PolishGalore on Nail It!: Trend Report - White Nail Polish



Howdy howdy!  I have another article on Nail It! online up today! This one is about white nail polish being the newest trend to hit the fashion world. The featured China Glaze polish was seen on the hands of models at the Tadashi Shoji Fall/Winter 2013.
Photo used with permission from Gotham Polish


Check out the article here and while you're looking, here's a little more information on the polishes.

Salon Perfect “Sugar Cube” – 2 coats, available for $3.98 in WalMart stores
JulieG “White Orchid” – 2 coats, available for $3.99 at Rite Aid stores or jessesgirlcosmetics.com
Sally Hansen “Sheer Bliss” – 4 coats, available for $7.99 at chain drug stores and mass retailers nationwide
China Glaze “Dandy Lyin’ Around” – 2 coats, available for $7 at salons and professional beauty supply stores nationwide.
LVX “Fantom” – 2 coats, available for $16 at shoplvx.com
Cult Nails “Tempest” – 1 coat, available for $12 at cultnails.com 
essie “Marshmallow” – 3 coats, available for $8 chain drug stores nationwide
OPI “Solitaire” – (liquid sand) 2 coats, available for $9 at professional salons.

PolishGalore on Nail It!: Seche Bright and Bold Summer 2013 Collection


Are you reading Nail It! online yet? In addition to the magazine, published every other month, the Nail It! website provides you with more nail art, nail news, interviews and all over nail goodness. Currently, I have an article up about the Summer 2013 Seche lacquer collection Bright and Bold.

You'll be able to see each shade in its glory and coming soon to PolishGalore, I'll go more in depth about each polish but I can tell you, these were very opaque and highly pigmented.  

You can pick up Seche lacquers at Ulta.com and coming this fall, they will be carrying the entire core line - that's 58 shades! Plus the seasonal collections, and they have some fantastic ones planned. This collection can be found at beauty supply stores around the country and some e-tailer websites like Head2Toe Beauty.

Again, go check out my article now on Nail It!

CPNALV: What Not To Miss

Twenty five days. I cannot wait!

If this is your first time at Cosmoprof North America or if you've been coming for years, you absolutely cannot miss the following features!


  • STOP by the exclusive one-stop beauty shop for free sampling – BEAUTIQUE, a new sampling concept which will be unveiled at the show. Pick up some of the latest up-and-coming cosmetics, skin care, nails, hair and some classic beauty favorites. As the first to bring customized sampling to a trade show,  CPNA has created a fun sampling bar which will feature select exhibiting brands for a nominal donation. This gives exhibitors an opportunity to gain more visibility with buyers in attendance that might be overlooked otherwise.  All proceeds collected will benefit CITY OF HOPE. (Read more about Beautique here!)



  • CPNA presents every opportunity for success to their exhibitors. Key merchants, Claudia Lucas, Director of Merchandising for Beauty at QVC, Erica Evans, Vice President of  Merchandising for Beauty at HSN and Wendy Pos-Cerveira, Director Health & Beauty  at The Shopping Channel will host a live Open-See to meet with exhibiting companies looking for the next hot beauty product. The live presentations will be only open to all Cosmoprof North America exhibitors and take place from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday, July 15th in a private meeting room inside Mandalay Bay Convention Center with video cameras recording each presentation. (Read more about the TV Shopping Challenge Search here!)



  • CPNA brings back the popular Emerging Beauty. This program allows new manufacturers who have never been a part of the show to experience firsthand the business opportunities it presents. There are two sections within Emerging Beauty – one dedicated to finished products for retail distribution located in Pavilion A: Cosmetics and Personal Care and the other dedicated to professional use for the salon industry located in Pavilion D: Professional Hair, Nails and Tools. The two areas are clearly marked and easily found on site. http://cosmoprofnorthamerica.com/exhibition/emerging-beauty.aspx



  • Don’t Forget to stop by Discover Beauty and SPOTLIGHTS!!!! It really is the hub of what is new and trending in beauty. The number of exhibitors keeps on growing and you cannot miss this area on the selling floor. (Read more about Discover Beauty here!)


CPNALV News: Attention Bloggers!


