Thursday, December 30, 2010

Orly Galaxy Girl (AKA Zenon Girl of the 21st Century???)

*Orly Galaxy Girl*
(2 coats-Preclean up)

When this polish first came out and I saw the name Immediately thought of this Disney Channel Original Movie called Zenon girl of 21st Century, about a girl who lived in a space station, it came out when I was younger. I loved that movie! (actually there were several) Has anyone seen it?

Anyway, when the Cosmic FX collection first came out I was happy to pass on all of them, because they were 10$ even on TD and they just didnt appeal to me that much. Well I found Galaxy Girl (along with the others) for only 4.99$ at my local beauty supply shop and that sweetened the deal. It's really quite pretty! But definitely not for someone who doesnt like to be very adventurous with colors. I did think it was way prettier in the bottle than on my nail, maybe its my skintone or something.

So yeah, pretty color but not worth 10$, in my opinion. I know a lot of people disagree but I think the color just didnt connect with me for some reason. I'll have to try again soon.

Oh and I love those rubber caps on Orly's, I just like the way they feel and the good grip they give.

Have a wonderful night everyone :)

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

OPI All the Berry Best

*OPI All the Berry Best*
(1 coat!)

Oh, I love this polish so much. 1 coat, smooth as butter. Beautiful shimmering ruby with pink undertones.


^^ I think this picture is the most color accurate. This is one of those polishes that really comes alive with topcoat, so if you have this color make sure you TC it! I just loved looking at it while it was on my nails and it wore like iron for me!


^^ this shows (or was meant to show..) how AtBB doesnt come across strictly red 100% of the time. Most people named this as least favorite of the Ulta exclusives, but I think it is way better than Gift of Gold. I don't know, I usually hate reds that arent cremes but this one is awesome!

Saturday, December 25, 2010

A VERY Merry Christmas :) (+OPI Dazzled By Gold!)

I hope everyone who is celebrating is having an AWESOME christmas! I'm waiting for my extended family to get here so I thought I'd post my Christmas mani and some goodies santa left for me :D

*OPI Dazzled By Gold w/ $OPI Only Gold For Me Topcoat*
(2 coats)

I remember when I first got this. Ulta was doing that thing where you spend 17$ you get a free bottle, but the bottle has to be one of the exclusives. They were completely wiped out of the purple and red which I was so upset about because I was in my hating gold phase. So I got Dazzled By Gold, hating it but it turns out it is pretty much my favorite gold ever now! 2 easy coats for me, people with longer nails may need 3 though. Just look at the says what I can't haha

Also, I got $OPI Only Gold for Me as an Xmas gift so I decided to put it on top of my thumbs this morning!

And here's all of the nail polish I received for christmas! I dont know where to start for trying them!

1. Gift of Gold
2. Plum Full of Cheer
3. All the Berry Best
4. OPI Base & Topcoat Combo (I didnt wish for these, and dont need them all that much, but I'm in love with the will be great for bringing polishes if I'm traveling!)
5. $OPI Only Gold for Me (Ohhh, look at that sparkle!)

And here are a bunch of Zoya's I also got!

1. Harlow
2. Verushka
3. Shawn
4. Kelly
5. Flowie
6. Yasmeen
7. Ali
8. Cheryl

What an awesome Xmas! Also my family really liked my gifts for them which was great to see, I love watching peoples faces as they open gifts! Have an amazing day! I'm like peeing myself here!

Friday, December 24, 2010

(Zoya) Happi Christmas!

*Zoya Happi*
(2 coats...maybe 3 but I dont think so, Pre-Cleanup Sorry!)

Break and Christmas are finally here! I'm so excited :D Zoya Happi was with me all this week as I toughed out many, many tests. The week before break is one of those huge test weeks for me in school. Happi is a pale pink infused with gold and green. Yep, green! Though these pictures dont really show the green flash it has. The formula was average but as you can kind of see, Happi does leave faint brushstrokes. So if you really don't like brushstrokes, I'd stay away. But overall I personally really like it!


