Saturday, December 20, 2014

Pure Ice: Holiday 2014 swatches

Pure Ice has done it again with a great holiday collection of sparkling top coats! I layered most over black so you can see the gold to green sheen it has in the clear base. I love the formula for these and they're perfect for New Years and even Valentine's Day and St. Patty's day! 
Bling On the Holidays : Pale Champagne Gold polish with 14k gold hex glitter 

Gold Peppermints:  Icy rose champagne polish with light pink hex glitter 

Feelin Ornamental: Tree green with gold hex glitter 

Pure Icicles: Silver Polish with White hex glitter  

Santa Merry Me: Iridescent reddish gold polish melody with red  hex glitter

Winter Blues: Iridescent Ice blue and pale gold polish with blue hex glitter

 Santa Merry Me and Feelin Ornamental layered over black, very Christmasy!

Pure Ice’s salon-inspired, long wear formula will keep your mani in tip top shape during the hustle and bustle of the holiday season. (SRP $1.97)  Available at Walmart stores nationwide.

*press samples*

Friday, December 19, 2014

OPI: 50 Shades of Grey - press release

OPI to Release New Limited-Edition Nail Lacquers Inspired by Universal Pictures and Focus Features’ Movie Fifty Shades of Grey

OPI announced today the launch of six new limited-edition nail lacquers inspired by Universal Pictures and Focus Features’ Fifty Shades of Grey, the hotly anticipated film adaptation of the worldwide bestselling book by E L James. Available in January 2015, the collection includes five gray nail lacquers in varying shades and textures, along with one rich red hue. Fifty Shades of Grey arrives in theaters on Valentine’s Day weekend of 2015.
“The Fifty Shades of Grey book series is one of the greatest publishing sensations of all time, with more than 100 million copies sold to date. Fans have fallen in love with the characters and are eager to see them translated onscreen,” explains Suzi Weiss-Fischmann, OPI Co-Founder & Brand Ambassador.  “The collection captures the mood, feelings and emotions of this film with assorted hues of gray, ranging from glittering and gleaming silvers to cool gray crèmes to dark charcoal. The collection also features a rich crème red to represent passion.
“Color is so much more than something to admire. The colors we choose to wear represent our personalities, our moods, our feelings,” continues Weiss-Fischmann. “The collection bottles the film’s passion, luxury and power in six beautiful nail lacquers ideal for expressing sensuality through beauty.”
The OPI collection includes the following shades:

My Silk Tie
This silky, gleaming silver has got me all tied up.

Romantically Involved
I’m in a deep relationship with this luscious crème red.

Dark Side of the Mood
This brooding, stormy charcoal is dangerously gorgeous.

Shine for Me
This shimmering silver with subtle blue sparkle really turns me on!

Cement the Deal
I’d sign anything to get my hands on this stony, cool gray.

Embrace the Gray
Let this chic, moody gray crème become one with you.

Each nail lacquer shade features OPI’s exclusive ProWide Brush for the ultimate in application. The collection will be available beginning January 2015 for a limited time only. Nail lacquers will retail for $9.50 ($11.50 CAN) each at Professional Salons, including Beauty Brands, Chatters, Dillard’s, Regis, ULTA and ulta.com.
            OPI is guaranteed only when purchased through authorized professional beauty outlets and prestige stores, not from a drugstore, supermarket, mass outlet or other unauthorized source. For more information, please call 800-341-9999 or visit www.opi.com. Follow OPI on Twitter and Instagram @OPI_PRODUCTS and go to Facebook to become a fan

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Milani Color Statement- Random Swatches

Deep gray frost with hints of blue 
A true medium bubble gum pink creme
For the neutral colored frost lover in you
Creme deep red mauve in 1 coat!
A bright pink with purple highlights that's a frosty foil finish
 View the entire collection here! These are all available now in CVS stores, retail for $3.99 and can also be found online at MilaniCosmetics.com
Again, I really like this collection and it's well worth the price, especially since they are easily available. 
*press sample*

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Zoya: Wishes- Holiday\Winter 2014

Hi monkeys! I have the Winter\Holiday 2014 Zoya collection for you today! These are out now and available HERE for $9 and $10 for the Pixies. There's a Pixie that compliments each regular polish and I've used that as undercoats for the Pixie color. Check it out, great holiday gift idea!
A periwinkle frost that's a dream to apply in 2 coats!
A darker true blue pixie dust with silver and holographic glitters!
A perfect deep purple that flashes gold and red hues, love this one!
A perfect grape purple Pixie with silver and holo glitters
The perfect black creme polish!
The one and only black Pixie Dust and it has holo glitters!!

*press samples*

Milani Color Statement: The Purples

Hi Monkeys, more swatches today from the Milani Color Statement line!
Frosty silvery purple, 2 coats
A lavender creme with red hues
Super shiny almost duochrome effect of dark blurple to a red purple
There are so many that I've broken them down in color groups and it's taken me a while to get through all of them...but they're so worth it. These are all available now in CVS stores, retail for $3.99 and can also be found online at MilaniCosmetics.com
*press samples*

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Zoya: Ultra Pixie Dusts for Winter 2014

I have the new Zoya Ultra Pixie Dusts for you today! These are all used with no base coat and no top coat. I apply them in thin coats and more are opaque than others. Don't let the fact I used 3 coats scare you away, I do it really thin because I'm not patient for dry time, 2 would do just fine!
These are available now HERE and sell for $10 each. Great product if you are looking for something different for this holiday season!
A raspberry red textured glitter polish, 3 thin coats for this one
 Beautiful! Plum purple with hints of reds and pink in the glitters
A cherry red texture, 3 coats and lots of glitter!


*press samples*

Zoya: Matte Velvet Collection

Hey Monkeys, looking for something to add to your wish list for the holidays? How about Zoya's Matte Velvet polishes? So happy they brought these back! They're available now HERE for $9. No base coat needed, they dry fast, are unique looking and no top coat needed either, very easy to paint and go! Onto the swatches: