Friday, October 31, 2014

Press Release: Barielle Jet Setter Polishes!

Available NOW, a gorgeous 6 piece collex by Barielle.  I received these as samples and will be showing them to you soon.  They are just stunnning!


KISS ME KATE                    a creamy beige/pink
AUTUMN IN SEOUL         a deep, copper shimmer
IRISH EYES                          a creamy moss green
RAIN IN SPAIN                   a creamy light periwinkle
MIDNIGHT IN PARIS         a creamy midnight blue/purple
GONDOLA RIDE                a creamy sage green

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Press Release, Holiday 2014: China Glaze: Twinkle Collection!


‘Tis the season for gathering with friends and loved ones, and dreaming of the future. This holiday season China Glaze® introduces Twinkle, a collection of shades that perfectly capture the spirit of the season, sparkles in the night sky created by glowing lights, the softness of fresh snowfall and visions of the new year. With 11 new shades and one special effects top coat, China Glaze® Twinkle collection also features nail art kits and gift sets perfect for gifting the manicure addict in your life.

China Glaze® Twinkle features 11 new polishes and one effects top coat:  


  • I’d Melt For You: Icy silver chrome
  • Meet Me Under the Stars: Holographic glitter in a black base
  • Dancing & Prancing: Multi-color glitter
  • Tip Your Hat: Classic red crème
  • Pine-ing for Glitter: Forest green glitter
  • December to Remember: Dark blue iridescent shimmer
  • Out Like a Light: Dark grey crème
  • No Peeking!: Rich eggplant shimmer
  • Define Good…: Sultry cranberry shimmer
  • De-Light: Gold and holographic staple glitter
  • Feeling Twinkly: Dark blue glitter
  • Chillin’ with My Snow-mies: Multi-sized white snowflake overlay
The China Glaze® Twinkle collection also features seasonally-inspired gift sets including:

·         Glow in the Snow: De-Light, Out Like a Light, and Meet Me Under the Stars with a mini LED flashlight (MSRP $22.50)
·         Bringing in the Season: Define Good…, Dancing & Prancing, and No Peeking! with a bright purple pouch (MSRP $22.50)
·         Reflect on the Season: Chillin’ with My Snow-mies, Out Like a Light, and Tip Your Hat with a compact mirror in a bright red sleeve (MSRP $22.50)
·         ‘Tis the Season: Mini bottles of Define Good…, De-Light, Pine-ing For Glitter, and Feeling Twinkly (MSRP $20.00)
·         Time to be Freezin’: Mini bottles of Tip Your Hat, No Peeking!, I’d Melt for You, and Chillin’ with My Snow-mies (MSRP $20.00)

There is no better time of the year for nail art than the holidays and this season, China Glaze® makes creating the most festive designs a cinch with five Twinkle Nail Art Kits including:

·         Lights in a Tangle: Create holiday lights using De-Light, Define Good…, Pine-ing for Glitter, and Snow (core shade) with nail design thread (MSRP $30.00)
·         Trim the Tree: Decorate your nails with Christmas trees using Define Good…, December to Remember, and Paper Chasing (core shade) with nail design striping tape (MSRP $22.50)
·         Clause for Celebration: Accent your manicure with Santa’s hat using Tip Your Hat, Meet Me Under the Stars, and Chillin’ with My Snow-mies with nail design gems (MSRP $22.50)
·         Candy Can Can-Can: I’d Melt For You, Tip Your Hat, and Snow (core shade) with nail design striping tape (MSRP $22.50)
·         Sprinkle Some Twinkle: Half-moons and French tips glisten using Dancing & Prancing and No Peeking! with nail design guides (MSRP $15.00)

Make this holiday one to remember with the China Glaze® Twinkle collection, available in November 2014 at fine beauty supply stores and salons nationwide including Sally Beauty and Ulta (individual shades MSRP $7.50).

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

Zoya Wishes 2014*


Wishes really do come true with this magical new nail polish collection for Winter/Holiday 2014! 

Zoya Wishes** is a densely pigmented assortment featuring both traditional and Magical PixieDust formulas in coordinating color combinations that can be worn alone or combined into stunning combinations, no matter how you wear them, this collection delivers a fanciful way to celebrate the season!

