Tuesday, March 31, 2015


I was in for a surprise at Dollar Tree at my last visit. Dollar Tree is almost always a miss for me. I never find some of the cool stuff everyone else does. The Dollar Trees I visit typically have the same junky unheard of makeup brands. My most recent trip was different, they had a whole permanent display of L.A. Colors. I'm talking about sections for each and every color that took up a whole shelving area all organized and everything! I was impressed to see that at Dollar Tree! This is one of the colors that caught my eye.

Craze over Urban Outfitters Bandeau
Craze is a mix of neon matte pink, orange, yellow, green, and shiny blue glitters in a clear base.

Collection: L.A. COLORS Color Craze Permanent Line

Color: Look at this fun glitter for one stinking dollar! I love the neon matte glitters in this. When I saw the shiny blue glitters in the bottle I was a bit thrown off, but I love the complete look on the nail. This is spectacular.

Formula: The formula on this for $1 was good. I used 2 coats above, and this is more of a dabbing polish. I did get good coverage in 2 coats. Some of the glitters do want to stick to one another, but I'm not complaining at $1.

Price: $1 at Dollar Tree.

Overall: These finds are what I absolutely love about nail polish. Sometimes you can find winning polishes in the least expected places for a real bargain. The colors in this one are excellent. The formula is workable and nice. The best part is this is $1. Neon matte fun glitter mixes for $1 is pretty much unheard of. Thank you L.A. COLORS! Must have. Excellent find!

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

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Share With You Sunday: 3/22/15-3/29/15

I can confidently tell you I had a great week this week. This was much needed. I haven't had a good week in a very long time. The one thing I'm behind on is blogging. You haven't been able to tell because I had a week full of posts last week. Now, I'm at nothing! Today will be designated to swatching! Here are some of my favorite posts and products of the week!

Imperfectly Painted Posts:
HARE Polish The Norwegians Are Leaving
Sephora X Capricious 
Way-Cool Mani Wednesday: Cherry Pop
Throwback Thursday: Goody Plum Drop
Sally Hansen Big Teal

Favorite Posts of the Week:
Adventures in Acetone China Glaze Electric Nights watermarble.
Lavish Layerings birthday streamers mani.
I Feel Polished! Spring Dotticure.

Favorite Products of the Week:
ScentSationals Zen Scented Wax Cubes- I've been into these wax melts for the past couple months. If you're someone who gets bored of candle scents after awhile and is looking for an affordable way to switch up scents, go the wax melt route! Zen is dupe to Bath & Body Works Eucalyptus Spearmint. The scent is very soothing and calming, and this wax cube fills a whole room with scent. I got this for $2 at Walmart or Walmart Neighborhood Market.

c.Booth Mimosa Honeysuckle Body Souffle- I'm terrible at describing scents, but this smells like Hawaii. This has a nice mixture of beachy and floral scent, very refreshing. The body souffle is amazing. The texture is creamy and thick without being heavy and greasy. This scent lingers nicely on the skin too. This can be found for $7.99 on the Freeman Beauty website.

Coastal Scents Revealed 2- I adore this eyes hadow palette and use it probably 4-5 times a week. I love the balance of colors here. You have some beautiful rose golds, soft golds, coppers, taupes, and more. You also have a nice mix of a shimmer and matte shades. The formulation of these eye shadows are excellent and just as good as Urban Decay's Naked palette shades as far as I'm concerned. This can be purchased at Coastal Scents website for $20.

New to me Products of the Week:
John Frieda Brilliant Brunette Colour Portecting Moisturising Shampoo- This product isn't 100% new to me. I used to use this in high school, but that was over 10 years ago! I recently stripped the red (colored) out of my hair and had it dyed a medium brown. I know sulfate free shampoos are the way to go for color protection, but I have yet to find a sulfate free shampoo that doesn't do wonky things with my hair. I LOVED the moisturizing component of this shampoo. I noticed that off the bat. This let my hair feeling silky. I didn't have any hair color run after I shampooed with this, but it's too early to tell how well my hair color holds up with this. So far, so good though.

