Fellow Beauty Fanatics

Monday, January 30, 2012

I apologize for the slow postings.



I am currently experiencing PC issues but should be back up and posting very soon. I thank you for your patience.

Grace, Peace, & Blessings.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Zing into Spring! Pastels!!!!

We have been bombarded with jewel-tones, glitters, and holiday manicures for several months. And I am so ready for lighter and brighter colors.  Some of the up and coming collections are pointed in the direction of the spring/summer colors.  This lead me to want to pull out some of my pastels and give you some spring, jellybean spam...LOL!  I know that in other parts of the country there is still feet of snow on the grown. But here in Florida, I have already seen the first signs of spring with the flowering bushes peeking through.






Remember, treat your nails as jewels, not tools. Grace, Peace, & Blessings.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

China Glaze ElectroPop Swatches, Pics, & 1st Reviews

Are you ready for light and bright spring and summer colors? Well China Glaze ElectroPop has you covered. The ElectroPop collection is "Inspired by all things girly, edgy, and fun..."

China Glaze's 2012 ElectroPop Collection will soon be available at your local retail (February, 2012).  I was sent a few from both the "Light" and the "Bright" collections to share with you. 


From the "Lights" Collection, I have:


  • Sweet Hook, it is a soft lilac opaque creme. This polish is in the same family as Orly Lollipop, OPI A Grape Fit, & China Glaze Spontaneous
  • Gothic Lolita, a medium purple shimmer with a slight blue duo.  I had nothing even close to a dup in my collection of this polish.
  • Fuchsia Fanatic, a fuchsia pink opaque creme. This reminds me of OPI Ate Berries in the Canaries, Essie Big Spender, & China Glaze Make an Entrance.


From the "Brights" Collection, I have:


  • Aquadelic, is a soft turquoise opaque creme. This polish is in the same family as Orly Gumdrop, and China Glaze For Audrey.
  • Make Some Noise, a perfect tangerine orange opaque creme. Currently nothing in my collection similar.

Review:

Of the 5 shades, the application was customary for the China Glaze formula. They applied smooth and with no streaking. If applied with care, you could get complete opacity with only one coat. However, out of habit, I applied two coats. As expected with the China Glaze formula, these polishes applied with no running; not too thin or too thick.  With my normal polish regimen, my normal wear with China Glaze is 2 weeks with some tip wear. This collection is great for the upcoming spring and summer. It is chock full of fashionable colors.

  • Bottle: 14 mL – 0.5 Fl oz.
  • Brush:  Standard narrow brush
Remember, treat your nails as jewels, not tools. Grace, Peace, & Blessings.

* These sample products were sent to me for review by the PR department of the Manufacturer. These however are my honest opinions. I am not employed by nor was I paid by this company.

Friday, January 13, 2012

PRESS RELEASE: China Glaze ElectroPop Spring 2012 Collection

Los Angeles, CA - (November 2011): Where heavy metal meets rocker chic, China Glaze® introduces the Spring 2012 collection, ElectroPop. Inspired by all things girly, edgy and fun, the 12 shades of ElectroPop bring out the inner rock star in all. For flash and glam this spring, China Glaze® hits the stage in style!

ElectroPop Shades include:

  • Kinetic Candy – Touch the sky in light blue crème 
  • Electric Beat – Periwinkle nails for a wink worthy performance
  • Aquadelic – Pool blue for nighttime gigs and daytime fun in the sun
  • Gaga For Green – Green lacquer for the girl craving the limelight
  • Sunshine Pop – Shine in the spotlight in bold yellow 
  • Make Some Noise – Rock the mic in tangerine
  • Wicked Style – Party cocktail tropical punch
  • Fuchsia Fanatic – Fuchsia pink for the rocker diva in us all
  • Gothic Lolita – Steal the show on girls night out in seductive purple
  • Dance Baby – Hit center stage in cotton candy pink
  • Sweet Hook – Blow a kiss in dreamy lilac
  • Techno – Glitter confetti polish for a dazzling topcoat finish or all over finger tip bling
ElectroPop is also available in:

  • 6 Piece Collection of “Brights”: Techno, Aquadelic, Sunshine Pop, Gaga for Green, Make Some Noise and Wicked Style
  • 6 Piece Collection of “Lights”: Fuchsia Fanatic, Dance Baby, Electric Beat, Kinetic Candy, Sweet Hook and Gothic Lolita
  • 12 Piece 3D Counter Display
  • 36 Piece Rack
ElectroPop will be available February 2012. Individual shades retail for $7; 6 piece collections retail for $42.

