Vapour Organic Beauty created some beautiful Vernissage Nail Lacquers

Vapour Vernissage Nail Lacquers

Vapour Vernissage Nail Lacquers

Vapour Vernissage Nail Lacquer aren’t new to this great organic beauty brand but they are new to me. When Vapour offered these for review I waved my fingers and said “me! I’ll be happy to review these”. I have two shades of the 12 they have available ($16 each) and have to tell you that these wore beautifully for a full week each. Plus I felt great wearing polishes with these attributes:

Vernissage 5-Free Nail Lacquer:

  • NO Toluene
  • NO Dibutyl Phthalate (DHB)
  • NO Formaldehyde
  • Cruelty Free
  • Gluten Free
  • No Nano Particles
  • Paraben Free
  • Inner and Outer Packaging Recyclable

Vapour Vernissage Nail Lacquers has changed the packaging of these polishes and there’s more in each bottle. I love how they describe their mission: “Vapour invites you to celebrate the spirit of a night in Paris; hear the timeless glittering laughter and champagne toasts in Vernissage 5-Free Nail Lacquer.”

Vapour Nail Lacquer in Eternal

Vapour Nail Lacquer in Eternal

Vapour has 12 shades but I can’t seem to find them on on vapourbeauty.com.

Amour – Juicy, bright berry

Captive – Venomous cherry

Eternal – Lavender pearl grey

Instinct – Classic true red

Kitten – Uplifting, bright coral

La Fee Verte – Deepest emerald green

Librarian – Sexy, milk chocolate brown

Rogue – A classic, feminine mauve

Scandal – Hot lava red

Trance – Charcoal graphite

Virtue – Sheer cream with a hint of peach

Mischief – An edgy, chic violet grey

ETERNAL is the first shade I chose to wear. It’s not a Marcia shade at all but I really loved wearing it. I’ve never worn a nude nail polish but it made my hands look so long. Eternal appeared different in different lights. It’s described as “lavender pearl gray” but on me it was a dark nude polish that showed some pink undertones.

Vapour Nail Lacquer in Eternal

Vapour Nail Lacquer in Eternal

Vapour Nail Lacquer in Eternal

Vapour Nail Lacquer in Eternal

CAPTIVE is the other shade I received and while it’s described as “venomous cherry” I only noticed the cherry tone when I just had one coat on. I needed two coats to level it out and not show visible nail lines so it is more of a burgundy on me.

Vapour Nail Lacquer in Captive

Vapour Nail Lacquer in Captive

Vapour Nail Lacquer in Captive

Vapour Nail Lacquer in Captive

Vapour Organic Beauty Nail Lacquer in Captive

Vapour Organic Beauty Nail Lacquer in Captive

Check out sources like beauty.com, dermstore.com, beautybar.com and natureofbeauty.com and you’ll find quite a few of these organic polishes from Vapour. Vapour is committed to creating safe and healthy cosmetics and beauty products and maintaining environmental accountability. Perfect for you, perfect for the environment. — Marcia

*sent for editorial consideration

KBShimmer Nail Polish spring 15 collection is in it for the win

kb shimmer logo

KBShimmer knows nails and knows how to put together beautiful nail polish collections. I was lucky enough to receive 3 of the spring polishes and I’m aching for more. Spring 2015 is loaded with 12 new colors that will satisfy every nail lover. If you are a glitter fan you’ll fall in love with Meow or Never, Sweet Egg-scape, To Peach His Own, Cool Hand Cuke, Funky Cold Patina, Wind Swarm and I’m so Sweet Pea. Just the names are enough to make you want to go shopping!

KBShimmer Wind Swarm

KBShimmer Wind Swarm

KB Shimmer Sweet Egg-Scape

KB Shimmer Sweet Egg-Scape

These fun shades will make you smile and have everyone grabbing to hold your hand (they actually just want to see the polish though).

WIND SWARM starts with an aquamarine base and mixes in glitters in purple, pink, gold and white. Then there’s a hint of micro glitter so that you can sparkle. It’s a crelly finish with different size glitter within.

