The Nail Challenge Collaborative Presents: Wallpaper - Look 4

I'm sneaking this one in at the last minute this month! I have been out of town on business and pretty busy with work so I feel like I haven't done any nail looks for a while!

 I had seen THIS look on Pinterest while browsing wallpaper and knew I wanted to do something inspired by it :)

Products Used:
-OPI - My Vampire is Buff
-Konad - Black
-Cheeky Jumbo Plate 3
-Gold Glequins

In general I love the feel of black with gold as accents in the home (just not my home) but some swanky apartment or something Hollywood glam. This look turned out pretty much I was hoping, minus the streaking of the black when I added topcoat. Boo. (Do you have any good black stamping polishes that don't smudge with topcoat? What brands do you use?)

Let's see how the other ladies are wrapping up this Wallpaper month below!



Love Story by Incoco Review

*Press Sample

Today I sharing with you three shades from the Incoco Love Story Collection, for Valentines Day 2015, so let's jump right in!

Lovey Dovey ($8.99): Hearts within hearts on a soft, pearly pink

Hello Sweetheart ($7.99): Pink glitter with touches of silver glitz

Lace Allure ($8.99): Seductive black lace on shimmery silver


These are perfect shades for Valentine's Day. My ABSOLUTE favorite of these 3 is definitely Lace Allure; unfortunately it was the first one that I put on so I wasn't able to keep it on too long before trying the other designs. It seems the shimmery appliques are the easiest to apply (most flexible).

As you know, I love nail appliques and the Incoco ones are great; they come in a lot of different patterns and finishes and have quick delivery as well.

A little more from Incoco, "Incoco has revolutionized nail beauty with 100% real nail polish appliques - not stickers! Each applique includes a base, color, and top coat of real nail polish and can be gently stretched for a perfect fit. The appliques provide a brilliant, salon-quality manicure in minutes with no drying time, smudges or streak. Beauty Meets Innovation."

Be sure to check out Incoco at the following locations:
-Website: Incoco.com
-Facebook: facebook.com/incoco
-Twitter: twitter.com/incoco
-Instagram: instagram.com/incocoproducts
-Pinterest: pinterest.com/incoco
-YouTube: youtube.com/incocoproducts


*Products in this post were provided by the manufacturer for my honest review*


Love Story by Incoco - Valentine's Day 2015 Collection

"The sweetest of occasions calls for equally darling nail looks. Fall in love with pretty, ready-to-wear lace looks and delightful Valentine motifs in must-have pink colors and designs."
The 8 shades of the Love Story Collection are available now at Incoco.com. Today you'll get to find out more about the shades and tomorrow you can see swatches of three of them.
(Below images are from Incoco.com)

Hello Sweetheart: Pink glitter with touches of silver glitz

True Love: A mixed design of pink and white roses

Blowing Kisses: A design mix featuring hearts and sweet sentiments

Lovey Dovey: Hearts within hearts on a soft, pearly pink

Love Story: Romantic script and delicate roses on a dusty pink

Ladylike: Delicate floral lace over shimmery white

Lace Allure: Seductive black lace on shimmery silver

Oh So Pretty: Flirty lace design on a blush pink

These shades are available now at Incoco.com and range between $7.99 - $8.99. Stay tuned tomorrow for my review of 3 shades in the collection.



The Nail Challenge Collaborative Presents: Wallpaper - Look 3

TGIF!! I am so glad that it's Friday; my work week had been crazy so it will be nice for a little break this weekend.

For my third look I decided to do nails inspired by actual walls in my house! (Bonus! Awkward photo by my kitchen wall looking a hot mess hahah)

But let's get back to the nails!

Polishes Used:
-Morgan Taylor - Ahead of the Game
-China Glaze - Solar Power
-NYC - Royal Chic

The walls in my kitchen are yellow and another yellow with some crazy brown stripes. I think I did a good job of re-creating these on the nails. They also sort of remind me of crazy banana flavored nails or something.



The Nail Challenge Collaborative Presents: Wallpaper - Look 2

Today I'm back with my second Nail Challenge Collaborative wallpaper look. For this look, I was inspired THIS wallpaper look.

Items Used:
-KB Shimmer - How You Dune?
-Barielle - Taupe Notch

I switched up the colors a bit from the inspiration photo because I was feeling this combo a little more. I have to say this is probably the most delicate stamping that I have ever done. I'm not sure if everyone's plate was imaged this lightly or if it was just mine, but either way, very delicate.

I liked how this turned out and wouldn't mind having a wallpaper like this for an accent wall in my home.

