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KBShimmer Hella Holo Customs February 2017

KBShimmer Hella Holo Customs February 2017

 

 

Hi there! Long time no see. I’ve been dealing with a lot of personal stuff lately–namely health issues–so I haven’t been very active when it comes to nail polish. I do, however, stay in the know by being part of a million Facebook groups. Not only do I get my fair share of gossip, but I hear all about new releases and such. Well, today I have 4 gorgeous shades to share with you that are the result of KBShimmer being a featured maker in HHC. What is HHC, you ask? The group is called Hella Holo Customs and you must be a member to buy the exclusive polishes. Let me show you my swatches of the KBShimmer Hella Holo Customs and you decide if you want to join to be able to get your hands on these (and why wouldn’t you?!)

KBShimmer Hella Holo Customs Tall Pink Of Water

KBShimmer Hella Holo Customs Deep Hue Sea

KBShimmer Hella Holo Customs Shoe The Blues Away

KBShimmer Hella Holo Customs None Of Your Bismuth

My big plans for these polishes was so swatch them in direct sunglight, but it because virtually impossible because of the weather we have been experiencing here in Southern California. It’s been raining on and off forever and it’s been uncharacteristically overcast. I ended up using bright LED lighting which allows the holo to come through even without sunlight. I absolutely loved these polishes which did not surprise me because Christy from KBShimmer never disappoints with the quality of her products. I used two regular coats of each polish and top coated them with one coat of KBShimmer Clearly On Top. The only polish that I felt could have needed a third coat was Shoe The Blues Away because it almost had a jelly-esque consistency after the first coat. My absolute favorite from this quad is None Of Your Bismuth because it’s such a gorgeous and unique polish–it was also nearly impossible for me to capture the gorgeous shift from blue to pink with my lighting…but hot damn! It’s a beautiful polish.

If your are interested in purchasing any of these beauties, you must be a member of the Hella Holo Customs group; you can join by clicking here. Membership will be verified so make sure to join if you want to purchase and receive these polishes. You are able to purchase these directly at kbshimmer.com

None Of Your Bismuth – Retailing for $10.50

https://www.kbshimmer.com/hhc-rainbow-crystal-1/

Deep Hue Sea – Retailing for $10.00

https://www.kbshimmer.com/hhc-sunset-1/

Tall Pink Of Water– Retailing for $10.00

https://www.kbshimmer.com/hhc-sunset-2/

Shoe The Blues Away– Retailing for $10.00

https://www.kbshimmer.com/hhc-shoe/

Sales will be open until March 1st tat 11:59pm HST so keep that in mind if you don’t want to miss out on these. International buyers can purchase the 4 HHC polishes directly on the KBShimmer website.  At the end of the sales period, the polishes will be shipped to HHC headquarters for international shipping.  If you live in Canada, Sweden or the UK,  you can join the HHC International Group Buy group and have your order shipped directly from your country.  https://www.facebook.com/groups/786713078111281/

Let me know what you think about these polishes! Have you picked any of them up yet or will you be doing so? Thanks so much for stopping by today, and I will talk to you soon.

KBShimmer Office Space Collection

KBShimmer Office Space Collection

 

 

Hey friends, I hope that you had a great New Year’s Eve! Mine was rather uneventful unless you call a swift acting stomach bug eventful. I’m going ok now, but I definitely was hating life while the bug worked its course. Anywho, it wasn’t the best way to end the year, but at least I’m 100% better now and can focus on just starting the new year with positivity. For my first post of 2017, I have 4 of 8 shades from the KBShimmer Office Space Collection to show you. Let me show you da pretties!

KBShimmer Take Back Ctrl

KBShimmer Cubicle Pusher

KBShimmer Fax of Life

KBShimmer A Hint of Manila

Take Back Ctrl is lyfe! I love, Love, LOVE how KBShimmer does cremes so it should come as no surprise that it is my favorite shade of the 4 I have here. Fax of Life and Cubicle Pusher have such a delicate and gorgeous holo that I just wasn’t able to capture. Every time that I had time to try to get sun shots of these polishes, the weather did not cooperate. It’s been so rainy and gray here in Southern California but I’m glad we’re getting rain even if it does ruin my swatches! I think that this collection is absolutely gorgeous and I can definitely say that these polishes are office appropriate but are not in the least bit boring. The fact that they look nice and delicate indoors but glowy and holo-y in the sun is the perfect balance. If you’re interested in picking up any of the shades from the KBShimmer Office Space Collection, you are in luck because the collection officially releases on 1/4/2017 on various retailers including kbshimmer.com

Let me know what you think about these shades. Are you planning on picking up any of them? Do you have a favorite? Thanks so much for stopping by today, and I will talk to you soon.

