I’m in that weird phase with this collection, where it’s obviously not fall anymore, and it hasn’t been long enough to do a TBT post with this. So I’m just late and that’s fine.
I’m slowly working through the mound of nail polish that has to be swatched and reviewed in my drawers. I never meant to wait this long on a fall collection, but you know life happens. But I wanted to put it up anyways, because you know, it’s my blog and I can do what I want, and also I wasn’t going to let these beautiful colors sit around in my drawers unloved.
Now that I have this one up, I’m in a reasonable place with just having holiday collections to swatch through. It’s still winter, so I’m on my way. 2018 IS MY YEAR, I TELL YOU.
Anyways, let’s get this last fall collection done, shall we? This is called the ‘Street Regal’ collection, and features 12 shades, like any standard China Glaze collection. It’s full of elegant nudes, and lots of dark vampy shades, so you can feel like deadly royalty. I picked mine up from TransDesign.
Yo girl is here with another fall collection review. I’m currently in my bed home from work today, so in between falling asleep, I finally was able to finish up this review. (Don’t worry, I’ll be back at work and raring to go again after lots of good sleep, just took one sick day). I already had all the photos done, so I just needed to put them together and here they are!
I’ll be honest with you guys, I wasn’t fully in love with the spring and summer collections from OPI this year. I thought the formulas weren’t exactly top notch, and the colors were just okay.
But this fall collection… there’s a reason fall is my favorite season. When I saw promos for this collection, I was honestly quite excited. All of the colors looked perfect for fall, and if we remember the Washington D.C. collection from last fall, the formulas are stunning.
This is the OPI Iceland collection for fall, based on Iceland the country, obvi, so of course we have OPI’s beautiful puns in all the names. It’s a standard 12 piece collection, and is full of 9 creams, 2 shimmers and 1 metallic.
These didn’t disappoint. OPI, you’re back to yourself.
I know I’m going to be a bit of a broken record here with this review, as I found most of these had a very similar formula – and spoiler alert, it’s beautiful.
All of these had incredibly smooth and easy formulas, with all but 1 needing only 2 coats. OPI did it again with the creams and I’m so in love. So let’s just get into me gushing about this collection.
Happy Black Friday y’all! I will be honest and say I just did some damage on Zoya’s website for their Black Friday sale – I wait all year for their major sales and I just got paid today, so it was fate telling me to go ahead and buy more nail polish, right? So I’ll definitely be doing a post on those when I get them in.
For now, we’re still chugging along with the fall collection reviews. I’m not going to lie, I had a little lull, and now, swatching these collections, I’m falling in love with nail polish and blogging all over again. Maybe it’s because I now have the time (and the funds) to really invest into it again, and my nails are finally growing and healthy again. Ahhh I’m so excited for the future of this blog. *sappy emotions*
Enough rambling! We’re trying to finish up fall collections here!
I have the Essie fall 2017 collection today! It’s a 6 polish collection (I did the 2 6-piece collections first, and now we have the 2 12-piece collections coming up, be ready). It’s got a 90s theme (something I don’t get tired of), and features mostly cream shades, with a pop of metallic and shimmer. So let’s get into the shades!
It’s still November, and the snow hasn’t stuck here yet, so that means I’m not late on fall collections yet, right? Right? Yes?
I know these have been a long time coming, but I finally got my hands on the polishes and the time to review these. That’s right, I’m finally reviewing fall collections! I mean, you can still buy these polishes, and most shades are still perfect for winter, so why not? And I still want to so obviously that’s all that matters. Welcome to my blog, everyone.
The first of the fall collections is from Orly! I feel like I haven’t reviewed Orly in so long – I did pass on their summer collection since I wouldn’t have gotten it until later, and by then I was no longer feeling the neons that made up half of it. Now the last collection of Orly’s I reviewed was their spring collection, and that was just a dud (see the Lala collection review here).
But I still loved Orly, and I still had hope that they wouldn’t disappoint me for fall. And thank god, it’s so much better.
This fall collection is called ‘Velvet Dream’ and features 6 shades. I bought mine off transdesign.com. So let’s get right into the swatches!
Alright, alright, alright, this collection might have already been talked to death. But you know, I walked into a Walgreens out of town, and found a full display of it finally, and had some Walgreens points saved up, so I really had to. So enjoy my 2 cents on it, because I’m putting it out there anyways. And it’s beautiful so who doesn’t want to see more photos of it.
Wet N Wild is one of my absolute favorite drugstore brands because 1: They’re so goddamn affordable. Even in the way of drugstore prices, they’re on the lower end and 2: they have been absolutely killing it with their products this year. They’ve been putting out incredible releases and just amping up the quality of their items. So anytime I see a new collection out, I need my grabby hands on it.
This collection is called the ‘Midnight Mermaid’ collection and it’s one of the vampiest things I’ve seen in the world – perfect for my dark soul. I found this at a local Walgreens, and you can still buy it on their website in separate pieces.
For a hot second, everybody and their brother was raving about this collection, and now that it’s in my hands, I understand why.
It’s made up of 4 of their Liquid Catsuits in Metallic Mattes, 4 Metallic Liquid Cream Eyeshadows, 3 liquid eyeliners, and 1 highlighter.