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New L’Oreal Chateau Royale By Coloure Riche

While at Bed Bath & Beyond I spotted a new Display from L’Oreal called L’Oreal Chateau Royale By Coloure Riche, a wine inspired collection, the display states: Escape to Bordeaux in 7 vintage shades. In my opinion the shades and the names couldn’t be more perfect.

There are seven shades: (left to right in display photo)  Vineyard Blush, Wine Spriter, High spirits, Pinot Purple, Wicked Wine, Sangria Spalsh and, Pass the Vino.

Display

I purchased four of the seven, which retail for $4.99 each, I did not have my Bed Bath & Beyond coupon with me or I would have purchased all seven.

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The three I did not purchase:

Vineyard Blush- a very pale pink

Sangria Splash

Pass the Vino

The four I purchased: All have two coats and go on smooth, Wicked Wine and Pinot Purple stain so be sure to wear a base coat and, watch around the cuticles! I would recommend any from this collection.

Wine Spritzer

High Spirits

Pinot Purple

Wicked Wine

Added Bonus of nail art

Painted nails are happy nails!

Dorothy

 

 

Sally Hansen Salon effects Glitz Blitz!

Sally Hansen sent me some of their Salon effects Real Nail Polish Strips to try. I was slightly curious about nail strips but had a few doubts on them such as fitting my nails, hard to put on, and quick chipping…..boy was I wrong!

I was able to put these nails polish strips on in no time and they came in different sizes so they fit all of my nails!!

There are 16 nail polish strips, a cuticle stick, and a small nail file in each box.

To use the strips
Select the strips that match with your nails best
Start with clean nails
Push back your cuticles with the cuticle stick
Shape your nails with the file
Swipe each nail with polish remover to remove any oils or polish
Place the best fitting strip onto the nail
Shape and smooth the nail edge with the nail file

Surprisingly these nails strips work well, I abuse my nails everyday with a keyboard, dinner dishes and normal wear and tear, they have held up much better than I had anticipated. This product is something I would use again!

Salon effects can be found at most drugstore retailer and will sell for $9.99 each. Be sure to give them a try.

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Painted nails are happy nails!
Dorothy

The 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.

Holiday Nails-Christmas Tree!

With the holiday season upon us I decided to add a little holiday spirit to my nails! This is a simple Christmas tree look which can be done in all colors with different types of decorations.

For this look I used NYC In a New York Minute MoMA and High Line Green (both press samples), star shaped nail rhinestones and nail tape. I kept the look simple but could have added “bulbs” using a toothpick or dotting tools.

To get the look:

1. Paint the nails a base color of choice, I used NYC MoMa.
2. Take the nail art tape and create a triangle on the nail. (I do one nail at a time.)

3. Take two more pieces of nail tape and place them diagonally inside the triangle.

4. Using a color of your choice, I used NYC High Line Green, paint inside the triangle tape.
5. Take the tape off right after you painted the nail.
6. Add a quick dry top coat I used NYC In a New York Minute (press sample)
7. Place the star rhinestone on the top of the tree.

A few tips:
1. Use a fast drying nail color or top coat when using nail art tape; it speeds up the nail art process.

2. When adding rhinestones to your nails you can either place the quick top dry coat to one nail at a time then place the rhinestone on the nail, or use a toothpick or dotting tool to dot on some quick drying top coat where you will be placing the rhinestone.

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Painted nails are happy nails!
Dorothy

The Evening Opulence Collection by Gucci Westman Revlon 2013

Evening Opulence Collection by Gucci Westman was launched by Revlon in the early fall. The polishes are available in four colors, Rich, Elusive, Divine, and Seductive; all colors are a deep jewel tone that offers the perfect addition to any fall outfit! Revlon sent me the four polishes for review. I have already reviewed Elusive here but will discuss it on this blog as well.

The four polishes in this collection are dark which I typically stay away from, however these polishes were better then I expected. Divine and Seductive can be used for stamping, see mermaid nails here.

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Rich: Has a grey jelly base with gold micro glitter with slight halo. This swatch has two coats and no top coat.

Elusive: This polish is a black jelly packed with teal glitter and multisized hex that dries as a matte. The swatch has two coats. If you were to add a glossy top coat then this would resemble Mermaids Tale by Sally Hansen.

Divine: A black base mixed with a deep crimson red with a gold micro glitter to add a little holiday shimmer, this swatch has two coats.
The
Seductive: A pleasant surprise outside the bottle! This is a deep purple jelly polish with 2 coats.

Painted nails are happy nails!
Dorothy

The 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.

Pink Mermaid nails!

