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Spring 2010

Color Club Rebel Debutante Swatches & Review

Color-Clube-Rebel-Debutante-Display One of Color Club’s three, yes I said three, new collections is Rebel Debutante.  The collection introduces nine new creme polishes that for the most part are very chic and subdued but it’s the stand out blue and green that caught my eye.What an unexpected twist to add such bright pops of color to the palette.  I suppose they are the rebels in the group.  Though what I like about this collection as a whole is that even though the majority of the shades are neutrals, they are what I’d call “new neutrals.”  They have an updated feel to them.  See what I mean after the jump!

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MAC Blue India & Vestral White from Give Me Liberty of London

By on March 9, 2010
in Blue, MAC, Spring 2010, White with 31 Comments
mac-give-me-liberty-of-london-nail-lacquer-blue-india A couple months ago I flipped over the promo pics of the new MAC Give Me Liberty of London nail polish Blue India and it more than lived up to the hype.  Known for their iconic collaborations with labels like Comme de Garcons, Liberty of London has teamed up with MAC to create a makeup collection that brings the brand’s prints to life.

The packaging which is based on William Morris’s Strawberry Theif print from 1883 is a makeup collector’s dream come true.  I’m one of those people who hoards all of MAC’s specialty packaging.  I have a drawer filled with boxes from the Barbie, Heatherette, Hello Kitty, Fafi, Viva Glam etc.  I’ll even buy colors that won’t work for me because I’m a sucker for great packaging.  If you fit that mold, you’ll die over Give Me Liberty of London.

Check out Blue India and Vestral White after the jump!

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MAC Riveting Matte Nail Lacquers Swatches & Review

By on March 3, 2010
in Black, MAC, Matte, Silver, Spring 2010, Taupe with 18 Comments
mac-riveting-matte-nail-polish-spring-2010 MAC is hitting us with a lot of nail color this spring. Almost all the collections include nail polish and Riveting, MAC’s ode to 80s rocker chic, is no exception. They’re hitching their wagon on the matte polish train with three true, flat mattes. Unlike the Jin Soon polishes that were rumored to be matte (they were cremes) these are matte polishes as we’ve come to know them.

One thing that is a bit different about the Riveting nail polishes is that, unlike other brands that included one finish per matte collection, Riveting has two cremes (think OPI Matte) and one shimmer (a la OPI Suede).  If you still don’t have your fill of the matte look, take a peek at these after the jump!

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Deborah Lippmann Spring 2010 Swatches & Review

deborah-lippmann-waking-up-in-vegas-spring-2010 While I was backstage at the ADAM show, I had the chance to chat with Deborah Lippmann whose team was polishing the models’ nails with Fashion for the runway.  We talked about the look of the show of course (more on that later) but we also discussed what’s next for her line.

First off, while there was no official announcement, the brand name has changed to Deborah Lippmann as opposed to Lippmann Collection.  The nail polish packaging is different as well.  The white and blue paper boxes have been replaced with clear acetate so the gorgeous bottle and color are no longer hidden on display shelves.

For Spring 2010 Deb created a duo of soft pretty cremes named I’m Not Innocent (semi-sheer) and Waking Up In Vegas (opaque).  Check them out after the jump along with some exciting advance info on her upcoming Summer, Fall & Holiday colors.

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Orly Foil FX Collection Swatches & Review

By on February 9, 2010
in Bronze, Gold, Metallic, Orly, Silver, Spring 2010 with 81 Comments
orly-foil-fx-collection-metallic-spring-2010 Thanks to the popularity of  the Minx chrome finish appliques, nail polish brands are jumping to give us a “Minx-like” effect.  Let’s face it, Minx are super cool but expensive.  They’re best for special occasions not everyday wear.  Enter Orly’s latest collection Foil FX, a line of three high shine metallic polishes.

While we know that no polish can truly achieve a mirror-like finish, the Foil FX make a valiant effort.  With a silver, gold and bronze-y rose tone, there’s a color to compliment all skin tones.  Check them out after the jump!

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