Milani Color Statement - a few of the cremes - and nail art

Wednesday, July 23, 2014


Milani has released a new collection - Color Statement. And does it make a statement! It has 37 shades of polishes and I am not about to try to fit them all in one post. I have some of the cremes and nail art in this post. You can see the shimmers and metallics in this post and the glitters can be seen here. Stay tuned for more cremes!

The colors of these polishes is amazing, the formula is nice and they dry very quickly. They did dry almost too fast for nail art, but that could also be the weather. Summers are extremely dry in Wyoming in the summer. Not to mention - it could also be because of all the fans I have running in the house. I have seen some amazing nail art created with these polishes, so I am sure it is one or the other... maybe even a combination of both.

Let's take a look.

First up is a vintage, dresden-style, floral nail art look. I used Spotlight White for a base color and painted the flowers with Blue Print and Peri-wink. I love how this look is subtle and classic.

Dresden-Style floral nail art
Dresden-Style floral nail art
Mauving Forward is a gorgeous, mauve saturated shade of polish. This is two coats. The color is quite stunning.
Mauving Forward
Mauving Forward
Hot Pink Rose is a stunning and vibrant shade of a deep, but bright rosy pink. This is two coats. I added dots of Spotlight White and Waterfront.

Hot Pink Rose
Hot Pink Rose
 nk Spot is a glossy, true black creme polish. It's perfect for a nail art base color, or as a stand-alone polish. It applies wonderfully. This is two coats.

Ink Spot
Ink Spot
Mango Tango is one of my favorites! Who couldn't love this shade with it's mango saturated creamy and glossy color? Put a cherry on it... it's dessert. This is two coats.

Mango Tango
Mango Tango
Spotlight White is the perfect, glossy, pure white cream polish. It applies well. As with a lot of white polishes, it did take an extra coat. This is three coats. This polish will be a staple for those who like a white base for nail art. 

Spotlight White
Spotlight White
Cupcake Icing is a sweet treat of a vivid pink creme. Its stunning! This is two coats. It's bright and eye catching.

Cupcake Icing
Cupcake Icing
Blue Print will take care of the summer days blues. This brilliant blue is stunning and applies well in two coats.

Blue Print
Blue Print
I added some simple flowers to Blue Print with Peri Wink and Cupcake Icing. It is just the right amount of contrast and is fun and summery.

Simple floral nail art
Simple floral nail art

Which of these are going to adorn your nails? Watch for the rest of the collection coming up soon!

Color Statement Nail Lacquer starts at $3.99 at CVS stores nationwide or at MilaniCosmetics.com


These polishes were sent to me for an honest review. All opinions are my own.

Salon Perfect Neon POP! Collection - swatches, review

Tuesday, July 22, 2014


Salon Perfect has been oh-so-busy lately. They have released an amazing collection of neon polishes - Neon POP! And these colors truly POP!

Neon nails are the it mani for summer and Salon Perfect’s new Neon POP collection gives you 12 bright and bold shades that will surely POP.

I have several of the shades for you and I am amazed at how bright and gorgeous they are - I was expecting bright. But not this much bright!

I applied all of these over Salon Perfect Sugar Cube. It's the perfect white to make those neon colors shout. And when I say "shout," I mean they really shout loud. The formula was wonderful. Neons are often known for having a finicky application - not these. I honestly had no issues.

I posted a couple of nail art looks last week. You can see those here. 

Let's take a look at the swatches. The photos don't quite capture the true neon-abilities of these polishes. All the swatches are two coats with a top coat unless I mention different.

Bermuda Baby is a vivid neon turquoise blue. I love this breath taking blue shade. It's as if the sky's intense color met with the aqua blue of the sea and combined forces to create a blue that would make an impact.

Salon Perfect - Bermuda Baby
Salon Perfect - Bermuda Baby
Fired Up Fuchsia is a sun-kissed neon pink with a hint of magenta to it. It's well... fuchsia. It will definitely be an eye-catcher as you carry on about your day - whether it be work, or pleasure.

Salon Perfect - Fired Up Fuchsia
Salon Perfect - Fired Up Fuchsia
Flamingo Flair isn't as bright as the others. But it's definitely brighter than this photo shows. I love this coral shade - it has the three "Cs" - classy, chic and classic.
Salon Perfect - Flamingo Flair
Salon Perfect - Flamingo Flair
Haute Pink is a mind-blower. Not only is it vivid and wonderful, it's also more of an orange shade. I think I would call this a deep, intense tangerine. 

Salon Perfect - Haute Pink
Salon Perfect - Haute Pink
Loopy Lime will practically knock your socks off. This neon lime is intense, bright and breath taking. If you want bright, this is the shade for you. Normally, I am not a fan of green polish. But this one has stolen my heart. 

Salon Perfect - Loopy Lime
Salon Perfect - Loopy Lime
Plum Sorbet is an oh-so-amazing bright, deep neon pink. This shade is gorgeous.
Salon Perfect - Plum Sorbet
Salon Perfect - Plum Sorbet
Tickled Pink is a bit softer than the others. But this subtle, yet bright baby pink will make a statement. Wear this and others will know that you have a soft side, yet still harbor a bit of attitude. 

Salon Perfect - Tickled Pink
Salon Perfect - Tickled Pink
Traffic Cone will definitely stop people in their tracks. This stunning neon orange will grab attention and let people know that you are a force to be reckoned with. 

Salon Perfect - Traffic Cone
Salon Perfect - Traffic Cone
Yowza Yellow is the perfect shade of yellow. It's filled with the colors of summer. Sunshine, daisies and just plain fun are evident in this bright yellow. It's much brighter that what is shown in the photo. 

Salon Perfect - Yowza Yellow
Salon Perfect - Yowza Yellow
These high-voltage polishes are a must for the summer season. They are available now at Walmart stores nationwide for just $3.98 each.  
These polishes were sent to me for an honest review. All opinions are my own.


 

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