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essie serene slate collection

Hey there folks! Today I have the new essie serene slate collection for ya! The essie serene slate collection features nine new nail colors, all with a muted, soothing neutral flavor. Most of these are cremes but we have a couple shimmers and a metallic as well. I am in love with this collection because I love muted and/or greyish nail tones, so this is perfect for me.

I swatched *almost* all of these with just two coats (the one exception was press pause, which was three thin coats) and the formula was great!

press pause

press pause is a light grey creme with a very slight blue tint.

mind-full meditation

mind-full meditation is a light beige creme.

wire-less is more

wire-less is more is a dusty grey with rose pink shimmer.

serene slate

serene slate is a medium stone grey creme.

toned down

toned down is a medium steel grey/smoky blue creme.

on mute

on mute is a dark charcoal grey creme.

generation zen

generation zen is a dark mauve/grey creme.

gadget free

gadget free is a gunmetal grey metallic.

cause & reflect

cause & reflect is a deep indigo blue with silver shimmer.

essie serene slate collection

No lie, I am in love! Almost all these colors are just utterly beautiful to me, and many are unique. A couple don’t completely knock my socks off because I’ve seen them before. Those would be gadget free, mind-full meditation and wire-less is more.

My personal favorites are serene slate, toned down, generation zen, on mute and cause & reflect.

The essie serene slate collection comes out this month on their site and in stores and they are $9.00 each.

Are you loving this collection as much as me?

-Kelly

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My Favorite Beige OPI Nail Lacquer Colors

TGIF and welcome to my favorite beige OPI nail lacquer colors!

Beige/tan/nude (whatever you want to call it) isn’t one of my favorite colors for anything, so these colors here should be happy they passed my test!

These are all new swatches (I am re-swatching them all as I go) but again, I won’t be discussing formula or anything since I have already reviewed these shades on here in the past.

OPI My Vampire Is Buff

My Vampire Is Buff is a nice creamy beige-y white.

OPI You’re So Vain-illa

You’re So Vain-illa is probably my favorite of these six here.

OPI Chillin’ Like A Villain

Chillin’ Like a Villain is an orange-y beige.

OPI Do You Take Lei Away?

Do You Take Lei Away? is probably the most “classic beige” shade of all these.

OPI Samoan Sand

Samoan Sand is a sheer-ish tan color.

OPI Don’t Pretzel My Buttons

Don’t Pretzel My Buttons is another nice creamy beige.And that’s it folks!

What are your favorite beige/tan/nude OPI shades?

-Kelly

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Urban Decay Street Style Brow Collection

Happy Thursday friends! Today I have the new Urban Decay Street Style Brow Collection for ya. The Urban Decay Street Style Brow Collection features a some new items all designed to get your brows into shape, in a variety of ways. It includes seven new Double Down Brow powder compacts, seven Brow Endowed dual-ended primer + color, seven Brow Blade dual-ended ink stain + waterproof pencil, two Brow Finish gels and a set of stencils, which include 8 shapes (not shown on this post).

Urban Decay Double Down Brow Putty ($29)

Double Down Brow Waterproof Smudge-Proof Brow Putty comes in a little compact with a mirror and dual-ended applicator. Each one has two coordinating brow putty shades.

Urban Decay Brow Blade ($26)

Brow Blade Ink Stain + Waterproof Pencil has a super thin twist-up pencil color on one end and a brush-tip stain applicator on the other end.

Urban Decay Brow Endowed ($28)

Brow Endowed Brow Primer + Color features an invisible primer on one end and a brow color tint on the other end.

Urban Decay Brow Finish ($21)

Brow Finish Waterproof Brow Gel comes in two shades: Ozone (completely clear) and Midnight Cowboy (glittery sparkles)

Top to bottom: Taupe Trap, Gingersnap, Brown Sugar

Top to bottom: Cafe Kitty, Brunette Betty, Neutral Nana, Dark Drapes

There is a good mix of cool-toned and warm-toned shades here and yes, there is now a shade for red-heads (Gingersnap) as well! I’m totally loving all of these items but think my favorite is Brow Blade. Since I got microbladed last summer (at least 50% of it came off, even after going twice) I have areas of sparseness again, and the super precise fine tip works really well to fill in gaps and look natural.

