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SinfulColors Back To School Collection 2015

Sinful Colors Back To School Collection

SinfulColors Back To School Collection

Sinful Colors Back To School Collection 2015

SinfulColors Back To School Collection 2015

Press SampleIt’s the most wonderful time of the year!  Kids are getting back to being challenged, and parents are getting a bit of breathing room.  The best part of back to school season?  Back to school BEAUTY.  Picking polish for the end of summer and early Fall has never been so easy!  SinfulColors just launched “A Class Act”, a huge array of 27 shades that contain serious student demi-matte finishes, party girl glitters and everything in between! As always, the price for each is a LOW LOW $1.99, so if you hate making decisions you can buy the entire collection for about $55 and share with your friends.  Not bad!

Check the brand out at places like Walgreens and Target.  Click through the jump to see close-ups of each color in the photos above!

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Sephora Formula X Pretty Pastels

Brazen Swatch, Sephora Formula X

Brazen Swatch, Sephora Formula X

Somewhere along the line, summer became all about BRIGHTS. While I still love a good lemon-yellow pedicure, pastel shades are still a super summertime option for those in search of a more demure look, and Sephora Formula X has such a wide selection of picture perfect pastels to choose from!

Starting above is Sephora Formula X in Brazen.  This bubble gum pink is as girlie as it gets.  Described by Sephora as “petal pink” the shade is versatile, and can be made bolder with an extra coat.

Sephora Formula X nail lacquer is big-3 free, and each bottle retails for $10.50.

Click HERE To head over to Sephora.com to shop, or keep scrolling to see swatches of my picks for pretty pastels!

Thrilling Swatch, Sephora Formula X

Thrilling Swatch, Sephora Formula X

I’m crazy about Sephora Formula X Thrilling!  This modern neutral has cool undertones, and looks beautiful with literally every color you could wear.

Unmistakable Swatch, Sephora Formula X

Unmistakable Swatch, Sephora Formula X

Sephora Formula X Unmistakeable is a pale seafoam green that Sephora calls a “pastel jade”.  This is a popular shade for the toes, and has been for years!  It’s a great choice to liven up some neutral clothing with quiet color.

Infatuated Swatch, Sephora Formula X

Infatuated Swatch, Sephora Formula X

Sephora Formula X Infatuated is a perfect baby-blue hue that is considered a “new neutral” by Sephora.  I’m in love with this shade for myself, but it would also make a terrific gift if you have a young daughter.

The Sephora Formula X Pastel Shade Lineup!

These pretty #pastels by Sephora Formula X combine for a cutsie, girlie #manicure.  via @ragingrouge

Sephora Formula X Pretty Pastels

What are your thoughts?  Which Sephora Formula X Pastel nail polish would you pick?

Infatuated Swatch, Sephora Formula X

Infatuated Swatch, Sephora Formula X

Thrilling Swatch, Sephora Formula X

Thrilling Swatch, Sephora Formula X

Unmistakable Swatch, Sephora Formula X

Unmistakable Swatch, Sephora Formula X

Click HERE To head over to Sephora.com to shop.

To Dye For MAC Studio Nail Lacquer

MAC To Dye For Studio Nail Lacquer

MAC To Dye For Studio Nail Lacquer

To Dye For, MAC Studio Nail Lacquer

To Dye For, MAC Studio Nail Lacquer

Press SampleI’m feeling really peachy these days, readers!  I’ve been embracing the color peach in the makeup world, and wanted to be sure to introduce my like-minded beauty lovers to MAC To Dye For Studio Nail Lacquer!

This pastel peach nail color is such a great pick for spring!  The MAC Studio Nail Lacquer formula is 3-free, and delivers professional results!

Retail price is $12 per bottle.

Click HERE to find these shades at MACCosmetics.com, other retailers include Nordstrom.com, Bloomingdales.com, Macys.com and Saks.com.

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

Doll Me Up MAC Studio Nail Lacquer

Doll Me Up Swatch, MAC Studio Nail Lacquer

Doll Me Up Swatch, MAC Studio Nail Lacquer

Press SampleThis pistachio shade of nail lacquer is so ideal for Spring!  MAC Doll Me Up is similar to those seafoam shades that have been popular in recent years, only it leans a bit more green than blue.

MAC Studio Nail Lacquer boasts a 3-free formula that delivers long chip-free wear.  Generally, white based nail colors like Doll Me Up streak when I apply them.  MAC Studio Nail Lacquer doesn’t streak during application.  Color is smooth and even.

