Monday, October 22, 2012

Zoya Ornate Gradient

Good Monday morning to you all! I hope your weekend was more enjoyable than mine. I have midterms this week, so need I say more? Didn't think so.

Before all hell broke loose and my brain became a jumble of criminal law statutes and jibberish I'm convinced doesn't actually mean anything, I had a little fun with the scattered holo shades from Zoya's brand new Ornate collection!

Here are the three shades I used (left to right): Blaze, Aurora, and Storm!

I started out with a base of Aurora and then lightly sponged Blaze from the tip of my nail to just before where the half moons start. I repeated this about two or three times per nail until I was happy with the blend. Then I sponged Storm until a little below my visible nail line. I applied Storm lightly, but dabbed polish just at the tip a few times to make it a little more opaque.

Here was the end result:

What do you guys think of the finished product? I'm in LOVE with it!

Princess Polish

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Julep's November Preview and the $.01 Maven Box!

Hello, everyone!

I just received word that the November colors are officially out and the long-awaited suedes have arrived!

Don't forget that Julep is currently running another Penny Promo. Click here and use the promotional code COLOR2012 to pay just $.01 for your first box!

Here are the colors in this month's boxes:

American Beauty - Amber and Brit (plus Pink Body Frosting)

Boho Glam - Nora and Amber (plus Pink Body Frosting)

Bombshell - Trina and Donna (plus Pink Body Frosting)

Classic with a Twist - Brit and Minka (plus Pink Body Frosting)

It Girl - Hailee, Nora, and the Julep Matte Top Coat

The Pink Body Frosting is rich and moisturizing Pink Grapefruit lotion made with aloe vera and vitamin E, meant to keep your skin moist and soft all fall and winter long. I don't know about you, but that's one of my biggest cold-weather problems.

I'm personally going for Bombshell because I'm not a fan of mattes, but you can get your first maven box for just ONE PENNY! Click here and use the promotional code COLOR2012 to pay just $.01 for your first box! Remember, you can cancel your box at any time, so don't feel like you need to commit. Just enjoy your super-cheap Maven Box!

So what do you ladies think? Still on board the matte train? Are you liking this month's box better than the last?

Princess Polish

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Friday, October 19, 2012

Swatch and Review: 365 Days of Color Hocus Pocus Collection

Happy Friday! (Unless you're like me... sick and studying for midterms. BLECH)

Now that Halloween is less than two weeks away, I wanted to bring you two polishes from the Hocus Pocus Collection by 365 Days of Color! BUT I had to wait until they were re-stocked so you could enjoy them too!

The Hocus Pocus Collection is named after the famed Disney movie, starring Bette Midler, a pre-SATC Sarah Jessica Parker, and Kathy Naijimi.

So let's take a look!

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Swatch and Review: Zoya Ornate Collection

It's here! It's FINALLY here! I've been so excited for this collection from the moment the press release hit my inbox.

The Zoya Ornate Collection features six shades, three scattered holographic polishes, two foils, and a bar glitter. That's a pretty awesome variety for a seasonal release, which is usually saved for the same silver, gold, green, red, blue, and white shimmer/glitter bombs from year to year.

Also... five out of the six polishes share names with superheroes. So, that's not exactly a negative for me!

Warning, this is going to be a pic-heavy post!

Press Release: butter LONDON Holiday Collection

I can't wait for the new butter LONDONs to hit the stores, but here is an updated preview!


butter LONDON Holiday 2012:   

Fiddlesticks - A full coverage, semi-matte, magenta glitter suspended in a raspberry base.

Scuppered - An opaque, copper shimmer infused with pink, gold and green glitter.

Jack the Lad - An opaque, moss green shimmer with gold, turquoise and green micro glitter.

Fairy Cake - A full coverage, silvery lacquer with multi-coloured iridescent glitter in a light grey base.

Scallywag - A full coverage, bright turquoise glitter with a clear base.
Trends for Holiday 2012:    

Sparkle, Sparkle! This holiday season, butter LONDON is all about making a glittering statement. We drew inspiration from the jeweled collars, sequins and metallic embellishments seen at Fashion Week. Our holiday colours are unique and edgy, while still completely wearable and elegant. This collection covers the glitter gamut with colours perfect for every holiday event, whether the party calls for a sophisticated glitter or one that sparkles like a disco ball!

