4.25.2012

OPI Vintage Minnie Mouse

While I await my second request to join the OPI Blogger Network, I was at least, allowed back on the media press release list, so please enjoy the following press release about a collection that will be available in salons come June.  I hope to take my 5 year old to Disney World in the next 2 years... I went to Disneyland at 7 and was pretty much smitten with Disney for a long time after that.  All images courtesy of OPI.



OPI’s All Ears!
OPI Announces New Limited Edition Minnie Mouse-Inspired, Nail Lacquers

  
            OPI launches Vintage Minnie Mouse, including four limited edition nail lacquers, for summer. Created in honor of Disney’s beloved character, the colors encapsulate Minnie Mouse’s irresistible charm in playful, pretty shades of pink and red. 
 “OPI is so excited to collaborate with Disney and draw inspiration from one of the world’s most popular characters,” explains Suzi Weiss-Fischmann, OPI Executive VP & Artistic Director.  “This collection brings together the expertise of OPI and the iconic style of Minnie Mouse to inspire the distinct palette of vibrant, feminine shades for summer Nails will pop against summer skin in these classic, saturated hues – holding their own alongside the bold prints of the season.”
The line features a pink crème lacquer, one frosted red shade, a shimmery fuchsia, and a heart glitter confetti:


Nothin’ Mousie ‘bout It
Don’t squeak it – SHOUT IT! This confetti light pink is tops!


I’m All Ears
Tell me how much you love this magenta shimmer.

If You Moust You Moust
You gotta pink what you gotta pink.

The Color of Minnie
You had this little mouse at “red.”


As with all OPI nail lacquers, Vintage Minnie Mouse by OPI contains no DBP, Toluene, or Formaldehyde, and features OPI’s exclusive ProWide Brush for the ultimate in application.
This limited edition promotion will be available beginning June 2012 at professional salons, including Beauty Brands, Beauty First, Chatters, Dillard’s, JCPenney, Pure Beauty, Regis, Trade Secret, and ULTA, for  $8.50 ($9.95 CAN) suggested retail for each Nail Lacquer.
For more information, please call 800-341-9999 or visit www.opi.com. Follow OPI on Twitter @OPI_PRODUCTS and become a Facebook fan! 

ABOUT OPI
As the world leader in the professional nail care industry, OPI is committed to providing high-quality products and services to both salons and their customers, along with a focus on industry safety and innovation. Known for its exceptional formula, fashionable colors and iconic names, OPI’s heavily-pigmented lacquers are super rich, long-lasting and chip-resistant – offering an affordable luxury to consumers. OPI nail lacquer is available in over 200 shades and contains no DBP, Toluene, or Formaldehyde. Each lacquer features OPI’s exclusive ProWide Brush for the ultimate in application. Currently, OPI is available in over 100 countries and retails a full line of professional items, including nail treatments, finishing products, lotions, manicure/pedicure products, files, tools, gels and acrylics.

Illamasqua Kink

I haven't worn a green in awhile, so today's post is from Illamasqua's Theatre of the Nameless collection - Kink.  I had previously reviewed Vice in January (whoa was it really that long ago?) and loved the rubber/plastic finish.  I used a base coat of Poshe and 2 coats of polish.  I did not use a top coat to keep the rubber/plastic look to my nails.


This is a great forest green that did not stain my nails.  I love how the rubber/plastic finish makes it look so complete.


Please excuse my camera reflection in my nails.  Despite not having a top coat, this polish has a lot of sheen and shine to it, even in the shade.


And finally indoors with the flash - this almost has a murky blue/green tone to it, but it's just the bad lighting, nothing more.  Perfectly pigmented and very smooth formula.

For those in the States, you can purchase Illamasqua from Sephora [official website] for $14 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.

4.24.2012

NCLA Santa Monica Shore Thing

I feel like a robin egg/Tiffany blue today!  Thankfully, NCLA has my back with Santa Monica Shore Thing, a lovely Tiffany blue creme.  Formula on this polish was fantastic - I used a base of Poshe, 2 coats of polish and a top of CND Air Dry.


YAY SUN!  Look how lovely this color is!!!  Great opacity, great coverage, fabulous color.  (Yes, I know I didn't paint my thumb nail >_< I rarely do when swatching polishes.)


