Friday, October 17, 2014

Pacifcia Unicorn Horn

I have a polish from a new brand to share with you today. The brand is Pacifica. Pacficia isn't a new brand at all, but the nail polish is. I love the Pacficia band. I have many of their body butters and spray fragrances. My favorites are California Star Jasmine and Malibu Lemon Blossom in case your curious. Pacifcia is known for being 100% vegan and cruelty free. They recently released a line of nail polish that is 7-Free which means it has no phthalates, toluene, xylene, parabens, camphor, formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin, and animals. This is one of the colors I picked up.

Unicorn Horn over OPI My Dogsled is a Hybrid
Unicorn Horn is a sheer opalescent pink shimmer.

Color: This is a sheer shimmer topper. I know these are not really popular in nail polish world these days, but this is a beautiful polish. The shimmer is in this is perfect, it's not too subtle where you can barely see it, nor is it overwhelming where it ruins your base color.

Formula: This was a very nice and easy to use formula. I used 2 coats over a base.

Price: I paid $9.00 for this on the Pacifica website.

Overall: Beautiful shimmer topper. This is the type of polish that has endless combinations and can look different dependent on what you layer it over. I love the contrasting color of shimmer I used with OPI My Dogsled is a Hybrid, but you can create more subtle looks with light complimentary colors or even more dramatic with dark colors. I'm liking Unicorn Horn!

My Rating: 5 out of 5 Paint Splatters
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Thursday, October 16, 2014

Throwback Thursday: Essie Smooth Sailing

I have one of my favorite polishes of all time to share with you today for Throwback Thursday. You heard right, favorite of all time. This Essie polish would easily go on top 10 list easily from all nail polishes I own even though it's 3 years old. I would have a heard time picking others on this top 10 list, but this definitely has a reserved spot.

Smooth Sailing
 Smooth Sailing is a cornflower blue shimmer.

Collection: Essie Braziliant Summer 2011

Color: This shade of blue is what sells me on this polish. I love this soft muted cornflower color. I find this color to be very flattering, and it looks great on a variety of skin tones. The shimmer in this takes this polish from being great to being perfect.

Formula: This formula on this is great. I used 2 coats above.

Price: You can find this on various e-tailers in the $5-$8.50 range.

Overall: This is a staple polish in my collection. It never goes out of style for me, and I continue to love it as much as I did 3 years ago. This is a must have in my book, and I think everyone would be happy to own Smooth Sailing.

My Rating: 5 out of 5 Paint Splatters
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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Way-Cool Mani Wednesday: Purple Gems

I decided to break out 2 really spectacular purple polishes for my fun mani this week. One of these two polishes hasn't seen the light of day in a very long time. The polish is so rare I hardly use it. What's worse is I have 2 bottles of it, so I'm going to start using it more. What's the polish? Cult Nails Unicorn Puke. Unicorn Puke definitely doesn't need to left in a Helmer to collect dust.

Polishes Used: CbL Connie You Saucy Minx and Cult Nails Unicorn Puke

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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

JulieG Fairytale

I've fallen in love with JulieG nail polishes. They're made by Jesse's Girl cosmetics. I picked up a bunch when I was in California at Rite Aid stores, and I'm incredibly impressed with all of them.

I love everything about JulieG. The bottles are super cute, the color selection is vast, the prices are very affordable, but what stands out to me the most is the SUPERB formula. I bought a hand full of pastel creme shades this summer. These have hands down the best formula I've ever tried in pastel cremes when it comes to any mainstream brand, drugstore brand, and I'd even say high end brand from the ones I've tried. Floored. Amazing. Love. I have one of those beauties to share with you today.

Fairytale is a pastel lavender creme.

Color: This is a soft lavender creme. I love shades like this, and this type of shade is a staple in any nail collection. No, it's not original, but when I get into formulation I'll tell you why this is the best.

Formula: Out of this world formula. I used 2 coats above. This applied smoothly, opaquely, and so easily. Pastels can be streaky, overly thick, too sheer, not leveling, chalky, and so forth. I've experienced all of those problems from Sinful Colors to Deborah Lippmann with pastel cremes. JulieG's are pastel perfection. I experienced none of those typical issues with this shade.

Price: This is $3.99 at Rite Aid. You can also purchase it online on the Jesse's Girl Cosmetics website.

Overall: This polish floored me. I use that term rarely. I am so impressed with this brand on every level. I recently did purge of my nail polish collection, and put all of my other lavender cremes like this in the purge box. JulieG Fairytale has me covered on my pastel lavender cremes! That's how good this is! Fairytale is where it's at! Must have!

My Rating: 5 out of 5 Paint Splatters
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Monday, October 13, 2014

OPI My Dogsled Is A Hybrid

I have a color to share with you today from OPI's fall Nordic collection. What I liked about this collection is that it featured some non-traditional fall colors. As I've said before I can be pretty apathetic when it comes to mainstream fall collections, but this year the mainstream brands have been impressing me. This color from OPI was one that did.

My Dogsled is a Hybrid
My Dogsled is a Hybrid is a muted aqua creme.

Color: I'm really struggling with describing this color. People have described this as a mint, jade, and sea foam color. This color is really retro to me. It reminds me of this window treatment my grandparent's had in their house that must of been from the 70's. I'm channeling Scooby Doo Mystery Machine here. That being said, I LOVE this color. I love muted quality of it, and it's really unique when it comes to other aqua creme polishes.

Formula: OPI has really let me down recently with their formula. I always find many of their polishes streaky and uneven. When I applied  MyDogsled is a Hybrid my first thought was "this is what I'm talking about!". The formula was excellent. Perfect easy breezy 2 coater formula.

Price: I purchased this at Sally's in the $9-$9.50 range.

Overall: I love My Dogsled is a Hybrid. The color is great, and very unexpected for fall. Even better, the color is unique. I love the retro feel it gives off to me personally. The formula is also great. All kinds of wins with this polish.

My Rating 5 out of 5 Paint Splatters
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