Thursday, January 29, 2015

Cirque Colors Doyers Swatch & Review

Hi folks! How are you doing? It feels like a red kinda day, so I wanted to show you awesome new one from Cirque Colors called Doyers. This is the February addition to the Metropolis collection, I showed you two others from the collection a while ago. I'd call this a cherry tomato red crème, bright and on the edge of being orangey. Excellent opacity, kind of thick but very easy to apply. Two coats here.

One more interesting tidbit that I didn't really notice with other Cirque's I've tried, but I've since confirmed it with them all, they smell like essential oils! I knew Cirque used them in their polish but I didn't think of them as being scented. I think the main oils they use are sage and lavender. I find the scent soft and pleasant and it makes the polishing experience almost seem spa-like :) You can purchase Doyers starting February 1st on their website for $13. What do you think of this classic red? Do you like Cirque Colors?

Catch you next time!

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

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Glisten & Glow Young Wild and Polished Duo Swatches & Review

Hellooooo! Today I am happy to show you two polishes from Glisten & Glow! I literally saw them and then immediately purchased them. That doesn't usually happen for me, I am pretty good at thinking through my purchases. The reason I was so excited to get my hands on these is because they are a collaboration with one of my favorite people to watch on YouTube, Nicole from Young Wild and Polished. I regaled of my love for Nicole in a blog post about My 9 Favorite YouTube Nail Vloggers a few months ago, and the adoration has only grown since then.

First is Good Day, named for the little saying Nicole frequently busts out, usually in her chipmunk-voiced bloopers, "It's a good day to have a good day!" This is a bluey purpley holographic jelly shade. I don't love this color usually, but it didn't really matter because I had to have it, we gotta support our sisters right? This was really sheer unfortunately, this is three coats and it still seemed kinda patchy in some spots.
Glisten & Glow Good Day Young Wild and Polished collaboration

And second we have Topaz, which is what Nicole calls her reflection in the viewfinder when she is filming her videos. She's hilarious, I can't even explain it you just have to watch her! This has a clear base filled with tiny roundish glitters in medium pink, medium blue, dark pink, silver and black with holo glitter bits. This one is probably meant to be used as a topper but you can get it opaque in three coats as I've done here. It was a little runny but dense with glitter, if that makes any sense. Be careful not to put too thick of a coat on or it will ooze off your nail.
Glisten & Glow Topaz Young Wild and Polished collaboration

So are these the best polishes ever? Hmm, maybe not in terms of formula, but they are very fun and I like them both. The glitter is my fav. You can purchase these on the Glisten & Glow website for $20 for both like I did, or individually for $10.50 for the glitter and $11.50 for the holo. And while you're there, you should pick up a bottle of their HK Girl top coat! It's the beeessstttt. Let me know what you think of these two polishes! Do you watch Young Wild and Polished on YouTube? You can check her out on instagram too :)

Bye friends!

❤ Kellie

Sunday, January 25, 2015

BB Couture for Men Once Upon a Time Collection Swatches & Review

Hey there! Are you enjoying your weekend? I've got three new polishes from BB Couture to show you today. They are part of the Once Upon A Time collection I showed you a while ago, just in their Men's line. If you're not familiar, BB Couture has a standard "women's" polish line that come in tall cylindrical bottles, and a "men's" polish line with shorter square bottles. But of course anyone of any gender can use either. They really bring a variety of colors for different tastes and preferences!

First is Peter Pan, a springy slightly grassy, slightly minty, green creamy shade with subtle white flakes and a flash of pink and blue shimmer. This is quite unique (another common attribute to a lot of BB Couture polishes!) and really lovely. Great formula, I used two coats for full opacity.
BB Couture for Men Peter Pan

Next is The Huntsman, a deep oxblood with a deep purple tinge and purple, red and blue shimmer. Very interesting and really gorgeous! Amazing formula, thin but very opaque. I used two coats.
BB Couture for Men The Huntsman

And here, rounding out the trio with a bang, is Rumpelstiltskin. This is odd and peculiar and uncommon. And of course, I LOVE IT! It's an olivey yellowy green with pink and blue shimmer and green twinkly glitter bits. The formula was easy and creamy, two coats here. I always say it and I will say it again, BB Couture does ugly pretty SO well!
BB Couture for Men Rumpelstiltskin

I love how these go outside the box and push the limits of beauty a bit, so fun! You can buy BB Couture polishes from their website for $10.95 each. These should be available for purchase soon! What do you think of these three shades? Have you ever tried BB Couture?

We'll see ya next time!

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