deborah lippmann at Marchesa Fall

We're running down to home with deborah lippmann's nails during Fashion Week - please enjoy the following!  All images are courtesy of TLCommunications.

Backstage at Marchesa Fall 2012
Marchesa, in a word, is magical this season. We saw looks that were complicated and glorious, but nothing short of pure genius. Deborah Lippmann was put to the test, given the challenge of finding the perfect nail looks to complement various looks in the collection. The result was models that flaunted various shades because Deborah wanted to capture the genius in each and every look.

You saw Single Ladies, a bordeaux red, on the nails and toes of some models, and Fade to Black, an opaque vinyl black, also made an appearance on the “dark angel” looks. Most of the models flaunted an angelic combination of Baby Love, a baby doll pink, topped with two layers of an iridescent glitter called Stairway to Heaven.

Deborah also used Stardust, a platinum frost metallic, and Nefertiti, a modern micro fine golden shimmer. Regardless of the shade, the fingers matched the toes of each model, and the nail was short and round. Of course, each look was finished with Addicted to Speed ultra quick‐dry top coat.

$16 & $18 each, available at
Twitter Handle: @DeborahLippmann

China Glaze Sunshine Pop

:| I need a dose of color, how about you?  China Glaze Sunshine Pop is a super bright yellow creme with just the tiniest hint of shimmer in it.  I used a base coat of Poshe, 2 coats of polish and a top of CND Air Dry.  Despite yellow's normal tendency to streak, this wasn't too bad!  This is from the 2012 ElectroPop collection.

I think that's a piece of lint that got stuck under the polish on my pinkie.  I have a really bad habit of doing that because of the cotton rounds I use to remove my polish.

Despite my lobster red hands, I do really like how this color pops against my skin tone.  It's very summer!

Finally indoors with the flash.  Also, giggle with me about the "chine" instead of "shine".  

Also I told my coworkers yesterday at lunch that I have some ~1500 bottles of nail polish.  One spit across the table in surprise... I'm sure someone's going to be nominating me for either Hoarders or My Crazy Obsession by year's end.  :]  I can stop anytime...

China Glaze [Website] [Facebook] [Twittercan be found online through several etailers, including my favorite Head2Toe BeautySally's Beauty Supply as well as TransDesign.

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

Nail Files "Let's Do the Oscars!" Breakdown

Image courtesy of TVGuide
While cleaning of my desk (long overdue), I found my breakdown of the episode "Let's Do The Oscars" originally airing on July 26, 2011.  You'll read it, right?  :]

Deam McDermott is supposed to drop by.  I don't know who that is right now (edit: I googled.  Hello hottie).

So Sundance didn't go well for Katie, but now she's going to try for the Oscars!  While I understand branding, I also want to side with Walter that sometimes spending a lot for the potential of a big turnout, may not be worth it.

Oh poor Nichole - you're doing too much!  I hope she works out - I love her hair too much.

I know Katie sounds bad at this point, but again BRANDING!  Speaking of, this blogger needs to write about her bottle of Painted Nail -cough-.

Omg - Foreshadowing the Spring collection?!  I don't know if the collection that is coming out is the one she is talking about since I don't know when this episode was taped.  (Edit: No, it's her 2011 Collection.)

Walter loves to clean?  This man is amazing.  So is that Shark vacuum.  I use Rainbow, personally.

Dang, so Katie wants to hire a receptionist, but not demote Nichole which makes everyone happy.

After commercial break, Katie finally is able to break up with her publicist.  She writes her final check and is done.  (Girl, you need someone like Y!)  Katie calls Walter and pulls up her contract and she was OVERpaying... Walter demands a stop payment for the check, which she does.

OH!  You're Tori Spelling's husband!  And uh, he also had some Girl Scout cookies - nom.

A bit more drama with this PR company.  Again, it's hard to discern exactly what happened over the many days (months) but bottom line: follow your contract and make your client happy!

The next breakdown will be the finale which has been sitting on my DVR this whole time.  I didn't want to watch it in case there wasn't a season 2, but there will be so I can watch now!  :]  (Don't try to understand my logic - I don't half the time.)

Pure Ice Black Crackle

The companion to Pure Ice Golden Ticket is this black crackle.  As far as black crackles go, this one was pretty neat.  It was still relatively thin and well, as for the crackling... let me show you.  This is one coat of crackle over my existing manicure.  This crackle does dry matte, so I added Seche Vite to make it shine.

See how lovely it cracks?  This is how a lot of European crackles seem to work (versus OPI here in the States).  I'm happy!

