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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 by their flavor of choice.  Pink lemonade.  Call my kids weird but they love the stuff.  Given their choice of flavors they will pick that one over and over.  It's refreshing and tangy and tasty and for us girls-it's pretty too!  Looking at my Ginger and Liz polishes it hit me.  Pink Lemonade nails.  I was inspired by a design I'd seen on Pinterest and took it one step further by pinking it out!  Ginger…
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 with four coats to get this coverage for the pictures.  This is truly a color that anyone could wear anyplace.  There is elegance in it's beautiful understated color.  I have used several sheer pinks like this over the years which is why I was drawn to this color.   Hear me out before you label me as crazy.  Nail trends come and go but when you aren't feeling like a red, when you just want something on your nails without the fancy mani, a sheer…
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 is what I would call a light mauve while Aubrey is a deeper mauve.  Marnie leans towards the plum and is darker but still tasteful enough for the office.  Not what I would call vampy at all.                                            Next we have the three true neutrals as the color wheel would call these (just a bit of trivia for you).  From left to right are Spencer, Chanelle and Emilia. …
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 seat of my pants but this mani is truly one I made up as I went along, playing with my masking tape (what a great hobby store find) and my dotting tools.  I started with a base of Zoya Purity because every neon mani deserves a nice white base to make it pop.  Next I chose my colors: Orly Melt Your Popsicle, Beach Cruiser, Skinny Dip and Glowstick.  Here is where the fun started!  I made some interesting…
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 lavender color of the polish. Ginger and Liz Nail Polish can be found at GingerandLiz.com  or Ulta and retails for $12 per bottle. 
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 for $12.99 Colors: Pink: Gimmi Some Sugar Purple: I'm so Over Him Peach: Control Freak Lavender: Calm Down Girl      
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 how the polish goes on evenly and dries quickly.  NARS Zakynthos NARS Elbrus   What do you think of these gorgeous shades? The new colors can be purchased on Nars.com and Sephora. <
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 that glam your fingertips need this fall. It seems I always have one or two standouts from every new collection and I certainly have a favorite here.  Precious Pearl looked good on every polish I tried it on and I tried it on several.  Doesn't matter if the polish is light or dark, this white glitter adds a whimsical touch and makes the mani instant fun!  My second favorite would have to be the Veil…
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 with it's stars, stripes and fireworks. Recreate this mani using Zoya Purity, OPI Blue my Mind, and OPI Edinburgundy for the ultimate manicure that will have fellow barbecuers wishing their nails were just as finger licking good!
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 Blue Arabesque – A sheer pink with pink glitter Back Room – Black Bad Influence – Smoky taupe Chinatown – Blood red Dovima -Tomato red Ecume – White Endless Night – Black grape Hunger – Mandarin red Jungle Red – Bright red L’Avventure – Lilac Manosque – Deep smoky lavender Mash – Army green infused with gold Night Breed – Black with silver glitter Night Flight – Black with cobalt blue pearls Night Porter –…
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 however be careful because it can stain. To create a beautiful design the new Maybelline Color Show polish in the color Precious Pearl was added. As I mentioned this polish is limited edition but seems to be really popping up at Walgreens. Be on the look out for Bella Bleu where Milani Products are sold!  
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 "all bow everything". Here are some of my favorite items with bows from Kate Spade below! Holly Street Remi Clutch Kate Spade Small Evie Patent Leather Tote Kate Spade New York Gabe Flat Kate Spade New York Delise Slip on Sneaker Kate Spade New York Jax Slingback Pump Kate Spade New York Skinny Mini Bow Ring Kate Spade New York All Wrapped Up Short Glass Pearl Necklace Kate Spade New York Skinny Mini Bow Bangle
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 neon this year Maybelline decided to do things and instead of giving us a full neon collection of nail polish they've blessed us with the Maybelline Bleached Neon Nail Polish. The Bleached Neon nail polishes are a play on the classic and are meant to look as if they've been living la beach loca for the entire summer and the color has just faded out of them from being in the sun so long. The…
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 I do plan to incoropate these beautys into Outift of the Day Post for now I'll share some photos I snapped via Instagram. First up is the Medium Rebecca Minkoff Morning After Bag (MAB) in Electric Blue. This is the perfect tote bag and can hole almost everything! I was able to get this from ShopBop.com and I had them price match the Nordstroms sale price of $177. I ordered it from Shopbop because they…
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 is three free and you can purchase the Zoya Bubbly collection from Zoya.com for $54 or purchase the individual bottles for $9. Zoya Alma Zoya Binx Zoya Harper Zoya Jesy Zoya Muse Zoya Staasi
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 make your cuticles look redder than usual or does it make them look too dark? If you're Fair Skinned choose a polish that has a white or lighter undertone that will help to brighten up your skin like the gorgeous nude Zoya Chantal.   #483488635 / gettyimages.com   Olive Skinned Beauties should choose a polish with Peach undertones like the Zoya Naturel Polish in Taylor.   #481395961 / gettyimages.com For all of my Brown and…
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 my  nails off when things don't work out the way I want them to. This is a daily occurrence unfortunately. I did notice that this formula dried way faster than the other Pixie Dust collections. By the time I was done with the last finger on one hadn I could go back and do a second coat and not worry about clumping or smearing.  Without further ado, I give you the Zoya Magical Pixie Dust…
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 modern tonal accents. The Look: It’s not about matching - it’s about coordinating colors with slight tonal differences to create interest.
Zoya Holiday 2013 Zenith Collection Swatches

Zoya Holiday 2013 Zenith Collection Swatches

Zoya's new winter collection titled  "Zenith" has a couple of gorgeous colors. There are two that I know for sure you should own. Since I have nubs I'll keep the picture limited to just the collage below. I'm still not a fan of polishing nails with nubbs but hey someone has to do it!     Zoya Cassedy: Celestial Silver Metallic Zoya Belinda: Cosmic Purple Metallic Zoya Seraphina: Polaris Silver Metallic: This color is a bit streaky Zoya Payton: Galatic Cranberry With Holographic Glitter: YOU MUST OWN THIS ONE! It's a bit of a jelly polish but a couple of coats will have you in awe! Zoya Dream: Deep Space blue with Holographic Glitter: I feel the same way about this particular polish as I do about Payton. YOU MUST OWN THIS! Zoya Mosheen: Astro Ice Blue Topper   The Zoya Holiday Zenith Collection can be found at Zoya.com and…