Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Zoya Touch Pre-Order & Video

2011 limited edition, full coverage nude nail colors


soft sensual sexy

Zoya Nail Polish presents 3 new, full coverage nude nail polish shades designed to coordinate with a variety of skin tones ranging from light to dark. Each softly kissed with a bit of metallic to make them ultra wearable.


Zoya TOUCH Collection

Minka (ZP561) - latte beige cream with a metallic kiss

Shay (ZP562) - desert rose sand beige cream with a metallic kiss

Pandora (ZP563) - mauve beige cream with a metallic kiss

Zoya is the new color of fashion...

The Zoya TOUCH collection was designed to recreate the custom looks developed for and inspired by the runways of New York Fashion Week.

Ultra long-wearing, glossy nail lacquers by Zoya are free of harmful industrial chemicals like toluene, camphor, formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin, dibutyl phthalate (DBP) that are known to cause cancer and birth defects.

Find Zoya TOUCH as well as over 300 other ultra high-fashion Zoya shades at As always, each and every Zoya color is made for women so we name them after women.

TOUCH by Zoya

PRE-ORDER May 25 - May 31, 2011

shipping JUNE 1, 2011

Sug. Retail $8.00 per 0.5 fl. oz. bottle (US)

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Zoya French Twist Promotional Offer


Limited time only

Get Zoya Dove and Zoya Caitlin FREE with ANY** purchase on!

Special Promotional Offer*!

Try the Zoya "French Twist" manicure created by Haven Spa for the Joy Cioci presentation at NYFW! For a limited time with any** purchase (excluding Zoya Color Spoons) on you get Zoya Nail Polish in Caitlin and Zoya Nail Polish in Dove for free!! Just enter the code ZB52 when you check out! These trend setting spring colors are MUST have in any collection! This offer is only good until Monday May 23 (11:59PM EST)! Act now and try the "twist" everyone is talking about!

ORLY Spring & Summer 2011 Collections

ORLY Summer 2011 Collection

Unabashed Glamour Returns with Vibrant Shades to Suit Any Personality

The summer season encourages creativity and femininity to run wild, from carefree and casual beach days to flashy summer nights in the city. Bring a sense of sexy summer fun to the everyday with Pinup, the Summer 2011 Collection from ORLY. Inspired by the unapologetic glitz and free-spirited attitude of the most iconic pinup girls, the collection exudes a vivacious, dolled-up femininity that laces any look with sheer confidence.

Pinup offers a shade for every glamour girl, from the sophisticated seductress to the fearless rock ‘n roll goddess. Bright, feminine crèmes mingle with eye catching jewel-tone glitters to offer a range of colors sure to turn heads.

The six lacquers in the Pinup Collection include:

Va Va Voom: Pink Neon Crème
Here Comes Trouble: Sparkle Green
Coquette Cutie: Coral Crème
Bubbly Bombshell: Purple Glitter

ORLY Spring 2011 Collection
Luxurious, Sophisticated Hues to Covet

For centuries, people around the globe have been enamored with lush fabrics, rare stones and extravagant finishes. ORLY celebrates the refined glamour of porcelain, the vibrant sheen of silk, and the lush sparkle of priceless gems with Precious. Lend a sense of romance and richness to every spring ensemble by sporting lavish shades on fingertips and toes. The six lacquers in the Precious Collection signal a fresh approach to spring fashion and a renewed appreciation for the exotic workmanship, ornamental engravings, and sumptuous fabrics known to accompany the luxe life.

The six Lacquers in the Precious Collection include:

Pure Porcelain: Beige Crème
Gilded Coral: Coral Gold Shimmer
Fancy Fuchsia: Pink Crème
Ancient Jade: Green Crème
Sapphire Silk: Deep Teal Crème
Royal Velvet: Purple Blue Shimmer

All ORLY Nail Lacquers including the Precious and Pinup Collections are free of DBP, Toluene and all traces of Formaldehyde and Formaldehyde Resin.