Here in the shade , you can see that the glitter shows up super nicely under the crackle.

And finally indoors with the flash - well... not much else to say here.  Crackle - good deal.

You can purchase this duo for $6 straight from Bari Cosmetics here.  Read more about Bari's Cosmetics including Pure Ice on their Facebook Page 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.

deborah lippmann at The Heart Truth Red Dress Collection 2012

Finishing up some fashion week news here - this time Deborah Lippmann was at the Heart Truth Red Dress Show.  All images courtesy of TLCommunications.

Backstage at The Heart Truth Red Dress Collection 2012
The Heart Truth kicks off New York Fashion Week as the tenth collection of Red Dresses are revealed. Deborah Lippmann is in charge of the nails and toes of the beautiful celebrities and influencers who will flaunt the collection – and she is armed with a slew of her classic and sexy red hues. “We’ll go with the lacquer shade that works best for each style, it will vary from woman to woman depending on what they like,” explains Lippmann. “I’m personally very excited to work with this these women. It’s going to be a great show!”

Deborah Lippmann’s red hues that you will see on the runway:
$16 each, available at

  • Jennifer Nettle wore Nail Lacquer in My Old Flame
  • Jenna Elfman wore Nail Lacquer in Prelude to a Kiss on her hands and Nail Lacquer in My Old Flame on her toes
  • Christie Brinkley, Elizabeth Rohm and Debbie Phelps wore Nail Lacquer in It’s Raining Men
  • Rose McGowan wore Nail Lacquer in Shape of My Heart
  • Aisha Taylor wore Nail Lacquer in Fashion

Pure Ice Golden Ticket

Remember this post?  Now time to see it in action!  While the original release called this color "Ice Strobelight" (or at least that's what I thought), I was told it's actually called "Golden Ticket."  I'll update in case I'm wrong.  ^_^  This is a nice gold glitter - nice coverage which I liked a lot.  I used a base of Poshe, 2 coats of polish and a top of Seche Vite.

Pretty sun pictures!  You can almost see a bit of tiny red glitter in there!

Here in the shade you can see more of that red glitter in the bottle and the polish is definitely nicely opaque.

Finally indoors with the flash and this is a nice metallic gold instead of an antique gold or rose gold.  No green tint in it either.

I will be reviewing the Black Crackle later - you can purchase this duo for $6 straight from Bari Cosmetics here.  Read more about Bari's Cosmetics including Pure Ice on their Facebook Page 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.

Zoya Beach & Surf

I was at work when Confessions of a Sarcastic Mom emailed me saying "YAY NEW ZOYAS!".  During lunch, I downloaded the email so I could see and man, I'm excited!  Zoya has had some fantastic collections all year long (and then some) and these look like some seriously complimentary polishes up in here!

Announcing Summer 2012 nail color by Zoya Nail Polish!
BEACH and SURF dive into the color...

New nail color - coming soon to a salon near you and!

Summer 2012 is going to be a super stylish season for nails with the latest offering of nail polish collections, Beach and Surf, from the new color of fashion, Zoya! This new splash of color, designed by the Zoya color experts, is kissed by sea and sand translating beautifully onto the nail in the famous, full-coverage Zoya formula.

Dive into the creamy shades of the Zoya Beach Collection or the shimmering sea foils of the Zoya Surf Collection. The choice is yours – this color palette is sure to be a splash!

Zoya BEACH Collection
Reagan (ZP614) - deep cerise pink cream
Lara (ZP615) - vivid cerise pink cream
• Shelby (ZP616) - soft pinky pink cream
Arizona (ZP617) - soft coral orange cream
Tracie (ZP618) - sea grass metallic
Wednesday (ZP619) - soft aqua cream

Zoya SURF Collection
Rory (ZP620) - lotus pink foil metallic
Carly (ZP621) - thalia purple foil metallic
Kimber (ZP622) - magenta pink foil metallic
Myrta (ZP623) - coral orange foil metallic
Meg (ZP624) - mermaid green foil metallic
Zuza (ZP625) - aquamarine foil metallic

Zoya is the new color of fashion...

The Zoya BEACH and SURF collection was designed and inspired by resort runways and tropical get-a-ways.  Ultra long-wearing, glossy nail lacquers by Zoya are free of harmful industrial chemicals like toluene, camphor, formaldehyde, resin, dibutyl phthalate (DBP) that are known to cause cancer and birth defects.

Find Zoya BEACH and SURF as well as over 300 other ultra high-fashion Zoya shades at As always, each and every Zoya color is made for women so we name them after women.

