Beauty Quartet Box October 2015

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Today I have the October 2015 Beauty Quartet box to show you! This is an anniversary for them (I can’t remember which. I think two years) so they decided to double the amount of polish in the box! Eight indie polishes!! I have a few favorites and a few a could live without. Let’s take a look1

This is Dollish Polish Welcome Foolish Mortals. I did three coats of this one since the black jelly was so sheer. However, that made the glitter way too overpowering and lumpy. I normally love Dollish Polish but I doubt I’ll reach for this one again. It’s not for me.



Girly Bits Abracapocus is a gorgeous polish and I really like this one. However, it reminds me more of Christmas  than it does of Halloween.



Smokey Mountain Lacquer Reborn. I like the color of this one but I love how she didn’t do a glitter. This is a great purple jelly and could be worn all year round.



Gothic Gala Lacquer Sanguine Nocte is a lovely color. However, I can’t stand this new bottle. The handle is awkward when holding and makes it too tall to fit in my drawers. The brush is short and stubby, making it very hard to get a nice cuticle line. I hope she goes back to her old bottle.



Love, Angeline Boo! is a shimmery dark green. I have two Love, Angeline polishes and they are both green and both from a beauty quartet box. :)



My Indie Polish Blue Moon is my least  favorite of the box. I did three coats and you can still see prominent visible nail line. Also, the label on the bottle is hand-written and like one of those circle stickers you’d use for a garage sale. If the polish was amazing, I’d let that slide, but unfortunately, it’s not.



Rica Vampire Sangria is a gorgeous red wine shimmer. This is one of my favorites of the box.



Philly Loves Lacquer Burning Rain of Death is a black polish with multi-colored glitters. I really enjoyed this one but this one reminds me of Christmas, too!



What do you think of my likes and dislikes? Do you agree?

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Sally Hansen Fall 2015 Designer Inspired Shades

{Press Sample}

Sally Hansen has teamed with designer Prabal Gurung to create a trio of polish for the fall! Prabal Gurung launched his eponymous collection in February 2009 with a philosophy encompassing modern luxury, bold femininity and an astute sense of glamour.

Gurung was born in Singapore and raised in Kathmandu, Nepal. After beginning his design career in New Delhi he moved to New York to finish his studies at Parsons The New School for Design. Upon graduating, Gurung spent two years with Cynthia Rowley’s design and production teams. Soon after, he was appointed design director at the iconic Bill Blass, a post he held for five years until launching his own collection, PRABAL GURUNG.

A focus on quality and innovation has placed Gurung at the forefront of American fashion with designs worn by leading ladies including First Lady Michelle Obama and The Duchess of Cambridge, to name a few. In 2010 he was the recipient of the Ecco Domani Fashion Fund Award and selected as runner up for the 2010 CFDA / Vogue Fashion Fund. In 2011 Gurung was honored as one of USA Network’s Character Approved Award recipients, named goodwill ambassador of Maiti Nepal, a finalist of the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Award and was the recipient of the 2011 CFDA Swarovski Award for Womenswear. Prabal Gurung was the official 2013 designer collaborator for Target and in September 2014 launched footwear on the Spring 2015 runway.


Prabal Gurung collaborated with Sally Hansen for the tenth consecutive season to create three exclusive nail polish shades to compliment his Fall 2015 collection, which is a graphic, modern take on effortless glamour.


The exclusive Prabal Gurung for Sally Hansen collection includes: Complete Salon Manicure in Midnight Affair, Complete Salon Manicure in Leaf Peeper,  Complete Salon Manicure in Concrete Jungle


Sally Hansen Concrete Jungle is a lovely medium gray.




Sally Hansen Midnight Affair is a cobalt blue.  I got quite a few compliments on this color when I wore it to work!





Sally Hansen Leaf Peeper is a dusty rose.sally-hansen-leaf-peeper



Here is the nail art I did using all three of these polishes! To do this, I used vinyls from Twinkled T to create this faux watermarble look.




What do you think of this new trio?

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40 Great Nail Art Ideas…Teal

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There is a new Crumpet’s Nail Tarts challenge that is going to be really cool for you, dear reader! :) Every other week, we get a color prompt. This week it’s teal. The twist is that each blogger is assigned a different nail art style every week! So all the manicures in the link up below are teal but they are all a different technique! How cool is that?!

My assigned style this week is sponging. I started with two coats of OPI Silver Canvas. Then, I sponged OPI Turquoise Aesthetic on top. The effect was cool, but needed a little more oompf so I sponged OPI Pen&Pink near the cuticles. Then, it was looking like a gradient so I did more Turquoise Aesthetic on top of that. It still looks like a gradient, but it definitely is teal prominent!




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