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Fish Egg Friday Mani!

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If you follow me on twitter you might have seen me talking about how Ciaté was having a cow the other day over bloggers doing DIY versions of their “caviar manicure”. In case you don’t follow me on twitter and have no idea what I’m talking about let me tell you! Ciaté sent out Cease & Desist emails to several bloggers (I was not one of them, surprisingly) telling them they needed to remove any reference to their company and they could not reference the term “caviar manicure” in their posts. The reason: they were in the process of APPLYING for the trademark. They don’t even have the trademark yet, they are just applying for it. If they actually owned the trademark on the term caviar manicure I could understand them wanting to protect it, but they don’t….at least not yet.

I think the best part of them getting their panties twisted is that they did not even invent the manicure. Not only have several bloggers, myself included, done the look months before Ciaté came around laying claim to it but Dashing Diva did it at a fashion show over a year ago and even called it the Caviar Manicure! I think the whole idea of trademarking the name of a manicure is a bit ridiculous to be completely honest. What’s next, is someone going to trademark water marbling then send out C&D’s to anyone who dares to use that phrase?

A bunch of bloggers will be posting their “fish egg manicures” today as kind of a way to stick it to Ciaté. I will be adding links to them as soon as I get a chance! I don’t like companies that send out nasty letters to bloggers like they have and I will not be buying from the brand because of it. I was extremely excited about them finally landing in the US at Sephora so it’s kind of a bummer that they decided to stick their foot in their mouth this way.

If you’re interested in how to do this look you can check out my tutorial here! The mani I have on non-fish egg nails will be posted on Sunday in case you’re wondering what it is!

I had to post this too because it’s hilarious, thank you to KaylaShevonne for making it LOL!

Check out the other blogs who are participating in this, thank you Jeanette for making this list on her blog! If you also posted a Fish Egg Friday mani and aren’t listed below please let me know in the comments and I’ll add you!

Sammy http://nailasaurus.blogspot.de/
Salla http://www.polish-em.net/
Esther http://fabfingertips.blogspot.co.uk/
Emily http://lacquerologist.blogspot.co.uk/
Danielle http://rocknpolish.blogspot.co.uk/
Anna http://prettydigits.blogspot.co.uk/
Susan http://www.thesubtleshimmer.com/
Melissa http://melissawhitenails.blogspot.co.uk/
Ivana http://zabranjeni-grad.blogspot.co.uk/
A Lacquered Affair http://alacqueredaffair.onsugar.com/
Cristina http://www.letthemhavepolish.com/
Stephanie http://sincerelystephaniee.blogspot.co.uk/
Tiffany http://2thelastdrop.com/
Jeanette http://the-swatchaholic.com/
Katie & Alli http://thedailyvarnish.com
Deez Nails http://deez-nailz.blogspot.com
Goose http://www.goosesglitter.com/
Color Is Magic http://colourismagic.blogspot.com/
Rie http://nailsandnoms.com

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Color Club Wicked Sweet Collection Swatches

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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 Transdesign.com and VictoriasNailSupply.com (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

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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.

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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

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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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