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L’Oreal Dark Sides of Grey by Colour Riche Collection!

Spotted at Bed Bath & Beyond is a new Polish Collection by L’Oreal, this collection is a mix of creams, foil, glitter textures and a holographic polish. Each bottle retails for $4.99.

Creams: Aux Chandelles, Grey Corset.

Textures: Caution Please, Totally D’Accord, Bad Boy Grey, Power Potion.

Holographic: Masked Affair

Foil: Miss Grey.

I purchased three of the textures, the foil, and the holo! The textures are packed full of glitter and look a little darker on the nail then the bottle, each swatch has two coats. The texture is slightly smoother than most textured, but if you can not stand texture polish skip these four and go straight for the holo and foil!

The swatches were photographed outside.


Bad Bad Grey- black based polish with tons of silver glitter

Caution Please-silver base with silver glitter, could have used three coats

Totally D’Accord- my favorite shade out of the textures- a dark green/blue base with silver and darker glitter mix, this looks way better in person
Masked Affair- typical holo with more lavender in it, if you need a holo get this!
Miss Grey- love love love this shade
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Sally Hansen Velvet Texture

While at Bed Bath & Beyond today I spotted two new collections from Sally Hansen, one is called Velvet Texture, the other Patent Gloss & Luxe Lace nail color! The Velvet collection has eight shades to choose from. Click here to view the blog for the Patent Gloss & Luxe Lace nail color collection!

These retail for $4.99 each, Salley Hansen states that these are “stylish, New Fabrick-Inspired Special Effects” with a “Luxe, Velvety Feel”. The polish is textured so if you do not like textured polish stay away.

I did not purchase any of these, instead I picked up a few other new shades from Revlon and a shade from the Sally Hansen Luxe Lace Collection.

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This is what the display looks like!


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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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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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L’Oreal Colour Riche Gold Dust Aka Jewel Textured Nails!

Today I purchased two of the nine new Colour Riche Nail Gold Dust Polish AKA Jewel Textured Nail Polish that L’Oreal just launched! I have found these on large end cap displays at Walgreens that also include makeup, and then at CVS in nail polish only displays. The two shades I purchased are Too Dimensional?, and Rough Around The Edges.

I’m totally in love with this line, it’s much like OPI liquid sand, and Zoya Pixie Dust but with way more sparkle and a fraction of the price.

Each swatch has two coats but one would work! The polish goes on easy and dries fairly fast. The polish is thick and packed with glitter so watch your brush otherwise it will get clumpy. This is a textured polish so if you are not a fan stay away.

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Too Demensional? is a deep purple with blue, silver, gold, and purple hex glitter.

Rough Around The Edges is a black polish with silver sparkle.


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#31DC2013September 31 Day Nail Challenge!

I decided to give the Chalkboard Nails 31 Day Challenge a try! With a month off from my
Masters program I will be able to complete the challenge and improve my nail art skills!

If you plan on participating in the challenge check out Chalkboard Nails for full details!

Day 1 is the color Red, not my favorite color so my polish choices where limited. What I used was Milani Tainted in Red (a textured polish) and Zoya Carmen.

To get this look:
1. Start with a good base coat
2. Paint four nails with the Textured polish (two coats)
3. Paint the ring finger
4. While the ring finger is still tacky add three colored rhinestones using tweezers (I used Iron-On Rhinestones which I purchased from JoAnne Fabrics.)

Are you going to join in this challenge? Is so feel free to share your art work on my Facebook page or tag me on Instagram @coolpolishblog

Red NailsDay 1!

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Salon Perfect Neon Texture!

A quick stop at a random Walmart on my way home the other day brought me to purchase a few of the Limited Edition Salon Perfect Neon Collision Nail Lacquers. The three I picked up are Shocked, Zapped and Kaboom. These retail for $3.98 each and are a Walmart exclusive.

The base coat is two coats of Orly Ridge Filler. Each color has two coats; the polish has a clear base and then colorful collision of mini glitter which dries with a texture.

If you are not a fan of textured polish this may not be for you, I will say that this texture isn’t as extreme as others.

Shocked is a neon pink and teal collision.

Zapped is a neon yellow and teal collision.

Kaboom is a neon green, yellow and teal collision.

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Nail Art with Sally Hansen, Julie and Revlon!

I have been playing around with some nail art designs; it has been fun and a learning experience. This blog is to show you the nail designs with instructions on how I made them so you can give it a try!

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Sally Hansen Color blocking. I took five Sally Hansen colors and randomly placed two colors on each of the nails using the brush that came with the polish, then for the green line I used my liner brush and covered over the connecting colors.

A liner brush can be purchased in a set or alone from local craft stores or on Amazon.

Julie half moons. I used two colors (Tangerine Dream and Sugar Rush) from the Julie Gum Drop texture collection. I picked these polishes up when they had the Groupon deal. These polishes are super fun and colorful. I painted each finger with polish let dry then took an Avery reinforcement label sticker and placed it on each nail then painted the tips a different color. I then used my dotting tool to add the dot towards the base.

Avery reinforcement labels can be purchased at Walmart for under $2.00 and the dotting tool came in a set which I purchased off Amazon.

Revlon hexagon sparkle! I used Revlon Sparkle Aplenty to paint my nails; this is a super fun color with small hexagons and glitter in the polish. For the ring finger I used hexagons from Martha Stewart, I placed the hexagons on by using my dotting tool, I dotted a small amount of topcoat on the nail for each hex placement then used the tool to place each shape.

Martha Stewart hexagons can be found at Michaels Craft stores in multiple colors.

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Sally Hansen Sugar Coat and Fuzzy Coat

I received six polishes in the mail from Sally Hansen, 3 Sugar Coat and 3 Fuzzy Coat; I have been anxiously awaiting the arrival of these polishes. These limited edition textured polishes are fun and really transform your manicure. Fuzzy Coat is a 3D texture with a woven effect and the Sugar Coat is a matte finish with a sugary 3D effect.

The 3 Fuzzy coat polishes that came are Wool Knot, Tight Knit, and Wool Lite, the 3 Sugar Coat polishes are Sweetie, Cotton Candy and Cherry Drop.

I test wore these polishes and was highly pleased with the outcome of the wear. If you pick at your manicure then textured polishes are not for you. When applying these textured polishes make sure to clean the ends of your nails to avoid any overhang which will cause snags.  As I paint each nail I gently roll the tip of the nail from side to side on a paper towel, or use an orange stick to gently push the polish off the end of the nail.

Sugar Coats swatches go on very easy and look good with just one or multiple coats, while the Fuzzy Coat will require three coats if is going solo.

Sugar Coat- I really love this collection, it is fun and goes on very easy the brush is a medium size.

Sweetie-a fun pale yellow that says look at me.

Cotton Candy- a light pink that is perfect for the summer.

Cherry Drop- a lovely red that demands attention.

Fuzzy Coat-this is a fun collection with a thinner brush, this polish can be worn alone or used to spice up a standard manicure.

Wool Knot-white and teal.

Tight Knit-royal blue and white

Wool Lite- very light pink

I played around a little with the polishes to show how fun they can be when you mix them up.

Cherry Drop with Tight Knit, this combo makes for patriotic colored nails.

Sally Hansen Mellow Yellow with Tight Knit.

Sally Hansen Cherry, Cherry Bang, Bang with Wool Lite.

These polishes have launched and can be found at major retailers. Let me know on Facebook or instagram @coolpolishblog what you think about these polishes.


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