Sunday, June 30, 2013

Color Show Nail Lacquer Polka Dots Collection

For summer 2013, Maybelline released two new nail lacquer collections: Polka Dots and Holographic. These babies have just landed in store. Today's post will focus on the Polka Dots collection.

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I have been a fan of the Color Show nail lacquers since day 1. I have so many shades (my favorite is without a doubt Orange Fix). So, when I spotted these at the drugstore, I just had to pick them up! A line of jelly nail polishes containing a mixture of multi-sized rounded matte black and white particles floating in a bright pigment. Yes, please! The line includes 5 shades:

Here is my favorite of the bunch on my nails (Instagram picture...which reminds you all follow me on Instagram too?) - this one is called Drops of Jade #55. Can't get enough of it. My second favorite is Clearly Spotted worn over an opaque white nail polish. Such an easy way to rock the Black & White trend without going overboard!

The only negative point for me...removal! What a pain it is (see pic below)...but the prettiness of these nail polishes makes it worth all the hard work believe me!


Overall, I am loving these new additions to the Color Show line. They are quirky and a fun way to rock the the glitter “sandwich” look in one easy step! ;)

Have you picked up any yet? Do you have other similar nail polishes? 

The Maybelline Polka Dots nail lacquers are available at drugstores and mass retailers nation wide this month and retail for $3.99 each.

Thursday, June 27, 2013

New scent (bottle) we're obsessed with: Viva La Juicy Noir

Did you hear the news? The iconic fragrance house Juicy sent their people back in the lab to tweak their original scent in order to create something...dare I say it...even more enticing?!
If you are a fan of the original Viva La Juicy, you will want to check out this sultry take on the original!

The Inspiration
Bold, sensual and arresting, Viva La Juicy Noir is a captivating fragrance that embodies the Juicy Couture DNA: Discover the couture in the everyday.

Viva La Juicy Noir reflects the bold side of the glamorous Viva La Juicy muse.  A sultry take on the original,Viva La Juicy Noir is for the woman who is daring and leaves a lasting impression. She’s the life of the party – not afraid to show off and get noticed. She is irresistible and unforgettable.

The Fragrance
An enticing interpretation of the original best-selling Viva La Juicy fragrance, Viva La Juicy Noir highlights the succulent ripe berry notes and gourmand accents of the classic scent with a touch of honeysuckle and sandalwood.
Opening with a hint of wild berries mixed with sparkling mandarin and succulent Mara strawberry, these notes capture the vibrant spirit of the Viva La Juicy girl.
Mysterious and feminine, at its heart Viva La Juicy Noir boasts lush honeysuckle, beautiful gardenia petals and feminine jasmine sambac.
Delicious notes of amber, caramel and creamy vanilla combine with sandalwood to create an addictive finish to the scent.
And the packaging...oh my!
A striking pink metallic bottle that utilizes a complex metallization technique to create a liquid pink metal effect. Yes, PINK! It also has a faceted glass cap that tops the vintage-inspired decanter bottle, etched with the iconic Juicy Couture crest. A black satin bow finishes the bottle and captures the seductive spirit of the night. Any packaging junkie is probably staring at her computer screen (and my blog entry woo hoo) with a huge grin on her face. I'm right, am I not? I know I am...because it was my reaction upon reading the press release. Yes, I admit it. Juicy, you had me at...packaging!
Sexy scent, sultry bottle...I think you are onto something here Viva La Juicy people! I, for one, cannot wait to add this one to my collection!

Suggested retail prices:
Viva La Juicy Noir Eau de Parfum, 3.4 fl. oz./ 100 ml                             $90
Viva La Juicy Noir Eau de Parfum, 1.7 fl. oz./ 50 ml                                $70
Also available in a Rollerball Duo feat. Viva La Juicy and Viva La Juicy Noir .17 fl. oz./ 5 ml each            $25
Are you a Juicy fragrance fan? Will you be picking up this new bolder and better version of the old fan favorite?