How about these three beauties? Gwyneth Paltrow designed them for Goop, her own online Lifestyle magazine. Each week, Goop premieres one exclusive limited edition collaboration. Whether it’s a wardrobe staple, a home accessory, or a beauty must, they believe these are the curated essentials for you, your wardrobe and your home. Gwyneth started Goop in the fall of 2008 to share all of life’s positives. From creating a delicious recipe to finding a perfect dress for spring, she began curating the best of lifestyle to help her readers save time, simplify and feel inspired. Enough about Goop and on to the pretty polishes! Let me introduce you to the ”Trifecta of bespoke lacquers”, from left to right in the top three rows of pictures: Hampstead Heath which offers a mossy, green and gold shine, great for a holiday occasion. Abso-bloody-lutley which is the ultimate deep cherry opaque red and Bread & Butter pudding which is a sheer ivory cream. The latter one doesn’t really make me want to run out and buy it but man, that green and even that deep cherry red are delicious! If it wasn’t for the price I’d buy them I think. You can pick up the Goop and Butter London nail polish set for $36 at Goop.com.
Butter London also recently unveiled its Sweetie Shop Lacquer Collection, which will be available from January 2013. The new collection includes six shades influenced by the pastels of sweets such as cotton candy milkshakes and macaroons. Sounds wonderful doesn’t it? But will it look good in the bottle and on the nail? Well let’s have a look at these colors and find out!
The shades are from left to right:
- Jasper – A nice mellow yellow.
- Kerfuffle – A lovely shade of sherbet.
- Fiver – An icy mint color.
- Fruit Machine – A sweet bubblegum pink.
- Molly Coddled – A wonderful bright violet.
- Cuppa – A perfect tea with milk color, it doesn’t get more British than that.
The Sweetie Shop Lacquer Collection will be available from Boots, Harvey Nichols and butter LONDON’s website priced at £12 each. www.butterlondon.com
Which of these collections speaks to you? Or are they both not your thing?
Now before I talk about these I need to say that I know I’m late writing about these but there were not any official pictures around. But here they finally are!
Essie, quickly becoming one of my favorite brands due to their fabulous colors and nice wide brush, has recently released a new collection called Yogaga. It’s already being spotted all over in the USA. But it’s only recently that they’ve added this collection to the site.
The collection consists of 6 brand new colors and they them like this:
- Boxer Shorts – A winning blue
- Gym Dandy – A motivated Greige Brown
- Marathin – A fit Rosy Pink
- Pilates Hottie – A Zen light lilac
- Spinning Again – A driven brick red
- Yogaga – A peachful sandy beige
I have to say, I like most of these, all but the red and the pink but that’s not because those colors suck, no those colors just suck on me. In general they are all beautiful though, and they are the kind of color you slap on when you want your nails painted but don’t feel like making a big statement. They are nice and creamy seem to cover without having to fuss with putting on multiple layers, which sounds good and zen enough to me! ;)
There was a bit of a discussion on a nail forum I’m on about Pilates Honey being a possible dupe of OPI’s Planks a lot from their pirates of the caribean collection, but after comparing them on a swatchwheel we came to the conclusion that Pilates Honey has more blue or in the correct terms; is a blurple.
Wanderlust - Sometimes you just have to get away. But whether you’re traveling to far-off exotic locales or simply going for a spin on the town, you need nails that personify glamour, grace and subtle sophistication. Enter the Misa Cosmetics Fall 2012 collection, Wanderlust, with six polishes that offer understated femininity and a definite departure from the ho-hum. When the desire to explore new horizons hits, make sure that nails are also prepared for a fantastic voyage.
For fall Misa has picked 6 lovely colors that contrast beautifully with the neons that were the rage this summer. They look slightly dusty, murky even and it is such a breath of fresh air after all these loud colors. I love them!
Here’s a short description of each color and of course, bottle shots!
- Epiphany: A soft buttercup yellow
- Taking Chances: A color combination of luscious peach and honeydew.
- Live Without Knowing: A dusky-rose greige.
- Frozen in Time: An iridescent periwinkle.
- Lost to the World: A lovely tawny mauve.
- Breakaway: A bold plum.
I really really like this collection and may just have to grab one of each of these!
I just ran into this while reading one of my nail magazines and I couldn’t wait to share!
These will by out August 1st 2012 in the United States.
You can buy these individually but there is also a 4 pack of mini’s coming out containing the following colors:
- Skirting the Issue
- Don’t Sweater it
- Head Mistress.
I personally like all but Head Mistress so I might just get this. (Unless I just buy the full sized bottles of Skirting the Issue and Stylenomics…)
To everyone who is into nudes and pale colors on their nails, this new O.P.I. collection is for you!
There’s barely any info on this one yet but I have found a few pictures that I can share with you to hold you over for a little while. When there’s new information or swatches I’ll of course make a new post.
Sadly they’re not calling my name, how about you though, do you like them?
Lionsgate and China Glaze have finally released the official color palette and names from their Hunger Games nail polish collection. “Colours from the Capitol” is inspired solely by Panem’s lavish, beauty-obsessed Capitol. I have not read the books (yet) so it was interesting to read how obsessed with everything the Capitol is in one of the quotes in the press release: “Awash in lavish fashion, food, and entertainment, Capitol citizens enjoy extreme cosmetics and body modifications, bold wigs, and outlandish costumes.”
