Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Cirque Midsummer Night

I have been trying to keep my polish purchases to a minimum over the past few months (hence no haul posts for June or July), but after seeing Cirque Midsummer Night I felt the urge to splurge. And I'm so glad I did because Midsummer Night does not disappoint!

Midsummer Night is a cobalt blue jelly with color-shifting shimmer. Holy smokes is this color amazing! I loved it in pictures loved it in the bottle and love it on my nails. Because it is a jelly it's definitely on the sheer side. I opted to layer it over Revlon Royal to give it a bit more depth and opacity. This is one coat of MN over two coats of Royal.

I really have nothing more to say about this polish other than... get it. You need it. You know you want it. I circled around it for about a week and I am so glad that I didn't talk myself out of buying it.

Midsummer Night is a Limited Edition polish so get it while the getting is good! It is sold on the Cirque website and retails for $13.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Zoya Entice Collection Swatches & Review

*Press Sample

Zoya debuted their two fall collections Entice and Ignite a few weeks ago. Entice is a gorgeous collection of warm colored cream polishes perfect for the Fall season. Swatches and review after the jump. 

Monday, August 25, 2014

Top Ten Polishes: Number Five - Essie Sand Tropez and Born Pretty Store Nail Decal Review

*Press Sample

 Continuing my countdown of my top ten favorite polishes today with a polish that I know is near and dear to many people's hearts: Essie Sand Tropez. It's no surprise why this is one of Essie's best-selling polishes. A neutral that looks great on every skin tone is hard to find. 

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Firmoo Tortoise & Blue Sunglasses Review and Nail Art

*Press Sample

I was recently contacted by Firmoo to review a pair of their sunglasses and jumped at the chance. Sunglasses are kind of a big deal in my family. My mom is never without hers and growing up she had an entire collection of them - and still does. I picked up this little quirk, though my collection is nowhere near as large as hers. 

I picked out this fun pair of Tortoise & Blue glasses for my review. I wanted to do something different other than modeling them since this is a nail blog afterall. I came up with a fun take on the glasses that I really love!

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

2014 31 Day Challenge Announcement

It's that time again! The 31 Day Challenge. Every September a bunch of nail bloggers tackle this challenge. It's become a bit of a tradition. Last year I did my own spin on it and called it The Quirky 31 Day Challenge. This year I decided to follow the original prompts. The 31DC is always both exciting and challenging. It's a great way to grow and stretch your nail art skills. And you don't have to be a blogger to do it! Just follow along with the prompts and post your nails on social media. Be sure to use the hashtag #31DC2014. The challenge begins on September 1st and ends October 1st. Sarah at Chalkboard Nails came up with a few cool graphics with the days and prompts listed.