Thursday, April 30, 2015

OPI Brights Summer 2015 Press Release

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IDEA: An electrifying palette of all new, on-trend Bright

Saturday, April 25, 2015

A England The Blessed Damozel Swatch, Nail Art, Review

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Happy weekend to you all! Looking forward to sharing this A England beauty with you! I've never met an A England polish that didn't apply with utmost perfection and this is no exception. The newest addition to the Heavenly Quotes Collection is The Blessed Damozel.
 A England The Blessed Damozel - a deep violet with a spellbinding metallic texture that reveals intense reflections and a rich velvety finish. (description from A England)

Friday, April 24, 2015

Rescue Beauty Lounge Je t'aime! Je t'aime! Collection Swatch and Review

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Hello everyone!! Thrilled to share with you part one of the unveiling of the next RBL collection!
*Now includes final 2 shades*
Rescue Beauty Lounge Launches Je t’aime! Je t’aime!

Ji Baek’s newest spring collection—Je t’aime! Je t’aime! —is inspired by her love of
Parisian farmer’s markets. Who can resist the refreshing banter between sweet-talking
vendors? Living in Paris has inspired Baek’s aesthetic and color palette. Je t’aime! Je
t’aime! is her take on French culture. Read her full blog post for more behind the inspiration.

Introducing: Je t’aime! Je’ t’aime!

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Dance Legend Aquarelle Top Coat Swatch, Review, Freehand Dot Nail Art

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Hello! I've been digging into my latest package from Dance Legend and man am I ever in love! The first ones I went for are the 6 Top Coat Aquarelles I received. There are 12 shades in this collection and I can't wait to add the rest! As you can imagine, because they are named top coats, these are transparent in nature and build up very nicely. They look amazing over white as I am showing here. They are super easy to work with and have a great non sticky formula.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

KBShimmer Summer 2015 Collection Part 3 - Flakies Press Release

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For those who seek the finer things in life, look no further than The Flakes by KBShimmer! Wear over top of your favorite cream polish or layer 2 to 3 coats for full coverage; these jeweled tone, color shifting shades are rarer than the most coveted precious gem. The Flakes by KBShimmer launches May 15, 2015 and will retail for $10.75. 


STERLING EXAMPLE: The largest of our silver flakes, this polish looks great alone or layered for full coverage
PROS AND BRONZE: A gold toned flake with subtle shifts to warm bronze and orange with hints of green at extreme angles
SHE’S BEYOND KELP: From lime green to blue, this shifting shade picks up shades of grass green and aqua at different angles
TAKE THE PUNNY AND RUN: A color shifting shade that travels from fuchsia to lime green with shades of gold and copper between, the most vibrant shifting of the flake polishes
THAT’S ORE LIKE IT!: A large sized silver flake polish, very fun for nail art or laying for full coverage
FOILED: The smallest of our silver flakes, Foiled offers the smoothest metallic look of the 4 shades and is best layered for full coverage
GREEN WEAVER: From a rosy pink, to an apple green, this shifting shade also shows hints of purple at extreme angles LOOK ON THE NIGHTSIDE: This shifting shade goes from a rich green, to a violet purple, offers hints of royal blue
MOODY HUES: Rich jewels tones in purple and blue showing off hints of copper at extreme angles
R-E-F-L-E-C-T: A medium sized silver flake polish 

KBShimmer The Flakes will be available May 15, 2015 at, and select salons & retailers. For sales outside the U.S., visit

This Summer Collection is actually HUGE!! Did you catch Part 1 and Part 2? Here's a look at all of them on the way!

KBShimmer Summer 2015 Collection Part 2 - Glitters Press Release

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KBShimmer launches the Summer Collection, Part 2: an explosion of glitter and tropic inspired, beach ready shades! Sparkle and shine from your fingers to your toes with fun combos and formulas you can only get from indie darling, KBShimmer! The Summer Collection, Part 2 will launch May 15, 2015 and retail for $8.75. Have you seen the press release for Summer Part 1! It's going to be a KBShimmer summer for sure! There are even more shades on the way!

ALLOY MATEY!: Our most blingy silver polish yet, packed with micro and fine silver holographic glitters! HOME SURF: A muted teal crelly with silver holographic glitters in several sizes
VITAMIN SEA: An aqua jelly polish with pink, silver, and micro holographic glitters
WAVE THE FLAG: A patriotic glitter topper with red, white & blue matte glitters and tiny white stars
WHAT ARE YOU WADING FOR?: A deeper toned periwinkle linear holo polish with indigo blue shimmer
PINK-A COLADA: A violet leaning pink crelly polish with holographic glitters in lime green, light blue & pink
SHELL SHOCK: A peach leaning tan polish with holographic gold glitter, magenta glitter, and copper glitters
SUN & GAMES: A gold holographic polish packed with micro fine glitters for a sunny full coverage look
WE BE JAMMIN: A bright magenta with blue shimmer and micro holographic sparkle

The KBShimmer Summer 2015 Collection: Part 2 will be available May 15, 2015 at, and select salons & retailers. For sales outside the U.S., visit

KBShimmer Summer 2015 Collection Part 1 - Sun Bleached Neon

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KBShimmer is bleaching more than just highlights with the Summer Collection: Part 1! The line of 7 tropical inspired, sun-bleached neon cream polishes and 2 holographic glitter top coats are giving the typical bright hues of the season a much needed update! KBShimmer’s Summer Collection: Part 1 will launch May 15, 2015 with cream formulas retailing for $7.50 and top coats for $8.75. Keep an eye out the Summer Collection: Part 2, an explosion of glitter, is coming soon! 

