Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Let's Swatch This: Duri Cosmetics Atlantis Collection

Let's Swatch This!

Two blog posts in one month?! Who am I?? Haha well as you can tell my the title of this post I'll be sharing some more swatches with you guys. This time it is Duri Cosmetics, which I had the pleasure to work with in the past. You can see those swatches on my Instagram. 

This time they sent over their newest collection called Atlantis. It includes 6 polishes, all with a metallic silver finish.  It is a limited edition so get them before they are gone!

Up first we have "Shimmer Reef" a gorgeous pink metallic that I fell in love with. Which, like I mentioned in my last post that I was never the biggest fan of wearing pink polish but this is just too pretty to not love. I'm wearing two coats plus top coat here. I will mentioned that while swatching these they dried so fast! I don't think I needed the top coat either but I always add it to make my manicure last longer. 

Next is "Ocean Wave" I was excited to wear this one! It is a light teal color that I just can't get enough of 😍 I am wearing two coats plus top coat here.

Then is "Dip My Toes" this one did take three coats and even then I can still notice some slight patches here and there. This is the only polish in the whole collection that does not have a metallic or sliver finish, it is more of an off white pearl finish. Still very pretty!

Following that is "Cyber Sea" a shimmery light lavender/lilac color. I feel like this shade is perfect if you like a little bit of color with just a bit of added glam. Don't you agree?

After that one is probably my favorite out of the whole collection and that is "Wave Runner" a gorgeous light blue metallic with silver. I mean, come on, just look at it! How can you not fall in love with it?! I'm wearing two coats plus top coat here. You'll be catching me wear this baby again!

And finally the last one is "Dolphin Dance" a silver-grey polish that I think would make a perfect winter color. Maybe for New Years Eve? What do you think? 

Let me know in the comments witch one was your favorite and if you are planning on picking any of these up!

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Let's Swatch This: Salon Perfect Galentine's Collection

Let's Swatch This!

So I know it's been a while since I posted here but hopefully be posting more often in 2020. Ans my first post of the year is nail polish!

I was lucky enough to receive some pr from Salon Perfect recently and they sent this beautiful collection in time for Valentine's Day. This is a limited edition collection so you can only get it in stores for the month of February. There are 4 mini kits and 5 press on nail kits, each retail for $3.98

So let's get into the polishes first shall we? Up first is this trio that has 2 pinks and a nice shimmery topper.

The first swatch I have to show you is this nice deep pink called "Pink Powerhouse" it has a great formula, I'm wearing 2 coats plus top coat here.

Next we have "She's A Star" this one does have a much thicker formula. I did do one coat and then added a few swipes here and there to fill in the gaps. It does give a nice look over the nail, kind of like a almost naked look? Haha. as a topper you only really need one coat so the colored polish can still peek through underneath. I will add that you will need a nice thick glossy top coat. Or at least do two coats so it wont have that textured feeling.

The last one in the trio kit is "Pucker 'N Peach" and just like the name suggests, it is a peach but with a gold shimmery twist. At first I didn't think I would like this polish as much as I do but once on it just looked so pretty! Just goes to show to not judge a polish based how it looks in the bottle.

In the next little trio we have this gorgeous candy red! If you know me, then you know that I am very picky about red polishes and don't really wear the
m often. But with this one, it was love at first sight! This one is called "Heart Strings" and it was definitely pulling at mine! I'm wearing 2 coats plus top coat. Even just looking at the photo you can see how juicy and squishy it is!

Following that one we have "All That Glitters is Gold" a super pretty gold glitter topper with holo glitter in it as well. I am wearing two coats plus top coat on its own and 1 coat over the colored polishes.

The last in this trio is 'Under The Tuscan Sun" this one was another one that surprised me, I didn't think I would like it as much as I do. I'm the not the best at describing polishes but I would call this a barbie pink? Like that classic pink when you think of thee old school barbies. Remember that you can pick these up at Walmart for $3.98 each.

The last trio I have to share with you is this very berry toned one. Up first is "She's The Boss" and this is another favorite of mine. It has the most pretty fuschia shimmer in it. It is a nice polish to have in your collection if you need a little something different than your typical berry shade.

Then we have, what I would consider my favorite of all "Lipstick It to 'Em" a beautiful pinky purple shade with gold shimmer in it and you guys.. this doesn't need any words, it speaks fir itself. but here, let me tell you why you need this one. It was almost opaque in 1 coat.. 1. Now I always like to do 2 because.. well it feels weird doing just one. I feel like anyone can wear this polish and it'll look stunning on. You can wear it during winter and spring season! Seriously it is just an amazing shade.

And finally we have "You Go Girl!" Another berry burgundy shade, which I personally can never have enough of. As always I am wearing two coats plus top coat here.

Will you be picking any of these kits up? Remember they are only available for the month of February! Let me know which one was your favorites in the comments below and as always, Live your lacquered life!

