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My Favorite Blue essie Nail Lacquer Colors

Happy Thursday to ya!

Today I’ve got my favorite blue essie nail lacquer colors for you. Believe it or not essie really has a lot of blue shades, so it wasn’t quite as easy to pick out my favorites as some of the other shades were. But I think overall I found the best ones. What I like about these is that they really go the full range of the blue color spectrum.

dye-mentions

dye-mentions is a beautiful pale sky blue creme.

lapis of luxury

lapis of luxury is an oldie but a goodie. It’s a periwinkle blue-ish shade.

showroom for one

showroom for one looks very grey but also deep blue depending on the lighting.

butler please

butler please is a stunning cobalt creme. Definitely needs a top coat to really shine though.

blue-tiful horizon

blue-tiful horizon is one of THE best essie shades ever. Period. Stunning shimmer.

anchor down

anchor down is another one that borders on being grey, but really is a deep blue creme.

go overboard

go overboard is a very unique blue-ish/green-ish creme.

loot the booty

loot the booty is a gorgeous cobalt with intense light blue shimmer.

My Favorite Blue essie Nail Lacquer Colors

What do you think of these blues? Are there any missing that you would have included?

-Kelly

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MAC Get Blazed Collection

Hey there and happy Wednesday to you! The MAC Get Blazed Collection launches April 11th online and in select MAC locations and I’ve got a nice sampling of the super sparkly, metallic collection for you today.

MAC Get Blazed Dazzle Highlighter ($35)

MAC Bling Thing Liquid Lipcolour ($22)

MAC Get Blazed Bling Thing Liquid Top Coat ($22)

MAC Get Blazed Shiny Pretty Shadow ($21)

MAC Get Blazed Dazzle Drops ($31)

Top to bottom: Dazzlegold Highlighter, Dazzlepink Highlighter, Joy To Shadow, P For Pink Shadow, Glitz Please Shadow, Put U On Gold Shadow (over primer)

Top to bottom: Bling Thin Liquid Top Coat Love In A Bubble, Sweet Gleams, Gilt-Ridden, Deliciously Disruptive. Bling Thing Liquid Lipcolour in Commotion Motion, Haute Flash, Purple For Daze, Discobelle

Top to bottom: Dazzle Drops in Dazzlepink, Dazzlepeach

If bling is your thing then this collection might be for you! Seriously, it’s a very shimmery (aka messy) bunch of stuff. The eyeshadows in particular are very pigmented, but most definitely prone to fallout. The highlighters less so, and they are gorgeous! The lip toppers are really pretty and can be worn on their own or over something else, so pretty versatile. The Liquid Lipcolours are very pigmented and prone to staining. FYI Commotion Motion (see a lip swatch on my IG) totally stained my lips and it took me a ton of oily product to remove it. So that is both good and bad I guess!

You can find the MAC Get Blazed Collection on their site starting April 11th.

See anything you like?

-Kelly

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My Favorite Purple essie Nail Lacquer Colors

Hey there friends and welcome to my favorite purple essie nail lacquer colors! Boy was this one hard! essie happens to have a ton of really gorgeous purple nail colors, so keeping it down to just ten was difficult. A few of these were no brainers though. Some of them border on blue/periwinkle and one isn’t really “purple” per-se, but I included it here anyway.

comfy in cashmere

comfy in cashmere is the one that isn’t *really* purple, but it could sort of be purple. Also technically this is a matte and I added the top coat because THAT is what makes it special.

as if!

as if! is a gorgeous muted periwinkle.

labels only

labels only is one of the no brainer purples. SO pretty!

shade on

shade on is a fantastic vivid creme.

glow with the flow

glow with the flow is another no brainer and this also is on the blue/purple side.

coat couture

coat couture is STUNNING when you add a top coat (this one is also matte) so it def made my list.

winning streak

winning streak is a great deep, murky purple creme.

twill seeker

twill seeker is yet another no brainer. Unique and gorgeous.

for the twill of it

for the twill of it is a great purple/grey/green multichrome shade.

dressed to the nineties

dressed to the nineties is a beautiful deep purple with heavy green/blue shimmer. LOVE.

