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Zoya Stunning Summer 2013 Nail Polish Swatches & Review

If the whole texture trend is giving you hives, Zoya has the cure with its summer nail polish collection of six cremes, Zoya Stunning. A rainbow of rich, creamy hues that can be worn together or on their own.

Zoya Stunning nail polish collection for Summer 2013

Zoya Stunning

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This type of candy-colored collection always brings back memories of the first Skittles manicure I showed you, using the Zoya Candy collection, or how we debated whether multi-colored manicures were trendy or tacky. Now, that wouldn’t even be a question. Oh how times have changed since I launched this site, over six years ago.
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China Glaze Texture Nail Polish Swatches & Review

When I first heard that textured nail polish was going to be the big thing for 2013, I wasn’t quite sure what to expect. Given that so many DIYers had been experimenting with flocking powder, beads, sugar, embossing powder and just about anything you can find in a craft store, brands could have gone down a number of different roads.

China Glaze Texture nail polish collection for Spring 2013

China Glaze Texture - Spring 2013

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I’m happy to see that rather than jump on the exact same bandwagon (e.g. crackle), the brands are differentiating themselves somewhat, offering varying takes on texture. The China Glaze Texture collection is one such example.

Of the textured polishes I’ve shown thus far, the majority have gone down the sparkly, glistening sand route. China Glaze’s take has the look of stucco with tiny irregularly shaped particles that remind me of NERDS candy.
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L’Oreal Paris “Miss Candy” Colour Riche Nail Polish Collection Swatches & Review

Candy girl, you are my world. You look so sweet, you’re my special treat. Candy girl, all I want to say. When you’re with me, you brighten up my day - “Candy Girl” by New Edition

L’Oréal Paris is showing its playful side with a limited edition, sweet treat of a collection called Miss Candy. The stars of the Miss Candy show are new gelly (aka jelly) Colour Riche Nail in eight delectable hues.

L'Oreal Paris Miss Candy Jelly Nail Polish Collection

L'Oréal Paris Miss Candy Colour Riche Gelly Nail

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Jelly polishes are fan faves, not just for their lucite looks and build-able coverage but also for their usefulness in layering and nail art. I had a great time experimenting with different syrup gradient combinations and glitter jelly sandwich looks. Keep reading to see what I came up with.
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Deborah Lippmann “The Mermaids” Summer 2013 Nail Polish Swatches & Review

“You know what a mermaid’s dream is? [wait for it] Legs!” That’s pretty much the extent of the boyfriend’s take on Deborah Lippmann’s The Mermaids, a collection of four new nail polishes based on last year’s hit Mermaid’s Dream.

Deborah Lippmann The Mermaids Summer 2013 nail polish collection

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An amalgamation of metallic shimmer and glitter, The Mermaids, are a dreamy take on the Deborah Lippmann glitz party we’ve come to know and love.
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Zoya PixieDust Summer 2013 Nail Polish Swatches, Review & GIVEAWAY

By on April 15, 2013
in Blue, Coral, Gold, Orange, Pink, Sand/Texture, Zoya with 59 Comments

The Zoya Fairies are at it again. They’ve worked their magic to bring us six new bright, summery shades of PixieDust to sprinkle on our nails.

Zoya PixieDust Summer 2013 textured nail polish collection

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This time they’ve included new metallic versions of the sweet, sugary texture including an exclusive gold pigment that you can only get in PixieDust. As if that isn’t enough, my friends at Zoya are offering a fabulous giveaway just for ALU readers. Let’s take a look…
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