Archive of ‘Nail Polish’ category

Boys In The Bottle Giveaway!

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Do you ever wish you were the type of girl who has men wrapped around her little finger? Well, that can be you. You can have them wrapped around every finger, in fact – with Boys In The Bottle.

Boys In the Bottle is a trendy line of 36 nail polishes with adorable names like Adam’s Apple, Blue Gene, Mad Maxwell, and Gigolo (my fave) – what does that say about me? Anyway…

Spoiled Pretty is partnering with Boys In The Bottle for your favorite thing and mine – a GIVEAWAY!

BITB hat Boys In The Bottle Giveaway!*First prize is 10 shades of polish (winner chooses preferred colors) plus a Boys In The Bottle hat

*Second prize is 5 shades of polish (winner chooses preferred colors) plus a Boys In The Bottle hat

To enter the giveaway, send an email to spoiledprettycontests@gmail.com and include your full name. The subject line should read “Boys In The Bottle Giveaway.”

The contest ends at 9 pm EST on Sunday, February 17th. Winners will be chosen at random from among the entrants. On Monday, February 18th, I’ll announce the winners’ names. Please, only one comment per person; duplicate comments will not increase your chances of winning. Contest is open to U.S. & Canadian residents. Good luck!

Haute Pink But A Hot Mess

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A couple of days before leaving for Fashion Week, I realized I hadn’t given any thought to my nails. With all my last-minute running around, I didn’t have time to fit in a salon appointment. But then again, I certainly couldn’t show up to the fashion event of the season with tore-up looking nails.

Considering that my chosen outfits were mostly black, grays, and other neutrals – I wanted a nail color that would really pop. I wanted so badly to paint them with I’m Indi-a Mood for Love or ElePhantastic Pink, from OPI’s India Collection; but those polishes don’t hit stores until February 6th, so I had to improvise.

jan+24+003 Haute Pink But A Hot MessMilani Pink Pop satisfied my urge for bold, bubblegum colored nails – but this polish does have some major problems. Pink Pop goes on smoothly, yet – for some unknown reason – it dries to a semi-matte finish. But after two coats of the Milani, plus one coat of Seche Vite, my nails looked like pink patent-leather perfection.

Unfortunately, after 3 days, this polish starts chipping like nobody’s business. I suppose one could ward off the cracks by applying a clear top coat every few days. But I’m too lazy and scatterbrained for that.

Milani polishes cost around $3.50, so I suppose I can’t be too picky. I will use this polish again, because the color is just so darned fabulous. But if you’re at the drugstore and you pick up a bottle of Milani – be mindful that, in this case, you get what you pay for.

All Purpose Powder

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Don’t ya just love when a product does double beauty duty? Me too. That’s why I was so excited to get my hands on Glamo-Glitz by Scarlett Cosmetics.

Glamo-Glitz is a one-of-a-kind product that can be used in seven different ways! These mineral-based loose cosmetic dusts are multi-functional, and are used on eyes, cheeks, lips, body, highlighting and even for mascara. Here’s how it works…

Eye Shadow: Use wet or dry and sweep lightly or dramatically over lid.

Eye Liner: Dip an eyelining brush into water and then into Glamo-Glitz, and sweep along lash line. The ones with glitter look fabulous this way!

Lips: Put petroleum jelly on lips then mix one part water with two parts Glamo-Glitz and dab onto lips.

Mascara: Mix two parts water with one part Glamo-Glitz and put onto lashes with a disposable mascara wand. Need a shocking teal mascara but can’t find it? No problem, make one from your Glamo-Glitz. Do not wear glitter formulas if you have contact lenses, though.

Cheeks: Dip a blush brush into your Glamo-Glitz and swep onto cheeks.

Decollete: Get a big, fat brush and brush over this area – as well as shoulders. Very sexy!

Nail Polish: Adding your choice of Glamo-Glitz color to clear nail polish can make a custom color. It blends smoothly so you don’t have to worry about clumps and the nail polish not drying. Try mixing one that has glitter in it!

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In the photo, you can see a few of my favorite Glamo-Glitz shades (from top to bottom – Gypsy, Mombasa, and Pop Star). I wet the powders so that they would photograph more vividly; but please note that they also can be used for a sheer wash of color. That’s why they’re so great – because they’re all-purpose!

Scarlett Cosmetics are sold by select retailers in the U.S., U.K., and Hong Kong. But no matter where you’re from, you can live the Glamo-Glitz life by visiting scarlettcos.com.

Get In The Mood On February 1st

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Confections of affection, these new Essie shades are light and luscious. Sweet gets sassy, pale turns perky, and pastels show their passionate side. These special treats are sure to get you in the mood for spring!

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In The Mood, Essie’s Spring 2008 collection includes:

Hi Maintenance
Great Expectations
Body Language
Secret Affair
Hard to Get
Looking for Love

These girly, gorgeous pastes will be available in salons and stores on February 1st.

She Wore Blue Satin

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When I heard that Chanel’s Blue Satin was the most coveted nail color for Spring 2008, I couldn’t run to the store quick enough, wrap my digits around a bottle, and bring it home with me. Normally, I would balk at paying $19 for nail polish. But when every magazine and website is promising it’s going to change my life, what’s a beauty junkie to do?

