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Patriotic with CND Vinylux Polish

Patriotic with CND Vinylux Polish 0

I Love CND Vinylux Weekly Polish.  Not only is it an awesome 2 step system, color and top coat, which saves you time and money, but it last a full week!!!

I used these 3 fantastic shades to create these nail art looks inspired buy our nation.

Rouge Red- the perfect true red. 

Cream Puff- pure white cream.

Blue Rapture- a solid primary color blue.

For more information on CND and or Vinylux, check them out here: http://www.cnd.com/

CND Additives Summer 2014 “Paradise” Collection

CND Additives Summer 2014 “Paradise” Collection 0

As you all my now know I am a huge fan of CND’s Additives, and for summer 2014 they have introduced 5 brand spanking new limited edition shades that definitely set the summer sun ablaze. I personally love how creative one can truly be with the Additives, the possibilities are endless.

The “Paradise” collection of Additives includes not only the 5 new shades, but 2 awesome art implements- a Spatula for mixing (I personally love mine to custom mix glitters for gel manicures) and an Amazing Thumb Palette (which I Love and use all the time, and previously wrote a blog post on: http://merricures.com/post/75734708266/introducing-the-thumb-palette-from-lavaque-i-was

The 5 limited edition pigment shades in the Paradise collection are:

Tropic Sunrise: a sultry hot neon yellow.

Island Heat: a shimmering gold kissed hot orange.

Pink Lotus: a bright neon hot pink.

Midnight Tide: a metallic shimmering deep ocean blue.  My personal favorite in this collection!

Sizzling Sand: an iridescent sparkling white.

As per usual, this CND Additives kit is limited edition, so pick up yours fast before they’re all gone!

For more information on CND, check them out: http://www.cnd.com/

Dashing Diva- Design FX & Color FX

Dashing Diva- Design FX & Color FX 0

I Love love Love the ease and creative fun one can have with these awesome pre-sized nail appliques from the folks of Dashing Diva.

Design FX comes in over 35 different fun art styles.  Color FX come in over 35 different solid colored hues.

Each package comes with 58 total appliques, 34 full nail appliques in 17 sizes, & 24 French appliques in 12 sizes.  The appliques can also be used on your toes!  And if that’s not enough, these appliques are applied without the use of any heat! With a gel overlay they can last up to 2 weeks.

For more information on Dashing Diva, or to purchase, check them out here: http://dashingdivapro.com/

glamgel by Dashing Diva

glamgel by Dashing Diva 0

I recently played around with new glamgel nails from Dashing Diva.  These easy to apply and super secure nail tips have a smooth finish, and come with both glue and addhesive depending on the stregth of adhesion you desire.

Each glamgel package features 24 nails in 12 sizes, 24 super adhesive tabs, and a pink gel adhesive.  The adhesive tabs last approximately 5 days of wear, and with the pink gel one should anticipate 10 days of wear. Also included is a mini nail file and instruction booklet to help one achieve perfect application.

I was most impressed by the smooth finish of these nails.  Despite them having a lot of glitter in their design, the style of these nail tips truly resembles that of a professional gel manicure.

The 3 styles featured here are:

Silver Starlet: a pale silver base with silver and holographic glitter fade at the tips.

Quiet Riot: a pale sheer pink base, with glitter ombre tips, and large gold circular glitter holograms.

Starcraft: black base with multi-colored glitter fade, with magenta glitter at the tips.

For more information on Dashing Diva, or to purchase any of their products, chem them out here: http://dashingdivapro.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/