The Precious Collection Lacquers will be available starting March 2011 and the Pinup Collection Lacquers will be available starting May 2011 for $7.50 each. ORLY Nail Lacquers and Treatment products are available at, Sally Beauty, Ulta and other purveyors of beauty throughout the U.S. and in over 70 countries worldwide.

Spring Flowers

I've been dying to try a fun Spring mani since I've been confined in Corporate America this week. I started my first rotation and we're supposed to be "professional", so I've been afraid to break out the glitter & holos. As soon as I got off Friday I rushed home to throw on some fun Spring colors. I used Maybelline Sunshine, Goody Plum Drop and Jesse's Girl JulieG.

For the accent nail I used water decals that I won from Shirley at Dashica's Beauty. It's a huge sheet with 11 different sets of 20 decals.

Here's a closer view in the shade. I wanted to try a different design on each but I liked the end result using plain colors. I'll try the mix-match mani again in the future. I know that's not the proper name for the random mani. Do you know the correct name?

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Nailene Nail Stickers & NOTD

A couple of weeks ago I picked up Nailene Stickers from the Dollar Tree in my area. The designs were simple yet intriguing enough for me to give them a try. Unfortunately they didn't stick very well and bubbled a lot. I only wore these for a few hours because I was so disappointed. The stickers did last about a day on my toes.

Silver foil - LIVE by LA Colors

I'm challenging myself to work through my untried stash, so I changed my mani to an unnamed fuchsia from LA Colors. It was available in the metallics 4-pack, I think. It's a vivid fuchsia with bright pink flecks, far from metallic, but still beautiful. I stamped over it with one of the new Bundle Monster plates, BM-205.

Sorry to make this a short post but I have to go now. My girls are fighting over broccoli and rice! Have a great night :)

Saturday, May 14, 2011

1st Blog Anniversary Giveaway ***Closed***

This Give-A-Way is now Closed.

!!! My blog has turned one. I know I've been promising to do this for awhile now but I had a hectic semester with 9 classes, so it's taken me a lot longer than I expected to get things together.

Blogging has been a fun way to share my passion for nail polish and nail art with you! So to celebrate, I will award prizes to two lucky winners!

On to the Give-A-Way!!!

Rules & Such

1. Required - Must be a public follower via Google Friend Connect (GFC) - 1 entry. This will allow me to verify your entry.

2. Required - Complete the Entry Form below.

Optional/Additional Entries:

3. Add me to your Blog Roll/Side Bar - 3 extra entries

4. Like Enamel Girl on Facebook. Click here to like my Facebook Page - 3 extra entries

5. Create a Blog Post including a photo about this giveaway - 3 extra entries

6. There will be two winners. You can enter for Prize 1 or Prize 2, not both please. The winners must contact me within 48 hours after they are announced.

This give-a-way is open to US and International Readers.

A special thanks to the Zoya, China Glaze & Broadway Nails for help with sponsoring this giveaway!

Ends Friday, June 10th at 6pm US Central Time. Good luck everyone.

Prize 1 - Zoya & Nail Art

Prize 1 Winner will receive the Zoya Collection plus extras:
- Zoya Intimate Collection
- Kiss Catwalk Nail Set
- Nailene French Manicure Set
- Michael Jackson Image Plate
- Lace Image Plate
- ULTA Nail Stampy Kit
- Water Decals

Prize 2 - China Glaze & Nail Decals

Prize 2 Winner - will receive the China Glaze Collection plus extras:
- China Glaze Anchor's Away Collection (yes, all 12!)
- Broadway Nail Stickers
- Kiss French Manicure Set
- Hello Kitty Water Decals
- Covergirl White Crackle & Anti Freeze Glitter
- Sally Hansen Purple Diamond Nail Prism

Please complete the form to enter. The Give-A-Way ends Friday, June 10th at 6pm US Central Time. Good luck everyone.

OPI Blue Shatter Collection

Hello everyone! I'm wrapping up the new OPI swatches with the Blue Shatter Collection.

Turquoise Shatter is a vibrant shimmer, almost frosty turquoise, that can be paired with different colors to create a fun summer look. I really like the contrast of turquoise with orange and green.

