Summer Nail Products From butter LONDON, Salon Perfect, China Glaze and FACE Stockholm!

Nail care is so important in the summer time — not just for manicures, but for pedicures as well.  I like to keep it all looking neat and polished as I faux tan and wear cute summer sandals.

This year, anything goes is the way of polish colors.  Below are great pastel shades for weddings, plus brights, bronzes and very cool nail art!

butter LONDON Sweet Somethings
butter LONDON Sweet Somethings

Butter LONDON Sweet Somethings Collection ($35 USD) — Ever the fashionista, the butter LONDON bride is a head-turner. She loves wedding classics paired with a modern edge. With a twist on the four ‘somethings’, we’ve created a palette what offers endless possibilities: a gorgeous overcoat, subtle finishes, and of course a little something blue. Create a signature look for the big day…and the happily ever after!

– Doily – “Something Old” (Light-pink lace overcoat)
– Alabaster Gaze “Something New” (Opaque, pearl-white shimmer)
– Pink Ribbon – “Something Borrowed” (Sheer pale-pink créme)
– Petticoat – “Something Blue” (Periwinkle-blue shimmer)

Available at

FACE Stockholm Nail Polish
FACE Stockholm Nail Polish

FACE Stockholm Nail Polish ($60 USD for the set or $12 Each) — Nothing says spring like a fresh coat of paint: it’s a sure way to bring things back to life.  Special collection pricing on these 7 market fresh colors!  The creamy shades from left to right are Azure, Creamy Hyacinth, Blush, Cotton Candy, Bright Candy Pink, Dijon and Mint.

Available at

Salon Perfect introduces Bloom in Color, a collection of nail art essentials including 2-packs of nail polish in the hottest shades, 3-pack nail art liners, and nail art kits. Bursting with color in vibrant neons, sweet pastels, matte glitters and more, these sets and kits definitely won’t burst your wallet!

  • 12 In Bloom pastel polish 2-packs
  • 10 Neon POP polish 2-packs
  • 2-piece Neon Basic polish sets
  • 2-piece Lacquer Basics color and top coat sets
  • 3-piece Nail Art Liner packs
  • Nail Art Kits packed with studs, glitters, foils and more

Available at Walmart stores for $4.99 for each set.

**Check out the Instagram #SPNailArtChallenge in conjunction with the collection as well – you could win a $150 Walmart gift card!  You don’t have to use Salon Perfect polishes to enter (though we’d of course love it if you did).  A graphic is attached if you could share on your blogs as well.

China Glaze Off Shore Collection
China Glaze Off Shore Collection

China Glaze Off Shore Collection

While we’re enjoying spring, we’re also gearing up for summer and the warm months that call for nails drenched in the boldest, brightest colors of the yearNobody does neon better than China Glaze and its new Off Shore collection is not-to-be-missed!  Summer nails are sure to sizzle in this eclectic palette of 12 new hot primary colors and pops of electric brights in rich crème finish. Whether hitting the surf, paddle boarding along the coast, or lounging poolside, there’s an eye-catching shade to match any mood or outfit.

Summer nails are sure to sizzle in this eclectic palette of hot primary colours and pops of electric brights:

• If In Doubt, Surf It Out: Mellow orange crème

• Stoked To Be Soaked: Primary orange crème

• Seas The Day: Rich red crème

• Dune Our Thing: Dark neon berry crème

• X-Ta-Sea: Dark neon eggplant crème

• I Sea The Point: Bright neon blue crème

• Wait N’ Sea: Aqua crème

• Be More Pacific: Light lime crème

• Shore Enuff: Green crème

• Sun Upon My Skin: Yellow crème

• Feel The Breeze: Baby pink neon crème

• Float On: Bright neon pink crème

China Glaze Off Shore will be available in June 2014 at Ulta and Sally Beauty stores and .com, as well as in fine beauty supply stores and salons nationwide.

butter LONDON Brilliant Bronze Collection
butter LONDON Brilliant Bronze Collection

butter LONDON Brilliant Bronze Collection ($39 USD) — kissed skin and fresh summer fashion.

Torch Nail Lacquer – (opaque, bright coral with a gold shimmer

Poole Nail Lacquer – Opaque robin’s egg blue cream.

Marbs Nail Lacquer – Opaque yellow-gold shimmer

Available at

butter LONDON Patent Gel Tops and Tails
butter LONDON Patent Gel Tops and Tails

butter LONDON Patent Gel Tops and Tails ($40 USD) –The set includes a flawless finish basecoat that acts as a tacky nail primer and a shiny topcoat for a gel-like finish without the harsh chemicals and UV lamps. The basecoat creates a perfect foundation for any lacquer while the quick-dry topcoat locks in color for a flawless, high shine manicure.

The best of the best beauty products have been announced on – and butter LONDON is a top pick! Patent Gel Tops & Tails was awarded Editor’s Pick for Breakthrough Nail Product of the 2014 Beauty Awards. Each product submitted is thoroughly tested by the editors of After narrowing down thousands of products, a winner is named in each category.

Available at

Enjoy great nails this summer!

Hot Designs™ 2-in-1 Nail Art Pens


Looking for a fun gift or an inexpensive way to try nail art? New Hot Designs™ 2-in-1 Nail Art Pens will launch this February in retail stores like Walmart across the country. This is the latest product addition to the “Hot”  family, including Hot Buns and Hot Huez.

