Sunday, October 11, 2009

Earth Update: Double Sides/ "Me" Update

Hello readers and before I give you my Earth Update, I'd like to apologize for the lack of posts this month. Don't fret, I'm still here just super-duper... swamped with life. I have 2 collections that I'm almost done swatching, hint: essie and orly!!! So stay tuned for them, I'll get them up ASAP for you guys!

Now back to the Earth Update:

How often is it that you see a super cool picture or article on the internet and you just have to print out? In all likelihood that is more than one page and after you are done looking at it or reading it, you put this article straight into the trash. There are a few things that you can do to make this process a bit more eco-friendly. One is, recycle it! But two, my main point, is to print using both sides of the paper when possible. This is both eco- friendly and convenient; you have no need to search for a paperclip/stapler and you are using half the amount of trees!! Even more, this will save you money since you won't have to purchase as much paper.

Thanks everyone, and have a fabulously "earthy" day!!

Sunday, October 4, 2009

OPI Suede Collection with Topcoat

A week ago I promised you all pics of the OPI (fabulous) suede collection but with topcoat! I really think that putting topcoat on these polishes, I used Seche Vite, relly gives them all an extra glowy-blingy-ness, that I love!! Hope you enjoy these as much as I do!

Here is OPI Ink Suede, with Seche Vite! Ta-da, didn't I say these were awesome now?! Oh sorry, I forgot to mention that, like the original Suede Collection swatches that I did, the original color is on my middle finger.

We'll always have Paris Suede with Seche Vite. This one is especially pretty!!

You Don't Know Jacques Suede with Seche Vite. This one I like too! It's much more golden, which I love. This would go great on darker skinned gals!

Lincoln Park After Dark suede with Seche Vite. This is one of my favorite colors, both in suede form, suede with topcoat form, and original! Simply flawless on every level!!

Suzi Skis in the Pyrenees Suede with Seche Vite. This one is like an edgy alternative to a normal silver polish, This would look amazing on anyone.

Russian Navy Suede with Seche Vite. This is ultra pretty as well, look at me, I sound like a broken record!!

Overall, I love these polishes, both in suede and with Seche Vite! I will definitely be sporting these both ways over the course of this season!!

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Earth Update: Green Teen

Hey everyone! I was recently checking my e-mail and found that a friend of mine had sent me this link to a fabulous article! The article is all about a "Green teen" doing a bunch of green stuff, including helping to use eco-friendliness to help workers in nail salons. I was totally wowed when I read this article,we could all learn a lesson from this!

Here's the link and enjoy, comment to let me know if you find her as big a role model as I do!!! http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2009/09/13/MN1819DH0T.DTL

Have an earthy day!

Saturday, September 26, 2009

OPI Suede Collection

Hello readers and I hope you are starting off you weekend fabulously! Thank gosh it Saturday though, right? I had a serious case of what I like to call "mega-exaustion" on Friday so lucky for me, weekend break! Here's something to pump up your afternoon, OPI's new Suede collection! This is awesome! The colors are like matte shimmers, way cooler in pictures, so... check them out!

OPI Ink Suede. Just a heads up, with all of my swatches, I put the OPI original color on my middle finger for a comparison. Although it looks like a light blue in this picture, it's actually a darker more rich looking color. I think this is a fabulous suede although it's puzzling it doesn't look more like tho original. Nevertheless, a pretty shade.

OPI We'll Always Have Paris Suede. This is a beautiful soft light purple and anyone could wear this. Although it's purple, OPI kind of turned this into an almost-neutral shade. This goes with pretty much anything, which I love! Once again, there is pretty much no resemblance to the original, but that doesn't make me like it any less!

OPI You Don't Know Jacques Suede, one of the colors that looks like it's original, shiny counterpart! I liked this version of YDKJ a lot but I'm still not as head over heels with at as with the first two, sorry! The suede version is a little bit less muted and gray toned that the original.

