MAC Studio Nail Lacquer Has a New Formula!

MAC Studio Nail Lacquer

Alert, alert! MAC Studio Nail Lacquer FINALLY has a new and improved formula!

I think I have heard more complaints about MAC nail polish than pretty much any other brand out there in my days. And the complaints were not unfounded. Especially when it came to certain finishes they carried like their creams, which were notoriously streaky. But now they have reformulated the three-free line, added vitamins E, C and B5, and created a newly designed brush, which has flattened and more streamlined fibres for a better, smoother application.

They also have an Overlacquer (clear gel-like top coat), Underlacquer (gel-like base coat), Matte Overlacquer (matte-effect top coat) and Texturize (clear leather-effect top coat). The nail shades come in 32 colors and four finishes including cream, frost, pearl and glitter.

MAC Studio Nail Lacquer 2014

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Note: Not cruelty free

L’Occitane Roses et Reines Collection

L'Occitane Roses et Reines

Launching on July 30th is the L’Occitane Roses et Reines collection.

This limited edition collection features ten pieces all scented with rose extract from Provence, France. The Rose 4 Reines range (now called Roses et Reines) was created 10 years ago and is enhanced by a unique rose extract from Haute-Provence, obtained by enfleurage. What the heck is that, you ask? Enfleurage consists of extracting the freshness of the natural essence of flowers as soon as they are harvested. This process is particularly suitable for the rose which is extremely delicate. They have a patent pending for this process.

Loccitane Roses et Reines

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Note: Undetermined if cruelty free

Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Unknown Pleasures Fall/Winter 2014 Colour Collection

Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Unknown Pleasures Collection

The Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Unknown Pleasures Fall/Winter 2014 Colour Collection is coming August 5th!

Unknown Pleasures features 6 new Lip Tar shades, two new Cosmetic Colour Pencil shades and six new Nail Lacquer shades, which I will be showing in another post soon. This collection captured shades as seen on the runaways of New York Fashion Week.

It will be coming to Sephora, Beautylish and OCC’s site, and it’s the first time the limited edition Nail Lacquers will be available to try in-store (starting on 9/19)! The two Cosmetic Colour Pencils will be available online only.

Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Unknown Pleasures Lip Tar

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Note: Cruelty free

FingerPaints Film Noir Collection Swatches and Review

FingerPaints Film Noir

FingerPaints Film Noir is a new limited edition nail collection available at Sally Beauty Supply.

This collection features a modern twist on old Hollywood glamour. Three shades have a porcelain finish (aka matte) and one is a very unique glitter shade.

FingerPaints Film Noir Collection

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Note: Cruelty free

Cirque The Kontiki Collection Swatches and Review

Cirque Kontiki Collection

Cirque The Kontiki Collection for summer 2014 features three new limited edition lacquers.

This collection, which launches August 5th on Cirque’s site (also see their stockists page), features shades reminiscent of hot summer days and long summer nights. Each shade has a vivid jelly formula, and features incredible color-shifting shimmer.

Because these are jellies, and I like my jellies to be as opaque as humanly possible, I used three coats for each shade to build up the opacity and cover my nail lines. You could use two coats though if you don’t need them as opaque as I do.

Cirque Kontiki Collection

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Note: Cruelty free