“Ice wide open! Beautiful scenery full of contrasts surrounds the Limited Edition “Siberian Call” by CATRICE: silent snowy landscapes, bluish icy vegetation and imposing, vast steppes in brown and green – the territory of wolves, bears and tigers. The impressions of this world have already conquered the international catwalks. The symbiosis of the ice age and naturally warm elements is reflected in the current crossover couture: glamorous fur effects, soft tweed, urban knits and sparkling highlights with an ice-flower appearance. Deep shades of grey and silver shades unite with warm beige, pink and coral to become the trend colors of this edition, which will be available from December 2012 to January 2013.
The ice crème de la crème: five new nail polishes in Nearly Black, Grey, Ice Silver, Mauve and Coral with various wow-effects. Whether glitter and gloss, a pearly shine or minimalistic and plain, your nails are sure to stand out with a cool yet always individual ice-princess look.”
From left to right:
- The Calm Call
- I’m A Graydreamer
- Sky And Snow
- Rest In The Forest
- Coral -al -al -al
Because the NEONnatural collection will be out in December/January here in the Netherlands as well I doubt we’ll see this collection here, sadly, because I do like the look of that first polish a lot!
What do you think of this little set?
Finally, the polish world has listened to our prayers, we’re getting more holographic polishes! And soon too!
Color Club is releasing the Halo Hues collection this month, which means they’re beating China Glaze to the punch which are set to release a set in the spring of 2013. Very smart thinking you guys! The polish world obviously needs a little bit of competition. That way more companies should catch on and before you know it every brand will have some holographics, just like that whole (in my opinion) horrible crackle fad caught on last time.
There will be six polishes in this collection and dear god I want them all!
From left to right:
- Harp On It
- Cloud Nine
- Blue Heaven
- Angel Kiss
I seriously am anxious for these to come out, even more so than the upcoming extensive OPI James Bond collection I think! I LOVE me some holo and I don’t think you could ever have enough holographic polishes as a nail polish lover.
This Holiday we will be celebrating the 50th Anniversary of James Bond and the release of the twenty-third installment called Skyfall with 12 dangerously gorgeous shades! Make sure to keep an ‘eye’ out for this stunning collection coming to salons October 1st!
Colors shown from left to right:
- The Spy Who Loved Me,
- Casino Royale,
- You Only Live Twice,
- Die Another Day,
- The World Is Not Enough,
- On Her Majesty’s Secret Service,
- The Living Daylights,
- Live And Let Die,
- Tomorrow Never Dies.
They look fabulous don’t they? I may just have to grab a few of these.
No words, just pictures, may I present to you the new Color Club fall collection called “Rule the Runway”
There seem to be cremes and duochromes, and I love it!
I have to admit… I love all of them (apart from the reds, I just do not do red on my nails :S) and I want them! And look, yet ANOTHER Peridot dupe!
Recently I posted about the new China Glaze Crackle Glitters in this post right here. And now I have a little exclusive for you all, I have been sent these to review and swatch so hang on, keep on readong and I’ll show you what these look like! And I’ve got to say, I wasn’t expecting this because I was a bit over crackle but oh man, these are so cool!
As you can see there are four lovely glittery crackles to this collection, they all came with the same little tag (as pictured on the polish on the left) that has the China Glaze logo on the front and on the back there are directions on how to apply these to the nail. (Click the image to read the directions)
Just to make sure I did everything right I read these little notes before swatching them as some crackles are to be applied when the base polish is still wet, the other type, like these, are to be applied when your base polish has dried completely.
I used a black polish called Liquid Leather, and a white polish called White on White, both by China Glaze, as a base of these swatches and made sure it was completely dry before I applied these crackles. Application went really smoothly, something I did not expect as glitter can be quite problematic to apply.
As you can see when you click on the picture on the left, this glitter is just so fine that you don’t have any trouble distributing them evenly and you have a moment to make sure all is covered before these start to crack.
