butter LONDON Wanderlust and Nordstrom Anniversary sale go hand in hand

butter LONDON Wanderlust set

butter LONDON Wanderlust set

One of the biggest events of the year for shoppers is the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. This once a year event is talked about for months in advance because who doesn’t want to find beauty bargains and beautiful clothes and accessories? With the Anniversary Sale the prices only last as long as the sale goes on, then they revert back to full price – if they are still available that is.

I was sent butter LONDON’s Wanderlust 6-piece Petite Lacquer Set which was on my wishlist. 6 fabulous mini polishes in the cutest gold clutch that is reusable, all for $29 ($48 value).

butter LONDON Wanderlust polishes

butter LONDON Wanderlust polishes

It’s hard to pick out which one of these 6 beauties to wear. Will it be Weekend Getaway, a peony pink creme? Are you in the mood for nude with a little shimmer in Road Trip? I’ve been wearing Adventure Awaits the last few days with its champagne sparkle and multi-colored micro glitter.

butter LONDON Adventure Awaits

butter LONDON Adventure Awaits

Return Ticket is a similar polish but a warm gold with multi-colored micro glitter. It’s gorgeous! I’ve also worn Full Steam Ahead, a true grey creme. To round this trip out there’s the Midnight Train, a demi-matte charcoal shimmer.

butter LONDON Wanderlust Nordstrom polishes

butter LONDON Wanderlust Nordstrom polishes

butter LONDON Wanderlust Nordstrom polishes

butter LONDON Wanderlust Nordstrom polishes

butter LONDON nail lacquers are ones you want because of what they don’t have! They are 8 free, formulated without formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin, DBP, toluene, camphor, ethyl tosylamide, xylene or TPHP. That’s a mouthful but one you don’t have to pronounce because they just aren’t there.

butter LONDON Wanderlust Nordstrom clutch

butter LONDON Wanderlust Nordstrom clutch

I can’t tell you how much I love this set. I have 6 polishes that wear beautifully and a new gold clutch all for $29. The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is going on right now for Early Access and will be open to all on Friday July 22nd through August 7th. Don’t miss out.  —  Marcia

*sent for consideration

 

Affiliate link: butter LONDON Wanderlust

butter london wanderlust polishesbutter LONDON Shoes of Prey collection is another set that is an anniversary specialbutter london shoes of prey

– Smoking Slippers (deep bottle green creme)

– Flat Out Fabulous (dusky rose creme)

– Bossy Boots (soft toast creme)

– Dancing Shoes (chocolate bronzer glitter)

– Stiletto Strut (rose gold metallic with silver micro-glitter)

– Oxfords Not Brogues (warm nude shimmer with rose micro-glitter)

LVX Serene nails of the day

LVX Serene Nail Lacquer

LVX Serene Nail Lacquer

In my June Boxycharm I received the beautiful LVX Serene Nail Lacquer. This is a perfect cream shade for summer. Whether it’s on your toes or on your hands, it’s the epitome of what you’d like the sky to look like on a summer day. Therefore I had to share pictures with you of this beauty.

LVX Serene Nail Lacquer

LVX Serene Nail Lacquer

LVX Serene Nail Lacquer in bright light

LVX Serene Nail Lacquer in bright light

LVX Serene Nail Lacquer indirect light

LVX Serene Nail Lacquer indirect light

This is the polish I wore for the 4th of July weekend. I was outside most of the weekend but never in direct sunlight. I wasn’t the only one who decided that a light blue would be perfect for the weekend but I was the only one who was asked what polish they were wearing and where it could be bought.

Serene from LVX lasted perfectly for an entire week and stayed a true blue. I will definitely be picking up more LVX now that I know how beautifully it lasts and how smoothly it glides on.  — Marcia

 

KBShimmer dazzles me with Gull, Get Real

KBShimmer Gull, Get Real

KBShimmer Gull, Get Real

Having a manicure each week is my biggest indulgence. I love the pampering I get for half an hour a week from my nail tech. A half hour that I try not to think about the world around me and just concentrate on my nails. But what I love even more is when I bring in a polish that knocks my socks off, which is exactly what KB Shimmer‘s summer 2016 polish GULL, GET READY did for me. This is the 5th polish from the summer polishes that KBShimmer sent for Lisa and I to test. Having this to wear and stare at for 7 days – what a delight.

KBShimmer Gull, Get Real

KBShimmer Gull, Get Real

I normally ignore polishes with flakes because they can be difficult to remove but I haven’t found that with the two flake polishes I have from KB Shimmer (Gull, Get Real and Garnet from the Birthstone Collection). Yes I’ve had to work harder to remove these but they weren’t impossible at all. With both of them my nail tech gave me some cotton balls and remover knowing I’d need extra time. I was surprised that it only took me a few passes to remove.

