November 30, 2010

Deborah Lippmann sale

Start your holiday shopping off with DEBORAH LIPPMANN products. From now through December 1, 2010 save 20% on any order of $35 or more, including the newest holiday shades Boom Boom Pow, Today Was A Fairytale and the All That Jazz Trio Set. Simply use the code turkey20 on checkout at http://deborahlippmann.com/! ‘Tis the season! Let the shopping begin!
No More Drama
Happy Birthday
Wicked Game
Wicked Game topped with Today Was a Fairy Tale
Across the Universe
Bad Romance
Waking Up in Vegas
Lady Sings the Blues
Some Enchanted Evening
Razzle Dazzle
I'm Not Innocent
xoxo,
kelliegonzo

Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab Claw Polish

I first heard about Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab from a few of my nail blogging buddies. They make perfume oils and some other items. Just recently they started producing nail polish inspired by the perfume oil names. I was excited to see them because I saw them reviewed on a few other blogs and they looked so fun! And they are called "claw polish", how cool is that?!

Morgause is described as a regal, ambitious plum metallic pearl.  I see this as a plummy red with a shimmer and metallic finish.  Very pretty and easy to paint on.  I was not sure if it would be hard to apply or not because it looked like it could end up with massive brush strokes, but good to note that it wasn't a problem at all!  This is two coats.
Malediction is a black creme polish.  It is not the most opaque black creme I've ever used, but it's pretty fair in terms of application and the finish is super glossy.  This is three coats.
Midnight on the Midway is described as a rich midnight plum pearl flecked with a silver metallic sheen.  I'd say that is pretty accurate, the pearl in this polish makes it a bit difficult to handle unfortunately.  I do like the end result but it gave me some trubs when I applied it.  This is three coats.
Opium Poppy is suuuuper cute, I really love this one.  Awesome fuchsia pink creme with fab pigmentation.  Really lovely to apply too, with great opacity.  This is two coats.  The lamp light photo is most color accurate.
Hell's Belle is a lavender pearl with a golden pink sheen.  This color is really pretty but it's unfortunately sheer.  I bet it would be lovely over a purple or a black polish.  This is two coats.
Embalming Fluid is awesome!  It is a nearly sheer green with multicolored iridescent glitter.  Aaaannnndddd it glows in the dark!  Super fun eh?  This is two coats, but I added two more to get a good picture of it glowing.  And, a little tid-bit of info, despite the name, this polish like all the others from BPAL, does not contain formaldehyde :)
Croquet is an adorable bubblegum pink creme.  Really great pigmentation, opaque in two coats.  So cute :)
Destroying Angel is a super gorgeous dark chocolate brown.  It is not as opaque as the lighter colors, surprisingly.  This is two coats.
And last is Lady Macbeth, a stunning dried blood brown red creme.  Very morbid haha but I love it!  There is the tiniest slightest bit of shimmer in this that flashes when you least expect it, which is pretty cool.  This is two coats.
You can get these on BPAL's website for $9.  So what do you think?  Do any of these lacquers intrigue you?  They have a polish described as "oil-rubbed metallic bronze" and one that is "sooty, gunmetal-tinged billows of opaque, near-black shimmer" that I might have to order soon :)

xoxo,
kelliegonzo

These were sent for review.

November 29, 2010

Glitter Gal collaborates with Wanted Shoes

Hey everyone!  I wanted to let you know that I just heard Glitter Gal, the Australian cosmetics company, has teamed up with Wanted Shoes and created six custom nail polish colors in order to compliment this season's shoe collection.
I hope to be able to show you these soon and if you live in Australia and know how awesome both these brands are, don't hesitate to try these out!  Heck, even if you don't know about the brands, you shouldn't hesitate.  Take care sweeties!

xoxo,
kelliegonzo

Models Own Cherry Pie

I got this Models Own polish when they were having their big 50% off sale a few months ago. It is called Cherry Pie, but I would've named it Black Cherry Pie, because the red color doesn't really bring to mind cherries to me. The red is more of a sangria color and is almost has a metallic finish. This polish was pretty hard to work with, not like the other Models Own polishes I've used, but they've all been cremes so maybe that's why. This is three coats, because I had some gloopy issues.

xoxo,
kelliegonzo

China Glaze Channelesque

*Dun da dun dun DAAAAHHH* Today I have for you perhaps the most iconic China Glaze nail polish in existence. Channelesque is a purple taupe creme with some hidden shimmer. Along the lines of Sephora by OPI's Metro Chic and newer polishes like Essie's Merino Cool and Rimmel Steel Grey. I've heard that in their spring collection, China Glaze is releasing the color again, under a different name. But this baby is the original, the hawt, sexy, non big-3 free babe. This is three coats in sunlight.
I can't wait to see the new polish, called Below Deck, when the Anchors Away collection comes out!  I'll definitely have to do a comparison for you :)

xoxo,
kelliegonzo

November 28, 2010

OPI Here Today...Aragon Tomorrow Suede

Hi everyone :)  I hope your weekend is going well.  I am stressing a bit, because even though it's technically a "vacation" for me (Thanksgiving break) from school, my professors are cruel and decided to make most of their assignment due dates land right afterward.  Boo :P  So that means I have a LOT of homework.  Oh well.   At least the weather is still nice this weekend.

I would like to show you one of my new favorite polishes.  This is OPI's Here Today Aragon Tomorrow, the suede version.  Holy crap this is freaking beautiful!!  A beautiful mid-tone green matte shade that is positively packed with shimmer, giving it that signature suede finish.  I think this is totally the best out of the suede polishes that OPI has put out.  I hope they do more colors like this.  The swatch is two coats.
lamp light
flash
flash w/ topcoat
lamp light w/ topcoat

xoxo,
kelliegonzo

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