·          ZP766 - NORI: Sapphire blue Magical PixieDust* with holographic hex glitter, perfect for any holiday festivity.
·      ZP767 - THEA: Deep amethyst Magical PixieDust* with an orchid flash, packed full of party-ready holographic hex glitter.
·      ZP768 - IMOGEN: Black crystal Magical PixieDust* with holographic hex glitter, just add an LBD and you’re off!
·          ZP769 - PRIM: Velvet blue metallic, with a full coverage, high-density pigment and buttery smooth application.
·          ZP770 - HAVEN: True holiday plum liquid metal with a thin vein of orchid for added brilliance.
·          ZP771 - WILLA: Full-coverage, onyx black cream.

* Zoya Magical PixieDust is textured, matte and sparkling. No base coat and top coat required.

$(US) Standard Colors
$10 (US)  - PixieDust Colors
Available in top salons, spas and on 
**BIG5FREE: Formula contains no formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin, dibutyl phthalate, toluene or camphor.

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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

China Glaze Apocalypse Of Color Halloween 2014

Halloween is fast approaching!

China Glaze recently released their 2014 Halloween collection, creatively called the Apocalypse Of Color collection.  There are 5 polishes and a glow in the dark topcoat, which I believe is a re-release.  Group shot!


First up, the red and green polishes (which seem kinda odd for Halloween, right?) are similar in formula.  Both are creme polishes with black matte glitters.  They look like they should be texture polishes and they kind of dry like it, too.  I did three thin coats of polish, no topcoat.

This is I Love Your Guts:


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The matching green polish is But Of Corpse:


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Getting To Gnaw You is a brown micro glitter with a blackened base. This polish is base heavy so make sure to wipe off your brush between strokes.  I used a brown creme base because I wanted the glitter to pop.  This is two coats, no topcoat:


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Rest In Pieces is a gold glitter topcoat, full of bars and hex.  This is 2-3 smooshed on coats.  It is very base heavy but the result is really pretty. I think this would look great for New Years, too.


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Last but not least, my favorite of the collection is Don't Let The Dead Bite, a pink base with red glitters.  It seemed sheer with the first coat, but this is 3 thin coats and it built up really nicely.  I love this one, are you surprised?


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Since it is Halloween, and since I am no good at nail art, I decided to add a couple decals to the polishes!  Check them out:



I hope you enjoyed this collection.  I did! I apologize for no GITD pic, I am still learning with those pics..I'll post on one Instgram as soon as I can take one, LOL.

As a whole it is kind of a mish mosh, but all of the polishes lend themselves to other holidays, too. Very versatile!  Which was your favorite?

You still have time to pick these up, head to Sallys nearest you.  On the web, you can find China Glaze:


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Saturday, October 25, 2014

Hare Polish - Dancing Bird of Paradise!

Ooh, ohh, I am so excited for today's post!  I have been obsessing over Hare Polish for a while now and Dancing Birds of Paradise was a polish I was completly lusting after.

I mean, seriously?

So sparkly it freaked out my camera a little!


Hare Polish polishes tend to be complicated mixes of contrasting colors that look amazing together. DBOP is no different!  This has a red jelly base, with red, pink, and copper glitters.  If you just read the description without seeing the polish, you'd totally think I was nuts, but loooook:

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This is three thin coats.  Because it has a jelly base and because I cannot stand a VNL (visible nail line), I did use three coats, but you can probably get away with two.  Gorgeous, right!? Screams SUMMER and FLAMINGO and all kinds of goodness!


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Thursday, October 23, 2014

Pretty & Polished - To Be A Lady from the Sweet Sixteen Collection

Pretty & Polished To Be A Lady is a polish that I received from a friend (Thanks, Jess S!) and, for some reason, it went untried for a while!

I really don't know why it hung out in my untried's an indie, a pink based crelly, and super girly - those are my favorite polish characteristics! LOL.  I am glad I finally used it though, because it is puuurty.

Check out To Be A Lady:

The bottle came to me label-less, so I googled a bit and easily figured out what it was.  It came out in the summer of 2013 and was part of the Sweet Sixteen collection, which had 3 polishes total.

