Saturday, January 31, 2015

China Glaze Twinkle Collection Holiday 2014 & Nail Art

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Spring is just around the corner, despite the snow and cold that continues to hit to the Northeast! I'm actually sorry I'm missing it, I love snow and we haven't had any of note in the great PNW. Sigh. Anyway..the Spring collections are coming in fast but I still have some beautiful Winter/Holiday shades to share with you. These are from China Glaze Holiday 2014, I picked my faves and did some simple nail art to help show them off!
 China Glaze Chillin' With My Snow-mies over December to Remember
 Loving this combination. I started with 2 coats of December to Remember then added hand placed white glitters from Chillin' With My Snow-mies to the ring finger. After that I painted the white lines to connect the glitters to create a snowflake! Painted the same polish normally on the other nails so you'd see how it applies normally.
 China Glaze I'd Melt For You
 Two coats of I'd Melt With You, a metallic super shiny silver. Then I used nail vinyls and added Feeling Twinkly shown above and Meet Me Under The Stars shown below. I used 2 cts for both the glitters.

 China Glaze Tip Your Hat
 Stunning slightly raspberry leaning red. Love it. Two perfect coats was all that was needed.
 I got so much positive feedback on my center or middle glitter gradients which you can see here and here that I wanted to do another. Love how it came out, but especially love it matte!

 Gorgeous isn't it? I've become such a huge fan of matte nails! Funny story...when I first began blogging I asked someone in the nail community about mat polish, sheesh, I was kinda embarrassed when she answered, saying it was a MATTE top coat. lol!
 I had no problems with formula or application for any of these shades. Did you pick up any of these?

China Glaze is available at Ulta, Sally Beauty and other beauty supply stores. For more information, visit
All the best, 
*Product(s) provided for unbiased review consideration.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Glam Polish Harmony Wind & Arcana Dark Fantasia Flakie Series Swatch/Nail Art

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Hello all!! I received two of the new multichrome flakies in the Fantasia Series by Glam Polish and I decided to create a simple design to show them both off in the same mani. I love coming up with designs that both show off new shades and a simple nail art look. I am always hoping to hone my art/design skills more but I usually end up coming back to the simple, clean, neat looks. One day I'll get fancier :P
 I hope you can see the turned out looking kind of subtle in the photos. In person these are so stunning and sparkly. Love how the flakie colors shift as you move your hands. Oh and please don't pay attention to my busted and patched Index finger. It's looking kind of wonky but I needed to patch it to help it grow out!
 I used Zoya Willa (2 cts) for the black base to show off the flakies.
 I taped off a top and bottom triangle with tape and used 1-2 cts of Arcana Dark on either side. Lift the tape then fill in the two triangles top and bottom with Harmony Wind.

 You can see how stunning these look matte! I used China Glaze Matte Magic.

 Glam Polish Harmony Wind
Glam Polish Arcana Dark

Aren't these so pretty? Can't decide whether I like it better glossy or matte! Which do you prefer?

Fantasia Flakie polishes are $10.00 each - available now at Glam Polish (with shipping to Australia & USA available).
Purchase worldwide from these sites: 

All the best, 
*Product(s) provided for unbiased review consideration.

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Dior Top Coat Eclosion Kingdom of Colors GIVEAWAY

Hope you'll enter to win one brand new in the box Dior Top Coat Eclosion worth $28! I received two press samples and decided to give one of them to one of my lovely readers to enjoy! You can see my swatches and the easy nail art I did with this shade: Kingdom of Colors post

Happy weekend and GOOD LUCK!! 

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Friday, January 23, 2015

Dior Kingdom of Colors Lady 294, Glory 660, Eclosion Spring 2015 Vernis & Makeup Swatch and Review

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I have an epic post today! I'm thrilled to show you the Kingdom of Colors Spring 2015 Vernis shades Lady 294, Glory 660 and the Top Coat Eclosion glitter by Dior. In addition I have quite a few of the cosmetic items from this collection as well.


Tuesday, January 20, 2015

OPI Infinite Shine Gel Effects Press Release

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OPI Launches a Revolution in Nail Color with

NEW Infinite Shine Gel Effects Lacquer System

“Shine that lasts until removed!”

OPI, the leader in nail color innovation, announces the release of Infinite Shine

Gel Effects Lacquer System, offering the rich color, intense shine and lasting wear of

gels – without the need for LED-light curing or soak-off removal. Available in 30 new

shades (plus Primer base coat and Gloss top coat), Infinite Shine utilizes a three-step

system to deliver a high-shine classic crème finish for nails that lasts up to 10 days.

“Infinite Shine was developed to meet consumer demand for a nail lacquer with

a gel-like finish that also boasts the exceptional formula, on-trend colors and iconic

names for which OPI is best known,” explains Suzi Weiss-Fischmann, OPI Co-Founder

& Brand Ambassador. “Infinite Shine shades are applied and removed like traditional

lacquer, but they provide the high-shine and long-wear typically reserved for gel

formulas, for shine that lasts until you take it off!”

