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July 2008 Nail Polish Blog
Thursday, July 31st, 2008

Sephora Early Access: Lancome Oscillation

Sephora Early Access Lancome Oscillation MascaraLancome's new mascara, Oscillation, a vibration infinite power mascara is available for one day only.  This mascara officially debuts in December. Read more about this Beauty entry.
Tags: sephora, lancome, oscillation mascara

Posted by Steph at 09:59:am
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Thursday, July 31st, 2008

MAC Starflash Collection: Review, Swatches

MAC Cosmetics Starflash CollectionMAC introduced the Starflash collection today.  12 new eye shadows along with power kohl eyeliners and plush lash mascara.  Check out the review and photo swatches. Read more about this Beauty entry.
Tags: mac cosmetics, starflash, fall collection, swatches, review

Posted by Steph at 06:12:am
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Wednesday, July 30th, 2008

MAC Starflash Collection: Launched Online

MAC Cosmetics Starflash CollectionMAC launches the Starflash collection online.  This collection should be available at MAC freestanding stores and Macy's on July 31st.  A must have collection for MAC eyeshadow lovers! Read more about this Beauty entry.
Tags: mac cosmetics, starflash, launched online

Posted by Steph at 12:17:pm
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Monday, July 28th, 2008

Givenchy introduces a Phenomenal Mascara

New Givenchy Phenomen Eyes MascaraGivenchy introduces a new kind of mascara that shaped into a sphere patented brush.  Check out more infomation on this Sephora Exclusive. Read more about this Beauty entry.
Tags: givenchy, phenomen eyes, mascara, sephora exclusive

Posted by Steph at 11:54:am
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Monday, July 28th, 2008

Shu Uemura Fall 08: Instinct Collection

Shu Uemura Fall Instinct Makeup CollectionThe fall instinct collection for Shu Uemura is now available online and at Shu stores.  Check out the complete color story for this new collection. Read more about this Beauty entry.
Tags: shu uemura, fall 08, instinct, collection, color story

Posted by Steph at 10:41:am
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Sunday, July 27th, 2008

Pedi of the Day: Chanel LA Sunrise

Pedi of the day Chanel LA SunriseLA Sunrise from the Robertson Blvd collection is my pedi color today.  It's a pretty pale lemon shades with silver shimmer that is pretty.  Check out the review and swatches. Read more about this Beauty entry.
Tags: pedicure of the day, chanel, la sunrise, review, swatches

Posted by Steph at 02:22:am
14874 Views / 2 Comments
Saturday, July 26th, 2008

Milani Cosmetics: Runway Eyes Swatches, Review

Milani Runway Eye in Glamorous GemsMilani Runway eye shadows delivers exceptional color and good pay-off.  Check out the swatches and review along with the gorgeous green quad I picked up. Read more about this Beauty entry.
Tags: milani cosmetics, runway eyes, eye shadow, swatches, review

Posted by Steph at 11:27:am
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Saturday, July 26th, 2008

Product Review: Loreal Bare Naturale Mascara

Loreal Bare Naturale Mineral MascaraLoreal introduces a new mascara that is mineral infused to noticeable lengthen and volumize each lash.  Check out the review and product images of this new mascara. Read more about this Beauty entry.
Tags: loreal, bare naturale, mascara, review

Posted by Steph at 07:22:am
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Wednesday, July 23rd, 2008

OPI Gears up for Beverly Hills 90210

OPI Beverly Hills 90210 CollectionAccording to Nylon magainze, OPI is introducing a new fall collection inspired by the 90's hit series, 90210.  Some of the new shades include a green, lilac purple and a new navy blue! Read more about this Beauty entry.
Tags: opi, fall collection, beverly hills 90210, nail polish

Posted by Steph at 06:55:am
20881 Views / 3 Comments
Wednesday, July 23rd, 2008

MAC Cosmetics: Manish Arora Collection

MAC Cosmetics Manish Arora CollectionMAC introduces a collection inspired by the indian designer, Manish Arora.  The Manish Arora Collection featured an six color eye palette, two new LE lipglasses, two lipstick and two blushes. Read more about this Beauty entry.
Tags: mac cosmetics, manish arora, color story

Posted by Steph at 06:33:am
19027 Views / 3 Comments
Tuesday, July 22nd, 2008

Pedi of the Day: Chanel Rodeo Drive

Chanel Rodeo Drive Nail PolishToday's pedi is the gorgeous Rodeo Drive from Chanel newest Robertson Blvd collection - a lilac purple with subtle silver shimmer.  Check out swatches and review. Read more about this Beauty entry.
Tags: chanel, robertson blvd, rodeo drive, swatches, review

