I remember when the Hunger Games polishes first came out, I was very interested in this polish. But then somehow forgot about it when I started to pick up specific polishes from the collection. But recently on an Ulta splurge, (it was a bad one) I found Riveting in the clearance bin and was thrilled since I had forgotten all about it.
Fire-y orange with metallic gold shimmer
Riveting is a loud polish. With that being said, I actually found it to be pretty wearable and flattering. Most of you know that I am not a red polish girl, and this polish somewhat straddles that line. However, since (to me and on me) it does read more orange, it makes it more interesting and “hip”. The golden shimmer is packed in heavily, and really lights up the polish. It really does look somewhat like a burning orange sunset or a campfire. I find it to be pretty unique and a really great end of summer / into fall polish.
I had no issues with formula with this polish. I ended up using two coats for full coverage. The polish was very saturated and pigmented, but went on very smoothly.
Where To Buy: Online Retailers / Ulta (Clearance) / Sally’s (Clearance) / $ 4 – $ 6
Did you jump on Riveting right away when the Hunger Games collection was released? Do you like this fire-y orange red? Or have you seen it before? I think it would also be very fun and appropriate pedicure for fall!
Happy Memorial Day weekend! I hope you guys are having a fun weekend hanging with friends and family and enjoying the hot weather. Sorry to all the regular readers, I’ve been slacking on posting recently. It’s been tough to post about new polishes since I haven’t really been excited about many. But I really love A Roll In The Hague and don’t know why I didn’t snag it earlier!
Bright, poppy orange creme
A Roll In The Hague was from this year’s Holland collection. A collection that seemed pretty interesting overall, but I didn’t pick up any of the polishes except for this one. I had been searching for an orange with a touch of red in it, and this is exactly what I was looking for. It looks great on my warm skintone and the hint of red keeps it from being in the coral category. I really love this polish!
Very easy and smooth application
I had zero issues with this polish. The formula was actually really awesome. It was really smooth and pigmented; it was a breeze to apply. I used two coats for full coverage. The polish does seem to dry a touch darker than it looks in the bottle, which I like. It ends up looking a touch more red when it dries as well.
Where To Buy: Ulta / Target / Trade Secret / JCPenny / Dillard’s / Drugstores / $ 8
How do you feel about this bright orange? Did you buy A Roll In The Hague? Did you buy any other polishes from the Holland collection? What were your favorites?
Hey guys, more internet problems have kept me from being able to post. I promise I will be back on a regular schedule. I don’t want to be blogging less, I’ve just kept running into problems! I’m sorry. More posts and new polishes are in my future.
Tanzy is a polish that has been sitting in my untried drawer for…a year and I finally got around to wearing it.
Golden orange foil
Tanzy is a golden orange foil. It definitely reads orange overall, but the gold in the polish adds depth and another layer of color. It reminds me of summer sunset. It has a relaxing summer feeling to it. It’ll look great with a tan.
Easy, smooth application
I always like the application of foils. They apply smooth and evenly. They are quite forgiving when you don’t do the best job applying. And they dry quickly. Zoya foils are always a breeze to apply. I used three coats for maximum sparkle and full coverage.
Where To Buy: Zoya.com / $ 8
Do you own Tanzy? Do you like this polish? Is orange a go to summer color for you? Do you find foils as easy as I do to apply?
I haven’t really been buying a lot of new polishes lately. I bought a new car recently (very exciting!) and have had some other semi-big expenses so I’ve been trying to get creative with polishes I have that I want to revisit, but still want to be able to blog. I have a couple of cool ideas I’m going to try out and will show you guys whether they end up cool or fail.
Accent nail manicure
I’ve been craving a lot of pinks, oranges, corals, etc with the temperature being basically 300 degrees non-stop here recently. I wanted to wear Guy Meets Gal-veston, so I decided to wear it as an accent color on my ring finger and thumb paired with the pretty, nude-y Private Viewing. This color combo is really lovely. I think the colors work really well together and the nude allows for some sophistication with the poppy, fun coral-y /orange/pink.
Accent nails with a poppy, orange coral
I think this is one of the first times I’ve done an accent manicure without a foil or glitter as the accent color / nails. I actually really like it. It’s still fun and unexpected, but not too loud or juvenile. Since these polishes are (almost) the same texture, it softens the look. Especially with most of the nails being nude or flesh toned.
