Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Sally Hansen - Star Magazine Contest!

Hi ho, kittens. I just heard the hot scoop today that Star magazine is running an awesome contest with the chance at some amazing Sally Hansen prizes. One lucky grand prize winner will win a trip to NYC for a complete makeover with Sally Hansen Style Advisor Mary Alice Stephenson and fifty finalists will win a red carpet survival kit featuring products Mary Alice uses to prep her celeb clients. Too cool, right? Click HERE for more information.

P.S. I am, of course, in no way affiliated with this contest. I just wanted to pass on the info to you, lovely kittens. If you win, you'd better come right back here and tell me all about it! ;) Good luck!

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Dr.'s REMEDY - Winter Wonderland

Though it is typically a brisk 80 degrees around here, lately, I decided that I'd try an atypical approach to my first "winter 2011" manicure, and at the same time, feature two of the Dr.'s REMEDY polishes I received to review for you. This mani features the lovely Dr.'s REMEDY *NOBLE Navy and *SERENE Silver Glitter, the former from the fall 2011 collection and the latter from the winter 2011 collection. I used a top and base coat of Duri Rejuvacote and ONE, yes ONE coat of each color, NOBLE Navy on all but the ring finger and SERENE Silver Glitter for my ring finger accent nail. Feast your eyes:
I have to say that I never EVER go with just one coat of color. Even on colors that border on being "one coat wonders", I typically go with a second coat, just because. However, these two went on so smoothly and effortlessly and had such deep rich pigmentation in just one coat, I decided to go with it. NOBLE Navy is just that, a flawless opaque navy cream. SERENE Silver Glitter is SO much more than you might imagine. Sure, it's silver, but its also got flecks of blue and red and it sparkles like a dream. Truly a knockout and unlike any other polish I own, that's for sure. I LOVE this combination and couldn't be happier with either of these colors.

As always, thanks for looking! I'd love to hear your thoughts.

Ho ho ho xoxo,
K

*Disclosure: Where indicated by an asterisk, the product(s) in this post were provided to me by the company for review. Please click my disclosure tab for further information.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Press Release - Dr.'s REMEDY Black Friday Sale!

Dr.'s REMEDY TAKES THE HEADACHE OUT OF HOLIDAY SHOPPING WITH A SPECIAL OFFER
BLACK FRIDAY THRU CYBER MONDAY



Dr.'s REMEDY is a line of doctor-inspired cosmetics that is dedicated to using clean, hypoallergenic ingredients. The birth-child of two New York-based podiatrists, Dr. Adam Cirlincione and Dr. William Spielfogel, Dr.'s REMEDY proves quintessentially-perfect for any person looking to better the condition of her skin and nails. Dr.'s REMEDY is sold exclusively at www.remedynails.com or by calling 877-323-NAIL.
Great sale! Get your shop on!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Press Release - Dr.'s REMEDY Holiday Hues

Dr.'s REMEDY HOLIDAY HUES: JOLLY & JOY
Seasonal shades to enchant, inspire, ignite

Holiday cheer is contagious: the spirit is infectious, the charm is encapsulating. It's so divine, in fact, that you wish you could "bottle it up" - savor it, treasure it. Luckily, your friends at Dr.'s REMEDY did just that this year with their holiday collection of hues: JOLLY & JOY. In the lineup, five shades that are rich, riveting, and radiant. And the best part: the colors are traditional in scope but not on scale; meaning red and green - yes, the docs have you covered. See for yourself in the best holiday collection yet: Dr.'s REMEDY JOLLY & JOY for holiday 2011.

The holiday 2011 JOLLY & JOY collection of Enriched Nail Polish includes:
REVIVE Ruby Red: A shimmer-infused, Wizard of Oz-inspired shade of crimson
PASSION Purple: A bombshell-boysenberry with subtle silver meshed throughout
ESSENTIAL Emerald: A take on the classic tree-and-plant-inspired gem of a shade, with delicate glimmer and unparalleled amounts of glamour
SERENE Silver Glitter: A seasonal sizzler like no other: shine, chic, totally unique in the metallic scene
RESOLUTION Red Glitter: A red-meets-copper spin that's sequin-look-alike laden with high-shine and sparkle

Dr.'s REMEDY is offering the following special price on selected holiday shades. Purchase ESSENTIAL Emerald, RESOLUTION Red Glitter AND SERENE Silver Glitter for only $14 each while supplies last. Also, free shipping on orders of $50 or more with code: HOLIDAY thru 11/18/11.

Dr.'s REMEDY Enriched Nail Polish is available for $17 online at www.remedynails.com.

Dr.'s REMEDY is a line of doctor-inspired cosmetics that is dedicated to using clean, hypoallergenic ingredients. The birth-child of two New York-based podiatrists, Dr. Adam Cirlincione and Dr. William Spielfogel, Dr.'s REMEDY proves quintessentially-perfect for any person looking to better the condition of her skin and nails. Dr.'s REMEDY is sold exclusively at www.remedynails.com or by calling 877-323-NAIL.

To like Dr's REMEDY on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Remedynails
To follow Dr's REMEDY on Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/remedynails

As I stated in my previous post, I recently received both the fall and holiday 2011 collections to review and will get them swatched for you all asap. I have swatched them on my nail wheel and let me tell you, you will NOT be disappointed!  As stated above, you won't want to miss out on the special promotions they are offering, too. SERENE Silver Glitter, in particular, is a stand-out in my book.

