April Polish & Nail Care Favorites!

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April went by SO fast! I can’t believe it’s the end of the month. I know everyone says that, but spring is seriously FLYING by! Here are my April nail care and polish favorites!

Butter London Trout Pout– AKA my favorite polish of all time! I love this color so much!!

imPRESS Press-On Manicures– I love these nails. They stay on forever and they look so polished and chic. If only my real nails looked this good! 🙂

OPI Brazil Beach Sandies– I love this little set. The colors really pop. If only they were available in full-sizes!

Golden Retriever Nail File– It’s golden retrievers. Do I REALLY need to explain this? Of course not.

Bath and Body Works Hawaiian Sun Hand Cream– This hand cream smells amazing! It is beach in a hand cream. I think I need a back up…

Josie Maran Whipped Argan Oil Hand Cream– I’m not too keen on the scent of this, but I love the texture. It smells good and everything, but it’s just not amazing. It’s nice and lightweight, and doesn’t make me feel greasy.

What are your favorites this month?

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March Polish and Nail Care Favorites!

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Another month has gone by, and it’s time for more favorites! I’ve been favoring brights and sparkle this month, because I am ready for SPRING! Here are the polishes I enjoyed the most this month, and some nail care goodies too.

Polish favorites:

  • Butter London Tart With a Heart
  • OPI Pure 18K Gold topper
  • OPI What’s a Little Rain Forest?
  • OPI I Just Can’t Cope-Acabana
  • Illamasqua Mottle
  • L’Oreal Diamond in the Buff

I am really obsessed with the OPI Brazil collection. OBSESSED. They are just knocking it out of the park lately, and that yellow is the greatest yellow polish of all time. Naturally, I can’t help but add sparkle to everything, and Tart With a Heart is a definite favorite. You can’t tell from the photo, but I’ve used a lot of that bottle. It is kind of sentimental to me as well, because my husband picked it out and said it looked like my kind of polish. 🙂 He knows me!

L’Oreal Diamond in the Buff is a shade in their Gel-Lacque line. I went to NYC at the beginning of the month for work, and needed a neutral that would stay on my nails. I figured what better time to test out the system? Diamond in the Buff is a peachy pink nude.

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Of course I had to add the entire system to my favorites; I don’t want to say too much now since I’ll be reviewing the system as a whole, but as you can guess, I am impressed!

Bath and Body Works Honolulu Sun has an incredible scent- if you like tanning oil beachy type scents, get this one!

Finally CND Solar Oil. I want to finish up some of the cuticle products I have, so I broke this one out. I love how easy it is to use, it works, and it smells good.

What nail polishes and nail care items have you been loving lately?

February Polish Favorites!

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I really wanted to get back to doing favorites here, so I thought why not start? Of course all of my favorites are appropriately in the red and pink spectrum of colors for February; how perfect for Valentine’s Day!

OPI Kiss Me, I’m Brazilian– Vibrant pink creme. I just posted about this one. 🙂

OPI Live.Love.Carnaval– Another one I recently reviewed. This one is on my toes right now. Love these vibrant Brazil collection shades!

Butter London Stardust– I am OBSESSED with this. Obsessed! It is a beautiful holographic glitter topper that has some serious sparkle! I keep putting it on everything because I just can’t help myself.

MAC Riri Woo– I’m SO happy I got my hands on this. This is a very bright and vibrant red, and the formula is amazing. Review coming soon!

What were your polish favorites this month?

2013 Polish Favorites: Part 2!

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Welcome to Part 2 of my 2013 nail polish favorites! Obviously, I had a hard time narrowing things down this year. Also, sorry for the bad lighting. It’s winter, and the sunlight isn’t always the greatest! 🙂

Let’s get into the polish, shall we?

Deborah Lippmann Shake Your Money Maker– Green glitter bomb. If you like green and glitter, this is a must have.

Deborah Lippman Glitter and Be Gay– Gold glitter bomb! This one NEEDS to be seen in person. The sparkle is mind blowing.

Nicole by OPI Still Into Pink– Neon hot pink, awesome formula. I love how bright this is!

Oops…Zoya Yana again! I must have really loved this one in 2013! 😉

MAC Pistachio Creme– This is more blue than green, which is what I think of with pistachios, but I love this color and the formula. MAC nail polish also lasts a long time on my nails.

Sally Hansen Jade Jump– Pale light green cream. Green lovers need this color, especially if you light pastels.

Sally Hansen Twinkle Toes-ty– Another gold glitter bomb with an awesome formula. This polish is SO pretty! They are still in stores too, so this shade is definitely worth checking out. I can’t believe how much I’ve worn this already.

Sally Hansen Butterscotch– I love this butterscotch yellow. This had to be mentioned because I drove all over town looking for it. I’m glad that I did, because this shade of yellow is hard to come by.