Blue Satin goes on smoothly, and the pigment is remarkably rich – so you only need one coat. In very bright light, the polish vacillates between sparkling sapphire and inky indigo. But most of the time, it just looks black. And not even a shimmery obsidian, either…just flat, matte black.

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All I’ve read is rave reviews about this color…so I really wanted to buy into the buzz. Regrettably, I cannot. I expected the shade to pop more against my skin tone, which it didn’t in the slightest – and I’m convinced that it’s much more complimentary to paler complexions.

I’m going out on a limb – and you can take this review with a grain of salt – but I don’t think this lacquer lives up to the hype. In my humble opinion, the propaganda is outta control…some ebay sellers are charging $45 for a single bottle!

If Blue Satin cost half of its actual price, it might get more of an endorsement. But for my money, I’d rather buy three bottles of Essie, OPI, China Glaze, or Creative Nail Design.

I’ve got the blues.

Are You The Winner Of The Plexi Pop Giveaway?

plexipink Are You The Winner Of The Plexi Pop Giveaway?Are you the winner of Spoiled Pretty’s Plexi Pop Giveaway? You are if your name is Erin Mifflin.

Erin will receive CND’s Spring 2008 collection, Plexi Pop, before the polishes are available in stores; the collection will hit shelves in March.

Thanks to all of you who entered. Stay tuned, though – because our next giveaway is mere hours away.

Spoiled Pretty don’t mess around.

Spoiled Pretty’s CND Spring 2008 Giveaway

Plexi Pop, the Spring 2008 color collection from Creative Nail Design, was inspired by colorful Lucite designs from modernist 60’s interiors. Bold in the bottle, while subtle on the nail – this collection includes:

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Top Row: Retro White (bright white opaque crème), Turquoise Tint (aqua opalescent sheer), Nail Gloss (translucent medium pink sheer)
Bottom Row: Clearly Pink (translucent light pink sheer), Translucent Tangerine (coral shimmer sheer), Plexi Pink (vibrant pink opalescent sheer)

These shades debuted on runways during Spring 2008 Fashion Week in New York and London – including Badgley Mischka, BCBG, Carmen Marc Valvo, DKNY, L.A.M.B., Peter Som, and Rachel Roy.

You could wait until March, when the collection will be available in salons and beauty stores. Or you could enter the Spoiled Pretty’s Plexi Pop Giveaway (say that three time fast!) and win all six shades now!

To enter:
*Name one of my ‘Holy Grail’ nail products I included on the Spoiled Prettiest: Best of Beauty 2007 list. Here’s a hint: I wrote the review on New Year’s Eve.
*Send an email to spoiledprettycontests@gmail.com – and make sure to include the product name, your full name, and email address.

The contest ends at 9 pm EST on Sunday, January 20th. A winner will be chosen at random from among the entrants. On Monday, January 21st, I’ll announce the winner’s name. Please, only one comment per person; duplicate comments will not increase your chances of winning. Contest is open to U.S. & Canadian residents. Good luck!

OPI’s Holiday In Hollywood

For Holiday 2007, OPI takes you to the place where glamorous begins and fabulous never ends – Hollywood! With twelve stunning Nail Lacquers (Glamour Reds and Dazzling Darks & Neutrals), Holiday in Hollywood makes you the star this season!

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From the photo, above, you can see that my lovely nails are ready for the red carpet. What are they wearing, you ask? Hollywood Blonde, a pale gold shimmer.

To see the nail color on another skin tone, check out my friend Michelle’s product pic at All Lacquered Up.

The Holiday In Hollywood collection is available at Ulta stores and Ulta.com.

Can’t Help It

I’ve been singing Fergie’s new song, Clumsy, for two days straight. It’s so infectious – I can’t get it out of my brain. The equally addictive video is below. Dean and Dan Caten (of Dsquared) make an appearance, as do some well-placed MAC products. Apparently, the new Viva Glam spokeswoman doesn’t waste any time assuming her duties.

And how fantabulous is the inky nail situation she’s got going on?

Ugg?

Picture it…it’s January in Jersey and your toes are looking jacked up. What to do? You could get a pedicure, but afterwards, you risk ruining your perfect polish by putting your socks and shoes back on. So what’s the solution? You could take up residence in the nail salon until your toenails are completely dry (tip: bring a book, it could be a while), or brave the freezing cold and winds in flip flops.

Now, there’s a third option. A few years ago, three sisters longed for a solution to the age-old problem of how to enjoy their favorite spa service in winter – and not freeze their tootsies off. Bootie Pies is their brainchild.

 Ugg?Bootie Pies are suede boots have a patent leather toe that flips up when you get your toes painted, keeping the rest of your foot toasty and warm. They are currently offered in four colors, and come in women’s whole sizes 5-11.

Bootie Pies have been featured on the TODAY Show, in In Touch Magazine, and in the 2007 Grammy Celebrity Gift Basket . They have been embraced by celebrities, including Mary J. Blige, Scarlett Johansson, Jennifer Hudson, Fergie, The Pussycat Dolls, and Trish McEvoy.

Bootie Pies seem to have a lot of fans. Are you one? Would you pay $128 for a pair?

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