Sunday, February 28, 2010
Saturday, February 27, 2010
Phresh Mentality paints a few PHRESH mani's in an effort to raise funds to help Haiti
Helen's Nice Things has swatched a Ciate Paint Pot color, but you have to click the link to see which one. :)
Naive Nails has a little Lilly on her tips brought to you from Zoya, of course!
Konadomania is felling a little lot spring like and she is showing it off... on her nails!
The Swatchaholic brings out a lusted over discontinued color from her stash and rallies for the maker to bring the color back. Please be sure to take her poll located in her blogs sidebar and maybe our voices will be heard.
Oh how I love a pretty textured mani and Bright Lights Big Color is showing off just that!
Hot & Spicy are the words to describe Polish Freak's mani. Be sure to leave her a comment on how you feel about the color.
Dying to see some swatches of the new Diamond Cosmetics spring 2010 polishes?! Well, Nail'd & Polish'd has just what you need.
Magic made has brought you some beautiful swatches from a well known European brand polish.
Tuli's Nails has on polish that's "as pretty as a picture" thanks to our lovely polish blogger Nicole.
Travels with Euridice also has some Essence swatches. The more the merrier I always say.
Nail-Design is giving us a peek inside her stash and showing us how she stores her polish.
Perfect 10 Beauty has swatched a polish called FABULESS... see if you can guess the brand.
Metallics are deemed to be big for the upcoming season and Manicure Mommas has showed you how to make it look luxe.
polishSWATCHES brings you a closeup of Rihanna's "Pretty Kitty Manicure." What do you think of the design?
Now for the Network Giveaways...
Konadomania is celebrating 300 followers... click her name to see exactly how. It's so worth it!
Travels with Euridice is having a Holla for Holos giveaway to show her followers her appreciation.
Neglelakkmani is having a giveaway that's scheduled to end on Monday, so please enter if you haven't already done so.
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Disclosure: Orly provided this polish to me for review purposes.
Friday, February 19, 2010
The first article up I'd like to bring your attention to is nothing nail related, but is definitely worth a read, especially by all the bloggers! Helen's Nice Thing's wrote a wonderful article addressing the question, should bloggers be considered as media or press and I think she expressed her views quite remarkably.
Naive Nails wants to show off a mani she's titled "Love Be Hanged". A very cute and quirky design.
French Mani anyone?! Well, Babbling Brooke has you covered! Check out her Nailene French Mani Blog Giveaway. She's gifting three of readers with these fabulous sets... so you better make sure that you're one of them!
Bye, Bye old man winter, let's bring on the sun and the pool... as The Swatchaholic brings us wonderful swatches of China Glaze's Poolside Collection.
Have you been able to view swatches of almost the whole OPI Hong Kong collection? If not, the Nail-Design bring you 9 out of 12 of them.
Magic Maid has snagged a duochrome drugstore brand polish and nope, I'm not telling you what it is! ;)
This week Tuli's Nails has a broken heart and she letting her mani tell the story as to why. Check it out!
polishSWATCHES gives you a sneak peek at Tracy Reese's Fall 2010 Sally Hansen Shades as well as a glimpse of the nail trends that were sported at her show.
You will NOT want to miss out on what Polishing the Nails is cooking up on her blog! Even I'm in the kitchen for this one!
It's safe to safe everyone loves a good konadicure right?! And even more so when your showing off a gorgeous polish! Cucumpear is donning some very pretty artwork on her tips as well as showing off the gorgeous color p2 Rich.
Looking for a interesting blue nail polish to add to your stash that you might not already have? Then Polish Freak and China Glaze have you covered, but shhh, she said the color is a secret!
Nail foiling and minx like applications are all the rage, but why not try using a nail polish for the same effect? Manicure Mommas swatches Orly Foil FX's and shows how you can turn your nails into precious metal.
Have you ever heard of Piggy Paints Nail Polish or even considered buying it but haven't? Well if so, Laquerholic has just given you the incentive to go ahead and plunge. She's secured a 10% off privilege coupon for all of her readers as well as written a full review
Nail-Design is having a special giveaway to celebrate the fact that she has received over 300, 000 Youtube views on her channel. Wow! Congrats on the great accomplishment!
Lambchop is having a really nice giveaway for readers, but she really needs for you to help her out... by ENTERING!
Today's you last chance to win some Milani Holos, so be sure to enter Naive Nails contest if you're one of the many who can't seem to find them and are lemming.
