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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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NYC Strip Me OFF Base Coat

NYC sent me this product to review! I am a huge fan of the NYC Quick Dry Top Coat so when I heard they came out with the Strip Me Off Base Coat I just had to try it!!

The Strip Me Off Base Coat is for easy removal of a manicure including glitter using no nail polish remover. The product goes on white but dries quick and transparent.

Since this product intrigued me I wanted to test it with several different types and brands of polish on both manicures and a pedicure. I was impressed when a cream polish came right off with no residue, I then tested a glitter polish on a manicure I wore for five days, I had no chips and when I went to peel it off the glitter came off very easily, I actually did this in front of two coworkers who didn’t believe but wanted to, they were so impressed with the removal of the glitter polish they sat there stunned. I then tried this on my pedicure with PixieDust gasp I used a base coat with PixieDust!!  The pedicure wore for over a week and came right off when I gently peeled the polish away!

For those that follow me on Instagram: coolpolishblog, Facebook or Twitter: Cool Polish then you know how much I ADORE glitter polish, with that being said go out and purchase this base coat, it retails for $1.99 and can be found at most drugstores. This product is a fraction of the cost compared to OPI Glitter Off Pealable Base which retails for $9.00 and is owned by the same company!


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2014 Snowman Polishes

Recently I took a trip to New England and of course while there I had to check out a Rite Aid where I found some cute Holiday Polishes in Snowman form.

Each bottle retails for $4.99 the shades range from solid cream shades in blue, mint, pink to shades with shimmer and then glitter packed shades!

I purchased one bottle of glitter, it has small green and red hex glitter with large white hex glitter. The polish goes on smooth and the swatch has two light coats.

Fellow blogger Nouveau Cheap made a post here on her find be sure to check it out!



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Sally Hansen Pacific Blue Versus Comparable Blue Polish

Recently there has been an uproar in the nail community over Sally Hansen changing the formula and color of our beloved Pacific Blue. The color has been out since 2009 and is the must have blue for the collection for multiple reasons.

Pacific Blue is the perfect blue polish that not only goes on smooth it looks great in one coat and does not stain. As we rant and rave about this polish we must understand that Sally Hansen has to make changes for business purposes which still leaves us in wonder of why ruin a good thing. Yes the “new” reformulated Pacific Blue is gross in color and in application compared to the nail community’s original jewel, but hopefully Sally Hansen will hear the rants and let the original Pacific Blue rest in peace.

The good news is there are a few similar polishes in color and price to Pacific Blue like Sinful Colors Endless Blue and Sally Hansen Insta Dri In Prompt Blue which came out earlier this year. Both of these polishes go on nice but Endless Blue will need two coats.

In Prompt Blue is slightly darker but goes on just as smooth and only needs one coat! This polish is closer to Pacific Blue than the new imposter Pacific Blue so it you are looking for a polish that can deliver close in color and a refreshing application of Pacific Blue than I recommend giving In Prompt Blue a chance.

Bottles-so close in color right?

Can you guess which 2 nails have In Prompt Blue and which have Pacific Blue?

Middle and pinkie fingers have Pacific Blue, index and ring fingers have In Prompt Blue.

Can you guess which two fingers have Endless Blue and which two have Pacific Blue?

Index and ring finger have Pacific Blue while pinkie and middle finger have Endless Blue.

In Prompt Blue alone

Pacific Blue alone

Although Pacific Blue is slightly lighter in color the formula on In Prompt Blue is just as nice. Hopefully you found a back up of Pacific Blue but if you haven’t give In Prompt Blue or Endless Blue by Sinful Colors a chance.

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Maybelline Veil Details-Textured Top Coats!

Today I purchased two of the new top coats from the Maybelline Veil Details Collection, I found them at Bed Bath and Beyond for $2.99 per bottle. There are five top coats to choose from from left to right starting at the top: Crystal Disguise, Rose Mirage, Blue Glaze, Amethyst Aura, and Teal Beam.

Maybelline states on the display that these top coats are textured, after viewing Crystal Disguise this does not look like a texture but an iridescent smooth top coat, but all others seem like they could be a slight texture.

I purchased Teal Beam and Amethyst Aura. Teal Beam has two coats and Amethyst Aura has one coat. I like how smooth both formulas are, each brush stroke evenly delivers glitter.

These are top coats and will work with any base color combination, they do provide a slight texture but not the typical texture feel. If you pick at your nail with the traditional textures you may not pick with these since the texture is slight.

Teal Beam-small hex matte glitter in light blue and green, seemed to offer the most texture out of all.

Amethyst Aura-small glitter mixed with small hex glitter.

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Sinful Colors Textured Polish

While at Walgreen I spotted a large display for Sinful Colors, the display had repromotes, permanent colors, nail tattoos and a few new colors! I purchased 12 bottles 3 of which are a texture and seem to come from the Sinful Shine Crystal Crush Collection released in the Fall of 2013, however these are the standard $1.99 black top bottles. The three colors are Ruby Mine, Orange Crush and Face the Facets.

