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CND Shellac Black Pool & Negligee

It's been awhile since I experimented with CND Shellac layering. I wanted to paint my nails blue to support the Detroit Tigers this week in the playoffs. I did my research and found that a common CND Shellac layer is Black Pool with Negligee over top. 

It's definitely a blue! In some lights you can see the shimmer from Negligee. I love the way this turned out. CND Shellac colors never disappoint me! Check out my other CND Shellac swatches.

Go Detroit Tigers!

Nail Polish Colors to Wear to Work

When I’m traveling for work it’s hard to match a bold nail color to several different outfits, so I’m constantly looking for a pink or nude neutral colors to paint my nails before I hit the road. Here are my ‘Splurge’ and ‘Steal’ recommendations for a soft pink nail polish that will go with everything in your work wardrobe.

If you can splurge on a gel manicure, do it. Then you won’t have to worry about your nails chipping while traveling. My favorite Shellac color is Romantique. If you go to a reputable salon, (make sure they are CND certified) a Shellac manicure can range from $30-$70 (depending on where you live).  Make sure to keep an eye out for flash deals sites as well (Groupon, Google Offers, Living Social), they often have salon deals you can put towards a gel manicure.

Essence Colour & Go nail polish.  The color Pink Smoothie is similar to CND Shellac in Romantique. Make sure to pack this with you for touch ups. Essence on the Go retails for $1.99 at Ulta stores.

Candie's Beauty Line at Kohl's

Candie's is launching their first beauty collection at Kohl's this week. I've always been a fan of Candie's clothing. Can't wait to check out their beauty products!

Line includes their signature scent, Candie's, Luscious and Candie's Coated scents. Also included are a line of lip glosses (yay!) and nail polish. Available at Kohl's and

Jessica Nails Fall 2013 Spicy Dream

Jessica Nails Fall 2013 line, Spicy Dream. Colors from upper left hand top, clockwise: Cinnamon Kiss, Pumpkin Delight, Brown Sugar, GingerSnap, Crimson Tattoo, & Champagne Bubbles. Thanks to Tina for swatching! 

Note: This review includes products that I received as samples, provided by the brand company or a PR rep. Please click here for more information regarding my disclaimer.

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!

CND Shellac Update

Shellac day chips, smudging or peeling. A little grown out, but other than that, it still looks like a fresh manicure. I have a bad habit of not wearing gloves when I wash dishes and I went swimming twice, and it's still super shiny. I love it!

Stocking Stuffer Ideas - Nails Edition

Going shopping this weekend? Keep an eye out for these gifts, perfect for any manicure lover.

Holiday Party Kits from Pink by Kiss

Do you have a 'tween' on your shopping list? Tweens love to dress up and get creative with their look, and now young pop princesses can have cool, unique, nails with the new Holiday Party Kits from Pink by Kiss.

Party Kits include 60 press-on nails that fit snugly on small fingers - 20 design nails, and 40 solid nails in order to mix and match and wear on more than one occasion.

Availability: The Pink Party Kits will be available November 1st throughout January 1st at Rite Aide. $7.99

Metallic Design Nails on the Go from Dashing Diva

Available at Dashing Diva locations and online at

Dashing Diva introduces new Metallic Design Na
ils on the Goshiny, pre-glued, press-on nails designed to add spark to any holiday style. The metallic toned nails have adhesive already on each nail, for simple application. Once applied, these nails can be worn for a single event or up to several days after. To remove, simply soak nails in warm water and peel away, with no damage to the natural nails.

• Quick & easy - No messy polish or drying time. Simply press-on and go!
• Fun & trendy - Designed for the fun-loving trend-setter who knows how to command attention.
• Worry free - No damage to natural nails. Just soak off in warm water to remove.
Price: $8.00

Ms. Manicure Handy Dandy Mani

This all-inclusive kit is the best nail gear for any beauty buff who wants her nails to look polished, professional and perfectly presentable (without ever actually stepping inside the salon). Filled with effortless essentials, such as Cuticle Nippers, Nail Clippers, Nail Scissors, Wood Cuticle Sticks, Nail Brush, Washable Salon Board, 4-Way Nail Buffer, and Slant Tip Tweezers, this beauty booty is packed with everything you will ever need to keep nails looking their best.

This kit is lovely. The two-sided pouch is perfect for seperating tools and nail polish. It's pretty compact, everything fits in the kit well, which makes it convenient to throw into any bag that you're packing. It has every nail emergency tool in it. You can find Ms. Manicure products at Target, Kohl's, Rite Aid, Ulta and Wal-Mart (more listed here). Handy Dandy Mani kit retails for $9.99.

Nails to Die For...

Not sure what to do with your nails this Halloween? Dashing Diva Design Nails on the Go have Halloween themed nails, and they are to die for....

These fake nails are pre-glued press-on nails and last for up to two days of wear. This is perfect for Halloween events. Who wants to wear Skull & Bonz nails to work on Monday???

They come in 3 different designs:
Skull & Bonz - Midnight black nails accented with skull & bonz with a rhinestone studded eye, perfect for those sporting a pirate look this Hallwoeen
Treasure Island - French manicure goes black with dark diva attitude. Great for witches, vampires and cat costumes
Love Potion - Hearts and arrows adorn this classic, sweet, pink French mani. Good girls gone bad this Halloween. I'll be sporting Love Potion this Friday and Saturday with a neon pink bobbed wig.

You can find these at participating Dashing Diva nail spas and at all 240 Sephora stores nationwide until Halloween.

Note: This review includes products that I received as samples, provided by the brand company or a PR rep. Please click here for more information regarding my disclaimer.

White Nails at Fashion Week

Check out Gwen Stefani and a model at her L.A.M.B. Fashion Show at Milk Studios during Fashion Week. The models nails were done by the Dashing Diva Nail tech team in NYCF Fleet Week Shade, a solid white color that matches Gwen's favorite look.

Is white acceptable on nails after Labor Day? What do you think?