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March 2009 Nail Polish Blog
Tuesday, March 31st, 2009

Sephoras New Metallic Nail Polish: Swatches

Sephora Metallic nail polishSephora introduces a shimmery metallic nail polish to the brand. Some of my favorites are Merengue and Modern. Check out some swatches! Read more about this Beauty entry.
Tags: sephora, metallic, nail polish, swatches, review

Posted by Steph at 10:57:am
30890 Views / 7 Comments
Tuesday, March 31st, 2009

Update: Nail Polish Winners Announced

SH Emerald City Nail PolishToday I've announed the nail polish winners! Check and see if it was you! Read more about this Beauty entry.
Tags: nail polish, giveaway, winners

Posted by Steph at 08:31:am
6446 Views / 0 Comments
Monday, March 30th, 2009

Matte Nail Polish: A Total Knockout

Calamine Matte Pink polishMatte nail polish is on a comeback this season and Knockout Cosmetics introduces four new lovely shades to the collection. Today, I'm reviewing a Calamine, a powder pink shade. Read more about this Beauty entry.
Tags: knockout cosmetics, ko, pink, matte, calamine, swatches, review

Posted by Steph at 07:22:am
22956 Views / 2 Comments
Sunday, March 29th, 2009

Pedicure of the Day: MAC Peppermint Patti

MAC Peppermint PattiToday's Pedicure of the day is the gorgeous Peppermint Patti from MAC Cosmetics. A dreamy mint shade perfect for those tootsies.  Read more about this Beauty entry.
Tags: mac cosmetics, pedicure of the day, potd, peppermint patti, green, creme

Posted by Steph at 12:48:pm
25279 Views / 5 Comments
Saturday, March 28th, 2009

MAC Cosmetics Grand Duos: Swatches, Review

MAC Grand DuosThis Spring, MAC introduces the Grand Duo Collection. A new release of seven mineral skin finish blushes. Check out the swatches and review. Read more about this Beauty entry.
Tags: mac cosmetics, grand duo, spring collection, swatches, review

Posted by Steph at 11:54:am
8068 Views / 0 Comments
Friday, March 27th, 2009

Nail Polish of the Day: CQ Tahitian Green

CQ Tahitian Green nail polishToday's nail polish of the day is a new color by CQ. Tahitian Green, a pretty minty green teal with shimmer. Read more about this Beauty entry.
Tags: notd, nail polish of the day, tahitian green, cq, green, nail polish

Posted by Steph at 03:45:am
21291 Views / 4 Comments
Wednesday, March 25th, 2009

Earth Day: Free Nail Polish from Butter London

Free nail polish from butter londonGoing green can be so much fun this earth day. Butter London is celebrating the green movement by offering free nail polish. Check out the details for this offer! Read more about this Beauty entry.
Tags: butter london, free, nail polish

Posted by Steph at 09:11:am
68592 Views / 11 Comments
Tuesday, March 24th, 2009

LA Girls Flare Nail Polish: Swatches, Review

New colors from LA Girls FlareLA Girls Flare introduces six new spring colors to the line. Some of my favorites are Midnight Diva and Saharan Sand. Read more about this Beauty entry.
Tags: la girls flare, nail polish, swatches, review

Posted by Steph at 11:07:am
60004 Views / 9 Comments
Tuesday, March 24th, 2009

OPI Limited Edition: Breathe Life for a Good Cause

OPI Breathe LifeThis Spring, OPI introduces a limited edition shade that was created exclusively for the Lung Cancer Foundation of America. Read more about this Beauty entry.
Tags: opi, limited edition, breathe life, swatches

Posted by Steph at 07:46:am
21226 Views / 2 Comments
Tuesday, March 24th, 2009

OPI Spring Summer 09: South Beach Collection

OPI South BeachOPI dives into summer with a splash of South Beach. Introducing 12 new shades to the spring collection. Today, I'm starting with part one. Read more about this Beauty entry.
Tags: opi, south beach, spring collection, nail polish, swatches

