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Today I have for you another beautiful Shimmer Polish, Sarah! Shimmer Polishes are insane glitter bombs, composed mostly of tiny glitters (shimmers), packed in either clear, tinted or jelly bases. I have yet to find a Shimmer Polish that I have not liked! Cindy, its creator, has so many polishes that I’ve now lost count!

Sarah is a tropical green and blue glitter polish in a clear base, with accent pieces of purple strewn in. I decided to layer it over China Glaze’s Keepin’ It Teal, a greeny turquoise jelly.

I used a generous coat of Sarah over Keepin’ it Teal. Look at how sparkly Sarah is in the sun:

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In the shade:

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And a gorgeous macro to show off the beauty of Sarah:

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What’s your favourite Shimmer?

~xo

(Product provided for consideration and review. All opinions are my own.)

Launched for Summer 2013, the China Glaze Sunsational collection is made up of six jellies and six cremes, all brights leaning toward the neon spectrum.

Yesterday I showed you three of the jellies of this collection, and today I will show you some cremes. Similar to the jellies, these shades are sunglasses-required-bright; stare at your own risk!

The first shade I have for you is one that I wanted the moment this collection was announced: Sun of a Peach, described as a “popping peachy creme” that I see as a blinding cantaloupe shade. It is absolutely gorgeous!! Sun of a Peach is one of those shades that makes your skin glow, deepening any tan, and I think, probably my next pedicure shade. The formula was a little streaky – I found the best way to work with it was to be a little more generous with each coat to avoid the streakiness. I used only two coats for the photos below with base and top coat.

In the sun:

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Next up, a very difficult-to-capture violet called That’s Shore Bright. While very bright, it’s not quite a neon, and has very blue undertones that kept popping up in artificial light–almost like a halo around each nail. The formula was not bad, and it dried to a satin finish. I used two coats over base coat, with top coat. The colour is absolutely beautiful!

In the sun:

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And last but not least, the final creme I have for you is Highlight of my Summer, a mint green creme that almost looks like yesterday’s Keepin’ It Teal over white base. Like Keepin’ It Teal, it’s very minty, a pale green. The formula was not great – it was like working with an opaque white, needing some care to avoid blotchiness and streaks. Here are two coats with base and top coat.

In the sun:

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Which of the Sunsational Neons are your favourites?

China Glaze nail lacquers are available through salons and professional beauty supply stores nationwide. For more information, please visit http://www.chinaglaze.com or follow China Glaze on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.

~xo

 

(Product provided for consideration and review. All opinions are my own.)

Launched for Summer 2013, the China Glaze Sunsational collection is made up of six jellies and six cremes, all brights leaning toward the neon spectrum.

And today I bring you three of the jellies of this collection! If you follow my blog, you know that I simply love jelly polishes. I love jelly sandwiches, I love jellies on their own… there is something about them that I can’t get enough of. They are like the lipgloss of polish, providing a wash of colour that you can intensify… or not.

The first polish is You Drive Me Coconuts, a hot pink/fuchsia, almost violet jelly with an amazing formula that veered just left of full coverage. It was almost more of a crelly, a cream-jelly. I used only two generous coats for the photos, with base and top coat. The finish was not as shiny as I like, it dried a little satin, hence the top coat, but the colour was bright and gorgeous!

In the sun:

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In artificial light:

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The next shade, another pink, is Heat Index, a more salmon-coral hot pink. Heat Index was extremely sheer – you could almost use it over a French manicure for a wash of colour at one coat. I didn’t want to keep layering, so here are three coats, with base and top coat, and you can still see a lot of VNL (visible nail line). I actually liked this look as I find the sheerness makes neons like this more wearable and softer, and I LOVE this shade!

In the sun:

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Indoors/shade:

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The final jelly shade I have is Keepin’ It Teal, a light turquoise that actually applies more green. This one was very sheer, so I thought I would layer it over a base coat of white to see how it would fare. It looks like a pale mint on the two left nails, over white, and still quite sheer on the ring and pinky nails. I think this was my least favourite of the three – I had hoped for more turquoise – however, this will make an amazing jelly sandwich polish! Below are two coats with base and top coat.

