Monday, March 2, 2015

Color Club Ticket to Paradise Mini Kit Swatches & Review

Hey there! Are you enjoying your day so far? I hope so :) Today I wanted to show you a new-ish collection from Color Club called Ticket to Paradise. I received the "mini kit", which includes four of the seven from the collection in a small size. I was happy to see them because Color Club minis are seriously my favorites, next to China Glaze's. The bottle is substantial and the brush is really nice for it being small.

First in the set is Frozen Daiquiri, a fruity red crème. This had an amazing formula, it was almost opaque in one coat but needed two to cover the nail line completely. This isn't super summery, but maybe it's the name that makes me think of sitting on the beach in the summer sun!
Color Club Frozen Daiquiri

Next is Sea-ing Blue, a vivid sky blue crelly with turquoise shimmer. This is on the sheer side. I read that the sheer-er colors in this collection are meant to be worn that way or used in a gradient. I know a lot of people, including me, prefer a more solid look so that's the way I applied them. I used three coats here.
Color Club Sea-ing Blue

This is The Islands, a very sheer limey green with subtle crystal-y shimmer. This was the least opaque of the four I received, but still a fun unique color. I used four coats here and you can still see through to my nail in some spots.
Color Club The Islands

And last is Tiny Umbrella, a cutie crelly peach with sunny gold shimmer. I love this shade, it's very Spring-y! Even though it's more opaque than I expected, I still needed three coats.
Color Club Tiny Umbrella

You can purchase Color Club from their website for $8.50 for a full size bottle or you can get this set of four minis for $12.95. I am glad I got to try this collection, it makes me crave summer! Or, at least a vacation ;) What do you think of these? I have a few more Color Club collections to show you soon so stay tuned for those!

Have a great week!

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

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Floss Gloss Faded Swatch & Review

What's up buttercup? I am starting to get a cold I think and it is bumming me out, but I'm chugging emergen-c and staying restful so hopefully it doesn't get too bad. It's supposed to be cloudy and blah all weekend so I figured I'd show you a dreary shade of grey today.

This is Floss Gloss Faded that I purchased a few weeks ago. It's supposed to be the color of faded tattoo ink, which is pretty metal. I really like this brand, they have a fun badass image, I like their bottle shape and the brush is really nice. This had a great formula, opaque in one coat but I used two.
Floss Gloss Faded
Floss Gloss Faded

I picked this up for $2 at Marshall's, but they are normally $8 per bottle on the Floss Gloss website. That is a little too much in my humble opinion for such a small amount of polish (0.18 fl oz vs. 0.5 fl oz for a normal size). I have paid full price for their polishes before, but might only do so again for one of their more unique shades, probably not for a basic crème. Have you ever tried Floss Gloss? What brands do you like but usually only purchase if they are on sale?

Goodbye February!

❤ Kellie

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Throwback Thursday: China Glaze 100 Proof Pink and No Way José

Heeeeeey good lookin! Today is Thursday so I thought I'd do a little throwback for you! This might become a regular feature because I have a lot of older, "vintage" polishes that I've collected over the years, but we'll see. Today my picks are two China Glaze polishes from the 2006 Tequila Toes collection. It was a collection full of GLASS FLECKS! I really adore that finish. Recently a few of my nail blogger homegirls have been trying to campaign to have China Glaze bring them back haha! We can dream right? Anyway, here are two polishes I found lurking on ebay that I could not pass up.

This is 100 Proof Pink, a sexy squishy warm pink jelly crème with silver glass fleck. I say it's a "jelly crème" and not a "crelly" because it's pretty opaque, more so than I expected. This is two coats. I am just head over my freaking heels for this, it's spectacular!
China Glaze 100 Proof Pink Tequila Toes collection
China Glaze 100 Proof Pink label Tequila Toes collection

And this is No Way José, a warm vibrant lavender with silver glass flecks. This one is less opaque, more of a jelly formula. I've had this on my wish list FOREVER and I'm so glad I own it now. It's quite unique no? This is three coats and I loved every one of them.
China Glaze No Way José Tequila Toes collection
China Glaze No Way José label Tequila Toes collection

I actually reviewed another polish from this collection back in the day, Drinkin' My Blues Away, if you wanna peek at that. Ooh, my poor cuticles back then! Don't judge me. Regardless, that polish is bangin'. And these are just as amazing! I am a happy girl! You might be able to pick these up on ebay like I did, or amazon, or they might pop up on a blog sale if you keep your eyes peeled. What do you think of these pretty babies?

Until next time, stay classy!

❤ Kellie