Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Swatch and Review: Alessandro International

 Happy Monday, everybody!

I am fortunate enough to be an Alessandro Ambassador and today, I have for you five new shades from their fall collection!

First up is New York Gray, a rich slate gray with a slight green undertone. The above is with two coats and no top coat. I mean, look how shiny that is!

Plus, this is a super color for fall!

Next up is Peppermint Patty, a sky blue cream polish. This has a bit more of a rubbery finish, but I still thought this was quite pretty. It needed three coats for opacity.

Here is Purple Purpose, a gorgeous fuchsia metallic shimmer.

This is my favorite color of the collection because she practically GLOWS. Look at that shimmer. Ahh!

Red Carpet is the perfect red cream, bright and full of luster. Plus, opaque with no NVL in only two thin coats!

Last, but far from least is Wild Cat, a dark green, near black polish with olive glitter. I don't think I've seen any polish this color before! It did need three coats to build it up, but it is a stunner!

I was really impressed with the shades from this collection, especially Wild Cat and Purple Purpose. They had such intense shimmer and Wild Cat was so unique. They were incredibly lustrous without any top coat at all.

These shades are available for purchase on the Alessandro Website for $9.50 per bottle.

What's your opinion on these lovely shades?

Disclaimer: The product(s) in this post were provided to me by the manufacturer or their PR company for consideration. For more information please visit my Disclaimer page.  

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Swatch and Review: Zoya Tickled Polka Dots

After featuring nail art for the Zoya Bubbly collection, I felt it was only appropriate to feature nail art using the Zoya Tickled collection today!

Again, I wanted to go for a fun and funky feel and with these shades from the collection, it was not a problem!

All polka dots were made using Zoya Kitridge. From thumb to pinky finger, the shades in order are Wendy, Ling, Tilda, Rooney, and Rocha.

Zoya Kitridge is a summer bubblegum cream.

Zoya Ling is a vibrant royal blue cream polish.

Zoya Tilda is a warm mantis green cream.

Zoya Wendy is a juicy summer melon polish.

Zoya Rooney is a mid-range magenta pink cream.

Zoya Rocha is a folly red cream polish.

All of these polishes were opaque with two coats, while Kitridge was fairly opaque with one coat for the dots, so I imagine it would be opaque for full coverage in two, as well.

The entire Tickled collection is available at Zoya.com for $9 per bottle. You can also find Zoya at your local Ulta store.

Are you going to be picking up any of the Bubbly shades? And do you love these as much as I do?

Disclaimer: The product(s) in this post were provided to me by the manufacturer or their PR company for consideration. For more information please visit my Disclaimer page.  

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Swatch and Review: Zoya Magical Pixie Dust for Summer 2014

Happy Friday! Yay, it's the weekend! To celebrate, I'm reviewing the three new Zoya Magical Pixies for Summer 2014!

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Swatch and Review: Pacifica Pale Blue Eyes

Hello, everyone! Today I'm featuring a a shade from Pacifca's 7 Free Nail Polish, a new category for the brand via their color collection, which launched last year.  According to Pacifica, they are one of the only brands in the world doing 7 Free, meaning this  polish is free of parabens, phthalates, toluene, xylene, camphor, formaldehyde and resin and full of color! Additionally, their polishes are 100% vegan and cruelty-free!

Today, I'm featuring a shade called Pale Blue Eyes.