Monday, September 1, 2014

SuperChic Lacquers from Wonder Beauty Products Into the Woods Collection



To celebrate the beginning of fall, I have 3 polishes from the Into the Woods Collection from SuperChic Lacquers.  When I was little, we had the play taped on VHS and I used to sob and sob at the end of it but refused to let my mom turn it off and just kept rewatching it.  Talk about glutton for punishment.  Anyway, here are 3 lovelies to whet your appetite for the rest of this fairy tale inspired collection.
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Baker's Hunger for a Bun in the Oven
A grey-toned purple semi-matte, there is a rich pink and gold shimmery multichrome element to this delectable shade.  It applies a bit thinly, but it completely opaque at 3 coats.
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Golden Delicious Curses
A warm-toned antique rose semi-metallic, Golden Delicious Curses has a strong golden yellow duochrome running through it.  What my camera couldn't capture is the peridot color range in this duochrome, making this color really shift in the light.  Again, 3 coats.
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You Don't Know Jack About My Beans
I'm so disappointed that YDKJAMB (yeah, it's a mouthful even in abbreviation) did not photograph as shimmery as it is in real life.  Composed similarly to Baker's, this golden olive shimmer is all the more complex with a goldeny pink multichrome effect.  It's a really complex mix of autumnal shades beautifully combined to make a stellar fall polish.  3 coats.
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You can purchase the Into the Woods Collection and other SuperChic Lacquers at Wonder Beauty Products.

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From September 1 at 4pm PST through September 2 at 4pm PST, all SuperChic Lacquers will be 20% off (while supplies last).  

Buy 5 polishes and get 10% off using the coupon code INTOTHEWOODS10

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Sunday, August 31, 2014

KBShimmer Fall 2014 Collection



I am super excited to share my swatches of 5 of the 9 polishes from KBShimmer's Fall 2014 collection.  One of my favorite brands and my favorite season all rolled into one post!  I hope you'll love these selections just as much as I did.  Take a look!
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Jack
A limited release polish, you may remember Jack was part of last year's fall collection.  I am such a sucker for colored microglitter in black bases so I knew I'd love Jack.  Layered over one thin layer of a black creme, the jellied Jack applied amazingly smooth and evenly, creating its own jelly sandwich of its hex and mini bar glitter pieces.  I used two coats of Jack over the base black and I am absolutely in love with how subtle yet seasonal this beauty is.  If you missed this last year, I highly recommend picking it up during this year's repromotion!
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How You Dune?
KBShimmer is famous for its buttery cremes so I was really looking forward to trying out this delicious pale dove greige.  Unfortunately, I think I might have gotten a wonky brush because application was somewhat nightmarish and I couldn't get this smooth around the cuticles without a huge pool of greige polish pooling around.  3 super thin coats is the way to go in making this very pretty polish apply nicely.
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with flash
Rust No One
I'm not the biggest fan of burnt orange as a color or as a polish, but I was intrigued at Rust No One.  Thought of pumpkin spiced lattes and crunchy leaves filled my head as I applied 2 coats of this autumnal linear holo.  Let me just say I'm floored.  How beautiful and unique of a holo is this?  I can see this twinkling on my fingertips a lot this fall!
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A Raisin to Live
Another love match!  A deep plum jelly, A Raisin to Live is a glorious mix of sparkling holographic shimmer and glitter pieces.  I've seen many a polish similar in finish to this but in deep navy bases (think anything named "starry" or "night sky") so seeing this glitter mix in this beautiful vampy purple was a delight!  Application was smooth and even and coverage was complete in 2-3 coats (my apologies for not remembering).  This may very well be my favorite of the bunch!
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Up & Cunning
As not the biggest fan of teal polishes, I wasn't sure I'd love Up & Cunning, despite its fabulous linear holographic glow.  However, this teal leans on the green side, appearing almost hunter green in certain lights, which really tickled my fancy.  Up & Cunning's application was just as easy as its Rust sister, and I only needed 2 coats for this twinkler.  Is she pretty? 
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The Fall 2014 Collection will be available to purchase September 15 from KBShimmer.com.



