Nail Polish

Milani Color Statement Nail Lacquers Swatches

     I am so glad Milani Cosmetics changed their Nail Lacquer formula because I was not a huge fan of that fast dry sticky tacky stuff that they've been selling.  The new Milani Color Statement Nail Lacquers are a huge improvement. They go on nice and smooth and come in an array of colors, 36 to be exact with one fast dry top coat so if you want to get technical you could say…
Ginger and Liz Mani-Pink Lemonade

Ginger and Liz Mani-Pink Lemonade

This has been such an amazing summer.  When school got out I was determined to make this the most fun summer we've ever had.  And judging by the emptiness of our sunscreen bottles, the miles on my SUV  and the depth of our tans I'd say we've been successful.  Thinking about this one night as the kids played in the yard and came up to the deck to get something to drink I was inspired…
Crabtree and Evelyn New Nail Polish

Crabtree and Evelyn New Nail Polish

  Today I have for review two beautiful polishes from Crabtree and Evelyn.  These are from their Nud-est collection which consists of four barely there colors.  C&E have quite an impressive line of colors in their regular line of polishes along with nail care items.  The two colors I reviewed were Peaches And Cream and Almond.   Peaches and Cream is a creamy pinky-peachy sheer polish that builds color with each coat.  I ended up…
Zoya Naturel Deux Swatches and Review

Zoya Naturel Deux Swatches and Review

Zoya has released a fall collection of neutral polishes which is a perfect complement to their summer neutral collection.  The difference?  These are the bolder, richer grown up sisters that are ready to go out on the town with the lastest of falls fashion trends!  Six gorgeous rich creams that range from shades of rose to coffee.  Just describing them sounds decadent!  These are in order from left to right:  Madeline, Aubrey and Marnie.  Madeline…
Makeup Wars: Orly Nail Polish Neon Angles Mani

Makeup Wars: Orly Nail Polish Neon Angles Mani

I was looking at the neon polishes after Melody told me about the  Makeup Wars.  I love neon.  Designing with it is one of my favorites.  However this time around I was drawing a blank.  I'd done quite a few fantabulous neon mani's already this summer.  Most of the time a nail design will formulate into my head days or even weeks before I commit it to my sketch book or polish.   I rarely fly by the…
Ginger and Liz Nail Polish- I’m so over Him

Ginger and Liz Nail Polish- I’m so over Him

I think this week I'm really channeling purple. I wore purple for National Lipstick day and yesterday I accidentally dyed my hair purple so it's only fitting that I feature this gorgeous purple mani by Nail Contributor Amy using the Ginger and Liz polish called I'm So Over Him. The color is overlayed with a sheer iridescent topcoat from China Glaze called Fairy Dust . I love the contrast between the silver stamping and the…
Mani of the Day: Tie Dye with Ginger and Liz

Mani of the Day: Tie Dye with Ginger and Liz

Summers not over yet! Check out this gorgeous Tie Dye mani created by Nail Contributor Amy Kline! Amy used Ginger and Liz Nail polish to create this beach worthy look. The formula for Ginger and Liz polishes is absolutely praise worthy. The tie dye mani was super easy to do and it dried fast which was also a bonus! Ginger and Liz can be found at your local Ulta or their website and it retails…
Nars Reformulated Nail Polish Swatches in Zakynthos and Elbrus

Nars Reformulated Nail Polish Swatches in Zakynthos and Elbrus

    Remember about two weeks ago when I told you that Nars reformulated their nail polish and added 19 New Shades? Well, I was able to get my hands on two of them and let me just tell you they are absolutely stunning! I chose two shades that I knew I would really wear, an office friendly taupe and a bold vampy magenta. Though I'm not a fan of the new brush I do love…
Maybelline Color Show Veils and Jewels Nail Polish Swatches

Maybelline Color Show Veils and Jewels Nail Polish Swatches

The new Maybelline Color Show Veils and Jewels collection for Fall 2014 does not disappoint with the sparkle factor it brings to your manis.  Ten new shades in all, 5 chunky, fun glittery Jewel shades and 5 smoother Veil colors that range from a gorgeous pale teal to a rich amethyst.  I have nine out of the ten swatched for you. All polishes have a clear base with a heavy dose of glitter to add…
Finger Lickin’ Good Fourth of July Nail Art!

Finger Lickin’ Good Fourth of July Nail Art!

