Monday, October 20, 2014

Essie Fall in Line

I have a late post today of Essie Fall in Line from their fall collection Dress to Kilt.  (A few weeks ago I posted The Perfect Cover Up from the same collection)

Fall in Line is a gorgeous grayed out sage green with hints of blue.  Essie calls it a jade.  The point is, it's gorgeous!  From the bottle I was just so so about it, but once I had it on, I really fell in love with it.

The formula one this is nice.  No complaints at all.

This is 2 coats.

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Friday, October 17, 2014

Smitten Polish Nimbus

Press Sample

Hi everyone!  Today I have another gorgeous polish from Smitten Polish!  Nimbus is a creamy off white, dove gray with one of my favorite things: holo!  It's so dreamy, soft and delicate, but the holo gives it a little edge.  My mom is already demanding to borrow it lol.

This polish was a little thick, but went on without a hitch and was suprisingly opaque.

This is 2 coats.

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If you've fallen in love with this like I am, Noelie just stocked the shop and Nimbus and Seasonal Lattes are in stock on smittenpolish.com.  Both retail for $11.  Also, if you're still lemming Girl Sprouts, it's on sale with a few others for $9.  For more Smitten Polish info, make sure to check out their Facebook.

Press Sample

Thursday, October 16, 2014

OPI Ink Suede

It's been a while since I've pulled out an old polish and did a throwback Thursday post, so that's what I did today.

In 2009 OPI came out with the Suede collection that consisted of 6 suede versions of some core polishes.  I bought 4 of them and am now kicking myself for not getting Russian Navy, Lincoln Park After Dark or the later release Here Today Aragon Tomorrow.  Ebay prices are ridiculous!  It's so strange to see something go up in price that much even though it feels like it just came out yesterday.

Anyways, Ink is a dark blue that has a bit of purple and lots of silver shimmer. It is of course matte.  When I put this on, I realized how I'd forgotten how perfectly it applies.  It's slightly thick and goes on opaque in 1 coat and dries almost instantly.  Now I remember why I bought these.  They're perfect for when you're in a rush and don't really have time to wait for polish to dry.  A minute or two after putting it on, you're good to go!  Here's to hoping OPI re-releases these (I won't hold my breath though).

In case you want to see the original Ink: OPI Ink

This is 1 coat.

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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Barielle Me Couture Collection for Fall/Winter 2014

Press Sample

Happy hump day everyone!  I hope you week is going well!

Today I have the Me Couture Collection from Barielle for Fall/Winter 2014.  This collection consists of 5 creams and one shimmer that are perfect for the season, so lets get to the pictures.




Tuesday, October 14, 2014

China Glaze Evening Seduction

I broke my nails.  That was 2 weeks ago.  When I say broke my nails, I mean all the way past the meat, a few were bleeding, and they hurt kind of broke.  It's been two weeks and they are still extremely short.  I don't think they've been this short in years.  I might be exaggerating a bit, but I know some one out there feels my pain.  So I've decided to come out of hiding, bust out one of my untried vampies and rock the nubbins.

China Glaze Evening Seduction fit the bill, so that's what I've got on today.  It originally hails from the Visions of Grandeur collection  that was released in 2005 but it's apart of the core line now. This is a true vampy polish.  It's a deep plum cream that borders on looking black.  Actually at a glance in certain lighting, it does look black.  It's perfect for my short nails and for October.

Application on this was great.  Everything applied smoothly, but be forewarned.  Apply with care because this is one of those polishes that's a pain to clean up.  Looks like your fingers have been bleeding if you don't do a thorough job.  Other than that, I love this polish.

This is 2 coats.


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Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Gabriel Cosmetics Brooke Anderson Nail Polish Collection Press Release

Gabriel Cosmetics is doing a nail collaboration with a celebrity, Brooke Anderson. Gabriel Cosmetics is headed down South just in time for fall with Brooke Anderson by Gabriel Cosmetics Nail Collection! The collection of SIX “5-Free” Limited Edition shades are a wink and a curtsey to theEntertainment Tonight Host’s Southern Georgia roots infusing beloved Southern expressions from classic films like Gone with the Wind and everyday Southern terminology into a collection fit for a Southern Belle (Don’t we have some of them in LA?)!

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•       Blue Belle: Mariner Blue / Shimmer

•       Darlin’: Aqua / Turquoise Glitter

•       Hush Hush: Steel Grey / Shimmer

•       I Do Declare: Graphite / Sparkle

•       Shine Y’all: Chrome / Glitter

•       Southern Belle: Boysenberry / Shimmer


A collaborative effort by both Brooke and Gabriel, the collection is inspired by the ideals of happiness and a central theme of femininity – and of course some good ‘ol Southern charm, y’all! The line showcases Brooke’s fun, witty spirit by marrying rich, bold colors with high-shine, sparkle, and shimmer finishes that any farm orcity girl will love.

The Brooke Anderson by Gabriel Cosmetics Nail Collection is available October 1st through the holidays at www.gabrielcosmeticsinc.com and retail indivually for $8.50.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Black and White Gradient

It's the end of the month so it's time for another Proud Beauty Bloggers of Color post!  This months theme was black and white, so I decided to go for a gradient.

I used OPI My Boyfriend Scales Walls and OPI Black Onyx.  I then topped it all off with Sephora X Chaotic.  I actually found Chaotic at Big Lots for only $2.50  They had several others there too, so check that out if you like the Sephora X line.

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Make sure you check out Fairly Charming for her black and white nails!  Her blog also has tons of gorgeous nail art!

Check out these other Beauty Bloggers of Colors!