Layla Ceramic Effect Red Passion swatches+review

Wednesday!!! We've hit mid-week, and we're now on the downward turn toward the weekend :) Today's post is a lovely red from the Layla Ceramic Effect collection, Red Passion. I found it at Ulta in my last venture there (There aren't many Ultas close to me), and I had to snag it because it's super pretty! So shiny!...more

Zoya PixieDust Nyx and London swatches+review

I have a wonderful sister-in-law who let me try out her Zoya PixieDust polishes that she purchased during the recent promo. I don't have any of these myself because I'm still on the fence about them. I love the concept, I'm just not sure whether I like it or not...so it's a good thing she let me try the ones she got! :)...more

Pure Ice Home Run+Sticks 'n Stones!

Just a quick polish post today...of a combo I LOVE! When I wore Pure Ice Home Run, a creamy mint green, all I kept thinking about what mint chocolate chip ice cream. I wondered if I had a dark brown chunky glitter. I wonder how awkward that would actually look in the bottle...... hahah! But then I remembered how I do have Sticks 'n Stones! I can put Sticks 'n Stones over anything and it end gorgeous. This was no exception!...more

Layla Hologram Effect Jade Groove swatches+review

I was able to snag this beauty on clearance at Ulta recently, and I'm super happy about it! Yes, I'm talking about a holo...can you believe it? I'm not much of a holo person, as any of my followers knows, but when I met the Layla ladies at Cosmoprof last year, I was able to try some of their amazing holos. I love them :) I haven't been able to find many other commercial holos I like as well. So this very light airy green (which flashes blue a whole heck of a lot) is right up my alley!...more

Zoya Lovely collection swatches + review

Hi all! I was lucky enough to get my hands on the entire Zoya Lovely collection - and I had just enough light to get them posted for you tonight! It's so cold here, but the sun came out this afternoon enough for me to take pictures. So let's get right to it!...more

The one with Cult Nails Manipulative! ...and some glitter layering :)

I totally forgot to post yesterday! >.< It wasn't intentional. I just had a horrific day yesterday. Everything went wrong. Everything. It was literally, the worst day of my life. And I've had a day where I almost died, so take that as you will...So what do I have for you today? Well, I have a gorgeous polish, and then I topped it with some glitter! The pretty polish is Cult Nails Manipulative, a very subtley shimmered light blue....more

The one with China Glaze Water You Waiting For and a comparison!

Hello all! :) I have a special treat for you today! :) I was able to get my hands on some of the new China Glaze polishes, the ones inspired by Cirque du Soleil: Worlds Away, a movie slated for a December release. I was able to see these polishes in person back in July at Cosmoprof, and boy was it hard to keep my mouth shut about some of them!...more
Thanks for doing this comparison!  you helped me decide to go ahead and get water you waiting ...more

The one with Essence Bella and Milani Lavender Fizz!

I figured since I showed you the terrible staining I had from Essence Bella, I would show you the manicure that caused it all! :) haha This is one coat of Essence Bella topped with one coat of Milani Lavender Fizz....more

The one with Dealing with your Family Week - China Glaze Drinkin' My Blues Away!

Another gorgeous China Glaze for the day before Thanksgiving? Don't mind if I do! :)  It's still Dealing with Your Family Week, so I'm still bringing you aptly named polishes. This one is a bright blue microshimmer called Drinkin' My Blues Away. It's from the same collection as It's 5'oclock Somewhere. Same formula, actually, very thin. Took three coats to achieve what is pictured, and there is VNL. I don't know if I could wear this polish again without a base....more

The one with Dealing with your Family Week - China Glaze It's 5'oclock Somewhere!?

Hi all! :) Happy Tuesday! I'm working today - I normally don't work on Tuesday - so I've got another quick The one with Dealing with your Family post. This time it's a VERY hard to find older China Glaze, It's 5'oclock Somewhere! This is a part of the ... is it Martini Pedicure collection? Well, it's something like that! It's a very thin formula. I needed three coats for what is pictured. The color is a bright pink with microshimmer that hints purple!...more