Hey there folks! Today I have the new essie serene slate collection for ya!
The essie serene slate collection features nine new nail colors, all with a muted, soothing neutral flavor. Most of these are cremes but we have a couple shimmers and a metallic as well. I am in love with this collection because I love muted and/or greyish nail tones, so this is perfect for me.
I swatched *almost* all of these with just two coats (the one exception was press pause, which was three thin coats) and the formula was great!
press pause is a light grey creme with a very slight blue tint.
mind-full meditation is a light beige creme.
wire-less is more
wire-less is more is a dusty grey with rose pink shimmer.
serene slate is a medium stone grey creme.
toned down is a medium steel grey/smoky blue creme.
on mute is a dark charcoal grey creme.
generation zen is a dark mauve/grey creme.
gadget free is a gunmetal grey metallic.
cause & reflect
cause & reflect is a deep indigo blue with silver shimmer.
essie serene slate collection
No lie, I am in love! Almost all these colors are just utterly beautiful to me, and many are unique. A couple don’t completely knock my socks off because I’ve seen them before. Those would be gadget free, mind-full meditation and wire-less is more.
My personal favorites are serene slate, toned down, generation zen, on mute and cause & reflect.
The essie serene slate collection comes out this month on their site and in stores and they are $9.00 each.
Happy Thursday friends! Today I have the new Urban Decay Street Style Brow Collection for ya.
The Urban Decay Street Style Brow Collection features a some new items all designed to get your brows into shape, in a variety of ways. It includes seven new Double Down Brow powder compacts, seven Brow Endowed dual-ended primer + color, seven Brow Blade dual-ended ink stain + waterproof pencil, two Brow Finish gels and a set of stencils, which include 8 shapes (not shown on this post).
Urban Decay Double Down Brow Putty ($29)
Double Down Brow Waterproof Smudge-Proof Brow Putty comes in a little compact with a mirror and dual-ended applicator. Each one has two coordinating brow putty shades.
Urban Decay Brow Blade ($26)
Brow Blade Ink Stain + Waterproof Pencil has a super thin twist-up pencil color on one end and a brush-tip stain applicator on the other end.
Urban Decay Brow Endowed ($28)
Brow Endowed Brow Primer + Color features an invisible primer on one end and a brow color tint on the other end.
Urban Decay Brow Finish ($21)
Brow Finish Waterproof Brow Gel comes in two shades: Ozone (completely clear) and Midnight Cowboy (glittery sparkles)
Top to bottom: Taupe Trap, Gingersnap, Brown Sugar
Top to bottom: Cafe Kitty, Brunette Betty, Neutral Nana, Dark Drapes
There is a good mix of cool-toned and warm-toned shades here and yes, there is now a shade for red-heads (Gingersnap) as well! I’m totally loving all of these items but think my favorite is Brow Blade. Since I got microbladed last summer (at least 50% of it came off, even after going twice) I have areas of sparseness again, and the super precise fine tip works really well to fill in gaps and look natural.
The Urban Decay Street Style Brow Collection will be available in stores and their site on January 15th and elsewhere Feb-March.
Are you interested in trying any of these products out?
Hey there everyone, wanna see the new Sally Hansen X Crayola Glam Rock Collection?
The Sally Hansen X Crayola Glam Rock Collection features twelve new metallic nail shades made in their Insta-Dri formula, which only requires one coat and dries super quickly. I actually used two thin coats here, but you definitely can do just one and they look great.
Sally Hansen Metallic Sunburst
Metallic Sunburst is a warm gold.
Sally Hansen Alloy Orange
Alloy Orange is a muted orange.
Sally Hansen Bittersweet Shimmer
Bittersweet Shimmer is a pinkish/red.
Sally Hansen Big Dip O’ Ruby
Big Dip O’ Ruby is a ruby red.
Sally Hansen Shimmering Blush
Shimmering Blush is a deep pink.
Sally Hansen Razzmic Berry
Razzmic Berry is a deep grape purple.
Sally Hansen Sheen Green
Sheen Green is a bright grass green.
Sally Hansen Metallic Seaweed
Metallic Seaweed is a teal blue.
Sally Hansen Blast Off Bronze
Blast Off Bronze is a deep brownish/bronze.
Sally Hansen B’Dazzled Blue
B’Dazzled Blue is a deep navy blue.
Sally Hansen Sonic Silver
Sonic Silver is a medium silver.
Sally Hansen Deep Space Sparkle
Deep Space Sparkle is a dark charcoal grey.
Sally Hansen X Crayola Glam Rock Collection
If you love metallic colors this might be just the collection for you! These are very pigmented and dry quickly. I love the wider, rounded-edge brushes because they apply so nicely and without me having to clean anything up around my cuticles afterwards.
Today I have the butter London + Pantone Color of the Year 2019 nail lacquer shades for you. This year Pantone went for an orange/coral color with golden undertones called Living Coral. It’s bright, warm, gorgeous and makes me really want spring to hurry up and get here!
