Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Zoya Elodie

Zoya Elodie is a crelly.  It is between a cream finish and jelly finish.  A jelly polish is a sheer polish that looks squishy like jelly on your nails.  Jelly polish has a translucent quality.  This is 4 coats, but 3 will do.  I used 4 to try to hide some blue stains on my nails from a different polish.  You can see the stains and the visible nail line in this picture, but they didn't show up in real life.  Elodie is a red/pink coral.  The color is just O.K. with my skin tone.  I like it, but won't buy it again.  Zoya polish wears really well on me (6 days) and is my favorite brand of nail polish. 
I used the brush from Orly Luxe to add a quick, cute accent.  

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Pure Ice It's Complicated and Zoya Venus Sandwich

This is Pure Ice It's Complicated sandwiched between layers of Zoya Venus. I started by wearing Zoya Venus, 3 coats.  Then a few days later I added a coat of Pure Ice It's Complicated and another coat of Zoya Venus. 
Pure Ice It's Complicated is a mix of several jewel toned colors of hexagon shaped glitter with some silver glitter mixed in.  It applies very nicely.  It isn't too thick, you don't have to fish for glitter, the glitter applies evenly.  I bought this glitter mostly to do jelly sandwiches, but it is nice when not topped with another polish too.  Without another polish over it, it has a birthday party feel to it.  Fun.

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Maybelline Color Show Blue Blowout

This is Maybelline Color Show Blue Blowout.  It is another polish from the CVS clearance sale.  This is a fairly unique color.  It is between a silver and turquoise with a metallic finish. You could get by with one thick coat of polish and no top coat and it dries quickly.  Unfortunately it chipped in 3-4 days on me, which is not good.  The average polish wears 5 days on me and a good polish will wear 6-7 days.  Since it chips, I won't be getting a lot of Maybelline, but I do like that you can slap it on and run out the door.
EDIT:  As someone else on the internet pointed out, these are 0.23 oz, less then half the size of a 0.5 oz OPI or Zoya.  If you pay 4$ a bottle for these, that makes them on par with Zoya, OPI, and Essie prices per ounce.  They are definitely not worth that price tag IMHO.
EDIT:  This one stains nails blue.

Friday, June 7, 2013

Mint with Orange Dots

This is Wet 'n Wild Megalast Garden Hose as a base.  I used a dotting tool to add three rows of Essie Brazilliant dots.  I wanted it to look like three off set rows of dots.  Instead it looks like half a nail of dots.  That is good too, but not what I was aiming for.