Sally Hansen Minted Metal

Thursday, July 10, 2014


Good morning! Look, posting twice in one week. I wonder how long I can keep this up. :) Today I have Sally Hansen's Minted Metal from the most recent Color Foil collection. Foils and chromes are coming back with a vengeance and I like them. Sure, application can be a bitch but it looks really cool when it's done right. They are also great for stamping. I only picked up 2 polishes from this collection because they were kind of pricey ($6.99 I believe).

Sally Hansen Minted Metal

Minted Metal is a blue-green foil. I tried this over base coat first and that was a big mistake. It was really patchy and weird so I switched to no base coat, which worked a lot better. Minted Metal is a weird shade and looks green in some lights and blue in others. This dried a lot lighter than I thought it was going to and it ended up being a sort of seafoam silver. The formula was pretty pigmented and I only needed 2 coats for the swatches here. No top coat used. I don't know if it really would have affected the finish but I didn't feel as if I needed it so I just skipped it.

Sally Hansen Minted Metal

As with most chromes, application was a bit tricky but if you're careful it should not be too hard to get a smooth finish. Just be sure that your nails are smooth and free of any bumps or even dust, because this polish will showcase all of your nail imperfections. 

Sally Hansen Minted Metal

Sally Hansen Minted Metal 

I haven't tried to stamp with this yet but I plan to soon. This is a very fun polish that requires a bit more work but is worth it in the end. 

What do you think of the new chrome trend? Do you love it or hate it?

L'Oreal La Pastille

Monday, July 7, 2014


Hello! I hope you are all had a fantastic Fourth of July weekend if you happen to celebrate. Today I have the second polish from the recent L'Oreal speckled polish collection. L'Oreal La Pastille is a light nude shade with mixed matte black hex glitter.


L'Oreal La Pastille

If you recall, I was pretty disappointed in the other polish that I bought in this collection. I was hoping that the other one was a fluke and that the formula on La Pastille would be better. Unfortunately it wasn't and I actually found it to be even more watery and sheer than Spot Me. I used 3 coats for these swatches and you can see that it's still very sheer. I didn't want to do more coats because it was just getting super thick and chunky.

L'Oreal La Pastille

L'Oreal La Pastille

I don't really know what else to say about this one except that I didn't like it. Formula was way to sheer and watery and this shade does nothing for my skin tone. I am pretty sad that I don't like these as I was hoping to find more speckled polishes to add to my collection. It was a nice try by L'Oreal but the execution needs a little work.

:)

L'Oreal Spot Me

Thursday, July 3, 2014


Hello! Man it's been a while since I last posted. No real excuse except that I've been busy and the last thing I have been wanting to do at night after looking at the computer all day is edit more photos. I am trying to get back in the swing of things but posts may be erratic for a while.

Today I have a L'Oreal polish that came out a couple of months ago. I love, love speckled polishes (Illamasqua's Im'Perfect collection is still my favorite) so I'll snap up any speckle type polishes that I find. L'Oreal came out with a small collection this past spring and I had lost all hope of finding them when suddenly a full display popped up at a local Walgreens. Score one for me!

L'Oreal Spot Me

L'Oreal Spot Me is a pale blue creme with different sized black matte hex glitter. This was the one I was most excited by because it had that robin's egg look. Unfortunately, while I loved this in the bottle, I did not love the formula or the final look. Spot Me is very sheer and it took me 3 medium/thick coats to get what you see in these swatches. That might not sound like a lot but the formula was really thick and goopy and hard to apply. I think this actually had too much glitter in it, creating a pretty lumpy finish. The base was also very sheer, requiring multiple layers just to get it to look blue. It doesn't have that squishy, delicate quality I am looking for in a speckled polish. 

L'Oreal Spot Me

To even out the finish, I applied one thick coat of Out the Door Top Coat, which has become one of my new favorite top coats. 

L'Oreal Spot Me

While I think this looks OK in pictures, it didn't do anything for me in person. The base is too sheer and pale and the glitter overwhelms it. Sadly I think this one is going to go in the giveaway pile.

I have one more speckled polish from L'Oreal to review. Will I like it better than Spot Me? Tune in to see!

Stashed (18): Sally Hansen

Monday, June 23, 2014

Hi, guys, Sorry I've been MIA lately but I have been super busy and haven't had much time for swatching or editing photos. I am going to try to get some stuff scheduled for this week but we'll so how the week goes. I hope you're all having a good summer though. I don't know about you, but warm weather definitely makes me want to break out all of my brights and neons.

The past few weeks I haven't done much stashing. It's better on my budget this way and I have so many untrieds that I really need to focus on. I did do a small haul the other day at CVS though. As you can see below, I picked up the entire Sally Hansen Palm Beach jellies collection.


I wasn't planning on picking up any of these initially but I've been seeing some really fun watercolor manis using super sheers like this. When I spotted the whole line at CVS and on sale, I caved and just got them all. I am hoping to have time to play with them soon.

That's all I have stashed lately. What have you guys stashed? Have I missed any good collections?

Orly Pink Your World

Wednesday, June 11, 2014


Hi, everyone. Happy hump day! Hope you're all having a good week. I can't believe that it's June already. This year is seriously flying by! Today I have a polish that I picked up from Marshalls recently. This is Orly Pink Your World, which is a light pink glitter with gunmetal grey shard glitter in a clear base.

Orly Pink Your World

I was really excited to find this one. It looked really cool in the bottle and the shard glitter made it really unique. Unfortunately this was way cooler in the bottle than on the nail. The glitter payoff wasn't great and it took my 4 coats just to get it to look mildly OK in these swatches. The cool shard glitter was really hard to get but you can see that I did manage to get a few pieces on my nails. 

Orly Pink Your World

This may look better over a colored base but, after 4 coats I really didn't feel like working with this one again. 

Orly Pink Your World

I am kind of bummed that this one didn't turn out like I wanted it to, but it's definitely a unique polish. If you don't mind doing a little work, it might be fun over another color. Personally though this is probably going into the giveaway pile. 

Anyone here a fan of sheer glitter toppers? I'd be interested in hearing what you think of this one. Thanks for stopping by today!