Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Zoya Stunning Collection

This is the new Zoya Stunning Collection for Summer!

They're all cremes, and some have a little hidden silver shimmer in them!

Josie is a bright grass green with a bit more white in it.

Darcy is a bright marigold yellow with hidden silver shimmer. It can look more golden yellow and more highlighter yellow than this.

Micky is a pretty posie pink with silver shimmer.

Yana is a gorgeous fuchsia leaning a bit more red. The shade is just done so well! Go ahead! Compare it to your other similar pinks and I have a feeling this will win out.

Thandie is a creamy orange leaning a bit coral with silver shimmer. It's such a unique shade of orange and really does pick up coral tones throughout the day.

Rocky is a bright sky blue creme. Not very unique, but pretty! Sorry about the red fingers. Yana stained my skin a bit :/.

All of these formulas were good as usual. I only had issues with one or two because I kept bumping my nails when they were wet lol! So if you see anything that looks weird, that's why. These were all two coats, except the usual three coat yellow. My favorites are Thandie and Yana!

You can get these polishes on Zoya's website - $48 for the collection of 6 or $8 for one.
If you sign up for an account with this link you'll receive a coupon for a free bottle of Zoya nail polish! If you add two more polishes to your order you even get free shipping. Awesome deal! So you could get this full collection for $40 and free shipping = $6.66 a polish.

These items were sent to me for my honest review

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Joyful Noise Cosmetics Body Polish

Yum yum! Joyful Cosmetics does a lot more than nail polish!
This is JNC's foaming body polish. I love how pretty it is!

It's like a body cream made with shea butter, and it has jojoba beads and sugar in it for exfoliation. I tried Midnight Violet and Cucumber Melon scents. I'm not big on floral scents, but I know she'll make a bunch more scents if these go well.

I tried this on my elbows, knees, hands, and even my face! It isn't super scrubby for rough spots like knees and elbows, but works great for more sensitive areas with lighter dry skin like your hands and face. I would love to see her add a natural cleansing agent to this formula and make it into a face wash! It is a tiny bit drying, but you should put on lotion soon after washing your face in any case.

You can buy her foaming body polish in her Etsy shop for $2.50 for a 1oz jar. Like her on Facebook too!
AND because we love you, you can get free domestic shipping on all your orders over $10 at Joyful Noise Cosmetics for a limited time with this coupon code: RAINBOWS. Mention this blog post to also get 1-2 samples added to your order for free!

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Bite Beauty Lippies

I tried out a new brand of lipstick (to me) at Sephora - Bite Beauty. This is the Bite Beauty Colour and Shine To Go set.
Top to bottom and left to right (swatches, the actual lippies are backwards lol) is Tannin, Cin Cin, and Champagne Pearl.

Tannin, Cin Cin, and Champagne Pearl
Tannin and Cin Cin are matte lipsticks, and Champagne Pearl is a nude lipgloss. 

Tannin - Definitely looks like a mlbb (my lips but better) color here.

Tannin - You can see the color a lot better in this one! It's a nude mlbb color, but with an earthy orange terracotta tinge.

Cin Cin

Cin Cin is a rich wine red, darker than true red.

Champagne Pearl

Champagne pearl is a nude sheer lipgloss that is tinted...well champagne really does sound appropriate lol. It also has shimmer.

The pigment of the lippies was...okay. Cin Cin showed up nicely, but Tannin wasn't very intense. The most annoying part was the application/formula. They were just really patchy and wouldn't go on evenly. I felt like they highlighted the imperfections of my lips rather than went on smoothly to make my lips more beautiful. You can see this more in the up close pictures, but in person they were even worse. The gloss, however, was great! No issues there at all.
I was so disappointing I actually returned the set. I wish I could have kept the gloss! I would never buy Bite Beauty lipstick again!

I'd love to hear your experience with Bite Beauty lippies. Anyone? Feel free to post your links to blog posts about Bite Beauty lippies. 

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Barielle Summer Brights

Barielle has a new Summer Brights collection!

Lemondrops is a super bright yellow creme. This was 3 coats and it was still a bit patchy. I'm just not a yellow fan honestly! It also was super hard to get off of my cuticles! And my nails are still stained from this a week later...

Pink Flip-Flops is a pale pepto pink creme. This was 3 coats and the formula was fine.

Sweet Addiction is a teal creme with a hint of silver shimmer. It's quite hidden and I didn't really notice it in person. I do love these teal shades though! This was two coats.

Cosmic Kiss is an almost jellyish fuchsia creme. This was two coats. I had some sheet marks and tried to fix them lol.

Blue Capri is a super intense cobalt blue creme that reminds me of Nails Inc Baker Street! This was two coats.

Overall this collection had good formulas except the yellow, but I pretty much always have trouble with yellows. The color selections really weren't very exciting though. I'm usually not a creme fan! 

You can buy Barielle polishes for $8 on their site or $25 for this collection. You get %15 off for registering with your email, and they're pretty much always buy one get one 50% off! Ulta also sells them and you can use their coupons if you'd prefer to buy them in person. Don't forget to check out Barielle's Facebook page too!

These products were provided to me for my unbiased review.

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Bondi New York Chasing the Sun ~ and Giveaway!

There is a new brand of polish around! - Bondi New York
You may have heard of this brand on Twitter or your favorite blogs by new, but it was definitely new to me when I heard about it a few months ago!
They don't have a whole lot of colors yet, and most of them are cremes, but: "Our mission is to launch twenty fashion forward colors twice a year which follow and predict runway trends, in addition to limited edition collaborations a few times a year."
Also an awesome thing, they donate to charity! "100% of the net proceeds of the brand go to our non-profit which in turn makes grants to charitable organizations. Our first partnership is with The Food Bank for New York whom we are donating a minimum of $25k this financial year."

Chasing the Sun is a nice bright orange creme. It's kind of traffic cone orange, bright but not neon, and a tiny hint of white thrown in (which you can see in the next picture better).

The formula was nice and smooth, but a little patchy, so three coats cleared that up.

You can buy Bondi New York polish on their website for $15 a bottle. They're also available internationally at Harlow and Co for $15. Like their Facebook page too!

And we have a giveaway for you, courtesy of Bondi New York!!