Friday, August 9, 2013

Zoya Irresistible Collection review

*Polishes in this post were sent to me for my honest review.
 
I finally got around to swatching the Zoya Irresistible collection!  All of the polishes apply amazingly.
Zoya Kerry
Kerry is a bright yellow gold foil.  I used three coats, but I could have gotten away with two.  As I've said before, I'm not a huge fan on gold, but this polish is so bright & pretty!
Zoya Amy
Amy is a bright orange foil with gold shimmer.  I used two coats for full coverage.  I love this color.
Zoya Tinsley

Zoya Tinsley

Zoya Tinsley
Tinsley is a dusty purple with gold shimmer.  This polish is pretty sheer & I had to use three coats for full coverage.  I actually don't like the color of this polish at all--I think the base color is too sheer & that the gold shimmer really overpowers it.  On Zoya's website I thought this polish looked a bit like Happi, but it is nowhere close.
Zoya Bobbi
Bobbi is a bright magenta foil with silver shimmer and small gold flecks.  I used two coats for full coverage.  Very pretty color.
Zoya Hazel
Hazel is a silvery-blue foil with silver shimmer & small gold flecks.  I used two coats for full coverage.  I really like this color, but I see myself wearing it more in the fall/winter.
Zoya Rikki
Rikki is a fern green foil with silver shimmer & small gold flecks.  I used two coats for full coverage.  I like this color (as I do most greens), but again with the gold mixed in with green!  I really wish that Rikki, Hazel & Bobbi would just have had the silver shimmer.  This is a pretty color that I'll probably wear mostly during winter.
 
All in all I like this collection except for Tinsley & the fact that when you take these polishes off shimmer gets all over your fingers.  My favorites are actually Kerry (surprise!) & Amy.
These polishes sell for $8 each or $48 for the set at Zoya.com.  You can follow Zoya on Facebook.


Thursday, August 8, 2013

Rainbow Honey The Summer of 199X... review

*The polishes in this post were sent to me for my honest review.
 
Awhile ago I got sent three polishes from Rainbow Honey's The Summer of 199X... collection.  I actually had to look it up to see what the inspiration for this collection was & it turned out to be the Super Nintendo video game Earthbound.  While I love old school (NES & SNES) video games & my husband, brother-in-laws & son are all video game addicts; none of us have ever played the game.
Rainbow Honey The Summer of 199X... box

Rainbow Honey Apple Kid, Mint Flavor, Magic Cake in box
Again, I love how these polishes are packaged--too cute!
Rainbow Honey Mint Flavor

Rainbow Honey Mint Flavor
Mint Flavor is a very pretty baby blue with teal-silver shimmer.  I love this color, but the polish was very gloppy.  I used three coats trying to get everything to even out, but it just wouldn't.  This is not the normally consistency of Rainbow Honey polishes (in my experience) so I think it's a fluke.  The next time I wear this polish (& I will since it's beautiful) I'll just add a drop of thinner to it.
Rainbow Honey Apple Kid

Rainbow Honey Apple Kid
Apple Kid is a very pretty fuchsia with pink shimmer.  The formula on this was a dream & it covered completely in two coats.  This may not be sort of polishes I migrate to color-wise, but I know I'll wear this again.
Rainbow Honey Magic Cake & Special World over Zoya Arizona & China Glaze Grape Pop

Rainbow Honey Magic Cake & Special World over Zoya Arizona & China Glaze Grape Pop
Magic Cake is made of different sized square & hex glitters in neon pink, green & blue in a clear base that has just a bit of shimmery white microflakes.  I used Magic Cake over Zoya Arizona (orange) & China Glaze Grape Pop (purple).  The bottom picture is more color accurate.  On my ring finger I sponged on Arizona & Grape Pop & then topped it with Rainbow Honey Special World--a limited edition polish that Dee made for her birthday last month.  I'm loving this look, if I don't keep it on for this weekend then I will wear it sometime in the future.

You can find Rainbow Honey on Facebook & you can buy her polishes here.

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Rainbow Honey FAB Summer Set review

*The polishes in this post were sent to me for my honest review.
 
Awhile ago I got sent the Rainbow Honey FAB Summer Set to review.
Rainbow Honey FAB Summer Set box

Rainbow Honey FAB Summer Set mini polishes in box
 I love how these polishes are packaged--way too cute.
Rainbow Honey Tenda
Tenda is a lime green polish with gold shimmer.  This went on smoothly & covered in two coats.  It's a pretty polish & I love greens, but I really dislike that the shimmer/glitter in green polishes is almost always gold.  I'm from Wisconsin & I'm *not* a Packers fan (Atlanta Falcons baby!) so the green & gold mix to me is completely played out.
Rainbow Honey Schrammi
Schrammi is a coral polish with orange-gold shimmer (to me it looks slightly different than the shimmer in Tenda, but it could be because of the color of the polish).  This polish also went on smoothly & covered in two coats.  I will say that this just isn't a color that I really care for & I thought it looked awful with my skin tone.
Rainbow Honey Costa Del Sol over Schrammi
Costa Del Sol is a gold-holographic glitter polish in a clear base.  This polish has shimmer, two sizes of hex glitters & bar glitters in the mix.  This is one coat over top of Schrammi.  I think this glitter polish goes well in this set.

This set is exclusive to FAB & can be bought here.  You can find Rainbow Honey on Facebook & buy her polishes at http://www.rainbowhoney.com/.


Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Chirality The Hologeddon review

*Polishes in the post were sent to me for my honest review.
Awhile ago I got sent 4 mini polishes from Chirality for review--I was happily surprised to see that they were holo polishes (I love holos, I just don't own many).
All of these polishes went on extremely well & covered in two coats.  Pictures were taken outside, in direct sunlight to try to show the holo-ness (I think I'm making up words) of each polish.
Chirality Dystopia
Dystopia is a slight purple-silver polish.  I love silver holos.
Chirality Echelon
Echelon is a teal polish.  Very pretty & like a lot of people say about teal/blue/green holo polishes--reminds me of mermaids.
Chirality ED-209
ED-209 is a dark grey polish.  This one is my favorite by far--love the color.
Chirality Marauders
Marauders is a browny-copper polish.  Sorry for the picture--the sun was going down & making everything have that reddish tint.  Looking at the picture, I see that this polish had a few bald spots & looks a little thin--I guess I should have added another coat.

Chirality can be found on Facebook & her polishes can be bought from Big Cartel & Etsy.  I *need* here Cereal Killer collections in my life!

Monday, August 5, 2013

SinfulShine Your's Truly

*This polish was sent to me for my honest review.
 
 
Today I have SinfulShine Your's Truly for review.  This is the polish I got sent in my Sunkissed VoxBox from Influenster.
SinfulShine Your's Truly
First off, does the grammatical error in the naming of this polish bother anyone else?  Okay, so about the polish--it's a bubble gum/Barbie pink & the formula was a bit streaky & took three coats to smooth out.  I'm sure I could have gotten away with two coats if I was adding a topcoat, but the SinfulShine polishes are supposed to have extreme shine on their own--which this polish does.  Overall, it's a pretty good polish, but I know it's not a color I will wear on it's own.
SinfulShine polishes are $2.99 & can be found exclusively at Walgreens.