If any of you guys celebrate Christmas then I hope you have an awesome Christmas! And if you dont, have an awesome day anyway haha :D My family always goes out for chinese food on christmas eve which is always a lot of fun. I actually might post tomorrow because Christmas is held at my house so I have a couple hours between returning from church and when family gets here. I'll have my NOTD, OPI Dazzled By Gold (which I've seen a lot of people wearing as an xmas mani!) and hopefully some nail related christmas gifts :D

Have an AMAZING night everyone!

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Illamasqua Scarab

*Illamasqua Scarab*
(1 coat)

As you can see in the picture, Scarab is freaking the bottle. Also, note it was only 1 coat with FANTASTIC formula. If you couldnt tell, I really wanted to love this polish, but I didn't. You know how people always say vampy shades "look black in most lights" well Scarab looks brown in most lights, which I didnt like that much. I'm a big advocate of any person any age can wear any color (my mom thinks she can't venture outside of the palest pinks), but this color seemed old for me. So thats what I think of it really, it's "too old" feeling, which I hate saying.

But a lot of people really loved this. It just didnt connect on the nail for me, though the picture is very flattering for it. MEH. I think I'm going to have to try this again after awhile because it has all the qualities for being flipping awesome!

It might be my mood, I'm beyond ready for break.

Friday, December 17, 2010

Urban Decay 24/7 Liner Crash Swatches & Review

This is my first makeup post! So I guess "Pure Polish" isnt a good blog name now LOL, I like allows me to post more since I dont always change my polish that often.

Urban Decay 24/7 Liners are awesome! I highly recommend them, I use Bourbon pretty much everyday. I picked up Crash, described by Urban Decay as a dark sparkling plum (or something) because I wanted to switch things up a bit but not go to crazy.

Left: Crash after a few swipes
Right: 1 swipe

When I got it in person I was worried it would be to sparkly...but it really isnt! The sparkles come up subtle and give you a little extra twinkle. I use Crash to line my upper lids.

Overall, its a great product. Perfect if you're looking to switch up your color schemes or do a great smokey eye! Urban Decay Liners are 17$ (worth it I think...they last a pretty long!) and can be bought at, Ultas, Sephoras ect ect...

Random, But here's my christmas tree!

And this cute little donkey decoration thingy!

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Zoya Free Shipping Code

Now through friday you can get free shipping on all domestic ground shipping! Use the code: FSF

Idiot that I am, I removed Zoya Crystal without taking pictures to post..gah! I love that Zoya always offers these discount things...except I wish there was more warning so I can buy visa giftcards (I use these when I order online).

Yeah. This is just kind of a random I wanted to post something. Super busy of course, it feels like school should be slowing down since its almost break but I still have loads to do before I get out.

Anybody know what 3 Zoyas you'll get with the free code in Jan? I'm thinking Gilda, Ivanka and Deirdre. Not sure though.

My mood is so blah right now. have a good night all :)

Sunday, December 12, 2010

RBL Anne

*RBL Anne*
(2 coats)

BEAUTIFUL mossy olive green with gold & a little pink shimmer running throughout it. I don't really have many more words for it. This definitely lived up to the RBL reputation for flawless formula, it was a breeze applying it. You can see the major tip wear...I didnt wrap my tips and I always have to wrap my tips because for whatever reason my nails get tipwear extremely fast. I'm very excited to see what the next RBL collection will be...I havent heard a thing yet about their spring one.

Also swatchcat ( is having a great giveaway! It includes the Zoya glitters and a bottle of OPI MPJ! (both really great prizes I think!) So head on over & follower her if you arent!

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Lippmann Bad Romance

*Lippmann Bad Romance*
(2 coats)

I have a theory. You know how women who are close/spend a lot of time together tend to get their period at the same time?? I think bloggers are like that with nailpolish haha! Like we wear/blog about the same polish at the same time. (and I mean NOT new I saw bad romance pop up on some other blogs this week). I dont know if that even made sense. BLAH.

