Sunday, November 29, 2009

MollyHell's Grab Bag! - Dusky, Hot Sexy Purples

Thar they blow! Could be reddish, could be bluish. Whatever, I love them!

Sally Hansen Flirt:
Sally Hansen Flirt

Rimmel Night Before:
Rimmel Night Before

Rimmel Hard Edged:
Rimmel Hard Edged

Color Club Snow Queen:
Color Club Snow Queen

Chanel Vendetta:
Chanel Vendetta

BB Couture Maleficent Magenta:
BB Couture Maleficent Magenta

Creative Heiress:
Creative Heiress

Saturday, November 28, 2009

MollyHell's Grab Bag- Spa Ritual SpaRitual Days of Wine and Roses and Spa Ritual Can You Dig It?

I only have two Spa Ritual polishes. the formula is good and the polish is highly pigmented. I think it's overpriced, even at $8 on eBay.

Spa Ritual Days of Wine and Roses:
SpaRitual Days of Wine and Roses

Spa Ritual Can You Dig It?:
Spa Ritual Can You Dig It?

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Free Green Polishes at Zoya Today Thru Tomorrow Afternoon!

"It's just our way of sending some green back to you!" While other retailers taking all your green, let Zoya give you some FREE green!

Spend $20 or more and recieve 6 of our favorite greens for FREE*.

That's right, Zoya Tangy - Zoya Envy - Zoya Midori - Zoya Irene- Zoya Suvi - Zoya Veruschka all 6 for FREE on Zoya Green Friday Only with any purchase of $20 or more at

Code will activate on Thanksgiving (11/26/09) at 5 PM (EST). So you will have plenty of time to gobble your turkey and then gobble up our great greens too (who needs football anyway). Code will expire on Friday (11/27/09) at 5 PM (EST).


*Promo code valid online at only. Offer valid in continental US only. Consumer orders only. Offer begins at 5 PM (EST) on 11/26/09 and expires at 5 PM (EST) on 11/27/09. Offer not valid in conjunction with other promotions, discounts or offers. One code per order. Allow 2 -4 weeks for order processing.

WOW What an order!!! Of the greens they are offering I have these, for info purposes:

Zoya Suvi:
Zoya Suvi

Zoya Envy:
Zoya Envy

Zoya Midori:
Zoya Midori

MollyHell's Turkey Day Grab Bag

I hope everyone who celebrated had a happy and safe Turkey Day. I'm not any major religion, and I couldn't give two farts in a crowded theater about Pilgrims, but I celebrate the day as a day of being with family, and making an incredibly delicious meal. So basically a day of sitting around stuffing my face.

Anyway because it's Turkey Day, the polish is BB Couture Cranberry Crush!
BB Couture Cranberry Crush

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Black Phoenix Claw Polish

I was the very lucky recipient of some of the illustrious Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab's nail polish, which they call Claw Polish (love it)! BPAL doesn't just make hundreds of incredible artisan perfume oils in "magickal, pagan and mythological blends, Renaissance, Medieval and Victorian formulas, and horror / Gothic-themed scents", they do jewelry, Tshirts and assorted neat stuff which fortunately includes a growing offering of nail polishes (under the Black Phoenix Trading Post arm of the site). Mostly now it is blacks and browns, deep reds and a few pinks, and one glow in the dark. I hope to see them branch out! They certainly have enough inspiration.

First thing that is notable is the formula was quite surprising. It was terrific. A polish line in which the CREMES are more manageable than the jellies??? Wow. Dries fast, hard and just like glass. It's incredibly shiny stuff. I would use topcoat for protection but it is in no way needed for a glossy finish. It's kickass. The brush may be a bit stubby for you long brush lovers, but otherwise is standard. Anyway all due accolades to the talented people at Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab. Thank you!!

I tried a different style photograph for these polishes, inspired by the "Claw Polish" name. Yes, Napoleon, I have large talons. If you hate it feel free to call me an asswipe.

