Monthly Archives: June 2014

Sally Hansen Limited Edition Color Foil Collection

Sally Hansen sent me the Limited Edition Color Foil Nail Makeup Collection. This is another collection found in the Summer 2014 Limited Edition I Heart Nail Art Liquid Mani-A Collections. Click Glitter  or Matte for more swatches from the summer collection.

There are eight shades to choose from, for this blog I am reviewing Titanium Flush, Purple Alloy, and Cobalt Chrome. There has been a lot of questions floating around on this foil collection such as do these stamp and how long does the shine last, I not only swatched but also test wore this polish to answer these questions.

The finish on this polish is a metallic mirror like finish which means every imperfection on your nails will show so be sure to buff up the nails before using this collection.

When using this polish you do not apply a base or top coat and you will need two coats for the perfect look. The polish goes on quick, make sure to take excess polish off the brush prior to application, the polish will dry fast so there isn’t a long wait time to add that second coat. The polish does come out of the bottle looking streaky (make sure to shake well) but it does fade as the polish dries.

I test wore Cobalt Chrome for two days at the office, gym and normal daily wear and was pleasantly surprised that the polish did not fade like OPI Push and Shove did. The polish does eventually receive a few wear spots but nothing a quick touch up can’t resolve.

Does it stamp? Yes it does however not every shade is like the other! Purple Alloy and Titanium Flush stamped very easily however Colbalt Chrome gave me a little push back and I think it is only because it dried quicker.

This collection is a high maintaince type of polish for several reasons, one you really need to buff those nails, two you will need touch ups every few days for extended wear. I will only recommend this polish if you do not mind the extra maintaince and you enjoy a chrome look on the nails!

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Cobalt Chrome

Titanium Flush

 

Purple Alloy

 

Painted nails are happy nails!

Dorothy

 

The product samples were given to Cool Polish for editorial purposes. The product samples came from one of the following: directly from the manufacturer or from the agency that works on behalf of the manufacturer. All reviews on www.coolpolish.com are the truthful opinion of its author and are not persuaded by the manufacturer in any way.

 

L’Oreal Acid Watermelon From Neons By Colour Richie

I purchased Acid Watermelon from the L’Oreal Summer 2014 Limited Edition Neons By Colour Richie Collection. This collection has six shades to pick from and retail for $4.99 per bottle.

The shades are (from left to rigt in display photo) Banana Pop, Energenic Tangerine, Punchy Lychee, Acid Watermelon, Flashing Lilac, and Flou Azur.

This display was found at Bed Bath & Beyond.

 

Acid Watermelon has become a top five favorite of 2014 shade for me, it is a creamy pink that will take three coats. These neon shades do not seem to be over the top in neon they seem just right for a fun bright summer manicure or pedicure! If you find this display I highly recommend you purchase Acid Watermelon.

Taken outside.

A little nail art with Zoya Binx.

Painted nails are happy nails!

Dorothy

 

Sally Hansen Color Frenzy Collection

Sally Hansen sent me the new Limited Edition Color Frenzy Glitter Collection. This collection is part of the I Heart Nail Art Liquid Mani-a Collection. The bottles state texture polish but really these are more of a glitter top coat type of polish with a mixture of different glitters. There are eight different types of polishes to pick from. The glitters range from bar glitter to shards of glitter.

Some of these top coats are goopy and do not distribute the glitter fully, I have added the way each polish goes on with the descriptions. Each swatch is over a Sally Hansen Insta-Dri base.

Sea Salt-blue and gold mix of glitter with holographic shards-went on easy and evenly distributed

Candy Drop- pink matte hex glitter, small pink glitter ,small holo glitter and matte pink bar glitter-slight thick but glitter is evenly distributed

Splattered-matte pink hex glitter, black hex glitter, metallic gold shards, small red bar glitter and small gold glitter-goopy each stoke filled with glitter

 

Red White & Blue-red white and blue hex glitter in small and medium-slightly thick and you have to work with the bush to get glitter evenly distributed

Green Machine-matte green medium and small hex glitter, matte green bar glitter, and small holo glitter-went on smooth, glitter was evenly distributed

 

Sea Salt- small gold glitter with small gold hex glitter, small round blue glitter and gold shards-went on smooth and was evenly distributed

 

Paint Party-matt hex glitter and bar glitter in baby blue, peach and lime green-slightly thick but evenly distributed

Fruit Spritz-matte peach,light green and light pink hex glitter mixed with gold holo hex glitter-you really need to dig for and distribute the glitter

Painted nails are happy nails!