This polish applied amazingly! 2 coats which were better than some of my cremes. I think this picture is good because it shows that the magenta glitter is sort of murk-ified by the dark base. But still dazzling! And removal was pretty painless which is a massive plus. This was my first time trying deborah lippmann and I really liked both the brush and the bottle shape.

In other news Ji (RBL) brought back 4 colors! So excited, only because Bikini Bottom is one of them and I really want all of the Spongebob colors. I'm so giddy about it I HAD to put on a RBL so I'm sporting Anne currently. Have a wonderful night everyone!

Friday, December 10, 2010

$OPI: Just A Little Dangerous

*Sephora by OPI Just A Little Dangerous*
(2 coats)

Super pretty! The application on this polish was pretty great, way better than other $OPI I have tried. Its a deep shimmery purple, and despite seeming very average it has this beautiful shimmer to it which makes it more unique I think. The picture below shows the shimmer better:

Purple & Green are personally my favorite nail polish colors and I'm happy I added this to my stash. I actually really like the $OPI packaging...I feel like I've heard a lot of people complain about it. Unfortunately my topcoat didnt fully dry before I went to bed so this mani got a bit messed up. I'll probably be re-doing it tonight...I'm feeling maybe a RBL or Illamasqua....

Hope you guys are having an awesome friday!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

What's with the Catitude? + Gift Ideas (ish)

*OPI What's with the Catitude*
(2 coats)

You can tell I was fighting for sunlight in this pic...but I think it is pretty true to color. A pale blue, very nice and refreshing for summer, when the Shrek collection came out. I don't really have much else to say, but I do love this color a whole lot.

I know a lot of you guys are out of school but do you all remember how painfully slow the month of december goes until break? Its excruciating. I've already got done pretty much all of my shopping and I thought I'd share what I got people so maybe it could spark ideas if anyone is looking. Mostly I just want to share what I got but I cant tell anyone in my family haha:

Mom: PJ's from Ann Taylor Loft. It's one of my moms favorite stores and they were having a 40% off everything sale. The motivation was my mom keeps complaining about hot flashing (haha, she's hilarious about it!) at night & being over heated so they are all cotton and very light weight.

Dad- Road ID, its a bracelet you wear when cycling/running that has all of your personal info on in case you crash or fall and some stranger finds you.

Sister: Unofficial Harry Potter Cook Book. We're both Potter nerds, 'nuff said :)

Cousin: Hub man, its a little man with usb ports for arms and you have like extra ports. I dunno, he's like 24 so hard to shop for, but I thought it was a good idea

Aunt: Bath and Body works sleep aromatherapy gift basket thing with some of those extra long socks from my november favorites.

Nana: Chocolate. LOTs of chocolate haha

Have a great night guys :)

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Quick Zoya Dovima + RBL vote+ Burb Beauty Giveaway

*Zoya Dovima*
(2 coats-Pre cleanup)

Kind of a bad pic, but I wanted to show it because I thought it really captured the shimmer in Dovima! Really pretty matte shimmer...though it is pretty dark. I think I would use Loredana (its more silvery sister) much more. Great option if like me you havent been able to get hands on Manglaze's Matte is Murder.

And, if you havent heard already, the RBL bring back vote is here! I'm totally going for Bikini Bottom! I REALLY hope it gets brought if you dont really care maybe you should go give BB your vote :)

ALSO burb beauty is having a freaking sweet giveaway! Its got Urban Decay (seriously I think they make the best shadows) Nars, China Glaze and I'm forgetting some haha. Benefit maybe? Well anyway I just recently discovered her blog and its a great blog you should check out if you havent! Have a great night guys!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Essie Sew Psyched

*Essie Sew Psyched*
(2 coats)

Gorgeous! Dark sage green, with a very slight shimmer. In the bottle and in the picture the shimmer is much more obvious, most of the time it looked like a creme. I'm so happy I found this polish! I would say a must have for green lovers (though I believe there are some dupes like RBL diddy mow, but that is 2x the price) This picture is after I think 4 days of wear, with no topcoat. The formula was average...but I had a problem where I'd either have waaaaaaay to much polish on the brush, or far to little. But that may have just been me haha

Essie has been really impressing me lately. If I manage to scrap up any extra money I think I'll pick up Smokin' Hot or Merino Cool which both look awesome to me...have a great night everyone!

