The other day I was scrolling through a local Tarjay when I came across some nail colours from Sonia Kashuk that I hadn’t yet seen in person. Who am I to pass these up I thought to myself, so they wound up in my basket. 🙂

I believe these are part of her core collection, but don’t quote me on that!

The formula was pretty good with these, although maybe on the thick side. All three were just two coats and pretty shiny. The brushes on these were much better then the ones in my last review. More on that below.


Tauped is a medium brown taupe creme with a bit of dove grey mixed in. Can I ever get enough of these colors you ask? No. Is there a dupe for this taupe you ask? Most likely, but I haven’t had a chance to compare it with anything yet. I would say if you don’t yet have a taupe and want one, this is a good option. Or if you are a complete taupe maniac like me, you might want this. If you already have a taupe or two and the color doesn’t totally floor you, then perhaps skip it.

Taunting Teal

Taunting Teal is a deep blue teal creme. This is another one that might not be all that unique but I really quite like. Something about it has a “murky” quality which is nice.

Rock Star

Rock Star is a deep indigo purple creme. The color is incredibly hard to capture correctly on camera, this was the closest I could come. It’s not purple and it’s not blue. Depending on the lighting it can go either way. I think it’s a really flattering color for me and I like that it’s not just a grape colored creme.


I think these are all three really nice colors, though maybe not that unique.


$4.49 each


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And now for something fun!

You might remember when I wrote the review of the Reach For The Stars holiday 2010 colors that I was none too impressed with the brushes. All three were cheap plastic, and little fibers stuck out on them. Well it turns out that those brushes were just test ones and were not supposed to be in the bottles at all. In fact it was kind of me who alerted them about this issue, and they had to go through their inventory and replace the bad ones with the correct ones! VV saves the day! Kidding. 😉

Anyway, they sent me a replacement set with the correct (and much nicer) brushes and I am giving it away to one lucky person!

The colors include Gold, Grey & Red (the colors seen in the pic above).

Rules to enter:

  • Leave a comment on this post letting me know what your favorite winter tradition is
  • One entry per person (strictly enforced) – don’t freak out if your comment doesn’t show up immediately; I moderate so it can take up to 24 hours
  • Giveaway closes on November 11th at 12:00 pm, PST
  • I will notify the randomly chosen winner via email and they will have 48 hours to respond or I have to choose another winner

Good luck and let’s all hope my site doesn’t crash AGAIN!


Written by Kelly
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