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July 2009 Nail Polish Blog
Friday, July 31st, 2009

Summer 09: Essie Cute as a Button Swatches

Essie cute as a button collectionEssie's Summer collection is a mixture of six cute and feminine colors called, Cute as a button. Check out all the swatches. Read more about this Beauty entry.
Wednesday, July 29th, 2009

Nail Polish of the Day: China Glaze Crystal Ball

China glaze Crytal ball nail polishHappy Wednesday! Today's nail polish of the day is a gorgeous burgandy red from China Glaze. Make sure you check out the swatches!  Read more about this Beauty entry.
Tuesday, July 28th, 2009

NOTD: Sephora Under my Trench Coat

Sephora Under my Trench CoatHappy Tuesday! Today' s nail polish of the day, Sephora by OPI in Under My Trench Coat. A creamy khaki with gold micro shimmer that's gorgeous! Read more about this Beauty entry.
Monday, July 27th, 2009

Sephora by OPI Dark Room: Swatches

Sephora Dark RoomSephora by OPI introduces Dark Room, a blackened deep forest bluish green creme exclusviely available to Beauty Insiders early. Check out the swatches. Read more about this Beauty entry.
Friday, July 24th, 2009

FAQ: Is there any dupes for Starry Starry Night

Crystal Blue nail polishOne of my most frequently asked questions: Is there a dupe or alternative to Essie's discontinued gem, Starry Starry Night.   Read more about this Beauty entry.
Tags: essie, faq, dupes, alternatives, comparisons, blue, glitter, nails, nail polish, swatches, beauty

Posted by Steph at 04:16:pm
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Thursday, July 23rd, 2009

My First Holographic Franken: Peacock Hour

Peacock Hour Blue Holograpic frankenToday I went directly to the lab, grabbed my coat and a flask and started mixing colors like a mad scientist. Check out my first holographic franken. Read more about this Beauty entry.
Tags: franken, blue, holographic, nails, nail polish, swatches, beauty

Posted by Steph at 01:11:am
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Wednesday, July 22nd, 2009

Knockout Cosmetics: Black Matte Goodness

KO black with black polka dotsHope your having a wonderful Wednesday. Today I'm bringing you a fabulous black matte nail polish from Knockout Cosmetics. Read more about this Beauty entry.
Wednesday, July 22nd, 2009

Sephora Beauty Insiders Exclusive: Dark Room

Sephora Dark Colour LE nail polishThink Nars Zulu Days! Sephora by OPI introduces a dark evergreen shade only available to Beauty Insiders. Make sure you snatch this beauty up while you can! Read more about this Beauty entry.
Tags: sephora, sephora by opi, nail polish, news, beauty

Posted by Steph at 10:05:am
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Monday, July 20th, 2009

New Icing nail colors: I'm seeing Green

New Icing Nail Polish ColorsHappy Monday! Today I'm bringing you four new nail polish colors from Icing and two of them being fabulous shades of green! Make sure you check out the swatches. Read more about this Beauty entry.
Tags: icing, nails, nail polish, swatches, reviews, beauty

Posted by Steph at 08:01:pm
47783 Views / 11 Comments
Sunday, July 19th, 2009

Barielle All Lacquered Up Collection: Part II

Barielle Fall 09 CollectionIn Part II of the Barielle All Lacquered up collection, we have a selection of rich, luxurious shades that screams fall. Check out all the swatches. Read more about this Beauty entry.
Tags: barielle, fall, collection, nails, nail polish, swatches, reviews, beauty

Posted by Steph at 11:23:pm
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Sunday, July 19th, 2009

Blast from the Past: OPI Summer for Shore

OPI Summer for ShoreThis weeks blast from the past, a collection for holographic lovers that you don't want to miss. OPI's limited edition Summer for Shore. Read more about this Beauty entry.
Friday, July 17th, 2009

Barielle All Lacquered Up Collection: Part I

Shades of Barielle Fall 09 CollectionShades by Barielle introduces twelve fabulous colors straight from the runway created by Michelle from All Lacquered up and Elle, Celebrity manicurist. Read more about this Beauty entry.
Tags: barielle, fall, collection, nails, nail polish, swatches, reviews, beauty

Posted by Steph at 02:40:am
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Thursday, July 16th, 2009

Fall 09: Orly Once Upon a Time Collection

Orly Fall 09 Once Upon a Time collectionThis Fall, Orly introduces, Once Upon a time collection. A new release of six fabulous shades sure to make your dreams come true. Check out all the swatches. Read more about this Beauty entry.
Tags: orly, fall, collection, nails, nail polish, swatches, reviews, beauty

Posted by Steph at 04:42:am
38875 Views / 8 Comments
Wednesday, July 15th, 2009

Wet n Wild Craze Nail Polish: Swatches

Wet n Wild Craze nail colorWet n Wild introduces nine new nail polishes to a new collection called Craze. These shades come in a high performance formula specially selected for this season's trends. Read more about this Beauty entry.
Tags: wet n wild, craze, nails, nail polish, swatches, reviews, beauty, comparisons

Posted by Steph at 11:08:am
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Wednesday, July 15th, 2009