China Glaze is free of DBP, toluene, and added formaldehyde. China Glaze nail lacquers are available through salons and professional beauty supply stores nationwide. For more information, visit: www.chinaglaze.com or follow China Glaze on Facebook and Twitter: http://twitter.com/ChinaGlaze

China Glaze is a division of American International Industries.

About American International Industries
For nearly 40 years, AII has been the leading manufacturer and worldwide distributor of innovative, quality beauty and skin care products for men and women.  Our product lines include Ardell, Andrea, Body Drench, Bye Bye Blemish, Checi, China Glaze, Clean + Easy, Clubman/Pinaud, Duo, European Secrets, EzFlow, Fright Night, Gena, GiGi, Gypsy Lash, IBD, Jeris-Lustray, No Tweeze/Micro Tweeze, 'N Rage, Prolinc, RAW, Seche, SuperNail, Surgi-Care, Waterworks, Winning Nails, Woltra, Woody’s, and Youthair. For more information, visit our website: www.aiibeauty.com

Thursday, January 12, 2012

SPAM: Just felt like spamming...in a good way.

I know that I am not the first and won't be the last to post about these.  I got my hands on the new Finger Paints Special Effects polishes, well 4 of the 5 so far. I also wanted to compare them to Nubar 2010 and the 2010 Finger Paints Sparkle Top Coat.  So here are my bottle and nail wheel pictures.So to start, I layered my flakies over Sinful Colors Black.  




I also layered some of the flakies over Orly Royal Navy, Orly Wandering Vine, and Orly Bus Stop Crimson.

Grace, Peace, and Blessings.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

UNBOXING: Sedona Lace Vortex Brush Set

As a Christmas gift to myself, I purchased the Sedona Lace Vortex Brush Set. Here is the unboxing.



Grace, Peace, & Blessings.

Sunday, January 8, 2012

COLLECTIVE HAUL: MAC, Sephora, Sally, Walgreens, & BSS and an introduction

I avoided the malls and shopping centers during the After-Christmas sales. But when I finally did make my rounds, I did a little damage. Here is my collective haul from MAC, Sephora, Sally, Walgreens and a Beauty Supply Store. Sidenote: After one year, I figured it was time to see the face behind the nails, such that it is. LOL!

Grace, Peace, and Blessings.

Friday, January 6, 2012

NOTD: Orly Cotton Candy

With all the recent Fall and Winter holidays, and so many dark, autumnal, jewel, and glittery polishes, I was just in the mood for something softer. So I went to my stash and decided on one of my untrieds, Orly Cotton Candy. At first I was thinking that it was not appropriate for this time of year, but I just needed something softer.  When I first put it on, I wasn't sure that I was going to like it. But the next day, I went out and saw it in the bright Florida sun and I was won over. This is a beautiful soft pastel bubble gum (or Cotton Candy) pink cream. In the 2 days I have been wearing it, I have received tons of compliments.  Total strangers have ask me what polish I was wearing. It was part of the 2010 Spring Sweet Collection that included other lovelies such as Snowcone, Pixy Stix, Lemonade, Lollipop, and Gumdrop. I need to get a few of those also. Orly Cotton Candy is not one to be overlooked or left for the summer months.  



Review:
·Color Family: Pink 
·Finish: Cream
·Opacity: 2 coats for bottle color
·Collection: Sweet Collection Spring, 2010

·Bottle: 18 mL – 0.6 Fl Oz (20% more than the average polish)
·Brush: Standard narrow brush
·Price: Reg. $5.99 but can be often found on sale at Sally and other e-tailers.
·Availability: Ulta, CVS, and Sally Beauty are some of the major retailers that carry Orly
·Application: The first coat was kinda of watery & streaky, but the second coat smooth out the finish. In these pictures, I am wearing BC, and 2 coats of NP

Remember, treat your nails as jewels, not tools. Grace, Peace, & Blessings.
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