Here in the shade, you can see that this perfectly pigmented polish still shines even when there isn't any sun around (oh yeah, I just wrote that).  My hands got a bit red looking under the shade - not sure what's up with that one.


Finally indoors with the flash - still awesome.  AWESOME I TELL YOU.  I'm quite happy with this color, if you haven't noticed - great for a wedding even!


Bonus picture, I was looking at another location for my bottle shots - thoughts?


Also, NCLA has now added Pinterest and Instagram (name: shopncla) to their social media... They just had a mini giveaway/contest on Instagram 2 days ago where 5 winners won their favorite product, so make sure you're following all their social media!

NCLA [Website] [Facebook] [Twitter] [Tumblr] is available on the website for $16.00 a bottle and in a variety of stores.

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

China Glaze Crackle Glitters

Mmm glitter.  Oooh crackle.  Glitter Crackle?  Well, let me tell you - I like it.  I have these all sitting on my desk but for now, please enjoy the press release!  (All images courtesy of China Glaze.)





SPARK YOUR SUMMER STYLE! 
China Glaze® Introduces Four New Crackle Glitter Polishes May 2012 



Los Angeles, CA – (March 2012):  Sparkle all summer long with China Glaze®’s new Crackle Glitters collection.  Once again taking crackle technology to the next level, this third-generation polish pairs the edgy innovation of crackling nail lacquer with glamorous glitters.  The China Glaze® Crackle Glitters features four shimmering shades including:

Luminous Lavender: Luscious light purple
Jade-d: Radiant bright green
Glam-More: Bold fuchsia
Gleam Me Up: Bright sky blue

Create glamorously different looks with just one sweep of China Glaze® Crackle Glitters.  Layer over different base colors to create bold styles.  Use a lighter coat to create a fine crackle, a thicker coat for a deep shatter effect.  Brush sideways or on an angle to create different looks.  As versatile and edgy as China Glaze®’s biggest celebrity fans (Lady Gaga, Rihanna, Nicole Ritchie and Kelly Osbourne, to name a few), China Glaze® Crackle Glitters add a spark(le) to one of the hottest nail art trends!

The China Glaze® Crackle Glitters collection will be available as open stock colors and four-piece counter display.  Individual polishes retail for $9 MSRP and will be available at fine salons and beauty supply stores nationwide in May 2012.

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, visit: www.chinaglaze.com or follow China Glaze on Facebook and Twitter: http://twitter.com/ChinaGlaze

China Glaze is a division of American International Industries.

About American International Industries
For nearly 40 years, AII has been the leading manufacturer and worldwide distributor of innovative, quality beauty and skin care products for men and women.  Our product lines include Ardell, Andrea, Body Drench, Bye Bye Blemish, Checi, China Glaze, Clean + Easy, Clubman/Pinaud, Duo, European Secrets, EzFlow, Fright Night, Gena, GiGi, Gypsy Lash, IBD, Jeris-Lustray, No Tweeze/Micro Tweeze, 'N Rage, Prolinc, RAW, Seche, SuperNail, Surgi-Care, Waterworks, Winning Nails, Woltra, Woody’s, and Youthair. For more information, visit our website: www.aiibeauty.com.

4.23.2012

CND Crimson Sparkle

I absolutely love the CND effects line, which I know I've said several times.  Now you may notice, that my bottle is stained red at the bottom and the label is all over the place - it was stained totally red but I tweaked it so you can at least read it.  Crimson Sparkle is a red shimmer inside of a clear base.  I used my existing Desert Suede manicure for this effect, except for my index finger, which I put a coat of black on.  This is just 1 coat of Crimson Sparkle with a top coat of CND Air Dry.


Boo cloudy weather.  What I love about Crimson Sparkle is that it's subtle and jam packed at the same time.  Obviously, over a nude, it's not going to give much punch.  You can see it, which is great for some office action but look at it over black!  I love that it almost takes on a duochrome with gold at the edges and crimson red at the tips.  Lovely.


Kind of the same story in the shade.  I really should have just picked a different base color but at the same time, I love how you can have an office appropriate nude and play it up with some sparkle.  :]


Finally here's this crazy flash shot... the camera didn't want to focus on anything.  So do you need this color?  Yes.  But then again, I'll say that about every single CND effects I have.  :]  Oh yes.


