Contrary Polish Beach Blanket

Contrary Polish Beach Blanket Bottle

Contrary Polish Beach Blanket was created in celebration of the brand’s second anniversary. Happy anniversary Contrary Polish, I am glad you are around making our nails a little happier!

The second anniversary is known as the “cotton anniversary” so the name makes a lot of sense. This shade is a beautiful bright red jelly with blue and pink microshimmer.

Contrary Polish Beach Blanket

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JINsoon Tess Giberson Collection Fall/Winter 2014

JINsoon Tess Giberson Collection Fall-Winter 2014

JINsoon Tess Giberson Collection Fall/Winter 2014 lands in stores this month and it has some seriously unique and amazing shades included.

Jin Soon Choi collaborated with designer Tess Giberson for this collection. They created shades that were “inspired by the transference of classic rugged American sportswear into contemporary, effortless, luxurious style.” In other words, they made normal colors stand out more by using shimmer and speckles, which gives them new dimension.

JINsoon Tess Giberson Collection Fall-Winter 2014

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Pupdate: Volume 10

Parker

Age 6-7 months

I cannot believe it’s been one year today since we adopted Parker! And LOOK HOW LITTLE he was!! He is like horse-sized now. :D

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Pixi Nail Color of the Month: Caliente Coral

Pixi Nail Colour Caliente Coral

The August Pixi Nail Colour of the Month is called Caliente Coral.

As one might suspect, it’s named for the normally super sizzling month of August. Weirdly August in the Bay Area has been really mild. Usually at my house (I live in the East Bay, across the Bay Bridge from San Francisco) it’s in the mid 80′s to mid 90′s this month. But we’ve been keeping it more in the low 70′s so far. I hope it starts getting warmer!

This is a limited edition shade, and available only at PixiBeauty.

Pixi Nail Colour Caliente Coral-2

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Crabtree & Evelyn The Nud-est Collection

Crebtree & Evelyn The Nud-est Collection

This afternoon I have something I’ll wager you haven’t heard of – The Crabtree & Evelyn The Nud-est Collection.

Yep it’s true, the 40 year old skincare brand now has nail lacquer! This collection, as the name implies, is all about pale nudes. Their lacquer is 4-free and (I believe) cruelty-free. They currently have about 30 shades in their new line as well as a base/top coat. And here’s the other good news. They are only $6.00! That’s pretty darn good I think.

One of these bottles arrived to me completely broken but I actually managed to swatch it before I tossed it, so I have swatches but no bottle shots.

Crabtree & Evelyn The Nud-est Collection

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