Friday, February 27, 2015

Sephora Formula X "Over The Moon"

Hi guys and happy Friday!  Today I decided to test out Formula X for Sephora's "Over The Moon" which is a pearlescent micro glitter polish.  "Over The Moon" is most obviously a top coat that was made to go over more opaque polishes.  So I decided to test it out over several different polishes!

So first off "Over The Moon" has a great formula that is very easy to apply and leaves a nice even coating of glitter without any excess work.  The only thing I noticed was that "Over The Moon" did show up better on some colors than other.  However you can build up "Over The Moon" by applying multiple coats.  Okay on to the nail polishes I tried out.

Alright I just thought I would go ahead and tell you how I apply my polish here instead of below with each individual polish (unless otherwise stated.)  I apply a base coat, I use Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear in "Invisible," then two coats of colored nail polish, followed by one coat of Formula X for Sephora's "Over The Moon," and last but not least I finish with a quick drying topcoat, I use Orly's "Sec'N'Dry."

The first nail polish I tried out was Essie's "Chills & Thrills" which is a bright blue nail polish with a hint of purple in it.  (Also known as a blurple.)  The combination of Formula X's "Over The Moon" on top of Essie's "Chills & Thrills" created a very fun wintery look that reminds me of ice.  I really like this look!

If you want to know more about Essie's "Chills & Thrills" check out this post from last month:

The second polish I decided to try out was Ciaté's "Main Stage" which is this gorgeous berry color.  "Main Stage" and "Over The Moon" look lovely together and would make great nails for Thanksgiving or Chirstmastime when you want a little sparkle and shimmer!

If you want to know more about Ciaté's "Main Stage" check out my post from last August:

The third nail polish I tried out is Sinful Colors' "Just A Pinch" which is a fun pale green nail polish.  I must admit that this was the most disappointing of all the polish I tried out with Formula X's "Over The Moon" because even in broad day light you could hardly see any shimmer.

If you want to know more about Sinful Colors' "Just A Pinch" here is a post from last Summer:

The fourth polish I tried was China Glaze's "Queen B" which is a fun dark blue color with a hint of purple.  It is literally so pretty!  "Over The Moon" makes "Queen B" look even better because the shimmer in "Over The Moon" has a hint of purple in it.  This is definitely my favorite combination with "Over The Moon" that I have tried so far.

If you want to know more about China Glaze's "Queen B" here is a post from last September:

The fifth polish I tried was Rimmel London's "Too Cool Too Tango" which is a lovely sky blue nail polish.  I absolutely love this combination of sky blue and the shimmer of "Over The Moon."  I will definitely be wearing this combination again and again!

If you want to know more about "Too Cool Too Tango" check out my post from earlier this month:

The sixth and final nail polish I tried out with "Over The Moon" is OPI's "I Can Teal You Like Me" which was part of their special "sheer tints" collection.  Unlike the above nail polishes I decided to create a jelly sandwich, which is two coats of "I Can Teal You Like Me," followed by one coat of "Over The Moon" and then finishing it off with another coat of "I Can Teal You Like Me."  I think the combination turned out really well and will make for fun Summer nails!

Also I just wanted to mention that last year I did a fun Pocahontas nail art and I used Formula X for Sephora's "Over The Moon" as part of the nail art.

You can check out the nail art here:

Overall I really love Sephora Formula X's "Over The Moon."  It is very easy to apply and looks good with most any nail polish!

Thanks for reading my blog!  :)

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Essie "Hide & Go Chic"

Hi guys!  It is snowing here again in the South and we can't even handle is, so I'm going to pretend it is Spring now!  Today's nail polish is Essie's "Hide & Go Chic."  I have a miniature bottle of "Hide & Go Chic" because it came as part of a set.  The set features for of Essie's nail polish from their Spring 2014 collection.  The set looks like this:

"Hide & Go Chic" is a lovely turquoise colored polish.  The formula of "Hide & Go Chic" is great and it was very easy to apply.  After two coats of the nail polish was completely opaque and had no visible streak marks.  As for chipping "Hide & Go Chic" lasted for four days before there were noticeable chips.

Overall I am very pleased with Essie's "Hide & Go Chic."  Everything about this nail polish is great from the color, to the formula, to how long it lasted before chipping!  "Hide & Go Chic" will definitely be worn many more times!

Thanks for reading my blog and stay warm with all this snow!  :)

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Wet 'N Wild "Wild Card/Invitation"

Hi everyone!  Happy Saturday and I hope everyone is enjoying their weekend!  Today's nail polish is Wet 'N Wild's "Wild Card/Invitation."

"Wild Card/Invitation" is an interesting purple holographic polish.  "Wild Card/Invitation" had a fairly watery formula and as you can see from the picture is not opaque at all!  I applied two coats of nail polish, there are visible streak marks all over, and you could see right through the polish to my nails.  As for chipping I have no idea because "Wild Card/Invitation" looked so horrible on my nails that I took photos and promptly removed it.

Overall I am very disappointed with Wet 'N Wild's "Wild Card/Invitation."  The color looks nice in the bottle but was very unflattering on my nails, the formula was terrible and was difficult to apply, it wasn't opaque after two coats, and had a lot of streak marks.  Most likely I won't be wearing this nail polish ever again.

Thanks for reading my blog!  :)

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Dupe Post: Sephora by OPI's "Pale Is The New Tan" and "A True Romantic"

Hi everyone!  It has been awhile since my last dupe post and I decided there is no time like the present!  So today's dupe post is is a comparison of Sephora by OPI's "Pale Is The New Tan" and "A True Romantic."  I thought this comparrison would be interesting since both nail polishes are by Sephora by OPI.  (Side note: Sephora by OPI is a discontinued line of nail polish but you may still be able to find some online.)