KBShimmer Wind Swarm

KBShimmer Wind Swarm

SWEET EGG-SCAPE is Easter having a party on your hands. It’s starts off with a pale pink base and adds in shaped glitter. You can find stars, triangles, dots, squares and hexes playing together. It too is a crelly and has different sizes of these glitters within.

KBShimmer Sweet Escape

KBShimmer Sweet Escape

If you aren’t into glitters, KBShimmer has the answer with the rest of the collection: Eyes White Open, Blush Money, Ins and Spouts, Blued Lines and Thistle Be The Day. All but Eyes White Open are holographic polishes that are ahhhmazing!

KBShimmer Thistle Be The Day

KBShimmer Thistle Be The Day

THISTLE BE THE DAY is a polish that makes me stop in my tracks. It has everything I love to see on my hands. So many holographic polishes only look good in bright light but Thistle Be The Day is an ultra-holo and shines indoor or out. It’s named after the thistle plant which is a pale pinkish purple. It’s a linear holo with embedded micro glitter that you can’t feel but you can see. It made my day for 7 days straight.

KBShimmer Thistle Be The Day

KBShimmer Thistle Be The Day

KBShimmer Thistle Be The Day

KBShimmer Thistle Be The Day

I’m personally enchanted with KBShimmer polishes. I love supporting indie companies and KBShimmer gives back to their customers with their Reward Program. KBShimmer does not test any of our products on animals.

Which of these is your favorite? Are you a glitter girl or a holographic honey? — Marcia

*sent for editorial consideration

We’ve caught Spring Fever with Sinful Colors spring polishes

nail sinful colors

With winter fading away and the calendar telling us it’s spring, we’re excited to share some of the new Sinful Colors Nail Polishes in their SPRING FEVER 2015 collection. Beauty Info Zone was sent 5 of these gorgeous shades and they’ve really helped us believe that spring is peeking out – even when it teases us at times.

The gorgeous shades that you can find at Walgreens and other mass retailers for only $1.99 are

Cloud 9: Perfect orange                                            Cream Pink: Bubble gum pink
Energetic Red: A classic fire engine red                Feel The Vibe: A bright splash of juicy orange
Gold Medal: The perfect metallic gold                  Innocent: Green apple
Let’s Meet: Luxe lemon yellow                               Let’s Talk: Royal purple
Nail Junkie: Sparkle-infused aqua                        Navy I Do: True navy blue
Sail La Vie: Cerulean sea blue                                Savage: A matte turquoise that pops
Tempest: A subtly seductive purple                       Thimbleberry: A crushing shade of coral

Why Not: A clear sky blue

OPALESCENT TREND TOPPERS

Flight To See: Prismatic plum

Prized Plume: Iridescent peacock-feather blue

Sheer Flight: Bejeweled emerald

CITRUS TWIST TOPPERS

Horizon Shine: High-shine crimson red

Ring The Belini: Metallic tangerine feather blue

Zest Of Times: Lustrous magenta

BLOOMBLAST GLITTERS

Flower Power: Baby pink speckled with white & fuchsia

Petal Be The Day: Royal blue and purple confetti

Standing Bloom Only: A creamy mango with magenta flecks 

Sinful Colors in Gold Medal, Flight to See, Let's Talk, Cream Pink, Sal La Vie

Sinful Colors in Gold Medal, Flight to See, Let’s Talk, Cream Pink, Sal La Vie

Sinful Colors Gold Medal, Flight to See, Let's Talk, Cream Pink, Sal La Vie

Sinful Colors Gold Medal, Flight to See, Let’s Talk, Cream Pink, Sal La Vie

Sinful Colors Gold Medal, Flight to See, Let's Talk, Cream Pink, Sal La Vie

Sinful Colors Gold Medal, Flight to See, Let’s Talk, Cream Pink, Sal La Vie

We are very excited to share our polishes. Just wait til you see what Flight to See is all about!

