Face-off: Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Jet Set Jade vs. Sally Hansen Lustre Shine Scarab vs. Illamasqua Viridian vs. Wet n Wild Wild Shine Caribbean Frost

Apparently I have a thing for frosty metallic teal because I looked at my stash and found four polishes that I thought were similar enough in the bottle to compare. I may even have a few others in a similar color, but these four were the most similar. From right to left: Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Jet... Continue Reading →


BaubleBar November 2013 Mystery Makeover

Earlier this month, I picked up BaubleBar's November Mystery Makeover ($40), which includes their Crystal Dahlia Strand in antique gold, gold, or silver, as well as two mystery pieces. The items together are advertised to have a value of up to $74. I used a 20%-off secret savings code they sent me a while back... Continue Reading →

Zoya Jem, Channing, and Kerry

I tried out a bunch of Zoyas this past week, and they were all awesome in different ways. Index & pinky: Zoya Jem, from Zoya's fall 2011 Smoke & Mirrors collection, a deep, slightly warm-toned purple with a fine magenta shimmer that sometimes subtly flashes gold. I have no idea if it's named after the... Continue Reading →

Zoya Neeka & Maria Luisa

Two coats Zoya Neeka on each nail, plus one coat Zoya Maria Luisa on the middle and ring fingers. Neeka is a lovely dark, cool-toned smoky gray-purple with a speckling of subtle gold shimmer. It's from Zoya's Smoke & Mirrors collection from fall 2011, on the Mirrors side. Zoya describes it as "[a] greyed amethyst with... Continue Reading →

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