Saturday, May 29, 2010

Zoya Envy

I believe this was 3 coats, it starts out a bit sheer and streaky, but it fixes itself right up. This color is so dark it might as well be black though.

Revlon StreetWear Vice

Friday, May 28, 2010

Zoya Tangy

I said I was going to swatch all my Zoyas! This is one of the greens that I received in the Friday after thanksgiving sale last year. I don't usually lilke greens, but I was not about to refuse 6 FREE polishes with a minimum purchase... so I got 6 greens to show you =P
This is 3 coats, and you can still see the nail line. I think it might be pretty over white.

Revlon StreetWear Bare It

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Zoya Raven ~ RIP Mr. Grodd

On Tuesday the owner of the store I work at passed away. Today was the service. Although the store was closed, I was required to answer the phone board. I was not able to attend. I am going to miss Mr. Grodd, he will no longer be calling the store every hour. I am going to miss his voice and his laugh. An era has ended at Paul Stuart.

This is 2 coats of Raven.

RIP Mr. Grodd... You will be greatly missed by your Paul Stuart family...

Revlon StreetWear Deception

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

China Glaze Towel Boy Toy with Sally Hansen HD Spectrum

We are taking a small break from Zoya and StreetWear polishes!
I wanted to show you the color that I have had on the last couple of days!
This is 4 coats of China Glaze Towel Boy Blue, as it is a neon the color dries matte.
Although it is a beautiful color all on its own, I added 2 layers of the new HD Spectrum By Sally Hansen. The glitter particles in Spectrum are almost the same color as Towel Boy Toy, and I think they look amazing together!
I took this next picture today during lunch, sorry about the quality it was taken with my cell phone.
It got to 96 degrees in NYC... and it isn't even Summer yet?!

Revlon StreetWear Whip Cream

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Zoya Veruschka

This is 2 coats of Veruschka, and the last of the Zoya Matte polishes.
I like them all! (even better with a top coat!)
 with a top coat...

Revlon StreetWear Jam

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Zoya Dovima

This is 2 coats.
 with top coat... look at all the beauty that comes through with a top coat!

Revlon StreetWear Splash

This is 2 coats, brush stroke heaven! But I like this color!

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Zoya Posh

This is 2 coats. Although I don't like matte polishes, I love that they dry so much faster than regular polishes. Which makes them the perfect polish for when you are in a hurry.
 Here it is with top coat... sorry for the pinky, I bumped the nail on my desk.
This is a very pretty red... I have no idea how come I waited so long to try it!

Revlon StreetWear Slick

This is 3 coats, and I like this polish. It is far from opaque, but my nails don't look terrible =P

Friday, May 21, 2010

Zoya Loredana

This is 2 coats of Loredana... I was lazy and put it right over the manicure that I had on yesterday.
 Here it is with top coat.
I am starting my Zoya swatches in earnest! Thankfully I don't own THAT many of them =P

Revlon StreetWear Stain

This is love in a bottle... I love this color!!!

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Essie Playa Del Platinum

I picked up the entire Resort collection this past weekend. And this is the first color I wear from it. it is the only color that I was nervous to see on me, but I think it looks very elegant. It makes my fingers look so long! This is 3 coats. And after a whole day with it on, I have minimal tip wear, always a plus with a neutral polish. It reminds me of sand... I can't wait for summer!

Revlon StreetWear Moody, this one is usually known as Mmoody

3 coats, another sheer this time with a blue flash. it should be very pretty over a french manicure.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Orly Bailamos

This is 2 coats... sorry about the bubble (it's from the top coat) I am loving this color, it has a little green shimmer to it. Although I don't know how unique it is...

Revlon StreetWear Taxi

I am not in love with yellow in general... but these yellow polishes are growing on me. This was 2-3 coats and it has a yellow shimmer to it. it is quite pretty =P

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Zoya Harlow

I think I am going to have to swatch all the Zoya that I have before the exchange period is done next month! That is my next challenge!... And I don't have THAT many of them. I do have all their matte polishes. They look amazing with top coats!
This is Harlow, 2 coats.

 and here it is with a top coat... do you see what I mean?!
But I wanted to try something... Here it is with a layer of SH LCD 

Revlon StreetWear E=mc2

I believe this was 3 coats, and I think I have to wear it as a full manicure one of these days!

Monday, May 17, 2010

Comparison of AA Butter, Orly Lemonade, and Brucci Emmi and Olli Go Bananas

When I put on AA Butter, I thought that it might be a dupe to Lemonade, but Lemonade is brighter.

Index finger and Ring finger: American Apparel Butter
Middle finger: Orly Lemonade
Pinky: Brucci Emmi and Olli Go Bananas

American Apparel Butter and Summer Peach

The quality on these American Apparel nail polish has not failed me. I expected great things from them since I loved all the colors I have tried previously. Both of these pastels were 2 coaters. They are a little thick, but I love that you can achieve coverage in 2 coats.

I am not one for pastels.
I love the yellow, and the peach... not so much =P
Now American Apparel has all the colors for the perfect Easter manicure: Butter, Sumemr Peach, L'Esprit, Office, and I am sure that they have a pink too... All they need is a baby blue!

These were provided to me by American Apparel.

Revlon StreetWear Burnt

I believe this was 2 coats, and it is one of the ugliest colors I have ever put on my nails! But it doesn't look bad... just a bit odd! There are 2 editiong of Burnt, or is it Bburnt? I can't remember, but I swapped away the bottle I had of the other one. I will swatch it for you if I find it again.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Revlon StreetWear Tar with Sally Hansen DVD

Steph from Steph's Closet posted swatches of some of the new Sally Hansen HD polishes here. I have no idea how she was able to get DVD to not be sheer in 3 coats. DVD was one of my favorites of the 5 I bought, and was dissapointed that after 4 coats if was still sheer. I gave up at this point, and figured that I should just layer it over a black to see how obvious was the duochrome affect in it. And I am happy to say that I am not dissapointed!

First up... Tar by itself. This is 2 coats, and it dries a bit satiny.
 And here is with 2 coats of DVD... LOVE THIS!

 The only place that these have been sighted so far is Bed Bath and Beyond, you can take a look on their website to see if your BB&B has a health and beauty section. If they do... give them a call ask them if the polishes are available. And if they are to put them on hold for you. That is what I did and was able to snag them! I picked up all 3 blues and the pink and red. They were so pretty when I saw them in person! As a bonus BB&B has them for $4.99, which is the less than I have seen them anywhere else!

Revlon StreetWear Angelic

I think from now on I will just post the pictures... Please let me know if you miss the commentary.
This was 3 coats

Saturday, May 15, 2010

American Apparel L'Esprit with Revlon StreetWear Rraw

This is 2 coats of L'Esprit. I like the color, but I owe you guys a comparison with Essie Lilacism.
 I felt like adding something to make it even better, and I should have left it alone.
It was pretty, but it muddied the lilac.
The American Apparel nail polish was sent to me for review.

Revlon StreetWear Jelly

This is 3 coats, and it has a hidden shimmer that the camera did not want to pick up!
The only problem with swatching all these polishes is that I actually like a lot of them... What am I getting myself into?

Friday, May 14, 2010

Twilight Nail Polish by NOX

I promised that I would post the colors available... Here they are =P
Sorry for the quality of the pictures as they were taken with my phone.

Revlon StreetWear RRAW

This is 2 coats, I knew there was no way to turn this polish opaque. So I stopped at 2 coats.
There are a whole lot of StreetWear polishes that are very sheer. I will try to intersperced the opaque ones. So I don't scare you away by showing you my stained nail beds.