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Hi everyone!

Just wanted to remind you that when I reach 50 followers I will be having a giveaway! I've been thinking about the prizes and I have some great things in mind. A few polishes, some makeup palettes and nail stuff. Help spread the word, you won't regret it!

I haven't been blogging for very long and I love to do it, although it is very time consuming. I do try my best with swatches and I will be doing makeup swatches very soon. I have bad arthritis so it's difficult for me to keep a steady hand, especially when the weather is cold. Anyway, don't fret I will get to those things very soon.

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Beauty & Love

China Glaze - Capitol Colours [Hunger Games Collection]

I am so excited to have been gifted this complete collection from a special person in my life. I've been hearing from most people that the collection isn't available until March 1st so I consider myself very lucky to have received this collection almost two weeks ago. I haven't been able to swatch every single color yet because my laptop is messed up and will be sent out tomorrow to be fixed. I've been borrowing a laptop and only have limited access, but as soon as I receive my laptop I will post the rest of the swatches.

Hook and Line

First up is Hook and Line which is described as a pearlescent light grey. I just want to say that this whole collection is amazing, the colors are gorgeous and bold. When I applied this color it glided on like butter. I used two coats and no top coat. The color speaks for itself, it looks great on any skin tone. I love it.

Dress Me Up

Dress Me Up is the next color I swatched and it's described as a stripped down dark rose pink creme. To me this color can also look like a nude at times or even a light mauve. It is also another color that was so easy to apply and came out perfect. I can honestly say that China Glaze hit a home run with this collection. Each and every color is my favorite in it's own way.

Luxe and Lush

Luxe and Lush is a high octane flaky overcoat and I applied it over Hook and Line. I'm a lover of all things sparkly and glittery so the fact that this glitter was added to the collection gives China Glaze brownie points. It's lovely and makes manicures look as if diamonds have been placed on each fingernail. A++++

Smoke and Ashes

Smoke and Ashes is a black based teal with multicolored shimmer. I love dark colors so all I have to say about this one is that I love the shimmer and that fact that it's infused with some teal. Teal is one of my favorite colors and Smoke and Ashes reminds me of one of Katniss' outfits in "The Hunger Games." China Glaze did an amazing job with the pigment and name of this polish.

Fast Track

And last but definitely not least (for now) is Fast Track. It is a soft sandy brown with a gold metallic shimmer. Fast Track reminds me of the sandy beach. I applied two coats and it was like butter. I like the gold tinged shimmer when the color hits the right amount of light. It is another favorite of mine, like I said before though, all of the colors in this collection are my favorite in a different way.

I'm a very happy girl and all of these colors are to die for! I think everyone should get their hands on the Capitol Colours collection! It's a must for any nail polish addict. Stay tuned for more swatches/reviews from this collection soon.

Please leave me your comments/feedback down below. Thanks!

Beauty & Love!

Zoya 2012 LE Peter Som Nail Polish Swatches

I was lucky enough to be able to get my hands on the Limited Edition Peter Som polish trio by Zoya used for New York Fashion Week this year. I was so excited because the boxed set sold out pretty fast, but I have awesome people in my life and I scored. So without further ado here are my swatches:

The first color I used was Evvie. My favorite color out of the three. It didn't really two coats but I applied another anyway because I missed a couple of spots at first. This color is so beautiful, it's a green polish that looks smoky. It looks gray at times with a hint of blue. It glides on and I love it. What do you guys think about this color?

Next up is Katharine, it's an opaque eggplant color. Not one of my favorites but it's a cute color. I used 4 coats and it reminds me of jelly. No matter how much you apply it still has tinted clear feel to it. I really love this Peter Som collection though and I will be swatching the last color, Audrey at another time.

Let me know what you think in the comments section!

Beauty & Love.

Essie Spring 2012 - Go Overboard Collection

 Essie released a three color spring collection named "Go Overboard" and it's a trio of nautical inspired colors that are gorgeous. Below are pictures of all three colors and my swatch/review at the bottom of this post.

 Go Overboard

Armed and Ready

Play Date

I love all three colors but I'm not much of a green girl so I decided to swatch Play Date and Go Overboard.

"Go Overboard" is a sea blue and it's such a vivid and bold color. I love the fact that it really makes a statement. I think of the summer and beautiful sea when I look at this color and it's so pigmented you don't really need to put 2 coats. I did for the pictures, but one coat would've been enough. "Go Overboard" is definitely one of my favorite Essie colors now.

"Play Date" is an amazing color, it's a light purple (lavender) color and for this particular one I had to do 3 coats. I wanted the color to really show so for me 2 coats just wasn't enough. My best friend told me that it reminds her of Essie's "Lilacism," this is a soft purple and "Lilacism" is much lighter. Either way, both colors are gorgeous and I really love this purple. It's on my list of favorites by Essie.

I also ended up trying some Essie Luxe Effects over "Play Date" and here is how the look turned out:

First I used "Set in Stones" Luxe Effects by Essie. I want to be honest, I actually squealed when I put this over "Play Date." I'm a girly girl, so all things glittery make me happy. Essie hit a home run with these Luxe Effects polishes and I'm a huge fan. I'm so happy I have 4 of them. I need to get my hands on the one I'm missing which is, "As Gold As It Gets." The polish glides on super easily with no hassle at all. It stays on and it adds sparkle to any simple manicure. I love it!

The second one I used was "Shine of the Times." This one gave a kind of holographic look to the manicure and I really like it because it the light you see red and pink. My favorite color is pink, so anything that looks remotely pink to me is a win in my book! "Shine of the Times" glided on very easily as well. I'm really happy with the finished product and the Essie Luxe Effects line is a favorite of mine as well.

I hope everyone liked my swatches! Please feel free to comment below.