Good morning! Today I have super quick swatches of a rainbow of colors from the new Walgreens-exclusive (per Nouveau Cheap) shades from the Sinful Colors Summer 2014 Destination Color display. The red, orange, and yellow are textures, and the green, blue, and purple are sheer toppers (though the green and blue are too milky to work over darker colors, however). Continue reading
Sinful Colors has released three new collections for Summer 2014, each with a mix of permanent, repromoted, and new shades. You can read all the details about each collection on Nouveau Cheap. I bought one new shade from each collection (plus a repromote), and have quick swatches of them for you today. Continue reading
I apologize for the lack of posts over the past few days – I’ve been swamped at work. I’m hoping to get back to posting every day soon. Today I have quick nail wheel swatches of Revlon’s newest limited edition polish collection, the Haute Rocks polishes, which are supposed to have a “pebbled” texture “inspired by exotic pebbled beaches.”
Quick review: I don’t like these alone (though you might), and I don’t like the “pebbled” texture (though I generally love textures). However, I really love them layered with topcoat added. I bought six of the eight available shades, and have bottle shots of the two I didn’t buy: Continue reading
This post is way, way overdue. About a year ago, the very kind Allison of Nail Pattern Boldness sent me a bottle of her Glitter A-Peel peel-off basecoat for review. Now that OPI has released a Glitter Off base coat, I am (finally) going to review the Nail Pattern Boldness version.
First, let’s talk about OPI Glitter Off (which I don’t see for sale online anywhere – but there are several blogger reviews). It’s basically watered down PVC glue (in the US, the most common brand of PVC glue is Elmer’s Glue). I haven’t used the OPI, but I’ve used slightly watered down PVC glue several times as a base coat. It does work in that it peels off easily when it’s time to remove, but overall I find using it a frustrating experience. My manicure peels off best if I use either one thick coat of glue or two very thin coats, and either way, the glue takes several minutes to dry — and I can’t apply my polish until it’s totally dry without making a mess. Continue reading
Wet n Wild has released a collection of six new & limited edition Wild Shine polishes for Spring 2014, called the Street Art collection. I spotted these in store a week or two ago, and initially bought only the purple, Deception. After seeing G.’s swatches over at Nouveau Cheap, I went back and picked up the orange, Cursed, as well.
Tonight, I have quick swatches of both plus an orange jelly comparison.
First, here’s Deception at one coat, two coats, and three coats. It’s on the sheer side – it took three coats to be reasonably opaque, and I suspect four coats would be needed to fully cover the nail line.
Next up, Cursed. It’s streaky at one coat, but perfectly even at two coats. It’s fantastic, and I’d highly recommend it, especially for 99 cents.
I have a couple orange jelly-finish polishes that I thought would be similar to cursed, so I compared them. From left to right in both photos, we have OPI Y’all Come Back, Ya Hear? (from the Texas collection), Wet n Wild Cursed, and L’oreal Mango Mamma (from the Miss Candy collection).
They look very similar, but note that this is 3-4 coats of the OPI and the L’oreal, but only two coats of the Wet n Wild – it’s much more opaque than the others, almost a crelly finish instead of a true jelly.
As you may know, Wet n Wild recently released two 8-pan palettes and six Megalast nail polishes, all limited edition. Here’s a shot of the collection from my Instagram.
I haven’t decided yet whether to buy the eyeshadow palettes, but picked up two of the polishes – the others (seen here on Nouveau Cheap – note that her bottles and my bottles have switched shade names) are too frosty for my tastes.
Valet Tag is a taupe with silver shimmer, opaque in two coats. I had hoped the shimmer would be more visible, but I can barely see it on the nail.
Silver Lining is a VERY sheer grey with blue and pink shimmer. It’s lovely, but this is about five coats, and I suspect six would be needed on the nail if you wanted it to be opaque. It’s better for layering.
I accidentally made the above photo too small – sorry – but you see Silver Lining alone, over black, over purple, and over a steely grey. I like it best over the grey.
Have you found this new collection, or are you still looking for it?