Dorothy

The product samples were given to Cool Polish for editorial purposes. The product samples came from one of the following: directly from the manufacturer or from the agency that works on behalf of the manufacturer. All reviews on www.coolpolish.com are the truthful opinion of its author and are not persuaded by the manufacturer in any way.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Matte-Mat

Sally Hansen sent me the six new Insta- Dri Matte-Mat Collection to review. This is a limited release from the I Heart Nail Art Liquid Mani-a-Matte Insta-Dri Collection. These retail for $4.99 each and can be found in the large end cap display with all new Sally Hansen Polish or the typical shelf display.

There are six colors in this collection: Coastin’ By, High n’ Dry, In A Haze, Mattitude In Motion, Mauve Matter, and White Pick It Fence.

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Large end cap display with Color Frenzy, Big Matte Top Coats,Salon Effects, Nail Art and Color Foil!

At first my thought was matte in a Insta-Dri formula that sounds like a bad idea since some of my previous trials with Insta-Dri did not end well, BUT these formulas provided a pleasant surprise! All six colors went on smooth dried in no time and look great! I really like all of these colors even though High n’ Dry did scare me because teals stain me even with a base but I’m happy to announce this one did not stain me!

All swatches have two coats, I have a favorite only because it’s been my go to color for a quick cover up those nails while running out the door polish! Mauve Matter is a color you have to purchase from the collection.

Coastin’ By is a mint green

High n’ Dry is a teal

 

In A Haze is a deep purple

 

Mattitude In Motion is a bright pink with shimmer

 

Mauve Matter is a nude don’t let the name fool you and is a must have!

 

White Pick It Fence is a nice white base for nail art!

Painted nails are happy nails!

Dorothy

The product samples were given to Cool Polish for editorial purposes. The product samples came from one of the following: directly from the manufacturer or from the agency that works on behalf of the manufacturer. All reviews on www.coolpolish.com are the truthful opinion of its author and are not persuaded by the manufacturer in any way.

 

 

Zoya Magical PixieDust

I purchased three bottles of Zoya Magical PixieDust. These polishes are full of magical glitter creating a textured look, and retail for $10.00 per bottle. The three polishes I purchased are Cosmo, Vega, and Lux and came from Ulta.

According to the Zoya website you should not use a base or top coat and prep the nail with Zoya Remover. I followed these instructions but cringed at the thought of no base coat, but everything turned out fine!!

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Each swatch has 3 light coats which went on easy, the glitter dispensed well on each coat. This glitter masterpiece is like the PixieDust but packed with Holographic hex glitter. If you love the original PixieDust and welcome large amounts of holo hex glitter then you should purchase a few of these, they will be perfect as an accent nail or two or will wear well alone.

Cosmo-silver (the yellow paint outside is picked up in the sparkle.)

Vega-light blue

Lux-rose quartz

Painted nails are happy nails!

Dorothy

 

Sally Hansen Pacific Blue Versus Comparable Blue Polish

Recently there has been an uproar in the nail community over Sally Hansen changing the formula and color of our beloved Pacific Blue. The color has been out since 2009 and is the must have blue for the collection for multiple reasons.

Pacific Blue is the perfect blue polish that not only goes on smooth it looks great in one coat and does not stain. As we rant and rave about this polish we must understand that Sally Hansen has to make changes for business purposes which still leaves us in wonder of why ruin a good thing. Yes the “new” reformulated Pacific Blue is gross in color and in application compared to the nail community’s original jewel, but hopefully Sally Hansen will hear the rants and let the original Pacific Blue rest in peace.

The good news is there are a few similar polishes in color and price to Pacific Blue like Sinful Colors Endless Blue and Sally Hansen Insta Dri In Prompt Blue which came out earlier this year. Both of these polishes go on nice but Endless Blue will need two coats.

In Prompt Blue is slightly darker but goes on just as smooth and only needs one coat! This polish is closer to Pacific Blue than the new imposter Pacific Blue so it you are looking for a polish that can deliver close in color and a refreshing application of Pacific Blue than I recommend giving In Prompt Blue a chance.

Bottles-so close in color right?

Can you guess which 2 nails have In Prompt Blue and which have Pacific Blue?

