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Showing posts with label nail polish. Show all posts

Maybelline Color Show in Dressed to Kill

Maybelline New York Color Show nail lacquer in Dressed to Kill. Awesome deep brownish red for Fall.

Manicure compliments of the Allure lounge at NYFW. 

Stop by the Beauty Bus!

If you're in the city tomorrow you have to stop by the Beauty Bus in Lincoln Center, on Broadway between 67th and 68th Street!

Powered by Hair Room Service, the Beauty Bus celebrity stylists are armed with products from OSiS by Schwarzkopf Professional and NYX Cosmetics. They are also doing mini manicures with SinfulColors nail polish.

First I received a hair touch up by Katrina, a celeb stylist from hair Room Service. She straightened it with a super hot flat iron so it wouldn't curl up throughout the day from the humidity. She finished it off with OSiS hairspray for a soft hold. It out-lasted the humidity!

I also got a mini manicure from a Hair Room Service manicurist. I chose Smokin' by SinfulColor nail polish, which is part of their Fall collection. I went on a deep gray kick last year, and I think I'm going to follow suit this year. It just goes with so much!

Make sure to stop by and sign up for a free appointment. Treat yourself to a little pampering! 

Smitten Polish review

I'm currently obsessing over Smitten Polish. I discovered this brand from Never Enough Nails blog and purchased from Etsy immediately! I really wanted the polish in Confection but it was sold out (not surprising since it's adorable!). It reminded me of fun-fetti cupcakes!

I purchased the polish in Strawberry Tart (see above, layered over Essie's Van'd Go). Noelie, the creator of Smitten Polish, is so sweet! She's working hard on these polishes and literally can't keep them in stock!

I made sure to shake my bottle thoroughly to make sure the glitter wasn't settled at the bottom. I put two coats on in the picture above. The bigger pieces of glitter are easy to shift around with the brush for strategic placement before they dry. The different glitter spec sizes are what make this polish so cool. It's not an obnoxious glitter nail polish.  I would wear this out to a party or as weekend polish. I'm going to put it on my toes too :)

You can purchase Smitten Polish from the Etsy store. I would also check out Noelie's blog to keep up to date on her inventory and new colors.

Essie in Action

Gotta show some team support at the Bears vs. Browns game tonight in Cleveland! This is Essie in Action. Since I can't cheer for the Detroit Lions...Go Browns!

Essie Splash of Grenadine

I've been on a huge Essie kick lately. Splash of Grenadine is a pretty light purple. I have to get my fill of summery colors before it's over!

Pretty in Essie Pinks

Happy Friday! My mother and sister in law just got to NYC and are here for the weekend! First things first, mani/pedi time! How else would we start off a weekend in NYC?? We went with fun shades of pink by Essie.

Essie in Van D'Go

Essie in Pretty in Pink

French Manicure using Essie Sugar Daddy 

Np2 Nail Polish set

Currently loving Np2 nail duos! Each tower of nail polish contains a gorgeous color coat and quick dry top coat. Genius idea. Top, base and color coat all in one stackable product.

I have Addiction on my nails in the below picture, which is a light pearly pink. I used the quick dry coat for a base, two coats of color, and then a clear coat for a top coat. It dried really quick, and I topped it off with some nail oil. This is a nice neutral color for work and travel. Color is going strong after 4 days, but may need to touch up tonight.

You can shop online at They are priced at $22.50 a piece, which isn't bad for both a color and quick dry polish duo. You can break them apart and carry them separately too. These would make cute gifts. I'm already thinking about stocking stuffers. Or even bridal party gifts, and you can match the nail polish to the bridesmaids dresses!

Np2 in Addiction

Polish & Co Nail Polish Review

I recently tested out Polish & Co nail polish in Dreamsicle (creamy orange) and Too Much Information  (bright pink). I'm really impressed with the quality and wear of this line! Not to mention the long applicator brush. I think it helps with neater application.

The swatch of my hand in Too Much Information doesn't do this color justice. It's a bright pink, and the picture makes it look a little orange. This manicure lasted about 5 days with a few minor touch ups. Not bad!

Remember, the color of 2012 is Orange! Dreamsicle on my toes was a nice pop of color to my outfits that week. Who says your 'pop' of color this season can't be on your toes?

Can't wait to check out the new line of colors Polish & Co has out for Fall. 