You're going to have to take my word for it that Destroying Angel is not black. it's a dark chocolate, but it's browner than the picture. I am sure I will try again at some point.
Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab Destroying Angel

Smokestack is actually a very dark blurple jelly with a ton of very fine subtle shimmer. It packs far more punch than you think it will. Very nice.
Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab Smokestack

Croquet they call a flamingo pink, I think it's a bit softer and a great deal prettier than flamingo. Bet the Sissies will love this one!
Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab Croquet

Malediction is simply black, with that stunning super-gloss that China Glaze Patent Leather has. This is a jelly, not a creme.
Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab Malediction

Sed Non Satiata is a smooth, sleek berry.
Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab Sed Non Satiata

Robotic Scarab is a gleaming bronze shimmer. I drool on this.
Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab Robotic Scarab

Bordello is a beautiful lightly metallic raspberry shimmer. Suckable!
Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab Bordello

MollyHell's Grab Bag! - Orly Golden Jubilee

How about a nice warm harvesty golden color for Turkey Day?

Orly Golden Jubilee:
Orly Golden Jubilee

Monday, November 23, 2009

MollyHell's Grab Bag! - Rimmel Blood Red

Picked this one up cheap after Halloween, there may still be some around.

Rimmel Blood Red:
Rimmel Blood Red

Sunday, November 22, 2009

MollyHell's Grab Bag! - NYX Las Vegas Green and Nyx Las Vegas Purple

Two great colors I couldn't live without. Nyx Las Vegas Green is less sheer than it looks. It's a brilliant dark emerald with dark blue shimmer. It is a lot like a greener version of Nubar Earth. I love it.
Nyx Las Vegas Green

Nyx Las Vegas Purple is a deep purple shimmer with plenty of rainbow glitter. This Nyx Las Vegas Purple

Pretty sure this is still available, but be sure to specify Green or Purple when you order, or contact the seller first, as both are just called "Las Vegas".

Friday, November 20, 2009

MollyHell's Grab Bag - Jade Red Ruby

Jade Red Ruby is a great ruby red glitter with a bit of gold, in a clear base. this is two coats I believe. I think it'll be a super holidays standalone or top coat. There's a place called Spa Beauty Supply that sells this, never bought from them though.

Jade Red Ruby

Thursday, November 19, 2009

MollyHell's Grab Bag - Sinful Love Nails and Sinful Pinky Glitter

There's a sale at Walgreen's this week, buy one Sinful, get the second free! I think it runs through Sunday, Novermber 22nd. Here's two Sinfuls I bought, for a total of $2!

Sinful Love Nails:
Sinful Love Nails

Sinful Pinky Glitter:
Sinful Pinky Glitter

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

MollyHell's Grab Bag! - Chanel Metal Garnet

I have loved Chanel Metal Garnet since high school. I think it's better than a naked male model. Lasts longer, too!

Chanel Metal Garnet:
Chanel Metal Garnet

Monday, November 16, 2009

MollyHell's Grab Bag! - Nubar Moodies #M138

Nubar Moodies don't work. Pretty much a given. But this one KINDA works. As you can see the tip is a nice warm bronze and the top half of the nail is a beautiful gilded orange falling leaf color. It kind of gives you a fall leaf manicure all on its own.

Nubar Moodies #M138:
Nubar Moodies #M138

Sunday, November 15, 2009

MollyHell's Grab Bag - Clinique Black Honey Velvet

Clinique Black Honey Velvet is meant to be a companion to their wildly popular lipstick/lip gloss Black Honey. A dark sheer berry, you can make the lipstick lighter or darker in shade depending on the amount you apply. It's said to flatter all skin tones, and I believe it. It's a huge makeup staple for me.

The polish is the same berry but is only the darker shade. It's a jelly, and it applies surprisingly well for a makeup brand not focusing on nail polish. It's incredibly shiny. I got mine on eBay, as Clinique is no smarter than many companies and tends to discontinue their best stuff for no reason, like total idiots.

Clinique Black Honey Velvet:
Clinique Black Honey Velvet

MollyHell's Grab Bag! - Maybelline Denim Inspired Polishes

I go crazy over denim inspired polishes. I have no idea why, I am not crazy over blue jeans, even though I wear them a lot like most people. But denim type nail polish makes me nuts. Go figure.

Maybelline Jean Jacket. Shimmer soaked. Has a great purple shine, kinda like OPI Ink. Really reminds me of new unwashed denim.
Maybelline Jean Jacket

Maybelline Button Fly is a creme, love this so very much.
Maybelline Button Fly

I don't think Maybelline Blue Chill is denim inspired, but it still reminds me of very old, very faded denim. Great grey/blue with blue shimmer.
Maybelline Blue Chill

I've posted Zoya Jo before but it also reminds me of denim.
Zoya Jo

Any other denim polishes you know of you can hip me to, dude, I'd love it.