I created this look with NYX Shimmery Pink Rose Scintillant, Revlon Seductive (press sample) and Mash Stamp #39.

For the look I used my left over Mini Mani, then added the stamp and topped the look off with a fast drying top coat.

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I call these nails Shimmery Seductive Mermaid! Oh how Scintillant!

 

Painted nails are happy nails!

Dorothy

CoverGirl Hunger Games Catching Fire the Capitol Collection!

I purchased two more of the Catching Fire polishes by CoverGirl Capitol Collection; the two colors are Inferno and Scalding Emerald, for my previous review of four others from this collection please go here. These two colors are mini Glosstinis, .11 fluid ounces and are metallic polishes.

If you haven’t had the opportunity to purchase any of these polishes I highly recommend it. CoverGirl has made it easier to locate these polishes and the makeup that goes along with the Hunger Games Collection; larger displays are showing up in Walgreens and Walmart.

Both swatches have a clear base and two coats of color! I was very satisfied with the results on both, the polish dances on the nails!

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Scalding Emerald-a smokey base with bronze, gold, emerald green and blue metallic flecks.

Inferno- a delicious mix of red and orange base with bronze and gold metallic flecks, this photo shows more red then orange but the polish has more of a daily orange glow.

Painted nails are happy nails!
Dorothy

Sally Hansen Holiday 2013 Bling in the New Year!

I purchased four new Complete Salon Manicure polishes from Sally Hansen; the four polishes are part of Sally Hansen’s Holiday 2013 Bling in the New Year Collection. Some of these polishes are reissues, the four I purchased are new, they are called Twinkle Toes-ty, 3, 2, 1derland, Midnight, Glitz and Fa-la-la-lavender. These were found at CVS and I was able to pick up four polishes for the price of two because Sally Hansen placed a coupon for buy one get one free on the display!

This review is on Twinkle Toes-ty and 3, 2,1derland. I used a base color under each swatch the name will be noted with the photo. When I posted the swatch for 3,2, 1derland on Instagram some thought it was a duplicate of Mermaids Tale, it is similar but different. You can see my review on Mermaids Tale here, the difference between these two polishes are that Mermaids Tale is a navy jelly base with more teal and less green glitter where 3,2,1derland is a clear base with green and teal multi-sized hex glitter that is more green than teal. These polishes have a wider brush which I am not a fan of.

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Twinkle Toes-ty- on a base from Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear called Red Carpet, the polish is a clear base with multi-sized gold holographic hex glitter. Each nail has three coats.

3,2,1derland- on a base from Sally Hansen lustre shine called Moonstone, I took one photo outside and one inside so you can see the difference, the ring finger has three coats and the other fingers are a sponge gradient.
Inside

Outside

Painted nails are happy nails!
Dorothy

OPI Pink of Hearts 2013 Breast Cancer Awareness set!

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and pink can be found from manicures to the football field. For a number of years OPI has had Breast Cancer Awareness sets and they donate $25,000 to the Susan G. Komen fund in honor of breast cancer awareness.

I purchased the 2013 OPI Breast Cancer Awareness set called Pink of Hearts from Ulta.
The set has two full sized bottles of polish, 10 pink ribbon decal and 10 nail crystals. The solid pink polish is Pink-ing of You and a matte glitter called More Than a Glimmer.

This is a fun set as it has two great polishes and allows you to express yourself in endless nail designs. Pinking of you is a sheer soft pink. More Than a Glimmer is a combination of multi sized hex glitter in pink, silver and teal with a clear matte base to give a chrome finish.

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Pink of Hearts!

Painted nails are happy nails!
Dorothy

New Mirror Metallic’s by Sinful Colors!

Today I purchased six new Metallic polishes from Walgreens. The six metallic’s came from an end cap display labeled Decorate Decadently. The six new metallic’s are called Red Eye, Triple Platinum, Pine Away, Purple Heart, Blue Steel and Gold Metal.

Like the other metallics from Sinful Colors these went on smooth, all swatches have two coats.

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Red Eye

Triple Platinum

Pine Away

Purple Heart

Blue Steel

Gold Metal

Painted nails are happy nails!
Dorothy

Sinful Colors Target Exclusive

Target has four exclusive colors for the summer, Out of Bounds, Shock and Awe, Jolt and Sizzling. I also found Aubergine which is not part of the four summer collection but it does seem to be a Target exclusive.

All have one coat and went on very smooth.

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Out of Bounds-a light mauve color

Shock and Awe-a nice bright blue

Jolt-a teal which does stain

Sizzling-a nice pink

Aubergine- a burgundy

Painted nails are happy nails!
Dorothy