Top 6 Nail Color Picks for Spring 2016


Spring has sprung here in the Midwest, and even though it literally snowed this past weekend, I am embracing the season of rebirth with open arms. Spring always inspires me to break out my brighter nail and makeup shades, as well as incorporate more G L I T T E R!

Spring calls for playful, fun colors & I have made my pick of the top six shades I am going to be wearing over and over this spring. All swatches are my own unless otherwise noted!

1. Sinful Colors | Vacation Time | $2

vacation time swatch

2. Revlon | Transforming Topcoat | Matte Pearl | $5

matte pearl pink swatch
Topcoat over Sinful Colors ’24/7′
matte pearl breezy swatch
From @breesloves on Instagram, topcoat over pale pink

3. Sugarpill | Angel Cake | $12

angel cake swatch

4. Essie | Off Tropic | $8

off tropic swatch
Two coats in indoor lighting, comes off much darker than in person
off tropic arle swatch
Swatch from @arlenails on Instagram, shows the color in a brighter white light to display the true shade better

5. Sinful Colors | Wonder Mint | $2

wondermint sinful stash swatch
From @sinfulstash on Instagram

6. Sally Hansen | Xtreme Wear | Royal Hue | $2

royal hue swatch

Review and Swatches: Sugarpill Edward Scissorhands Eyeshadow Palette


When I first saw this palette on Instagram, I was immediately in love. Not just because I adore Edward Scissorhands, which I do, a whole lot. No, I was in love because the shades are S T U N N I N G. Look at Heart-Shaped Cookie. LOOK AT IT! It’s beautiful. And Suburbia… insert heart eye emoji here. But I digress. Once I saw it, I immediately started planning the looks in my head and knew I had to buy it. I’ve never purchased anything from Sugarpill, because I am a little scared of all that bright color they are known for, but I knew the quality is proclaimed as beyond amazing, so I took the plunge for this beautiful palette. It was $36 plus $6 shipping on the Sugarpill website, and is limited edition. I know that as of right now, the palettes are sold out, but that may change by the time you read this, so be sure to check! The collection also includes two polishes that are $10 each, but I didn’t pick up either of them (they look gorg though, so get ’em if you want ’em!).


The ordering process itself was a breeze. I didn’t have any issues at all with the site, even though I was on within minutes of the release. By late afternoon I was alerted that the shipping label was created, and it shipped out two days later. I received the package exactly one week after I ordered it. For a big release like this, I was pleasantly surprised by the speed of the process. Great job Sugarpill!

The palette features six beautiful shades: four mattes and two shimmers.

  •  Home Sweet Home: A matte, powder blue
  • Ice Angel: A white with a blue-violet shimmer
  • The Inventor: A steely dark blue-gray shimmer
  • Suburbia: A bright matte coral
  • Heart-Shaped Cookie: A matte neutral beige
  • Castle on the Hill: Cool toned matte brown with slight plum undertones

Below are my swatches from the palette, in the order they are in in the palette, with and without flash! Notice that Heart-Shaped Cookie is almost exactly the color of my skin tone, so it is a bit hard to see the swatch.

No flash

These shadows are .08 oz each, which is a very generous size for a multi-shade palette. They are very pigmented, blend so beautifully, and have very little fallout. The quality is just as good as I anticipated. The color range is versatile and will be useful all year around.

Here are a couple pictures from the look I created as soon as I received the palette. I put Heart-Shaped Cookie all over the lid, Suburbia and Castle on the Hill in the crease, and the Ice Angel on the browbone. I really like the contrast of the cool highlight with the warm crease shade

Indoor lighting
Outdoor lighting

All in all, I am so happy that I purchased this. All of the shades are beautiful and the mix creates a very versatile palette that is a perfect and unique addition to my collection! If you find this baby in stock, definitely grab it!

Have you ever tried Sugarpill? What did you think?