Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas

This is a very quick and easy, yet still festive manicure that I'm wearing today. I knew I had to wear L.A. Girl feather frenzy Parrot for Christmas as soon as I saw it,  and its perfect paired with Venique B-Utiful Bold.

I hope everyone enjoys their day with family and friends.



Sunday, December 22, 2013

Venique

I was sent a few polishes from Venique to share with you, I think all 3 of these polishes would be perfect for the holiday season, so I wanted to make sure I posted these beauties before Christmas and the New Year. Venique is a professional brand that is found in salons sold to professionals via Armstrong McCall and CosmoProf, but I did some searching and found a select few on Amazon and Ebay.



taken in direct sun
Sleepy Slippers is a pewter colored foil with rosey undertones. 
taken in the shade



taken in direct sun
Up To My Knees is a copper colored foil

taken in shade


B-Utiful Bold is a berry toned red jelly

Disclaimer: I was not financially compensated  for this post. I received a sample for review purposes. The opinions are completely my own, based on my experience


Monday, December 2, 2013

Pure Ice Iced Merlot

When the month of December begins, I automatically start thinking of Christmas, so today I had to put on a polish that is more festive and gets me into the spirit because we are going to put up and decorate our Christmas tree today. I decided on Pure Ice, Iced Merlot, it's a cranberry jelly with tons of micro glitter mixed in.



Disclaimer: I was not financially compensated  for this post. I received a sample for review purposes. The opinions are completely my own, based on my experience

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Pure Ice I'll Never Tell

Happy Thanksgiving! I will be spending the day cooking for my husband and son, I can't wait to sit down and enjoy some family time together on such a special day with the people I am most thankful for. On my nails today is Pure Ice, I'll Never Tell, it is a gorgeous copper brown jelly polish with glass flecks mixed in. I love it and I thought it would be the perfect color to wear today.  



Disclaimer: I was not financially compensated  for this post. I received a sample for review purposes. The opinions are completely my own, based on my experience


Monday, November 25, 2013

L.A. Girl Splatter Collection

Today I have 4 of the colors from the L.A. Girl Splatter Collection. Again, I wanted to swatch all of these over a neutral colored base so you could see the detail of all the colors.


From left to right, the black color is called Spotted, the purple is called Splatter, the Red is called Splat and the teal is called Splash, all over a base of China Glaze Recycle.




Disclaimer: I was not financially compensated  for this post. I received a sample for review purposes. The opinions are completely my own, based on my experience



Wednesday, November 20, 2013

L.A. Girl Feather Frenzy Collection

Today I have 4 of the L.A. Girl Feather Frenzy Collection colors to show you. I decided to use them all over a neutral colored base so that you could really see exactly what each shade looks like, but you can wear them over almost any color and they will look fabulous, and if built up, you can wear them all on their own.
From left to right, the green color is called Parrot, the blue color is called Peacock, the purple color is called Hummingbird and the pink color is called Flamingo, all of them swatched over a base of China Glaze Recycle.  


I love all of these, and can see the green being used in a future Christmas manicure.

Disclaimer: I was not financially compensated  for this post. I received a sample for review purposes. The opinions are completely my own, based on my experience

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Orly Androgynie

Happy Halloween! I didn't have a chance to do any real Halloween themed manicures this year, but here is a quick and easy manicure that suites the mood of the holiday well. 
 Androgynie has a lot going on, its a black jelly base packed with gold flecks and micro glitter, then there are multi-colored and multi-sized hex glitters.


I suggest using a strong magnet to attract the mixing balls and move it all along the bottle to stir up the polish first ( I got this tip from Spellbound Nails ) Once you get it thoroughly mixed, it will apply with ease, no fighting to get glitters on your brush and you can achieve the look I got using this method.

Monday, October 28, 2013

Nicole by OPI For Gold Times Sake

For Gold Times Sake is a golden brown shade that is packed with all different colored micro glitters, its gorgeous and very unique to me.
 




here you can catch a glimpse of the micro glitters on my index finger, its more prominent in person, but it was hard for me to capture in a picture.