Thursday, February 18, 2010
Orly Foil FX Rage
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
SPEND SUMMER BY THE POOLSIDE IN CHINA GLAZE
Six New Neons Sure To Make The Summer Sizzle
Los Angeles, CA – (February 2010): Lounging poolside, sipping on a drink and reading the latest magazine…makes you think of Summer doesn’t it? The only thing missing is that perfect manicure and pedicure! Dip into the summer with some of the brightest and most amazing neons from the China Glaze Poolside collection! Perfect for fingers, and especially the toes, nothing says Summer of 2010 like a couple coats of bright polish! The 6 colors in the Poolside collection include:
• Pool Party: Neon Pink
• Flip Flop Fantasy: Neon Coral
• Sun Worshipper: Neon Orange
• Yellow Polka Dot Bikini: Neon Yellow
• Kiwi Cool-Ada: Neon Green
• Towel Boy Toy: Neon Blue
As for most neons, these tend to finish drying on the matte side…But no fear, getting that gorgeous shine is only a top coat away! Try China Glaze Patent Leather Top Coat. Once you get a look at your China Glaze neon nails glimmering underwater and in the sun, you’re never going to want to take these polishes off!
China Glaze Poolside launches April 1st 2010, for international and domestic.
*Please note that like most neon polishes, the first layer will look extremely opaque and thin. You will need to build up to desired coverage and always remember to let each layer dry completely before applying the next. This will help prevent streaks and missing patches of color on the nail bed.
China Glaze Nail Lacquers have a suggested retail price of $6.50 each.
China Glaze is a division of American International Industries. China Glaze nail lacquers are free of DBP, Toluene and added Formaldehyde. They are available at Sally Beauty and through salons and professional beauty supply stores nationwide
Sunday, February 14, 2010
This is kind of funny- I am working so hard to make it through my un-trieds, even thinking about doing a no-buy until I am done, and then I picked a color I've already worn for this NOTD!
Regardless, I do like it. It played really well with Seche Vite and there was absolutely no shrinkage when I woke up the next morning. This is only 2 coats of color and the coverage was adequate.
Hopefully next time I'll pick an actual untried color. I think I was going for Rock Star Skinny and grabbed the wrong one.....
Saturday, February 13, 2010
Friday, February 12, 2010
Polish Pixel Pig has found her perfect shade of gray and now she wants to share it with the world. Thanks Zoya!
The Dutch Nail Blog showcases the cutest V-Day mani and traditional colors weren't invited to this nail session.
The Swatchaholic has a wonderful comparison of Chanel Particuliere along with some other gorgeous taupes. A few may be on your lemming list.
Bright Lights Big Color decided to do a tribute to nail art that was inspired by fellow bloggers. Check out her design to see if it was you.
Naive Nails has cooked up a look she likes to call Barbie, but it's not your average good girl mani.
Travels with Euridice has provided some excellent pictures of some glittery goodness! I'm keeping it a secret what prized polish this is. :)
Helen's Nice Things is showing off a shade deemed to to be hot this summer. A Models Own shade in a color that's hit the NYFW runways.
Tuli's Nails brought us some swatches from a brand called S-he Stylezone. Check out the pretty pink one full of HOLO-liciousness.
Daily Polish brings a gorgeous micro glitter purple polish for everyone to view. It may be from a smaller brand, but the name is definitely unforgettable. I'll let you take a look at what it is for yourself, lol.
Now on to our Network Giveaways...
This is your last chance to win the goodies fromTuli's Nails Romantic Valentine's Giveaway. Make sure you've entered for your chance to win!
Can't find the Milani Holo polish anywhere near you?! Well get your chance to snag those pretty Milani Holo's by entering Naive Nails 300 follower giveaway.
Monday, February 8, 2010
Saturday, February 6, 2010
Friday, February 5, 2010
Polishing the Nails showcases 3 new nail polishes in the cutest little bottles, in shades that are perfect for Spring.
Naive Nails shows off her Mannequin Hands using OPI's gorgeous shade Dulce de Leche. Trust me, these are not your typical mannequin hands!
Check out swatches of OPI Hong Kong's Meet Me On A Star Ferry from polishSWATCHES and dare to fall in love with this shade.
Is Taupe Polish a Hit or Miss? Polished Beauty Blog weighs in on this whole "nude nail" obsession by giving her two-cents and asking for yours as well.
Travels with Euridice gives us a wonderful BB Couture comparison between Cap Haitian and OPI's Do You Lilac it. I think that she may have found a dupe ladies, what do you think?!
Polish Freak is glad she changed her mind and went back to grab Essie's Lilacism and now she's sharing it with the world! Beautiful color.
Cucumpear gives a go at a Gradient Glitter Mannicure and it leaves me thinking of the cosmic and stars. You definitely have to check out this glittery manicure that will remind of the twinkling stars.
Manicure Mommas has found a new love and it just so happens to be OPI's Shim-Merry Chic. Have you seen it?
Look who's having a celebration party!!! Join in on all the fun by participating in 52 Flavors Blogaversary Giveaway.
Tuli's Nails is hosting a romantic Valentine's Day Giveaway on her site and if you haven't had the chance to enter you really must do so. The goodies are extra sweet without the calories.
Can you name a dupe for this polish?! If so, leave your answer for your chance to win your choice of color from OPI's Hong Kong collection.
and Polish Freak is having another China Glaze Up & Away giveaway in lieu of her reaching 200 followers.
Wednesday, February 3, 2010
Diamond Cosmetics Rubies & Diamonds