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Tuesday, June 23, 2015

CND Fall 2015 VINYLUX Weekly Polish Collection

An easy and economical way to update your look for any season is with nail polish. But not just any nail polish will do. I choose one that's proven to last on tips and toes! So what’s my go to? I have about 3 brands and one of them is CND’s Vinylux Weekly Polish. They're just putting out their Fall 2015 Contradictions Collection … I know, really, fall already??

Anyway, this one seems to give you a few basics and then some seasonly nice additions so let’s take a look!


From L to R: Safety Pin, Naked Naiveté, Tartan Punk, Rouge Rite.


From L to R: Couture Covet, Peacock Plume, Poison Plum, Grommet.  

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Sunday, March 08, 2015

Are You Ready To Talk Summer Collections? CND Is!

It’s been a moment since I’ve written about any nail polishes. Actually since this feature! And I’ve stuck to my guns as I really do think that the days of a nail polish chipping an hour after applying are over, at least for me. So let me try and sway you with these three pretties from the Summer 2015 Garden Muse collection from CND.


This collection is comprised of six of their Vinylux Weekly Polishes. Shown just above are three: Crushed Rose #188 (rose, opaque), Beckoning Begonia #189 (light pink sparkle, opaque), Wisteria Haze #19(lavender, opaque).


As you can see from the above photo, I am so out of practice in painting just my nails and leaving my cuticles out of it. Oh well... And don’t forget, there’s no need for a base coat when you use these; just the Vinylux Weekly Top Coat to cure the color and it dry fast.


$10.50 @

Monday, November 03, 2014

Why I Threw Out All My Nail Polish

Unless I get the most perfectly applied prep, an at-home manicure never lasts past 3 days without chipping or peeling off. It’s frustrating! That’s why I’ve thrown out all my regular polish and become a full-time gel-polish convert. When they first came out a few years ago, they were only available in salons (the CND brand). Then, brands started making at-home versions that included a lamp to cure the polish. Ok, getting better, but now we have a handful of brands that have gel polishes that don’t require a UV lamp to cure. Some need a topcoat, some do not , so I put an asterisk next to the ones below that require you to use more than one product, like a base coat/primer and/or top coat, with it.

Are you going to join the “throw-your-regular-polishes-out” movement?


1. SALLY HANSEN Miracle Gel Nail Color shown here in Throwing Shade - $9.99 @

2. *L’OREAL Extraordinaire Gel-Lacque 1-2-3 Nail Color shown here in Decadent Indulgence - $7.99 @

3. COVERGIRL XL Nail Gel shown here in Rotund Raspberry - $7.49 @ and

4. *CND Vinylux Weekly Polish shown here in Pretty Poison - $9.95 @

5. NAILS INC. LONDON Gel Effect Polish shown here in Kensington High Street - $14 @

6. *REVLON Colorstay Gel Envy Nail Enamel shown here in Wild Card - $7.99 @

Monday, June 20, 2011

It’s a Nude, Nude, Nude, Nude World

Nude for nails is hotter than it’s ever been so here are some I’ve been rockin’ lately!

ZOYA's new Nail Polishes called the Touch Collection was inspired by the runways of NY Fashion Week's Spring/Summer and Fall/Winter 2011 Collection. From what I saw, nail colors were either a major accessory or kickin' back with the below-type of shades. I'm so into them right now! $10 @

Minka: latte beige cream w/a metallic kiss
Shay – desert rose and beige cream w/a metallic kiss
Pandora – mauve beige cream w/a metallic kiss

CND-Perfectly-Bare-duo The other set of nudes I’ve been wearing are CND’s Perfectly Bare Colour Nail Lacquer and Perfectly Bare Shimmer Nail Lacquer $20 @ These were used on some of the big Spring 2010 Runway Shows as well as lots of other of their colors. The way I’ve been wearing these is to start with the Perfectly Bare color and wear that for a few days and then when I need a change, top each nail with a coat of the Perfectly Bare Shimmer!

CND-Scrub-Fresh And if you are wicked anal about your manicure/pedicure, CND has a Scrub Fresh Nail Surface Cleaner. Yes, the cost of $22.50/8oz seems a tad steep but think of the time you will save fixing your polish when it starts chipping! This stuff helps make sure the nail surface is totally ready for the polish. It has both Isopropyl alcohol and acetone that temporarily dehydrates the nail. It also has quite a few parabens in it, so obviously not the best thing to breathe or use very often, but it really does work.