MARCIA’S POLISHES

Sinful Colors Let's Talk and Cream Pink

Sinful Colors Let’s Talk and Cream Pink

LET’S TALK is one of the most beautiful metallic purples I’ve come across. Pictures sometimes make it look more blue than it is but believe me, it’s a dark purple that you’ll lust after. What makes this belong in the spring collection is the immense shine of this royal purple. All Sinful Colors polishes last extremely well on me and this was no exception. Compliments galore on this polish.

Sinful Colors Let's Talk

Sinful Colors Let’s Talk

Sinful Colors Let's Talk under very bright light

Sinful Colors Let’s Talk under very bright light

CREAM PINK is described as a bubble gum pink but it’s darker than that once applied. It is a shade that Mother Nature is allowing to pop out of the ground to make us believers in the weather changing. It calls for a pedicure so get out all your pedi tools because once you wear it on your fingers, you’ll want it on your toes.

Sinful Colors Cream Pink

Sinful Colors Cream Pink

Sinful Colors Cream Pink

Sinful Colors Cream Pink

LISA’S POLISHES:

Flight to See, Sail La Vie, and Gold Medal

Flight to See, Sail La Vie, and Gold Medal

FLIGHT TO SEE:  Flight to See is one of the Opalescent Trend Toppers. This works great on its own as a sheer plummy purple that is fabulous for spring. One coat would be beautiful over a french manicure. I have pictured three coats, which is how many needed for a more serious purple shade.

Sinful Colors Flight to See
This also works as a ‘topper’ to change up another color.

Sinful Colors with Flight to See over some of the polishes

Sinful Colors with Flight to See over Cream Pink and Let’s Talk

It really works best over similar pastel cream shades. I didn’t even take a pic of what it looks like over Sail La Vie because that was a combination best left unseen!

Sinful Colors Sail La Vie

SAIL LA VIE:  Speaking of Sail La Vie, here it is – a Cerulean sea blue. This is definitely a bright pop of spring. I thought it clashed with my skin tone, but I have to say I really got a lot of compliments on it!

Sinful Colors Gold Medal

GOLD MEDAL:  This is a really, really pretty metallic gold. It has a beautiful shimmer, and one coat looks amazing. I love Gold Medal and can’t wait to wear it with open-toed shoes!

Sinful Colors has wonderful, affordable options in their spring collection. Which shade will you choose to celebrate the arrival of spring??

*samples for editorial consideration

Let’s have a little Kip with butter LONDON nail lacquer

butter london kip

 

butter LONDON has always captured my heart and KIP Nail Lacquer has the distinction of bringing spring to my step and my nails. I was thrilled to receive this for review and I’ll be wearing it often. Kip is “what the brits call a catnap, because even the beauty-obsessed need a bit of sleep.”

Kip is the perfect oxford cloth blue to my eyes. People have asked me if it’s periwinkle but when put up against a swatch of that shade you really can see that this skycloud blue is the most soothing shade. It makes me believe that spring will arrive again. As a matter of fact, since I applied this the temperatures rose and the snow is melting. Could it be Kip that did that?

butter LONDON Kip Nail Lacquer

butter LONDON Kip Nail Lacquer

On the butter LONDON site they describe Kip as having shimmer but it’s absolutely miniscule. It has just enough in it to bring a lovely sparkle in the sunlight but in home or office light you’ll just notice this gorgeous creamy polish.

butter LONDON Kip in sunlight

butter LONDON Kip in sunlight

butter LONDON Kip indirect light

butter LONDON Kip indirect light

butter LONDON created a High Tea Collection for the Spring of 2015 and Kip is actually one of 6 shades available. You can purchase Tiddly, High Tea, Kip, Ruby Murray, Sloane Ranger and Cheers! each separately in full size for $15 and for even better news through 3/14/15 you can get 30% off all butter LONDON on their website (promo code SPRINGBEZZIES30). Or you can check out ULTA on March 19th only for all butter LONDON nail lacquers and treatments to cost $9. Now if this gorgeous shade and those great prices don’t tempt you then I don’t know what will.