BEACH and SURF by Zoya Nail Polish - 12 new colors:
Available April 1, 2012 (USA)
Sug. Retail $8.00 per 0.5 fl.oz. bottle (US).

deborah lippmann at Kate Spade

Please enjoy the following press release from Deborah Lippmann, this time at Kate Spade.  All images courtest of TLCommunications!

Backstage at Kate Spade Fall 2012
This season, Kate Spade envisioned a bold and fun nail, and Deborah Lippmann came up with the perfect play on nail art. You’ll be seeing spots as the models flaunt a pretty polka‐dot nail that is feminine and long with a rounded tip. The base is Fade to Black, an opaque vinyl record black, topped with sporadic polka dots in I’m Not Innocent, a clean creamy peach, to add the perfect pop of color.

$16 each, available at

Poshe Nails Fast Drying Base Coat Update

Update from my last Poshe post!  I've been using Poshe fast drying base coat under all my manicures and on my bare nails since 18 February.  Today is now 18 March and not only did my nails grow nice and long but my manicurist told me that they felt stronger than she's ever felt - and I've been going to her around once every 6 weeks for over a year now!  While I loved Rejuvacoat by Duri, they didn't make my nails as strong as Poshe has!  So, here are my nails on 1 March - right before I had a manicure done.

Looking lookie!  I'm pretty darn pleased with myself.  And with Poshe!

In my press release post of Poshe products, I had some ladies share that where Seche Vite has failed them, Poshe has redeemed itself.  You can see their website as to where to purchase their products in the US (my local Sally's has them!).  I've seen the price range from $5.50 to $7 for their base coat.

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

NOTD: 15 March 2012

DARN IT.  It's the Ides of March and I don't have a witty manicure to show you.  Nor did I have one on Pi[e] Day.  However, I do have a NOTD that I wore on 26 February that I was pretty proud of.  My boyfriend actually picked this combination out!

This is one coat of Dr.'s REMEDY Revive with one coat of deborah lippmann Ruby Red Slippers.  At first I just topped with CND Air Dry and I got the following:
HUNGRY GLITTER.  To smooth it out, I put a layer of Lynnderella Glitter Tamer, then another coat of CND Air Dry to seal the deal.  

Now I'm just going to post pictures.  It's late, I have to be up early, yadda yadda.  Please note that when you mix these two colors, you get a slight purple tint!  It was so lovely to see - and very unexpected.

That's all she wrote folks.  Until next time!

Dr.’s REMEDY® Enriched Nail Polish is available for $16 online at or by calling 1-877-323-NAIL.  You can "Like" them on Facebook.

deborah lippmann [official website] sells for $18 a bottle.  You can also Like her on Facebook and follow her on Twitter.

Lynnderella is sold by American etailer Llarowe for $15 a bottle.  Glitter Tamer sells for $8.00.

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

Verve 360 Sweepstakes!

Hello lovelies!  I have a great giveaway for all those in the Contiguous United States, aged 18 years old and older.  The Verve 360 is giving away one (1) brand new bottle of Zoya Megan & one (1) brand new bottle of Zoya Avery to a lucky winner!  Thanks to Verve 360 hair salons in Pittsburgh for providing the prize!  Please wait for the Rafflecopter widget to load and follow the instructions, starting with leaving me a blog comment on why you love Zoya or why you want to try Zoya!  Please direct any questions to krystal[at]polishgalore[dot]com and I'll answer them as soon as possible.  

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SensatioNail Invincible Gel Polish

Last time today, I promise!  When SensatioNail first came out, there were only the 2 colors (as seen earlier) but now it's March and they have 12 other colors including shimmers!  (I'm eyeing the purple, you know.)  Please enjoy the following from SensatioNail (all images courtesy of them).  (PS: You know me - I had to ask!  Each bottle has enough polish for approx 25 manicures.)

SensatioNail™ Invincible Gel Polish
(SRP: $12)

Finally... a salon-quality gel manicure you can do yourself! Far more durable than any other, SensatioNail Invincible Gel Polish is available in a full spectrum of 12 fashionable colors that provide up to 2 weeks of dazzling, damage-proof wear. Used in tandem with the SensatioNail Pro 3060 LED Lamp, the patent-pending polymer technology glides on smoothly and is flash-cured in seconds to a radiantly resilient finish. No smudging, no chipping and formulated to withstand the most demanding lifestyle.

SensatioNail Invincible Gel Polish if free from Formaldehyde, Toluene and Dibutyl Pthalate and each individual polish will provide up-to 25 manicures. No matter what, color stays flawlessly polished-to perfection for up to 2 weeks. Because you have better things to do than your nails.