Turquoise Shatter over: Zoya Jolene (pink), Color Club Pucci-licious (purple), Zoya Jancyn (orange) and Massini Neon Green. Excuse my middle finger, I nicked it right before the photo.



Navy Shatter over Color Club Yum Gum (neon). A very deep navy blue that almost looks black in the bottle.

Indirect Sunlight

Blue Shatter over Zoya Maura. Blue Shatter blue me away. I really like the brightness and shimmer-ri-ness of the blue, especially over red. It's like a nautical shatter effect. I wanted to stamp a big anchor on top but I was afraid I would ruin it.



Like the other OPI shatters, the Blue Shatters dry matte and can be gloss-sified with a top coat. To create the large cracks I applied one thick coat over dry polish. Smaller cracks can be created by applying a thinner layer of shatter over dry polish.

Blue Shatter, Navy Shatter, and Turquoise Shatter will be available beginning May 2011 at Professional Salons, including Beauty Brands, Beauty First, Chatters, Dillard’s, JCPenney, Pure Beauty, Regis, Trade Secret, and ULTA, for $8.50 ($10.95 CAN) suggested retail for each Shatter coat.

* The above products were sent to me for review. *

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

OPI Serena Williams Glam Slam Duos

OPI captures Serena Williams’ winning spirit with four additions to the Glam Slam! collection, including two new shades of the fashionable, must-have ShatterRed and White. Launching in conjunction with the French Open, Glam Slam! France celebrates with two duo-packs for four unbeatable looks.

Spark de Triomphe & White Shatter

Spark de Triomphe is more gorgeous than I expected. It's described as silver but I see gold in my bottle, which combined with the silver, creates a beautiful champagne color.

Here the close-up shows the color variation along with the small and medium sized glitters. I used 2 thick coats.

Here's Spark de Triomphe topped with White Shatter. I used a thinner coat on the index finger to create smaller cracks. Although it is pretty with the glitter peaking through, I must say that I prefer Spark alone. It's definitely a head turner and a strong enough look to stand solo.

Rally Pretty Pink & Red Shatter

Pink-mauve with golden glass flecks. The color varies according to how the light hits the polish. It looks more golden and more pink/mauve at certain angles. This is a dupe for Zoya Faye. They're very much alike, but Rally in Pink requires 2 coats, while Faye requires 3.

Red Shatter over Rally in Pink creates subtle cracks with flecks of gold peaking through. It's not as dramatic as the other crackle effects because the colors are so similar, but it's still pretty and maybe even work appropriate for some. The red is almost jelly-ish which lends to the softer appearance.

I really like the sets but overall Spark de Triomphe was the standout for me. I like that it's neutral yet still very glamorous. White shatter is also neutral and can be paired with many brights over the summer to make it pop. I probably won't wear it a lot with Spark de Triomphe because it's gorgeous alone. Red Shatter is not as opaque as White or Black Shatter, therefore; it's not as dramatic. I personally like the pairing with Rally in Pink because it creates a softer look and that's difficult to capture with a shatter polish. Overall I believe OPI did a great job with the two new sets. The downside is that Rally in Pink is similar to Zoya Faye, so you may end up with two beautiful pinks :)

Glam Slam! France will be available beginning May 2011 at Professional Salons, including Beauty Brands, Beauty First, Chatters, Dillard’s, JCPenney, Pure Beauty, Regis, Trade Secret, and ULTA, for $14.95 ($20.95 CAN) suggested retail for each duo-pack.

* The above polishes were provided to me for review.*

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Sally Hansen Crackle Overcoat & Essence Nail Stickers

On my way home from Ulta I spotted the new Sally Hansen crackles at Walgreens. I would have gotten a close up but the sales lady was starring at me, lol. They were $6.99.

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I also FINALLY found the Essence nail stickers at ULTA. I've been looking for these girls since last year when I read a post by an International Blogger. The designs appear to be different than the original ones released. I hope I can get some good wear out of them. The package states you can wear them up to five days. They were priced at $2.49 and there's a separate nail file you can purchase to shape them for $1.99.

