Sunday, March 22, 2015

Zoya London

Hi! Today I have Zoya London to show you. It is a polish that is their awesome PixieDust formula and was released in 2013. Now, I know a lot of people are over the texture polish trend but I am still totally obsessed with it and love it as much as the first time I saw it!

As you can see, London is a gunmetal gray shade. When it is in the sunlight it has some seriously sparkly silver bits that pick up the light. It reminds me of asphalt and I love it!

Now, supposedly Zoya is discontinuing the PixieDust line but it is still on their website. So if you like it, run and pick it up.

What do you think of textured polishes? Do you love them or loathe them? Let me know below!

'Til We Meet Again...

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Colour Pop Swatches

Hi! So, unless you've been totally absent from the makeup world recently you've more than likely heard of Colour Pop by now. I was finally able to place an order to see what the hype was about and color me impressed!

First off, I love the packaging; it's simple, graphic and the inside has a cool pop of color. (Ha! Pop of color, Colour Pop... get it?) Anyway... onto the swatches. First up are the eyeshadows.

L-R: I Heart This, 3, Partridge, Hammered, Bae

This was one swipe of each color on bare skin. The color shift on these is amazing and the texture is so cool. It's a semi-moist consistency that feels really bouncy to the touch. Then it dries down to a powder that stays on like nobodies business! I tried to wipe these off with a dry paper towel and they didn't go anywhere; even after soap and water I could see the stain of the color. When I actually wore them I used primer I didn't have any staining though. 

And now on to the lippies...

Top pic is Grind which is matte.
Bottom pic is Corset which is semi-glossy.

Top pic is I Heart This which is matte.
Bottom pic is Wet which is semi-glossy and slightly metallic.

The formula on all of the lippies was great! They all feel comfortable and wear really well. Bonus: they smell like cupcakes!

So there you go. I am a Colour Pop convert for sure! The eyeshadows, lippies and matching lip pencils (which I haven't yet tried) are all $5 and the new blushes (which I also haven't tried) are $8. It is such a great price for awesome products! They offer free shipping with a $30 order and you can use the code THANKSBABE with your first order for $5 off. 

Have you tried Colour Pop? Do you have any favorites? Let me know!

'Til We Meet Again...
Rebecca  :)

Monday, February 23, 2015

Sugarpill Loose Eyeshadows

*Nothing to disclose*

Recently Sugarpill released some new loose eyeshadows. I had seen a few previews online and they looked super pretty but there is now way I could justify spending the money on any of them; I have so much makeup that I just don't go through it and the jars of loose eyeshadow are huge! So I was really excited when my friend Sam from the Kiss My Sparkle blog started a decant group for the shadows in a Facebook group that I am in. (And if you haven't checked out her blog you totally should here; she does beautiful swatches and comes up with some amazing looks). So I was able to get decants of 6 of the new shadows. All of them are swatched over UD Primer Potion and photographed under an Ott light. It was actually raining here today (which is a miracle) so there was no sunlight.

L-R: Charmy, Strangeling, Countess

L-R: Mint Soda, Hug Life, Clickbait

These colors are amazing! They are so sparkly and have such pretty color shifts. I can't wait to see them in sunlight; I bet they look amazing.

I took a picture of my decant for size to show just how huge these jars actually are. This jar is 1/8 of a full jar and it is definitely more than enough for me. And for about the price of a full jar I was able to get 6 colors.

Aren't these pretty? Do you have a favorite? I really don't think I can choose; they are all so gorgeous. If you want to get some of these for yourself you can find them here and you can get a 4gm jar for $13. Let me know if you pick anything up and how you like it!

Have a great week!

'Til We Meet Again...
Rebecca :)

Thursday, February 12, 2015

HPB Presents... A Valentine's Day Mani Link-Up

Hi! I'm so excited that I finally get to post this Valentine's Day mani! I did it last weekend and am absolutely in love with it but I had to wait until it was time to share. I belong to a group on Facebook called Hobby Polish Bloggers and we do a monthly link-up (the last time I participated was for Halloween). It's a really great group and is a good way to meet new people and learn new things about blogging.

I'm not big on Valentine's Day. I personally think it's over-rated and corporate; but I also love all of the colors and symbols of the season. So I sat down to do my nails and this is what I came up with.

