Thursday, May 20, 2010

Essie's Resort Collection: Swatches and Review

Dear Essie,
Thank you for this collection.  You have truly outdone yourself, and for that I am grateful.  Keep up the great work.
Love,
Kelsea.

If you don't have this collection yet, go get it.  YOU NEED IT.

I bought the mini bottles, but I kinda want bigger one's of a couple.  They're that good.


If I had been smart, which I wasn't, I would have lined them up in order with the box.
Playa De Platinum, Splash Of Grenadine, Lapis of Luxury, and Turquoise & Caicos.





First I wore Playa De Platinum.  Had to.  It's amazing!  This is definitely a new favorite of mine, and possibly my favorite of the collection?  I don't know.  It's tied between this and Splash of Grenadine.



It's very very similar to Chinchilly, pictured left, but a couple shades lighter.  I obviously need both haha.


Splash Of Grenadine is my other favorite.  Why am I holding a Milani bottle?  Dunno.


Splash of Grenadine is a tad darker than either of these pictures show.  It's a fantastic purple-y pink that is super unique, and fantastic.  I don't have anything else like it.


Turquoise & Caicos.  A very pretty minty light... well... turquoise.  




Here it is next to China Glaze's For Audrey.  Very similar, but For Audrey is a tad more blue.


Last but not least Lapis of Luxury.  A beautiful cornflower blue.  So flattering.




Here it is next to China Glaze's Secret Periwinkle.  Lapis of Luxury is a shade or so lighter.

So I guess I wouldn't consider any of these colors unique.  However, these colors are fantastic for spring, and look soo flattering on.  They all needed three coats, although I only did two on most of them to be honest.  They have that 'creme but looks kinda like a jelly because it's so sheer' look that I have really come to love.  Even I have to admit these are worth the extra effort.  I love them!


I hope everyone is well, and thanks for reading!
~Kelsea

Monday, May 10, 2010

6 New Nail Polishes from American Apparel~ Sneak Peak

Hello!!!  Today I received an email from someone at AA telling me they are coming out with 6 new polishes for the summer:

Top Coat, "Malibu Green", "L'Esprit", "Summer Peach", "California Trooper", "Butter"

I personally don't see a need for a top coat, but I think the email stated people asked for one. 

I really like all these colors.  Malibu Green reminds me of Jade is the New Black.  L'Esprit reminds me of Essie's Sag Harbor, but without the shimmer.  Summer Peach and Butter remind me of a polish they already have, Palm Springs, although they both look a tad lighter here.  California Trooper looks like another of their's called Mouse to me, or maybe Playa De Platinum by Essie.  I would like to see how these compare.  I'm not sure whether or not any of these are unique, but they do seem like great colors that I would totally wear.

What do you guys think of AA polishes?  What about these new colors?  Interested in any?  Anyone already order any?  Let me know! =D

BTW they're $6 each on their website.  Kinda hefty but I really love their color choices so it may be worth it. 

~Kelsea

P.S. AA I'm totally cool with you sending me these for further review =P

Saturday, May 1, 2010

MISIKKO CONTEST WINNER: Sontalia

Hi Everyone!!! It's May 1st!  Which means that the Misikko contest is over!  I tallied up the entires and used random.org to generate the winner!


Sontalia won!  Congratulations!  =D

I will be having another contest pretty soon, so don't give up hope.  The next contest will actually involve nail polish haha

I have sent Sontalia an email.  If I don't hear back from her by May 7th I will pick another winner.  Have a lovely day, all!

~Kelsea