CND is available for $9 per colour, and $11 per effect and you can find locations to buy here.

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

CPNALV: Discover Beauty 2012

Cosmoprof North America - Las Vegas is coming up fast (only 90 days away!) and while media registration hasn't opened yet, so I'm not 100% certain I'm going, I am super excited to read all the press coming from the lovely people behind this amazing convention.  Last year, I did a lot of wandering around (ending up at Zoya and China Glaze several times, cough) until I finally found the white Holy Grail of Cosmoprof North America... the Discover Beauty section.  This is where new, up and coming brands are given the opportunity to be discovered by not only visitors but also important retailers.  Please enjoy the following press release and congrats to the 2012 Discover Beauty brands!  (All images courtesy of Y! PR).


DISCOVER BEAUTY 2012 OVERVIEW
ANNOUNCING THE INITIAL LINE-UP FOR THIS YEAR'S PROGRAM
 
Las Vegas, NV (April 18, 2012) – The Discover Beauty program, an exclusive initiative of Cosmoprof North America (CPNA), returns for its sixth successful year of matching leading retailers with emerging beauty brands in 2012. Companies from all over the world must be selected to participate in Discover Beauty, ensuring an exclusive array of unique, cutting-edge brands that are sure to be the "next big thing." For these brands, CPNA show organizers arrange pre-scheduled sales meetings and events with important retailers, although, all show visitors are invited to discover these brands. CPNA is proud to announce the initial Discover Beauty line-up for 2012, which include: GOLDFADEN MD, Hevia Skin Science, Layla Cosmetics, KARORA Cosmetics, Marula by The Leakey Collection, Niki Saint Pierre Botanical Cosmeceuticals, Recipe for men and TEMPTU.

Discover Beauty participants are provided with high-profile visibility and key placement on the show floor to help ensure they receive a high return on their investment, which translates into strong retail buyer partnerships. In addition, they’re guaranteed one-on-one pre-scheduled appointments with specialty retailers on the first day of the show.

The Discover Beauty Affiliates are Layla Cosmetics, KARORA Cosmetics and TEMPTU. These specific brands have limited distribution and are now working toward continuing to increase their exposure nationally and internationally. These brands receive the same key exposure on the show floor as the other Discover Beauty brands, although, affiliates are not guaranteed pre-scheduled meetings by CPNA show organizers.

All Discover Beauty brands are automatically enrolled for the 2012 Discover Beauty Award. This award is given to one brand, which is recognized for its creativity in concept, packaging and overall ability to succeed in this competitive retail market. The winner is selected by industry influentials, beauty editors and participating retailers. The Discover Beauty Award winner will be announced on the evening of Sunday, July 22, 2012, as part of a private reception.

Below is the initial list of the 2012 Discover Beauty exhibiting companies:


GOLDFADEN MD – USA

GOLDFADEN MD is the only physician strength, dermatologist developed, natural skincare line in the industry. The highly efficacious, non-prescription skincare solutions utilize state-of-the-art technologies with active plant cells and anti-oxidant rich botanicals. GOLDFADEN MD’s problem-solving skincare remedies target a range of specific skin concerns inspired by treatments developed in Dr. Goldfaden’s South Florida dermatology practice.
goldfadenmd.com

HEVIA SKIN SCIENCE – USA
Created by Oscar Hevia, MD, cosmetic dermatologist and founder of The Hevia Center for Research, the Hevia Skin Science line uses scientifically formulated active ingredients to help prevent skin aging and encourage rejuvenation. Highly effective and innovative, this line also contains proprietary, patent-pending and exclusive ingredients.
heviaskinscience.com

LAYLA COSMETICS – ITALY
Layla Cosmetics has been creating trend setting and cutting edge products from Milan for over 70 years. Fusing the latest in technology along with an Italian fashion influence, Layla reveals their newest collections for the first time to the U.S. market unveiling ground-breaking innovation and nail art to the industry.
luxcongroup.com

KARORA COSMETICS – IRELAND
Irish beauty brand KARORA, offers modern women a glamorous choice in the natural beauty category with a true skin caring approach to faux tan. KARORA’s botanical bronzing collection delivers World first custom colour technology, with natural and organic bronzing formulas enhanced with signature ingredients of açaí berry and argan that provide intense skin treatments. This is pure bronzed perfection with a botanical twist at luxe for less price points.
karoracosmetics.com

