Friday, February 12, 2016

Native War Paints Valentine's Day 2016 Goodbye, Good Riddance, Good Night Collection Swatches & Review

Another Valentine's collection! This one is more themed to my sensibilities though, Native War Paints' six piece V-Day offering is called Goodbye, Good Riddance, Good Night and it's inspired by breakup songs! I've never been a romantic-type so I can dig these babies more than if they were named after love songs haha.

Native War Paints Love Hurts is a vibrant orchid purple filled with red shimmer. This formula was on the thin side but not difficult to work with at all. I've been impressed with all of the NWP shimmers I've tried because of their easy of application! Complete coverage in two coats.
Native War Paints Love Hurts

Native War Paints You Oughta Know is a robust blue-toned red with gold and red shimmer. Another thin but easy formula, no issues. Two coats. Dries a little dull so you'll want a top coat for shine. This is my favorite song out of the bunch, love Alanis Morissette!
Native War Paints You Oughta Know

Native War Paints Go Your Own Way is a pinky lavender polish with gold and red shimmer. The shimmer in this was very sunken so I had to shake it really well and leave it upside down for a while before I applied it to get the true color. This one also seemed to have a heavier smell than the other polishes, not sure why. Covered well in two coats, dries matte.
Native War Paints Go Your Own Way

Native War Paints Falling in Love (is Hard on the Knees) is a vibrant pink with a coral tone paired with red shimmer. This applied like a dream and was opaque in two coats. This might be my favorite in the collection! Also dries on the matte side.
 Native War Paints Falling in Love (is Hard on the Knees)

Native War Paints Since U Been Gone is a medium rosy pink with red and gold shimmer. Another excellent formula, applied smooth and easy and covered in two coats.
Native War Paints Since U Been Gone

Native War Paints Love Stinks is a dark polish that is a red but leans towards brown, a mahogany type of shade. The red shimmer in this is subtle, but it's there giving the vampy color a hint of sparkle. Great to apply, almost a one coater but I used two here. Dries with a dull finish, but not quite as matte as the others.
 Native War Paints Love Stinks

These shades are all available now on the Native War Paints website for $8.50 each or $45 for the full collection. There also mini bottles available for $5 each. (Side note: the bottle pictured is not permanent, the shape/cap will still be the normal one on the polishes purchased on their website.) Do you like this type of collection? I think it's great to have a cohesive element to each shade! Which is your favorite? What are you planning on wearing on your nails for Valentine's Day?

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

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Different Dimension Valentine's 2016 Serendipity Collection Swatches & Review

Ready for another Valentine's day collection? Well whether you are or not, I've got another to show you haha! This is a quartet of polishes from indie brand Different Dimension, inspired by the movie "Serendipity". I've never seen the film, but I love that creator Missi made this cute collection based on a movie that means a lot to her and her significant other. Adorbs!

Different Dimension Have Faith In Destiny is a pale silvery nude linear holographic. This formula was thin but easy to apply and dried very fast. I'm head over heels with this shade, so classy but still slightly edgy! This is two coats.
 Different Dimension Have Faith In Destiny

Different Dimension Serendipity is a hot pink jelly with a slight magenta tone filled with scattered holo sparks, flake shimmer, and blue/violet iridescent shimmer. This is crazy bright, almost a neon! Excellent formula, no fuss. You could get away with two coats if you wanted, but I used three to completely cover the shadow of my nail line. Dries a bit bumpy so you'll want a thick top coat.
Different Dimension Serendipity

Different Dimension They Should Make Pills For This is a white based crelly with different shapes and sizes of shimmers and glitters in hot pink and silver. This one felt a tiny bit thick, but covers the nail completely with no streaks in two coats. There's a bit of a texture with the glitters, so again you'll want a thick top coat for smoothness. I like this a lot, so cute but not too cutesy ya know?
Different Dimension They Should Make Pills For This

Different Dimension Maybe The Absence of Signs is a Sign is a blood red jelly with the same scattered holo sparks that are in Serendipity. The darkness and slight dirtiness of the red shade takes it in a whole different direction (dimension?) than the pink though. This one was more sheer, I definitely needed the three coats on this one for full coverage. You could also layer this over an opaque color for a different look, but I love the depth the jelly gives with the holo bits, swoon!
Different Dimension Maybe The Absence of Signs is a Sign

These are available now at the Different Dimension website, individually priced at $12, except for They Should Make Pills For This which is specially priced at $5! You can get a discount if you purchase the entire set, it's being sold for $38. Let me know what you think of these pretties for V-day! Have you seen the movie Serendipity?

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

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Zoya Whispers Collection Swatches & Review

Good morning beautiful! I hope your week is off to a nice start :) Today I have the Zoya Whispers collection to share with you! This is their "transitional" season collection, to ease us into Spring after the heavy colors of Winter. You remember how much I loved last year's transitional shades, the Naturel Satins, right? I was hoping for an equally awesome experience this year, especially since these shades were similar in tone to the Satins, albeit with a different finish. Let's see what I thought of these babies shall we?

Zoya Cala is a soft nude beige. This and all the others have more of a crelly formula, less opaque than a straight crème. This one applied alright, but was still streaky on two coats so I needed a third layer for full coverage. Stays very shiny when dry, as do the rest.
Zoya Cala

Zoya Ireland is a soft muted green, a wearable shade for those looking to step out of the color box a little, but not too far. This was similar in formula to Cala, streaky with two coats so I used a third.
Zoya Ireland

Zoya April is a light, rosy toned neutral blush. This one was the most difficult for me. It seemed thin, almost watery, on the first coat. The second coat was definitely better, but I still felt it looked a little streaky after the third coat.
Zoya April

Zoya Lake is a softened blue. A little more vibrant than the rest of the shades, but still rather muted. This polish had a thicker formula than the previous three, but it still took three coats for full opacity.
Zoya Lake

Zoya Misty is an odd khaki taupe with a hint of green. Quite a different shade, and very appealing to me. This one was thicker like Lake, also requiring three coats. This is probably my favorite color in the collection.
Zoya Misty

Zoya Eastyn is last, a pale purpley grey. This is the shining star in the bunch, the best opacity, but with quite a thick formula. I had no streaks with this gal, opaque in two coats.
Zoya Eastyn

This collection might not have been the easiest for me to apply, but I do love the colors. I think if they were meant to be less opaque, it would've totally worked if they weren't streaky. And plenty of people have had good luck with them, so you might too. These are available on the Zoya website now for $10 each or $54 for the full collection. You should follow Zoya on their social media, like Facebook and Instagram if you're not already because they're always holding awesome sales. They did a pre-order of this collection for $30 a while ago! Let me know what you think of this collection and if you picked it up or not. What shade is your favorite?

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