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I Gave Myself a Caviar Manicure

…using Dior’s Jewel Manicure Duo which is out as part of their Golden Winter 2013 collection. The instructions are simple: apply gold nail polish included in the kit, and after applying the second coat immediately tap the clear mini beads directly on to the nail letting excess fall into tray provided. Let dry. I did […]

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Swatch: Dior Frimas polish from the Golden Winter Collection

Here’s my swatch of the most amazing nail polish from the Dior Golden Winter collection: Frimas. Frimas is a beige pink with gold shimmer in it. It is an understated colour, more than a natural nude, and perfect for every occasion. Two coats gave me opaque coverage. This is perfect if you like a groomed […]

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CND Vinylux Forbidden Mini Collection

Have you read our review of CND Vinylux?  Want to try it for yourself but without investing in the full sizes of the nail polishes and top coat? Well, then you have to get your hands on the limited edition Forbidden Mini collection out for holiday 2013.   For $42, you get six mini CND […]

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Essie Encrusted Treasures Collection 2013

Nail art may be a thing of the past (well, almost) but taking its place is polish finishes that are anything but ordinary. Essie may be the last to the finish line in coming out with their own uniquely finished polish, but they’ve definitely taken the category to the next level with their Encrusted Treasures […]

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Seven Day Nail Polish: CND Vinylux Review and Swatches

I first mentioned Vinylux by Creative Nail Design back in June… and now it’s finally here.  The system uses the solar light that we encounter every day to harden the Vinylux top coat you apply on top of a Vinylux nail polish.  The entire system is meant to last on your nails for up to […]

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Essie Winter 2013 Collection

This year, you can forget about wearing those blacks, deep purples, and deep blues. The winter collections do have strong colours, but they’re a step away from the deep dark shades that we’ve seen so much of in previous years. Essie’s Winter 2013 collection is a mix of classic bordeaux shades, blues, and purples. The […]

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Swatch: Incoco On the Edge

I love the brightness and effect of Incoco’s On the Edge nail polish strips on shorter nails. I found the first time with Incoco’s nail strips, they tended to chip around the cuticle, so this time I used a cuticle cutter to trim the strips as close to my nail base as possible, and then […]

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Swatch: Rimmel 60 Seconds Nail Polish in Sweet Lavender

Summer’s over but we just couldn’t resist this Lavender shade from Rimmel.  It’s in their 60 Seconds formula, which we highly recommend.  The polish goes on so smooth (this can be unusual for fast-drying polish since it tends to get clumpy pretty quickly).  We used two coats and had a week of wear with this […]

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OPI San Francisco Collection and Swatches

… a little late in posting this, but if you’ve been following me on Twitter you’ve seen some of these swatches.  The San Francisco collection includes three new shades of OPI’s Liquid Sand finish which is probably my favourite way to wear matte nail polish.  It just looks so chic and under the radar, and […]

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Essie 2013 Fall Colour Collection

This, my friends, is a collection I love because there are so many rich colours in it.  Three creams, two shimmers, and a holograhic oil slick shade that is just perfect. Colours are: for the twill of it — medium brown with reflective green shimmer (this is the oil slick shade. Trust me when I say […]

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