Disclosure: Samples of these items were provided for review purposes.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Cracking Up with China Glaze

China-Glaze-Crackle-Glaze-Nail-Lacquer-in-Cracked-Concrete Want to know what the latest trend in nail polishes is? Crackle! Sort of like this I did back in March 2010, it’s gives the nail an unsmooth texture. A few lines have come out with these Crackle nail polishes and I was able to try the ones from CHINA GLAZE. Just paint your nails with any color like you normally would, wait for them to fully dry and then apply a coat of Crackle Glaze! It takes about 10 seconds for it to start drying and crackling. The finish is kind of matte so for you apply a top coat to keep your mani/pedi a long time.  

Shown here – China Glaze Crackle Nail Lacquer in Cracked Concrete ($7.50 @ on top of Estee Lauder Pure Color Nail Lacquer in Enchanted Garnet ($21 @ Top Coat – CND Top Coat Super Shiney ($5.30 @

Disclosure: A sample of this item was provided for review purposes.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Gift Pick: CND's Snuggle Set

Holiday-Icon-2010 Do you have a nailfile (lover of all things nails, polishes, etc) on your list this year? I love to give gifts from the CND line. The quality is great and they put some creative sets out every year like this Almond SpaManicure Snuggle Set. It contains a bottle of their Almond Hydrating Lotion (8oz) – use it on hands, body and feet. Contains jojoba seed oil, sunflower seed oil and vitamin E, Solar Oil (.25oz) – this is a cult favorite to keep cuticles in tip-top shape with a bevy of nourishing oils like sweet almond, jojoba and rice and  a pair of cute Cozy Pedi Socks! $16.95 @

Disclosure: A sample of this item was provided to for review purposes.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Nude is Never Out of Style

Bare-Escentuals-Make-Up-For-Ever-CND As much as I love color right now, the nude color also has a piece of my heart. And over the years I have discovered that there is such a thing as a lippie or eye shadow being too nude as in, it’s practically invisible. I want some color with my nude, right? Here are some nudes that are rockin’ my features and not don’t do a disappearing act.

From L to R:
Buxom Big & Healthy Lip Stick
in Marrakech ($18 @
MAKE UP FOR EVER Aqua Lip in 1C ($17 only @
CND Nail Colour in Dessert Suede ($9 @

Disclosure: Samples of these items were provided to for review purposes.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Fall 2010 Nail Color Picks

I’m putting away the beiges and nudes in favor of more sultry and seasonal Nail Polishes. Are you feeling these fall picks? Let me know in the comments and what you’re currently wearing!

From L to R: CND Urban Oasis (spruce crème) and Urban Oasis with Teal Sparkle (greenish-blue glimmer) on top. color - $9, effects - $11 @ CHINA GLAZE Bogie (brown eggplant), Jitterbug (charcoal grey shimmer) both from the Vintage Vixen Collection. $6.50 @ salon nationwide.

Wanna see more Fall 2010 nail picks? Click below!


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Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Cybelesays Special Report - Hello Shellac!

Remember this feature from last year with the new trend for the long-lasting manicure? Well CND’s version, called Shellac Hybrid Nail Color, is upon us. It's the same base coat, color, top coat then cure with a UV light type of process and the formula is 3-Free (no formaldehyde, tolune or DBP) like the other company I tried last year but did this Shellac live up to the hype? Click after the jump to see!



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Wednesday, May 19, 2010

(more) Spring Scents 2010

Since I’ve been doing this awesome Spring Scent Picks feature, I feel like I want to start a smell blog for things that smell good - from beauty products and the interior of new cars to old-fashioned magic markers and old-fashioned report cards. Ok, I’m showing my age now. Here are some more that I’m digging right now!


From L to R clockwise:

ELIZABETH ARDEN 'Pretty' Eau de Cologne Splash ($45/6.8oz @
SpaManicure Citrus Hydrating Lotion
for the hands ($13.95/8oz @
in Cherry Blossom Ginseng ($7.99/13oz @
Sugar Cloud Foaming Sugar Scrub
in Honeysuckle Fizz ($15.95/11oz @
100% Vegan Pure Body Butter
in Pomegranate ($30/4oz @
Rock-n-Roll Rebel Perfume Spray
($35/1.7oz @
Sugar Showergel
($9/10.14oz @


Disclosure: Some of these items were provided to for review purposes. Some I bought.


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