Monday, October 21, 2013

China Glaze Rendezvous With You and comparison

China Glaze Rendezvous with is a deep shimmery eggplant foil that I absolutely love!
 
 
taken in direct sun

taken in the shade
While I was wearing this I was reminded of China Glaze Bogie, which is also a favorite of mine, so I decided to compare them.
 


Rendezvous with you is on the index and ring finger and Bogie is on the middle and pinkie finger, they are very much alike, but Bogie doesn't have the foil effect that Rendezvous with you does but they are both the same color family.

this picture taken in the shade shows the differences more than the direct sun one.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Sinful Colors Mercury Rising

Sinful Colors Mercury Rising is a color perfectly suited for the Fall, it is a deep shimmery brown copper color, its gorgeous and I love it.
 
 


Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Press release: China Glaze Monsters Ball Collection

This Halloween, China Glaze introduces a party of spooky sparkles and tantalizing textures.  You’re sure to have a hauntingly good time with this limited edition six-piece collection shrouded in mystery and dripping with lavish color 


Bat My Eyes

Boo-G Down

Bump In The Night

Fangtastic

Ghoulish Glow

Howl You Doin

Featuring limited edition glitters, a texture and glow-in-the-dark top coat, China Glaze Monsters Ball will launch October 1st at beauty supply stores nationwide including Ulta and Sally Beauty.

Friday, September 27, 2013

NeoCell Beauty Bursts

Today I am going to be talking about NeoCell Beauty Burst Collagen Soft Chews, I was very eager to try these, mainly for the benefits of strengthening my nails. I have recently moved and during that time I had abused and neglected my poor nails, from scrubbing and cleaning, to tearing open boxes and putting things away, they were in bad shape. I have been eating 2 of these yummy chews every day for two weeks and I have noticed that my nails are getting back to looking healthy and strong. I had also broken one of my nails during all the action and I have noticed that it has been growing back faster than it normally would have, so I'm very happy about that. 





These chews are soft and very tasty, they are like a sweet treat to your taste buds as well as having all the benefits to your skin, hair and nails.



 A serving of two Beauty Bursts contains:

  • 2,000 mg of NeoCell's famous Super CollagenTM 1 & 3 to strengthen hair, skin and nails

  • 20 mg of hyaluronic acid to help skin retain moisture and stay hydrated

  • 20 mg of vitamin C to help boost collagen in the skin           
              
  • 40 calories and is free of gluten, soy, GMO's and artificial ingredients.

  • Beauty Bursts deliver  a beauty boost of collagen, hyaluronic acid and biotin. Great to keep your hair, skin and nails happy and healthy. 

For more information on NeoCell's full line of nutritional 
supplements, visit neocell.com or call 1-800-346-2922.


Disclaimer: I was not financially compensated  for this post. I received a sample for review purposes. The opinions are completely my own, based on my experience

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Swatch: Orly Fowl Play

Orly Fowl Play is a purple jelly base full of micro glitter and duochrome flakies! I love this color so much, it just screams fall to me.






Friday, September 6, 2013

Press release: China Glaze Autumn Nights


As the season begins to change and the weather cools, China Glaze invites you to step inside for an evening of cocktails, gossip, flirtation and gorgeous nail color with the new Autumn Nights collection. Gab with the gals, clink those glasses and cheers to a fabulous Fall with nails that strike up a conversation.

Strike Up A Cosmo

 Red-y & Willing

Don't Make Me Wine

Scandalous Shenanigans
Tongue & Chic
Goldie But Goodie


 "Strike Up A Cosmo" 6 Piece Box Collection


Gossip Over Gimlets

Public Relations

Kiss My Glass

Queen B

Charmed I'm Sure

 Rendezvous With You

  "Gossip Over Gimlets" 6 Piece Box Collection
Cheers to China Glaze Autumn Nights, available in September 2013 at fine salons and beauty supply stores as open stock colors, 6 piece box collections, 6 piece counter display, 12 piece counter display and 36 piece rack. China Glaze® is free of DBP, toluene, and added formaldehyde.

China Glaze® nail lacquers are available through salons and professional beauty supply stores nationwide. For more information, please visit www.chinaglaze.com or follow China Glaze on Facebook (@ChinaGlazeOfficial), Twitter (@ChinaGlaze) and Pinterest (pinterest.com/chinaglaze).