Hello everyone!

Welcome back to my Preview column where we talk about anticipated and inspiring nail products that are about to be released. Today’s post is about a spring 2014 nail polish collection from Catrice. It is called Catrice Ultimate Nails Spring 2014 and is about to hit the drugstore shelves in February 2014. We will have two separate collections.

Crushed Crystals collection
Crushed Crystals is all about nail polish effects. This collection features 6 shades with glossy and sand finish. We should expect textured 3D nails in fashionable colors for the upcoming 2104 spring season. Catrice promise high coverage for Crushed Crystals nail polishes and that would be fantastic if true because usually 3D effects come in too sheer formulas.

Catrice 2014 Crushed Crystals collection

Catrice 2014 Crushed Crystals collection

Catrice 2014 Crushed Crystals collection

Catrice 2014 Crushed Crystals collection

Ultimate Nail Laquer collection
Ultimate Nail Laquer is a permanent collection which will have 13 new colors added for the spring/summer season. Catrice are proud of this collection for having super glossy formula with an innovative reservoir brush. The brush is designed to pick the right amount of nail polish necessary to color one nail and has a rounded shape to make application easier and possible with just one stroke. You know how much I love rounded brushes! They save time, skip the mess and I really apply color in just one motion (OK, 2 for the thumbs). This collection will have a total of 40 shades.

Catrice 2014 Ultimate Nail Lacquer collection

Catrice 2014 Ultimate Nail Lacquer collection

Catrice 2014 Ultimate Nail Lacquer collection

Catrice 2014 Ultimate Nail Lacquer collection

Catrice 2014 Ultimate Nail Lacquer collection

Catrice 2014 Ultimate Nail Lacquer collection

Images are from the chicprofile.com, my favorite source for nail polish collections news.

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Hello nail art lovers!

Welcome back to my Preview column where we talk about anticipated and inspiring nail products that are about to be released. I can’t wait to share with you two amazing nail polish collections which will be launched in drugstores by Essence this spring/summer season!

Essence Effects nail polish collection
Essence Effects nail polish collection will hit the drugstore shelves in February 2014. This collection is all about effects! Nail polishes will come in fourteen shades with different finishes: holographic, sugar, jewels and polka dots. This collection promises easy application and great coverage. Bring them on, Essence, so that we can see for ourselves!

Essence Effects nail polish collection spring/summer 2014

Essence Effects nail polish collection spring/summer 2014

Essence Effects nail polish collection spring/summer 2014

Essence Effects nail polish collection spring/summer 2014

Essence Effects nail polish collection spring/summer 2014

Essence Effects nail polish collection spring/summer 2014

Essence Effects nail polish collection spring/summer 2014

Essence Effects nail polish collection spring/summer 2014

Essence Nail Candies nail polish collection
Essence Nail Candies nail polish collection is also planned for a February 2014 international release. It has 7 colors in pastel shades. Pastel colors are a total nail trend for spring/summer 2014 and I am happy this selection will be available in drugstores. These polishes actually promise other benefits for nails than color. They are designed to harden, protect  and even out nails, are fruit scented, dry fast and have a super shine finish. I could surely benefit from all of the above!

Essence Nail Candies nail polish collection spring/summer 2014

Essence Nail Candies nail polish collection spring/summer 2014

I got all beautiful images from chicprofile.com, my ultimate upcoming nail products source.

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Hello nail art lovers!

Today I am so excited to rave about Gwen Stefani nail color collection for OPI which has already been launched and is available in some stores. You remember my anticipation for this collection and the post I dedicated to it. Let’s see some color swatches and dream about the colors until we are able to get it for ourselves! At least that’s what I’m going to do :)

All swatches are from oflifeandlacquer.com where you will also find some honest opinion on the collection quality. Unfortunately, I do not own any of these bottles yet, so I will not be commenting on anything rather than nail polish color.

This collection was advertised to feature 5 colors in different finishes and also one mysterious color called Push and Shove which is finally revealed. Read on to see what shade it is!

OPI Hey Baby

OPI Hey Baby swatch

OPI Hey Baby swatch

OPI Hey Baby, NL G26 was described this way: When it comes to pinks, you’re the “bright” one for me. I absolutely love this color. It is such a vivid and bright color in a must have nail color shade.

OPI I Sing in Color

OPI I Sing in Color swatch

OPI I Sing in Color swatch

OPI I Sing in Color, NL G27 was described this way: The deep tones of this luscious blackberry hit all the right notes. It is a very rare shade. I love how dark red turns into black and vise versa according to how light hits your nails.