Aveda Clove Color Conditioner-  This product isn't 100% new to me either. I have used other color versions, but not the Clove version is new to me. As I mentioned above, I recently had my hair dyed a medium brown. I want to keep it that way, so this color depositing conditioner really does the trick! I've used this in the red (Madder Root)  and black (Black Malva) versions in the past per recommendation from my hairstylist, and they tremendously helped to preserve my hair color. So far, Clove is doing the same for my brown. I apply this to my hair after shampooing and leave it on for 5-10 minutes. This will stain your hands and shower though so be careful! This is $19 on the Aveda website.

The Body Shop Atlas Mountain Rose EDT- I love rose scent perfumes. My favorite was L'Occitane Roses et Reines EDT. I'm out of that and it's $55 which is out of my budget. I purchased this The Body Shop Atlas Mountain Rose EDT when it was 40% off. I really love the scent of this, it's a very nice pure rose scent without being overly stuffy or frilly. This pairs nicely with the Nuance Salma Hayek RoseHip body lotion I mentioned last week. This is $25 on The Body Shop website, but they always have B2G1, B3G2, X% off deals going on all the time.

Happy Sunday!

Friday, March 27, 2015

Sally Hansen Big Teal

I have another new shade for the 2015 permanent Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear line to share with you today. I get so caught up with indies and mainstream brands I notice I forget to check out the drugstore polishes lately. This one got my attention though.

Big Teal
Big Teal is a light-pastel blue-green creme.

Collection: Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Permanent 2015

Color: I wish this was more teal than it is. I find dependent on the lighting this can look more blue than green. I'd prefer this if it had a touch more green to it. It's still a nice color, but it doesn't really read as a teal to me.

Formula: Meh. I struggled with this formula. I much preferred the formula on Babe Blue. Big Teal had a soupy cuticle flooding formula that did not want to self level at all.

Price: I paid around $3 for this at Walgreens.

Overall: I think this can be a pass. There are lots of colors in this same shade family that you could probably find in a better formulation. The price is good, but I think that's probably its only strong suit.

My Rating: 1.5 out of 5 Paint Splatters
 Happy Friday!

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Throwback Thursday: Maybelline Goody Plum Drop

I think I'm going to turn Throwback Thursday into a vintage polish Throwback Thursday from now on. I have so many polishes I purchased in my early days of collection and blogging that are long discontinued or just so old they are long forgotten. Some of these polishes have never been featured on my blog or haven't been in 4+ years.

I know this means I will be featuring some polishes that you can no longer purchase, but this is fun realm of nail polish I'd like to revisit on my blog. I hope you all will still enjoy these posts, and I will definitely feature some polishes that are still available for purchase.

This next Maybelline takes us back to Spring 2010!

Goody Plum Drop
 Goody Plum Drop is a lilac with subtle silvery shimmer.

Collection: Maybelline Sweet Thing Spring 2010

Color: I love this purple shade. What I love about it is isn't a typical pastel shade for spring. This is a more of medium-light lilac which isn't a color I have a lot of in my stash. This is a great shade of purple, and I love the addition of the shimmer.

Formula: The formula on this was nice. I used 3 coats above. I did have to add some thinner to this because after 5 years it was a little thick!

Price: Discontinued. I've scoured the internet but I can't find this one. This was a limited edition release when it came out. I even had a hard time finding it and had to ask around from some one who had a spare bottle. Nouveau Cheap actually passed this along to me a few years ago! Many thanks to her!

Overall: This is a definite oldie favorite of mine. Goody Plum Drop will never leave my stash. I love the shade of purple so much, and I so wish this whole collection would be re-released!