You’ll see in the photo above that they’ve used the same twelve colors from the original leak and renamed them—and to be honest, I’m quite happy about that because they’ve picked some gorgeous colors for this collection. And look, there even is a flakie it seems!
What’s also cool is that while the colors might be linked to the Capitol, they’re also very clearly influenced by the twelve districts of Panem. Here’s the breakdown:
- Luxe and Lush – District 1 (Luxury)
- Stone Cold – District 2 (Masonry)
- Riveting – District 3 (Technology)
- Hook and Line – District 4 (Fishing)
- Electrify – District 5 (Power)
- Fast Track – District 6 (Transportation)
- Mahogany Magic – District 7 (Lumber)
- Dress Me Up – District 8 (Textiles)
- Harvest Moon – District 9 (Grain)
- Foie Gras – District 10 (Livestock)
- Agro – District 11 (Agriculture)
- Smoke and Ashes – District 12 (Mining)
I’ve got to say I love all the shimmers and creams, I’m not a bit fan of glitter polish but I do like that flakie and would love to see how it layers over the other colors. What do you think of this collection?
O.P.I. is releasing an amazing collection I will certainly try to get every bottle of because… IT HAS A DUTCH THEME!
If you didn’t know this yet, I’m Dutch, so you know… this is kind of a big deal to me! Okay, enough small talk, I’m sure you’re curious about the colors and their names, so let’s just go to the first pictures that have been released:
- Gouda Gouda Two Shoes,
- Wooden Shoes Like to Know It,
- I Don’t Give a Rotterdam,
- A Roll In The Hague,
- Petal Faster Suzi,
- Dutch Ya Just Love OPI,
- Thanks a WindMillion,
- Red Lights Ahead…Where?,
- Kiss Me On My Tulips,
- I Have a Herring Problem,
- Did You Hear About Van Gogh?
The names are cracking me up already and I’ve got to say I do like the colors very much.
Now on to the swatches:
I’m in LOVE with “Dutchya just love OPI”, “Vampsterdam” and “I have a herring problem”. But the rest of the colors are quite lovely as well.
This collection will be coming February 2012 and I will of course be getting them all. I just can’t let this one pass me by!
How about you all? Will you be getting some of these? Or is this just not your thing?
The famous fashion house of Dior is soon releasing their latest beauty collection to celebrate the upcoming fall season. The Dior Blue Tie collection is the creation of Dior’s new makeup ambassador, Andrew Gallimore.
As Dior is known for a great collection of nail polishes I shall, of course, use this post to focus on the lovely shades of polish that will be arriving with this collection any day now.
There will be three shades of nail polish released with this collection, the first one is called Beige Safari which is a pretty pale pink nude. Suitable for not just that nice sharp business suit you have for important meetings but also for a softer look. You know what I mean, that nice and warm early fall evening while you wear your summer dress. It also acts as a nice base for the other two colors in the collection as it will ensure you don’t have a blue hue to your nails after removing the blue polish.
Up next is Tuxedo which is a rich, dark, mysterious sapphire. It’s almost a black-blue with a lovely shimmer to it. And it’s my favorite of the three. It’s not a color we haven’t seen before with other brands, but if you insist on wearing a new Dior nail polish – this is one of the must have colors of the fall.
And last, but certainly not least, is a nice cream blue called Blue Denim. There’s not very much I can say about this color because really, it’s just a blue cream with nothing else to it, no slight shimmer, interesting finish or anything, but that doesn’t take away from the fact that it, of course, is a nice nearly navy blue.
I’ve heard from the people that had the chance to swatch the polishes already that the formula was quite thick, yet not streaky or hard to work with. You get good coverage with just one coat, but like most people I prefer two, just to be on the safe side.
All in all a nice small collection but I personally don’t see anything I haven’t seen before and shall be saving the $21 these bottles retail at for some other colors I do not have in my collection yet.
How about you? Are you a Dior Addict and are you already pining away for one or all of these colors? Or are you skipping this collection just like I am?
Last year, in November, a special competition was launched at www.macmeover.com, to find a real-person face for MAC’s fall 2011 color collection.
To enter, one had to submit a photo or video of themselves using the phrase, “MAC me over because…” and completing it with “style, heart, and soul.” Entries went through a judging process led by James Gager. Eventually six winners were flown to NYC to be photographed for the campaign. The final image was showcased globally.
These are the lucky few, and their make overs are quite fabulous don’t you think?
Now on to the Nail Lacquers!
There are four colors in this collection. And if you look closely at the models, the lady in the white shirt is wearing the Quiet Time polish, which is a lovely nude. All four colors are shown below.
- Deep Sea Deep teal (Cream) (Limited Edition)
- Purple Majesty Deep purple (Cream) (Limited Edition)
- Fatigues Army green (Cream) (Limited Edition)
- Quiet Time Beige nude (Cream) (Limited Edition)
This Mac Me Over collection will be launched this this September. Do you have your heart set on one of the colors?