Friday, August 28, 2015

Emily de Molly - Moment of Impact

I don't think I could possibly be happier that today is Friday!  I NEED this weekend like no other.  Today is a special polish that's been untried in my stash for way too long!  Today is Emily de Molly, Moment of Impact.  This is gorgeous.  Photos are showing it a bit more blue than IRL. I guess I'm really having a purple week. 3 coats, great formula. On to the photos!


I'll keep putting up what I can.  Post are likely to continue to be short and sweet.  See you soon!

Wednesday, August 26, 2015


Today is all about random. These are polishes I pulled from the stash and decided they needed to be seen.

KBShimmer Bahama Drama is an amazing bleached neon peach. This is bright and bold (and neon) but it's not in your face because it's a bit whited out. Formula was not great, dried to quickly to really work with and thus, unevenness. Thick coat of top coat fixes this, and it needs it anyway to shine. 3 coats.

KBShimmer Precious Petals is a beautiful glitter topper. I think this will compliment many base colors and I love the added scattered holo. Good formula that only needs mild dabbing and one coat will provide excellent glitter payoff. 1 coat over Bahama Drama.

Broadway Gels Ultra Violet is a sheer shimmery purple with golden iridescent shimmers. This is pretty. I'm sort of surprised how great this looks. Formula is fine but it dries slow and, even built up, it is semi sheer. I did layer this over a black and a midtone blue (on a wheel, no photos! Sorry!) and it gave completely different looks. It looks phenomenal over blue btw. Well worth the $2 or so this costs. Three coats alone.

Cirque Concord is a linear juicy grape.  I actually was expecting this to be blue but was pleasantly surprised when it arrived.  The color name suddenly made sense!  This has a good formula and would probably be fine at two coats, but I did do three.

Bright Light (turns blue in camera)
Flash (turns bluer in camera)

Low Light (color accurate)
BSquared Lacquer Trance is another peachy neon.  This is not really bleached looking to me.  It is pretty in your face and I love it.  Formula was tougher to work with but it's worth it.  Three coats.

Sinful Colors Lets Talk is a shimmery royal purple.  This is bordering on frosty but it does dry down to lose that finish.  It's a very nice shade.  Three coats.

Finish (turns bluer in camera)
Low Light (color accurate)
I'll be back soon with more to share!

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Cirque Colors - Vice Collection (partial)

Greetings all!  Today I have a special partial collection from Cirque to share!  My usual hand is currently out of commission so I've got my left substituting for a few rounds.  I apologize in advance for the awkward you're about to witness.  But what really matters are these fabulous colors.  So lets dive in.

Nympho is a hot hot deep pink.  This one wins it for me.  After seeing this on PeachyPolish, I decided that I did NEED it and I'm so glad I got this one.  This one is hands down, my favorite. Very good formula and very easy to apply.  This will dry sort of matte (as do the rest) so they need a top coat.  The opacity is quite good; I didn't use a base but it probably would have popped a bit more if I had.  Three coats.

Miami-Dade is a mid toned blue with a hint of bleachy-ness going on.  Formula was ok but started getting difficult there at the end.  Three coats but two might have sufficed.

C.R.E.A.M. is a bleachy but bright green yellow.  This is a pretty color and has decent pigmentation. Three coats are needed to really get this opaque and even, and it still was a bit lumpy.  Formula was difficult, drying too quickly and not leveling well.  Use a good top coat to get it as even as you can.

Comparison time!

I realized pretty quickly that I owned a couple of very similar colors so I whipped those bad boys out.  Let's look!

Miami-Dade vs KBShimmer In Yacht Water.  These are not that close.  The KBShimmer is much more bleached and almost looks dusty.  I like them side by side.  KBShimmer has a decent formula, and needs three coats.

Kbshimmer, Cirque, KBShimmer, Cirque

C.R.E.A.M. vs KBShimmer For Sail By Owner.  These are remarkably close.  The camera actually does a better job at showing they're different than my eyes can.  They're so close in real life, the Cirque is maybe a quarter of a shade brighter.  The KBShimmer is sheerer, but the formula is SO MUCH BETTER!  It also needed three coats but it was a pleasure to use it. I ultimately will purge the KBShimmer, but only because my Cirque started getting black specs in the paint from the cap and I don't anyone to have to deal with that.

KBShimmer, Cirque, KBShimmer, Cirque
That's it for today! I'll be back soon!