Infinite Shine includes a full range of fashion-forward shades ranging from

neutrals to bright reds, oranges and pinks to dark gray, blue and black hues: Pretty Pink

Perseveres, From Here to Eternity, She Went On and On and On, Girl Without Limits,

Running with the In-finite Crowd, Endurance Race to the Finish, No Stopping Me Now,

Unrepentantly Red, Unequivocally Crimson, Relentless Ruby, In Pursuit of Purple,

Grapely Admired, Can’t Be Beet!, Raisin’ the Bar, We’re in the Black, Get Ryd-of-thym

Blues, Indignantly Indigo, To Infinity & Blue-yond, Withstands the Test of Thyme, To the

Finish Lime!, Maintaining My Sand-ity, Tanacious Spirit, Brains & Bronze, Set in Stone,

Never Give Up!, Strong Coal-ition, Steel Waters Run Deep, Staying Neutral, It Never

Ends and You Can Count on It.
Infinite Shine is applied via a three-step system; first, apply Infinite Shine Primer

(Step 1) to prevent staining and increase lacquer durability. Next, select one of 30

shades (Step 2) and paint two thin, even coats for richly-pigmented, vivid color. Finally,

finish with Infinite Shine Gloss (Step 3), which features a state-of-the-art gel polymer

formula that cures in natural light. Product can be removed easily with Expert Touch

Nail Lacquer Remover; no soaking is required.

Infinite Shine products feature a proprietary formula and each bottle includes

OPI’s exclusive ProWideTM Brush for the ultimate in application. OPI Infinite Shine Gel

Effects Lacquer System will be available March, 2015, at Professional Salons, including

Beauty Brands,, Chatters, Dillard’s, Regis, ULTA and for

$12.50 ($14.95 CAN) suggested retail for each nail lacquer.

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.

Monday, January 12, 2015

China Glaze Road Trip Spring 2015 Collection Press Release

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Join China Glaze® for the ultimate adventure in colour. For those with wanderlust, there is nothing better than hitting the open road and chasing the dreams that lie ahead. This Spring China Glaze® celebrates the free spirit who lives for adventure and creates her own experiences with the new Road Trip nail lacquer collection. The 12 new shades are inspired by the vibrant hues of a setting sun as it dips below the horizon. Warm pinks, yellows and reds give way to the cool blue tones of the evening sky. The China Glaze® Road Trip collection offers so many ways to take your adventure on the road and pave your own path.

Pack your bags with 12 new colours including:

• Trip of a Lime Time: Lime green crème

• My Way or the Highway: Bright turquoise crème

• License & Registration Pls: Marine blue crème

• Boho Blues: Soft indigo crème

• Dashboard Dreamer: Powder blue shimmer

• Wanderlust: Powder purple shimmer

• Pack Lightly: Powder peach shimmer

• More to Explore: Soft coral crème

• Pinking Out the Window: Salmon crème

• I Brake for Colour: Bright red-pink crème

• Pop the Trunk: Bright orange crème

• Sun’s Up, Top Down: Bright yellow shimmer

Put the top down and hit the open road with China Glaze® Road Trip, available now at fine beauty supply stores nationwide including Ulta and Sally Beauty. It’s going to be the trip of a lifetime.

For more information, please visit or follow China Glaze® on Facebook (@ChinaGlaze), Instagram (@ChinaGlazeOfficial), Twitter (@ChinaGlaze) and Pinterest (

Friday, January 9, 2015

OPI Hawaii Spring/Summer 2015 Collection Press Release

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Aloha from OPI!

OPI Launches Hawaii Collection Featuring Twelve New Nail Lacquer Shades for Spring/Summer 2015

Hawaii Collection by OPI brings the fresh, bright colors of its namesake islands to nails and toes for Spring/Summer 2015. This new collection features a palette ranging from muted tones of mint, peach, pink and nude to bolder hues of coral, green, purple and gold to deep tones of mauve, violet, brick red and shimmery blue.
“After the long months of winter, women are eager to embrace color – from soft pastels to bold accents to gleaming metallics,” explains Suzi Weiss-Fischmann, OPI Co-Founder & Brand Ambassador.  “Caught in a perpetual state of spring, the Hawaiian islands were the ideal inspiration for this year’s seasonal collection. OPI looked toward the surf, sand and sunsets found at Hawaii’s beautiful beaches, as well as the islands’ lush greenery, tropical flowers, and colorful fish, to create 12 fresh new nail shades.
“Printed, flowing fabrics dominated spring runways, with patterns and graphics in both bold and muted hues. Warm, ethereal neutrals in shades of rose, peach and mint added a soft, feminine note,” continues Weiss-Fischmann. “That’s Hula-rious!, a pastel mint green from the Hawaii Collection, was seen at Charlotte Ronson’s Spring/Summer 2015 New York Fashion Week show; this shade was used to create a cutout half moon manicure that complemented the designer’s youthful presentation.”
Hawaii Collection by OPI includes the following shades in both nail lacquer and GelColor formulas:
That’s Hula-rious!
This pastel mint green makes me dance with joy!

