New Wet ‘n’ Wild Megalast Polishes!

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Hey everyone! The other night I read that Wet ‘n’ Wild released FORTY new shades in their Megalast nail polish line! According to Nouveau Cheap (awesome beauty on a budget blog), these new shades are making appearances at Dollar General stores. Since I had to make a stop at the library today, I decided to pop into Dollar General since it’s right down the street, about half a block away! The new shades are beautiful! So many bright shades, some glitters, nudes, metallics…just an amazing selection. There were some already sold out including a glitter that looked just amazing, so I’m going to keep my eye on that.

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I picked up three shades:

Retro Mint- This is a minty green with silver shimmer.

Sea Change- Of all the polishes to get, THIS is the one that I think will be the huge hit and the most unique. It’s a deep blackened teal shimmer, but shape shifts to reveal some pinky purple tones. Even the cashier said, “Wow, this is really unique!”

Mixing it Up- This is a multicolored glitter with some pink/purple, gold, blue…the glitter is on the smaller side and every pretty.

Have you seen any of these new shades yet?

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More Manicure Spam!

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Hey Everyone! I just realized that this blog is now a year old as of March 21st. As the cliche saying goes, time flies! πŸ™‚ Anyway, I have some manicure spam of the polish I wore last week, starting with Illamasqua Scorch. Wow, this is an amazing, vivid WHITE! If you love white nails consider this a must have. It is totally opaque in two easy coats.

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I ended up layering Scorch with Hard Candy’s Black Tie Optional. This was a good pairing, but it would look better with a colored polish since there are opaque white glitters in this polish.

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OPI Give Me the Moon. OH. MY. GOSH. I wore this for four days and the photo does not do it justice AT ALL. This polish is like Cinderella’s gown wrapped up in a cloud with unicorn dust and fairy sparkles. It has that “lit from within” glow in person and is a shape shifter between blue, gray, and lilac. WHY does nobody talk about it???

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And OF COURSE a pink shade, right?! Oh boy did I debate this nail polish, Comic Cute from MAC. As you can see, it’s from the Archie’s Girls collection. I placed an order for everything I wanted makeup wise, but not this. It kept nagging at me so over a month later I decided to just get it and I’m really happy with it. The formula is fine and it is such a gorgeous pink. Believe it or not, I don’t even have a dupe for it. πŸ˜‰ If you like pink, this is a good one!

Thanks for reading!

Zoya 3 in 1 Remove Plus Review

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Hey everyone! I hope you’re having a great week. I wanted to take some time to review this nail polish remover from Zoya- Remove Plus. I’ve head so many rave reviews about this remover that I decided to check out a sample bottle during my last Zoya order (which I mentioned in a haul post).

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

Zoya Remove Plus is an award wining, gentle, yet highly effective 3-in-1 nail polish remover, nail prep and nail conditioner. Longer nail polish wear starts with Remove Plus. Polish remover is just the beginning of what this wonder 3-in-1 formula achieves. Clean and prep nails while moisturizing, nourishing and fortifying the nail plate for guaranteed extended polish wear. Nails are left without a trace of nail lacquer, without streaking or staining, hydrated and ready for a base coat.

I can definitely see why this is award winning. Right now my hands are need in some serious TLC due to the cold weather. I get very bad cracks (always have) around my cuticles and they just burn! I still want to paint my nails, but we all know how awful it is to get nail polish remover in those cuts! Zoya Remove Plus is a lot less painful when that accident happens.

The formula is incredibly soft and hydrating. It even smells good! It also removes polish really well. One swipe, maybe a little bit of rubbing with a cotton swab for multiple coats, and the polish is gone.

This is an expensive remover: a sample size (2 ounces) is $4.60, an 8-ounce bottle is $10, and a 32-ounce bottle is $25. That said, I think this is fully worth it for those wanting to care for their nails with something that isn’t harsh. When my current removers run out, I am definitely going to invest in a bottle of this. It is sold at Ulta, as well as Zoya’s website and other beauty vendors (just do a quick Google search).

Have you tried this remover? What do you think about it?

Alphabet Challenge: OPI Unfor-greta-bly Blue

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Hello! I’m getting so close to the end of the alphabet; only five more posts to go! Anyway, today I have another polish from the OPI Ger-Minis set: Unfor-greta-bly Blue. This is a pretty classic shade of blue if you ask me. It totally reminds me of when blue polish was really trendy in the 90s. I was sooo jealous of my friends with beautiful nails because mine were naturally disgusting from biting them.

This color is not terribly unique, but it is really pretty in person and on the nail. It just seems to have an inner glow to it. I love polishes like that! The application is perfect too. This is two coats, but you might be able to get it opaque in one thicker coat, because it is very pigmented.

What do you think of this shade? I may have to put this on my toes!

Butter London Kerfuffle Comparisons!

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Hey guys! Happy Friday! I have some Kerfuffle comparisons today! This color is gorgeous, described by Butter London as “opaque pink coral creme”. This is from their spring Sweetie Shop collection. My husband likes this color on me so it’s extra special!

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Left to right: Flower Gorgeous Gerbera, Butter London Kerfuffle, Butter London Trout Pout, Revlon Charismatic, OPI Italian Love Affair, Zoya Cassi, Sally Hansen Coral Reef

 

As you can see, this color is VERY similar to Flower nail polish in Gorgeous Gerbera. The difference is, which is very subtle, is that GG is more pink and Kerfuffle leans coral pink. Trout Pout is a lot darker than Kerfuffle, and Italian Love Affair from OPI is very frosty and more pink. I thought for sure I would have more similar shades to this, but I don’t (which is a good thing of course). I actually purchased Gorgeous Gerbera AFTER Kerfuffle…which I wish I hadn’t now since they are so close. If you like Kerfuffle but don’t want to pay the price tag of Butter London, Gorgeous Gerbera is almost an exact dupe, or a dupe if you can’t tell the difference between them!

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Just another shot in slightly different lighting. πŸ™‚

I hope this is helpful!

 

 

Alphabet Challenge: Flower That’s Just Dan-De-Lion

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Hello! It is a BEAUTIFUL sunny day here and I am so happy to see it shining! I have a new brand to show you in this latest alphabet challenge installment: Flower Cosmetics That’s Just Dan-De-Lion. I’m not sure what’s with the weird hyphens on the name of this…am I missing something here?

Anyway, this is a pretty polish. I had no idea what to expect from Flower. If you don’t already know, this is Drew Barrymore’s Wal-Mart exclusive cosmetics line that supposedly is made with high end ingredients. The low cost is justified by Drew doing the promo work so they don’t have advertising. I have no idea if this is true or not, but it sounds good, right?

This color is a light, peachy shade with some shimmer. The shimmer is very fine and shows up much better in person. This is three coats, but it looks fine with two, just a little sheer. Surprisingly this was not streaky. The formula is on the thicker side, so it performs best with thin coats.

Have you tried this line at all?

Alphabet Challenge: Maybelline Shock Wave

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Hello! I am super excited about this nail polish I have to show you! Shock Wave is a limited edition polish from the Electric Nights collection for Spring 2013. This collection was “the official nail color of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week”. When I first saw this collection I thought “these are so boring”. Still, I kept looking at the display and thought Coral Glow looked pretty…

….then my obsession began. These colors are amazing on the nails and SO much more interesting than they appear on the display. They are very “glowy” on the nail, much more than these images display (and yes I am totally hiding the cut on my middle finger…so ugly).

While the colors are great and the price is right, the Color Show polishes don’t have the best staying power, especially on someone like me whose job revolves around typing. Still, I do recommend checking out this LE collection because the shades are so pretty.