Let's see what everyone else did for their 2nd Wallpaper look :)



Seche Nail Polish from Live Love Polish - Swatches & Review

*Press Sample

Have you heard of Live Love Polish? They are a new to me online shop that I have been seeing popping up everywhere lately. They provide cruelty-free brands from all over the world, including China Glaze, Model's Own and LVX.

Today though, I am showcasing a shade from another brand that they carry, Seche! I know most of you have heard of, and probably tried Seche Vite Topcoat, but did you know that they also have nail polish colors? I have 5 shades from Seche and I love them all so I was excited to find out that Live Love Polish was featuring Seche this month. I decided to try out a lovely baby pink polish, Rose II.

This is three thin coats of Rose II topped with Seche Vite. I love how pretty this shade is and it applied well. Adding the Seche Vite topcoat helped my mani to dry shiny and quickly.

Seche Nail Polish comes in lots of colors and you can them at Live Love Polish.

*Products in this post were provided for my honest review*


Press Release: Sally Hansen Goes in the Buff at the Stella McCartney 2015 Autumn Show


Continuing the exclusive nail sponsorship with Stella McCartney Collections for the second season in a row, Sally Hansen hued with nude on Monday on Manhattan’s Upper East Side for the Stella McCartney Autumn 2015 Presentation. Complementing the golden-age majesty of the space and balancing the rich textures and soft modernity that comprises the Stella McCartney Collection, Sally Hansen nailed the beautifully bare beauty look that is the trend of the season.


Global Color Ambassador, Madeline Poole, created a stunningly natural look using a single sheer shade, exposing clean, subtle elegance. The color choice was selected from Sally Hansen’s Complete Salon Manicure Collection. The only formula that offers seven benefits in one bottle.

Says Madeline: “We used two coats of Sally Hansen’s Complete Salon Manicure in “Sweet Talker” - this color is a sheer pastel pink. I wanted this to work as a blush or a lip gloss would, by enhancing the natural nails, just adding a warm blush tint without fully covering the nail. A super shiny "milk glass" effect”


                                                   Sally Hansen’s Complete Salon Manicure – Sweet Talker

Sally Hansen’s Complete Salon Manicure collection is the only polish that infuses trend-setting shades with a nourishing, expert quality formula, including chip-resistant strength and gel-quality shine. Plus, with a built-in base and top coat, it’s everything you need to achieve a professional-quality manicure at home.


Uptown timelessness with a twist of downtown nonchalance. The collection embraces effortless style with a quiet confidence combined with textures, opulent prints and metallic adornment.

Relaxed urban luxury with linear tailoring and streamlined knitwear in a natural color palette. An elongated double breasted coat in pure white wool melton with metal and plexi disc buttons is worn over black cropped kick flared trousers and a wool felt beret. A fur free fur statement in a camel crimped long haired jerkin, cinched and belted at the waist layered over a fine ribbed knit turtleneck. Knit on knit dressing with refined ribbed dresses and jumpers are reconstructed from mixed weight panels re-worked together into unexpected silhouettes.

Inspired by an undone tuxedo, a bow motif unravels from pattern to texture in day to evening looks. Cutwork embroidered bow encrusted on a stretch cady tunic dress in pure white is paired with black wool gabardine trousers. Fur free fur pom poms decorate a black wool melton coat worn with a bow encrusted silk crepe de chine blouse.  

Rich and unconventional prints give the feeling of pieces from a treasure chest. A psychedelic garden print in collaboration with London based illustrator, Will Sweeny, is featured on a tunic pleat front top paired with trousers and an oxidized gold high heel mule. Playful wild cat and flower prints in metallic fil coupes in a detached band t-shirt and trouser suit layered with a bomber. 

Evening plays on masculine and feminine including deconstructed dresses and tailored pieces adorned with metallic detailing. A white on white devore bow print look has an insouciant romantic attitude in a disheveled ruched top and fluid skirt. Metal elements in a mix of brass, silver and gold colors embroidered on a black cady tunic worn with utility trousers and earrings that mirror the shapes. An effortless strapless all in one with hammered gold ring detail.

Shoes are masculine and sporty in a lace-up or monk strap derby shoe with serrated rubber soles that create a statement attitude. Pumps and mules are lifted with a sculptured and constructed heel.

Sustainability is featured across the collection including Patagonia sustainable wool and wood, organic fabrics, biodegradable rubber soles and eco alter nappa, with the coating made of over 50% vegetable oil.