There are only 25 days until beauty companies from all over the world descend upon Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas for Cosmoprof North America Las Vegas. I'm working on lining up appointments with various beauty brands to bring you all the action so be sure to follow me on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

If you're a blogger, that will be at Cosmoprof North America this year, please apply to this Facebook Group. We will be discussing the convention, tips, and sharing information before and during the event with each other.

Dermelect Summer 2013 Collection

I love hearing about nail polish companies partnering with beauty bloggers - we ARE a driving force in the beauty world. I personally do not buy nail polish anymore without looking it up online first for a blogger swatch.  I don't know Karie Frost but I'm very happy for her!

Dermelect Cosmeceuticals and Celebrity Nail Tech, Elle, extended a hand to guest collaborator Karie Frost, founder of top beauty blog FearNoBeauty.com, to create ME’s Summer 2013 Lacquer Collection. Aptly named Fearless Beauty, the eye-popping four color lacquer collection contains Dermelect’s signature anti-aging, peptide-infused formulation, designed for women who desire to grow out long, strong, natural nails without compromising fashionable fingertips.

"I see hundreds of new nail products cross my desk each year, and Dermelect really caught my eye," says Frost, who not only founded beauty blog FearNoBeauty.com, but has also worked for 12+ years on top nail industry magazine Nailpro and new consumer nail magazine Nail It!. "The science behind the nail treatments, and now the new ME lacquer colors, truly deliver stronger, longer nails—the perfect canvas for brilliant manicures. I wanted to bring brave new colors to the brand's ME lacquers—colors that will not only inspire women to take fun, fearless shade risks with their nails, but also feel confident while doing so."

Created for beauty junkies who love to push boundaries, the Fearless Beauty collection contains four creamy hues injected with high-voltage bright pigments, guaranteed to turn heads.

RENEGADE
a rebellious jade crème

BUZZ-WORTHY
an electric lemon crème

FEARLESS
a bold cobalt blue crème

MOXIE
a plucky pink crème 


HOW IT WORKS
The first coat instantly bonds to the nail, while the second fuses with the base coat to create a flexible web of color that resists chipping and improves brittleness.  The ME colors combine fast drying, high shine and a healthy ‘green’ dose of vitamins, peptides and moisture, offering a colorful solution to the contemporary woman’s beauty concern—aging nails and hands.  

KEY INGREDIENT
ProSina Protein Peptide-Hydrolyzed Keratin extracted from New Zealand sheep’s wool that strengthens the nails and moisturizes the skin.   

BENEFITS
Strengthens weak, brittle nails
Restores nail flexibility
Helps nails resist chipping and splitting
Provides long-lasting, high shine and bold color
Water and detergent resistant
Protects against UV rays
Formaldehyde, DBP, Toluene FREE
Cruelty FREE (no animal testing)


Dermelect’s ME Fearless Beauty collection, available summer 2013, retails for $14.00 and can be purchased online at www.dermelect.com and at high-end apothecaries, beauty boutiques, salons, spas, medi-spas and doctors offices.

Dermelect ME Core Lacquers

Dermelect Cosmeceuticals has come a long way in their quest to help women keep and grow out their natural nails while providing a fashionable alternative to acrylics. 

You only have to use 2 coats, no base, no top. The ME colors combine fast drying, high shine and a healthy "green" dose of vitamins, peptides and moisture.


THE COLORS
PRETENTIOUS-purple passion
SWAGGER-autumn royal plum
INDULGENCE-translucent pink
RED-ICULOUS-classic chinese red crème
VIVACIOUS-verdant pine green
PHENOM-egyptian blue
SO SUPERB-magnificent creamy mauve
BLUE BLOOD-rich crimson with blue undertone
DEBONNAIRE-opaque nude
OPULENCE-french porcelain white
STUNNER-metallic mocha blend
DECADENCE-metallic espresso with green undertone

KEY INGREDIENT
ProSina Protein Peptide-Hydrolyzed Keratin extracted from New Zealand sheep’s wool that strengthens the nails and moisturizes the skin.   

