Happy Sunday PolishFreaks! I have for you today the last polish from Color Club's Poptastic Collection...Sssooo, last but certainly not least is the second pink in which the collection is named for, POPTASTIC. This is a lighter pink than Warhol but still bright and fun! This one had more of a jelly consistency during application and took about three coats to be fully opaque....
Another gorgeous pink! Overall, I am really in love with this collection and will be rocking ALL these colors for the duration of the summer and into the fall months...There so fun and pretty, I can't stop staring at the colors. I'm going to put a couple summer/fun/beach/cookout looks together for the LookBook series inspired by this collection. :)
Next up China Glaze Vintage Vixen...I'm so excited about this collection!! Can't wait to swatch them this week! ;) Stay tuned...
Toni Braxton is featured on the cover of the June/July issue of Upscale Magazine. I'm not a big Toni fan (well I loved old Toni, like early to mid 90s Toni, lol) but the blue polish she is rocking really caught my eye. And the way it pops off of that orange! Wow! I wish I knew what color it is...any guesses??
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Toni Braxton photog: Allen Cooley
Next in the series is the yellow of the collection, Almost Famous. Application was pretty smooth, it was slightly streaky at three coats like some of the others, but nothing a third coat couldn't fix...it kinda reminds me of a slightly brighter version of American Apparel's Manila...
I really like this color, it's bright but it has some warmth to it. It's not your typical fluorescent neon yellow. A little bit more subtle, but it still POPS!
Sephora and OPI have teamed up with Minx to create affordable, do-it-yourself nail adhesives that come in several different designs and colors. They are limited edition and retail for $15 at Sephora.
I think I'm going to get some this weekend. I'll be sure to let you know how they work out! ;)
My new favorite beauty item right now is Urban Decay's 'Summer of Love' Palette. I am in love with Urban Decay and have been wearing their make-up faithfully for over a year now. When this was released I knew I had to have it!
From Sephora.com: "This palette features four eyeshadows that contain multiple textures and provide layers of silky-soft shimmer and flashy bits of gold. Play with how you blend them; from an au naturel glow, to a smoky eye with a bright pop that's bold against a tan. Feel the love in this palette, which includes a travel-sized Sin Eyeshadow Primer Potion (to keep your look going strong on those long summer nights) and 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil …an addicting treat for any free spirit. Complete with mirror and magnetic cover (and some groovy vintage photos inside), you'll want to host your own love-in!"
The set features the colors: Flash (an iridescent purple), Maui Wowie (sandy colored sheen), Chopper (shimmering fawn with sparkles), and Smog (deep coppery bronze)
It's the perfect little palette to throw in my purse or clutch when I'm stepping out. I LOVE it! You'd be surprised how many looks you can create from four shades. The set retails for $29 and can be purchased at UrbanDecay.com OR Sephora .
BRIGHT blues, teals and turquoises are in this summer!! Aren't they in every summer though? I know I personally tend to wear more blues during the summer months...As stated by Glamour.com both Katy Perry and new comer, Ke$ha were spotted rocking blue nail polish last weekend...Will you be rocking this trend??
I will, I LOVE LOVE LOVE anything BLUE!!
Next up is the blue of the collection, Chelsea Girl. It is a pretty shade of bright blue. The formula was slightly watery, but nothing that three coats couldn't perfect!
Hey Polish Freaks, hope you're enjoying you're Saturday, I know I am! This is gonna be a quick post because I'm getting ready to make some moves on this HOT summer day! ...So next up in the Poptastic series is Twiggie, a lovely shade of ripe lime green...the name automatically makes me think of Twiggy, the famous British super model from the 60s. Fun! The formula on this one is pretty nice. It applies opaque in two coats....I'm not very fond of greens, but this one is growing on me. I think I would only wear it to the beach or an amusement park or something like that. This color just evokes fun!
And just for kicks, I found a pick of Twiggy in a similar shade of green...
Ok, maybe not quite, but you get the idea! LOL!
Featuring Color Club Warhol...I loved this color so much I was inspired to create a look for all my Hollister gals! ;)
...And that definitely describes this color!! Wham POW is a bright burnt orange that applies opaque in two coats. This one didn't really dry to a matte coat like the purple did, it was more like Warhol in texture. The formula on this particular one was pretty good. It was somewhere in between Pucci-licious (the purple) and Warhol (the previous pink). I'm not usually an orange girl, but I kinda like this. I think its red/pink undertones give it a warmth that I like. We all know I like 'warm' colors, LOL...but it is definitely a bright one! *puts on shades*
Perfect for the beach!!
Next up in the Poptastic Series is Warhol, one of two pinks in this collection. This is my fav of the two only because I prefer a deeper pink with red undertones like as this one. Such a fun, bright pink! The application of this one was way better than the purple, Pucci-licious. The formula wasn't as thick so it needed three coats to get the full opaqueness that I prefer. It was also more of a creme than the purple. It didn't really dry to a matte finish like Pucci-licious did.
Gorgeous, definitely close to the pink in some of Andy Warhol's most famous pics, what do you think??
I love this one it's called 'Ingrid in a Hat'
I had so much fun swatching the newest collection from Color Club, POPTASTIC! I wanted to get sun shots for these, since they are such fun bright colors. Needless to say I was out on my deck swatching in 90 degree weather! LOL, but its all good, I got some good shots and probably sweated out some toxins in the meantime (I was literally soaked when I finished). All the colors were sssooo awesomely vibrant. I don't usually like neons, but I must say I kinda fell in love with these...They don't seem to be as 'fluorescent' as other neon collections, which I actually liked! I just think neons look kinda funny on brown skin, but that's my personal opinion.