Spring 2015 butter LONDON High Tea Collection

Spring 2015 butter LONDON High Tea Collection

I’m totally in love with this shade and I’m so happy that butter LONDON has the philosphy of “we never add Formaldehyde, Toluene, DBP, phthalates or parabens to any of our products”. I’ll be taking a few Kips this spring and definitely this summer too. Will you? — Marcia

*provided for review

 

My perfect nail polish for Valentine’s Day: KBShimmer In Bare Form

KB Shimmer In Bare Form
My goal on Valentine’s Day is get in bare form…how about you?

Ok, so that was rather naughty! Despite my naughty nature, I prefer nail polish that is on the subtle side. KBShimmer’s In Bare Form nail polish ($8.75) really is perfect in name and in color for the day of love, although it is a step outside the traditional pinks and reds.

KBShimmer In Bare Form

KBShimmer In Bare Form

In Bare Form is a light beige polish that looks classically understated…but take a second look and this is a wonderfully complex holo polish that flashes green, gold, and orange. I just love how this can go from office appropriate to dance floor awesomeness in seconds.

KBShimmer In Bare Form direct sunlight

KBShimmer In Bare Form direct sunlight

KB Shimmer In Bare Form indirect lighting

KB Shimmer In Bare Form indirect lighting

I think In Bare Form is a wonderfully unique polish that is perfect for Valentine’s Day. KBShimmer has tons of fabulous shades and the new Spring 2015 Collection just came out. Head on over to their website at kbshimmer.com to find the perfect polish for your personality…and I hope your Valentine’s Day is good naughty fun!  – Lisa

*sample for editorial consideration

Happy times with Pixi Beauty in January

Each month Pixi Beauty picks out a variety of cosmetics as their favorites. January’s picks are absolutely amazing. I was thrilled when I received this box of treasures and have been using them non-stop.

Pixi Beauty picks for January

Pixi Beauty picks for January

The products you see are: Correction Concentrate, Gilded Garnet Nail Polish, Natural Brow Duo, Large Lash Mascara, Lash & Brow Brush and Flat Liner Brush. Each one makes me love Pixi even more than I already did.

Pixi Beauty Correction Concentrate

Pixi Beauty Correction Concentrate

My absolute favorite of these products is Correction Concentrate ($12). This pot of wonder makes such a huge difference under my eyes. In real life I always felt my concealers worked well but in photographs I’d see nothing but darkness under my eyes. I don’t have great photography skills and have to take a dozen or more pictures to get one that’s slightly passable. Once I started using this soft peach I noticed that my undereyes looked brighter. The pot is small but potent. Once I can’t get my finger in I’ll use a brush since I want to use every drop of this wonderful product.

Pixi Beauty Correction Concentrate

Pixi Beauty Correction Concentrate

Pixi Beauty Correction Concentrate

Pixi Beauty Correction Concentrate

Pixi Beauty Correction Concentrate

Pixi Beauty Correction Concentrate

Speaking of brushes, the Flat Liner Brush ($12) has more than one job. Yes you can use it as a push brush for eyelining but you can also use this for the Correction Concentrate. Use it to dab the corrector under your eyes to hide all the sins.

Pixi Lash & Brow Brush and Flat Liner Brush

Pixi Lash & Brow Brush and Flat Liner Brush

Pixi Beauty Large Lash Mascara ($16) is one of two mascaras that Petra has created. This one has an oversized brush to pick up all your lashes. Not only is this a lengthening mascara but it adds great volume yet isn’t clumpy at all. It has all the attributes you want in a mascara – no clumping, no flaking, no raccoon eyes – all you get are beautifully defined lashes.

Pixi Beauty Large Lash Mascara

Pixi Beauty Large Lash Mascara

Pixi Beauty Large Lash Mascara

Pixi Beauty Large Lash Mascara

Pixi is also featuring their Lash & Brow Brush ($8). I love having a brush like this because it does double duty. I like using it to brush my lashes before I apply mascara. That insures an even look and makes sure my lashes aren’t sticking together. The bristles on the brush are well spaced out making it a more effective brush. My other use for this brush is for my eyebrows. It tames them and also helps distribute color through my brows more evenly.

