Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Color Club Fly With Me

Green is one of my favorite colors for nail polish. I used to think it was strange to wear green polish before my obsession collection started. I have since crossed over to the dark side and will put any shade and finish on my tips if it strikes my fancy. Glass fleck polishes have quickly become one of my favorite finishes as you know which is why I have enjoyed Color Club's Take Wing collection so much.

I love sporting green on my nails but this shade isn't my favorite. Don't get me wrong, it's pretty, I'm just not a fan of lime green. I don't think I'd even enjoy it on my toes. It would be a lot of fun to use in a water marble or in nail art so I'll keep Fly With Me around. As for a full mani, not so much. You be the judge, this may be right up your ally.



Fly With Me (4 coats)

Despite my not digging the color, the formula was quite lovely. It's just like Daisy Does it and Sparkle and Soar formula wise. It's on the thin side, wipe the excess off of your brush before applying and you shouldn't have any problems with pooling or flooding your cuticles. It dries quickly so putting on four coats didn't take as long as it sounds. If you like the color, you'll love this polish. 

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-Mira




Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Color Club Sparkle and Soar

Every collection seems to have an orange right now. It's the in color for this summer so it's everywhere. Like yellow, I haven't been fond of orange. I felt that it didn't look good on me and reserved it for October 31. With all of the oranges popping up lately, it's starting to grow on me. I'm still not so sure about yellow but orange has become a color I love! Check it out! 



Sparkle and Soar (3 coats)
Doesn't it remind you of Orange Soda? I love how juicy and sparkly it is, it begs to be taken out in the sun. Love it!

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Monday, May 28, 2012

Color Club Daisy Does It


This week I'll be showing you Color Club's Take Wing Collection. Today I'm starting off with Daisy Does It which is a juicy, sparkly, dark yellow that I think everyone should have (and I do not like yellow)! I haven't seen a polish quite like this, have you? 




Daisy Does It (4 coats)

Can we talk about how much I hate the color yellow? It washes me out to the point where I look like I'm dying. I only have two other yellow polishes and they aren't my favorite. This, I'm in love with. It's a darker yellow and the shimmer is to die for in person. A yellow I actually love? This is it!

About the formula, it was fabulous! It is thin but in a good way. It didn't flood my cuticles at all, just make sure you wipe off the brush a little as you bring it out of the bottle. With it being a thinner formula, I did need four coats to make it opaque. It dries fast so I wasn't bothered by needing four coats. Yellows are usually streaky and hard to work with but this went on smoothly. Maybe the fact that it's not a creme is why it worked so well? I highly recommend this! <3 <3 <3!!!

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-Mira

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Revlon Whimsical

I was on the hunt for Whimsical for quite a while. It seemed that every time I turned on the computer, someone had a gorgeous swatch on their blog. Torture!!! I finally gave up my search and there it was! Funny how things work out sometimes. I was so excited that I bought two. I'm not sure why I did that....I have yet to use up an entire bottle of polish. Revlon has been putting out a lot of fabulous glitters lately, don't you think? This is lame, I know, but I wish their bottles were cuter. I know that doesn't matter but I'm a sucker for cute bottles. 

Enough chit chat from me, let's get down to business. Whimsical is a baby blue milky jelly with a touch of green (I think) filled with a variety of delicious glitter. There's a bit of light blue and pink hex glitter and then some smaller multi colored glitter. It's just the right amount to make your nail look speckled with glitter so you can enjoy the pretty base color too. It's supposed to be a dupe for the much more expensive Deborah Lippmann In the Air. I don't have the other polish so I can't tell you how accurate this is but it sure is cute!

You must know that it's pretty darn sheer. I layered this over two coats of China Glaze Kinetic Candy. I used three very thin coats of Whimsical because I wanted a lot of glitter on my nails. The formula was easy to work with but it's definitely a layering polish which I don't mind. I love how it looks like a jelly sandwich mani if you use a few coats. 





Just in case your curious, here is a picture of China Glaze Kinetic Candy. I put a coat of Techno on my accent nail.