Posted by Steph at 02:46:am
21316 Views / 4 Comments
Monday, July 21st, 2008

Loreal linked to Lead: Is it really worth it

Last year, Campaign for Safe Cosmetics, published some interesting information about Loreal and Dior lipstick containing lead and other possible chemicals.  Today, it looks like a big class action lawsuit is under way for Loreal. Read more about this Beauty entry.
Tags: loreal, lead, lipstick

Posted by Steph at 09:26:am
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Friday, July 18th, 2008

Product Review: UD 24-7 Glide On Pencil

Urban Decay 24/7 Glide on PencilProduct Review and Photo Swatches for Urban Decay's 24/7 Glide on Eyeliner.  A waterproof eyeliner that's suppose to stay put thoughtout the good and bad.  Check and see if this lived up to my expectations. Read more about this Beauty entry.
Tags: urban decay, 24/7 glide on pencil, review, swatches, eyelinder

Posted by Steph at 11:06:am
13978 Views / 2 Comments
Friday, July 18th, 2008

Rescue Beauty Lounge: Pre Fall Colors

Rescue Beauty Lounge Pre Fall ColorsRescue Beauty Lounge introduces three new shades for late summer.  These three new shades are inspired by the oh so popular, Sponge Bob Square Pants.  Check out these super chic colors from Ji! Read more about this Beauty entry.
Tags: rescue beauty lounge, pre fall, nail polish

Posted by Steph at 07:51:am
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Friday, July 18th, 2008

Product Review: Urban Decay Deluxe Shadow

Urban Decay Deluxe Eye ShadowUrban Decay deluxe shadows provide exception color pay-off plus the staying power of their primer potion.  Check out the review and photo swatches for their deluxe shadow collection. Read more about this Beauty entry.
Tags: urban decay, deluxe eye shadow, swatches, review

Posted by Steph at 03:57:am
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Thursday, July 17th, 2008

Chanel Autumn 2008: Limited Edition Blushers

Chanel Fall Autumn Blushers 2008To celebrate the classic tweed, Chanel introduces four new limited edition blushers for Fall.  The colors includes shades of: Pink, Coral, Amber and Red. Read more about this Beauty entry.
Tags: chanel, autumn 2008, blushers

Posted by Steph at 06:12:am
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Wednesday, July 16th, 2008

MAC Cosmetics Sonic Chic: Review, Swatches

MAC Cosmetics Sonic Chic BlushesThe Sonic Chic collection consists of nine new blushes along with a 181 small buffer brush.  Check out the reveiws and photo swatches for this new collection. Read more about this Beauty entry.
Tags: mac cosmetics, sonic chic, collection, swatches, reviews

Posted by Steph at 09:49:am
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Wednesday, July 16th, 2008

MAC Cosmetics: Suite Array Collection

MAC Cosmetics Suite Array CollectionMAC cosmetics introduces a new collection for Fall.  Suite Array Collection consists on new eye shadow duos and pearlglide eyeliners.  Check out the sneak peek courtsey of Specktra. Read more about this Beauty entry.
Tags: mac cosmetics, suite array, collection, color story

Posted by Steph at 07:57:am
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Tuesday, July 15th, 2008

MAC Cosmetics: Cult of Cherry Collection

MAC Cosmetics Cult of Cherry CollectionMAC introduces Cult of Cherry collection slated for August 21st.  A Fairly large makeup collection consisting of three quads, lipstick, lipglass, and mattene.  Check out the product infomation along with the color story. Read more about this Beauty entry.
Tags: mac, cosmetics, cult of cherry, collection, color story

Posted by Steph at 09:39:am
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Tuesday, July 15th, 2008

MAC Cosmetics: Lustre Twins Collection

MAC Cosmetics Twins Lustre CollectionMAC Cosmetics introduces the Lustre Twins Collection slated for the end of July.  This collection consists of nine prowear lustre lipsticks and three nail polishes.  Check out the information and color story. Read more about this Beauty entry.
Tags: mac cosmetics, twins lustre, collection, color story

Posted by Steph at 08:31:am
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Tuesday, July 15th, 2008

MAC Cult of Cherry: Launch Party August 12th

MAC Cosmetics Cult of Cherry Launch PartyI received my Cult of Cherry Launch party invitation today.  The launch will be held on August 12th.  Check out some of the invitation pictures. Read more about this Beauty entry.
Tags: mac cosmetics, cult of cherry, launch party

Posted by Steph at 02:32:am
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Monday, July 14th, 2008

Pedicure of the Day: Chanel LA Sunset

Chanel Robertson Blvd LA SunsetToday's Pedicure is one of Chanel's newest nail polish colors, LA Sunset.  Described as a cream orange with pink undertones.  Check out the swatches and comparisons. Read more about this Beauty entry.
Monday, July 14th, 2008

