Wednesday, October 22, 2014

DIFFERENT dimension Shooting Stars: A Limited Edition Series

Good evening, dear readers! I have some fun news to share with you tonight, and I hope you are just as excited about it as I am! DIFFERENT dimension is launching a new series, called Shooting Stars, starting this upcoming Friday night! Polishes that are part of this series will be very limited edition: they will be part of a one-time release and only 30 to 60 bottles of each colour will be made. The Shooting Stars series will be released bi-weekly for the time being with times being announced on social media. DIFFERENT dimension has quickly become one of my favorite indie polish brands- the polish is beautiful and Missi, the mastermind behind the brand, is such a sweetheart! I am elated to have the first two Shooting Stars to share with you tonight, and they are gorgeous!

Andromeda
Indoor Lighting
Sunlight
These photos just do not do Andromeda justice. This maroon-leaning red polish is to die for! I've been trying to find my perfect red holographic polish for a couple of years now, and I have finally found it! I totally squealed when I first put it on my nails, and I am getting excited all over again writing this post. This red based polish also boasts red shimmer to dazzle you even more. If you're a fan of red polishes, you're going to need to grab this beauty! I used two flawless coats for these photos.

Cepheus
One of the reasons I love DIFFERENT dimension polishes so much is because Missi makes some of the coolest flake-filled polishes. Cepheus is an amazing shade, and I love all the flakes in this stunner! Because it is so densely packed with flakes, it dries to a slight textured finish. I used two coats for opacity plus top coat for these photos. For a slightly more subtle look, I recommend using a single coat over a base shade. I have no issues with this formula to report; the application was easy and the flakes dispersed nicely.

I'm always looking forward to seeing what DIFFERENT dimension has in store for us, and now that there will be new colours released bi-weekly, I am ecstatic! I love that the first two polishes from the Shooting Stars series have different finishes, and I hope to see this sort of variety with the next colours!

The Shooting Stars series launches on October 24th (this Friday) at 9PM EST here. Don't forget the Wild Thangs Duo launches at the same time!

You're going to want to keep on eye on DIFFERENT dimension's Facebook page, Instagram account, and twitter feed to find out when the next Shooting Stars polishes will be released!

Until next time, dear readers, have a wonderful night!
XO!





Cupcake Polish Glossy Girls: A Gloss48 Exclusive

Happy hump day, dear readers! For those of you that have been following me for a while or have just reviewed my blog history, you've probably noticed that I have the tendency to obsess about specific brands. I love to bring new-to-me brands to my blog, but there are just some brands that I just can't seem to get enough of. One of the brands that I have been loving is Cupcake Polish, and I just HAD to share another gorgeous shade with you today. Glossy Girls is sold exclusively at Gloss48.com, a website founded by women to bring customers the crème de la crème of beauty products. It came as no surprise to me to see Cupcake Polish as one of the featured brands, and I love the delicate shade Sara created for this online retail site!

Glossy Girls
Indoor Lighting
Sunlight
Glossy Girls is the epitome of femininity! This nail polish is filled with sparkling pink glitters in addition to the soft pink holographic base; I definitely feel like a girl wearing this lovely shade! The formula on this polish was really nice, and it applied very easily for me with two smooth coats. I then topped my nails off with HK Girl topcoat by Glisten & Glow for these photos.

Glossy Girls is still available for purchase at Gloss48.com here.

As much as I loved Glossy Girls by itself, I couldn't resist the urge to take my nails one step further with some nail art.
I used Zoya Lael, Bundle Monster Stamping Plate BM-502, and flat silver studs in addition to the Glossy Girls base to create this manicure. I love this look!

I hope you've enjoyed today's post! What do you think about Glossy Girls and my nail art look? I'd love to hear your thoughts about it!

Until next time, dear readers, have a wonderful day!
XO!






Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Wild Thangs Duo: DIFFERENT dimension and NailVinyls Are a Match Made in (Animal) Heaven!