Where to Buy Guy Meets Gal-Veston: Ulta / JCPenny / Dillard’s / Professional Salons / Trade Secret / $ 8.50
Where to Buy Private Viewing: Drugstores / $2.99
Do you love either of these polishes? What do you think about accent nails? I don’t like them too often, but sometimes it’s fun to play around with polish and find combinations that work well together.
Filed under OPI, Wet n WIld
I was really feeling like wearing an orange on my nails recently. And while I was poking around in my stash, I realized I don’t have that many oranges, which was a let down. I wanted to wear Y’all Come Back Ya Hear? and remembered this awesome manicure, and decided to repeat it.
Flakes underneath Y'all Come Back Ya Hear?
I decided to do this manicure as accent nails only on my ring fingers and thumb. YCBYH is an ideal orange jelly that is saturated, fun, and ideal for summer. The perfect orange. Hidden Treasure is a flake-y top coat that is warm toned with orange and yellow. These warm toned colors go really well together, even if warm tones aren’t my favorite.
Pretty, subtle accent
I started with 2 coats of YCBYH on all of my nails. Then I added one thick coat of Hidden Treasure on both of my thumbs and ring fingers. Then gave all nails another coat of YCBHY and top coat to finish. It sounds a little more time-consuming that it actually was. Everything dried easily and was worth the outcome. I wish I had done it to all my nails not just as an accent! It’s subtle, but adds a splash of sparkle in the sunlight and is something fun for summer.
Some of you might be wondering why I didn’t just put HT on as a top coat on my accent nails. I really prefer with a jelly finish and a flake-y top coat to put the flakes within the layers for a look that has a lot of depth and looks like a Nfu Oh polish. They look like they are inside the polish, not just floating on top.
Where to Buy Y’all Come Back: JCPenny / Ulta / Trade Secret / Dillard’s / Professional Salons / $ 8.50
Where to Buy Hidden Treasure: Maybe Ebay? Or you could find any flake-y top coat to use. I know Hard Candy had one and I’m sure there’s a drugstore brand out there that makes one.
So, tell me. Do you love flakes in polishes? I know some people go nutso for it. It’s nice once in a while but not a regular thing for me. What’s your favorite flake-y nail polish?
Sonia Kashuk is big in the Target make up lover’s world. I have a few items from her make up line and I really love them. This is a polish of her’s that I have had since it first came out last summer. And it is honestly one of my go to summer colors, especially for my toes. Even if I despise the name of the color.
Red leaning coral creme
Tutti Fruitti is a red-leaning coral creme. There’s both orange and pink undertones in this polish that really softens up the red factor, which is great for me. It’s very saturated but it’s not screaming bright. This color looks great on even if you just have a touch on color from being out in the summer. It would be flattering on just about everyone. Is it the most unique red-coral? No. But it looks great.
The formula and application of this polish is quite impressive when considering the price and that I believe this was the company’s first go at nail polish. The consistency is almost ideal: it’s thicker so there’s no pooling issues and is very smooth and easy to apply. It’s also full of pigmentation. I needed two coats for full coverage.
Where to Buy: Target / $ 5
Also as a side note, I like these polish bottles. I think the square is cute and the silver handle makes it look a little fancy. Sort of like Estee Lauder polish bottles. Short, fat and cute.
Do you own any Sonia Kashuk nail polishes? Do you scope them when you’re at Target but haven’t taken the plunge? I think this is a great one to try first.
I hope all the Midwest readers out there haven’t melted to death, I know I almost did today. Death by heat would be far less cool than death by polish, haha. (Yay bad jokes!)
I’m back today with one of my all time favorite polishes. Cute As A Button isn’t the most unique polish for me to be in love with, but every time I wear it, I literally can’t stop admiring my nails. It’s so flattering, I absolutely love it. It’s also clearly perfect for a pedicure.
Wonderfully juicy pinkish coral
There’s something about the hue of this shade that is just perfect. This polish could be labeled as pink, coral, or orange. It has this great mix that allows this shade to be spot on. It’s a pink based coral, heavy on the pink, but you can tell there’s orange within. I love corals of this shade. I prefer them more than red corals. This color looks so juicy, refreshing, and tropical. It’s as if a watermelon and a honeydew got together and popped this out!
