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

Looking for Pantone 2016? Here are some favorites from IT Cosmetics, Sally Hansen and Surratt Beauty

pantone colors of the year 2016pantone 2016

Top Ten Tuesday is sure that you’ve seen the above pictures of the new PANTONE COLORS OF THE YEAR 2016. Two pastels that make me very happy because they are shades that I can easily wear and want to own. I’ve always loved pink and I wear a lot of blue. Rose Quartz and Serenity will be featured in a lot of cosmetics and clothes, especially for spring. But let’s see what you can get right now.pantone makeup wars

Sally Hansen Pantone nail polishes

Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure in Arm Candy and In  Full Blue-m

Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure in Arm Candy and In Full Blue-m

Sally Hansen has some terrific polishes that will be perfect for your Pantone needs. They include

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sally Hansen Miracle Gel in Sugar Fix, Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure in In Full Blue-m, Sally Hansen Insta-Dri in Set Sail

 

Sally Hansen Miracle Gel in Crème de la Crème, Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure in Arm Candy,  Sally Hansen Insta-Dri in Petal Pusher

 

When wearing Sally Hansen I mostly use their Complete Salon Manicure polishes so I was thrilled to receive In Full Blue-m and Arm Candy.  Arm Candy is a sheer light pink that I needed three coats of to make sure that there wasn’t visible nail lines showing, I’d probably do better with 4 coats though since its quite sheer. In Full Blue-m is a grayed blue on me. It was a little beyond a typical pastel and is a great winter blue. With the Complete Salon Manicure polishes I get a long wear with great shine.

Sally Hansen In Full Blue-m and Arm Candy Complete Salon Manicure

Sally Hansen In Full Blue-m and Arm Candy Complete Salon Manicure

IT COSMETICS LIPSTICK AND LIP GLOSSES

IT Cosmetics is a great brand to turn to for a dose of Pantone 2016. There are 3 lip products that being considered this year’s shades: Je Ne Sais Quoi Vitality Lip Flush, Je Ne Sais Quoi Vitality Lip Blush Hydrating Lip Gloss Stain, and New Anchor Blue Vitality Lip Flush Butter Gloss. That may be a mouthful but your mouth won’t care once you are wearing any of these.

IT Cosmetics Je Ne Sais Quoi Vitality Lip Flush and Hydrating Lip Gloss Stain

IT Cosmetics Je Ne Sais Quoi Vitality Lip Flush and Hydrating Lip Gloss Stain

We’ve talked about the Je Ne Sais Quoi line for quite a while. The Vitality Lip Flush is one I’ve used often. It looks almost clear in the tube but your body temperature and chemistry is what’s going to create the color. It’s the mood ring of lipstick. It has amazing hydration and a great shine so it bucks the matte trend (which is good news for me). It contains plum oil, cherry oil, shea butter, argan & jojoba, vitamins C&E, green & white tea and aloe.

IT Cosmetics Je Ne Sais Quoi

IT Cosmetics Je Ne Sais Quoi

IT Cosmetics Je Ne Sais Quoi

IT Cosmetics Je Ne Sais Quoi

Je Ne Sais Quoi Vitality Lip Blush Hydrating Lip Gloss Stain has similar qualities and ingredients. It has more shine and even more hydration if that’s possible to believe. There are 9 butters and oils that make up this formula. I found this adorable Your Je Ne Sais Quoi Set at Ulta that contains both the Lipstick and Gloss in an adorable bag for just $28. Total bargain. Total Pantone 2016.

Your Je Ne Sais Quoi set at Ulta

Your Je Ne Sais Quoi set at Ulta

News Anchor Blue Vitality Flush Butter Gloss is the most fun lipgloss ever. No you won’t have blue lips but your teeth will look whiter wearing this gloss. This applies on your lips as a teeny bit light blue but is really clear. It counteracts the yellow you might have on your teeth to make your smile look even brighter. If you are in love with hydrating glosses then IT Cosmetics is what you want on your shopping list.

IT Cosmetics News Anchor Blue

IT Cosmetics News Anchor Blue (outdoors)

IT Cosmetics News Anchor Blue Vitality Lip Flush Butter Gloss

IT Cosmetics News Anchor Blue Vitality Lip Flush Butter Gloss

SURRATT CULTIVE PRISMATIQUE LIPSTICK was one of my treats to myself during the VIB sale. I couldn’t resist this blue lipstick that turns opalescent pink once applied. It’s wonderful to apply over another lipstick to change that up too. I’m a big fan of the Surratt Prismatique lipsticks and just could resist this fun one.