Zoya Enchanted Collection – Winter/Holiday 2016

Zoya Enchanted Collection – Winter/Holiday 2016

 

 

If there is one thing I look forward to just as much as my mom’s Christmas tamales, it’s the Zoya holiday collection. You may think I’m exaggerating but I am not–I love the holiday collections with a passion. This year is no exception because there are some lovely shades that I’m sure many of us will love. I have a LOT of swatching to get through before the end of the year so I’m hoping to pump out a lot of these reviews in the last week and a half because I do not want to start off 2017 with a backlog. I’m having a nail crisis currently because I’m just so unhappy with the length of my nails. I have to really find a happy medium between swatch length and work length. I am lucky to have long nail beds so my nails will normally look longer than they are, but any length bothers me. I love having super short nails, but I think that my swatches look better when I have some length. Ugh…I’ll just have to deal with it and cut my nails way down to a length I’ll be happy with. Anywho, let’s get back to the pretty polish. Check out my swatches of the Zoya Enchanted Collection below.

Zoya Saint

Zoya Olivera

Zoya Waverly

Zoya Elphie

Zoya Lorna

Zoya Alice

Let me just break this down for you: you need these. I have always been a big fan of the PixieDust formula and the four included in this collection are gorgeous. My pictures don’t do just to Saint which I think is the prettiest and most delicate shade from this collection. I really don’t have any complaints about this collection which is kinda new for me–Zoya really has a winner here. Have you picked up any of these beauties? Do you have any favorites? You can pick up the entire Zoya Enchanted Collection on zoya.com for $60 or $10 each. Thanks so much for stopping by today, and I will talk to you soon!

 

Incoco Winter Magic Collection

Incoco Winter Magic Collection

 

 

Hey, it’s the 21st. Have you finished your Christmas shopping yet? If you really want to know the answer to that question in my world, you should see the face of despair that is staring back at this screen right this second. I am about 90% done but you know things never go as planned. I don’t want to go to the mall because it’s going to be an utter madhouse–but I only have myself to blame. Every year I tell myself that I’m going to finish my shopping early and that I’m going to do it all online. Does that ever happen? NOPE. Oh well. So today I’m going to show you the Incoco Winter Magic Collection. If you’ve never tried Incoco, you really should because they have super cute designs and they actually stay on your nails if you do the right prep work which consists of having clean and oil free nails. That’s it! Let me show you the 10 designs that make up the Incoco Winter Magic Collection:

Incoco Cold Spell

Incoco Berry Glitz

Incoco Spruced Up

Incoco Party Time

Incoco Bundled Up

Incoco Merry Mint

Incoco Holiday Treasures

Incoco Christmas Magic

Incoco First Snow

Incoco New Year Cheer

I’ve said this before, and I’ll say it again: these are totally worth it for the designs. I would not get the solid color appliques but the design ones are so freaking cute. If you’re short on ideas and time and need a great mani for the holidays or for an event, I would absolutely recommend these. The one design that gave me a bit of trouble is First Snow because it seemed particularly thick to the point that I had a hard time getting it to apply smoothly. You can see how uneven it looks in my pictures. It’s a shame because it’s such a pretty and fresh design.  My favorite design from this collection is Cold Spell because I love glittery shades and I LOVE gradients. Bundled up is a close second as well. If you’re interested in any of these, you can check them out here: http://www.incoco.com/winter-magic-collection

Let me know what you think of this collection and if you have any favorites. Have you tried Incoco before? Thanks so much for stopping by today, and I will talk to you soon!

