It’s been a fun 2 years, but June 12th 2013 is the last day Nailingthis.com will be online.
I’m closing the site down as I’ve realized blogging is definitely not my thing.
I love creating nail art and I still adore nail polish, but over the course of this blog I’ve learned that I really hate writing!
Sadly, it’s something you have to do a lot when you blog.
I hope to see you around on Instagram and/or Twitter where I will continue to post my nails
and show off nail polish. I use the same username for both:
Much love and many thanks for all the sweet comments and support in the past!
Who knows, I may pop up for a guest post on other blogs here and there… until then…
People have asked, Suzi answered! O.P.I. founder and industry-proclaimed “Queen of Nails,” Suzi Weiss-Fischmann weighs in on what you want to know most!
So you know what to do, go over to the O.P.I. Facebook page and click like! http://www.facebook.com/OPIProducts the sooner they’ll hit that 1.5 million fans!
I personally love the Holographic DS colors but alas, there won’t be more of those, at least, not with that formula. Besides that I adore Funkey Dunkey and of course the Suedes! I’m all for another release of those.
Now tell me, what O.P.I. polishes would you like to get a re-release? And which colors that you can still get are your favorites?
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?
Inspired by the legendary film and style icons like Katharine Hepburn, Ingrid Bergmann and Marlene Dietrich the Limited Edition ”Hollywood’s FABULOUS 40s” by Catrice takes you away into the glamourous times of the 1940′s.
Catrice picks up the 40′s trends as a tribute to the self-confident woman, the elegance and incomparable beauty of Hollywood divas and skillfully combines feminine, warm red tones such as rose, rosewood, and cherry red with delicate nude-, beige and brown nuances and modern purple. For a stylish look à la Hollywood…
For this Limited Edition Catrice has picked warm trendy colors with a glossy finish and without any shimmer to celebrate the classic 40′s style.
- Red Butler
- Holly Rose Wood
- Marlene’s Favorite
- The Nude Scene
- Doris’ Darling
“Hollywood’s FABULOUS 40s” by Catrice will be available from September to October 2012.
If this set comes to the Netherlands I will probably only pick up the purple, but who knows, they may be prettier in person, though since they are advertised to be creme colors with no shimmer. In this case that means ‘what you see is what you get’ with these product pictures.
What do you think of this little set? I know there are some pink lovers out there that read my blog that will probably go for this, am I right?
As you may possibly know, I adore Illamasqua and everything they stand for. Their colors are stunning and their collections innovative. So it is no surprise that I like this set of nail polishes with a rubber-like finish they’ve come out with. There are 6 new colors and 4 from a previous collection that are now being sold via the American Sephora site as online exclusives. That means it’s not easy to obtain these colors for everyone outside the USA, which makes me a bit sad, but what can you do, right?
Like I already wrote, 4 colors aren’t new. Faux Pas, Kink, Taint and Vice are all part of the Theatre of the Nameless collection that they released a while ago. I own both Vice and Taint from this collection and they are absolutely beautiful. The finish sits in between gloss and matte and the polish stays on for a long time without any chipping, which can often be a problem when they have a different finish. The other six colors listed alongside these four colors below are all brand new.
Let’s take a look at them all now, shall we?
- Aorta *- scarlet red
- Devotee *- candy pink
- Faux Pas – blue violet
- Kink – bottle green
- Nurture* – vivid green
- Optimist *- warm yellow
- Prosperity *- rich purple
- Serenity *- bright turquoise
- Taint – stone brown
- Vice – deep cerise
And this is the description of the colors on the Sephora site:
What it is:
A highly pigmented matte nail varnish with an innovative rubber-like finish.
What it does:
Go beyond ordinary nails with this chip-resistant rubber-finish nail color that contains the finest high-grade color suspension materials for creating a fast and buildable waxy rubber finish.
What it is formulated WITHOUT:
- Synthetic Fragrances
Man I so want that Prosperity one, I mean you can’t ever go wrong with a royal purple! And I also would love to complete my Theatre of the Nameless set with the other two polishes I’m still missing. Hopefully someday…
It’s time for exciting contrasts! Catrice takes you to the unspoiled world of prairies with the urban flair of the modern age city. A chic lifestyle is connected to the longing for freedom and a search filled with adventure. This contrast is reflected in the colors of the Upper WILDside LE: Warm natural hues like brown, beige, warm red and orange are up against gutsy blue and green. Indian look vs. urban style: wild but chic!
The colors are from left to right:
- Red rocks!
- Hunting Heritage
- Wild West-side
- Urban Outrider
- Be Aztec
Of course there are other products in this collection but you know me, I’ll focus on the Upper WILDside by CATRICE – Ultimate Nail Lacquer
The exciting Upper WILDside colors – warm Orange, brown and red meet cool urban blue and green. They will dry to a matte finish with a surface that feels like suede. (*Edited to add that it seems that only the red and orange will be suedes. The press information wasn’t really clear on that sadly.)
As you can see, these polishes have a shimmer in them that will look amazing when worn as is, without topcoat. But when you put either a glossy or a matte topcoat on these polishes they’ll look even more amazing. And that’s why I’ll try to get my hands on all of these colors as soon as they are out come the end of September. They’ll only be in the shelves until the end of October so if you want these you should hurry!
Now to start with the bond collection, not only are they releasing a big collection with 12 colors, they are also releasing a 18 carat gold topcoat and just now I’ve seen 3 magnetic polishes that are also part of the collection!
“Create instant attraction with Skyfal Magnetic Lacquer. Simply apply two coats of Lacquer and place your finger into the magnetizer for just a few seconds… Instant Nail art!”
