Friday, July 29, 2016

Glam Polish Ready...Set... GO! Collection [Partial] Swatches & Review

Mario Kart is literally the only video game I ever want to play. But I don't own it or a way to play it sadly. I've honestly considered buying a gaming console just to play Mario Kart, haha! Needless to say, I was SO down with the theme of Glam Polish's latest collection when I heard what it was. Ready...Set...GO! is a collection of twelve glitter polishes (well, one is actually a holo) inspired by the characters from the Mario Kart game and I have six of them to show you today!
Image via Glam Polish

All of these shades had the same formula, great and easy to apply like almost every Glam glitter polish I've tried. They are all opaque in two coats and dry slightly textured, like glitters do, so you'll want two layers of top coat for a smooth surface. Some of them have star shaped glitter, but they were pretty sparse so you may have to fish a bit to get them on the nail.

Mario Time! (inspired by Mario) has "cherry, blueberry, neon blue, white, red, micro and shaped glitters with ultra holo glitter in a holo base."
Glam Polish Mario Time!

Yeah Baby! (inspired by Lemmy Koopa) has "rainbow and yellow, micro and shaped glitters with ultra holo glitter in a holo base."
Glam Polish Yeah Baby!

Luigi Number One! (inspired by Luigi) has "blue, green, white, yellow, silver holo, micro and shaped glitters with ultra holo glitter in a holo base."
Glam Polish Luigi Number One!

Wario Always Win! (inspired by Wario) has "pink, magenta, yellow, white, micro and shaped glitters with ultra holo glitter in a holo base."
Glam Polish Wario Always Win!

Watch Out! (inspired by Yoshi) has "neon green, neon orange, green, orange, white, micro and shaped glitters with ultra holo glitter in a holo base."
Glam Polish Watch Out!

Wheels Up! (inspired by Toadette) has "neon pink, magenta, pink holo, white, micro and shaped glitters with ultra holo glitter in a holo base."
Glam Polish Wheels Up!

The remaining shades in the collection that I did not receive are: Pink Gold Peach! (inspired by Pink Gold Peach) is a "rose gold holo with pink/gold shimmering flakies"; Peach has Got It! (inspired by Princess Peach) has "neon pink, orchid, coral, bubblegum, white, micro and shaped glitters with ultra holo glitter in a holo base"; I’ll Get You Next Time! (inspired by Bowser) has "yellow, neon green, neon orange, white micro and shaped glitters with ultra holo glitter in a holo base"; Take That Losers! (inspired by Donkey Kong) has "red holo, copper holo, yellow, micro and shaped glitters with ultra holo glitter in a holo base"; Wheeeeee! (inspired by Rosalina) has "aqua, turquoise, white, micro and shaped glitters with ultra holo glitter in a holo base"; and Waluigi Lose! Impossible! (inspired by Waluigi) has "purple, navy, white micro and shaped glitters with ultra holo glitter in a holo base."

This collection releases on Friday, August 5th at 2pm EST (USA) on the Glam Polish website. Be sure to check out the rest of the collection, Glam Polish always posts photos on their Facebook page. What do you think of this collection? Are you a Mario Kart fan?

❤ Kellie
The products mentioned were provided for an honest review.

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Frenzy Polish Hummingbird Hollow Collection Swatches & Review

Hey there! Today I have a collection from indie brand Frenzy Polish to show you, called Hummingbird Hollow. It's a seven piece collection inspired by the beauty of those little jewel-like birdies!

Purple-Backed Sunbeam is a deep eggplant-purple holographic with purple flash. I found it to be on the thicker side, but not difficult to apply. This was slightly metallic as well, which I think contributed to the thickness. This is two coats.
Frenzy Polish Purple-Backed Sunbeam

Trill-iant is a grey based bronze holographic with red to golden shifty shimmer. This one was also thick, but again applied fine and covered in two coats.
Frenzy Polish Trill-iant

Flit is a teal holographic with a yellow/green flash of shimmer. This applied well and had a nice middle of the road viscosity. It was a little tiny bit brushstrokey due to the metallic shimmer, but I don't think it shows too much when the polish dries. Two coats.
Frenzy Polish Flit

Sugar Baby is a orchid pink holographic with a subtle blue flash and blue/green multichrome flakies. This one was a tad thick but again, not difficult to use. This is two coats. I like this one a lot, but I wish it had more of those flakies. I feel like they get a little lost with the holo effect.
Frenzy Polish Sugar Baby

Sky Chaser is a rich, cool blue holographic. There is a subtle purple shift to this which makes it a tad shifty. Excellent formula, opaque in two coats.
Frenzy Polish Sky Chaser