What do you think? Is Whimsical your cup of tea? Let me know in the comment section! =) Your comments make my day and I seriously appreciate the support. 

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-Mira

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

China Glaze Summer Neons Preview

I'm a lot late on this, swatches have already hit a bunch of blogs but here is the press release for this summer's neon collection from China Glaze. I'm not sure if I'm going to pick any of these up since neons aren't my thing. If I do, it will only be a few. Swatches for the entire collection can already be seen on places like Scrangie if you'd like to check them out now. These should be in stores next month so keep your eye out! 





I would love to try on the blues, pinks, and purples in this collection to see if my pasty self can handle such intense colors. Hmmm, I'm really digging the blues the more I look at the pictures. Hmmm...Pink Plumeria looks pretty too....ok....maybe I like this collection more than I first thought. Noooo!!! My wallet needs a rest!!!! 

What about you? Are any calling your name? Let me know in the comment section! 

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-Mira

China Glaze On Safari Preview

China Glaze On Safari should be hitting shelves sometime next month. I'm not in love with the entire collection but a few do have me intrigued. Of course it's the ones with glitter! I may have a bit of a glitter problem...



 Left to right: I'm Not Lion, I Herd That, Kalahari Kiss, Desert Sun
 Left to right: Elephant Walk, Exotic Encounter, Jungle Queen, Call of the Wild
Left to right: Manhunt, Purr-fect Plum, Prey Tell, Adventure Red-y

I'm excited for the glitters of course (I'm not Lion & I herd That) but am curious about how a few of the cremes as well(Jungle Queen & Manhunt). I'm a sucker for greens but I'm not really feeling Elephant Walk and Exotic Encounter. Weird. I guess I'm just...eh about this collection. I don't love it or hate it. For the amount of polish I have, I need something really special to make me want to snatch it up. 

What do you think? Do you love it, hate it, or like me not really care? Any of these shades strike your fancy? Do tell in the comment section below! 

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-Mira

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Orly Beach Cruiser and Glowstick

I have two more neons to show you from Orly's Feel the Vibe collection. I got the mini set so I don't have After Party and Day Glow. Since I haven't posted for a couple of days I'm going to just show you Beach Cruiser and Glowstick in one post. Both swatches show two coats on top of two coats of OPI Alpine Snow. The formula was thin but in a good way, it was very easy to work with.


Orly Beach Cruiser
I was surprised with how much I liked this color. Neons aren't my thing but I'm going to make an exception for this. This would make a fabulous summer pedi. 


Glowstick
I think Glowstick is the perfect name for this crazy neon yellow. It's a bit too much for me, maybe I could handle it if it were apart of nail art and it wasn't the main color. lol This is so much brighter in person, it's piercing. 

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Congratulations!

Congratulations Grace Lee! You have won Zoya's Surf Collection! Enjoy! 


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Saturday, May 19, 2012

Orly Melt Your Popsicle

I'm a little speechless right now. This is seriously the brightest orange I have ever ever seen. Ever. Wow. Do you see how bright it is? It looks like it went radioactive. So bright, it glows. Ok, I'm just going to let the pictures do the talking because the brightness has injured my brain apparently. 

Do you remember the rule about neons? 
Put a coat or two of white polish on first to make the color pop!




 Orly Melt Your Popsicle (2 coats) over OPI Alpine Snow (2 coats) and Seche Vite Top Coat

What do you think? Will you be rocking this or is it too bright for you? Let me know in the comment section below! 

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-Mira

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Friday, May 18, 2012

Orly Skinny Dip


I have to admit that I'm not a fan of neons. My skin is very pale and neons just draw more attention to that fact. If I could pull them off, I'm sure I'd like them more. The only neon I owned before the few I picked up from Orly's Feel the Vibe collection was a hot pink my niece picked out a while back. I've never worn it myself but she has rocked it several times. It's safe to say that Skinny Dip is out of my comfort zone but I think it's important to venture out every now and then. I got the mini set so I didn't blow too much money on something I'm not that comfortable wearing. I think they will be used mainly with nail art. 