BENEFITS
Strengthens weak, brittle nails
Restores nail flexibility
Helps nails resist chipping and splitting
Provides long-lasting, high shine and bold color
Water and detergent resistant
Protects against UV rays
Formaldehyde, DBP and Toluene FREE
Cruelty FREE (no animal testing)
Dermelect’s ME Core lacquers, available April 2013, retail for $14.00 and can be purchased online at www.dermelect.com and at high-end apothecaries, beauty boutiques, salons, spas, medi-spas and doctors offices.

LVX Modena


Have you missed my regular postings? I have really missed writing. First, my PAS (point-and-shoot) camera broke. It was my trusty Canon Powershot A2000 IS that I bought right after my son was born so it's over 6 years old. The bottom hinge broke and I was pretty much scared to use my DSLR that I purchased last year.

Well,, as expected, my blog and its readership suffered. I love bringing you the latest news from brands, but especially after my Google+ Chat with Cult Nails, I realized that I want to be a library of nail polish swatches, for you to go through, and the camera shouldn't be what stops me.

The next 12 or so reviews I have coming out will all have been taken with my DSLR and because the size on it is larger, I've decided to crop my photos differently. Please do let know me what you think in the comments!  (Also, I bought a Canon PowerShot A4000 IS to replace my 2000 this past weekend.)

Back to the polish. From the LVX Summer 2013 collection, today I have Modena, a poppy red creme that is just flat out HOT. I used a base of Cult Nails Get It On, 2 coats of polish and a top of Cult Nails Wicked Fast. I love how opaque and well formulated LVX is.

Here it is in the sun and you can see how lovely it is - very red, very awesome. I felt like a powerhouse wearing it.

Same story but in the shade. I've had a lot of fun playing with my lightning but with most cremes, the polish doesn't change much. Now if LVX starts making more shimmers...  LOL.  Hard to make a shimmer when you're following fashion - they don't do a lot of shimmers (or any duochromes... or glitters...).

Anyway, back to the polish. Don't forget that my sale on Gloss48 lasts until this Monday, otherwise you can purchase this beauty at $16 a bottle on the LVX website.

LVX [Website | Facebook | Twitter | YouTube | Instagram] is available on their website for $16 a 17 ml/0.57 oz bottle.  It is big 5 free to include Toluene and Camphor, vegan and cruelty free.

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

Hand Perfection Hand Care

I didn't start really paying attention to my hands and my nails until about 5 years ago. I try to keep lotion around and on at all times but I'm not always as diligent as I should be. Have you heard of Hand Perfection before? This is definitely a new-to-me brand from CCA Industries. They also make Bikini Zone, which I have used before.

Hand Perfection was created with Ellen Sirot, the nation's top hand model. It's fragrance-free, non-greasy, goes on smooth and absorbs quickly for an invisible, weightless free. 

The product that really caught my eye (and that I will actually use) is the Nail and Cuticle Treatment ($9.99.)


The Hand Perfection brand

Nourishing Day Cream with SPF 15 (SRP $14.99)
Rejuvenating Night Cream (SRP $14.99)
Nail and Cuticle Treatment (SRP $9.99)
Combo pack which contains the Nourishing Day Cream and Rejuvenating Night Cream (SRP $24.99)

Hand Perfection will be available in January 2013 at CVS, Walgreens, Albertsons, Duane Reade, Harmon and other fine stores across the country.  Please visit us at www.handperfection.com and on Facebook@HandPerfection.


Hand Perfection is from CCA Industries, Inc.  CCA develops, manufactures and markets high quality, innovative health and beauty care products available at fine food, drug, discount and supercenter stores everywhere.  Other top brands include Nutra Nail, Bikini Zone, Plus White, Sudden Change and Shadow Shields.

Cult Nails Google Hangout


Tonight, with a few small hiccups, we finally had our first Google Hangout for Cult Nails!  You can watch the broadcast below (and yes, it's unedited, haha!) You might want to start around 8:30 in the video because the first eight and a half minutes, well we were still figuring it out.



In case you missed it, my summer picks are Ay Poppy!, Flushed and Princess, all which are available now on Cult Nails.

Also I was wearing Andrea Lashes in modlash 33 which were a press sample.



I also showed my massive collection - all 65 polishes.

So now what?

First, now that we know what we're doing, check out the next Cult Nails Chat, which will feature all new bloggers!