OPI Love.Angel.Music.Baby

OPI Love.Angel.Music.Baby swatch

OPI Love.Angel.Music.Baby swatch

OPI Love.Angel.Music.Baby, NL G28 was described this way: This matte gold with satin sheen complements all your passions. I like the idea of a mat gold color. I think it is much more wearable than your common gold which usually comes with glitter.

OPI 4 in the Morning

OPI 4 in the Morning swatch

OPI 4 in the Morning swatch

OPI 4 in the Morning, NL G29 was described this way: This dramatic, satin black is a hit in after parties. I am a huge fan of black color. It makes a great base color, it is perfect for nail art combinations and with the added value of a satin finish, this color is so me :)

OPI In True Stefani Fashion

OPI In True Stefani Fashion swatch

OPI In True Stefani Fashion swatch

OPI In True Stefani Fashion, NL G31 was described this way: Don’t gotta be a hollaback girl to love this hollagraphic silver glitter. I like this formula, seems great for combining with other colors to achieve varied looks.

OPI Push and Shove

OPI Push and Shove swatch

OPI Push and Shove swatch

OPI Push and Shove, NL G30 is a silver metallic. Metallic colors are a total trend for 2014 and also add an unusual accent not only to manicure but to your whole outfit. This particular formula looks a little strange to me because it does not look flattery on nails and somehow tells everything you try to conceal with nail polish.

Over & Over A-Gwen

Over & Over A-Gwen box

Over & Over A-Gwen box image from imabeautygeek.com

Over & Over A-Gwen was no surprise to me. It is Gwen Stefani’s signature color: red. It is a classic red shade which comes in an individual box accompanied with nail art supplies. You will find Swarovski crystals, metallic studs, nail art glue and a guide book with some designs you can recreate using this kit.

If you want to see some more swatches of the collection, colors with and without top coat and with different lighting, I strongly suggest the Polish Aholic presentation for this collection!

Let me know how you feel about Gwen Stefani for OPI color collection, which colors might find a place in your collection?

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Hello everyone!

I am writing this post a few days before Christmas, on a chilly morning after having wrapped all the presents chosen to make my dearest ones happy. I am thinking what is next, after Holiday season madness is over and Christmas spirit will go away to hold us again a year later. And I know the answer – spring 2014 will come! Welcome back to my column for anticipated and inspiring nail products that are about to be released.

I am anticipating spring color collections, nail polish trends and the arriving of something new to freshen up the old. See, Chanel Notes du Printemps makeup collection even made me a little poetic, it really sings Notes of Spring :) With creamy reds, dreamy pinks, velvety frowns, this color collection is so very optimistic! But enough on makeup, let’s have a sneak peek at the nail polish color concept.

Chanel spring 2014 collection features 3 nail polish color, beautifully complementing the whole Notes du Printemps color concept.

Chanel spring 2014 nail polish colors

Chanel spring 2014 nail polish colors

Ballerina is a sheer soft pink, number 167
Charivari is a deep plum color, number 603
Tapage is a red cream, number 605

And these are image of the other goodies from Chanel spring 2014 makeup collection I found at thecitizenoffashion.com blog.

Chanel face powder Poudre Universelle Compacte in Préface

Chanel face powder Poudre Universelle Compacte in Préface

Chanel spring 2014 cream blushes Le Blush Crème in Intonation and Chamade

Chanel spring 2014 cream blushes Le Blush Crème in Intonation and Chamade

Chanel individual eye shadow Illusion d’Ombré in Impulsion and Diapason

Chanel individual eye shadow Illusion d’Ombré in Impulsion and Diapason

Chanel eye shadow palette Lumière Facettes  in Quadrille

Chanel eye shadow palette Lumière Facettes in Quadrille

Chanel lip liner Le Crayon Lèveres in Sonic Pink

Chanel lip liner Le Crayon Lèveres in Sonic Pink

Chanel Rouge Allure lipstick in Mélodieuse and Fougueuse and limited edition lipstick Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet in La Diva and L’Adorée

Chanel Rouge Allure lipstick in Mélodieuse and Fougueuse and limited edition lipstick Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet in La Diva and L’Adorée

Chanel lipstick Rouge Coco in Dédicace and Triomphe

Chanel lipstick Rouge Coco in Dédicace and Triomphe

 

 

Chanel lipgloss Glossimer in Plaisir, Murmure and Sonate

Chanel lipgloss Glossimer in Plaisir, Murmure and Sonate

Chanel chose Hungarian model Vanessa Axente to present the spring 2014 beauty concept. Campaign photographer is Solve Sundsbo.

Hungarian model Vanessa Axente for Chanel spring 2014 makeup collection

Hungarian model Vanessa Axente for Chanel spring 2014 makeup collection

The whole collection will be available at Chanel counters in Japan on January 10th 2014 and worldwide from the end of January 2014.

Thanks for reading and see you soon!.