Essie nail polish in Guilty Pleasure

This is Essie nail polish in Guilty Pleasure. It's a creamy coral-pink color. Really pretty for summer. I thought it was a fitting color and name since I was getting my second NYC manicure in a week - I can't help it, they are so cheap here!

Giveaway Break - Elle nail polish set

This may be old news to you, but July was National Ice Cream Month! Besides eating lots of ice cream, I celebrated by painting my nails ice cream colored flavors! My husband’s favorite ice cream is mint chocolate chip. No matter where we go it’s what he orders. I used Elle nail polishes in Surfer Babe & Go Go Coco to create a mint chocolate chip nail look. Both my version and the Elle version are below.  

This is my first time trying Elle nail polish. It went on smooth and had solid color with 2 coats.  I liked it, especially the minty green Surfer Babe. I’m going to do all my nails this colors next. It’s a great summer color for nails and toes. Elle nail polish is sold at Kohl’s stores and for $10.

Like the mint chocolate chip look? You can try it out for yourself by entering to win a bottle of Surfer Babe & Go Go Coco! 


Enter to win Elle nail polish in Surfer Babe and Go Go Coco!

Fill out the form below to win! For extra entries, you can sign up for my mailing list, post a link to this giveaway on your blog, follow my blog, follow me and retweet on Twitter , follow me on Pinterest or become a fan on Facebook; just make sure to list the entries in your comment. Enter up to once a day!

This giveaway is open to US residents only. The contest will end on Thursday, September 6th. I will randomly select one winner and announce them on Lipgloss Break, so keep checking to see if you're a winner - Good Luck!

Don't forget to also try your luck at winning a Coach gift card! They are giving away over 100 - try several times a day!

Sinfulcolors POPtastic Summer 2012 line

Hellooo neons! Love this line up - who said your 'pop of color' can't come from your nails?? 

Citrine: A bold, but wonderfully wearable, slice of juicy delight
Why Not: A matte turquoise that pops
Let's Meet: Sunshine at its finest
Outrageous: A poppy, fresh bubble-gum shade
Energetic Red: A classic fire engine red
Exotic Green: Move over Grover, a take on the classic tree & plant inspired shade
Dressed To Kill: Hello Kitty never had it so good with this shade of pink
Clementine: Everything a citrus fruit should be: juicy, bright and zesty

SinfulColors has over 150 amazing shades of nail polish, including the above-mentioned shades. All hues are available for $1.99 at major drug and mass-market stores nationwide such as Target & Walgreens.

Collection Inspired by HBO's True Blood

HBO has announced the launch of Forsaken, a unique collection of beauty products inspired by its Emmy® and Golden Globe® winning hit series True Blood. The collection will launch exclusively on HSN on August 9th.

As a fan of True Blood, I'm really looking forward to this line launching!

Forsaken by True Blood
Forsaken Eau de Parfum 50 mL, 1.7 oz.
HSN Price: $59.50
Available on HSN/ on August 9, 2012

Forsaken by True Blood
Shimmering Body Veil With Poof
HSN Price: $31.00
Available on HSN/ on August 9, 2012

Forsaken by True Blood
Body Cream
HSN Price: $42.00
Available on HSN/ on August 9, 2012

Forsaken by True Blood
Fairy Dust and Human Nature Nail Polish
HSN Price: $25.00
Available on HSN/ on August 9, 2012

Forsaken by True Blood
Let It Bleed Nail Polish and Bite Me Lip Color
HSN Price: $28.00
Available on HSN/ on August 9, 2012

Forsaken by True Blood
Bad Blood, Strange Love and New Flesh Nail Polish
HSN Price: $25.00
Available on HSN/ on August 9, 2012

Forsaken by True Blood
Candle With Fang Lid
HSN Price: $58.00
Available on HSN/ on August 9, 2012

Forsaken by True Blood
Diffuser/Candle Set
HSN Price: $48.00
Available on HSN/ on August 9, 2012

Forsaken by True Blood
HSN Price: $48.00
Available on HSN/ on August 9, 2012

Yves Rocher Nail Polish

Yves Rocher mini nail polishes are cute and full of color. Great for summer toes and fingers and perfect size for traveling. They retail at $3/bottle. Below are swatches by Tina.
Soleil Bleu
Vert de Gris

MAC Nail Lacquers

MAC Nail Lacquers. I want every creamy pink and coral color in this collection! Available online and in store.