Surratt Cultive swatch

Surratt Cultive swatch

Last is a product I don’t have but I am seriously eyeing,  YOUNGBLOOD GLAMOUR EYES PALETTE. I’ve seen this on a variety of blogs and I love the particular shades of blue in it. I like that they are paired with browns making it easy to wear. Glamour Eyes is the next palette on my list.

Youngblood Glamour Eyes palette

Youngblood Glamour Eyes palette

What’s on your list for this year’s Pantone Colors of the Year? Are you excited about Serenity and Rose Quartz? I know I am and I’m looking forward to seeing what my friends have picked for their choices.  — Marcia


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Be fashionable with Q&Q watches and butter LONDON polish

Q&Q Smile Solar watch and butter LONDON polishes

Q&Q Smile Solar watch and butter LONDON polishes

When it comes time for gifting having a plan is always helpful. I created a post about a nail themed stocking yesterday and today I have a wonderful idea to add to that. These Q&Q Smile Solar Watches are perfect gifts and would make a stellar set when paired with a butter LONDON nail lacquer. I received the gray and silver combination and I just love it.

Q&Q SmileSolar watch in grey

Q&Q SmileSolar watch in grey

Q&Q is a division of Citizen Watches with some very reasonable prices. They have styles for men and women with a huge variety of designs. I have a SmileSolar in gray that looks fabulous with butter LONDON Diamond Geezer Polish. There are 16 different watches in the SmileSolar family ($40).

Q&Q SmileSolar

Q&Q SmileSolar

Once you charge the watch by leaving it in the light, the solar powered battery will keep it running for 3 to 5 months before you need to recharge it. All it takes is light. The watch is made of recycled material. Q&Q (Quest & Quality) has changed light into energy all while keeping the world green.

Q&Q SmileSolar watch and butter LONDON Diamond Geezer

Q&Q SmileSolar watch and butter LONDON Diamond Geezer

butter LONDON Diamond Geezer Nail Lacquer ($15) is a holiday polish that is festive but surprisingly not glitzy. A diamond geezer according to butter London is what the Cockneys call a kind, helpful and reliable man; A gem of a man.

butter LONDON Diamond Geezer

butter LONDON Diamond Geezer

This metallic polish is fabulous on. What amazes me most about it is that there were no streaks at all. Not even a hint of one. It applied smoothly and evenly. Definitely a gem.

butter LONDON Diamond Geezer in sunlight

butter LONDON Diamond Geezer in sunlight

butter LONDON Diamond Geezer indirect light

butter LONDON Diamond Geezer indirect light

I couldn’t get enough of either the polish or the Q&Q watch. Diamond Geezer is New Year’s Eve ready and the watch helps me keep time of how my life is frittering away. Which combination would be the most exciting for you? — Marcia

 *sent for review consideration

When you purchase a Q&Q SmileSolar watch, a portion of the proceeds is donated to TABLE FOR TWO to deliver school meals to children in Africa and Asia.

Stocking Stuffers for Nail Lovers

 STOCKING STUFFERS are either the most fun items to buy or the hardest ones to buy. All ages love gift cards but that’s too impersonal (unless it’s a fussy teen who hates anything you picked). This year do something different and do a themed stocking. My theme is for my favorite females and it’s all about nails.
SOME FAVORITES ….

1.  VIOLIFE SLIM UNO PORTABLE NAIL KIT is cute and practical. It’s a battery powered manicure kit that is 4 tools in one. It comes with an emery board and replacement pad, a shaping file, buffer with a replacement pad and a cuticle pusher. It comes in a carrying case so it’s perfect for the travelers you know and it’s cute enough to make every woman smile. Also check out Violife’s great travel toothbrushes which come in a style for everyone on your list.

Violife Slim Uno

Violife Slim Uno

Violife Slim Uno

Violife Slim Uno

2.  NAIL BUTTER is going to change the nail life of the lucky recipient. This non-greasy butter comes in 2 fragrances, lemongrass and geranium. This is a pure, all-natural product that contains essential oils and lanolin. It can be used just about anywhere you need some softening. But the beauty of it is what it does for you nails. It not only helps strengthen nails but it’s great for encouraging growth. Your cuticles will be moisturized and look better than ever. Maybe you should put this on your list while you’re at it!

