Wednesday, October 22, 2014

My Picks from the China Glaze Fall 2014 All Aboard Collection Swatches & Review

Helllooooo! This year China Glaze put out a Fall collection inspired by "vintage railway travel" called All Aboard. It's a collection of 12 colors with rich autumn hues in crèmes, shimmers, and glitters. I purchased three of them that looked the most interesting to me so here they are! :)

First is my favorite, Choo-Choo Choose You, a smokey purple with gold shimmer that also has a green/brown duochrome. Seriously. Stunning. It's sheer on the first coat but builds to be opaque in only two. It's a way weird polish because it also looks kinda blue in the bottle! It looks mostly shimmery dusty purple with gold shimmer in the sun, but in lower lights the duochrome is super apparent. I loved wearing this, I didn't take it off for almost a week!
China Glaze Choo-Choo Choose You

I tried to capture the duochrome with this shade photo, but I couldn't do it justice. My friend Krystal over at Polish Galore has some great shots showing the awesome green tilt to it.
China Glaze Choo-Choo Choose You

Next is Lug Your Designer Baggage, a medium/dark brown with tons of pale goldish flakies. Some flakies reflect rainbow but these don't, they're solid. This polish reminds me of Louis Vuitton luggage, so chic! The formula on this was a bit watery, but quite opaque and easy to apply. It also dries very shiny. I used two coats here.
China Glaze Lug Your Designer Baggage

And last is Mind the Gap, a golden olive brownish shimmer with light green and gold flecks. The shimmer is great in this, it has bits that sparkle out at you like twinkle lights! I love "ugly pretty" colors like this, totally my style. The formula is very watery and pretty sheer on the first coat, but becomes almost opaque in two. I used three here for good measure.
China Glaze Mind the Gap

So those are my picks from the All Aboard collection this year! I liked a lot more of the shades, but figured I had similar colors for most of them. I'm really happy with these three though and would highly recommend them to anyone looking for something unique this Fall. These should be available at Sally Beauty and Ulta now, I purchased mine online. What do you think of these? Did you pick up anything from the All Aboard collection?

Talk to you soon dears :)

❤ Kellie

Monday, October 20, 2014

FingerPaints Film Noir Collection Swatches & Review

FingerPaints is Sally Beauty's in-house brand of nail polish and I used to buy them all the time when I used to live by the stores. But since I've moved to a much smaller town, where the most exciting store is CVS :( , I haven't bought as many as I used to. So when I got the chance to try some of their recent collections for review, I was quite happy! This collection came out during the middle/end of the summer so they might still be in stores. It's called the Film Noir collection and it's made up of four polishes that all dry to a matte finish.

First is Petal Obsession, a pale baby pink. This had a quite finicky formula, it dries very quickly so it was hard to apply without big streaks. On the first coat, some areas even shrunk up like crackle polish does! After three coats though I was able to make it look even and nice looking. It dried very matte, not satiny.
FingerPaints Petal Obsession

Next is Beautiful Mystery, a pale baby blue. Same formula as the pink above, this is also three coats. I love this color!
FingerPaints Beautiful Mystery

This is Film Noir, a deep burgundy purple. It dries a few shades darker than it looks in the bottle. Same formula, maybe dried a tad slower than the others, so application was a little easier. Three coats.
FingerPaints Film Noir

And this is Hollywood Decadence, a pale milky base with a glitter mix of washed out blue, pink and gold hexes. Application was fairly easy, the glitter is quite dense. I don't really like the look of this and I have similar polishes that are prettier imho. After I did these swatches I saw some people used Hollywood over the other colors in the collection, and that looked much better than it did on its own. I used two thick coats here.
FingerPaints Hollywood Decadence

I like the look of matte polish but the application usually turns me off to buying them. I'd rather use regular polish and just apply a matte top coat. That said, there are some pretty colors in this collection if you don't mind the matte formula. Look for FingerPaints in your local Sally Beauty stores or online, they are around $5.50 per bottle. What do you think of this polish quartet? Would you wear any of them? How do you feel about mattes?

See ya next time :)

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

Friday, October 17, 2014

Foxy Paws Starring Role and Diamandis Swatches & Review

Happy Friday friends! Today I wanted to show off two awesome indie polishes I recently got as a gift from my friend rijaH! She is also a blogger and lives in Denmark. We've been buddies since forever and I just love her! (Be sure to check out her blog!) A while ago she sent me some gorgeous polishes as a gift from a new-to-me indie brand from Denmark called Foxy Paws! I really adore them so I had to share!

First is Starring Role, a medium royal purple holographic shade. It has a linear holo base and also holographic flakes. It's from their Diamond collection, named for the band Marina and The Diamonds, who I love too! I used two coats here with top coat as it dries a bit matte.
Foxy Paws Starring Role purple holographic nail polish

And this guy is Diamandis, a silver glitter bomb! It's got tons of different holographic glitters in it. It was more dense than I expected it to be, you'd probably be able to get it opaque on it's own easily. It dries kind of textured so use a top coat if that bothers you. I put one coat over Starring Role. I really love this combo!
Foxy Paws Diamandis purple nail polish

You can purchase Foxy Paws polish from their website Foxy Fingertips. They are based in Denmark, so be aware of shipping charges if you're not in Europe. What do you think of this pretty duo? Have you tried Foxy Paws?

Thanks for stopping by today!

❤ Kellie
The products mentioned were given to me as a gift.