April 15, 2014

Beauty Blog Coalition May Day Giveaway

Time for another giveaway! You could win one of three prizes, a $500, $250, or a $130 prepaid Visa card! WOWZA, awesome huh! Open from now until 11:59 p.m. central on 4/30/14. Please use the Rafflecopter widget below to enter, read all the terms and conditions, and good luck to all! I really appreciate all my lovely readers, thank you for letting me into your lives!

a Rafflecopter giveaway


April 14, 2014

Six Shades from the China Glaze City Flourish Collection

Hi everyone :) Today I have six shades from the Spring 2014 China Glaze collection, City Flourish. A lot of people who've reviewed this collection have said the formulas are not so great, which I have to agree with. On the whole, they are rather chalky and streaky and are on the thick side. However, they are not unusable by any means. They just require a bit of TLC and a good topcoat to make them look their best.

First is Peonies & Park Ave, which made an appearance in one of my last blog posts. I used it as undies for a glitter topper I reviewed. It is a beautiful bright neonish pink, not too in your face neon but nicely vivid. This had a pretty ok formula, not as bad as the others. Two coats.
kelliegonzo: China Glaze - Peonies & Park Ave

At Vase Value is a beautiful pastel blue. The cool thing about these pastel shades is that they are so bright, they are basically neons which is weird and awesome. Not awesome is how hard this was to apply nicely. Three coats.
kelliegonzo: China Glaze - At Vase Value

Here is Lotus Begin, another shade that I showed you under a glitter in a previous post. This is a beautiful pastel purple that is still bright but not as much as the others in this collection. The formula on this was also lacking. Three coats.
kelliegonzo: China Glaze - Lotus Begin

This is a freaking cool shade, Grass Is Lime Greener. I had heard a lot of buzz about this shade from other polish ladies on youtube and instagram etc. before I got it. I really didn't think it would live up to they hype I had heard, but it does. It's dope. It's a very bright lime green pastel. It also makes me look hella tan which is a bonus. Unfortunately the formula is sh*t. This is three coats.
kelliegonzo: China Glaze - Grass Is Lime Greener

This guy had the best formula of the six I tried, What a Pansy. A pretty periwinkle shiny creme, but I don't really love this on me, not sure why. This is two coats.
kelliegonzo: China Glaze - What a Pansy

And last is Metro Pollen-tin, a really pretty radient pastel-ish but not pastel yellow. It almost looks kind of dusty in real life. I really love this color but it has a super craptastic formula. This is three coats.
kelliegonzo: China Glaze - Metro Pollen-tin

So these might not be the easiest colors to paint with, but they are really pretty. It's too bad that the formulas are as difficult as they are. You can purchase these at Sally Beauty and Ulta. Did you pick up any of these spring colors? If you have tried them, what do you think of the formula? See ya next time!

Product samples were provided for consideration.

April 9, 2014

Dance Legend - Celia

Hi friends! Today I have a review of a polish from a new-to-me brand, Dance Legend. This is the first polish from them that I have tried, seeing the great colors and finishes they come out with had me chomping at the bit to try them! They are made in Russia which is pretty cool, I don't think I've ever had a polish from there before. This one is called Celia and it's from their Chameleon collection which is made up of five multichrome polishes with names from the characters in the movie Monsters, Inc. :)

Celia is a shimmery dark blueish purple that shifts to pink, orange and gold. This photo shows how it looks in the sun. It was fine in application, maybe a bit thin but I think that's pretty normal for multichromes. I used three coats for maximum opacity.
kelliegonzo: Dance Legend - Celia

This photo shows how I think it looks the majority of the time, dark blueish purple with the dark pink around the edges.
kelliegonzo: Dance Legend - Celia

This shade photo shows a bit of the shift to pink and orangey gold.
kelliegonzo: Dance Legend - Celia

You can purchase these and other Dance Legend polishes from their website, but shipping from Russia can take a long time if you live elsewhere. US stockists Llarowe and Ninja Polish both sell them, but I think they are both out of stock of this particular shade right now so keep checking. I bought mine from Llarowe a few weeks ago for $8. I didn't realize at the time that it was a mini bottle, but I think that is the only size that this collection comes in. What do you think of this pretty Russian multichrome? I'm really into it :)



Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...