Thursday, April 9, 2015

OPI Hawaii Swatches and Review Part 2

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Here is Part 2 of my OPI Summer 2015 Hawaii swatches.  Check out Part 1 here!






OPI Hello Hawaii Ya?

OPI Hello Hawaii Ya? is one of my favorite colors from this collection.  I am a sucker for purples, specifically dusty purples.  This one is definitely one of my go-to colors from this collection.  I feel that dusty purples really go well with my skintone.  



OPI Just Lanai-Ing Around (shade)


OPI Just Lanai-Ing Around (sunlight)


OPI Just Lanai-Ing Around is a mauvy creme.  I usually consider mauve as a "mom color", but for some reason, this really calls out to me.



OPI Is Mai Tai Crooked?
OPI Is Mai Tai Crooked?



OPI Is Mai Tai Crooked? is a light orange cream.  I am not a fan of this one as I think it doesn't go well with my skintone.


OPI Suzi Shops and Island Hops

OPI Suzi Shops and Island Hops


OPI Suzi Shops and Island Hops is a nice ballet pink cream.  Not a unique color but I like how it looks so clean on the nails.

OPI Pineapples Have Peelings Too
OPI Pineapples Have Peelings Too (shade)


OPI Pineapples Have Peelings Too (sunlight)


OPI Pineapples Have Peelings Too is the most infamous OPI color of late.  It applied really uneven, it was streaky and the gold color is just unflattering.  Enough said.


All in all, I am not super in love with this collection, but there are many nice colors in this collection.  I specifically like Hello Hawaii Ya?, 
That's Hula-rious, Go With the Lava Flow, Lost My Bikini in Molokini and Aloha from OPI. The creams were a dream to apply and are opaque in two coats.

These nail lacquers are now available at your select retail stores like ULTA, salons and other outlets nationwide. (SRP $9.50)

(Media sample was provided by PR for consideration. All opinions are mine.)


Monday, March 30, 2015

OPI Hawaii Swatches and Review Part 1

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Summer is almost here! It's hitting the 100s now in Arizona, so what better way to welcome the summer heat than to wear bright, blazing hot nail polish shades. OPI comes up with its 2015 summer collection called OPI Hawaii. I believe they aptly named the collection, as we think of warm weather, summer, bright bikinis and tanned skin when we think of Hawaii.

Here are the first six shades of OPI Hawaii collection, and my thoughts on these.

 
OPI That's Hula-Rious!

OPI That's Hula-Rious! is one of my favorite colors from the collection, just because I am a sucker for mint greens. It is very springy and a nice mint green cream.

OPI My Gecko Does Tricks
OPI My Gecko Does Tricks
 
 
OPI My Gecko Does Tricks is a shimmery grass green. I like greens so this is right up my alley. I still prefer the mint green That's Hularious! over this one.
 
OPI Do You Take Lei Away?
 
OPI Do You Take Lei Away?
 
 
 
 
 
OPI Do You Take Lei Away? is my perfect mannequin hands. It really does blend into my skintone. It is a cream nude that looks just like mannequin hands on me.
 
OPI Go With The Lava Flow
 
OPI Go With The Lava Flow
 
 
 
 
OPI Go With The Lava Flow is so beautiful! It's a fiery orange coral with gold flashes. One of my absolute favorites from this collection.
 
 
 
 OPI Aloha From OPI

OPI Aloha From OPI

OPI Aloha From OPI is an almost neon bright coral cream. Formula is fantastic and is creamy and opaque in two thin coats.
 
 OPI Lost My Bikini in Molokini

OPI Lost My Bikini in Molokini

 
OPI Lost My Bikini in Molokini is a blue base purple cream, which is my favorite kind of purple. I prefer blue-based purples to red-based ones. I think these kinds of purples look better on my warm-toned skin.

All in all, this first batch off OPI Hawaii nail lacquers are great. I don't have any problems with these. I particularly like That's Hula-rious, Go With the Lava Flow, Lost My Bikini in Molokini and Aloha from OPI. The creams were a dream to apply and are opaque in two coats.

These nail lacquers are now available at your select retail stores like ULTA, salons and other outlets nationwide. (SRP $9.50)

Watch out for Part 2 of the OPI Hawaii swatches on this blog!

(Media sample was provided by PR for consideration. All opinions are mine.)

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Milani Fierce Foil Eye Shine Swatches, Look, Review

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Milani Fierce Foil Eye Shine Eye Shadow palettes in 03 Florence, 04 Venice, 01 Milan, 02 Rome






Milani Fierce Foil Eye Shine Eye Shadow palettes in 03 Florence and 04 Venice

Milani Fierce Foil Eye Shine Eye Shadow palettes in 01 Milan and 02 Rome



Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Zoya Spring 2015 Delight Swatches and Review

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Spring is definitely upon us!  The weather is getting warmer, and I'm trading my boots for sandals and peep-toe heels.  My nail polish color choices are also getting lighter, more pastel, brighter and happier.  Zoya heralds the coming of spring 2015 with a delightful collection of pastels and light colors aptly named "Delight".  Here are my swatches and thoughts on this spring collection.



Zoya Lillian

Zoya Lillian


Zoya Lillian is a beautiful light sky blue cream.  This is one of my favorites from this collection as it really looks very springy to me.  I like how light this looks on the fingertips, and yet it still looks quite blue.  The cream formula is great as well.


Zoya Tiana

Zoya Tiana



Zoya Tiana is also one of my faves, just because I am a sucker for greens, and my favorite color is green.  I like how light this green looks.  It is lighter than a mint green, and is a definite pastel green.


Zoya Daisy

Zoya Daisy





Zoya Daisy is a nice light yellow with flashes of silver shimmer.  I am not really a huge fan of yellow polish, but this is a nice shade, and the silver shimmer adds dimension to it.



Zoya Raine

Zoya Raine





Zoya Raine is a light sky blue with flecks of silver shimmer.  The finish is the same as Zoya Daisy.  Not my favorite, as I feel that the silver shimmer distracts me from enjoying the blue hue.  It is a nice blue, though.  


Zoya Leslie

Zoya Leslie






Zoya Leslie is a pretty lilac with silver flashes.  In this case, I appreciate the silver flashes because they enhance the lilac color, and not clash with it like I felt with Zoya Rayne.  This is one of my top favorites of this collection.


Zoya Eden

Zoya Eden





Zoya Eden is a gorgeous mid-tone pink cream.  This looks utterly feminine and just perfect for spring.  I can't say enough good things about this shade.  If you are looking for a girly pink cream that has a good formula, check out Zoya Eden.

All in all, I am liking all the colors of this collection with the exception of Rayne.  The formula is certainly good and very easy to apply on the nails.  My favorites are Lillian, Tiana and Leslie.  What are yours?

The Zoya Delight collection is available at leading salons and ULTA, as well as on the Zoya website for a suggested retail price of $9 each.

(Media sample was provided by a representative of the brand for consideration.  All opinions are mine.)