Press Release - Dr.'s REMEDY Fall Fever 2011

Dr.'s REMEDY FALL FEVER 2011
Autumn Allure Like Never Before
Fall 2011 will be fierce: leaves will change, for sure, and temps will follow suit. But the real news relates to the hues of this season. Indeed, we're revolutionarily-ready to welcome a crisper, cleaner, clearer collection of colors, kudos to Dr.'s REMEDY insight and excitement over autumn. These hues celebrate the season that screams renewal: a rich bordeaux; a modern burgundy; a navy-meets-royal blue. We welcome you to invite your nails to dance in Dr.'s REMEDY FALL FEVER 2011.

The vibrant shade collection of Enriched Nail Polish includes:
DEFENSE Deep Red: A rich bordeaux with a mystifying matte finish
NOBEL Navy: A sea-at-dusk shade that reflects light and brings dimension to tips and toes alike
BALANCE Brick: A modern maroon with body and balance

Dr.'s REMEDY Enriched Nail Polish is $17 and available for purchase online at www.remedynails.com.

remedy fall

Dr.'s REMEDY is a line of doctor-inspired cosmetics that is dedicated to using clean, hypo-allergenic ingredients. The birth-child of two New York-based podiatrists, Dr. Adam Cirlincione and Dr. William Spielfogel, Dr.'s REMEDY proves quintessentially-perfect for any person looking to better the condition of her skin and nails; their Enriched Nail Polish is the first-ever nail polish on the market approved by the American Podiatric Medical Association. Dr.'s REMEDY is sold online at www.remedynails.com or by calling 1-877-323-NAIL. 
To follow on twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/remedynails
I do have these, as well as the Dr.'s REMEDY Winter Shades (press release will be in the next post), in my hot little hands and will get swatches and reviews up asap.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Zoya Neeka...Finally!

Not to put too fine a point on it but for the past two years, I've been in an extremely difficult place, financially. I may have mentioned this in previous posts but basically, times were really tough and polish was (and still is) a luxury for me. So, I really didn't purchase too many, particularly in the past several months. But, fortunately, things are on the slightest of upswings for me now, thank God, and Zoya's Halloween promo (two free colors of your choice, pay only the shipping) came along at a wonderful time. My husband, who has been busting his butt to make our lives better, had a small victory and as a result, decided to treat me to two polishes as a part of this promo (which, coincidentally, coincided almost exactly with the 11 year anniversary of our love's beginning). Anyway, without further ado, here is one of the pretties I chose, Zoya Neeka.
Sadly, a new (better) camera won't be a purchase I can make any time soon (nor, I suspect, will my photography skills improve, I'm afraid) but, here, to the best of my ability, I have captured the lovely and unique Neeka. This is two coats of purple with golden shimmer loveliness. She is definitely unlike anything in my collection (and yes, by the way, I do refer to Zoya polishes, all named after women, as "shes") and I'm so happy to have her. Brian actually picked this one out but, I must admit, I would have had to have her, sooner or later, as I'm honored to say that she was named for a wonderful friend of mine who I was fortunate enough to meet through the Zoya facebook page (and subsequently got to know much better through several facebook polish groups). Like Neeka herself, this polish is a superstar and I'm so happy that she is FINALLY mine.

As always, thoughts are welcomed! Hope you enjoyed!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Press Release - Sally Hansen Holiday 2011 Salon Effects

SALLY HANSEN INTRODUCES A NEW TWIST ON TRADITION
WITH HOLIDAY EDITIONS OF SALON EFFECTS REAL NAIL POLISH STRIPS

THINK: Festive, fast, no-fuss nail color.

WHAT THEY ARE: Limited-edition holiday prints of Sally Hansen’s hit, Salon Effects Real Nail Polish Strips. When Sally Hansen first introduced its peel-and-apply nail polish strips, the manicure breakthrough took the world by storm. Now Sally Hansen introduces trendsetting prints exclusively for the holidays, putting the spirit of the season at your fingertips. Like all the prints in the Salon Effects Real Nail Polish Strips collection, the five festive prints let you peel, apply, file, and go, delivering a real-polish manicure without mess or stress. Whether you’re playing Santa and stuffing a stocking or heading to the party of the moment, these seasonal strips are the ultimate accessory.

The new prints include Plaid About You (red and black plaid), Peppermint Twist (red and white candy stripe), Snow Bunny (white with red snowflakes), Prep’s Cool (black and silver argyle), and Winter Funderland (black, silver and blue glitter).

Each Salon Effect Real Nail Polish Strips kit includes 16 nail polish strips, a cuticle stick, mini file/ buffer and instructions for easy at-home application. When you’re ready to change your nail strips, simply swipe nails with your favorite Sally Hansen polish remover for an instantly clean slate.
WHAT IT COSTS: $9.99

WHERE TO FIND THEM: Sally Hansen products are available at chain drug stores, food stores and mass merchandisers nationally.

*Well, kittens, what are your thoughts? As you know, I had a bit of difficulty applying these strips the first time I tried them but I think that the adorability (a word? if not, it should be) of these designs and the convenience of not having to polish frequently during the busy holiday season make these more than worth a try.