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!

Monday, August 24, 2015

OPI in I Eat Mainely Lobster

Brand: OPI Nail Lacquer

Shade: I Eat Mainely Lobster
(coral orange color, glossy finish)

Cost: $$

The Scoop:
This shade is a clambake in a bottle (and is more neon IRL than it looks here). It's bright and sunny and you won't get sand in your suit. Only thing is it wasn't shiny enough for me out of the bottle so plan on a topcoat. Think of it as sunscreen!

Monday, August 17, 2015

OPI in Peace & Love & OPI

Brand: OPI Nail Lacquer

Shade: Peace & Love & OPI
(gray, purple & green iridescent color, metallic finish)

Cost: $$

The Scoop:
This is a fun one because it's a different color in every light. The photo doesn't do it justice. Purple in sunlight, green in fluorescent light, and gray pretty much everywhere else -- it's like a mood ring for your nails!

Monday, August 10, 2015

Sally Hansen in Scarab

Brand: Sally Hansen Lustre Shine Nail Color

Shade: Scarab
(teal green color, iridescent finish)

Cost: $$

The Scoop:
This is a total summer shade. It looks like the ocean I wish I was dipping my toes in. Another hit for Sally!

Monday, August 3, 2015

Zoya in Neve

Brand: Zoya Professional Lacquer

Shade: Neve
(navy blue color, subtle shimmer finish)

Cost: $$$

The Scoop:
Today's my birthday and navy's my favorite nail polish shade, sooo... here's a good one to help soften the blow of turning 42. Make a wish!

Monday, July 27, 2015

China Glaze in Love's a Beach

Brand: China Glaze Nail Lacquer

Shade: Love's a Beach
(neon pink color, metallic finish)

Cost: $$

The Scoop:
There is one time of year that a shade like this works. Luckily, we're in it! This one's perfect for voyages, vacations, staycations, and summer Fridays.