Second, enter into the Rafflecopter Giveaway where Maria is giving away $75 of polishes!

Finally, be sure to check out my partners in crime, BeautyJudy and ChitChatNails

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Summer LVX on Gloss48!


This summer marks the 1 year anniversary of the brand LVX. Over the past year, LVX has consistently come out with fashion forward polishes that mimics current trends on the runway; all highly pigmented, great formula and opaque in just two coats.  This is on top of already being big-5 free, vegan, cruelty free, made in the USA, long lasting and just flat out awesome.

Now, you may remember Gloss48 as well. When they first launched in 2011, their goal was to create a shopping experience unlike the current norm. Instead of wading through thousands of products, they brought brand stories, product demos, editorial reviews and the best pricing online to give beauty lovers a daily glimpse of beauty nirvana.  I was able to introduce Cult Nails to the Gloss48 in August last year because it's a company that I truly believe in and support.  Today, I get to do the same with LVX under their new Gloss Boss program.

The sale, which launches today, includes all 6 polishes in the Summer 2013 collection, available in three adorable duo sets:

Poppy Red and Soft Tan Duo - Modena and Rive


Cool Blue and Vibrant Coral Duo - Celeste and Deco


Serene Green and Dramatic Raspberry - Mynt and Chambord


LVX retails for $16 a bottle, so normally these sets would be $32 each. However, with the Gloss48 sale, you can take home each duo set for only $23.

All polishes are shown with a base coat, 2 coats of polish and a top coat.

So, how do you get your hands on this?  First, you need to register for Gloss48 as it is a membership website only, but membership is free and you don't have to play around with any affiliate links or membership codes.  (In plain English, I receive no kickback or incentive from your membership.)

Secondly, visit the sale page.  Let me make it nice and big for you:

Third, purchase! Please note that currently Gloss48 is only available for USA residents. And don't waste time - the sale ends on Monday June 17th and quantities are limited.

Extra stuff
  • I will have my normal reviews of each color throughout the week, so check back on PolishGalore daily for another polish review!
  • If you'd like to be a Gloss48 Gloss Boss featuring your favorite brand, fill out their online form here.
  • Check out the social media for each brand!

LVX Summer 2013

Summer came too quickly.  That's about all I have to say about that.  But check out LVX turning 1 and having their anniversary collection!!!  YAY LVX!  Stay tuned to PolishGalore later today where you will have the opportunity to get these beauties at a DISCOUNTED price!






VEGAN LUXURY NAIL LACQUER BRAND LVX
LAUNCHES THEIR SUMMER 2013 COLLECTION.
LVX nail lacquer announces the release of their anniversary collection.

LVX continuously prevails in releasing the hottest and top nail polish colors for each season. Drawing inspiration from influential designers such as Valentino, Saint Laurent, Lanvin and Givenchy, the vegan luxury brand has determined the top shades that will define the Summer season.


The LVX Summer 2013 Collection includes:
Modena Poppy Red
Rive Soft Tan
Celeste Luminous Blue
Deco Vibrant Coral
Mynt Invigorating Mint
Chambord Vivid Raspberry

The long lasting, chip resistant and non-streak formula is free of harsh and toxic chemicals. LVX products are VEGAN and formulated without the use of Formaldehyde, Formaldehyde Resin, DBP, Toluene, and Camphor. LVX is a no compromise nail lacquer that has superior formulation, is socially responsible and eco friendly.

LVX nail lacquer is cruelty free. All products are produced in the U.S.A. The new collection will be available May 10th 2013 on www.shoplvx.com.

butter LONDON on sale!

I have a small pile of butter LONDON polishes but because they are pricey, I don't buy them very often.  So what better time to stock up then during a SALE!

Now, time is running out so head to THIS PAGE, enter promo code GMA, and you'll have access to some super sweet sales until tomorrow (or until they run out of stock).

These sets are 50% off (whoa) but I'm only going to show my picks - head over to the website to see all the items on sale! (Also included, some nail care items and the butter LONDON lippies!)  (Images courtesy of butter LONDON).


