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?

Swatches: American Nails - California Girl Summer 2011

Today I show you a stunning look: *California Girl* from American Nails - six summerly, glitzy, happily nail polishes in rich colors!

American Nails - Nail Polish # 687 Pink Lipstick
Fruity & freshy in bright Hibiscus with Glitz in Pink - this is  Pink Lipstick. It is not California, but doesn't it make it appetite to enjoy a rich Strawberry Ice Cream right now?

American Nails - Nail Polish # 688 Orange Panties
Orange Panties is a funky shade in Orange with tons of Gold Glitz: looks great to tanned skin, also if Hot Pants are not longer fits your personality!

American Nails - Nail Polish # 689 Star Of The Night
Oh yes, this nail polish is the Star - Star Of The Night! What really makes me happy with this color is the combination of soft Violet and bright Gold: it adds a special touch of glamour to your nails. So enjoy a thrilling party night with hot club sounds...

American Nails - Nail Polish # 690 Green Necklace
Was für ein Farbton - hier läßt sich kaum eine Beschreibung finden, die der Leuchtkraft von What a nail polish color - its hard to find the right description to fit the amazing Green Necklace: dazzling? Surprising? Gorgeous? I can't decide, what do you think? By the way - I love this great color much more on my nails as on my neck ;-)

American Nails - Nail Polish # 691 Bluetiful
Out of all the treasures in this collection this one makes me speechless - all the blue shades I owe and also offer in the shop, is this the most beautiful to me: radiant, intense, opulent, in one word - just Bluetiful!

American Nails - Nail Polish # 692 Swimming Pool
Refreshing like a cool bath in a huge pool is Swimming Pool - a bright, cool, two-tone shimmering shade in Turquoise and Light Blue...

The whole collection is easy to apply and points with opulent nail polishes colors. The density is different - Bluetiful is very opaque, for Swimming Pool I recommend 3 not too thin layers.

And American Nails was able to offer, what many brands can't: to work Glitz in a way that also if there is a lot of it in the polish, the surface is ABSOLUTELY EVEN - Congratulations, American Nails - great job!

RESUMEE - highly recommended, especially if your next trip to California is quite a while away!

The complete collections is ready to buy here in my Shop !