The Urban Decay Street Style Brow Collection will be available in stores and their site on January 15th and elsewhere Feb-March.

Are you interested in trying any of these products out?

-Kelly

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Sally Hansen X Crayola Glam Rock Collection

Hey there everyone, wanna see the new Sally Hansen X Crayola Glam Rock Collection? The Sally Hansen X Crayola Glam Rock Collection features twelve new metallic nail shades made in their Insta-Dri formula, which only requires one coat and dries super quickly. I actually used two thin coats here, but you definitely can do just one and they look great.

Shall we?

Sally Hansen Metallic Sunburst

Metallic Sunburst is a warm gold.

Sally Hansen Alloy Orange

Alloy Orange is a muted orange.

Sally Hansen Bittersweet Shimmer

Bittersweet Shimmer is a pinkish/red.

Sally Hansen Big Dip O’ Ruby

Big Dip O’ Ruby is a ruby red.

Sally Hansen Shimmering Blush

Shimmering Blush is a deep pink.

Sally Hansen Razzmic Berry

Razzmic Berry is a deep grape purple.

Sally Hansen Sheen Green

Sheen Green is a bright grass green.

Sally Hansen Metallic Seaweed

Metallic Seaweed is a teal blue.

Sally Hansen Blast Off Bronze

Blast Off Bronze is a deep brownish/bronze.

Sally Hansen B’Dazzled Blue

B’Dazzled Blue is a deep navy blue.

Sally Hansen Sonic Silver

Sonic Silver is a medium silver.

Sally Hansen Deep Space Sparkle

Deep Space Sparkle is a dark charcoal grey.

Sally Hansen X Crayola Glam Rock Collection

If you love metallic colors this might be just the collection for you! These are very pigmented and dry quickly. I love the wider, rounded-edge brushes because they apply so nicely and without me having to clean anything up around my cuticles afterwards.

You can find the Sally Hansen X Crayola Glam Rock Collection in stores now.

See anything in this collection you will be hunting down?

-Kelly

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butter London + Pantone Color of the Year 2019

Happy Tuesday! Today I have the butter London + Pantone Color of the Year 2019 nail lacquer shades for you. This year Pantone went for an orange/coral color with golden undertones called Living Coral. It’s bright, warm, gorgeous and makes me really want spring to hurry up and get here!

Living Coral Patent Shine 10X

Living Coral Patent Shine 10X is a bright coral with a shiny creme finish. This is two coats.

Living Coral Crushed Diamonds

Living Coral Crushed Diamonds is a bright coral with golden shimmer. This is two coats.

Living Coral Peel-Off Glitter

Living Coral Peel-Off Glitter is filled with coral and micro-gold glitter particles with a peel-off formula. This is three thin coats.

butter London Living Coral Peel-Off Glitter

I’m really liking Living Coral, it’s definitely a shade of orange I can get behind. I love the Patent Shine and Crushed Diamonds formulas of Living Coral the most here.

You can find the butter London Living + Pantone Color of the Year 2019 shades on their site and Ulta now.

What do you think about this shade?

-Kelly

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Well hello there and happy 2019 to you! There are only a few shades left in this OPI series and today I have my favorite yellow OPI nail lacquer colors for you. There aren’t tons and tons of yellow OPI’s to choose from, which made this fairly easy.

These are all new swatches (I am re-swatching them all as I go) but again, I won’t be discussing formula or anything since I have already reviewed these shades on here in the past.

One Chic Chick

One Chic Chick is a really nice pale creamy yellow/almost-beige.

Met a Boy Cute As Can Be

Met a Boy Cute As Can Be is more of a pale lemon-yellow than One Chic Chick is.

Towel Me About It

Towel Me About It is a sunny, cool-toned yellow creme.

Fiercely Fiona

Fiercely Fiona is an almost chartreuse yellow creme. I love this one the most because it’s so unusual.

Never a Dulles Moment

Never a Dulles Moment leans more towards the orange side of yellow and I think it’s pretty unique.Most of these look best on me with a ridge-filling base coat and three thin coats, because yellows tend to be very brush-stroke-y. I do think these are mostly fairly unique shades and I do love a great cool-toned yellow!