Monday, December 6, 2010

Zoya Ginger

*Zoya Ginger*
(2 coats)

My new favorite orange of all time! Application was great like most zoya's and this picture is super accurate which is exciting! Ginger is a citrus-y golden tangerine color, I bet it would look stunning on darker skin tones. Here's a pic that shows how much gold shimmer is in Ginger:

So pretty!

I've been really into Zoya lately and put a bunch on my christmas hopefully more will be added to my stash soon :)

What polishes are on your christmas wishlists? Have a nice night guys !

Saturday, December 4, 2010

OPI Ulta Holiday Exclusives for 2010 Bottle Pics!

I saw this when browsing through the latest Ulta circular and thought I'd share!


1.Plum Full of Cheer
2.Gift of Gold
3.All the Berry Best

Okay, LOOK at plum full of cheer...I'm liking the looks of that gold shimmery stuff! :)

These will be sold exclusively at Ulta's for 8.50 each and they also come in a mini pack containing each of the 3 colors plus a mini topcoat for 6.95 which is cheaper than OPI mini packs usually are I think.

Very promising! Can't wait to see swatches of these...What do you guys think?

Zoya Savita + Oh Happy Day!

*Zoya Savita*
(2 coats-matte)

This is a pretty bad picture, pre-clean up, but I love this polish! Being in highschool sometimes it can be really hard to change your mani if it chips or something like that because I dont have time to let my nails dry...this polish fixes that! Like most mattes it dries super quick which is a giant plus in my book. You NEED this polish if your super busy and want to eliminate dry me haha


What's on my nails right now? Essie Sew Psyched!!! I think I've said before that ordering online is hard for me because I dont have any credit or debit cards...and when my Ulta was sold out hopes of getting this polish were dashed. But today I randomly wandered into this local beauty store while my mom was shopping nextdoor, I turn a corner and


A huge wall filled with Essie, OPI, Orly and China Glaze!!!

I'm probably ranting but I'm very excited! I would always be sad when on other blogs people would say they found these HTF/really good sale polishes in their local beauty supply stores because I didnt have one. But now I do haha,

the prices were great also! 5.49 for essie, 6.99 for OPI and I think 3.99 for china glaze & orly. It took so much restraint to walk out with just 1 because I'm trying to save my money right now.

Have an AMAZING night :)

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Zoya Zara

*Zoya Zara*
(2 coats)

I can't help but think of Zara from Never Unpolished haha :) I love that blog! But anyway Zara is a lighter purple shade PACKED with gold. Almost like equal parts purple and gold! I would highly recommend adding this shade to your collection if you are a fan of purples, I love it!

I still have so many polishes in my to swatch pile including more Zoya, RBL and Illamasqua Viridian and Scarab.

And in "what?? OPI is doing another collab?" news, I read from Belle Bath and Beyond that we'll be seeing an OPI glee collab! I like glee, but I dont really keep up with it. I'm really interested to see what kind of shades come with it. I actually kind of hope its not more ultra glittery shades (I could see them going that direction) because I'm getting a bit bored with them..(actually more like annoyed at removal lol)

Have a great night guys :)

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Zoya Kiki !

Awhile back I hauled a lot of zoyas and I dont think I showed any of them! So the next couple days will most likely be zoyas.
*Zoya Kiki*
(2 coats)

So awesome! Kiki is a VERY bright pink with silver shimmer/glass fleck type things that run throughout it. Kiki freaked out my camera a bit and it kept photographing lighter than it truly is.

Application was great, like I've had with all my Zoya polishes thus far...though I love the brush itself, I wish the handle on them was a bit bigger, because the handles are kind of tiny! Or maybe I just have big hands...hmmm lol