Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Pretty in pink!

Good afternoon, dear readers!  I just have a quick post to share with you today.  I've been sick since last week and haven't been feeling up to swatching to say the least.  Because it is cold, grey, and snowing here in Tucson (how crazy is that?!?), I figured I would share a nice bright cheery colour for today's post.  Today's post is featuring Zoya Sirena.  I used 3 coats of polish for these photos, and there is no top coat.
This is probably going to come as no surprise as Zoya polishes are always phenomenal, but the formula was flawless.  It is a touch on the sheer side so I needed three coats for opacity, but two thicker coats may be enough if you prefer to go that route.  Pink polishes have definitely been growing on me lately, and I really like this one!

I hope you have enjoyed today's post, and stay warm!!


Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Sonnetarium's Fresh Collection

Greetings, dear readers!  I have been dying to share these swatches with you, but I wanted to be good and wait until it got closer to the release date to do so.  That was so much harder than I thought it would be!  Check out these two polishes from Sonnetarium's new Fresh collection scheduled to be released this Friday!
Strawberry Smoothie

Strawberry Smoothie is described as "a smooth introduction to glitter polishes for the lady who loves cremes and shimmers.  A strawberry pink base loaded with miniscule glitters of many different sizes and colors."  I used three coats of polish and one coat of top coat for these photos.

Pinks have suddenly started growing on me recently, and Strawberry Smoothie the perfect addition to any pink collector's collection.  The application was smooth, and my nails were pretty smooth even prior to adding top coat.  The glitters dispersed nicely over the nails during application and dry time was quick for me.  Of course I started craving smoothies almost immediately after I received this polish in the mail, and you may find yourself having to resist the urge to nibble on your nails a little bit.  I can assure you, dear readers, that it does NOT taste like a strawberry smoothie, but it certainly is a beauty!

Blueberry Yogurt
Blueberry Yogurt is described as "a handmade-yogurty purple base with a dash of gorgeous violet shimmer, filled with blueberry hexes", and this was a favorite at my house.  My husband rarely comments on my nails unless I ask his opinion on something, but this was one he noticed without any direction from me.  He absolutely loved this polish, and who can blame him?  It's gorgeous!  I had no issues with the glitters during application- they also dispersed nicely and they did all lay flat on my nails.  This polish certainly does look like its namesake, and Michelle really hit this one out of the park for me!  I used three coats of polish and one coat of top coat for these photos.

Final Thoughts
I've always been pleased with the polishes made by Sonnetarium, and these are no exception!  Both polishes are beautiful and perfect for Spring.  This collection is deliciously fresh (haha), and I love that Michelle is doing something a little different than true pastels for the season.  I am eager to get my hands on the remaining polishes from the collection, as described below:

Raspberry Sorbet - Deep as the most luscious raspberry ice; an opaque base filled with bright copper and golden flecks.

Banana Pudding - A creamy yellow base with a glint of pale yellow hexes in various sizes, with a subtle iridescent shimmer.  To easily achieve even opacity, Banana Pudding should be layered over a white or pale colored base.

Cucumber Salad - The epitome of fresh.  A creamy pale green base with a subtle green shimmer- filled with white and green hexes.

Links and Additional Information
These polishes and others from the collection will be available for purchase starting February 15th at Sonnetarium's website.  All orders placed on the website starting on February 15th will include this mini nail file.  
Keep an eye on Sonnetarium's Facebook page for other stop announcements.

Disclaimer:  The products reviewed above were provided to me for my honest and unbiased opinion.  All thoughts stated are entirely my own and are based on my use of said products.  I love receiving feedback from my readers, and any comments left here are the express opinions and/or property of the individual authors.  Therefore, I, the author of this site, cannot be held responsible for the opinions held by others.  I reserve the right to remove any comments that I find to be harmful, unnecessary, or not constructive for other readers.

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Valentine's Day Giveaway!

Good morning, my dear readers!  I somehow managed to miss my first blogiversary, and I definitely wanted to have another giveaway.  I am really excited to be taking part in another multi-blogger (and shop!) giveaway for Valentine's Day, and I think you are going to love the prize packs we have put together for you.  Check it out:
Prize #1 from Glisten & Glow

Prize #2 from Cosmetic Sanctuary

Prize #3 from Beyond Beauty Lounge

Prize #4 from You Had Me At Makeup

Prize #5 from Adventures in Polishland

Prize #6 from Princess Polish

Prize #7 from Love for Lacquer
Prize #8 from The Lacquerologist

Prize #9 from The Jedi Wife (yours truly!)

Prize #10 from XO, Noelle

Because every giveaway has to have a few rules, here goes:

The giveaway is open for US participants only.  Winners will be notified by email after entries have been verified and will have 48 hours to respond.  Be sure to keep an eye on your spam folders!  In the event winners do not respond, the prize is forfeited and another winner will be selected.  Prizes are being sent directly from the bloggers participating in this giveaway.  Please allow 7-10 business days for packages to arrive.  While this is a Valentine's Day giveaway, we cannot guarantee that packages will arrive in time for Valentine's Day due to USPS shipping times and winner locations.  Enter by filling out the rafflecopter widget below.  Good luck!

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