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China Glaze Autumn Nights Fall 2013 “Gossip Over Gimlets” Set Swatches and Review

For Fall 2013, China Glaze is throwing a sophisticated soiree with their Autumn Nights collection. Think chilled martinis, girl talk, sultry finger-waved hair, bold lips and rich nail color in a range of moody hues and rich jewel tones.

China Glaze Autumn Nights for Fall 2013

China Glaze Autumn Nights

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Per usual, China Glaze has divided their twelve piece fall nail polish collection into two distinct six-color sets. The “Gossip Over Gimlets” pack is smoky and cool.
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Zoya Fall 2013 PixieDust Nail Polish Swatches & Review

I’ll admit, when I first tried textured nail polish, it skeeved me out. The feel was unusual and all I could think about was how lint, and possibly cat fur, would get stuck to it. But like some annoying person asking, “Do you like me? How about now? HOW ABOUT NOW?” it eventually wore me down. I blame Zoya PixieDust!

Zoya Fall 2013 PixieDust textured nail polish

Zoya Fall 2013 PixieDust

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As much as I love a glossy nail, the mesmerizing, glitter-packed PixieDust polishes drew me in like a magpie. And while my affection has waned some over the past couple months, it’s back in full force thanks to the new Zoya Fall 2013 PixieDust shades. Check them out!
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NEW Sally Hansen Sugar Coat Shades – Swatches & Review

I’m not gonna lie, when the first set of Sally Hansen Sugar Coat textured nail polishes released, I wasn’t that jazzed. The color palette was very basic; white, black, red, yellow, pink, etc. With the exception of a green (Sour Apple) and blue (Razzle-berry), they didn’t speak to me.

However, Sally Hansen has released a second set of Sugar Coat shades that include some more “me” colors, including some glitter textures.

Sally Hansen Sugar Coat texture nail polish

New Sally Hansen Sugar Coat

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If you know me at all, you know that blue, purple and teal are so in my wheelhouse and that the sparkly texture polishes are my jam, so I had a lot of fun playing with these new colors. In fact, I came up with a layering combination so gorgeous that I dare even the texture haters to dismiss it.
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Treat Yo’ Self – Chanel Taboo Le Vernis Review, Swatch and Comparisons

By on April 16, 2013
in Berry, Chanel, Purple, Spring 2013 with 38 Comments

As Tom and Donna from Parks and Recreation say, Treat Yo’ Self Day is the, “Best Day Of Year!” It’s a day to splurge on the those things that are outside your normal budget; facials, designer handbags, totally impractical shoes, expensive meals, etc. Since that episode aired, every time I go to make an extravagant purchase and question whether I REALLY need it, I hear Tom in my head saying, “Michelle, treat yo’ self!”

Chanel Taboo Le Vernis from Collection Revelation

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You see, I was raised a frugal barganista (thanks Mom!) so it takes a lot for something to be worth its full price tag. In this new series I’ll be sharing the nail polishes and products that I are consider fitting of a Treat Yo’ Self Day indulgence.

Even though I’ve been avoiding dark nail polishes this spring, I could not escape the mystical allure of Chanel Taboo.
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Mariah Carey for OPI Spring 2013 Nail Polish Collection Swatches & Review

I’m a girl of the Mariah Carey generation. I remember wearing OUT a tape (yes, I said tape) of “Vision of Love” as a teen. I was deeply in my grunge phase when Daydream released yet I was the first one on the dance floor when “Fantasy” came on. One of my best friends in high school had Mariah Carey hair and I was beyond jealous. Even more-so when she straightened it. I mean, WHY? Hell, I still envy Mariah’s curls decades later. So when OPI announced a collaboration with the iconic diva, my curiosity was piqued.

Mariah Carey for OPI Spring 2013 nail polish collection featuring Liquid Sand texture

What I wasn’t expecting was to see the emerging trend of texture polishes in Mariah Carey for OPI. I think of Mariah as a pretty classic nail girl which is why this collection is divided into two sections; The Studio Shades (ie traditional) and The Stage Shades (aka Liquid Sand). Let’s take a look…
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