Howdie! Oops, I missed posting yesterday! Just for that I will show you 2 polishes in one post 😉 I’m also doing this because I can’t stand these polishes and they are no longer in my collection because of it, but thought I would share anyways because someone out there might like them.
Both pictures are 2 coats of each polish. All I can say about the formula, application AND removal of these polishes is “GROSS!” The formula is thick and gloopy and it gets worse as you are polishing, like instant thickening and drying. And removal, wow! I even tried the foil method (with my Julep Party’s Over Glitter Removal caps) and the polish did NOT want to come off. The, after scrubbing the glitters (after sitting with the caps on for 10 minutes), there was glitter everywhere. *sigh* I guess I shouldn’t have had high hopes for these since they are basically a mix of different sized glitters in slightly tinted bases, and they are “drugstore” brand, which I don’t normally have an issue with. If you like textures similar to Zoya Pixies or Julie G Gumdrops, these are definitely not for you. The texture of these is SUPER gritty, they catch on everything and I have an all around dislike for them. They are much prettier in the bottles on the store shelf, and that’s where they should stay if you want my honest opinion.
I did wonder about Mayan Riveria and a glitter gradient with it, so I tried it out over 2 colours (no top coat) – Sinful Colors Exotic Green (left) and Julep Laura (right). They definitely look much better like this, but because they are so gloopy, I think application would be a pain in the butt to have it look right on all 10 nails.
Sorry Revlon, this collection is a major fail for me 😦 What do you guys think? I can’t be bothered to keep these in my collection because I know I will NEVER use them again, and I don’t want to burden someone else with them, so these are headed into the garbage 😥 RIP polishes.
Morning, morning! And Happy Monday!! Tyler and I went shopping on Saturday and the stores are being filled with Christmas decorations and all things red and green! YAHOO!!!! 59 more sleeps!!
Today I have another texture for you – there is an end in sight for these, I promise 😉
This is 2 coats of Silver Bells. I really like this one and I think it would be a cool look to include in this mani style just to give it something a little extra. This is a perfect silver sandpaper-like texture that isn’t super gritty and doesn’t catch on anything. That is one thing I love the most about the Julie G Gumdrop polishes. Now I just need them to make some pastel coloured ones and I would be happy-happy 😀
Hello lovely readers! I missed posting yesterday. My day went to hell in a hand basket just after 8am and it didn’t stop until I got home, at which time I was too flustered and frustrated to do anything other than eat dinner and hold the couch down until bedtime.
I have another texture for you today – Julie G Blueberry Fizz from the original Gumdrops collection.
This is 2 coats of Blueberry Fizz, it could have used a 3rd coat though. I’m still not too sure about this polish. Again, with the hex glitters in it, I think that’s what turns me off the most. The colour is OK, but maybe it doesn’t work with my skintone and that’s why I’m not over the moon for it. I am terrible at deciding if something works or doesn’t work with my skintone. I think this would be a great colour to pair with a wintery mani.
Morning, morning! I hope everyone had a great weekend! Tyler and I went to a Barrie Colts hockey game with his friend and his friend’s younger brother on Saturday night. It was Tyler’s first in-person hockey game (*gasp!!*) so it was fun for him, and it was nice to go out and do something. We don’t usually do much on weekends, so it was a nice change.
Today I have Zoya Chita for you. Every time I think of this name in my head I say it like “cheetah” – is it that way or “Chih-tah”? Anyone know? That’s today’s conundrum 😉 This was another polish I did for Two Weeks of Textures.
I love Pixies! This is 2 easy coats of Chita, I have to say, of all the textures out there, Zoyas are definitely the best – the original Pixies that is. Now they have the Magical Pixies, which I like but not as much as the originals, and I haven’t tried the new Ultra Pixies but I know I won’t like them because of the larger glitters in them so I’m not bothering to get them. This polish looks a lot like Julie G Mistletoe, so I will have to remember *makes mental note* to do a comparison of them – maybe in December 🙂
Happy Friday all! I’m going to try to work on swataching today – we’ll see how far I get 🙂
I have another texture for you today – China Glaze Shell We Dance from the Sea Goddess collection.
This colour is more my speed. This is 2 coats of Shell We Dance, it’s a really pretty medium pink with lots of shimmer throughout. The formula of this polish is better than Teal the Tide Turns and Sand Dolla Make You Holla.
Morning, morning! It’s Thursday, that means I’m sleeping in tomorrow and there’s nothin’ anyone can do to change my mind!
Today, I have a swatch of China Glaze Teal the Tide Turns from the Sea Goddess collection they released in the Spring.
This is 2 coats of Teal the Tide Turns, and I would recommend doing 3 if I were to wear it again. (And sorry, the ring nail must have had a thicker coat of polish because it looks more opaque than the other nails.) This is not my favourite from the collection. I prefer my textures sparkly, like the Julie G Gumdrops or the Zoya Pixie Dusts (original version). This was a little tricky to work with, the formula was thick but watery at the same time.. if that makes any sense whatsoever. This is a teal base with a darker teal matte glitter throughout. I dunno, something about this one just isn’t speaking to me. I bought this with the rest of the Sea Goddess collection from Nail Polish Canada – my source for everything mainstream 🙂
Morning lovelies! Is it hometime yet? It’s just one of those days where I want to stay in bed snuggled up with my puppydogs cause it’s so miserable outside.
Today I have a swatch from my first day of “Two Weeks of Textures” I did back at the beginning of September – Julep Cameron.
This is 2 coats of Cameron, a grey-toned lilac purple Stardust texture with some larger hex glitters. This is a polish I am not too sure about. I don’t know if it is the colour, or the texture of it. If you’ve been around for a while you will know that I LOVE texture polishes, but there is just something about the textures with the larger glitters in them that does not appeal to me. I’m still on the fence with this one, even a month later. This can be purchased through Julep’s online store.