OPI Lincoln Park After Dark Suede. This is definitely darker than We'll Always Have Paris Suede and I think I may love it a little bit more! As you can see, the original version is a gorgeous dark vampy, nothing like the suede one. I love both versions of this color to death, they are both absolutely stunning but in totally different ways.

OPI Suzi Skis in the Pyrenees Suede. This medium charcoal gray looks better, in my opinion, than the original. As you may be able to tell, with the original Suzi Skis, it looks nothing like the suede and I had some mega formula trouble including cuticle drag. Enough with the original though, the suede is way better! This would look especially nice on shorter nails!

OPI Russian Navy Suede. Last but certainly not least, this is one of the stars of the collection! This is more bright and beautiful in person, pictures don't do this justice! Once again, pretty much the only resemblance to the original is that they're both blue. But, hey, what's the big deal?! This polish still rocks!! :)

So, my overall opinion? Fabulous colors, cool finish, awesome formula! But the names... why not just make up new color names since they barely look anything like their counterpart? Now that, is seriously puzzling to me.

But that doesn't ruin my love for these totally cool polishes!! They all look great on nails and I think anyone can rock this stuff, even if the matte trend is not your thing!

On application. These are each two coats. The formula on these is slightly thick, which is nice so that there's not any pooling at the cuticles. Once again I'll say ignore the no basecoat warning!!! Just as with the OPI mattes, be sure that your basecoat is completely dry before applying. Aside from that, no issues! Also, these dry fast but not as fast as original OPI mattes. Just apply in as few strokes as possible and is it's uneven, the 2nd coat usually evens it all out in the end.

My concluding thought? I love suede!!

Coming soon: see Suede with Sece Vite topcoat! (pretty cool!)

Friday, September 18, 2009

Having a Blast with Matte About You!

Hey everyone, aren't you glad it's Friday?! Because I sure am, that's for sure! Today I have some super cool swatches with my new favorite matte top coat in the entire world! You may have seen it before but this type of thing never gets old, you ready for it? Introducing, Essie Matte About You!!!

On the left is Orange Marmalade by China Glaze with Seche Vite topcoat and on the right is Orange Marmalade with Matte About You. I decided to swatch Matte About You (cute name!) on top of a glass-fleck shimmer polish. Flakies and shimmer always look great matte! In my humble opinion, this looks awesome!! When you wear this combo and look at it up close, the shimmer, instead of bling-dazzling all over the place, looks as if it's frozen in time! Way cool. Matte about you also dries quickly so be sure to apply a thin, even coat quickly over the entire nail. If you let this topcoat dry in between strokes or take a long time to apply it, there are some extreme lumps and bumps, but it's easily prevented by moving fairly quickly. This top coat is easier to apply than the OPI mattes so it's not a daunting task, don't worry!!

If you hadn't already noticed, my swatches are a little bit different now, but its still me! I think that closer-up swatches allow you readers to get a better look at what's going on with my nails!

If you are still iffy on the whole matte trend, a matte topcoat is a great thing to have. Not only can you test out any color you want matte for the price of one polish, there's no commitment to buying a bunch of new matte shades! Seriously, this thing grows on you, it's so cool to have!

Out of all the other matte topcoats I have tried, this one makes you colors the most... matte. It's not a satin topcoat or one of those other ones, no. This is true matte right here! Essie has done a wonderful job on this product and I think it deserves a special place in every polish fanatic's stash!

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Orly Once Upon a Time Collection for Fall 2009

Hey everybody, here is the review of Orly's Once Upon a Time Collection. The whole theme of this collection is fairy tales and fantasy so be prepared for some cool color names!!

Here is Prince Charming, a muddy taupe creme. When I first saw this one in the bottle, I immediately though, this is going to look awful on me. Well, shockingly, my fortune telling skills are a but rusty. This color is great, plain and simple! Super flattering, I think anyone could rock this! A chocolate milk color, but in a good way.

