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.

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.

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 

ORLY Blush

Oh Spring, where are you? Are you also experiencing insane weather where you are? I'm just ready for sunshiney days. With those sunshiney days, comes pretty feminine polishes - so says ORLY!

Please enjoy the following release. Images courtesy of ORLY.

Blush ORLY Spring 2014 Collection

essence cosmetics now available in Walgreens!

I was really sad last month when I saw that essence was being pulled out of my local HEB. But then I got this!

Please enjoy the following release from essence. Images courtesy of essence.

ESSENCE COSMETICS - NOW AVAILABLE IN SELECT WALGREENS LOCATIONS

Salon Perfect Loves Me, Loves Me Not

Press Sample 

Here's a weird twist on the normal black and white glitter - this is a pale pink and black glitter. When I saw Salon Perfect Loves Me, Love Me Not, I knew I had to have it for my collection.

I decided to add one coat over my existing manicure of In Love, and then on my ring finger, I put 2 coats of polish alone. This glitter dries matte.


I love the tiny glitter!


Indirect light - you can see the ring finger isn't opaque in 2 coats but I didn't really want to pack it on any more. Because the glitter is so tiny, it's hard to tell that it's pale pink and not white, but I promise it is.

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.

Morgan Taylor Glam Rock

Last year at Cosmoprof, I got to see (but not touch!) the Winter 2013 collection called Glam Rock. Well, now they have officially arrived (including on my desk!) and I have all the info for you here!

Please enjoy the following release - images courtesy of Morgan Taylor.

MORGAN TAYLOR
GLAM ROCK COLLECTION WINTER 2013-2014

butter LONDON Boho Rock Collection

Did you know that butter LONDON is based out of Seattle? I had no idea there was so much amazing talent in Seattle. I haven't been since 1995 when I had my first vanilla steamer in some bookstore coffee shop. Oh the memories.

Please enjoy the following release - all images courtesy of butter LONDON.

Unleash your Bohemian spirit with butter LONDON’s new Boho Rock Collection.

Crabtree & Evelyn Festive Celebrations Nail Lacquer Collection

Last year, I reviewed the Crabtree & Evelyn Conditioning Hand Soap which is my new favorite luxury. Mr. PG even bought me a new bottle of it on Valentine's Day for our bathroom because I used up all my press sample.

Now in that post, I mentioned that C&E now has nail polish too which I wrote about in January. They even came out with a season collection during the holiday season, which I'd like to share with you now. Images courtesy of C&E.

Crabtree & Evelyn Festive Celebrations Nail Lacquer Collection

Salon Perfect In Love

Press Sample 

How many Barbie pinks does a woman need? The only correct answer is all of them. Today I have Salon Perfect In Love, a pink creme. 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 on this polish was excellent.

Look how pretty! No streaks, no pooling, full coverage.

Looks a little dusty in the shade but still has that pop.

Then I'm like - hello indirect light. BAM. How beautiful is this polish? And for just $4?! Hello winner.

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.

CoyMakeup for Nailtini Collection

Have you tried Nailtini yet? Did you know they have their own subscription service called The Lacquer Cabinet? Check out my subscriptions page for more information.

The Lacquer Cabinet Introduces the Wickedly Chic CoyMakeup for Nailtini® Collection

Acquarella by Cure Diva

Did you know that there are over 500 indie nail polish brands out there? It makes some mainstream polishes really slip through my eyes, like Acquarella by Cure Diva. This is a water based polish that requires no base or top coat and doesn't contain toluene either. Have you heard of them before?

Please enjoy the following release - images courtesy of Acquarella.

All Lacquered Up in Neons and Nudes - New Summer Nail Trends



butter LONDON Cut Up Collection

Earlier this month, butter LONDON came out with 3 fabulous glitter overcoats, perfect to glitz up any existing manicure.

Please enjoy the following release - images courtesy of butter LONDON.

butter LONDON Cut Up Collection

Salon Perfect Hearts-a-Flutter

Press Sample 

Last month, Salon Perfect came out with a line perfect (hah) for Valentine's Day including this glitter - Hearts-A-Flutter. It's a small purple glitter with silver hearts in a clear base. I like that it's not your typical Valentine's Day polish but it's still appropriate for the holiday.  I used my existing manicure of Morgan Taylor Polished Up, added one coat of Hearts-A-Flutter and topped with Digital Nails Ain't Nobody Got Time For That. I fished each heart out using the brush only and dabbed the glitter to make sure I got the heart on the nail.

