Lose yourself in an environment high on hope: Where positive vibes abound. Optimism comes alive. And music and spontaneity define the mood—giving rise to Hope and Freedom Fest, the new Spring 2013 color collection from Orly.
Join hands to celebrate social change, a suit yourself spirit, and festival inspired style. Experience color come to life through communal unity meets personal expression.
I must say, while I’m not into glitter usually, the look of Peaceful Opposition does intrigue me. I also like the look of High on Hope but other than that I may skip the rest of this collection.
No idea when these will come out but I’ll let you know as soon as I hear something!
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?
Today I just have a few pictures for you but my my they are lovely and interesting!
These are part of the press release of the new beautiful Dior Spring 2013 collection called Cherie Bow. The collection seems to focus on soft feminine colors with a little bit of a grey and silver accent here and there. The polishes that are part of the collection are:
- Tutu – A pale pink
- Rosy Bow – A coral tinted pink
- Gris Trianon -A warm toned grey
And besides these three polishes Dior is also releasing Dior Addict Nail Glow which is an all-in-one nail care varnish that will add a glow that reveals an instant French manicure effect in one stroke. So far I’ve only seen blue and purple tinted polishes that have claimed to do this so I’m kind of curious about this one.
What are your thoughts about this collection?
And that’s how I created the nails I posted yesterday. I hope you enjoyed the video and that it inspired you to try out this method yourself.
You can buy the inks, brand Daler Rowney, and the pen shown in the video at an artist supply shop, craft store or even on eBay. The white polish I used underneath the design is O.P.I.’s Alpine Snow to get a nice clear image for the video. The inks are usually so opaque though that you can use any color you like.
If you decide to try this, I’d love to see your work! Link me in the comments if you want.
Today I’d like to share with you the nails I’ve been rocking for almost week now.
I love them so much that I made a little step by step collage on how I created them, using a nailwheel, 3 colors of nail polish, a little piece of make up sponge (not pictured) a fountain pen and acrylic ink.
- These are the nail polishes I used. Apart from a base and topcoat of course. From left to right are: Essence - Via Airmail!, China Glaze – Beach Cruise-R and China Glaze – Sweet Hook.
- This is the pen and the inks I used for this little step by step.
- First, paint your nail a base color and let it dry.
- Create a gradient on a little make up sponge by putting a stripe of all three colors on it and dabbing it onto the nail like so.
- Once the nail polish has dried you can start drawing on it using acrylic ink and a fountain pen.
- Make the pattern as large or small as you want, I nearly stopped at this point liking this design very much already but deciding to push for more as I have a weakness for full nail designs.
- This is the nail once I was finished drawing with white.
- I’ve added some blue details to it to make it look extra special.
- After all has dried I’ve topcoated my nail and hey presto, you have your very own portable piece of art at your fingertip!
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!
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…)
*These colors are only available on the large display version in stores.
The rainbow within reach! the colour pigments shimmer in 15 of the brightest colours. they are available from matt to gentle shimmering, metallic and also in different high-gloss effects. These will retail for €2,49 a piece The colours can be used alone or mixed together and are applicable on eyes, lips and nails. The Colour Arts nailbase is a translucent nail polish, if used together with the colour arts pigments it creates uncountable fascinating colour combinations! it can be used as a sealing coat also. This is going to be sold for €1,59 per bottle. Now let’s take a closer look at the pigments and see which is which in the little gallery below:
Essence “Colour Arts” will be available from September 2012 in the Netherlands and from halfway August to halfway September 2012 in Belgium.
This summer is all about brights and Essence is staying on trend by releasing four new bright colors with their Miami Roller Girl trend edition.
Available in Germany from July to August.
The trend edition will be also be available in: Austria, Switzerland, Spain, Portugal, Netherlands, Belgium, Poland, Hungary, Czech Republic, Lithuania, Croatia, Turkey, Egypt, Ethiopia, Taiwan, Pakistan, Peru, Ecuador and Chile, though I am not certain what the release date there will be.
01 bienvenido a miami
02 miami p’ink
03 four wheel drive
04 miami heat.
I’m curious to see swatches of these as Neons usually have the strange habit of drying matte. These are rumored to be high gloss polishes with real staying power. Also in this product picture the Orange seems to have a metallic shimmer to it. Will these all have a shimmer and will they be slightly sheer or will these be nice opaque creams? I can’t wait to find out!
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
Last year China Glaze released a whole Breast Cancer Awareness set of polishes called Fight Like A Woman in October. This year they are releasing a whole new set of 12 colors called United in Purpose for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
I just found pictures of the colors and I am excited to share them with you!
Now if you’ve followed my blog it shouldn’t be a secret to you that I’m normally not into pinks and reds, So this collection, no matter how awesome the cause is, will probably not end up in my nailpolish drawers… APART from the two browns which look -AMAZING- up close in the product pictures!
You see, when you look closely at the picture below, you can spot little holo shimmers in there, I’m telling you, these are the two polishes to watch in this set!
I don’t think they will be an awesome linear holo like the infamous China Glaze OMG collection, but I bet it will be quite glorious either way! I can’t wait to see swatches of these two, Hello Gorgeous being the favorite of the two for me by the way.
I didn’t think I would do it, honestly I don’t care much about Easter nail art. All the Easter eggs, bunnies and crosses in pastel shades usually do not do it for me but when my mom asked me if I wasn’t going to do any Easter themed nails I took it as a bit of a challenge to find something I like that does have a bit of an Easter feel to it.
So I came up with these:
Excuse the dry cuticles, I’m working on those, believe me! I know what’s causing them too, you see, I’m just too stubborn or actually too impatient to stop using Acetone free remover, so every time I take off my polish I dry out my cuticles a tad more and I have to use my OPI Avoplex things again to get them a bit more presentable again… A never ending cycle really. You know how it goes I’m sure…
Anyway what I used for this mani is the following:
Orly Nailtrition – The basecoat
China Glaze‘s For Audrey – The base color
Konad‘s Wine Red stamping polish for the dots as I couldn’t find my brown.
A Sponge Bob Stamping plate for the dots (Click here to go to the Ebay page to buy it):
And of course a royal coat of Seche Vite to protect it all and after that I was done. That’s all there is to it really and it makes for a cute, really wearable Easter manicure.