Super shiny coral
The formula on this polish was really easy to work with and I always have zero problems. I only need two coats for full coverage. It goes on smooth and even. It’s a jelly / creme hybrid but may slightly be more jelly. There’s the slightest bit of VNL, but no one would detect it but you. This also dries quick and easy. When this manicure is finished, it’s so glassy, juicy, and shiny. I love it.
Where to buy: Ulta / Drugstores / Target / $ 8
Do you own Cute as a Button? Is it a go-to-summer color for you? Pick it up!
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I started an awesome, new full-time nanny job this week and am wiped out!
But, I’m back with another polish that is one of my favorites, believe it or not. Regular readers know that I’m just not a red girl, but I LOVE this polish. And I’m not really sure why, to be honest. It’s not that unique of a shade, but there’s something about it that makes it look great on me, and it’s great for warm weather.
Bright, saturated red / orange
My Chihuahua Bites is part of OPI’s standard collection. I think I actually purchased this polish at Target on a whim. The color is awesome. It has a really nice balance of both red and orange. It also has a noticeable pink hue to it, but doesn’t read as coral, which is cool. Something about this shade is just perfect and it looks great on my skin and nails. It’s bright and poppy.
Glossy and shiny, almost jelly finish
The formula and application on this polish couldn’t be better. It goes on very smooth and easy. The first coat is almost fully opaque and I wouldn’t see ever needing more than two coats. The finish on this polish is basically a half jelly / half creme but I would say leans more jelly. There’s the slightest bit of VNL, but it doesn’t bother me at all. I love everything about this polish!
Where to Buy: Ulta / JCPenny / Professional Salons / Target / Trade Secret / Dillard’s / $ 8.50
Do you own My Chihuahua Bites? Do you love it as much as I do? Or is it a shade you hear about and mean to snag but forget?
P.S. – Enjoy this beauty.
I love this color combination
I want a polish the exact color of that light and airy citrus green-y yellow so bad!
bright orange sherbet!
Hey everyone! It’s great to be back, it’s been so long since I’ve posted! I’ve been very busy lately, but have been taking plenty of pictures and still have lots of polish to share with you all. I’ve had this one for a few weeks now and finally got around to wearing it: Revlon’s Siren.
This packaging was revived for the Revlon Limited Edition Fire & Ice Collection and for whatever reason, I was beside myself trying to get my paws on some of it. I succeeded in picking up Siren and was waiting for the perfect weather for this bright orange.
To be honest, I thought that this was going to come out more coral on me, but it definitely did not. What you see is what you get with Siren: bright and bubbly orange creme. It’s not as dramatic or intense an orange as some other polishes, when I compared it to a piece of orange clothing I had, you could tell this was somewhat softer (if that’s possible for orange), almost kind of like an orange sherbet.
I ended up liking this color a lot, however I felt the finish of it was rather dull. For me, a creme has to be either nice and smooth and shiny or smooth and matte. This came out kind of lackluster on that end. It did apply nicely in two coats and is opaque, it wore fairly well too. Overall, I’m pleased with Siren and think it’s a great summer color. I’m looking forward to putting a nice shimmer over it next time and think it’ll look really good on toes.
Hope warm weather is coming everyone’s way!
It is rainy, cold, and miserable outside today. So gross.
If you guys are sick of these Wet n Wilds, I promise I will have something else for you soon. I haven’t really felt compelled to wear the rest of the new Summer Zoyas, and haven’t gotten anything new recently.
Light orange creme
Sunny Side Up is actually not like any other orange polish I own. It’s quiet soft, and almost feminine and sweet. It’s lighter than what you think of when you think of orange. It’s got some yellow in it. This color seems pretty perfect for summer because of its refreshing tone of orange, and cheeriness overall. I think this color would look very pretty on lighter skin tones.
This polish went on a bit streaky. But after three coats, it looks nice and even. This polish seems to have less of the squishy finish I have encountered with these other Wet n Wild Shines, it’s more creme. The wearability on these Shines haven’t been great. I’ve been getting chips in about a day, but I’m not surprised by that.
Where to Buy: Drugstores / 99 cents!
Yay or nay?