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May 2009 Nail Polish Blog
Saturday, May 30th, 2009

Nail Polish of the Day: Finger Paints Lilac Lagoon

Fingerpaints sunburst collectionToday's nail polish of the day is a lovely shade from Fingerpaints Sunburst summer collection, Lilac Lagoon. Read more about this Beauty entry.
Friday, May 29th, 2009

OPI Jumps on the Matte Bandwagon this Fall

OPI Matte collectionThis Fall, OPI jumps on board to the Matte nail polish trend. Introducing six previous shades in a choice of glossy or matte finish. Read more about this Beauty entry.
Tags: opi, fall, collection, matte, nail polish, beauty, swatches, news, color story

Posted by Steph at 09:03:am
72964 Views / 15 Comments
Thursday, May 28th, 2009

Pedi of the Day: Knockout's Ox with Polka Dots

Matte Polka Dot Nail ArtHappy Thursday! Today's pedicure of the day is a Matte and Glossy Polka Dot nail art look using Knockout's, Ox. Read more about this Beauty entry.
Wednesday, May 27th, 2009

Nail Polish of the Day: Maybelline Purple Party

Maybelline Purple Party nail polishHappy Hump Day! Today, I'm bringing you three nail polishes of the day from the past weekend. Purple Party, a gorgeous jelly filled with pink and silver shimmer. Read more about this Beauty entry.
Wednesday, May 27th, 2009

Win Sally Hansen's Honeydew, Night Hydrangea

Tracy Reese nail polish giveawaySteph's Closet Giveaway: Next week I'll be giving away two fabulous shades from the Tracy Reese Spring collection. Make sure you check out the details. Read more about this Beauty entry.
Tags: sally hansen, twitter, giveaways, nail polish

Posted by Steph at 03:57:am
165527 Views / 50 Comments
Saturday, May 23rd, 2009

MAC Style Warrior: Nail Polish Swatches

MAC Style Warrior swatchesMAC introcudes three new polishes this summer with the Style Warriors collection. Two colors I picked up were Violet Fire and Mercenary. Read more about this Beauty entry.
Friday, May 22nd, 2009

New Nail Color: Knockout Cosmetics Ox

KO OX matte nail polishHappy Friday! Today I"m bringing you a vampalicious matte shade from Knockout Cosmetics. Ox, described as purple plum. Check out the swatches. Read more about this Beauty entry.
Tags: knockout cosmetics, matte, purple, nails, nail polish, swatches, beauty

Posted by Steph at 05:17:am
23816 Views / 5 Comments
Thursday, May 21st, 2009

Chanel Cosmic Violine: Nail Polish of the Day

Chanel Celestial Lights collectionHappy Thursday! Today's nail polish of the day, a new one from Chanel's Celestial Lights collection, Cosmic Violine. Check out all the swatches. Read more about this Beauty entry.
Wednesday, May 20th, 2009

Dolce and Gabbana Nail Lacquer: Stromboli

Dolce & Gabbana nail polishHope your having a wonderful Wednesday. Today I'm bringing you a fabulous shade, hot from the Dolce and Gabbana makeup line. Read more about this Beauty entry.
Tags: dolce gabanna, nails, nail polish, swatches, reviews, beauty, black, glitter

Posted by Steph at 01:34:am
81529 Views / 7 Comments
Monday, May 18th, 2009

Nail Polish of the Day: SH Turquoise Opal

Sally Hansen Nail PrimsToday's nail polish of the day, Sally Hansen Nail Prisms in Turquoise Opal. A duochrome shade that flashes, turquoise, blue, pink and purple. Read more about this Beauty entry.
Sunday, May 17th, 2009

Essie Summer 09 Nail Polish Collection

Essie Summer Collection 09 Essie's summer collection introduces six new shades ranging from coral, pink and neutrals. Check out the color information. Read more about this Beauty entry.
Tags: essie, summer, collection, nail polish, news, color story, beauty

Posted by Steph at 08:30:am
29830 Views / 6 Comments
Saturday, May 16th, 2009

Spring 09: Sally Hansen Tracy Reese Collection

Sally Hansen Tracy Reese CollectionThis Spring, Sally Hansen and Tracy Reese Collaborate seven fabulous limited edition colors. Check out the photo swatches. Read more about this Beauty entry.
Thursday, May 14th, 2009

OPI Summer Brights: Bright Pair Paige Denim

OPI Brights 09This Summer, OPI and Paige Denim collaborate for this season's Bright Pair collection. Check out all the photo swatches. Read more about this Beauty entry.
Tags: opi, summer, collection, brights, reviews, swatches, nails, nail polish, beauty

Posted by Steph at 05:47:am
50561 Views / 9 Comments
Thursday, May 14th, 2009

Gray Nail Polish Comparisons: Swatches

Gray Nail polishReader Requests: Gray Nail Polish comparisons. Today I'm bringing you some light, medium and gray nail polish comparisons. Check and see which gray is for you! Read more about this Beauty entry.
Tags: gray, grey, nails, nail polish, comparisons, swatches, beauty