Out of the few neons I bought, Skinny Dip is my favorite. I can actually see myself putting it on again too which is a shocker. Skinny Dip is a super bright neon blue that is best worn on top of white. I repeat, this along with most neons are best on top of a coat or two of white polish. The white helps it pop more and stay true to it's color. 

I used two coats of OPI Alpine Snow and two coats of Skinny Dip in the pictures below with Seche Vite on top.


Orly Skinny Dip (2 coats) on top of OPI Alpine Snow (2 coats)

What's that awesomeness on my accent nail you ask? It's a gold leaf top coat. Fancy, I know. I LOVE how it looks against the blue and it makes me feel pretty cool. I saw this top coat on Chalkboard Nails a little while ago and being the helpless polish addict I am, had to grab a bottle of my own. Click here to see the post about this top coat, it has the ordering information if you'd like to feel fancy too. These are available while supplies last. 

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-Mira




Thursday, May 17, 2012

Max Factor Fantasy Fire


I can't believe it has taken me so long to post this! I somehow thought I already had but going back in my old posts, I realized I didn't. A while back I asked if anyone had access to this polish and would be willing to send it to me. Jo Walker was so kind to send me a bottle all the way from the U.K. Thanks again Jo! 

Fantasy Fire is wildly popular due to how close it is to the discontinued Clarins 230. It is a really cool purple jelly with multichrome shimmer. It is meant for layering and will have a different effect depending on what color you put it on top of. I layered it on top of OPI Road House Blues which is a dark navy blue creme. It has an interesting burgundy like glow straight on and shifts to green at an angle. 

Here come a lot of pictures! Enjoy!







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-Mira

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Zoya Blogger Collection by Birchbox

Don't forget to enter my new giveaway for Zoya's Surf Collection!

Man, it's been a while since I posted some swatches. I have a lot of catching up to do and I'm working hard to do so. When I first heard that Zoya was coming out with Limited Edition polishes, I jumped right on it. I'm a bit obsessed with Zoya and have been having a hard time resisting their new releases. Good thing these are adorable colors! The set comes with two jellies (Coraline and Kate) and a shimmer (Belle) that's meant for layering. Enjoy!

Zoya Kate
Kate is a deep coral/orange jelly. It goes on very sheer as jellies do but builds up to opacity with four thin coats. I have two coats of Belle on my ring finger.

Zoya Coraline
Coraline is a tangerine jelly (that sounds kinda yummy) that also needs about four coats to be opaque. I have two coats of Belle on my ring finger. You can also see that my nails broke while swatching this collection. *cry*

Zoya Belle
Belle is a beautiful tangerine shimmer that has a lot of pink undertones. It doesn't really work well on it's own but you can make it work if you don't mind piling on the coats. I have five or so here. I prefer it layered over Coraline and Kate. 

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Sunday, May 13, 2012

Zoya Carla


As I was taking off the polishes from the Surf collection, I noticed that it took the color off first and then the shimmer leaving a fun effect. I think it's kind of cool, maybe it just looks like I need to fix my manicure. I took a picture of Carla in the middle of removal to show you. What do you think? Trashy or fun? Both? lol I personally wouldn't wear it this way but I thought it would be fun to take a picture of it. =)


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-Mira

Friday, May 11, 2012

Zoya Surf Collection Giveaway - U.S. Residents Only

This giveaway is open until Friday, May 18 @ 11:59 p.m. MST Good luck!!

I had so much fun doing the last giveaway for Zoya's Beach collection. Now, it's time to giveaway the Surf Collection to one lucky winner! I got both collections during Zoya's Earth Day promo which made it possible to afford them. As I said last time, this was an expensive prize so I will only be able to do this for U.S. residents. I hope to someday be able to afford to have an international giveaway for all of my awesome readers! Click here to see my post on this collection.

This giveaway closes on Friday, May 18 at 11:59 p.m. MST. The form has the wrong date, so ignore that please. =) I will e-mail the winner on Saturday, May 19. If I don't get a response within 24 hours, I'll move on to the next winner. Good luck!




