Saturday, January 31, 2015

Rimmel Salon Pro: Saturn

Hello there!

I love Rimmel. In general. I love their matte powders, blushes, lipsticks, lip glosses, EVERYTHING. So naturally, I love their polishes. Vintage and new alike. The new line they've come out within the past year or so - Salon Pro - is one of my favorite polish lines out there. They just work for me! The brushes, formula, it all. So much so that I think I now have over a dozen. The moment I saw the swatches for the new Kate Planets Collection on my girl Hannah's blog HERE, I knew I needed at least three of them. The first that caught my eye is the gem I have to share today, Saturn! 

Saturn is seriously flipping AMAZEBALLS! AH-MAZE-BALLS! I know I have few colors like this in my collection, but I can't pin point them right now. WHO CARES WHEN IT'S THIS BEAUTIFUL. Saturn is a shimmery velvet golden olive green masterpiece. I only needed two buttery smooth coats and this wore like iron on me for about five days chip free. LOVE. LOVE. LOVE. You will too. Go buy this. NOW.

Did you leave to go buy this yet? GO!
<3 Dana

Friday, January 30, 2015

Quick NOTD - Hard Candy: Haze

Hello there, we meet again!

Lately I've been hitting the jackpot with vintage polish. eBay, Ecrater, you name it, things have just been popping up left and right! If you're a vintage polish collector like myself, you know how these things go. Things come in waves. One minute there will be a drought, the next it's a field day out there! I'm riding this wave as long as I can!

I recently bought two lots of Hard Candy polishes on eBay for a STEAL, and one of them is this 90's gem I have today, Haze. Frosty? CHECK! Streaky? CHECK! Pastel purple? CHECK! This is one of those quintessential polishes that you know we ALL had when we were in middle school! Will I ever actually wear this? Well, no. But it will get happily tucked away with my collections of vintage Hard Candy polishes and be loved of all its days. This is three coats of watery, frosty goodness hot mess.  

Have a great day!
<3 Dana

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Revlon Colorstay Gel Envy: Wild Card

Hello again!

Today I have a great blue polish to share, one of the new Revlon Colorstay Gel Envy polishes - Wild Card. I LOVE these polishes so much! They apply opaque at one coat, the formula is nice and smooth, and they wear really well on me. I think I have about four of them, but this one might very well be my favorite! Wild Card is a very close dupe for Sally Hansen Pacific Blue. (although I don't own that one to do a comparison.) I love these types of blues that really pop, they are great colors for all seasons as well in my opinion! This is two coats shown. LOVE this one! 

Have a nice day, ladies!
<3 Dana

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Sally Hansen Hard As Nails: Radar

Happy Hump Day!

I finally got to sit down and get some good swatching and blogging done today! It feels so good sometimes to sit down and relax and have some quality time for yourself! (While watching Netflix, of course. DUH.) At some point I guess I should shower and try to look human again, but we're not quite there yet. 

Today I have one of the many of these Sally Hansen Limited Edition Sally's that I own, Radar. I love these polishes, they're all milky unique/fugly colors with holo glitter. AKA, right up my alley! Radar is definitely one of those fugly kind of colors, it's a maroon/chocolate brown sort of color. I really wasn't sure at first what kind of color I should go with to layer this over, so I ended up using two coats over Urban Decay Brick House. Most of the glitter was stuck on the side of the bottle with time, but I was able to get enough on the nail. I can say I have nothing else like this in my collection!

Enjoy your day!
<3 Dana

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Urban Decay: Brick House

Good evening!

I hope you're having a great weekend so far, it's taken me this whole past week to get back into the swing of things after being out of town for over a week. The cold Ohio weather completely DESTROYED my cuticles too. Still trying to get them back in shape!

Today I have a really great vintage Urban Decay polish to share, Brick House. This bad boy was a recent eBay find. I have a pretty nice sized collection of these polishes now, so when I see one that I don't have I jump on it! Brick House is a vampy blood red creme polish, and the formula was pretty thin. I used three coats shown and there are still bald spots in my swatches unfortunately. I adore these types of reds, and this girl can never have enough! 

Have a great Saturday!
<3 Dana

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Urban Decay: Addiction


I hope you are all having a great week so far, I'm actually on vacation back home in Ohio right now, so this is coming to you as a scheduled post. We haven't been back to Cleveland to visit in a YEAR, so it's a trip well due indeed! Sometimes it's really hard living ten hours away, but it sure does make trips home even more special. And yes, I'll be on the hunt for polish while I'm away! 

Today I have one of the many awesome new Urban Decay that have come out in the past few years, Addiction. This little buddy came out in their Fall 2013 collection. I literally ran right up to Sephora back when this and Vice came out. After years of those boring little mini bottles, UD finally got the ball rolling with great polishes again. ADDING A SKULL ON THE TOP OF THE CAP AS WELL? GENIUS. JUST GENIUS. Addiction is a great metallic grey/green polish with an almost smoky look to it. In certain lights, it flashes silvery/gold as well. Formula was so great, nice and smooth. This is two coats.

Hope you're having a great week!
<3 Dana

Friday, January 9, 2015

Revlon: Gold Goddess

Good morning!

Today I have a really fun LE Revlon Glitter to share, Gold Goddess from the Summer 2014 Rio Rush collection. This would be yet another one of those polishes that I bought, hid away in my Helmer, and forgot about until I stumbled across it the other day. I literally forget what polishes I own. I can't tell you how many times I've accidentally bought the same polish twice. The struggle of the polish addict is real. Let's talk this gorgeous glitter now!

Gold Goddess is the kind of glitter that I love seeing from Revlon, especially in their vintage gems as well! Some brands so certain types of polish so well, and I think Revlon is great for their unique glitters. This lovely gem is a clear base LOADED with irregular golden glitter shards. I LOVE irregular glitter shapes, they give a polish such an artistic feel. This is two coats over a dark creme polish. I just said glitter too many times. Sorry. GLITTER.

Have a great day!
<3 Dana