LVX 2014 Fall Collection Press Release

VEGAN LUXURY NAIL LACQUER BRAND LVX

LAUNCHES THEIR 2014 FALL COLLECTION.

LVX nail lacquer announces the release of their tenth seasonal collection.

September 2014: The LVX 2014 Fall Collection will launch Wednesday, September 24th, 2014. The new colors will be available for pre-order September 18th exclusively on www.shoplvx.com

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The top shades that will define the FALL 2014 season will include:

CERISE

ANTHRACITE 

OYSTER 

MACAROON 

ESPRESSO

PEONY 

The long lasting, chip resistant and non-streak formula is free of harsh and toxic chemicals. LVX products are VEGAN and formulated without the use of Formaldehyde, Formaldehyde Resin, DBP, Toluene, and Camphor. LVX is a no compromise nail lacquer that has superior formulation, is socially responsible and eco friendly. LVX nail lacquer is cruelty free. All products are produced in the U.S.A. The new collection will be available for pre-order September 18th, exclusively on www.shoplvx.com.

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NOTD :: OPI DS Ruby

Here’s what’s on my nails today. I pulled this one out of my stash. I’ve always loved the OPI Designer Series polishes. I’m pretty sure they were my first introduction to holos.

The sun’s not playing nice for the pictures today.

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Do you have this one? Do you have a favorite OPI DS polish?

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Metallic Matte Ruffian

I was browsing through Pinterest when this mani caught my eye. I immediately knew what polishes I wanted to use.

I went through my stash to pull out my Sally Hansen Color Foils and an old Sinful Colors Leather Luxe collection (gifted to me by the lovely lanerbell at Just the Polish.

I love the look of matte polish, but I don’t wear it too often because it doesn’t wear as well. But you know, with how often I change my polish anyway, it shouldn’t matter!

So I picked out Sally Hansen Color Foil in Leaden Lilac and Sinful Colors Cold Leather and went to work.

What do you think?
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No base or top coat on this. Just two coats of the foil color then two coats (free handed) of the matte on top.

I really like this mani! I’m going to have to try it in different color combos.

The more you know :: Why is this mani called a Ruffian? I found the answer on the same blog that inspired this gorgeousness. Check out this post on Lacquerized for the answer!

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Zoya Entice & Ignite

Press Samples

So have you been oohing and aahing over the Zoya Entice and Ignite collections? Well I have a little nail art for you…

Meet Veronica (Entice collection – creams) and Teigen (Ignite collection – glass flecks).

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Isn’t this fun? And pretty understated if you ask me. Both had a great formula (as one would expect from Zoya). Veronica went on with an easy two coats and Teigen was one coat on top (using tape as a mask).

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Outdoors, direct sunlight

I was hoping to show the amazing sparkle of Teigen in the sun, but the sun was playing peek-a-boo with the clouds…or maybe the crazy wind was just being mean and blowing the clouds in the way. Either way, I love this combo!

You can buy these on Zoya.com for $9 each.

Have you tried any of these collections? What do you have your eye on?

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Zoya NATUREL DEUX (2) Collection

Media samples

Ooh, I was so excited to see the press release for this set come to my inbox. (Never mind that it came from a different email address than I was expecting and I almost missed it!)

From the press release:

Inspired by the desire to expand the popular neutral palette of the Zoya NATUREL collection, six (6) NEW, full-coverage creams in deeper hues were born.

Perfect as every day go-to colors, the Zoya NATUREL DEUX (2) collection bridges the transitional gap between late summer/early fall 2014 with three, rich brown family shades and three plum based beauties. All in the long-wearing, BIG5FREE formula Zoya is known for!

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I had to put them on as soon as I got the collection in the mail. Here’s my mani.

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This is two easy coats of Spencer (light brown) and Marney (plum). The gold pattern is done with Ziv. And don’t ask me what the pattern is supposed to be. I thought that polka dots would be too uptight for this mani, so I just did some random spots. Maybe they look like some animal?

You can find this collection and the gorgeous Ziv on the Zoya website.

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Is this a neutral?

I guess it is until I add the sparkle! I got so many compliments on this mani!
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The base is two coats of Julep Kennedy and then one coat of the glittery Shoshanna. The glitter has a greenish undertone and it looks great with the holo sparkle! Love!

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Julep Tamara & Corrector Pen

I got my July Maven box in the mail yesterday and immediately had to try out one of the polishes. My choice was Tamara. It’s a lovely, bright, lipstick red creme and it applied beautifully. This is two coats (with top coat).
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And here’s the fun part. I did the clean up sitting at my couch where I polished my nails! I used another item I received in my Maven box … this Polish Corrector Pen. It’s essentially a polish remover pen and the tip is like a highlighter tip. It was so easy! It helps that I’m pretty neat with my application anyway. My usual method is with a small eyeliner brush and my bottle of remover in another room. I loved being able to clean up without lots of extra equipment (so one pen vs. one bottle of remover and one brush isn’t that much of a difference).
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    Sally Hansen Color Foil Cobalt Chrome

    I’m still here! It’s been crazy busy here at the beginning of the summer. I have some downtime this week before another week-long activity.

    Have you seen these? I think chrome might be my second favorite finish after cream.

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    This is three coats of Cobalt Chrome without base or top coat. It works best that way. I tried it with some base coat but that just caused dragging and balding.

    I also *gasp* buffed my nails a bit. I know you’re not supposed to and it weakens your nails, but I think they’ll be ok. You can still see some ridges on my nails so I didn’t buff too much.

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    There are 10 polishes in this limited edition line. Have you seen these or tried any of them?

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    Zoya Tickled Nail Art

    Polish provided for review

    I was reading a post in a nail group on Facebook about nail decals and if people liked them or not. Then someone posted about making their own watermarble decal and I knew I was going to try it!

    I started like a regular watermarble dropping the polish in the water and creating the design. But instead of continuing on with taping my finger and dipping the nail in the design, I just let the polish dry on the top of the water. I used a toothpick to gently lift it off the water then dried it off with a towel. Here’s the video I posted on Instagram

    How fun is this?! I used all the Tickled colors.

    I painted all my nails with Kitridge first since it was the lightest color. Then I just cut little rectangles from the decal I made. I painted one nail with clear polish (not quick dry) and placed the decal on my nail. Don’t mess with it too much because it melts when it touches the clear and you can smear it. (Evidenced by the bloober on the tip of my ring finger nail.)

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    I used a small brush dipped in acetone to clean up the extra polish hanging over the nail.

    This makes watermarbling sooooo easy! It’s not nearly as messy and I can easily get 4-5 nails decorated from one decal sheet.

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    If you try this, I’d love to see it!

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    Quick Look :: Zoya Rocha & Jesy

    I put this on right out of the mail box!

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    Two coats of Rocha on all nails and then a thick coat of Jesy on the accent nail.

    Very summery!

    These two polishes are part of the Bubbly and Tickled collections on Zoya.com.

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