Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Dermelect Kiss 'ME'

Dermelect Kiss 'ME'
2 coats
from the Fall 2017 Completely Classic Collection

The Completely Classic collection boasts rich and velvety stand-out-in-a-crowd shades as well as more subdued hues, such as a seamless nude and a mesmerizing azure. Dermelect’s treatment color lacquers are all 5-Free, peptide-infused, and specifically formulated to provide a long-lasting, professional manicure. Each polish is $14 and a set is $39.00. The collection is available on www.dermelect.com
Completely Classic Collection
·         All The Envy (bright chartreuse)
·         Phenom (egyptian blue)
·         To The Core (russet copper)
·         Debonnaire (opaque nude)
·         Kiss ‘ME’ (velvet crimson)
·         She-She (a luxe take on teal)



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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

NOTD: OPI DS Ruby

OPI DS Ruby
2 coats

The OPI DS line never fails me- I love love love these shades and find myself reaching for them when I am feeling like I just can't choose from my hundreds of choices.



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Friday, September 1, 2017

Revlon ColorStay in Rich Raspberry

 Revlon ColorStay in Rich Raspberry
2 coats

Sadly, this is from a discontinue line. The ColorStay nail color line has been replaced with the ColorStay Gel Envy line. I picked this up at Big Lots for just $1.50. It applied like a dream- perfect coverage in 2 coats.



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Sunday, August 27, 2017

NOTD: Zoya Dannii

 Zoya Dannii
2 coats

From the Zoya website: Dannii by Zoya can be best described as a medium orchid purple with pink and champagne highlights and flecks of silver metallic shimmer. 



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Monday, August 21, 2017

L'Oreal Extraordinaire Gel-Lacque in Lacqueriste

L'Oreal Extraordinaire Gel-Lacque in Lacqueriste
2 coats

This weekend I pulled out the three steps of the L’Oréal Paris Extraordinaire Gel-Lacque system. I had been a while since I used the system and I remember liking it a lot. 

Steps 1 and 3, the primer and glaze, are sold together and retail for about $13 in mass-market retailers like Target and Wal-mart.


The individual color bottles, like Lacqueriste shown in my swatch pic, retail for about $8. There are 21 shades available, and most are core-type colors, just nice classic colors that appear to all be a creme finish.

Here's some info from the L'Oreal website:

Introducing our exclusive 3-step nail system for spectacular nails like you’ve never seen before. New L’Oréal Paris Extraordinaire Gel-Lacque provides high-gloss, and resilient shine while protecting nail color from dings, dents and scratches. Get the high-shine of a UV-Gel and the perfect nail shape without harmful UV rays.

Extraordinary nails as easy as 1, 2, 3:

STEP 1: GEL PRIMER
Nail surface is instantly smooth and flawless

STEP 2: GEL COLOR
Color is richer, magnified to a new level of intensity nails are visibly thicker

STEP 3: GEL GLAZE
Shine is captured and reflected from every angle


I went ahead and added one coat of my normal quick dry topcoat after I was done with Step 3.


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Wednesday, August 16, 2017

OPI Infinite Shine in Can't Tame a Wild Thing

 
OPI Infinite Shine in Can't Tame a Wild Thing
2 coats

For this mani, I used all three steps of the OPI Infinite Shine Gel Effects Lacquer System, and then topped it with my quick dry topcoat, NYC Grand Central Station. I have tried the system before without an added quick dry topcoat, and I didn't find that I got very good wear from it- I would get chips pretty quickly. Once I added NYC GSC, I got much better wear!

Info from OPI about the system:
Infinite Shine Lacquer delivers ultra-rich, vivid color in unique OPI shades.  Is an innovative service option for manicures, pedicures and enhancements.
Gel shine without the light.  Last up to 10 days.  Soak free removal.
The Infinite Shine system of products combine for longer-lasting color and shine:
  • Step 1 Primer: Goes beyond base - it actually primes nails for a revolutionary grip on color while preventing staining.
  • Step 2 Lacquer: Delivers real depth with ultra-rich, vivid color.
  • Step 3 Gloss: Promises gel-like durability - the state-of-the-art formula includes gel polymers that cures to a hard film in natural light, yet removes easily without soaking.



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Wednesday, June 28, 2017

NOTD: OPI Chile O Caliente

 OPI Chile O Caliente
2 coats
from the 2002 South American Collection

Chile O Caliente has been a favorite for YEARS! I bet I have been through at least 5 bottles of this- this used to be my regular pedi color. Still a favorite 15 years later!



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