Color Club Foil Me Once

Another from the Color Club Foiled collection is Foil Me Once, a pinkish lavender purple metallic.  I had icky indirecy sun this day, so I apologize for the darkness of them.  I used a base of Zoya Get Even to cover my ridges, and 2 coats of polish.  To keep the metallic sheen, I did not use a top coat.

Why hello indirect sunlight!  I like this color a lot better than the Lumin-icecent just because I think it goes better with my skin, but formula wise?  Perfect.  Metallics are pretty awesome things - normally opaque in 1-2 coats, have some shimmer to them... look futuristic.  Speaking of, I need to think of a Halloween costume as I'm now going to a party (bleh, I'm not one for Halloween, to be honest).  Any thoughts?

And this indoors with the flash - I was trying to put some cuticle oil on too so that's why my pinkie looks super shiny.  Speaking of shine - look how shiny these nails look!  No top coat!  Really!

Color Club is located on several etailers, including Head2Toe Beauty which has it for $3.00.  You can also Like them on Facebook and Follow them on Twitter.

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

Color Club Lumin-icecent

I'm jumping all over the place again and today I have Color Club's Lumin-icecent from the Foiled collection.   This was a group of metallic colors that are very reminiscent of the China Glaze Khrome or Romantique collection.  As with metallics, they will show every ridge or dent in your nail (if you have them like me!).  

I used a base coat of Zoya Get Even, 2 coats of polish and I decided to go without a top coat because I loved the shine that these colors produce on their own.

So this was before a manicure - can you tell?  My cuticles were horrible, especially my middle finger!!!  I love the base color of this blue - it reminds me a bit of Zoya Crystal - without the gold.

I'm not sure how I feel about metallics.  I think they are pretty awesome but they are also awesomely shocking on the nail.  I like the idea of toning it down with glitter, crackle/shatter or even some Konad.

Indoors with a flash - kinda fail on this one.  But at least you can see that metallic blue ... and a bad polishing job.  Hah, seriously - fail Krystal... fail.

Color Club is located on several etailers, including Head2Toe Beauty which has it for $3.00.  You can also Like them on Facebook and Follow them on Twitter.

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 Tickle My Triangle

Oldie by a goodie!  China Glaze Tickle My Triangle is a pink holographic from the Kaleidoscope collection.  I would definitely consider this my "go to" polish - I packed it on several trips including a flight to California where the formula turned weird on me after high altitude.  Apparently this isn't normal, as I learned from some bloggers who always bring polish on the plane in their carry on... but whatever.  I find that my polish is slightly thicker ever since California.  I used to get away with 1 thin coat but not anymore.

For this manicure on super nubbins (boo), I used 3 thin coats, no base and no top coat.

The Kaleidoscope collection was the follow up to the OMG! collection where instead of a linear (line like) rainbow, the polish was scattered with lots of holographic glitter particles which give off a scattered rainbow look.

Normally the shade removes all appearance of a holo from polish but you can just barely see some in there.

And finally indoors with the flash and you can see a bit of the holographic goodness on the index finger.  I do love this polish!  I need to wear it more often.  Sadly this is discontinued but sometimes you can find it on eBay or Amazon from sellers.

China Glaze can be found online through several etailers, including my favorite Head2Toe Beauty, Sally's Beauty Supply as well as TransDesign.

ORLY Rock Solid

So ORLY (which I still don't know how to pronounce.  Is it O-really like the Internet meme or is it Or-Lee like I've heard some people say) came out with a new line of FX polishes - Mineral FX.  I saw these at Cosmoprof North America but forgot to photograph them (go figure).  I tried setting up an appointment to talk to the company, but they were booked and I missed out on finding out what was what.  I originally LOVED Rock Solid, and kept thinking how it would be mine - a charcoal grey with holographic glitter?  Yes please.

I used a base coat of Seche Natural, 2 coats of polish and a top of Seche Vite.  This polish does dry gritty, so you may want to add 2 coats of top coat.

Unfortunately for me, this polish does NOT look as amazing on the nail as it does in the bottle.  The glitter really gets lost in the polish which is not what I was hoping for.