Nail Butter

Nail Butter

Nail Butter

Nail Butter

3.  MONT BLEU CRYSTAL NAIL FILES has a certain je nais se quois about them. These are the products you want to put in an adult’s stocking because it will blow her away. No one has the quality of Mont Bleu’s files nor the stunning designs and colors. You could easily buy a different one for every female on your list without repeating designs. Expect a “WOW” when it’s opened.

Mont Bleu

Mont Bleu

Mont Bleu

Mont Bleu

4.  FARMHOUSE FRESH MARSHMALLOW MELT is an all purpose Shea Butter Balm that is slim enough to fit into a cosmetic bag. It combines pure shea, cocoa and mango butters to make it an all-purpose balm. You can use this on your feet, your hands, elbows and even lips. The fragrance is enticing and not too sweet. You won’t feel like a child using this or smelling it on your body since it adds a little tonka bean and sandalwood to cut the sweetness but leave it smelling good enough to eat.

Farmhouse Fresh Marshmallow Melt

Farmhouse Fresh Marshmallow Melt

Now to the nail polish! I’m a nail polish fanatic and want to wear a different one every week. That means I need at least 52 polishes a year (a hint to my family who might be reading). I chose 3 different brands at 3 different prices. All are high quality and wear beautifully.

1.  PURE ICE NAIL POLISH ($1.97 each) has a new winter collection called Fairytale Forest that is sweet and fun along with a nice change of pace from the typical greens and reds of the season. I chose Pure Ice because it contains some of the Pantone colors of 2016 that were just announced. Pinks and light blues make me smile.

Pure Ice Prince Charming with Stella Grace

Pure Ice Prince Charming with Stella Grace

Pure Ice True Love's Kiss

Pure Ice True Love’s Kiss

2.  KBSHIMMER always makes me ecstatic. Each season they create a new collection that makes my heart flutter plus they have their permanent collection. All are not only beauties but the wear is incredible. I have a thing for their holographs like Coal in One and Fig-Get About it. ($8.75)

KBShimmer Coal in One

KBShimmer Coal in One

KBShimmer Fig-Get About It

KBShimmer Fig-Get About It

3.  butterLONDON polishes make me so happy. It’s hard to walk out of Ulta without perusing their selection and I often walk out with one. KIP was a favorite this past summer and now it’s coming out again so I can be in tune with Pantone now! This is an oxford blue men’s shirt come to life. If you insist on red for Christmas though there’s lots to choose from, especially Knees Up which I love!($15)

butter LONDON Kip in sunlight

butter LONDON Kip in sunlight

butter LONDON Knees Up

butter LONDON Knees Up

Now you know how to make a female happy. Buy her a few fabulous polishes, a terrific hand/cuticle cream, and a perfect nail file! She’ll be your BFF forever.  — Marcia

I can’t wait to see what our other Makeup Wars bloggers have chosen!

*sent for editorial consideration, some affiliate links

 

 

A Halloween giveaway starring KISS and Broadway Nails

What a fun giveaway we have for you. Kiss and Broadway Nails sent us a package of goodies for us to share with our readers with a giveaway. Actually it’s going to be 4 giveaways since I’ve divided these up into sets so that 4 Beauty Info Zone subscribers can win. If you are a Halloween lover or just a beauty lover there’s something for you from Kiss and Broadway Nails.

Broadway Nails Press Manicures

Broadway Nails Press Manicures

Broadway Nails has 6 fun Press-On Manicure sets ($5) with the best names –  Broomstick, Cauldron (middle top), Haunting (middle bottom), Ghostly (left, black & silver), Fright Night (middle middle), RIP (left). What makes these great for Halloween is that there’s no mess at all. You just peel off the backing, press them on and you are done. No waiting for anything to dry so you can do these at the last minute to add fun to any Halloween look.  (RIP and Friday Night are available at kmart and Walgreens.)

KISS Nail Dress and Nail Tattoos

KISS Nail Dress and Nail Tattoos

Another option is from KISS. You can use Nail Dress which are peel off strips that you apply to your own nails. For Halloween they’ve created Supernatural (red, black, silver) and Fantasy (orange, white, black). One of the most fun things about these is that they come in two styles in the same package. You can do a Full mani or a French mani using these pretty, glittery strips. These will take a little longer to apply since you have to place them on, press, and then file the ends to make them fit. These can last up to a week though and only cost $2.99.

