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My Picks from KBShimmer Spring 2014

I’m sure some of y’all have made your own picks from this collection. As much as I’d love to get them all, I’ll probably limit myself to 5. I keep putting getting myself some of these mainly because of price. I do love supporting indie brands, so I’ll be bound to bite the bullet sooner or later. But moving on, here’s my 5 picks from their Spring 2014 collection:

KBShimmer Rush Flower Traffic

This is a WHOA! shade for me. I love it. I love glitter and I love this combination. It’s bold, pretty and fun at the same time. If I had to pick one from this entire collection, this would be it.

KBShimmer Prism Break

A holo! HOLO = LOVE! ‘Nuff said. The name is a bonus. Love it.

KBShimmer Quick And Flirty

Another holo! I’m such a sucker for these things. Thank goodness this is not an all holo collection or else I’d be collecting them all like Pokemons!

KBShimmer Belle Of The Mall

I’m surprised I love this as much as I do. I tend to love red based shades cause it’s my favorite shade, but I feel like I already own several ones that looks just like this. But it calls to me even so.

KBShimmer Laugh Myself Lily

The last one to make my cut is this beauty. I’m leaning towards these light bluish shades these past few months cause I think it’s a perfect wedding color (and as y’all know, I’m knee deep in this especially since it’s a month away!). And I’m glad I decided to choose just 5 because to me, there is a fine line in my decision-making with this collection and this is where I draw it. All the other shades are nice but nothing that made me take a second look like these 5 above.

So, what are your picks?


Zoya New York Fashion Week AW14 Zang Toi Nail Look

I have received several backstage coverage for NYFW on different nail looks. The one that I liked the most came from Zoya for Zang Toi.

Zoya New York Fashion Week AW14 Zang Toi Nail Look (photo credit: Zoya Nail Polish)

The look is simple and bold at the same time. The 2 shades used really pop against each other. It just so happens that it goes with this particular model’s eyes too. I’m not a huge fan of crazy nail looks and Zoya tends to stick with classic and simple, clean looks that I appreciate. Well done!

EDIT: The shades used are Peony Princess (jade green) and Art Deco Goddess (black).

If you’ve been following this past NYFW, which was your favorite nail look?


Finger Paints Shredded Chromes Collection

One word about how I feel towards this collection? Hopeful. I mean, with the Crinkled Chromes from China Glaze that I completely despised — I actually wish that another brand will bring out smooth chromes. I know mirror chrome quality polish is hard to achieve, but as close to it as it gets would be awesome. So while this doesn’t horrify me like the crinkled chromes did, I am not jumping for joy either. It does look more like foil maybe and seems more promising to me. I’m not sure how much chrome is really in this collection though. I mean, look at the shades.

Finger Paints Shredded Chromes Collection

Then again, when I think of chrome I think of mirror like finishes (think cars). One thing’s for sure, I really hope this doesn’t look anything like China Glaze’s Crinkled Chromes (it doesn’t based on the one lone shot above) or else I’m definitely passing.


Zoya Magical Pixie Collection

I’ve always liked Zoya shades. The quality is impressive, price point is great and it’s 5-Free. Plus, their shades are usually pretty opaque and vibrant. I’ve been waiting for them to release stunning strong holographic shades, but to no avail really. This, I think, is the closest to taking my breath away as a full-on holographic collection. Here’s Zoya Magical Pixie.

EDIT: Swatches here.

Zoya Magical Pixie Collection

Does Kitty love? Hell yes. Even though it’s really more glittery than holographic? Hell yes still. Y’all know me…I love me some glitter.

Zoya Magical Pixie Collection Up Close

• ZP717 – Cosmo: Silver Crystal Sparkle, Textured PixieDust with Mega Hex Iridescent Particles, Full Coverage Formula.
• ZP718 – Vega: Blue Opal Sparkle, Textured PixieDust with Mega Hex Iridescent Particles, Full Coverage Formula.
• ZP719 – Lux: Rose Quartz Sparkle Textured PixieDust with Mega Hex Iridescent Particles, Full Coverage Formula.

$10.00 ea. (US)

For BEST RESULTS when applying Zoya PixieDust: apply 2-3 thin coats of polish for full coverage to a clean oil free nail surface. Allow product to dry completely for full effect. Do not use a base coat or top coat. Top coat can be applied for additional glossy effects.