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Friday, August 29, 2014

Nubar FALLing in Love Collection for Fall 2014


When the Fall 2014 press kit from Nubar arrived on my doorstep, I was excited to try this brand for the first time.  Here are my thoughts and swatches of the FALLing in Love Collection.
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Sweet Hue
The odd one out in a collection of autumnal shades, Sweet Hue is a nearly-neon coral pink with a fair dusting of golden shimmer.  The application on this was fantastic and covered really nicely in 2 coats.
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First Date
I'm not a huge fan of yellow so I wasn't super wowed by First Date.  A mustard shimmery creme, it applied thinly and watery (as did every color in this collection except Sweet Hue) so I had to use 4 really thin coats to get to this opacity.
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Love American Style
A muted red jelly, Love American Style is pretty standard.  A bit darker than my picture allows, I can't say this is out of place in a fall collection.  Again, this was a thin, watery formula so it required 3 thin coats for this opacity.
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Passion's Pain
A murky, brown-toned purple jelly, Passion's Pain was a real pain to apply.  Super watery and even after 3 coats, still left bald spots.  The color isn't something to write home about either.  Passion's Pain is a pass.
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Don't Russet
Tonally browner than Love American Style, Don't Russet is richer creme that is considerably easier to apply than its lighter jelly sister.  From the bottle, you can make out a pink shimmer floating through the polish but once on, that shimmer absolutely disappears.  This was 2 or 3 coats (sorry for not remembering!)
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Lush
A dusty medium-toned teal, I couldn't get behind this jelly.  On top of the unsurprisingly thin formula, I'm not crazy about how blah this color looks on me.  However, this didn't stain.  This was 3 coats.
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Affair
I wish I liked teal more because Affair is something.  A jelly base, Affair is flushed with a stunning green microshimmer.  It's downfall is the staining it caused just from swatching.  This is 3 coats.
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Queen
My favorite of the collection is without question Queen.  A royal violet-leaning purple semi-metallic, what makes Queen glow is the subtle blue shimmer running throughout.  While thin, Queen covered better and self-leveled nicely at 3 coats.
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You can purchase the FALLing in Love Collection and other Nubar products by clicking here.

All Nubar lacquers are 5 Free and 100% free of parabens.  Nubar has the backing of PETA and never tests on animals.



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Thursday, August 28, 2014

Zoya Ignite Collection for Fall 2014



Have I mentioned that fall collections are my favorite?  In case you missed my multiple rants on the subject, here are 6 more reasons why.

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Autumn
Aptly named, Autumn is a coppery brown semi-metallic flushed with this collections signature rich, golden shimmer.  Love.  2 coats.
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India
Wow.  Just, yeah.  Wow.  I love a good oxblood so when it's deepened with ribbons of golden shimmer, I'm head over heels in love.  How delicious is this polish?  Sigh.  2 coats.
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Remy
I know Remy will rock many peoples' socks but sadly, I was disappointed.  While still a very pretty shade, I wanted a rich, cobalt leaning navy to round out this collection.  Instead, Remy is just too green toned and too reminiscent of Zoya Charla.  This is also probably the most metallic of the collection and reflected the light like crazy.  2 coats.
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Sansa
Is there any surprise that Sansa is one of my favorites from this collection?  A darkened violet with magical golden shimmer, Sansa has a regal quality to her -- and not just because she's most likely named after a character in Game of Thrones.  2 coats of perfection.
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Teigen
One of the lighter shades in Ignite, Teigan is a juicy raspberry jelly with, yet again, golden shimmer.  I see this being a fantastic pedi throughout the fall and winter.  2 coats.
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Yuna
Another fave!  A blue-toned grey with a smattering of the signature shimmer is the perfect complement to Yuna's sister collection's grey counterpart, Geneviev (although on the website it now adds an 'e' to the end.  Super frustrating).  I'm loving this to pieces.  2 buttery coats.
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You can purchase the Zoya Ignite Collection for Fall 2014 at zoya.com.



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