There’s also a KISS NAIL TATTOO made especially for Halloween called Goulish. These are water decals that look fun and easy to do. Select the tattoo you want, press it on your nail with the design on your actual nail, then dip a sponge into water. Press the sponge on the tattoo so that it’s nice and wet. Hold it steady for about 30 seconds and gently remove the paper backing. Set it with top coat once the water is dry so that it lasts. You could do one nail or all 10 – the fun is up to you.

KISS Salon Secrets Nail Starter Kit

KISS Salon Secrets Nail Starter Kit

Kiss hasn’t forgotten those of you who aren’t the Halloween type. They’ve created an purpose Nail Art Starter Kit ($9.99) with everything you’d need for some fun. The kit contains Pre-Cut Nail Art, 6 Glitter pouches, Faux Rhinestones, Design Decals, Charms, Foil Tape, a Dotting Tool, 3 nail art brushes, and a Nail Art Sealer. You can apply these over your own nails or over Kiss Natural Nails Press On. If you are the winner of this group you’ll get the kit, a set of Natural Nails, and the Nail Decals.

Kiss Spooky Night False Eyelashes

Kiss Spooky Night False Eyelashes

KISS has a line of false eyelashes called LOOKS SO NATURAL and they’ve created special Spooky Night packaging for 5 different pairs. Each set ($3.99) comes with the adhesive that is needed. These are useful any time you want them. We have these in SULTRY, SHY, and PRETTY for our winner along with an extra tube of black Lash Adhesive. They’ll add drama to your Halloween look or make you more glamorous for any date night or holiday party. One person will win all of these.

Broadway Nails Press-On Manicure Halloween Limited Edition are available at Walgreens, CVS, and Walmart.  Kiss Nail Dress, Nail Tattoo, Natural Nails, Nail Art Stickers are available at Walgreens and Kmart. Kiss Looks So Natural Lashes are available at Kmart and Fred Meyer.

GIVEAWAY INFORMATION: 4 winners – 2 winners will receive 3 sets of Press-On Manicures and a Nail Dress; 1 winner will receive 3 pair of lashes and lash adhesive; 1 winner will receive the Nail Art Starter Kit, the Nail Tattoos and a set of Natural Nails. This is open through October 21, 2015 so I can get them mailed out before Halloween. It’s open to US only. If comments close early please email me at beautyinfozone@gmail.com with the subject Halloween and submit your comment, then continue on the Rafflecopter.
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Products provided by Kiss and Broadway Nails for this giveaway.

Dr.’s Remedy Nail Polish saves your nails and donates for Breast Cancer Awareness

SINCERE SUBTLE GLEE TRANQUIL PURITY NURTURE
SINCERE
Snow

A dusting of winter white with a shot of shine.
SHIMMER
SUBTLE
Sunshine

A soft, golden yellow with a sprinkle of shine.
SHIMMER
GLEE
Gold

Rich, shimmery and luxurious.
SHIMMER
TRANQUIL
Tangerine

Bold, bright and juicy.
SHIMMER,
LIMITED EDITION
PURITY
Pink

A barely there sheer pink with a hint of peach.
SHEER
NURTURE
Nude Pink

Barely there beautiful with a hint of iridescence.
PEARL
PRECIOUS POSITIVE PLAYFUL RELAXING HOPEFUL FOCUS
PRECIOUS
Pink

A soft, subtle cotton candy like hue with purple reflections.
CREME
POSITIVE
Pastel Pink

Baby girl pink with swirls of pale purple.
CREME
PLAYFUL
Pink

A cheerful candy pink with a subtle flamingo pink.
SHIMMER
RELAXING
Rose

An opaque, vintage rose petal shade with a hint of iridescence.
CREME
HOPEFUL
Hot Pink

The perfect ultra bright pink, almost neon and perfectly matte.
CREME
FOCUS
Fuchsia

A hot pink classic with rich, romantic allure.
CREME
RESCUE REMEDY CLARITY PEACEFUL MELLOW DEFENSE
RESCUE
Red

A classic fire engine red.
CREME
REMEDY
Red

A true iconic old-Hollywood red.
CREME
CLARITY
Coral

Bright pinky orangey and matte.
CREME
PEACEFUL
Pink Coral

A poppy, fresh bubble-gum shade.
CREME
MELLOW
Mauve

A delicate shade of eggplant, with a subtle pink undertone.
CREME
DEFENSE
Deep Red

A rich bordeaux with a luxurious matte finish.
CREME
REVIVE TENDER BALANCE LOVEABLE PASSION SOOTHING
REVIVE
Ruby Red

A shimmer-infused shade crimson.
SHIMMER
TENDER
Terracotta

An earthy, clay colored shade with hints of orange brown.
CREME
BALANCE
Brick Red

