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.

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Enjoy great nails this summer!

Spring Ahead — With a Bright New Nail Look!


Ready for Daylight Savings Time?  I am.  I don’t like losing an hour, but I love it when it starts to get darker later in the day!  I feel like we can finally escape our winter caves and go outside to have fun!

This week in Kansas City, the temperature is going to be in the 50’s and 60’s.  Yay!  So I am excited to brighten up my nail look to match the sunny weather! Here are some new favorites from Seche, Salon Perfect and China Glaze.

The polishes from left to right are: Seche Polish in Perfectly Poised with Salon Perfect top coat in Loves Me/Loves Me Not; Seche polish in Keep It You and Salon Perfect top coat in One Love; and Seche Buttoned Up and Salon Perfect Hearts-a-Flutter Top Coat.

The collections are:

Seche Nail Lacquer Introduces New Spring 2014 Collection: Perfectly Poised — The Seche® woman can Conquer the World, one perfectly polished nail at a time. She is dressed Head to Toe in confidence as she steps out to take on the day. Buttoned Up in her best, this Effortlessly Styled woman is smart, sassy, ambitious and quick-witted. She is Perfectly Poised – always looking for the longest-lasting, fastest-drying seasonal shades that remind her to “Keep It You.” To stay true to who she is, she turns to Seche®.  For more information, visit

  • Keep It You: Deep rose-pink with purple shimmer
  • Effortlessly Styled: Melon sherbet cream
  • Perfectly Poised: Soft marigold cream
  • Conquer the World: Light teal with gold shimmer
  • Buttoned Up: Lavender cream with purple shimmer
  • Head to Toe: Creamy nude

Salon Perfect® Love, Lashes and Lacquer collection launched in February at select Walmart stores nationwide as part of a limited edition promotional display. Individual polish will retail for $3.98.

  •  He’s With Me! – Metallic red micro-glitter
  •  In Love – Bright pink crème
  •  Cosmic Black – Black and silver multi-dimensional glitters
  •  Loves Me, Loves Me Not – Pale pink and black matte micro-glitters
  •  Touchy Feely – Black and white matte micro-glitters
  •  Hearts-a-Flutter – Fuchsia micro-glitter and gold heart glitter top coat
  •  One Love – Iridescent holo-effect hex glitter and micro-glitter top coat

The polishes from left to right are:  China Glaze What a Pansy (purple), Grass is Lime Greener (green) and Shine-nanigans top coat; China Glaze Thistle Do Nicely (pink), Metro Pollen-tin (orange) and Glimmer More top coat and China Glaze in Lotus Begin (purple), At Vase Value (blue) and Glitter Up top coat.

Add A Little Sass to Spring 2014 with the China Glaze® City Flourish Collection — Dark and dreary sidewalks turn into vibrant catwalks thanks to the China Glaze® City Flourish collection. Blooming with 12 pale pastels and high voltage neons, the Spring 2014 collection will inspire you to toss those gloves and coats for shorter skirts and strappy sandals. Tips and toes that sported the rich, dark shades of winter will flourish in the brightest shades of the season.

The China Glaze® City Flourish collection includes:

  •  Thistle Do Nicely – Electric pink neon crème
  •  Peonies & Park Ave – Neon bright pink crème
  •  Petal to the Metal – Warm pink coral crème
  •  Spring In My Step – Baby pink crème
  •  Strike A Rose – Watermelon shimmer
  •  Don’t Honk Your Thorn – Nude shimmer
  •  In a Lily Bit – Soft light violet crème
  •  Lotus Begin – Neon purple crème
  •  What A Pansy – Cool periwinkle/indigo blue crème
  •  At Vase Value – Bright baby blue crème
  •  Grass Is Lime Greener – Neon lime crème
  •  Metro Pollen-tin – Neon peach crème

China Glaze® City Flourish will be available in March 2014 at fine salons and beauty supply stores.