Posted by Steph at 07:18:am
40045 Views / 7 Comments
Saturday, March 21st, 2009

MAC Cosmetics Sugarsweet: Nail Polish Swatches

Polka Dot Nail ArtThis Spring, MAC Cosmetics introduces two fabulous nail polish colors to the Sugar Sweet colllection. Check out all the swatches included my polka dot nail art! Read more about this Beauty entry.
Tags: mac cosmetics, sugarsweet, nail polish, green, peach, swatches

Posted by Steph at 11:17:am
33043 Views / 6 Comments
Saturday, March 21st, 2009

Nail Art: Jin Soon Choi Recreations

Nail Art Creations by StephA few weeks ago I posted some nail art creations by Jin Soon Choi.  Check out some of my nail art re-creations along with how to's. Read more about this Beauty entry.
Tags: nail art, jin soon choi, swatches

Posted by Steph at 06:43:am
45797 Views / 7 Comments
Friday, March 20th, 2009

Macys Summer Exclusive: Dior Grenade

Diors Grenade Macys Summer ExclusiveThis summer, Dior introduces a four addition vernis as a Macy's summer exclusive.  Described as a vibrant hot pink with shimmer. Read more about this Beauty entry.
Tags: dior, summer collection, exclusive, swatches, nail polish, pink

Posted by Steph at 11:02:am
41325 Views / 9 Comments
Friday, March 20th, 2009

MAC Sugarsweet: Review and Swatches

MAC Sugar SweetIndulge this spring with the sweetness of MAC's Sugarsweet collection. Check out the swatches and review. Read more about this Beauty entry.
Tags: mac, sugarsweet, spring collection, swatches, review

Posted by Steph at 08:33:am
20299 Views / 3 Comments
Thursday, March 19th, 2009

Sneak Peek: Chanel Summer 09 Nail Polishes

Chanel Summe 09 nail polishesThis Summer, Chanel introduces two new nail colors to the Cote D'Azure, Orange Fizz and Golden Sands. Check out the sneak peek! Read more about this Beauty entry.
Tags: chanel, summer collection, nail polish, swatches

Posted by Steph at 07:30:am
48056 Views / 10 Comments
Wednesday, March 18th, 2009

Nail Polish of the Day: Stargazer Green 138

Stargazer Green 138Today's nail polish of the day is a gorgeous green by Stargazer.  138 is a deep forest green with gold shimmer.  Check out the photo swatches! Read more about this Fashion entry.
Tags: stargazer, nail polish, green, swatches, 138

Posted by Steph at 01:58:am
9328 Views / 2 Comments
Monday, March 16th, 2009

St Pattys Day: Mani and Pedi of the Day

Green and Black Polka Dot PediToday's pedi of the day is a Bright green neon with black polka dots that's super cute for St. Pattys Day!  Check out the photo swatches. Read more about this Beauty entry.
Tags: st. pattys day, mani, pedi, green

Posted by Steph at 08:01:am
62898 Views / 17 Comments
Sunday, March 15th, 2009

Update: New Hot Topic Nail Color Added

Blue and Pink GlitterOMG, Hot Topic gives birth to a gorgeous glitter this spring.  Click here to go straight to the Hot Topic swatches. Read more about this Beauty entry.
Tags: hot topic, new

Posted by Steph at 05:56:am
118783 Views / 1 Comments
Saturday, March 14th, 2009

Giveaway Update: Winner Announced

Covergirl Khaki nail polishThe weekly nail polish winner is announced today.  Check and see if it was you! Read more about this Beauty entry.
Tags: nail polish, giveaway, update

Posted by Steph at 07:45:am
6270 Views / 0 Comments
Saturday, March 14th, 2009

Color Club Catwalk Queen Spring Collection

Color Club Spring 09Let the world be your runway this spring with Color Club's Catwalk Queen collection.  A collection of six new runway shade approved colors. Read more about this Beauty entry.
Tags: color club, catwalk queen, spring collection, nail polish, swatches

