Philly Loves Lacquer: Gloss48 Exclusives

✯ PR Sample ✯

Today I have swatches of Philly Loves Lacquer: Gloss48 Exclusive polishes. Six exclusive colors were created, each one designed by a member of the Gloss48 team. These will retail for $10.00 each during the introductory period, starting September 10th, 2014. After that they will retail for $12.00.

Please click to see more photos and details after the jump below!

Press Release: @ZoyaNailPolish Fall Ultra PixieDust!

Meet the next generation of our best-selling textured, matte and sparkling Zoya PixieDust formula ­Zoya Ultra PixieDust! Three shades featuring both fine micro glitter and mega hex particles for tone on tone 3D effects. This easy glam nail is available in 3 shades in a gradient of red, wine and plum hues. No base or top coat required.

ZP765 ­ NOIR: Deep vampy plum, textured PixieDust with red Mega Hex Particles.
ZP764 ­ ARIANNA: Blue-toned red wine, textured PixieDust with Mega Hex Particles.
ZP729 ­ OSWIN: True red, textured PixieDust with Mega Hex Particles

Zoya PixieDust Application: 

For BEST RESULTS apply 2-3 thin coats of polish for full coverage to clean (oil free) nail surface. Allow product to dry completely for full effect. Do not use a base coat or top coat. Top coat can be applied for additional glossy effects.

See the Zoya How to apply Zoya PixieDust Video for more great beauty tips and tricks to use when applying Zoya PixieDust.

PRE-ORDER STARTS September 9th
SHIPPING BEGINS September 15th or Sooner
$10 (US) Available on and at finer salons and spas. 

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Rouge Louboutin by Christian Louboutin

For my birthday my husband got me Rouge Louboutin, by Christian Louboutin. I know, I know... you're saying $50 for a nail polish?! I wanted it for the aesthetic appeal, and because it makes a great collectors piece for a nail polish blogger's collection. Would I buy any of the other colors when they come out? Probably not. I just wanted this one. Sometimes it's just fun to splurge, and especially for your birthday since it only comes once a year! Some girls like shoes... I like nail polish!

This is going to be picture heavy, so please click below to read the rest of this post! 

I got my Helmer! :)

Thursday was my birthday, and one of my gifts this year was an Ikea Helmer! Coveted and utilized by almost every nail polish blogger in the blogging world. The Helmer is capable of holding 500-600 bottles of nail polish.

Picture Heavy, so more after the jump! ;-)

ILNP: Masquerade (H)

I picked up two colors from ILNP new fall collection. Masquerade (H), and Champagne Blush. (I'll show Champagne Blush another day). I've wanted the original Masquerade for awhile, but I never got around to picking it up. So I was really happy when ILNP released a holographic version with their fall collection.

Masquerade (H) is a multi chrome. It changes from Green, Pink, Red, Copper... so many pretty colors! This is 2 coats, plus Seche Vite topcoat.

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SpaRitual Home: Holiday 2014 Preview.

✯ PR Sample ✯

Today I have a sneak peek of a few colors from SpaRituals upcoming holiday collection, Home. (Home is available for sale now! )

Click to see more after the jump below!

Born Pretty Store: Stamp QA83 Review.

The Born Pretty Store recently sent me some items to review. One of those items was stamp plate QA83. I thought this particular plate would be perfect to try some more leadlight technique with.

I started with a base of OPI Alpine Snow. I stamped with Konad Black. Then I used my OPI Sheer Tints to fill in the design. Finished with Seche Vite. I have to say I really like this Born Pretty Store stamp plate [QA83], the etching is just right and the design stamps perfectly. I can't wait to get some more. :-)

My OPI Mini Sheer Tints,come in handy for doing leadlight stamping. I just kind of dab it on my nails, so it doesn't smear the stamp too much. I'm not perfect though... since this is only my 2nd attempt. :-p

Here are some of my other Born Pretty Store Reviews:

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SquareHue: Beverly Hills Collection

✯ PR Sample ✯

SquareHue sent me their latest box to review. The Beverly Hills Collection, consists of 3 polishes: Rodeo Drive, Cannon Drive, Wilshire Boulevard. 

