Monday, January 16, 2017

O-My Jewels Patience

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

I have another polish from the new to me brand O-My Jewels to share with you today. You know what I've noticed lately outside of my nude and neutrals obsession? I think I'm backing off a bit on glitter. I know, I know. Glitter is one of the reasons I fell in love with polish in the first place, but lately, I've been gravitating toward cremes. I'm really into clean and simple nails/nail color these days. This O-My Jewels color fits the bill.

Patience is a neutral gray creme.

Color: Gray can sometimes be a tricky color for me. If it's too warm toned it doesn't look great on me, but this one is nice. It's really a true neutral tone it's not warm or cool it's right in between. I love this medium shade of great too because not only is it neutral it's not too dark or too light!

Formula: This had an excellent 2 coat formula:

Price: This is $7.25 on O-My Jewels website.

Overall: There isn't much to add to this color. It's a great shade with an equally great formula. You can't really go wrong with a color like this one.

My Rating: 5 out of 5 Paint Splatters
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Friday, January 13, 2017

Zoya Coco

I have a Zoya polish to show you that is from 10 years ago! I haven't owned it for 10 years, but when looking it up I found out it was released in 2007. I purchased this one during Zoya's recent Black Friday sale. I was looking for muted and neutral colors to try out since I'm into those colors now and need more in my collection. This color caught my eye and I'm really glad I purchased it.

Coco is a dusty marsala mauve creme with brown, red, and purple undertones.

Collection: Zoya Upton Collection 2007

Color: Marsala was the Pantone color of the year in 2015, so this is a little late, but I love this color. In my opinion this a very wearable and neutral red shade. Sometimes, I don't like wearing red because it will clash with what I'm wearing (I'm weird like that), but this a red I could wear with anything. It's soft enough to read more as a neutral. I love the muted and dustiness of this shade!

Formula: This had a nice formula. I did find I needed 3 coats for full opacity, but no application issues.

Price: This is currently $10 on Zoya's website.

Overall: I don't have any colors like this in my collection and I'm really glad to have Coco now. It really is a great neutral tone that unique in comparison to other colors in this spectrum. The formula is nice and I don't have any complaints!

My Rating: 5 out of 5 Paint Splatters
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Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Sally Hansen Steely Serene

I have one of the polishes from the new Sally Hansen Color Therapy collection. This Color Therapy line includes argan oil that nourishes and moisturizes nails. It's not only a nail polish, but a treatment too. I can't make claims on the treatment factor. I use a treatment base coat by Sally Hansen's called  Nail Rehab Rx as a base coat already, so my nails have been in good shape prior.

I will say, I don't normally test out wear time before I swatch them for the blog. There are just too many factor that can contribute to that, however, this polish has some serious staying power. I was really impressed. This may not be the case for everyone (the whole many factors part), but it certainly caught my eye.

Steely Serene 
 Steely Serene is a medium putty (grey-nude-purple) creme.

Collection: Sally Hansen Color Therapy 2017

Color: I LOVE this color. You know I'm still on the nude-neutral train and this is an amazing neutral shade. It's a very chic and flattering color. I could easily wear this all the time and it would go with everything and always look classy.

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

Price: I paid around $7-$8 for this at Target.

Overall: This wore like iron on me as well as another color from the line. I got around 6 full days of wear time with this without any chips. No chips at all. I had some tip wear and my nails grew out a bit on the bottoms, but no chips! I was shocked and very impressed. That on top of the gorgeous color and formula makes this a great polish. I highly recommend this color or at least trying a polish from this line.

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

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Monday, January 9, 2017

Zoya Dixie

I've been dabbling in mainly nude and neutral shades lately that I don't' want my blog to get drab! I have a bright color to share with you today from Zoya. I stocked up on Zoya during the Black Friday sale back in November and this color caught my eye as one I needed to add to my collection.

Dixie is a watermelon red creme. 

Collection: Zoya Sunsets Collections Summer 2016

Color: These is such a fun juicy summery red shade. I love reds like Dixie. This is a perfect blend of red and pink and it's so bright and vibrant. It's not a neon shade, but it definitely pops on your nails. This is a type of shade I think would be flattering on most and makes a great statement for spring, summer, or now when we're in the doldrums of winter. 

Formula: This had an excellent formula. I used 2 coats. I've noticed Zoya has had an improvement in formula over the past 2-3 years. They used to be hit or miss with me, but lately, I haven't had any misses. 

Price: This is $10 on the Zoya website

Overall: Dixie a the perfect pop-of-color shade. I love its brightness and vibrancy. The formula is great and it's just great overall staple summery shade for any nail polish lover.

My Rating: 5 out of 5 Paint Splatters
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Thursday, January 5, 2017

Wet n' Wild I Dream of Jean Genie

I was really excited when I heard about some of the nail polishes in Wet n' Wild's recent Sequins & Stardust Holiday 2016 collection. As we all know the drugstore has been incredibly lackluster in the nail polish department as of late. I actually had a hard time finding the polishes from this collection at first and almost ordered them. I eventually found them, and I'm glad I didn't go through the trouble of ordering them 😑. I have one of those colors to share with you today.

I Dream of Jean Genie
I Dream of Jean Genie is a denim blue creme with gold microglitter. 

Collection: Wet n' Wild Sequins & Stardust Holiday 2016

Color: When I saw bottle shots of this color and even the bottle itself I knew this was going to be a must have for me. I love blue and I love gold. This is one of those polishes that looks better in the bottle than on the nail. The glitter in this just doesn't work it's too sparse and it does get drowned out by the base. A shimmer would have been better here. This type of glitter polish would be out of this world and acceptable back in 2010, but not today. This is pitiful. 

Formula: The formula itself was good and easy to use. I used 2 coats above.

Price: This was $1.99 at CVS. 

Overall: I'm really let down by this, and I understand with a price that low I shouldn't really complain. Wet n' Wild is capable of much better, though. I hate fake out polishes too. This looks stunning in the bottle but so puny on the nail. Blech. I'm disappointed. 

My Rating: 2.5 out of 5 Paint Splatters
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