Good morning, dear readers! I hope you are having a wonderful day! I have an AWESOME duo to share with you this morning, and to help you get into the spirit, how about a little music? Due to copyright restrictions, I cannot post the video directly here, so I'm going to direct you to this Tone Loc Wild Thing video on youtube here. Don't go too far and hurry back, or better yet, you can dance along to the music as you read this post. I'm certainly jamming to it while I write it! Now on to the duo!
If you've been following social media, you probably have already seen the newest glitter sensation taking hold of the indie world is leopard print shaped glitter. While I'm not generally a big fan of the odd-shaped glitters, I have to admit that I am digging the leopard print. While painting leopard spots isn't too difficult, I like that I can get the look with these glitters as opposed to drawing them out myself with paintbrushes, especially with my non-dominant hand. As if leopard print glitters weren't cool enough, Missi of DIFFERENT dimension has teamed up with Linda of NailVinyls to create this spot-acular animal print duo. Let's check out more photos of DIFFERENT dimension's Feelin' Spotty and the Giraffe NailVinyls!
I used the following to create this look:

DIFFERENT dimension Feelin' Spotty
Giraffe NailVinyls
Color Club New Bohemian
DIFFERENT dimension Silver Lining
DIFFERENT dimension Saphire Rose
Glisten & Glow HK Girl topcoat

I was a little worried that the leopard glitters would be tricky to work with given their shape, but they were surprisingly easy to play with. I did not have to fish for any glitters, and I had at least one leopard glitter on the brush with each dip into the bottle. I dabbed the glitter topcoat with the brush to get a nice spread over my nails, and I didn't have any trouble with glitters clumping together. The Giraffe NailVinyls were easy to use as well. I used tweezers to pull the vinyl stencil off the paper backing and placing them on my nails, painted with polish over the stencils, and removed the vinyls while the polish was still wet. I am digging this girly Wild Thangs look!

The Wild Thangs duo will be released on DIFFERENTdimension.us on October 24th (that's THIS Friday) at 9PM EST. This will be sold only as a duo, and the list price is $12.75 for the set.

What are your thoughts on this duo? I'd love to hear from you!

Until next time, dear readers, have a wonderful day!
XO!






Monday, October 20, 2014

Marbled Holographic Nail Art

Good morning, dear readers, and happy Monday! It is a dreary grey day here in Northern California, so how about some cheerful nail art to help lighten the mood and enjoy the day?!?
To create this look, I swirled and pulled the following polishes on my nails:

Cupcake Polish: It's Not What You Pink

I then topped my nails off with HK Girl topcoat from Glisten & Glow.

I feel as though I've been embracing more "girly" looks lately as opposed to the Halloween nail art I thought I would be doing! I hope to get back in the Halloween spirit soon!

Until next time, dear readers, have a wonderful day!
XO!

Press Release: Zoya Winter/Holiday 2014 Wishes Collection


Wishes really do come true with this magical new nail polish collection for Winter/Holiday 2014! Zoya Wishes** is a densely pigmented assortment featuring both traditional and Magical PixieDust formulas in coordinating color combinations that can be worn alone or combined into stunning combinations, no matter how you wear them, this collection delivers a fanciful way to celebrate the season!

·          ZP766 - NORI: Sapphire blue Magical PixieDust* with holographic hex glitter, perfect for any holiday festivity.
·      ZP767 - THEA: Deep amethyst Magical PixieDust* with an orchid flash, packed full of party-ready holographic hex glitter.
·      ZP768 - IMOGEN: Black crystal Magical PixieDust* with holographic hex glitter, just add an LBD and you’re off!
·          ZP769 - PRIM: Velvet blue metallic, with a full coverage, high-density pigment and buttery smooth application.
·          ZP770 - HAVEN: True holiday plum liquid metal with a thin vein of orchid for added brilliance.
·          ZP771 - WILLA: Full-coverage, onyx black cream.

* Zoya Magical PixieDust is textured, matte and sparkling. No base coat and top coat required.
PRE-ORDER STARTS 10/20/14!

SHIPPING DATE 11/01/14.


