Thursday, March 23, 2017

Sinful Colors apPEAsing

Tis the season for mint green! I definitely consider this time of year mint green season. I know you can wear any color any time of year, but I'm someone who gravitates toward seasonal colors so mint greens are really appealing and "apPEAsing" for me right now. I have new Sinful Colors for 2017 mint green to share with you today that's called "apPEAsing". I see they were trying to get some green thing in the name, but it is rather silly don't you think?

apPEAsing is a bright mint green creme.

Collection: Sinful Colors Core 2017

Color: I know mint greens are a dime a dozen, but it's one of those colors I just can't get enough of. I like this one because it has a brightness to it and it veers more to the green side than blue. I know those are harder to come by. This is a great mint!

Formula: This had a fairly nice formula. It was streaky on the first coat and was opaque by the second. I do find I still see some streakiness and unevennesses on some nails even with 2 coats, but it's not the big of a deal.

Price: I purchased this for $1.99 at Walgreens.

Overall: This is an all around great mint green creme. It's bright and refreshing. The formula isn't perfect, but it's $1.99. I can't complain too much.

My Rating: 4.5 out of 5 Paint Splatters

Happy Thursday!

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer A Long Time Ago Tomorrow

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

I had the pleasure of working with Julie from Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer for the most recent Color Box. In addition to making a beautiful color for that box, she kindly sent me a handful of her polishes for me to try and review. I have one of those colors she sent to me to share with you today. It's a real stunner!

A Long Time Ago Tomorrow 
A Long Time Ago Tomorrow is a sheer tardis blue base filled with bright blue flakies with a subtle pink shift.

Collection: Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer It Got Away From Me, Yeah... 2014

Color: This is a rich and beautiful blue. Tardis blue is definitely one of my favorite blues shades. What I love most about this is the finish. Those flakies even though they're in the same color family as the base really glow and stand out against it. This color really has a beautiful bejeweled look to it.

Formula: This formula was sheer and thin with a satin finish. I needed 4 coats to get the opacity I liked. However, because of this type of formula, it dried quickly between coats so the application was a breeze. Usually, the more coats the more likely you are to have dragging or thickening. This was not the case with this polish. I know 4 coats is a lot for many people, but they truly were effortless thanks to this type of formulation.

Price: This is $12 on Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer's site.

Overall: I'm really impressed with this polish. It looked pretty amazing in the bottle, but it looked even better on the nail. I love the vibrancy of this blue with those bright flakies and I appreciate the thoughtfulness put into this formula to make sure it performed its best.

My Rating: 5 out of 5 *Golden* Paint Splatters

Happy Tuesday!

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Weekly Wax Wrap Up: 3/12/17-3/19/17

I think I'm going to settle on doing less wax each rather than posting every other week. When I'm melting too much new wax I'm  running out of new things to review too quickly and I'm not really using up wax I already have. I hope you all are not too disappointed with less wax to review each week!
Ten Digit Creations Ocean Mist
Scent Description: blue ocean water and sea spray
My Thoughts: This is a wonderful scent. This smells like a blend of ocean, fresh air, soft florals, and some fresh laundry notes. To put it simply it's like ocean laundry! It's a very fresh, crisp, and happy scent. This is the perfect clean type scent that I think would please many noses and scent preferences without it being boring or common. I love it!
Throw: 4/5
Where To Buy: Ten Digit Creations

American Home Above The Clouds
Scent Description: N/A
My Thoughts: This is a nice scent. It doesn't have any scent description which makes it hard for me to pinpoint anything specific. It reminds me of a very general hand soap like Softsoap. It's clean and fresh, but it's also very generic unlike the TDC scent above. The throw was also virtually non-existent.
Throw: 1.5/5
Where To Buy: Walmart

Happy Sunday!

Thursday, March 16, 2017

KBShimmer Nauti by Nature Spring 2017 (6 of 12)

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

I have a few of the colors from the new KBShimmer Nauti by Nature collection for Spring 2017. This collection is truly topical. It was inspired by Christy's trips to the Bahamas. These colors are bold and vibrant. I appreciate that in a spring collection because I've been over the typical spring pastels ages ago. Spring can be bold too! This collection has KBShimmer's perfect mix of holos, shimmers, glitters. This collection along with a new Caribbeans inspired seasonal mani shot called Knotty Girl will be released this Saturday, March 18th on the KBShimmer website.

Latitude Adjustment 
Latitude Adjustment is a periwinkle holographic. (2 coats)

Show Me The Mahi
Show Me The Mahi is a deep aqua blue jelly polish is loaded with scale inspired holo glitters in lime and teal, and color shifting iridescent glitters that morph from golden greens to vibrant red orange colors. (3 coats)

Tropic Like It's Hot
Tropic Like It's Hot is a turquoise blue water holographic. (2 coats)

Macaw Me Maybe
Macaw Me Maybe is a scarlet red holographic. (2 coats)

Saved By The Shell
Saved By The Shell is a soft, sandy peach color is accented by a coppery pink shimmer. (2 coats)

The Girl Is Tiki
The Girl Is Tiki is a rusty coral holographic. (2 coats)

Collection: KBShimmer Nauti By Nature Spring 2017

Colors: I love these vibrant colors. All of these colors are rich and saturated. I really enjoy this take on a spring collection and it's a nice change to have a pop a color. The holographics in this collection are so bright and crisp. You cannot go wrong with holo and this is the most holos in a collection I remember seeing from KBShimmer. I like!

Formula: Most all of these colors had smooth and easy to use formulas. They applied opaques and cleanly in 2 coats. The only trickier one was Show Me The Mahi being it is a jelly glitter. It is thicker but manageable. I recommend waiting a few minutes between each coat so you don't drag the polish from previous coats.

Price: These will be $9.25 on the KBShimmer website and will be available for purchase on Saturday 3/18. Be sure to check out the other colors on there I didn't review!

Overall: I really enjoyed this collection. I love the theming and the use of holo. It's punchy and tropical collection that really catches my eye for this season. I'm thankful for the bright and fun take on a spring collection, not the expected pastels. My favorites from this lot are Latitude Adjustment and This Girl is Tiki. The latter is definitely a unique color to me!

My Rating: 5 out of 5 Paint Splatters
Happy Thursday!

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Sinful Colors Tempest

Sinful Colors is known for repromotes. It's one of my biggest gripes with the brand, but I'm going to eat my words a bit today. I always see Tempest. Every year they put it some display as if it's some brand new polish. It's not. It's been around for ages. Despite it being around for ages and me griping I never ever purchased it until now. It's actually a pretty purple and I always just bypassed it because it's just always been there. I decided to give it a chance.

Tempest is a bright lavender creme.

Color: I love the brightness of this color. There are tons of lavender cremes out there. I'm well aware, but I like how this one isn't so pale. It has this nice pop to it. I love lavender cremes.

Formula: This had a very nice formula. I used 2 coats above. It was smooth and easy to apply.

Price: This was $1.99 at Walgreens.

Overall: Yes, it's been around forever and it's a lavender creme. They're a dime a dozen, but for the price, this is a nice color. I love the vibrancy of this lavender and it had a really nice formula. If you're not someone with 1000+ bottles of nail polish and want a shade like this don't spend your money on pricier ones this one will suffice!

My Rating: 5 out of 5 Paint Splatters
Happy Tuesday!