Living Coral Patent Shine 10X
Living Coral Patent Shine 10X is a bright coral with a shiny creme finish. This is two coats.
Living Coral Crushed Diamonds
Living Coral Crushed Diamonds is a bright coral with golden shimmer. This is two coats.
Living Coral Peel-Off Glitter
Living Coral Peel-Off Glitter is filled with coral and micro-gold glitter particles with a peel-off formula. This is three thin coats.
butter London Living Coral Peel-Off Glitter
I’m really liking Living Coral, it’s definitely a shade of orange I can get behind. I love the Patent Shine and Crushed Diamonds formulas of Living Coral the most here.
You can find the butter London Living + Pantone Color of the Year 2019 shades on their site and Ulta now.
Well hello there and happy 2019 to you!
There are only a few shades left in this OPI series and today I have my favorite yellow OPI nail lacquer colors for you. There aren’t tons and tons of yellow OPI’s to choose from, which made this fairly easy.
These are all new swatches (I am re-swatching them all as I go) but again, I won’t be discussing formula or anything since I have already reviewed these shades on here in the past.
One Chic Chick
One Chic Chick is a really nice pale creamy yellow/almost-beige.
Met a Boy Cute As Can Be
Met a Boy Cute As Can Be is more of a pale lemon-yellow than One Chic Chick is.
Towel Me About It
Towel Me About It is a sunny, cool-toned yellow creme.
Fiercely Fiona is an almost chartreuse yellow creme. I love this one the most because it’s so unusual.
Never a Dulles Moment
Never a Dulles Moment leans more towards the orange side of yellow and I think it’s pretty unique.Most of these look best on me with a ridge-filling base coat and three thin coats, because yellows tend to be very brush-stroke-y. I do think these are mostly fairly unique shades and I do love a great cool-toned yellow!
Why hello there and welcome to the OPI Tokyo Spring 2019 Collection!
The OPI Tokyo Spring 2019 Collection features twelve new shades evoking a VERY spring-like feel, which I love. Nine of these are cremes and three are shimmers.
Of course there are a lot of pinks, as we pretty much expect from OPI. Most of their collections are heavy on the pinks and/or reds, which might not be the hardcore nailphile’s favorite colors, but they are obviously HUGE sellers or they wouldn’t keep making them!
The formula was really nice with these. The lighter cremes worked best over a ridge-filling base coat for me and all were 2-3 coats.
Another Ramen-tic Evening
Another Ramen-tic Evening is a light muted pink creme.
How Does Your Zen Garden Grow?
How Does Your Zen Garden Grow? is a light lime green creme.
Rice Rice Baby
Rice Rice Baby is a dusty medium mauve/pink creme.
Kanpai OPI! is a muted periwinkle creme.
Arigato from Tokyo
Arigato from Tokyo is a vivid medium pink creme.
I’m On a Sushi Roll
I’m On a Sushi Roll is a dusty medium blue/green creme.
Tempura-ture is Rising!
Tempura-ture is Rising! is a bright coral/orange creme.
Suzi-san Climbs Fuji-san
Suzi-san Climbs Fuji-san is a dusty blue creme.
Hurry-juku Get this Color!
Hurry-juku Get this Color! is a deep pinky/purple creme.
All Your Dreams in Vending Machines
All Your Dreams in Vending Machines is a fuchsia shimmer.
Samurai Breaks a Nail
Samurai Breaks a Nail is a royal purple with heavy blue/pink shimmer.
Chopsticks and Stones
Chopsticks and Stones is a deep navy blue with lighter blue shimmer.
OPI Tokyo Spring 2019 Collection
Pretty! I am SOOOO ready for spring, even though it just turned to winter officially today. The first five shades above especially remind me of spring and Tokyo somehow, though I have never been (but would love to one day.)
I like that even though there are many pinks and some other colors here we have seen before (the blues and periwinkle) they all have this slightly muted/grey-ish tone, which makes them a little different. The three shimmers are gorgeous, especially Samurai Breaks a Nail.
You can preorder the OPI Tokyo Spring 2019 Collection here now!
Now I want to hear from you! Which ones will you be definitely picking up?
Hey there and happy Thursday to ya!
I’ve got the Jessica Cosmetics Holiday Glam Collection for you today, which features three pretty jewel-toned shimmers. These had a great formula and I only needed two coats for them to cover completely. Good stuff!
Silk Robe is a bright fuchsia with pink and blue shimmer.
The Queen’s Jewels
The Queen’s Jewels is an intense red with red shimmer.
Majestic Crown is a deep blue with lighter blue shimmer.
Jessica Cosmetics Holiday Glam Collection
Three gorgeous shades, though I am pretty sure they are all shades we have seen many times before. They do have a really nice formula though – Jessica rarely disappoints in that arena!
You can find the Jessica Cosmetics Holiday Glam Collection on their site and in select stores now and they are $9.00 each.
See anything here that tempts you or do you already have shades like these?