CND Paradise Collection

Is it summer yet? With temperatures in the 90s here, it sure feels like it already. CND has your answer to all things summer with their new Paradise Collection.  

My local salon, Salon-de-Lis, posted this photo on their Facebook Page - Nail Artist Marly used CND Desert Poppy with CND Additive Tropic Sunrise.
Image Courtesy of Salon De Lis

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

FingerPaints Pop Movement

FingerPaints is rapidly putting out new polishes for you to experiment with! The Pop Movement collection will be available next month. Please enjoy the following release - images courtesy of FingerPaints.

Zoya Magical Pixie

Talk to me about texture. Are you so into it or so over it? I'm half and half. I can't stop playing with it when I wear it, but man it can be a pain to put on and take off.

Zoya is adding to their line of holographic "PixieDust" texture polishes this summer with three sweet hues - perfect for summer weddings!  Please enjoy the following - all images courtesy of Zoya.

Zoya Tickled and Bubbly - Summer 2014

I have to say that Zoya constantly has had great summer collections, and this summer is no exception. Twelve new polishes that can appeal to the masses! Please enjoy the following - all images courtesy of Zoya.

butter LONDON Launches Bridal Set "Sweet Somethings"

I got married on 12.12.12 but I'm having a convalidation ceremony in the Catholic Church on 05.03.14 and have no idea what to do with my nails. My first time I went with a light lavender.

Please enjoy the following release from butter LONDON - all images courtesy via them.

butter LONDON introduced their new bridal set, Sweet Somethings, backstage at Monique Lhuillier's bridal show. Launching April 15th on the Sweet Something set pairs wedding classics with a modern edge and is the perfect accessory for the big day. 

Beauty Blog Coalition May Day Giveaway 2014

It's Tax Day in the USA and the ladies of the Beauty Blog Coalition would like to put even more money in your pocket!  Please wait for the Rafflecopter widget to load in full. Open worldwide to all those 18+, ends 30 April 2014.

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NCLA JetSetter

Today I received the cutest press package for the new NCLA JetSetter collection - the boxes are totally collectible! Please enjoy the following press release - all images courtesy of NCLA.

JulieG Cruise Collection on Groupon!

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YAY! I had a little birdie tell me that the new JulieG Cruise collection was going to be on Groupon and now here they are!  For the next week, you can purchase all 6, SHIPPED (in the USA) for $12.99. That's a fantastic deal.

Edit: Yesterday when I went to check out, the price was $12.99 with free shipping. This morning, I was shown shipping was $2.99 but no tax. Right now I was showing shipping of $2.99 and tax of 99 cents. So it's not $12.99 shipped - there is shipping and tax based on your location.

The fantastically love Leslie from work/play/polish provided all the swatches and a review on her blog - in case you wanted to see more but don't let this deal sell out before you get yours!

The Groupon Link is my affiliate link where I will earn $10 in "Groupon Bucks" if you click my link, subscribe to Groupon and make your first purchase.

Loxa Beauty - Where Consumers Can Shop Like Professionals!

If you're a long term reader of PolishGalore, you know that I don't have a cosmetology license (even though CND's Jan Arnold told me I should!) so I either get my salon-only polishes as press samples from the companies, I pay full price at authorized retailers (Ulta, Sephora etc), or I beg my cosmetology friends to buy me a whole bunch of things.

No more my friends! Today I was introduced to the best concept website, ever for me and you - Loxa Beauty!

The concept is simple. Beauty brands that have been previously designated as salon only or professional only are authorized to be sold through Loxa Beauty at the retail price (not the salon/professional price) and a percentage of the purchase goes back to a stylist or a salon either in your area or of your choosing!

To register, click on the top right. You will be asked to create an account or sign in with Facebook. Pro for signing in with Facebook - you don't have to worry about another password. Con for signing in with Facebook - you have to use the email address that is attached to your Facebook.

Next you have the option to search for a stylist or salon by location, or choose that you don't have a stylist/salon. If you don't have a stylist/salon, your proceeds will be distributed to stylists/salons in your area. You can edit this later, so don't worry if you don't have anyone.

Finally there's a small profile section to fill out with your hair information (trust me here) before you're good to go!

Now let's talk nails.

Loxa Beauty currently features five salon brands - Morgan Taylor, Venique, OPI, CND and China Glaze.  Now I know OPI & China Glaze are also available at Sally Beauty Supply but some of us live in small towns where even the nearest Sally is just too far away.

Small caveat - not all products are available in all states. Specifically, CND has not authorized Loxa Beauty to sell this product in all or parts of the following states: AK, CO, HI, IL, IN, IA, KS, LA, MA, ME, MI, MO, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NY, OK, RI, VT, WY.  Additionally, not all the current collections or products are available but hopefully their inventory will continue to increase.

Now, there are other categories for you to check out - hair, skincare, tools and a section for mens' products but come on, NAILS. For people who want to only be sure they are buying real, authorized professional products, this is your place to go.

If nothing else, go sign up today! It's free to have an account and no worries about affiliate links or anything like that. You can also follow their social media as follows: Facebook, Twitter, Google+, YouTube, Pinterest and Instagram.