Sunday, July 31, 2011

Essie Sew Psyched

     Sew Psyched was a part of Essie's Fall 2010 collection, and even though it came out last year, it is still available in stores such as CVS and Ulta. Essie's website states that Sew Psyched is a "cashmere-soft sage pewter." To me, it looks like a greyed-out green, or a vintage army green. It looks like someone melted a little toy soldier and poured it into a nail polish bottle.
     In the bottle, there is subtle white shimmer, but on the nails I can barely see it. If I hadn't seen the polish in the bottle, I would think it was a creme on my nails.
     The crazy thing about Essie is that I never know what to expect. With Turquoise and Caicos I had to apply 3-4 coats, but with Sew Psyched, I could have almost gotten away with just one thick coat.
     This color is unique to me, as I don't have many army greens in my stash. I definitely recommend checking it out based on its opacity and the fact that this would be a great Fall staple color. But I'm just biased to green anyway. ☺
     Essie's nail polish retails for $7-8, and is available at CVS, Ulta, Wal-mart, and Target.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Sinful Colors Secret Admirer

    Secret Admirer is probably one of my favorite Sinful Colors polishes because it is such a unique color. It is black with silver shimmer running through it so much so that it looks like dark gunmetal. It was completely opaque for me in two coats. There's really not much else to say about this awesome color except that it's dark, and if you don't feel comfortable wearing black nail polish, this may be the color for you, as it is nice alternative to straight black. I have two bottles of this color, and I got them at Walgreens for $1.99. You can't beat that price ladies and gents! ☺

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Revlon Vixen

     According to the All Lacquered Up nail polish blog, Revlon Vixen is a known dupe for the original Chanel Vamp, which appeared on Uma Thurman's nails in Pulp Fiction. So, I went to the nearest CVS to see what all the fuss was about.
     I read that Vixen is supposed to look like dried blood, so I knew that even if I didn't like it, my mom would love it. (She loves blood-red shades. Don't ask me why, but that's just what I've heard all of my life. ☺) I also had read that this polish had a bad bubble problem, which I actually did not experience.
     This polish did cover completely with no bubbles, but for some reason I remember it taking about three coats to be an even dark color. Vixen is certainly opaque and very shiny with a top coat, but I was expecting it to pull more red than it appears to. To me, it looks more brown than red. I don't mean to be gross, but I guess a scab is dried blood, and a scab is brown? Ewwww, gross, I know! =P
     For those of you who love dark, vampy colors, however, this is the color for you. It's a cheap option at around $5-6 instead of paying big bucks for a Chanel polish. This is a perfect color for Fall. I really do love a good, glossy creme, but for some reason I wasn't feeling the brownish-hue, so I added an Nfu-Oh flakie polish the next day, and then it became instant LOVE! I will post pictures of that lovely combo later.
    What do you think? Do you wear dark colors only in Fall/Winter, or would you rock this color all year long?


Sunday, July 10, 2011

Essie Coat Azure

    I had seen Essie Coat Azure on online blogs, and had seen it in CVS many times, but I never purchased it because of the $8 price tag for such a small bottle. However, I found it for 50 percent off, so I bought it and immediately took it home to try it out.
     Coat Azure is a dusty medium blue with very subtle shimmer. It is not a loud, bright blue because of the slight greyish tone. It does resemble the color of denim. Unlike the other Essie polish I have tried, this color was not streaky and did cover completely in two coats. I suggest you head to your local CVS and check out this polish!