China Glaze Keep Calm, Paint On– Another polish from the Avant Garden collection. I am so happy I stumbled on these at Sally’s when they were on clearance, because they are so gorgeous!

Finally, Fresh Paint Guava. This is a polish I actually got a baby shower. It is a hot neon coral that is really hard to capture on camera!

What were your polish favorites in 2013?

2013 Polish Favorites: Part One!

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Hello! Welcome to my 2013 nail polish favorites post…the first part anyway. 🙂 There are SO many great polishes that I fell in love with this year, so I had a hard time narrowing it down. This was my first full year of not biting my nails, and it has been about two years since I quit.

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Dior Princess, Zoya Rocky, MAC Sweet Pop

Since I’m of the excitable personality type, I’m going to start with my FAVORITE polish of the year: Dior Princess! This is named perfectly, as it is a feminine pink with silver shimmer. This was a limited edition spring release, but you may be able to find it on eBay or at some counters. This is also a little sentimental since I bought it in Chicago while on a little getaway with my hubby.

Next up: Zoya Rocky. Zoya really impressed me in 2013. Their cream shades seemed to improve and the colors are soft, yet vibrant. Rocky is a gorgeous blue with the slightest hint of dustiness.

MAC Sweet Pop might be one of my top ten polishes ever! It is a not-quite-neon peach shade. Love!

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Zoya Micky, China Glaze Dandy Lyin’ Around, China Glaze Snap My Dragon, Essie Maximillian Strasse Her

Zoya Micky is coming across a little dark here, but it’s described as “coral cream”. It definitely leans pink, and it has some slight silver shimmer.

China Glaze Dandy Lyin’ Around is a beautiful white shade with silver and white micro shimmer. The formula is incredible and this is definitely one of the best white polishes I’ve come across.

China Glaze Snap My Dragon- Another pick from the Avant Garden collection, Snap My Dragon is opaque in one coat and glows on the nail.

Essie Maximillian Strasse Her is a gray green shade that I wear all the time. It reminds me of a rainy day.

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Butter London: Bit Faker, Kerfuffle, Fiver, and The 444

The next four are all Butter London shades.

Bit Faker– An explosion of bronze glitter.
Kerfuffle- Pale, peachy pink. Hubby picked out this one for me!
Fiver– Pastel mint
The 444– Champagne glitter!

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Maybelline Coral Glow, Paul and Joe Toujours, Zoya Yana, Illamasqua Scarce

Maybelline Coral Glow is a limited edition polish that I loved so much on the nail, that I bought a backup. It’s a hot pinky coral that really does glow. It has that “lit from within” quality.

 Paul and Joe Toujours– Another pink, I know…I just can’t help myself! This color is the ultimate girly pink, a little on the old-fashioned side.

Zoya Yana– Deep red-based pink. 🙂

Illamasqua Scarce…speckled, neutral PINK!

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OPI: Pussy Galore, Solitaire, and When Monkeys Fly

The last of the bunch on this wheel are from OPI, including two liquid sands from the Bond Girls collection, Pussy Galore (light pink), and Solitaire (shimmery, silver white). My other OPI favorite is from the Oz collection: When Monkeys Fly.

Stay tuned for more favorites to come! 🙂

My Favorite Polishes of 2012!

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It’s here! My favorite polishes of 2012! I know you’ve been on the edge of your seat waiting for this post. 😉 Get ready for some image spam below, and some short reviews on the polishes that I haven’t written about here just yet! Not all of these shades were released in 2012, but I believe most of them were.

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And now for the listing!

Essie- Butler Please!
Butter London- Slapper
Butter London- Trout Pout
Butter London- Fishwife
Butter London- Two Fingered Salute
Illamasqua- Glitterati
Essie- Where’s My Chauffeur?
Obessive Compulsive Cosmetics- Grandma

MAC- Grey Friday- I haven’t blogged about this yet, but wow, I love this polish! I’ve already worn it four times since I purchased it. The formula is amazing and the color is gorgeous!

Zoya- Zuza
Meagan Miller Collection- Roja

OPI- The World is Not Enough- Another polish I haven’t blogged about yet, this is an amazing taupe with pink shimmer from the Skyfall collection.

OPI- My Boyfriend Scales Walls- My favorite white polish to date. I have worn this several times already and love how it looks with my skin tone.

OPI- Goldeneye
L’Oreal- Sparklicious
Nicole by OPI- Kim Konfidential
Deborah Lippmann- Mermaid’s Dream
Essie- Mojito Madness

A few colors not seen here that also standout: Illamasqua Nomad, OPI Skyfall (an amazing red), Essie Yogaga, and OPI Elephantastic Pink.

It was so hard to pick out my favorites, but in looking at this color wheel, I really see shades that I was drawn to this year: taupe, rich reds, pink (always pink!), green, white, and several nude shades. What do you think of these shades? Do you have any favorites for the year?