December 8, 2014

Some Fun Holiday Nails :)

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It's been a VERY long time since I have been here....HI :) I have truly missed the nail community and I'm wanting to come back and spend some time here on my blog and on my PolishHoochie Facebook Page. So for tonight, I did a really fun Holiday Combo to share with you all.  

  • 2 Coats of Barielle - Boho Chic (Fall 2014) 
  • 1 Coat of Once Upon A Time - Posion Apple (Unfortunatley Discontinued) 
  • Top Coat of Northern Lights 
  • Top Coat of Seche Vite
I have not done my nails for photography purposes in ages, so don't look too close, lol.  I wasn't striving for perfection, just trying to get back (SLOWLY) into the swing of things.  Perfection was never my thing anyway HAHAHA :) 


I love how the Northern Lights Top Coat added to this mani, you can see the micro glitters it adds.  Just one picture to start (EDIT: more were added 12/9/14). I got a new MacBook Pro and so far not so good on my Photoshop playing nice with it.  Everything looks distorted, off color and blurry. The base polish is green (very dark green), and in lots of different light sources it most definitely looks black. The pic here is off (sorry). After some intense research I found out that my Photoshop does not support my new Retina Display on My Mac, and it will not work with no update offered. So, for now I had to use this pretty horrible pic lol, but the WONDERFUL hubby is running out after work today to get me the newest Photoshop :) Gotta love him!! 

Better pictures coming soon (EDIT: Added 12/9/14)

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May 30, 2014

Zoya Summer 2014 Bubbly Collection with Swatches

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Today I have a FABULOUS set of polishes to show you guys. This is the new Zoya Bubbly Summer 2014 Collection, and it is beyond mind blowing. Easily this is my favorite polish for this year so far.  I will warn you ahead of time this post is going to be very very picture heavy lol.


This was a great formula and went on super easy, and was actually FUN FUN to apply. All the polishes in the collection, including this one, have gold micro glitters and a slightly larger holographic glitter. They are also smooth to the touch once top coat is applied. This was 3 coats and is the perfect 'BARBIE' pink, and I love it! The nice thing about this polish is if you want a lighter look (more sheer) just apply 2 coats instead and it gives the polish a whole new look.


This polish has the same formula and glitters as the last polish, and the  color is so unique. It is hard to describe, but I'm going with a blush wine color. Pretty pretty and I love the way the gold shines through in this one.


This is an amazing color, It's easy to just call this one orange and move on, but it is so much more complex than that. Above is 3 coats, but at 2 coats it almost look like a creamsicle color (similar to Cole from the Spring Awaken collection). In other lights I wanted to call it peach, and once 3 coats went on it took on an bolder look. This is a fabulous color all around for the summer. It too has the gold micro glitters and the larger holographic glitter.


HOLY MOLY!!!! This color is CRAZY beautiful. This is like grabbing the sun and holding it in your hand with 3 coats of awesome. I LOVE this color and it is my favorite of the entire collection. If you want something unique and fun for the summer, look no further. There isn't much else to say about this polish because the picture says it all....CAN YOU SAY JAW DROPPING!!!!


This polish is another beautiful one (did I say this was the best collection ever yet?).  What I love about the Holo glitters in this one is they pull blue. Can you see the blue?? It's not too hard to spot. There is nothing HIDDEN about the glitters in this polish, or any of the other. I also love the gold micro glitters.


To wrap up the collection we have this final beauty. What I love about this one is the Holo glitters pull green and the gold micro glitters just balance things off perfectly. I currently have this on (and I do not want to take it off ,lol). I wore this to a Mary Kay party last night and ever single girl oweeed and ahhhed at it. It was a show stopper to say the least. This is 3 coats of gorgeous that I will be leaving on my Nails for the weekend. You can't make me take it off - hehehehe.


EXTRA BONUS (LOL): Some Random Shots...

If you do not own this collection I just you RUN and not walk to the Zoya website and grab yourself the best polishes ever. I originally loved the Pixies as my all time favorites, but these little beauties pushed them aside.  What are thoughts on these, I would love to know. Leave your comments below!

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May 29, 2014

Video for the Zoya Awaken collection

Today I have up a video on the Zoya Awaken Collection. It's a bit awkward since I haven't done a video in a long time lol, but I still enjoy enjoy doing them...Check it out if you would like! 

Also I do have a written post with the same information Here:

Zoya Monet Top Coat Swatches

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Purchased by Me KELLY & DIANA 

 Tonight I wanted to give the new MONET Top Coat from Zoya a try. It's a Spring 2014 release. It is a beautiful flakie Top Coat that really catches the eye. The glitters are Holographic and give off an array of wonderful colors. I layered it over two of my favorite Zoya Polishes, Kelly and Diana. Favorite = Me and my husband's names lol.