Shagadelic Summer
Pink Ribbon, Trustafarian and Trout Pout - on sale for $22.50

Knotting Hill Happy Hour
Hen Party, Primrose Hill Picnic and Queen Vic - on sale for $22.50


Royal Reprotoire
Trustafarian, Hen Party, Dosh and Pink Ribbon - on sale for $30.00

This is not a commission sale and I will not receive any benefits if you purchase one of the products - I just wanted to share a sale!  (USA only)

butter LONDON Pitter Patter

In the days leading up to Will and Kate’s 2nd wedding anniversary, butter LONDON introduces a limited edition Nail Lacquer, Pitter Patter - a gorgeous, opaque aubergine in celebration of the imminent arrival of the Royal Baby.

Pitter Patter is the third “royal inspired” launch for butter LONDON – they first introduced No More Waity, Katie, in celebration of the royal wedding and most recently launched the limited edition: Lillibet’s Jubilee, in honor of Queen Elizabeth’s Diamond Jubilee.

butter LONDON Nail Lacquer in Pitter Patter will retail for $15 and is available now butterlondon.com

1st Ever Cult Nails Google Hangout!


I'm super happy and honored to be a part of the 1st Ever Cult Nails Google Hangout this Monday!  Please set your alarm to come join us at 9:30 p.m. EST because we will have a giveaway and Maria will be giving a sneak peek of the new July/August collection (and let me tell you - it's pretty awesome).  Plus you'll get to ask your questions of us, learn some of our secrets, and talk about summer trends and nail art!

Join Maria from Cult Nails, fellow Culties and some of your favorite bloggers for our first ever Google Hangout on Monday June 10th at 9:30 p.m. We'll be chatting about summer nail trends and nail art!

Come join us and let us know what nail trend or color you can't wait to wear, and how you celebrate the summer! Co-hosting the chat is Judy from BeautyJudy, Krystal from Polish Galore and Marta from Chit Chat Nails. John from Cult Nails will be our "rockstar" moderator, making sure all your questions get answered! We'll be giving polishes away during the hangout and we'll have a giveaway announcement for a Cult Nails Gift Certificate worth $75!

About the bloggers:

BeautyJudy - Judy lives in Southern New Jersey with her fiancé Mike and her cat Timmy. She's been blogging about all things beauty and nails since 2009. Her work has been featured on Shape.com, Nail It! Magazine, and she writes “Beauty Beat” for Phillyburbs.com. She has covered events including Mercedes-Benz NYC Fashion Week, Cosmoprof North America Las Vegas, and The Makeup Show. She'll be sharing one of her favorite Cult Nails nail art mani's for summer.

PolishGalore - Krystal lives in Texas with her husband Ryan and her son Drew. Krystal started blogging in late 2009 and her blog features a massive collection of nail polish swatches. She's been a featured writer for Jesse's Girl Cosmetics, Beauty Debutante, Gloss 48 and Nail It! Magazine. She was also a guest speaker at Cosmoprof last year. She'll be sharing her favorite Cult Nails polish colors for summer and more.

Chit Chat Nails - Marta lives in Canada with her husband Peter and her three kids. She started blogging two and a half years ago and has taken the nail blogging world by storm with a fast-growing fan base.  Her nail art is the envy of many and her work was featured in Modern Hair & Beauty magazine. She will share a nail art look perfect for summer.

The Google Hangout will be open to all Culties, just head over over to our Google+ page or the Hangout Event page and RSVP to join the event! (You may want to try out Google+ and install the hangout a day or two before the event as we learned it takes a little time to get your account set up.) We hope to see you all there!

LaylaPRO

LAYLAPRO - The evolution of Beauty


After 70 years of colours and success, Layla Cosmetics launches a new selective and professional brand of make-up and nail polish. With this choice Layla is now able to cover the 100% of the market requests.

LaylaPro is an exclusive Nail & Make Up range conceived to embrace the most high expectations . Forged with and unmistakeble Italian fashion style and upmost quality. Designed and formulated to be a partner for the most trend setting make up artists.

Produced to satisfy the higher quality requests of the professional and selective market, and wrapped in a an elegant packaging.  The needs  of both the professional and selective markets have been addressed in the formulations and merchandising materials.

An avantgarde make up, fused  with a high percentage of active principles as tripeptide GHK (a mascara additive with lenghtening properties) and  Physalis Angulata (an anti oxidant present in the majority of LaylaPro face products) and exceptional, pure pigments.

