polish swatches

CND Vinylux- “Open Road Collection” Spring 2014

CND Vinylux- “Open Road Collection” Spring 2014 0

Introducing CND’s latest collection of week long wearing Vinylux polishes for Spring 2014 called the “Open Road Collection”.  The collection is comprised of 6 earthy and beautiful shades that are the perfect pedicure complement to the Shellac collection of the same shades, or for the customer who prefers polish as opposed to a gel manicure.

I love this collection and found the formula incredible.  All shades covered completely to full opacity in two coats, and there was zero streaking.

The collection includes:

Sage Scarf: a rich sage green.

Desert Poppy: a shimmering fiery orange coral.

Sun Bleached: a pale buttery yellow

Clay Canyon: an earth toned dark dusty rose.

Powder My Nose: a very clean milky nude.

Mint Convertible: a mint green colored apple.

(All swatches shown here are 2 coats, and are sealed with a top coat).

For more information on CND and their Vinylux line of polishes, check them out here: http://www.cnd.com/

JESSICA Spring 2014 Collection

JESSICA Spring 2014 Collection 0

Introducing the brand new Spring 2014 collection of brights from the folks of Jessica Cosmetics International.

The collection consists of 6 bright “ocean” inspired shades, that I found all to be highly and impressively pigmented. Each shade could cover to full opacity with a single coat, but out of routine habit, for the swatches shown here I did 2 coats.

Conch Shell: a neon Barbie pink.

Sharktooth: an opaque bright white.  I am presently wearing this on my nails as I type. 🙂

Starfish Glow: a bright neon magenta pink.

Ocean Bloom: a hot fuchsia.

Tropical Sunset: a vivid red coral.

Monsoon Melon: a creamy orange melon shade.

For more information on Jessica cosmetics, or to purchase, check them out here: http://www.jessicacosmetics.com/

AZATURE- the Diamond Collection

AZATURE- the Diamond Collection 0

To  continue the positive energy from radiating diamonds, I would like to present some of the wonderful shades in AZATURE‘s diamond collection.

Each bottle of polish features a real black

diamond inside, and has a charming story printed on the back of the bottle regarding properties pertaining to the color.  They retail for $25 each

Azature Light Pink Diamond: a violet pink. (This shade is inspired by the pale pink diamond. Playful, youthful, and demure,this color calls to mind warmth, compassion and love).

Azature Light Lilac Diamond: a soft pungent purple.  (This shade is inspired by the light lilac diamond. Balancing the boldness of purple with the femininity of pink, the color of some of nature’s most gorgeous flowers).

Azature Silver Diamond: a metallic high shine silver. (This shade is inspired by silver, one of our most versatile metals.  The illuminating color reflects energy, light and offers an alluring shimmer).

Azature Light Blue Diamond: a gorgeous pale robin’s egg blue. (This shade is inspired by the light blue diamond.  The color brings with it the tranquility and calmness of the summer skies and seas).

Azature Ruby Diamond: a true classic bright red. (This shade is inspired by the ruby diamond. Ruby has long been linked to vitality, passion, and energy, and is also the birthstone for the month of July ).

All swatches shown here were 2 coats.

For more information on AZATURE, check them out at: http://www.azature.com/

CUCCIO Colour Veneer LED/UV Nail Colour Fall 2013 Pt. 2

CUCCIO Colour Veneer LED/UV Nail Colour Fall 2013 Pt. 2 0

I recently finished trying the last of the Fall 2013 collection of Cuccio Colour Veneer gel polishes. I was very pleased with the formula on all of the colors, with a few shades in particular I like to call “1 coat Wonders.

See it all in Montreal: ballet slipper soft natural baby pink.

Turkish Delight: flamingo rose pink.

Rio Carnival: sparkling fiery orange bronze.

St. Barts in a Bottle: true perfect aqua/ cerulean blue.  reminds me instantly of the ocean and the beach; vacation in a bottle- truly.A “1 coat Wonder”– only required a single coat & the color was perfectly rich and opaque. This can in effect save half the time of a manicure!

Argentinian Aubergine: bright plum. A “1 coat Wonder!” only requires a single coat and is fully opaque.

On the Nile Blue: scintillating midnight blue. A “1 coat Wonder!” only requires a single coat and is fully opaque.

Beijing Night Glow: vampyshimmery burgundy.

Oh my Prague: metallic gunmetal. A“1 coat Wonder!” only requires a single coat and is fully opaque.

All swatches shown  here have 2 coats of gel, cured each for 30 seconds in an LED lamp.  I find all Cuccio Colour Veneer gel polishes to have an excellent smooth self-leveling formula that doesn’t run or drip.

For further information on Cuccio, check them out at: http://cuccio.com/

Cuccio Colour Veneer Gel Holiday 2013 Sparkles

Cuccio Colour Veneer Gel Holiday 2013 Sparkles 0

Russian Oppulence: a metallic warm shiny gold. 2 coats

Hong Kong Harbor: a metallic shiny silver. 2 coats

Manhattan Mayhem: a fine glitter red. Required 3 coats for full opacity. My personal favorite of this collection!

To purchase, you can find this Holiday sparklers at: http://cuccio.com/index.php