Thursday, November 20, 2014

SquareHue November 2014 Box Swatches & Review

Look who is all caught up on SquareHue boxes! I didn't get October's box, so we are going to skip right to November (the current box!). Yay! This box was influenced by Prague and has three incredible shades that I'm dying to share.

Na Prikope is a beautiful sage green that is so unique in my collection! As always with SquareHue, the formula was amazing. This is two coats.


Vaclavske Namesti is a stunning smokey plum with silver microshimmer. This is so incredibly gorgeous in person! I'm wearing two coats.


Parizska is an awesome medium gray with silver glitter. It dries a little gritty, so expect to use one to two coats of top coat to even it out. This is two easy coats of color.


I know I sound like a broken record every month, but I am seriously so impressed with SquareHue. I absolutely love all three of the shades this month and can't wait to wear them throughout the winter! Usually there's one shade each month that I don't really care for, but this month I'm loving them all. What about you? Did you get this box and love it? Are you jealous that you missed it? You can sign up for your own SquareHue box by visiting their website, www.squarehue.com!

The products in this post were provided for my honest review. All opinions are my own.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

China Glaze All Aboard Collection Swatches & Review

Hello! This morning I have the China Glaze All Aboard collection from fall to share. I'm going to go ahead and spoil it, but this collection is so awesome! I feel like I do usually like fall collections, but this one is so diverse and excellent that I absolutely love it!

Nice Caboose! is a warm magenta with lovely shimmer. I'm wearing two coats and the formula was fabulous.


Conduct Yourself is a burgundy shade with almost non-existent hidden shimmer. I love this color, but this would have been a knock out if the shimmer was more noticeable on the nail! This is two coats.


What Are You A-Freight Of? is one of my favorite types of colors, a grungy grayed out purple. This is two easy coats.


Well Trained is a fabulous muted teal that covered great in two coats.


All Aboard is a medium purple with a slight bit of gray in it to make it more muted and wearable for fall. I'm wearing two coats.


Stop That Train! is a stunning orangey red metallic with golden shimmer. I have two coats on here, but I didn't let that middle nail dry long enough before I applied top coat, so ignore that!


One Track Mind is a beautiful navy blue shade. It had a great formula as well and covered well in two coats.


Loco-Motive is a glitter topper with silvery shimmer and light pink glitter. This is one coat over One Track Mind.


Mind the Gap is easily my least favorite of the bunch, although it is unique so it gets some points for that. This icky olive green has some pretty shimmer, but the formula is lacking a bit and I needed three coats for what you see here.


Choo-Choo Choose You is a very pretty shade with gold to green duochrome shimmer in a navyish base. This one has a slightly sheer formula as well; I went with two coats here but would do a third if I was going to wear this as a full mani since I like my polishes opaque.


Lug Your Designer Baggage is such an interesting shade! This slightly-grayed brown has golden flakes and shimmer in it and was perfectly opaque in two coats.


Don't Get Derailed is an awesome muted olivey army green shade. I love greens like this and I feel like we don't see them that much so it's great to have this in my collection! This is two easy coats.


The All Aboard collection is available wherever China Glaze is sold and should still be available now. My top picks are Don't Get Derailed, Stop That Train!, and What Are You A-Freight Of?. Which ones are you loving? Did you pick any up already?

The products in this post were provided for my honest review. All opinions are my own.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Zoya Summer 2014 PixieDust Swatches & Review

I've had these polishes for a while and kind of put off swatching them since I don't really like textured polishes that much. Unfortunately, these didn't change my mind. These three PixieDusts are no where near as good as some of the previous PixieDusts that Zoya has released.

Ginni is a light baby pink shade with lots of large glitter that dries to a semi-matte finish. This is three coats and it's still not opaque!


Bar is a sandy tan PixieDust shade. I'm not nuts about this as three coats on it's own, but I think it would look awesome layered over a dark green or red for the holidays.