From magazine fashion spreads to music videos and red carpets everywhere, creative nail art is hot! Now getting that look, DIY-style, is right at your fingertips. New Hot Designs™ 2-in-1 Nail Art Pens are fine tip pens and nail polish in one. Painting polka dots, flowers, chevrons, etc. has never been easier. If you can make dots and lines, you can make Hot Designs™!  Each set comes with six vibrant colors, a brush for polishing, and a full size precise tip for drawing.

Choose from two sets, each $14.99:

  • ·         Basic Beauty: Midnight Black/Royal Blue, Kelly Green/Red Flame, Hot Pink/Star White
  • ·         Glitz & Glam: Sparkling Silver/Paradise Pink, Purple Pizzazz/Lemon Yellow, Crushed Berry/Hot Orange


I was sent a set of the Basic Beauty to test.  I had so much fun with these pens!  I tried the watermelon shown above on one nail and flowers on another. So cute! My flowers were especially fun to do and easy to do.  I have tried flowers before with a dotting tool dipped in polish, and this turned out so much better.

This is available at

To kick off this launch, Hot Designs will be hosting a 4-week Facebook sweepstakes beginning on January 27. In the Nailies Awards sweepstakes, fans can upload a picture of their best nails for a chance to win a package of Hot Designs daily, and vie for a chance at the grand prize of a $1,000 American Express gift card! Like Hot Designs on Facebook for your chance to win and follow the hashtag #HOTnotd.

Do you like to do nail art?  What are some of the designs that you like to do? Leave a comment, please and let me know!

Cool Summer Nail Looks

I change my nail polish a lot and try to always have something on my nails.  I find it’s an inexpensive way to put my personality into my look!

Here are some ideas for fun summer nails:

Nail It With essence

Well-manicured nails are sure to become your signature this season!  The newest nail products and accessories from essence offer excitement and versatility for the budding fashionista who craves new looks and trends.  With the addition of new nudes, brilliantly innovative nail art and a top coat to seal the deal, the possibilities are endless!

What I think — these products by essence are great affordable nail art.  I especially like the combo of the nude polish with the decoration kit — really cute.  It takes a little practice to make the gemstones and glitter look perfect, but it’s worth it.  The top coat is very stick, so make sure you have lots of time to let it dry.

Available at Ulta Stores nationwide and

In The Mood

In the Mood Color Changing Nail Polish ($8.00 USD) — Welcome to the fun whimsical world of mood changing nail polish.  Don’t worry – you’re not crazy, but your nail polish, on the other hand may be described as …..unstable.   Finally, a nail polish that will reflect your inner hysteria.  Amuse yourself by guessing what shade your nail polish will be at any given moment.

The new metallic shades from left to right are The Blues, Loved and Envious.

What I think:  These change to body temperature.  So when you are outside in the heat, they will be the lighter color and when you are cooler they will be the darker shade.  If you are hot and wash your hands in cold water, you might get darker tips, which is really cool!  I think these are very fun!

You can purchase these at

China Glaze Sunsational

Make waves this summer with the new China Glaze® Sunsational collection.  This fun palette of six brighter-than-bright crèmes and six juicy jelly polishes create a bold pop or sheer hint of color that are sure to see you through every highlight of your summer.

Mix and match these hot hues and different finishes from China Glaze® Sunsational for a vivid and bold expression on your tips and toes:

Sun of A Peach: Popping peachy crème

Neon & On & On: Flirtatious pink crème

Bottoms Up: Passionate bubblegum pink-purple crème

That’s Shore Bright: Playful purple crème

Too Yacht to Handle: Teasing teal crème

Highlight of My Summer: Mellow mint green crème

Shell-O: Juicy coral-pink jelly

Heat Index: Enticing pink jelly

You Drive Me Coconuts: Panic-causing purple jelly

Are You Jelly?: Vivacious purple jelly

Isle See You Later:  Marine blue jelly

Keepin’ It Teal: Totally Turned Up turquoise jelly

What I think:  These are super fun summer colors!  I love creams, but I think I would have to say my favorites are the jellies, especially Are You Jelly?, Isle See You Later and Keepin’ it Teal!

These are available at salons and beauty supply stores including Ulta and

Enjoy your fun nails!

Nicole by OPI Introduces Texture Coat

Nicole by OPI announces the launch of Texture Coat, a line of graffiti-style nail art products inspired by OPI’s bestselling Shatter. Available in six chic shades – Gold, Silver, Red, White, Turquoise and Black – Texture Coat offers a simple way to create unique, unpredictable patterns on nails with a quick, at-home application.

“Fans of Nicole by OPI are fun, fashion-forward women who love experimenting with trends and using nail lacquer as a form of self-expression,” explains Suzi Weiss-Fischmann, Nicole by OPI Executive VP & Artistic Director.  “Texture Coat offers an easy way to create your own completely customized nail art. Whether you choose pastels, darks, glitters, shimmers, or sheers to pair with Texture Coat, the endless options will accessorize every look.”

To use this product, start with Base Coat Plus, followed by two coats of any Nicole by OPI nail lacquer. Let the lacquer dry completely before applying Texture Coat. Complete the manicure with Top Coat Plus for a high-shine finish.

Nicole by OPI Nail Lacquers and Nail Treatments contain no DBP, Toluene, or Formaldehyde.  Nicole by OPI formulas are long-lasting, fast-drying, and salon-quality, with products featuring the Perfect Stroke brush for streak-free, even coverage. Texture Coat will be available July 2011 for $7.99 each at ULTA, Target, Meijer, Harmon, Wegmans, Sears, and H-E-B. Texture Coat will be available in Canada at Shoppers Drug Mart, Walmart and Loblaw.

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