LVX Scarlet, Chambord, Viridian

Hello friends !!
I have three LVX polishes to share. My love for these polishes keeps getting more and more intense!
The quality is great, they don’t smell bad at all, don’t stain my nails and a look at the swatches will do rest of the talking 🙂

First up is the Scarlet.

Scarlet is an intricate color; polish one coat for a gray finish with complex maroon undertones and two coats to achieve a full captivating maroon-gray. This mind-blowing color is a must try. Pair Scarlet with timeless jet-set black.

I do agree with the description. It does appear grey with one coat but I didn’t like the look of it. The formula was a little thin and runny. I did shake the bottle to make sure it was not from settling of the glitter, however the consistency still remained thin. The polish does build well, dries quick and swatches are with three coats and a top coat. The polish does have a mysterious element to it, color changes to deep violet under a flash. Although not my favorite from this brand, it’s something that will be liked by others. It’s part of the Winter Resort 2014 Collection.

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And this is under a flash:

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Up next is LVX Chambord

This groundbreaking raspberry exults energy and drama. This rich and deep fuscia is extremely appealing because of its complex red undertones. Chambord is the perfect sultry shade for summer and grounds our palette for the season. Pair this affluent color with nude for an ultra chic look.

This is a gorgeous single coater. LVX polishes have surely mastered the art of making single coater polishes that finish streak free with minimal user expertise required for application

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I am holding up the LVX Chambord (center) with Revlon Cherries In the Snow (left) and the Revlon Red (right), for a color comparison.

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Finally ! Say hello to Viridian.

Emerald, named Color of the Year for 2013 by Pantone, is this season’s it color. Our adaptation of this stunning gemstone is vivacious and will intensify any outfit. Pair this bold green with soft and romantic purples, like our very own Azalea.

This is such a vibrant, vivacious and fresh single coater, streak free, rich cream formula ! ( I know but it totally deserves these adjectives !!) the pictures are without a top coat since the formula was quite glossy on its own 🙂

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I am holding up the LVX Viridian and the L’oreal Not A Cloud In Sight (right) for a color comparison…

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Overall : It’s quite impossible to NOT love all the colors and admit that it’s a great product. I have had not staining of nails after prolonged use and the polishes don’t smell of the “usual” polish smell…

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Opi Brazil Collection !!

The new Opi collection Brazil will be on sale beginning February 5,2014 including Both nail lacquer ($10.95 each) and gel formulas. The 12 Vibrant colors will be carnival on your finger tips !
For texture polish lovers, Beach Sandies Liquid Sand 4 piece mini pack will be something to look forward to!

Click for Swatches : courtesy ImageBeautyGeek

1) Next Stop.. The Bikini Zone
2) Don’t Bossa Nova Me Around
3) Taupe-Less Beach
4) I Sao Paulo Over There
5) OPI Scores a Goal
6) Amazon…Amazoff
7) I Just Can’t Cope-Acabana
8) Where Did Suzi’s Man-go?
9) Toucan Do It If You Try
10) Kiss Me I’m Brazilian
11) Live.Love.Carnaval
12) Red Hot Rio

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    Opi Brazil Beach Sandies (Liquid Sand Textured 4 Piece Mini Collection)

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1) Samba-dy Loves Purple – textured violet
2) I’m Brazil Nuts Over You – textured matte pink
3) What’s a Little Rain Forest – textured matte blue
4) You’re So Flippy Floppy – textured yellow

Swatches courtesy Swatch and Learn

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OVeRALL: I won’t call colors absolutely unique, but they are all super exciting, vibrant and make me want to own each one !! Absolutely looking forward to it !!!

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Illamasqua – Spring 2014 I’m The One

This is a Red Colored, Valentine’s Inspired Special Edition Collection ! And since it’s Red , I love it already 🙂

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Lipstick : $24 for 0.14oz
Maneater – classic cherry red, matt finish ( sold at Sephora. Click for swatch.

Intense Lipgloss : $24
Touch (new color). (Available Soon, I couldn’t find it online for sale anywhere so far)
Picture makes it look like a deep dark red, highly pigmented with deep shimmer.

Coloring Lip Pencil : £14 for 0.05oz
Feisty ( Scarlet Red) … True to its name, this color is Fiesty ! and I am absolutely loving it !
I couldn’t find it in few American stores, so I am not sure of its availability .. (image from the Illamasqua website.

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But this ought to give you all a little idea of where the color lies in the shading..( from Illamasqua website)

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Nail Varnish : $17 for 0.5oz
( for sale at Sephora )
Throb, launched in 2011 as part of the Throb Valentine’s Collection ( swatches courtesy Scrangie )

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I have not used any products by Illamasqua, but RED’s .. YES PLEASE !

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Essie Spring 2014 – Hide & Go Chic

Available April, 2014 Is the Essie Hide & Go Chic Spring 2014 Collection. This is collection after the Essie Resort Collection. Featuring six very Essie soft subtle colors..

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Overall : I surely am looking forward to it! Check swatches here

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Splat ! Not Even a Splatter …?

Hello friends !!
I have been really “motivated” to try the marble nail Art .. I have seen these really breathtaking color patters and contrasts that I wanted one so bad. So, YouTube guides me 🙂
Let me share my secret :
1) Start with a base of white nail polish.