Arlo is a raspberry jelly shade with lots of glitter. This is three coats.


I hate to say it, but these are pretty much all a fail to me. Bar would be fabulous as one coat layered over a jewel tone for the holidays, but the sheerness otherwise is just annoying. I know I can't be the only one who wants her polishes to be opaque! However, if you're digging them, you can purchase them from Zoya's website.

The products in this post were provided for my honest review. All opinions are my own.

Monday, November 17, 2014

SquareHue September 2014 Box Swaches & Review

Good morning! I hope you guys had a great weekend! I started getting my Christmas decorations out, so that was fun. :X I know a lot of people get bent out of shape about decorating for Christmas before Thanksgiving but it's my favorite holiday and I can't help myself! But anyway, I have the SquareHue September box to share with you today. The theme is Sydney and these three shades are stunning!

King Street is a dark brick shade that has a fantastic formula. This is two coats.


Oxford Street is a warm golden orange shimmer polish. Two coats here.


Crown Street is a stunning burnt orange shade with gold shimmer. Absolutely perfect for your Thanksgiving mani! I'm wearing two coats.


If you aren't familiar, SquareHue is a subscription service that sends you three gorgeous nail polishes each month for $19.99 shipped. These shades are all 5-free, made in the United States, and not tested on animals. Plus, SquareHue donates a portion of every monthly subscription cost to a great cause: the awareness and prevention of human trafficking.

The products in this post were provided for my honest review. All opinions are my own.

Friday, November 14, 2014

KBShimmer Winter 2014 Collection Swatches & Review

Look who is posting a season-appropriate collection! Ha! I got the KBShimmer Winter collection in the mail last week and knew there was no way I could wait to swatch it. Once again, KBShimmer has totally nailed it!

Flake Dance is a glitter topper that is totally packed with holographic glitter and snowflakes. The snowflakes come out of the bottle so easily! I'm wearing one coat over China Glaze What Are You A-Freight Of?.


White Here, White Now is an awesome white textured polish that has white glitter in it to look like snow. KBShimmer pulled this off way better than China Glaze did last year... just sayin'. This is two coats.


Let's Sleigh Together is a creamy light gray with green and blue glitter. I absolutely love these opaque, light-colored bases with glitter! This is two coats.


Pine-ing for Yule is a fabulous little glitter topper with holographic glitter, green triangles, and red stars, meant to mimic a Christmas tree. It's also the 2014 Toys for Tots charity polish. This is two coats over China Glaze Don't Get Derailed.


Kringle All the Way is a repromoted polish and one of my favorite ever from KBShimmer. This glitter topper is packed with red, green, silver, and gold round glitter (you know how I love my round glitters!). This is two coats over China Glaze Well Trained.


Spot Sign is the coolest glitter topper I've ever seen! It has leopard spots you guys! The spots are super easy to get out of the bottle and the base also has some holographic silver glitter. This is one coat with some spots dabbed on over China Glaze All Aboard.


Mauve On Over has a beautiful mauvey lavender base with blue and orange glitter. This is such a unique combination! I'm wearing three thin coats.


Deja Brew is a stunning milk chocolate holographic polish. Formula and coverage is amazing; this is two coats.


Turnip the Beet is a berry pink glitter polish that dries to a textured matte finish. I haven't really been crazy about the textured polish trend, but these are executed so well! The base is tinted, so you can get opaque coverage in two coats.


Dressed to Gild is packed with gorgeous gold glitter interspersed with green and purple that dries to a textured matte finish. This one wound up a little sheer around the tips and could probably have used a third coat to be safe.


Too Cold to Hold is a stunning icy blue polish packed to the max with glitter. This is my favorite of the textured polishes in this collection; I'm wearing two coats.


Fallen Angle is rich medium blue jelly polish with pink, purple, and blue glitter. There are also triangle glitters in there but unfortunately I didn't wind up with any on my nails. This is three thin coats.