Prepare: Apply our exclusive Gel Primer to clean dry nails. Then apply Gel Base & Top Coat – CURE FOR 30 SECONDS

Lacquer Up: Sweep on your favorite shade of SensatioNail Invincible Gel Polish – CURE FOR 60 SECONDS

Protect: Seal in color with Gel Base & Top Coat – CURE FOR 30 SECONDS – Wipe nails with Gel Cleanser – you’re done!
* SensatioNail Invincible Gel Polish can be removed by soaking in 100% pure acetone.


  • Pink Chiffon
  • Mauve Maven
  • Coral Sunset
  • Sugar Plum
  • Pink Daisy
  • Raspberry Wine
  • Scarlet Red
  • Taupe Tulips
  • Espresso Bean
  • Ocean Sparkle
  • Purple Orchid
  • Blue Yonder

SensatioNail Invincible Gel Polish will be available in January 2012 at Walmart and select CVS stores.

SensatioNail Starter Kit

Now as much as I absolutely ADORE Shellac by CND, there aren't any verified salons in my immediate area that provide the service.  While I wait, why not try a gel polish that says it lasts 2 weeks?  Only downside for me (right now especially) is the price but maybe I can chip in with a few friends & pay $20 each for the system & we can all enjoy?  Please enjoy the following from SensaioNail - all images courtesy of them.  (PS: I had to ask - the mini bottles that come with the starter kit are good for approx 10 manicures.)

SensatioNail™ Starter Kit
(SRP: $60) gel polish manicures are now available at your fingertips! The new SensatioNail™ Invincible Gel Polish Starter Kit allows you to enjoy DIY, damage-proof nails that last for up to 2 WEEKS. Available in two shades, Raspberry Wine and Scarlet Red, this powerful and compact system is complete with all of the tools for salon-quality results--including the exclusive PRO 3060 LED LAMP – in three simple steps!

SensatioNail Invincible Gel Polish if free from Formaldehyde, Toluene and Dibutyl Pthalate and requires zero dry time. The kit will provide ten high-shine manicures.

Prepare: Apply our exclusive Gel Primer to clean, dry nails. Then apply Gel Base & Top Coat – CURE FOR 30 SECONDS

Lacquer Up: Sweep on your favorite shade of SensatioNail Invincible Gel Polish – CURE FOR

Protect: Seal in color with Gel Base & Top Coat – CURE FOR 30 SECONDS — Wipe nails with Gel Cleanser – you’re done!
* SensatioNail Invincible Gel Polish can be removed by soaking in 100% pure acetone.

SensatioNail Invincible Gel Polish will be available in January 2012 at Walmart and select CVS stores.


  • Gel Cleanser
  • Gel Primer
  • Gel Base & Top Coat
  • Color Gel Polish
  • Pro 3060 LED Lamp
  • Wood Manicure Stick
  • Lint-free Wipes
  • Double-sided Nail Buffer

Sun, Sand & Surf-proof Nails: New Invincible Gel Polish

So the skinny on me lately is that after 5 glorious (and I do mean glorious) years of being able to work from home on a project that I loved, I was laid off.  Thankfully, I was able to find work that started the Monday after my last day at the old job, but it's a huge pay cut, and it's actual office time all day.  I am still dedicated to PolishGalore, and showing you the newest nail and makeup items but I'm also looking for more office appropriate items, which is why I loved getting this email from SensatioNail about a gel polish you can apply at home.  I'll have more information on it today but for now, please enjoy the following release from SenasatioNail!

The Global Leader In Innovative Nail Care Products Launches At-Home,
Salon-Quality Gel Manicure Collection

Lake Forest, CA (November 17, 2011)—Pacific World Corporation, the leading innovator and supplier of nail and beauty care products worldwide, announces the launch of SensatioNail™ Invincible Gel Polish under its acclaimed Nailene® brand. At the forefront of innovation, SensatioNail is a premium collection of at-home gel polish products that will provide users with up to two weeks of dazzling, damage-proof wear. With the resilient benefits of salon gel services—no chipping, no smudging, no breaking—in a do-it-yourself format, SensatioNail is a high performance, time saving and cost effective alternative.

“The overall nail care category has seen significant growth over the past year. As consumer focus and purchasing behavior has shifted to at-home, DIY products, we are thrilled to bring such an innovative product line to the market place,” says Marwan Zreik, SensatioNail Vice President of Marketing and Research & Development. “SensatioNail is the answer to multiple consumer and category demands, and never before has a gel product collection of this quality been available outside of the salon space,” Adds Zreik.

