I wasn’t quite sure if I wanted to show you a mellow color or a stinging, burn your eyes, omg it’s bright color.
I present Gamma from Illamasqua’s Toxic Nature Spring/Summer 2011 collection.
China Glaze Electric Pineapple is part of their Summer 2011 collection called Island Escape.
Or maybe my camera freaks out at the intensity of the polish. Either way…come on over and see what the brightness is about!
Hm…Not quite the color of evil. I think it overshot the mark. Do you? 😉
I know it’s been a while since I’ve posted. Two weeks. In between sneezing fits thanks to the crazy weather changes, a sick husband and purchasing so much nail polish…I went into a tizzy.
I also wanted to give myself a tiny break because I was worried I was going to burn out. I don’t want to do that. I’m surprised at how many hits my blog gets despite not having many followers. If you have time and are not a follower in Google Friend Connect, I’d really appreciate it if you followed – just so I know. 🙂
Now…on to the polish. Where do I begin?
This is Zoya’s Mod Matte Summer 2011 collection.
The Good: I am slowly starting to like and appreciate colors like this. I know people want bright colors for summer. These colors are definitely eye catching and ones I would love to keep wearing, but…
The Bad: …the formula. Oh the FORMULA. *wrings hands* Lumpy, chalky, hard to manage…
The Ugly: …I hated that I could never get these colors to smooth out for me even after FOUR coats.
How about you be the judge after the jump?
I’ve had my eye on their new colors for some time, but when I purchase I want to make sure it’s hefty, meaning I don’t want to go back time and again. I like doing things in one go, unless they’re Limited Editions. I didn’t get their LEs this time around, but I got 4 colors that moved me. This is just one of them…
I’m not a fan of neon anything. I think it’s to do with my bad 80s moment where I thought I was the shiz when I had my neon outfits. I cringe looking back at those photos and they’re buried deep in my huge embarrassment pile.
I got Goin’ Back To Cali for 2 reasons: 1) it came from one of my favorite 80s movie soundtrack – Less Than Zero and 2) It’s an LL Cool J song. I love LL Cool J. I fully admit to watching NCIS:LA because he’s eye candy…and he can act.
Anyway, Goin’ Back to Cali is a color that flashes a not so neon (but make no mistake, it’s still bright) pink in some light, while in others it appears orange. It threw my camera for a loop! You’ll see the difference in the shade and sunlight shots.
I wasn’t sure if GBTC was meant to have a wax finish, but it sure dried that way.
The formula was a dream and dried in record time.
It’s looking a little pinky/orange in here…I like that it changes colors in different settings. I put a fast drying topcoat on the middle and ring ringer, leaving the pointer and pinkie bare. Not sure if you can see what I mean by the wax finish on the pointer and pinkie fingers – it looks a bit shiny, but not like the other 2 that have the high gloss top coat.
Definitely looking more orange here.