And oh my, when it starts to crack it is very pretty! The glitters are shimmery and light enough to contrast beautifully with the basecolor and you get a nice clear crackle effect. It is important that you do topcoat this after it has finished cracking as it seems to dry quite matte.
Sadly I don’t think swatching these on my own nails would look very nice at the moment as I pretty much broke all of my nails on my left hand when I picked up my laptop and it slipped. Ouch. So you will have to do with my nailwheel instead I’m afraid. I hope you can forgive me.
Let me show you these on the black base first:
Jade-d is a soft green, so soft actually that it looks more gold than anything. But it is pretty, especially in certain color combinations which I will talk about soon as well.
Glam-more, the second polish pictured is a nice and bright fuchsia that really pops over a dark color and looks really nice over a light color as well.
The third color Gleam Me Up is a light blue, I think, after Glam-More my favorite polish of the set.
Last but certainly not least there is Luminous Lavender a soft purple, or indeed lavender color.
I personally prefer lighter colored crackles like these over a dark base, but to each their own of course. I will show you these colors over white next to show you the difference in effect.
See how the Glam-More pops and the other three are just kind of sitting there being pretty? There’s nothing wrong with them over white, but with the black they just look better to me.
I was toying around with them a bit more in combination with other China Glaze colors and I came up with a few snazzy combinations.
First there’s Jade-d over Stella because the green looks even more gold over this luschious wine red it gives it a very interesting look don’t you think?
The next two combinations just scream summer to me, Glam More over For Audrey and Gleam Me Up over Orange Knockout, these colors just pop over brights like these and they’re sure to catch anybodies eye.
Last but not least Luminous Lavender over Urban Night, both a shade of purple, but still complimenting each other rather well. Very classy I think so myself.
Now you’ve seen my swatches and read all about the polishes do you think you’ll get yourself this set? I was not planning on buying these but now that I have them and was able to test these I have to admit I am quite impressed with them! So if you get the chance, do pick one up, I think you’ll be pleasantly surprised as well! They will be out this may!
After the success of the first set of China Glaze magnetix that were released this February they are set to release a second set of 6 magnetic polishes and a fabulous new magnet that I am really looking forward to.
First let’s take a look at the colors:
Here we have from left to right:
- ColdFusion – A lovely golden copper color.
- PositivelyInLove – A rich magenta.
- Bond-Tastic – A chocolate bronze brown.
- GetCharged – A dusty purple.
- SparksWillFly – A deep blue.
- Confused – A gorgeous green.
I like them a lot but I have to confess that this isn’t why I am so excited about this collection… Do you want to know what makes my heart beat faster? It’s the magnet, they have collected such unique magnet shapes for this set that I can’t wait to get my hands on this one!
I mean just look! There’s a grid! And there’s circles! And there’s of course some stripes, which are something all the magnetic polishes look fab with.
If you want to see what the circles and the grid do look at the girl on the display, click on the image to make it bigger, don’t they look unique? The grid especially gets this whole 3d look. I hope it also looks like that when you do it yourself but time will tell on that one I guess.
Sadly I have not found a release date for these yet, but as soon as I do find it I will edit this article.
SPARK YOUR SUMMER STYLE!
Sparkle all summer long with China Glaze’s new Crackle Glitters collection. Once again taking crackle technology to the next level, this third-generation polish pairs the edgy innovation of crackling nail lacquer with glamorous glitters. The China Glaze Crackle Glitters features four shimmering shades including:
- Luminous Lavender: Luscious light purple
- Jade-d: Radiant bright green
- Glam-More: Bold fuchsia
- Gleam Me Up: Bright sky blue
Create glamorously different looks with just one sweep of China Glaze Crackle Glitters. Layer over different base colors to create bold styles. Use a lighter coat to create a fine crackle, a thicker coat for a deep shatter effect. Brush sideways or on an angle to create different looks. As versatile and edgy as China Glaze’s biggest celebrity fans (Lady Gaga, Rihanna, Nicole Ritchie and Kelly Osbourne, to name a few), China Glaze Crackle Glitters add a sparkle to one of the hottest nail art trends!