And the polishes I used were:
White - OPI Alpine Snow
Light Pink - OPI Chic From Ears To Tail
Dark Pink - SOPI It's All About Me
Red - Zoya Sooki
Black - Wet 'n Wild Black Cream

I did the designs with dotting tools and striping tape. I am actually shocked at how well they turned out and I haven't been able to stop looking at my nails! 

Now my right hand is a different story. I didn't even want to attempt to do this with my left hand but I still wanted it to look festive. So I used some of the above colors and used some toppers to add some interest.

And the polishes I used for this hand were:
Thumb - Zoya Sooki topped with Ninja Polish Candy Cane Floam
Index Finger - OPI Chic From Ears To Tail topped with OPI Minnie Style
Middle Finger - OPI Pussy Galore
Ring Finger - OPI Chic From Ears To Tail topped with KB Shimmer Candy Cane Crush
Pinky Finger - Zoya Sooki topped with Nubar White Polka Dot

So what do you think? Like I said I'm pretty proud of it and I still have it on actually. It's chipping a bit but it's actually holding up pretty well. Make sure to check out the manis from my fellow Hobby Polish Bloggers using the links below.

Happy Valentine's Day!
Rebecca :)

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Cult Nails Love At First Sight And Nail Art

It's been sunny and gorgeous here in California for most of the past few weeks. So when I got my Cult Nails order (unfortunately my last, since they are going out of business) I was drawn to the brightest, most cheery color that I had ordered. That color was Love At First Sight...

It's such a beautiful color and I probably could have gotten away with one coat but I decided to do two just because. Then I decided to do an accent nail with a color I came across while doing swatch sticks: Sephora by OPI Sparkling Personality. Then I figured...what the hell? Let's add some rhinestones! And this is what I ended up with.

I'm kind of in love with it! I pretty much suck at nail art and being creative so accent nails are about as fancy as I usually get. But even though they are simple I think they look great. And throw in some rhinestones and you can't really go wrong.

I hope you like it. Let me know what you think!

'Til We Meet Again...
Rebecca :)

Friday, January 30, 2015

Geek Chic Cosmetics Go Boldly Collection

*I purchased these products myself*

My hubby and I have been on a major Star Trek kick lately. We've been watching the TV shows Voyager and The Next Generation as well as random movies here and there. So I had to bust out my Geek Chic Cosmetics Go Boldly collection which is based on Star Trek.

I don't know why I've never posted about Geek Chic before; it is one of my absolute favorite indie brands. The collections are nerdtastic, the colors are amazing and the owner is an absolute sweetheart. So without further ado... the Go Boldly Collection.

I love that the artwork looks like the control panels on the starships. So cool!

L-R: Sleeping Bucket, Continuum, Mind Meld
(over Urban Decay Primer Potion)

L-R: Galactically Banned Ale, Naked Wedding, Blood Wine

The colors all have such great shimmer and shift to them and are just so damn pretty. Once you turn the jars over you come to one of my favorite things about the packaging... Tribbles!!

I remember watching the Tribble episode as a kid and I've loved them ever since so I was super excited when I saw this awesome little detail.

Unfortunately, the Go Boldly collection isn't available anymore but there are plenty of other amazing goodies on the website here. Definitely check out this amazing company if you haven't already.

'Til We Meet Again...
Rebecca  :)

*Edit - I just found out from Geek Chic that Naked Wedding is still available in the Single Player section of the website; so if you like that color it's still available! *

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

China Glaze Little Drummer Boy

Last week when it was actually cloudy/rainy and a bit chilly I decided to reach for a dark polish to go along with the weather. I decided on China Glaze Little Drummer Boy which is from the Winter/Holiday 2010 collection 'Tis The Season To Be Naughty And Nice. Even though this collection is from 4 years ago, and I bought it when it came out, it was still an untried for me.

Little Drummer Boy is a gorgeous blackened blue. In the bottle I could see some silver shimmer but that did not transfer to the nail at all. I didn't really mind though because I love a good, dark polish. And the best part about it is that it was a one coater! I almost did a second coat out of habit but I looked at my nails from all angles and just didn't need a second coat. Yay for one coaters!

I have been swatching all of my polishes onto swatch sticks and am realizing just how many untrieds I actually have... I need to get on polishing my nails more often so I can use them. And as I do I'll take pics and write a quick post. You can go on my untrieds journey with me.

'Til We Meet Again...
Rebecca  :)