Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Untrieds Marathon! Classic Barielle Elle's Spell and Myrza's Meadow

Hi all! Did I tell you guys that I'm doing an untrieds marathon of sorts?  So many polishes just sitting there, being beautiful and unloved.  So sad!  So we will fix this, yes? Yes! This is also helping me weed out what to give away and what to keep.  My give away box is woefully small, so I need to beef that up.  Anyway, on with the polishes!  Today I have two "classic" Barielle polishes.  I say classic because they are well known, and have been around for a while.  But like a classic, they never get old.  First up is Barielle Elle's Spell, which is a gorgeous red jelly rainbow flakies.  The flakes are mostly orange,yellow, green changing but, in certain lights you can see blue and indigo.  Flakies seem to love lower lighting best. This is one coat of Elle's Spell over Fingerpaints Expressionist Red and three thin coats on it's own on the ring finger.

Isn't she a beauty?  This one is just so gorgeous I had to give her a beauty mark in the form of a small rhinestone. :)

What do you think of the stone?  I think it's pretty cute, and I might add it to all my swatches as sort of "my thing".  Lets see one more :)

Next up I have Myrza's Meadow.  This is a apple green jelly with lots of scattered holo glitter.  Green? Check. Jelly? Check. Holo? Check! So cute and fun, this is one of my favorite polishes.  

I got a little tiny dent in the middle nail that I didn't notice until I uploaded these photos.  Just ignore it and enjoy the polish! LOL!

And one more for good luck.

Isn't she adorable?  Well, that's all for today.  I will be back soon with many *many* more untrieds. :)  What do you think of these two?  And what are your thoughts on the stone on my accent finger?  Should I have that as a signature type of thing or is it kinda cheesy?  Don't be afraid to say it's cheesy if you think it is! Ok? Ok! Love you guys and I'll see you soon! :)

Friday, May 24, 2013

Friday Face-Off! Zoya Tinsley vs. Tiffany

Indirect sun
Hello my lovely readers! This is a new feature that I plan on doing every Friday, where I pit two similar polishes against each other and see who wins. Although, I have to be honest here and say that I will probably be unable to ever call a polish a "loser". They are all beautiful in their own way, says the nail polish addict... Haha! Another reason that I'm doing this, other than I love doing comparison posts, is that I'm trying to thin out my stash a little bit and this will help me decide whether or not I *need* both polishes. Today we have two Zoyas in the ring. Tinsley and Tiffany. Tinsley is from the Summer 2013 Irresistible collection and is described as "A full-coverage, rose gold foil metallic." And is classified as both warm and cool. Tiffany is from the Flame collection and is described as "Pink, peach and light copper toned foil particles accented by flecks of gold foil." The description of Tinsley should pretty much be the same as Tiffany, as I wouldn't call Tinsley a metallic. They both have a heavy helping of gold particles (I always want to call them platelets, because that's what they really looks like!) and the base on both are in the pink family.

Tinsley is on the left and Tiffany is on the right.  I took most of the pictures outside on a sunny-ish day, so that I could get the truest colors.  On my hand, Tinsley is on my thumb, middle, and pinky fingers, and Tiffany is on my index and ring fingers in all the following pictures.

Direct Sunlight

Direct sunlight

I was very surprised when I uploaded these pictures, as I was sure they were going to be much closer looking than they appear in the photo.  But I had been looking at them mostly in indoor artificial light.  And let me tell ya, when you are inside, they look pretty much identical.  I even asked a few people to look at my polish and tell me if they notice anything different about them.  No one could tell a difference.  Being a polish junkie, I could tell that Tiffany had a bit warmer base, but the gold in both of them pretty much obscures the differences in the base colors.

Lets take a look at a couple indoor photos in the ol' light box, shall we?



Pretty close eh?  And lets see how they look in indirect natural light.

Indirect natural light

Still quite similar.  Which do I like better? It's a tie. (you knew I was going to say that didn't you?)  I love them both, I love the warmth of Tiffany and the more saturated pink in Tinsley. Do I need both? This time yes.  I don't give away my Zoyas.  Ever. Haha! The formula was pretty much the same on both, but with Tinsley being slightly more opaque.  So what do you guys think? Which do you like better? Is it a tie for you as well?

Let me know what you think of this new feature, do you like it, hate it, or just meh about it?  If you like it, I have a comparison of a Pure Ice and Dare to Wear polish to show you next week. 

Until next time, my beautifully polished friends!

*These polishes were bought by me and all opinions are mine.  Good or bad, I will always be truthful to you, my readers. :)

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