China Glaze Seas and Greetings Collection Holiday 2016

China Glaze Seas and Greetings Collection Holiday 2016

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Well hello there! How was your Thanksgiving? (I’m assuming that you’re American, here.) Mine was really nice despite the ham/car mishap that I had. Since I don’t eat turkey, I made a ham for Thanksgiving dinner. I was driving so carefully on my way to my brother’s house and then I took a sharp turn…which made all the ham juices fly out of my dish. My car now smells like glazed ham, but I guess it could be worse. Despite that, we had a really great time with a lot of friends and family. I ended up taking an extra day off so today is my first day back to work since last Wednesday. It’s so hard to go back to work after a short break–it sucks being an adult. Anywho, today I’m here to show you my swatches of the China Glaze Seas and Greetings Collection for Holiday 2016. Holiday, you say? You must be mistaken, you say. Now, now…don’t get all worked up about the lack of true seasonal colors or even a holiday vibe from this collection. Let’s take a look at my swatches below.

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China Glaze Eat Pink Be Merry

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china-glaze-lets-shell-ebrate-2

China Glaze Let’s Shell-ebrate

china-glaze-sand-in-my-mistletoes-1

china-glaze-sand-in-my-mistletoes-2

China Glaze Sand In My Mistletoes

china-glaze-snow-way-1

china-glaze-snow-way-2

China Glaze Snow Way

china-glaze-good-tide-ings-1

china-glaze-good-tide-ings-2

China Glaze Good Tide-ings

china-glaze-joy-to-the-waves-1

china-glaze-joy-to-the-waves-2

China Glaze Joy To The Waves

china-glaze-partridge-in-a-palm-tree-1

china-glaze-partridge-in-a-palm-tree-2

China Glaze Partridge In A Palm Tree

china-glaze-twinkle-twinkle-little-starfish-1

china-glaze-twinkle-twinkle-little-starfish-2

China Glaze Twinkle, Twinkle Little Starfish

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china-glaze-seas-and-greetings-2

China Glaze Seas and Greetings

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china-glaze-tis-the-sea-sun-2

China Glaze ‘Tis The Sea-sun

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china-glaze-warm-wishes-2

China Glaze Warm Wishes

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China Glaze The More The Berrier

I’m torn here because I do like some of these shades quite a bit, but I just don’t get holiday from this collection. I do think there is a cute play on words for this collection and I wouldn’t bat an eyelash if these shades weren’t part of a holiday collection. I’m used to seeing tons of glitters, sparkle and jewel tones from China Glaze, but this year they just went another direction. My picks from this collection are: Seas and Greetings, Warm Wishes, Good Tide-ings and Snow Way. I’m sad that you can really see the gorgeous shimmer in Snow Way from my pictures but I promise it’s there. In fact, it’s the white equivalent of Pearl Jammin’. I really did not care for Partridge In A Pear Tree because it’s  difficult to work with due to the matte formula. I think the color is beautiful, but the formula not so much. Now for some details on where you can get these shades: Ulta will not be carrying this collection in stores or online. Sally Beauty will be carrying six shades from this collection in stores; the complete collection will be available online at SallyBeauty.com.  These will be sold in stores:

·         ‘Tis the Sea-Sun

·         The More, The Berrier

·         Seas and Greetings

·         Let’s Shell-ebrate

·         Twinkle, Twinkle Little Starfish

·         Joy to the Waves

So what do you think about this collection? Are there any shades that you interested in? Let me know what you think in the comments below. Thanks so much for stopping by today, and I will talk to you soon!

KBShimmer Winter Holiday Collection 2016

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Hi there! I’m not going to say happy Monday because I’m feeling pretty miserable right now. I was looking forward to going out trick-or-treating with my nephews tonight, but I got a pretty wicked cold so I’m going to have to sit this one out. I’m also staying home from work which I hate doing because I always feel like I fall so behind on my work. Oh well…I just hope that an extra day of rest will help. Today I have for you some shades from the soon to be released KBShimmer Winter Holiday Collection for 2016. This is a massive 16 piece collection that is sure to please you. I have 8 of the 16 shades to share with you. Let’s check out my swatches below.

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kbshimmer-yeti-or-not-2

KBShimmer Yeti Or Not

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kbshimmer-chai-huahua-2

KBShimmer Chai-huahua

kbshimmer-spruce-things-up-1

kbshimmer-spruce-things-up-2

KBShimmer Spruce Things Up

kbshimmer-royal-to-a-fault-1

kbshimmer-royal-to-a-fault-2

KBShimmer Royal To A Fault

kbshimmer-the-holy-kale-1

kbshimmer-the-holy-kale-2

KBShimmer The Holy Kale

kbshimmer-the-holy-kale-3

kbshimmer-the-holy-kale-4

KBShimmer The Holy Kale (direct sunlight)

kbshimmer-ink-again-1

kbshimmer-ink-again-2

KBShimmer Ink Again

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kbshimmer-ink-again-4

KBShimmer Ink Again (direct sunlight)