Next is Poison Apple, a bright red-orange creme. This is very orangey, much more than some of the other reds released recently. I thought that I wouldn't like this one either but once again I was proved wrong by Orly. I think this color would make a great pedi.
This was a pleasant surprise, gray is back, with Mirror Mirror! Mirror Mirror is a very light gray creme, like pretty cement! This gray is darker than OPI's Moon over Mumbai but lighter that China Glaze's Recycle. This is a good tone for a gray, very seasonally appropriate, and cute too!

Next, here's Happily Ever After, a fabulously elegant beet-purple with light purple shimmer. The theme of this color kind of reminds me of OPI's Overexposed in South Beach, with a little less shimmer and brightness. Nonetheless, I love this one, although it doesn't translate as well into pictures. Trust me on this one, it's cool!

Meet Pixie Dust, a light blue toned gray with flakes of fabulous silver shimmer. This color is absolutely stunning! As Scrangie said, it looks like broken glass on cement, which is just too cool! I have never seen any other color like it before, so unique and pretty. Usually I'm not a fan of shimmering grays but this gem is to die for.

This collection is beautiful! I love all of the colors even though none are super groundbreaking, they are just gorgeous to boot! Formula was good, two coats for all but Pixie Dust, which was three. None of these are shown with topcoat. I love these names of the polishes, so fun!! It's so hard to pick a favorite but Pixie Dust is slowly inching ahead in my book, but the others are right there too. Wow Orly, count me surprised! I didn't expect such cool, fall-like, and stunning shades and wow, I got them! Watch out Fall, my polish wardrobe is getting some new staples :)

Comments, questions, FAVORITE COLORS?! :)

Coming soon: Essie Matte About You

Friday, September 11, 2009

New Layout Everybody!!

Hello all and happy Friday night! If you didn't already notice, Polish Our Planet has a new look!! You all like it?! I need commentary, tell me what ya think!! It's a little different and I even need some getting used to it!! The above buttons... hmm don't really bother clicking on them, it's all a bit confusing. Aside from that, I think it's a nice change of look, agreed? Posts will continue as normal even with the new look, no worries. So... enjoy, and comment! Thanks everyone!! :)

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Essie Loves Diamonds

Here is the (finally!!) Essie Loves Diamonds collection with Judith Ripka. These are just like the traditional essies we know and love but with a twist, they're infused with diamond dust! It gives each of these polishes a tiny bit on micro-pearly shimmer, neat! Check out swatches below and commentary by yours truly.

First we have the lovely sheer, soft baby pink with a hint of sparkle. This is three coats and as you can see, there is still nail visible through it. This color is meant to be worn sheer. The itty bitty sparkles are not visible in any or my swatches, so sorry, but trust me, it looks cool in this one!! I actually think this color is quite flattering and cute, love the tone in the shade!

Next up is Heart my JR Jewels, a deep mahogany brown with a tiny bit of sparkly diamond dust. This to me is a fall brown at its best! Totally great color that could work well on any fall occasion. I am surprised at how much I am loving this color, it's just so pretty!! This is two flawless coats.


Last is Queen of Hearts, a traditional like red. My swatch is a bit too orange toned to be completely accurate but here is two coats. I didn't like this as much as the others but seriously, it's just me. I just don't go gaga over red, sorry! There is nothing wrong with the color, just not my taste. If you want a fun twist on a classic though, Queen of Hearts is your bet.

Overall, I am always up for a fun twist on polish collections and from this one, I got two shades that I will sport A LOT! Application: BEAUTIFUL!! Flawless formula, to die for! The only thing I wish I could change is... more diamond dust! I wan't the whole world to see it, I just think that this theme is so cool! Overall Essie, pretty colors, rockin' formula, cool idea! I hope to see more fun things from Essie soon!

Monday, September 7, 2009

Earth Update: Paper Bags

Generally, people use a lot more paper bags than they really need whether for packing a lunch on the go or anything else. A great way to be more eco-friendly with your paper without completely ditching paper bags forever is to reuse them!! Paper bags can be used many more than one time you know! They don't usually get ruined after one use so... reuse! Another way to be eco-friendly with your bags is to always RECYCLE them!! Reduce, reuse, recycle; it will make a world of a difference!

