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New Fall 2014 Polishes – Finding My Faves

There are so many wonderful things about the Fall season…one of which being the nailpolish collections! I’ve been perusing all of the new lines, trying to pick out my favorites & I’ve somehow narrowed it down to my top 6!

Take a look. –>

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a. Zoya – Entice & Ignite Collection – “India” [Swatch from pointlesscafe.com]

b. Essie – Dress to Kilt Collection – “Fall In Line” [Swatch from thepolishaholic.com]

c. Gelish – Get ColorFALL Collection – “Clean Slate” [Swatch from Chickettes.com]

d. OPI – Nordic Collection – “Do You Have This Color In Stock-Holm” [Swatch from peachypolish.com]

e. Gelish – Get ColorFALL Collection – “Whose Cider Are You On?” [Swatch from Chickettes.com]

f. Deborah Lippmann – New York Marquee Collection – “Lullaby of Broadway” [Swatch by alllacqueredup.com]

I could have written a small bit about each one, but it would just be me gawking over how gorgeous each shade is & how I need it in my life! I love that everything is not deep and dark – the shimmer, the metallics, the lighter/creamier colors are so refreshing to see!

I hope to pick up a few, if not all of these this season.

Do you love Fall nailpolish?

Have you spotted a fun new shade that you can’t wait to get your hands on? Let me know below!

 

XOX

Winter Manicures

Did January literally fly by, or was that just me?

I’ve been up to a LOT & am trying to recap everything in a few different posts. Naturally, my first one is dedicated to my favorite topic – nails! I’ve had a few January manicures  that I wanted to share –

1) Sally Hansen – Shell We Dance. I rang in 2013 with this color! It’s an all time favorite, and I was craving something neutral after my dark and dramatic holiday nails. This fit the bill perfectly.

Sally Hansen - Shell We Dance
Sally Hansen – Shell We Dance

2- Zoya -Loredana. This is a matte polish, however, I used a clear topcoat since I knew that my cuticle oil would destroy the matte film. This was such a fun color!

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Zoya – Loredana

3- Gelish – Sugar Daddy. Sometimes you just crave BLUE! I swear, every few months I really want blue nails. I got so many compliments on this manicure. Sugar Daddy is one of my favorite blue hues!

Gelish - Sugar Daddy
Gelish – Sugar Daddy

4- Forever 21. I happen to love Forever 21 nail polishes (even if they don’t have names lol)! They’re cheap, wear pretty well & have an endless variety of colors. Whenever I have the urge to cut all of my nails off – red is my go to polish of choice!

Forever 21
Forever 21

5- Gelish – Night Reflection. LOVED this color. I cut my nails even shorter before this manicure, but I wore this polish longer than any of the others. The eggplant shade is a Winter favorite.

Gelish - Night Reflection
Gelish – Night Reflection

6- Gelish – Double Shot Espresso. I’m currently wearing this polish…going on day 6 and my nails still look flawless! I wanted something dark, but not black…or purple…or blue. So this brown was perfect. It reminds me of Sweet Chocolate, minus the shimmer! I’m hoping this one lasts me a while!

Gelish- Double Shot Espresso
Gelish- Double Shot Espresso

I am going to the Cayman Islands in a couple of weeks…

Can't wait!!!!
Can’t wait!!!!

…and I plan to do a really fun bright pink/orange/yellow/green manicure before I leave! I haven’t decided, but I’m looking forward to something a little more upbeat.  I’m thinking Gelish Tiki Tiki Laranga or Shake it til you Samba!

Gelish Tiki Tiki Laragana or Shake it til you Samba!
 
You know 'Shake it..' is an all time fave!
You know ‘Shake it..’ is an all time fave!

I’ll let you know!

GIRLS – They NAILed It! ;)

Don’t you just love when two of your favorite things fabulously collide?!

Who watches GIRLS? I’ve been a huge fan since day 1. I literally counted down to the premiere of the first season after weeks of teasers and trailers continuously diluted my television. After the first episode I instantly fell in love with everything about the show; the writing, the acting, the messages, the simplicity. I think most girls can relate to the characters in some way or another (I think I am a healthy combination of Marnie & Shoshanna lol).

Well, the brilliant Lena Dunham & HBO are bringing those fabulous chicks back on January 13th for season 2 & I am so excited. To make the premiere even better, Deborah Lippmann has recently debuted a limited edition GIRLS inspired polish line! Four colors, each of which is representative of one of the girls.

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The crazy thing is that before I even saw the colors, I had a vision of what each would be, and I was nearly spot on! I wouldn’t have gone with any other shade for Marnie & Jessa, I did picture a purple for Shoshanna, however my version would have been a brighter more vibrant/neon/deep purple. Hannah is definitely a cooler-tone, I initially thought a blue, but the green works just as well!

Either way- I was pretty darn close… I think that says something about what I’m meant to do in life! Someone get me into a polish company! Deb, OPI, Essie, ZOYA, China Glaze, Gelish…I’m looking at you!! 😉

Okay, back to the collection… I can’t help but note that this line is similar to some of my other favorites…

Gelish "Dear Johnny Green" ...Hello Hannah!
Gelish “Dear Johnny Green” …Hello Hannah!
If Sally Hansen's "Shell We Dance" isn't a spot on dupe for Marnie, I don't know what is!
If Sally Hansen’s ‘Shell We Dance’ isn’t a perfect dupe for ‘Marnie’, I don’t know what is!
This Forever 21 No-Namer
This Forever 21 no-namer might as well have been ‘Shoshanna’
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…and ‘Jessa’ is pretty close to this Gelish favorite, ‘Black Cherry Berry’

The entire line is $45 and available for pre-order here! Shipping will begin mid-January.

Let me know if you order, and how you like the collection! I know I will 🙂
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