Tuesday, January 27, 2015

OPI: Gwen Stefani Holiday Collection, part 2 of 2

Hi Monkeys! I have the second part of the Gwen Stefani collection from this past holiday season. The first part (most of the reds) are HERE. You could probably still find these. The second part is full of great polishes, check them out!
 Black small hex glitters mingled with large and small hex iridescent glitters in a clear base make for some shiny nails!
More after the jump!

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

OPI: Gwen Stefani - holiday 2014 swatches, part 1

Hi Monkeys, Happy New Year! I have the first part of the very large polish collection from Gwen Stefani that was released for the holiday 2014 season.
Here we go!
A red creme that is a bit jelly and has a some orange intentions
A true red creme that is a show stopper with blue undertones!
A true red that isn't quite a creme but not a jelly.. just squishy fun
A stunning red shimmer creme with fantastic glass flecks of goodness
A deep red\maroon crelly.. not really a creme, not really a jelly
A deep rich purple with a hint of shimmer, love this one!
A super dark purple\red\burgundy creme
 A deep forest green creme with amazing coverage

These are just a few of the new Gwen Stefani colors... more in another post. So far, there are lots... LOTS of reds.. makes sense because it's Gwen's signature color but.. may be a little over kill on the reds.. unless you really love reds. Personally, I can only wear warm colored reds so I'm biased :)

*press samples*

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Zoya: Delight- press release

Get ready for mouth-watering spring delights from Zoya! Inspired by the soft and airy colors of the season, Zoya Delight serves up three cheerful creams and three turquoise flash metallics for an updated, flirty way to wear pastels! All in the full-coverage, long-wearing, Big5Free* formula Zoya Nail Polish is famous for.

·            ZP772/Rayne: Dewy, spring blue with an energizing turquoise metallic flash.
·        ZP773/Lillian: Faded aquamarine with a glossy cream finish.
·            ZP774/Tiana: Palette-cleansing ‘pistachio gelato’ green in a glossy cream finish.
·        ZP775/Daisy: Refreshing ‘lemon merengue’ yellow with a turquoise metallic flash.
·            ZP776/Leslie: Soft spring lavender with a turquoise metallic flash.
·        ZP777/Eden: Classic spring flower pink in a glossy cream finish.
**BIG5FREE: Zoya Professional Nail Lacquer formula contains no formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin, dibutyl phthalate, toluene or camphor.
AVAILABLE 02/02/15!
Available in top salons, spas and on zoya.com

Monday, January 5, 2015

Zoya: Naturel Satin- press release

The next generation of Zoya Naturel is almost here! Introducing, Zoya Naturel Satins, a collection of six new, neutral nail polish colors in an ultra-wearable, low-sheen, chic satin finish. A hybrid between matte and glossy polishes, the new Zoya Satin* formula provides opaque coverage and is longer lasting than traditional matte shades. The flawlessly smooth 
finish hides imperfections and creates a luxurious, satin finish nail look.

·      ZP782/Leah: Lavender tinged taupe, exclusive Zoya Satin* finish.
·      ZP779/Rowan: Creamy suede taupe, exclusive Zoya Satin* finish.
·      ZP781/Sage: Mossy sage green, exclusive Zoya Satin* finish.
·      ZP778/Tove: Misty slate grey, exclusive Zoya Satin* finish. 
·         ZP780/Brittany: Rose mauve cream, exclusive Zoya Satin* finish.
·         ZP783/Ana: Light toasted almond, exclusive Zoya Satin* finish.

*Zoya Satin is not intended to be worn with a top coat. For best results: Prep nail with Zoya Remove Plus Nail Polish Remover, apply base coat and finish with 2 thin coats of any Zoya Satin Nail Polish.
AVAILABLE 01/15/15!

$(US), Available in top salons, spas and on zoya.com

COMING SOON -  Zoya Satin Seal Topcoat!
Turn any color into an elegant Satin finish beauty with just one coat!

Saturday, January 3, 2015


Hey Monkeys! I have my hand in a cast for another week or so (includes my thumb!) so, hang out, I'll be back soon :)

in the meantime, Happy New Year!!

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Merry Christmas Mani (and my dog!)

Merry Christmas from The Manicured Monkey and Cooper-claus!

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*