Showing posts with label nail polish. Show all posts
Showing posts with label nail polish. Show all posts

Beauty News: Clinique- Nail Enamel for sensitive skin

Check out these interesting facts:
Did you know a person touches their eyes on average 200 times a day? With all that comes in contact with hands and fingers throughout the day, there are many culprits that can irritate the eyes. Did you know that nail enamel can cause irritation and even contact dermatitis on the suspectibly thin skin around the eye?
Amongst the dermotological community, nail enamel is also considered a significant allergen source for periorbital dermatitis—a facial rash that develops around the lower and upper eyelids. People who suffer from these conditions often-times do not realize the connection between touching and rubbing the eye area, and fresh manicures.

Clinique has come out with a new polish line that caters sensitive skin users!
Six years in the making, Clinique introduces a pioneering innovation to the nail enamel industry: A Different Nail Enamel for Sensitive Skins is formulated to minimize skin sensitivity. It is Dermatologist tested, Ophthalmologist tested and appropriate for sensitive skins and sensitive eyes.

The finish is high-shine, long lasting and quick drying (SRP $18).
Colours from left to right:
70 and sunny
15 summer in the city
Grape ice
Hula skirt
Juiced up
Strappy sandals
Base+top coat

How cute is this nail studio that came with the PR package!!

NCLA Nail Lacquer is now sold at Nailpolishcanada

Pastel are slowly creeping into my beauty collection.
It's a trend that I think looks best on my nails.

I recently had the opportunity to try out NCLA nail lacquers ($16) from Nailpolishcanada.
I had no idea what to expect from the brand but I heard  it's a celebrity favourite worn by Beyonce, Ke$ha and Miley Cyrus

Am: Beauty Sleep, Pm:Shopping Spree
Mint Green

Don't Call Me Peachy!
 Peach Nude Cream 
About these polishes:
Application was a tad difficult at first. A little streaky but I know that's common with creamy pastel colours. These polishes required three to four coats. As you can see in the picture above two coats was definitely not enough.

The drying time was pretty quick but I know that building coats can be time consuming. If you have the patience, I would recommend these polishes.

Handy Candy Nail Lacquer 2013

Have you noticed something different about the Hard Candy bottles? 
No rings and more selections!

I'm so excited!
I know you all seen this sneak peek from the Hard Candy Event.
Can you believe that there are 45 new shades now!!
There are now five collections with nine unique shades. 
Crushed Chrome Collection
Luxurious and timeless hues embellished with a golden textured finish. This collection boasts refinement and sophistication and is infused with a vivacious luster.

Itsy Glitzy Collection
Intense, illuminating, and incandescent hues saturated with the richest and most extreme mica and glitter. Inspired from the runway and now at your fingertips.

Glitteratzi Collection
The combination of confident opposites and intimate tonalities mixed with the right amount of sparkle creates enthusiasm for the vitality of life. The hues are natural and are becoming more evolved and colored. Tasteful tones with all the personality to satisfy every trend setter.

Crystal Confetti Collection
A unique collection based on artistic expression. Flourishing, adventurous, full coverage shades with various particle sizes and creative textures. Graffiti is revolutionary; it’s an outlet to create public art. Now take this artistic and creative expression to your nails.
Crystal Confetti- black tie optional

Candy Sprinkles Collection
Suspended in a clear top coat, shimmery flecks sparkle brilliantly with different shapes of shiny glitter. Candy Sprinkles is a fabulous top coat over any color.

Candy Sprinkles- sugar rush

Which polish is your favourite?

Hard Candy Spring 2013

I recently I had the opportunity to attend the Hard Candy Spring 2013 Launch party in Toronto.
I love Hard Candy! I've reviewed them on the blog before. They have great products which can be found at your local walmart. I took a fellow beauty blogger Rasilla with me to get the scoop on what's new for 2013.

This February you will see Hard Candy apparel in-stores($12 to $18 US). The apparel was fun. Sequins, hearts & stars. Typically the type of items that every girl has in her closet. It's more weekend wear for me because I work in an office. But If you are your a tween/teen it's very cute for school.

