Zoya Summer 2018 collection, Sunshine

New Release: Zoya — Sunshine (Summer 2018)

Collection: Zoya 2018 Summer, Sunshine

Zoya has released their Summer 2018 collection, Sunshine.

There’s also a code for free shipping on the new collection:

It’s official, Summer is right around the corner and our newest assortment has finally arrived! Already have your eye on a few shades? We’ll cover the shipping on any Sunshine order!

Use Code: SUMMER
Now – Sunday 5/6 (11:59pm ET)

Here are the twelve new polishes!

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Essence Winter 2018 collection, Winter Dreamin'

New Release: Essence — Winter Dreamin’ (Winter 2018)

Collection: Essence 2018 Winter, Winter Dreamin’

 

Germany-based Essence Cosmetics has just released a new collection, Winter Dreamin’, to kick off 2018. The online exclusive, limited edition collection consists of four new nail colors (US$1.99), a snow ball top coat ($3.99), and nail stickers ($1.49), as well as an eyeshadow palette ($9.99), sheer lipsticks ($3.99), inner rim eye pencil ($1.99), 2in1 highlighter & blush powder ($5.99), and fluffy snow touch hand cream ($4.99).

Cozy Mountain Mornings (01)

Hot Cocoa & Fuzzy Socks (02)

Sleigh Rides & Snowball Fights (03)

Girlstalk at the Fireplace (04)

Ready Set Snow
Snow Ball Top Coat

Sprinkle Me With Snowflakes
Nail Stickers
(01)

These are marked as online exclusives on the US site. They are not (yet?) available on the Canadian site.

Happy Shopping!

[Images via essencemakeup.com]

New Releases: SinfulColors (Winter 2017)

Here’s a roundup of SinfulColors’ newest collections for Winter 2017!

No Text Red

This red polish was first released in 2014 as a reminder to not text and drive.
SinfulColors is currently repromoting it on their website.

In 2013, over 3,000 teen deaths & 300,000 injuries occurred nationwide due to texting while driving, surpassing drinking and driving annual teen deaths and injuries by 10%*

STOP DISTRACTED DRIVING. PAINT YOUR THUMBNAIL RED… As a reminder to not text, and to drive safely.

SinfulColors Nail Color in No Text Red

No Text Red (repromote)

Color Beyond

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China Glaze The Glam Finale Holiday Collection 2017

New Release: China Glaze — The Glam Finale (Holiday 2017)

 

Collection: China Glaze 2017 Holiday, The Glam Finale

China Glaze’s Holiday 2017 collection, The Glam Finale, consists of twelve typical holiday nail colors (shade descriptions from Ulta):

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SinfulColors Nail Polish in Witch Hazel Bohn, swatch

SinfulColors — Witch Hazel Bohn (Glow-in-the-Dark Nail Polish) Swatch & Review

Collection: SinfulColors 2017 Halloween, Night of the Living Red

You guys are going to help me out with the naming of this one.

Witch Hazel Bohn (2297) is a glow-in-the-dark polish I picked up from SinfulColors’ latest Halloween collection (it may be a re-release from a previous year, though…I can’t quite tell from the code). And I simply do not understand the name. Witch hazel, sure. But Bohn? What’s that? Google has failed me, as well. Is there a pun I’m not getting? Maybe Bohn sounds like bone? But why Bohn?!?!?! Is there someone famous named Hazel Bohn? SinfulColors’ description doesn’t help much, either: “You glow, ghoul! Skull-shaped glitters in a glow in the dark base are drop-dead awesome.

SinfulColors Nail Polish in Witch Hazel Bohn (Glow-in-the-Dark)

I MUST KNOW!

Anyway. As usual, this ostensibly glow-in-the-dark nail polish is a greenish-yellow, and leaves that tint on the nail. Now, I haven’t tried too many glow-in-the-dark polishes in my life, but I literally can never get them to work. I don’t know if it’s because I always cheap out and get them from Claire’s or something, but I put on five coats, charge it under bright light for ages, and they never give me so much as a feeble glow.

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SinfulColors Nail Polish in Bite Me, swatch

SinfulColors — Bite Me (Nail Polish) Swatch & Review

Collection: SinfulColors 2017 Halloween, Night of the Living Red

I don’t always manage to pick up limited edition SinfulColors polishes,
but this fall I lucked out and found a SinfulColors Halloween display at a local Rexall—during a buy-two-get-two-free nail polish promo! (Somehow they weren’t ringing up with the discount, possibly because they were new shades, but the super cool cashier was very sweet and gave me the sale price, anyway. Thanks, chica!)

One of the shades I picked up was Bite Me (2332), which in the bottle appears to be a rich red shimmer with assorted, flat-black glitter shapes, including a sprinkling of hexagons.

SinfulColors says: “This dark brick red shade has flecks of black glitter for a speck-tacular and spooky effect.

SinfulColors Nail Polish in Bite Me

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fivezero's Julep Maven Box plus Add-Ons, October 2017

Julep — Maven Box (October 2017)

I wasn’t completely in love with all of the new October 2017 polishes from their Trancing in the Moonlight collection, so I just got Christi (seems like that’s as close to my name as I’m gonna get, ha!) and tried out a lip gloss in a subtly shimmery burgundy, Vivid. I do like the Julep makeup brushes, so I snagged the Eyeshadow Brush; this was the first time during my subscription that I’ve seen this particular brush available for the Maven Box.

October 2017 — Maven Box

  • Eyeshadow Brush
  • Lip Gloss in Vivid
  • Nail Color in Christi

I’ve already tried on Christi and it is love!

I’m not 100% sold on the lip gloss, but I’ll have to use it a bit more to see for sure. The color is pretty, though.

And I added on a few extra items. Alonna was the other October polish shade I kind of wanted, and it was available in a Nail Color Trio add-on for just $12.99. Then I picked up two other shades I’ve been eyeing up for $4.99 each.

  • Nail Color Trio in Ainsley, Alonna, and Janae
  • Nail Color in Jaydra
  • Nail Color in Nell

With the purchase of three add-ons, I also received a free mystery polish, which unfortunately ended up being one I already received in a 10-polish mystery box:

  • Nail Color in Ani

I’m starting to save up my Julep dupes for a future giveaway…

Here are some more detailed pics of the goods:

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