Happy Black Friday!
I couldn’t think of a more appropriate polish to post on this lovely shopping day. It’s black. It’s sparkly. It’s everything Black Friday is supposed to be.
Meet Me Under The Stars is part of the 2014 Twinkle holiday collection from China Glaze. But, I actually first saw this polish mentioned in a piece by Lauren Conrad on Refinery29. It immediately went on my Nail Polish Wishlist Pinterest board. And I must say, I’m kind of in love.
This is my kind of holiday polish. Meet Me Under The Stars is mostly black and silver glitter with some blue glitter thrown in the mix all suspended in a sheer black base. The glitter is on the fine side and is not sparse. I used three coats in my swatches and had a fully opaque finish.
I absolutely adore this polish. It’s a nice change from all the metallic, green and red polishes that are so popular this time of year. Plus, this absolutely comes alive in the sun.
The China Glaze Twinkle collection can be found at Ulta as well as on Amazon.
Make sure to check out the swatches under the jump.
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Happy Thanksgiving! This is one of my favorite holidays. My family has a few Thanksgiving traditions that have been around for generations (my grandmother’s dressing, my great grandmother’s pecan pie) but I’m always allowed to experiment with the turkey. So this year I’m making an Apple Bourbon Turkey. I’m pretty excited. This manicure just looks […] Continue reading →
Thanksgiving is tomorrow! I am so excited. I adore Thanksgiving. Tuesday and Wednesday are my prep days (I made pecan pie yesterday) which makes Thanksgiving day much more enjoyable. SinfulColors sent me some of their holiday glitters and Gilded stood out to me because it doesn’t scream Christmas. I felt like Gilded would be totally […] Continue reading →
deborah lippmann’s Fantastical collection keeps coming with the hits! Today I have Dream Weaver to share. deborah lippmann describes it as a mesmerizing mood explosion which is totally appropriate because this polish reminds me of a mood ring from the 90s (especially in the bottle). And that’s a good thing! Dream Weaver is, to say […] Continue reading →
It was love at first promo image. I had a total Carrie Bradshaw moment: Hello, Lover. Gold. Holo. Glitter. Bling was meant for me. On the whole, the Orly Holiday Sparkle collection is VERY impressive: holo glitter dust, bar glitter, hex glitter – well done, ORLY. The gold best friend of Mirrorball, Bling is a […] Continue reading →
At first I wasn’t sure this manicure was a good idea. I thought it might look too…vampire-esque (yes, I just made that a thing). But surprisingly, the combination of these two polishes turned out to be lovely. My base color is Pacifica Cinnamon Girl. This is truly the most PERFECT red polish. I’m obsessed with […] Continue reading →
I’m always trying new top coats but my all time favorite for years has been Essie Good to Go!. I go through top coats far too quickly to spend $10 every time I need a new top coat so I don’t splurge on Good to Go! often. And since I’ve found JulieG Jet Set Quick-Dry […] Continue reading →
It’s that time of year. The 2014 essie Luxeffects collection has landed. There are 6 polishes included in the display but only 2 new polishes; Summit of Style and Rock at the Top. The others are, Set in Stone (Luxeffects 2011), No Place Like Chrome, Good as Gold, Penny Talk (Mirror Metallics 2012). Essentially what […] Continue reading →
If there is one store I should avoid it is World Market. I mean, it has EVERYTHING I buy too much of. Candles. Wine. Foreign food items. Kitchen products. Glass wear. Soap. Throw pillows. It’s literally the best store ever. But I found myself in World Market the other day and spotted the most perfect […] Continue reading →
Y’all, I am obsessed with this nail polish. The China Glaze All Aboard collection for fall 2014 didn’t immediately impress me. I actually passed on all the polishes for quite a long time. But when I was browsing holiday collection I saw Choo-Choo Choose You from their fall collection and just had to try it. […] Continue reading →