Check out some of the new items:

Eyeshadow Collection Mirrored Compact $5.98 US
  • Neutrals
  • Smokey
  • Greens
  • Blues
  • Pinks

They now have bath products in two flavours:
Poison apple berry & Black orchid &vanilla
There was balms, dry oils, body scrub, balt salts & bubble bath.
Shown here:
So Foam So Good
Foaming Body Wash $ 7.68 US

Under So Foam So Good you can see "Shadowholic".
Waterproof eye shadow crayons $ 4.98 US

9 different shades.

Nail Lacquer $3.98 US
Five Concepts:
  • Crushed Chromes
  • Itsy Glitzy
  • Crystal Confetti
  • Glitteratzi
  • Candy Sprinkles

 Various Mascara ranging from $5.98-$6.98 US

All Glossed Up $4.98 US
Glossy lip stains in 8 different colours.

Lip Def $5.98 US
Super shiny lip colour 10 different shades.

Poppin Pigments $5.98 US
Loose shadows sets available in 8 shades.

*Under popping pigments you can see "All Lid Up".
Long wearing creme eye shadow $5.98 US
10 different shades.

I was pleasantly surprised with the products I tested. Let me start off by saying the pigmentation on the products I swatched was amazing! If you're like me and gravitate towards products that are long lasting you will be in for a huge treat this Spring.

Is there a product that you have your eye on?

Photo credit:  Becca Lemire

Nicole by OPI Modern Family Collection- Bottle Photos

Have you heard that Nicole by OPI is doing a Modern Family Collection?
I had the opportunity to get a sneak peak of the collection at the Toronto Glossy Box Party!

Nicole by OPI, in partnership with Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products, launches 14 new nail lacquers inspired by ABC’s award-winning comedy, Modern Family. The nail line features shades created to capture the show’s colorful personalities, from a classic taupe named after family patriarch Jay, to a sparkly pink hue fitting for toddler Lily.
Names of the polishes in the collection:
Am I Making Myself Claire? Make no mistake…I’m liking this lilac.
     I Do De-Claire ! Let me just say how frosty cool this soft rose is!
     She’s Lily Something Pink, sparkly stars…So Daddies’ Little Girl-y!
     A Like-Haley Story… Typical teenagers (and their moms!) will love this not-so-typical fuchsia.
     My Jay or the Highway! This trendy taupe is inflexibly cool. Period.
     Stand by Your Manny Be loyal to this periwinkle blue.
     Alex by the Books Look Smart in this seafoam green.
     Haley Good Lookin’… She’s cookin’ up plans for this pink super-glitter.
     Basking in Gloria This red-violet is the color of passion.
     Luke of the Draw Chances Are you’ll love this gunmetal glitter.
     A Phil’s Paradise No fooling…This pewter is the real deal.
     Candid Cameron Call this teal just like you see it…gorgeous!
     Back in My Gloria Days… This voluptuous violet has still got it goin’ on!
     What’s the Mitch-uation? This cobalt blue demands an update.
I took close up pictures of three of my favourite colors:

Which color is your favourite?
Do you want to see sneak peaks of other 2013 collections?

This collection is available January 2013.

Maybelline The Color Show Nail Collection Swatches

Have you ever tried to coordinate your outfit & nails?
Well Maybelline is making your life easier with their Colorshow nail lacquers!

Runway-Hot Shades. Show-Stopping Shine.

There are 40 gorgeous unique colors and finishes.
Here are swatches of the seven colors that I received:

Coral Crush.
Creamy Coral.
True to Bottle.
2 Coats.

Fuchsia Fever.
Bright Fuchsia Purple.
True to Bottle.
2 Coats.
*3 Coats is Ideal

Metallic Collection- Bold Gold
Metallic Gold
True to Bottle.
1 Coat.

Impeccable Greys
Deep Shiny Grey
True to Bottle
2 Coats

The Denim Collection
Styled Out
Blue with Micro Specks
True to Bottle
1 Coats
*2 Coats Ideal

Pink Shock
Hot Pink
True to Bottle.
2 Coats
*3 Coats Ideal

The Shredded Collection
Matte Black
1 Coat

It's been awhile since I've swatched polishes, I apologize if my application was wonky. 
Either way you got the idea. 

Coral Crush, Bold Gold & Styled Out are my favorites!

What color(s) do you like?