Sally Hansen Insta Dri Matte nail polishes swatches + review

Press Sample buttonPolishes used:
Sally Hansen Insta Dri Matte 11 Smokey Silver, 2 coats
Sally Hansen Insta Dri Matte 12 Smoldering Teal, 2 coats
Sally Hansen Insta Dri Matte 15 Burnished Wine, 2 coats
Sally Hansen Insta Dri Matte 16 Molten Mauve, 2 coats
Sally Hansen Insta Dri Matte 17 Rose Flush, 2 coats
Sally Hansen Insta Dri Matte 18 Gold Rush, 2 coatsI’m currently trying to find the two here that I don’t have – numbers 13 and 14. I think number 13 is a navy blue, which I would love to have. Not sure on what 14 looks like…give me a holler if you know! All of these, except for Molten Mauve, I found to be thin and runny. I’m showing all of these in their natural matte state, and with one coat of shiny top coat. Continue reading

New to Me: POP Polish Slicks

Purchased by Me buttonIt’s been a long time coming and I was able to finally buy myself more P.O.P Polish slicks. I thought I’d show off bottle shots of the new polishes I grabbed a few weeks ago. Don’t forget to check out manis with other POP Polishes by looking through my blog!

From left to right: Celery Slick, Dragon Slick, LipSlick, MatchSlick, Rebirth of Slick, Slick Like That Continue reading

Matte sweater manicure with Zoya Polish Joni, Stella Chroma I Suspect Nargles

Gift buttonPolishes used:
Zoya Polish Joni, 3 thin coats
Stella Chroma I Suspect Nargles, 3 thin coats (February 2019 Polish Pickup Pack)

This is a manicure from a long while back (hi, I’ve taken two weeks off from blogging, I’m behind). These two polishes worked just so right together, and the design worked beautifully on my (then) shorties.

I’m trying so hard to get photos edited and posts written and I should have another post for you this week with more Sally Hansen products – and a post featuring POC/WOC blogger Melissa Lopez. Please check back soon!

Sally Hansen No More Stains Spray-On Base Coat and Hard As Nails Vitamin Strength Serum review

Press Sample buttonProducts used:
Sally Hansen No More Stains Spray-On Base Coat, .375 fl oz
Sally Hansen Hard As Nails Vitamin Strength Serum, .45 fl oz

Long time coming with this review, but I do like, especially with base coats, top coats, and any nail treatments, to do a thorough review.

This is a spray-on base coat (as evidenced by the name). I do like the convenience of this, you could basically do this in your car or anywhere that you wouldn’t normally put on base coat. It has less smell than regular base coat polish, but there is a faint rubbing alcohol smell. It does dry fairly quickly and with a bit of stickiness (which I don’t mind normally). With my body chemistry, it did work well as a base coat. The only draw back I see is that it is fairly small, and priced about $9 (without tax). If I were going on a trip, I would pack this for sure.

This is an interesting nail treatment. I already have and use Hard As Nails Vitamin E Nail & Cuticle Oil (.45 fl oz), which I like and use often. The pump on this seems to be a little strange, you have to press hard to get serum out but then too much comes out. I hope I just got a defective pump. The product itself comes out like hand sanitizer and rubs in quite similarly. It soaks in fairly well, and doesn’t dry too sticky. Again, I think the small size is better suited for trips or in the car or in a purse or bag. It’s priced anywhere from $5-6.

I have used both of these products since receiving them, and I like them both. I am unsure that at $9, I would repurchase the spray on base coat though.

Sinful Colors makeup Face Forward, Diva Lash mascara, Shade Boss eyeshadows, Bold Brows, Shady Babe cream shadows swatches + makeup looks

Purchased by Me buttonHey everyone! I hope by now you’ve seen that the Dollar Tree store has started to have quite a few Sinful Colors makeup products. I have found many things, but one thing I have not found: any eyeliners! I’ve been looking at 4 different Dollar Trees for weeks and no luck. But I do have swatches, product photos, and makeup looks with the Face Forward sticks, Shade Boss powder eyeshadows, Diva Lash mascaras, Bold Brows Intense Effects, and Shady Babe cream eyeshadows. If you’re looking for swatches of the lip products I found, check out Sinful Colors Pout It Out and Pout Play. This is kind of a monster post, so hold onto yer hats!
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deborah Lippmann Take the A Train nail polish swatch + review

Gift buttonPolishes used:
deborah Lippmann Take the A Train, 1 coat and no top coat

I was so excited about this dL polish, it looks so stunning in the bottle! It’s got this grey/green shade going on that I personally love and in the bottle it looked like it might have a bit of holo shimmer. But sadly, that was not the case. I’m sure that if I had base coat on, the imperfections of my nails wouldn’t show so much, but it is a streaky formula.