Monthly Archives: April 2013

Wet N Wild Color Wave = Mini Mani Monday!

As part of my Mini Mani Monday I used the pink set from the new Wet N Wild color Wave collection. I love pink on my nails so this collection is perfect for me! Due to time constraints I kept the Mini Mani simple using two of the six pinks from the collection. Be sure to check out the other Color Wave collection here.

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Pink Mini Mani Monday!

Happy nails are painted nails!

Dorothy

Sinful Colors Bare Necessities!

Sinful Colors has a new collection out called Bare Necessities. The collection has eight bottles of polish which I found at Walgreens. Some of these are duplicates of previous releases. Three of the eight are new: Poudre (new to the US) Cupids Arrow and Heartfelt. I picked up five bottles the three new additions along with Bare and Tutu; the other three from this collection are Social Ladder, Easy Going and Glass Pink.

Poudre-is a creamsicle colored thick polish with two coats and was annoying to put on.

Heartfelt-is a pretty pink that is also thick, has two coats and was the most annoying to put on.

Cupids Arrow-is a very light purple with two coats and has the perfect amount of shine.

Tutu-is a very light pink with two coats and has a nice shine.

Bare-a light mauve color that is creamy and perfect for everyday wear. Bare is my favorite of the five swatches and is a must have for your neutral polish collection.

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Painted nails are happy nails!
Dorothy

Diamond Glitter!

I purchased two more bottles of polish from Sinful Colors in the Diamond Lust Collection. This collection offers 8 different colors of glitter. The glitters range from a mix of round and diamond shape glitter and some with glitter bars. The retail price is $2.99 per bottle. I purchased Queen of Deco and Scene Stealer.  Queen of Deco is a purple glitter with purple diamonds; the Scene Stealer is a red and gold glitter with red diamond glitter.

This swatch has Disco of Queen only on the pinkie and pointer finger while there is a base color of Sinful Colors Amethyst with a coat of Disco of Queen.

Scene Stealer has three coats on my ring finger than then one coat of Sinful Colors Truth or Dare with one coat of Scene Stealer.

 

Painted nails are happy nails!

Dorothy

Sinful Shine!

While at my local Walgreens I found the new Sinful Shine with Gel Tech display. After reviewing the color options I found most of them to be duplicates of current or past Sinful Colors. I did pick up one color to try the color is Man Hunt which is a nice green; the swatch has 1 coat and no top coat.

The polish is thick and went on easy and dried fast, the shine the polish gives is nice. The retail price is $2.99 which seems to be the new price point for Sinful Colors.

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Painted nails are happy nails!
Dorothy

Color Wave Mini Mani Monday!

I picked up two sets of the new Wet N Wild Color Wave mini bottle collection for $3.99 each. This is a great addition to my mini collection!

For Today’s Mini Mani Monday I used three colors from one of the Wet N Wild Color Wave collections. I used a light teal with glitter and then an emerald green matte with a slight micro glitter shine.

Unfortunately the bottles are not labeled so I am not sure of official color names; there are six mini colors to choose from. I was really excited to see the emerald green matte color!

Happy nails are painted nails!
Dorothy

Diamond Lust!

While at my local Walgreens I spotted a new display of polish from Sinful Colors called Diamond Lust. This collection offers 8 different colors of glitter. The glitters range from a mix of round and diamond shape glitter and some with glitter bars. The retail price is $2.99 per bottle. I purchased one bottle (resistance to purchase more than one bottle was very hard!) The bottle I picked up was Crystal Clear which is a diamond shape glitter with bar glitter and small round glitter all of which are holographic.

The swatch is one coat of Sinful Colors Enchanted a deep purple with two coats of Crystal Clear. The glitter goes on very easy and dries pretty fast. Unlike other glitters with shapes this one does not catch on hair or clothing.

Display

Enchanted

Crystal Clear

Painted nails are happy nails!
Dorothy

Haute Tropics!

Revlon sent me their Haut Tropics Summer 2013 collection to review. This collection is a fun collection with a few vibrant colors to help you celebrate Spring and Summer!

Revlon states that they are Free of DBP, Toluene & Formaldehyde since 1992. They also state that the Nail Enamels delivers a gorgeously smooth chip resistant color to nails which will last up to 7 days.

The Haute Rebel collection consists of 8 colors: Belize Please, Hello Bali, Plunge Pool, Secluded Beach, Coast is Clear, Lagoon Afternoon, Mai Tai Ask, Cabana Queen . The collection can be found at drug stores and mass retailers nationwide and retail for $4.99 per bottle.

Balize Please-my favorite of this collection a bright pink that can be used for a manicure and pedicure.

