Press Release: Orly Fall 2014 Collection

✯ Press Release ✯

Travel to the dark side of beauty this fall with Smoky, the fall 2014 collection from ORLY. Beauty emerges from the shadowy corners of the imagination, seducing with an enigmatic palette that comes alive as eyes adjust to the light. Dusty tones are blended with matte shimmers creating an alluring and intriguing mix of hues inspired by shades worn on the smokiest of eyes.

The six lacquers in the Smoky Collection include:

Highlight: Grey Crème
Edgy: Antique Bronze Shimmer
Darkest Shadow: Black w/ Red Shimmer
Brush It On: Rose Bronze Duo Chrome Shimmer
Blend: Warm Taupe Crème
Smoked Out: Dark Green Matte Shimmer

The Smoky Collection will be available starting September 2014 for $8.50 each. ORLY Nail Lacquers and Treatment products are available at, Sally Beauty, Ulta and other purveyors of beauty  throughout the U.S. and in over 100 countries worldwide.

All ORLY Nail Lacquers including the Smoky Collection are formulated without DBP, Toluene and  all traces of Formaldehyde and Formaldehyde Resin.

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China Glaze Release & Orly Mirrorball.

One of my cousins sent me an Amazon gift card for my birthday, so I ended up getting two nail polishes with it. China Glaze Release, and Orly Mirrorball. Release is from The Giver CollectionOrly Mirroballis part of the Holiday 2014 Collection.

I decided to pair them together for this manicure. Release is a purple gray cream. Formula was really nice, not runny at all. China Glaze can sometimes be hit or miss, but this is a hit! Two coats, plus Seche Vite topcoat.

Orly Mirrorball, has a silver linear holographic base, with small holographic glitters throughout, so it looks like it's twinkling. Formula is sheer, but builds up to opaque in 3 coats. The linear effect isn't as strong as some of the indie holographic polishes I've seen, but it's nice for a mainstream polish.

And boo.... me contemplating doing this manicure. I was tagged to play #stopdropandselfie on Instagram, and if you know me, I just don't DO selfies very much, hehe. :-p

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NPBC Giveaway! $110 in Prizes, Open Internationally!

The ladies of The Nail Polish Blogger Connection group on Facebook have gathered together to host a giveaway! 12 bloggers, $110 in prizes! There will be three prizes. Two $40 gift certificates, and one $30 gift certificate. (Choices are:  Llarowe, Sally Magpies or Harlow & Co.)

The sponsors of this giveaway are:

The Mercurial Magpie 
Copy Cat Claws 
Finger Food Nails 
Lauriestrodes Fun With Nails
Plump And Polished 
Tunay Na Mahal 
Lacquer Or Leave Her! 
Polished And Glittered 
The Crumpet
Delight In Nails 
Crazy Polishes
a Rafflecopter giveaway
*Begins 18 September 2014 and closes on 30 September 2014. Open Internationally, Must be 18+ older. CLICK HERE FOR GIVEAWAY TERMS AND CONDITIONS.
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@ZoyaNailPolish: Utra PixieDusts Review

I have the new Zoya Ulta PixieDusts for you today. Oswin, Noir, and Arianna.

So... how are the Ultra Pixiedusts, different from the regular, and magical PixieDusts? The original Pixiedusts have a finer texture more like sand. Magical has bigger glitter, and added holographic glitters. The Ultra PixieDusts have larger chunkier glitters, but not holographic. They are all very similar looking in the bottle, due to the red glitter that is in each polish, but they are very different once on the nail.

Picture heavy, so please click below to see more!

Zoya Naturel & Naturel Deux: Ombre

One of my super sweet readers, shared this article with me a little while ago, and asked if I could try something like it, using the Zoya Naturel polishes. Since I'm in the mood for a nice palette cleanser I decided to try it out. 

For this ombre manicure I've used Zoya Taylor, Rue, Bridgette from the Naturel Collection, and Zoya Madeline from the Zoya Naturel Deux Collection. I also used NYC Matte Me Crazy, I think it looks so nice and feminine and delicate with the matte topcoat. 

Here's the shiny version, with Seche Vite topcoat.
Zoya: Taylor, Rue, Bridgette, Madeline.
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Blog Tweaking!

I've been messing around with the blog tonight, tweaking things. Below my header banner, you'll now see a 'recent posts' bar. This will help you access recent blog posts faster, instead of having to scroll down the entire blog. You'll see 8 thumbnails, and if you hover over them you'll see the blog's title. Click on any of the thumbnails and it will bring up the post for you. Let me know what you think! :-)

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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!

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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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