Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Formula X VoxBox

So a couple of weeks ago I was lucky enough to get the Formula X VoxBox, complimentary from Influenster:) Now this awesome box came with a polish remover jar, a nail cleaner coat, a primer coat, the TGIF color, and a high shine topcoat:)  I am always excited to try new nail products but I am a bit weary at the same time mostly because I feel like they will never live up to the hype... 

 So the first product I used was the Delete All 5 finger remover. This is the product that I was the least excited about as almost every remover of this type that I have ever tried had the nasty habit of either smearing a film of polish all over my fingers or drying them out horribly.  I was blown away with the awesomeness of this stuff!!! (I have already bought a back up) It doesn't smell horrible, works super quick removing all polish with no film, and surprisingly moisturized my nails and cuticles!!! As good as this stuff was I was now excited to try the rest:)

 Next was the Cleanse Xcel, a super thin quick drying cleaner. This stuff basically strips the oils off of your nails for a longer lasting mani. Smells like basic rubbing alcohol in the bottle but once it dries a slightly floral scent.

 Prime Xcel is a purple tinted (super light tint) base coat that dries super quick and has a slightly sticky finish.

 Next is the Formula X Color in TGIF. A bright pink/coral creme that is almost neon but not quite:) A perfect summer pink or any time of year for that matter:) Here is 2 easy coats!

 Finally the last step is Shine Xcel. This at first glance is your basic run of the mill top coat. It has the same thickness, dry time and shine. However the shine doesn't disappear it truly does last!!!

So I wore this mani for eight days... I had no chipping and only a few little scratches when I took this off. All in all I am super impressed with this system!!!! I definitely will be getting a lot of use out of this system!!! This system is exclusive to Sephora.com and retails for $34 and the Delete All is $15:) 
 
♥ Melissa

 I received the Formula X products complimentary from Influenster, but all opinions are my own.

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Pink with Shell Stamping:)

So today I have a mani that I did a couple of months ago:) I totally meant to post this after I did it but I forgot!!! Like forgot that I even did the mani at all!!! But I ran across the pics this morning and well here you go:)  So for the base I used China Glaze I'll Pink to That, a bright bubblegum pink! I stamped on a shell design from Plate JQ-L20 from LadyQueen in Black.  I love the designs on this plate however I could not get 90% of them to pick up... I have approx 10 plates from this company and all of them have the same pickup ratio... I've tried different stamping polish and different stampers; same results:) I added a simple silver stud to the tips and followed it all up with a coat of SV.

I like this mani but I struggled with the stamping, I really love the designs but don't think I will ever be able to use them because they don't pick up:( Do you know anyway to try and salvage stamping plates that don't pick up, let me know!!!

♥ Melissa

Friday, September 9, 2016

Neon Corner Nails

Hey Dolls:) I have a fun mani that I sported over the weekend that I wanna share with you today:) I did a white creme base and then flicked a random line of China Glaze What I Like About Blue, That's Shore Bright, Pink Voltage, and Home Sweet House Music in the bottom corner:) I top it off with a partial nail stamping using Ejiubas Wonders of Life plate and Konad Black :) Followed it up with a quick coat of Seche Vite!

Super Easy and quick!!! I love manis like this because the are really hard to screw up (which I do often) :) Have a great weekend!!!

♥ Melissa

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Zoya Urban Grunge Metallic Holos

So a couple of days ago I showed you the Zoya Urban Grunge 1 coat creams:) Well today I have the second part of Urban Grunge, the METALLIC HOLOS!!!! This collection reminds me so much of the Ornate collection from winter 2012. This collection is glamorous, rich and perfect for fall!!
*press sample*
Alicia is a silver scattered linear holo with just a hint of gold! I like the term Scattered Linear for this polish because it is a blend of both:) She is so beautiful and shiny and doesn't need direct light to truly sparkle!

Finley is deep royal purple scattered holo:) She has a deep purple leaning blue almost jelly base and a massive amount of holo shimmer micro shards! She reminded me so much of Aurora, however Finley leans much more blue and Aurora leans much more pink! She is my total favorite in this collection, and is deep in competition with Aurora for my favorite Zoya ever!!!

Merida is a brilliant evergreen scattered holo! A blackened green squishy jelly like base with a ton of green holo micro shards:) She just shines so much like a christmas tree all lit up on your tips!!!

Ash is a deep cherry red metallic with a dramatic red and gold shimmer!!! She is a classic beauty with just a hint of sass:) She is a perfect pop of red to go with all of the browns and blacks I wear in the fall!!!

Britta is a rich berry with deep red and purple shimmers. She is flashy and subtle all at the same time. She is the quintessential fall nail color that looks great on everyone and perfect for the coming cooler weather! 

Troy is the final polish in this collection. He is like liquid pewter with and edge:) With just a hint of black and gold he really stands out! He reminds me of Tris from the Flair collection but the finish os more of a foil with way more reflective shine!

All swatches are 2 coats with no top coat! The formula as always leaves nothing to be desired, it is perfect!!! Zoya totally rocked this whole collection! I can't wait for them to do more holos:) This collection is available now on Zoya.com for $10 per color or $60 for the collection:)    

♥ Melissa

*Press Sample: Some of the products in this post were sent to me for review. I was not paid for my review of this product and all opinions are my own*

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Zoya Urban Grunge Cremes

Urban Grunge, just the name makes me think 90's! Maybe its all in the name Grunge:) Anyway... Zoya's new fall collection is part one coat cremes and part metallic holos!!! Zoya always rocks the fall collection!!! I have all six cremes for you today:)
*press sample*
Here is Noah! He is a medium taupe/nude creme that has the perfect balance between grey and yellow! This is one of those colors that is a great neutral but doesn't really stand out, but I think for nail art, this would be a great starting off point!!