DUST IN THE BOTTLE: A sparkly holographic dust top coat, ideal for adding bling to any manicure
LEI IT AGAIN: An electric pink cream
BAHAMA DRAMA: A near neon deep peach cream  

LEGGO MY MANGO: A creamsicle orange cream  
RUM ME THE RIGHT WAY: A shocking yellow cream and the perfect swap for nude
FOR SAIL BY OWNER: A juicy lime cream
IN YACHT WATER: A Caribbean blue cream with aqua leanings  
SARONG PLACE, SARONG TIME: A vibrant purple cream  
PRECIOUS PETALS: A glitter top coat in neon pink, purple, white, and aqua with a fine holographic dust

The KBShimmer Summer 2015 Collection: Part I will be available May 15, 2015, and at select salons & retailers. For sales outside the U.S., visit

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Fair Maiden Garden Party Collection Swatch and Review

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Happy weekend! It's gorgeous warm and sunny weather by me, how about you? I'm slowly getting over the jet lag..ok..I would have been over it in a day, it is only 3 hrs, but my kids? Ugh. Wreaking havoc on their little bods, and therefore mine. So, I'm slowly catching up on swatches and have these beautiful Fair Maiden shades which is a newish brand that I'd never tried before. I have the complete set of 9 shades in the Garden Party collection to show you! 

 Fair Maiden Gilded Garden - a strikingly metallic polish with rose gold flecks and a linear holo finish. The only LE of this collection. Comes with the signature rose gold arrow ring (which I have shown with the next polish.) *Edit this polish has been replaced with a very similar one for the restock.

Friday, April 17, 2015

Live Love Polish - Floss Gloss Circular Gradient Glitter Easter Nail Art

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Hello all! I received these amazing Floss Gloss shades from Live Love Polish
some time ago and created two designs that I just wasn't happy with. It took all this time until it hit me and I knew I wanted to create an Easter egg inspired manicure using them! This is what I wore for my Easter mani and loved it! I've been back in NY the last week with my little guys, visiting with family and friends but I'm back in Washington now, unpacking and getting back to the blog!


Sunday, April 12, 2015

Delush Spring To Conclusions Collection Swatch and Review

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Hello all! Spring has sprung in the great Northwest and it's peeking its tentative head out on our visit back home in NYC!! Yes, I'm posting on vacation!
 I have the gorgeous Spring collection from Delush that having been waiting patiently to be shown off! This was my first experience with the brand and I can tell you I'm super impressed, right down to the thoughtful packaging! These shades are absolutely delightful representations of SPRING!
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Saturday, April 11, 2015

Poise Thin Shape Pads - Free Sample - So You Can Recycle Your Period Pad


Hi everyone! A non-nail related post today. I was asked to bring awareness to an issue many women will face in their lifetime. Unfortunately my experience with LBL (light bladder leakage) is a sad one, as contrasted with LBL due to a happy occasion like pregnancy or childbirth. My mom became sick some 15 yrs ago and required extended hospitalizations. She never really recovered from it and needed products to deal with LBL. At that time we used what we thought would work best: sanitary pads! Of course now we know there's a better product for the job! I'm happy to be able to offer you a free sample of Poise Thin-Shape Pads!

Women deserve the best options for managing LBL so Poise brand has introduced new Poise Thin-Shape pads, which are up to 40% thinner than original Poise brand pads and are made specifically for bladder leaks with the trusted absorbency of Poise brand. 

Designed to move with your body, new Poise Thin-Shape pads feature Super Absorbent Material (SAM) and a Thin-Flex design for extraordinary protection that’s still 3x drier than period pads† to help you take care of leaks with confidence.

• One in three women experience Light Bladder Leakage (LBL) – little leaks that can be triggered by everyday occurrences like coughing, sneezing, laughing and exercise.
• Weak pelvic floor muscles, pregnancy, childbirth and weight gain are just a few LBL contributors.

Just as no two women are alike, there's no single reason that LBL happens. Some of the most common things that lead to uninvited leaks include:
• Physical changes from childbirth, pregnancy, hysterectomy or menopause
• Being overweight
• Complications from surgery, stroke, or chronic diseases like diabetes, multiple sclerosis (MS) or Parkinson's disease
• Bladder or urinary tract infections
• Bladder irritants (certain foods and beverages)

Women deserve the best options for managing LBL. Whether you leak a little when you laugh, or sometimes have a sudden urge to go, Poise gives you one less thing to worry about any time of day or night. Our pads and liners are specifically designed for LBL, which makes them an easy choice for the 1 in 3 women with light bladder leaks.

Stay fresh and confident with Poise® pads and liners. They're designed specifically for Light Bladder Leakage (LBL), which make them an easy choice for the 1 in 3 women who experiences LBL.

Designed to move with your body, new Poise Thin-Shape pads feature Super Absorbent Material (SAM) and a Thin-Flex design for extraordinary protection that’s still 3x drier than period pads to help you take care of leaks with confidence.

This is how I decided to #RecycleYourPeriodPad! For dabbing and cleaning my nail art brushes of course!!