The China Glaze Crackle Glitters collection will be available as open stock colors and four-piece counter display. Individual polishes retail for $9 MSRP (Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price) and will be available at fine salons and beauty supply stores nationwide in May 2012. China Glaze is free of DBP, toluene, and added formaldehyde.
Creamy neutrals. Rich jewel tones. Pull out your lederhosen, because this Fall OPI is taking you back to Europe with the Germany Collection by O.P.I! These are the 12 colors from left to right, from top to bottom:
- My Very First Knockwurst,
- Don’t Pretzel My Buttons,
- Berlin There Done That,
- Dont Talk Bach to Me,
- Nein! Nein! Nein! OK Fine!,
- Schnapps Out of It,
- Suzi & The 7 Dusseldorfs,
- Every Month is Oktoberfest,
- Unfor-greta-bly Blue,
- Deutche You Want Me Baby*,
- Danke-Shiny Red
- German-icure by OPI.
Some of these names just made me laugh out loud, and I’m not sure what to think about the colors just yet. I’d like to see some swatches first before I’m convinced I guess.
I have found a few more pictures and even a release date, scroll down to see when these are out.
Release date: August 8, 2012
Just a quick picture as I don’t have much details just yet besides what is mentioned on the picture itself, but would you just look at these lovely colors! I am going to need Arizona and Reagan! Plus all the metallic foils for sure as they’ll look amazing knowing Zoya and I’m sure they’ll make GREAT stamping polishes to boot!
Yes! Finally China Glaze is hopping on board of the Duo/Multichrome train and boy do they do it well! Duo- and multichrome nailpolishes are a metallic looking polish that shift in the light as you move, one moment they look green, the next they are gold or even have a blue hue to them, trust me on this, you will not stop looking at your nails when you wear one of these. I have a few Models Own Beetlejuice polishes, and a couple of Ozotic multichromes and they are just amazing. So I have high hopes for this little set that China Glaze are going to be releasing in the, hopefully very near, future.
Because not only is there a lovely Chanel Peridot look-a-like, there are also 5 other colors to get excited about!
Pictured here from left to right you see:
- Rare And Radiant
- Swanky Silk
- No Plain Jane
- Want My Bawdy
- Deviantly Daring
Sadly I have not been able to find a release date or any swatches for these yet, but I hope they will come out soon and that they will be gorgeously opaque.
Hey all, how are you this lovely Sunday? Did you enjoy your weekend?
Just a quick drive by posting today. I belong to a Facebook group where we have a stamping challenge every Sunday.
During the week we’ll vote for a theme and on Sunday we reveal what we made. And this is what I came up with this week.
I’m still not sure how I feel about it because I’ve fallen in love with the base color on its own and had a hard time stamping over it as it was so pretty on its own already. This is my first time wearing Zoya Kieko by the way and I’ve got to say it’s a fabulous color and opaque formula. I’m glad I’ll be getting more Zoya’s soon. The formula of those polishes is fabulous and so far they’ve never disappointed me.
Do any of you ladies belong to a similar forum or group where you do challenges with nailart? And, bonus question, if you have any Zoya polishes, what is your favorite one and why?
Zoya has released a lovely video presenting their new Gems & Jewels holiday 2011 collection. It consists of 3 dazzling Metallic Nail Polish Shades plus 3 beautiful bar Holographic glitter glazes that cause quite the excitement on their own or add a flair to any shade.
Here’s a quick description and a picture
The Metallic Polishes:
Zoya Holly – Emerald green shimmer.
Zoya Izzy – A pink fuchsia shimmer.
Zoya Noel – A denim blue shimmer.
The Glittery Topcoats:
Zoya Kissy – Clear base with red, fuchsia & silver holo with small round glitter and larger bar or tinsel glitter.
Zoya Rina - Clear with a bright green micro-glitter and green bar or tinsel glitter.
