Wednesday, 31 December 2014

Zoya Luna

I recently adopted two beautiful kittens (which if you follow me on instagram have been popping up in tons of my pictures!) named Oreo and Luna. Of course I had to buy nail polishes with those names. I found Zoya Luna, a stunning silver glitter in a milky white base.

This isn't a colour I have heard anything about or seen anyone swatch before. I'm not sure what collection its from or when it came out...

I used 2 coats for the swatch. The first coat is very sheer and I thought I'd need at least three coats! The milky white base makes a huge difference though, it really builds opacity very quickly without losing any of the glitter. The end result looks stunning.

It is a top coat eater, I actually used two coats of top coat and it still wasn't smooth! Without any top coat it almost feels like a textured finish.

The photos don't do the polish justice, in England the weather has been very cloudy and dull so the full sparkle of the polish couldn't be captured. It's definitely a very sparkly polish and I can't wait to see this in the sun!

Zoya Luna

OPI I'm Not Really A Waitress

I received this beautiful nail polish for Christmas called I'm Not Really A Waitress by OPI. I'm currently working as a waitress and although I'm enjoying it, it's not something I want to do forever... so the perfect polish for me!

This is a deep shimmery red. I used 2 coats for full opacity and it looks so much better in real life than in the photos! I took these photos well over 24 hours of wear without topcoat, and there are no chips anywhere! Which is incredibly because nail polish chips on my super quickly.

The shimmer is very apparent, and although I normally don't go for these types of finishes (yes I 100% only wanted it for the name) I was surprised by how much I actually liked it!

Oreo approves!

It's definitely a Christmassy colour, and I'm not sure how often I'd wear it at other times of the year. I think it might be great in the summer too, seeing the shimmer in the sunlight would be incredible!

OPI 50 Shades Of Grey Collection Swatches & Comparison

I recently picked up 4 of the new 50 Shades Of Grey collection by OPI. The collection consists of 6 colours: 2 greys, 1 red, 1 almost black grey, a silver, and a dense silver and blue glitter.

I picked up Romantically Involved (red), Cement The Deal (light grey), Embrace The Gray (darker grey) and Dark Side Of The Mood (almost black grey).

They are all creme finishes. Dark Side Of The Mood need 2-3 coats and the others all just need 1-2 coats.

I'll start off with my favourite, Romantically Involved. OPI has been coming out with so many reds, especially with the recent Christmas collection! As soon as I saw it though I knew I wanted it. It's a much deeper red with hints of burgundy. Below I have compared it to two other reds where you can really see the colour.

I used 2 coats for the swatch with topcoat, and no top coat on my thumb. If you're careful you only need 1 coat. It does dry super glossy on its own, but I added top coat to all the polishes so wanted to stay consistent.

The second colour is Embrace The Gray, this is the darker of the 2 greys. Again the formula was great and you could easily get away with just one coat. For consistency, I used 2 coats and top coat and no topcoat on my thumb.

The two greys lean quite blue which makes them both really unique. There aren't many greys out there!

The next polish is Cement The Deal, the lighter of the greys. I am literally in love with this one and it's my second favourite from the collection. It's much lighter and looks much more flattering on my pale skin tone.

Again I used two coats and top coat, and no top coat on my thumb. Really easy formula and it could easily be a 1 coater.

This is again quite blue toned, but not quite as blue toned as Carey by Zoya. (comparison below).

Last up is Dark Side Of The Mood. I used two coats and topcoat for this swatch, again no top coat on my thumb. It was definitely a lot more sheer than the previous three polishes and needed the second coat. I have read a lot of reviews saying that they needed three coats.

It's a very dark almost black grey with a very subtle shimmer you can kind of see on the nail if you really look for it.

I think it's a really beautiful colour, especially if you don't feel comfortable going full on black. For me, I have to be in a certain mood to wear these types of colours, they definitely aren't for everyday!

What do you think of this collection? Will you be picking up any of the shades? 

Tuesday, 16 December 2014

Pipe Dream Polish - A Night In Vegas

Everyone has been going cray cray for the Pipe Dream Polish A Night In Vegas collection.... and with good reason! I managed to get my hands on these during the summer from, and of course bought them to marble with. I actually water marbled with them before even swatching them!

The collection consists of 7 colours: On The List (pink), 110 Degrees (coral orange), Light Of Day (yellow), High Roller (green), Happy Hour (teal), All In (blue) and V.I.P. Pass (purple). If they weren't so great at marbling, I most definitely wouldn't have bought the whole set.

All of the polishes are gorgeous creams, although a few have some very subtle shimmer. They're easily opaque in 2 coats and no white base needed.

For my water marble nails, I used all 7 colours. They all spread out so smoothly and are easy to play around with on the waters surface. Of course I applied a white base to start off with to really make the colours pop.

I'm literally in love with the result. It's super summery and neon and just gorgeous.

Getting hold of these polishes is pretty tricky, they are VERY popular and always sell out within minutes. Check out for their restock info!