I am highly impressed with the formula and wear of this textured polish I would rank the quality right up there with Zoya Pixie Dust and OPI Liquid Sand. Word on the internet is that Walgreens will be having their .99 Sinful Colors sale June 1st – June 7th so I recommend you run to Walgreens and purchase these three must haves.

All three polishes went on smooth, dried fast and wore well. I wore Orange Crush for 5 days with no base ( gasp I never do that) or top coat (not needed unless you want the smooth ultimate glitter look) and had no chipping!

All swatches have two coats, photos taken outside, and look way better in person!

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Display- you can’t miss it!


Ruby Mine- a vibrant red with gold, some pink, and red shimmer

Orange Crush- had gold and orange shimmer

Facet the Facets- Bright yellow with yellow and gold shimmers

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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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Miss Denim Nail Polish by L’Oreal

Over the weekend I spotted the Limited Edition Miss Denim Nail Polish from L’Oreal. This collection has six polishes from left to right in the display photo: Vintage Rose, indigo Classique, Skinny Jeans, Blue my Mind, Distressed Tourqoise, and Jean & Tonic.

Two were purchased by me at Bed Bath & Beyond for $4.99 each.

The display stated this is a distressed finish rock chick look. This polish is a texture so if you do not like textured polish stay away! The color choices are nice but we’ve seen this look before from Milani, Sally Hansen, and Revlon. If you missed out on locating the other Limited Edition textures then go pick a few up.

The polish is easily applied and each swatch has two coats over a clear base coat.

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Vintage Rose

Jean & Tonic

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Sally Hansen Palm Beach Jellies Collection

I received the Palm Beach Collection from Sally Hansen, this is a Limited Edition Polish offered in the Sally Hansen Triple Shine Collection. Sally Hansen states these polishes are: Sunny colored polishes that shine as bright as the Florida sun.

This collection has six Palm Beach inspired Triple Sine Nail Color shades bursting with vibrant pigment and intensive shine!

Since jellies are a bit more time consuming I have only swatched two from this collection, but will swatch the rest later. I test wore one of these polishes for five days with no top coat and was impressed with the wear of the polish, I am hard on my nails with workouts, the computer keyboard, dishes and all other day to day functions and can honestly say the no chipping and long lasting shine made me very happy!

These polishes are available in drugstores now and retail for $4.99 per bottle. They are a great alternative to OPI Sheer Tints.

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Close up of all six colors, the names from bottom to top are: Jell-ous?, Grape Jelly, Ice Tint,Vitamin D-Light, Sea Through, and Water Melon.

Water Melon ( five coats) with Fruit-La-La (Sally Hansen I purchased) Jellie Sandwich.

Jell-ous? (Five Coates on pinkie, three coats on pointer/middle with Grape Shifter (Sally Hansen press sample) gradient Jellie Sandwich.

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Revlon Haute Rocks Limited Edition Collection!

I purchased four of the eight Revlon Haute Rocks Pebbled Nail Enamel Collection. This is a Limited Edition Collection that is packed full of glitter mixed with a matte base. Revlons Global Trend Team states that the collection is a ” 3D matte sparkle inspired by exotic pebbled beaches.”

I spotted this display at Walgreens and Bed Bath & Beyond, each bottle retails for $4.99.

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The collection has a matte top coat which can also be found in the permanent display. The colors are: form left to right: Balinese Bay, Brazilian Beach, Moroccan Oasis, Tahiti Coast, Carribean Cove, Seychelles Sand, Lana’i Lagoon, and Mayan Riviera. These polishes are a texture so if you are not a fan of textured polish stay away!

If you follow my blog you know I’m a sucker for glitter polish, recently I’ve been let down by a few purchases and was a little reluctant to pick these up based off the look when I opened the bottle (I always look at the condition of the brush before making a purchase) but was intrigued by the glitter packed into each bottle. Needless to say I was very satisfied with the polish, all four went on smooth has two coats and makes me smile! If you see these I definitely recommend picking up one or two as they are great for a complete manicure or accent fingers for nail art.

Balinese Bay- a mix of hex glitter in three sizes a larger hex in bright pink with smaller hex in black and bright pink, mixed with smaller hex in silver and purple!

Lana’i Lagoon-slight blue base with large light blue hex glitter with medium hex in blue and green then a mix of small hex in blue and silver.

Mayan Riviera- large hex glitter in bright pink, light blue, orange, silver and gold mixed with medium hex in green, bright pink, orange, silver and gold, then a mix of small green and gold hex!

Moroccan Oasis- slight grey base with large hex glitter in lime green, blue and, silver-pinkish hex then small lime green hex mixed with tiny blue hex!

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