Shipping is available in February 2014.


Zoya 3 Free 2014

Here we go again! It started yesterday and will run until January 13, 2014. Get any 3 Zoya nail polishes for FREE with code COLOR2014. Only expense will be $12 in shipping. That’s like getting one shade for $4 each, which is a great deal considering they retail at $9 – $10 each.

Zoya 3 Free 2014

The Deal:

Get ANY 3 Zoya Nail Polish shades FREE*

Just pay promotional shipping & processing charge of $12!
Offer valid Tuesday, January 7th (12PM EST) through 11:59pm EST January 13th, 2014 – so get your carts READY!

Use Code: COLOR2014

BONUS: Buy an additional $25 or more at zoya.com or qtica.com and get FREE Standard Ground Shipping on your whole order.

This is US only and 1 time use per account.

So which 3 are you getting? :)


Lancôme Aquatic Summer Collection

The name of the collection says it all. Brilliant shades of the water.

EDIT: Aqua Bleu swatch here.

Lancôme Simply Aqua

Lancôme Ultramarine Green

Lancôme Aqua Bleu

Lancôme Plunge Pool

Thoughts? I’m waiting to see swatches of shade before giving in though. Sometimes press release pictures aren’t close to the end product, but Plunge Pool is calling me name for sure! These will retail at $15 each and are limited edition.


Milani Ultrafine Liquid Eye Liner

I have swatches and review of these coming up soon. Let’s see how I fare with this since liquid eye liners usually end up as duds for me personally.

EDIT: Swatches here.

ULTRAFINE LIQUID EYE LINER

Sparkling intense color, long-lasting, waterproof formula. The ultrafine felt-tip applicator makes it easy to apply a thick or thin line and dries down to a sparkling finish. Black also available in a vinyl finish!

Milani Ultrafine Liquid Eye Liner


Hard Candy New Nail Lacquer Collection

Winter is wrapping up and color is beginning to pop everywhere. From the runways to the cosmetic aisles of Walmart the story is color and Hard Candy’s new collection – set to roll out immediately – tells a tale of “Poppin Pigments” and shades that will have you “All Lid Up!”

What you will be interested in is the 45 (!!!) new shades of Nail Lacquer that Hard Candy is launching. 5 new collections. 9 shades in each. Glitter, Chrome, Rich tones – something for everyone! Not only will nail aficionados fall for the colors but they will also flip for the price of $3.97 each!

Hard Candy New Nail Lacquer Collection

Crushed Chrome Collection. Luxurious and timeless hues embellished with a golden textured finish. This collection boasts refinement and sophistication and is infused with a vivacious luster.

Hard Candy Crushed Chromes Collection

Itsy Glitzy Collection. Intense, illuminating, and incandescent hues saturated with the richest and most extreme mica and glitter. Inspired from the runway and now at your fingertips.

Hard Candy Itsy Glitzy Collection

Crystal Confetti Collection. A unique collection based on artistic expression. Flourishing, adventurous, full coverage shades with various particle sizes and creative textures. Graffiti is revolutionary; it’s an outlet to create public art. Now take this artistic and creative expression to your nails.

Hard Candy Crystal Confetti Collection

Glitteratzi Collection. The combination of confident opposites and intimate tonalities mixed with the right amount of sparkle creates enthusiasm for the vitality of life. The hues are natural and are becoming more evolved and colored. Tasteful tones with all the personality to satisfy every trend setter.

Hard Candy Glitteratzi Collection

Candy Sprinkles Collection. Suspended in a clear top coat, shimmery flecks sparkle brilliantly with different shapes of shiny glitter. Candy Sprinkles is a fabulous top coat over any color.

Hard Candy Candy Sprinkles Collection


Milani Limited Edition Textured Creams Collection

Intrigued? I sure am! Most of the textured lacquers I’ve heard about lately are glittery and this is the first I’ve heard that are purely cremes!

EDIT: Swatches here.

Milani Limited Edition Textured Creams Collection

Milani is excited to announce the launch of the Limited Edition Nail Collection: Textured Creams Specialty Nail Lacquer. This limited edition collection is available at Meijer, Walgreens, HEB, and Fred Meyer. This collection will be hitting the majority of stores in March. The collection is also available on their website here.

I got these in and have tried them initially. All I gotta say is that I’ll try to reserve judgment more until trying things out from now on. Instant LOVE!


