Thursday, February 24, 2011
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
2. Wash your hands and dry them well.
3. Orly Bonder. This is fab- it overrides any oily residue on your nails and gives your polish something to stick to. Key to a long-lasting mani.
4. Sally Hanson Nailgrowth Miracle in the gold bottle. Love this as a basecoat. Watch for CVS/Wags to have their BOGO or BOGO half off on SH products and stock up.
5. 2 coats of color. OPI polish is one of my favorite brands.
6. Seche Vite top coat. I won't use any other top coat. This is a super-fast dry topcoat with a fab shine. Expensive, but worth it!
7. Poshe CuticleCare or Creative Nail Design Cuticle Eraser. Keeping your cuticles neat and clean is one of the keys to making your manicure last longer. Either of these products are fabulous and I massage this into my cuticles a few times a day to prevent hangnails and prevent cuticle buildup.
Friday, February 18, 2011
For this picture, I topped it with one coat of Celibacy Club, also from the Glee collection.
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
Sephora by OPI Diva-in-Training from the Glee collection
(opaque poppy pink)
A fashion-forward, wearable nail color inspired by GLEE character Santana Lopez
The above swatch is two coats. Mr. Sasha said he really liked this color because it was more "natural" than some of the other colors I have been wearing lately. I laughed because this is quite a bright pink! He said he just meant he likes pinks and reds more than blues, greens, and blacks. He doesn't get it, does he? :-)
Tuesday, February 15, 2011
The Hottest Nail Shades of the Chilly Season
Sleigh bells are no longer ringing, snow is well-past glistening, and the mere thought of walking through a winter wonderland has you worrying – way too early – about next year’s Christmas plans. Enter some seasonal delight to make you sizzle (literally): Dr.’s REMEDY introduces four fabulous shades of Enriched Nail Polish, perfect to ring in 2011 and wear throughout the rest of winter (wonderfully).
The collection includes:
All swatches are two coats and applied beautifully. I think the standout is Revive Ruby Red- it's absolutely beautiful and applies perfectly. I absolutely love it.
Dr.’s REMEDY is a new line of doctor-inspired cosmetics that are dedicated to using clean, hypo-allergenic, anti-fungal ingredients. The birth-child of two New York-based podiatrists, Dr. Adam Cirlincione and Dr. William Spielfogel, Dr.’s REMEDY proves quintessentially-perfect for any person looking to better the condition of her skin and nails.
Disclosure: These products were sent to me for review purposes by a PR firm.
Monday, February 14, 2011
Description from Sephora.com:
A fashion-forward, wearable nail color inspired by GLEE character Will Schuester.
I left this one big so you can see the shimmers
This shade was so so so pretty- especially in the sunlight.
Friday, February 11, 2011
I was fighting a losing battle with the sun/snow yesterday, so my pic is not that great- but this is really a pretty color and covered fabulously in two coats.
There's a lighter navy blue shimmer in the navy polish that you can see when light hits it- it's very pretty.
Thursday, February 10, 2011
Luxurious, Sophisticated Hues to Covet
For centuries, people around the globe have been enamored with lush fabrics, rare stones and extravagant finishes. ORLY celebrates the refined glamour of porcelain, the vibrant sheen of silk, and the lush sparkle of priceless gems with Precious. Lend a sense of romance and richness to every spring ensemble by sporting lavish shades on fingertips and toes. The six lacquers in the Precious Collection signal a fresh approach to spring fashion and a renewed appreciation for the exotic workmanship, ornamental engravings, and sumptuous fabrics known to accompany the luxe life.
The six Lacquers in the Precious Collection include:
Sapphire Silk: Deep Teal Crème
Fancy Fuchsia: Pink Crème
Gilded Coral: Coral Gold Shimmer
Pure Porcelain: Beige Crème
All ORLY Nail Lacquers including the Precious Collection are free of DBP, Toluene and all traces of Formaldehyde and Formaldehyde Resin.
The Precious Collection Lacquers will be available starting March 2011 for $7.50 each. ORLY Nail Lacquers and Treatment products are available at http://www.orlybeauty.com/, Sally Beauty, Ulta and other purveyors of beauty throughout the U.S. and in over 70 countries worldwide.
Wednesday, February 9, 2011
Los Angeles, CA – (January 2011): As flurries of snow fell in Park City, Utah, celebrities attending the festivities stayed warm inside movie screenings and gifting suites. Complimentary haircuts, boots, and clothes were thrown their way, but there were only 2 things they were really looking forward to: A pampering manicure courtesy of China Glaze and flattering eye lashes from Ardell.
Hilarity ensued when Jonnie Penn (“The Buried Life”) came by with a friend for some buffing and filing. Game for pretty much anything, Jonnie insisted that he have Ardell Lashes put on. After the DUO Lash Glue dried, he said “he had never felt prettier in his life!” Aasha Davis (“South of Nowhere” and “Pariah” – Official Selection 2011 Sundance Film Festival) and her mother stopped by for manicures with China Glaze Evening Seduction while everyone in the room cooed at pictures of her adorable little baby boy.
Tenley Molzahn and Kiptyn Locke (“The Bachelor”) arrived hand in hand. While Kiptyn strolled around, Tenley had China Glaze Diva Bride applied while dishing out behind–the-scenes gossip from “The Bachelor”. New York native James Kyson Lee (“Heroes”) stayed glued to the Jets vs. Steelers game on T.V. while getting his manicure. He made everyone laugh when he said, “How ironic is this? I’m getting a manicure while watching a football game!”
China Glaze colors may change from season to season, but our longwearing formula continues to provide consumers with the highest quality nail lacquers. Designed with the professional in mind, our 220-strand brush is great for ease of application. Best of all, our non-thickening formula provides perfectly even coverage. China Glaze nail lacquers are available through salons and professional beauty supply stores nationwide. For more information, visit: www.chinaglaze.com. Follow China Glaze on Twitter: http://twitter.com/ChinaGlaze China Glaze is a division of American International Industries.
Tuesday, February 8, 2011
Sephora by OPI Who Let the Dorks Out? / Sue Sylvester
(opaque metallic peacock green)
The reason "peacock" is in the description is because there is a gorgeous purple shimmer that is somewhat hidden..... I could see it well last night when I was painting my nails in my bedroom, but in sun I just couldn't capture it on film.
If you look closely at the bottom of the bottle in my pic, you'll find it- look real hard.... do you see it?????
This is a must-have, as far as I'm concerned.
Monday, February 7, 2011
This is another shade from the Glee collection, which I am having so much fun swatching! I did get all the shades (overshopper, check!) so you'll be getting to see them all.....
Friday, February 4, 2011
Sephora by OPI Express Yourself to Yourself
Description from Sephora site: Even more entertaining than Sue Sylvester in a music video, this coral shimmer shade will have people talking
On me, this pulls much more pink than coral, but is really pretty.
Thursday, February 3, 2011
Wanted you to see the GORGEOUS hidden gold shimmer
I've got the whole Glee collection ready to swatch, but we are having terrible weather and there is no sun for swatching.
I chose Hell to the No for my first mani from this collection and I am on day 3 and don't want to take it off- that's how pretty it is.
It applied beautifully and two coats covered well. I used newly thinned SV as my topcoat and it dried well with no shrinkage.
Still deciding which Glee shade to use for my next mani... I am thinking Who Let the Dorks Out? (Sue Sylvester)