Friday, December 9, 2016

Sinful Colors Sleigh Me

It's getting harder and harder to find seasonal nail polish in the drugstore. I know I say this often, but it's the truth and it stinks! I did find Sinful Colors Holiday 2016 collection recently and out of the several offerings, there was only one that stood out to me as something different. Whomp whomp whomp. This is getting old! I would like some cool drugstore stuff again, please.

Sleigh Me
Sleigh Me is a medium plum jelly base with purple-pink glass fleck glitter.

Collection: Sinful Colors Holiday 2016

Color: This is disappointing. I do like the color of this itself. It's a pretty red-toned purple shade, but that glass fleck glitter is just drowning in that base color. It's hard to see and it really needed to be amped up to make an impact. I do feel a lot of the issues with this polish are due to the formula.

Formula: Weird formula. It seems to me like the purple pigment and base are not well mixed. They glass fleck glitter either there isn't enough of it, or it's just not well blended either. Something is just funky in the formula where nothing is combined properly. It applied well enough, but it was sheer in some spots even after 3 coats.

Price: This was $1.99 at Walgreens.

Overall: This is a polish fail to me. This had all the elements of making a unique and interesting polish, but it isn't well made. The ingredients in this polish just don't mesh together well, and it's obvious. This seems like shotty work for Sinful Colors. Despite their affordable price they're certainly capable of a better quality product.

My Rating: 1.5 out of 5 Paint Splatters
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Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Wet n' Wild Private Viewing

If you've been following my blog over the past few months you know I've been on a nude/neutral polish kick. This really isn't a shade range I've really explored much in my now 8 years of being a polish addict. I've always been more interested in more vibrant colors and I've found it difficult to find nude polish colors that suit my skin tone. I've taken it upon myself the past few months to start experimenting with nude colors and shopping the drugstore to try ones out I've overlooked for a long time. I came across this Wet n' Wild shade and decided to give it a go.

Private Viewing 
Private Viewing is a medium peachy nude with a subtle shimmer.

Collection: Wet n' Wild MegaLast Core

Color: This is right on the cusp of being a bit too warm-toned for me. It does blend into my skin tone well, but it's a bit too peachy for my taste. It is the type of color that would be easy to throw on in a pinch if I'm looking to just give my nails a clean look.  It's not my favorite nude polish shade, but I don't completely dislike it either.

Formula: The formula was OK. I felt it needed 3 coats to have a clean and uniform look. It didn't apply nicely, but it is sheerer.

Price: This is around $1.99 at drugstores.

Overall: I'm on the fence on this color. It's not my favorite, but I do think it looks alright on me. The formula is OK, but I feel it doesn't look nice with under 3 coats. Meh is my overall thoughts on this polish.

My Rating: 3.5 out of 5 Paint Splatters
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Monday, December 5, 2016

Colors by Llarowe Vegas 2016

*I received the following product in exchange for my honest review.

I have a Colors by Llarowe polish to share with you today. I received this polish at Comsoprof this past summer, but I believe it actually was sold for a limited time back in September. I don't think it's available any longer, unfortunately, but I do hope you got your hands on it because it's a stunner.

Vegas 2016
Vegas 2016 is a blue leaning teal linear holo with silver and touches of gold shimmer.

Collection: CPNA 2016 & September Limited Edition

Color: Wowza! This is a vibrant and strong holo. CbL has some of my favorite and strongest holos. This color is beautiful. I do love teal shades that veer just a hint toward the blue side more than green and this is what Vegas 2016 does. It's a rich and pigmented shade and the holo is perfection.

Formula: Excellent and easy to use formula. I used 2 coats above.

Price: N/A

Overall: I always find CbL polishes are more stunning on the nail than in the bottle. That's not to say they're not amazing in the bottle, but it's usually the other way around! This is a gorgeous and rich color. The holo effect is insane and it's all in all an amazing polish!

My Rating: 5 out of 5 *Golden* Paint Splatters
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Sunday, December 4, 2016

Weekly Wax Wrap Up: 11/27/16-12/4/16

I finally was able to find some of the new Better Homes & Gardens winter wax melts this week, so that's a success! Overall, this wax week was a bit of let down. I had more duds than wins, but that's OK. Experimenting is fun anyways!
Ten Digit Creations Peppermint Meringue 
Scent Description: sweet peppermint, fluffy marshmallows, and whipped cream make up this sweet confection
My Thoughts: Peppermint scents are about the only sweet-type scents I do actually like. This one was alright. There is a definite peppermint note, but the cream and marshmallow notes are subtle. The scent is nice, but it's not 100% for me. The scent wasn't as strong as I'd like it to be either especially for a peppermint scent.
Scent Throw: 2.5/5
Where To Buy: Ten Digit Creations

Better Homes & Gardens Winter's Sleigh Ride
Scent Description: Seasonal blend of orange zest, cool winter spices, smoky woods, incense and mountain fir, with a warming base of oakmoss, blue cedar and vanilla bean.
My Thoughts: This was my favorite scent this week. It's a smoky Christmas tree scent that is warm and cozy. The Christmas tree notes in here are not overpowering or strong as the smokiness really softens and mellows them out. I do detect a bit of citrus in this too. This is really a nice cozy winter air scent. I really like this one.
Scent Throw: 4/5
Where To Buy: Walmart

Yankee Candle Over the River
Scent Description: A cool and calm stroll by the river. . . watery green notes with hints of sage, amber and oak.
My Thoughts: This is one of those water and masculine cologne type scents. The watery notes and sage are most prominent to my nose. It's not the most original type scent, but I do really like it. That being said, the throw on this was weak. I could smell it very strongly if I was less than 3ft away from it any more than that it was undetectable to me. This is a common problem with Yankee tarts.
Scent Throw: 1/5
Where To Buy: Yankee Candle

Lake Providence Lodge Sparkling Lemonade
Scent Description: Ice cold lemonade with a touch of fizzy citrus soda added.
My Thoughts: I should have known better when I purchased this one, but I love fizzy and effervescent scents so I thought I'd try it anyways. This is just way too sweet for me. It's very sugary and scents this sweet just turn my stomach. I think if you like sweet scents like many people do you would like this one. There is that fizzy note in there that I love, but it's just too sweet for my tastes and stomach!
Scent Throw: 3.5/5
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Thursday, December 1, 2016

O-My Jewels Sea Fan

* I received the following product in exchange for my honest review.

I have a new to me indie brand to share with you today called O-My Jewels. Sophia the owner kindly asked if I was interested in trying out some of her polishes and I gladly accepted. I told her some of my color preferences and this is one of the colors she sent me to review. I must say, she figured me out pretty quickly because this color is definitely up my alley!

Sea Fan
Sea Fan is a muted and dusty teal with  scattered micro golden holo glitter.

Collection: O-My Jewels Beachy Collection 2016

Color: I love dusty colors like this and especially blue and green ones. This is a beautiful and flattering color and I absolutely love the addition of the golden holo. You know me. I love cool toned colors with gold.

Formula: This had an excellent and smooth formula. I used 2 coats above.

Price: This is $7.25 on O-My Jewels website. This is a great price for an indie polish!

Overall: I really enjoy Sea Fan. It's a beautiful color and I love the soft holo sparkle. This is a fairly simple color, but I really like that about it. It's not an over the top holo or a loud glitter. It's muted and has its own subtle touch of bling. I don't see a lot of colors like these being made anymore and I miss them. Not everything has to be in your face to be lovely and appreciated by me!

My Rating: 5 out of 5 Paint Splatters
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