Be the Life of the Party with the NEW China Glaze® Surprise Collection — Shine on with pops of colour and glitters galore. The six-piece, limited edition China Glaze® Surprise collection is the life of the party where you can confidently let the pieces “fall where they may” for the ultimate manicure. The chunky glitters bring together large matte and shiny particles in feminine, flirty and funky color combinations. Wear alone or as a top coat for an extra effect that’s uniquely you.

  •  Create A Spark – large pink, purple and black glitter pieces
  •  Don’t Be A Flake – large black and pink glitter with matte turquoise pieces
  •  Glimmer More – large pink glitter with orange and yellow matte pieces
  •  Glitter Up – large purple glitter with matte turquoise and peach pieces
  •  I’m A Go Glitter – large pink glitter with matte turquoise & lime green pieces
  •  Shine-nanigans – large pink & purple glitter with lime green matte pieces

China Glaze® Surprise is a limited edition collection that will be available in April 2014 at fine salons and beauty supply stores for $7.50 MSRP.



Rich Fall Nail Polish Colors from China Glaze, Seche and Salon Perfect

I love the nail polish shades for Fall.  It’s my favorite time of year to polish my nail — and I try to keep them polishes all season long because there are so many gorgeous rich colors to choose from.

Below are the new collections from China Glaze, Seche and Salon Perfect.  So many colors, so little time…


China Glaze invites you to an evening of cocktails, gossip, flirtation and gorgeous nail color with the Autumn Nights collection.  Enjoy a ladies night with your girlfriends with one of 12 luxurious shades.

The China Glaze® Autumn Nights collection includes:

• Charmed, I’m Sure: Gracious purple crème

• Tongue & Chic: Playful emerald shimmer

• Strike Up A Cosmo: Sparkling rose gold shimmer

• Scandalous Shenanigans: Rich blue shimmer

• Rendezvous With You: Shimmery purple affair

• Red-y & Willing: Frisky red shimmer

• Don’t Make Me Wine: Reserve-worthy red-violet shimmer

• Goldie But Goodie: Eternal rust gold shimmer

• Gossip Over Gimlets: Platinum shimmer soiree

• Kiss My Glass: Feisty blue gunmetal shimmer

• Public Relations: Impressionable violet gunmetal shimmer

• Queen B: Regal blue-purple crème

Available now at, purchase at Ulta or other fine stores.


I know what some of you are going to say: “Seche color?!”  We’re happy to announce: SECHE IS DOING COLOR!  From the makers of Seche Vite comes Seche Nail Lacquer.  This month marks the launch of Clever and Confident, 6 new highly pigmented, one coat coverage shades in seasonally spot-on colors.  Yes, one coat.  Limited samples are available are on a first request, first receive basis.

Leading a versatile life, the Seche woman is the toast of the town. Her busy schedule and wonderfully witty sense of humor keep her happy, as is. You never know what this silly, but sensible woman will have in store for you… but her intuition assures she is always clever and confident.

Shades in the collection include:

Silly, But Sensible – The perfect fall burnt orange crème

Versatile – A dark teal crème, versatile for anyone

Happy, As Is – A vibrant raspberry red crème

Clever and Confident –A delectable, deep plum crème

Intuition – A rich dark merlot with a slight red shimmer

Wonderfully Witty – A rich navy blue crème

For more information, visit


While we know it’s still blazing hot outside in most parts of the country, we’re so ready for fabulous Fall fashion and gorgeous nail polish colors to match!  Enter Salon Perfect’s First Look Fall Polish Forecast collection – 11 gorgeous seasonal shades just right for accessorizing Fall’s hottest styles, plus a limited edition Matte FX top coat to create two very different looks for any one color of polish.

When it comes to accessorizing this Fall’s most fashionable looks, a pop of rich color is the perfect way to spice up otherwise sensible shades for the season. Gorgeous emerald green looks luxe against neutrals while deep berry tones add pizzazz to black. This August, polish off any look with the new Salon Perfect® First Look Fall Polish Forecast.

The colors are:

Look Fall Polish Forecast offers a bounty of manicure options this Fall.

