Category Archives: Black

Pure Ice Heartbreaker Skittle Swatch

So this is the only thing I have been permitted to buy since my super strict “no buy” rule I’m on right now. I know it’s not new but I knew I had to have it. So I did a skittles swatch because I’ve already seen it on blues….lots. So here are some I thought might have interesting results. without futher ado- Pure Ice Heartbreaker

Pure Ice Heartbreaker

Pure Ice Heartbreaker

So HOPEFULLY I can remember what all of these where. And yes I know I might have made it seem like I was doing very different stuff but that phase is still alittle experimental right now. From left to right.  Wnw Black Creme, Sation Oh My Oceania, Sinful Colors Lavender, Sally Hansen Blue It, all with one coat of  Pure Ice Heartbreaker. I love this, it really makes things pop. My favorite combo is over the purple, it fills a void for a purple with blue/green shimmer. There’s really not much to say about this because as you can clearly see- it’s awesome. Barely noticable over some of the already shimmery polishes, but I think any creme will dazzle with this over it. Makes OMO look more like I was hoping it would be.

New Maybelline Color Show Nail Lacquers!

June already?! I was wandering through Wally World the other day and stumbled upon a new and more then half empty display for Maybelline Color Show Nail Lacquers. I don’t own any Maybelline polishes so I grabbed 4 of these. I will say that it was hard to narrow it down to just 4- was was originally only going to get 2, haha. There were some awesome colors. Good thing I don’t own a credit card.

Maybelline Candy Crush

Maybelline Crushed Candy in 3 coats with topcoat. Dry time on these are pretty good for someone like me I really take that into consideration because I have too much to do and I can’t sit around waiting. Formula was fantastic, great coverage this seems more like its a heavy shimmer packed jelly, you can see a visible nail line in this photo. I was quite happy with this as I was comparing this to Revlon Wild Strawberry and felt like the purple/blue shimmer that flashes in this was more then Revlons.

Maybelline Amethyst Ablaze

Amethyst Ablaze is ONE coat in this photo.  This is labeled Metallics. Also it dries to a satin matte finish. You can also see any imperfection on the nail with this. 😛 Great formula great coverage. Next photo is with topcoat.

Maybelline Amethyst Ablaze

Maybelline Blue Freeze

Maybelline Blue Freeze

Maybelline Blue Freeze

Blue Freeze in 2 coats with topcoat. I picked this one up because in the bottle it has an amazing purple shimmer that flashes amazingly…in the bottle. IRL its not as prominent.  But I’m not entirely disappointed because this is still very very pretty. Formula is great build beautifully. Maybe a tad runny but not awful.

Maybelline Twilight Rays

Twilight Rays is in 3 coats and topcoat. This black based polish is loaded with gold glass fleck shimmer. After I saw how Blue Freeze didn’t live up to what I thought was in the bottle I was worried this would look nearly as good as it represented itself on the shelf. As you can see it did not disappoint!!! I just loooove this! Great formula as it with the rest of these.

So I’m not sure if our Walmart is always going to have these as the display is already taken down and the few bottles left were shoved onto a very random rack in the beauty department. I hope they do because these are great all around polishes and there were a few other colors I really wanted. Also if you check out Maybelline’s color wheel for these on their site- it is not accurate to what you see IN the bottle or ON the nail. They show #240 Twilight Rays as just #240 “Twilight” and a rather dark mossy green.

So have any of you seen these elsewhere? Have you snatched up a few?

OPI Pirouette My Whistle, Skittles Swatch Part 2

Hello! If you missed part 1 click here! I’m not going to say anything else about Pirouette My Whistle (PMW) because it’s all in part 1. But I will say that I love it and I will be using it again in a post, who knows when though?

So here’s the right hand! PMW is 2 coasts on all nails with Sally Hansen Intsa Dri Topcoat. Sorry about the middle finger I was already beyond frustrated to fix it!

OPI Pirouette My Whistle over Kleancolor Melon Green

Kleancolor Melon Green is 3 coats. Kind of frosty builds nicely.

OPI Pirouette My Whistle over Sinful Colors Secret Admirer

3 coats of Sinful Colors Secret Admirer. This doesn’t dry real fast but it doesn’t take forever. 2 coats probably would have been fine. I’m not exactly sure what I was thinking when I choose this. Individually this is different from a regular black because it’s loaded with very fine silver glitter that is just a tiny bit smaller then the silver in the in PMW. So is basically the same as my other index finger just a bit more silver glitter. 😛

OPI Pirouette My Whistle over Revlon Minted

Revlon Minted is in 3 coats. This is another polish that likes to bald badly. So I ended up putting the last coat thick. So apparently while picturing the left hand first I must have pressed it to hard into the camera. I was pretty sure it was dry and since I already had to monkey with it just to get it on the nail in the first place I didn’t want to go through another headache to fix it. Pretty much the same as SC Unicorn on the middle finger, left hand.

OPI Pirouette My Whistle over Sinful Colors Nirvana

3 coats of SC Nirvana. It seems like a few of the SC’s like to bald and never dry. This one isn’t as bad as Unicorn but you have to carefully lay it on thick.