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kbshimmer-have-a-look-ski-2

KBShimmer Have A Look-ski

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kbshimmer-have-a-look-ski-4

KBShimmer Have A Look-ski (direct sunlight)

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kbshimmer-get-to-the-poinsettia-2

KBShimmer Get To The Poinsettia

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kbshimmer-get-to-the-poinsettia-4

KBShimmer Get To The Poinsettia (direct sunlight)

Let’s start with the good: the holos in this collection are beautiful. I love how saturated they are and the formula on them is everything you have come to expect from this brand. The one polish I did not care for was Yeti Or Not. The formula was so thick that I couldn’t not get it to apply smoothly. I applied 3 coats to try to get it opaque, but you can still see some patchy areas. I think that for a polish like this, it would be best to layer it over a solid color. It is a pretty polish and has the potential to look beautiful as a topper–but I won’t wear it on its own again. Overall, I think this collection is beautiful and there is something for every taste. The KBShimmer Winter Holiday Collection will launch 11/1/2016 so make sure to head on over to kbshimmer.com to pick your favorites. Thank you for stopping by today, and I will talk to you soon!

P.S. Please have a safe Halloween!

Zoya Urban Grunge Collection – Metallic Holos

Zoya Urban Grunge Collection – Metallic Holos

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Zoya Urban Grunge Collection

 

Holy crap…it’s almost September! By now most of the Fall collections have dropped and we’re starting to look forward to the next season of shades. Personally, Fall shades are my favorite because I just love dark and moody shades. I’m pretty much caught up on all of my swatching so it feels like I can start just enjoying wearing manicures longer than a couple of days. This weekend I finally got the chance to swatch the last few polishes in my swatch pile and they are goygeous. Last week I showed you the creme half of the Zoya Urban Grunge Collection, and today I have the Metallic Holos. Let’s move forward with my swatches…

Zoya Urban Grunge Collection Alicia 1

Zoya Urban Grunge Collection Alicia 2

Zoya Alicia

Zoya Urban Grunge Collection Troy 1

Zoya Urban Grunge Collection Troy 2

Zoya Troy

Zoya Urban Grunge Collection Britta 1

Zoya Urban Grunge Collection Britta 2

Zoya Britta

Zoya Urban Grunge Collection Ash 1

Zoya Urban Grunge Collection Ash 2

Zoya Ash

Zoya Urban Grunge Collection Finley 1

Zoya Urban Grunge Collection Finley 2

Zoya Finley

Zoya Urban Grunge Collection Merida 1

Zoya Urban Grunge Collection Merida 2

Zoya Merida

Welp, these are beautiful; there’s not much else to say about these polishes. I know that everyone is losing their marbles over Finley and Merida, but my surprise favorite is Alicia. Yes, I do think that Finley and Merida are gorgeous, but there is something unique about Alicia that just makes me love it. It’s not really a typical silver holo–it has a gold sheen to it that makes it look different. The holo is scattered and very delicate. The only thing about Alicia is that it does require 3 coats of polish for full opacity because it has a very sheer formula. I actually really liked the look of Alicia at one coat because it looks very neutral in low light but comes alive in the sun. For all of my swatches above, I applied 2 coats of polish and a glossy top coat. So what do you think? Have you picked up any of these beauties? If you’re interested, head over to zoya.com where these retail for $10. Thanks so much for stopping by today, and I will talk to you soon! Zoya Urban Grunge Collection

 

 

Zoya Urban Grunge Collection – Cremes

Zoya Urban Grunge Collection – Cremes

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Hello, good Monday morning (if you’re reading this as soon as it was posted)! I’ve had some pretty uneventful days recently, and somehow I feel that in a way it is exactly what I needed. It hasn’t been as unbearably hot lately either so I think that has helped out with my mood. I get so grumpy when it’s so hot that I just don’t want to do anything. Not having AC in my apartment is kind of annoying, but being this close to the beach means that I don’t really need AC for most of the year so I guess I shouldn’t complain. Things have also gotten back to normal since my parents went back home; I love them to death, but sometimes I just need some peace and quiet. This weekend I tried to get a bunch of things done but pretty much failed: story of my life! One thing that I did do, is that I got the creme half of the Zoya Urban Grunge Collection swatched. Yipppeeee! At least I got one thing done that was on my list. Let me show you my swatcheroos before we dive in.

