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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.


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

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Zoya Monet Special Effect Topper

While at Ulta the other day I spotted the new Zoya Monet top coat, since I’m a sucker for glitter and Zoya I purchased a bottle!

The Zoya website states Monet is a multi-colored cellophane holographic special effect topper. We’ve seen holographic toppers before but this one is a little different due to the multi-color cellophane.

This base is a sheer pink which does go well over any color. The formula is thick and can be challenging to work with. The swatches below have one thick coat. If you have the time and patience then I recommend purchasing this topper otherwise save the $10.00.

Zoya Yummy with Monet

Zoya Vanessa with Monet

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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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Mini Color Club & Indie look alike?

While at Bed Bath and Beyond this weekend I spotted a display of polishes from Color Club, this display held about twenty colors which included some basic colors, glitters and three that really caught my eyes! I figured these would be perfect for the Mini Mani Monday blog! What I found where polishes that resembled Indie polishes. The mini bottles retail for $2.99 each.

The three colors I picked up are: For You, Oh Boy!, and Bundle of Joy. I really thought there should be a pink Indie look alike in this display but did not locate one or a spot for it.

Please excuse the nubs, my pointer finger decided to have a breakdown this week.

Let’s start with my favorite For You, yes that name is correct it is like Color Club made this color for me! It is a nice white polish with small hex glitter in red, teal, light and dark purple with a mix of larger hex glitter in light purple, yellow and red, for those of you that follow the blog you know how much I LOVE glitter and the yellow really made me smile! This swatch has three coats.

I’m not going to lie I was really disappointed with Bundle of Joy, it was more like Disastrous Monday, I tried the polish two times, both with a base coat but the polish is thick and goopy and I hate that so much! The color of the polish is much like Color Clubs Blue Ming. The glitter found in this polish is small and medium hex glitter in a gray-silver and black, with a larger hex glitter in black. This swatch has two coats.

Oh Boy is a nice blue, the polish is thick but not hard to work with, this has small and medium hex glitter in a gray-silver and black, then larger hex glitter in black. This swatch has two coats.

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Wet n Wild Beauty Benefits Nail Polish

Last weekend I ran into my local Dollar Store to pick up some Reynolds Wrappers, I use these under my paper towel when painting my nails; they also come in handy with glitter removal and placing polish on it for nail art. While at the Dollar Store I spotted a bin of Wet n Wild Beauty Benefits nail polish!

I purchased seven bottles, three of which are jellies; all of the polishes have glitter in them either in the form of micro or small. There is one thing which threw me off and that was that none of the polishes have a name, so with my swatches I gave them a name.

This polish has a small brush, goes on quick and dries faster than expected!

Purple Passion-fools you with the look of the bottle but this polish is indeed a jelly!
purple passion

Marmalade-a jelly that is orange and has tons of glitter.

Cream Orange-also a jelly very much like Marmalade however…..it is creamier jelly and has less glitter.

Marmalade and Cream Orange look very similar on the nail but different in the bottle here is a side by side with Marmalade on the left and Cream Orange on the right.

Dolphin-this is a fun gray which sparkles from micro glitter, it reminds me of dolphins swimming in the Gulf. dolphin

Seas Salt-is a grayish green with micro glitter.
sea salt

Loyal Blue-very dark blue with micro glitter.

Salamander-deep orange with small glitter.

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