My Favorite Purple essie Nail Lacquer Colors

And there they are in all their glory!

Which essie purples are your faves?

-Kelly

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Urban Decay Game of Thrones Collection

Hello and happy Monday to ya! Today I’ve got the Urban Decay Game of Thrones Collection for your pleasure. The Urban Decay Game of Thrones Collection includes a limited edition eyeshadow palette, highlighter palette, lip & cheek stain, eye liners, lipsticks and eyeshadow brushes.

Peep all the photos and swatches below!

Urban Decay Game of Thrones Eyeshadow Palette ($65)

Urban Decay Game of Thrones Eyeshadow Palette

Top to bottom: Take The Black, White Walker, Frozen North, Free Folk, Hardhome, Nymeria, Winter Is Here, Weirwood Leaves, The Sight, Winterfell (over primer)

Top to bottom: Red Keep, Casterly Rock, House Lannister, Lannister Red, King’s Landing, Stormborn, House Targaryen, Dothraki, Bend The Knee, Bay Of Dragons (over primer)

Ok so the eyeshadow palette is kind of cool looking with the pop-up sword throne and the drawer of eyeshadows underneath, but honestly, it’s huge and bulky and I would MUCH prefer something sleek, light and easy to store/use. The colors are gorgeous though and the metallic shades especially are very creamy and pigmented.

Urban Decay Game of Thrones Mother of Dragons Highlight Palette ($36)

Top to bottom: Drogon, Viserion, Rhaegal

The highlight palette is really nice and much more sleek! The three included shades are soft, pigmented and very shimmery.

Urban Decay Game of Thrones Vice Lipstick ($19)

Top to bottom: Sansa Stark, Cersi Lannister, Daenerys Targaryen, White Walker

The limited edition lipsticks include two metallic shades and two cream shades. I personally like the red ones best. The other two just aren’t my kind of shades and they are more sheer as well.

Jon Snow’s Longclaw Large Eyeshadow Brush, Arya Stark’s Needle Flat Eyeshadow Brush ($28)

The two eyeshadow brushes are SO CUTE but also you can actually use them, so yay for that!

Lip & Cheek Stain ($36)

The lip & cheek stain gives a see-through flushed red color and is universal for all skin tones.

Urban Decay Game of Thrones 24-7 Glide-On Eye Pencil ($22)

Top to bottom: Lip & Cheek Stain, Winterfell Snow, Lannister Gold, The Night King, Dragon Smoke

The eye liners are really good! Winterfell Snow is an iridescent light shade, so it’s not super pigmented or intense, but still nice. Lannister Gold is SUPER metallic and smooth, it’s my favorite one. The Knight King is an intense shimmery teal and Dragon Smoke is a deep blackened purple shimmer.

As a fan of the show (though I do think it’s time for it to be over now) I was really excited to see everything here. While I do like the eyeshadow palette, the size/shape of it bugs me. The highlighter palette is great as are the eye liners. The lipsticks were just ok to me. The colors aren’t as interesting as I hoped they would be.

You can find the Urban Decay Game of Thrones Collection starting April 14th on their site and at Sephora, Ulta and select Macy’s.

Are you going to pick anything up from this?

-Kelly

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My Favorite Silver essie Nail Lacquer Colors

Hey there and a happy Wednesday to you! Today I’ve got my favorite silver essie nail lacquer colors for your viewing pleasure. This was actually a fairly quick and easy pick because there aren’t that many essie silver nail shades! Or at least there aren’t that many that I own. While these look almost exactly the same in the bottle, on the nail you can tell the differences.

All of these are swatched below with just two coats.

empire shade of mind

empire shade of mind is what I think of as a classic metallic silver.

steel the lead

steel the lead is from their “Treat, Love & Color” line and it’s very similar in color to empire state of mind, but it’s slightly less metallic, and more shimmery.

gadget free

gadget free is another silver metallic, however this is slightly darker and has more of a taupe-y cast to it than empire state of mind does.

My Favorite Silver essie Nail Lacquer Colors

So there they all are! Not very many, I know.

Can you think of any other great essie silver nail shades?

