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December 2008 Nail Polish Blog
Wednesday, December 31st, 2008

Nail Polish of the Day: Essie in Pama

Essie pama nail polishHappy New Years Eve!  Today's nail polish of the day is the lovely Essie in Pama.  Described as a red pomegranate creme.  Check out the photo swatches. Read more about this Beauty entry.
Tags: nail polish of the day, essie, pama, swatches, review, red, creme

Posted by Steph at 11:14:am
19443 Views / 4 Comments
Tuesday, December 30th, 2008

MAC Dame Edna Collection: Review, Swatches

MAC Dame Edna CollectionTo end the 2008 year, MAC introduces Dame Edna.  A collection of purple and blue eye shadows and bright pinks, red and orange lipsticks. Read more about this Beauty entry.
Tags: mac cosmetics, winter collection, dame edna, swatches, review

Posted by Steph at 12:42:pm
19736 Views / 3 Comments
Monday, December 29th, 2008

MAC Chill Collection: Review, Photo Swatches

MAC Chill CollectionFor Winter, MAC introduces the Chill Collection.  A wintery mixture of whites, pinks and taupes.  Check out the review and swatches. Read more about this Beauty entry.
Tags: mac cosmetics, chill, winter collection, swatches, review

Posted by Steph at 11:34:am
9868 Views / 1 Comments
Sunday, December 28th, 2008

Product Review: Cover Girl Outlast Lipstain

Covergirls outlast lipstainCovergirl introduces a new lipstain product for 2009.  Designed in a pen like application for precise lining and coverage on the lips.  Check out the full review and swatches. Read more about this Beauty entry.
Tags: covergirl, lip stain, product review, reviews, swatches, lips, beauty

Posted by Steph at 09:15:am
134958 Views / 35 Comments
Sunday, December 28th, 2008

Chanel Spring 09: Bohemian Fantasy Collection

Chanel bohemian Fantasy 2009Chanel introduces the Bohemian Fantasy collection.  A makeup display of purple, brown, and plum eyeshadows and red, pink and orange lipsticks.  Check out the full review and photo swatches for this brand new collection. Read more about this Beauty entry.
Tags: chanel, spring collection, review, swatches

Posted by Steph at 08:25:am
24282 Views / 5 Comments
Sunday, December 28th, 2008

Sneak Peek: Dior Spring 2009 Nail Colors

Dior New Spring 09 Nail ColorDior's Spring collection don't officially release until mid Janurary, but I got a sneak peek on the two new nail polish shades.  Check out the photo swatches. Read more about this Beauty entry.
Tags: dior, spring collection, nail polish, swatches, sneak peek

Posted by Steph at 06:09:am
40648 Views / 3 Comments
Thursday, December 25th, 2008

NOTD: Holiday Silver and Red French Mani

Holiday French ManicureToday's Holiday french mani is two colors from China Glaze's Holiday collection.  Check out the photos swatches. Read more about this Beauty entry.
Tags: nail polish of the day, french, holiday, mani, swatches, red, silver

Posted by Steph at 08:38:am
17321 Views / 2 Comments
Wednesday, December 24th, 2008

New Line: NYC introduces quick dry nail polish

New York in a MinuteNew York Color introduces the In a New York Minute nail polish line.  This new collection features 13 new nail polish colors and one quick dry top coat sure to please any appetite. Check out the swatches. Read more about this Beauty entry.
Tags: new york color, nyc, new york in a minute, nail polish, swatches

Posted by Steph at 10:02:am
96505 Views / 12 Comments
Tuesday, December 23rd, 2008

Nail Polish of the Day: OPI in Jasper Jade

OPI Jasper JadeToday's nail polish of the day is one of my all time favoirte dark green shade.  OPI in Jasper Jade is a gorgeous rich green with shimmer.  Check out the swatches. Read more about this Beauty entry.
Tags: opi, jasper jade, nail polish of the day, green, swatches

Posted by Steph at 10:15:am
21151 Views / 3 Comments
Sunday, December 21st, 2008

UPDATED: Chanels Moscow Photo Swatches

UPDATE: This past weekend the sun was actually out for a minute and I was able to get accurate pictures of the Chanel Moscou Collection.  Click here to check em' out. Read more about this Beauty entry.
Tags: chanel, moscou, moscow, holiday collection, nail polish, swatches, review