Posted by Steph at 05:36:am
20257 Views / 1 Comments
Thursday, March 12th, 2009

Holo Hotness: Orlys Primsa Glosses

Orly Gold and Silver Primsa GlossOrly's new prisma gloss, is a gold and silver glitter topcoat with holographic effect's that incredible!  Check out all the fun I had with these new glossies! Read more about this Beauty entry.
Tags: orly, prima gloss, holographic, topcoat

Posted by Steph at 12:37:pm
46095 Views / 10 Comments
Wednesday, March 11th, 2009

Limited Edition Nail Polish Sets from Icing

Icing nail polish setsThis Spring, Icing by Claires introduces some limited editon nail polish sets.  One of my favorite shades, is Retro Girl.  A muddy olive green that's beyond amazing! Read more about this Beauty entry.
Tags: icing, nail polish, swatches, spring collection

Posted by Steph at 08:29:am
64559 Views / 14 Comments
Monday, March 9th, 2009

Spring 09: Orly Prepster Collection Swatches

Orly prepsterOrly's second spring collection, Prepster.  A mixture of six prepp shades ranging from pastel pink, periwinkle blue, and nude.  Check out the all the swatches. Read more about this Beauty entry.
Tags: orly, spring collection, prepster, swatches

Posted by Steph at 12:50:pm
31031 Views / 4 Comments
Monday, March 9th, 2009

Borghese Gardens Spring 09 Collection

Borghese Gardens Spring collectionFor Spring, Borghese introduces a mixture of six floral shades.  One of my favorite is Agento Misa.  A gorgeous violet purple shimmer. Read more about this Beauty entry.
Tags: borghese, spring collection, swatches

Posted by Steph at 05:25:am
36657 Views / 9 Comments
Sunday, March 8th, 2009

Deborah Lippmann Spring 09: Purple Rain

Purple Rain nail polishFor Spring, Deborah Lippmann teams up and creates Purple Rain for Zac Posen's fashion runway show.  Check out the swatches. Read more about this Beauty entry.
Tags: spring collection, deborah lippmann, purple, metallic

Posted by Steph at 10:58:am
23385 Views / 4 Comments
Sunday, March 8th, 2009

Summer Nail Trends: Nail Art Goes Retro

Jin Soon Nail Art DesignsIn this months' issue of Teen Vogue, Jin Soon Choi showcases some of her creative nail art designs.  I'll be re-creating some of these looks in a few days Read more about this Beauty entry.
Tags: summer, trends, nail art

Posted by Steph at 03:06:am
47889 Views / 8 Comments
Friday, March 6th, 2009

Weekly Nail Polish Giveaway: Winner Update

Icing by Claires AwkwardToday I announced the weekly nail polish winner.  The next giveaway will be on March 11th, 2009. Read more about this Beauty entry.
Tags: winners, update

Posted by Steph at 05:32:am
11036 Views / 3 Comments
Thursday, March 5th, 2009

Going Green: Green Nail Pic Spam Part One

Green funky french maniGoing green can be so much fun!  Today, I'm sporting around a funky french mani that I did with China Glaze's, For Audrey and Sally Hansen's nail art pens for the tips. Read more about this Beauty entry.
Tags: green, nail polish, swatches

Posted by Steph at 02:50:am
53942 Views / 13 Comments
Wednesday, March 4th, 2009

Shades by Barielle Sugar Rush Collection

Barielle Sugar Rush CollectionShades by Barielle introduces six new shades to the Sugar Rush collection sure to please your sweet tooth.  One of my favorite shades from this collection is Sweet Addiction. Read more about this Beauty entry.
Tags: barielle, summer collection, swatches, sugar rush

Posted by Steph at 03:28:am
15732 Views / 1 Comments
Sunday, March 1st, 2009

Stephs Closet Goes Green For March

Green Nail PolishThis month I'm celebrating the color green by posting all my NOTD, Green.  Today's two polishes are brand spanking new.  Check out photo swtaches! Read more about this Beauty entry.
Tags: green, nail polish, swatches

Posted by Steph at 01:33:am
22943 Views / 5 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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