China Glaze LOL

This is just a quick little post while I catch up on swatching. I used China Glaze LOL as underwear for I Believe in Fairies by Whimsical Ideas by Pam. It's discontinued but you can still find it on Amazon, Ebay, Blog Sales, Dusty Hunting, etc. It's from the fabulous OMG collection which I've been slowly collecting (three more to go). It's a dark purple holo that's just beautiful. Enjoy! 



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-Mira

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Cult Nails - Toxic Seaweed

Have you heard of Cult Nails? If you haven't, head on over and check it out. They have a lot of gems over there that are high on my wish list. They are best known for the now discontinued Unicorn Puke/Clairvoyant which is an amazing flakie. I have four so far, as you can tell by the title I'm going to show you Toxic Seaweed today. I'm sad to say that this beauty has been discontinued. I wish I would have posted this earlier when it was available. I hope you don't mind that I'm showing this now. 

Toxic Seaweed has a dark green jelly base with glitter and flakies. I wore this over Zoya Ivanka which is a deep green glitter that is to die for. 




I love polishes that remind me of the ocean. This really does look like seaweed to me. The yellow/gold flakes are the perfect touch.

Toxic Seaweed may be gone but there are many other gorgeous polishes still available from Cult Nails. I highly recommend checking them out, it's a fun little company and the polish is high quality. I believe this is one coat of Zoya Ivanka and two coats of Toxic Seaweed. 

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The next giveaway is coming soo so stay tuned!

-Mira

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Whimsical Ideas by Pam - Seuss

Seuss is the first polish I saw from Whimsical Ideas by Pam and it was love at first sight. I loved the blue base, the glitter, and I adored the name. 





 Isn't it adorable? I love how it looks like a jelly sandwich without all of the work. I did put two coats of China Glaze DV8 first which turned out to be silly and unnecessary. Seuss is pretty opaque so it covered up the holo effect as you can see. I used two coats of Seuss and one coat of Seche Vite. You can probably wear this on your own with three coats perhaps. As for the glitter, I believe we have red, silver, and white small and medium hex. It also looks like there are small pieces of glitter as well. 

You can find Seuss on Facebook under Whimsical Ideas by Pam. The way to order is to send an e-mail to pea422000@yahoo.com. Please be patient with her, she is swamped with orders so give her a while to respond. It's worth the wait. 

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-Mira 

Friday, May 4, 2012

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Whimsical Ideas by Pam I Believe in Fairies


Have you heard of the indie brand, Whimsical Ideas by Pam? You seriously need to check it out, her collection of polish is so fun, girly, and oh so glittery. Even her bottles are adorable, I love the labels and bows. Today, I'm going to show you I Believe in Fairies. It's a sheer purple glitter that's meant for layering in my opinion. It has tiny holographic glitter particles in a very light and sheer purple jelly base with medium pink and white (they look silver to me) stars.

The following two pictures show two coats of China Glaze LOL and two coats of I Believe in Fairies. I topped it off with one coat of Seche Vite top coat to smooth out the glitter and keep the stars down.




This picture shows I Believe in Fairies on it's own. I have one coat on my pinky, two coats on my ring finger, three coats on my middle finger, and four coats on my index finger. No top coat. Please excuse the dry nastiness that are my cuticles. 


I think this polish is so fun and girly and I absolutely adore the stars. I really really wish there were more stars! I had to dig for them and that just isn't any fun. The polish is so sheer, I wish it were a bit more opaque. As you can see, there is a bit of VNL on my index finger and that's with four coats of polish!!! Luckily, it's adorable layered and you just need something to dig the stars out. It dries a bit gritty so a top coat is necessary. Other than my complaints, I really like this polish and will wear it again, with a base color of course. ;)

What do you think? If you want to pick up a bottle or check out the rest of the polishes in this line, you need to hop onto Pam's Facebook page. To order, you need to e-mail her at pea422000@yahoo.com. It will take a little while to hear back from her, she is swamped in orders right now but she will respond. 

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