Friday, April 18, 2014

Pretty Jelly Spring/Summer 2014 Collection + Lacquer Chic Exclusives!

Hi everyone! Sorry it's been so quiet around here. I didn't mean to disappear without notice - my indie polish line has been keeping me busy. But I did think about you guys every day, which is kind of why I never posted a notice. I was always determined to post something the next day... it just never happened. -.- Please accept my apologies?? *puppy face*

I don't have a review for you today, but I thought I'd share what I've been working on. :)


First up is the new spring/summer 2014 collection I released! It's comprised of 10 new holographic colors that range from strong linear to more subtle holographic effects. Here are the same pics, closer up.



Petrichor is a bit off in the pic above. The one below is more color accurate, and it really shows off how strong the holo flames are. :)



If any of these interest you, you can find them in my Etsy shop for $12 each. If you're outside the US, you can purchase them at Mei Mei's Signatures, and they're coming soon to Edgy Polish as well.


I also recently got together with a new online retailer called Lacquer Chic. The grand opening is this coming Sunday, 4/20/14. I created the four colors shown above exclusively for Lacquer Chic, so they can only be purchased there. I'll try to get swatches of these up soon, so you can see how they look on the nail. :)

I'm now working on another Pretty Jelly collaboration with a fellow Etsy seller, which I can't wait to tell you about. If you like nail art, you're going to love what we have in store for you. Seriously, guys - I am so excited. Heh heh. :) 

Well, that's it for now! I promise I'll resume regular posting very soon, starting with a quick swatch post this weekend. 

Thanks for dropping by and enjoy your weekend! 

[Press] Zoya Summer 2014 Collections: Tickled & Bubbly + Magical Pixie



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[Press] Announcing the 2014 Zoya Nail Polish Exchange


Announcing the 2014 Zoya Nail Polish Exchange*

Give the earth a helping hand by joining the healthy nail polish movement! Since its inception, ZOYA has been the pioneer of toxin-free nail polish, releasing the most beautiful colors in the healthiest formula available each season. With Zoya Nail Polish, you don't have to compromise a healthier lifestyle for a glamorous one. go worry-free with a formula that is BIG5FREE**
Now you can join smart, eco-chic women who are changing their world, one gorgeous Zoya Nail Polish bottle at a time! To help kick start your "color cleanse", the Zoya Earth Day Nail Polish Exchange is BACK for 2014. Not only is ZOYA making it easy to swap out old, unwanted color for the world's healthiest and longest wearing natural nail polish formula on the market, we will dispose of your old shades in an eco-friendly manner!This offer is only good for 1 week - so hurry - Don't Wait!
Valid 4/21/14 - 4/28/14 (11:59pm EST)
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Wednesday, March 12, 2014

[Review+Swatch] Nicole by OPI Roughles Collection



Hi everyone! Today's collection is the new matte textures from Nicole by OPI - Roughles ("ruffles"). These textures are a bit different from the ones I've previously tried, because they contain what looks like colored sand. This gives them a finely speckled look that's playful, but not overwhelming.


Sand In My Shoe, 2 coats: light yellow creme texture with orange specks. The consistency of the polish was perfect, as was the opacity. Very easy to apply!



Rock The Look, 2 coats: light pink creme texture with red and grey specks. This one reminds me of a strawberry smoothie! Again, great formula and opacity.



I'm Stucco On You, 2 coats: light purple creme texture with red and blue flecks. Love this one! It's just as easy to apply as the others.



On What Grounds?, 2 coats: turquoise creme texture with blue and grey flecks. How gorgeous is that color? This is hands down my favorite from the collection. Excellent formula and pigmentation as well. One thing I'll note is that it may be a stainer. I personally didn't experience any staining from swatching, but it's still probably a good idea to use base coat with this.


Verdict: Love! I'm very picky when it comes to creme-based textures. I'm generally not a fan of the consistency or the finish. However, these were excellent on many accounts: consistency, opacity, and color. I'm hoping for more in different colors, like these from Kiko! So pretty!

Availability: These limited edition lacquers are now available for $7.99 each at retailers including select Duane Reade, Kroger, Kmart, Fred Meyer, CVS locations. In Canada, these shades will be available for $10.99 each at Shoppers Drug Mart, Jean Coutu, Rexall, Walmart Canada, Jean Coutu, Loblaw, and London Drug.

What do you think? Yay or nay? :)

Monday, March 10, 2014

[Review+Swatch] China Glaze Surprise Collection for Spring 2014



Surprise! Filled with pastels and brights, these fun glitters are from China Glaze's newest spring collection. The glitters are clear-based glitter toppers meant for layering over other colors. I decided to pair them with polishes from China Glaze's new City Flourish Collection since the colors really complement each other. All swatches are shown with one coat of Seche Vite top coat.

Sunday, March 9, 2014

[Review+Swatch] China Glaze City Flourish for Spring 2014


Happy Sunday! Did everyone (in the States) move their clocks forward? I love that there's more sun, but it always sucks losing that hour. Anyway, now that it feels like we're really getting into spring, here's a collection from China Glaze that I think you'll appreciate. I have six of the twelve shades from the new City Flourish collection, which features a mix of both pastel and neon colors!

Saturday, March 8, 2014

[Review+Swatch] Barielle Velvets for Spring 2014


Hi guys! Today I'm reviewing one of Barielle's new spring 2014 collections! The Velvets is comprised mostly of soft colors that would look perfect for spring. Even the brighter colors have a dusty feel to them.

The other Barielle collection is Spring Vibrants, which I'll be posting soon. I'm actually wearing a few of the colors now, so if you're curious you can check out my Instagram here. :)