Tuesday, 30 June 2015

Essie Gel Setter Top Coat


Hiya Dolls!

How are you all doing?  Hopefully enjoying Summer as much as we are here in BC.  We are in the middle of a heat wave and are busy finding ways to keep cool!

Gel Setter is a new top coat from Essie that boasts the long-lasting, rock-hard shine of a gel, without the UV light.  It has a new technology featuring acrylates and copolymer that provides a thick coating with intense shine and anti-chip properties.

I added one thick coat of Gel Setter over top of Essie Strut Your Stuff.  It was dry to the touch in less than a minute!  Of course I was still careful for about half an hour after applying, but I didn't have any smudges.

I wore a mani with this on last week for 6 days!  I had a bit of tipwear after a few days and one small chip, but other than that my mani still looked great!  One thing I loved about it was I didn't get any cracks on the side of my nails that I sometimes get with other top coats.

Essie Gel Setter will be available at drugstores across Canada as of July 1st 2015.

Wednesday, 17 June 2015

China Glaze Plur-ple

Hey Dolls!

I was so excited to find a few purple polishes that have been on my wish list for a while at Sally's.  I found Creative Fantasy, Plur-ple and Violet-Vibes.

I wore Plur-ple first and loved it!  Formula was fine, two easy coats and top coat.

I think I'll try Creative Fantasy next!  That one has been on my wish list for ages now!

Tuesday, 16 June 2015

Zoya Paradise Sun Collection 2015


Hey Dolls!

I've got part two of the Zoya Summer Collections to share with you today.  These beauties are part of the Paradise Sun Collection.  The colors are very similar to the Island Fun Collection but with loads of beautiful shimmer!

First up is my favorite in this collection, Aphroite.  Aphroite is a stunning reddish orange with amazing shimmer flakes.  This polish looks like it is lit from within!  This was the only one that I needed three coats of, as it was a bit sheer.

Mae is a fabulous magenta pink with metallic shimmer.  This is seriously gorgeous on the nails!  Ised two coats for my swatch.

Isa is a blue-based purple with metallic shimmer.  Isa is very pigmented, I almost got away with one coat!

Genesis is a lovely white with loads of white shimmer that is meant to look like diamond dust.  She is such a beauty!  I used two thick(ish) coats and topcoat.

Oceane is a true turquoise with shimmer and a metallic finish.  This one is super pigmented and will stain your nails, so be sure to double (triple) up on your base coat.

Selene is a true teal with shimmer and a metallic finish.  This is another highly pigmented shade, so be sure to double up on base coat if you wear this beauty!

You can find the gorgeous Paradise Sun Collection on the Zoya website.  Will you be picking up either of these two Summer Collections?

Friday, 12 June 2015

Chillato Gradient

Hey Dolls!

It has been a while since I have done a gradient around here and I knew Essie Chillato would be a fun one to use!  I paired it with OPI Angel With a Leadfoot. First, I put down a basecoat using Angel With a Leadfoot and then I needed 4 coats of the two colors, using the sponge gradient technique.

Hope you all have a great weekend.  I will be back on Monday with part 2 of my Zoya Paradise Sun Collection!

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