Nail Polish of the Day: Zoya Richelle

Zoya Richelle nail polishToday's nail polish of the day, a bronze foilicious shade from Zoya's Flourish collection, Richelle. Check out the swatches. Read more about this Beauty entry.
Tags: notd, nail polish of the day, zoya, bronze, gold, shimmer, nails, nail polish, swatches, beauty

Posted by Steph at 08:00:am
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Tuesday, July 14th, 2009

Photo Teaser: Wet n Wild Craze Nail Polish

Wet n Wild's new craze nail polish collectionHere's a preview of Wet n Wild new nail polish collection called Craze. Introducing nine new nail polish shades hot off the press. Read more about this Beauty entry.
Tags: wet n wild, craze, nails, nail polish, swatches, beauty

Posted by Steph at 12:11:pm
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Monday, July 13th, 2009

Nail Polish of the Day: Zoya's Zara

Zoya Zara nail polishHope your having a wonderful Monday! Today's nail polish of the day, a gorgeous icy violet purple from Zoya. Read more about this Beauty entry.
Sunday, July 12th, 2009

Blast from the Past: OPI Mod About Brights

OPI Mod about brightsBlast from the Past: OPI's Mod About Brights, released in the summer of 08, is a fabulous collection of six colorful shades. Check out the swatches. Read more about this Beauty entry.
Saturday, July 11th, 2009

Pedi of the Day: Black with White Polka Dots

Black and White polka dot nail artHappy Saturday! Today's pedi of the day is a classic black and white design with polka dot nail art. Check out the swatches! Read more about this Beauty entry.
Friday, July 10th, 2009

Reader Requests: Peach Nail Polish Comparisons

Peachy Orange nail polish comparisonsHappy Friday! Today I'm featuring some peachy orange nail polish comparisons from my reader requests. Check out all the peach swatches! Read more about this Beauty entry.
Tags: reader requests, peach, orange, comparisons, nails, nail polish, swatches, beauty

Posted by Steph at 08:17:am
55668 Views / 8 Comments
Thursday, July 9th, 2009

Nail Polish of the Day: SH Emerald Amethyst

SH Nail Prisms in Emerald AmethystHope your having a wonderful Thursday! Today I'm bringing you an older shade from Sally Hansen's Nail Prism line. Read more about this Beauty entry.
Wednesday, July 8th, 2009

Sally Hansen HD High Definition Nail Color

Sally Hansen HD Nail colorSally Hansen introduces a new nail color called High Definition. Each shade has a patented formula with real liquid crystals. Check out all the swatches. Read more about this Beauty entry.
Tags: sally hansen, high definition, hd, nails, nail polish, swatches, reviews, beauty

Posted by Steph at 11:31:am
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Tuesday, July 7th, 2009

New Nail Polish Colors from Pure Ice

New pure ice nail polish colorsHope your having a fabulous Tuesday. Today I'm feauturing some new colors from Pure Ice. One of my favorite, French Kiss. A gorgoues mid tone blue creme. Read more about this Beauty entry.
Tags: pure ice, nails, nail polish, swatches, beauty, comparisons, layering

Posted by Steph at 09:17:am
32750 Views / 5 Comments
Monday, July 6th, 2009

NOTD: Chanel Robertson with Polka Dots

Chanel Robertson BlvdToday's nail polish of the day is a skittle combintation of Chanel's Robertson Blvd collection with polka dots. Check out the swatches. Read more about this Beauty entry.
Sunday, July 5th, 2009

Loreal Pro Blooming Brights Collection

Loreal Blooming Brights collectionThis Summer, Loreal Pro introduces six new colorful shades to The Blooming Brights collection. Check out all the swatches. Read more about this Beauty entry.
Saturday, July 4th, 2009

Nail Polish of the day: My 4th of July Mani

Fourth of July Maicure DesignHappy Fourth of July everyone! Today's Independence day mani is a combination of blue, red, and silver glitter with polka dots. Read more about this Beauty entry.
Friday, July 3rd, 2009

Coming Soon: Sephora by OPI Matte Nail Polish

Sephora matte nail polish collectionMatte Nail Polish News: Sephora by OPI introduces three matte nail polish shades for Fall. Check out the details. Read more about this Beauty entry.
Tags: sephora, sephora by opi, news, beauty, matte, nail polish, swatches

Posted by Steph at 10:46:am
27844 Views / 5 Comments
Thursday, July 2nd, 2009

Nail Art of the Day: French with Black Tips

French mani with black tipsHope your having a fabulous day! Today's nail art of the day is a french mani with black tips and pink polka dots. Read more about this Beauty entry.
Tags: notd, nail art of the day, nail art, nails, black, french, swatches, beauty, polka dots

Posted by Steph at 10:47:am
38077 Views / 9 Comments
Wednesday, July 1st, 2009

BB Couture for Nails: Review and Swatches

BB Couture for NailsHappy Wednesday! Today I'm bringing you ten of my favorite shades from BB Couture for nails. If your not familiar with the brand, your in for a real treat. Read more about this Beauty entry.
Tags: bb couture, nails, nail polish, swatches, reviews, beauty, comparisons

Posted by Steph at 03:04:am
37242 Views / 8 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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