Have an earthy day!

Coming soon: Orly once upon a time collection and essie judith ripka colors

Monday, August 31, 2009

Zoya Yummy

Sorry for not posting for a while, I've been unbelievably busy!! Well to continue with my string of Zoya posts, here is a longtime favorite of mine, Zoya Yummy! This is a perfect sky blue, summery, fun, bright creme. Application was perfect and I'm not going to get into the perfectness of Zoya formula yet again because I'm beginning to sound like a broken record. This is two coats here and that's all you are going to need! I decided that this would be a perfect color for today as the weather here where I live has been fabulously warm this past weekend! Summer is not even close to over in my book!!

On another topic, has everyone heard about the matte velvet winter!? If not check out zoya.com for the deets. It looks AWESOME!! I will get the colors ASAP and post pictures soon! Stay tuned! xo

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Zoya Dare

Yes! Finally my computer (5 days late... sorry!) is fixed! Okay, so happy Friday everyone! Here's the Zoya Dare collection, 5 cool toned cremes and one shimmer. I hope you love this collection as much as I do!

First here is Vanessa. Rich, deep berry red creme. This color is very pretty on nails, it makes whoever wears it look very put together. I'm loving this shade right now, it reminds me of a frozen raspberry.

This is Ciara, a reddish purple creme. This is a much warmer and purpler version of Vanessa. I did not expect to like this one at all but when I put it on... wow! I loved it!! It's just such a flattering color there's not really anything bad to be said. I love surprises and this was no exception!

Next up is Demi which is a fabulous mauvey purple creme. Purple creme, enough said! This is one of my favorites in this collection without a doubt. Many beauty bloggers are a fan of purple cremes and I am so with them. They're just so pretty, what's not to like, right? Demi is ultra fall-like so it fits right in this collection.

This is the stunning Pinta, which is tied with Demi for my fave. Pinta can be described as a deep blue-ish violet creme. This color is super unique, I don't have anything like it at all! This shade to me seems a little more winter-y than fall, but trust me, I can deal! Don't pay attention to the washed out color of my hands, I had to do some photo editing to make the polish color look accurate.

This is the green of the bunch, Envy. I'd call it a blackened moss green, or algae green. Algae makes it sound gross so I guess I'll go with moss. This is super dark, think pine trees at night. On the first coat, the polish looks a little grainy but by the second, it's all gone, luckily. I like this color but I'd prefer it to be slightly lighter to show the world that it's not black, it's green!

Last but definitely not least is the one shimmer here, Ibiza. A deep blue with beautiful small particles of sapphire shimmer. This is what you'd call lit from within, I mean wow! Once you step into the sunlight with this little gem on, it just comes to absolute life! The shimmer is mesmerizing, truly beautiful.

Zoya's two collections for fall were super fun and pretty! The application of all the dare colors were perfect in only two coats. Zoya formula is simply great! So easy to apply.

I love this collection so much!!! What are everyones favorites? Are you as big a fan as I am of these shades?

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Update

Posting has been a little bit slower this past week because my main computer with all of my photos on it is in the shop being fixed. I have all of my photos from 2 new collections swatched that I can't wait to show you! I've been working off my brand new laptop for the time being. Don't worry, I haven't forgot you!!! Hopefully the computer will be repaired by Sunday so stay tuned!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

First Look at Essie Fall 2009 Collection

Essie's Fall 2009 Color Collection:

Chinchilly Sleek granite gray

Angora Cardi Deep dusty rose

Mink Muffs Smoky plush taupe

Midnight Cami – Shimmering twilight blue

Bright Tights – Electric orange burst

Pink Parka – Piping hot pink

I just got this in an email from Essie, It's the Fall 2009 collection!!! I am excited for this one! I don't really know what a sleek granite gray is, even from the pictures I can't totally tell. Midnight Cami and Angora Cardi look totally rad! I love the names on these ones, too cute! This hardly looks like a traditional Essie collection and I am eating it up!! Swatches coming later.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Earth Update: Transportation

It's easy to take your car everywhere but it's not so easy on the environment. Try carpooling with two or more people if you have to go somewhere, like school, work, to the library, etc. Even better, use your bike to travel short distances. Biking is much faster than walking and fun to do too! If you commute daily for a job, try to take public transportation. I know it's more convenient to drive yourself than take the train or bus but try to use public transportation like, once a month or once a week. Also, combining all of your errands into one trip saves time and energy!

