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Summer 2010

Chanel Nouvelle Vague, Mistral & Riviera Swatches, Review and Comparisons

By on March 27, 2010
in Blue, Chanel, Fall 2007, Pink, Summer 2010 with 64 Comments
chanel-les-pop-up-de-chanel-summer-2010-le-vernis-bottles Bold and audacious, Gabrielle Chanel pushed the boundaries of style.

Now Peter Philips continues the tradition by creating a free-spirited makeup collection inspired by an idyllic seaside vista: LES POP-UP DE CHANEL, fresh new cult-worthy hues for lips and nails. Vibrant pops of colour, including neon pink, sunny coral and brilliant turquoise are beautifully complemented by bronzed, glowing skin. . . and sure to be the standout shades of summer.

Chanel’s Summer 2010 collection will be rolling out to stores before you know and it and with it comes the highly anticipated Nouvelle Vague (turquoise), Riviera (intense pink) and Mistral (soft pink) nail polishes.  I’ve been dying to get my mitts on what looked to be a blue version of Jade since I first saw promo pics pop up online.  Following up Jade Collection fever with a turquoise shimmer could cause quite a craze but does Nouvelle Vague live up to the expectation?  Find out after the jump!

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Zoya Flash Collection Swatches & Review

By on March 24, 2010
in Blue, Orange, Pink, Purple, Red, Summer 2010, Zoya with 21 Comments
zoya flash collection swatches summer 2010 bottles Who can take a rainbow, wrap it in a sigh
Soak it in the sun and make a groovy lemon pie
The Candy Man, the Candy Man can
The Candy Man can ’cause he mixes it with love and makes the world taste good

~Candy Man by Sammy Davis Jr.

Flash, the second summer collection from Zoya is a set of six glossy cremes that feel very candy-ish.  Like a companion set to one of my fave Zoya collections, Candy, from a few summers ago.  Couldn’t you just see all those shades as big glossy jawbreakers in a candy machine?  Friendly jawbreakers though, not the kind Rose McGowan shoves down your throat as a deadly joke.  Or how about giant lollipops along the wall of Dylan’s Candy Bar?

Come check out the sugar coated goodness of Dana, Jancyn, Jolene, Maura, Perrie and Robyn after the jump!

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Zoya Sparkle Collection Swatches & Review

zoya-sparkle-collection-summer-2010 The Zoya Sparkle collection has completely wowed me.  I predicted when I saw the promo images that I would find some must-haves in the bunch but seriously they’re all winners.  Even the reds and pinks which is so unlike me.

With this first of two Summer 2010 collections, Zoya has combined the twinkling beauty of the China Glaze glass flecked formula with the foil-like metallic glitter as seen in the Orly Foil FX collection.  Together they make for one killer combo of bling and glitz that will razzle dazzle you a la Chicago.  I want to break out the jazz hands and fan kicks just thinking about it.

Check out the girls, Ivanka, Charla, Mimi, Alegra, Nidhi and Gilda, after the jump!

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China Glaze Poolside Collection Swatches & Review

china-glaze-poolside-swatches-summer-2010 I have a love/hate relationship with brights and neons. I LOVE wearing them in the summer but I HATE photographing them. They are just so hard to capture. Neons just never translate on screen so it’s really hard for me to show you what you’re getting.

Regardless, I took the new China Glaze Poolside collection for a spin. Poolside consists of six bold, in-your-face neons that are bound to attract attention.  From the shimmery blue Towel Boy Toy to the hi-lighter yellow of Yellow Polka Dot Bikini, if you want to make a bold color nail statement, this collection has it.  Check out my swatches after the jump!

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Essie Resort Collection Preview

Every year since we’ve met, The Boyfriend and I have taken a vacation in the Spring.  We’re about to hit 11 years in April, that’s a lot of travel.  It’s usually to a tropical destination though we’ve had a few cold weather vacays as well. Anyway, this year we talked about heading to Cancun for a week of laying by the pool with endless fruity drinks but due to my inability to pull the trigger on a deal I found in January, that didn’t happen.

Instead we’re taking a trip to the Finger Lakes (one of our fave destinations) for a week of wine tasting so it’s not all bad but then I open my email to find THIS info from Essie. It’s like she’s teasing me with these colors.  I just want to dive into Turquoise & Caicos and not come up for air.

Beach bound jetsetters can now reach the pinnacle of resort-inspired style with this newest limited-edition collection by essie. The Resort Collection was created to mimic the sights and sounds of the world’s most exotic destinations. The four colors are must-have accessories for any tropical vacation and the only escape for your hands and feet that doesn’t require a passport.


Lapis Of Luxury – a dreamy ocean blue

Splash Of Grenadine – a playful magenta pink

Playa Del Platinum – an elegant and sheer sandy gray

Turquoise & Caicos – a flirty and pretty tropical aqua

“I wanted to create colors that would reflect a passion for all-things paradise,” says Essie Weingarten, founder and president of Essie Cosmetics, Ltd. “Chic vacationers are known for their island-inspired style and these nail colors add the final fashionable touch to that look.”

Vibrant and trendy, these bold colors are a must-have accessory for every beach goer and for those with no vacation plans in sight, they’ll bring a ray of sunny paradise into the day.

The Essie 2010 Resort Collection launches in May on and in salons nationwide.

Lapis of Luxury is calling my name. What about you?

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