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Zoya Tulip

Happy Tuesday! I’m hoping it would be a productive day today at work since I have a lot to do. Sometimes I wish I still had a planner but I usually start diligently with one then slack off. I didn’t want to start with it again unless I’m committed to it. Today’s blog post is the last one I have from Zoya’s Spring 2016 Petals Collection (Zoya Laurel broke in transit sadly). Here’s Zoya Tulip.

Zoya Tulip

Tulip looked to be a crème shade initially but it’s actually a shimmer. It is described as “a pure pastel salmon cream with the slightest hint of sheen to mimic a petal soft finish”. Formula is the one I liked the least in the entire collection. It’s quite sheer and went on patchy but evened out eventually with more coats. It looks so squishy in person almost like a jelly shade! Shown is 3 coats with no top coat.

Zoya Tulip (in shade)

Zoya Tulip (direct sunlight)

Zoya Tulip (close-up)

I ended up liking this shade more than I originally thought I would.

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


L’Oréal Miss Pixie

I was trying to clean out some of the polishes on my coffee table at home and stumbled upon this beauty. An online search confirms that this shade is from the L’Oréal limited edition collection called Miss Candy. This is the only one I have being that I remember picking this up on CVS’ winter clearance one year (last year I think). Here’s L’Oréal Miss Pixie.

L’Oréal Miss Pixie

Miss Pixie is straight up a royal blue jelly. The formula is very easy to work with although I got worried when I saw how sheer it was with the first few coats. It’s easily buildable. Just make sure to let it dry in between coats. I did just that until I was satisfied with the color on my nails. Shown is 5 thin coats with no top coat.

L’Oréal Miss Pixie (in shade)

L’Oréal Miss Pixie (direct sunlight)

L’Oréal Miss Pixie (close-up)

I haven’t tried using this in a jelly sandwich manicure but I have a lot of glitter shades that would work well with this!


Nina Ultra Pro Salsa

This is an oldie but a goodie. I found these pictures when going through an old folder in my photo account online. I got 2 sets of some shades from the Nina Ultra Pro Sultry Samba Collection a few years ago and I remember selling one set off to a nice reader. I’m not sure where mine is right now cause I can’t seem to locate it. This calls for going through my collection sometime over the holidays I suppose. Here’s Nina Ultra Pro Salsa.

Nina Ultra Pro Salsa

Nina Ultra Pro Salsa (lighting changed)

I like this green a lot even when it’s not a glitter, holo or shimmer. I tend to shy away from crèmes so I’m not sure what possessed me to get this, but I’m sure glad I did! It looks so squishy that it makes me think of jelly shades. I have no idea how many coats this is unfortunately since I took this a long time ago.

Nina Ultra Pro Salsa (in shade)

Nina Ultra Pro Salsa (direct sunlight)

Nina Ultra Pro Salsa (close-up)

Excuse the poor state of my cuticles in those shots. I believe this was just about when I started my blog. It actually looks kind of weird to me now since I hold the bottle very differently as well since the angle looks very different.


Glitter Gal She’ll Be Right

Hey guys! How are your Holidays going so far? I have another new shade from Glitter Gal today. I’m not a huge fan of shades like this in general, but I actually end up loving it! Here’s Glitter Gal She’ll Be Right.

Glitter Gal She'll Be Right

I love the meaning of this shade’s name! “She’ll be right” is a famous Australian saying for “It will turn out OK!” This purple number is sexy and vampy. And nothing can top a perfect crème formula. It’s actually leaning towards being a jelly in my opinion – more like a crelly. It’s not overly opaque at all and quite squishy with the finish. Another coat would’ve made this completely opaque, but I’m digging this type of finish. This is what actually sealed the deal for me with this shade. The name made it likable, the finish made me love it. Formula is very nice and smooth; nothing less I expected from a crème polish. I used 2 coats with no top coat.

Glitter Gal She'll Be Right (in shade)

Glitter Gal She'll Be Right (direct sunlight)

Glitter Gal She'll Be Right (close-up)

I actually personally am now a fan of not just their holographic shades. Well done!

Glitter Gal also offers other beauty items aside from nail polishes. Even though they are based in Australia, they do ship internationally. The nail polishes are priced at RRP $11.95. They are also available on some other local nail e-tailers in the US. Check them out on their website or follow them on Facebook (Glitter Gal Cosmetics), their blog Glitter Gal, or even on Twitter (GlitterGal_Aus)!

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


Pure Ice Party Hard

It’s Wednesday again! It sucks that I’ve been looking forward to the weekends for months now. I remember there used to be a time when I actually looked forward to the work week starting! But this is pretty normal behavior, right?! 😀 I stayed up a little late last night to finish cleaning up my apartment after celebrating my man’s birthday with dinner with some of his family members. I’m just glad that the whole apartment cleaning thing is over and I turn in the keys a little after lunch to get the last batch of mail I have waiting for me. Anyway, moving on….today’s post is on Pure Ice Party Hard.

Pure Ice Party Hard

Now, unlike some of my what I call “opposite reviews” where I generally thought I wouldn’t like something but ended up liking it….this is the opposite. Jelly shades aren’t on top of my favorite finishes, but I do enjoy a good jelly shade once in a while. I am actually kinda intrigued with a dark blue jelly (I keep thinking back to Deborah Lippmann Rehab). When I saw this shade, I initially thought it was a black crème. I read the description again and it was described as a dark blue jelly. So I decided to give it a go. It’s not as jelly as I thought it would be even with my thin coat application. I used a thin coat to try to get that jelly property out, but no dice. It’s just SO dark and pigmented. I will try an even thinner coat next time. On the positive side, this shade has great color payoff that you won’t need to apply a lot of coats! 🙂 Formula is good and it dried pretty fast. Shown is one thin coat with no top coat.

Pure Ice Party Hard (in shade)

Pure Ice Party Hard (direct sunlight)

Pure Ice Party Hard (close-up)

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