MARULA BY THE LEAKEY COLLECTION – USA
Marula by The Leakey Collection, is an oil that boasts higher levels of antioxidants than Argan or Grape Seed Oil, offering better absorption and hydration. Clinically-proven and physician-endorsed, this product offers superior protection against environmental stressors and damaging free radicals, which can lead to signs of premature aging.
marula.com


NIKI SAINT PIERRE BOTANICAL COSMECEUTICALS – USA
Niki Saint Pierre Botanical Cosmeceuticals is a groundbreaking facial skin care line of intensive overnight treatments that support the skins natural functions, restores nutrients and revitalizes suppleness. Free of parabens, mineral oil, synthetic fragrances and coloring, the end result is a healthy, radiant and youthful look.
nikisaintpierre.com


RECIPE FOR MEN – SWEDEN
Created by men specifically for men, Recipe for men is pure hydration and energy for the skin.  Developed in the harsh winters of Scandinavia, the formulations are carefully selected to fit a man’s needs.  With oil-free textures that guarantee quick absorption and minimize shine, Recipe for men stands for logical skincare without fuss.
recipeformen.com

TEMPTU – USA
TEMPTU, the leader in AIRbrush Makeup was founded in 1981. With the introduction of the AIRpod Makeup System, TEMPTU has revolutionized makeup application for every woman – it’s fast and easy to use, and in just three steps and less than three minutes, you get results that are truly flawless.
temptu.com
 
Cosmoprof North America will take place July 22 - 24, 2012 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, NV.  Stay tuned for regular CPNA show updates, and for more information, visit cosmoprofnorthamerica.com and Facebook.com/cosmoprofnorthamerica

4.20.2012

NCLA Summer of '69

I love Oldies music.  I grew up listening to it while my parents jammed in the front seat.  Now I hope my son doesn't think I'm as weird as my parents when he catches me singing to Britney Spears or Christina Perry or Goyte...  Anywho, I was super excited to sing a long when these polishes hit my desk - reviews to come before the end of the month!  Please enjoy the following from NCLA - all images courtesy of them (and how fantastic are these press images?!)


NCLA Summer of 69' Summer '12 Collection
Releasing April 2nd, 2012

Featuring 3 new hot nail lacquer colorsEnough of the grey, enough of the cold! We are ready again for the crisp smell of a spring morning, feeling the warm blanket of hot air on a summer night and bringing out our favorite summer fashion!


We want beautiful flowers in our hair, happy music in our ears and start a revolution of color and style on our nails.


Inspired by a generation that re-defined music, that pushed fashion forward and that breathed the essence of freedom, the Summer of 69’ collection is bringing back timeless style with a little touch of LA love!


The nail polish part of the collection consists of three stunning new colors: A beautiful, bright coral crème, a rich fluorescent berry and a gorgeous, lush, violet lavender. These truly exquisite new lacquers will make for a brilliant summer! And they are all 5 Free.


To round the collection off, the three nail wrap designs pick up the superb color schemes in a unique mix of old school design elements, sprinkled with a dash of distinct NCLA style. The result is a beautifully crafted blend that is perfect for the season ahead!


Well…, Let’s rock the backstage areas, let’s sing out loud under the blue skies, let’s laugh with our friends in the warmth of the night. Let’s make this the best time of your lives. Glorious summer is finally back!

  
All products MSRP at $16. Available April 1st at Kitson, Nordstrom, www.shopncla.com and other high-end retailers.

CND Desert Suede

Considering I'm almost at 1600 bottles of nail polish, you'd think I basically have every color there is.  And on days like today, I'd have to agree.  Today's polish is CND Desert Suede, a "warm opaque nude".  I used a base coat of Poshe, 2 coats of polish and a top of CND Air Dry.  Formula was nice and smooth.


So not quite mannequin hands but quite close!  The color is smooth like butter while still being opaque enough to wear alone.


In the shade, this color tends to wear a bit darker - looking more like milky caramel.  Love it!


And stranger still, inside with the flash, you get more a yellow tint - like butter scotch.  Thank you for the nude fun, CND.  There's a tag line for you.


CND is available for $9 per colour, and $11 per effect and you can find locations to buy here.

