Thursday, December 15, 2016

Red Gradient and Gold Stamping

Hi Dolls:) So today I have a festive Fall mani for you, even though Fall is almost over:(  For this mani I used a base of Zoya Janel and did an added gradient of Courtney. I then stamped on a feather design using Essie Good as Gold and Ejiubas Plate EJB-01.

Lately I have become a bit wary of full nail stamping on all nails, mostly because I generally think less is more. Also it seems that nail trends are changing as I am seeing less and less full-on Nail Art mani's. But at the same time I think that trends are a waste and you should do whatever you want on your nails!!!!  

❤ Melissa

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Seas and Greetings

Hey Dolls!!! Hope you all had a fabulous Thanksgiving Holiday!!! So today I have the unconventional Holiday Collection from China Glaze:) Seas and Greetings, is a tropical take on traditional holiday classics that will make you want to jet away to a white sand beach with crystal blue waters.
*press sample*
First up is the namesake of this collection, Seas and Greetings. This beauty is a medium purple with an intense pink shimmer. The formula was a little thin but builds up easily:) 

Eat, Pink, Be Merry is a gorgeous pale pink with a bright pink shimmer:) Again formula is a little thin, here are 3 coats.

Joy to the Waves is a serene light blue shimmer, that has a slight metallic quality. 

Let's Shell-ebrate, is a explosion of purple and gold glitter in an variety of sizes in a clear base.  This does cover really nicely, here are 3 coats:) 

Twinkle, Twinkle Little Starfish, is a pale green micro glitter bomb in a clear base:) Again excellent coverage, so full of glitter it almost appears to be a metallic:) 

Good Tide-ings, is a cool blue lavender creme! This one has great pigmentation and great coverage:) Here is 2 coats!

Sand in my Mistletoes, is a pale peach creme. I love this color but, it does something very funny to my skin tone :/

Warm Wishes, is a brilliant watermelon pink with a slight silver shimmer.

Tis the Sea-Sun, is a orange leaning coral creme:) That is brighter in person! Here are 2 coats.

Snow Way, is a beautiful iridescent whiten with a heavy pink shimmer:) If you liked Pearl Jammin' from the Rebel Collection, you will love this!

Partridge in a Palm Tree, is an aqua green with a slight shimmer that has a matte finish:) The formula is a little thick and dries super quick, beautiful but a little hard to work with:(

The More the Berrier, is a metallic magenta with a hot pink shimmer!

I love this entire collection! I like the fresh tropical take on the traditional:) I was very happy with the formulas for most of the colors, but I feel like the shimmers could have been more pigmented, and the matte was very finicky! This collection is available at Sally's Beauty Supply now!!! My faves are Eat, Pink, Be Merry, Snow Way and Tis the Sea-Sun:) 

❤ 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*