Both "Pale Is The New Tan" and "A True Romantic" are pale baby pink nail polishes.  In the bottle both polishes look identical however once on my nails the polishes were very different.  Here are the bottles side by side:

What surprised me the most was how "Pale Is The New Tan" turned out to be a true creme polish while "A True Romantic" ended up being a jelly nail polish.  Both had good formulas and were easy to apply.  Neither nail polishes were opaque after two coats and as you can probably tell from the top picture there are tons of visible streak marks.

Overall I don't necessarily have a favorite but I do lean slightly more towards "Pale Is The New Tan" because it is a true creme and it is more visible on my nails.  I will probably wear both of these nail polishes again, just not both at the same time.

Thanks for reading my blog!  :)

Sunday, February 15, 2015

OPI "50 Is The New Fabulous"

Hi all!  I hope everyone had a nice Valentine's Day!  Today's polish is OPI's "50 Is The New Fabulous" which is a special nail polish made specifically for Sally Beauty Supply Store to celebrate their 50th anniversary in 2014.

"50 Is The New Fabulous" is a great berry colored creme nail polish.  Formula wise "50 Is The New Fabulous" is amazing and this polish could be worn as a one-coater!  It was completely opaque after one coat of polish, so it just looked even better after a second coat and there were no streak marks at all!  As for chipping "50 Is The New Fabulous" lasted five whole days before there were noticeable top chips!

Overall I am very pleased with OPI's "50 Is The New Fabulous"!  I can't say anything bad about this nail polish at all and I will certainly be wearing it over and over again!

Thanks for reading my blog!  :)

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Rimmel London "Too Cool To Tango"

Hi guys!  Even though Winter is still raging on I decided to make my nails bright and happy with the hopes that Spring will arrive soon!  Today's nail polish is Rimmel London's "Too Cool To Tango."

"Too Cool To Tango" is a beautiful sky blue nail polish and it reminds me of Summertime.  The formula of "Too Cool To Tango" is decent but I struggled to get even coats because the brush either picked up too much polish or not enough polish to get an even brush stroke.  After two coats of nail polish "Too Cool To Tango" was completely opaque and only had a few minor streak marks.  As for chipping I'm not sure how long "Too Cool To Tango" would last because I wasn't able to wear it long enough to find out.  (I ended up having to do shipment at work and it destroyed my nails!)

Overall I like Rimmel London's "Too Cool To Tango" because the color is lovely.  However it was a bit difficult to apply and that's no fun.  I will definitely be giving "Too Cool To Tango" another try because I want to see how long it lasts before chipping with me ruining them!

Thanks for reading my blog!  :)

Monday, February 9, 2015

Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear "For Sher-bert"

Hi everyone!  I know it is only February but I am already ready for Spring and so I couldn't resist digging through my collection and pulling out a very bright polish.  I figure if I can't make Winter go faster I can at least pretend I'm somewhere sunny and warm.  The nail polish I picked out is Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear's "For Sher-bert."

"For Sher-bert" is a super fun bright red semi-jelly nail polish.  A jelly is a nail polish that is meant to be somewhat transparent but it is very shiny once on your nails.  Formula wise "For Sher-bert" was pretty good.  The only thing I noticed was that the brush picks up a lot of polish, but that was easily fixed by making sure to wipe the excess polish off the brush and back into the bottle before applying it to the nails.  After two coats of polish "For Sher-bert" was pretty much completely opaque, which was impressive since a lot of jellies are not made to be opaque.  There were also very little to no visible streak marks on my nails.  As for chipping this polish lasted three full days before some minor tip chips developed.

Overall I really like Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear's "For Sher-bert."  Everything was great about this nail polish.  My only complaint being how much nail polish the brush picked up and that was easily fixed.  As we actually make it to Spring and then Summer I will for sure be wearing this polish over and over again!

Thanks for reading my blog!  :)

Friday, February 6, 2015

Nicole by OPI "Sweet Daisy"

Hi guys!  I've been holding onto this polish since the Carrie Underwood collection came out trying to decide when to try this beauty out.  And I can no longer wait, so without further ado I present Nicole by OPI's "Sweet Daisy."

"Sweet Daisy" is a gorgeous dusty grapefruit pink colored polish.  (I love this color so much!)  Formula wise "Sweet Daisy" was wonderful!  It was super easy to apply and was completely opaque after two coats.  There were also no visible streak marks and the polish looked fantastic.  As for chipping "Sweet Daisy" lasted for about four days before some minor tip chips developed.

Overall I am really pleased with Nicole by OPI's "Sweet Daisy."  Everything about "Sweet Daisy" was great.  It has a pretty color, it was easy to apply, it was completely opaque and had no streak marks and lasted four days before chipping.  This nail polish will definitely get worn more often!

Thanks for reading my blog!  :)

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Nails INC "Great Marlborough Street"

Hi everyone!  Happy February guys!  Today's nail polish is Nails INC's "Great Marlborough Street."  I purchased "Great Marlborough Street" as part of a set.  The set is called The London Collection and looks like this:

"Great Marlborough Street" is a beautiful deep red/purple polish that would be considered an oxblood color.  Formula wise "Great Marlborough Street" is fantastic!  It was super easy to apply and was completely opaque after two coats of polish and there were absolutely no visible streak marks.  As for chipping I was able to wear "Great Marlborough Street" for five days before the chipping became too noticeable.  I was worried about such a dark color staining my nails, but I was pleasantly surprised because "Great Marlborough Street" did not stain at all!

Overall I am very happy with Nails INC's "Great Marlborough Street."  Everything from the color, formula, and long wear time makes this polish one of my favorites so far this year!  I will definitely be rocking this nail polish a lot more!