Monday, July 13, 2015

Julep in Maddy

Brand: Julep Nail Color

Shade: Maddy
(raspberry pink color, glossy finish)

Color: $$$

The Scoop:
This week at work, we've got a big event to celebrate women so here's my salute to Jane Park, who founded Julep. She seems like an awesome lady and I love their polish (even more than Maddie, Jennifer's my go-to, for obvi reasons!).

Monday, July 6, 2015

Sally Hansen in Cha-Ching!

Brand: Sally Hansen Gem Crush Nail Color

Shade: Cha-Ching!
(bright red color with silver glitter finish)

Cost: $$

The Scoop:
This is a sparklebomb and I love it. I missed seeing the NYC fireworks this year from my apt because they were on the East River and I'm on the Hudson, but who needs them when I have nails like this?

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

10 Pinnable Manicures for Sparkling July 4th Nails

In July, one holiday comes to mind -- Independence Day. So naturally, I turned to Pinterest for nail art ideas to try this month.

But wait! I'm terrible at nail art. Even though I have this nail polish blog, my skills are basically limited to super easy stuff and stickers.

You too?

But Pinterest makes me believe I can paint fireworks, and American flags, and USA on my nails for the ultimate July 4th mani. So, here's a collection of my favorite patriotic red, white, and blue manis.

10 unique designs -- one for every finger (don't forget your toes!).

Get inspired...

Royal blue nails with a flag accent nail, by Rikiki

Red, white, & blue ombre nails with silver stars, by The TraceFace Philes

Red, white, & blue color blocks with star accent nail, by InStyle

Navy blue night sky with fireworks nail stamps, by Life in Lacquer

Blue nails with white stars and American flag accents, by Coewless

Red & white stripe nails with cupcake accent, by Rin's Nail Files

Red, blue, & silver nail art with swirls, stripes, & stars, by Sassy Shelly

Matte stars & stripes with red, silver, & blue nail art, by Celine Does Nails

Blue & white stars, red & white stripes, & a heart, by Daily Something

Matte blue nails with red & white striped stars, by Spellbound Nails

Happy Independence Day, everyone!

Monday, June 29, 2015

Michael Kors in Sensation

Brand: Michael Kors Nail Lacquer, Sexy Shades

Shade: Sensation
(tomato red shade, glossy finish)

Cost: $$$$

The Scoop:
I know this is expensive, but I just can't say no to Michael. When I go for a bright red shade, I like ones like this that lean orange. I think it looks freshest on short nails. It also goes on in two coats and is super shiny -- for this price, it had better!

Monday, June 22, 2015

Butter London in Disco Biscuit

Brand: Butter London 3 Free Nail Lacquer-Vernis

Shade: Disco Biscuit
(fuchsia pink color, purple iridescent glitter finish)

Cost: $$$

The Scoop:
Here's an oldie from Butter that reminds me of my love of ABBA and 70s disco. The shade is great and the iridescent microglitter pushes it over the top, but I wish it wasn't so sheer. LOTS of coats used here. But it will make you look good on the dancefloor.

Monday, June 15, 2015

Sally Hansen in Cafe au Lait

Brand: Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure

Shade: Cafe au Lait
(nude color, glossy finish)

Cost: $$

The Scoop:
Sometimes, your nails need a color break. This shade is the perfect blank slate.

Monday, June 8, 2015

Revlon in Indigo Night

Brand: Revlon Color Stay Longwear Nail Enamel

Shade: Indigo Night
(electric blue color, glossy finish)

Cost: $$

The Scoop:
Today's my brother's bday, so in his honor, I went with his favorite color: Blue. This is a great one because it does stay on a long time without fading or chipping. Revlon's reliable like that. Just like my bro!

Monday, June 1, 2015

Sally Hansen in Crushed

Brand: Sally Hansen Hard as Nails Xtreme Wear Nail Color

Shade: Crushed
(traffic cone orange color, metallic finish)

Cost: $$

The Scoop:
Summer has unofficially started, so it's time to show those pasty fingers and toes the sun! Only a bright color will do. Though, as much as I love Sally, this might not be the one. If it wasn't metallic, it could be great. But it is. So it's just kind of...cheap.  Color me crushed.

Monday, May 25, 2015

Milani in Gems & Pool Party

Brand: Milani Nail  Lacquer

Shades: Gems & Pool Party
(multicolor glitter & turquoise blue color with metallic finish)

Cost: $

The Scoop:
It's Memorial Day, hope you're enjoying some time in the sun with family and friends!

Monday, May 18, 2015

Nails Inc in Sloane Street & Knightsbridge

Brand: Nails Inc. 2 in 1 Pop Art Polish

Shades: Sloane Street & Knightsbridge
(bubble gum pink color with glossy finish & pink and blue confetti matte glitter with clear finish)

Cost: $$$

The Scoop:
Remember last week I wore a shade only suitable for girls 13 and under? Well, chalk another up for the tweens. I will say, this one looks more fun than it is. The pink needs a boost of gloss and the confetti needs to be applied so many times to actually cover your nail. Not worth the time, or money.