Zoya August 1

Zoya August 2

Zoya August

Zoya Noah 1

Zoya Noah 2

Zoya Noah

Zoya Courtney 1

Zoya Courtney 2

Zoya Courtney

Zoya Tara 1

Zoya Tara 2

Zoya Tara

Zoya Wyatt 1

Zoya Wyatt 2

Zoya Wyatt

Zoya Mallory 1

Zoya Mallory 2

Zoya Mallory

Oh, where to start? You all know I love myself some delicious creme polishes, but I am not super in love with this half of the collection. These are marketed as one coat cremes, and I can tell you that these are much better cremes than the Sunsets. You can definitely get away with one coat on some of these if you use a thick enough coat, but personally I prefer to use two thinner coats because I feel like I get better results. The formula on these was not bad–with the exception of Noah. Oh, Noah, you traitorous putty creme! It was really difficult to work with Noah and even after 3 coats, it just looked streaky and off. I do like the color and I can see it working on many skin tones, but it was just a big fat nope for me. As for the rest of the colors, I used 2 thin coats of polish and 1 coat of glossy top coat. If you want to hear the honest truth, save your doubloons. These are nice creams if you don’t already have something similar, but let’s be honest: you probably have a few dupes of all of these. However, if you are kind of normal and don’t have numerous dupes of these colors, I feel that Wyatt and Mallory are definitely worth picking up. You will also need your doubloons for the other half of this collection: the metallic holos. Be still, my beating heart! (Swatches coming soon.) If you’re interested in picking up any of these cremes from the Zoya Urban Grunge Collection, you can head over to zoya.com where they retail for $10 each. What do you think of this half of the collection? Are there any shades that you are interested in getting? Thanks so much for stopping by today, and I hope you have a great day!

OPI Washington DC Collection Fall 2016

OPI Washington DC Collection Fall 2016

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Ahhhh! Wednesday! We are just about halfway through the workweek, and I am already thinking about the weekend. It’s not just me, right? Lately I’ve been having a lot of problems staying asleep through the night. Even though I tend to fall back asleep quickly, I wake up about 2-3 times each night. I think this is the main reason why I always wake up feeling so darn tired. That is definitely something that I need to talk to my doctor about. In fact, I have been wondering if maybe I have sleep apnea–great, one more thing on my jacked up health conditions list. Anyway, let’s move on to some more pleasant things like awesome nail polish. Today I have the OPI Washington DC Collection for Fall 2016 and lemme tell you, there are some awesome shades here.  Let’s check out my swatches, shall we?

OPI Madam President 1

OPI Madam President 2

OPI Madam President

OPI Yank My Doodle 1

OPI Yank My Doodle 2

OPI Yank My Doodle

OPI By Popular Vote 1

OPI By Popular Vote 2

OPI By Popular Vote

OPI We The Female 1

OPI We The Female 2

OPI We The Female

OPI Kerry Blossom 1

OPI Kerry Blossom 2

OPI Kerry Blossom

OPI Squeaker Of The House 1

OPI Squeaker Of The House 2

OPI Squeaker Of The House

OPI Inside The Isabelletway 1

OPI Inside The Isabelletway 2

OPI Inside The Isabelletway

OPI Freedom Of Peach 1

OPI Freedom Of Peach 2

OPI Freedom Of Peach

OPI Pale To The Chief 1

OPI Pale To The Chief 2

OPI Pale To The Chief

OPI Never A Dulles Moment 1

OPI Never A Dulles Moment 2

OPI Never A Dulles Moment

OPI Shh...It's Top Secret 1

OPI Shh...It's Top Secret 2

OPI Shh…It’s Top Secret 

OPI Liv In The Gray 1

OPI Liv In The Gray 2

OPI Liv In The Gray

OPI CIA = Color Is Awesome 1

OPI CIA = Color Is Awesome 2

OPI CIA = Color Is Awesome

OPI Suzi - The First Lady Of Nails 1

OPI Suzi - The First Lady Of Nails 2

OPI Suzi – The First Lady Of Nails

OPI Stay Off The Lawn!! 1

OPI Stay Off The Lawn!! 2

OPI Stay Off The Lawn!!

