Thursday, February 23, 2012

Cult Nails Lets Get Nekkid

Cult  Nails "Let's Get Nekkid!" 
If you missed the pre-sale event, you've still got the opportunity to get the
Cult Nails "Let's Get Nekkid!" Collection.  The collection, and individual polishes, will be available @ at midnight on February 12, 2012.  The collection will retail for $50, or you can buy the individual colors for $10 each.  

Don't miss your chance to own the Limited Edition "Toxic Seaweed".

Colors shown (left to right): Mazo, Baker, Toxic Seaweed, Tulum, and Swanbourne.

I just love the story behind this collection. Maria, the maker of Cult Nails, made each polish with one of her family members in mind. She grew up in a family where everyone looked different, and loved it! I feel like she really captured such meaningful racial a nail polish collection. How cool! You should read her story about this collection on her blog. It's really touching. 
These are sold separately and as a collection in her shop. Which are your faves?

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Lucky with Electropop

I won the entire China Glaze Electropop collection on their Facebook page! Wahoo!!

Want me to swatch the whole collection? I'm dying just thinking about it lol....12 polishes.

Kinetic Candy, Aquadelic, Electric Beat

Gothic Lolita, Sweet Hook, Dance Baby

Make Some Noise, Fuchsia Fanatic, Wicked Style

Gaga for Green, Techno, Sunshine Pop

12 bright and creamy polishes from China Glaze's Spring 2012 collection. It looks to me that all of them are cremes except Sunshine Pop and Gothic Lolita have some shimmer..and of course Techno is a chunky holo glitter. I think my favorites will be Gaga for Green, Aquadelic, and Make Some Noise. The colors don't look super unique or different, but they're definitely bright happy spring colors. Which are your favorites?

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Polished Men

I seem to have been running into more male nail bloggers lately...and I like it! It's just so new, different, and fresh! I feel immediately drawn to people like these men who don't let society get them down and who are free spirits. I thought I'd highlight some of these polished men today so you can follow and see what you think.

 Steve from Lacquer Man views nail polish as not inherently female. It's "just paint"! You have to be bold and confident to wear nail color as a man, he says. Follow him on Facebook!

 Scott from One Gents Ten is a 20-something guy who likes working on cars, some "traditionally feminine pursuits," and I think he's really creative with nail art if you check is blog.  Follow him on Twitter or Facebook!

 Jim from Men and Nail Polish is a hard working manly man who likes bright toes and dark nails. I love how he posts with cool manly props in some of his photos!

How cool is this! Does anyone love this as much as I do? I'm just so happy to see the world changing and the minds of people widening. You want to know something else interesting? None of these men are gay. Newsflash rest of the world - what you wear/do/say/have on your nails doesn't determine your gender, sex, sexuality, or anything. So get over it and start accepting people for the way they are, and stop fearing people who are different. GO male nail bloggers, and kudos to your cause!

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

VDay Pedi with Girly Bits

Happy Valentine's Day lovelies! I did a fun VDay skittle pedi with some of Girly Bits glitters that she sent me for review, Razzle Dazzle and Purple Potion. 

OooOOOooohhh....AAaaaAAaaaahhhh! :P These are gorgeous holo glitters!

Razzle Dazzle is a gorgeous rosey pink jelly base with pink and holo glitter that flashes pink, purple, and blue. 

Purple potion is a rosey purple jelly base with purple and holo glitter that flashes purple, red, pink, and blue. 
These polishes have so much more color than just pink or purple. They really show the rainbow. They go on smooth and are opaque in two coats. You can get your own Girly Bits by ordering them from Pam's blog. They're $6 for minis and $10 for regular size. Hehe....girly bits :P.

What did you do for Valentine's Day? Last year he was on deployment, and we exchanged gifts but weren't able to spend time together. So this year we went out to hibachi, watched a movie snuggling on the couch together, played a card game, went to the farmer's marker, and just a bunch of fun hanging out stuff :). 

Sunday, February 12, 2012

SoFlaJo Pendragon

Jody at SoFlaJo has created her own line of nail polish! Her first collection Year of the Dragon includes 8 sparkling multichrome topcoats. I love her inspiration behind naming this collection after her totem animal and guardian, the dragon. Courtesy of Jody, I have swatches of one of those polishes for you today - Pendragon.
Pendragon is a multichrome glitter topcoat that flashes copper, rose, pewter, amber, autumn yellow, and green. The glitter is a fine holo glitter. Fine enough that you can easily skip a top coat, and it's also easy to remove. This is one coat of Pendragon over Joe Fresh Peacock, a metallic dark blue, and Funky Fingers black creme on the ring finger. 
Here you can see some green, yellow, and amber. 

Here is the pretty soft rosey pink, and the amber. 

The green really shows in the sunlight on the far left nail. The colors most often seen in any light are rose and amber.

When I got this polish in the mail, I was wearing Girly Bits Sailor's Delight, so I put it over that too. It really oranged up the red orange, added tons more glitter, and gave it the awesome amber/rose multichrome effect! These Year of the Dragon polishes are so dynamic!