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

4.19.2012

Stages of Beauty - Toners

Do you use a toner?  I just started using one as part of a face system that I had received last year.  While I'm still not sure what all a toner does (at least I'm honest!), I am always willing to learn - and there are some good facts at the bottom of this release!  Please enjoy the following from Stage of Beauty (images courtesy of Marlo Marketing).



This month, Stages of Beauty launched a collection of four toners, each with ingredients and formulations specific to different ages (20s, 30s, 40s, 50s). Additionally, Founder of Stages of Beauty, Jasmina Aganovic, who is an MIT-trained Chemical & Biological Engineer, shared with us interesting information on incorporating a toner into one’s skincare regimen, below. 

• Tightens pores and reduces pore size

• Restores the skin’s natural pH
• Reverse and defends against free radical damage
• Brightens the skin’s complexion
• Deliver nutrients to smooth and plump the skin
• $19.99 for 4 oz. bottle


Unique Ingredients:


Monk’s Pepper Berry Extract – Anti-oxidant complex shown to dramatically improve the vitality and appearance of skin while fighting signs of aging, promoting a radiant glow and increase hydration.


Red Tea Extract – Found in mountains of South Africa and has been shown to contain SOD, which acts an both an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory in the body, neutralizing free radicals that can lead to wrinkles and aged skin. Red tea is full of vitamins and minerals that increase capillary strength and promote younger, healthier looking skin.


Western Dock – The extract of the Western Dock plant contain Tyrosinase inhibitory enzymes that lighten the appearance of unwanted dark spots.




Facts on Toners:


• Toners rebalance the pH of the skin after cleansing. Did you ever notice how sometimes your skin is red or pink after cleansing? That’s because cleansing can actually be quite abrasive on the skin. The pH is altered and toners help to normalize the pH on the surface of the skin.


• In Asia, toners are known as the “holy grail” of products – they consider it to be among the most important step in their skincare routine.


• The best way to apply a toner is to dispense (or spray) the toner onto a cotton ball and lightly dab the skin. There’s no need to be rough! Some women feel the need to use the toner again if the cotton ball comes back dirty. That’s not true. All that means is that the cleanser didn’t cleanse effectively or you should exfoliate more often.

FingerPaints Cordur-Orange

Dipping into fall again, today is the FingerPaints Cordur-Orange from the Fall Fashionista collection.  This is a dark orange creme which actually wears darker than what is seen in the bottle.  I used a base of Poshe, 1 coat of polish and a top of CND Air Dry.  I was amazed at how opaque this polish was.


Unfortunately, I did not have any sun, but lots of clouds.  As you can see, the polish looks more red on the nail than orange, but it's definitely an orange creme.


Same story in the shade.  I definitely think it's a great wearable color all year round, despite being a fall collection.  In case this is your first time to PolishGalore, the scoop is that I don't care for fall... not cold enough and not sunny enough.  (Yes, I know that's pretty oxymoronic right there.  And yes, I know oxymoronic isn't a real word, but I like it.)


And finally indoors with the flash - the camera wasn't too happy about focusing on the bottle.  Despite the dark background, I'm actually using natural light behind my front door for lighting and the camera uses the flash to add in.


Definitely a nice wearable color - I'd buy it for a good staple if you don't have a dark orange already.  Great possibilities during Halloween for nail art or even an autumn themed manicure.


FingerPaints [Website] [Facebook] [Twitter] [Blog] can be found in Sally's Beauty Supplies stores and online for $4.99 USD each.

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

4.15.2012

Beauty Blog Coalition May Day Competition!

We're at it again!  The Beauty Blog Coalition is giving away another $500 (USD) Visa Card!  All terms and conditions may be found at the bottom of the Rafflecopter widget.  Please allow the widget to load in full.  Competition ends 1 May 2012.  You may enter on any of the blogs below - Rafflecopter won't allow you enter twice.  You may tweet about the giveaway (the last option in the Rafflecopter) every day for extra entries!  (All comments have been closed on this post - for any questions, please email me at krystal[at]polishgalore[dot]com!