The polish was really thick for me, so I did have to thin it out some (about 4 drops of nail polish thinner), and once I did that it was easy to apply. I thin ALL of my glitter polishes like this one, for me it is a necessity to do so. Glitters are infamous for being thick and sometimes difficult to apply, and I have found the key to be a little bit of thinner. I also used a dabbing motion to apply the glitters randomly onto the nail, no brushing motions as it will just make a mess. I was pleased to see that the glitters did not having any curling and sat very flat on the nail. It is super pretty and a really nice touch to spruce of any creme nail polish. I say A+ on this one.

I applied the Top Cat to my middle and ring finger, my index and pinky finger have just the base polish so you can see with and without the Top Coat. 

Here is is on ZOYA KELLY...

Here it is on ZOYA DIANA...

Thanks so much for visiting and stay tuned for more swatches!
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Purchased by Me KELLY & DIANA

May 27, 2014

Zoya Spring 2014 Awaken Collection Swatches

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Today I have the Zoya Spring 2014 Awaken Collection. I am on a mad dash to try and swatch everything as quickly as I can for Spring, before the Spring is over. I also have several Summer swatches upcoming too, but have no fear they will all be done by the end of this week. The next collection will be up on this blog tomorrow, so make sure you come back for more...

(NOTE: all swatches are using Barielle's Hydrating Ridge Filler as a base coat)

TOP LEFT - COLE: This is a gorgeous very pal creamsicle color. The formula on this was not the greatest for me. I had to thin this polish A LOT (around 8 drops of thinner were added)! and had to let the bottle sit some to allow the thinner to settle in. I had to really work with it to not get streaking, but by the third coat it did level out. I used Seche Vite for a top coat to assist in smoothing things out. It really is beautiful, but it does take a little elbow greese to get it right, in the end the results are beautiful and worth it!

TOP CENTER - DOT: This polish is a very delicate soft pink that I LOVE. The formula on this one was perfect and no thinner was required. It went on very smooth and didn't give me any issues. This is three coats and I used Seche Vite as a Top Coat. This is the perfect delicate pink and I love how it looked on my pale skin. 

TOP RIGHT - BROOKLYN: This is a a very frosty shimmery gold color and it is GORGEOUS, but unfortunately the formula was TERRIBLE (and I'm being nice lol). I will honestly say this is my least favorite Zoya ever of all time, and I own hundreds of Zoya polish. It was THICK and extremely streaky and frosty. I battled with it for a while and I finally gave in and left it be as is. NO LIKEY for me on this one. This is 3 coats with no top coat.

BOTTOM LEFT - DILLION: This is a really pretty greenish blue color. It leans more on the green side, but still has blue as well. This one was slightly thick and I did have thin it but nly slightly (about 3 drops). I used 3 coats and no top coat.

BOTTOM MIDDLE - REBEL: A really prefect blue. The formula was great on this one and required no thinning. This was the best formula of the entire collection. This reminds me of the pixies visually, but with a smooth surface. So if you really look the look of the textured and glitter polishes, but need smoothness on your nails (no texture feel) this is a perfect solution.  I can not say enough great things on this one. This is 3 coats with no top coat.

BOTTOM RIGHT - HUDSON: This is the same texture and formula as Rebel above. PERFECT PERFECT. This is my favorite color and formula of the entire collection. If you can only pick one polish in this collection I would go with this or Rebel. I wish they had made Brooklyn this formula instead of the frosty nightmare it was. This is 3 coats with no top coat.

Thanks so much for visiting today :) See you again soon. PS let me know your thought and if you own any of these I would love to know what your thoughts are, leave the in the comments below.

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May 19, 2014

Barielle Spring 2014 Vibrants Collection

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Hi Guys,

Long time no see! I know it's been a long while since I have been here, but I kind of lost control of the daily grind that I was originally following. My schedule has recently changed and I am much more available and I want to start posting more again, so here I am :) I have swatches of the Barielle Spring 2014 Vibrants Collection...
PLEASE NOTE: I usually take pride in super sharp clear cuticle pics, but on these I didn't allow my camera to focus on my cuticles on purpose. They are a TRUE HOT MESS *don't look* lol. I haven't done this in awhile and need to seriously bring my cuticles back to looking good first before I attempt macro focus on them again.  

TOP ROW LEFT - FIRST CLASS TICKET:  This is a really pretty sky blue color. The formula on this color is excellent and goes on very smooth and you can get away with 2 coats on this polish. No real issues with this one.

TOP ROW CENTER - MONEY TALKS: This color is a really pretty mint color. This formula was a lot more fussy for me. I did have to thin this one as well (4 drops of thinner) and it acted like your typical mint polish of streaky until coat 3. Note that the first few coats actually look matte, but gets glossy as you layer.

TOP ROW RIGHT - DESIGNER'S SHOE: This one is a gorgeous dusty purple and my favorite of the collection. It goes on pretty smooth, but I did have to thin it a bit. It takes 3 coats, but it's so worth it. I love this color and is different from all the other purples I have. 

BOTTOM ROW LEFT - FIRE ME UP: This is a gorgeous Blazing Fire Orange color. The formula on this one was perfect and only takes 2 coats. NO complaints at all on this one.

