Sunday, June 30, 2013

Orly "Coachella Dweller"

Hi all!  Happy end of June!  I hope everyone in the United States is looking forward to the 4th of July!  I am looking forward to setting off fireworks with several families on my street.  (It is kind of our tradition to take all the McDonald's kid's meal toys and attach them to the fireworks and watch them melt!)  Anyways, this week I went with Orly's "Coachella Dweller" which is this pretty grass green nail polish!  "Coachella Dweller" is part of Orly's Summer 2013 Hope and Freedom Collection and is named after the famous Coachella festival.  (You often see pictures of celebrities at Coachella every year!)

Orly's "Coachella Dweller" as I mentioned is a grass green nail polish and I was excited to try out another Orly nail polish, I don't own very many.  Application wise "Coachella Dweller" was slightly water and a bit hard to apply.  However "Coachella Dweller" was opaque after only two coats and didn't have any streaking, which was nice!  In terms of chipping Orly's "Coachella Dweller" only lasted about three and a half days and then started to chip off in large chunks.  I was a bit disappointed about how easily "Coachella Dweller" chipped because I wore the nail polish on a vacation and didn't hardly lift a finger at all!  So there should have been no reason for the polish to chip so quickly!

Overall Orly's "Coachella Dweller" is a pretty color and has a great name but I am not that impressed with how quickly the nail polish chipped or the watery formula.  I will wear "Coachella Dweller" again because I like the color but probably not very often.

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Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Rimmel London "Hot Chili Pepper"

Hi everyone!  I cannot believe June is almost over!  Seriously when did that happen!?!  So this week I decided to go very bright and fun and wear Rimmel London's 60 Seconds in "Hot Chili Pepper."  I will say though that despite the claims of being dry in 60 seconds I found it still took 10 to 15 minutes and then a quick drying topcoat to get dry.

"Hot Chili Pepper" is not shockingly a hot bright orange-red color.  I really like the color and it was fun to wear!  The formula was very nice and it went on easily and it was also very easy to control.  However the polish was still a bit streaky on my nails, even after two coats, so that was a little sad.  As for chipping the minor tip chips started on the very first day!  That was definitely disappointing, however "Hot Chili Pepper" wasn't done disappointing yet.  By the end of the second day all of my nails, with the exception of my pinkies, were chipped!  I am definitely sad that this gorgeous color chipped so quickly!  I barely got to wear this nail polish before it was ruined!

Overall Rimmel London's "Hot Chili Pepper" was a major disappointment.  While I do really love the gorgeous color, the fact that the polish is somewhat streaky and chipped beyond repair in 36 hours is just plain sad to me!  I would like to hope that maybe the extreme chipping was just a fluke, but I won't hold my breath.  I do plan on trying this nail polish out again in the future and maybe next time I'll have better luck with it.

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Saturday, June 22, 2013

Sally Hansen "Violet Voltage"

Hi everyone! Now that the sun is shining all the time I am finding it hard to spend any time inside and I love it!  This week I decided to try out a fabulously bright and shimmery purple nail polish!  It is Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear's "Violet Voltage."  I was super excited to try out this color because I love the color purple!

Sally Hansen "Violet Voltage" did not disappoint in terms of color!  "Violet Voltage" is a super bright purple with gold shimmer in it.  It looks iridescent in the bottle and on my nails!  The formula of "Violet Voltage" is great!  It was very easy to control and not too watery or too thick, and after two coats "Violet Voltage" was opaque and had no streaking!  As for chipping I noticed some very minor chip tips on about day two, but by day four my nail polish started to really chip off.  Four days isn't too bad for a nail polish that was pretty inexpensive, and while four days isn't the longest lasting nail polish I do think it is pretty decent.

Overall I really like Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear "Violet Voltage."  The color is definitely bright and fun for summer and the formula and application were wonderful!  As for chipping I'd say four days is average, it wasn't fantastically long lasting but it did last a decent amount of time!  And I plan on wearing "Violet Voltage" a whole lot more!!

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Sunday, June 16, 2013

Essie "Where's My Chauffeur?"

Hi everyone!  I hope you all are enjoying June like I am!  Summer is always my favorite time of the year because I love warm weather!  So during Summer I love to spend time at the beach and the pool and that being said my favorite color is blue!  So when I cam across Essie's "Where's My Chauffeur?" I knew I just had to have it!  I have a complete obsession with turquoise and aquamarine blues!

