It’s been busy, lemme tell you. I do my best to keep up with consistent posting, but sometimes life gets in the way, and you know, I gotta remind myself that that’s okay. This isn’t my job – I have a full time job, as well as doing freelance on the side, so lord, sometimes it gets busy over here. But no matter what, I love nail polish and makeup, and I always love coming back to these posts and this community. So even if it’s a couple days or a week, I’ll always be wearing and buying too much nail polish and I’ll be posting.
But now, it’s a wonderfully stormy night as I’m sitting wrapped up writing this, watching old seasons of America’s Next Top Model, and life is good, y’all. And I’ll stop getting mushy now.
Life is good because Sally Hansen has expanded their Crayola line! Last summer Sally Hansen put out the first collection of the Crayola Insta-Dri polishes. There were 12 colors of bright pops of primary and traditional crayon colors. (You can still find these at stores and on Target’s website – they’re fantastic).
So of course when it was suddenly announced that they were expanding the line with 6 pastels for spring, I had to jump on it immediately.
I picked up these lovely beauties as soon as they showed up on Target’s website. There, they were $3.99 but they seem to be sold out now. But all 6 colors are still available on Ulta’s website for $4.99. (And you might still be able to find these in displays in stores).
So let’s get right into it, shall we? We’ve been waiting long enough for more of these pretty Crayola beauties.
It’s been a little while! I was doing so well at keeping up a steady stream of reviews, and then of course life happens. I got busy during the week, and then my mom came down and visited! We finally saw Hamilton – the off broadway version, but it was still so good! I finally understand the hype and the show.
And so I’m finally finishing up the spring collection posts – it’s not summer until June 21st remember.
Rounding out the spring posts, I have the China Glaze ‘Chic Physique’ collection. This is of course a 12 piece collection, and reminded me constantly of how I should be out running while I was swatching it. Whoop, there are always other days.
You know, enough rambling, let’s just get right into it!
It’s May and I’m finally getting through the last of the spring posts! Maybe someday after I talk about it so much, I’ll actually be “on time” with the collection reviews. Probably never. Really promoting myself, aren’t I?
Either way, here I am with the Essie Spring 2018 collection! Did you see they just dropped 2 new collections right on us? The Sea Glass Shimmers, as well as their Summer collection both seemed to pop out at once! (How am I ever going to catch up when they do me like this). Anyways, you can preview both of those here!
But let’s not get ahead of ourselves and go back to spring shall we? I mean, it’s not officially summer until June 21st after all.
As usual, it’s a 6 piece collection – after doing 12 piece collections, I almost weep when I just have to swatch a 6 piecer. This one is travel/naval themed, and features 5 creams, and one more shimmery finish. Let’s just get right into it!
Sinful Colors is doing that thing again where they bring out lots of collections all at once. And lemme tell you I never hate it. Sinful Colors is just so affordable so of course I’ll just pick up every single thing they ever do. Please love me.
So they’ve put out two separate 3 piece collections that are boho/indie themed. This one I found is called ‘Indie Soul’ and has 3 shimmery tones. ‘Boho Beat’ is another 3 piece collection and has some darker shimmers and creams.
I have ‘Indie Soul’ today, and like I said, it’s a little 3 piece collection, so it’s going to be a nice short post! Let’s get into it.
Yooooooo more spring collection posts! I know, I’m like the slowest nail blogger ever, especially as summer collections are being announced (looking at you OPI, and Essie.) But I’m trying to kick it into high gear and try to somehow get back on schedule (it’s funny that ‘on schedule’ in the swatching world is technically being a season ahead. But whatever, it’s the cross I chose to bear).
But anyways, let’s get right into this one. This is the Orly Spring 2018 collection. It’s a traditional 6 bottle collection and it’s called ‘Pastel City’. It’s made up of 3 light creams and 3 frosty shimmers.
I don’t know about you guys, but I still think Orly is just underrated. From their summer collection on last year, they’ve been putting out fabulous formulas. So I just always want to give them a place on my blog. They deserve it.
This is my first collection, and first experience with the Orly Color Pass! It’s where you pay up front ($119 – that equals to about $4 a bottle) for all 4 collections at the beginning of the year. And then, throughout the year, as collections are released, they’re automatically sent over to you. It’s super nice, and I love the idea of having all the collections already scheduled out to come to me. You can read more about it here. And each of the boxes comes with a fun little presentation, as well as other little items. The spring box came with a scrunchie and a bottle of cuticle oil. Super cute, and I’m here for it.
So let’s finally get into the collection, shall we?
Look at this! It’s a spring post! That’s right, I’m finally getting spring posts up. (Even though it’s holding out at a solid 40 degrees here but you know). I had a lovely weekend home for Easter, and rode back on the train today. Am the only one just grossly fascinated with trains? I ride them every day and they still fill me full of wonder.
Enough trains. This is a beauty blog (but there’s beauty in trains, right?) and we have a collection to talk about! Today I have the OPI ‘Lisbon’ collection, based off the lovely town in Portugal. I haven’t been there yet, but it’s definitely on my list.
This is mainly full of bright and rich creams and some shimmer. I have the 12 core shades, as well as the 3 Sally Beauty Exclusive shades at the end. There’s a lot of bottles and a lot of nails to get through, so let’s get right into it!