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

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Way-Cool Mani Wednesday: Cherry Pop

I've noticed in 2015 I've been breaking out my pink polish. I think this started late last year when I realized how much I've neglected pink, and how nail polish companies have been neglecting the color too. I know it's hard to make pink unique and fun. It's a classic color that I think can seem pretty mundane in comparison to what is out there in nail polish today. I have missed it though, and forgot how much I enjoy wearing it. This is a pink mani I did recently that I really liked!

Polishes Used: Sinful Colors Folly and Hard Candy Cherry Pop

Happy Wednesday!

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Sephora X Capricious

I took another dangerous trip into Sephora last week, but this time I came out empty handed. It wasn't because I wanted to come out empty handed though. I just had to force myself to leave with the realization I cannot afford anything there right now. Fret not, I do have a Sephora X polish I couldn't hold back from purchasing my visit before this last time to show you today. This is another from the newer Ombre Glitters line.

Capricious is a mix of lavender and gold color shifting glitter tinted base.

Collection: The Ombre Glitters

Color: This unlike Mischievous, isn't very color shifting. I wouldn't really even call this a color shift. It does have a more golden look at certain angles, but it's pretty straight forward. That being said, this is still a beautiful polish. The intensity of the shine from this glitter and the purple and golden combination is stunning!

Formula: The formula on this was nice. This wasn't as pigmented at Mischievous and you can see some bare spots on my nail after 3 coats. This is so sparkly though that the sheerness is virtually undetectable in real life.

Price: I paid $12.50 for this at Sephora.

Overall: This is a beautiful glittery polish. The price point and the fact it's not as amazing as Mischievous takes it a step down for me though. I still love Capricious, but I expected just a teensy bit more from it!

My Rating: 4.5 out of 5 Paint Splatters
Happy Tuesday!

Monday, March 23, 2015

HARE Polish The Norwegians Are Leaving

I have a newer HARE Polish to share with you today. This one is from the recent winter Twin Peaks Part 2 collection. I wish I could comment on the TV show Twin Peaks, but I can't. I've never seen it, and have absolutely no idea what it is about. Is it good? Anyways, the color stood out to be as pretty awesome, so the television reference didn't matter!

The Norwegians Are Leaving
The Norwegians Are Leaving is a bright blue jelly base with gold flakies and iridescent gold glitter.

Collection: Twin Peaks Part 2 Winter 2014

Color: If you're been following my blog for a long time you know my obsession with a nail polish like this. I submitted a similar polish idea to RBL in 2011 inspired by the Roman Pool at Hearst Castle. Obviously this wasn't HARE Polish's inspiration, but her creation definitely fits the bill of what I love! I love the bright blue jelly in contrast with the golden iridescent glitter. It's a beautiful and very luxurious color combo!

Formula: Excellent 2 coat formula. This applied evenly and smoothly.

Price: I purchased this for $10 on HARE Polish's etsy page. This is currently out of stock, but keep up with HARE Polish on Facebook for updates!

Overall: Beautifully stunning color! I'm going to be a bit partial to it clearly, but honestly this is an excellent polish all around. The color is lovely and the formula is definitely on point. I love this one!

My Rating: 5 out of 5 *Golden* Paint Splatters
Happy Monday!

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Share With You Sunday: 3/15/15-3/22/15

Whew, the week before last, and early this past week were ROUGH for me. I'm sure you can tell because I only had one post this past week. Personal issues and sickness got in the way of me blogging, but I'm *hoping* that all of that is behind me and I can resume some normalcy in my life! I do have a few things to share with you from the week though!

Imperfectly Painted Posts:
St. Patrick's Day Mani

Posts I'm Loving:
Chalkboard Nails swatches China Glaze Electric Nights Summer 2015 collection.
Temptalia shares with us Too Faced Summer 2015 products. 
PiggieLuv shows us her glitter rainbow birds nail art. 
Nouveau Cheap swatches WnW Fergie shimmer palette in Hollywood Boulevard. 