Merry Pinkmas is a repromote from last year, a baby pink base with holiday-colored glitter. I'm wearing two coats.


Sugar Plum Faerie is a medium purple with pink, green, and blue glitter and is also a repromoted shade. This is three thin coats.


All Decked Out was brought back too and for good reason! This deep forest green jelly is the perfect holiday shade, with glitter mimicking ornaments and gold stars to top it off. I'm wearing three thin coats.


Snow Way is the most fantastic winter shade ever. This baby blue is filled with small and large white hexagon glitter and a little bit of silver holographic shimmer. I'm wearing two coats.


Holly Back Girl is my hands down favorite! This white-based polish with red and green glitter just screams Christmas spirit to me and I can't wait to wear it once it gets closer to Christmas. This is three thin coats.


Are you as totally in love with these shades as I am? KBShimmer NEVER disappoints me and this collection is so fabulous and festive! As if the polishes aren't awesome enough as it is, KBShimmer is also offering the following deals for the holiday shopping season:
  • Free shipping on all orders over $40 on www.KBShimmer.com. No code needed. Good from 11/01-12/31.
  • Free bottle of Holly Back Girl with $70+ purchase. Use code HBGFREE to receive free polish and free shipping with $70+ purchase. Runs from 11/01-12/31.
  • Free samples in each and every order. Samples may include scrubs, lotions, vinyl nail decals, soaps, etc. Orders will also include a branded emery board. (While supplies last).
  • Free snowman glitter! The first 400 orders will receive a bag of 1000 snowmen glitters perfect for winter nail art.
So what are you waiting for? Head over to www.KBShimmer.com to purchase your favorites from this collection (or the whole thing, nobody's judging!). But tell me first, if you were to receive one of these shades in your stocking, which would it be?

The products in this post were provided for my honest review. All opinions are my own.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

OPI DS Tourmaline and Titanium Swatches & Review

Hello hello! I'm sharing with you today the two new DS shades from OPI. These are seriously blingy shades in a jelly-like formula that you could either wear on their own or layer over similar colors.

DS Tourmaline is a beautiful medium pink that is absolutely packed with holographic and iridescent glitter. I'm wearing three coats but will definitely layer this over another polish when I wear it again.


DS Titanium is a stunning charcoal jelly with holographic and iridescent glitter. I'm wearing three coats here as well, but I'm betting this would look more incredible over a plain black polish. I can tell you for sure that I'll be making a nail polish ornament out of this one!


These shades are available now wherever OPI is sold. I'm a little disappointed that they weren't full coverage; I think I would have enjoyed them a lot more if they were. Will you be picking them up?

The products in this post were provided for my honest review. All opinions are my own.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Cirque Metropolis Collection Swatches & Review

Happy Wednesday everyone! Are you happy that we're halfway through the week? You'll be happy when you see the beauties I have to share today! The Cirque Metropolis is an ongoing collection of creme shades released on a monthly basis and I can't wait to share them with you.

Concrete Jungle is the perfect medium gray creme. The formula was a little thick and could benefit from a few drops of thinner, but it covered well in two coats.


NYFW is an absolutely stunning ultramarine blue. For some reason, Blogger blew this shade out when I uploaded the photo, so it's not quite as eye-burningly bright as it looks here but it is bright! The formula is great and I'm wearing two coats.


La Vie Boheme is a fabulous bruised berry shade that is absolutely perfect for fall. Formula was fantastic; I'm wearing two coats.


Last but not least, Knickerbocker is a dark, creamy chocolate brown with a perfect two coat formula.


Are you as in love with cremes as I am? Don't get me wrong, I love a good holo or glitter, but there's just nothing like the perfect creme! You can purchase these shades directly from Cirque (www.cirquecolors.com/) or you can visit their stockists page (www.cirquecolors.com/stockists) for a full list of brick and mortar and online sellers.

The products in this post were provided for my honest review. All opinions are my own.