SensatioNail will debut at the end of November at mass retailers with the launch of the SensatioNail Starter Kit, a powerful and compact system that is complete with all of the tools needed to achieve salon-quality results. The brand’s patented polymer technology allows the polish to glide on smoothly, while the compact PRO 3060 LED Lamp harnesses LED light technology to flash harden SensatioNail gel polish to a radiant finish, with zero dry time. The brand will follow up the launch with a complete collection roll-out in
January 2012, including the release of 12 fashion forward SensatioNail Invincible Gel Polish colors in both solid and shimmering finishes. The polish formula is free from Formaldehyde, Toluene and Dibutyl Pthalate.

SensatioNail Creative Director, Clara Lee, says, “At SensatioNail we don’t want the gel manicure experience to be limited to the salon. After conducting multi-city focus groups to truly understand the needs and wants of our target demographic—including frequent and non-polish users—we invested in quality and innovation to bring women an affordable luxury that is relevant not only to their beauty routines, but to their lifestyles.”

In addition, SensatioNail is committed to generating a strong digital presence. The brand’s website, Facebook and Twitter pages went live on November 14th, and will be informational hubs to communicate with consumers across multi-media platforms.

SensatioNail will provide an engaging experience for fans in an ongoing conversation about nail care tips, tricks and trends. This includes a library of instructional videos for various gel polish techniques that consumers can access through the web, or using a smart phone to scan QR codes located on all product packaging.

SensatioNail is available at Walmart and select CVS locations nationwide, and suggested product prices will range from $12.00-$60.00. For more information visit the brand at, or on Twitter @SensatioNail.

SensatioNail™ is the leading at-home gel manicure system. From the makers of Nailene®, an innovator and leader in the artificial and natural nail care categories, SensatioNail™ LED technology and proprietary gel formula provides women with salon-quality results that are easy to use and affordable for everyday wear. The full product line is distributed in the United States at mass and drug retailers nationwide. The SensatioNail™ brand is owned and developed by Pacific World Corporation, located in Lake Forest, California. For more information, visit

Pacific World Corporation is a leading innovator and supplier of proprietary nail and beauty care products to the food, drug, mass and value retail channels worldwide. The company was founded in 1973 by Robert Leathers and entered the nail care market with the Nailene brand in 1983. In 1995, Pacific World expanded its business to include international markets. In 2002, Pacific World signed a license agreement with Revlon for the Artificial Nail business. A year later, this license agreement was expanded to include Revlon-branded false eyelashes.

The series of four acquisitions/mergers in the last six years started in February of 2005, when Pacific World acquired Fing’rs US and was followed by Woodward Laboratories in January, 2010, Fing’rs Europe in June 2011, and now the merger with The W.E. Bassett Company. Additionally, Pacific World launched geoGiRL Cosmetics in February of 2011 and has been the exclusive marketing/sales distributor of Bio-Oil in the United States since 2007. Pacific World currently markets 1,181 products across six key product lines in more
than 81,000 retail locations worldwide.

Lady Bug Nail Polish Holder

Have you heard about the Lady Bug Nail Polish Holder yet?  It's a high-strength, durable plastic half-circle holder that has rubber grips on the bottom to angle the holder so you can keep your hands free when polishing.

Now, I normally don't need to worry about holding my nail polish until I get to about half a bottle.  Then I'm constantly having to tilt the bottle to get to the awesome nectar inside.  

Here is the top of the holder:
You can see there is a foam insert that is diamond shaped.  This helps you fit a variety of nail polish bottles with relative ease.

It holds smaller bottles like CND without any issue.

Square bottles like Dr.'s REMEDY work well too.

The only bottle in my stash that didn't fit was deborah lippmann.  The large square was just too wide for the pre-cut foam, and while I could somewhat wedge it in there, I was worried about tearing the foam.

Here's an "action shot" of my CND Air Dry properly tiled in the bottom.

The one feature that I wish this had was some kind of weight to help keep the holder in place.  While the rubber grips keep it tilted, more than once, I accidentally knocked the holder from the slanted position (above) to the middle rubber grip, so that the nail polish bottle was standing upright.  It didn't topple over or anything.

Currently, I'm holding nail art sticks in my holder as I'm working on a super secret project, and I have been using it when doing a full manicure and need to get to the last 2/3rds of my bottle.

You can purchase the Lady Bug Nail Polish Holder at Amazon for $7.95.  They are looking to be more widely available in the coming year - so ask your favorite salon about it!  ;]  You can follow Lady Bug Nail Polish Holder 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.