Cute polish! I like the silver hearts a lot since I'm such a silver fan.

In indirect light, the hearts reflect whatever is in front (in this case, it was my shirt which was yellow). Another reason why I have to remember to always wear white when photographing. It's the little things!

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.

OPI Muppets Most Wanted

Last Friday, the Muppets Most Wanted opened in theaters nationwide. Did you go see it? I have a 7 year old who isn't too interested in the Muppets, but it may make for a good Redbox night.

Please enjoy the following release - all images provided by OPI.

OPI Celebrates the Muppets with Limited Edition Nail Lacquers Inspired by Disney's New Film Muppets Most Wanted
Show-Stopping Shades!

Dermelect ME's Revival Collection

Have you seen Dermelect's ME polishes at Ulta yet? I was happy to see it there but unhappy that the display was all messy. I have some major issues with Ulta and their polish displays, but that's neither here nor there.

What IS here is the Spring/Summer 2014 collection - and it looks pretty darn hot.  Please enjoy the following release - image provided by Dermelect.

Dermelect Cosmeceuticals Launches ME’s Revival Collection for Spring/Summer 2014

Gelaze by China Glaze

Last year at Cosmoprof North America, I was able to view the new China Glaze Gelaze - a gel polish line featuring your favorite China Glaze polishes.  If you recall, they were planning to roll this out in October/November 2013 but life happened and now it's finally here. Mostly.

So the lamp is still in production (to my knowledge), along with the treatments but for now, you can at least get this stuff on your nails.  I went to my local Sally Beauty Supply during their buy one get one free and got 3 colors and the top coat.
I purchased Coconut Kiss, Fairy Dust and Awakening - three of my favorite polishes of all times.

Please enjoy the following press release from China Glaze.

Gelaze® by China Glaze
The Quicker Gel Polish
Less Steps. Saves Time. Longer Wear.
Image from Gelaze by China Glaze Facebook Page

Morgan Taylor Polished Up

Press Sample 

One day I decided to just start pulling random polishes out of my stash to wear. I had no rhyme or reason to it - just wanted to get a mish mash of items. One of those was Morgan Taylor Polished Up - a nude creme with a pink undertone. 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.

So good news is that this is super opaque, no streaks and it's pretty too look at. Bad news is that this polish totally flooded into my cuticles - not like the formula was bad, just runny.

Morgan Taylor [Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Pinterest | YouTube] is available at CosmoProf for $8.50 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.

China Glaze Surprise

So last month, I was looking at my NAILPRO magazine when SURPRISE! No, literally.

Looked like a lot of awesome glitters (please no more hairy glitters - On The Horizon, I'm looking at you). Please enjoy the following release - all images courtesy of China Glaze.

“NEVER LET ANYONE DULL YOUR SPARKLE”
Be the Life of the Party with the NEW China Glaze® Surprise Collection

China Glaze City Flourish

It seems like China Glaze has done some pastels every spring for as long as I can remember - this time they are throwing some neons in the mix! Now, I haven't been able to try these yet myself, but I have read from other bloggers that they are not the most easy to work with. I'll keep you posted on that.

Please enjoy the following release - all images courtesy of China Glaze.

THE CONCRETE JUNGLE TRANSFORMS INTO AN URBAN BLOOMING OASIS IN SPRING
Add A Little Sass to Spring 2014 with the China Glaze® City Flourish Collection


KBShimmer Spring 2014 Collection

So last week, KBShimmer released her Spring 2014 collection. I quickly bought Quick & Flirty and Prism Break and they are already here! Talk about great customer service.

Please enjoy the following release - all images courtesy of KBShimmer.


KBShimmer is excited to announce the addition of 16 new colors to their 3-Free polish line.  Owner Christy Rose says “Spring has inspired the KBShimmer staff to create two collections filled with fun, vibrant color.  For the first time, we will also be offering cream polishes.  These polishes pair wonderfully with many existing KBShimmer polishes, but are also wonderful alone.”

butter LONDON Beauty Steal!

Quick! Today only, update your nail lacquer stash for spring with a butter LONDON steal this Thursday at Ulta’s 21 Days of Beauty!