Chanel Robertson Blvd Collection: It's Here

Chanel Robertson Blvd CollectionIt's finally here after months and months of waiting!  I don't offiically have my swatches but check out my haulin photos for this long awaited collection. Read more about this Beauty entry.
Tags: chanel, robertson blvd, collection, nail polish

Posted by Steph at 01:09:am
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Saturday, July 12th, 2008

Covergirl Tropical Fusion Eyeshadow Dupes

Covergirl Tropical Fusion Quad MAC DupesCovergirls new tropical fusion quad features four bright and vibrant colors for summer.  Two of the shades are two possible MAC cosmetics dupes.  Check out what colors this compare to MAC. Read more about this Beauty entry.
Tags: covergirl, tropical fusion quad, mac cosmetics, dupes, swatches

Posted by Steph at 02:06:am
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Friday, July 11th, 2008

MAC Electro Flash: Review, Photo Swatches

MAC Cosmetics Electro Flash CollectionMAC introduces the Electro Flash collection.  A new collection that consists of nine gorgeous Mineralized Eye Shadows that delivers outstanding color pay-off.  Check out the review, photo swatches adn product images. Read more about this Beauty entry.
Tags: mac cosmetics, electr flash, swatches, review, product photo

Posted by Steph at 03:08:am
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Wednesday, July 9th, 2008

My Makeup Haul: Chanel Fall 08

Chanel Fall Makeup Gold FeverOn my recent visit to the Chanel counter I picked up a few goodies for Fall.  Gold Fever is gorgeous, smooth, satin highlighter that is a must have. Read more about this Beauty entry.
Tags: chanel, fall makeup, haul

Posted by Steph at 08:31:am
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Wednesday, July 9th, 2008

Update: Chanel Robertson Blvd Collection

Chanel Robertson Blvd CollectionA little birdie told me some exciting new about Chanel's Robertson Blvd collection you don't want to miss! Read more about this Beauty entry.
Tags: chanel, robertson blvd collection, nail polish

Posted by Steph at 03:35:am
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Wednesday, July 9th, 2008

Loreal HiP Metallic Shadow: Gun Metal, Platinum

Loreal Hip Metallic Shadow in Gun MetalThe turn-out in Loreal's new HiP metallic shadows was so fabulous that two colors came home with me from my recent visit to Walgreens. Check out the photo swatches and a one minute eye look. Read more about this Beauty entry.
Tags: loreal, hip, metallic shadow duos, swatches

Posted by Steph at 02:15:am
17851 Views / 3 Comments
Monday, July 7th, 2008

Essie Summer Neon Collection: Swatches

Essie Summer Neon CollectionEssie introduces four bright nail polishes colors for summer.  The neon collection consists of bright purple, yellow, orange and pink,  Check out the review and swatches. Read more about this Beauty entry.
Tags: essie, summer collection, neons, nail polish, swatches, review, product photo

Posted by Steph at 10:47:am
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Monday, July 7th, 2008

Chanel Fall Makeup Collection: Review, Swatches

Chanel Fall Lip Glossimers Photo SwatchesThe Chanel Fall collection officially debuts at most Chanel counters.  Delight Glossimer - a gorgeous lilac purple lig gloss is one of the key players in this new collection.  Check out all the reviews and photo swatches. Read more about this Beauty entry.
Tags: chanel, fall autumn, makeup collection, swatches, product photos, review

Posted by Steph at 06:15:am
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Sunday, July 6th, 2008

Get your metallic on with Sally Hansen

Sally Hansen Metallic Nail Polish ColorsMetallic colors are heating up for summer and Sally Hansen introduces three limited edition shades just in time summer.  A Gold, Bronze and silver - loaded down with silver glitter.  Check out swatches.  Read more about this Beauty entry.
Tags: sally hansen, metallic, nail polish, swatches, product photo

Posted by Steph at 05:51:am
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Friday, July 4th, 2008

Product Review: Loreal Hip Metallic Shadow Duo

Loreal HiP Metallic Eye Shadow DuosLoreal introduces another great product from the HiP line.  A new metallic eyeshadow duo that delivers exceptional color pay-off and applies perfectly.  Check out the review and photo swatch.

5 Kisses = 5 Stars

Read more about this Beauty entry.
Tags: loreal, hip, metallic shadow duo, review, swatches, product photo

Posted by Steph at 04:56:am
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Wednesday, July 2nd, 2008

Product Review: Loreal Hip Jelly Balm

Loreal Hip Jelly BalmLoreal introduces a glossy jelly balm this summer that's an great alternative to MAC's tendertones.  A super-glossy, cotton candy flavored lip balm that comes in 6 different colors.  Check out the review and photo swatches.

