Sunday, April 26, 2015

Color Club Poptastic 2015 Pastel Neons Collection Swatches & Review

What's going on friends? Today I wanted to show you the Color Club summer collection called Pastel Neons. Their summer collections are in a series called Poptastic and this is this year's version. There are seven pastel crèmes with a neon twist in the collection and they are absolutely perfect for the season! And they pair perfectly with a tan ;)

First is Diggin' the Dancing Queen, a warm orchidy pale purple. All of these have similar formulas, kinda thick with almost a crelly type of consistency that lends a little towards the streaky side. I used two thin coats to start and then one slightly heavier third coat to even them out.
Color Club Diggin' the Dancing Queen

Disco's Not Dead is a buttery pale yellow. For a yellow, this had a pretty good formula. It is the same as the others, as described above but a touch streakier. Thee coats here.
Color Club Disco's Not Dead

This is Feathered Hair Out to There, a nice pale girly pink. This is so lovely and a really classic type of pink. Same formula, three coats.
Color Club Feathered Hair Out to There

Under the Blacklight is a glowy greenish highlighter yellow crème. This is actually unique to my collection, I don't have anything like it. I thought it looked pretty great using only two coats, but looking at the photo now you can see on my ring finger on the side there's a little streakiness. Should've used three.
Color Club Under the Blacklight

This powdery baby blue crème is Meet Me at the Rink. I really love this one, not a neon but definitely gorgeous. Three coats.
Color Club Meet Meet Me at the Rink

Hot-Hot-Hot Pants is a stunning pale peachy coral crème. This is like a super blanched version of China Glaze Flip Flop Fantasy, like a sophisticated older sister. Three coats.
Color Club Hot-Hot-Hot Pants

Last is 'Til the Record Stops, a cool toned bright pale green. I love green and this is a really fabulous shade of it. This is three coats, same formula as the others.
Color Club 'Til the Record Stops

These are available on the Color Club website for $8.50 each. I know they are also stocked at some e-tailers like Amazon and HB Beauty Bar (I have never ordered from HB but they are cheaper there). What do you think of these awesome pale neons? I think they are pretty perfect for both Spring and Summer, they're so flippen fun!

Have a great week!

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

Friday, April 24, 2015

Rescue Beauty Lounge Je t'aime! Je t'aime! Collection Swatches & Review

--UPDATED: Now including the two other colors from the collection!--

Good morning! It's Rescue Beauty Lounge time yet again! They have a new collection out inspired by Parisian farmers markets called Je t'aime! Je t'aime! (I love you! I love you!). Be sure to check out the official Rescue Beauty Lounge blog post to learn more about the inspiration behind the collection here. This is a six shade collection, but two of the shades are unfortunately not ready yet. However, RBL wanted to release these four now anyway. The other two will be out in mid April (I think). Let's check these pretties out shall we?

First up is Ah, Oui which translates to "ah, yes". It's a springy bright periwinkle jelly crème that I'm seriously gaga over. This is actually a bit more vibrant in real life, photos cannot do it justice. I have honestly been obsessing over periwinkles this spring and even though I have a few favorites, this might beat them all. It's so shiny and squishy looking, but has a great opaque formula. This is two coats.
Rescue Beauty Lounge Ah, Oui Je t'aime! Je t'aime!

Next is Bonne Journee, "good day". It's a cool medium pink rose metallic with tiny subtle bits of copper sparkle.This had a thin formula but was easy to apply. It does turn out a little brushstrokey. I used three coats for full opacity. This isn't a color I would choose for myself, even being a pink lover, but I ended up liking how it looked on the nail.
Rescue Beauty Lounge Bonne Journee Je t'aime! Je t'aime!

Here we have C'est Tout, or "that's all". This is a gunmetal grey/silver metallic with a hint of green and sparkly bits of pink, blue and gold. It really does look like liquid metal. This has a fabulous formula, you might be able to get it opaque in one coat, but I used two here. It's a little more brushstrokey than I care for, and I don't know if the color suits me particularly well.
Rescue Beauty Lounge C'est Tout Je t'aime! Je t'aime!

