One out of three.

Good morning all!

I have no idea how it is already past the middle of February. Slow down 2015, we just started! This year has started with more Ulta trips than normal, with normal being once or twice a year. I went in to my nearest Ulta to see if NYX was still “Buy one get, one free,” and some products were.

IMG_9890I will begin with the worst out of the three.

I guess there was a legitimate reason why I have never tried Zoya nail polish. I have two matte top coats that I use, so trying a nail polish that is already matte made sense. It was on sale for $4.47 and I liked the color so why not. I came home and immediately painted my nails like a normal person.

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I applied two coats and hours later, I was left with this. The texture is terrible, almost like sandpaper. The color is great but the fact that it chipped so fast was incredible. I did not do the dishes or anything strenuous. A waste of $5 to say the least.

NYX’s new High Voltage Lipstick in Flutter Kisses was eh. I like it but I am not completely in love with it. I think the name “High Voltage” throws it off for me. I was expecting crazy pigment and it is mediocre at best. It reminds me off the Butter Gloss.

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And for my favorite thing, NYX Proof It Eyeshadow Primer. I have used Urban Decay’s, NARS, and Bobbi Brown’s but for the $6.99 price, you can not beat it! It is transparent which is necessary and it waterproofs your eye makeup! There is no creasing or smudging on my oily eyelids. I highly recommend this.

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Mani Monday

First, I am so sorry I haven’t posted in weeks.

I am in between about 3-4 different DIYs – Sewing up my TOMS, making earrings and bracelets, and probably something else!

This weekend I picked up a  MAC nail polish from their winter “Glitter and Ice” collection with Johnny Weir. I’ve been doing solid colors on my nails for a couple of weeks now and I wanted something different.

I went with “Unconditionally Fabulous”.

I’m curious to see how long this polish lasts as a first time user.

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Previously I posted about a nail polish from a seller on Etsy, Pretty and Polished. I read great things about her polish and I have seen wonderful pictures of her polishes on various nail blogs.

The first time I wore it, was too impressed with the consistency but it looked great for a couple of days and I did get plenty of compliments on it.

I figured I’d give it another try and pair it with another polish to add some flare, OPI’s Hawaiian Orchid.

I loved how it gave it a bubblegum feel or actually is more of a speckled Robin egg but it’s not Easter.

I haven’t decide if I will try other homemade nail polishes but I am curious to see what is available.

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I was hesitant to purchase a homemade nail polish but I after seeing the beautiful creations from Chelsea Marie of Pretty and Polished, I am glad I did.

I snagged one of her most popular polishes, “Jawbreaker” last Friday and was so happy when it arrived today.
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I applied two coats and sealed it with a gel top coat.

Maybe I have found a new love.

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