Sunday, April 28, 2019

Sally Hansen Color Therapy Floral Collection

Let's Swatch This! 
I was lucky enough to be a part of Sally Hansen Sally Squad for the release of their new Petal Soft Color Therapy Collection! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
A total of 4 new polishes that are perfect for spring. From left to right we have: Freesia Fancy, Daisy Dreaming, Bluebell Bloom, and Balmy Blush. They also sent me some cute floral appliques and their Top Coat and Rose Cuticle Oil that smells amazing! 🌹 

Up first is is my favorite polish of the whole Petal Soft Color Therapy Collection called "Balmy Blush" a soft pastel pink that looks very sophisticated on. I'm wearing two coats plus top coat here. 
I was super surprised to find out that it dries to a velvety matte finish! But if you don't like the matte look, you can definitely add a glossy top coat like I did. 

Here is how it looks with a matte finish! 

The  next swatch I have is of this beautiful pale creme with pink and purple shimmer running through called "Freesia Fancy" The shimmer was somewhat difficult to capture on camera but once on the nail it is beautiful! Once again this polish does try to a semi matte finish. I'm wearing two coats plus a glossy top coat here. 

Here's the nail art I did using both colors and their floral appliques. Absolutely love this look and the appliques are so easy to use! Just peel, stick and add a top coat and you got a complete mani! I did add a little stamping design over top an ombre using the same colors. 

The next swatch is this perfect pastel baby blue called "Bluebell Bloom" Definitely another favorite of mine. Wearing two coats plus top coat. Like the others, this one also dries to a matte finish. I feel like this is perfect for a boy baby shower! 

The final swatch is this alabaster white called "Daisy Dreaming" and I was so surprised how amazing the coverage was! For being in a pastel collection I though it was going to be somewhat sheer, definitely not the case! I'm wearing two coats plus top coat. 

Here's another simple stamping design I did using both polishes. 

And thoses are all the polishes! Which one was your favorite? Are you planning on picking any of them up? Let me know in the comments below!

Saturday, March 16, 2019

Let's Swatch This: JLB Cosmetics Nail Lacquer

Let's Swatch This!

I'm starting a new series on my blog where I swatch polishes in my collection and first up are these beautiful polishes from JLB Cosmetics. I never heard of this brand before and found this as a gift set in my local discount store. There are nine polishes in this collection ranging from crΓ©mes to metallics.

Up first is Aster. A dark mauve color. I adore mauve colors and this is no exception. Usually when I find nail polishes at discount stores it's usually a 50/50 chance that they'll be good quality but almost all of these polishes were opaque in 2 coats which I find pleasantly surprising for a not commonly known brand. 

Aster. Two coats plus top coat

Then we have Toasted Almond. A cool tone light brown. I usually don't gravitate towards colors like theses but it's a pretty color once on.

Toasted Almond. Two coats plus top coat 

Next is Cheeky Peach. Just like the name, it's a beautiful mauve peach moreso than a traditional peach color. In the photo it looks more nude than the mauve color it is in person but nonetheless, it's such a perfect color that's opaque in two coats. 

Cheeky Peach. Two coats plus top coat 

Our next color is Pastel Pink and true to it's name it really is a pastel pink that's perfect for spring. I must apologize for the lighting in this photo. You can see the true color in the bottom picture. This one was one of the few that needed three coats to be opaque.

Pastel Pink. Three coats plus top coat 

Vanilla Glaze is another one that needed three coats but once on is very beautiful! It has a slight green shimmer that was a little hard to capture on camera. You can see it more clearly in the photo at the top of the page. 

Vanilla Glaze. Three coats plus top coat 

And we finally move into the metallics! Up first is Rose Gold. I personally wouldn't call it a rose gold but it is a pink metallic with a silver shimmer. In the bottle it doesn't really look like much but check out the swatch! Definitely one of my favorites.

Rose Gold. Two coats plus top coat 

Goldmine is a bronzie gold that again isn't one of my favorites because I feel like it doesn't go very well with my skintone. What do you think? 

Goldmine. Two coats plus top coat 

Up next is Amber. Now this is a gold I can get behind! It's a lot lighter and more.. warm tone I would say? Very beautiful color.

Amber. Two coats plus top coat 

Lastly there is Space. A very muted metallic silver. From far away it can kind of look like a light grey. I don't think I mind it but probably not one I would constantly wear.  

Space. Two coats plus top coat 

Overall I'm very impressed with the formula of this brand. From my experience most of the random brands I find at discount stores really aren't worth the money even if it is at a low price. Like I mentioned before, almost all the polishes were very pigmented except for two but they definitely weren't the worst so I still give this set πŸ’…πŸ’…πŸ’…πŸ’… polished fingers out of 5!
I would love to know which one(s) were your favorite(s)? And if you want me to do more swatches of random nail polish brands, let me know in the comments below! A girl can definitely not ever have enough polish, right?