In the sun:

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Have you tried any Sunsational Neon jellies, and which is your favourite so far?

China Glaze nail lacquers are available through salons and professional beauty supply stores nationwide. For more information, please visit http://www.chinaglaze.com or follow China Glaze on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.

~xo

 

 

(Product provided for consideration and review. All opinions are my own.)

FALL INTO THE BEAUTY OF RICH COLOR

China Glaze® Introduces 12 Luxurious Shades

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Los Angeles, CA – (July 2013): As the season begins to change and the weather cools, China Glaze® invites you to step inside for an evening of cocktails, gossip, flirtation and gorgeous nail color with the new Autumn Nights collection. Gab with the gals, clink those glasses and cheers to a fabulous Fall with nails that strike up a conversation.

The China Glaze® Autumn Nights collection includes:

CG_GossipOverGimletsGossip Over Gimlets: Platinum shimmer soiree

CG_GoldieButGoodieGoldie But Goodie: Eternal rust gold shimmer

CG__StrikeUpACosmoStrike Up A Cosmo: Sparkling rose gold shimmer

CG_RendezvousWithYouRendezvous With You: Shimmery purple affair

CG_PublicRelationsPublic Relations: Impressionable violet gunmetal shimmer

CG_KissMyGlassKiss My Glass: Feisty blue gunmetal shimmer

CG_TongueChicTongue & Chic: Playful emerald shimmer

CG_ScandalousShenanigansScandalous Shenanigans: Rich blue shimmer

CG_QueenB_HRQueen B: Regal blue-purple crème

CG_CharmedImSure_HRCharmed, I’m Sure: Gracious purple crème

CG_DontMakeMeWineDon’t Make Me Wine: Reserve-worthy red-violet shimmer

CG_Red-yWillingRed-y & Willing: Frisky red shimmer

Cheers to China Glaze® Autumn Nights, available in September 2013 at fine salons and beauty supply stores as open stock colors, 6 piece box collections, 6 piece counter display, 12 piece counter display and 36 piece rack.CG_IMG_StrikeUpACosmoCG_IMG_GossipOverGimlets

 

China Glaze® is free of DBP, toluene, and added formaldehyde.

China Glaze® nail lacquers are available through salons and professional beauty supply stores nationwide. For more information, please visit http://www.chinaglaze.com or follow China Glaze on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.

BIRDS OF A FEATHER POLISH TOGETHER

China Glaze® Nail Lacquer Invites You to Soar Away with On the Horizon

Los Angeles (May 2013) – Spread your wings and prepare to take flight with China Glaze® On the Horizon. This free-spirited specialty collection introduces six unique lacquers using interwoven matte particles to create a feathered finish. The multi-coloured palette features both bright and earthy tones, reminiscent of the sky at dawn and dusk. Achieve opacity with two coats, or layer over a complementary base color for a fresh, colorful manicure.

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The shades in the collection include:

CG_BTL_81533_YOU'RE_A_HOOTYou’re A Hoot: Soft Yellow, Orange & Black Particles interwoven to apply
like a feathered finish in one quick swoop over the nail

CG_BTL_81534_LIGHT_AS_A_FEATHERLight As A Feather: Orange, White & Black Particles interwoven to apply
like a feathered finish in one quick swoop over the nail

CG_BTL_81535_ALL_A_FLUTTERAll A Flutter: Pastel Peach, Soft Blue & White Particles interwoven
to apply like a feathered finish in one quick swoop over the nail

CG_BTL_81536_PARTY_FOWLParty Fowl: Bold Blue, Orange & Black Particles interwoven to
apply like a feathered finish in one quick swoop over the nail

CG_BTL_81537_FLOCK_TOGETHERFlock Together: Mint Green, Bold Blue & Black Particles interwoven to
apply like a feathered finish in one quick swoop over the nail

CG_BTL_81538_FLYING_SOUTHFlying South: Orange and Soft Yellow particles interwoven with a Red glitter
to apply like a feathered finish in one quick swoop over the nail

The China Glaze® On the Horizon collection will be available in August 2013 at fine salons and beauty supply stores nationwide.

