Cool New Nail Polish Colors and Textures

Lately, I have been really into trying new colors, finishes and textures of nail polish.  I have been trying some really cool polishes, here are some of my favorites:

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Break away from the ordinary this fall and rock bold, unexpected colours with butter LONDON’s latest nail lacquer collection, Colour Clash.

Launching today on butterLONDON.com, the Colour Clash Collection is a chic, surprising new collection of brights and whites that are perfectly on-trend to take your look from summer to fall. The collection includes vibrant bright nail lacquers in Wellies, Pimms, Cake Hole, Silly Billy and Giddy Kipper that can add a much-needed pop of colour to any look. Ready to rock out in white? Sport a trendy white-nail with Cotton Buds, which can also be used underneath nail art to punch up any colour.

butter LONDON’s Global Colour Ambassador Katie Hughes notes that the Colour Clash Collection is “one of my favourite collections yet, Colour Clash is so fun and bold.”

What I think:  Butter LONDON’s new color clash collection is so different for fall.  Colors for the season are usually rich and dark, these are so bright and fun.  It’s feels like the fun of summer blending itself into the fall season.  In Kansas City where I live, it will be hot until about Halloween, so these colors seem so appropriate!

Available at www.butterlondon.com

Nails Inc. Feathers Effect Nail Polish in Edinburgh
Nails Inc. Feathers Effect Nail Polish in Edinburgh

Nails Inc. Feathers Effect Nail Polish ($9.50 USD) This ultratrendy, long-wearing formulation features tiny feather-like particles in complimentary colors to create a quill effect on the nails. Perfect for adding a pop of color to your spring or summer ensemble, the unique feather bottle and feather print cap make these must-have shades for all. Wear two to three coats to build full coverage or apply directly over a base color for a smooth look.

What I think:  I love these feather polishes.  I have them in Edinburgh, a pastel orange and blue and Brighton, a teal and yellow textured polish.  I have used one coat over a cream polish and I have layered just the feathers alone.  Both looks fantastic and lasts a long time!

You can purchase at http://www.sephora.com

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discover perfect nail art looks for your summer getaway with the latest collection of essie sleek sticks in beach-ready brights. Inspired by the season’s hottest runway trends, the collection boasts six luxe, three-dimensional patterns in sunny shades from ocean blue to juicy fuchsia. These pre-cured appliqués make salon designs a snap – just apply and go! Lasts up to 10 days.

The shades left to right are: stick with style, croc madame, shoot for the moon, small pleasures, sea me shine, and show me your stuff.

What I think: These stickers are so beautiful in person!  They are a bit tricky to use, but when done right, really fun!

Purchase at www.essie.com or fine beauty stores near you.

Enjoy!

Sparkly Holiday Nail Polishes to Give and to Enjoy!

I love sparkle nail polish for the holidays.  And with all the cool glitter polishes out these days, you can really get a unique and festive look!

Here are some fun ones to buy for yourself or to give as gifts.  They also make great stocking stuffer.

China Glaze Holiday Joy Nail Polish Collection Holiday Winter 2012

The holiday season: it is truly the most wonderful time of the year – for nails! From gorgeous glitters to rich crèmes, ‘tis the season to add sparkle and shine to any manicure and pedicure.

Celebrate the season in colour with the new China Glaze® Holiday Joy collection!

Bringing tidings of good cheer, the China Glaze® Holiday Joy collection features 12 merry crèmes, glitters and shimmers including:

Glistening Snow – Fine diamond-like silver glitter

Champagne Kisses – Bubbly rose gold glitter

Angel Wings – Delicate gold dust glitter

Winter Holly – Gold-flecked dazzling green glitter

Glitter All The Way – Exciting multi-color glitter

Pizzazz – Twinkling multi-dimensional glitter blend

Blue Bells Ring – Icy blue shimmer

Pure Joy – Fiery red glitter with gold particles

Red Satin – Silky blue-based red crème

With Love – Classic red crème with a hint of orange undertones

Merry Berry – Rich berry red crème

Cranberry Splash – Ruby red shimmer

Each polish retails for approximately $7.50. For more information, please visit www.chinaglaze.com or follow China Glaze  on Facebook (@ChinaGlaze), Twitter (@ChinaGlazeOfficial) and Pinterest (pinterest.com/chinaglaze).