  The Fourth of July is a day full of history, fireworks, and gathering with friends for some of the most epic BBQ's. No Fourth of July would be complete without seeing someone licking BBQ off their fingers. If that particular person is going to be you this year be sure to do it in style with this Fourth of July inspired Manicure! This Fourth of July Nail is a mani features nothing but patriotism…
NARS Reforumlates their Nail Polish & adds 19 New Shades.

NARS Reforumlates their Nail Polish & adds 19 New Shades.

Hot off the Presses! NARS has reforumlated their nail polish and with the reformulation their introducing 19 new shades to mix in with 24 fan favorites! The new reformulated nail polish is made With a unique combination of resins and polymers, the upgraded formula is designed to improve wear and strengthen nails, while the removable cap and specially designed brush allow for easy application. The classic shades include Classic Shades Include 413 Bleeker – Navy…
Milani Cosmetics Bella Bleu Nail Polish Swatches

Milani Cosmetics Bella Bleu Nail Polish Swatches

Hey everyone! Today I have the new Milani Cosmetics Bella Bleu Limited Edition Nail Polish to share with you. This polish is from a small limited edition collection that  launched with a lipstick and three mascaras that I'll be sharing with you later this week. Bella Bleu is a dark blue based duochrome nail polish with beautiful shimmers throughout. If you're bold this would be the perfect polish to wear for a date night out…
When In Doubt Put a Bow on It!

When In Doubt Put a Bow on It!

Nail Contributor Amy put together two of my favorite things and created this super adorbs mani using Zoya Dove as the base with the new Maybelline Bleached Neons for the Polka Dots. I just love Polka Dots and Bows. I find that cute little dainty  bows can really polish off and outfit and make you look chic and sophisticated. Right now I'm totes in love with Kate Spade and we all know that brand is…
When Bright Neon Nail Polish has Been Over Done..

When Bright Neon Nail Polish has Been Over Done..

  Every year nail polish companies put out their most bright and vivid colors for summer. IMO if you have last years neons then you basically have this years neon. I am a recovering nail polish hoarder though so this may seem blasphemous to some people.Honestly though, not everyone can pull off neon during the summer. Some people work in office settings where they're nail polish must be demure. Instead of going full out flouro…
Mani Monday: Weekend of Color Featuring Kate Spade and Rebecca Minkoff

Mani Monday: Weekend of Color Featuring Kate Spade and Rebecca Minkoff

  Summer is all about color which is why this amazing mani from Nail Contributor Amy Kline fit so seamlessly with todays post using colors from the Zoya Tickled Collection! Over memorial day weekend I added a lot of color to my handbag collection. This weekend I took two bags out for a test spin to see how much they'd turn heads and to see how they held up to my everyday running around. While…
Zoya Bubbly Collection 2014 Nail Polish Swatches

Zoya Bubbly Collection 2014 Nail Polish Swatches

  Zoya always delivers fabulous goodies each summer. This summer they've released a two piece and with a side when it comes to  collections for us to glide across our winter stricken nails. I have the first of the three collections swatched by my Nail Contributor Amy for your viewing pleasure below. Zoya Bubbly is a semi sheer buildable polish with holographic glitter it's like the lesser intense version of the Zoya Pixie polishes. Zoya…
Quick Tips for Choosing the  Perfect Nude Polish for Spring feat. Zoya Naturels.

Quick Tips for Choosing the Perfect Nude Polish for Spring feat. Zoya Naturels.

Nude toned nail polish will never go out of style. It works great for Spring and Summer but finding the perfect polish that works for your skin tone and the perfect outfit to wear it with can be a bit tricky.  Zoya's Naturel Collection is a compilation of the perfect choice of nudes and natural colored nail polish for everyone.  When choosing a nude polish look at how it pairs with your cuticles. Does it…
Zoya Magical Pixie Dust Looks Great on Nubbs!

Zoya Magical Pixie Dust Looks Great on Nubbs!

    Hands down, Zoya has the best textured polish nail polish. I've tried several other brands but none come close to Zoya's formula. I've been trying my hardest to grow my nails out so that I can get great swatches of these gorgeous polishes, but no avail. Life has been skressful! Yes, I said skressful. My PhD program has decided to turn up, or I'm just so vested that I end up biting all…
Zoya is going Au Naturale!

Zoya is going Au Naturale!

    Zoya is going natural! Their next collection, to be released Jan 1st 2014 is going to be my absolute favorite. As I'm getting older I'm finding myself leaning toward more natural and neutral shades. The natural nail only better... The Zoya Nail Polish Naturel collection masters delicate tone on tone color with six new, full-coverage (opaque) neutral nudes with a pink undertone, that can be worn beautifully alone or stunningly together to create…