Posted by Steph at 01:24:am
46923 Views / 7 Comments
Wednesday, May 13th, 2009

Wet n Wild Chrome Polishes: Swatches

Wet and Wild ChromeWet n Wild introduces the Tarnished collection. A new limited edition release of seven new chrome polishes. Check out all the swatches! Read more about this Beauty entry.
Monday, May 11th, 2009

Nail Art of the Day: Silver and Gold Glitter

Gold and Silver nail artHope your having a wonderful Monday! Today I wanted to spice up the week with some blingy gold, black and silver nail art designs. Read more about this Beauty entry.
Tags: notd, nail art of the day, nail art, nails, nail polish, swatches, beauty, glitter

Posted by Steph at 05:45:am
43358 Views / 9 Comments
Saturday, May 9th, 2009

Limited Edition Mini Sets From Icing by Claires

Claires LE nail polish setsToday I'm bringing you some lovely miniature limited edition set from icing. One of my favorites set, the glitters. Check out the swatches. Read more about this Beauty entry.
Tags: icing, limited edition, sets, mini, nails, nail polish, swatches, beauty

Posted by Steph at 08:20:am
22376 Views / 4 Comments
Friday, May 8th, 2009

Reminder: Last Chance to Win Sephora Blue Grotto

Don't forget, today is the last day to get in on the Twitter Giveaway for a bottle of Sephora by OPI in Blue Grotto. Make sure you are following me! Read more about this Beauty entry.
Tags: nail polish, twitter, giveaways

Posted by Steph at 09:17:am
12375 Views / 2 Comments
Friday, May 8th, 2009

KO Liberty: Mint Green Matte Goodness

Knockout Liberty nail polishToday's nail polish of the day is a stunning mint creme matte from Knockout Cosmetics. Check out out the swatches for this mint wonderland. Read more about this Beauty entry.
Tags: knockout cosmetics, green, matte, nails, nail polish, swatches, beauty, comparisons

Posted by Steph at 05:25:am
48815 Views / 12 Comments
Thursday, May 7th, 2009

NOTD: MAC Cosmetics Love and Friendship

MAC love and friendshipLove and Friendship, new from the A Rose Romance collection is a mid tone lavendar creme that's really pretty. Check out the swatches. Read more about this Beauty entry.
Wednesday, May 6th, 2009

Dior Summer 09 Vernis Nail Swatches

Dior Summer 09 nail polishThis summer Dior introduces three new vernis nails to the Cristal collection along with two department stores exclusives. One of my faves, Sweet Orange. Read more about this Beauty entry.
Tags: dior, summer, collection, nails, nail polish, swatches, beauty, comparisons

Posted by Steph at 09:51:am
70518 Views / 14 Comments
Wednesday, May 6th, 2009

Zoya News: Limited Edition MatteVelvet for Fall

Zoya MatteVelvet nail polishZoya's introduces a fall special limited editon release for Fall called MatteVelet collection. Check out the color story. Read more about this Beauty entry.
Tuesday, May 5th, 2009

Updated: OPI Breathe Life Swatches

OPI breathe lifeHaven't seen the OPI Breathe Life swatches yet? Click here to go directly to them. Read more about this Beauty entry.
Tags: updates, nail polish, news, opi

Posted by Steph at 08:40:am
6920 Views / 0 Comments
Tuesday, May 5th, 2009

Pedi of the Day: CNY Summer in the City

Polka Dot Pedicure toesToday's Pedicure of the day is Carolyn's Summer In the City. Described as a pastel yellow creme. Read more about this Beauty entry.
Monday, May 4th, 2009

New Nail Colors from Maybelline Express Finish

maybelline orange nail polishToday I'm bringing you three new colors from Maybelline Express Finish. One of my faves, Sunset Prisms, a summery orange shimmer. Read more about this Beauty entry.
Tags: maybelline, express finish, nails, nail polish, swatches, beauty, layering

Posted by Steph at 12:26:pm
30187 Views / 6 Comments
Sunday, May 3rd, 2009

Nail Polish of the Day: Orly Mint Mojito

green nail polish w/blue tipsHappy Sunday! Todays nail polish of the day is a mint green goodness from Orly named Mint Mojito. Check out the swatches. Read more about this Beauty entry.
Tags: nail polish of the day, notd, nail polish, green, creme, funky, french, swatches, beauty

Posted by Steph at 11:16:am
28374 Views / 6 Comments
Friday, May 1st, 2009

Massini Glitter Nail Polish Swatches

Color Club Tru PassionHappy Friday! Today I'm featuing some blingy Massini Glitters to start off the day. One of my Faves, Purple Medallion. Check em out! Read more about this Beauty entry.
Tags: massini, color club, glitter, nails, nail polish, swatches, beauty

Posted by Steph at 10:07:am
37168 Views / 6 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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