So Essie's "Where's My Chauffeur?" had a good formula, which is unfortunately not always the case for Essie nail polishes.  However I despise the tiny brush that Essie uses because it makes it very difficult to apply polish to my nails!  Despite the horrid brush "Where's My Chauffeur" did cover well in two coats of polish.  For the most part there weren't steaks on my nails, but the few streaks that did occur were caused by the extremely tiny brush!  In terms of chipping I wore "Where's My Chauffeur?" for five whole days before I saw any chipping at all, and even then the chipping was very minimal and occurred on the tips of my nails!  I actually took off this nail polish because I had to repaint my nails for a party of friends of mine visiting the US from Armenia, and not because they chipped!  I must say that I am really surprised and happy at how long this bottle of Essie nail polish lasted!  I don't usually have such good luck with Essie and I am thrilled that "Where's My Chauffeur?" lasts for so long because it is a gorgeous color!

Overall I am very very VERY impressed with the quality of Essie's "Where's My Chauffeur?"  It is a gorgeous color and had minimal streaking and lasted quite some time for before any chipping occurred.  The one and only thing I am not in love with is the small brush that Essie puts in their bottles.  It makes it a bit difficult to get polish on my nails without constantly re-dipping the brush into the polish.

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Monday, June 10, 2013

New York Color "Preppy Pink"

Hi guys!  I hope everyone is enjoying Summer like I am!  I love warm weather and I am definitely a fan or sunshine!   Now that Summer is in full swing now I am so excited to pull out super bright colored nail polish!  I decided to try a new to me brand called New York Color (or NYC for short).  I found it at my local Wal-Mart for 93 cents (US) a bottle!  I love a great priced nail polish but that being said price point often signifies the quality of the polish so I wasn't holding my breath, but I willing to try just about any brand of nail polish once!  (And more times if it is good!)

So for my first NYC  nail polish I decided to try out a hot pink called "Preppy Pink."  It is just your basic cream hot pink nail polish.  It isn't anything unique but I always love a hot pink!  Formula wise "Preppy Pink" is okay.  It isn't the runniest nail polish I have used but it isn't the best formula either.  It goes on a bit runny but with a little effort was easy enough to control.  However I was pleased that NYC "Preppy Pink" had no streaking at all!  As for chipping I was very impressed!  I saw no chipping until day 4, which for a 93 cent bottle of nail polish is practically a miracle!  I am so super impressed with New York Color nail polish!

Overall New York Color "Preppy Pink" is a fantastic nail polish!  It went on well, and lasted for four days before chipping!  I definitely plan on wear "Preppy Pink" again and I plan on buying more bottle of New York Color nail polish!

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Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Nails INC Feathers "Edinburgh"

Hi everyone!  Happy June!  I am so excited that it Summer now!  The weather has really started to warm up and the local pool is finally open!  So I finally managed to get my hands of one of Nails INC Feathers polishes!  The Sephora near me almost never has any of the Nails INC Feathers polish and when I saw that they had "Edinburgh" I immediately bought it!  Now Feather polishes are meant to cover your entire nail themselves and create a fun feather-like look.  However after reading many reviews online I realized that it uses a lot of the nail polish to get the Feather-like look.  So I decided to use Nails INC "Edinburgh" more like a bar glitter, with a base color underneath it.  (I don't want to waste Nails INC Feathers "Edinburgh" because it costs about $9.50 US a bottle!)

Nails INC Feathers "Edinburgh" and Sally Hansen "White On."

With that in mind I started to look in my collection for a base color that would compliment Nails INC "Edinburgh."  In the end I decided you can't go wrong with a white base coat, so I settled on Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear nail polish in "White On."  I would say that "White On" is a bright white.  I used two coats of Sally Hansen "White On" and then one coat of Nails INC "Edinburgh" followed of course by a quick drying topcoat.  So to start with my bottle of Sally Hansen "White On" is kind of old and the brush is a bit stiff because of that.  However "White On" went on fairly easy and only had some very minor streaks after two coats.  Sally Hansen "White On" is definitely my go to white nail polish and it is great because it only costs about $4 (US) a bottle!  Next came Nails INC "Edinburgh" which went pretty easy as well.  I was worried that "Edinburgh" would be difficult to put on because sometime glitters are.  But I was glad to be proved wrong.  However I will say that I applied "Edinburgh" by laying the brush sideways on the nail to drop enough polish to cover the entire nail.  I then used the tip of the brush to spread the glitter over the entire nail.  This technique worked well for me and I found Nails INC "Edinburgh" easy to apply and very pretty on the nail!  As for chipping unfortunately I couldn't wear this nail polish long because glitter nail polish at work doesn't fly.  Hopefully in future I can re-do this manicure and wear it for longer.

Overall I adore this manicure!  It is fun and cute and really easy to do!  And the finished effect was really nifty!  I would love to get my hands on some more of he Nails INC Feather collection!  And I most definitely will be wearing "Edinburgh" again and again!

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