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FACE Stockholm Nail Polish Swatches + Review

FACE Stockholm Nail Polish Swatches + Review 0

I am very excited to introduce to my readers FACE Stockholm's Nail Polish Line.  These lovely lacquers come in a gorgeous variety of over 130+ shades and finishes, ranging from cremes, glitters, crackle top coats, to holographic.

According to the FACE Stockholm website: "Our exclusive three-free formula contains no DBP, Toluene or Formaldehyde and is available in a variety of long lasting hues. A full spectrum of sheer iridescence, deep color and glitter to take you from classic to cutting edge with just a few brush strokes."  They retail for $12 each.

And regarding their holographic lacquers: "A new dimension in nail color, this special effect polish offers high impact holographic shimmer.  Each shade captures the light to reveal a full spectrum of radiant, iridescent color combinations.  Formaldehyde, Toluene and DBP-free." They retail for $16 each.

The shades I have swatched here include:

#33: a gorgeous deep jungle green.  

#72: a beautiful bright peacock blue.

#15: a multi-colored medium sized hexagonal glitter in a clear base.  

Aura: a lavender pink tinged holographic shade.

Athena: a silver holographic shade.  My personal favorite of the shades shown here!! 

(each color shown here is 2 coats, with a top coat.)

Overall I am very impressed with FACE Stockholm's line of nail polish.  The formula was great, and applied very smoothly, and provided full coverage in two coats, even with the glitter (#15).

I am personally swept away with the Holographic polishes in their line! Typically holographic polishes can be a major pain to work with, and require specific nail bed preparation, or a special base coat to make the holographic effect truly pop, but not these!  I have been searching for years now for the perfect holographic polishes, and at long last I have finally discovered the perfect ones.

I highly recommend my readers pick up some FACE Stockholm polish for themselves and give it a try, you wont regret it.

For more information on FACE Stockholm, or to purchase, check them out online at: http://www.facestockholm.com/

 

Marvelous MINX

Marvelous MINX 0

I am so beyond honored to introduce my readers to the wondrous world of MINX Professional- which brings fashion to your fingertips!!

Created in 2007 by friends Dawn Lynch-Goodwin & Janice Jordan, Minx has transformed the way manicure clients and A-list celebrities view their nails, primarily as fashion forward accessories.  

I had the distinct privilege and honor of meeting Janice Jordan, aka the Master Minx, at this years Nails Only Trade Show in Pasadena CA, back in April.  She could not have been more wonderful! 

No amount of artistic ability of hand painted nail art by the world's greatest artist could achieve or duplicate what one can do easily with Minx.  The holographic and foil finishes are something truly unique and out of this world, and simply can not be replicated using conventional nail polish or gel for that matter. There are even cheap imitation stickers available for sale on Ebay, that do not last or apply well.

Minx has adorned the nails of countless celebrities for both live performance, magazine shoots, and red carpet events; just ask Beyonce or Lady Gaga

With literally hundreds of designs to choose from, with various finishes, the possibilities are infinitely endless with regards to the magic one can create with a Minx Manicure. 

The Minx styles I have showcased here include:

- Gold Lightning: pure liquid yellow gold.  The grand daddy of all appliques.  Many competitors have tried to duplicate this bad boy, but with very little success.  

- Silver Lightning: a sterling shiny silver, think of this as the silver counter part to Gold Lightning.

- Radiant Orchid: Pantone's color of the year 2014, re-envisioned by Minx, done in a stunning metallic way.

- Hawaiian Sunset: the perfect combination of shiny metallic, bright colorful floral art, and plaid patterns.  I love how truly eye catching this print is!

- Metallic Snake: a silver and gold holographic snake skin.  Need not fear folks, for no animals were harmed in the making of this incredibly awesome design!

- Garden Trellis: a pink floral print with a black and white circle background.  A great option for a summer garden party.

Minx recommends you apply their product using Minx Heat, however, I was able to achieve good results from using a hair dryer.  Much like any new system, practice make perfect.  It might take a few sets of Minx to get the hang of it, but I promise you and your clients will not regret it.

For more information on Minx, or to purchase, check them out here: http://www.minxnails.com/

Zoya- Magical PixieDust Spring 2014

Zoya- Magical PixieDust Spring 2014 0

For Spring 2014, Zoya introduced a brand new beautiful line to their already popular PixieDust textured polishes, the Magical PixieDust collection.  What sets this collection apart from Zoya’s conventional matte textured glitter polishes, is these are infused with my personal favorite- large holographic glitter particles.  These bad boys sparkle and shine like no ones business, and I am a huge fan. The 3 shades in this initial collection include: Cosmo: a silver, with holographic glitter infused. My personal favorite in this collection.  I can’t get enough of this particular shade!! Vega: a light blue, with holographic glitter infused. Lux: a baby pink, with holographic glitter infused. (all swatches shown here were 2 coats for full opacity, and NO Base or Top coat, as recommended by Zoya.) Each shade retails for $10. For more information on Zoya, or to purchase, check them out here: http://zoya.com/