ZOYA IS THE HEALTHY COLOR OF FASHION!
$9 (US) Standard Colors

$10 (US)  - PixieDust Colors


Available in top salons, spas and on zoya.com 
**BIG5FREE: Formula contains no formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin, dibutyl phthalate, toluene or camphor.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Zoya Mattes: Swatches and Review

Press Sample

Good morning, dear readers, and happy Friday! This week seems to have flown by so quickly, and I am looking forward to spending some quality time with my family. The highlight of this week has been the end of the Lacquer for Life fundraising campaign to raise funds for suicide awareness and prevention. I am happy to report that the campaign has raised $1,720 for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention! Thank you so much to everyone that donated and helped make this happen!

For today's blog post, I have the Zoya Mattes that have been rereleased to share with you. I really loved these matte polishes when they first were released, and I was sad to see them go before I could grab them all. The colours are beautiful, and you should definitely pick them up before they disappear again! Let's check them out!

Savita
Two Coats
With Top Coat
This is such a gorgeous shade of purple! The formula was really smooth, and it applied very easily for me. As with the other mattes, it dries quicker than normal polishes.

Harlow
Two Coats
With Top Coat
Harlow was *the* most sought after shade when Zoya retired the mattes, and I can certainly see why! Not only is the colour stunning, the formula is really nice as well! I'm so glad to finally have a bottle!

Veruschka
Two Coats
With Top Coat
Veruschka was one of my favorite matte shades when it first was released, and I still feel the same way about it even now. The colour is so rich, and I love using this for the holidays. The rereleased formula is just as nice as the original.

Loredana
Two Coats
With Top Coat
Loredana is another Zoya matte shade that I did mange to grab with the first release, and I love seeing it back! This gunmetal grey shade is amazing, and this is one of my top picks as well. Like the others, the formula was smooth and it applied easily on my nails.

Posh
Two Coats
With Top Coat
While I love the other Zoya mattes in their natural finish, Posh just doesn't win me over. Matte reds just don't seem to appeal to me. That being said, I loved it as soon as I add top coat and made it shiny! The formula is really nice, so if you love reds and mattes, you're going to want this one!

Dovima
Two Coats
With Top Coat
Dovima is another gorgeous shade! I really love the dark charcoal colour, and the formula on this is great as well!

I'm so excited to see these shades have been rereleased! I love the look of matte polishes, but if mattes aren't you're thing, they look stunning with top coat. One of the best parts about these is you get two polishes in one: something matte AND something that can be amazing with top coat!

These gorgeous matte polishes are now available for purchase at Zoya.com. Have you tried these colours? Which is your favorite? I'd love to hear from you!

Until next time, dear readers, have a wonderful day!
XO!


Disclaimer:  The products reviewed above were provided to me for my honest and unbiased opinion. All thoughts stated are entirely my own and are based on my use of said products.  I love receiving feedback from my readers, and any comments left here are the express opinions and/or property of the individual commenters. I reserve the right to remove any comments that I find to be harmful, unnecessary, or not constructive for other readers.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Guest Post by Anne from Betty's Beauty Bombs

Good morning, dear readers! I am in need of a little break after organizing the Lacquer for Life fundraiser on top of blogging and managing a crazy toddler, so I am taking the day off! For your reading pleasure, the lovely Anne from Betty's Beauty Bombs has taken over my blog today and will be sharing with you her nail stamping skills. Anne, it's all yours!


Hi! I'm Anne from Betty's Beauty Bombs! I've been a follower and admirer of the Jedi Wife blog for a while now, so of course I was honored when she asked me to guest post today!! I've been on a huge stamping kick lately, which you already know if you follow me in addition to Jen. :) For today's guest post, I started with two coats of Pistol Polish Mighty Malala's Marigold which is from the September 2014 box. I used Sally Hansen High 'n Dry to stamp using a design from Cici&SiSi Plate 07. Usually the Sally Hansen Insta-Dry line stamps really well, but this time I got some patchiness. I think that's because it's a matte version and I simply didn't work fast enough! Gotta get it done super fast!   Cici&Sisi-Stamping-Plate