Tuesday, August 25, 2015

A Rica Pairing


Hey all!  Today I have a fun combo featuring Rica polishes.  I started with a base of Rica Oh Gnomie, You Didn't and then added a layer of Rica If These Narwhals Could Talk.  Gnomie has a great formula.  It applied easy and had the perfect consistency.  Narwhals was a bit trickier.  I had to put on a coat and then dab on a bit more as it was a bit sparse at one coat.




Gnomie came from the July GNOME box that is a collaboration between Rica and Stardust polish.  Sometimes I really enjoy wearing a nice soft colored mani.  Thanks for stopping by!

Sara

Monday, August 24, 2015

Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer Combo

Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer Might Not Recover


Hey guys!  How is everyone today?  I have a quickie post today showing off one of my favorite manis lately.  I showed this off on facebook the other day but I thought it still deserved it's own post.  I started out with Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer Hypothermia as my base color.  Then I added one coat of Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer Might Not Recover on top.  The result is the crazy, sparkly mani.


Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer Might Not Recover


I loved this combo so much that I put it on my toes yesterday.  Mr. MLiP walked by and said it looked like I had bruises on my toes.  Pffft...What the heck does he know?

Have a great day!

Sara

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Sally Hansen Miracle Gel Review

*Press Sample*

Hey all!  I have an overdue post for you today showing off some of the new colors from the Sally Hansen Miracle Gel line.  Miracle Gel is a two step process.  Apply two coats of polish and then the Miracle Gel top coat. Natural light takes care of the curing process and they claim the mani can last up to 14 days.  I've not done a good wear test on these in a while but they do hold up well for the few days I wear them.  So lets dive right in shall we?

This is two coats of Beatnik with top coat.  This polish has the best formula and application.  It went on smooth and it's just so pretty.




The next two polishes only have one photo each as it was overcast the day I did these.  Rhythm & Blue is a happy bright blue.  The formula was really good on this one as well.  I used two coats and top coat for photos.



This gorgeous dark, vampy purple is Boho a-go-go.  This was good to go in one coat but I used two so I could wrap my tips and wear it for a few days.



I combined the next two polishes into one mani because they are perfect for each other.  Fish-teal Braid is the most gorgeous teal.  Completely perfect in one coat.  The coral glitter is Miss Wanderlust and I used two coats for this one.



I have to say these polishes have a way better formula than Miracle Gel polishes I've reviewed in the past.  I really was impressed when I was putting them on.  These are available now.  Check out Sally Hansen's website and facebook page for more info.

Until next time...

Sara

*Polishes were provided for review.  All opinions are 100% mine.*

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

SinfulColors Back to School Review

*Press Sample*

Hey guys!  It's been a while.  My laptop died on me and had to be sent out for repair.  Luckily it was covered under a recall and didn't cost me anything to fix!  Today's post is a review of 10 shades from the SinfulColors Back to School collection.  I'm going to start off with a quick plastic wrap mani I did with four of the polishes.  The base is Summer S-Cool and I used Chalk It Up, Truth or Lavendare and Hazed dabbed on top.



So lets jump right in.  Chalk It Up has a demi-matte finish.  This is two coats.  It was pretty even when applied.

SinfulColors Chalk It Up
SinfulColors Chalk It Up

SinfulColors Chalk It Up
SinfulColors Chalk It Up


Truth or Lavendare is a fun light purple with the demi-matte finish.  I used two coats.  This on didn't apply quiet as smooth as Chalk It Up but it was still decent.

SinfulColors Truth or Lavendare
SinfulColors Truth or Lavendare

SinfulColors Truth or Lavendare
SinfulColors Truth or Lavendare


Hazed has the semi-matte finish as well but the formula was different than the others.  This is three coats but it was very smooth when applied.

SinfulColors Hazed
SinfulColors Hazed

SinfulColors Hazed
SinfulColors Hazed

Ice Blue is a great sparkly color.  It started out a bit sheer but built up well with three coats.

SinfulColors Ice Blue
SinfulColors Ice Blue

SinfulColors Ice Blue
SinfulColors Ice Blue


Blue Sensation is a favorite of mine.  This is two coats.  The application was fantastic.  It dries down to a soft matte finish.  I did not use top coat for these photos.

SinfulColors Blue Sensation
SinfulColors Blue Sensation

SinfulColors Blue Sensation
SinfulColors Blue Sensation


Burst of Flair is a metallic yellow.  I used three coats and you can still see my nail lines.  I think this would work better layered over similar cream color.

SinfulColors Burst of Flair
SinfulColors Burst of Flair

SinfulColors Burst of Flair
SinfulColors Burst of Flair


Fig is total gorgeousness in a bottle.  I was convinced I wouldn't like it but color me shocked!  Once I had it on I didn't want to take it off.  This is two coats and top coat.

SinfulColors Fig
SinfulColors Fig

SinfulColors Fig
SinfulColors Fig


Night Owl is a glitter topper.  I used one coat over Fig.  I think it looks pretty good.

SinfulColors Night Owl
SinfulColors Night Owl

SinfulColors Night Owl
SinfulColors Night Owl


Summer S-Cool is my other favorite from the collection.  This is two coats.  I'm loving this bright blue.

SinfulColors Summer S-Cool
SinfulColors Summer S-Cool
SinfulColors Summer S-Cool
SinfulColors Summer S-Cool


Late Night Haute is another glitter topper.  I used one coat over Summer S-cool.

SinfulColors Late Night Haute
SinfulColors Late Night Haute

SinfulColors Late Night Haute
SinfulColors Late Night Haute

So there you have it.  Any favorites jump out at you?  I recommend Fig, Blue Sensation and Summer S-cool.  These are available now.  I've seen the displays at a few different Walgreens around here.

Until next time...

Sara

*Polishes were sent for review.  All opinions are 100% mine.*