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Essie Summer 2013 “Naughty Nautical” Swatches & Review

By on August 6, 2013
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I know once August hits we’re supposed to be all about fall color but, I’m sorry, I’m not ready to give up on summer just yet. Not as long as I can still wear flip-flops and have one last weekend on the parents’ boat in my future. That’s why I’m jazzed about the Essie Summer 2013 “Naughty Nautical” collection.

Essie Summer 2013 Naughty Nautical

Essie Naughty Nautical for Summer 2013

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The colors and names speak to my nauti-loving heart. Makes me want to wear stripes, boat shoes and rope bracelets, like the ones from Kiel James Patrick. As a whole, this collection screams summer but there are three shades in particular that stood up and said, “love me!” And I do!
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Summer Nail Trend Alert – Glitter-Tipped White Nails

White parties. Crisp, white pants. A fitted white tee. During this sticky, humidity-filled season, wearing white feels clean, chic and fresh. That goes for nails as well. We’ve talked about the white nail trend in the past but this year’s version brings sparkle to the party.

Summer Nail Polish Trend - Glitter Tipped White

Summer Nail Polish Trend - Glitter Tipped White

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Finding the perfect white nail polish can be hard. They can be too sheer, streaky or chalky. Adding a glittery tip gives white nails a funky edge and keeps the look from feeling too dated or mod.

This week’s People Magazine features top celebrity manicures for summer chosen by nail pros and I’m thrilled to be one of them. Keep reading to see which celebrity’s look I selected and how you can get it yourself!
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COVERGIRL Outlast Glosstinis for Summer 2013 Swatches & Review

As far as seasonal nail polish collections go, COVERGIRL has flipped the script with the launch of the COVERGIRL Outlast Stay Brilliant Glosstinis. Packaging their Summer 2013 color palette in a mini bottle is not only a space saver, it reduces waste.

I mean, let’s get real, outside of a handful of beloved shades, when was the last time you finished a full bottle of nail polish? I seriously can’t remember, which is what make the Glosstinis a stroke of genius.

COVERGIRL Outlast Glosstinis Nail Polish Swatches

COVERGIRL Outlast Glosstinis

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I’ll be honest, when I first heard the term Glosstini, I envisioned a line of sheer jellies and my heart immediately sank. Don’t get me wrong, I love a jelly for layering but, in general, they aren’t flattering on my nails. I was pleasantly surprised, and relieved, to find that the Glosstinis are simply minis of the full coverage, high-gloss polishes I fell in love with months ago.
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Maybelline Color Show “Polka Dots” Glitter Nail Polish Swatches & Review

After drooling over pics of the Maybelline Color Show Polka Dots shades on the nails of some of my fave UK bloggers, the collection is finally coming to the US. Only with different names and a couple different shades.

Maybelline Color Show Polka Dots

Maybelline Color Show Polka Dots

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Launching in July 2013, the Polka Dots glitters are filled with black & white multi-sized hexagonal sequins that make your nails look like they’re sprinkled with dots. Maybelline’s take on a look popularized by the indie nail polish community can be worn on their own or layered.
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Sale Alert – Zoya Summer Flashback BOGO (FLOGO)

If any of the Zoya Stunning collection colors I reviewed yesterday piqued your interest, here’s a deal that will make you pull the trigger on that order you’re contemplating. It’s Zoya’s Summer Flashback BOGO. zoya-summer-flashback-bogo-flogo

Unlike a lot of brands that release limited edition seasonal collections, one of the things I love about Zoya is that they keep their colors around. So all those fan faves, like the Zoya Sparkle & Zoya Ooh-La-La collections, are still around for Zoya newbies.

The Deal: From now through June 16th, 2013, buy any color on the Zoya Summer Flashback Sale page and get one free. Use code FLOGO to receive the discount. BONUS: Buy four shades, get four free and receive FREE GROUND SHIPPING.

For full details, including terms & conditions, visit the Zoya blog.

Which Flashback colors are you planning to scoop up? Are you using this sale to get backups of any of your faves? Share your haul in the comments!

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