4 Kisses = 4 Stars

Read more about this Beauty entry.
Tags: loreal, hip, jelly balm, review, swatches, product photo

Posted by Steph at 10:07:am
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Wednesday, July 2nd, 2008

Chanel Gold Fiction and Kaleidoscope Swatches

Chanel New Fall 2008 Nail Polish ColorsThe photo swatches are in for Chanel's new nail polishes for Fall.  Check out the long awaited Gold Fiction and Kaleidoscope and see if their worth that hefty price tag. Read more about this Beauty entry.
Tags: chanel, fall 2008, nail polish, swatches, review, product images

Posted by Steph at 04:44:am
31354 Views / 6 Comments
Tuesday, July 1st, 2008

July Giveaway: Covergirl Tropical Fusion Quad

Covergirl Tropical Fusion Eyeshadow QuadThis month's giveway includes: The new tropical fusion quad from cover girl, a brand new bottle of Chanel Blue satin and a Victorias secret lip gloss.  Make sure you leave a comment to be entered!  The winner will be announed in three weeks. Read more about this Beauty entry.
Tags: july giveaway, covergirl, tropical fusion quad

Posted by Steph at 12:38:pm
113390 Views / 35 Comments
Tuesday, July 1st, 2008

Drugstore Haul: Sally Hansen, Loreal

Walgreens Drugstore Makeup HaulYesterday at Walgreens the Fall makeup was in full force.  Some of the items included two new vampy colors from Sally Hansen - Lotus and Lily and Loreal Hip Lip Jelly that compares to MAC tendertones. Read more about this Beauty entry.
Tags: drugstore haul, sally hansen, loreal

Posted by Steph at 09:04:am
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Patricia said, on Sep 26th, 2012 12:11 pm regarding Product Review: Red Carpet Manicure Pro Kit
Hi Steph,
Love your blog. You wrote: Always wrap the free edge or tip throughout each step. I didn't see this step in the video. Could you please explain how to do the wrap process and with what material. Thank you.

Megan said, on Sep 8th, 2012 1:12 am regarding Product Review: Red Carpet Manicure Pro Kit
I am wondering if these gel polishes can be used with other gels. I have a different system with a different brand of base coat and top coat, can the different brands of gel mix?

Shelly said, on Aug 19th, 2012 3:43 pm regarding Product Review: Red Carpet Manicure Pro Kit
I've had my kit for a couple of months now and love the way it lasts; but the Structure and Brilliance brushes are starting to stiffen and so is the gel in the bottles. Anyone else having that issue? Is there a way to thin them out?

Jill said, on Aug 8th, 2012 5:47 pm regarding Product Review: Red Carpet Manicure Pro Kit
Hi, does anyone know if I can thin out the red carpet base coat so that it is easier to apply?

Steph said, on Jul 3rd, 2012 4:14 pm regarding Wet n Wild Flash Dry Nail Colors
Hi Prinzy,
It was a gorgeous color! I remember picking up a few bottles because I loved the color so much! lol! Actually, yes, I'm launching a store in the next couple of weeks. I have everything built, I'm just working on the Terms and Conditions right now, so it should be very, very soon.

I only have about 10 Studio M colors in the store currently, but I will be taking special pre-orders once it opens.

prinzy said, on Jul 3rd, 2012 3:47 pm regarding Wet n Wild Flash Dry Nail Colors
I missed out on speed, looks like a gorgeous high-end purple. btw, are you still thinking of selling studio m nail polishes on your website? thanks

sarah said, on Jun 14th, 2012 8:03 am regarding Summer Collection: China Glaze Poolside
thanks :)

Steph said, on Jun 13th, 2012 2:04 pm regarding Summer Collection: China Glaze Poolside
Hi Sarah,
I'm not sure about retail stores, but you can still find them on amazon.com.

Sarah said, on Jun 12th, 2012 2:19 pm regarding Summer Collection: China Glaze Poolside
Can I still buy them in the stores now?

Debra said, on May 26th, 2012 4:59 pm regarding Product Review: Red Carpet Manicure Pro Kit
I've been playing with this system for about a month now. I love it! When I first started I used the clear just so I could get a feel for it. Then I got adventurous and tried a "sandwich" with a China Glaze color. It probably would have stayed on longer if I had been able to seal off the edges, but my nails were so short it was a bit difficult. The next time I used RCM gel polish in Simply Stunning (a pale slightly shimmery nude color). This time I had gotten enough practice to really make my coats thin and it worked out fabulous. I'm trying to send all my friends the Ulta 20% coupon (5/26 is the last day) so they can get a kit for about $64. :) Now I hope to get a little creative with color combos and nail design. Thanks for the review.

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