Deborah Lippmann Romantic Rapture Collection

INTRODUCING SPRING 2013 COLOR COLLECTION: ROMANTIC RAPTURE

Revel in the breath-taking rhapsody of Spring 2013! Introducing two brand new lipsticks and three new nail lacquers, the Deborah Lippmann Spring 2013 Color Collection offers a variety of bold and subtle hues that are romantically feminine.

Expanding her lipstick collection, Deborah Lippmann is launching two bright shades that give the collection a sexy punch. The formula is a unique hybrid, offering the rich, creamy texture of a lipstick and the sheer, high-shine finish of a lip gloss. She Bangs is a ravishing red that makes a bold lip statement. Call Me Maybe is a sheer cheeky coral that will be as popular as the song it was named after. They are universal yet vibrant and playful shades that are the perfect complement to any spring wardrobe. “These are two very wearable lip colors that are fun, happy and will make you look and feel beautiful,” says Deborah. “Just apply and go – if you don’t have time for anything else. A great lip shade will make you look put together and sophisticated.” she adds.

The collection also introduces Moon Rendezvous, a faded slate blue shimmer, Careless Whisper, a scintillating nude shimmer and Groove Is In The Heart, a flamingo pink crème. Deborah’s nail lacquers never cease to impress with modern, sophisticated and easily wearable hues for all ages.

Deborah Lippmann Moon Rendezvous

Deborah Lippmann Careless Whisper

Deborah Lippmann Groove Is In The Heart

Suggested Retail Price: $17 each, available at www.deborahlippmann.com, Barneys New York, Bloomingdale’s, Neiman Marcus and Nordstrom

Deborah Lippmann She Bangs

Deborah Lippmann Call Me Maybe

Suggested Retail Price: $22 each, available at www.deborahlippmann.com


3 New Sheswai Lacquers

3 new shades have been added to Sheswai’s growing lacquer collection.

Sheswai Shades

The 3 new lacquer colors are…

Sheswai ladylike

Sheswai ladylike (in action)

ladylike – a lovely coral/rose with a touch of shimmer

Sheswai for real

Sheswai for real (in action)

for real – an opaque putty/bone shade, seriously…it’s for real

Sheswai dig it

Sheswai dig it (in action)

dig it – it’s as green as grass in Spring

3 New Sheswai Lacquers

And here are some shots from their lookbook….

Sheswai Lookbook

Sheswai Lookbook2

Available at Sheswaibeauty.com starting Feb 25, 2013


L.A. Christine No3 Berry Face Oil

L.A. Christine No3 Berry Face Oil ($58) is enriched with a cocktail of potent antioxidants and vitamins. It’s a proprietary formula that includes raspberry, Brazilian Açai Berry and Scandinavian Lingonberry, a unique plant that only grows locally in the wild, which Dr. Oz recently called “the new superfruit.” A drop or two goes a long way in enhancing the skin’s elasticity and giving it a youthful glow by keeping it hydrated all day long. Compared to creams, many of which are wax-based and sit on the surface of the skin, this therapeutic oil works with the skin’s natural oils, deeply penetrating to nourish, heal and soothe. The product quickly absorbs without an oily residue, smoothing wrinkles and stretch marks, and helping makeup go on smoother. The oil is great for all weather conditions and skin types (normal, oily, dry) and can also be used on the hands, feet, body, and even as a hair conditioner.

L.A. Christine No3 Berry Face Oil

This unique luxury product is developed through time-tested ways and a philosophy that unites European Scandinavian tradition with California’s healthy active lifestyle. L.A. Christine is committed to developing products that are completely free of parabens, mineral oils and petroleum, and that are cruelty free, with absolutely no animal testing.

Product available on their website and a reader alerted me that it’s also available on Amazon.com!


Milani Color Statement Lipstick & Color Statement Lipliner

I’m so happy to see this news in my inbox!

EDIT: Oranges & Reds Lipstick Swatches here, Pinks & Corals Lipstick Swatches here, Plums & Berries Lipstick Swatches here, Naturals & Browns Lipstick Swatches here, and Lipliner Swatches here.