BOTTOM ROW CENTER - MY CITY APARTMENT: A really pretty Grey color with Blue undertones, that I'm really loving. This formula was fussy with me as well, and I did have to thin it to cut down on the streaking. It required 3 coats, but again very worth it.

BOTTOM ROW RIGHT - TAKE ME SHOPPING: Love the name on this one lol. The formula is perfect on this color and goes on smooth and glossy. This one only requires 2 coats and it's a very pretty bright reddish pink (more on the red side).


March 5, 2014

Zoya Magical Pixie Swatches

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Today I have amazing polishes to share with you from ZOYA. Here are the new Magical Pixie Polishes for Spring of 2014. I will tell you right up front, I'm in love with these polishes. I am going to Vegas in April for a week and these polishes are coming with me (the only polishes coming with me).

 Cosmo (Left), Lux (Center), and Vega (Right)

I LOVE these Pixies (have I mentioned that?). They are very similar to the regular pixies in texture. I didn't find that I was catching or snagging on anything. Below are swatches without Top Coat.
The shine from these is unreal. I felt like I had a Disco Ball on my finger tips. In Vegas and I am going to alternate them as I go through the week. I honestly didn't want to take these off. 

If you are looking for some fun Spring polishes you will not go wrong with these.




The camera can not even come close to capturing the sparkle in these beauties. What are your thoughts on these?
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March 4, 2014

Lucky Charms - Part Two...

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Here is the second polish in the Lucky Charms Duo by Trelly's M.I.S.C. called Milk & Marshmallows. This looks exactly like those awesome sugary marshmallows that I remember oh so well from my childhood. 

I used OPI's My Boyfriend Scales Walls as a base coat. That is my go to base coat for Milky type polishes like this. 

Trelly's M.I.S.C. is by far one of my favorite Indy Polishes, and for good reason. Her formula's are always great. I'm adding this to my collection of polishes I love. I got a lot of compliments when I wore this one! Do you guys like this one? Yah or Nay? I would love  to hear your thoughts on this one.

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Influenster VoxBox Unboxing Video ...

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Just a quick video and unboxing of the New Influenster J'Adore VoxBox that I just received. Great Stuff in this box. I wasn't too fond of the last one, but this one is great! I will have an updated video with what I thought of the products as well soon....

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February 8, 2014

Some Lucky Charms!!!

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Tonight I have a super fun polish for you guys. This is Hearts Stars and Horsehoes by Trelly's M.I.S.C. This is part of her Lucky Charms duo. You have to love a polish named after Lucky Charms! 

I layered the polish over 2 coats of Zoya Odette, which is a grogeous pale dusty purple. I LOVE this color and it was a perfect match for HSH's.

I did have a little shrinkage (when the polish pulls away from the tip of the nail) from my top coat Seche Vite, but that was my own fault. I have not used my SV for ages and I should have thinned it, but forgot to. The result of forgetting to thin it = The not so lovely worn tip look lol. 

HSH's has some really amazing glitters in it. As you can see above, it has hearts, stars and horseshoes (half moons). I did not 'place' any of these glitters, this is just how I dabbed it on. I use a dabbing motion instead of brushing it on like regular polish because I get a better distribution of the glitters.I also do not like to place glitters, it always looks so much nicer when I let them just be.

 The colors in this are beautiful and really work well together. Sometimes, when you mix a lot of colors in one polish it can get too busy looking, and I do not think this one does at all. I also really love the pops of bright yellow. The bright yellow really adds a lot to this.

Tonight is my Hubby's birthday, so this was so perfect. He loves purple and this glitter topper really added that perfect touch. Off to dinner we go to celebrate! Thanks for visiting and stay tuned for part two of the Lucky Charms Duo coming soon.

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January 28, 2014

From the long lost archives of Halloween? Bitches Brew

Hi Guys,

I'm slowly working on getting more posts and activity up and going here at the PolishHoochie. As I was cleaning out my files on my PC, I came across these pictures that I took with the intentions of posting them for my Halloween Swatch-a-thon from 2013. Some how these photos didn't make it in, well I could not let them go to waste ...So here they are!

I was lucky enough to win this polish from the Lovely SassyPaints2012 actually in 2012 lol. I was so thrilled to win it because I had missed it for Sale from Nail Pattern Boldness when it was offered (not knowing it would be sold again in 2013). SassyPaints has since become a really good friend and trusted friend of mine - LOVE HER. I waited it seems like forever to finally use it, so these pictures needed to go up!

The glitters in this are out of this world. You guys all know the glitter Hoochie I am :) The base color is Tardy Tart by Sation. Sation polishes are fast becoming my favorite polishes as a base for under all my glitter polishes, and the fact that they are really inexpensive and of great quality makes it even better.

And of course I had to bust out the Matte Top Coat. 

If you have not used a matte top coat on a glitter before, you are really missing out. Matte top coat and glitter nail polishes are meant to be together :)

Love this combo so much, and I hope you guys do too! Thank you for visiting.


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