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Cosmoprof Day 1: China Glaze, Essie, OPI & Orly previews!



Hi guys!! Hope you are all having a fantastical weekend, I sure am! Today was the first day of Cosmprof North America. Cosmoprof is basically like heaven…I wish I could live there haha! It was rows of different brands, some that we all know of and some that I had never heard of. I have a few previews for you guys of some of what we’ll see from China Glaze, Orly, OPI and Essie!

First stop of the day was at China Glaze, Krystal from Polish Galore hauled butt over there! They had out a bunch of new stuff out! If you follow me on twitter you probably saw a pic of some of them! I have nail wheels of a couple of these that I did not include pictures of…the crap lighting in my room is not doing them favors. I’ll post accurate pics of them on Tuesday when I get home!

First up is Electropop this is China Glaze’s Spring 2012 Collection! The colors in my opinion weren’t all the unique. I think Kellie from Also Known As said they reminded her of the Up and Away Collection, I tend to agree with her. I am looking forward to seeing them on though!

Next up is the Eye Candy 3-D Glitters, these are part of China Glaze Holiday, and will be out in November! These are INSANE, like crazy awesome in person. I will need them all lol!

You might have seen this already, this is China Glaze Halloween 2011! I’m so SO excited for the glow in the dark!

You might have also seen these before, in person they were awesome! This is the Winter Collection called Let It Snow!

After a while of roaming I met up with the fabulous Kellie from Also Known As! We roamed around together and finally came across the Essie booth. You guys…Essie’s Winter and Holiday collection are AWESOME!!

Cocktail Bling is Essie’s Winter Collection. The names of these polishes were too cute. I have them somewhere but my room is looking like a tornado ran through it and I can’t find the brochure right now.

Luxeffects is 1 of Essie’s Holiday Collections. They also have another 6 piece collection coming out with re-promotes of some of the classic shades like Sexy Divide along with 3 polishes that were previously only available in their retail line of polish, those 3 are Dive Bar, Jamaican Me Crazy and Trophy Wife. So the exciting half of holiday is the Luxeffects below. I might have let out a little squeal of excitement when Essie’s marketing rep was showing Kellie and I these. You guys…3rd from the left is  a FLAKIE!! If I could have gotten away with stealing something from Cosmoprof it would have been a bottle of that!

Next up Kellie and I begged our way into the OPI booth, literally. It was by appointment only but we groveled our way in lol! Can I say I am so happy we did…we met SUZI!! ahhhh yes, THE SUZI! I  was all cray cray fangirl and I’m sure she thought I was nuts but whatevs she is a nail polish rock star! haha

Guess what I was most excited to see? Muppets DUH! Funny story, I’m staying at planet hollywood and each room has memorabilia from a different movie. Mine is a Muppets room, I think it was fate lol. In person, the glitters….AWESOME! Also awesome was the one named after Fozzie which is a shimmer, it was this epic looking duochrome. I need it in my life ASAP!

They also had a new Serena set out, check out that orange-y pink! The red was also awesome, which didn’t translate into my picture but you guys will love it!

Not pictured from OPI (since my camera decided to be a piece of crap) We will be seeing a gold shatter from OPI soon, they also had out the Pink Shatter for Breast Cancer, it looks gorgeous! A nice hot pink!

Last up is Orly. I was a little disappointed by their booth. They didn’t have their fall collection out, I really wanted to see that in person. Fortunately they did have their holiday collection out, most of it seems passable to me…two of the shades are dupes of OPI colors. However, Andrognie ZOMG I can’t even make words for how awesome it looks! Check out the bottle shot below!

Here is the whole display!

That’s it for today, hopefully tomorrow I’ll have fun Deborah Lippmann, Color Club and Zoya things to share. Right now I’m getting ready to go out to dinner with Katie from The Painted Nail. She was at the Nubar booth, I kind of love her. She is a riot!

Have a good night everyone!

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Color Club Wicked Sweet Collection Swatches



Good Morning guys!  Hope you all had a good weekend, mine was boring…I guess that’s good? haha

Today I have for you guys swatches of the first of 2 summer collections Color Club has put for this year. This one is called Wicked Sweet. All of the polishes in this collection are scented, and there are a couple interesting combos, color wise. I have heard that this set is already popping up at Ross and is also available on some etailers like and (my 2 favorites!)

First up Is Get Your Lem-On. This one was pretty sheer, but the color is fab. I don’t have anything dupey in my stash. It’s a bright highlighter yellow with a green shimmer. On it’s own I needed 4 coats for okay opacity, I could have used another but I’m not down with doing 5 coats of polish lol. I also have it layered over white on my ring finger in the pictures below. Over white I only needed 2 coats, awesome! The only downside to layering it over the white is that it seemed to kill that awesome shimmer, you could still see it but it wasn’t very noticeable 🙁 Get Your Lem-On smells like….you guessed it, Lemon Candy.