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4.14.2012

CPNALV: Giuliana Rancic to Host the 2012 North American Hairstyling Awards

Cosmoprof North America - Las Vegas is happening in just 3 months and I have a little info on NAHA!  Last year, I totally missed the entire event (by sleeping), and am STILL kicking myself for missing Tabatha Coffey.  Well except I would have wanted to hug her, and she would have kicked me with her high heeled shoes...  While I muse over that one, please enjoy the following!  (All images courtesy of Y! PR)


Giuliana Rancic to Host the 2012 North American Hairstyling Awards (NAHA) and Receive the PBA Beautiful Humanitarian Award NAHA 2012 Awards Ceremony July 22, 2012

Las Vegas, Nevada Phoenix, AZ (March 28, 2012) - The Professional Beauty Association (PBA), producers of the North American Hairstyling Awards (NAHA), is proud to announce Giuliana Rancic as the host of the 2012 NAHA Awards Ceremony. 

In addition, Giuliana will receive the 2012 PBA Beautiful Humanitarian Award during the Ceremony for her work in sharing her own experience and educating others about breast cancer, as well as championing many other charitable causes. As a renowned entertainment journalist, Giuliana is known for her work as co-anchor of the E! Networks number one show E! News, and as a beauty and fashion expert as co-host of E!'s hugely popular Fashion Police. Giuliana's energy, personality, poise and all-around beauty make her an ideal choice for both NAHA honors. 

As the professional beauty industry's top honor, a NAHA is the pinnacle award to win, and the NAHA Awards Ceremony is the event of the year. Giuliana, who is a part of every red carpet, mega-event in the entertainment industry and has co-hosted such events as the Miss USA Pageant, will no doubt lend her experience, charm and wit to this year's event. 

"I am thrilled to host the 2012 North American Hairstyling Awards and truly honored to be the recipient of the Professional Beauty Association's Beautiful Humanitarian Award. Beauty professionals are at the heart of making people look and feel their best, and I'm excited to be a part of this amazing event," said Giuliana.

A special part of each NAHA celebration is the awarding of the PBA Beautiful Humanitarian Award. Giuliana and her husband, noted entrepreneur and talk-show host Bill Rancic, are supporters of such charitable causes as Bright Pink, Operation Smile, Dress for Success, Mercy Home for Boys & Girls in Chicago, and the Children's Miracle Networks. Furthermore, Giuliana embodies "the American dream." Born in Naples, Italy, in an impoverished neighborhood, Giuliana's parents could not afford a tutor, so she learned English by watching TV. With hard work and persistence, she attended the University of Maryland where she received a B.A. in Journalism followed by a master's degree in Journalism from the American University in Washington D.C. Giuliana is also on the board of directors for NIAF (National Italian American Foundation) and a member of AWRT (American Women in Radio and Television).

In 2011, Giuliana launched FabFitFun.com, a daily newsletter focused on beauty, health and wellness that reaches tens of thousands of readers. She is also a weekly fashion contributor for OK! Magazine where she offers commentary on some of the best looks of the week. She is the executive producer of the hit reality show Giuliana & Bill on the Style Network.

The 2012 NAHA Awards Ceremony will be held Sunday, July 22, 2012 at the Mandalay Bay Resort in Las Vegas, NV. The event can also be seen live via streaming video at www.hairdesignertv.com.

NAHA is part of PBA Beauty Week, North America's largest, most inclusive beauty event, offering unlimited networking, educational, and professional growth opportunities to all sectors of the beauty industry. PBA Beauty Week is produced by the Professional Beauty Association and is hosted by Cosmoprof North America. For more information, please visit probeauty.org/beautyweek / facebook.com/pbabeautyweek.

4.13.2012

JulieG Collection by Jesse's Girl Cosmetics

I'm so happy to finally be able to talk about the JulieG line of nail polish from Jesse's Girl Cosmetics!  I got the opportunity to meet JulieG (JulieG713 on YouTube) last year at CosmoProf Las Vegas and she is such a sweet girl.  As for the line itself, the polishes are fab, and I'll be posting reviews soon.  Be sure to check out the product descriptions... because I wrote them!  I also provided some of the recent photography on Jesse's Girl's Facebook page (nature yo!) and it also appeared in Women's World Daily.  ^_^  (Super proud of myself, haha.)


