Monday, November 2, 2015

Ten Over Ten in Commerce

Brand: Ten Over Ten Five-Free Nail Polish

Shade: Commerce
(ink blue color, glossy finish)

Cost: $$$$

The Scoop:
No matter how many shades I try, I always come back to navy. In honor of the NYC marathon, I went with this brand. Each color is named after a downtown NYC street. Even the salons feel like you're in someone's apartment. Expensive, but good.

Monday, October 26, 2015

Sally Hansen in Birthday Suit & Halloween Nailthins

Brand: Sally Hansen Miracle Gel

Shade: Birthday Suit & Top Coat, plus Halloween Bat Nailthins
(beige-nude color, glossy finish, black bat)

Cost: $$$ (for the polish + the gel topcoat) and $ (for the appliques)

The Scoop:
I get to do some cool stuff at work.  Tomorrow, I'll throw an elegantly spooky Halloween party. We'll be doing bat-icures for our guests, so of course I had to try it for myself. Loved Sally, liked the Nailthins, but they're a bit hard to apply and look better from afar.

Monday, October 19, 2015

Essie in Devil's Advocate

Brand: Essie Nail  Lacquer

Shade: Devil's Advocate
(super dark black plum color, glossy finish)

Cost: $$

The Scoop:
I was feeling inspired by the season but I love this shade. There's just something about super dark nail polish that looks edgy and elegant at the same time. When you put the first coat on, you'll see it's plummy, but another coat or two will turn it black.

Monday, October 12, 2015

Covergirl in Emerald Blaze

Brand: Covergirl Outlast Stay Brilliant Nail Gloss

Shade: Emerald Blaze
(mossy green iridescent color, metallic finish)

Cost: $$

The Scoop:
I got a lot of compliments on this one -- it was green in some lights and brownish in others. A nice fall shade.

Monday, October 5, 2015

Sally Hansen in City Slicker

Brand: Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Nail Color

Shade: City Slicker
(purple color, glossy finish)

Cost: $

The Scoop:
I got this grapey shade after seeing a similar one on a colleague during a meeting.  It looked better on her.  But it did dry fast!

Monday, September 28, 2015

Sally Hansen in Beatnik

Brand: Sally Hansen Miracle Gel

Shade: Beatnik & Gel Top Coat
(royal blue color with glossy finish, and clear gel finish)

Cost: $$$ (for the polish + gel top coat)

The Scoop:
At work, we held an event for New York Fashion Week sponsored by Sally Hansen with their whole line of Miracle Gel polishes available for manis. I fell in love with this shade and ran right out to buy it. They say it lasts up to 2 weeks, I'm at 9 days with almost no chips, proving strength is always in fashion.

Monday, September 21, 2015

Trust Fund in Elegantly Wasted

Brand: Trust Fund Beauty

Shade: Elegantly Wasted
(dusty lavender color, glossy finish)

Cost: $$$

The Scoop:
This one came in my Ipsy bag this month. I'd never heard of it before but I love the name. I wasn't sure about the shade. Didn't seem like me. But I got a bunch of compliments, so even if it's not me, it might be YOU.

Monday, September 14, 2015

Whim in Serendipity

Brand: Whim Nail Lacquer

Shade: Serendipity
(light blue color, metallic finish)

Cost: $$$

The Scoop:
I picked this up on a trip to Ulta.  On a whim. (Couldn't resist.)  It's exclusive to the store but I'm not sure why this polish is so expensive. It seems like everything else out there, but the shade was unique. Reminds me of an Easter egg.

Monday, September 7, 2015

CND in Sugar & Spice

Brand: CND Vinylux Weekly Polish

Shade: Sugar & Spice
(bronze gold color, metallic finish)

Cost: $$$

The Scoop:
This polish is supposed to get stronger with exposure to natural light. Apparently you are also supposed to use a special topcoat (which I neglected to buy). I don't know about you, but I'm getting kinda tired of having to buy these multi step polishes because each one is a different mix. Still, I like the shade.

Monday, August 31, 2015

Essie in In the Cab-ana

Brand: Essie Nail Lacquer

Shade: In the Cab-ana
(turquoise blue shade, glossy finish)

Cost: $$

The Scoop:
Essie calls this In the Cab-ana but I call it Squeezing Out the Last Drops of Sum-mer. Drip, dripity, drip!