Middle and pinkie fingers have Pacific Blue, index and ring fingers have In Prompt Blue.

Can you guess which two fingers have Endless Blue and which two have Pacific Blue?

Index and ring finger have Pacific Blue while pinkie and middle finger have Endless Blue.

In Prompt Blue alone

Pacific Blue alone

Although Pacific Blue is slightly lighter in color the formula on In Prompt Blue is just as nice. Hopefully you found a back up of Pacific Blue but if you haven’t give In Prompt Blue or Endless Blue by Sinful Colors a chance.

Painted nails are happy nails!

Dorothy

 

 

 

 

 

 

Maybelline Polished Jewels Textured Top Coat

While at Bed Bath and Beyond I spotted a new display called Polish Jewels by Maybelline. Maybellines display stated these are textured top coats. The display has five top coats Gleaming Graphite, Mosaic Prism, Precious Pearl, Platinum Adorn, and Gilded In Gold.

These top coats are packed full of glitter or flakes and cost $2.99 per bottle. I would only count them as textured because they can be rough as a top coat alone.

Display

Gleaming Graphite-chunky graphite colored flakes. Mosaic Prism-a multi sized and colored glitter.

Precious Pearl- multi sized hex glitter. Platinum Adorn-platinum bar glitter.

Gilded In Gold-gold flakes

Here is a swatch of Precious Pearl, it has two coats and a must buy out of this collection!

Painted nails are happy nails!

Dorothy

 

 

 

 

 

Maybelline Veil Details-Textured Top Coats!

Today I purchased two of the new top coats from the Maybelline Veil Details Collection, I found them at Bed Bath and Beyond for $2.99 per bottle. There are five top coats to choose from from left to right starting at the top: Crystal Disguise, Rose Mirage, Blue Glaze, Amethyst Aura, and Teal Beam.

Maybelline states on the display that these top coats are textured, after viewing Crystal Disguise this does not look like a texture but an iridescent smooth top coat, but all others seem like they could be a slight texture.

I purchased Teal Beam and Amethyst Aura. Teal Beam has two coats and Amethyst Aura has one coat. I like how smooth both formulas are, each brush stroke evenly delivers glitter.

These are top coats and will work with any base color combination, they do provide a slight texture but not the typical texture feel. If you pick at your nail with the traditional textures you may not pick with these since the texture is slight.

Teal Beam-small hex matte glitter in light blue and green, seemed to offer the most texture out of all.

Amethyst Aura-small glitter mixed with small hex glitter.

Painted nails are happy nails!

Dorothy

 

Salon Perfect Paint the Town Red,White & Blue Collection

I purchased two bottles of Salon Perfect Top Coats found on the end cap display at Walmart. The display was patriotic and had some cool top coats along with solid colored polish, liners,pens, decals and tape. I purchased Star Spangled and Save Me a Spot.

My favorite top coat was Star Spangled, the top coat went on with a few stars but I did have to add stars with my dotting tool. Occasionally the stars would get caught in the brush.

Save a Spot For Me was a bust no spots came off the brush no matter how hard I fished them out. I used a dotting tool to apply each spot!

Both swatches have a quick dry top coat to smooth out the nail. I have long hair without the top coat the stars and spots would have been caught or tugged on my hair.

If you like the patriotic spots and are willing to use your dotting tool to apply then I say make the purchase otherwise save the $3.98. I would recommend picking up Star Spangled I can see this top coat being used in so many different nail art styles.

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Star Spangled-red, white & blue glitter stars with silver glitter

Save me a a spot- red, white & blue circles

Painted nails are happy nails!

Dorothy

 

 

Sinful Colors Jelly Polish

I purchased 3 jelly polishes found at Walgreens, I found them in the display from this texture blog. The colors are: Green With Envy, Mimosa, and Yellow Out There.

These jellies went on smooth, the easiest of any jelly polish I’ve ever applied! Each bottle has a mix of mini glitter bars and small round glitter. I was shocked by the ease to apply this polish and happy to see that the glitter in the polish came out evenly with each brush stroke.

With Walgreens having their .99 sale on Sinful Colors through June 7th, I definitely recommend picking these up.

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Green With Envy-blue with holographic, and gold bar glitter mixed with mini gold round glitter

Mimosa-Orange with red bar glitter mixed with small red round glitter

Yellow Out There- Yellow with holographic bar glitter and mini holographic round glitter

Painted nails are happy nails!

Dorothy