Tag Archives: Holographic

Hot Chick Physics Lacquer Glass Slipper

Today I have a nail polish from Hot Chick Physics for you.  Tonija’s sells nail polish along with accessories.  Her polish line has a wide range of colors and finishes.  Today I have Glass Slipper to show you, a cornflower blue polish packed with holographic glitter.

Hot Chick Physics Glass Slipper

Hot Chick Physics Glass Slipper 2

Glass Slipper had a nice, even formula and I only needed two coats for full coverage.  The holo was hard to capture on camera, but it is stronger in person.

You can find Hot Chick Physics on Etsy and Facebook.

Zoya Payton + Color Lock System Review

So I had high expectations for Zoya’s Color Lock System.  I’ve read some great reviews, and I am always looking for something that will make my nail polish last longer.  For my review, I planned on taking pictures every day to show the wear, and imagined that I would be tortured with having to wear the same polish for a week or longer.  But that fear didn’t last long, as my manicure with color lock started chipping just as quickly as any other.

First, swatches of Zoya Payton.  This one is from their winter collection, and it is beautiful.  Zoya describes it as cranberry, but it’s more of a purple, with holographic glitter.  The formula was great and I’m showing 2 coats with Zoya Color Lock.

Zoya Payton

Zoya Payton 2

Now, for the Color Lock System.  The first aspect is Remove+, Zoya’s nail polish remover.  I have used this before, and it really is a great remover.  It melts the polish right off with minimal effort, and is moisturizing unlike pure acetone.  It is a bit pricey, otherwise I would use it exclusively.  There are several recipes around the internet to make your own Remove+, and as soon as I stop being too lazy to go out and find glycerin, I will be making my own.

The next step is Zoya Anchor, a base coat.  There is nothing remarkable about Anchor, it’s a base coat and does it’s job as such.  Armor is the top coat, and is meant to be used with fast dry drops.  I have never tried quick dry drops before, always opting for quick dry top coats instead.  As a top coat, Armor isn’t bad.  It is shiny, and with the aide of quick dry drops, it dries pretty quickly.  However, it doesn’t dry as quick or solid as other top coats I’ve tried, and I have managed to smudge every single manicure I’ve done with Zoya Color Lock.  As for the quick dry drops themselves…hate ’em.  Not only is it an extra step, but I find them very messy.  One drop on each nail results in my cuticle area and fingertips being covered in the drops, and I can’t wash them off since my polish is still drying.

Overall, I would skip Zoya Color Lock.  Remove+ is awesome, and Anchor is a decent base coat, but the system as a whole did not deliver on it’s promise of longer lasting manicures.  Their nail polish, however, is fantastic, and after my Black Friday haul, you can expect to see a ton of Zoya swatches coming up!

You can find Zoya here.  Have any of you had experience with Color Lock?

My First Christmas Manicure of the Year!

I finally got around to doing something Christmasy on my nails.  I have no patience for nail art, so glitter gradients are about as far as I’ve ventured into the nail art realm.  And a glitter gradient is exactly what I have today!

I used Darling Diva Black Diamond as the base, and China Glaze Party Hearty over that.  Party Hearty is a glitter topper with red, green, and gold glitters in different sizes.

China Glaze Party Hearty + Darling Diva Black Diamond 2

This was part of China Glaze’s 2010 Christmas collection, but it is still one of my favorites.  However, I think it’s time for a new favorite.  When I opened this up, it was pretty dried up.  After 3 full droppers of Seche Restore, I finally got it back to something resembling nail polish.  Unfortunately, I think it may be time to retire this one.

China Glaze Party Hearty + Darling Diva Black Diamond

The awesome holo in Black Diamond was pretty much over taken by Party Hearty, but I still enjoyed this as an understated Christmas manicure.

China Glaze Party Hearty + Darling Diva Black Diamond 3

Any recommendations for a must-have Christmas glitter?

Mentality Candy Jelly Holos

I LOVE Mentality.  I followed them for a long time before I actually bought anything, but now that I’ve started, I can’t stop.  They have great formulas, amazing colors and a huge selection.  I have never been disappointed with a bottle of Mentality Nail Polish.  Plus, they are super affordable, ranging from $6.50-$8, and shipping is always free!

Today I have 3 of their Candy Jelly Holos.  This is an awesome collection of bright holographic polishes.  Each swatch shown is 3 coats with Out the Door top coat.

First up is Pastille, a beautiful aquamarine blue with a subtle scattered holo.

Mentality Pastille

Mentality Pastille 2

Mentality Pastille 3

Next is Hard Candy, a bright purple holo.  This one had the strongest holographic effect of the three, and was almost a 2 coater.

Mentality Hard Candy

Mentality Hard Candy 4

Mentality Hard Candy 3

Mentality Hard Candy 2

Finally, Sourball.  A bright light green holo.  This was the sheerest of the three.

Mentality Sourball

Mentality Sourball 2

Mentality Nail Polish can be purchased from Big Cartel or Etsy.  They are also on Facebook and you can follow them on Twitter as well.