polish insomniac: February 2011

28 February 2011

Deborah Lippmann Glitter in the Air

So I went away for the weekend skiing, I brought my phone and my mini netbook so that I could stay in touch with all of you, and can you believe the resort had no cell phone coverage?  Crazy!  Let's go strait to my NOTD, shall we?  

Deborah Lippmann Glitter in the Air - 3 coats





Deborah Lippmann Glitter in the Air - 5 coats



I didn't think I would love it, but I do!  What about you?

xoxo,
polish insomniac

*The polish in this post was on loan for review, I did not retain the polish, although I did later purchase it!*

25 February 2011

Zoya Intimates Part 2

Zoya Caitlin
You can tell by the number of pictures I took of this polish that I am absolutely enamored with it!  Perfect creme finish, super shiny, what else can I say?




Zoya Dove
I wore this as a full mani for 4 days!  I used Zoya Anchor, two coats of polish, Zoya Armor, and topped it off with a coat of SV.  For those of you who have a hard time with Zoya's drying, this combo worked perfectly for me.  So shiny!



Zoya Marley
This was the only polish I had a hard time with.  I think if it had been a creme, it would have been perfect, but I had a hard time with the application.  Don't get me wrong, the shimmer is beautiful, I guess the polish was just out of my league, application wise!


As you can tell, from day 2 I loved Caitin and Dove.  Along with Gemma, they will be the next three Zoya's I buy!

xoxo,
polish insomniac 

*Product found in this post were on loan to me for review purposes.  I did not keep any of the product*

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24 February 2011

Zoya Intimates SPAM Part 1


Zoya Danni
Gorgeous red purple shimmer, almost a foil.  Unique in my collection!





Zoya Jules
The formula on Jules is very similar to that of Danni.  I thought I would like this one more than I did, it kinda disappeared into my skin.





Zoya Gemma
To-die-for green with blue and purple flash.  This WILL be one of the next Zoya's I buy, I was very sad to give it up!




Do you already own the Zoya Intimates collection?  Which ones did you buy, or do you plan on buying?  Out of these three, I will be purchasing Gemma for sure!  Come back tomorrow to see the rest of the Intimates collection!

*The product in this post was loaned to me for review purposes.  I did not retain any of the product*

23 February 2011

My New Go-To Red - Cult Nails Quench!


My new favorite red is Cult Nails Quench.  Why, you ask?  Three words:  ONE COAT WONDER!


 Amazing, easy to control formula - no cleanup required!


Glossy, shiny, and smooth without the need of a top coat!


This is definitely my new go-to red.  Can't wait to wear it as a pedi!

Have you entered my contest?  You could win the Cult Nails polish of your choice!  Click here to find out how!


*the polish in this post was provided to me in exchange for an honest review*

Giveaway Update!



Update!  Maria of Cult Nails will be donating a second bottle of polish!  Now there will be two winners, will one of them be YOU?

Click here to find out how you can win the Cult Nails polish of your choice!

22 February 2011

Illamasqua Viridian - Perfection in a Bottle





Pin ItThanks to my special swapping buddy M for sending me such a gorgeous green!  Illamasqua Viridian came out around Christmas time, and it's now available on Sephora for you US girls.  2 coats of utterly perfect formula.  Have a great day!
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21 February 2011

Damn You, OPI! My wallet is weaping...

OPI Austin-tatious Turquoise



When I saw promo images of OPI Texas, I was relieved.  I didn't *need* any of them!  But I was intrigued by the sorbets, so I picked up two.  Then I saw the Don't Mess with OPI on rmcandlelight and my resolve weakened.  I went back and bought three more.  Then two more, until I had all 6 of the sorbets and the green.  Then I started swatching the PR samples that OPI shipped to my home.  See, these PR samples aren't really meant for me.  They are meant for someone else, who lives outside of the U.S.  I am just the stopping ground between shipments.  It's fun, 'cause I get to swatch everything!  But then if I like the polish, I realize I *have* to have it.  That's what happened with the first coat of Austin-tatious Turquoise.  This is 3 coats, no top or base coats.  Sigh.  I now own eight of the twelve polishes.  

19 February 2011

Have You Entered My Giveaway Yet???



There is only a few more days until my Cult Nails Giveaway Ends!

Click here to find out how you can win the Cult Nails polish of your choice!

18 February 2011

My Kinda Jelly - Majolica Majorca BL005





Majolica Majorca BL005 is a stunning royal blue jelly with tiny turquoise microglitter.  Think Orly Royal Navy, but with micro glitter instead of shimmer.  Majolica Majorca is a subbrand of Shiseido.  I was lucky enough to have someone CP (custom purchase) this for me through MUA.  Unfortuately, we are not in contact any longer, I would love to try some more from this brand!

While researching the brand, I found this poem:

The Legend of Majolica Majorca

Once upon a time there lived a bird.
She was small, and insignificant, and had neither
beautiful feathers nor shining tail.
But her heart was innocent and true.

The bird loved beautiful things,
and she always wished she could become beautiful, too.
Each day she searched and searched for feathers that were
beautiful or unusual, and adorned her body with them.

Before she knew it, the bird had become strangely attractive and unlike any other.
Her beauty was totally unique, fascinating and captivating.

The goddess of beauty had watched all this,
and she felt admiration for the bird’s courage and creativity.
The goddess chanted a spell: “MAJOLICA MAJORCA!”
Then a wonderful thing happened!

The feathers adorning the bird’s body all became real,
and a tiny crown appeared atop the bird’s head.

The bird had become the goddess’ chosen princess,
an evangelist of beauty. “Now,” said the goddess to the bird,
“Go forward into the world and make all the girls beautiful.”

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