Posted by Steph at 12:27:pm
6729 Views / 0 Comments
Friday, December 19th, 2008

Alternatives to Chanels Moscou Collection

Chanel Moscow ComparisonsLove Chanel's newest Moscou nail polish collection, but hate the high price tag?  No worries, check out some great alternatives that's just as fabulous! Read more about this Beauty entry.
Tags: alternative, chanel, moscow, nail polish, swatches, dupes

Posted by Steph at 10:59:am
20517 Views / 2 Comments
Friday, December 19th, 2008

Nail Polish of the Day: NYC Glossies Cognac

NYC CognacNew York Color nail glossies in Cognac is a deep marroon burgandy shade drenched in gold shimmer. Check out the photo swatches. Read more about this Beauty entry.
Tags: nail polish of the day, nyc, cognac

Posted by Steph at 01:48:am
10513 Views / 1 Comments
Wednesday, December 17th, 2008

NOTD: Carolyn NY Frankie Joins the Navy

Carolyn Frankie Joins the NavyCarolyn New Yorks nail polish in Frankie joins the Navy is a darked teal shade with very subtle shimmer is my shade of the day. Read more about this Beauty entry.
Wednesday, December 17th, 2008

Holiday 08: Chanel Moscou Collection Swatches

Chanel Moscou CollectionChanel introduces three limited edition shades to the Moscow collection.  An colleciton of three black based nail polishes inspired after Russia's Fashion.  Check out the photo swatches and review. Read more about this Beauty entry.
Tags: chanel, moscow, moscou, holiday collection, nail polish, swatches, review

Posted by Steph at 10:54:am
48046 Views / 9 Comments
Wednesday, December 17th, 2008

Nail Trends: Chanel Goes Purple for Spring 09

Chanel Vendetta Purple Nail PolishFor Spring, Chanel introduces two new nail polishes.  The bread winner of the two is Vendetta.  A deep purple blue with pink and blue shimmer. Check out the review and photo swatches. Read more about this Beauty entry.
Tags: chanel, spring collection, nail polish, vendetta, purple, swatches

Posted by Steph at 09:29:am
57598 Views / 13 Comments
Tuesday, December 16th, 2008

Steph's Closet One Year Anniversary Giveaway

One Year Anniversay GiveawayDecember marks the month of my one year anniversary of blogging.  Check out all the giveaway prizes.

Update: I'll be announcing the winners Tuesday, Jan 27.  Don't miss your chance!

Read more about this Beauty entry.
Tags: giveaway, one year

Posted by Steph at 11:11:am
287238 Views / 94 Comments
Tuesday, December 16th, 2008

Holiday 08: Chanel LA Collection Paris Moscou

Chanel Moscow Nail Polish CollectionChanel introduces the La Collection Paris Moscou just in time for the holidays.  An limited edition collection of three gorgeous black based nail polishes. Read more about this Beauty entry.
Tags: chanel, la collection paris moscou, nail polish, limited edition

Posted by Steph at 08:19:am
19406 Views / 4 Comments
Monday, December 15th, 2008

Nail Polish of the Day: Loreal Bijou B Fearless

Loreal Bijou Crystals in B FearlessLoreal's Bijou Crystal nail polish in B Fearless is described as a medium blue with rainbow prismatic glitter.  Check out the swatches. Read more about this Beauty entry.
Tags: nail polish of the day, blue, nail polish, swatches, loreal, b fearless

Posted by Steph at 09:26:am
13184 Views / 2 Comments
Sunday, December 14th, 2008

Winter 08: OPI Holiday in Toyland Collection

OPI Holiday in ToylandThis holiday season, OPI introduces the Toyland collection.  A collection of 12 new nail polish shades.  Some of my favorites are Play til Midnight, Brand New Skates and Sheer your toys. Check out the photo swatches. Read more about this Beauty entry.
Tags: holiday collection, opi, holiday in toyland, swatches, review, nail polish

Posted by Steph at 07:11:am
13222 Views / 0 Comments
Sunday, December 14th, 2008

My Favorite Holo: Nicole's Seasons Graytings

Nicoles Seasons Graytings Nail PolishNicole's nail polish in Seaons Gray-tings is my nail polish for the day.  A deep gray based holographic with rainbow like shimmer. Check out the photo swatches. Read more about this Beauty entry.
Tags: nicole, seasons graytings, gray, nail polish, swatches

