Category: Nails

Sephora X Nail Polish

Got my hands on the new SEPHORA X nail polish, and so far I think they truly are as eXceptional as advertised.  With the constantly growing nail art trend comes the pop up of so many new polish brands, so what makes this line stand out?  Apparently, Sephora has scoured the globe for the most state-of-the-art formulas combined with the newest technologies to create the “one coat that changes everything.”

Check below for the Sephora X line of polishes

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According to a few of the sales girls, my local Sephora is one of the few stores to have an actual display as of now since the brand is still doing a test run of how well the polishes do.


SEPHORA X Display/Tester Booth

Roll of disposable tester strips so you don't ruin your current nail polish!

Roll of disposable tester strips so you don’t ruin your current nail polish!

The two polishes I purchased were Chaotic from The Illusionists and Explosive from The Sparklers, both of which are already sold out online.

Chaotic I love because it adds a splatter effect to any simple nail color you have. As seen here over Orly Dazzle.



Explosive is on my accent finger also over Orly Dazzle.  The color of the sparklers actually comes out pretty translucent unless you use several coats, so I would suggest using them over a base color.

SEPHORA X Explosive accent nail

SEPHORA X Explosive accent nail

I am seriously loving both polishes on my nails right now, and will definitely go back to try the other polish formulas and colors.  The only gripe I have is that the square brush handle doesn’t line up with the bottle when you close it.  It seems like Sephora attempted to mimic the Chanel bottle design but didn’t spend the extra money to make a separate circular cap.  I’m also predicting that splatter top coats in various colors will be the next big thing since the crackle/shatter polishes from the past years.  Have any of you tried SEPHORA X yet? If so, what do you think?

If you haven’t, hurry over to your nearest Sephora store or to check them out because many are already sold out online!


Holiday Nail Goop

Sounds gross but this may be THE most perfect holiday nail polish set yet!

A collaboration between Gwyneth Paltrow’s Goop and Butter London, the collection really channels the spirit of the season. The three colors Hampstead Heath, Bread & Butter pudding, and Abso-bloody-lutely evoke feelings of pine trees, egg nog, and Santa’s red velvet suit coming down your red brick chimney. Endless amounts of holiday themed nail art combos are currently filling my brain…

At $36 for the set, this would make the perfect gift for your besties! And yup, you guessed it, the holiday lacquer collection is exclusive to Goop AND limited edition.

Get it here now!

Caviar Dreams Fulfilled

Finally had a chance to play around with my Ciate Mini Mani Month caviar nail polish set which I mentioned in an earlier post.  With all the different colors, glitters, and caviar beads I must say this set is truly amazing and the creativity and color combinations are endless.  The quality of the lacquer goes on smoothly and lasted almost a week, which is pretty good for me since I wash my hands about a thousand times a day at work.

On to the looks:

Base: Essie Good As Gold, Detail: Ciate Twilight covered with Bumble Bee caviar pearls

Inspiration for this design from Work/Play/Polish

Base: Ciate Dangerous Affair, Stipes: Ciate Headliner

Hope you like the looks!

I have seen the Mini Mani Month calendar still available at some Sephora stores and online, so I suggest you run out and get one while you still can.  Also, even if you have some similar colors to the ones in the set, the cute little bottles are great for bringing on trips or for quick touch ups.