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Spring 2014 Nail Trend – Cobalt Blue Nail Polish

Cobalt Blue - Spring 2014 Nail Trend

Cobalt Blue Nail Polish

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Radiant Orchid may be the color of the year but when it comes to Spring 2014 color trends, Cobalt Blue dominated the runways. Now, you know I love my greens but nothing can pull me out of a winter funk like an electrifying, bold blue. I pulled some of my fave cobalt hues to inspire you to take on the trend.
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China Glaze Sea Goddess for Spring 2014 – Swatches & Review

China Glaze Sea Goddess for Spring 2014

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When it comes to textured nail polish, China Glaze certainly walks to the beat of its own drum. While other brands seem to be all, “the more glitter the merrier”, China Glaze continues to test us with their unique take on the genre.  Following up the polarizing Crinkled Chrome collection, China Glaze Sea Goddess mixes the more expected sparkling textures with creamy creations in a range of whimsical, dream-like shades.

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Best of 2013 – Top 30 Nail Polishes of the Year

Best Nail Polishes of 2013

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It’s been a pretty stellar year for nail polish. In 2013, we’ve seen new technologies, new finishes and tons of new colors. So you can imagine what a task it’s been trying to narrow down my favorites.

The new textured polishes really helped invigorate my passion for polish. Unlike other fad-type finishes of the past few years (crackle, matte, magnetic, etc), I’m so not tired of texture and I don’t see my love waning anytime soon.

After an unexpectedly long break from ALU, I came back this year with a vengeance and I’ve been loving every second of it. A huge part of that is you. Your comments, emails, tweets, etc. mean so much and encourage me to share my love of nail color. So without further ado, I give you my Top 30 Nail Polish Colors of 2013.
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China Glaze Crinkled Chrome Texture Nail Polish Swatches & Review

China Glaze Crinkled Chrome texture nail polish

China Glaze Crinkled Chrome

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The China Glaze Crinkled Chrome collection makes me think  of those 80′s Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup commercials. “You got your texture in my chrome! You got your chrome in my texture!”

Essentially, China Glaze has engaged their feather, texture and chrome finish nail polishes in a ménage à trois to create Crinkled Chrome. It’s a bit funky, a bit futuristic and unlike anything any other brand is doing in the texture game.
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Top Ten Tuesday – The Best Glittery, Sparkly Nail Polishes of 2013

Top Glittery, Sparkly Nail Polishes of 2013

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As 2013 winds down, this is a great time to reflect on all the great nail colors we’ve seen. In this week’s Top Ten Tuesday, we’re focusing on glittery, sparkly beauty and I’m looking back at the best blinged-out nail polish colors of the year. Keep reading to see which ones made my list!
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