Thursday, June 30, 2011
Cherimoya Trinity & The Pink Panther
Sunday, June 26, 2011
Midnight Mani 2
Thursday, June 23, 2011
I ran two miles so now I'm too tired to go find the polish names. I'll update them tomorrow. Thanks for stopping by!
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Color Club Back to Boho Collection
New Bohemian 70’s Inspired Collection Coming This Fall
Nomadic in Nude – a must have neutral for the season; off white and creamy
Earthy Angel – Gorgeous creamy camel
New Bohemian – a new 70’s take on Tiffany Blue
Shabby Drab – Purple Greige The ultimate boho color
Rad Nomad – Purple brown crème
Red-ical Gypsy – Boho chic red, a new take on a vintage classic red
Boho Mojo – Silvery, beige pearl
Nouveau Vintage – The perfect understated vintage frosty gold
Voodoo You Do – The perfect charcoal grey for the season with blue undertones
Artsy Crafty – The ultimate muted military green
Blue-topia – Just as it sounds, the perfect shade of deep blue
Rebel Spirit – Deep chocolate brown creme
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Nomadic in Nude, Earthy Angel, New Bohemian, Shabby Drab, Red-ical Gypsy
Color Club is a nail polish brand developed by Forsythe Cosmetic Group. Founded in 1979, the Forsythe Cosmetic Group is a New York-based cosmetic company widely regarded worldwide as a pioneer within the professional beauty industry. A global brand with products represented in more than 95 countries, Forsythe was one of the first companies to recognize and address the needs of the professional nail salon, a new phenomenon at the time. Rather quickly, the Forsythe name became synonymous with excellent, performance-proven products available in a diverse range of eye-catching shades. Today, more than three decades later, the Forsythe Cosmetic Group remains a vanguard in the beauty business by constantly introducing new concepts and elevating industry standards. Forsythe manufactures every product it offers, a practice that ensures superior color-matching quality control and the ability to respond quickly to consumer demands for the latest and most exciting trends in nail color, nail treatments and lip color.
For additional information on Color Club please call 1-800-221-8080 or visit www.cosmeticgroup.com.
Sunday, June 19, 2011
Dashica's Beauty Big Image Plate SdP-A
The swirl image is one of my favorite designs. It's a like a water marble without the mess. For the base color I used Finger Paints Aren't You Glad-iolouis topped off with Konad white.
A full heart design. I used China Glaze Something Sweet & Emotion . The lighting is bad in this pic and makes the image appear faded. It also stamped well.
As you can see, the image plate works very well. Its about 8x6 inches and has 42 designs. Some of them are duplicates to allow you to stamp mirror images. The designs are larger than Konad & BM's, so it's great if you have large-r nails. I usually have to stamp my thumbs twice with Konad plates, but these are large enough to cover my entire thumb.
View of the sample plate. The actual plate will have two holes so that you can store them in a ring binder.
Close-ups of the designs. (Click to enlarge)
Thursday, June 16, 2011
Miss Universe by OPI Preview
Unleash Your Inner Beauty Queen!
OPI Launches Limited Edition
Miss Universe Lacquers
Pageant-pretty nail lacquers in the new Miss Universe by OPI promotion give fingers and toes added glitz and glamour. Featuring four shades packed with shimmer and sparkle, these limited edition colors capture the energy of the 2011 MISS UNIVERSE® competition, to be held September 12, 2011, in São Paulo, Brazil.
“Miss Universe is the most popular and publicized beauty pageant in the world,” said Suzi Weiss-Fischmann, OPI Executive VP & Artistic Director. “We are excited to partner with the Miss Universe Organization, whose contestants provided so much inspiration for rich, high-fashion color.”
With shades ranging from berry and golden pink to electric blue and glittery silver, Miss Universe by OPI provides high-shine lacquers, including:
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It’s MY Year
It’s about time for this champagne-rose to shine!
A sassy silver sparkle that knows what it’s worth.
And berry-wine shimmer is what I do best!
An itsy bitsy teenie weenie vibrant shiny-blue bikini.
The Miss Universe Organization named OPI its official nail care sponsor this June. Additionally, Weiss-Fischmann will be a judge for the 2011 Miss USA® pageant, a precursor to the Miss Universe competition.
Miss Universe by OPI Nail Lacquers contain no DBP, Toluene, or Formaldehyde, and feature OPI’s exclusive ProWide™ Brush for the ultimate in application. This limited-edition promotion will be available beginning August 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 Nail Lacquer.
For more information, please call 800-341-9999 or visit www.opi.com. Follow OPI on Twitter @OPI_PRODUCTS and become a Facebook fan!
The Miss Universe Organization, a Donald J. Trump and NBC Universal joint venture, is a global community empowering role models of beauty, health and leadership for young women of today. The organization is dedicated to partnering with charities around the world, and to increasing HIV/AIDS awareness by focusing on women's health and reproductive issues. For more information, visit: www.missuniverse.com or follow Miss Universe on Facebook or Twitter @TheRealMissU.
Wednesday, June 15, 2011
OPI Nice Stems! Summer 2011 Collection
This limited edition Nice Stems! collection will be available beginning June 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 Nail Lacquer.
~The above collection was sent to me for review.~
Tuesday, June 14, 2011
Color Club Fractured Collection 2011 Swatches, Part 1
So that's the first half of the collection. I used one thick coat for all of the polishes. They fractured within seconds and dried matte. For bigger cracks apply a thicker coat and for smaller cracks apply a thinner coat.