Friday, July 31, 2015

Orly "Snowcone"


Hi all!  I cannot believe July is already over!  To celebrate the fun of Summer I decided to pull out Orly's "Snowcone" because snowcones are a fun past time snack of Summertime!

"Snowcone" is a gorgeous dark sky blue polish!  Formula wise "Snowcone" is fantastic and it was super easy to apply!  After two coats of polish "Snowcone" was completely opaque and had no visible streak marks.  As for chipping, I was able to wear Orly's "Snowcone" for about four days before there were visible tip chips.

Overall I am very pleased with Orly's "Snowcone."  Everything about this nail polish is great and I have definitely worn this polish many times, and will continue to do so.

Thanks for reading my blog!  :)

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Nicole by OPI "Fresh Squeezed"


Hi everyone!  The sun finally came back out today so to celebrate I pulled out the brightest nail polish I could find!  Today's nail polish is Nicole by OPI's "Fresh Squeezed."

"Fresh Squeezed" is a fun, bright, orange glitter.  Formula wise this polish was easy to apply and didn't have any visible streak marks.  However I was disappointed that "Fresh Squeezed" refused to be opaque!  You could see straight through to the nail.  As for chipping because the nail polish wasn't opaque and didn't look that great on my nails I didn't wear it very long.  (Basically just to take pictures.)

Overall I am very disappointed in Nicole by OPI's "Fresh Squeezed."  I had been very excited to try out this nail polish, but it refused to be opaque on my nails and it meant that I couldn't wear it out of the house.  I will probably wear this nail polish as a topcoat over another nail polish, but definitely not alone again.

Thanks for reading my blog!  :)

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Sephora by OPI "Henna-thing Is Possible"


Hi everyone!  I hope y'all are having better weather than we are where I live because we haven't seen the sun in days!  So to brighten up today I decided to pull out a fun bright polish.  And that polish is Sephora by OPI's "Henna-thing Is Possible."

"Henna-thing Is Possible" is a bright pink fuchsia from the now discontinued Sephora by OPI nail polish line.  I got this polish in a set a few Christmases back.  The set came from QVC, which is a TV channel that sells a variety of things in the United States.  The full set looks like this:


Formula wise "Henna-thing Is Possible" is great!  It was super easy to apply and after two coats of nail polish there were no visible streak marks and the polish was completely opaque.  As for chipping I was able to wear "Henna-thing Is Possible" for about four days before there were some minor tip chips.

Overall I am very happy with Sephora by OPI's "Henna-thing Is Possible."  Everything about this nail polish is fantastic and I will definitely be wearing it again and again!

Side note: Since the Sephora by OPI brand is now discontinued this nail polish may be harder to find.

Thanks for reading my blog!  :)

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

New York Color "Tudor City Teal"


Hi all!  I can't believe that July is almost over and around here school starts back in just a few weeks!  Where did Summer go?  Since I don't want Summer to be over I picked out a nice teal color out!  Today's nail polish is New York Color's "Tudor City Teal."

"Tudor City Teal" is a light dusty teal color, more similar to an aquamarine in my opinion.  Formula wise this polish was slightly watery but with a little patience it was fair enough to apply.  After two coats of color "Tudor City Teal" was not opaque and had visible streak marks so I decided to apply a third coat to see if it made any difference.  The third coat of "Tudor City Teal" made all the difference in the world because the nail polish became opaque and no longer had visible streak marks.  As for chipping all that extra polish didn't help and the chips started to be noticeable on the second day.

Overall I have mixed feelings about New York Color's "Tudor City Teal."  I really love the light dusty teal color and after three coats of polish it looked great on my nails but I'm not a fan of having to use three coats, or how quickly the nail polish chipped.  Also it was a bit of a Debbie Downer that the formula was watery making it slightly more difficult to apply.

Thanks for reading my blog!  :)

Monday, July 27, 2015

Sinful Colors "Race Rubber"


Hi everyone!  Since it is a bit dreary out today (and a Monday) I thought I would pull out a darker colored polish!  So today's nail polish is Sinful Colors' "Race Rubber."