China Glaze® is free of DBP, toluene, and added formaldehyde.

China Glaze® nail lacquers are available through salons and professional beauty supply stores nationwide. For more information, please visit http://www.chinaglaze.com or follow China Glaze on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.

A SUNSATIONAL NEON SUMMER BROUGHT TO YOU BY CHINA GLAZE®

Introducing 12 Smooth Crèmes and Juicy Jellies

 

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Los Angeles – (May 2013): Make waves this summer with the new China Glaze® Sunsational collection.  This fun palette of six brighter-than-bright crèmes and six juicy jelly polishes create a bold pop or sheer hint of color that are sure to see you through every highlight of your summer.

Mix and match these hot hues and different finishes from China Glaze® Sunsational for a vivid and bold expression on your tips and toes:

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  • Sun of A Peach: Popping peachy crème
  • Neon & On & On: Flirtatious pink crème
  • Bottoms Up: Passionate bubblegum pink-purple crème
  • That’s Shore Bright: Playful purple crème
  • Too Yacht to Handle: Teasing teal crème
  • Highlight of My Summer: Mellow mint green crème

 

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  • Shell-O: Juicy coral-pink jelly
  • Heat Index: Enticing pink jelly
  • You Drive Me Coconuts: Panic causing purple jelly
  • Are You Jelly?: Vivacious purple jelly
  • Isle See You Later:  Marine blue jelly
  • Keepin’ It Teal: Totally Turned Up turquoise jelly

 

China Glaze® Sunsational will be available in July 2013 at fine salons and beauty supply stores.

China Glaze® is free of DBP, toluene, and added formaldehyde.

China Glaze® nail lacquers are available through salons and professional beauty supply stores nationwide. For more information, please visit http://www.chinaglaze.com or follow China Glaze on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.

China Glaze® is a division of American International Industries.

Happy piCture pOlish Thursday! It’s time for another Ozotic, an Aussie brand that piCture pOlish added to their portfolio (lucky for us!)! Today I have for you a brand-new polish for me: Ozotic 621, part of their 600 series which are all scattered holos.

Ozotic 621 is described as “a deep red holo that has no glitter! 621 contains a scattered holo element that will bring rainbows to your fingertips! Your nails will take on a whole new dimension when in bright light or sunlight.” 621 is FILLED with a rainbow-hued holo, creating a three-dimensional, gorgeous effect on your nails, even outside of direct light… Though it’s described as a deep red, I saw a lot of orange in the base which makes it quite a warm red. When the light hits 621, it sparkles with a lot of gold reflection. Gorgeous!

I applied two beautiful, easy coats of 621 over basecoat, with a coat of China Glaze’s Fast Forward Top Coat. Ozotic 621 applied easily, self-levelling, and could even be a one-coater if you’re in a hurry. It’s the fluid, heavily pigmented consistency that made me fall in love with the entire piCture pOlish line – and the best part? It dries super-fast!

In artificial light:

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Look at that shine!!!! Don’t you love the depth that the holo creates?

Now look at it come alive in sunlight:

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Earlier I fell in love with the Ozotic Sugars and Beam lines, and today, I am in love with Ozotic’s amazing scattered holo. If you have never tried the 600 series, you must.

To get your very own Ozotics, visit piCture pOlish on-line and or visit any piCture pOlish Network member, including Harlow & Co, Llarowe and Nail Polish Canada.

And don’t forget to follow the Girls on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram for all the latest news, giveaways, and more!!

~xo

 

(Product provided for consideration and review. All opinions are my own.)

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