My Gecko Does Tricks
Being bright and pearly green is just one of its talents.

Do You Take Lei Away?
On second thought, I can’t wait – I need this creamy nude now!

Is Mai Tai Crooked?
Get it straight – this fruity orange crème is fabulous!

Go with the Lava Flow
You can feel the heat shimmering off this golden red.

Aloha from OPI
Let’s give a warm island hello to this bright creamy coral!

Suzi Shops & Island Hops
A light and happy pink that’s the perfect traveling companion.

Just Lanai-ing Around
This dark, creamy mauve says “hang loose!” in style.

Hello Hawaii Ya?
In this gorgeous, dusky purple, I’m doing just fine.

This Color’s Making Waves
This shimmery, lagoon blue has got heads turning.

Lost My Bikini In Molokini
With this reef-inspired purple, what’s one bikini more or less?

Pineapples Have Peelings Too!
The heart of the matter lies in this gold shimmer with colorful sparkle.

Beginning February 2015, eight of the new Hawaii Collection shades will be added to The OPI Color Palette by Clark+Kensington® paint in over 3,200 Ace Hardware stores across the United States. The following Hawaii nail lacquer hues will be formulated as paint colors exclusively in Clark+Kensington, the premium line of paint+primer in one, available at The Paint Studio® at Ace: That’s Hula-rious!, Do You Take Lei Away?, Is Mai Tai Crooked?, Aloha from OPI, Suzi Shops & Island Hops, Just Lanai-ing Around, Hello Hawaii Ya?, and Lost My Bikini in Molokini. For additional retailer information or to locate your neighborhood Ace Hardware, please visit

Hawaii nail lacquer shades each feature OPI’s exclusive ProWide™ Brush for
the ultimate in application. Hawaii Collection by OPI will be available in both nail lacquer and GelColor formulas beginning February 4, 2015. Nail lacquers will retail for $9.50 ($11.50 CAN) each at Professional Salons, including Beauty Brands, Chatters, Dillard’s, Regis, ULTA and GelColor is an in-salon, professional service only. Prices depend on the salon and range from $28 - $38 for a manicure and $35 - $45 for a pedicure.
    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 Tractenberg & Co. 212.929.7979. Visit Follow OPI on Twitter and Instagram  and go to Facebook to become a fan!

As the world leader in the professional nail care industry, OPI is committed to providing high-quality products and services to both salons and their customers, along with a focus on industry safety and innovation. Known for its exceptional formula, fashionable colors and iconic names, OPI’s heavily-pigmented lacquers are super rich, long-lasting and chip-resistant – offering an affordable luxury to consumers. OPI nail lacquer is available in over 200 shades. Each lacquer features OPI’s exclusive ProWide™ Brush for the ultimate in application. Currently, OPI is available in over 100 countries and retails a full line of professional items, including nail treatments, finishing products, lotions, manicure/pedicure products, files, tools, gels and acrylics.

Clark+Kensington, a premium line of paint+primer in one, is available exclusively at The Paint Studio at Ace, starting at $26.99 per gallon. The paint line features designer-selected hues that cover the entire color spectrum and offers simple color selection tools to help customers find their perfect color. Clark+Kensington’s semi-gloss finish was ranked #1 by a leading consumer magazine in recent tests of interior paints. For more information, visit

For 90 years, Ace Hardware has been known as the place with the helpful hardware folks in thousands of neighborhoods across America, providing customers with a more personal kind of helpful. In 2014, Ace ranked “Highest in Customer Satisfaction with Home Improvement Retail Stores, Eight Years in a Row,” according to J.D. Power. With more than 4,850 hardware stores locally owned and operated across the globe, Ace is the largest hardware cooperative in the industry. Headquartered in Oak Brook, Ill., Ace and its subsidiaries currently operate 14 distribution centers in the U.S. and also have distribution capabilities in Shanghai, China; Panama City, Panama; and Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Its retailers' stores are located in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and approximately 60 countries. For more information on Ace, visit

Thursday, January 8, 2015

OPI 50 Shades of Grey - Cement the Deal, Romantically Involved, Dark Side of the Mood Swatch & Quatrefoil Nail Art

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Hello loves!! Much anticipated shades of Grey (and red) to show you today. I used 3 of the 6 shades from OPI 50 Shades of Grey collection (Cement the Deal, Romantically Involved, Dark Side of the Mood) for a super cool quatrefoil design! 
 OPI Cement The Deal - perfect light/medium cool toned grey creme.

Monday, January 5, 2015

Zoya Spring 2015 Delight Collection Press Release

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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!


$9 (US)

Available in top salons, spas and on
I know I don't always share the press releases I get because I don't want to be the 100th time you see it...but I couldn't resist. I'm not nearly through my Winter shades (some Fall even!!) but I adore Spring collections the most, so I'm already getting excited! Hope you enjoy seeing what we have to look forward to!! 
xo, Victoria