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Happy Monday! I hope everyone had a great weekend. We didn’t host Thanksgiving dinner at my house, but we did have lots of company at the house…so I cleaned and cleaned like a mad woman. I like to have vacuum marks in the carpet when company arrives. LOL. It’s a problem, I know. :)
So I tried my first JESSICA polish for a Nail Art Society look and was super impressed (see it here). And today I have swatches of my first complete JESSICA Cosmetics Collection. In this post, I have their Fall release, A Night at the Opera. I’ll show you the Effects: Glitzy shades in a separate post.
Opening Night is a purple-leaning fuchsia shimmer that almost glows. It’s bright and deep at the same time. The formula was really good. My swatch is two coats.
It’s BLACK Friday! Gah! Who braves the crowds? Not me. Absolutely not. The chaos makes my head spin. My OCD would compel me to clean up store shelves and make customers line up in straight lines at the register! So I stay safe at home and buy almost everything online!
So today I have something a little different for the blog. I was presented with the opportunity to try a new line of watches called RAKANI. This new brand has an interesting concept that intrigued me enough to give one a try. I chose a watch called “Running Behind” (and paired it with a mani, of course!)
Look closely and you can see why this timepiece is called “Running Behind”…it runs counter-clockwise! Each RAKANI watch is designed around a meaningful aspect of time-keeping. As many of you know, I work in a very conservative office. So I love that this watch has classic styling – but the movement is rebellious! Here are the other watches in the Fashionably Late Collection. You can see how each one creatively interprets a theme. [RAKANI image - click to enlarge]
Happy Thanksgiving to my US readers! I love Thanksgiving because I love spending time with my family. I also love mashed potatoes. So the holiday is a big hit for me! LOL. Although I do have some bad news. I woke up yesterday morning with a broken nail. How is that possible? *sigh* So anyway, you’ll be seeing some “sportier” swatches for the next several weeks.
Question: What’s better than an indie polish? Answer: THREE indie polishes! Today I have a special Holiday Collaboration Collection to show you. Polished by KPT, Lacquer Lust and Serum No. 5 have joined forces to create a sweet three-shade collection consisting of a glitter, a thermal and a holo. Perfect. This set will be available from all three indies (and internationally through Harlow & Co) on Sunday, December 1st at noon PST. Links at the end of the post.
First up is Yule Light Up My Life by Serum No. 5. This glitter topper captures all of the colors of the holiday in multi-sized hexes suspended in a slightly cloudy base. This is my first Serum No. 5 and I was impressed. The glitter spread easily and evenly. I’ve seen several swatches over white, which is stunning because you can really see each individual glitter. I decided to try it over a gold for maximum festiveness. This is one coat of Yule Light Up My Life over two coats of Zoya Ziv. I used two coats of topcoat. Many of the glitters are holographic, so this is really amazing when it moves.
It’s Thanksgiving Eve in the US and I have some awesome exclusive news! In January, Pure Ice will be launching Salon Station Nail Treatments. The collection includes four “hardcore” treatments: basecoat/ridgefiller, quick dry topcoat, nail strengthener, and 3-in-1 coat…all at Pure Ice’s ridiculously affordable price point of $1.99. Pure Ice sent me the Salon Station Treatments a month ago so I’d have ample time to test drive them before making the announcement. Because I change my polish so much, it’s truly difficult for me to test the efficacy of nail treatments. But I did my best! So now I’ve finished my completely non-scientific assessment and I’m happy to share my results.
Good morning! Yuck…it’s Monday again. Did you all have a nice weekend? I decorated the house all weekend. You should see me…I decorate in rubber kitchen gloves to protect my hands. It’s so classy. LOL. So today I have a nail art look using polishes from the OPI Holiday 2013 Mariah Carey Collection. I got so much good feedback on the textured rose nail that I did for my OPI’s Minnie’s Closet mani (see it here), that I decided to try it again…this time on two whole nails! Sigh…one day I’ll have time to try it on a whole hand maybe? :)
The blue nails are Kiss Me At Midnight, a Liquid Sand polish. It’s a beautiful bright blue with silver glitter texture. Application was perfect. I used two coats. It did seem to take awhile to dry on me though. Which actually turned out to be an advantage when doing the rose nails. The black nails are OPI Black Onyx. I love how slick and shiny it is.
Good morning! It’s Friday! Time flies by so ridiculously fast these days, doesn’t it?! I think it’s because I stay too busy…always something to do and somewhere to go! Okay…let’s get into the post. Today I have swatches of six polishes from the China Glaze Happy HoliGlaze Collection. I got to see these beauties way back in July at Cosmoprof North America and I had to keep them a secret for what felt like an eternity (well, I did show some pics to the hubs, but he was markedly LESS excited than I was! LOL) You can find the original press release here.
First up is Put a Bow on It, an ultra-fine purply/fuchsia glitter. This went on really sheer in the first coat and I would have bet money you couldn’t get it opaque. But the first coat seemed to “grab” the next coat and it built up nicely. I used three coats for the swatch below. I actually like how this dried without top coat…with a textured finish. My photo has a coat of Seche Vite. I love this one!