Nails – Pink Sizzle

I was recently sent some sample polishes from the company Perfect Formula.This was the first time I was introduced to this company so as usual, I went and dug up some background information on the product before testing. Shari Gottesman is the Perfect Formula creator and prior to creating this line she worked in her family business for over 15 years, creating nail care and lacquer products for some of the biggest cosmetics companies in the world.

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This week I decided to try out Sizzle and it truly is The Perfect Neon Color.

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What is it: Take cover in color. Formulated to give nails a protective coat which temporarily adds strength, this nail lacquer also adds a gorgeous pop of shiny, vibrant color to your nails. Who is it for: This versatile formula may be used on natural or artificial nails. Why is it different: Formulated with Instant Strength Technology, the polish temporarily helps add strength and thickness to the nails. The custom-designed brush, along with the perfectly pigmented color, ensures a smooth, even application on the nails every time.

Sizzle technically is Matte but I put a top coat on because I loved the way this color looked shiny. It is the perfect summer Pink.

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I’m in love.

This formula is really pigmented and with two coats my nails were colored to perfection.

What do you think? I have another Neon color I will be testing out at the end of the week.

To check out their products visit their website or QVC.

L’Oréal Paris Miss Denim Collection

With 4th of July weekend approaching, I got some NAILspiration

from L’Oréal & the colors of our beautiful flag.

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L’Oréal Paris Miss Denim Colour Riche Nail Collection

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Skinny Jeans, Blue My Mind, Jean & Tonic, Vintage Rose, Distressed Turquoise & Indigo Classique

Denim is the ultimate American classic but in 2014, it’s bigger and hotter than ever! Inspired by colored denim, now you can unzip jean couture in a bottle with the latest limited-edition collection from L’Oréal Paris. These unique, denim-ized texture finish nail shades are inspired by bright-colored denim to dress up your 4th of July look. Dressing down is the new dressing up and the fashionistas will be rocking their denim like never before.

The Miss Denim Collection is available for individual purchase at drugstores nationwide until supplies last. (so HURRY up to your local drugstore to pick some up before they are gone!)

I got my hands on 2 of these shades & I am so impressed. Normally – I am not a fan of textured polish but these are really different. They have no shimmer which is a huge plus and they glide on for an easy application. They dry pretty quickly and do not require a top coat BUT I always add a top coat & that did not take away from the textured look at all.

Check out my looks:

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So – what do you think about these shades & the collection in general?  Are you a fan of textured polishes? I have already decided that I absolutely need to get my hands on the Vintage Rose!

Nails – Boom Boom Room

Yesterday was an exciting day for me.

It was my BRIDAL SHOWER!!! 🙂

My sister was down for the weekend so we took the time to go get mani & pedis with our mom for the big day. Since I was wearing a white dress I wanted a color that would pop against not only my dress but tan skin. When I came across Essie’s “Boom Boom Room” I knew it was the one. This is a total Barbie Pink & I love it sooo much, I will be picking up a bottle to keep at home.

Essie – Boom Boom Room

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Nails – Havana Dreams

I was going through my box of nail polish last week & I came across a mini bottle of Sephora by O.P.I in this amazingly beautiful blue shade. I realized I never tested it out and since I’ve been on a pastel & blue kick lately I decided to use it for my mani. The results were beyond amazing. As I test out some shades I haven’t in awhile – I’m  totalllllly missing the Sephora by O.P.I collection & wish it never was discontinued.

Sephora by O.P.I in Havana Dreams

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Nails – Glittered Pink

In my #VivaVoxBox I scored 2 gorgeous nail shades from Pure Ice Cosmetics & I put them to the test for this weeks manicure.

Main Polish: Pure Ice  Nail Polish in Afterhours

Accent Polish: Pure Ice Nail Polish in It’s Complicated

I started off with my base coat & followed it up with 2 coats of Afterhours. I then applied 2 coats of It’s Complicated towards the base of my nail.

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What do you think about the colors?

This was my first time using the Pure Ice polishes and OMG – I’m in love! The brush was perfect and the formula of the polishes was excellent. Afterhours went on smooth and the color packs a big punch! One coat would have sufficed but I always do 2 coats so it was just routine. I’m really looking forward to trying out other shades in the collection.

Nails – I Need a Refresh-Mint

So I’m finally getting around to trying some of the new nail polishes I’ve received.

For this weeks manicure I am using Wet n Wild MegaLast in I Need a Refresh-Mint. At first glance I was a little iffy about the shade of blue’ish mint green in the bottle but I decided to give it a shot and OMG what a color!!!! The formula is top-notch & I can always appreciate polishes that don’t chip easily. The color is very pigmented and I really only needed 1 coat to cover the whole nail but added the 2 for that extra POP. Besides loving the actually shade of this polish, I really love the shape of the brush which Wet n Wild calls their Manicure pro brush. These retail for under $2. That price is a steal for the quality.

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Nails – Red & Black

For this weeks manicure I was going to keep it simple & just go with red.

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BUT then I decided I wanted to play around with some tape and just cut strips to see what I could come up with.

Main Polish: Sephora by O.P.I in And a Cherry on Top

Accent Polish: Revlon ‘Limited Edition’ Chalkboard Nail Art 

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A 2nd nail color and tape can turn a basic manicure into a chic one in seconds.

Nails – Twilight Rose

I’m really happy with this weeks manicure. I have been going crazy trying to find my nail tape and I finally was able to find it so I played around with different designs this week.

Main Polish: Essie Resort Collection ’14 in Under the Twilight

Accent Polish: Essie Resort Collection ’14 in Cocktails & Coconuts

Accent Glitter Polish: Maybelline Color Show in Gilded Rose

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What do you think?