NCLA THE GLITZ ($39 USD) lacquer set contains ‘Hollywood Hills Hot Number’, a large flake silver/ multi color infusion glitter and ‘Miss Sunset Strip’ a large flake purple glitter. In addition each set will contain a super exclusive special edition rose gold large flake glitter like never seen before.  The glitter particles in ‘High Above The City Lights’ are reminiscent of beautiful shards of rose gold metal – way ahead of the curve, a completely unique take on the glitter world!

All colors have a clear base and can be worn alone or over any color for full style points. Available at www.shopncla.com

Nails Inc The Fashionistas

Nails Inc The Fashionistas — Three mini special effects polishes add glitter, mirror shine or metallic for a show stopping look. These shades offer fantastic coverage, and will make your nails the talk of the holiday party. Shades include:

•      Abbey Road – full coverage holographic shimmer

•      Royal Opera Arcade – Amethyst nail jewelry

•      Stratford –rose gold mirror metallic

Price: $16.50, Available at Sephora inside JCPenney

L’Oréal Paris “Diamonds” Holiday Cosmetics Collection

L’Oréal Paris “Diamonds” Holiday Cosmetics Collection — Celebrate your worth with brilliance this holiday season. In honor of the brand’s iconic tagline, “Because You’re Worth It,” L’Oréal Paris introduces Diamonds, a limited-edition cosmetics collection with dazzling beauty essentials for eyes, lips and nails. Perfect for holiday party primping, the products in the line fall within three inspiring color schemes:

•      Love Diamond

•      True Diamond

•      Midnight Diamond.

Each offers exclusive shades of L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Nail polish.  The shades are:

So Chill — Soft pink with silver micro glitter

Sparkilicious — Silver glitter

Lifetime Love — Cherry red with red micro glitter

Fancy Me — Red and gold glitter

Drop Dead Gorgeous — Black with blue micro gliter

The Bigger the Better — Clear with black and silver glitter

Price:$5.99, available for individual purchase at drugstores nationwide (beginning in November 2012 and until supplies last).

Enjoy!

Holiday Makeup Gifts Guide — Sets That Can Be Split Between Friends!

The gift of beauty is so appreciated — I know, because that is what I give all of the women in my family as well as my friends for holidays.  sometimes, even just a little lip gloss or eye liner or even nail polish can make someone’s day.  In this economy, a large gift may not be feasible to give to all of your friends.  My advice?  Purchase one of these sets and split it up between a group of your co-workers, your teenage daughter’s besties, or your child’s favorite teachers at the middle school or high school.  I guarantee that they will love your thoughtfulness as well as the amazing gift they receive!

tarte Eye Candy Waterproof 6-pc Amazonian Clay Shadow Wand Set ($29.50 USD, $59 value) — Feast your eyes on this. Infused with Amazonian clay, these shadow wands put an exotic twist on your makeup routine. The versatile set offers silky-smooth application and extended waterproof wear, in shades that pop from day to night. From tarte. Includes:

  • 0.05-oz emphasEYES Clay Shadow Stick in Charcoal
  • 0.05-oz emphasEYES Clay Shadow Stick in Champagne
  • 0.05-oz emphasEYES Clay Shadow Stick in Bronze
  • 0.05-oz emphasEYES Clay Shadow Stick in Moss
  • 0.05-oz emphasEYES Clay Shadow Stick in Taupe
  • 0.05-oz emphasEYES Clay Shadow Stick in Plum

These go on like a dream and stay on ALL DAY! You can purchase this beautiful set at www.qvc.com.