Formulations that in the hands of  the most advanced make up professionals will produce incredibly natural to outrages scenographic  results. 

Nails are a must in this new project
Layla Pro presented in an 17ml exclusive format and moulded glass   . The highest quality and purest pigments ever presented on the nail make up market. Trendy fashionable colours for every feminine demand and all 4 Big Free, never staining nails yellow and eliminating any need to use a base coat.

We are excited to introduce for the first time ever the new Layla Pro Nail and Make-Up line during the Make –Up Show in New York, and our first Spring Summer Collection
Summerdream…. A colourful collection of golden primers, purple grape and  pink shadows and  – ready to be kissed- lips-

A new Layla Project.

LaylaPro…where professional meets retail.

Jordana Cosmic


My local HEB Grocery Store has really been stepping it up with their cosmetics, and I squealed a little when I saw a new Jordana display. I had not seen Jordana since Cosmoprof 2011 so this was a happy day. I grabbed Cosmic, a blue, green and silver circle multi-sized glitter in a clear base.

I used one coat of Cosmic over one coat of Cult Nails Tempest and topped it with Cult Nails Wicked Fast.

I love this glitter. It's subtle but fun. The colors are totally up my alley.

I've since lost my receipt but I want to say I only paid $2.99 for this bottle.  Not even three dollars.  Winner.

Jordana [Website | Facebook | Twitter] can be found in various drug stores and supermarkets for around $2.99 a bottle.


China Glaze Texture Collection

So last year at Cosmoprof North America Las Vegas, I was told I could NOT talk about Texture - the textured polish that China Glaze came out with. We totally thought we were in the clear until I realized that one of my photos I published had the world "Texture" in the photo on the bottom of the shelf.
Yeah.

People online jumped on it quick and I felt like I was going to be blacklisted for life.  LIFE YO.  But all was good, I replaced the image on the fly and the world kept turning.

Now, not only can I talk about them but I also own them all (because I have to own them all!).  Please enjoy the following release:


GETTING DOWN TO THE NITTY GRITTY

China Glaze® Introduces Texture: the Newest Technology in Nail Lacquer

China Glaze® introduces Texture, a unique new lacquer that applies as a crème but dries with a 3D texture effect. Unlike traditional nail art techniques that require multiple steps, Texture only requires one step—painting the nail.  Texture dries matte, but can be combined with China Glaze® Fast Forward Top Coat for a glossy effect. With a finish similar to that of a sugared rim, Texture is the perfect accessory for a beach day, night-on-the-town, or special rendezvous. 


In The Rough: light lime green with textured grit
Unrefined: bright pink with textured grit
Itty, Bitty & Gritty: melon with textured grit
Bump & Grind: hot pinkish-red with textured grit
Of Coarse!: bright cobalt-blue with textured grit
Toe-tally Textured: tangerine-orange with textured grit

The China Glaze® Texture collection will be available in May 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 www.chinaglaze.com or follow China Glaze on Facebook (@ChinaGlaze), Twitter (@ChinaGlazeOfficial) and Pinterest (pinterest.com/chinaglaze).

China Glaze® is a division of American International Industries.

About American International Industries
For 42 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 Andrea, Ardell, Body Drench, Bye Bye Blemish, Checi, China Glaze, Clean + Easy, Clubman/Pinaud, Duo, European Secrets, EzFlow, Fright Night, Gena, GiGi, Gypsy Lash, IBD, It’s So Easy, Jeris-Lustray, LASH BeLONG, Nail Tek, No Tweeze/Micro Tweeze, 'N Rage, Poshe, Prolinc, RAW, Seche, SuperNail, Surgi-Care, Waterworks, Winning Nails, Woltra, Woody’s, and Youthair. For more information, visit our website: www.aiibeauty.com

Cult Nails Tempest


I don't know if I can tell you enough how much I love Cult Nails polishes.  I literally own all the ones you can buy and I continue to buy their new collections because they really have a product I want to stand behind. Especially THIS.  This is my Holy Grail. This is my staple! I actually own a backup (and I don't own backups).  This is the ONE COAT white creme named Tempest.