SquareHue is a monthly subscription box for $14.99 a month, (plus shipping). What is really neat and a bit different from other subscription boxes, is SquareHue donates a portion of proceeds from each subscription box to a different cause every month. 

I was pleasantly surprised these are full size polishes (.5ml) no mini's here! I wasn't sure what to expect formula wise on these, but Rodeo Drive, and Wilshire Boulevard are definitely one coaters, (though I used 2 coats for all photos below). Cannon Drive is opaque in 2 coats. Now... Wilshire Boulevard & Cannon Drive show brush strokes, *sad face* but that is common with this type of finish. None of the polishes are too thick or too runny. They were nice to work with.

*I used Seche Vite topcoat on all photos below.

I don't think Cannon Drive (pink) goes too well with my skintone. And, don't laugh at my free hand cheetah design, it was my first try! *wink* I used Rodeo Drive (gold) and a Sally Hansen I ❤ nail art pen in black to do the cheetah design. (I wish the pen had a finer tip).

I kind of feel like I was having a "fail" nail art day here, lol. This was the gradient I did with Wilshire Blvd (blue) & Rodeo Drive (gold).

If I had to choose a favorite I would say Rodeo Drive (gold) is my favorite polish out of this box! :-) Have you tried SquareHue? What did you think? If not, would you?
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SpaRitual Fall Instagram Giveaway! [CLOSED]

✯ PR Samples Mentioned ✯

Head over to my Instagram to take part in my SpaRitual Fall Giveaway! 

Want to win Oasis & Tapestry from the new Sparitual Wander Collection, along with Multi-Tasker top & base coat? 

■ 1. Must be following @tunaynamahal82 & @sparitualist

■ 2. Re-post photo with caption: @tunaynamahal82 #TNMFALL. 

18 & OLDER. ENDS: 9/5/14

(Please note polishes were provided by Sparitual for review, and each polish was swatched on 4 nails).

To see my review on some of the Sparitual Wander colors, click here! 

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Zoya Nail Polish Twitter Party (8/27/14)

You and your stylish friends are invited to talk all things Fall with ZOYA! 

Join us on Twitter Wednesday, August 27th from 8-9pm EST (5-6pm PST). We'll cover the hottest nail colors for Fall, trends from the NYFW (New York Fashion Week) runways and much more (ahem, giveaways!)

In addition, there will be a special Q&A session with the woman behind our 300+ color assortment - ZOYA's Creative Director, Rebecca Isa. So get your questions ready!

How it Works:

· Follow @ZoyaNailPolish on Twitter.
· Zoya will release a series of questions marked Q1, Q2, Q3, etc.
· Reply to these questions with the corresponding A1, A2, A3, etc.
· Use the hashtag #FALLingForZoya so Zoya (and everyone else) can find your tweets easily!

Did someone say PRIZES?! Join in on the fun and you could WIN!* Followers that participate and answer questions throughout the Twitter Party will automatically be entered to win special prizes from the Naturel 2 and Entice & Ignite Collection at random.

PLUS - Enter to win a full Fall Zoya Nail Polish Wardrobe! All you have to do is upload a picture of your ZOYA manicure at any time during the Twitter Chat (8-9pm EST) and tell us which shade(s) you're wearing to the party. Don't forget to include #FALLingForZoya. The grand prize winner will be announced at the end of the event following the Q&A session.

*Terms & Conditions: No purchase necessary to participate or win. Promotion begins Wednesday, August 27, 2014 at 8pm EST. Entry via Twitter ONLY - Twitter account must be on public setting and must follow @ZoyaNailPolish to be eligible to win. Giveaway winners will be DM'd codes - codes are not valid in conjunction with other coupons, codes or promotions. Continental US only. Art of Beauty is not responsible for incorrect addresses, credit card entry errors, web related issues or any errors associated with declined credit cards. Returns or exchanges of promotional items not permitted. This Twitter party is in no way sponsored, endorsed, or administered by, or associated with Twitter, Inc.

My Twitter is @tunaynamahal82, if you'd like to follow. :-)

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Guest Post at Polish Hound! (Zoya Madeline & Monet)

I'm guest posting over at Polish Hound today! Head over and see the glitter placement manicure I did with Zoya Madeline and Zoya Monet!

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