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I don't have any other polishes by Pretty & Polished, so this is my first time trying the brand.  The crelly is a good formula, easy to work with and builds to opacity in 3 thin coats.  Even chock full of glitters, the consistency is not thick at all. The big glitters came out with little effort but I did push and place the biggest ones. The smaller glitters came out easy as well and required no placement.


I was checking out their store and unfortunatley, I don't see To Be A Lady anymore, but they do have other pink based glitter filled crellies, so there are so beauties to check out.

You can find Pretty & Polished:
On their standalone site HERE
On Facebook HERE


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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Glam Polish: Rose Dawn & Moonworks Emporium Decals

Pink and holo and Aussie and decals...oh maaaan, I am psyched for this post.  Picture first, then explanation!


This gorgeous pink creme holo shimmer ohmygawd polish is Rose Dawn from the Australian indie maker Glam Polish.  Seeeriously.  I have been lusting after this polish for a while now and was soo happy when my very good AU nail mail pal snagged it for me. (Thank you, Leeanne!!!!!!)


She also sent me some cool chevron decals, which I used Salon Perfect Sugar Cube as the base and Rose Dawn over top.

The monogram decals are custom made from Moonworks Emporium.  I ordered black and pink decals.  They aren't that easy to use...make sure your base color is dry, dry, DRY before attempting to adhere the decals.


I am loving the tone on tone detailing...I wore this for quite a few days, which is like forEVER in blogger days, hahaha. One more:


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Saturday, October 18, 2014

New To Me Indie: Dragon Claw Polish - Toys Everywhere! Collection

Today I have posts from an indie company so new that the store isn't even open yet! Pre-orders from Dragon Claw Polish will begin on November 7th - but you can see swatching of one of the three premier collections right here and right now!

I was sent the 5 piece collection called Toys Everywhere! which is inspired by maker Janet's 7 children and her busy, happy, toy-filled home.  I am going to show you 4 of the 5 polishes today (which Janet tweaks the 5th a little bit). There are a couple knockout polishes in this collection so let's get to the pics!

Group shot:

First up, this is Chewy Rainbow Bands, a neon pink jelly with assorted rainbow glitters.  This polish is inspired by Janet's daughter who loves her Rainbow Loom...and her baby, who finds the discarded bands, LOL.  I used three coats alone for these swatches, with topcoat.


The jelly is squishy, sheer, and bright, everything you look for in a jelly.  The rainbow glitters come out of the polish easily.  Dry time is longer than a creme, but it's a jelly, so you already knew that!

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I wanted to see this over a solid hot pink, so I put two coats over Nire's Desire unnamed pink creme.  I love how the neon glitters stand out on top of the pink. This is one bright mani!

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Next, this polish is Crayons On My Wall, a delicate lilac that seems to change color to silver in certain lights.  It has a slight holo to it, too.  This is three thin coats with topcoat. The polish applies well and dries quickly. Nice!


The inspiration comes from the drawings and artwork that Janet saves and pins up on the wall.


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The third polish I have to show you is called DonaRaphLeoAngelo, and I am sure you can figure out the inspiration for this one! This color shifter slides from maroon, green, silver, and even a blue in certain lights. I did three coats and topcoat for these swatches.  The formula is great, zero issues!


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Last but not least, this is the standout of the collection, in my opinion, and my favorite, by far. Red Bouncy Ball is a squishy red jelly with a gorgeous gold shimmer.  I did three coats and topcoat for these swatches. The formula is excellent and it dried surprisingly quickly!


The inspiration comes from a favorite toy in Janet's house, which is red and lights up. The shimmer captures the inspiration perfectly!

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Like the other jelly, I wanted to swatch this over a solid to capture the jelly and the sparkle. I used Orly Sweet Tart, which, to my surprise, is a jelly, too. I know this would look even more vibrant over a red creme but I had committed to this color, LOL.  Loove how vibrant this is over a solid red. This baby went on my Favorites shelf so I know to grab it again soon!

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Remember, pre-order starts November 7th! My fave, by far, is Red Bouncy Ball. The shimmer is gorgeous, the jelly consistency is squishy and perfect, and this is just lovely for the upcoming holidays.

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March 2019: Empties & Tossed Report

I am continuing to try to use up products that have been laying around, including perfumes. So far, so good. Let me show you what I used in ...