4.16.2014

butter LONDON Launches Bridal Set "Sweet Somethings"

I got married on 12.12.12 but I'm having a convalidation ceremony in the Catholic Church on 05.03.14 and have no idea what to do with my nails. My first time I went with a light lavender.

Please enjoy the following release from butter LONDON - all images courtesy via them.

butter LONDON introduced their new bridal set, Sweet Somethings, backstage at Monique Lhuillier's bridal show. Launching April 15th on butterlondon.com the Sweet Something set pairs wedding classics with a modern edge and is the perfect accessory for the big day. 


4.15.2014

Beauty Blog Coalition May Day Giveaway 2014

It's Tax Day in the USA and the ladies of the Beauty Blog Coalition would like to put even more money in your pocket!  Please wait for the Rafflecopter widget to load in full. Open worldwide to all those 18+, ends 30 April 2014.



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4.07.2014

NCLA JetSetter

Today I received the cutest press package for the new NCLA JetSetter collection - the boxes are totally collectible! Please enjoy the following press release - all images courtesy of NCLA.


4.03.2014

JulieG Cruise Collection on Groupon!

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YAY! I had a little birdie tell me that the new JulieG Cruise collection was going to be on Groupon and now here they are!  For the next week, you can purchase all 6, SHIPPED (in the USA) for $12.99. That's a fantastic deal.

Edit: Yesterday when I went to check out, the price was $12.99 with free shipping. This morning, I was shown shipping was $2.99 but no tax. Right now I was showing shipping of $2.99 and tax of 99 cents. So it's not $12.99 shipped - there is shipping and tax based on your location.

The fantastically love Leslie from work/play/polish provided all the swatches and a review on her blog - in case you wanted to see more but don't let this deal sell out before you get yours!

The Groupon Link is my affiliate link where I will earn $10 in "Groupon Bucks" if you click my link, subscribe to Groupon and make your first purchase.

4.01.2014

Loxa Beauty - Where Consumers Can Shop Like Professionals!

If you're a long term reader of PolishGalore, you know that I don't have a cosmetology license (even though CND's Jan Arnold told me I should!) so I either get my salon-only polishes as press samples from the companies, I pay full price at authorized retailers (Ulta, Sephora etc), or I beg my cosmetology friends to buy me a whole bunch of things.

No more my friends! Today I was introduced to the best concept website, ever for me and you - Loxa Beauty!

The concept is simple. Beauty brands that have been previously designated as salon only or professional only are authorized to be sold through Loxa Beauty at the retail price (not the salon/professional price) and a percentage of the purchase goes back to a stylist or a salon either in your area or of your choosing!

To register, click on the top right. You will be asked to create an account or sign in with Facebook. Pro for signing in with Facebook - you don't have to worry about another password. Con for signing in with Facebook - you have to use the email address that is attached to your Facebook.

Next you have the option to search for a stylist or salon by location, or choose that you don't have a stylist/salon. If you don't have a stylist/salon, your proceeds will be distributed to stylists/salons in your area. You can edit this later, so don't worry if you don't have anyone.

Finally there's a small profile section to fill out with your hair information (trust me here) before you're good to go!

Now let's talk nails.

Loxa Beauty currently features five salon brands - Morgan Taylor, Venique, OPI, CND and China Glaze.  Now I know OPI & China Glaze are also available at Sally Beauty Supply but some of us live in small towns where even the nearest Sally is just too far away.

Small caveat - not all products are available in all states. Specifically, CND has not authorized Loxa Beauty to sell this product in all or parts of the following states: AK, CO, HI, IL, IN, IA, KS, LA, MA, ME, MI, MO, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NY, OK, RI, VT, WY.  Additionally, not all the current collections or products are available but hopefully their inventory will continue to increase.

Now, there are other categories for you to check out - hair, skincare, tools and a section for mens' products but come on, NAILS. For people who want to only be sure they are buying real, authorized professional products, this is your place to go.

If nothing else, go sign up today! It's free to have an account and no worries about affiliate links or anything like that. You can also follow their social media as follows: Facebook, Twitter, Google+, YouTube, Pinterest and Instagram.

3.29.2014

Salon Perfect Cosmic Black

Press Sample 

Here's another twist on your typical black and white glitter - throw in some silver, add some bar glitter and today you have Salon Perfect Cosmic Black. I decided to layer one coat over my essie maincure using the dab method where you just dab the polish onto your nail and smooth out with one stroke from cuticle to tip. This helps minimize the spreading or removing of the glitter from your nail.

This also drives matte so I used a top coat of Digital Nails Ain't Nobody Got Time For That.

Just one coat! I'm impressed.

The ring finger has only one dabbed coat of glitter as well.

I'm not totally against this bar glitter even - it doesn't look at hairy as normal bar glitter does.

Salon Perfect [Website] [Facebook] [Twitter] [YouTube] is a collection of professional-quality lash, brow and nail products. Available exclusively at Walmart stores nationwide for $3.98 a bottle.

Disclosure: The product[s] in this post was [were] provided to me by the company for consideration.  For more information, please read this post.

3.28.2014

essie The More The Merrier

Nothing to Disclose

I had this weird desire to buy all the polish last summer and got some rather unique colors from the Summer 2013 collection by essie - mainly this yellow green creme called The More The Merrier

I used a base coat of Cult Nails Get It On, 2 coats of polish and a top coat of Digital Nails Ain't Nobody Got Time For That. The formula was great - no pooling, opaque in 2 coats, no streaking and thankfully, no staining.

It's a bizarre little color - not quite yellow, not quite green. Reminded me a bit of a Granny Smith but more yellow.

Fun eh? This is definitely an all seasons polish for me.

You can purchase essie in a number of locations for $8 a bottle; check out their website for more.  You can also like them on Facebook, follow them on Twitter, follow them on Tumblr, follow them on Instagram and follow them on Pinterest.

3.27.2014

butter LONDON Lolly Brights Collection

butter LONDON has another great collection for you! Now like the last one, this also includes lip glosses, mascaras, eye pencils, blushes and shadows but I'm here for the polish.

Please enjoy the following release. Images courtesy of butter LONDON.

Get ready to make heads turn with the new butter LONDON Lolly Brights Collection.

Salon Perfect He's With Me

Press Sample

One of my first China Glaze polishes was Ruby Pumps. I was so in love with the red glow of the glitter and how smooth it applied. You can image how much I love Salon Perfect's He's With Me, a red glitter that absolutely glows both in the bottle and on the nail.

I used a base coat of Cult Nails Get It On, 2 coats of polish and a top coat of Digital Nails Ain't Nobody Got Time For That.


How pretty is this? The coverage was excellent - totally opaque in just 2 coats.


Look at that glow! Squishy jelly goodness.


Absolutely full of love and win. If you can find this, snatch this up. And a back up. And another. So says me.

Salon Perfect [Website] [Facebook] [Twitter] [YouTube] is a collection of professional-quality lash, brow and nail products. Available exclusively at Walmart stores nationwide for $3.98 a bottle.

Disclosure: The product[s] in this post was [were] provided to me by the company for consideration.  For more information, please read this post.

FingerPaints Pastel Rain

FingerPaints is stepping up their game! In addition, a little birdie told me that next month, Sally Beauty is holding a buy 2 get 1 free on nail polish brands, and FingerPaints is included! Maybe this new collection will be out!

Please enjoy the following release - images provided by FingerPaints.

FingerPaints Pastel Rain Collection 
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