Monday, March 10, 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.
Glimmer More, 2 coats over ChG Spring In My Step: medium metallic fuchsia and large matte glitters in peach, pink, and yellow. I found the first coat a bit thin, but once I swirled the brush around in the bottle, I had no problem getting the glitter out. They do, however, move easily on the nail, so I recommend dabbing on the first coat.
Shine-nanigans, 2 coats over ChG In A Lily Bit: medium metallic hexes in fuchsia and violet, paired with larger matte lime green glitters. This one applied much better than Glimmer More. It's packed with a lot of glitter and applies easily.
Glitter Up, 2 coats over ChG What A Pansy: medium metallic violet hexes paired with large matte glitters in the colors peach, light pink, and sky blue. Application was easy, but dabbing is still recommended for best results.
Verdict: I love matte glitters and these look spectacular over the City Flourish shades! I really enjoyed wearing each of these combos. The formula is on the thinner side, but they were still fairly easy to apply and offered great coverage.
Availability: China Glaze Surprise is a limited edition collection that will be available in April 2014 at fine salons and beauty supply stores for $7.50 MSRP.
Which are your favorites? Will you be getting any of these? Let me know in the comments below! :)
Sunday, March 9, 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
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. :)
Thursday, March 6, 2014
OPI announces the launch of eight new limited edition nail lacquers inspired by Disney’s Muppets Most Wanted. With an all-star cast including Kermit the Frog, Constantine, Ricky Gervais, Miss Piggy, Ty Burrell, Tina Fey and the whole Muppet gang, this family comedy is directed by James Bobin and written by Bobin and Nicholas Stoller. Muppets Most Wanted opens in theaters on March 21, 2014.
“The Muppets are a fun-loving, colorful cast of characters. These eight new nail lacquers were inspired by their latest adventures in Disney’s Muppets Most Wanted, which include a glamorous international stage tour – and lots of surprises,” explains Suzi Weiss-Fischmann, OPI Co-Founder & Executive VP. “Fashionable Miss Piggy is represented through soft pink, peach and pearlescent hues, as well as a frosty sapphire blue – Miss Piggy’s Big Number – to match her fabulous tour gown. The remaining four shades highlight the film’s unexpected elements and include a color-shifting mauve and three sparkle-packed lacquers – including my personal favorite Gaining Mole-mentum, a gold and rose chunky shredded glitter.”
Muppets Most Wanted by OPI includes the following shades:
Muppets World Tour - This white quartz with colorful sparkle is a global sensation.
Miss Piggy’s Big Number - Stand back… Miss Piggy’s on sapphire!
I Love Applause - This sheer, sweet pink deserves a standing ovation.
Let’s Do Anything We Want! - There’s no holding back this rose gold glitter with white confetti.
Kermit Me to Speak - Listen up… I’ve got lots to say about this rosy mauve.
Gaining Mole-mentum - Make your beauty mark with this shredded gold and chunky pink glitter.
Int’l Crime Caper - To miss this opalescent pearl would be the crime of the century.
Chillin' Like a Villain - My evil plan… to get away with this precious, sheer nude.
Muppets Most Wanted by OPI nail lacquer shades each feature OPI’s exclusive ProWide™ Brush for the ultimate in application. Muppets Most Wanted will be available March 2014, at Professional Salons, including Beauty Brands, Beauty First, Chatters, Dillard’s, jcp Salons, Pure Beauty, Regis, Trade Secret, ULTA and ulta.com for $9.00 ($10.95 CAN) suggested retail.
Wednesday, March 5, 2014
Hi everyone! I can't believe it's already March. Sorry, it's been a little quite around here lately. I got caught up in a lot of projects, including new Pretty Jelly collections for spring/summer 2014! There's a preview of one of the collections on FB if you'd like to see it. I'll be posting official swatches on the blog soon, so you can look forward to that. :)
In the meantime, check out these ten new releases from Milani for 2014!
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Hi everyone! I know I've been posting a lot of textures recently, but I swear these are the last ones for the week. Today I have three of six shades from China Glaze's new spring texture collection.
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
THE CONCRETE JUNGLE TRANSFORMS INTO AN URBAN BLOOMING OASIS IN SPRING
Add A Little Sass to Spring 2014 with the China Glaze® City Flourish Collection
New York – Dark and dreary sidewalks turn into vibrant catwalks thanks to the China Glaze® City Flourish collection. Blooming with 12 pale pastels and high voltage neons, the Spring 2014 collection will inspire you to toss those gloves and coats for shorter skirts and strappy sandals. Tips and toes that sported the rich, dark shades of winter will flourish in the brightest shades of the season.
• Thistle Do Nicely – Electric pink neon crème
• Peonies & Park Ave – Neon bright pink crème
• Petal to the Metal – Warm pink coral crème
• Spring In My Step – Baby pink crème
• Strike A Rose – Watermelon shimmer
• Don’t Honk Your Thorn – Nude shimmer
• In a Lily Bit – Soft light violet crème
• Lotus Begin – Neon purple crème
• What A Pansy – Cool periwinkle/indigo blue crème
• At Vase Value – Bright baby blue crème
• Grass Is Lime Greener – Neon lime crème
• Metro Pollen-tin – Neon peach crème
China Glaze® City Flourish will be available in March 2014 at fine salons and beauty supply stores.
“NEVER LET ANYONE DULL YOUR SPARKLE”
Be the Life of the Party with the NEW China Glaze® Surprise Collection
Shine on with pops of colour and glitters galore. The six-piece, limited edition China Glaze® Surprise collection is the life of the party where you can confidently let the pieces “fall where they may” for the ultimate manicure. The chunky glitters bring together large matte and shiny particles in feminine, flirty and funky color combinations. Wear alone or as a top coat for an extra effect that’s uniquely you.
The shades in the collection include:
- Create A Spark – large pink, purple and black glitter pieces
- Don’t Be A Flake – large black and pink glitter with matte turquoise pieces
- Glimmer More – large pink glitter with orange and yellow matte pieces
- Glitter Up – large purple glitter with matte turquoise and peach pieces
- I’m A Go Glitter – large pink glitter with matte turquoise & lime green pieces
- Shine-nanigans – large pink & purple glitter with lime green matte pieces
China Glaze® is free of DBP, toluene, and added formaldehyde. China Glaze® nail lacquers are available through salons and professional beauty supply stores nationwide. For more information, please visit www.chinaglaze.com or follow China Glaze on Facebook (@ChinaGlaze), Instagram (@ChinaGlazeOfficial), Twitter (@ChinaGlaze) and Pinterest (pinterest.com/chinaglaze).