Trind Caring Color Nail Lacquer Beauty and The Beach Collection

Trind Caring Color Nail Lacquer

Have you heard of Trind Caring Color Nail Lacquer yet? I hadn’t until recently but I am glad I found out about them.

Trind is a Dutch company that started 25 years ago and specializes in nail care and color. In fact the first time I heard about them it was because I was saying on Twitter that my nails were dry and brittle. Jeanette from The Swatchaholic asked me if I had tried the Trind Nail Balsam, which I hadn’t. I looked into it and bought it on Amazon. Then they happened to email me not long afterwards and sent me the Beauty and The Beach collection as well as a bunch of nail treatments to try out.

Trind Caring Color Nail Lacquer

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Note: Undetermined if cruelty free

Lipstick Queen Oxymoron Matte Gloss in Open Secret

Lipstick Queen Oxymoron Open Secret

The Lipstick Queen Oxymoron collection includes five shades, with a new one called Open Secret, which I have today.

These matte glosses come in a pretty gold compact and you can use them on lips and cheeks. They include shea butter, avocado and jojoba oils for moisture and are very easy to wear.

The shades include:

  • Open Secret (new) – light pink
  • Honest Politician – pinky brown
  • Free Ride – peach
  • Deafening Silence – beige/nude
  • Minor Crisis – rose pink
Lipstick Queen Oxymoron Open Secret-2

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Note: Cruelty free

CND Paradise Collection for Summer 2014

CND Paradise Collection

Happy hump day! Today I’ve got the CND Paradise Collection for summer 2014 for you.

This collection captures the lush tropical hues of a faraway island, which I wish I was on at the moment. It’s the Vinylux formula, which is meant to last a lot longer than normal polish when you use their Vinylux top coat. For me it doesn’t last any longer than normal polish, but it does work for other people I have heard.

Note: My bottle of Bicycle Yellow was super dried out and goopy so I couldn’t even swatch it. But it’s a bright yellow with green and gold subtle shimmer.

CND Paradise Collection

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Note: Cruelty free

Milani Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow Swatches and Review

Milani Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow

Are you as excited as I am for the thirty new Milani Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow compacts? This is epic folks, epic!

Milani has created a whole ‘lotta gorgeous shades with a new gel-powder formula. So what on earth is this? It’s gel-like in that it is super smooth and glides onto the skin with just one stroke. But it looks like a powder and feels soft and smooth. You can use them wet or dry and it comes in three finishes: satin matte, shimmer or iridescent metallic. The color line includes Nudes & Browns, Smoky & Sky, Purples & Greens, Metallics and Brights & Lights.

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Note: Cruelty free

NARS Nail Polish – New Shades and Formula!

NARS Nail Polish 2014

NARS Nail Polish has been reformulated and they also came out with 19 new shades for us!

The new formula, which now comes in 43 shades, is designed with resins and polymers which are supposed to help improve wear and strengthen nails. Another new feature is the square cap comes off for easier application. The brush is a wide, flat, rounded style, which I find easier to use than their previous brushes.

NARS Nail Polish

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Note: Cruelty free