Products I'm Loving:
Camille Beckman Midnight Monarch Glycerin Hand Therapy- In my 5 years of blogging I've tried countless hand creams. I have my favorites, and this is one of them. I actually got this as a sample in Birchbox last year, and fell in love. This hand cream is softens and moisturizes your hands without leaving your hands greasy. This keeps our hands feeling moisturized for a long period of time too, unlike other hand creams where my hands feel dry after 5-10 minutes.  I love how soft and supple my skin feels after I use it. The scent is a lovely perfume-y and rich amber and bergamot scent. It's a luxurious scent, but it has a light touch. This can be purchased from Birchbox for $13.95.

Nuance Rosehip Moisturizing Body Lotion: I am a big fan of Nuance products, and this body lotion is great. What I like about it so much is the texture. This is not a heavy or greasy at all. While this is creamy, it feels as if it has a more gel-like texture. It's lighter on the skin, but still provides the same benefit of body cream or heavier lotion. This melts into the skin quickly without a sticky or greasy feel. This also has aloe vera in it which I find very cooling. The lotion has a very nice luxurious rose scent, but like the hand cream I mentioned above, the scent has a light touch. The scent isn't overpowering or strong at all . You can purchase this body lotion at CVS for $7.95.

Nuance Marigold Cleansing Oil: I would say it's been about 6-8 months since I started using cleansing oil for the first time. I was first introduced to the Garnier version which I thought was great, until I tried the Nuance one and realized how it's a million times better! I love a cleansing oil because it's the only type of cleansing product I find removes ALL of my makeup, especially eye makeup. This does the job perfectly, and unlike the Garnier one it leaves my skin completely clean without a sticky film being left behind. I have combination-oily skin, and I do not find this to clog my pores or make my skin greasy. I find since using cleansing oil as my primary cleanser, my skin is much happier and less greasy! This can be purchased at CVS for $13.99.

New To Me Products:
Biore Pore Penetrating Charcoal Cleansing Bar: I mainly got this because I wanted to try it. I do have some larger pores on my nose and was curious. I'm not a fan of this. This has peppermint oil in which I found harsh on my skin.  I have sensitive skin, and I was also getting over a cold this week. My nose and upper lip were very sensitive due to blowing my nose every 5 minutes, and this BURNED like fire on any raw or sore spot on my skin. On top of that it was very drying. I don't really see myself using this unless I have a bad breakout and could use a deeper clean. This is definitely not an everyday skin care product in my opinion.  I got this at Bed Bath & Beyond for around $7.00.

Maybelline Color Tattoo in Hibiscus Heartbreak: This color tattoo is from the limited edition Rebel Bloom collection. I am in LOVE with this color. This is a beautiful pale lilac with a golden shimmer. I typically just put this on my eyelids straight without layering anything on top for quick one color look. This isn't the greatest formula. I found that if you try to brush it on with a cream shadow brush, it is patchy, so I pat it on, and it covers well in 2 coats. The formula isn't ideal, but I love the color. I wore this multiple times this week. I paid around $7-$8 at Walgreens.

Lush Karma Komba Solid Shampoo Bar: I mistakenly wandered into Lush this week which is always dangerous. I've used shampoo bars in the past and liked them, but it's been a couple of years. I love the Karma scent, and decided I'd try their shampoo bar version. The purpose of this bar is a to perfume and detangle. It does just that. The scent is a lovely patchouli and citrus scent. This bar really lathers very well and fast in your hair. I'm always surprised how well shampoo bars lather. I just wet it and swipe it across my hair 3-5 times and that's all it takes to bubble up. That being said, this formula I found to be too harsh and stripping on my hair. I have oily hair too, and found this too much. I should of figured that based on the description, but it just smells so good! This might be one I reach for once week when I feel I need a deeper clean, but definitely not a regular shampoo for me sadly. This was $11.95 at Lush.

Happy Sunday!

