Thursday, July 24, 2014

OPI: Dotticure

Here's a sneak peek of the new OPI collections.... the white used in this dotticure is from the Mustang Collection and it's called Angel With A Leadfoot and the dots are various colors from the Nordic collection (fall 2014): Can't Afrjord Not To (orange), Thank Glogg It's Friday (shimmery crimson), My Dogsled Is A Hybrid (green), Do You Have this Color In Stock-holm?(blue). I really like the color combos in this dotticure, the white background really makes the darker Fall colors pop. I'll have bot the Mustang and Nordic collection info and swatches for you soon and I think you'll like both very much!

*press samples*

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

SinfulColors: Silk + Satin & Full Throttle- swatches

I have some random swatches for you today from SinfulColors Silk+Satin and Full Throttle Collections! These are available now in Walgreens for around $1.99. More info at the bottom of the post, enjoy!
 A bright orange micro textured polish that dries to the rubbery finish as promised, 2 coats. 
 A deep raspberry red with the micro texture and great rubber finish, 2 coats.
A bright red, 2 coats of the micro texture and you're good to go!

This collection was super pigmented and easy to apply. The texture is so fine gritted that it applies like a creme but finishes like a rubber... not too matte, not too glossy. It's pretty cool!

 An electric blue that dries pretty matte but is not fully opaque at 3 coats.
 A matte silver that sparkles like crazy and not opaque after 3 coats.
After 2 generous coats, this cremey yellow was opaque but no easier to apply than any other stereotypical yellow creme. The finish is that great rubber matte though.

I definitely enjoyed the Full Throttle collection more because of it's uniqueness and quick drying, but if you have patience and like more sheer polishes, you'll enjoy the Silk + Satin. 

*press samples*

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Vintage flowers using Milani Color Statement Polishes

Hey Monkeys! recently I showed you the info for the new line of Milani polishes called Color Statement. I'll have swatches for you over the next few days; there's so many, I've broken up the posts to make it easier to digest. I did some nail art though while I was playing with some of the colors... I ended up with a really bad color combo that looks like grandmother curtains or something vintage. I thought I'd share it anyways because I love the base color which is Mint Crush (a super pretty pale blue with green hints and a creme finish). I used my dotting tools and went to town using Mango Tango (darker and more red 'mango') and Tattle Teal (love this one so much right now too). Dotting flowers are easy to do, I've done them before but something just didn't work for me and this. The lacquers though were fantastic, super pigmented, applied like butter and dried fast. You can see the Tattle Teal even covers most of the Mango Tango where the dots over lap so that speaks to it's pigment. This collection is great, can't wait to show you guys the rest of the collection!

*samples provided* 

Monday, July 21, 2014

FingerPaints: Enchanted Mermaid Collection

I have the summer FingerPaints collection for you today and it's a textured... none like I've seen before! The formula of this collection is like glitters that are covered by the polish.. does that make sense? It doesn't look or apply like a consistent "grit" as other textured polishes do. In this case, since the collection is ocean\beach themed, the sandy inconsistent texture seems appropriate. I did two coats of all unless otherwise stated.  These are available now at Sally's Beauty. Individual swatches after the jump!

Sunday, July 20, 2014

SinfulColors: Silk + Satin and Full Throttle collections for summer- press release

A New Demi-Matte Collection for Summer

Slip into summer with this sinfully luxurious new nail polish collection fromSinfulColors.  This NEW demi-matte silk texture in summer brights is a must have fashion accessory. In rich matte shades and lustrous textures, they're guaranteed to add a little sunshine to your summer style.  The SinfulColors Silk + Satin collection features sultry blues, pale banana yellow, fruity coral, even soft silver.  And, for a glamorous twist, add SinfulColors Clear Topcoat on tips, or in creative designs to add a satin shine to these stunning silk shades.

The six silky hues from the Silk + Satin SinfulColors collection clearly indicates a bright summer forecast ahead.

Matte About Blue: A matte-nificent cornflower blue
Pipaya: A soft flash of coral
Prime Purple: A delicate dose of lilac
Real Teal: A quiet mermaid green
Silver Solution: A gentle, shimmering silver
Solar Flux: A subtle touch of yellow
Racy Shades for Summer

Pedal to the medal nail polish ranks big this summer. Think racy shades in rubberized textures.  SinfulColors introduces its Full Throttle collection this summer with a starting lineup of five smoking hot hues that'll put your nails into overdrive.  The ramped-up texturized shades range from radiant red to a powerful punch of purple to fiery orange.

Here, these five race-iest colors are guaranteed to make you look like a champion, on and off the tracks!

Rain Rubber: A brilliant burnout blue
Burn Rubber: A fiery-fueled orange
Race Rubber: A powerful punch of purple
Rubber Ball: A passionate pit stop pink
Red Tired: A racy, radiant red

SinfulColors Full Throttle, $1.99 at Rite Aid in July 2014 and Walgreens for August 2014.

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Zoya: Naterel 2- press release

Inspired by the desire to expand the popular neutral palette of the Zoya NATUREL collection, six (6) NEW, full-coverage creams in deeper hues were born.

Perfect as every day go-to colors, the Zoya NATUREL DEUX (2) collection bridges the transitional gap between late summer/early fall 2014 with three, rich brown family shades and three plum based beauties. All in the long-wearing, BIG5FREE formula Zoya is known for!

ZP742 – Spencer: Camel Cream, Full Coverage Formula.
ZP743 – Chanelle: Toasted Almond, Full Coverage Formula.
ZP744 – Emilia: Dark Chocolate, Full Coverage Formula.
ZP745 – Marnie: Deep Warm Plum, Full Coverage Formula.
ZP746 – Aubrey: Medium Mauve Cream, Full Coverage Formula.
ZP747 – Madeline: Muted Rose, Full Coverage Formula.

STARTS JULY 21, 2014

$9 (US)
Available on and at finer salons and spas. 

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Some NOPI Chevrons

I'm absolutely in love with this mani. I wore it for a record 7 days too before it started to chip away. I used NOPI Lay It On The Lime as my base then used chevron vinyls to "tape off" the pattern and coated it with The Coral Of The Story, then peeled the vinyls off. I'm really digging the chevrons again and using nail vinyls instead of stamping the pattern, allow you to do so many more top colors. This mani was super summery and bright and I received many compliments on it throughout the week. Win.