Milani Color Statement Lipstick

COLOR STATEMENT LIPSTICK

Make a statement without saying a word! True Instant Color. One stroke, full coverage application. This next generation lipstick gives the ultimate in color, texture and finish. The lightweight creamy formula contains Vitamins A, C, & E to moisturize and nourish lips. Paraben-free. Available in Vinyl, Metallic, Cream, Shimmer, Pearl & Matte finish.

Milani Color Statement Lipstick

COLOR STATEMENT LIPLINER

Make a statement without saying a word. True Instant Color. Satin color in one stroke application. This next generation lipliner is a long-wearing, easy-glide formula to line & fill-in your lips. Paraben-free.

I have swatches of the orange & reds group that will be posted here soon. Stay tuned!


China Glaze Avant Garden Collection

Here’s China Glaze’s next collection. It doesn’t seem too promising, but I know for a fact that press release shots can be nowhere close to the actual product. I decided to keep an open mind about this collection until I see some swatches online or in person.

BLOSSOM INTO SPRING WITH CHINA GLAZE®

China Glaze® Nail Lacquer Invites You to Visit the Avant Garden

Los Angeles (January 2012) – Spring is here and China Glaze® is blossoming with vibrant color with its new collection, Avant Garden. The delectable palette flows between soft hues and vibrant pops of color, offering an unconventional bouquet of cheerful and vivid shades. Take a stroll down the China Glaze® path, passing a bubbling brook of light and bright blues. Take in the view of the mossy green meadow and stop to enjoy the fragrant flowers of soft pink and white. Let Avant Garden take you away to a playful, romantic field of color and innovation this Spring.

The Avant Garden shades include:

China Glaze Budding Romance

China Glaze Sunday Funday

China Glaze Fancy Pants

China Glaze Snap My Dragon

China Glaze Passion for Petals

China Glaze Mimosas Before Manis

China Glaze Life is Rosy

China Glaze Pink-ie Promise

China Glaze Tart-y for the Party

China Glaze Fade Into Hue

China Glaze Keep Calm, Paint On

China Glaze Dandy Lyin’ Around

China Glaze® Avant Garden is also available in:

China Glaze 6 Piece Collection Blooming Brights

China Glaze 6 Piece Collection Pastel Petals

China Glaze 12 Piece 3D Counter Display Avant Garden

36 Piece Rack (not shown)

China Glaze® Avant Garden will be available March 2013. Individual shades retail for $7; 6-piece collections retail for $42.

China Glaze® is free of DBP, toluene, and added formaldehyde.

China Glaze® nail lacquers are available through salons and professional beauty supply stores nationwide. For more information, please visit www.chinaglaze.com or follow China Glaze® on Facebook (@ChinaGlazeOfficlal), Twitter (@ChinaGlaze) and Pinterest (pinterest.com/chinaglaze).

China Glaze® is a division of American International Industries.

About American International Industries
For 42 years, AII has been the leading manufacturer and worldwide distributor of innovative, quality beauty and skin care products for men and women. Our product lines include Andrea, Ardell, Body Drench, Bye Bye Blemish, Checi, China Glaze, Clean + Easy, Clubman/Pinaud, Duo, European Secrets, EzFlow, Fright Night, Gena, GiGi, Gypsy Lash, IBD, It’s So Easy, Jeris-Lustray, LASH BeLONG, Nail Tek, No Tweeze/Micro Tweeze, ‘N Rage, Poshe, Prolinc, RAW, Seche, SuperNail, Surgi-Care, Waterworks, Winning Nails, Woltra, Woody’s, and Youthair. For more information, visit our website: www.aiibeauty.com.


Sally Hansen @Golden Globes 2013

Did any of you guys watch the Golden Globes this year? Sally Hansen is present as ever that night. Read on.

EDIT: Arm Candy swatch here.

“At the 70th annual Golden Globes, glamorous nails were the ultimate accessory. Three of the night’s biggest stars –Naomi Watts, Jennifer Lawrence and singer Adele — manicurists turned to Sally Hansen to create their signature nail looks for the red carpet.

Naomi Watts

Celebrity nail expert Tracey Sutter created the look for Watts, nominated for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture–Drama. Tracey used Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure in Arm Candy to create a natural effect.

Sally Hansen Arm Candy

To get the look, Sutter filed down Naomi’s nails very short before applying Sally Hansen’s Cuticle Instant Remover. Next, Sutter applied 2 coats of Sally Hansen’s new Complete Salon Manicure Nail Color in Arm Candy – giving Watts just the right amount of color she wanted.