August a fabulously balanced gray:) He is like a cloud from a dark and stormy afternoon in fall! And as much as I love sunshine, sometimes a girl just needs a little rain and this will definitely fit the bill!

Courtney is my fave of the cremes!!! She is a deep and juicy beet red:) She is vampy, classic and totally gorgeous!!! She is so juicy You would think she was a jelly with all of the squishiness she exudes but nope she is a one coater:) 

Tara is a dusty plum purple that I tried really hard to love! What is it about name association that sticks around for years!!! I knew a girl in high school named Tara that was a total ass, and ever since then I cringe every time I hear the name!!! I will say that this polish is pretty in her own right and as long as I don't look at the name I may use her. 

Wyatt is a dusty racing green! He makes me daydream about driving through an English country-side in a little Aston Martin with nails that match my ride:)

Mallory is a deeply saturated prussian blue:) She is my second fav in this collection!  Mallory is like cookie monster blue, which makes me want cookies now... crap!!! She is a perfect bright blue for fall!!! *update-make sure you wear a good base with her she like to leave her mark*

This collection has me daydreaming about cooler weather, bonfires and smores!!! All of these beauties are available now from www.zoya.com for $10 per color or $60 for all!!! And always check Zoya's Facebook for specials and deals!!! (there is a great one going on right now)


♥ Melissa

*Press Sample: Some of the products in this post were sent to me for review. I was not paid for my review of this product and all opinions are my own*

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

China Glaze Rebel Part 2

Alright Dolls:) Are you ready for Part 2 of China Glaze Fall 2016 Rebel Collection???? Well here it is and it is beautiful!!! Sorry about the delay... My internet went down last night and just came back up:(
*press sample*
Ya'll Red-y for This? is a bright cherry red shimmer! She is a true and classic beauty perfect for fall. Her shimmer is an understated silver that just gives her that extra umph:) Here is 2 coats no top coat.

Heroine Chic is a brownish gunmetal gray that is jam packed with a dramatic red shimmer! She is definitely a unique beauty. She is the hardest polish to describe in this collection! Here is 2 coats with no topcoat! 

Purple Fiction is a bright medium purple shimmer with slight lean toward pinkish/red.  She is spectacular and now you can totally see why purple is a royal color! Here is 2 coats with no topcoat!

Teen Spirit is an inky blue-black jelly type base with flecks of blue and purple shimmers!  He is tall, dark and mysterious:) I just love the depth of this polish!  Here is 2 coats with no topcoat.

Blue-Ya is a deep blue jelly base with blue and teal flaky micro shimmers. He is gorgeous and a total 10!!! The same captivating depth as Teen Spirit, just not as dark:) Here is 2 coats with no topcoat!

Holo at Ya Girl! is a menagerie of gold, silver and green glitter in a clear base.  She was the most disappointing in this collection, not because she isn't beautiful but because she isn't HOLO:( she is rather shiny though:) Here is 3 coats with no top coat. 

So that is the end of the Rebel collection:) You can grab yours now at Sally's or Ulta for around $8 per color:) My favs from this collection are Pearl Jammin', Combat Blue-ts, Purple Fiction, and Teen Spirit:) The teenage me is in heaven right now and the adult me is pretty happy too!!!!

♥ Melissa

*Press Sample: Some of the products in this post were sent to me for review. I was not paid for my review of this product and all opinions are my own*


Monday, August 15, 2016

China Glaze Rebel Part 1

Happy Monday Dolls!!! So today I have the newest from China Glaze Fall 2016 the 90's inspired, Rebel Collection! I am so excited to share this collection with you for 2 reasons:) First, fall collections are always awesome in the polish world, and second because the names of these polish take me back to my pre-teen/teenage years and the 90's were AWESOME!!!!
*press sample*
First up is Dope Taupe (the bottle had a misprint), a grey with a slight lean toward lavender griege creme. Think stormy sky right at sunset. This is a great alternative to a nude, if you want a little more pop! 2 coats without a topcoat:)

Fresh Princess is a gorgeous bright pale pink creme!!!! She is the only one in this collection that her color seems more suited for spring. However I love the contrast to the rest of the collection, she stands out... Just like a princess should:) Here is 3 coats with no top coat (2 coats might be okay but I had a little streakiness after just 2)

Jagged Little Teal, is a vampy darkened teal. Isn't she ironic, a vampy teal!!! I love the color and the name:) She is super smooth and creamy, and not too dark.  Here is 2 coats with no topcoat!

Pearl Jammin' is my favorite from this collection:) This is a pearly baby blue with a grey tinge, but the magic is in the shimmer! Her shimmer is a strong copper pink that makes this polish breathtaking!!!! Here is 2 coats with no top coat!

Don't Mesh with Me, is a gorgeous lavender purple shimmer:) She has a slightly tinted pearl base packed with tons of purple micro shimmers.  I love the shimmer and shine of this beauty... but I don't think I would wear her alone, a nude or dark base would really make her stand out and I am just not a fan of the visible nail line!  Here is 3 coats with no top coat:)

Combat Blue-ts, is a cobalt blue shimmer that dries flat matte!!! He is bold, in your face, and so much fun! Now like with most men, he is slightly temperamental... You have to work quick or he will dry and get streaky on you. Be weary and wear a good base so you don't get any stains! Here is 1 coat with no top coat!  (that's right 1 coat)

The colors for this collection are so great, so much diversity in color, finish, and shimmer!!! The formula is exactly what I expect from China Glaze, easy, smooth and not too runny or goopy:) I have part 2 of this collection coming up later today, stay tuned!!!!

♥ Melissa

*Press Sample: Some of the products in this post were sent to me for review. I was not paid for my review of this product and all opinions are my own*