Thanks everyone and have an "earthy" day!!

Friday, August 7, 2009

Zoya Truth Collection For Fall 09

For Fall, Zoya hit us with two collections: Truth and Dare. Today I'm bringing you swatches of Truth, a combo of metallics and shimmers all on the warm side of the color palette. Check out the pics below and enjoy!

First is Anaka. This shade is a dark pink full of shimmer, a little darker than my picture. The shimmer is cool because it floats right beneath the surface of the polish and if that wasn't cool enough, it's flaky shimmer (which I love) in gold! This color is just fabulous! It's a great transition shade from summer to fall and a must-have in my opinion!! Scrangie has some great swatches that show the shimmer here.

Drew can be described as a rosy mauve shimmer. It's a muted color which makes it very Fall-esque to me, more so than Anaka. I liked more than I thought I would, once I put it on my nails. It's a very flattering shade to almost any skin tone.

Next is Isla, a shimmery deep red. This color looks a lot like China Glaze Short and Sassy (see here) in the sense that it looks lit from within. My camera did not really capture the beauty of this color -- the sun was setting, give me a break! Anyway, this color is beautiful and perfect for a Fall collection.

This gorgeous rosy warm coppery metallic is Kalmia. I really like this one. You know, when applying metallics, be sure to NOT use thick coats or else you will be stuck with, gasp, lots of brushstrokes! Just stick with normal coats on this color and you'll be brushstroke free!

This is Penny, a gold shimmering metallic. Zoya describes this color as a "copper gold metallic" but in my opinion, the gold WAY outshines the copper. Nonetheless, I like the brightness that this shade gives off whether gold or copper! (Remember to do thin coats, like on Kalmia, to avoid brush strokes!)

Last is Salma which is a super-warm red metallic shimmer. I expected this to be super close to Kalmia but I was pleasantly surprised when they were totally different. The textures of Kalmia and Salma are similar but Salma is much more red toned. This is a great and wearable fall shade which looks totally rad on nails!

The formula on these polishes, like all Zoya's, were perfect and flowed onto the nails like butter! These were all swatch-tastic and opaque in two coats. I personally ADORE the brush on Zoya polish because it's not flat, wide or moppy but not ultra skinny. It's the perfect size for all of my nails!

This collection overall is great, I like all the colors and can pull them off too! I love the variety in these shades, Zoya didn't just stick in one little niche, there's seriously something for everyone! My favorite may just have to be Anaka, I am a sucker for some cool shimmer. I don't have any complaints at all with colors, formula or otherwise. Fall is going to be a great nail season, I can tell, and Zoya has definitely done their part in that!!

To purchase these colors go to zoya.com

Coming soon: Zoya Dare!!

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Earth Update: Trash

You probably create more trash than you think. The plastic utensils you get from eating out, paper bags, plastic bags, saran wrap and aluminum foil from a packed lunch, paper napkins, the cups from getting ice cream, shopping bags, etc. Just because these are small things doesn't mean they don't count! All this stuff will still end up in a landfill. To be more eco-friendly, try to be more aware of when you create unnecessary trash. For example, pack your lunch in reusable plastic containers like tupperware. You can also bring your own bag when grocery shopping, and when ordering out? Ask for no plastic utensils! Each little thing really helps, and it's easy!

Thanks and have an "earthy" day!