This is Pardonne Moi, a chic way to say "excuse me". It's a gorgeous metallic indigo with purple flashing at the edges. In low light this looks very sleek and duochromey, but outside in full sun it transforms into a brilliant foily shimmer. A thin but manageable formula, this is three coats. The brushstrokes in this one appear to almost melt away when this dries, which I really liked.
Rescue Beauty Lounge Pardonne Moi Je t'aime! Je t'aime!

You can see in the shade photo how smooth it appears in lower lights, and how the purple comes peeking out.
Rescue Beauty Lounge Pardonne Moi Je t'aime! Je t'aime!
shade

--Below is the updated portion of the post--

This is Combien?, which means "How much?" - a saying I'm sure you'd definitely need while visiting Paris :) It's a beige gold glass flecky sugary shimmer metallic with hints of pink. RBL says this dries down to a matte finish but the finish doesn't make that super apparent. It's not really my favorite shade but it has a great formula, applies very easily. Two coats.
Rescue Beauty Lounge Combien? Je t'aime! Je t'aime!

And last in the collection is Trois Oignons Rouges, meaning "three red onions". I personally detest onions with the fire of a thousand suns, but red onions are pretty gorgeous. This is a magenta purple jelly that dries to a rubbery satin-y finish. It was sort of streaky on the second coat but it evened out nicely on the third. I love this shade!
Rescue Beauty Lounge Trois Oignons Rouges Je t'aime! Je t'aime!

I wanted to show how it looked shiny, so this is it with a top coat. I might love it even more this way! You can still sort of see the whites of my free edge, but such is life with a jelly polish.
Rescue Beauty Lounge Trois Oignons Rouges

You can check out the other RBL bloggers' posts here: Peachy Polish, Manicurator, Fashion Polish, Makeup Withdrawal, NailsandNoms, WarmVanillaSugar1 and 2, The Beauty Look Book 1 and 2, Refined and Polished and Polish Police.

All the colors in the Je t'aime! Je t'aime! collection will be available for sale on Tuesday, April 28th on www.rescuebeauty.com for $20 each. What do you think of these two additions to the RBL family?

Au revoir!

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

Thursday, April 23, 2015

#TBT: My Favorite Black Label OPIs Part 2

Happy #ThrowbackThursday! Today I have my second installment of my favorite BLOPIs, you can check out my first post here, it also includes an explanation of what a "black label" OPI is in case you don't know. In a nutshell, it's a vintage OPI from before 2006. This is a collaboration series I'm doing with my friend Karen, aka manigeek from the beauty blog beautygeeks. She's blogging about her favorites at the same time, so be sure to check out her post too!

This is Japanese Rose Garden from the Far East collection which came out in 2000. It's a dusty light rose pink with a slightly frosty silvery pearl finish. This is actually a shade you can still buy today, it's in the core line. This one is a black label though, so it has some chemicals that the core collection doesn't have of course, and I love the formula. While there are some brushstrokes due to the finish, they are subtle and I think the end result is really pretty and just so classic. I don't remember where I picked this up from, I think I got it in a swap a long time ago.
OPI Japanese Rose Garden
OPI Japanese Rose Garden label

Here is SRO (Standing Room Only) Silver, which I received as a gift from one of my polish besties a few years ago. It's from the Holiday on Broadway collection from 2003. This is a sheer-ish silver holographic polish. It's very thin and the chemicals make it nice and smelly. This is four coats. The fire of the holo really pops out in bright lights, which is why I love it. Well, that and it's one of the more harder-to-find OPI shades, which makes owning it kinda special :) I also love layering with this, it's gorgeous over dark colors.
OPI SRO (Standing Room Only) Silver
OPI SRO (Standing Room Only) Silver label

You can see the two BLOPIs that Karen chose today on her blog HERE. I'm loving this series, how about you? Have you ever gotten a hard-to-find or exclusive polish that made your heart race? I definitely regret not getting into polish sooner, there were such treasures to be had!

Talk to you again soon :)

❤ Kellie