Cirque Colors Metropolis Collection for November 2014: Knickerbocker

Cirque Colors Knockerbocker Nail Lacquer

The Cirque Colors Metropolis Collection shade for November 2014 is called Knickerbocker.

Ok so I needed to get some background on what Knickerbocker meant so here goes. The term refers to Dutch settlers in the 1600’s who came to New York City. More specifically, it refers to the pants they wore, which were rolled up to their knees and were called knickerbockers or knickers. Also “The Knicks” is the name of the NBA team in NY.

But when I hear the name, I think of the Cinemax show starring Clive Owen called “The Knick” which is about the Knickerbocker Hospital in New York in the early 1900’s. By the way, it’s an excellent show if you haven’t watched it yet.

Cirque Colors Knockerbocker Nail Lacquer-

Continue reading »

Note: Cruelty free

Nails Inc Crushed Diamonds Winter Mews

Nails Inc Crushed Diamonds Winter Mews

Whilst heavily guarding my wallet at Sephora in case some really expensive makeup item tried to lure me in, I caught a glimpse of something magical and sparkly that I couldn’t take my eyes off of. It was called Nails Inc Crushed Diamonds Winter Mews.

Now normally a silver nail polish is pretty much completely uninteresting to me. I have seen them ALL (or so I feel like) and I can’t even remember the last time I bought one. But this was different. This really did look like iridescent crushed up silvery diamonds. And then I picked up the bottle, which is a new style for Nails Inc, and I was sold. SOLD! Give me something heavy and expensive feeling and I swear that is the tipping point for me. Plus the cap comes off for easier painting, so yeah. Love.

Nails Inc Crushed Diamonds Winter Mews-2

Continue reading »

Note: Cruelty free

alessandro International Hand! Spa Cream Rich Hand Cream & Coco Mango Nail Butter

Allessandro International Hand! Spa and Coco Mango Nail Butter

Are you a lover of both delicious smelling things and things that are good for your paws? Then you might want to check out the alessandro International Hand! Spa Cream Rich Hand Cream and Coco Mango Nail Butter.

*Cue Homer Simpson drooling sound* Mmmmmm, Coco Mango Nail Butter.

Allessandro International Coco Mango Nail Butter

Continue reading »

Note: Undetermined if cruelty free

Gwen Stefani for OPI Holiday 2014

Gwen Stefani for OPI Holiday 2014

As you have no doubt heard by now (get it?), there is a new limited edition Gwen Stefani for OPI holiday 2014 collection out!

In the collection there are eighteen shades, many of them red. Now normally I would sigh and be like “UGH MORE REDS FOR CHRISTMAS OPI?” but since Gwen is kind of known for wearing red lips and nails, it makes more sense, and I can forgive them. But next year *shakes fist!*

Like a silly child on Christmas morn’, I was so excited to take bottles shots of these I didn’t bother looking at the press release first to see that in fact there were eighteen shades, not twelve like I first thought. Mine came in two separate boxes, so I thought it was a twelve piece collection then another six piece one. So as you can see, I didn’t photograph all the bottles together. Live and learn. ;)

Continue reading »

Note: Cruelty free

Essence of Beauty Naturally Indulgent Bath & Body Collection

Essence of Beauty Lavender, Lemon Verbena

Essence of Beauty, which happens to be CVS’s number one selling body care and fragrance line, has a new collection out called Naturally Indulgent Bath & Body.

This new line includes three new scents: Lemon Verbena with Olive Oil, Lavender with Rosemary Oil and Eucalyptus with Mint Oil. Each scent has a Hand Cream, Body Butter, Sugar Scrub, Botanical Body Wash, Foaming Bath Soak, Nourishing Body Oil and Shea Butter Bar Soap. They all contain plant extracts and essential oils and are free from parabens, petroleum, gluten and phthalates.

And the price is right too! Everything is between $5.99 and $9.99.

Essence of Beauty Lemon Verbena Body Oil

Continue reading »

Note: Cruelty free