There are three magnetic polishes to be released called:
- Is that Silva? - A lovely silver with a diagonal striped magnet.
- Bond, James Bond - A golden polish with a magnet that will give your nail a mesh look.
- Morning, Moneypenny - A nice fuchsia color with a horizontal stripe magnet.
I honestly think that OPI is a bit behind with these here, as the magnetic crazy is pretty much over by now, but I am curious to see how good the magnets will be and how these so called “Magnetizers” will look!
Wonderful news has just reached me on twitter via a tweet from Polish_Galore who is visiting Cosmoprof in Las Vegas right now. China Glaze is releasing another Holographic collection!
And she attached this picture:
It’s hard to see the holo at first but if you look close you will see the little holographic rainbows on top of the swatches. And what you also see is a very glossy polish which is fabulous as I wasn’t very into the previous holo collection called Tronica that China Glaze has released.
Oh my, Chanel is certainly not sitting still and has already announced their fall 2012 collection which is has the theme Bombay as Karl Lagerfeld took his inspiration from India this time. Expect sultry kohl heavy looks and golden details as the models rock the runway in this unique video filmed last December:
And of course with this collection a lovely polish is being released called Diwali named after a holiday which is popularly known as the “festival of lights“. It is a glowing golden nail polish created by Peter Philips, and right now it’s available exclusively at the Chanel boutiques. But hopefully it will have a wider release later this year to a Chanel counter near you.
Alongside this themed collection Chanel is also releasing LES ESSENTIELS DE CHANEL, created by Peter Philips who is Creative Director of Chanel Makeup. The collection was inspired by Coco Chanel’s iconic essentials — the little black dress, the quilted handbag and the two-toned shoe.
With this collection come three shades, a lovely fuchsia called Suspicious, a beige nude color named Frenzy, and a brown called Vertigo which has a beautiful shimmer. I cannot wait to find these in the local shops as it looks like Vertigo is totally a color I would wear and I want to swatch it as soon as I possibly can.
Catrice is dropping a few colors this year and gaining a few as well, if you want to know which ones you need to run out to buy look at this chart.
- 220 Lost in Mud
- 330 Absolutely Chincilly!
- 410 Pool Party at Night
- 560 Rusty but Sexy
- 610 ASHley
- 620 Captain Sparrow’s Boat
- 630 Sing: Hey Dirty- Lilah!
- 670 It’s Rambo No. 5
- 700 Birdy Reloaded!
- 860 Browno Mars
- 865 yellow sub-mandarin
- 870 Copper Cabana
- 875 It’s all I can Blue
- 880 No Snow Petrol
- 890 How I Matt your mother
- 895 I am a Lob-Star
- 900 Steel my heart
- 905 Steel my soul
- 910 Oh My Goldness!
- 915 George Blueney
And there’s also one new polish waiting to be added to the ultimate nudes collection called 100 Sky & Seine which I’ve pictured on the right here. I do not know if it will be replacing one of the other colors or if it’s just an addition. We’ll have to wait and see I guess.
Are you going to run out and get the ones that will be dropped from the core collection soon, or are you anxious for them to go so you can get the new colors? I have to say I am excited about Steel my Heart as it looks a little like a darker version of Dirty Berry and I just keep cracking up about George Blueney so I certainly need that one. From the older ones I might pick up a few before they go, haven’t decided yet.
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…)
Another fabulous neons collection about to be launched is the OPI Outrageous Mini Collection.
OPI has made a video to tell you all about this little bright collection right here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hZvmbkRS9tk
And if you haven’t got a lot of time or a bad connection and can’t watch video yet are curious about the colors in this collection, here’s a pic and the names of all the colors:
- Ridiculously Yellow
- Formidably Orange
- Riotously Pink
- Seriously Purple
Besides these colors the set also consists of a special white basecoat and the opi topcoat. All bottles contain 3.75ml which is 1/8 fl oz.
If you have not seen a Mini polish compared to a full OPI bottle I’ve quickly taken a picture for you of a full sized bottle and a mini I got with one of the Halloween sets many years ago.
Now I have to admit, I love these, but I wish they’d just release full sizes of these so I could just get myself the purple. The other colors are fun, but I already have similar colors and I usually am not too crazy about mini polishes as with longer nails you only get 3 to 4 wears out of each color if you use them sparingly.
What do you think of this nifty little set? Will you be getting these or are you going to skip this?
Sunbathing on a yacht, a nice relaxing swim in the deep blue ocean and being on your way to the most exclusive parties in town…
Welcome to the St. Tropez lifestyle!
The new Limeted Edition “Cruise Couture” collection by Catrice will take you on a lovely trip to the Côte d’Azur. You’ll find bright colors in different Blues, Corals, Apricots and Pinks. Stylish and elegant just like Catrice.
There are five Ultimate Nail Lacquers in this collection and they feature a new, wider, brush that guarantees to help you cover your nails in one go.
Pictured from left to right are:
- Hi, Society!
- Welcome To Pink Tropez
- Feel The Yacht Beat
All the big brands seem to know it and are showing it in their new collections, brights are part of the hottest looks for this summer!
Orly isn’t one to stay behind and always stays on trend with their collections. So this Feel the Vibe Summer 2012 collection is filled with gorgeous neons and colors that match them and if used in a manicure along with the neons will make them pop even more.
Here’s a quick introduction to the colors and their names:
- Beach Cruiser – A neon fuchsia
- Skinny Dip – Electric light blue
- Dayglow – White with a pearly finish
- After Party – A navy blue with iridescent blue shimmer
- Melt Your Popsicle – A neon orange
- Glowstick – A neon yellow