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Tuesday, February 3rd, 2009

Milani Valentines: Illustrations of Love

Milani's Valentine Collection

The month of February marks the season of love and Milani gives you six reasons to celebrate the holiday in style.

The Illustrations of love collection is a new valentine's day release that includes: red and pinks for those passionate lovers, black and purple's for those wanting to vamp it up and grey's and whites for that laid back lover.

Overall, this is a great collection that offers a range of different shades to pick from!  The application was amazing and most colors only required two coats for bottle coverage.

Milani's nail polish has it goin' on.  Their quality is just as good as Sally Hansen or Borghese and other high end brands. 

Milani Day Dreaming Nail Polish

Day Dreaming - a true medium gray creme.  Hands down, the best gray creme I've seen.  Not to dark nor too light.  Perfecto!

Spring has officially kicked the gray nail polish trend into high gear!  So, don't miss out on this perfect shade of gray.

It's official!  Milani's Day Dreaming is an exact dupe for MAC's On the Prowl from their latest Hello Kitty Collection. 

Gray Nail Polish Comparisons

While digging through my small stash of grays, I came across two close contenders.  RBL's, Concrete Jungle is more blue based and Carolyn's, Handball Courts is much lighter with added shimmer.

Gray and Black French Manicure

Having some fun with Milani's Day Dreaming and black tips with SH's black nail art pen

Milani Fond of You Nail Polish

Fond of You is the perfect off white creme that's a great alternative to Chanel's White Satin.  Actually, we might have an close dupe here.  I'll have to check later today and let you guys know.

The application was simply amazing for a white.  Only three coats to achieve bottle color. 

Milani Hot Pink Nail Polish 

Sweetheart - a bright hot pink creme.  Not as vibrant as a neon.

Milani Sweetheart Nail Polish

Milani Sweetheart.

 Milani Sweet Love Nail Polish

Sweet Love - a reddish pink with subtle pink and purple shimmer.  The actual shade was hard to caputre for some reason.

Milani Red Pink Shimmer Nail Polish

 Sweet Love.

Milani My Darling Nail Polish

My Darling - a charcoal black with mint green shimmer. 

Milani Devoted to You Nail Polish

Devoted - a deep black purple with subtle pink and purple shimmer.

The valentines day collection should be hitting stores this week.  Keep an eye out for Day Dreaming!

Tags: milani, valentines collection, nail polish, swatches, review

Posted by Steph at 08:14:am
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(8) Comments

Gayle said on Feb 3rd, 2009 11:11 am
lovely collection. I heart Milani! Ive been hitting the drugstores pretty hard lately looking for the sally hansen spring 2009 line, but havent seen these...I will be scouting for these now as well. Thanks for the swatches Steph.....

Katee said on Feb 3rd, 2009 11:12 am
I really like Day Dreaming!

<3 vans said on Feb 3rd, 2009 11:15 am
omg i want my darling!

Girl, Decorated said on Feb 3rd, 2009 12:15 pm
I love the gray w/black tips mani! I should get that nail art pen. Thanks for the great swatches!

Steph said on Feb 3rd, 2009 4:11 am
Hi Gayle, Thanks! :) oooh, let us know if you track down the SH 09 SS collection! Day Dreaming is defintely worth the find. Katee, It's a great color Hi Vanessa, Get Day Dreaming while your at it lol :) Hi Girl Decorated, Thanks :) You need that art pen - they are amazing!

Lizzy said on Feb 3rd, 2009 4:43 am
I love that day dreaming color! I've been looking for a good gray color and I always see Milani at drugstores. How much are the bottles?

Steph said on Feb 3rd, 2009 4:55 am
Hi Lizzy, They retail around $3.79 per bottle. If you can catch them on a BOGO sale that would be fab! Day Dreaming is such a great gray!

Hend said on Feb 7th, 2009 11:23 am
Sweetheart is so pretty! i want. Thanx!

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