OPI Pirouette My Whistle over Sinful Colors Ruby Ruby

3 coats of SC Ruby Ruby. I pretty good formula especially compared to the majority of the other SC’s I used for this swatching.

I hope you enjoyed the swatches of PMW.

OPI Pirouette My Whistle, Skittles Swatch Part 1

So when I first saw OPI’s  New York City Ballet Soft Shades, I didn’t feel like  it looked like anything I would want. After seeing lots of other bloggers do swatches of the entire lineup there was one that I knew I really wanted. A glitter of course, Pirouette My Whistle!

I did this as a “skittles” swatch because I find it fun to see how some polishes can be very versatile. I also do it this way when I just buy it and I want to try it over everything!!! Sorry the colors aren’t really themed or corresponding, I just grabbed what I thought would be neat under it.

I usually sum up the polish after some pictures but I’m doing it before this time because there are a lot of pictures and I’ve got a bit to say about the colors themselves. In this post I have it on its own and on 4 color polishes.

Pirouette My Whistle(PMW) is in 2 coats  on all nails even on its own with Sally Hansen Insta Dri Topcoat. You could probably skip topcoat. It has a white almost pearl like hexagon glitter with a very fine silver glitter in a clearish base that seems a teensy bit milky in the bottle but doesn’t  translate to the nail that way. The silver glitters have great even coverage of course, not sparse at all. The white glitter on the other hand doesn’t always want to go on. I think that’s mostly due to the base being a little tiny bit runny(which isn’t bad in this case), but its good enough that swiping it over again a few times gives it good result and it isn’t super gloppy. They settle done well and don’t always pull themselves off with each stroke. I think it’s meant to be sparse, but I personally like a little more. I love this polish though! And as with 99% of glitter polish, this is a PAIN to remove.

OPI Pirouette My Whistle

OPI Pirouette My Whistle

No top coat in this picture.

OPI Pirouette My Whistle over Wet n' Wild Black Creme

OPI PMW on amazingly 1 coat of Wet n’ Wild Black Creme. It was one flawless coast, need I say more?

OPI Pirouette My Whistle over Sinful Colors Unicorn

Sinful Colors Unicorn was 3-4 very frustrating coats. It takes forever to dry. I wanted to scream and break it because it balds badly. Stains like a you wouldn’t believe. Last time I used it was for the rainbow mani, over a white base so I didn’t notice last time.

OPI Pirouette My Whistle over Kleancolors Sheer Pastel Nude

3 coats of Kleancolors Sheer Pastel Nude. I would have left it at 2 but it really is sheer and I thought without the third, there’d be no difference between it and PMW on it’s own.

OPI Pirouette My Whistle over Wet n' Wild On A Trip

WnW On A Trip is 3 coats. Dries fairly quick. Its from the Megalast collection that has the new “ManiCurve Pro Brush”. Very nice brush btw! One stroke for the pinky every time.

This is all on my left hand and part 2 will be on my right! Stay tuned….

Sinful Colors Flakies Polish!

So on my weekly visit to Walgreen’s I nearly jumped for joy when I saw that Sinful Colors has their own version of a flakies polish called Green Ocean. It goes with their St. Patrick’s Day display! I honestly can’t tell you what else was on display because when I saw that- that was all I saw! I vaguely remember some skinny striping polishes….probably something they always have though. I’ve noticed that with SC, when they have a holiday display it usually contains colors from their core line. But not always…..especially in this case because I’ve never seen Green Ocean (GO) before. I wish I could have SC other “Ocean’s” a blue and a pink! But the pink is called Deep Red Ocean…? W.e! Picture time!

Sinful Colors Green Ocean

Sinful Colors Green Ocean over Wet n' Wild Black Out.

Sinful Colors Green Ocean

Sinful Colors Green Ocean over OPI Alpine Snow

Sinful Colors Green Ocean

Sinful Colors Green Ocean over Sally Hansen Emerald City. Sinful Colors Happy Ending.

I’m not sure if I care for it over white….my hubby said it looked like a fungus. GO is a little bit gritty especially if you blob it on like I did on a few fingers. A thicker topcoat would work great. Right now I don’t own any other colored flakies but a short while back Zoya had a promotional thing going on where you got 2 free polishes- you just had to pay shipping. And with my polishes came a color chart with their True collection which has the flakies. I also received the Feel collection color chart with 6 empty spaces…sooooo I decided to fill in one with the GO to compare it that way since I do not actually own any Zoya flakies. I thought at first it might be just like Opal since its green too. But when I pulled the brush out I noticed that there was actual glitters in GO. And in the tray it was a bit less green. Kind of an in between Opal and Maisie( which is blue).

Sinful Colors Green Ocean

Sinful Colors Green Ocean on the bottom. Zoya Maisie and Opal on top.

Sinful Colors Green Ocean

Sinful Colors Green Ocean. Zoya Maisie and Opal on top.

After I bought this I almost immediately regretted not buying a back up. I knew I’d be crazy about this! Luckily I live in a rather small town and when I went back almost a week later there was 2 bottles left so I bought them both!….Sad when you think that even those 2 bottles, actually all 3 are cheaper then a China Glaze or an OPI.