Salon Perfect® First Look Fall Polish Forecast includes:

• Tainted Love – warm rosy peach with a pearlescent gold finish

• Scarlet Enchantment – rich red with a pearlescent finish

• Pink Taffeta – dusty rose with a gold shimmer

• Playful Plum – dark berry sheen

• Royal Knight – deep eggplant

• Nautical Nights – shimmering dark blue

• Ivy League – dark forest sheen

• Dirty Martini – olive green with a hint of gold

• Café Ole – milk chocolate brown with a gold shimmer

• Red Dahlia – dark burgundy

• Raisin the Roof – plum raisin with gold shimmer

• Matte FX – mattifying top coat

Available now exclusively at Walmart stores nationwide for $3.98 each.



Glitz Up Your Nails With New Spring Polishes

I love changing my polish each week to reflect my moods and the seasons.

Julep polish has just become available for purchase.  Which I think is great — now more people can be introduced to this innovative polish line.  I love the colors and the smaller bottles since nail polish tends to dry out before it runs out at my house.

Founded by beauty expert Jane Park, Julep celebrates friendship, expression, and connection through color. Applying her professional beauty advice—often featured in leading fashion magazines—Park developed a nail polish collection with colors named after inspirational, vibrant women. Julep’s fast-drying, long-lasting, non-toxic formula is paired with a high-performance, professional brush. Additionally, the brand donates a portion of their proceeds to organizations that support and empower women.

My favorite shade right now is Heather ($14 USD), a platinum greige with a metallic glow.  It is neutral so goes with everything and the metallic color is so cool — I get lots of compliments when I wear it.  I only need 2 coats and applies smoothly.

Visit or where you can sign up for their Maven program.  You can purchase monthly mystery boxes that contain polishes and nail care products for $19.99.  Get your first box for 1 penny with the code color2012.

Sparkle all summer long with China Glaze®’s new Crackle Glitters ($9.00 USD)collection.  Once again taking crackle technology to the next level, this third-generation polish pairs the edgy innovation of crackling nail lacquer with glamorous glitters.  The China Glaze® Crackle Glitters features four shimmering shades including:

·         Luminous Lavender: Luscious light purple
·         Jade-d: Radiant bright green
·         Glam-More: Bold fuchsia
·         Gleam Me Up: Bright sky blue
Create glamorously different looks with just one sweep of China Glaze® Crackle Glitters.  Layer over different base colors to create bold styles.  Use a lighter coat to create a fine crackle, a thicker coat for a deep shatter effect.  Brush sideways or on an angle to create different looks.  As versatile and edgy as China Glaze®’s biggest celebrity fans (Lady Gaga, Rihanna,Nicole Ritchie and Kelly Osbourne, to name a few), China Glaze® Crackle Glitters add a spark(le) to one of the hottest nail art trends!
China Glaze is free of DBP, toluene, and added formaldehyde and available at fine salons and beauty supply stores nationwide in May 2012.  For more information, visit: or follow China Glaze on Facebook and Twitter:
Next is a new brand to me.  It is called Salon Perfect and it is affordable ($2.98 USD) and is available at Wal-Mart.  In fact, this collection called Blooming with Color, will be in stores May.  The 14 colors are:
  • Perfectly Peach — Delicate peach
  • Lemon Zing — Sunny Yellow
  • Kiwi Lime — Vibrant green
  • Blue Mint — Cheerful mint
  • Berry Blue — Classic periwinkle
  • Purple Sorbet — Dark lilac
  • Lavender Icing — Soft lilac
  • Spicy Tomato — Juicy red
  • Tangy Tangerine — Tart orange
  • Sour Apples — True blue-green
  • Blue Raspberry — Vivid azure
  • Plum Sorbet — Magenta with purple shimmer
  • Berry Pink — Bold flamingo pink
  • Bubblegum — Honeysuckle pink

Did the cold winter months keep your fingers and toes under wraps?  A fresh manicure with a bright, energetic polish is the perfect pick-me-up to bring your tips and toes out of hibernation.  Salon Perfect’s NEW Blooming with Color nail color collection is bursting with vibrant brights and sweet pastels.

So how fun will it be to do your nails with one (or more) of these polishes from one (or more) of these collections? Enjoy!