KBShimmer Gull, Get Real

KBShimmer Gull, Get Real

But the important thing is the wear and Gull, Get Real wore fabulously for the week. KBShimmer describes this dazzler as a  light, grey toned purple, this lilac like polish sparkles with micro holo and metallic flakes.

This has a medium glitter load with the glitter size going from micro to small. Look at that holo! It’s like bringing fireworks to my nails.

KBShimmer Gull, Get Ready

KBShimmer Gull, Get Ready

KBShimmer Gull, Get Real is everything I love in a polish: metallic, holographic, shiny, and a gorgeous purple. I can’t ask for more for $9.25 except more KBShimmer Polishes!  — Marcia

p.s. Speaking of more KB Shimmer polishes, I just ordered a limited edition one from Color4Nails called Berried in the Sand that I can’t wait to wear and share!

*sent for consideration

A trio of Trust Fund Beauty Nail Polishes

Trust Fund Beauty Nail PolishesLast month, Marcia introduced Trust Fund Beauty, a 7 Free, Vegan, Cruelty-Free nail polish line (they also carry lipsticks) with THIS POST. The polishes have no toulene, formaldehyde, lead, nickel, phthlates, or any toxic ingredients. Marcia’s review was my first glimpse of this line, which is a young indie company.        

pr sample

Marcia gave her thoughts on two different shades and today I have my thoughts on those shades plus one more. The polishes wear extremely well and the colors are really gorgeous.

Trust Fund Beauty Do You Know Who My Father Is?

Trust Fund Beauty Do You Know Who My Father Is?

Do U Know Who My Father Is? ($15) has an awesome name – love it!  While I normally adore pastel pinks, this was my least favorite of the three shades. It’s extremely pretty and feminine, but it is not easy to apply. I found it to be rather thick and definitely tough to apply evenly. While the color is fabulous, this is one polish that I will only trust to the professionals for application.

Trust Fund Beauty Dirty Thoughts

Trust Fund Beauty Dirty Thoughts

Dirty Thoughts ($15) is a funky polish that is great for getting your glitter on. It’s an opaque purple-copper with tiny multi-colored glitter, which sounds wild but it doesn’t come across that way. It’s a fun shade, especially for summer since it really pops in the sunlight.

Trust Fund Beauty Should Come With a Warning

Trust Fund Beauty Should Come With a Warning

Should Come With a Warning ($12) is, in my opinion, perfection for summer. I have ‘thing’ for coral pink summery shades and the shimmer ups the fun factor. It’s almost impossible to mess up the application, and the shade is truly amazing for a pedicure. My favorite of the three!

Overall I am extremely impressed with the Trust Fund Nail Polishes and I can’t wait to try more shades – Adult Content, Resting Bitch Face, Why You Mad Tho, and Hungover & Pretty are calling my name!!  – Lisa

*sent for editorial consideration

KBShimmer Summer 2016 That’s Nude to Me and Suit the Breeze

kb shimmer logoKBShimmer That's Nude to Me and Suit the BreezeYou probably read Marcia’s review of KBShimmer’s Along for the Tide and Good Reef – if not, check it out HERE pronto! The shimmery awesomeness of KBShimmer continues with That’s Nude to Me and Suit the Breeze.

press samples

thats_nude_to_meI am absolutely loving That’s Nude to Me. It is a beigey-pink nude that goes the extra mile with a holographic effect in direct sun and a more subtle shimmer in the shade.

KBShimmer That's Nude to Me

KBShimmer That’s Nude to Me

KBShimmer That's Nude to Me

KBShimmer That’s Nude to Me

This applies like a dream and is a perfect shade for summer, alternating between soft and sweet and truly attention-getting.

suit_the_breezeI am a little more on the fence with Suit the Breeze.  The color is gorgeous – just look at that fabulous periwinkle blue!

KBShimmer Suit the Breeze

KBShimmer Suit the Breeze

KBShimmer Suit the Breeze

KBShimmer Suit the Breeze

Suit the Breeze is a crelly polish with tiny pink shimmers and violet micro flakes that make this color unique…but the application is tough. I had a hard time getting the polish to lay smooth even with very thin layers.

I think that That’s Nude to Me is an essential shade for this summer. If you are more adventurous and a little more talented with wielding a nail polish applicator, Suit the Breeze is a wonderful summer shade that will complement even the teeniest of bikinis. Check out the entire KBShimmer Summer 2016 Collection here.  – Lisa

*sent for editorial consideration

Lauren B Beauty – nail polish that glows

Lauren B Beauty Brentwood Bliss and MID City at Midnight

Lauren B Beauty Brentwood Bliss and MID City at Midnight

I’m always attracted by Lauren B Beauty nail polishes. I have a few that I’ve received in subscription boxes and they wear so beautifully. When they offered to send a few polishes for Beauty Info Zone you better believe that I was excited. I received two polishes that are both beautiful but only one suits me well unfortunately (lucky for Lisa though).