Sally Hansen Global Color Ambassador Madeline Poole is a nail expert working in New York and Los Angeles. Trained as a painter, Madeline worked odd jobs, like vintage poster restoration while she was an art student in Baltimore. Her unique talent in crafting innovative nail designs, with emphasis on skin care and attention to the hand as a whole makes her one of the most sought after names in the beauty industry. As part of the collaboration with Sally Hansen, Madeline will help set the artistic direction for a new generation of modern nail looks and collections with her fashion-forward vision on a worldwide basis.

Madeline Poole doesn't merely know about trends — she drives them. Her loyal social media followers (more than 97,000 Instagram fans alone!) look to her downtown-girl style and fine-art background to inspire their own nail looks. Through high-profile projects, Madeline continues to build her reputation as the most creative — and most continually surprising — editorial nail artist around. When she paints, everyone follows.


Color Me Monthly - Swatches & Review

*Press Sample*

Today I am sharing with you 3 lovely shades from Color Me Monthly. If you're not familiar with this brand / program, Color Me Monthly describes themselves as a fun and simple nail polish subscription service that delivers a surprise color of nail polish to your door for just $7/month, with free shipping.

Let's take a look at the colors that I was provided for review. The colors each come with an adorable card with a unique description/saying (listed below) and a "swatch here" corner so you can organize swatches of the Color Me Monthly shades.

Pennywise (October 2014) "Is it heads or tails, laying on the street corner, Abraham Lincoln"

Just For You (December 2014) "Never forgotten, a token of gratitude, carefully gift wrapped"

Blustery Day (January 2015) "Time to bundle up, as the wind whips through the air, hold on to you hat"

These polishes all had a really nice and smooth finish and are shown with 2 coats of each. As you can see from the colors that were provided, the shades seem to go along with the seasonal theme of the month, and come in a range of finishes. I really liked all of the colors that I received and $7 is a pretty good deal for a subscription polish delivered to your home.

Let's find out a little bit more about Color Me Monthly, Meghann, Chief Color Officer says, "We are passionately committed to providing the highest-quality, toxin-free, and cruelty-free ingredients. We don't believe in charging our customers a premium for flashy marketing and pretty packaging; instead, we focus our efforts on continuously improving the quality of our products. In addition to our monthly subscriptions, we also offer gift options and sell some of our past colors in a selection of our website called The Vault."

So if any of these colors struck your fancy, you want to check out the past shades (November 2014 looks stunning fyi) or you're looking for more information, be sure to check out ColorMeMonthly.com.

And also be sure to follow Color Me Monthly at the following locations!
-Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/ColorMeMonthly
-Twitter - https://twitter.com/colormemonthly
-Instagram - http://instagram.com/colormemonthly
-Google+ - https://plus.google.com/+Colormemonthly/posts
-Pinterest - http://www.pinterest.com/colormemonthly/

*Products in this post were provided by the manufacturer for my honest review


Press Release: China Glaze - Road Trip Collection


Join China Glaze® for the ultimate adventure in colour

For those with wanderlust, there is nothing better than hitting the open road and chasing the dreams that lie ahead.  This Spring China Glaze® celebrates the free spirit who lives for adventure and creates her own experiences with the new Road Trip nail lacquer collection.  The 12 new shades are inspired by the vibrant hues of a setting sun as it dips below the horizon.  Warm pinks, yellows and reds give way to the cool blue tones of the evening sky.  The China Glaze® Road Trip collection offers so many ways to take your adventure on the road and pave your own path.

Pack your bags with 12 new colours including:

  • Trip of a Lime Time: Lime green crème
  • My Way or the Highway: Bright turquoise crème
  • License & Registration Pls: Marine blue crème
  • Boho Blues: Soft indigo crème
  • Dashboard Dreamer: Powder blue shimmer
  • Wanderlust: Powder purple shimmer
  • Pack Lightly: Powder peach shimmer
  • More the Explore: Soft coral crème
  • Pinking Out the Window: Salmon crème
  • I Brake for Colour: Bright red-pink crème
  • Pop the Trunk: Bright orange crème
  • Sun’s Up, Top Down: Bright yellow shimmer

Put the top down and hit the open road with China Glaze® Road Trip, available now at fine beauty supply stores nationwide including Ulta and Sally Beauty.  It’s going to be the trip of a lifetime.  
For more information, please visit www.chinaglaze.com or follow China Glaze® on Facebook (@ChinaGlaze), Instagram (@ChinaGlazeOfficial), Twitter (@ChinaGlaze) and Pinterest (pinterest.com/chinaglaze).