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Summer 2013

Essie Neons 2013 Nail Polish Collection Swatches & Review

By on May 28, 2013
in Blue, Essie, Green, Pink, Purple, Summer 2013 with 20 Comments

I don’t know about you guys, but I can’t get Robin Thicke’s Blurred Lines out of my head. As a proud owner of Pure Funk, Blurred Lines’ Marvin Gaye roots touch my soul. Add in Thicke’s silky voice plus Pharrell’s sick beats and you’ve got my perfect summer jam.

This summer, Essie is joining me in the club as she gets her groove on with the Neons 2013 collection, DJ Play That Song.

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Essie Neons 2013

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Six hot, eye-searing neons that will make you stand out whether you’re lounging on a beach or twerking on the dance floor. Gimme a beat!
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Clinique “A Different Nail Enamel for Sensitive Skins” Review & Swatches

The first non-drugstore beauty brand I ever spent my hard earned money on was Clinique and I’m sure I’m not alone in this. During my teen years, my Caboodle was chock full of jade marble shadow & blush cases (New Clover was my jam!) and my bathroom drawer had dozens of mini Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotions from GWP sets. And when Black Honey Almost Lipstick launched, you wouldn’t catch me dead without a tube. But when it came to nails, Clinique had nothing for me.


Clinique A Different Nail Enamel for Sensitive Skins

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Yes, they’ve had polish in the past but it always felt like an afterthought, until now. Introducing Clinique A Different Nail Enamel for Sensitive Skins. Quite a mouthful, no? Six years in the making, this line is formulated to minimize skin sensitivity. And as we’ve come to expect from Clinique, it is Dermatologist tested and Ophthalmologist tested. In addition to a core lineup of twelve basic shades, they have launched nine LE polishes for Summer 2013. Let’s take a look!
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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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Essie Resort 2013 “In The Cab-ana” Nail Polish Swatches & Review

By on April 25, 2013
in Blue, Coral, Essie, Green, Lilac, Summer 2013 with 16 Comments

Ever since Essie rocked my green & blue loving world in 2009 with the North Fork collection, the Resort colors are the ones I most look forward to seeing each year. And again, the First Lady of Nail Color did not disappoint. There’s something for everyone in Essie’s Resort 2013 well balanced range of creamy hues.

Essie Resort 2013 - In The Cab-ana nail polish collection

Essie Resort 2013

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Resort is not only about jaunts to warmer climates. It’s also about striking bold color that’s fresh and flirtatious – and like you, we believe that boundaries and rules were meant to be broken. “I wanted to re-imagine sensual color in a way that is as unexpected as the modern woman herself.” says Essie Weingarten, Founder and Global Creative Director of Essie.

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