Wednesday, January 4, 2012

It's been a while!

Well a lot has happened in the last few months. At the end of September we moved from Colorado Springs to Charleston, South Carolina, and stopped in Ohio to visit with the husband's family for a few weeks along the way, and just had our family come down to visit us for the holidays in our BRAND NEW FIRST HOME, yayy! Of course, during this time many polishes were accrued, and today or tomorrow I plan on going through my stash and organizing/setting aside for swap or sale/taking pictures of said holiday haul. In the meantime, I have pictures of awesome cool new spring collections and pictures of my first and favorite franken-polish.

First, check out Zoya's True & Fleck collections, available for pre-order January 10th (only a week away)!

Cho: Vanilla shimmer metallic
Farah: Latte beige cream
Bevin: Pale sage green cream
Skylar: Silvered slate blue metallic
Tru: Gilded purple orchid metallic
Lotus: Light lotus purple metallic

Maisie: Blue tint with mylar green fleck effect
Opal: Green tint with mylar green fleck effect
Chloe: Pink tint with mylar green and gold fleck effect

Images and descriptions courtesy of Zoya.

Another amazing bunch of colors is from OPI's Holland collection, take a look!

Red Lights Ahead...Where?
A Roll in the Hague
Thanks a WindMillion
Kiss Me on My Tulips
Dutch 'Ya Just Love OPI?
I Don't Give a Rotterdam!
I Have a Herring Problem
Pedal Faster Suzi
Wooden Shoe Like to Know
Gouda Gouda Two Shoes

Images courtesy of OPI.

Aaghh, those blues! Those shimmery, glass-flecked blues! Plus more killer purples from Zoya. Yeah, they're amazing. And I'm so happy Zoya is making flakies, because theirs look stunning. Only a couple of bloggers have swatches up, and they are worth taking a peek at because these promo pics just don't do these colors justice.

And until I upload and go through and finish posting many other manis, franken fun!

Dusty turquoise is one of my absolute all-time favorite colors (hence the squealing over these upcoming blues), and I can't get enough of it! I have a couple that are similar in color (Butter London's Victoriana, Rescue Beauty Lounge's 360), but I wanted a subtle yet visible shimmer (plus a little holo, why not?) so I mixed this up!

Here are the polishes I used:

L-R: Wet n Wild Blue Moon, Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Wet Cement, Sinful Colors Mint Apple, Wet n Wild Blue Wants to be a Millionaire, Forever 21 Love & Beauty shimmery teal

My inspiration for this color was a mix between Cult Nails' Let Me Fly and Rescue Beauty Lounge's 360. I recently acquired 360, after mixing this color, only to find the subtle shimmer that made me love it so was basically nonexistent except in direct sunlight. Oh well! It's still a gorgeous color. Maybe I'll just have to pick up Let Me Fly, too. ♥