Jennifer Lawrence

April Foreman was the expert behind Lawrence’s nail look, using Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure in Sheer Ecstasy for the Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture–Comedy or Musical nominee.

Sally Hansen Sheer Ecstasy

To get the look, Foreman shaped Lawrence’s nails “sqound” giving both a square and round look. Keeping her hands hydrated, Foreman applied Sally Hansen Smooth and Perfect Hand Crème before applying 2 coats of Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure in Sheer Ecstasy.

Adele

Celebrity Manicurist, Kimmie Kyees used on Adele a sheer coat of Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure in So Much Fawn with two coats of Complete Salon Manicure in Copper Penny layered on top. Kyees finished off the look with an exclusive topcoat created for tonight that had gold in it to help enhance the color in Copper Penny for the best Original Song, Film nominee.

Sally Hansen Copper Penny

Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure is an all-in-one formula that combines all the 7 benefits of a professional salon manicure—a base coat, a strengthener, a growth treatment, rich color, top coat, gel-like shine and chip resistance —in a single multi-tasking polish ($7.99).”


Zoya 3 Free 2013

Here it is again! Which 3 shades will you be getting? I’m still thinking on mine. :)

Color Your World in 2013 with Zoya Nail Polish!

Zoya 3 Free 2013

STARTS MONDAY, JANUARY 7th 2013

A New Year Calls For New Color!

Zoya Nail Polish wants you to SHINE in 2013 by rocking your unique style – on your nails! Pick any 3* Zoya Professional Lacquer shades to instantly update your nail polish wardrobe for the New Year!

Offer Valid Monday, January 7th (10AM EST) through 11:59 PM EST January 13th ONLY. Pick 3 bottles of Zoya Nail Polish for FREE* ** just pay shipping & processing charges of $10.

Use Code: ZOYA2013

Want more?…
Receive FREE Shipping*** with any Zoya or Qtica purchase of $25 or more (same code)!
Here’s How…

1. Create an account on Zoya.com if you do not already have one.. Add at least (3) Zoya Nail Polish shades to your shopping cart, along with any additional items you wish to purchase.
2. Enter Code ZOYA2013 into the coupon code field in cart and press “Apply Code”.
3. Complete Check-Out, Review & Submit Order.

* Promotion Excludes Zoya Nail Treatments, Gilty Pleasures and Spring 2013 Lovely & PixieDust Collection colors

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*** Free shipping available on orders of $25 or more only.


China Glaze Tranzitions Collection

COLOR + TOP COAT = ENDLESS CREATIVITY

China Glaze® Introduces Tranzitions Color Changing Collection

Los Angeles, CA – (December 2012): There’s nail art and then there’s China Glaze® nail couture.

Reverse French manicure, half moons, ombre, basket weave, dots or racing stripes: nail designs are intricate and multi-colored. China Glaze® introduces a new way to get multi-color, unique nail art with fewer bottles of polish with the new color-changing Tranzitions collection!

China Glaze® Tranzitions’ revolutionary new nail lacquer reacts when a clear top coat is applied, changing the color from one shade to another for a stunning effect. Wear any of the six beautiful, color-shifting shades alone, or allow your creativity to run wild and create intricate nail designs by applying a top coat in specific places. Try different looks using nail art brushes, free-hand designs or nail guides. Because each shade changes color, you get two lacquers in one, creating an entirely new look with just one swipe.

The China Glaze® Tranzitions collection features six shades, though with the color transition, you get 12 unique shades including:

China Glaze Split Perso-NAIL-ity

Split Perso-NAIL-ity – Dusty pink shifts to fuchsia

China Glaze Duplicity

Duplicity – Mint green shifts to vibrant teal

China Glaze Modify Me

Modify Me – Periwinkle blue shifts to indigo blue

China Glaze Altered Reality

Altered Reality – Teal blue shifts to turquoise

China Glaze Metallic Metamorphosis

Metallic Metamorphosis – Silvery grey shifts to bluish-charcoal grey

China Glaze Shape Shifter

Shape Shifter – Smokey violet shifts to dark purple

How It Works:
Step 1: Apply a base coat.
Step 2: Apply two coats of China Glaze® Tranzitions shade of choice. Allow to completely dry.
Step 3: Lastly, apply one coat of clear top coat such as China Glaze® Fast Forward and watch the color change right before your eyes.