One coat?  Yes, ONE coat.  Uno.

So I started with a base of Cult Nails Get It On, and then one coat of polish, followed by Cult Nails Wicked Fast.  This polish is a "self-leveling" lacquer which means it's a little thick but it settles into an opaque coat on the nail. Do not thin the polish, just wipe more off your brush.  With my Wicked Fast, I'm dry to the touch in less than 5 minutes.

Just one coat!

If I haven't persuaded you enough, how about this?  Starting in June 2013, ALL domestic orders no matter how big or small, includes FREE shipping.  But wait, there's more!

Yesterday, the Cult Nails Facebook Page reached 20,000 fans, so they are offering a discount until June 9th (Sunday). $15 off an order of $50 and $30 off an order of $100. For the International fans, you will get free shipping over $75! How awesome is all that? I'm thinking I may need more Tempest.

Originally this was a press sample bottle but I had purchased a bottle before I knew I was getting a press sample, and I will definitely be buying again!

Cult Nails [Website | Facebook | Twitter | Blog | Instagram: CultNails] is available in their shop for $12 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.

Deborah Lippmann The Mermaids

Last month Deborah Lippmann launched her Summer collection - The Mermaids which seriously look awesome. That purple will be coming home with me.

INTRODUCING THE MERMAIDS – SUMMER 2013 COLLECTION
Summer Fantasy: Magical Mermaid Hues Inspired by Mermaid’s Dream

Make a splash this summer with The Mermaids from Deborah Lippmann. Enter the summer fantasy of mermaid-inspired hues, inspired by the fan-favorite Mermaid’s Dream that took us by storm last year.

Set your sights on a seaside cerulean with Mermaid’s Eyes or a tangerine twinkle with Million Dollar Mermaid. Get flirty with a lavender luster, Do the Mermaid or a bubbling blush, Mermaid’s Kiss. Immerse yourself in summer mermaid fantasy by adding Mermaid’s Dream and painting each nail a different mermaid shade.

Deborah elaborated on her inspiration for the collection stating, “I created these shades by listening to what customers wanted – more Mermaid’s Dream. I took the beautiful glittered shimmer to another level by creating a whole family of shades reminiscent of the cult classic. Discover the same gorgeous glittering shine in any of The Mermaids.”


Suggested Retail Price: $19 each, launching May 2013

Deborah Lippmann products are available at www.deborahlippmann.com, Barneys New York, Bloomingdale’s, Neiman Marcus and Nordstrom

Deborah Lippmann Romantic Rapture

I didn't even realize Deborah Lippmann had a line of lipsticks! It only makes sense that she would expand her line of beauty but I just wasn't aware. While these launched in the spring, you can still find them out.

INTRODUCING SPRING 2013 COLOR COLLECTION: ROMANTIC RAPTURE
Revel in the breath-taking rhapsody of Spring 2013! Introducing two brand new lipsticks and three new nail lacquers, the Deborah Lippmann Spring 2013 Color Collection offers a variety of bold and subtle hues that are romantically feminine.

Expanding her lipstick collection, Deborah Lippmann is launching two bright shades that give the collection a sexy punch. The formula is a unique hybrid, offering the rich, creamy texture of a lipstick and the sheer, high-shine finish of a lip gloss. She Bangs is a ravishing red that makes a bold lip statement. Call Me Maybe is a sheer cheeky coral that will be as popular as the song it was named after. They are universal yet vibrant and playful shades that are the perfect complement to any spring wardrobe. “These are two very wearable lip colors that are fun, happy and will make you look and feel beautiful,” says Deborah. “Just apply and go – if you don’t have time for anything else. A great lip shade will make you look put together and sophisticated.” she adds.

The collection also introduces Moon Rendezvous, a faded slate blue shimmer, Careless Whisper, a scintillating nude shimmer and Groove Is In The Heart, a flamingo pink crème. Deborah’s nail lacquers never cease to impress with modern, sophisticated and easily wearable hues for all ages.

Suggested Retail Price: $17 each, available at www.deborahlippmann.com, Barneys New York, Bloomingdale’s, Neiman Marcus and Nordstrom

Suggested Retail Price: $22 each, available at www.deborahlippmann.com