2.11.2016

Different Dimension Cosmic Ray

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Are you ready for this? Today I have Different Dimension Cosmic Ray, an intense pink holographic polish with added flakies and holo microglitters from the Cosmologically Speaking Part 2 Collection. This polish is wild.

I used a base coat of Duri Rejuvacote, 2 coats of polish and finished Glisten & Glow H K Girl top coat. The formula was amazing. I could have been happy with just one coat.


Bam.

The holo on this is insane. I cannot wait to wear this polish to work because while it's slightly muted in the shade, it's crazy bling in the sun. This is also a purple based pink which is one of my favorite colors.

Different Dimension is available on their website. Follow on social media: Facebook and Instagram.

Disclosure: The product[s] in this post was [were] provided to me by the company for consideration.  For more information, please read this post.



2.10.2016

Zoya Eden

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Winding down now on this 14 Days of Valentine's and I knew I had to include a Zoya in there! Eden is from the Delight collection which came out in Spring 2015. It's a very basic bubblegum pink creme.

I used a base of Zoya Anchor, 2 coats of polish and finished with Zoya Armor. The formula worked well and I didn't have any issues with pooling.


Happy little bubblegum. Nom nom.

Zoya [Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest | Instagram | YouTube] can be purchased on their website for $9/bottle. 

2.09.2016

BFE Rachel

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Today is another polish brand that I haven't used before - BFE by Cacee. BFE stands for "Best Friend Ever" and each polish is a person's name. It's 5-free, and comes in over 160 colors. It also claims to be a single-coat lacquer.

I used a base coat of Duri Rejuvacote, 2 coats of polish and finished with Glisten & Glow H K Girl top coat. I found that I needed 2 coats to make sure there weren't any brush strokes or bald spots. My brush was very firm and was pulling lines in the polish with the first coat.

So this is more of a Barbie pink for me - happy little creme, not many issues. I definitely needed that second coat though, even on my swatch stick. This is definitely office appropriate for me and I think it looks nice on my nubbins.

You can purchase BFE on the Cacee Beauty website for around $6 a bottle. You can follow on social media: Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter and Instagram.

Disclosure: The product[s] in this post was [were] provided to me by the company for consideration.  For more information, please read this post.

2.08.2016

FABY Hollywood Party

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One of my goals in my 14 Days of Valentine's prompt was to pull polishes I hadn't used before. FABY is an Italian nail line that launched in 2013 by a family owned company. It is big 5 free to include toluene and camphor and is cruelty free as well. Today I have Hollywood Party from their Classics collection. This is a bright bubblegum pink creme.

I used a base coat of Duri Rejuvacote, 2 coats of polish and finished with Glisten & Glow H K Girl Top Coat. The formula was really nice on this polish - no pooling or flooding, and with their 400-bristle flat brush, it was easy for me to get some of my nails in one even stroke.



The shine on this polish without top coat is amazing. I actually thought I had top coat already on when I hadn't put it on yet. So this is shine on shine because this is with a top coat. Regardless, very shiny polish which makes me happy. It's definitely a great base for nail art if you're so inclined, and actually I think it would be a great base for some red hearts.

The only downfall I have with this polish is the price - on their website, FABY retails for $18 a bottle. Also I noticed my bottles (which were produced in 2014) say "Laquer" but the newer ones do have "Lacquer" - not a huge deal by any means.

You can purchase FABY on their website. Join the conversation on social media with Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram.

Disclosure: The product[s] in this post was [were] provided to me by the company for consideration.  For more information, please read this post.



2.07.2016

Love, Angeline Baiser de Mousse

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We are halfway through my 14 Days of Valentine's and as I peer into my box that I pulled for this prompt, I noticed I have quite a few indies coming up. Today is a brand called Love, Angeline and this polish is Baiser de Mousse from the Chateau Macaron collection. The polish name translates to "Foam Kiss" (how's that for 1 semester of the French language in college!) and this is a light pink pastel matte with a teeny tiny pink microglitter that stays hidden in the matte formula.

I used a base coat of Duri Rejuvacote and 2 coats of polish. Because this formula dries matte, I did not use a top coat, which will reduce the "life" of your manicure. To extend your manicure, use a top coat, and then one last thin layer of color to bring your polish back to its matte state. That way if the top layer chips, you still have a beautiful manicure underneath instead of just continuing to peel away the matte layers.


So matte polishes need to be applied carefully because they can tend to gloop together. I was a little thicker handed than I wanted to be which also means your polish needs longer to dry. I was going through a matte pastel phase when I bought this collection but I'm pretty much over it now and want to gloss all the things. Or holo all the things. Gloss holo ALL THE THINGS. But this is a pretty matte pink to wear to a baby shower or office appropriate. I don't hate it. Update: As soon as I finished this blog post, I went to put my bottle up and it slipped out of my hands, breaking at the neck on my tile floors. RIP.

Love, Angeline can be purchased on her website. Join the conversation by liking on Facebook and following on Instagram.