In the shade, the glitter pretty much gets lost completely.  I kept thinking my nails looked like concrete.

Finally indoors with the flash - you can see loads of glitter in the bottle but not as much on my nails.

I was super disappointed by this polish - so much that I seriously considered taking it back to the store and I've never done that before.  This line is more expensive than normal ORLY colors and I just wasn't happy with it.  I ended up putting it back on my shelf - maybe one day I can find some love for it.  

You can purchase Orly for $7.50 through their website, or it's available online at Head2ToeBeauty for $10 and in Sally's Beauty Supply stores for $8.99.  Additionally, you can Like them on Facebook or follow them on Twitter.

FingerPaints Merry & Bright Holiday Collection

Please enjoy the following press release from FingerPaints!  This looks like an awesomely glittery goodness collection!

In stores and online starting November 2011.  $4.99 each

Yule Be Merry (cranberry shimmer)

Winter Sky (blue shimmer)

Drummer Boy (blue glitter)

Comet's Collar (green shimmer)

Santa Kisses (red glitter)

Frosty Night (silver glitter)

CND Pink Wishes effect

After a very annoyingly horrid experience of changing to AT&T U-verse (which turns out, I really didn't HAVE to do - I'm not getting any better service or even speed because I'm outside the service area), I'm back today with the duo of CND's Pink Wishes - the Effect.  Using the previous colour, I added one coat of the Pink Wishes Effect.  CND describes it as a sweet, pale pink pearlescent sheen.  I really am in love with how the effects line can transform your polishes.

Now granted this is a pink on pink effect, so the shimmer (pearl) isn't as strong as I'd like it to me.  Great for the office or a low key event, but definitely not an in your face effect.

The effect is almost completely lost in the shade as you can see.  The bottle shows more than the nail.

Indoors with the flash, and again this is just a very subtle effect.  If you'd like to check the effect over black polish, The PolishAholic has a great swatch here.

Pink Wishes Colour & Effects Duo
Pink Wishes Colour, a cotton-candy pink, layers beautifully with Pink Wishes Effect for a sweet, pale pink pearlescent sheen.

Includes a .33 fl oz bottle of Pink Wishes Colour and a .33 fl oz bottle of Pink Wishes Effect.

Suggested retail price:  $20.00 US / $25.00 Canada

Available for a limited time only in salons and professional beauty supply stores.  For locations, visit

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

CND Pink Wishes colour

I posted a couple of months ago about CND's Pink Wishes, a colour and pearl effects set and now i have it to share!  I'm breaking it up into colour and effects posts, because well, I'm just unique like that.  :]

I used a base coat of CND Stickey and then 4 coats of Pink Wishes colour.  Yes, four painstakingly thin coats.  I just couldn't get it to sit right or be even coated.  I'm not sure what the deal was - was it my base coat?  Was it the ridiculous heat of Texas not sitting right with the formula?  I topped it with a coat of CND Air Dry top coat.

Even with 4 coats, it is a pretty pink - more of a pale colour.

I really prefer it in the shade though - again I apologize for the messy shaped nails... I never got to my manicurist.

Indoors with the flash - you can see that it finally evened out to a nice solid creme.

Today I went to Bella Bella Hair Salon (which I highly recommend for anyone in the Coastal Bend area) to work with the Breast Cancer Awareness promotion that they are a part of with MD Photography.  I had my peek a boo purple Elumen pieces dyed hot pink and they added some pink tinsel as well.  I'm still a bit shocked to see myself with pink but hey, it's just hair!  And it's cute.  :]

My friend Karen has Stage IV metastatic breast cancer ever since I've known her and I was thinking of her a lot today while all of us were lined up getting pink in our hair.  I have a lot of love and prayers for her, even though I never say it enough.  Hug your friends today.

And on that note, I'm off to the gym to go to Zumba for the first time in 4 months!

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 Let It Snow

I got to see these at Cosmoprof North America and they looked pretty neat!  I really wanted to smell the holiday berry cuticle oil but didn't get a chance.  Snow Globe is a repromote glitter from the Specialty Collection.  I did get to snag a nail wheel, so here are some preliminary photos (sun and shade), including a scanned sheet from their press papers they had available.