Monday, August 3, 2009

OPI Russian Navy Matte

Here's another one of my matte OPI colors, Russian Navy. I really like this color, although it doesn't have that cool shimmery-ness of La-pazitively Hot matte. Original Russian Navy has shimmer in it, so it does not particularly look similar at all in matte form. I love navy polish because it's not too dark or overpowering, a more "soft" version of black polish, but it still has the edgy factor. Totally perfect for fall/winter!!

The formula on this was the same as my La-pazitively Hot matte. To see that post, click here

Friday, July 31, 2009

Earth Update: Cleaning Supplies Part 2

Several days ago, I posted about the importance of using eco-friendly cleaning supplies. I got some awesome reader feedback and some new, super-smart ideas! I totally took them to heart and I think you will too. Check them out:

Cincinnati Femme said- I'm so glad you mentioned bleach. Some folks actually mix bleach with other chemicals and can end up with chemical pneumonia. Really dangerous! Plus, my son has asthma, so I know how important it is to use natural products. I'll take a look at Green Works. Here's a tip: Use rubbing alcohol to clean the scum in your tub. It also works on mirrors, too. The vinegar and water combination works too, as you said. That's a great tip. Thanks!

Natalie said- I like your blog!
Here are a few tips for all-natural cleaning, the next step after natural cleaners:
Clean your windows and mirrors with water or vinegar (water really works well).
Use your vinegar as a cleaner/deodorizer in the bathroom and kitchen.
Fill a bowl half with water and a generous amount of vinegar. Put it on high in the microwave for a few minutes. The steam it generates should make any messes inside easy to wipe off and deodorizes it too!
Use baking soda to get baked on stains off of glassware/Corningware.
Used coffee grounds also can be used as a scrubbie.
Clean stained mugs by making a paste of water and baking soda (also works well).

I don't know about you but seriously, these readers went to the next level on earth-friendly cleaning!! I am SO impressed and best of all, I learned some new things too!

A special thanks to Natalie and Cincinnati Femme, you rock!

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

OPI La-Pazitively Hot Matte

OPI has joined the matte craze this season and I had to check it out! I picked up a couple of the colors and my favorite has to be this one, La-Pazitively Hot matte. What makes this one super cool a is that it has some shimmer in it, not like glitter but small shimmer, just to add depth. This gives the matte less of a flat look and trust me, it works!

My swatch is a little more satiny looking than the actual matte. I'm sorry, I had to put on some hand lotion to soothe my dry hands! OPI mattes come with a little list of guidelines about matte polishes and one of them is, no lotion! Also on that list it's stated that you should not wear any base coat, drying products, or top coat. Sorry again, OPI, I'm wearing base coat. I am not going to risk getting worse stained nails!! I don't really see how applying base coat could mess up mattes, unless you don't let it dry completely.

Application; Very good for matte polishes. It's a little tricky getting used to, you have to work quickly because mattes dry FAST. Try to completely cover your nail in as few brush strokes as possible because the more you do, the more uneven the polish is. My swatch is two normal coats.

Although it may be tedious, all these special rules for mattes are a small price to pay for such a cool look!

Friday, July 24, 2009

China Glaze Retro Diva... 3 Colors

For fall this year, China Glaze released the Retro Diva collection. These color palette for these shades is all reminiscent of the 70's decade. They are all super fun and chock full of tiny particles of shimmer, which I love! I have three colors from this collection; Skate Night, Let's Groove, and Short and Sassy.


Here's Skate Night, a light red shimmer with some purple tones. I wasn't too excited about this color but once it was on my nails my opinion changed. This to me just says "Fall!" I would NOT put it in the totally unique category but I WOULD put it in the cute, flattering, and "I will wear this" category.


Next is Let's Groove. I love purples and this is definitely a standout! I would describe this shade as a stunning dark purple loaded with multicolored shimmer. If you look super close in the picture, you can see that the shimmer is not just purple, but blue and red too! Another thing I love about this color is that when the sun hits it, it just shows you that the color has it SO much depth to it. I guess you could say it's lit from within!