Brilliant Blur is a bright metallic green holographic with a yellow gold shimmer flash and multichrome flakies. Thick formula again, but a good thick. The flakies in this were more prevalent than in the pink and I think they really give the polish that oomph! Two coats.
Frenzy Polish Brilliant Blur

Ruby Throated Rebel has a regal red base filled with scattered holographic effects, microglitter and multichrome flakies. This is a bit chunky because it has so many fabulous goodies in it, but applies pretty easily. Some of the larger flakie bits were sticking out a bit so I recommend a thick top coat for this one.
Frenzy Polish Ruby Throated Rebel

This collection will be released on Friday, July 29th at 7pm EST on the Frenzy Polish website. The individual bottles are priced at $9.50 with the entire collection selling for $65. I've been told that the owner of Frenzy Polish is taking a break after this collection, so we probably won't see anything new from them for a few months. What do you think of these flights of fancy? My favorites have to be the red and grey shades!

❤ Kellie
The products mentioned were provided for an honest review.

Monday, July 25, 2016

OPI Fall/Winter 2016 Washington D.C. Collection Swatches & Review

Happy Mani Monday everyone! I'm excited to bring to you the next great collection from OPI, the Washington D.C. collection for Fall/Winter 2016! Actress and fashion icon Kerry Washington has joined the OPI family as a Creative Ambassador recently and co-designed this collection with Cofounder and Creative Director Suzi Weiss-Fischmann. There are 12 regular shades and three limited edition colors, all crèmes save one that has a slight pearl shimmer, in dramatic and sophisticated tones. Let's jump in!
Image via OPI

CIA = Color Is Awesome is a dusky blue teal crème. This applied evenly and was really pigmented. This is two coats. I didn't have any staining with this shade when I wore it as well, which is great.
OPI CIA = Color Is Awesome

Freedom of Peach is a soft, warm peachy orange crème. The formula was great and I got full coverage in two coats.
OPI Freedom of Peach

Inside The ISABELLEtway is one of the limited edition "bonus" colors, a caramel malt brown crème. This formula is epicly good, basically a one coater! I used two as usual though.
OPI Inside The ISABELLEtway

Kerry Blossom is another limited edition shade, a dark plummy purple crème. Dries darker than it appears in the bottle, but not too dark. This is two coats, but you may need three if you're a stickler for very thin coats.
OPI Kerry Blossom

"Liv" in the Gray is the last limited edition polish, a dark grey crème with a tinge of green. This is an amazing one coat wonder! I used two coats like I always do though.
OPI "Liv" in the Gray

Madam President is a vivid magenta pinky red crème. Another fabulous formula, not too thick or thin. Almost a one coater, but two layers covered 100%.
OPI Madam President

Never A Dulles Moment is an interesting yellow crème, kind of sunshiney mustardy. OPI describes it as a "curry yellow". This was a tiny bit streaky on two coats, so I used three. It was better than I expected though for a yellow!
OPI Never A Dulles Moment

OPI By Popular Vote is a rich magenta berry-ish red crème. This one also had a great formula, opaque in two even coats.
OPI OPI By Popular Vote

Pale To The Chief is a "nearly nude" light beige with a very soft pearl finish. The first and second coats kinda pulled up the polish if I went over my strokes too much, so I recommend using a good amount of polish on your brush and doing the three stroke method. The third coat evened everything out for full coverage.
OPI Pale To The Chief

Shh...It's Top Secret! is a deep, dark espresso brown crème. This had an ok formula, I think you might need three coats if you do thinner layers than I do, but I used two.
OPI Shh...It's Top Secret!

Squeaker of The House is a cool, chocolate mousse brown crème. This almost has a slight purple tinge to it which is neat. This went on smooth and easy, almost a one coater but again I used two.
OPI Squeaker of The House

Stay Off The Lawn!! is a lush rainforest green crème. Excellent pigmentation and formula, a one coater! I used two here.
OPI Stay Off The Lawn!!

Suzi - The First Lady of Nails is a gorgeous olive green crème. Another awesome one, two coats. I love that there is two greens in this collection!
OPI Suzi - The First Lady of Nails

We The Female is a dark garnet red crème. I feel like a broken record, but this one is great too! Two easy, pigmented coats.
OPI We The Female

Yank My Doodle is a warm "tawny copper" crème. Another super great formula, only two coats. Dat name tho!
OPI Yank My Doodle

This collection will be available in August wherever OPI is sold, such as Ulta stores, Sally Beauty Supply, and professional salons. They retail for around $10 each. What do you think of this collection? If you're a crème fan, these are sure to be a dream come true for you! The formulas are seriously almost all amazing, the viscosity is excellent, neither thick or thin, and flowed on the nail like butter. I'm super impressed with this collection, even though the colors might not be groundbreaking in terms of uniqueness, they're all welcome to my stash!

❤ Kellie
The products mentioned were provided for an honest review.
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