pure Ice Party Of Five (lighting changed)

Pure Ice Party Of Five (direct sunlight)

Pure Ice Party Of Five (close-up)

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


No-Miss Fushia

Hey guys! It’s Wednesday again! This week is different from any other though cause I’m in Philly! Woo! I’m here to visit my dear cousins and their kiddos and……to take part in one of their wedding! The wedding is this Friday and it’s for the youngest of my 3 cousins living here in the East Coast. I love them all to bits and am so happy to spend whatever time I can with them. Today’s post is on another shade from No-Miss. Here’s No-Miss Fushia.

No-Miss Fushia

Fushia is a shade that I really like a lot with a twist in the name. It’s not spelled the way I’m usually familiar with, so it sticks out like a sore thumb in my memory. That’s Marketing at work, huh? This is a shade that’s jam-packed with fuchsia glitter suspended in a clear base. The formula is just perfect for a glitter shade and it dries fast. Shown is 3 thin coats with no top coat.

No-Miss Fushia (in shade)

No-Miss Fushia (direct sunlight)

No-Miss Fushia (close-up)

No-Miss products can be purchased on their website and various retail locations that carry the brand.