"Race Rubber" is a gorgeous deep burgundy color.  This nail polish is textured and has a sandy look, but I found the texture wasn't too noticeable.  Formula wise "Race Rubber" was super easy to apply!  After two coats the nail polish was completely opaque and had no visible streak marks.  As for chipping I was able to wear "Race Rubber" for four full days before I noticed any chipping!

Overall I am very happy with Sinful Colors' "Race Rubber" and I plan on wearing this nail polish over and over again!

Thanks for reading my blog!  :)

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Ciaté "Slumber Party"


Hi everyone!  Now usually I post about nail polish but today's post is about a Ciaté glitter!  As part of Ciaté's 2014 Advent Calendar called Mini Mani Manor they included a few loose glitter which can be used to accent nail polishes.  So today's glitter is Ciaté's "Slumber Party."

The Advent Calendar looks like this on the outside:


And like this on the inside:


Ciaté's "Slumber Party" is a micro-glitter that features black and gold glitter, however there is far more black glitter than gold.  Since the loose glitter isn't meant to be worn on its own I decided to pair it with a fun bright coral colored pink polish.  The coral colored polish I picked out is Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear's "Peach Beach."  I decided to decorate the tips of my nails in glitter (I meant to create an ombre effect though I think I missed the mark a bit haha.)

Overall I have mixed feelings with Ciaté's glitter.  It is so fine which made it hard to get enough on my nails and be visible at the same time.  Perhaps with practice I could get better, so I'll probably try again in the future!

If you want to know more about Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear's "Peach Beach" check out my post from earlier this year: http://perfectlypolished12.blogspot.com/2015/06/sally-hansen-xtreme-wear-peach-beach.html

Thanks for reading my blog!  :)

Saturday, July 25, 2015

China Glaze "Giver's Theme"


Hi all!  I hope everyone is enjoying thier weekend so far!  Today's nail polish is China Glaze's "Giver's Theme" which is from the collection inspired by the movie The Giver.

"Giver's Theme" is a pretty purple color.  Formula wise "Giver's Theme" was slightly on the watery side, but still easy to apply.  After two coats the polish was completely opaque and had no visible streak marks.  As for chipping, I was able to wear "Giver's Theme" for about three days before there were some minor chips.

Overall I am pleased with China Glaze's "Giver's Theme."  Other than the very slightly watery formula "Giver's Theme" is a great nail polish!  I will definitely wear this polish again!

Thanks for reading my blog!  :)

Friday, July 24, 2015

Formula X "Free Fall"


Hi all and happy Friday!  I'm happy to be back home after a nice vacation but the time change has definitely thrown me off!  So today I thought I would go with a fun glitter to help me through the time change!  Today's polish is Formula X for Sephora's "Free Fall."

"Free Fall" is a sky blue glitter in a clear base.  However the glitter is so concentrated that you can't really see the clear base.  The formula of "Free Fall" is fantastic and it was super easy to apply!  After two coats the nail polish was completely opaque and that;s super impressive for a glitter polish!  As for chipping I was able to wear "Free Fall" for about four days before the glitter started to catch on things and flake off.  Removing this polish was also surprisingly easy and only took me about five minutes to do.

Overall I am very, very impressed with Formula X's "Free Fall."  This polish is literally perfect in every way and I will continue to wear it!

Thanks for reading my blog!  :)

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Essie "Resort Fling"


Hi everyone!  I'm so sorry to have disappeared for close two weeks but I was out of the country and on a gorgeous river cruise.  I had the best time and I had planned to publish blogs while I was away but the boat's internet was very slow and I was having too much fun!  But fear not I'm back now and I'll post every day until I catch back up!  Today's nail polish is Essie's "Resort Fling."

"Resort Fling" is a bright coral colored polish.  Formula wise "Resort Fling" is great and very easy to apply.  After two coats of nail polish there were no visible streak marks, however it was not completely opaque.  As for chipping I was able to wear "Resort Fling" for about three days.

