Thursday, January 30, 2014

Red Orange Ombre Mani with China Glaze

Hey everyone! Today I have a fun ombre mani to share. I used China Glaze Cranberry Splash for my red, and China Glaze Harvest Moon from the Hunger Games collection for the gold/orange color. I started out with Harvest Moon on my entire nail, and once it was dry I used a makeup sponge to create the ombre effect.

Carolyn xo

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

My Take On: China Glaze Travel in Colour

Hey guys! Today I swatched China Glaze Travel in Colour from the Holiglaze collection. This one is a clear, glitter top coat. I tried it out on top of Essie Mademoiselle. I'm not usually a fan of these kinds of top coats but this is a nice alternative to a glitter polish. I think it looks really nice over a creme polish like this pink.

Carolyn xo 

Thursday, January 9, 2014

My Take On: China Glaze Put a Bow On It

Hi friends! Today I have a review of China Glaze Put a Bow On It from the HoliGlaze collection. Put a Bow On It is a magenta/fuschia glitter polish. It's surprisingly neon on the nails rather than in the bottle, and I used three coats here. I really like the shade, it's fun and unique for a glitter! Not sure if it's holiday-themed, but purples are my favorite so I'm biased :)

Carolyn xo

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

2014 Nail Polish Trends: Rose Gold, Texture, Collabs + More!

Hey guys! Seeing as this is my first post of 2014, I figured I should include some of the trends for this year that I am (eagerly) anticipating.

Rose Gold
Rose Gold remains hot in the new year and now more and more polish makers are featuring the softer metallic. My favorite is Deborah Lippman Glamorous Life!

It seems every brand is trying to out-do each other with stranger and stranger textures. New releases already include China Glaze Crinkled Chrome, which is a matte metallic with glitter flecks and Zoya Awaken, a matte pastel metallic collection.

Scented Polish
Revlon has really been stepping up their game lately, and their new Parfumerie collection one-ups everybody. I wouldn't be surprise to see OPI or Essie come out with scented polish shortly!

More Collabs 
In 2014 there are a few awesome collaborations already announced and I'm sure we'll continue to see even more. The first photos from OPI x Gwen Stefani have just been released and include a variety of textures. Additionally, MAC is releasing a line which will include polish for the release of Disney's Maleficent which I imagine will be quite vampy and dark.

 What do you guys think the trends for this year will include?

Carolyn xo