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

HPB Presents: St. Patrick's Day Mani

Happy St. Patrick's Day! Hobby Polish Bloggers Facebook group has a St. Patrick's Day themed mani for this month's blog round up. These are the nails I did for the day today!

Polishes Used: Maybelline Emerald Elegance, Lacquistry Amazeballs, and Claire's Pinata

Happy Tuesday!

Check out fellow HPB members manis below!

Friday, March 13, 2015

Sally Hansen Babe Blue

I have what I *believe* to be a new-ish Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear color to show you today. This I believe is new permanent shade in the Xtreme Wear line for 2015. This color is one my favorite shades for spring.

Babe Blue
Babe Blue is a pastel periwinkle blue with an entirely unnoticeable in real life shimmer. 

Collection: Sally Hansen Extreme Wear Permanent Line

Color: This is a really nice periwinkle blue. I love blues like this for spring. This is pigmented and saturated. The shimmer in this I don't see on my nail at all in real life, it just shows up in the photo. For all intents and purposes, I'd call this a creme. 

Formula: I found the formula on this nice and easy to use. I used 3 coats above, it wasn' t a perfect formula, it did have some leveling issues, but it was a heck of a lot better than China Glaze Boho Blues a similar, but darker periwinkle shade. 

Price: I paid around $2-$3 for this at Walgreens.

Overall: I'm a fan of Babe Blue. I think if you're looking for a cheap, periwinkle blue, with a decent formula, Babe Blue is the way to go. 

My Rating: 4 out of 5 Paint Splatters
Happy Friday! 

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Throwback Thursday: BB Couture Dragon's Breath

Time for Throwback Thursday! I have another somewhat ancient polish to show you this week. Ancient, as in it's older than 5 years. I think in nail polish years that's pretty old! This one is from the brand BB Couture which I don't hear much from these days. I know they still make nail polish, but they've been pretty quiet on blogs.

Dragon's Breath
Dragon's Breath is a red-toned purple jelly with reda and silver micro glitter.

Collection: No sure? Does anyone know? I believe this came out in 2008 or 09 though.

Color: This color makes me miss old school nail polish. I don't see many jelly micro-glitters anymore. This is a beautifu jelly base and that glitter is just perfect.

Formula: This formula was easy to use, but is sheer on the first coat. I used 3 coats above.

Price: This is sadly long discontinued. I did a search on it, and I can't find it anywhere anymore.

Overall: This is a great blast from nail polish past. This is a beautiful nail polish that if you have you should use again! I just love that micro-glitter. Nail polish companies, please bring this back!

My Rating 5 out of 5 Paint Splatters
Happy Thursday!

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Way-Cool Mani Wednesday: I ❤ Cats!

As many of you know from my social media, I was asked to go the Global Pet Expo last week to help represent and assist the Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando, the shelter I volunteer at. I was helping at the Petmate booth where we had a few of our shelter cats up for adoption demonstrating Jackson Galaxy's Petmate cat products. Jackson Galaxy is a cat behaviorist from Animal Planet's tv show "My Cat From Hell". Jackson Galaxy was also at our booth signing books, doing interviews, and meeting people. I got to meet Jackson too!

In honor of such a special event I had to do some fun cat themed nails!

Products Used: Jesse's Girl Spring Break, Maybelline Day Glow Teal, Maybelline Coral Heat, Cover Girl City Lights, and NPW Crazy Cat Nail Stickers.

This was my first time using nail stickers, so I'm quite pleased I didn't mess it up! I really loved these fun meow-er-riffic nails!

Happy Wednesday!

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

OPI Kiss Me- Or Elf!

I have another one of the holiday OPI Gwen Stefani polishes to share with you today. I know, this was in a holiday collection, but I think like I Carol About You this is a universal anytime of year color. For me, this is what I'd consider a transition color. This is a great in-between winter and spring color.

Kiss Me- Or Elf!
Kiss Me- Or Elf! is a glowing fuchsia shimmer.

