Gelish- “Colors of Paradise” Summer 2014 Collection

Gelish- “Colors of Paradise” Summer 2014 Collection 0

Introducing the latest collection of Gelish gel polish for Summer 2014, the "Colors of Paradise".  I personally love and adore how vibrant the colors are.  They are very topical and remind me of beaches far away on remote islands when one is on vacation.  I highly recommend you pick up this collection! 

The 6 piece collection includes:

Pacific Sunset: a hot neon pink.

Tahiti Hottie: a bright neon magenta purple.

Rub me the Sarong Way: a gorgeous bright teal.

Mail-Blue me Away: a rich cobalt blue.

Rockin' the Reef: a hot neon coral.

Lime all the Time: a hot neon lime green. My personal favorite color in the colleciton, and a very difficult color to come by in the gel polish realm.

(each swatch shown here is 2 coats, cured each for 30 seconds in an LED light.)

For more information on Gelish, check them out at:

Introducing Cheeky Monkey Cosmetics!

Introducing Cheeky Monkey Cosmetics! 0

Introducing for the first time ever in the US, Cheeky Monkey Cosmetics, 5 free tongue and cheek lacquer line hailing from Canada.

According to Cheeky Monkey, "We believe all women should feel free to express their personal edginess... Engage the cheeky side of things – you get the joke... Cheeky Monkey cosmetics are environmentally safe and 5 Free healthy. They are edgy and fun, but above all, high quality. Just like the women who wear them." All that goodness aside, the names of the colors are Insanely great, with even base coats and cuticle oil having clever double entendres like "Make me Moist" & "Wet Dream". As if the formulations and fun names weren't enough, each color has a detailed story describing its origins, along with a cocktail pairing!! 

I met the owner of Cheeky Monkey Andrea Pahn, recently at the Pasadena Nails Only Show, and she is comparably as fun as her product line. 

Some of the colors I reviewed include:

Camel Toe: a rich caramel coffee beige brown.  

Raunchy Bitch: a deep metallic blue purple. 

Cheap Whore: a sheer jelly red.  Requires 3 coats to be more opaque.

Blue Room Ball Buster: a dark metallic navy blue.

(each of the swatches shown here was 2 coats for full opacity, with a top coat). 

For more information on Cheeky Monkey Cosmetics, or to purchase, check them out here:

Merricures does- Ugg x StyleCaster Coachella Party 2014 0

I had so much fun doing Gel II Reaction Ombre Color Changing Gel Manicures at this years Ugg x StyleCaster Coachella Party on 4.12.14 in Indio, CA. Everyone went Crazy for color changing gels and was totally mezmorized.

Everyone from awesome party goers, to British Socialite/model Daisy Lowe, to super model Jourdan Dunn (the new face of Maybelline New York), came out for the fun festivities in the desert sun, with an setlist by renowned colorful DJ- Chloe Norgaard.

To find out more about the Gel II, or to purchase, check them out here: