Sunday, April 26, 2015

Sparkly Vernis Coral Reef | Palm Trees at Night Collection Spring 2015



After being dazzled by Pink Starfish and E. huxleyi Bloom, prepare to fall in love with Sparkly Vernis Coral Reef.  A warm-toned medium pink coral, Coral Reef shares the same muted tone and the remarkable linear holographic shimmer of its sister polishes.  Formula was again stellar and covered beautifully in two coats.




I love shades like this and the holo just makes this even more beautiful.  So magnificent!

You can purchase Coral Reef and the rest of the Palm Trees at Night Collection by clicking here.



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Thursday, April 23, 2015

Sparkly Vernis E. huxleyi Bloom | Palm Trees at Night Collection Spring 2015



After being wowed by Pink Starfish, I'm equally amazed at E. huxleyi Bloom.  Another fantastically applying holo, this rich yet muted green/blue teal is luminescent.  Two buttery coats and this glowed!




Isn't she a beauty?

You can purchase E. huyxleyi Bloom and the rest of the Palm Trees at Night Collection by clicking here.



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Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Sparkly Vernis Pink Starfish | Palm Trees at Night Collection Spring 2015




Normally, I like to post a whole collection together so that you, my readers and nail polish devotees, can see the cohesion of a collection and get my overall sense of a collection: the formulation, the color palette, the finishes.  However, with Sparkly Vernis' latest release, Palm Trees at Night, I decided to go rogue.  Instead of posting the three polish selections I have from this spring release, I'm choosing to showcase each separately.

Across the board, each was amazingly formulated.  For linear holos, these were rich and buttery, applying opaquely in two coats without any dragging or pooling.  Most linear holos only come alive in direct light, but the Palm Tree at Night colors were brilliantly rainbow even in low, indoor light.  Everything from soup to nuts was spot on with this collection.

Being that the collection as a whole has a remarkable formula and application, I want to highlight how remarkable each color is.  First up, Pink Starfish.  This medium warm-toned pink with heavy purple undertones is just a magnificent muted pastel perfect for spring.  The holo is outrageous but not disco-ball-in-your-face outrageous.  Subtle enough to wear anywhere yet stunning enough to distract you while driving.  

Here she is in all her glory.








You can purchase Pink Starfish and the rest of the Palm Trees at Night Collection by clicking here.



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Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Twinsie Tuesday | Scented


Morning, ladies.

Today, I bring one of only two scented polishes I own.  I  realized while checking my stash for a polish to fulfill this week's TT prompt, that both of my scented polishes are from Revlon, although the second (not shown today) is from the original, pyramid-esque bottled line and was a limited edition from what I believe was a candy or ice cream scented collection of 2011ish.  

The polish I'm showing today is from the Parfumerie line that is now core at Revlon displays.  Autumn Spice is a red-toned brown creme with bronze and pink gold shimmer throughout, giving it a glowing ember look.  The formula was spot on and applied easily and opaquely in two coat.  While I bought this mainly for the color, I can honestly say the scent is divine.  I'm not 100% what the scent is comprised of, but the cinnamon based smell that it emits is just so delicious.  It's not a heavy scent and you can really only smell it if your hands pass your face, but the scent has staying power, and while I was falling asleep a few days into wearing this last fall, I could still smell the cinnamon wafting as I fell asleep with my hands under my head.



The only downside to Autumn Spice is the removal.  While I only swatched this for today, I remember when I wore this as a full mani the removal was a pain and required a lot of elbow grease to get this off.  I'm not sure why since this is not a glitter but that shimmer refused to budge.  So word of warning to those who dare to wear this.

For more scented polishes, check out my Twinsies' posts by clicking their links below!



Savannah at Addicted to Polish
Róisín at Cuti-CLUE-les
Marisa at Polish Obsession
Lakeisha at Refined and Polished
Jessica at Blue Velvet Lacquer
Chelsea at Nailed Blog
Bridget at A Painted Nail
Amber at Nails Like Lace
Amanda at Fashion Footing
Amanda at Amandalandish
Alaina at The Little Canvas



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Sunday, April 19, 2015

LVX Spring 2015




Some quick swatches of LVX's Spring 2015 collection.  Three are on point for spring: pastels with a twist.  The other three are darker, definitely alternative spring colors for those not ready to give up the vampies just yet.  Take a look.
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Voyage
A bright medium pink, depending on the light, this vacillates between a bubblegum pink to something much more purple based.  Perfect formula, perfect color.  Two coats.
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Turkoise
Another perfect creme, Turkoise (yes, that's how it's spelled), this bright green tone aqua is a definite must have.  I've already worn this twice since I received this collection -- love it.  Two coats.
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Fuchsia
While I love the blue shimmer that ribbons this jelly, Fuchsia really belongs in a Fall 2013 collection when these shimmery deep pinks really took off (remember Opening Night or Mason or Berry Punch?).  Still a pretty color but tends to bleed at the cuticles.  Three coats here.
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Camo
Another stunner, Camo is a deep olive creme with golden bronze shimmer.  Again, I think this is best suited for a fall/winter collection, but I can easily wait until then to wear this beauty again.  Formula okay, a bit runny but with a color this rich, I can handle the annoyance.  Two coats here.
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Haze
A shimmery, blue-toned grey, Haze looks almost periwinkle in the sun.  Do I even have to say how much I love this?  Three coats here.
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Noir
A shimmery black satin creme, this is a bit runny and sheer, leaving bald spots even after three coats.  A nice take on a black but the bald spots had me a bit miffed.  
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You can purchase the LVX Spring 2015 Collection by clicking here.



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