Retail price is $12.

Click HERE to find these shades at MACCosmetics.com, other retailers include Nordstrom.com, Bloomingdales.com, Macys.com and Saks.com.

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

OPI Color Paints

OPI Color Paints Collection

OPI Color Paints Collection

Press SampleHeading to stores near you in May is the OPI Color Paints collection!  This array of rainbow colors are intended to be used for some serious freestyle nail artistry.  The colors included look like they’ve been pulled from a crayon box, and each has a semi-sheer jelly-like finish.  The only exception to this is Silver Canvas, which can be used as a accent color or a base coat to make those pretty primary colors really stand out!

I’ll admit I was feeling pretty defeated by nail art.  Stamping, water marbleing, ombre… I’ve tried every effect and generally felt my results looked amateur.  The OPI Color Paints collection is perfect for aspiring nail artists like me.  Channel you inner Jackson Pollack and have some fun!  The formula of this collection is unique.  These colors are truly blendable, and then settle to deliver a smooth, shiny finish.  You can create your own “splatter paint” effect without it looking like you piled on layers and layers of color.

Click HERE to view the color collections on OPI.com, or keep scrolling for OPI Color Paints swatches and photos!  Retailers include Ulta, Drugstore.com, and Amazon.com.

OPI Color Paints Collection 2015

OPI Color Paints Collection 2015

The Lighter Shades!  From left to right:  Silver Canvas, Magenta Muse, Chromatic Orange and Primarily Yellow.

OPI Color Paints Review and Swatches

OPI Color Paints Review and Swatches

The Darker Shades!  From left to right:  Landscape Artist, Indigo Motif, Purple Perspective, and Pen & Pink

OPI Color Paints Swatches

Chromatic Orange Swatch, OPI Color Paints

Chromatic Orange Swatch, OPI Color Paints

OPI Chromatic Orange is one of my favorite colors from the collection.  Look at the glossy finish on this deep orange!

Indigo Motif Swatch, OPI Color Paints

Indigo Motif Swatch, OPI Color Paints

Indigo Motif Swatch, OPI Color Paints

Indigo Motif Swatch, OPI Color Paints

OPI Indigo Motif is a deep, true-blue.

Landscape Artist Swatch, OPI Color Paints

Landscape Artist Swatch, OPI Color Paints

Landscape Artist Swatch, OPI Color Paints

Landscape Artist Swatch, OPI Color Paints

Can you get any more lush than OPI Landscape Artist?

Magenta Muse Swatch, OPI Color Paints

Magenta Muse Swatch, OPI Color Paints

Magenta Muse Swatch, OPI Color Paints

Magenta Muse Swatch, OPI Color Paints

OPI Magenta Muse is a deep pink that leans a bit red.

Pen & Pink Swatch, OPI Color Paints

Pen & Pink Swatch, OPI Color Paints

Pen & Pink Swatch, OPI Color Paints

Pen & Pink Swatch, OPI Color Paints

OPI Pen & Pink is a bright, vivid pink.

Primarily Yellow Swatch, OPI Color Paints

Primarily Yellow Swatch, OPI Color Paints

Primarily Yellow Swatch, OPI Color Paints

Primarily Yellow Swatch, OPI Color Paints

Lemonade anyone?  OPI Primarily Yellow serves up a crisp citrusy zing!

Purple Perspective Swatch, OPI Color Paints

Purple Perspective Swatch, OPI Color Paints

Purple Perspective Swatch, OPI Color Paints

Purple Perspective Swatch, OPI Color Paints

I am crazy about OPI Purple Perspective.  This seasonless eggplant can be worn now or in the winter!

Silver Canvas Swatch, OPI Color Paints

Silver Canvas Swatch, OPI Color Paints

Silver Canvas Swatch, OPI Color Paints

Silver Canvas Swatch, OPI Color Paints

Last, but certainly not least, is OPI Silver Canvas.  This gleaming metallic silver can be worn stand alone (WOW does it make a fabulous pedicure) or used as a base coat for the other colors in this collection.  I’ll be following up with some examples of how to use this collection in a later post.

Remember, you are only limited by your own imagination with this collection!  Have some fun!

Click HERE to view the color collections on OPI.com, or keep scrolling for a closer look at each color in the OPI Color Paints collection!

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