Last, Short and Sassy, my deep cranberry-esque shimmer. Like Let's Groove, I found that this color has that lit from inside thing going on! Totally cool and pretty, I find that when that's the case, I can't stop staring at my hands!! This color especially says fall to me, I think it's because it reminds me of cranberries at Thanksgiving!

Each of these polishes were perfect, formula wise, and were swatch ready in two coats.

These few colors got me a good taste of this collection and I absolutely love it!! What makes these colors so cool is that shimmer. The small particles gives each of the colors so much intensity and depth. They are truly luminous! China Glaze also did a great job of making unique shades that you'll still want to keep wearing over and over again this fall season!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Earth Update: Cleaning Supplies

Some cleaners that you may use to clean your house are pretty hard on the environment. For example, bleach, phosphorous, and sprays that eliminate odor are actually filling the air we breathe with chemicals. Spraying something when the air smells funny is actually just covering up the smell with another chemical!

You can also replace your bleach based cleaners with products made with plant or mineral based ingredients. Try Green Works cleaners, they work amazingly well and are made with 99% natural ingredients!! They can be found at a local supermarket.

Thanks a bunch and have an "earthy" day!!

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Rescue Beauty Lounge Other Colors (Finally!)

Okay, I've talking all about my new Rescue Beauty Lounge polishes for a while now, and here are the rest of them (finally!!)

Here is Recycle, which gets the honor of being called one of (if not my favorite) greens EVER! It's a deep forest green creme which applies like a dream. I love cremes in general and Rescue Beauty Lounge just has this way of making their cremes into fabulous, easy to apply, fashion statements. Perfection!

Next is Under the Stars, a navy blue infused with a lighter blue shimmer/glitter. I say shimmer/glitter because it's almost too thick and defined to be shimmer, I think of shimmer as being completely part of the polish, this stands out. This color is unique and really captures the my idea of the night sky.

Last, is Purple Haze. This cool toned vivid light purple is a stunner, it's not your average lavender, thats for sure. What makes this color special is the tone it's given; it's too dark to be a lavender but too light to be called just purple. I am shocked at how RBL turned a light purple into an edgy-cool color!

Each of these shades applied like a dream and were perfect in 2 coats. My pictures are shown without topcoat.

Rescue Beauty Lounge, in my opinion, is pretty much perfect. They have unique, fun, fashion forward, flattering, cutting-edge, contemporary colors and if that's not enough, they combine them with flawless and I mean FLAWLESS application. I'm always pleasantly surprise by RBL and I doubt that will change anytime soon.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Earth Update: Cell Phone Chargers

Did you know that leaving your cell phone charger plugged into the wall when you aren't using it still uses tons of energy? Only 5% of the power that cell phone chargers use are actually used to charge phones. The other 95% of the energy they use is just from being plugged in. So basically, just leaving the charger in the wall is almost using the same amount of energy, even though it's not doing anything!

Unplug those cell phone chargers when they're not being used!! It will make a world of a difference. Thanks and have an "earthy" day.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Rescue Beauty Lounge Spring 2009

Hello everyone and happy Monday! As you may have heard from my previous posts, I recently went on vacation to New York City. I could not leave without going to check out Rescue Beauty Lounge, and it did NOT disappoint! Today I will be showing you part of my swag, Rescue's Spring 2009 collection... the glitters! Each of these polishes is three coats in the swatches.

First is Locavore (pronounced Lo-ka-vor-ay, I asked) a combination of gold, green, light blue, and silver glitter. Out of all the colors in this collection, this one has the most different colors of glitter in one polish. This color is amazing and beautiful and best of all, unique!

Next, my personal favorite, Frugalista! A combination of purple and silver glitter. What I love about this is the light changes it; sometimes it's more silver, sometimes it's more purple. An almost duochrome, I like it!

Last but certainly not least, Look Rich Be Cheap. This color is made up of gold and dark purple glitter, it's fabulous! My swatch does not give this color enough "goldness" though.

Overall, this has been my first experience with glitter polishes and I love them. Ji did an excellent job of turning glitter into something mature and fabulously fashion forward. Kudos to RBL for a job well done!