Lash & Brow Brush and Flat Liner Brush

Lash & Brow Brush and Flat Liner Brush

Pixi’s Natural Brow Duo is getting its own post later today, that’s how much I have to say about it. What you need to know now though is that this has two sides – a waterproof brow pencil and a tinted soft-hold brow gel. With my new brow obsession, this is a fab product for me to be using.

Pixi Brow Duo in Natural Brown

Pixi Brow Duo in Natural Brown

I love when Pixi sends nail polish and the one they sent this month proves why. Gilded Garnet ($8) is one of their newest polishes and it’s a winner. It’s described as a deep burnished maroon with gold shimmer. I see it as more of a brown in most lights, a cinnamon brown, with some subtle gold shimmer in bright lights.

Pixi Beauty Gilded Garnet Nail Colour

Pixi Beauty Gilded Garnet Nail Colour

Pixi Beauty Gilded Garnet Nail Colour

Pixi Beauty Gilded Garnet Nail Colour

Pixi Beauty Gilded Garnet Nail Colour

Pixi Beauty Gilded Garnet Nail Colour

Every one of these 6 pieces are ones you want in your makeup collection. I’m loving Gilded Garnet Nail color as it’s a great fall and winter shade; I am mad about the Correction Concentrate and want to own one of these forever; and the Natural Brow Duo is getting a lot of admiration around here.

Check back for my Natural Brow Duo review and get yourself to Pixi Beauty and purchase these essential products! — Marcia

*sent for an honest review

Say Ciao to Faby Italian Nail Lacquers

Faby nail polishes

Faby nail polishes

Well Hello FABY. You are a welcome addition to my nail polish life. I was lucky enough to receive these three polishes and they are a pleasure to add to my collection. I received these in the summer and then life happened but I’m glad to introduce you to these beauties at last.faby names

CLEO’S TALISMAN is the kind of polish I go crazy for. This is green, copper and purple depending on the light. It’s metallic and has the most amazing shine to it.

Faby Lacquer Cleo's Talisman

Faby Lacquer Cleo’s Talisman

Faby Lacquer Cleo's Talisman

Faby Lacquer Cleo’s Talisman

Faby Lacquer Cleo's Talisman

Faby Lacquer Cleo’s Talisman

HIBISCUS BLOOM is a fabulous tantalizing red with pink shimmer. I’m a huge fan of red polish and this is one of the prettiest around. The shimmer is small and adds a twinkle to the finish. It’s not a glitter so it removes easily.

Faby Hibiscus Bloom

Faby Hibiscus Bloom

Faby Lacquer Hibiscus Bloom

Faby Lacquer Hibiscus Bloom

Faby Lacquer Hibiscus Bloom

Faby Lacquer Hibiscus Bloom

THE DANCE OF THE GRACES is the only one I haven’t worn yet. I received it in summer but it was mid fall before I was able to get my nails done and this gorgeous periwinkle cream just didn’t feel right for the season. It will be my first spring polish though.

Faby Lacquer The Dance of the Graces

Faby Lacquer The Dance of the Graces

Cleo's Talisman, Hibiscus Bloom, Dance of the Graces

Cleo’s Talisman, Hibiscus Bloom, Dance of the Graces

There are over 200 polishes made by FABY LACQUERS. They’ve covered the gamut with 6 different finishes: metallic, cream, shimmer, sheer, glitter, and frosted. You’ll find every shade you can possibly desire. One of the things I like best about their website is that the colors are accurate and they give you a description of the polishes to let you know what you’ll be ordering.

“With shades that are inspired by things like Italian culture, literature, cinema and fairytales, FABY nail lacquers are an expression of personal style that encourage you to make a statement and live “La Bella Vita” (“The Beautiful Life”).”

These apply beautifully and last me for the full week between manicures. They are free of formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin, dibutyl phthalate, toluene, camphor and other harsh, unnecessary additives. Plus they are cruelty free and never tested on animals.

Add some beauty to your life with FABY Lacquers. I’m certainly glad I was able to say Ciao to these. — Marcia

*sent for editorial consideration