For more nail design ideas, click here to view the China Glaze® Tranzitions video.

The China Glaze® Tranzitions collection will be available in January 2013 at fine salons and beauty supply stores nationwide.

China Glaze is free of DBP, toluene, and added formaldehyde, and is never tested on animals.

China Glaze nail lacquers are available through salons and professional beauty supply stores nationwide. For more information, please visit www.chinaglaze.com or follow China Glaze on Facebook (@ChinaGlazeOfficial), Twitter (@ChinaGlaze) and Pinterest (pinterest.com/chinaglaze).


Zoya Lovely Collection

Here’s what’s in store for Spring from Zoya….

EDIT: Swatches here.

Zoya Lovely
Beauty is a lovely state of mind

Zoya Lovely Collection

Lovely, just LOVELY!

Spring is awash in six soft and lovely new Zoya shades including three dewy metallics and three fresh blooms of cream. Poetic in nature, this collection is sure to capture the beauty of the season like no other….

Zoya Lovely – SPRING 2013

GeiGei (ZP651) – Blushing Cherry Blossom Pink Metallic – Full Coverage (Originally designed for Zang Toi/SS13)
Julie (ZP650) – Soft Wisteria Purple Metallic – Full Coverage (Originally designed for Zang Toi/SS13)
Piaf (ZP652) – Fresh Forsythia Yellow Metallic – Full Coverage (Originally designed for Fashion Designer Zang Toi)
Jacqueline (ZP654) – Perfect Magnolia Nude Cream – Full Coverage (Originally designed for Peter Som/SS13)
Blu (ZP653) – Lucky Hyacinth Blue Cream – Full Coverage
Neely (ZP655) – Earliest Spring Green Cream – Full Coverage (Originally designed for Peter Som/SS13)

Shipping January 01, 2013

Ultra long-wearing, nail lacquers by Zoya are BIG5FREE – all formulas are completely free of harmful industrial chemicals such as toluene, camphor, formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin and dibutyl phthalate (DBP) that are known to cause cancer and birth defects.

Zoya Lovely $8 (US)

Follow the Zoya Nail Polish and Treatments Blog and stay tuned on Twitter (@Zoyanailpolish) and Facebook for release date updates.

Hashtags: #ZoyaLovely and #nailpolish


Pretty Serious Cosmetics They Came From Beyond Space Collection

A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away…

Just kidding.

Zooming in from the furthest reaches of the darkest corners of the cosmos, Pretty Serious Cosmetics is proud to unveil our newest mini collection: THEY CAME FROM BEYOND SPACE!

This out of this world mini collection consists of a trio of fabulous multichrome foils that are guaranteed to put stars in your eyes.

ATOMIC BRAIN is a brain melting purple multichrome foil with extraordinary colour shifts from rich purple through to pink, plum, gold and olive bronze.

Pretty Serious Cosmetics Atomic Brain

Pretty Serious Cosmetics Atomic Brain (close-up shot)

GALAXY INVADER is a mind blowing blue multichrome foil with spectacular flashes of royal blue through to aqua and purple.

Pretty Serious Cosmetics Galaxy Invader

Pretty Serious Cosmetics Galaxy Invader (close-up shot)

PHANTOM PLANET is a startling pale green multichrome foil with a stunning aqua and blue shift.

Pretty Serious Cosmetics Phantom Planet

Pretty Serious Cosmetics Phantom Planet (close-up shot)

I know what you’re thinking. When? Where? How? Why?

The when is November 10th, 9am AEST. The where is pretty-serious.com. The how is our secret. The why is because we love you!

RRP is $9.95, with a 10% discount for buying all three shades! Pretty Serious Cosmetics also ships worldwide. Check out our site for more details.

Bottle volume is 11ml/0.37 fl.oz. Pretty Serious Cosmetics is 100% Vegan and Cruelty Free.


Pretty Serious Cosmetics Monster Mash Collection

If you’ve been following Pretty Serious Cosmetics in the nail world, get excited for this Halloween Collection they’re putting out! Read on.

Pretty Serious Cosmetics is proud to present our Halloween 2012 collection – MONSTER MASH!