This was my first experience with Color Club polishes and they pretty much lived up to my expectations. The formula of these, however, was a little inconsistent throughout the collection, but I think that's the risk with such high pigmented colors. Overall I was pretty satisfied with them and I am glad to have them in my collection. I will definitely be rocking them on my trip to Vegas in August ;) ...So without further ado, here is the first from the collection...
Let me just note here, that like most neons, these dry to a matte finish. I was going to do a top coat for each, but it was too damn hot outside for all that! LOL...I really ended up liking them all with the matte finish though. But they'll definitely POP with a glossy top coat of Seche! ;) ...Anyway, this is a beautiful purple with undertones of blue. SUPER pigmented! My only complaint about this one is that it's a little thick and slightly clumpy. So application was a bit of a pain. Make sure you apply a super thin first coat and then build on that one. I ended up doing three coats on this one to take care of the streakiness, but it turned out great. I LOVE it!
'Gray by Gray' is a beautiful blue-gray creme from the Sally Hansen Salon Manicure line, released earlier this year. This is actually one of my favs from this line. The brush is a little tricky and may take some getting used to so beware of that...I really like these polishes though, because most are 'one-coaters'. The creamy thickness of them allows you to do a quick coat, throw on a quick top coat of Seche Vite and you're out the door....
Gray by Gray
A great rainy day color, reminds me a bit of RBL's stormy with just a hint more blue...
This color is by Butter London and is called Vintage Rose, I believe. The label fell off at the bottom so I'm not 100% sure that is the name. But I think that's what I remember, lol...I could be just totally making that up though. Oh well, I like that name for this color... *shrugs*....Anyway whatever the name, it's a gorgeous dusty rose/mauve color that I think will work well on many different skin tones. The application is very smooth and this color was opaque in two coats...
Butter London polishes retail for $14 and you can purchase them on their website www.butterlondon.com or www.beauty.com. But you may be able to find them a bit cheaper on amazon.com OR wait for Haute Look to have another sale of these babies, that's when I got mine I few months back...
I'm not a big Mary Kay fan but I stole some of this from my mom and I have to admit, I've fallen in LOVE!
The Satin Hands System is a three step treatment to rejuvenate your hands. First you apply the Extra Emollient Night Cream (rub in a generous amount). Then you exfoliate with the Satin Smoothie (rinse and dry) and then finish it off with the Hand Cream. I do this system 1-2 times a week to remove all the dead skin cells from my hands. It also keeps my cuticles looking nice as well. Sometimes I will just apply the Extra Emollient Night Cream to my cuticles before bed. It keeps them looking fresh and healthy and not dry and damaged.
The set retails for $30 and you can buy it here.
It's Katy Perry, wearing Yellow Polka Dot Bikini from the China Glaze Poolside Collection at the MTV Movie Awards...What did y'all think about her performance with Snoop? Hot or not??
I love love love this color. Opaque in three coats, Butter London's 'Billy No Mates' is a stunner! Application was pretty smooth, it was a little streaky at two coats, but just right at three...The lighting gives it a slightly yellow tone, but it's really a pretty white cream with a touch of grey. I received several compliments the last time I wore this color...
Last summer I was flipping through my latest issue of InStyle when I came across the ad for the Summer 2009 Mermaid in the Shade Collection by Sephora by OPI. I was immediately mesmerized and needless to say, it was THIS collection that started my obsession for nail polish...I LOVE blues and greens!! Below are the three colors that I almost immediately ran out to get from the collection...by the end of the summer I had the entire collection but I these are definitely my three favs! They have become my 'go-to' colors for the summer months!
Ocean Love Potion
Such a beautiful sea-foam green! Just lovely! It's actually about a shade darker than this is normal light...I wore this on my toes a lot last summer and I even got my manicurist to paint little yellow flowers on my big toes several times. It was really cute, wish I was blogging back then so I could've taken some pics. I'll have to get it done again...the formula on all of these is great. They are all opaque in two coats and go on very smooth.
These pics do this color no justice. It is the prettiest shade of deep dark blue, with just a hint of purple. It truly does remind me of the deep, dark, depths of the ocean. I used to get little white flowers on this color on my big toes, it was so sailor-chic with the dark blue and white. I think I'm going to take this color to my next salon pedicure! Who says you can't wear dark shades in the summer!?
Mermaid to Order
A stunning Blue-Green shimmer...the perfect color for a beach trip or tropical getaway! I didn't wear this color at all last summer...shame on me! I'm going to wear it tomorrow, I forgot how pretty it was! LOL!
I'm coming!!! Life has been hectic since graduation but it's finally slowing up and now I can make some time to do things I enjoy! Plus, I was on a 'no buy' that I have now lifted from myself...I went like two months!! Can you believe it!? Anyway...doing some swatching now and gonna try to do a lookbook tonight too, if not tonight, then definitely tomorrow...Did you guys enjoy SATC2? I did! I know a lot of people were saying it wasn't that great and it wasn't needed but I enjoyed it! I didn't need all the drama and emotions from the first one (although that will always be my fav of the two, hands down). But the second one was a nice escape from reality for a little while. And not to mention the fashion! Samantha stole the show, she was hilarious and not to mention all the gorgeous MINX manis that she rocked throughout the movie. My fav was the red and gold half moon that she had, that was sharp!! Ok I'm going to go swatch, stay tuned for a post...Just wanted to touch base and let you guys know I appreciate the support and I'm coming!!!