Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Colors by Llarowe The Mighty Red Baron

I try to avoid CbL because I will get that incredible impulsive desire to buy every single polish created. CbL makes beautiful polishes, and every once in awhile I find them hard to resist! I have The Might Red Baron to share with you from this past spring collection. I will say I partially bought this just for the name alone, it immediately popped the Snoopy vs. the Red Baron song in my head. I L-O-V-E Snoopy, so any reference gets my attention. The polish though is excellent and gorgeous!

The Mighty Red Baron
 The Mighty Red Baron is a deep scattered red holographic.

Color: I love red and I love holo. The combination is perfect. I love the richness of this red, and the scattered holo effect. Sometimes, I must admit I prefer a scattered holo. I know many people prefer linear.

Formula: I found this formula easy to apply and use. I used 3 coats above.

Price: This is $12.00 on Llarowe's website.

Overall: Gorgeous red holo polish. The formula was great. I think this color would be perfect for the upcoming holiday season!

My Rating: 5 out of 5 Paint Splatters
I'll leave you with the Snoopy vs. the Red Baron song....

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Monday, September 29, 2014

Sally Hansen Chili Flakes

I have a really neat nail polish to share with you today. This is a Sally Hansen Complete Manicure Tracy Reese collaboration polish for fall, which means it's LE. This polish really stood out to me as something a little extra special this season, and will definitely compliment many fall manicures.

Chili Flakes over Zoya Ryan
Chili Flakes is a mixture of a silver, gold, red, and copper shard glitters in a clear base.

Color: This is a beautiful fall color combination of glitters, done in a very edgy and unique way. The shard glitter is unexpected, and this topper will look great with so many of the fall cremes out now. I love the addition of the red glitter in this polish because it really makes this glitter as whole pop.

Formula: I found this formula easy to use and apply which is a plus with this style of glitter. I used 2 coats over a base over.

Price: I purchased this in the $6-$8 range at CVS.

Overall: I think this is a Top 25 of 2014 contender for me. I love the uniqueness of this polish. I haven't seen anything like it this season. Chili Flakes would suit so many manis as a topper or accent nail. The formula was easy to use, and I'm calling it a must have!

My Rating: 5 out of 5 Paint Splatters
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Friday, September 26, 2014

Zoya Ryan

I have a deep shade from the fall Zoya Entice collection to share with you today. I have to be honest I'm on the fence about it. I bought it though because it stood out to me, but I'm starting to wonder if this shade of blue is becoming a little redundant.

 Ryan is a navy blue creme.

Color: This is absolutely a beautiful navy color. I love it. I picked it out, however, I'm also feeling a little "been there, done that". I'm sure I have other shades in my stash that maybe in certain lights look a tinge different, but in general, they're all pretty similar. They're dark, they're blue.  Again, it's a beautiful color, but I'm not sure you're scoring anything original or something you absolutely need here if you have other navy blues.

Formula: Great formula. I used 2 coats.

Price: This is $9 and can be found on the Zoya site or at Ulta.

Overall: Nice color. If you're a navy blue fan or need a navy in your collection, Ryan won't disappointed. If you have navy blue cremes in your collection, you can probably pass this one up.

My Rating: 4 out of 5 Paint Splatters
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Thursday, September 25, 2014

Throwback Thursday: China Glaze Life Preserver

I have a great blast from the past fall favorite to share with you today. The strange thing is this color was released in a China Glaze spring collection, not fall. This color is definitely more fall like to me, and it's one I reach for this time of year.

Life Preserver
Life Preserver is a soft and muted burnt orange creme.

Collection: Anchors Away Spring 2011

Color: Am I right? This is more fall than spring? This a lovely soft pumpkin color. This color is saturated, but it has a touch of softness to it that I really love. Orange colors are not typically my favorite, but I adore Life Preserver.

Formula: This is a good 2-3 coat formula. I don't have any noticable formula issues with this one.

Price: A Google search will bring up various options in the $3-$7 range.

Overall: If you're looking for a great soft orange color for fall you can't go wrong with Life Preserver!

My Rating: 5 out of 5 Paint Splatters
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Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Lumina Lacquer Silver Springs

I have a blingy beauty to share with you today. Summer I was all about cremes and brights, but now that it's fall I'm breaking out the shimmers and glitters. This Lumina Lacquer is an attention seeking glitter for sure, and there is nothing wrong with that!

Silver Springs
Silver Springs is a holographic silver micro-glitter in a clear base.

Color: This is a pretty straight forward color wise, but it sure does wow! This a beautifully bright holographic silver that is in your face in all the right ways.

Formula: The formula on this is a little bit thick. I used 2 coats above. The more coats you use the thicker and harder to apply it gets. You can see some of my nail underneath with two coats in the photo, but in person this is so sparkly you don't see that at all.

Price: This is $10.00 on Lumina Lacquer's website.

Overall: This glitter is a definite stunner. If you like holographic glitter, you will want Silver Springs. The formula isn't my favorite, but far from bad. I think Silver Springs will be a great accent color once the holidays roll around!

My Rating: 4 out of 5 Paint Splatters
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