Posted by Steph at 05:05:am
20830 Views / 4 Comments
Friday, December 12th, 2008

New Colors: Sally Hansen Insta Dri Polishes

Sally Hasen Insta-DriSally introduces ten new colors to the Insta Dri nail polish line.  Some of the shades that came home with me green, purple, violet and blue. Check out the swatches. Read more about this Beauty entry.
Tags: sally hansen, insta dri, nails, nail polish, reviews, swatches, beauty

Posted by Steph at 01:50:am
113598 Views / 29 Comments
Thursday, December 11th, 2008

Nail Polish of the Day: Barielle Date Night

Barielle Date NightToday's nail polish of the day is Barielle's new winter green shade, Date Night.  Described as a rich deep green with gold shimmer. Read more about this Beauty entry.
Tags: nail polish of the day, barielle, date night, green, nail polish, swatches

Posted by Steph at 10:42:am
29916 Views / 6 Comments
Wednesday, December 10th, 2008

Nail Polish of the Day: Loreal Blue Laguna

Loreal Blue LagunaToday's nail polish is Loreal's Blue Laguna.  A mid tone blue with matching shimmer.  Check out the photo swatches. Read more about this Beauty entry.
Tags: nail polish of the day, notd, loreal, blue laguna, blue, nail polish, swatches

Posted by Steph at 03:51:am
15964 Views / 3 Comments
Monday, December 8th, 2008

Nail Trends: Loreal Goes White for Winter

Loreal Nail PolishFor Winter, Loreal introduces two limited edition white nail polishes along with brown, gold, and peach makeup collection.  Check out the swatches for these winter white shades. Read more about this Beauty entry.
Tags: loreal, winter collection, white, nail polish, your golden moment

Posted by Steph at 09:03:am
22229 Views / 3 Comments
Friday, December 5th, 2008

Nail Polish of the Day: Revlon in Jaded

Revlon Jaded Nail PolishYesterday's nail polish of the day is Revlon in Jaded.  Described as an mint green wonderland for your nails.  Check out the photo swatches. Read more about this Beauty entry.
Tags: nail polish of the day, revlon, jaded, green, nail polish, swatches

Posted by Steph at 10:43:am
20834 Views / 4 Comments
Wednesday, December 3rd, 2008

Nail Polish of the Day: Revlon Berry Jeweled

Revlon Berry Jeweled Nail PolishToday's nail polish is Revlon's Berry Jeweled.  A deep shade of berry combined with massive amounts of gold and silver glitter making this a fabulous color. Read more about this Beauty entry.
Tags: nail polish of the day, revlon, berry jeweled, nail polish, swatches

Posted by Steph at 12:45:pm
16004 Views / 3 Comments
Tuesday, December 2nd, 2008

Nail Polish of the Day: Claires Starry Nights

Claires Starry Nights Today's nail polish of the day is Claire's Cosmetics in Starry Nights.  A black holographic nail polish with silver glitter.  Check out the photo swatches. Read more about this Beauty entry.
Tags: claires cosmetics, black, nail polish, swatches, starry nights

Posted by Steph at 08:39:am
22595 Views / 5 Comments
Tuesday, December 2nd, 2008

Great Gift Ideas for Nail Polish Lovers

Icing Nail Polish setsDuring my recent visit to the mall, I stumbled upon these great nail polish gift sets at Icing stores.  The dark vampy set reminded me alot of OPI's France collection. Read more about this Beauty entry.
Tags: icing, holiday collection, gift sets, nail polish

Posted by Steph at 08:36:am
11491 Views / 1 Comments
Tuesday, December 2nd, 2008

Coming Soon: China Glaze Romantique for Spring

China Glaze RomantiqueFor Spring 2009, China Glaze introduces the Romantique collection.  Twelve new metallic shade sure to please your Romantic Side. Read more about this Beauty entry.
Tags: spring collection, china glaze, romantique

Posted by Steph at 07:07:am
10611 Views / 1 Comments
Monday, December 1st, 2008

Holiday 08: China Glaze Under the Mistletoe

China Glaze Under the MistletoeFor the holidays, China Glaze introduces Under the Mistletoe collection.  A red hot collection of five nail polishes and fast forward top coats. Read more about this Beauty entry.
Monday, December 1st, 2008

Go Red For World Aids Day 2008

Loreal Target Red Today's nail polish of the day is Loreal's Target Red.  A bold cherry red shade designed specifically for Target stores. Check out the nail swatches. Read more about this Beauty entry.
Tags: nail polish of the day, loreal, target red, red, nail polish, swatches

Posted by Steph at 04:49:am
6483 Views / 0 Comments
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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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