That’s right, we’ve gone batty here at the Pretty Serious labs and this year, we’re trying our hand at MAD SCIENCE! We’ve taken some ghastly little Halloween monsters and thrown them in a blender, finishing them off with some hair of the spider* and a little eye of newt!**

We’ve got six amazing new shades to help you get your scare on this Halloween!

Pretty Serious Cosmetics Creature Crush

CREATURE CRUSH – a haunting mix of black and silver glitter in an inky blue-green jelly base with large black and silver holographic hex glitter

Pretty Serious Cosmetics Gargoyle Ganache

GARGOYLE GANACHE – a multichrome shimmer with flashes of green, gold and purple through a stony gunmetal base.

Pretty Serious Cosmetics Liquid Leprechaun

LIQUID LEPRECHAUN – Multi sized golden and green glitter particles floating in a radioactive green jelly base

Pretty Serious Cosmetics Mummy Mush

MUMMY MUSH – a gorgeous golden glass fleck mulltichrome, shifting through baby blue to pink

Pretty Serious Cosmetics Poltergeist Puddle

POLTERGEIST PUDDLE – an intense blurple shimmer with a pink flash and a slight golden duochrome

Pretty Serious Cosmetics Viscous Vampire

VISCOUS VAMPIRE – a red jelly base that’s so bright you can almost call it fluorescent, with multi-sized red and fuschia glitter

If that wasn’t amazing enough, our new Halloween shades will be packaged in sensational new holographic green boxes with new Halloween art by Leigh Young!

These fabulous freaks go on sale at 9am AEST, October 10th from http://www.pretty-serious.com/. RRP is $9.95, with a 10% discount for buying all six shades! Pretty Serious Cosmetics also ships worldwide. Check out our site for more details.

Bottle volume is 11 ml/0.37 fl.oz. Pretty Serious Cosmetics is 100% Vegan and Cruelty Free.


Elle Cosmetics “Shades of Gray” Nail Polish Trend

Did you guys know that Elle Cosmetics had nail polish in their line? I sure didn’t! Read on.

Elle Cosmetics Nail Lacquer in Chain Mail & Dancing Queen

EDIT: Dancing Queen swatch here.

This season, even the neutrals are bold and beautiful. Step away from the comfort zone of pink and cream and sport the new neutral (“newtral” if you will). ELLE’s new nail lacquer collection includes two beautiful shades of gray – just what you need for a perfect ten.

Elle Cosmetics Chain Mail

Elle Cosmetics Dancing Queen

Price: $10, Available exclusively at Kohl’s and Kohls.com nationwide

Dancing Queen looks like it could be a holographic duochrome or duochrome shimmer to me! Eeeee! :)


nails inc. “Shades of Gray” Nail Polish Trend

A few options from Nails Inc. for this ongoing trend….

nails inc. in Cambridge Terrace & The Thames

Are your shades of gray light or dark? Take them from one extreme to the other with these two gorgeous colors from nails inc. Choose from Cambridge Terrace, a sweet, shimmering silver, or The Thames, a deep, brooding charcoal. Named after iconic UK destinations, these polishes are professionally formulated and catwalk inspired with an exceptionally glossy long-lasting finish.

nails inc. Cambridge Terrace

nails inc. The Thames

Price: $9.50 each, Available at Sephora and on Sephora.com

I own a few of nails inc. shades in my entire collection and they’re pretty good. They last a decent amount of time on my nails and I find the formula pretty consistent and easy to apply. Cambridge Terrace is definitely right up my alley – a true metallic shade!


Dr.’s Remedy Pink October Shades

DR.’s REMEDY® PUTS PINK IN THE SPOTLIGHT THIS OCTOBER
Get Gorgeous Tips and Give Back During BCA 2012

EDIT: Swatches here.

Pink is the go-to hue this fall as beauty brands tap into every gradation of the standout shade in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month. Dr.’s REMEDY® leads the way in the fight for the cause by teaming up with Living Beyond Breast Cancer, whose mission is to empower all women affected by breast cancer to live as long as possible with the best quality of life.

The good-for-you ingredients and lack of toxins in Dr.’s REMEDY® Enriched Nail Polish offers a safer, healthier option for nail care, giving you peace of mind. And, during the month of October, Dr.’s REMEDY® is tickled pink to donate 10% of the proceeds from the sales of three pink shades to Living Beyond Breast Cancer, an organization who ensures that women who are newly diagnosed, in treatment, beyond treatment, at high risk or living with metastatic disease are well cared for by providing educational resources and support services relevant to their age at and stage of diagnosis.