My bottle of "Resort Fling" came in a mini set that looks like this:


Overall Essie's "Resort Fling" is a nice nail polish.  Everything about this polish is nice, except that it was not completely opaque on my nail.  But I love coral colored polishes, so I will definitely wear this nail polish again!

Thanks for reading my blog!  :)

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Finger Paints "Sailor's Lure"


Hi guys!  Happy Sunday!  As I type this I am headed out of the country for a couple of  weeks.  I promise that I'm going to try and post every other day, but I'm not sure how fast the wi-fi will be! Since I will be on a boat today's nail polish is Finger Paint's "Sailor's Lure.

"Sailor's Lure" is a bright beachy royal blue polish with a bumpy texture.  It isn't quite the sandpaper texture but it has several bumps and it is an interesting look.  Formula wise "Sailor's Lure" was fairly easy to apply, however the wide brush meant I also got a lot of excess nail polish on my skin as well as on my nails.  Howeer the best news of all is "Sailor's Lure" is a one-coater!  As for chipping the bumps in "Sailor's Lure" got caught on lots of items made of fabric and cause chips on the second day.

Overall I have mixed feelings about Finger Paint's "Sailor's Lure."  I love the color and that it only needs one coat of polish but I'm not a fan of how quickly the polish chipped or that it kept getting caught on fabric!  I will probably wear "Sailor's Lure" again but only for special occasions, like trips to the beach!

Thanks for reading my blog!  :)

Friday, July 10, 2015

Nails INC "Glastonbury"


Hi everyone!  I hope everyone is looking forward to the weekend!  I know I am because I leave on Sunday to go on vacation to Europe!  Today's nail polish is Nails INC's "Glastonbury."

"Glastonbury" is a super fun chunky glitter featuring glitter in red, green, blue, pink, gold, and silver.  Formula wise "Glastonbury" was a bit thick, but that actually worked in the polishes favor.  The thicker formula actually made it easier to apply a good even coat of glitter on each nail.  However like many glitters "Glastonbury" was a bit difficult to remove and took a little bit of persistence.  Since "Glastonbury" is meant to be worn as a top coat I decided to try it out on a few different nail polishes.


The first polish I tried with "Glastonbury" was China Glaze's "Stoked To Be Soaked" which is a bright orange nail polish.  This combination was very fun and happy and is one that I would wear again!

If you want to know more about China Glaze's "Stoked To Be Soaked" check out the post I did last month: http://perfectlypolished12.blogspot.com/2015/06/china-glaze-stoked-to-be-soaked.html


The second polish I tried with "Glastonbury" was Sally Hansen's Xtreme Wear in "Golden-I."  "Golden-I" is not surprisingly a shimmery gold colored polish.  This combination reminds me of jewels and gemstones and would be perfect for Autumn!  This was possibly my favorite combination that I tried!


The third and final polish I tried with "Glastonbury" was Sally Hansen's Hard As Nails in "Black Heart" which is a solid black polish.  All the different colored glitter in "Glastonbury" really stood out on the black polish and created a very pretty look that I would wear again.

Overall I really like Nails INC's "Glastonbury."  The glitter is fun and brightly colored and is perfect for the Summer!  And surprisingly I liked how "Glastonbury" looked on all the different base colors I tried it with!  I will definitely be wearing Nails INC's "Glastonbury a lot more often!

Thanks for reading my blog!  :)

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

OPI "Sorry I'm Fizzy Today"


Hi everyone!  Today's nail polish is OPI's "Sorry I'm Fizzy Today" from the Summer 2014 Coca-Cola Collection.

"Sorry I'm Fizzy Today" is a gorgeous bubblegum pink that is designed to coordinate with Vanilla Coke's bottle.  Formula wise "Sorry I'm Fizzy Today" was great and very easy to apply.  After two coats the polish was completely opaque and had no visible streak marks.  As for chipping I was able to wear "Sorry I'm Fizzy Today" for about five days before there were minor tip chips.