Friday, November 13, 2009

China Glaze Wizard of Ooh Ahz Returns!

I got a great package today! Whee! Wizard of Ooh Ahz Returns! Here is what China Glaze has to say about it:

"Click your Ruby Pumps and come travel with China Glaze down the yellow brick road to meet "The Wizard of Ooh Ahz"! Just in time for the holidays, China Glaze is re-releasing the ever-so popular Wizard of Ooh Ahz collection! Very similar to the original version that was released in 2001, these colors will remind you of exactly why China Glaze glitters are always in the forefront! Colors in the 6 piece acetate include:
Ruby Pumps: An all time red glitter favorite!
Good Witch: Pink Frost with specks of pink micro-glitter
C-C-Courage: Purple Frost with specks of purple micro glitter
Dorothy Who?: Blue polish with massive amounts of silver and blue glitter!
Cowardly Lyin': Gold frost with specks of gold micro glitter
the Ten Man: Silver frost with specks of silver micro glitter

China Glaze will take you to that special polish place, some where over the rainbow with these gorgeous glitter polishes!"

The formula is good, stays in place. This stuff is a bit sheer, all of these pictures are three coats. It dries quickly. VERY sparkly. These pix are on glue-on nails (except Ruby Pumps). All have topcoat, which I think the frosts need as they dry semi-matte. Without further ado, the polishes:

Let's start with Ruby Pumps, ruby red jelly with red glitter. This has not changed from the Ruby Pumps they always sell, so it's of course gorgeous.
China Glaze Ruby Pumps

The Ten Man, frost with tiny bright sparks of silver. Glitterier than the picture. The tip of the bottom finger is how glittery the polish actually is, also the gold and pink and purple.
China Glaze The Ten Man

Cowardly Lyin' is also far glitterier than the picture. Rely on the bottle to see the flash, as somehow this and the silver kinda photographed more showing the frost base than the micro-glitter.
China Glaze Cowardly Lyin'

China Glaze Dorothy Who? is a nice medium blue jelly, kind of a light cobalt, with silver and blue tiny glitter, and I also see light purple micro glitter in there too. Even blingier than in the picture.
China Glaze Dorothy Who?

Good Witch is a very pretty medium rose frost with tons of pink micro glitter. Once again go look at the bottom finger tip of The Ten Man picture to know how sparkly this really is.
China Glaze Good Witch?

C-C-Courage is my favorite. A dark grape purple frost with a somehow dusky tinge to it, it has not only great little micro-stars of purple glitter but a super all-over purple sheen to it.
China Glaze C-C-Courage

So there ya go. I do not know if these are glass flecks or not, the insert I quoted only says they are glitters. I will email China Glaze and ask, then update this post. Also there is no appearance of the rumored on Twitter redo of Emerald Sparkle with gold glass fleck. I know they re-released Emerald Sparkle recently in a sort of themed re-release of old colors for the Holidays, called "Love You Snow Much", which also had Ruby Pumps in it. Maybe the redo of Emerald Sparkle is a fiction, or maybe it'll come later. I'll try to see if I can get an answer on that.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

MollyHell's Grab Bag! - China Glaze Wagon Trail

So I finally got China Glaze Wagon Trail! So let's compare it to MAC Seriously Hip and OPI At Your Quebec & Call, shall we? I will probably do an on-finger comparison too, later, but for now we can compare photos.

China Glaze Wagon Trail, olive brown shimmer with pinpoint rainbow shimmer:
China Glaze Wagon Trail
MAC Seriously Hip is a black jelly, though, with olive shimmer, whereas Wagon's has a brown tone added. So similar, but not exact:
MAC Seriously Hip
OPI At Your Quebec & Call - much lighter, but same color as Seriously Hip, if you get me. Has the pinpoint rainbow shimmer, maybe not as much as China Glaze Wagon trail?
OPI At Your Quebec & Call

All in all my fave is still OPI At Your Quebec & Call.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

MollyHell's Grab Bag - Adoree Wild Inkberry

A great dark berry jelly, with tons of silver glitter. Applies easily, looks like a million bucks!

