Monthly Archives: February 2014

Milani 3D Holographic Nail Polish

While at the Dollar Store today I found three Milani 3D Holographic polishes from the 2010 Holographic Collection. I never found these at a local store when they launced so I was pretty excited to pick them up for $1.00 each! The Collection had six all together: Hi-Tech, Digital, Cyberspace, HD, 3D, and Hi-Res. The three I purchased are Cyberspace, Hi-Res, and Hi-Tech.

Each Swatch has three coats and went on smooth.

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Cyberspace is a light blue with a silver-green shimmer.

Hi-Res is a purple with hints of silver and blue.

Hi-Tech is a lime green with hints of silver and yellow.

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Revlon Uptown Tweeds & Downtown Leather Polish Collection

While at my local Bed, Bath & Beyond store this weekend I found a new Limited Edition display from Revlon. The Display consists of four Uptown Tweeds and four Downtown Leather polishes. Each bottle retails for $4.49, the Leathers are a black, blue, light grey, and a deep purple, while the Tweeds are a Pink/purple, green/white, black/white, and copper/pink combos.

I purchased one Leather and one Tweed. The Leather I picked up is a purple called Downtown, and the Tweed is Martini Lunch. The only reason I did not purchase more than one of these is that I have the entire Sinful Colors Luxe Leather Collection and their Tinsel N’ice Collection and felt the colors were similar and I am over the tinsel look.

Downtown is a deep delicious purple that is thick and will work in one coat, the ring finger has two coats to show the difference.

Martini Lunch, love the green and white combo.

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Color Club Zodiac Nail Kits!

Today I found a display of Color Club Zodiac Nail Kits, I was really excited to find these because I almost purchased a few on the Color Club website a while back and the kits were on clearance for $3.49 marked down from $6.99. The kits were found at Bed, Bath & Beyond, I purchased two Virgo (for my birth month) and Pisces, because of the nail color!

Each kit contains one mini astrological nail polish with corresponding birthstone gems and a tool to place them on the nail.

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Valentine’s Day Mini Mani Monday

For the spirit of Valentine’s Day I created this heart Mini Mani Monday! I used mini Sephora by OPI polishes and Mash Stamp #30.

On the pinkie and pointer finger I used a lovely red glitter, for the two center fingers I used a pale pink. On the middle finger I added a red and purple glitter accent line, then stamped the ring finger and the middle finger with a purple mini polish.

Love is in the air Mani!



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Milani Sugar Rush Polish!

I purchased the six new gold label Sugar Rush Polish Collection from Milani which is available now in the permanent display at CVS. Clearly the trend for spring 2014 is glitter top coats and there are plenty to choose from however I did see a difference in the Milani versus the other brands and that would be the color choices.

For the most part I was satisfied with these top coats but there are two which I can live without. The two I could live without are Sugar Cane and Sugar Rush, they look better in the bottle than on the nail and after using both of them. Sugar Cane reminds me of Sinful Colors Tinsel N’ice, and Sally Hansen Fuzzy Coat. So far the only brand which has done the fuzzy top coat right is Sally Hansen. Sugar Rush will be good for glitter placement.


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Sugar Coated is a lime green glitter mix in round, multi sized hex glitter and bar glitter with a hint of small holographic gold glitter.

Sugar High is a mix of round glitter in light blue, dark blue, peach, lime green, bronze, and silver.

Sugar Rush is a hex matte glitter mix in lime green light pink, yellow and holographic silver.

Sugar Cane is a bar glitter in blue and pink bar glitter with different sized white hex glitter.

Sugar Rim is a matte glitter in a medium round light blue, with smaller round lime green, bronze and black with holographic fragments.

Sugar Burst is a pink glitter mix with multi sized pink hex glitter, pink bar glitter and a holographic hex.

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Maybelline Color Show Nighttime Noise Street Art Polish!

While at my local CVS this week I purchased the newly launched Street Art polish by Maybelline called Nighttime Noise. Blue is in my top five favorite colors however I very rarely wear it as a polish, so I was pleasantly surprised to find this blue glitter bomb.

For the swatch I used one coat on two fingers and two coats on the others. This polish is a clear base with a mix of blue and black multi sized hex glitter and blue bar glitter, the polish goes on smooth and looks great over white polish.

Nighttime Noise

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Revlon Graffiti Top Coat!

Last weekend I Purchased the two new Graffiti Top Coats by Revlon at Walgreens. I’ve always been a fan of Revlon but these two top coats are amazing and they make me love Revlon even more!

If you are looking for Graffiti on your nails then these are a MUST buy. Although similar to the Maybelline Clearly Spotted and Sally Hansen’s Xtreme Wear Rosey Shooter and Strobe Flash, you will find that they are slightly different. If you follow me and read my blog you know that I am also a huge fan of Sally Hansen and just like Revlon have been for a very long time. There are differences in the polishes such as the reds are slightly different and Sally Hansen has more white hex glitter in both versus Revlon which is packed, I mean packed full of glitter graffiti goodness!

Revlon’s Red Graffiti Top Coat is jam packed with red and white hex glitter is all sizes, it also has white bar glitter.

Revlon’s Black Graffiti Top Coat is also jam packed but with black and white hex glitter and black bar glitter.

The Graffiti Top Coats goes on smooth even thought the brush is loaded up with the glitter goodness. In my swatches I have only one coat, yes just one, how amazing! Unlike many other glitter polishes which brings the glitter closer to the tips as you apply this top coat actually spreads the glitter out equally on the nail.

Thank you Revlon for perfecting the hex glitter top coat!

Red over Revlon Black Magic

Black over Revlons Vintage

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Finger Paints Kaleidoscope Collection and New Branding!

While at my local Sally’s Beauty Supply store I spotted the new Finger paints Kaleidoscope Collection, I purchased one of the five flaked polishes and one in the new formula called  Vermillion $ Painting. Finger Paints polish is buy one get one free until the end of February at Sally’s so be sure to stop in and pick up a few new colors!

A few things you will notice is that Finger Paints changed their branding and the brush is slightly wider. I love the new brush its just right, the polish goes on quick and smooth.

The Kaleidoscope Collection has five flaked colored polishes; each has a clear base with a hint of different flakes. The names are: Abstract Attraction, Colorful Dream, Psychedelic Hue, Symmetrical Symphony, and Vivid Reflection. The collection reminds me of Color Clubs covered in Diamonds.

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Symmetrical Symphony is over Finger Paints Tough Art To Follow, and has one coat. This polish has lavender, blue and peach flakes.

Vermillion $ Painting is a delicious red orange with micro glitter, I really like this color!

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OPI Push and Shove Duet Pack Chrome Polish!

I purchased the OPI Push and Shove Duet Pack from Sally’s Beauty Supply for $8.99. This is a chrome polish that is part of the Gwen Stefani Love. Angel. Music. Baby Collection.

The Polish is full size and is paired with a small bottle of Lay Down that Base, which is a base coat. It will take two coats to get a nice smooth look with this polish, which is a mirror finish and hard to capture witht he camera.

I like this polish however be warned that it will show each flaw on every claw, so be sure to buff before you apply the polish.

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Once the polish was completely dry I used OPI Black Satin to stamp on a design.

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