Which OPI yellows are your favorites?

-Kelly

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OPI Tokyo Spring 2019 Collection

Why hello there and welcome to the OPI Tokyo Spring 2019 Collection! The OPI Tokyo Spring 2019 Collection features twelve new shades evoking a VERY spring-like feel, which I love. Nine of these are cremes and three are shimmers.

Of course there are a lot of pinks, as we pretty much expect from OPI. Most of their collections are heavy on the pinks and/or reds, which might not be the hardcore nailphile’s favorite colors, but they are obviously HUGE sellers or they wouldn’t keep making them!

The formula was really nice with these. The lighter cremes worked best over a ridge-filling base coat for me and all were 2-3 coats.

Another Ramen-tic Evening

Another Ramen-tic Evening is a light muted pink creme.

How Does Your Zen Garden Grow?

How Does Your Zen Garden Grow? is a light lime green creme.

Rice Rice Baby

Rice Rice Baby is a dusty medium mauve/pink creme.

Kanpai OPI!

Kanpai OPI! is a muted periwinkle creme.

Arigato from Tokyo

Arigato from Tokyo is a vivid medium pink creme.

I’m On a Sushi Roll

I’m On a Sushi Roll is a dusty medium blue/green creme.

Tempura-ture is Rising!

Tempura-ture is Rising! is a bright coral/orange creme.

Suzi-san Climbs Fuji-san

Suzi-san Climbs Fuji-san is a dusty blue creme.

Hurry-juku Get this Color!

Hurry-juku Get this Color! is a deep pinky/purple creme.

All Your Dreams in Vending Machines

All Your Dreams in Vending Machines is a fuchsia shimmer.

Samurai Breaks a Nail

Samurai Breaks a Nail is a royal purple with heavy blue/pink shimmer.

Chopsticks and Stones

Chopsticks and Stones is a deep navy blue with lighter blue shimmer.

OPI Tokyo Spring 2019 Collection

Pretty! I am SOOOO ready for spring, even though it just turned to winter officially today. The first five shades above especially remind me of spring and Tokyo somehow, though I have never been (but would love to one day.)

I like that even though there are many pinks and some other colors here we have seen before (the blues and periwinkle) they all have this slightly muted/grey-ish tone, which makes them a little different. The three shimmers are gorgeous, especially Samurai Breaks a Nail.

You can preorder the OPI Tokyo Spring 2019 Collection here now!

Now I want to hear from you! Which ones will you be definitely picking up?

-Kelly

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Happy Friday everyone! As with all Fridays in the month of December I am holding a giveaway for my loyal readers! This time we have goodies from MAC and Too Faced. The items one person will win are:
  • MAC Studio Fix Sculpt And Shape Contour Palette in Light/Medium
  • MAC Studio Fix Sculpt And Shape Contour Palette in Medium/Dark
  • MAC Shiny Pretty Things Party Favors Lipstick: Nude
  • Too Faced pink metallic hearts makeup bag
  • Too Faced Hangover RX Replenishing Primer & Setting Spray
  • Too Faced Hangover Replenishing Face Primer

There are two ways to enter: Leave a comment on this blog post and follow me on Instagram. For all terms & conditions check out the info on the app below and good luck!

-Kelly

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Jessica Cosmetics Holiday Glam Collection

Hey there and happy Thursday to ya! I’ve got the Jessica Cosmetics Holiday Glam Collection for you today, which features three pretty jewel-toned shimmers. These had a great formula and I only needed two coats for them to cover completely. Good stuff!

Silk Robe

Silk Robe is a bright fuchsia with pink and blue shimmer.

The Queen’s Jewels

The Queen’s Jewels is an intense red with red shimmer.

Majestic Crown

Majestic Crown is a deep blue with lighter blue shimmer.

Jessica Cosmetics Holiday Glam Collection

Three gorgeous shades, though I am pretty sure they are all shades we have seen many times before. They do have a really nice formula though – Jessica rarely disappoints in that arena!

You can find the Jessica Cosmetics Holiday Glam Collection on their site and in select stores now and they are $9.00 each.

See anything here that tempts you or do you already have shades like these?

-Kelly

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