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2.) Take a bowl of water and contrast polishes you want to use. I started off with these three…

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3.) In the bowl add a drop of polish a and let it spread on its surface. Then add the next color and randomly add color drops. Now…. Dip the finger one at a time and see the magic happen … ( people ask to put tape around the finger only exposing the nail but I skipped the part cause I didn’t find a tape handy and I assumed that I will just clean the extra with a remover .. So this is my Picasso !! Pictures are trial one, second and third ..

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Yup !! 😦
I will try it again , maybe taping around the nail helps .. Don’t know Will try ..
So after my this “mis-adventure” I picked something ironic from my stash .. Zoya Destiny , a vibrant orange Popsicle color with golden shimmer, Matt finish pixie and I used a top coat for a change ..

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Until next time .. Take care friends !!

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Revlon – Cherries In the Snow !!

The original Cherries in the Snow was launched in 1953. The advertisement featured one of the world’s first supermodels Dorian Leigh.

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The Nail polish became so popular that Revlon introduced “matching lips with fingertips” campaign and started selling lipstick of the same color and name !
I have this polish since 2011 and it’s still amongst my favorites !! It’s a great formula, two coats work the best and quick drying.

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20140121-221418.jpg The name is so captivating. This is not a red but pink with hints of fuchsia .. Personally, I don’t think anyone can NoT like this color! Available in almost all drugstores and this is a classic from the 50’s .. Read article from Fashion.Style.Beauty that says how this was amongst the favorite colors ( lips) of Maryln Monroe Revlon sure did something right for nothing has changed in the polish for over 60 years … This is a polish you will fall in love with 🙂 check out this video made as a tribute to this shade that created history .. http://vimeo.com/nicolasaintmarc/cherriesinthesnow

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Butter London Fiddlesticks & Scallywag

Hello beautiful people!
I wanted to share and spare you all the horror of two polishes I purchased from Butter London , Scallywag and Fiddlesticks.

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Now the website from the company does give a very very accurate description of the two ..

SCALLYWAG NAIL LACQUER
Full coverage, bright turquoise glitter suspended in a clear base.

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The brushes were small to use. The formula consistency is a bit runny. The picture shows a single thick coat on the index finger, a single thin coat on the middle finger and two big coats on the ring finger with a top coat. This is he first time EVER that I didn’t want to apply the polish on all the nails. This was so disappointing 😦 I was most excited for this polish and the swatches made me believe it was somewhat similar to Zoya Dream, but could I be more wrong! This polish takes forever to dry unless I apply super thin coats and build it up (I don’t have that much time ). Notice the middle finger how the formula causes balding and dragging of the polish. NOT Worth $15 !

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Next up is:

FIDDLESTICKS NAIL LACQUER
Full coverage, semi-matte, magenta glitter suspended in a raspberry base.

Again very accurate.

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20140118-085720.jpg You are looking at one coat on index , two on middle and two on ring with a top coat. The polish dries quick. Formula was easy to use. The finish is Matt but it’s the first time I have disliked a RED polish (all those who have read my past posts know how I am obsessed with shades if Red polish). It looked cheap and didn’t really have a depth until I added a top coat. I had to blurr the picture to show the depth with the top coat ( on the rear finger)

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OVERALL : absolutely disappointed. Not worth the $15. I would not use these at all. They looked cheap and didn’t look good on my hands at all. I have never been so much disappointed in a polish. Don’t waste your money on this brand (sorry but that’s how bad I found them). There are cheaper polishes in the market with much better quality.

These are quite some more are available on their website as Last Call Items. Selling for half price Sale ends at 11:59 PM PST on 1-23-14.

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The “Devil” who hates glitter polishes !

Hey friends !!
I was using the good old nail polish removers and always having a challenge taking off the glitter polishes (yes we all do!). I just switched removers and I am just loving it !! This one is from Harmon Face Value stores (even located in Bed Bath and Beyond). I paid $2.99 +tax and it’s making it fun to use and remove the glitters !!

20140117-232902.jpg The remover is Salon Strength so you can now say good bye to the scrubbing, rubbing and the soaking of nails in desperation of removing the polishes. Although, it does leave a white residue on the nails and skin after use which gets easily washed away with water.

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Let me know if you like it 🙂

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$5 off on $10 Ulta Coupon

Hello Friends !!
I have a Coupon for Ulta.. Which I was hoping to use, unfortunately it expires on 1/18/2014 and I will not be able to get to the store.. Let me know if anyone needs it, I will give you the coupon code 🙂
It’s $5 off any $10 or more purchase at the store or online. I would hate to see it go waste.. Hope you can do it justice … Good luck !

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Ulta Friends & Family 20% Off Coupon !

Hi everyone !!
Ulta just published on Facebook the link to get a 20% off coupon. It can be used online or in-stores.
Simply fill your name, e-mail address and Zip code. Coupon can be used within 1/12/2014 to 1/18/2014.
I already know what I want !!! .. The problem is .. I can’t decide 🙂
Click here to be redirected to the Ulta coupon page !!

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*One-time use coupon,Coupon offer valid on all regular price and sale merchandise and on any one service at THE SALON™, excluding hair extensions (THE SALON™ offer is valid for all guests on one service only). Not valid on Lancôme, Clinique, Urban Decay Naked 1, 2 or 3, Benefit Brow Bar Services and Beauty Steals.This offer cannot be combined with any other ULTA coupon offer.Limit one per customer, per visit. ©2013 ULTA Salon, Cosmetics & Fragrance, Inc. Valid 1/12/14 through 1/18/14.

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