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Sephora Formula X Chromes

Love #metallic #nails?  The Chromes:  Sephora Formula X Nail Lacquer via @ragingrouge

The Chromes: Sephora Formula X Nail Lacquer

Sephora Formula X Chromes

Sephora Formula X Chromes

Is there anything more perfect for Fall than metallics? I was recently playing with some Sephora Formula X Chromes I purchased for my birthday, and wanted to share these beauties with you. I’m really impressed with Sephora Formula X. The breadth of selection the brand offers is incredible. In the store, I can stare at the polish display for hours (but good news, they encourage you to play, not stare).  Keep reading for swatches and pricing! [Read more...]

Dermelect ‘ME’ Nail Lacquers

Dermelect ME Peptide-Infused Nail Lacquers

NEW COLORS! Dermelect ME Peptide-Infused Nail Lacquers

Fall 2014, Dermelect ME Nail Lacquers

Fall 2014, Dermelect ME Nail Lacquers

Press SampleI had the opportunity to check out four new shades of Dermelect ‘ME’ Nail Lacquer recently introduced for Fall, and WOW are these divine additions to your nail polish stash!

The Fall 2014 “Bejeweled Collection” is inspired by the precious jewels you treasure, and is a succinct collection of on-trend colors you’ll love!

The new shades (left to right in photos above) are:  Lustrous, a glittery high-gloss red.  Gilded, a textured gleaming gold.  Heirloom, a mysterious deep navy blue with subtle shimmer.  Belle Epoque, a chocolate brown cream.

Dermelect ‘ME’ Nail Lacquers retail for $14 each. There’s a great selection of colors… literally every shade in the rainbow is represented!

Click HERE to shop Dermelect. Keep reading for closeup swatches of each color in the collection.

The makeup featured in this product review was a press sample. Please click HERE to read my full disclosure. [Read more...]

MAC Midnight Studio Nail Lacquers

Midnight Ocean and Midnight Strata, MAC A Novel Romance

MAC A Novel Romance, The Midnights

Press Sample, Affiliate LinksFrom the MAC A Novel Romance makeup collection, come two polishes in shades of “midnight”. Midnight Ocean and Midnight Strata. Dark almost-black nail lacquer like these MAC Studio shades are hugely popular for Fall. If you’ve been a fan of “vampy” reds in the past, try this trend! [Read more...]

NARS Ikiru Swatch

NARS Ikiru Nail Polish

NARS Ikiru Nail Polish

Press Sample, Affiliate LinksI now live in the land of eternal summer… and I LOVE IT.  While I know people raised in the Phoenix area can’t wait to put on a pair of boots the second Labor Day passes (even if it’s still 95 degrees), this gal will be wearing sandals, flip-flops, and open-toed shoes until December.  AND I get to wear colors like NARS Ikiru all year round!  Jealous?  Keep reading to see a NARS Ikiru Swatch and more about this gorgeous turquoise shade.  Perfect for your tootsies! [Read more...]

Purple Manicure With Chrome Accent Nail

hese #purple #nail polishes would look great with a chrome #accent nail!  via @ragingrouge

Purple Manicure With a Chrome Accent Nail

The modern manicure is all about mixing finishes, complementary colors, and the unexpected. I was playing with nail swatches the other day, and thought these three shades together would make an excellent purple manicure with a chrone accent nail for fall. All three of these shades are from the Sephora Formula X collection. [Read more...]

Playing With Nail Color

Beauty Blogging Fun: Playing With Nail Color!  #nails #manicure #beauty

Just For Fun: Nail Lacquer Swatching

I’ve been a bit slow on the reviews these days, so I’m posting this just for fun.  Here’s what it looks like when I play with nail lacquer.  I’ve become a bit of a color hoarder these days, so my first step is to swatch every shade I own and put it in a fan deck.  Then I can breeze through my color collection to see what I’m in the mood to wear.  In the photo above, I’m playing with Nail Color to determine which would make a great mani/pedi combo.  It’s so easy to do when you have actual samples of what a painted nail would look like in any given color.  Plus, it’s just pretty damn fun.

These shades are all from the Sephora Formula X collection.  You’ll be seeing more of these beauties in the future.  While you’re waiting though, don’t miss Infatuated and Unmistakable for summer.  I heart them.  I’m wearing Unmistakable on my toes right now, topped with one of the new MAC Nail Transformation top coats (in Highlight).

Click HERE to shop Sephora.com.

MAC Nail Transformations, Russian Red

 

MAC Russian Red, Nail Transformations!

MAC Russian Red, Nail Transformations!

Press SampleThis gorgeous image, featuring different luxe shades of red? Guess what? It’s all the same nail lacquer: MAC Russian Red! The only difference is the topcoat. Allow me to introduce you to the possibilities of MAC Nail Transformations!

MAC Russian Red, MAC Nail Transformations!

MAC Russian Red, MAC Nail Transformations!

Swatches of MAC Russian Red from left to right:  MAC Russian Red (plain), Shadow, Liquid Pigment Gold, Overlaquer, Liquid Pigment Pink, Highlight, and Texturize.  Click through for close-up swatches of each gorgeous nail transformation! [Read more...]

Insidious Swatch, NARS Nail Polish

NARS Insidious Nail Lacquer

NARS Insidious Nail Lacquer

Press SampleHave you ever seen tortoise-shell nail lacquer?  I haven’t either.  In the bottle, NARS Insidious looks the exact shade of my favorite tortoise-shell sunglasses! [Read more...]

SinfulColors Summer 2014

SinfulColors Summer 2014

SinfulColors Summer 2014 Review

Press SampleSinfulColors Summer 2014 contains two nail polish collections for your tips and toes:  Silk + Satin and Full Throttle!  Click through for a closer look at these beauties.  You’ll have a tough time picking only one to try.  Good news!  At only $1.99 per bottle, your may be able to buy more of these 3-free nail colors than you expected!  [Read more...]

Pedi-Perfection! butter LONDON Sozzled

Sozzled Swatch, butter LONDON

Sozzled Swatch, butter LONDON

Sozzled Pedicure, Tory Burch Thora Sandals

Sozzled Pedicure, Tory Burch Thora Sandals

Press SampleDo I love GREEN for Spring and Summer 2014?  Why yes, I do!  From the butter LONDON Lolly Brights collection is this pure shade of Kelly Green named Sozzled that I can’t get enough of!

There’s something about green and black that I love in the Spring, so my natural choice was to wear my shiny black patent Tory Burch Thora Sandals with my Sozzled pedicure.  Click through for more photos, pricing, and where to buy! [Read more...]