Thursday, 22 January 2015

Swatch & Review: OPI James Bond Collection - Honey Ryder

Hey Girls!

I have an oldie but a goodie to show you today. OPI Honey Ryder was released with the OPI James Bond collection back in 2012, but I only really had a chance to wear it now.  Honey Ryder is a gorgeous yellow gold textured polish that applies like a dream in two coats.

Wednesday, 21 January 2015

Thursday, 15 January 2015

Swatch & Review: HARE Polish Neon Palm

Hey lovelies,

Today I have a really gorgeous polish from HARE polish to show you! Released with the 'The Tropics are Calling' collection, Neon Palm has a sea green jelly base full of neon pink and copper glitters. Here, I've layered it over OPI Mermaid Tears.

Sunday, 11 January 2015

Lipstick Swatch: MAC X Nasty Gal Collection - Gunner

Hey Girls!

Today I have a lipstick from the HIGHLY anticipated MAC X Nasty Gal collaboration! The launch of this collection was pushed back so many times that many of us were left wondering if it would ever be released. The collection contains three lipsticks - Stunner, Runner, and Gunner. Gunner is a gorgeous deep purple lipstick in a matte finish. In this photo it's pictured with Runner (the red lipstick), also from the Nasty Gal collection and Hautecore (the black lipstick), which was originally released with the Punk Couture collection, and was recently re-released in an online-only sale for Black Friday.

Thursday, 8 January 2015

Swatch & Review: Sally Hansen Color Frenzy - Sea Salt

Hey lovelies,

I have a glitter topper from the recent Sally Hansen Color Frenzy line to show you. The color Frenzies are a collection of glitter toppers which you can build up for texture or layer over another color as I've done here.

Monday, 5 January 2015

Lipstick Swatch: MAC Keepsakes Red Lip Bag - Ruby Woo!

Hey Girls!

I hope you all have had a lovely Christmas and New Year's celebrations. Today, I have a set from MAC which was released just before Christmas. Released alongside other sets such as the Nude Lip bag and the Smokey Eye bag, the Red Lip bag contains three items in limited edition packaging. It contains a lipliner, lipstick and lipglass in the ubiquitous shade Ruby Woo. A lot of people were excited because there currently isn't a lip pencil specifically for Ruby Woo; Cherry is the best match from the permanent MAC lip pencil line.

Monday, 15 December 2014

Swatch & Review: Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear - Glam Fest & Rouge Rush

Hey girlies,

Today I have two polishes from the recently revamped Xtreme Wear collection from Sally Hansen, Glam Fest and Rouge Rush.

Glam Fest is packed with silver micro glitters and larger multicolored hex glitters. Here, I've shown one coat over China Glaze Queen B. A recurring theme with mainstream glitter toppers is that they simply don't have enough glitter density for my liking. Case in point - I only got a total of 7 of the larger hex glitters on my nails. My ring finger without any larger glitters is pretty by itself, but that isn't the intended appearance of the polish.
Two coats would be best of Glam Fest for ideal glitter density/coverage.
I also found Rouge Rush to be lacking in the coverage department, and it was even more finicky to apply than Glam Fest. I've shown one thick coat over Lime Crime Milky Ways. In the bottle, it's a gorgeous combination of pink and red hex and shard glitter. However, hardly any glitters are on the brush when you go to apply it, and you need to do quite a bit of fishing to get a decent amount of glitter on the brush. Even then, it's hard to avoid applying a thick coat if you want the glitter evenly distributed on the nail.
I ended up with quite a few bubbles due to applying unnecessarily thick layers. I would highly recommend using the sponge method of applying glitters when using this polish for best effect!

What do you think of the new Xtreme Wear line? Have you tried any? Let me know in the comments!

Lexie xx

Products in this post were provided to me for review. All opinions are my own.