Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Essie North Fork Collection

I just received news from Essie regarding the North Fork collection set to debut April 2009.

Essie Shelter Island: sky blue radiance
Essie Sag Harbor: cool silver slue
Essie Greenport: dreamy aquamarine paradise

Don't these colors look amazing? After Essie Mesmerize I didn't think we would be seeing any more blues from Essie from a while so this mini collection has me super excited. They will be available in April at I am DYING to get my hands on these! 

Tuesday, March 10, 2009


Hi everyone! 

I miss you! I've received a few concerned emails asking "where are you?". The answer is that I just started a new job back on March 2nd and so I no longer have all day to sit around and swatch nail polishes. I have a bunch of nail polish waiting to be swatched and I had NO SUN last weekend! My plan for the blog is to get a bunch of swatching done on the weekends and then to post for you during the week. So don't worry, I haven't abandoned you. Just a tad busy :)


Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Zoya Summer 2009 Sneak Peek

Here is a sneak peek of the Summer 2009 collection from Zoya. Or rather 2 collections! Ohh-La-La is a collection of bright cremes and La-Di-Da is a collection of bright metallics. These will ship April 1st. 

Monday, March 2, 2009

More New Nail Polish Colors from Nicole by OPI

Happy Monday! Here are some more of the new colors from Nicole by OPI. 

Nicole by OPI Light a Candle:

Light a Candle is a silvery color with a lavender twist. It is a chrome and therefore has a much different appearance indoors vs. outdoors, hence the two pictures. It dries relatively brush stroke free which is a huge plus. Opaque coverage in two coats.

Nicole by OPI I've Got the Power:

I've got the power is a magenta/red metallic. I love the smooth and shiny metallic look indoors and then the fabulous shimmer in the sun. I think this shade is particularly flattering for women with pale skin but I am also sure it would look great on darker ladies as well. Opaque coverage in two coats. 

Nicole by OPI Imagine If...:

Imagine If... is a silver holographic glitter suspended in a clear base. This swatch is two coats. As you can see, two is not enough for opaque coverage. I think you would need 4 coats to make this one totally opaque. But I still think it looks great with two coats if you don't mind the sheer look. This would also make a great one coat 'topping' for a dark color. 

Nicole by OPI Positive Energy:

Positive Energy is a true silver chrome. Again, this chrome applied fabulously. When it dried I could hardly notice the brush strokes. This color is more silver than stainless steel but it still reminds me of stainless steel appliances. I love it! Super opaque, only two coats needed.

Nicole by OPI You're a Star:

You're a Star is a clear base that is super packed with fine white/iridescent glitter. It is relatively opaque with three coats. This is a really pretty and sparkly color. 

My favorite thing about these Nicole by OPI colors is that I really enjoy the formula, application and brush. There are some three coaters but they don't bother me. They all apply super smoothly. These new shades are available at select Target and Wal-Mart stores. I wish they were easier to find!