So basically I have the best BFF ever. Katie, my fellow nail polish fanatic and TDV’er, gave me this for my birthday (how appropriate!). My birthday was back in June and I’m just now getting around to trying this. In the bottle it didn’t jump out at me. Sure, it’s purple with glitter (two of my favorite things), but I have a million of those, right?
Happy Birthday! really surprised me when I put it on the nail. First of all, it’s a jelly. I don’t know why but I’ve been obsessed with jelly’s lately! And as the icing on the cake (pun totally intended) it’s packed full of purple glitter. The glitter isn’t chunky, but it’s not microglitter either. It’s a nice in between size.
This turned out to be more of a blurple on the nail then I imagined. It definitely has some blue undertones that show up in the sun. The blue base of this polish is what makes it different from SinfulColors I Love You and the glitter in this polish is definitively purple which is what makes it different from Arissa Rockin’ Amethyst.
I only have one other Confetti polish and I really loved it. Definitely worth the $1.99 price tag. For info regarding wear and/or pictures of the bottle or brush check out my post on Confetti Centerstage.
Hope everyone has a fabulous day!
This is another Essie polish I have wanted for ages. As I mentioned in my butterLONDON British Racing Green post, I have a Jaguar so it’s always fun to have polishes that have some meaning to you. Granted, this is from Essie’s Winter 2006 Collection; Hot for Spots. They were obviously talking about the animal, and not the car. But I’m ignoring this little fact 🙂
Jag-u-are is a cherry red with a subtle gold shimmer. This red is sort of middle of the road; not too blue, not too orange. It would be flattering on both warm and cool skintones. The gold shimmer makes this polish look very shiny. I would definitely consider this more of a Winter red (as Essie intended, of course). I like reds more like OPI Perfectly Red for Summer.
Application was great. I used 2 coats and the polish was opaque and streak free.
I was so excited when I found out about the sonia kashuk nail polishes – I looked and looked at this Target and that Target and never found anything. To my surprise a few days ago my target had a whole bunch of NEW sonia kashuk nail polishes. I presume for Fall 2010. I got two: Stop Whining and Starry Night.
This is Starry Night and it’s fantastic – It’s a pure black packed – and i mean packed – with silver microglitter – it’s GORGEOUS. I’m a big fan of black nail polishes and sparkly blacks even more.
The application rocked – only two coats and it was perfect – not streaky, no cuticle drag – just smooth lovely application. I topped it off with a coat of essie’s Good to Go which I’m trying for the first time since my Seche Vite is getting low.
I haven’t seen any swatches of these polishes yet but the collection (?) a teal, a taupe, a purple and then the two I picked up. They cost 4.99 each and I’d say this one was well worth it.
It’s no secret I’m a huge fan of China Glaze’s Summer 2009 Summer Days collection. Therefore, I find excuses to wear these polishes quite often. I’d been dying to do a matte mani since I got butter LONDON’s matte finish top coat, so I decided to try it over Grape Juice.
I think this polish looks great matte. It looks like an OPI Suede. I think this is a fun matte look for (the last bit of) Summer.
Because this is a jelly, you have to use more coats than you would just wearing it alone when you’re going to use a matte top coat. I used 4 coats of Grape Juice before adding the matte top coat. I did have some shrinkage problems. I’m assuming it was the matte top coat, but, I’ll have to test it over some other polishes before I say for sure 🙂
Oh the Russian Collection. How I love thee. In the Fall of 2007 OPI released this amazing collection. I do not own a polish from that collection that I do not love.
Russian Navy is a blacked out navy with red and blue microglitter. The red microglitter gives the polish a bit of a blurple look. This polish applies amazingly in 2 coats.
To see some (old) comparisons, click here and here!
I probably have the best brother ever! He went on vacation and picked me up 3 nail polishes from H&M.
U Must Have This is a bright sky blue creme. My brother told me he picked up this color specifically because it looked Carolina blue and I think it could definitely pass as such.
This color is very similar to Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Blue Me Away. The H&M Polish has just a bit more white in it and isn’t quite as bright. For you non light blue fanatics, both are definitely not necessary though they are not exact dupes.
Application of this polish was fine, though not amazing. The formula is a little thick, but applied fairly easily in two coats.
Autumn Moonlight is from Fingerpaints’ Fall 2010 Collection: Seduced by Fall.
I had gone to Sally’s in search of China Glaze’s Midnight Mission – which they didn’t have. I saw the rest of the Vintage Vixen display and to be honest – after seeing swatches for months I found the entire collection to just be kind of.. blah. Maybe I’ll rethink that – but the Fingerpaints collection looked far more interesting – so I got Autumn Moonlight.
Autumn Moonlight is a fantastic navy blue with lots and lots of shimmer. It’s not a creme or a jelly – I think I’d classify it as a frosty metallic. Either way – it’s really gorgeous. It’s not a straight navy – it’s a little dusty – but only slightly. I don’t know how to describe it. I have tons of navy polishes and none like this one. It’s available at Sally’s Beauty Supply – it’s currently sold out online but you can find it in the stores.
I just love a good red mani! I was in Beauty Brands over the weekend and spotted this color. They generally have an OPI exclusive for each season and Perfectly Red is their exclusive to go along with the Fall 2010 Swiss collection. I’ve had great luck with some of their previous exclusives (Orchid Me Not!, Pomegranate Me a Wish). Beauty Brand exclusives are also less expensive ($5.98) than regular OPI colors so it’s a great way to get a quality polish for a bit less.
Perfectly Red is a tomato red creme. I really like it because it’s not your usually blood red. This particular shade of red looks great against my pale skin. I know this is supposed to be a Fall exclusive, but I actually think this is a really great red for Spring and Summer. It’s not as stark as some of the blood red polishes like Essie Fishnet Stockings (my go to Fall/Winter red creme).
Application was amazing! It was almost opaque in one coat, but the formula isn’t thick. I only used two coats.
I really can’t say enough good things about this polish, I really love it and I’m not generally a red fan. Even the boy said he liked it! Any polish with a double seal of approval is a keeper.
This is great – I’ve loved almost everything I’ve tried from Milani’s Liquid Metals collection. Melt down is the only one from the 2nd round of LMs that I tried and I wish I’d gotten a few more – particularly Molten Rock and Melt in the Sun.
Melt Down is a cherry red with lots of shimmer and looks amazing in the sun – not unlike I’m Online. I was hoping it’d be a bit deeper red – most of my reds look a lot like this at least in color – but it’s great nonetheless. 2 coats, average application.
Enjoy the rest of your weekend!
So…this is me trying to make SinfulColors Hottie work. It’s pretty fail on its own. A reader (April) suggested using it as a top coat. So I used 2 coats of Sally Hansen Blue Me Away and topped it with one coat of Hottie. I mean, I like it. But I think wet n wild Hallucinate would have provided the same look and it’s easier to work with. This is a good cheap option for those of you who were never able to find the wet n wild.
Still a thumbs down for Sinful Colors Hottie.