For a limited time (from 10am-9pm on Thursday, March 20th) you can create your own bespoke butter LONDON nail lacquer duo for just $15. Whether you gravitate to neutrals like Teddy Girl and Hen Party or go a bit bold with hues like Cake-Hole and Slapper, the perfect colour pair is waiting for you for half the price. Add some sparkle, go matte or keep it simple – endless possibilities let you to dream up your own chic look. This full-size lacquer steal is available only on Thursday, March 20th at Ulta stores nationwide and online at ulta.com.

Show off your polish pair on Instagram using #Ulta21 to be entered for a chance to win a gift bag filled with Beauty Steals, including a butter LONDON Nail Lacquer. Make sure you tag @butterlondon – we love seeing how you rock your colour! (Please note, PolishGalore is NOT affiliated with this giveaway.)

FingerPaints Shredded Chromes

Monday, I posted the release on FingerPaints Professional Artistic Nail Collection, today I have information on their newest collection, Shredded Chromes! 

Please enjoy the following release. Images provided by FingerPaints.

FingerPaints Shredded Chromes

OPI Partners with Coca-Cola Company

I tend to be a sucker for promotional buying - you know, like when OPI had the Texas collection? You're darn right I own every one, being a true Texan at heart and mind and soul and body AND NAILS. Do y'all feel me?
Please enjoy the following press release from OPI. Images courtesy of OPI.
OPI Products Inc. Partners with The Coca-Cola Company On Nail Lacquer Launch

CND Open Road Collection

Summer collections may be appearing on beauty supply shelves, but it's still spring around here. CND came out with a twist on the normal pastel trend with their Open Road Collection.

Please enjoy the following press release. All images courtesy of CND.

CND’S OPEN ROAD COLLECTION INSPIRES LIMITLESS BEAUTY

Industry leader presents NEW free-spirited spring shades and emerging nail trend

Red Carpet Manicure Dazzling Gems Collection

This morning I let you know that Red Carpet has bunches 'o gels, now check out their gem-infused polishes that came out last month!

RED CARPET MANICURE SPARKLES WITH THE LAUNCH OF SIX NEW GEL NAIL POLISHES INFUSED WITH PRECIOUS GEMS

Just in Time for Awards Season, The “Dazzling Gems” Collection Offers Glam Gals Everywhere the Chance to Create Star-Worthy Nail Art

LVX Monaco

Press Sample 

Today is the last day of the LVX sale on Gloss48 as well as the last day of my Rafflecopter giveaway for the entire collection so here's the last polish from the Spring 2014 collection! This is LVX Monaco - a bright smurf blue creme. 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.


Real talk ladies and gentlemen. This color was not up to my normal LVX par. You can see how messy it is all over my cuticles. I couldn't get this polish to just plain behave. The formula itself wasn't bad, but it was just a parasitic mess. 

More frustratingly, I wore this polish for about 30 minutes before removing and I had staining. Now, I may have been able to avoid that by using a different base coat or two coats of base coat but frankly what I did, didn't work. I was able to just clean my nails with a nail brush, soap and water - so no big deal in the LONG run but boo hiss. I do think this is more attributed to the color, not the brand.

And there we have it!

 LVX [Website | Facebook | Twitter | YouTube | Instagram] is available on their website for $18 a 15 ml/0.5 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.

Red Carpet Manicure Nail Lacquer Line

Are you a gel fan? I've seen Red Carpet in my local Ulta but I had no idea they had this many polishes! Please enjoy the following press release.

RED CARPET MANICURE LAUNCHES PROFESSIONAL NAIL LACQUER
Trusted Nail Care Brand Expands into Nail Lacquer with New and Affordable Offerings for Beauty Lovers

Cult Nails Casual Elegance Collection

Ever since Maria at Cult Nails posted this teaser on her Facebook

I've been like this.

And now I have this!

Set your alarm, because the Casual Elegance Collection will be for sale starting Wednesday, March 19 at midnight Eastern Time.

We've created another 3 piece set for March 2014.  The collection is made up of 3 Limited Edition colors (left to right: Intriguing, Winter's Light, and Casual Elegance).  The collection will sell during pre-sale for $24.00.  Any remaining stock will be available for individual sale following the pre-sale period.  Pre-sales will begin March 19th and end April 2.  A 2 week window to secure your set at the discounted price.  Following pre-sales, remaining stock will be available for $12-$14 per polish.  
Swatches will be available, soon, on the Cult Nails Facebook Page, as well as our Instagram and Twitter feeds; so stay tuned to make sure you don't miss out!  Also, we'll be posting swatches as our blogger reviews start coming in!