Monday, January 30, 2012

Comparison: Essie Smooth Sailing vs. Zoya Skylar

Hi guys just wanted to do a quick comparison today because I know some people were wondering how the new Zoya Skylar compares to Essie Smooth Sailing. I wasn't going to post this comparison because I wasn't very happy with the photos, but they aren't that bad lol

 L- Skylar R- Smooth Sailing

As you can see, no dupes here. They do actually look more different in real life believe it or not. Smooth Sailing almost looks purple next to Skylar which is a dusty slate blue while Smooth Sailing is very periwinkle. Besides the base colours which are very different, the shimmer is also different. Smooth Sailing has a silver shimmer (in some lights you see little hints of pink and blue too) and Skylars shimmer is almost a mixture of silver and gold. I think Skylars shimmer is more noticable. Both colours apply super well. This is two coats of each.

Friday, January 27, 2012

Zoya Fleck Effect Collection Swatches & Review 2012 (PIC HEAVY)

Hi guys, so I'm still feeling really sick, so when I got home from work today after starting at 7am I climbed into bed for a nap, when not even 10 minutes later my sister comes in and asks "is zoya colour for you?" YAY! I recieved my order of nine new zoyas! So I hauled myself out of my warm pillow fort because I just HAD to swatch them! So here you are, swatches of the Fleck Effect Collection by Zoya over various colours :)

Opal, Chloe, Maisie

Swatches after the jump!

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Dusty Purple Gradient with Color Club Shabby Drab & Zoya Neeka

Hi guys, so I've been on a bit of a gradient kick lately but I thought I'd take a break from the glitter gradients I tend to do a lot, see three here that I posted about recently
Anyway, Since I still was feeeling the gradient trend I decided to do a colour gradient instead.
I used two coats of Color Club Shabby Drab (3 on some fingers) and then a cosmetic sponge to place Neeka at the tips. I'm really loving this mani!

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Quick Essie Luxeffects Collection Swatches & Review

Hi guys, I know this is really belated, but I have really super quick swatches of the Essie Luxeffects collection. I'm sorry I haven't had time to swatch on my hands, but I thought I'd show you anyway aha. I love this collection mainly because it's so unlike Essie! Essie are so bland to me, so many pinks, so many beige's, so many browns *yawns* but this is a really fun collection. Props to Essie, They did a REALLY great job with this collection!

L-R: As Gold As It Gets, Shine of The Times, A Cut Above, Set In Stone, Pure Pearlfection

 More pictures after the jump!

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Battle of the Lemon Scented Cuticle Creams: LUSH Lemony Flutter Cuticle Butter VS. Burt's Bees Lemon Butter Cuticle Cream

Hi guys! Since i've been camping for the last few days and haven't done any NOTD's I thought I'd do a bit of a comparison for you, between LUSH Lemony Flutter & Burt's Bees Cuticle Cream.

Check out my in depth review after the jump!