I choose the stickers with that I couldn't duplicate with Konad/fauxnad and the purple crackle, Vintage Violet 02. I'll go back for more crackles when the BOGO sale hits.
I'm still wearing my blue mani but here are some quick swatches of Vintage Violet over Silver, Yellow, Orange-Yellow, Mint, Pink, Orange and Baby Blue.
Thanks for reading! More swatches to come :)

Monday, May 9, 2011

Blue Monday

I thought I'd make a blue mani to match my blue mood. I used Revlon Royal which is a gorgeous dark navy blue jelly. It's opaque in two coats, but I only used one. For stamping I used Bundle Monster plate BM-207 which is one of my favorite plates from the new collection. The stamping polish is Sally Hansen Insta-Dri in Silver Sweep.

Royal is gorgeous but its amazing with CoverGirl Goddess topcoat.

A blurred pic to show the twinkling holographic Goddess. The glitter is very tiny and a little too dense for my taste. It could stand to be Frankend with clear polish to thin things out a bit.

Thanks for stopping by! Hope you're having a better day than I am =)

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Happy Mother's Day!

Hello to all the mothers out there! I hope you enjoyed your special day!!! Just a quick post to share my Mother's Day mani.

Sinful Colors Pink Forever. BM225

I really like this this oval leaf(?) design. I want to try it in black & silver, or blue & green.


Here's Pink Forever alone, a bright pink creme. I used 2 thick coats.
That's all for now. Have a great evening!

Monday, May 2, 2011

OPI Pirates of the Caribbean Collection Swatches + Silver Shatter

Hey Guys! I know I'm supposed to be studying for finals but I just couldn't resist playing with the Pirates of the Caribbean Collection! I've been looking forward to them all winter long and after a crazy weekend and weird final; I came home to find them at my doorstep. Talk about a mood enhancer. Anyways here are some quick swatches. Enjoy :)

Skull & Glossbones. Light grey/taupe. This one was thicker than I expected with a very smooth application. Two thick coats are all that was needed.

Stranger Tides
. Light, dusty army-green that was popular this past season. This one was thinner than the others but also had a smooth application. I used 3 coats. A surprise favorite.

Steady As She Rose. Light dusty purple. This one was a little goopy and needed 3 coats.

Sparrow Me The Drama. Dusty pink/rose cream. I used 3 thin coats. Another favorite.

Planks A Lot. Muted purple, almost a jelly. Two coats. I didn't notice it was see through until I went outdoors, sorry about that. I wonder how similar this is to Butter London's Scoundrel. I almost ordered it this weekend, but now I'm glad I didn't. My favorite from the collection!

Mermaid Tears. Beautiful dusty green, less lime than Damone Roberts. A unique shade to my stash. Three coats.

Silver Shatter. I heard this one applied differently from Black Shatter, but I applied it the same way - one thick coat. Just like Black Shatter, you get more defined cracks over a top coat. My polish of choice was Poshe. Silver Shatter is not as transparent as I thought it would be, but it's still beautiful. The color reminds me of LA Colors Live but it's slightly darker.

Although I haven't seen the movie, I can see where OPI got their inspiration. The first half of the collection reminds me of "Pirates" with the dusty greys & greens. But I'm glad they decided to mix things up a bit and throw in a few pastels. I guess that's where the "Caribbean" part of the collection comes from.

Overall the polishes applied quite well. They were thicker than I expected, although a couple of them still needed 3 coats. They collection is all creams, so there could be some possible dupes out there. My favorites are Sparrow Me the Drama, Mermaid Tears, Stranger Tides & Planks a Lot.

Silver Shatter is gorgeous in person and applied similarly to Black Shatter, although the formula is thinner. It's very stunning in person if you like foils.

Thanks for looking. I have to get back to studying for my final tomorrow. Wish me luck!!! Oh and I probably won't post anything until Thursday or Friday when my finals end, unless I get a surprise burst of energy. Have a great week!

* The above polishes were sent to me for review *


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