Sunday, May 30, 2021

Retro Waves Nail Art wuth Duri Cosmetics

 Gifted by a friend

What better way to show a collection called Retro Wave than waves on my nails? I went back and forth with how I wanted to create the waves but then I decided to go against the grain, literally, with vertical waves!

Friday, May 28, 2021

Jessica Indie Fest and Duri Retro Wave Comparisons

 Partial Press Sample

After I  swatched the Duri Retro Wave collection (gifted by a friend), I realized some of the colors I loved felt familiar. A quick look through my blog and Jessica Cosmetics (press sample) helmer drawer, and lo and behold, The Indie Fest collection came to mind. I swatched that collection back in April 2020 and Duri Retro Wave came out in Spring 2020 so let's see how they compare!

Wednesday, May 26, 2021

Duri Retro Wave Collection

 Gifted by a Friend

Hey all! So a friend recently thought I would like to try out Duri nail polish and sent me a gift of three of their collections! Hence my weird disclaimer because I did not purchase these but they were not gifted by the company. So I figured I would do proper swatches and start with their Spring 2020 collection! I actually wore two of these polishes independently too, so this collection has been getting a lot of love! I have seen Duri polishes online but never purchased them before. Now I see I have been missing out!

Monday, May 24, 2021

KBShimmer RV There Yet? Summer 2021

Press Sample

Happy Monday, y'all! This weekend was really ridiculous heat which basically means summer is coming. I like warm, but I was not really for 92 degrees. Give me 75 please. Anyway, the hot weather is pulling me towards brights and louder colors and what better day than today to show you the new summer KBShimmer RV There Yet? Summer Collection which has nine colors and releases June 1st! This is a huge post, so sit back and relax!

Thursday, May 20, 2021

Abstract Nail Art with Stella Chroma Spring Skies

 Press Sample

Hello all! I am finally sharing some abstract art with the Stella Chroma spring 2021 collection. Did you catch my post in the Stella Chromatics fan group where I posted my wear test of Fair Weather Cumulus after two weeks?! Make sure to join the group! But I am here today for my abstract art!

Tuesday, May 18, 2021

Pusheen Calendar Series: Pusheen Napping with Plants

 Press Sample

Apparently, May is about relaxation....LOL. For me, it is final papers and final exams and tabulating grades and staff meetings and end-of-semester ramblings. I am glad to say I have entered my final grades in and I am done. But Pusheen has other ideas. This includes napping and being surrounded my succulents and house plants. Can I be Pusheen? 

Sunday, May 16, 2021

Jessica Phenom Heaven on Earth Leopard Print Nail Art

 Press Sample

Can you believe that right after I swatched this collection, I broke my nail. UGH. So now I am looking at pictures and my nails don't look even and I am frustrated but oh well. I wanted to share my nail art with the Jessica Phenom Heaven on Earth collection I shared a few days ago, so let's take a look.

Friday, May 14, 2021

Jessica Phenom Heaven on Earth Trio, Swatches and Review

 Press Sample

The Heaven on Earth Jessica Phenom trio is out for Spring 2021 and I love it. I love each of the three colors and this collection is a total home run for me! It is springy without the typical pastels and I have already worn these colors multiple times. I love them on their own and with art. When you use Phenom colors with their top coat, they are supposed to last for 10 days--and I have had that wear time with their system! So let's check it out!

Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Alter Ego Absolute Treasure Tall Bearded Iris

 Press Sample

HHC returns on Friday and Alter Ego has such a pretty offering. I have to say, I really did not pay attention to irises and they are so pretty. Cynthia has been introducing me to all varieties of this flower! I googled this one and it is such a pretty blue--a color I find is not frequent in flowers. So let's take a look!

Monday, May 10, 2021

Opal Nail Art

  Press Sample

Hello! I have to say, that unintentional three week blog break gave me horrible blog habits. I did these nails like two weeks ago and did not post them. Not only that, but I have wanted to do these nails forever, then I had a break and decided to wait it out. So this has all been one long awaited post for nails I have wanted to do for like 6 weeks..