Overall I am very please with OPI's "Sorry I'm Fizzy Today."  Everything about this nail polish is wonderful and I will definitely be wearing this polish again and again!

Thanks for reading my blog!  :)

Monday, July 6, 2015

Covergirl "#RavingHot"


Hi guys and happy Monday!  Today's polish is Covergirl's "#RavingHot."  (Also I love the ironic use of the hashtag!)

"#RavingHot" is a gorgeous tomato red crelly.  A crelly is a nail polish that is part cream and part jelly and it creates a semi-transparent look on the nail.  Formula wise "#RavingHot" was fantastic and super easy to apply!  After two coats the nail polish was completely opaque and streak free!  As for chipping I was able to wear "#RavingHot" for around six days before there were some very minor wear and tear on the tips of my nails.

Overall I am very happy with Covergirl's "#RavingHot"!  Everything about this nail polish is fantastic!  I definitely plan on wearing this nail polish again and again!

Thanks for reading my blog!  :)

Saturday, July 4, 2015

4th of July Nail Art 2015!


Hi everyone and Happy 4th of July (to all of us Americans anyways!)  To celebrate our independence from the United Kingdom I decided to do mix and match red, white, and blue nails!

OPI's "What's Your Point-Settiea?", Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear's "White On", Orly's "Snowcone", and China Glaze's "Chillin' With My Snow-mies."

First I needed to pick out the nail polishes.  I went with a bright semi-jelly red nail polish by OPI called "What's Your Point-Settia?" a bright creamy sky blue by Orly called "Snowcone" and a traditional white nail polish by Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear called "White On."  I also tossed in a fun white multi-sized glitter polish by China Glaze called "Chillin' With My Snow-mies."

To create mix and match nails I simply picked out different designs for each nail!  I did use my dotting tools to help me create a couple of my nails, but I free-handed where I could.  Below is an explanation of each of my nails one at a time!

THUMB: I used two coats of Sally Hansen's "White On" and then used a dotting tool to write 'USA' in Orly's "Snowcone."

POINTER:  I used two coats of Sally Hansen's "White On" and then used the largest dotting tool to draw diagonal red stripes in OPI's "What's The Point-Settia?"

MIDDLE:  I used two coats of Orly's "Snowcone" and topped it with one coat of China Glaze's "Chillin' With My Snow-mies."

RING:  I used the braid technique starting with Sally Hansen's "White On," followed by Orly's "Snowcone" and finished with OPI's "What's The Point-Settia?"  Much like braiding hair you alternate colors and braid it down your nail.  (This was by far the most complicated nail of the bunch.)

PINKIE: The simplest nail of all!  I used two coats of OPI's "What's The Point-Settia?"

For all of my nails I finished them off with a quick drying topcoat.  (My top choice is Orly's "Sec'N'Dry."

Overall I love how my 4th of July nails turned out!  They are fun, bright and festive and easy to do! While I love these nails they are definitely not for every day wear but I would definitely be willing to wear these nails next 4th of July!

If you want more details on how to do the braided nail check out one of my previous blogs where I went step by step.  http://perfectlypolished12.blogspot.com/2012/08/august-nail-design-pinterest.html

Thanks for reading my blog and enjoy your 4th of July!  :)

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Julie G "Gelato In Venice"


Hi everyone!  Can you believe it is July already!?!  I can't believe how fast time is flying by!  Since it is hot and the middle fo Summer I thought today's nail polish should reflect that, so I picked an ice cream inspired polish!  So without further ado, here is Julie G's "Gelato In Venice."

"Gelato In Venice" is a pistachio green/mint colored polish.  The color seemed to vary based on the light, but it is a very pretty nail polish.  Formula wise "Gelato In Venice" is nice and very easy to apply.  After two coats of polish "Gelato In Venice" was completely opaque and streak free!  As for chipping I was able to wear this nail polish for about three days before there were some minor tip chips.

Overall I am very pleased with Julie G's "Gelato In Venice."  I love everything about this nail polish and will definitely be wearing it again and again!

Thanks for reading my blog!  :)