Thursday, May 16, 2013

piCture pOlish sunset & violet femme

 Hi everybody! I have been waiting to do this post because I wanted to do the neons together...i'm just missing Hot Lips. I'll start by saying these have AMAZING formulas!! I can't get over what a pleasure they are to apply..sometimes the brush can be a bit wonky but I believe they said they're in the process of changing  their's nice when companies listen to their customers, right? :) I'll get down to the nitty gritty...I LOVE one but was disappointed by the to be fair we all know as polish lovers that creating a neon purple is NOT easy and thus far hasn't really happened. (if so please someone tell me so I can buy it!) I think honestly i'm most disappointed that people swatch pictures of the colors and then don't let you know if it's accurate or not..I HATE that! We've all spent money on something expecting it to look a certain way and then when we get's not what we were hoping for or expecting. And be's a damn hard polish to get accurate pics of but then SAY so! advice to you all is to find a blogger that consistently takes as accurate pics as possible..and when they're not accurate MENTIONS that they're NOT color accurate. I will be following this from now on! I try my hardest to do exactly that..I NEVER edit and then not mention that I did and the reason for it and I consider flash editing as well because it changes the color most of the time. On PP website (which I didn't look at first) they have a pic showing off Violet Femme and it's pretty darn close...a little lighter/brighter than what it actually is. Anyway..i'll shut up and post some pics :)
 First pic is in natural sunshine. 2 coats..
 Another pic in natural sunshine much for Spring..thanks Alberta :/
 So then I did a comparison of Violet Femme(#19) with China Glaze Creative Fantasy(#20). The top one IS edited..these are very close to the actual color but just much lighter than they really are. The bottom one hasn't been touched up at all. VF is more a magenta purple and CF is more a violet purple. They're VERY close. I found VF to be much darker looking and CF seemed a bit brighter. The formula is the big difference for me..although I like CF more color-wise, VF's formula is the bomb! I only needed 2 coats and it almost looked opaque at 1! CF was 4 coats and I probably could have done a 5th. I swatched a 3rd nail on the wheel just moments ago to check if maybe I had applied VF too thick the first time and maybe that's why it appeared so dark but it made no difference. All in all..I would have bought this polish anyway because I DO love the color and the's probably going to be my new go to purple! But it's not the flashy bright neon purple I was hoping for so i'm still on the hunt for that....
 And then I added some Gene's kinda hard to see it peeking out! I added it to my thumb, pointer and ring fingers. Then I stamped with my new Llealac Plate A with Konad Psyche Pink.
 This pic is in direct these colors together!!
 And since I can't leave well enough alone I added some Out The Door Northern Lights and some scattered holo dots.

  And now we have Sunset!!! This is a stunning bright coral neon with a fabulous formula!! 2 coats were used and it was perfect!! How I LOVE this color!!!! Now..this is completely opposite from Violet Femme in that all the pics I saw were misleading in a bad way...Sunset is misleading in a good way! It's always hard to capture the amazingness of a neon so swatches of this looked dull in comparison to what this looks like's magical and I can't can't say enough good things about it! This first pic is pretty damn close....and no flash was used. This is in natural direct sunshine.

 This is in sunshine..STUNNING! I have nothing like it in my huge stash and it's become a favorite. I do find it's a touch more red looking here. The first pic is more color accurate.
 This is in my dull kitchen lovely!
 And some flash for fun! It glows on your nails..I was wearing this in the car when the sun was going down and they looked like glowsticks!'s not overwhelming bright like a neon yellow might be because it's such a saturated coral really do have to see it to believe it.
 I'll write a quick blurb on Gene Doll as I likely won't review that one. It has a nice thin clear base and I like how the glitter is sparse so you can add a little something extra with one coat or add more for more bling..very versatile! Who doesn't like some hot pink glitter??

So I hope you found this helpful...sorry if it was a bit wordier than usual. Have a fabulous day!

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

China Glaze Sunsational Summer Neon Collection

Hi everyone! Today I have four colors from the Summer Neon Collection! I bought 3 cremes and 1 jelly. I have read some varying reviews...some I agreed with..some I didn't. I'll give you my honest thoughts. First up is a mani I created with 2 of the neons..Base is That's Shore Bright and I used a dotter to apply Too Yacht to Handle..knew these colors had to be paired together!!

 First up is That's Shore Bright..2 coats. This applied nice and issues with application. I wouldn't consider this a neon but it is a nice bright purple's a lot brighter on than when you you see it on a nail wheel. I love it <3
 Now we have Too Yacht to Handle..3 coats. The first coat was ok but the second one went on thick and goopy and it didn't do any sort of self leveling. I used 2 drops of Seche Restore and my third coat went on great. Now some people have said this is not a neon and it's just a bit brighter than For Audrey...NOT! Aquadelic was way brighter than For my as close to any aqua neon I have seen and I thought Aquadelic was super bright. I LOVE it. It's worth thinning :)
 And to show you what I thumb is Aquadelic and the other fingers are Too Yacht to Handle. They look close but in person you can definitely tell that Aquadelic looks more muted..probably how For Audrey compares to Aquadelic. Hope this helps..cause I have always LOVED Aquadelic and now I LOVE LOVE LOVE Too Yacht to Handle!
 Next up is Highlight of My Summer..3 coats. Same exact formula issues as Too Yacht to again I added some Seche Restore. I have read that people said this is not a neon...ummmmm no..this is neon. My photo is without flash and that baby is crazy bright!! I also NEVER do any photo editing as I try to get it as accurate as possible...not as "pretty" as possible. I have NOTHING like this in my stash of over 500+ polish'. I LOVE it..a neon minty green? YES PLEASE!!!
 This is the one jelly I picked up. Are You Jelly?...I used 3 thin coats and had no application issues. It looks like it's not opaque enough in this photo but I assure you it is. This was my least favorite out of the 4 that I picked up. I also don't think this is a neon...pretty but not a neon.
So I hope you liked...and maybe this will help make up some minds :) Have a fabulous day!!

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Quo by Orly Lilac Lust & MM07

Hi everybody! I have Quo by Orly Lilac Lust tonight and I also tried out my new Messy Mansion plate 07. Lilac Lust is a lovely lilac color that leans pink...very spring/summer. It had a very thick formula that was almost a one leveled really well. It's worth adding to your collection if you're short on these kind of colors like I am. I care about formula..and this one has a good one so it would beat out a lot of other similar colors in my opinion. So I stamped with MM07...the lovely roses plate. I'm not a huge fan of roses but when I saw this plate I knew I had to have it! As always these plates are great quality and I love her creativity. I used 2 coats of Lilac Lust and stamped with Wet'n'Wild Black Creme. Then I went in with my dotter and applied Quo by Orly My Muse..(a pretty lilac glitter that I previously reviewed)...over the black. Here's some pics :)

 This last pic is probably more color accurate.
Well..hope you like! Have a fabulous night :)