Please enjoy the following press release from China Glaze!

Spend the Holiday season with glittering, shimmering, ravishing color in the Let it Snow Collection from China Glaze

Los Angeles, CA – (October 2011): Spend the holidays in style with the new Let It Snow collection from China Glaze! Introducing 12 festive shades sure to get anyone in the holiday sprit this season. Specifically created with the wintery season in mind, Let It Snow will have even the biggest Grinch feeling jolly all winter long. Not only a must-have for a holiday manicure and pedicure, Let It Snow is available in 12 seasonal inspired gift sets perfect for stocking stuffers, Hanukah gifts, Secret Santa, co-workers and Teacher’s gifts. China Glaze Let It Snow collection will be available at fine salons and professional beauty supply stores nationwide!

Shades include:
Poinsettia – Ruby red crème inspired by the traditional holiday plant.
Ring In The Red – No Holiday season would be exact without this glittering red polish for holiday gatherings.
Winter Berry – Creamy, cranberry-red perfect for sipping hot cocoa by the fire.
Velvet Bow – Rich red crème color inspired by your favorite red wine.
Glittering Garland – A dazzling glittery green to match the holiday greens of pine trees, garland, and mistletoe.
Holly-Day – Looking for a bold color without the glitz? Holly-Day is a rich hunter green without the sparkle.
Champagne Bubbles – Sophisticated gold metallic with a golden shimmer.
Twinkle Lights – A mix of glittery shades to emblemize twinkling tree lights.
Snow Globe – Frosty white polish with flecks of snowy color.
Icicle – Smooth silver shimmer with a hint of flash and ice.
Tinsel Town – Bold silver, metallic glitter and the perfect match for sparkling night on the town.
Blue Year’s Eve – Ring in the New Year with this lustrous, shimmering blue.

The Let It Snow Collection is available in a 12 piece counter display, 24 Piece Lil’ Stuffers Display and a 36 Piece Polish Rack. Gift sets include:

Belle Of The Ball: Champagne Bubbles and Tinsel Town with a Festive Ornament.

Seasonal Sparkles: Poinsettia, Twinkle Lights and Holly-Day.

Meet Me Under the Mistletoe: Ring In The Red, Velvet Bow and Glittering Garland with Lip Lacquer.

Santa’s Little Helpers: Ring In The Red, Holly-Day, Twinkle Lights and Velvet Bow.

Let It Snow: Blue Year’s Eve and Snow Globe with a Mini Snow Globe.

Holiday Spirits: Icicle, Champagne Bubbles and Glittering Garland with a Pewter Bottle Stopper.

Berry Sweet: Velvet Bow and Ring In The Red with a Holiday Berry Moisturizing Lotion.

Baby It’s Cold Outside: Icicle, Blue Year’s Eve and Poinsettia with Fingerless Gloves.

Deck The Halls: Glittering Garland and Champagne Bubbles with Limited Edition Holiday Berry Cuticle Oil.

Winter Ice: Blue Year’s Eve, Tinsel Town, Icicle and Snow Globe with a Snowflake Charm Necklace.

Holly Bear-y: Holly-Day and Winter Berry with “Holly Bear” Plush.

Carry Me Away For The Holidays: Tinsel Town, Poinsettia, Velvet Bow and Icicle with a Manicure Carrying Case with Nail File.

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: or follow China Glaze on Facebook and Twitter:

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:

Color Club Fractured

Please enjoy the following press release from Color Club!


New York, NY – October 2011 - From New York-based veteran nail polish brand Color Club, are four new beautiful shades that BREAK the mold. From left to right: Do You Want a Piece? Burgandy Burst, Explosion and The Great Divide.

Look out for these brand new Fractured shades coming soon on and also in stores at your local retailer.

About Color Club:
A favorite of celebrity manicurists and nail color fans worldwide, Color Club is renowned for its high performance rich shades and exceptionally safe products. From the brightest neons to glitter and French, all nail colors are vegan, Formaldehyde, Toluene, DBP and paraben-free - and made in New York, NY with the best raw materials. Color Club products are never tested on animals. Color Club is available in over 95 countries worldwide.

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