Collection: OPI Gwen Stefani Holiday 2014

Color: This is like I Carol About You is one of those polishes that comes alive on the nail. In the bottle, it doesn't look very interested, but on the nail this glows! It's a beautiful color, but I wouldn't call it unique. My concern with this is while I love it on the nail, I may bypass it in my stash because it doesn't really pop in the bottle.

Formula: This was a smooth and easy to use formula. I used 2 coats above.

Price: This can be found on Amazon for $6.

Overall: I love the glowing effect the shimmer in Kiss Me- Or Elf! has. This is a very nice all around polish. I'm just not sure it's unique and flashy enough in the bottle to be memorable. This is one you really need to see on the nail to appreciate.

My Rating: 4 out of 5 Paint Splatters
Happy Tuesday!

Monday, March 9, 2015

a-england Fotheringhay Castle

I have a newer a-england polish to show you today. I seem to never go wrong with a-england polishes. I don't have a bad one in my little stash of them. This is a color I would typically never go for though. Olive greens are not usually my cup of tea, but this color was so striking I needed to have it.

Fotheringhay Castle 
a-england, green, shimmer, nail polish
 Fotheringhay Castle is a golden olive green with a scattered holographic shimmer.

Collection: Elizabeth & Mary Collection Late 2014

Color: This is a very rich olive green that leans toward gold at least on my skin. This is a color I rarely gravitate toward, but this is just such a rich and luxurious color I can't help but love it. The color is very saturated, and I love the metallic and holographic effect.

Formula: Superb formula. a-england always has superb formulas. I used 2 coats above.

Price: I paid $10 for this on Color4Nails.

Overall: Fotheringhay Castle is a beautifully rich color. I love the depth and dimension of this polish and the formula is on point. This is another winner from a-england!

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

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Share With You Sunday: 3/1/15-3/8/15

I'm bringing back Share With You Sunday! If any of you have been with me for awhile I used to do weekly posts where I linked my weekly posts along with other bloggers posts I loved for the week.I will be changing the format by adding two new elements though.

First, I'll be adding a "Products I'm Loving". I will feature here 2-4 products from the week I have been using frequently or have really enjoyed. These will be non-nail polish products that could range from food to home goods.

Secondly, I'll be featuring 2-4 "New To Me Products" that I purchased that week along and my first impressions of them. These will also be non-nail polish products.

Imperfectly Painted Posts:
OPI I Carol About You
China Glaze Boho Blues

Posts I'm Loving:
Oooh, Shinies! shares her Smudged, smeared, and stamped mani.
Lab Muffin shares with us her beginners guide to oil cleansing.
Nailmattic shows us the Wet n' Wild Silver Lake collection.
Love Varnish swatches some new Glam Polish Cast A Spell III: The White Witch collection colors.

Products I'm Loving:
ChocoRite Cookies n' Cream Protein Bar: These are 100 calorie, sugar free, 10g of protein, 5g of fiber, protein bars. These taste amazing! I have been making healthier food choices for myself lately, and as someone with a sweet tooth, these have really helped that process. These do not taste like some diet or sugar free product. They also come in flavors Yellow Cake, Red Velvet Cake, Double Chocolate, and Cookie Dough. This was given to me by my dad from his shop, Sugarless deLite! You can purchase them there for $8.99.

Nivea In Shower Body Lotion: This has become the hot product in my household. My boyfriend even uses which is shocking. He has dry skin, but hates lotion products because he finds them greasy. You apply this in the shower just like regular lotion and the rinse it off. The moisture stays in without leaving you feeling greasy. This is perfect for those of us who get too lazy to apply lotion after showers! I got this at CVS for around $7.

Yankee Candle Fluffy Towels: This is my favorite scent from Yankee Candle  This is actually my 3rd jar! This has a very fresh, clean, and sophisticated scent. I call this "hotel" smell. It's like walking into a nice hotel where everything just smells so clean and crisp. Fluffy Towels has a strong throw and can easily fill up a room. You can purchase Fluffy Towels on the Yankee Candle website.