The Lime Starts Here is a bright neon green, I do like this color but it’s nothing new we haven’t seen before.  The formula was just okay, for a neon it did well, no dragging bald spotsI Always Get My Man-Darin is a bright orange packed with shimmer! I have a lot of orange in my stash, but again nothing like this one. The formula on this was pretty much exactly the same as Get Your Lem-On, very sheer. On it’s own I used 4 coats and 2 coats over white on my ring finger.

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Saturday Spam: Lynnderella



Hi guys, hope you’re all having a good weekend so far…I sure as heck am, more on that tomorrow! Today I have a big helping of spam for you….this spam is all Lynnderella! I’ve been waffling on posting this because for the past few months Lynnderella=drama. The drama associated with it turns me off the brand so I had decided not to post pictures of what I have. Then I kind of tested the waters in my Indie spam post with 1 Lynn polish and everyone liked it, so I decided what the heck I’ll just post everything I have that I haven’t shown before in one post. Hope you guys enjoy!

If you want to buy Lynnderella polishes it’s a bit of a process…you have to send in a wish list to Llarowe then wait for your last name to come up in her rotations. I think the 1st rotation of wish lists is still going on so depending on your last name you could be waiting for like 4-5 months, it wasn’t too bad for me but I know some people are frustrated with the wait. I know the waiting sucks but I do like that at least you get everything you want eventually. It’s worth it just to avoid the mad dash of trying to get things before they sell out in .5 seconds during re-stocks. Right now Llarowe is not accepting wish lists but last I heard she would be taking them again soon-ish.

To see lots of glittery goodness click the Read More button below!

Alright guys…I’m just going to tell you what I layered these over (for most of the polishes) instead of writing a little novel about each! Hope ya don’t mind!

Boy Girl Party over Zoya Ginessa. FYI there is diamond shaped glitter in this…LOVE!!

Very Pretty Vampire over OPI Black Onyx. I actually really don’t love this combo but I was losing daylight so I couldn’t re-do it. My favorite way to wear VPV is over purple!

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piCture pOlish New Collaboration Shades: Siren Song, Geode, Douceur & Imperial



Hi guys! Today I have 4 of the 5 new collaboration shades from piCture pOlish to share with you! These were released a couple of weeks ago and I couldn’t wait for them to show up at my house. I always love the collaboration shades, it’s fun to read the posts of the girls who created the shades plus I usually feel like these are shades I want too but don’t already own.

Douceur is a light nude/beige base with fuchsia glitter mixed throughout. This was a collaboration with Tartofraises somehow I had never heard of her blog but since getting her shade I’ve been over there looking through her posts and she does really beautiful nail art! To read her post about the shade check out her blog here.  The formula was good, it was more opaque than I expected it to be and it wasn’t streaky at all.

Imperial is a super vibrant purple with a heavy blue shimmer and gold glitter. This is a collaboration with Jeanette of The Swatchaholic. I was so excited to see this one, Jeanette is a blogger that I’ve become friends with over the last couple years and I had no doubt that if piCture pOlish ever collaborated with her it would be gorgeous. Well, let me tell you Imperial is insanely gorgeous…this is one of my favorite collaboration shades ever and will most likely be a favorite for 2013 for me. I wore it all of last week and was sad to take it off.

Imperial is super vibrant, more so in real life than it appears in photos, I’m also dying over the stunning blue shimmer in this. I loved how the shimmer was visible in the sun and didn’t disappear in the shade.  If you want to read about how Jeanette came up with Imperial and see her beautiful photos of it check out her blog here. The formula was good, it was nice and opaque…I had no issues with application. This does dry a bit matte due to the neon pigment in it.

Siren Song is a sea foam green with a silver flecked shimmer. This is a collaboration with Rebecca Likes Nails. This shade was inspired Fender guitars & bass guitars by Mark & Tom from Blink 182. Ah yes…now that’s my kind of inspiration I love me some Blink 182 and have seen them live several times throughout the years…even stood in like for like 6 hours about 10 years ago to meet them (now I feel old btw). I love the shimmer/glitter in this. It’s bigger than shimmer but smaller than micro glitter…it’s interesting! To read more about the inspiration and naming of Siren Song check out Rebecca’s post here. The formula was good, it was a bit streaky on the first coat but perfect with the second coat.

All of the new Collaboration shades are available on the piCture pOlish website, along with at their network of etailers all over the world like LlaroweHarlow & Co and Nail Polish Canada. For a full list of etailers all over the world check out the piCture pOlish website here.

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