You already know how I feel about cremes, so this is my kind of collection. OPI always does such a great job with cremes, and these are no different. I had zero issues with the formula on these: all of my swatches show two coats of polish and one coat of glossy top coat. Yes, I understand that these colors may not be mind blowing, but they are beautiful, creamy and very versatile. This is also the first collaboration between OPI and Kerry Washington who is their new Creative Ambassador. If you’re a Scandal fan, you’ll definitely like the names of these polishes. What do you think of this collection? Let me know if you’ve picked up any of these shades or if you have any favorites. Thanks so much for stopping by today, and I will talk to you soon!

China Glaze Rebel Collection Fall 2016

China Glaze Rebel Collection Fall 2016

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Have I mentioned before that Fall polish collections are my absolute favorite? As much as I love super bright and flashy colors that tend to pop up during the Summer months, I am a lover of all things dark and moody. Fall collections always bring out rich and saturated darker colors that I just crave. I have quite a few Fall collections to share with you in the next week so I’m uber excited. I don’t know about you, but I think that China Glaze always tends to do some pretty awesome collections with great themes. This fall, the China Glaze Rebel Collection takes us back to the 90’s. Being born in 1979, I feel equally part 80’s and part 90’s kid so this was a fun blast to the past. Let me show you my swatches below before I get into my thoughts.

China Glaze Fresh Prince-ss 1

China Glaze Fresh Prince-ss 2

China Glaze Fresh Prince-ss 

China Glaze Dope Taupe 1

China Glaze Dope Taupe 2

China Glaze Dope Taupe 

China Glaze Jagged Little Teal 1

China Glaze Jagged Little Teal 2

China Glaze Jagged Little Teal

China Glaze Pearl Jammin’ 1

China Glaze Pearl Jammin’ 2

China Glaze Pearl Jammin’

China Glaze Purple Fiction 1

China Glaze Purple Fiction 2

China Glaze Purple Fiction

China Glaze Y’all Red-y For This 1

China Glaze Y’all Red-y For This 2

China Glaze Y’all Red-y For This?

China Glaze Combat Blue-ts 1

China Glaze Combat Blue-ts 2

China Glaze Combat Blue-ts 

China Glaze Teen Spirit 1

China Glaze Teen Spirit 2

China Glaze Teen Spirit

China Glaze Blue-Ya! 1

China Glaze Blue-Ya! 2

China Glaze Blue-Ya! 

China Glaze Heroine Chic 1

China Glaze Heroine Chic 2

China Glaze Heroine Chic

China Glaze Don’t Mesh With Me over Combat Blue-ts 1

China Glaze Don’t Mesh With Me over Combat Blue-ts 2

China Glaze Don’t Mesh With Me (over Combat Blue-ts)

China Glaze Holo At Ya Girl! over Pearl Jammin 1

China Glaze Holo At Ya Girl! over Pearl Jammin 2

China Glaze Holo At Ya Girl! (over Pearl Jammin’)

I’ve got to admit that I love this collection not just because of all the 90’s references, but because it has so much variety! You are bound to find at least a few shades to love even if they are not all your cup of tea. Fresh Prince-ss seems a little out of place in a traditional Fall collection but it’s a beautiful pink in west Philadelphia born and raised…uh, nevermind. The formula was ok: I applied 3 thin coats and one coat of glossy top coat. The only other polish that required 3 coats was Pearl Jammin’ but it is one of those transformer shades that can make another polish look amazing when applied over it thinly. I rather like wearing it on its own and think that the three coats is well worth it. The rest of the shades were easy two coaters and all of my swatches show a coat of glossy top coat except for Combat Blue-ts. Because Combat Blue-ts dries to a matte finish, it can be a little finicky. I overworked the second coat a bit so it doesn’t look as smooth as it could be, but the color is so rich and vibrant that I can overlook it. I didn’t top coat the polish because I wanted to show it in its satin/matte finish, but I will definitely gloss it up in the future. Overall, I am very happy with the China Glaze Rebel Collection and think there are are some gorgeous shades here that should not be missed. My favorites are: Dope Taupe, Teen Spirit, Blue Ya! and Pearl Jammin’. These are the main standouts for me, but I do like other shades from this collection. What do you think about this collection? Do you see any shades that you will be picking up? Thanks so much for stopping by today, and I will talk to you soon.