Saturday, August 30, 2014

KillerQueenVarnish Swatches & Review

Hi folks! Today I wanted to show you a few polishes from a new-to-me indie brand called KillerQueenVarnish. I followed a gal on instagram that I thought had pretty nails and then she contacted me to see if I wanted to try some of her lacquers out. I am always willing to try new brands so I said yes. She sent me three polishes for review so let's check them out!

First is Lip Service, a medium bright pink jelly crème with small matte black hex glitters. This is a nice and unique polish to my collection. I do have a red with black glitters, but not a pink. This applied very easily and I got good coverage in two coats.
KillerQueenVarnish - Lip Service // kelliegonzo.com

This is Flowers on the Wall, a goldish peachy shimmer with a slight duochrome of green at the edges. This is slightly similar to a polish I showed you the other day, Picture Polish Majesty, but this is more peach than gold. This differs in the finish too, it's edging on frosty. I like this but I don't know if I'm in love with it. Two coats.
KillerQueenVarnish - Flowers on the Wall // kelliegonzo.com

And last is Midnight at the Oasis, a black jelly crème polish with gold shimmer, gold hex glitters, and gold square glitters. A lot of the glitter got stuck on the edge of the bottle, so you might want to swirl a toothpick around to mix them up a bit. The polish went on very opaque and smooth but I didn't get a whole lot of glitter on the brush without dipping and swirling a few times. This is two coats. Dries a bit matte so use a top coat for shine.
KillerQueenVarnish - Midnight at the Oasis // kelliegonzo.com

You can buy KillerQueenVarnish on Etsy for $8.75 per bottle. I was pleasantly surprised at the quality and formulas of her polishes and would purchase more in the future. What do you think of these colors? Have you checked out KQV before or is this the first you're hearing of them? Talk to you soon friends :)

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

Thursday, August 28, 2014

OPI Pink of Hearts 2014 Duo Swatches & Review

Hello there! Today I wanted to show you the new OPI Pink of Hearts duo they have out for Breast Cancer Awareness. This is the eighth year they have put out this promotion to raise awareness!

The first polish in the duo is stark pastel pink Mod About You. This is a classic shade that was originally released in 2006. Unfortunately my bottle leaked a little during shipping so I lost a bit, but that's better than it being broken *phew*! It was a little streaky on the second coat, though mostly opaque, so I used three here.
OPI - Mod About You // kelliegonzo.com

This is The Power of Pink, a pale pink crelly with confetti-like hex glitters in dark pink and white. This is a little thick but pretty easy to manipulate on the nail. It's still a bit see-through at two coats but I love the squishy effect!
OPI - The Power of Pink // kelliegonzo.com

I decided to see how the two polishes look layered over one another so here is one coat of The Power of Pink over Mod About You. This is a more opaque look for sure.
OPI - The Power of Pink over Mod About You // kelliegonzo.com

The pack also came with a little pink glitter nail file with a breast cancer ribbon charm. Pink of Hearts 2014 will be available September and October 2014 at Professional Salons, including Beauty Brands, beautybrands.com, Beauty First, Chatters, Dillard’s, Pure Beauty, Regis, Trade Secret, ULTA and ulta.com for $16.95 ($21.50 CAN) suggested retail. What do you think of the Pink of Hearts duo this year? I quite enjoy it.

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

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Picture Polish - Majesty

Happy Sunday! Today I wanted to show off a polish that I have had for a while but I haven't worn until this week. And I love it. LOVE! It is Majesty by Picture Polish, a metallic nude goldy coppery shade with scattered holographic "sparks". This type of color is really attractive to me because I feel like it would look good on absolutely everyone, which is actually the inspiration for the color! It is a collaboration polish created by beauty blogger Sahrish Adeel, and I have to say great job girl!
Picture Polish - Majesty // kelliegonzo.com

I used two coats. It looks like you can see a lot of visible nail line in these photos, but it looks quite opaque in lower lights. I have really pink nail beds and that gives the color a bit of a purple tone in the photos but it's not as apparent in real life. There is also a bit of teal green duochrome to the glitter which gives it a cool dimensional effect. It's just fabulous. I can't believe it's taken me so long to wear this.
Picture Polish - Majesty // kelliegonzo.com

Picture Polish shades are $AU 12.00 a bottle on their website, or from Llarowe, which is where I purchased this, they are $14.50. What do you think of this blingy nude? Do you think this would look good on you? Talk to you soon!

❤ Kellie