The new butter LONDON shades are currently available on for $14 per bottle. They will also be available at retail stores, such as Nordstrom and Ulta.

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Nfu Oh 52 and butter LONDON Bluey

It's football Sunday... and I've already changed my mani since yesterday! Well, sort of.

On Saturday, I reviewed butter London Bluey and wasn't blown away by the color. However, not inclined to take off the polish and do it over (and let's be honest, with a research report due Monday morning at 9am), I reached for an effects top coat.

And grabbed Nfu-Oh 52!

Nfu-Oh 52 is a blue jelly base with emerald flakies. They're really multi-dimensional and change based on the shade they're layered over.

I feel like the ocean is literally on my nails.

Are you still aboard the flakie train?
Princess Polish

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Swatch and Review: butter LONDON Bluey

Happy weekend, folks!

Today, I'm rocking butter LONDON Bluey, which I received as part of a promo from Coterie.

Bluey is a dark teal shimmer polish that I was really excited for when the bottle arrived. But I was less than impressed by it on my nails. First off, the above was with three coats and you can see that there is still some visible nail line.

Secondly, while it's pretty, it's not all that unique. This might be something I swap in the future.

What do you think about Bluey? Own anything similar?
Princess Polish

And PS: Don't forget that I'm giving away a bottle of butter LONDON Disco Biscuit, a custom pink holo from my Princess Polish brand, and an Essence prize pack! Click here! It ends tonight!

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Hump Day Holo Swatch and Review: butter LONDON Fishwife

Happy Hump Day!

Today's polish is a US web-exclusive from butter LONDON called Fishwife!

Fishwife is a dusty sage linear holographic polish with some major pop! It applied incredibly smooth and was opaque in just two coats, which surprised me immensely. It builds up really well.

Here is a sparkle shot so you can see how pronounced the linear holo is in actuality. If you follow my Facebook page, you know that this was stopping people in their tracks inside of a Starbucks. I repeat... INSIDE of a STARBUCKS. They're not exactly known for their bright interiors, now are they?

So what do you think of BL Fishwife? Is it your cup of tea?
Princess Polish

PS: On the subject of butter LONDON, check out my current Breast Cancer Awareness month giveaway, where you can win Disco Biscuit amongst other prizes!

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

ANNOUNCING: Breast Cancer Awareness Month Giveaway

Hello, all! I've been teasing it for a little while now, but I just wanted to announce my newest giveaway!

As many of you know, October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. So I wanted to commemorate the cause with a pink-themed giveaway.

Up for grabs are three prizes:

butter London Disco Biscuit

Essence Color and Go in Sweet as Candy and Party Princess (with Berry Sorbet lip gloss)

A Custom Pink Holo Polish by Princess Polish

Three totally AWESOME prizes and many different ways to enter. Check out the Rafflecopter widget below to enter!

The giveaway ends on October 15th at 12:01am EST.

Best of luck!
Princess Polish

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Monday, October 8, 2012

Swatch and Review: Ulta Jaded

Good morning, everyone! I'm so sorry that I've been off the grid for the past week. I got slammed with two major assignments when I returned from my cruise, one of which was a group project. Just to quickly sum that one up, four girls, two who barely paid attention in class (and could not make deadlines), one of whom wrote worse than my twelve-year-old sister, and a TON of editing the end result on my part made for a very unhappy and stressed out Princess Polish.

On the other had, for my second project, I finished it on Saturday at 11:30pm... 48 hours before it was due. I didn't do that in four years of undergrad, so I celebrated with a few hours of swatching!

And today, one of those swatches is the subject of my post: Ulta Jaded!

Back when this blog was first starting out, I found my very first Ulta, 45 minutes from my house. At the time, there was a clearance sale going on and I snagged Jaded for only $2.

I honestly do not know why I waited so long to wear this.

A deep, forest green, Ulta Jaded looks nearly black indoors. But hit a flash of light and BOOM! A pop of green microshimmer comes your way!

The application of the two coats was like butter with a fairly reasonable dry time. I loved it and used it as a base for a manicure later in the week!

Are you ladies feeling this fall color?
Princess Polish