Adoree Wild Inkberry:
Adoree Wild Inkberry

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

OPI Winter 2009 Holiday Wishes Collection!

OPI's Winter 2009 Holiday Wishes Collection consists of two parts. One half is six reds called the "Glamour Reds", and the other six polishes are the "Dark & Neutrals". First let's get the formula out of the way - this was uniformly easy to apply and non-staining, and easy to remove, though the large grain shimmers took a bit more effort. I love OPI's wide brush. It does make the curve at the top of the nail a bit difficult, but it allows for such easy application otherwise. So formula is no problem here.

Let's start with the Darks & Neutrals. I'd say this part of the collection was pretty damned terrific.

I'll start with what I consider the weakest polish of these six, OPI All A-Bordeaux the Sled, and it's only the weakest because this is simply a standard dark wine vampy jelly. So given that it's unoriginal, you have to admit it's incredibly hot. I got the mini set which included this (only $6.11 at TransDesign) and feel no need for a big bottle, but I wouldn't be surprised if you do. It's a year-round great vampy.
OPI All A-Bordeaux The Sled!

I don't normally love browns, but I like Ginger Bells!. It's a great orangy brown creme which absolutely gives me a Fall feeling. It's sleek and shiny, and could go with so many outfits. I used this as the base color for my Migi Nail Art gingerbread man. I think OPI did a great job capturing that kind of fall baked goods feeling with this one. Mmmm, spicy!
OPI Ginger Bells!

Holiday Glow is a prune-like brown/purple with small silver glitter. It's fun, but it's not the standout of this collection.
OPI Holiday Glow

OPI Sapphire in the Snow. I want to stab someone in the face I love this polish so much. I wish on the finger it was the same color as in the bottle (I found it a bit darker), but it's so cobalt it almost glows from within. It's incredibly gorgeous even if it is so dark. I LOVE this!
OPI Sapphire in the Snow

Even with the beauties we have already seen, OPI Shim-Merry Chic and the next polish are the real stars of this collection, in my opinion. Shim-Merry Chic is a bronze shimmer/frost just jam-packed with soft pink/gold/bronze flakes, and tiny rainbow flecks. The picture doesn't begin to do justice to its beauty.
OPI Shim-merry Chic

OPI Merry Midnight is a wonder. It's a violet jelly also chock full of that gorgeous soft-shade jewel tone flakes that Shim-Merry Chic has, and also the same pinpoint rainbow shimmer. It's so festive, so pretty, so mesmerizing!
OPI Merry Midnight

The other half of the Winter 2009 Holiday Wishes Collection, the Glamour Reds, well, it's a whole lotta red. I love reds and even I think this is too many. Luckily they are all gorgeous.

Comet Loves Cupid is kinda like All A-Bordeaux the Sled, in that it's been done, so I don't quite understand it's inclusion. I think it's a bit too bold for most people, but it is very sizzling stuff.
OPI Comet Loves Cupid

OPI Meet & Jingle is a yummy bluish red cranberry-colored frost. Luckily it's only minimally streaky. I like it well enough.
OPI Meet & Jingle

OPI Glove You So Much is a kind of blackened burgundy. It's in that strange place where could be a slight frost, or a subdued shimmer. I kinda go with frost, but it has very little streaking and damn what a color!!! This color is stunning.
OPI Glove You So Much!

Smitten With Mittens is a new top ten entry in My Favorite reds. Deep, rich, and packed with huge shimmer, this just screams fancy party. It makes me feel like I am putting on my best to go celebrate. The color is great and the shimmer is eye-popping.
OPI Smitten With Mittens

The last two Glamour Reds are Crimson Carol and Dear Santa. Despite the pictures, Dear Santa and Crimson Carol are quite similar in real life. I kinda don't see the need for both. So pick one, they're both very, very pretty. Dear Santa is slightly darker, Crimson Carol is slightly bluer.
OPI Dear Santa
OPI Crimson Carol

TransDesign sells a mini pack I already mentioned with Comet Loves Cupid, All A-Bordeaux the Sled, Holiday Glow and Shim-Merry Chic, for $6.11. It also has three other polish boxed sets consisting of two full sized Holiday Glow polishes with a bracelet for $9.98. Nice gift! Enjoy these. I think it's a wonderful collection.

*Note: All but Holiday Glow are photographed with glue-on nails!