New To Me Products:
Head & Shoulders Instant Oil Control: I haven't had dandruff in years, but I had noticed I was getting some flakes lately. I also have an oily scalp and it's not a nice combination. I picked this up last weekend.  This immediately made a major difference after the first use. This smells really nice and leaves a slight cooling sensation on the scalp. The best part is I did not find it to strip or dry out my hair considering it's an oil control product. I purchased this at CVS for around $5.

Neutrogena Healthy Skin Enhancer: I've been in the market for a new tinted moisturizer or BB cream. This one was recommend to me by a few people, so I picked up this past week. I'm liking it so far. I like the added sunscreen and it doesn't feel like I have any makeup on my face at all. I like the sheer coverage, natural feel, and it blends into my skin tone nicely. I picked up the shade Fair-Light. I think these shades run darker than other brands, as I usually fall in the Light-Medium range in other brands. I paid around $10.50 for this at Walmart.

Better Homes & Gardens Lake Side Shores Wax Cubes: I've become a wax melt junkie. I love candles, but I love changing up scents all the time. Candles are expensive, but wax melts are not! Lake Side Shores is a a fresh and dewy water scent that is very refreshing. This doesn't smell artificial, and has a nice throw. I purchased this for $2 at Walmart, they literally have 100+ other scents to choose from too!

I hope you all will enjoy my new Sunday posts!

Happy Sunday!

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

China Glaze Boho Blues

I have a new spring color from the China Glaze Road Trip collection to share with you today. I found this collection at the beginning of the year at Ulta. I haven't bought anymore spring polish since. I need to get my nail polish butt in gear!

Boho Blues
 Boho Blues is a periwinkle blue creme.

Collection: China Glaze Road Trip Spring 2015

Color: This is a pretty straight forward color. You can't really go wrong with a periwinkle blue though! The color is nice and saturated, but I wouldn't call it unique or anything.

Formula: I was overall disappointed in this formula as well as the others in this collection. Boho Blues formula was better than some of the shimmers, but I did find it didn't self level.. The formula also wanted to pool up and get all over my cuticles.

Price: I paid around $7.50 for this at Ulta.

Overall: I like the color of Boho Blues, but the formula of this one and the entire collection left me with a sour taste in my mouth. Pastels like this can be made with nice formula in 2015. I've seen it done in drugstore brands, mainstream brands, and indies. If this were 2-3 years ago I'd probably consider this formula good, but not anymore. It's not terrible by any means, but it's not what expected from a major mainstream brand. I'm also pretty confident you can find a similar if not a dupe to this color readily available in a store right now.

My Rating: 3 out of 5 Paint Splatters
Happy Wednesday!

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

OPI I Carol About You

We're going back to Christmas today, but I really don't think this is a Christmas color outside the name. I totally bypassed the OPI Gwen Stefani holiday collection. It was either I didn't see anything that stood out to me or it had colors that I was sure I already owned. It was after the holidays I saw some swatches of some colors I determined I had missed out on few. This was one of them.

I Carol About You
I Carol About You is a medium-deep blue-toned purple with a pink shimmer.

Collection: OPI Gwen Stefani Holiday 2014

Color: When I saw this in the store all I could see was a purple creme. I have plenty of purple cremes. This is a very nice shade of purple though. What I didn't notice was the shimmer in this, which comes to life on the nail. It's a more subtle shimmer. I wish it was a bit stronger, but it still added a level of depth to this polish I really like.

Formula: Easy to use, 2 coat formula.

Price: You can find this on Amazon now for $6.75. 

Overall: I like I Carol About You. This one was  surprise in a bottle for me. I love the richness of the color and the added shimmer was icing on the cake. I wish knowing that it did have shimmer, it was just a teeny bit more prominent, but I like it nonetheless. 

My Rating: 4 out of 5 Paint Splatters
Happy Tuesday!