Tuesday, November 24, 2015

China Glaze Cheers! Swatches and Review

Hi Dolls!!! So it's Thanksgiving week and I don't know about you but I'm ready for some turkey! So this week I have China Glaze Cheers! Holiday 2015 for your viewing pleasure:)
*press sample*
First up is Better Not Pout, this is a merry berry pearl:) Not dark enough to be considered vampy but not bright either but definitely classic!!!

Wine Down for What? is a rich red cream almost like a good Merlot without the purple undertones:) So Beautiful!!!

Peppermint to Be is a glittery ruby shimmer:) I really like this because it has an orange undertone which brings a different feel than most holiday reds!!! I Love this for Christmas:)

Don't Get Elfed Up is a glistening deep emerald shimmer that has teal and blue undertones!!! It also has a hidden purple shimmer but you can only see it at certain angles:)

Mix and Mingle is a a deep purple cream!!!! This color is kind of the odd ball out in this collection, but I kinda of love that:) A great base for Glitter and Nail Art!!!

Son of a Nutcracker is a fiery red/orange pearl!!!! This is my favorite of the collection:) It is slightly coral and it for some reason it just speaks to me:)

I Soiree I Didn't Do It, is a bright and cheery green glitter!!! It has a sprinkling of holographic glitters with a ton of greenish teal glitters in a blackened teal base:)  So Beautiful!!!

Ugly Sweater Party is a multidimensional red glitter in a red jelly base:) Not what you think when you think of ugly sweater party because it's not ugly at all!!!! It's Stunning:)

Brand Sparkin' New Year is a deep prismatic purple glitter in a purple jelly base with holographic glitters sprinkled throughout:) One of my favorites from this collection!!!

Coal Hands, Warm Heart is a black jelly with holographic glitter throughout:) I love the contradiction in this Polish with the inky black base and the holographic glitters and then it's got a midnight blue Shimmer to it that is just beautiful!!!!

Break the Ice is packed full of prismatic silver shreds in a clear base:) Unlike most shreds these lay down super easy and are super stunning!!!! I did a accent gradient over Out Like a Light from the Twinkle Collection:)

Bring on the Bubbly is the last in this collection:) It is packed full of gold and holographic glitters in a clear base:) Great for adding a little sparkle to any mani!!!

 I think my favorite part of this collection is the names!!! Son of a Nutcracker, Break the Ice, Coal Hand, Warm Heart, and Brand Sparkin' New Year are my favs from this collection:) I would really have loved to see Break the Ice in gold vs. Bring on the Bubbly, I just feel like this kind of glitter topper has been done before:( All swatches are 2 coats except for the glitter toppers:) Now I'm off to work on some turkey nail art:) 

♥ Melissa

*Press Sample: Some of the products in this post were sent to me for review. I was not paid for my review of this product and all opinions are my own*

Sunday, November 22, 2015

HBP Presents a Monochromatic Mani

Hi Dolls!!!! 
So every month Hobby Polish Bloggers puts together a themed Link up and this month it is a Monochromatic mani:) Now a Monochromatic mani is considered varying shades and/or finishes of a singular color with the addition of black or white or both:) I decided to go with Silver:) 

So I went with a White base with triangles in varying finishes of Silver:) I used China Glaze I'd Melt for You (foil finish), Zoya Seraphina (shimmer finish), and Salon Perfect Twinkle Twinkle (glitter finish)!!!! I Absolutely LOVE the way this mani turned out!!! I was a little unsure of how these silvers would look together but they are awesome!!!!

♥ Melissa

Monday, November 9, 2015

Zoya Matte Velvet Holiday 2015 Swatches and Review

Hey Dolls!!!! Today I have for you the new Matte Velvet Holiday 2015 Collection from Zoya:) This collection is gorgeous!!! All swatches are 2 coats with no base coat or top coat:)
*press sample*
First up is Iris a deep plum with a hidden fuchsia fleck:)  This polish reminds me of a ripe plum, so gorgeous!!!! Formula was good but it dried super fast, which lead to some brush strokes being visible:(

Iris with a top coat!!!! 
Next up is Honor, a emerald green beauty with shimmer for DAYS!!!! A perfect Christmas green with the edginess of a Matte finish!!!!

 Honor with a top coat!!! 
Yves is a deep royal blue with the same stunning shimmer of Honor:) Think Pepsi Can Blue with this gem!!!! Stunning:) Beware of Staining with this one though, clean up and removal both showed staining potential so make sure you use a good base coat!!!! (I know a base is not recommended with this finish of polish, but I don't want stained nails and I'm sure you don't either) 

 Yves with a top coat!!!
Amal, is a classic Cherry red!!! I want this color in a lipstick to match my mani, STAT!!!!! Another color for a perfect Christmas mani!!!! 

 Amal with a top coat!!!
Sue, is a champagne gold that is dreamy!!!! Don't want naked nails??? Don't want them to be the focus either??? Sue is a great go to!!!! I know I'll be reaching for this often:) 

 Sue with a top coat!!!
Aspen is a bright winter white!!!! Shimmer, sparkle and the clean feeling of white all this with the twist of Matte = perfect!!!!

 Aspen with a top coat!!!
And there it is ladies the Matte Velvet 2015 Holiday Collection!!!! I know I will get use of all these colors and can't really nail down a fav because I like them all sooo much!!!! This Collection is available now from www.zoya.com for $60 for all 6 or $10 per color!!! Which ones are you gonna grab???

 ♥ Melissa

The products in this post were sent to me for review. I was not paid for my review of this product and all opinions are my own

Tuesday, October 27, 2015


So Halloween is upon us again!!!!  This is probably my second favorite holiday to do manis for!!!! Christmas is my first, but Halloween is a close second:) So I did the faces of Halloween this year, what I Love about this idea is that it is soooo versatile! You can really do everything from ghosts to vampires and everything in between!!!! I used Black, White, CG Treble Maker, Zoya Thandie, Zoya Darcy, and Zoya Livingston to create this mani:)
 This mani took a little extra time and a steady hand but it turned out so cute that I can't complain!!!! Now my thumb was a witch... that ended up being a complete disaster:( So what are you rocking on your nails this year for Halloween!!!!

♥ Melissa

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Circle Gradient!!!!

Hey Dolls!!!! I decided to challenge myself a little this week and do something I had never done:) Now don't be harsh as this is my first attempt and although it is not perfect I'm pretty happy with it!!!!  I did a circle gradient:) I used Sinful Colors Snow Me White as a base and then sponged China Glaze Bizarre Blurple around the edges to create the circle:) I Love the contrast between the white and purple!!! This was a bit more difficult than I first guessed but I bet with some practice it will get easier:)

I received a ton of compliments on this mani this week and I am really looking forward to trying this out in other colors!!!

♥ Melissa