BONUS!  I received this information directly from Jesse's Girl:
  • We will also be selling the entire 27 shade collection as a single set...Retail VALUE $108....selling on website for $82! ....a $26 SAVINGS if purchased as a set.
  • For the ENTIRE month of APRIL .... to celebrate the launch of JulieG we have a coupon code for 15% off ALL website orders (OMGJULIEG4) - works on even the 27 shade set (brings cost to $69.70 or $2.58 per bottle AND our usual FREE DOMESTIC shipping).
  • While this launched on JesseGirlCosmetics.com on April 2, you won't be able to find in Rite Aid stores until the middle/end of April.
Please enjoy the following press release (all images courtesy of Jesse's Girl).  Additionally, you can watch JulieG's video about the line here:









Introducing…NEW JulieG Collection!
by Jesse’s Girl Cosmetics

Jesse’s Girl Cosmetics is proud to announce the newest addition to their line of nail enamels, the JulieG Collection. This line of 27 high intensity nail colors was designed and inspired by top beauty vlogger Julie Gutierrez (JulieG713 on YouTube). With a variety of shades, from girly pinks to electric blues, there’s something for everyone. And at drugstore prices, you can rock trendy, fashion-forward nails at any budget!


A self-proclaimed girly-girl and self-taught makeup and nail artist, in 2008 Julie began filming makeup and nail tutorials on YouTube from her bedroom and has since reached a global audience of over 100 million views. Her videos range from colorful makeup looks to edgy nail designs and even fashion tips during the weekly “Fashion Friday” segment.


JulieG Collection (SRP: $3.99) is available at select Rite Aid stores and www.jessesgirlcosmetics.com.


JulieG Collection Shades:


  • 9 to 5 (peach)
  • Bikini (bright pink)
  • Birthday Suit (light pink)
  • Butterflies & Rosebuds (deep shimmery purple)
  • Cherry on Top (classic red)
  • Chic Cipro (nude)
  • Cupcakes & Castles (shimmery light pink)
  • Dance in the Dark (navy blue)
  • Dream in Pretty (pink purple)
  • Elegant Edge (maroon)
  • Fairytale (lavender)
  • Fierce & Fab (neon purple)
  • Gelato in Venice (mint green)
  • Julie’s Fave (coral)
  • Kickin’ It (metallic blue)
  • Mermaid’s Tale (shimmery blue green)
  • Metallic Heels (metallic gold)
  • My Private Palace (neutral shimmer)
  • My Horoscope Says (metallic fuchsia)
  • Oh Em Gee! (hot pink)
  • Passion (metallic purple)
  • Peep Toe Pumps (magenta)
  • Pink Tiara (shimmery rose pink)
  • Royal Rebel (metallic purple)
  • Stiletto (taupe)
  • Summer Island (shimmery neon green)
  • Sunset Kiss (shimmery red)


For more information on the JulieG Collection or Jesse’s Girl Cosmetics please visit www.jessesgirlcosmetics.com

China Glaze Riveting

I have another beautiful color from the Capitol Colors collection.  This was another one of those that I went "meh" until it was on my hands and then I just kept saying "wow.  WOW.  wowwwww."  Riveting is supposed to be named for District 3 - Technology.  Yes, I can see how it's kind of like a computer chip with all the lovely microglitter but frankly, I'm with the masses on how I wish this color was kept with the originally name "Fire in Flight" - inspired by the Flaming Mockingjay.  Actually, I think this should have been named for the fire dress that Katniss twirls in during her interview.  By the way, WHY wasn't the interview done the way it was in the book.  I really think that Katniss and Peeta needed to be on stage at the same time since that starts this whole "is he for REAL?!" attitude that she has in the first book.  But I digress.  I used a base coat of Poshe, 2 coats of polish and a top of CND Air Dry.  I probably could have gotten away with just one coat of polish but I got excited and wanted two.  Thin coats works best as I found this polish dries fast.


Once again, I had limited sun but check out how this color just glows!  Now for a bunch of indirect sun pictures...



Geez I love this color so much - I think it's great for a manicure or a pedicure.


A bit of lobster hands here in the shade but otherwise just more squishy shimmer goodness.


Get inside, add the flash and BAM - check this out.  it's super shimmery, lots of gold... I love it.  I definitely want to get the rest of this collection - partly for the collector in me, partly because they rock.  If you can still find them at your local beauty supply store, pick them up!



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