Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Nail Polish of the week: China Glaze - Bad Kitty

China Glaze - Nail Polish # 80389 Bad Kitty

Do you like nail polish in Peach? I do - Peach is a very flattering color, for every woman and every skin shade!

And if you love on top tons of Glitz you should have an intense look on this treasure: Bad Kitty - a beautiful, sheer shade of the Glitter Collection from China Glaze.

Wearing alone its a soft and sheer color, but because of this its perfect for layering on top of a matching opaque nail polish.

Do you like it?

By the way, if you want to see one of your favourites as the Nail Polish of the week, leave here a comment below or just write me a mail...

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Nail Polish of the week: MAVALA - Nail Gloss Cancun

MAVALA - Nail Gloss # 374 Cancun

Today I have the color Cancun with me, a Nail Gloss from MAVALA, Switzerland. To describe it is a bright Apricot, sheer and intense glitzy! But the whole collection is much more: vibrant and easy-going! Because the colors are *fluffy* and not opaque, its PERFECT for shy girls, beginners or very young ones! And: there are more colors in the collection, all together six -  Riviera, Maui, Malibu, Ipanema und Bora Bora:

MAVALA - Nail Gloss # 348 Riviera
MAVALA - Nail Gloss # 376 Malibu
MAVALA - Nail Gloss # 377 Ipanema
MAVALA - Nail Gloss # 378 Bora Bora

Do you gave Nail Gloss ever a try? No? Than watch out, ladies: Nail Gloss is like Lip Gloss sheer and transparent, very shiny and a phantastic, fresh, summery and awesome alternative to dense nail polishes! By the way, also kinetics has this theme for this Spring & Summer in the collection *Go Glossy*!

My resumee: I wear Nail Gloss mostly in the summer time to make sure not to *overload* my look with too heavy or dense nail polish colors! What about you? Will you wear?

Friday, May 27, 2011

Swatches: LCN - Destination Paradise Summer 2011

The new Summer Collection - Destination Paradise

Also if Spring here this year is very sunny and warm, a little daydream makes happy, isn't it? As I saw the first time the adverts of the new, bright LCN Summer collection, I was excited and curious about, because with LCN the textures of the shades for the warm seasons are different from the ones of Fall and Winter - and: I was not disappointed, but see yourself:

LCN - Nail Polish # 221 Pink Parrot

I love Pink Nail Polish for the Summer - is there another shade which is both so happy and feminine? Not for me! Pink Parrot provides high density, is creamy without Glitz or Shimmer. By definition its a cool shade, which means it has not only White, but also Blue in. New is, that the whole collection during application feels so smooth like a gel. It seems it is a complete new texture, because its dense, but much more easier to polish than classic cream nail polish!

LCN - Nail Polish # 237 Maldivian Sea

A while ago LCN has had already a Turquoise with this color #, its name was Tropique Turquoise, maybe do you remember? I was very sad as it was discontinued, of two reasons: first, I liked the color and second, customers were amazed. But with this new formula LCN makes me very happy again - great to apply it reminds me on the for me most beautiful area of the world: the beaches of Florida on the Gulf coast and the new name Maldivian Sea makes me dreaming also on rainy days...

LCN - Nail Polish # 223 Sundown Over The Ocean

Orange is a color people discuss about: either you love it or you hate it! For me it is beside Yellow the color of joy, optimism, warmth and radiance. Not as strong as red, but a powerful color anyway! This shade Sundown Over The Ocean is radiant, bright, fruity, fresh and makes me smiling!

Resumee: I like the look not only because of the colors - the new amazing texture is worth a try! I am curious who will give it a try and tell here about?

Thursday, May 26, 2011

NEW: LUMOS Instant Impact Bottom Coat + High Speed Top Coat

LUMOS - Duo-Pack Instant Impact Bottom Coat + High Speed Top Coat

A few weeks ago I got a very surprising mail in my mailbox from Jim Nordstrom, Co-Founder of CND Creative Nail Design and CEO of the company for many years. After leaving CND he and his wife Linda combined all their knowledge, established their company *famous names* and designed the brand LUMOS. He wrote me a very nice and kind mail and offered me to test the two new products, which he promised, will convince me and stands high above in quality of all other products.

You know, like all women and a professional as well I am curious, so I agreed and tested in the meanwhile this fabulous products:

12 minutes which impresses also the professional and change a life forever!

It's unbelievable, but true: LUMOS is in max. 12 minutes able to dry all layers and coats of nail polish completely and provides a smooth, ceramic-like surface!

The product formula, which combines all experience on base coat and top coat of the market in two products, allows the polish layers to melt together, this is the reason for the ultra-smooth, porcelain or glass like finish.

LUMOS presents two products:
LUMOS - Instant Impact Bottom Coat

The Bottom Coat joins lightning-fast the nail surface and the polish together like a tape - applied generous it dries fast: as soon as your 10th finger has it on, it is on the 1st dry, matte and ready to go ahead, so you can start to polish immediately! When you polish now the first coat of color polish you can see how both *melt together*!

LUMOS - High Speed Top Coat

If you read my blog from time to time or know me personal, you know, that I use depending on the needs different Top Coats, also Seche Vite. It is still one of my favourites if it comes to seal Nail Art or polish with tons of Glitz. But Seche hast two big disadvantages: 1. it thickens very very fast, which mean if you not owe the Seche Restore Nail Polish Thinner it is quickly *out of order*! And 2. depending on your nail/base coat/color polish sometimes it happens, that the whole paint with all layers just chip off en bloc!

And here we go, this is the main difference to LUMOS: the texture is much more thinner and thickens definitely NOT, so you need no thinner and you can use every drop till your bottle is empty! And the perfect even, glossy surface is another advantage. Of course its 3-free, stays transparent clear and is not yellowing. Tip Wear is rare, also after 5 days!

IMPORTANT: also this Top Coat MUST be applied generous, longer nails please seal also under the free edge of the nail tip! It can be used frequently to refresh and keep the high-shine finish.

Both - Base  + Top Coat - can be combined with other products and the Top Coat also of course weared alone, but

MY RESUMEE: if you want to enjoy all the advantages you should use the combination as a couple! My opinion - its an enrichment, an asset for all polish lovers and 110% recommended! Also the professionals must have seen this and I am assure, you will be amazed and excited!

Both items are available in different sizes and I am proud to announce that you'll find it soon also in my online shop!

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Nail Polish of the week: American Nails - Star Of The Night

Because I like it so much I have not only show the swatches of the whole collection, but also choose one of the shades as the Nail Polish of the week: Star Of The Night - a shade like a story of 1001 nights...

American Nails - Nail Polish # 689 Star Of The Night

What do you think - do you like this shade?