New Release: Julep — October 2018 “Up All Night”

Collection: Julep 2018 October “Up All Night”

Julep’s October 2018 collection consists of five new and one repromoted shades of deep and rich nail colors, plus two new shades of Take a Breather Oxygen Nail Treatment (8 mL for $18 / $14.40 Maven): Sheer Orchid and Sheer Peach.

From Julep:

The beauty of darkness is everything it lets shine. Like stars in the sky, these shimmer and glitter finishes thrive in the depths of darkness.

Here are the two nail treatments and six polishes for October:

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New Release: Julep — September 2018 “Seize the Day”

Collection: Julep 2018 September “Seize the Day”

Julep’s September 2018 collection consists of four new and two repromoted shades of muted nail colors, plus three new shades of It’s Balm Full-Coverage Lip Crayon (2 g for $20 / $16 Maven): Canyon Rose, Melon Nude, and Sepia Mauve.

From Julep:

Go all day, every day with these seriously chic new polish shades. They’ll take you there and then some with a little extra shimmer on the side.

Here are the six polishes for September:

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New Release: Julep — August 2018 “Light & Luster”

Collection: Julep 2018 August “Light & Luster”

Julep’s August 2018 collection consists of five new and one repromoted shades of bright nail color, plus a new face product, Perk It Under-Eye Treatment Brightener (1.4 g for $26 / $20.80 Maven), which comes in five shades.

From Julep:

Summer may be winding down soon, but the future looks brighter than ever. This month’s illuminated collection captures the beaming energy of the season starting with the launch of our new under-eye brightener with skincare ingredients built right in. And of course, we had to round it out with a high-shimmer polish collection in saturated colors inspired by dreamy, exotic getaways to faraway lands.

Get ready to see the end of summer in a whole new light!

Shining, shimmering, splendid. This month’s glistening nail polish collection takes you on a wild ride with full-spectrum colors that capture the richness of late-summer sunsets. Go bold or go barely-there—either way, just go and see where the magic takes you.

Did they just quote “A Whole New World” from Aladdin? Here are the six polishes for August:

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New Release: Julep — July 2018 “Hot Tropics”

Collection: Julep 2018 July “Hot Tropics”

Julep’s July 2018 collection consists of six new and one repromoted shades of bright nail color, plus a new body cleanser, Rethink Your Shower Hydrating Cleansing Oil (296 mL for $38 / $30.40 Maven):

Julep Rethink Your Shower Hydrating Cleansing Oil (July 2018)

This month’s Nail Color shades are mostly brights (one vampy) in shimmery, metallic, frosty, and holographic finishes.

From Julep:

Welcome to the Jungle

Heat waves and dripping humidity meet cool reflection with vibrant jewels-of-the-jungle polish shades. Get drenched in energetic flora tones with radiating finishes.

Here are the seven polishes for July:

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Free Canada Day Nail Vinyls from Nail Polish Canada (2018)

Hi everybody! Once again, in anticipation of Canada Day on July 1, Nail Polish Canada is giving away a number of Canada Day nail vinyls by Whats Up Nails!

The first ten people (Canadian addresses only, please) to use the coupon code QJRG3846006 will receive the nail vinyls for free.

Nail Polish Canada free Canada Day Nail Vinyls by Whats Up Nails

If all ten have already been redeemed, you can check Nail Polish Canada for a list of other participating blogs, each with a unique redemption code.

My free vinyls haven’t arrived yet, but I’ll post pics here when they do! 🇨🇦

Disclaimer: This product is a press sample and was provided by Nail Polish Canada as part of a promotion. There are no referral links in this post.

[Images: nailpolishcanada.com / Whats Up Nails.]

New Release: OPI — Pop Culture (Summer 2018)

 

Collection: OPI 2018 Summer, Pop Culture

OPI has released a new effects collection, Pop Culture, for Summer 2018!

Introducing six new vibrant colors infused with bubble-like translucent particles for textured nails like you’ve never seen before.

 

The new collection consists of 6 new limited edition shades of Nail Lacquer. Frankly, I hate most textured polishes, and a bubble effect on the nail just makes me think of disease. Shudder. Hard pass for me.

At least the colors look cute! They’re a little shimmery, too.

Pink Bubbly
Ahhh, sip slowly and enjoy a nail polish manicure of pure pink effervescence.

OPI Pops
Raspberry red nail polish to make your nails POP-POP-POP!

Hate to Burst Your Bubble
A not so mellow yellow nail polish that treats your nails to an explosive burst of color.

Bumpy Road Ahead
Hang on! A galactic blue nail polish that will launch your nails into another dimension.

Days of Pop
Let your nail polish tell a story about your favorite old jeans and a bottle of pop.

Pop Star
Bring on the paparazzi! This poppin’ purple nail polish is ready to pounce.

4-pc Mini Set
OPI Pops, Pink Bubbly, Pop Star, Days of Pop

Happy Shopping!

[Images via opi.com]

Happy Nail Polish Day! L’Oréal — Bleu Nu (Colour Riche Le Vernis à l’Huile) Swatch & Review

Collection: L’Oréal Spring 2018, Le Vernis à l’Huile Nail Lacquer

Happy Nail Polish Day, everyone!

I am still reeling from the effects of watching the series finale of one of my very favorite shows of the last decade, The Americans. (It aired on Wednesday, but Mr. Fivezero and I didn’t have time to watch it until last night.) It was the best series ending I’ve seen for…I don’t even know how long. It was brilliantly written, brilliantly acted, brilliantly directed. It’s gut-wrenching, haunting, and the show remained true to itself to the very last frame. I cannot recommend this series enough, if you were not lucky enough to have watched it from the beginning.

The Americans on FX Season 6 poster

The Americans Season 6,
with Matthew Rhys and Keri Russell.

Anyway, onto the polish! This is my first nail polish swatch in eons. Pardon my cuticles.

Bleu Nu (442) is a newer release in L’Oréal’s fantastic line of Colour Riche Vernis à l’Huile nail polishes. I spotted it in stores earlier in the spring, but didn’t feel like ponying up $11.99 for a couple of bottles. Luckily for me, I did manage to pick up two from the collection on clearance last month. I got Bleu Nu, Sable Tuileries, and I thought I was getting Rouge Opéra, the red from the collection, but it was just Rouge Amour which I already owned. D’oh! Ah well, can you ever have enough red creams?

This one is a deeper, electric blue shimmer. My favorite thing about this shade is that it should seem flashier, but actually it has an elegance to it. Really quite nice, though probably fairly easily duped elsewhere.

L'Oréal Le Vernis à l'Huile Nail Lacquer in Bleu Nu

L’Oréal Le Vernis à l’Huile Nail Lacquer in Bleu Nu

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