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Yesterday I showed you two gorgeous shades from Essie’s new Summer 2013 collection, and today I have two more for you!

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First up, my other favourite from this collection, the impossibly beautiful Sunday Funday!  Sunday Funday is a delicious-looking salmon/coral shade filled with the glass flecks shared by most of this collection. An absolute dream to apply, Sunday Funday was similar to Naughty Nautical with excellent coverage and high shine. This is one of my most favourite summer shades, year after year, and I love how Essie bottled it with the added sparkle factor (via glass flecks)!

Here are two gorgeous, quickly drying coats with base coat, pre-top coat in the sun:

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And in the shade:

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Tell me that is not the most perfect summer hue!

Another soft shade, the next polish is Rock the Boat (this name always reminds me of Aaliyah’s song), a beautiful pale sky-blue shade. The glass flecks look really silvery in this bottle, lending a cool sheen to this polish.

Formula-wise, this was very similar to Full Steam Ahead, with Rock the Boat being a crelly (cream-jelly) formula, making application sometimes tricky. I find a quick application of  light-to-medium coverage on the first coat helps, then  let that dry for a moment before starting on your next coat, so as to prevent any dragging. Here are two coats of Rock the Boat in the sun:

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And in the shade:

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So do you have any favourites yet?

This collection is now available in beauty destinations worldwide! Go to Essie.ca for more or to find a salon near you, or follow them on Twitter and Facebook!

~xo

 

 

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

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After wearing Tiffany Case from the new Bond Girls by OPI collection (see it here), I wanted to have some fun with this gorgeous blue. The textured and sparkly finish of the Liquid Sand polishes makes them ideal as “accent” polishes, and I immediately reached for another lovely blue shade – I Saw… U Saw… We Saw… Warsaw, a deep, near-indigo blue from the hugely successful Euro Centrale collection.

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Even the bottles look great next to each other!

And the finished look?

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I just loved this! What do you think of this combination?

 

And psst: Coloured tips like this are a great way to freshen up a few days-old manicure!

~xo

 

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

One of the most amazing non-indie polish brands out there is piCture pOlish, an Australian boutique polish company with gorgeous colours and impeccable quality. Another thing to love about piCture pOlish? They are the creators of the “Collaboration Shades,” polishes they created with bloggers or their Network members. How cool is that?

Today’s Collaboration Shade is Cosmos, a stunning scattered holographic deep blue polish that was created with Camille from Pshiiit. And stunning does not begin to describe this polish!! It has such amazing depth, almost as though you are looking into a deep, vast ocean gleaming in the sun. Like another favourite piCture pOlish, the beautiful original Monroe, this polish shined, sparkled, and was a joy to apply.

Look at the shine and sparkle!

PicturePolish_CosmosThis is using 2 coats with base and top coat. The consistency of Cosmos was amazing – just thick enough to self-level, but thin enough to easily dry to a beautiful finish.

Look at Cosmos in the sun:

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See that multi-coloured scattered holo dancing in the sun?

To get your very own bottle,  visit piCture pOlish on-line and and visit their Network members, including Harlow & Co, Llarowe, and of course, the creator herself at Pshiiit Boutique.

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~xo

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