Zoya Twila - Clear with light blue micro and bar or tinsel glitter.
What do you all think? It reminds me a little bit of the Essence Nail Art Twins in Christmas colors, they’re cool but not really for me.
The international catwalks have been showing off some beautiful ethnic influences this season. The Limited Edition collection “Bohemia” by Catrice is taking this inspiration of the new dreamy bohemian style and bringing it to a Kruidvat store near you. In the four piece Ultimate Nail Laquer collection you will find warm colors like a lovely terracotta, but also a cool and intense indigo blue. All four colors have a nice subtle metallic shimmer that will be sure to catch anyone’s eye.
They claim to stay on your nails for 7 days and that they will not lose their shine or color intensity. And hey, if they won’t last that long I sure wouldn’t be mad as these little gems only cost € 2,49 a piece!
If you want any of these colors you better try to get your hands on them fast because they will be out for only a very short time; From October to the first part of November 2011!
Are you anxious for this collection to arrive? If yes, which color(s) will you be getting?
Due to the current weather conditions here I’m already in an autumn kind of mood so this is also a little preview of this falls fashion colors. I hope you like it as much as I do!
I used the following to achieve this look:
- Bourjois So Laque Ultra Shine in Bleu Violet as a base color – a beautiful violet blue that I’m in love with each time I get to wear it.
- China Glaze Millenium as a stamping polish. – I love the foil finish of this polish, it’s just so shiny!
- Nail stamp and scraper, tissues and acetone.
- Big SdP plate – I from Dashica Beauty Shop (No they don’t sponsor me, I just adore all of their plates and own many of them by now.)
- And because the so laque polishes chip very easily I decided to go with the Nail Envy by O.P.I. nailhardener first before using Bonder by Orly as a base for the Bourjois laquer. After that I applied O.P.I. QuickDry topcoat to finish the look.
What do you think? Is it something you’d wear?
Where I buy:
International and Indie brands
at GREAT prices!
Dutch webshop that sells Orly and other lovely brands.
Dutch webshop that sells Cult Nails, Butter London, China Glaze etc.
Dutch stockist that also sells to the general public.
Dutch Webshop that sells China Glaze, Glitter Gal and a lot more good stuff.
- 3 Free
- Acrylic paint
- Andrew Gallimore
- Animal Print
- Apricot Kernel
- Art Deco
- Barry M
- Beige Greige category
- Black Light
- Blackened Red
- Bridge Nails
- Butter London
- China Glaze
- Christian Dior
- Color Club
- Crackle polish
- Deborah Lippmann
- Del Sol
- Diamond Cosmetics
- Diamond Dust
- Duckbill nails
- Finger Paints
- Flare Nails
- Foil Glue
- For a good cause
- Franken Polish
- Frost Finish
- Glitter Gal
- Glow in the dark
- Holiday Season
- Hot Topic
- I'm Feeling Nail-Venturous
- Indie nailpolish
- Indie polish
- Jojoba Oil
- Kukui Oil
- LA Girl
- Limited Edition
- Make Up Store
- Mattésse Elite
- Midnight Blue
- Models Own
- Multicolored glitter
- Nail Art
- Nail buffer
- Nail care
- Nail file
- Nail Hardener
- Nail of the Day
- Nail Polish
- Nail polish remover
- Nail Stickers
- Nail Tek
- Nails Inc.
- Nails of the week
- Nfu Oh
- Nicole by O.P.I.
- Ninja Polish
- Panthenol (Vitamin B5)
- Pearl finish
- Permanent marker
- Piggy Polish
- Pirates of the Caribbean
- Press release
- Ridge filler
- Rimmel London
- Sally Hansen
- Scent Free
- Seche Vite
- Shatter polish
- Shea Butter
- Sinful Colors
- Skin Care
- Stamping system
- Sunday Stamping Challenge
- Tape Manicure
- Tips and Tricks
- Up Colours
- UV activated nailpolish
- Vitamin E
- Water Decal
- Yves Saint Laurent