-Kelly

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Sally Hansen Miracle Gel Matte Top Coat

Hello! Today I have the new Sally Hansen Miracle Gel Matte Top Coat and some of the new Miracle Gel nail shades. The Sally Hansen Miracle Gel Matte Top Coat is a quick-dry top coat which gives nails a matte, slightly frosted kind of look. It’s a “softer” looking matte than some matte top coats, if that makes any sense. No chalkiness here, its more of a satin-like look.

I swatched all of these with just two coats and then one coat of the matte top coat. No problems whatsoever!

Mauve-olous

Out of this Pearl

Apollo You Anywhere

Beet, Pray, Love

Can’t Beet Royalty

Wine Stock

And there you have it! Of course you can also use these new shades with a shiny top coat for a different look.

You can find the Sally Hansen Miracle Gel Matte Top Coat on their site and in stores now.

Do you prefer shiny or matte?

-Kelly

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essie spring 2019 collection

Hello and a happy Monday to ya. Today I’ve got the new essie spring 2019 collection to share with you! The limited edition essie spring 2019 collection seriously knocks it out of the park, peeps. Five of the six new shades are basically “must-haves” for me, and it’s rare that I make that statement. They are just beautiful!

Formula-wise everything was really great. I used two coats over a ridge-filling base coat and had zero issues.

stirring secrets

stirring secrets is a light pink/beige creme.

pinkies out

pinkies out is an apricot with pink shimmer.

tiers of joy

tiers of joy is a lavender with green-ish shimmer.

touch of sugar

touch of sugar is a carnation pink with heavy gold shimmer.

teacup half full

teacup half full is a chestnut brown with golden shimmer.

reign check

reign check is a dark teal green metallic.

essie spring 2019 collection

So what do we think? I feel like this is a rather unique collection and there are so many pretties! I genuinely love all except stirring secrets (which is nice, but the only not very unique one) and feel like this is a really great collection.

You can find the limited edition essie spring 2019 collection on their site and in stores now.

Which of these will you be hunting down?

-Kelly

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OPI Always Bare for You Spring 2019

TGIF and welcome to the OPI Always Bare for You Spring 2019 collection! The OPI Always Bare for You Spring 2019 collection features six new soft neutral shades, perfect for weddings, Easter, Mother’s Day and all spring celebrations. These also come in their GelColor and Infinite Shine formulas.

Since these are meant to be sheer I *tried* to not do a zillion coats to get them opaque, which is what my tendency always is. I used two to three coats over a ridge-filling base coat for all swatches.

Baby, Take a Vow

Baby, Take a Vow is a sheer pink. This is two coats.

Bare My Soul

Bare My Soul is a sheer tan/pink. This is two coats.

Chiffon-d of You

Chiffon-d of You is a frosty pale pink. This is two coats.

Engage-meant To Be

Engage-meant To Be is a sheer lilac/grey. This is three coats.

Ring Bare-er

Ring Bare-er is a sheer muted blue. This is three coats.

Throw Me a Kiss

Throw Me a Kiss is a light pink with iridescent shimmer. This is two coats.

OPI Always Bare for You Spring 2019

For me sheer shades are usually a total snore, but for some reason a couple of these actually looked nice on my nails. Maybe because Engage-meant To Be and Ring Bare-er are more unexpected shades, I liked them more. I also really like Throw Me a Kiss.

You can find the OPI Always Bare for You Spring 2019 collection on the Polish Pick site now and they are $5.50 each or all 6 for $31.50.

What do you think of these shades, anything here you love?

-Kelly

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Jessica Tea Party Spring Collection 2019

Howdy folks! Today I’ve got the new Jessica Tea Party Spring Collection 2019 for you. This collection features six new delicate pastel cremes. These are more crelly looking than the classic chalky/milky pastels. And amazingly, they covered really well with just two coats when used over a ridge-filling base coat.

Yellow Meringue

Earl Grey

Lavender Love

Love You Very Matcha!

Blueberry Cream

Pumpkin Spice

Jessica Tea Party Spring Collection 2019

You can find the Jessica Tea Party Spring Collection 2019 on their site and in stores now.

What do ya think?

-Kelly

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