Hello Bali-a purple plum color that will work for office and everyday wear.

Plunge Pool-placed close to the cuticle to cover staining from Lagoon Afternoon.

Secluded Beach

Coast is Clear- a nice light teal blue that is refreshing perfect for a manicure or pedicure.

Lagoon Afternoon-dark teal blue-does stain nails even with a base coat! Playful color!

Mai Tai Ask-a very bright orange, will look better on a pedicure unless you like a bold manicure.Yes that polish did bubble.

Cabana Queen

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Painted nails are happy nails!

Dorothy

These product samples were given to Cool Polish for editorial purposes. The product samples came from one of the following: directly from the manufacturer or from the agency that works on behalf of the manufacturer. All reviews on www.coolpolish.com are the truthful opinion of its author and are not persuaded by the manufacturer in any way.

Mini Mani Monday!

Today’s Mini Mani is from Sally Hansen polish which I purchased. The manicure is made from three colors that came in a small mini kit of four polishes.

This Mini Mani is a colorful leopard print, one my left hand I used a silver base with pink and purple spots, on my right hand I used a pink and a purple base with pink, silver and purple spots.

In order to make the spots I took a lighter color and made random spots on my nails with the tip of the brush, from there I took a darker color and my dotting tool and made small C like designs around the spots then added random spots on the nails to fill in any space. If you do not have a dotting tool you can make the C with a tooth pick.

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Painted nails are happy nails!

Dorothy

Sure Bet!

Sinful Colors has come out with a new collection called Sure Bet, the polish in this collection are all reissues which I purchased. There are eight colors in the set:Lavender, Beverly Hills, Go Go Girl, Exotic Green, Big Daddy, Why Not, Lets Talk and Lets Meet.

 

Lavendar

Beverly Hills-my least favorite this is a thick polish that I will only use for stamping.

Go-Go Girl

Why Not-because it stains your nails! If you use this color wear a good base coat!

Exotic Green

Big Daddy-one of my favorites!

Let’s Talk

Let’s Meet

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Painted nails are happy nails!
Dorothy

Brilliant Strength

Revlon sent me six samples of their Brilliant Strength Nail Enamel. The collection is an all-in-one nail enamel with built-in strengthener and protective base & top coat for stronger, harder nails. The formula has camellia oil to condition and strengthen nails, rice bran oil with vitamin E to protect nails and lotus and pearl extracts to hydrate the nails.

Revlon states the features of this nail enamel is an all in one built in base and top coat for an all in one use and professional finish. The polish also has the double-barrel brush for smooth bubble free application with out streaks or bubbles.

The nail enamel can be found in 24 trendy shades and will be available in June 2013. I have seen a display of this collection at a local CVS so there must have been an early launch. The bottles are 0.4 fluid ounces and have a white cap and retail for $7.99.

The six colors what were sent to me are Provoke, Captivate, Tempt, Dazzle, Inspire and Dominate.

I did not use a base or top coat; I was a little nervous since I always put a base coat on to protect my nails. The finish of the polish is a nice shine no top coat needed; the finish reminds me of the gel polish trend. I test wore the polish for several days and really worked it hard with a trip to the beach, dishes, laundry, typing and a little retail therapy and was surprised that the polish lasted with minimal chipping with all the wear and tear. In addition to the wear I did notice that my nails did indeed feel stronger and harder.

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Provoke- I was a little disappointed with this polish as the brush had a few bristles come off while using the polish, I really liked the color but it did bubble on me and I had to redo my nails three times before I was satisfied with the end result.

Captivate-is a copper like color that went on very easy and can be used as a stamp color, this polish has two coats.

Tempt-is a silver color that went on the easiest of all six colors, can be used with a stamp. The pinkie finger has one coat all others have two coats.

Dazzle-is a pink jelly glitter with three coats, this color is perfect for summer or in the office environment.

Inspire-is a milk chocolate brown with two coats and can be used to stamp with. I was not impressed with the polish by looking at the bottle but was pleasantly surprised when it was on my nails, I can totally see this color with pink polka dots for fun nail art.

Dominate-is a dark chocolate brown with two coats on the index and middle finger and one coat on the others, this color can be used to stamp, this color like Inspire did not impress me until I put it on the nails and again was pleasantly surprised.

Painted nails are happy nails!
Dorothy

These product samples were given to Cool Polish for editorial purposes. The product samples came from one of the following: directly from the manufacturer or from the agency that works on behalf of the manufacturer. All reviews on www.coolpolish.com are the truthful opinion of its author and are not persuaded by the manufacturer in any way.