Lauren B Brentwood Bliss and Mid City at Midnight

Lauren B Brentwood Bliss and Mid City at Midnight

Lauren B Beauty has created dozens of shades all are au courant and are quick drying and chip resistant. The brush has twice the standard amount of bristles to deliver a streak free finish.

Lauren B in Mid City at Midnight

Lauren B in Mid City at Midnight

It comes as no surprise to BIZ readers that I’m in love with Mid City at Midnight. There’s everything to love about this color. “This dark blue metallic makes a statement – but not too much of one. Inspired by a night out in downtown L.A. (and loaded with shimmer and dimension), it’s both sexy and unique.”

Lauren B Mid City at Midnight

Lauren B Mid City at Midnight

These deep blue is a cross between royal blue and navy. It’s not inky so the blue truly shines through. The sparkle is so fine but shines through like twinkly little stars on a clear night.

Lauren B Mid City at Midnight

Lauren B Mid City at Midnight

I could wear this polish for weeks on end without tiring of it.

Lauren B Brentwood Bliss

Lauren B Brentwood Bliss

Sadly the second polish, Brentwood Bliss, they sent just doesn’t work for me. It’s not the polish, it’s me. My hands have a lot of redness to them so nudes just don’t look right unless they are pink nudes. Secondly because I bit my nails for years and years, the base of my nailbed isn’t very long but my nails are. This sheer glimmery champagne would be beautiful on shorter nails but I need at least 4 coats to cover my visible nail line.

Lauren B Brentwood in Bliss 2 coats

Lauren B Brentwood Bliss 2 coats

Lauren B

Lauren B

Lauren B polishes are non-toxic, eco and vegan friendly. They contain no formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin, DBP, toluene or camphor, are TPHP free, and proudly made in the USA.

Both of the polishes I have are part of their newest collection. Take a trip to California with Lauren B and their beautiful polishes. It will be the trip to come away with some terrific polish.  — Marcia

*sent for consideration

 

 

 

KBShimmer nails Summer 2016

KBShimmer for Summer 2016: That's Nude to Me, Gull Get Real, Suit the Breeze, Along for the Tide, Good Reef

KBShimmer for Summer 2016: That’s Nude to Me, Gull Get Real, Suit the Breeze, Along for the Tide, Good Reef

How do you pick a nail polish when they are all as gorgeous as KBShimmer’s 2016 Summer Collection? These are all so unique and beautiful that you’ll want them all. Beauty Info Zone was sent 5 polishes to show you just how gorgeous they are and I’m sharing the first two that I’ve worn:

KBShimmer Along for the Tide and Good Reef

KBShimmer Along for the Tide and Good Reef

As much as I love having a blog partner, I hate it when it comes to picking who gets to review products like this from KBShimmer. I want them all but then again so does Lisa. There isn’t a polish among the 5 show above that I don’t want.

GOOD REEF is the polish I picked first to wear. This is the perfect summer shade, one you won’t get tired of wearing, one you can wear everywhere and be admired for.

KBShimmer Good Reef

KBShimmer Good Reef

Good Reef is a light peachy coral shade with teensy shimmer within that glows when you look at it. The light load of shimmer has pink and blue tones that you can see popping in bright light. I never once got tired of it even after 7 days of wear. I needed three thin coats to cover any visible nail line on my longer nails. I didn’t get good shots of the micro glitter in it but it’s there and it’s fabulous. It’s going to look even more amazing if you have a tan.

KBShimmer Good Reef in bright light

KBShimmer Good Reef in bright light

KBShimmer Good Reef in indirect light

KBShimmer Good Reef in indirect light

ALONG FOR THE TIDE is a polish I couldn’t stop taking pictures of. When you look at KBShimmer’s website you’ll see I’m not alone in that as there are 30 people who submitted pictures of their nails wearing this. It looks great on every skintone from pale to dark.

KBShimmer Along for the Tide

KBShimmer Along for the Tide

Look at the holographic shimmer in it. Totally amazing. You’ll see shifts from pink to violet and from blue to purple. It’s a nail polish that I just want to stare at.

KBShimmer Along for the Tide (in my car)

KBShimmer Along for the Tide (in my car)

KBShimmer Along for the Tide (direct light)

KBShimmer Along for the Tide (direct light)

The shimmer in it is micro shimmer and KBShimmer says it’s got a light load of it. The shimmer itself is a holo shimmer. The inky blue base is magnificent on its own but add that shimmer and you’ve got perfection. This covered perfectly in two coats and after 7 days was still going strong. This is what I plan to wear over 4th of July.

I’m always raving about KBShimmer because it’s an astoundingly great brand. I’m never disappointed in the colors. While I’m lucky enough to receive some for review, I also buy the ones I don’t get since I ache for them. Don’t find yourself aching – instead check out KBShimmer and order! You’ll be happy you went ‘along for the tide ride’ and ordered these crazy beautiful polishes.  —  Marcia

*pr samples

kbshimmer along for the tide side