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Monday, March 5, 2012

Zeus and Valentino

Zeus - 2 Coats, no top coat

Oh do I have a combo for you today!! I actually had a mani from last weekend to post, but this was just too beautiful to wait!!  The other day I was at Walgreens and stumbled upon Zeus by Sinful Colors.  I do believe it's new, but I could be wrong.  Either way, I fell in love!  It's a dusty blurple (blue and purple) with a hidden pink shimmer!  I'm so glad that it translated onto the nail!  This was a little thick to apply and was opaque in 1 coat, but I opted for two for a smoother nail for pictures.  I knew I would be layering, so I didn't bother with a top coat.  It's actually extremely shiny without one anyway!  Overall a great buy for only $1.99!














Saturday I received the other beautiful polishes I ordered from Chelsea's shop, Pretty & Polished on Etsy.  You can find it HERE.  From what I can tell, she does a fabulous job of keeping everything in stock!! She also is creating new things every time I check there, lol which is great, but overall my wallet gets a little mad ;-)  I loved 3 Golden Rules, but it was only in a mini size, and Chelsea was so kind as to make me a full size one!!  (I prefer a full size to a mini any day! haha)  I also purchased Chelsea Chelsea Bling Bling, which those other two will be posted here soon!  I'm SO excited to try them.  Onto the combo for today!  I used Valentino, which is even more amazing than I thought it would be.  Which seems silly, because as much as I loved the first 3 I ordered (Swing will also be shown soon), I maybe just thought it was too good to be true.  But again, this formula for Valentino shocked me.  It applied extremely well, and guess what - no top coat in the pictures below!  Amazing, right?  I did apply 1 coat of Wicked Fast later though, just to help maintain this gorgeous mani and it made it so smooth, like I wasn't even wearing glitter!  Anyway, Valentino has large, medium, and small white hexagons, large black hexagons, and them some amazing small black hexagons that flash almost a purple color.  To be honest, I didn't even notice the hexagons flashing at first because my bedroom had low lighting.  As I was pulling the bottle off my polish rack, I was like "Oh wow! What's that!?!" haha It's like tiny little sparks in the bottle as you turn it.  It does slightly show up on the nail if you are moving in the light, and I think I have a photo below that I will caption.  There are also tiny black and white dots floating through and all of this is in a grey jelly polish.  That is why the Zeus base will be a tad darker.  Enough of my rambling on and on about this...on to the pictures!  This is only one coat of Valentino over Zeus.


Valentino - 1 Coat over Zeus - 2 Coats, no top coat


















My pointer finger shows a black hex shining!

I am completely impressed with this line of polish and will continue to purchase, as I have many more I hope to buy!  If you want to find this polish, you can find it HERE for full size for $8 or HERE for a mini for $4.50 plus shipping.  Here is her update for her shop:

3/4/2012 - I am re-stocking the shop tonight. What is listed is pretty much all the polishes I have made until Wednesday. If you are waiting to purchase something that will be back in stock on Wednesday please message me and I will hold your PURCHASED polishes for you until I can list the other item/s you are wanting.

Our labels are being updated right now so you may receive a bottle with a new label or an old one.

Custom orders will be handled in the order they are received. All custom orders will now have a $1 fee for each bottle ordered and need to be paid in advance.    

I hope you enjoyed all the pictures as much as I do ;-)  Happy Monday and hope it's a great week!

Much Love,
Crystal         

12 comments:

  1. Gorgeous combo! I just took Zeus off yesterday. It is amazing. I also just got an order in from Pretty and Polished this weekend but I may have to go order Valentino now.

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    1. Thank you Sara! Zeus is so pretty! Can't believe I almost passed it by! ;-) Hope you love your Pretty & Polished as much as I do!! What colors did you get!?

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  2. The SC Zeus is gorgeous, I love how the pink shimmer comes through :) And Valentino is just stunning!

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  3. Gorgeous! I told myself I wouldn't buy any more Sinful Colors, but I may have to grab Zeus sometime soon :)

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    1. I didn't expect Zeus to have that great of coverage, but I was wrong! I think if you do pick it up, you won't be disappointed :-) Not to enable though - hehe

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  4. Ooo i like this. I already decided that I needed to get some Pretty and Polished after I saw your swatch of Jawbreaker on Instagram and fell in love! Now I just have to wait till April when my no-buy is over.

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    1. Oh thank you!! Glad you enjoyed my swatch!! April will be here before we know it! Be strong! ;-) But after...yes, you must try Pretty & Polished!! hehe You won't be disappointed!

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  5. This is a really great combo!! I think Zeus is new. Haven't seen it anywhere though.

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    1. Thanks Marisa!! And I'm glad you like Zeus! hehe

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  6. Freaking awesome!!!!!! I can't find Zeus!!!!! ughhhhhhhhhhh

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