A deep modern maroon.
CREME
LOVEABLE
Lavender

A lilac that lends sophistication to spring’ flirty frocks.
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PASSION
Purple

A subtle, sparkly boysenberry.
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SOOTHING
Slate

Steel gray with subtle metallic highlights.
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BOLD NOBLE TIMELESS WONDERFUL MINDFUL
BOLD
Baby Blue

Metallic aqua-meets-robin’s egg turquoise. Very South of France!
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Navy

A sea-at-dusk shade that reflects light and brings dimension.
CREME
TIMELESS
Teal

A true blue-green teal.
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Wine

A rich wine with a glossy creme finish.
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Mulberry

This renewed juicy berry shade is stylishly tart yet playful sweet and classic. A perfect feminine neutral.
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COZY
Cafe

A cafe au lait with hints of pinkish grey and a splash of lilac.
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PROMISING
Pink

A creamy, pale pink that neutralizes yellow tones.
CREME
LOYAL
Linen

An ultimate everyday sheer nude.
SHEER
MOTIVATING
Mink

A muted mink, spiked with subtle purple and cocoa undertones.
CREME
STABILITY
Steel

A universally-flattering shade of sleek steel grey.
CREME

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Remedy Nail Care aka Dr.’s Remedy Enriched Nail Care is a brand of polishes that has been developed by two podiatrists. Most male podiatrists wouldn’t necessarily be thinking about women’s polish colors, but Dr. Adam Cirlincione and Dr. William Spielfogel were concerned about dry, brittle discolored nails. By formulating products that contain ingredients that are good for nails they knew they’d see fewer patients with those problems which could lead to even more podiatric problems. Of course once you create a line of polishes that have 30 beautiful shades, we women want them for nails and toes.

What’s unique about Dr.’s Remedy polishes are the ingredients that you won’t find in other brands. All polishes and treatments are enriched with Garlic Bulb Extract, Tea Tree Oil, Wheat Protein and Vitamins C and E.

We were sent the two of the three shades that Dr.’s Remedy have chosen in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Promising Pink and Purity Pink. The sale of these two, along with Peaceful Pink Coral, will bring donations of 10% of sales to Living Beyond Breast Cancer. This collection, THE POWER OF PINK, was picked to promote positivity, serenity and encouragement and to empower those fighting Breast Cancer.

MARCIA WEARS PROMISING PINK

Dr.'s Remedy Promising Pink

Dr.’s Remedy Promising Pink

PROMISING PINK has the perfect name. It’s a petal pink that’s opaque in two coats and is said to suit everyone while it neutralizes any yellow tones on your nail base. This is a cream polish that felt like a breath of fresh air when I was wearing it. I’m so used to wearing darker shades that I tend to ignore a cleansing color like Promising Pink. Yet I know that this beautiful shade is what most women feel comfortable wearing.

Dr.'s Remedy Promising Pink

Dr.’s Remedy Promising Pink

Dr.'s Remedy Promising Pink

Dr.’s Remedy Promising Pink

While Promising Pink was opaque in two coats, next time I wear it I want to use three in order to make the color a little deeper and to eliminate any sign of visible nail line. I love that this is a vegan line that contains no additives. Looking at the colors above makes me want to investigate Dr.’s Remedy a whole lot more.

LISA WEARS PURITY PINK

Dr's Remedy Purity Pink Nail Polish

Dr’s Remedy Purity Pink Nail Polish

PURITY PINK is the definition of the perfect nude nail.  It’s described as a peachy neutral sheer classic shade – not much pink here, it’s definitely more on the peach side.

Dr's Remedy Purity Pink Nail Polish

Dr’s Remedy Purity Pink Nail Polish

Dr's Remedy Purity Pink Nail Polish

Dr’s Remedy Purity Pink Nail Polish

I am very partial to lighter shades on my tips and Purity Pink is exactly what I want for a classic nude manicure. It is quite sheer so I went with three thin coats for this photo. The creamy, milky peach is feminine and understated. It’s the shade to wear when you don’t want your hands to scream NAILS!! but you do want them to look pretty and clean.

DR.’S REMEDY PEACEFUL PINK CORAL

Dr.'s Remedy Peaceful Pink Coral

Dr.’s Remedy Peaceful Pink Coral

Whichever of these three you wear, remember that you are benefiting both yourself and women who need the help to empower themselves after living with breast cancer.

*products sent for consideration