4th of July Nails

Be extra patriotic this 4th of July and paint your nails red, white or blue! Check out some of these looks that Tina and I put together :)

Bottom coat: OPI Last Friday Night, Top coat: OPI Blue Shatter

Jessica Blue Blast

Jessica Scarlet (2 coats)

Bottom coat: Jessica Scarlet, Top coat: OPI Navy Shatter (Tina calls these 'Spiderman nails'!)

Jessica Blue Blast and ring finger nail in Jessica Superstar

butter LONDON Lippy

butter LONDON has released a line of lip glosses that match their nail polishes. Lippy Lipgloss is lacquer-like gloss that is long lasting with great colors. Lippy launched in March at Ulta, in 5 different colors: Primrose Hill Picnic, Snog, Trout Pout, Yummy Mummy and Teddy Girl.

Dictionary Definition:  LIPPY – British slang for someone who makes impertinent or cheeky remarks.  (Glosses are $17 each)

Matchy matchy is in, match your toes and nails to your lips!

pictured: Trout Pout polish and lipgloss

China Glaze Summer Neons

Hot hot hot!

· Pink Plumeria: Light pink with gold shimmer

· Under the Boardwalk: Fluorescent raspberry

· Splish Splash: Bright sky blue shimmer

· Love’s A Beach: Sizzling hot pink

· Hang-Ten Toes: Bubblegum neon with iridescent purple shimmer

· Beach Cruise-r: Glimmering fuchsia grape

· Orange You Hot?: Bright orange with attention-grabbing gold glimmer

· Surfin’ For Boys: Glistening bright coral

· Flirty Tankini: Shimmery strawberry smoothie pink

· Ride the Waves: Dark ocean blue

· I’m With the Lifeguard: Glimmering lime green

· Sun-Kissed: Hot highlighter yellow

Jessica Summer 2012 Gelato Mio Collection

If these colors don't SCREAM summer to you, then you're from a different planet! Jessica based her summer line off of Gelato appropriate! The line is called Gelato Mio, which is Italian for 'My Ice Cream.' Yum. 

Colors (starting in the upper left, going clockwise) are: Barely Blueberry, Lime Cooler, Banana Peel, Tangerine Dreamz, Strawberry Shake It, & Surfer Boyz 'n Berry.

Most of these needed 3 coats to get a solid, streak free color. I got a pedicure last week with Surfer Boyz 'n Berry and the lady next to me asked to borrow my color. 

Want to get creative with this line? Check out a post on one of my favorite nail polish blogs, The PolishAholic. She did a Gelato Mio Water Marble manicure and it's dreamy! 

Salon Perfect Blooming with Color nail polish

Fun new colors from Salon Perfect Blooming with Color nail polish line: 

  • Perfectly Peach – Delicate peach
  • Lemon Zing – Sunny yellow
  • Kiwi Lime – Vibrant green
  • Blue Mint – Cheerful mint
  • Berry Blue – Classic periwinkle
  • Purple Sorbet – Dark lilac
  • Lavender Icing – Soft lilac
  • Spicy Tomato – Juicy red
  • Tangy Tangerine – Tart orange
  • Sour Apples – True blue-green
  • Blue Raspberry – Vivid azure
  • Plum Sorbet – Magenta with purple shimmer
  • Berry Pink – Bold flamingo pink
  • Bubblegum – Honeysuckle pink 

The collection will be available in approximately 1,700 Walmart locations nationwide during the month of May for $2.98.

About Salon Perfect:
Salon Perfect is a collection of professional-quality lash, brow and nail products. Available exclusively at Walmart stores nationwide, Salon Perfect offers premium faux lashes in an assortment of styles.

Zoya Spring 2012

Loving Zoya Spring line!

'Honestly, Beautiful Color' A fresh bloom of dewy color, inspired by the runway looks of top designers, this collection features slightly muted and unexpected spring shades in six easy to wear full coverage creams and metallics.
Cho - full coverage, vanilla shimmer metallic
Farah - full coverage, latte beige cream (my favorite from the line)
Bevin - pale sage green cream
Skylar - silvered slate blue metallic
Tru - gilded purple orchid metallic
Lotus - light lotus purple metallic

'Mylar Fleck Top coats that can be worn alone or layered over other nail polishes. These have the coolest 3d effect I have ever seen. They are also not bulky like regular glitter, and it's more flesh with the nail bed. 
Maisie - blue tint with mylar green fleck effect
Opal - green tint with mylar green fleck effect
Chloe - pink tint with mylar green and gold fleck effect

Suggested Retail price: $8.00 bottle