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Eye Candy: Sephora Formula X Liquid Crystals

Sephora Formula X, The Liquid Crystals

Sephora Formula X, The Liquid Crystals

So by now you realize I am obsessed with Sephora Formula X, so on a recent shopping trip I snapped this image of their latest shade/texture combo, “The Liquid Crystals“.  I had a Sephora credit to use up, but didn’t end up taking the plunge.  It’s interesting to see the colors other consumers are picking, isn’t it?  You can see their orange shade (Magma) was completely sold out (and was my first choice as well) and the yellow  (Highlighter) and green (Fluorescent) have only one bottle left!

These nail lacquers retail for $12.50 per bottle.  Available at Sephora.com.

butter LONDON Steals At Ulta!

Ulta’s 21 days of beauty steals have started… and today’s deal is great for lovers of nail lacquer from butter LONDON!

butter LONDON Ulta 21 Days Of Beauty

butter LONDON Ulta 21 Days Of Beauty

Today until 9:00 pm, you can select two butter LONDON nail lacquers for a grand total of $15. What a great time to grab some shades for spring, or replenish a favorite!

Click HERE to shop Ulta.com!

Hot Designs Nail Art Pens Review

Hot Designs Nail Art review, photos, swatches

Hot Designs Nail Art

Hot Designs Nail Art, swatches, swatch, photo, photos

Hot Designs Nail Art Swatches, Base Coats

Press SampleCall me what you will, but two things are definitely true. 1) I am NO liar. and 2) I am the worst at nail art. The. Worst. So when I tell you that these Hot Designs Nail Art pens help to make nail art easy, you know that it’s a fact.

Hot Designs Nail Art photo, review, beauty blog

Hot Designs Nail Art Tubes

Here’s the low-down. The six colors included in this set are contained in three long, easily handled pen style device.  You can either unscrew the top to paint your nails with a nail brush, or pop off the cap to reveal a tiny pin-point nail applicator.  Nail polish is applied through the dotting tool with a very small squeeze, making it a snap create some simple designs.

Hot Designs Nail Art Examples:  Hearts, Flowers, Polka Dots

Hot Designs Nail Art Examples: Hearts, Flowers, Polka Dots

The above three designs were created by me!  I’m not going to claim they are any masterpiece, but trust me this is the best work I’ve ever done.  Polka dots are fun and simple, and the Hot Designs Nail Art set makes that easy.  The set includes some ideas that are easy to follow (like the hearts and flowers, shown above).  One thing I will say is that this nail polish is on the thick side, so I would recommend using these tools only for nail art, rather than the base coat.

Hot Designs Nail Art Pens retail for $14.00 per set.  The set above is the “basics” collection, but they also offer a “Glitz & Glam” set that contains trendier colors.  Click HERE to check it out or check out the HSN set of 12 shades for $19.99.

Hot Designs is also hosting a Facebook Sweeps where fans can upload a picture of their best nails for a chance to win a package of Hot Designs each day.  One will even win a $1,000 American Express gift card!  Simply “like” Hot Designs on Facebook follow the hashtag #HOTnotd to take part in the fun.

The product in this review was a press sample. Please click HERE to read my full disclosure.

#redrules Bobbi Brown Valentine Red Nail Polish

Bobbi Brown Valentine Red Nail Polish Swatch

Bobbi Brown Valentine Red Nail Polish Swatch

Press SampleThis limited-edition shade by Bobbi Brown can be hard to find, but if you’re longing for perfect red nails on Valentine’s Day I simply adore Bobbi Brown Valentine Red Nail Polish.  Click through for more photos, and where to buy! [Read more...]

OPI Brazil Swatches

Hello fellow beauty lovers!  OPI Brazil is officially in the HOUSE! I have seriously not been excited about an entire collection of nail lacquer in a decade. Thanks OPI!  You can grab your Brazilian babies if you CLICK HERE to shop Ulta.  Each retails for $9, but there are also mini collections available.

OPI Brazil Swatches:

OPI Brazil Swatches:

Swatches above, starting at the top:  Next Stop The Bikini Zone, Don’t Bossanova Me Around, Taupe-less Beach, I Sao Paulo Over There, OPI Scores A Goal, and Amazon… Amazoff.

OPI Brazil Swatches:

OPI Brazil Swatches:

Swatches above, starting at the top:  Red Hot Rio, Live. Love. Carnival, Kiss Me, I’m Brazilian, Toucan Do It If You Try, Where Did Suzi’s Man-go?, and I Just Can’t Cope-Acabana.

For press images of the collection click HERE. For my personal OPI Brazil photos, keep scrolling.

OPI Brazil Collection, Spring/Summer 2014

OPI Brazil Collection, Spring/Summer 2014

The entire collection is so glorious, I am literally stumped about which shades to use first.

OPI Brazil Collection Photos

OPI Brazil Collection Photos

OPI Brazil Collection Photos

OPI Brazil Collection Photos

OPI Brazil Collection Photos

OPI Brazil Collection Photos

OPI Brazil Collection Photos

OPI Brazil Collection Photos

OPI Brazil Swatches, opi brazil, official swatches

OPI Brazil Swatches

OPI Brazil Swatches:

OPI Brazil Swatches:

NARS Wind Dancer Nail Polish, Spring 2014

Wind Dancer Swatch, NARS Spring 2014, photo, reviews, swatches

Wind Dancer Swatch, NARS Spring 2014

Press SampleI was crazy about NARS Wind Dancer Nail Polish before I even had a chance to try it.  This peachy neutral shade leans orange, delivering the femininity of peach but a punchy kick of color at the same time.  No pastels here!  But there was one surprise… [Read more...]

5 Easy Nail Ideas

Five Easy Nail Ideas

Five Easy Nail Ideas

I am a nail art Spaz. It’s true. I LOVE nail art, and have tried my hand at several techniques. I’m honest with myself, though, and walked away from wasting any more time on it. The women who produce creative, mess-free nail art are talented, plain and simple!

But… I’d love to be able to have fun nails! Most nail salons don’t have technicians who can create any serious art, other than polka dots, so here are five easy nail art ideas for the “nail art challenged” like me! [Read more...]

OPI Wooden Shoe Like To Know

OPI Wooden Shoe Like To Know Review, makeup blog, beauty blog, product reviews blog

OPI Wooden Shoe Like To Know

I was recently using up a gift card and snagged a bunch of shades from the OPI Holland collection, from waaaaay back in 2012.  What can I say, the colors from this collection still “speak” to me!  One of my favorite neutral shades to wear these days is Wooden Shoe Like To Know. It’s a medium shade of chocolate with a week bit of a rusty shimmer to add interest. This is not your basic brown ladies, and is a nice modern neutral. [Read more...]

OPI Thanks A Windmillion

OPI Thanks A Windmillion Swatch

OPI Thanks A Windmillion Swatch

It’s getting so COLD, and all that I can think about are warmer, sunnier days.  I am SO looking forward to wearing cutie little Spring shades like OPI Thanks a Windmillion on my toes asap.  This pale, icy sage-green is so unique, and looks terrific with a tan! [Read more...]

OPI Pamplona Purple

OPI Pamplona Purple Swatch

OPI Pamplona Purple Swatch

Purple is such a great pick for the lips and tips! The shade adds a touch of sophistication without losing its playfulness, and works for any climate and any season! I love so many shades, but a recent favorite of mine is Pamplona Purple by OPI.  This deep shade of purple has a hint of berry.

OPI’s formula is free of Toluene, Formaldehyde and DBP.  The wear time is excellent, and the price is right on Amazon.com (only $6)! [Read more...]