Just for fun, I swatched Pendragon on paper over a bunch of different colors and posted the coolest ones.
Pendragon over Funky Fingers black creme
Pendragon over Diamond Cosmetics Chainmail
Pendragon over Joe Fresh Peacock
Pendragon over Zoya Gemma
Pendragon over OPI Sparrow Me the Drama
Pendragon over Zoya Cola
Pendragon over Zoya Valerie

Isn't this a cool polish? Jamie at Nails Adored swatched the entire collection and put it all in one pic so you can see the others too:
These are just topcoats over black, but they have so much power! I really like this collection. If you like what you see, you can purchase SoFlaJo's Year of the Dragon collection you can buy them in her blog shop for $5 each. Love?!

Wednesday, February 8, 2012


The lovely Jody from SoFlaJo sent me one of the polishes in her first collection to review. The Year of the Dragon is an amazing multichrome collection. Look at swatches of the complete collection at Nails Adored. Here is the cute little package Jody sent me.

All of her packages come with cute stuff and a theme. I love that! She even taped the bubble wrap with red and black dragon tape! You can even request a theme from her if you like, which makes it even more fun!

Here is a bottle shot of SoFlaJo Pendragon. MMMMMmmmMMM!!1!!!11 It looks like copper holo glitter chromey heaven!
Dying for swatches?

Monday, February 6, 2012

Comparison: Zoya Cho vs Zoya Farah

Zoya Cho and Farah are both from the spring 2012 True Collection.

Farah is on my pointer and ring fingers and Cho is on my middle and pinky. They're both pale beige nudes, but the biggest difference is the detail of the color. Farah is more taupey with some grey, and Cho is a fleshy yellow.

Though hard to see on the nail, Cho has silver shimmer and Farah is a creme. Farah is the far left bottle, Cho in the middle, and the far right highlights Cho's shimmer.

Zoya Farah

Zoya Cho

Do you have both; want both? Which do you prefer? I do like how Cho makes me think of Harry Potter lol. 

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Girly Bits Sailor's Delight

 I honestly think this might be my new favorite polish. This is Girly Bit's Sailor's Delight. "Red sky at night, sailor's delight. Red sky in the morning, sailor's take warning." My fiance is a sailor too, so it's extra special!

 My kitchen and sunroom both have an autumn color scheme, and this lovely red orange polish reminds me how much I love that!

Sailor's Delight is a gorgeous red orange jelly with gold and red regular and glassfleck shimmer. It is definitely more red that orange, but what I love about this color the most is that it really is red orange. Not red, and not orange. It's a unique and beautiful color!

The shimmer is definitely not subtle and really gives this polish something special.
Here you can see the soft jelly finish. I think it's a great touch. This polish would be great for glitter jelly sandwiches. There is some visible nail line after three coats, but not much at all. I think it's a very sophisticated look and I like vnl when it looks right.
Here is a close up of that lovely irregular gold and red shimmer.

I cannot get over this polish! I love how Girly Bits is an indie polish maker, not a big business. She is different than Lynderella and some other ones because she makes polishes of many different types and finishes (glitter, holo glitter, bar glitter, jelly, shimmer, duochrome, multichrome, etc) and I like that! You can order her polishes for $6 each on her blog.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Zoya Fleck Effects Swatches

Zoya Fleck Effects is a spring 2012 collection that came out alongside Zoya's True Collection. The Fleck Effects are 3 flaky topcoats with holographic flakes and tinted jelly bases, and were provided to me for review from Zoya. 
LtoR: Maisie, Chloe, Opal

This is Zoya Chloe on a nail wheel over white and black. She has a bright baby pink base with flakes that flash hot pink, orange, yellow, and bright green. The flakes are always more pronounced over darker colors, but over the white you can see proof of the tinted base.

Zoya Chloe over Zoya Skylar

Zoya Chloe over Zoya Tru

Zoya Chloe over Zoya Tru in the shade. The flakes show the most in dim light.

This is Zoya Maisie on a nail wheel over white and black. She has a bright blue jelly base with flakes that flash bright green, light blue, and teal.

Zoya Maisie over Zoya Cho

Zoya Maisie over Zoya Lotus

Zoya Maisie over Zoya Lotus in the shade.

This is Zoya Opal on a nail wheel over white and black. She has a lime green jelly base with flakes that flash bright green, light blue, and yellow green. 

Zoya Opal over Zoya Farah

Zoya Opal over Zoya Bevin

Zoya Opal over Zoya Bevin in the shade

Flakies have long been one of my favorite nail polish effects. Zoya's Fleck Effects are by far the cutest flakies I have ever seen. The bottle shape and base colors are adorable! Maisie and Opal are somewhat similar, but Maisie has more blue, and the bases are the biggest difference. They really show over lighter colors, and can change the hue of dark colors as well. How cute is this little trio!?!