Friday, December 19, 2014

Have a Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah with Cirque Colors



If you're more of a glitter girl (or guy), you can still turn to Cirque for your festive nail guide.  Here are two glitter toppers to suit your holidays, no matter what you celebrate!
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Holo-day Cheer 
over Memento Mori
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8 Crazy Nights 
over Carpe Diem
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Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Celebrate the Holidays with Cirque Colors


I love rich, shimmery cremes for this time of the year.  Here are 3 selections from Cirque Colors to add to your holiday lineup.
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Arcane Fire
Perfect for the holidays, Arcane Fire is a juicy cranberry rich with golden shimmer.  A bit sheer, this requires three coats for opacity (my swatch is only two and you can make out definite bald spots).
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Epoch
A blackened teal base duochrome, Epoch is also ribboned with blue and purple shimmer.  Amazingly sparkly and color shifting.  This is two coats.
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Lichen
And to my favorite!  A blackened olive base, golden green shimmer flowing throughout Lichen makes this deep, mysterious, and New Years ready.  Two coats of fantasticness.
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Monday, December 15, 2014

SinfulColors Holi-dazzled Collection | Holidays 2014


Happy holidays!

With the season upon us, here are four selections from the SinfulColors Holi-dazzled Collection, available exclusively at Walgreens.
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Let's Talk
In real life, Let's Talk is a bit more purple, but that frosty/brushstrokeness is actual a strong pink shimmer.  Not sure why the sunlight made it icy in the photo, but hugged by the royal purple creme, this shimmer is a holiday showstopper.  Two coats.
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Ice Blue
I decided to use Let's Talk as a base for Ice blue, a swirl of icy blue and violet shimmers in a pale periwinkle base.  One coat really brought the base to light.  
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Decadent
Layered over a red creme, Decadent is a fun mix of fuchsia hex glitter and shimmer pieces in a ruby jelly base.  My only issue is that it's super goopy and does not layer over itself well (see my pinky for bald spots as a result of the uncooperative glitter).  This is two coats but given how poorly it layered, I should've just used one.
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All About You
I thought about layering All About You but when I looked closely at the bottle, I notices that within the yellow gold metallic shimmer, there were pieces of red and green holographic glitters that I hoped would really show on its own.  In three coats, All About You is fairly opaque and in real life, does shine and glisten more than you can see from the photo.  I'll definitely have to try this out again layered over something to see if I can capture the holographic effect.
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Make sure to stop by Walgreens before the holidays to pick these up!



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Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Sparkly Vernis | Winter 2014



I'm always happy to support a fellow blogger when she (or he) decides to venture into the otherside of naildom and begin producing lacquer.  So it went without saying that I was delighted to try out the new Sparkly Vernis line for Winter 2014.  

Here are two lovely purply holographic shades to whet your appetite for this new brand!
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Cotton Candy Sugar
O. M. G.  I'm in holographic heaven.  A pink toned lavender linear holo, Cotton Candy Sugar is going to be crack for holo lovers.  This went on super smoothly without dragging or bald spots in two coats.  And the brush was amazing!  I must say I haven't used such a good brush in such long time.
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Blurple Ice Cubes
And if you love even more purple, Blurple Ice Cubes will hit the spot!  The same amazingly strong linear holo, buttery formula, and spot on brush, Sparkly Vernis really did a beautiful job with these polishes!
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For more information, visit Sparkly Vernis.  To purchase these polishes and the rest of the Winter Collection, please click here.



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Monday, December 8, 2014

smART nails Review and Giveaway


As a daily reader of this blog knows, I am incapable of nail art.  I have a fairly steady hand and a really nice handwriting and yet anything requiring remotely any motor skill coordination proves impossible for me.  

So when smART nails reached out to me to try their nail stencils, I jumped at the opportunity.  The stencils are in fact precut stickers that are super easy to use!  Gently remove your desired image block, stick it over your dry nail securely, polish over it, remove the sticker, and voila!  The image precut is now on your nail!  Here's my first attempt mani using the paw print sticker.


LCN We're Meant to Be and Essie Beyond Cozy accent.

Here's a macro of the stencil.  Check out at how smooth yet nuanced the the print shape looks!

Unfortunately, I didn't have as much luck with the heart stencil.  I tried it twice and for some reason, the bottom heart just never left a clean outline when I removed the stencil sticker.  I had to go over it with a nail art brush to get it to look the way it does in the picture below.


Cirque The Devil Wears Cirque and China Glaze At Vase Value accent.

Regardless of the hearts' lack of cooperation, I have to say that I adore these stickers!  I think they're a fantastic alternative to those who can't do (or be bother to do) these designs themselves.  The designs come in a multitude of shapes and each design packet comes with 10 stickers -- retailing at $1.99 each!  You can purchase smART nails stencil stickers by visiting their store here.

You can also check out smART nails on their other social media sites:

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