Pixi Endless Silky Eye Pen Taster Trio ($12 USD) — These waterproof pencils give the intense effect of a liquid liner. The unique formula is super long-wear, non-transfer and ultra-pigmented. They glide on like seamless silk, and in a single application create a solid colour line that stays on and on.  This limited edition trio includes our bestselling shades in a classic black, a suit-all deep brown, and an ultra-flattering deep lilac. Kit containing exclusive mini sizes of the bestselling Endless Silky Eye Pens in No.1 BlackNoir (intense black), No.3 BlackTulip (deep lilac), and No.4 BlackCocoa (deep brown). Perfect for lovers of very dark eyeliner and aer available at Target stores and www.pixibeauty.com.

Pur Minerals Liquid Metal Eye Shadow 4pc Stick Kit ($22 USD) — Turn up the heat with Pür’s long-wear Liquid Metal Eye Shadow Sticks. Available in four molten metallic hues with iridescent shimmer, our smudge-proof shadow sticks capture the light from all angles to create a megawatt, multidimensional effect. Effortlessly apply as an eye crayon or liner and feel the creamy, water-resistant formula cool the skin as it colors. Shades:

  • True Cobalt
  • Iced Bronze
  • Steel Envy
  • Midnight Chrome

These metallic liners are available at www.purminerals.com.

Laura Mercier Limited Edition Mini Lip Glacé  Set ($48 USD) — Laura Mercier Lip Glacé is a high-shine, perfectly pigmented lip gloss with rich, long-lasting colour and brilliant shine that creates the appearance of fuller lips. With the unique blend of moisturizing, anti-aging, anti-oxidant and plumping ingredients provided by the Laura Mercier Lip Complex, the non-sticky gloss formula applies smoothly without feathering or bleeding. Available in a variety of coverage’s and finishes. The Limited Mini Lip Glace Set includes Rose, Blush, After Hours, Sparkling and Quartz. I love these luxurious glosses and you can purchase at www.lauramercier.com

LORAC Bejeweled Lip Gloss Collection ($25 USD, $132 Value)  — Live the diamond life with LORAC’s Bejeweled Lip Gloss Collection! These glamorous glosses are infused with antioxidants to help nourish and protect, while the natural emollients soothe and moisturize your lips. The bejeweled diamond wand, with its sparkly finish and custom pro-brush, hugs the curves of your lips for gorgeous, ultra-rich color and super high shine. These are full-sized and the shades are:
• Rich Garnet (Dark Cherry) • Hot Pink Sapphire (Bright Pink) • Pink Diamond (Opalescent Lt. Pink) • Rose Tourmaline (Medium Pink) • Peach Moonstone (Peach) • Red Ruby (Red).  These are very sparkly and perfect for teens and pre-teens as well as women who want to be noticed!  Available at www.loraccosmetics.com.

Nails Inc. Glitterati Collection ($25 USD ,$29 Value) Bring the party to your nails with this sensational set of sparkling colors. The full coverage trio includes a sheer blue base with purple glitter, scene-stealing gold glitter, and a clear paint with silver and holographic glitter—all ideal options for fun, glistening style everywhere you play.
This set contains: – 3 x 0.33 oz Glitter Nail Polish in Hatton Garden (clear with silver microglitter and holographic glitter), London Bridge (sheer blue with purple glitter), Chelsea Embankment (gold microglitter).  Available at Sephora and www.sephora.com.  Enjoy

Cool British-Made Nail Polish From Nails Inc.

Sephora has been recently invaded by the British — Nails Inc fab polishes are now available in the United States!

With a unique ability to create nail polish shades based on the latest fashion trends, Nails Inc is always the first to market with the hottest new items, including special effects 3D glitter polish, as well as crackle and holographic top coats. Thea, the creator of Nails Inc, started out as a fashion editor at Tatler, so she especially understands that nail polish is not simply nail polish, but an integral part of a person’s outfit and an expression of their personality.

What I think:  Gorgeous color!   This is lovely opaque polish that lasts as well as other high brand polish companies and is fairly chip-resisitant.  I love layering the glitter polish over the base polish shade — this can be a really festive look for the upcoming holiday season.

To purchase, visit your local Sephora store or www.sephora.com.  Enjoy!