Made with organic ingredients, vitamins, wheat protein, tea tree oil, lavender, and garlic bulb extract, Dr.’s REMEDY® 100% Paraben free, vegan nail polish is the #1 podiatrist recommended brand. So, polish your nails with pride and show your support in the hopes for a better battle with breast cancer with Dr.’s REMEDY® Enriched Nail Polish, the healthier nail polish choice, in three inspiring shades:

Dr.’s Remedy Hopeful Hot Pink

HOPEFUL Hot Pink: A Hello Kitty-meets bubble gum shade

Dr.’s Remedy Nurture Nude Pink

NURTURE Nude Pink: A damsel-in-distress, barely there beautiful

Dr.’s Remedy Purity Pink

PURITY Pink: A ballet slipper, sheer hue

Dr.’s REMEDY Enriched Nail Polish is available for $17 online at www.remedynails.com.

Dr.’s REMEDY is a line of doctor-inspired cosmetics that is dedicated to using clean, hypoallergenic ingredients. The brain-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. Dr.’s REMEDY is sold exclusively at www.remedynails.com or by calling 877-323-NAIL.

About Living Beyond Breast Cancer

For twenty years, Living Beyond Breast Cancer (LBBC) has been empowering women to live as long as possible with the best quality of life regardless of educational background, social support or financial means. Founded in 1991, LBBC has been committed to providing national educational programs and services that include a website, lbbc.org; a toll-free Survivors’ Helpline, (888) 753-LBBC (5222); national conferences; free teleconferences; networking programs; quarterly newsletters; publications for medically underserved women; healthcare-provider trainings; recordings and the Paula A. Seidman Library and Resource Center.


Nail Looks with L’Oréal @ EMMYS

Curious what nail looks some stars have sported for the recent EMMYS? Check it!

HEIDI KLUM
L’ORÉAL PARIS CONSULTING NAIL EXPERT: Tom Bachik
INSPIRATION: Tom aimed for simple elegance to complete Heidi’s overall look, so he chose to go with a nude nail, which is a modern take on a timeless look – perfect for the red carpet.
STEP-BY-STEP: Tom applied a full coverage nude to the nails with two coats
GET THE LOOK: L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Nail in Walk on the Beach, $4.99 at drugstores

L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Nail Walk On The Beach

ASHLEY JUDD
L’ORÉAL PARIS CONSULTING NAIL EXPERT: Tom Bachik
STEP-BY-STEP:
-First, Tom applied a deep taupe violet color, Colour Riche Nail in Eiffel For You, as the base color
-Then, he gilded the tips with a chunky silver sparkle, Colour Riche Nail Diamond Collection in Sparklicious (he only gilded the tip vs. a full on French manicure for a long slender look)
-For her toes, he chose a black metallic polish and coated it with Colour Riche Nail Diamond Collection in Sparklicious to play off her shoes
PRODUCTS USED:
L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Nail in Eiffel For You, $4.99 at drugstores
L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Nail Diamond Collection in Sparklicious, $4.99 at drugstores

L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Nail Eiffel For You

L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Nail Diamond Collection Sparklicious

ZOOEY DESCHANEL
L’ORÉAL PARIS CONSULTING NAIL EXPERT: Tom Bachik
INSPIRATION: Tom and Zooey wanted to keep this look soft and fresh but sparkly, so they went with a soft summer tone personalized with glitter, Swarovski crystals and hand painted TV’s on featured fingers.
STEP-BY-STEP:
-First, Tom used a thin coat of a yellow, topped with a coat of a peachy pink shade to soften the tone
-Using a chunky silver metallic, he chose random areas on the nails and faded the glitter out
-He then applied Swarovski crystals in the glitter areas to create a peach “galaxy”
-Last, Tom hand-painted deco televisions on the thumbs for fun!
GET THE LOOK:
L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Nail in Tweet Me, $4.99 at drugstores
L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Nail in Sweet Nothings, $4.99 at drugstores
L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Nail Diamond Collection in Sparklicious, $4.99 at drugstores

Zooey’s EMMYS Nail Art

L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Nail Tweet Me

L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Nail Sweet Nothings

L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Nail Diamond Collection Sparklicious