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China Glaze Announces The Hunger Games Collection

China Glaze has teamed up with Lionsgate Studios to release a new nail polish collection to debut in conjunction with the March 23, 2012 release of THE HUNGER GAMES. In keeping with the powerful themes and messages of the story, the collection of nail polish will be inspired exclusively by one of the book’s distinct settings - the Capitol of the nation of Panem (post nuclear war North America). "Awash in lavish fashion, food, and entertainment, Capitol citizens enjoy extreme cosmetics and body modifications, bold wigs, and outlandish costumes."

In Panem, there is the controlling Capitol city and twelve districts. The China Glaze Hunger Games Collection consists of 12 colors, not sure if this is to represent the 12 districts especially since the names of the colors are more suited to the controlling Capitol's luxurious lifestyle. The collection of colors, which are still in development, currently contains four creamy solids (Dress Me Up, Foie Gras, Hook and Line and Mahogany Magic), six shimmer shades (Fast Track, Stone Cold, Smoke and Ashes, Agro, Harvest Moon and Riveting) and two glitter shades (Electrify and Luxe and Lush) will be available at specialty beauty retailers beginning on March 1, 2012.

China Glaze is free of DBP, toluene, and added formaldehyde and are available through salons and professional beauty supply stores nationwide. For more information, visit: or follow China Glaze on Facebook and Twitter: China Glaze is a division of American International Industries.

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How to get Illamasqua's Corset Nails

Illamasqua urges you to be daring this holiday season by embracing your alter ego with corset inspired nails. Taking a lead from the 1920s Berlin Boot Girls use the hottest nail shades of the season in this easy 4-step guide to get kinky corset nails that will be sure to turn heads at any holiday party.

The Steps:

Start off with a base coat of Illamasqua’s Nail Varnish in Vice (above). The Nail Varnishes are hardwearing, chip-resistant and one coat should give you that unique rubbery finish just like a boot.

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Sinful Colors Holiday 2011 Collection

The Sinful Colors Holiday 2011 collection called Wish, takes classic colors - like red, green, silver and blue - and kicks them up a notch to be fashion-forward and festive to ring in 2012. The complete SinfulColors Wish collection for holiday 2011 includes:

Five gem-inspired shades of polish:

SUGAR SUGAR: a candy cane, red-hot tint
MIDNIGHT BLUE: a bold, bright twist on navy
LAST CHANCE: an emerald with depth and allure
DADDY'S GIRL: a deep purple with a drizzle of shimmer and glitter
OUT OF THIS WORLD: a perfect silver with swirls of glimmer

Two metallic shades of nail art:

FLOWER GIRL: a bronzy gold with tons of sparkle
FASHIONISTA: a glitter-laden pewter

All hues are available for $1.99 at major drug and mass-market stores nationwide, by calling 1-800-448-0763 or online at

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Shop DR. REMEDY'S Black Friday to Cyber Monday Deal

While you're out standing in line or going online for your Black Friday shopping. Why not save up some nail polish from Dr.'s REMEDY, a line of doctor-inspired cosmetics that is dedicated to using clean, hypoallergenic ingredients.

The birth-child of two New York-based podiatrists, Dr. Adam Cirlincione and Dr. William Spielfogel, Dr.'s REMEDY proves quintessentially-perfect for any person looking to better the condition of her skin and nails. Dr.'s REMEDY is sold exclusively at or by calling 877-323-NAIL.

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Nail the Holidays with Sally Hansen Holiday Salon Effects

Get your nails holiday ready with Salon Effects Real Nail Polish Strips. These limited-edition holiday prints come in five festive prints that let you peel, apply, file, and dash out to your parties, all while delivering a real-polish manicure without mess or stress. Each Salon Effect Real Nail Polish Strips kit includes 16 nail polish strips, a cuticle stick, mini file/ buffer and instructions for easy at-home application. When you’re ready to change your nail strips, simply swipe nails with your favorite Sally Hansen polish remover for an instantly clean slate.

The new joyous prints include Plaid About You (red and black plaid), Peppermint Twist (red and white candy stripe), Snow Bunny (white with red snowflakes), Prep’s Cool (black and silver argyle), and Winter Funderland (black, silver and blue glitter). Whether you’re playing Santa and stuffing a stocking or heading to the party of the moment, these seasonal strips are the ultimate accessory to complete your holiday look. .

When Sally Hansen first introduced its peel-and-apply nail polish strips, the manicure breakthrough took the world by storm. Now Sally Hansen introduces trendsetting prints exclusively for the holidays, putting the spirit of the season at your fingertips. Salon Effects Real Nail Polish Strips are available at chain drug stores, food stores and mass merchandisers nationally and they retail for $9.99.

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Hot New Nail Polish Shades From Illamasqua

Illamasqua invites you to indulge in darker, bolder nail colors this holiday season. Dare to be noticed with the new Theatre of the Nameless Nail Varnish Collection inspired by the sensuality of Wittenberg Platz’s domineering Boot Girls.

Indulge in sultry colors such as Taint (stone brown), Kink (bottle green), Vice (deep cerise) and Faux Pas (blue violet). Illamasqua’s Fall/Winter 2011 Nail Varnishes are rich and mysterious, with a unique rubbery finish, unlike any other varnish. The beguiling Illamasqua Nail Varnishes can be purchased at Sephora or for $14.00.

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Dr.'s Remedy Fall Fever

Dr.'s Remedy, the first-ever nail polish on the market approved by the American Podiatric Medical Association, introduces a vibrant collection of shades of their enriched nail polish. The crisp, clean, clear collection of colors. These hues celebrate the season that screams renewal: a rich bordeaux; a modern burgundy; a navy-meets-royal blue
DEFENSE Deep Red: A rich bordeaux with a mystifying matte finish
NOBEL Navy: A sea-at-dusk shade that reflects light and brings dimension to tips and toes alike
BALANCE Brick: A modern maroon with body and balance.

Dr.'s Remedy Enriched Nail Polish retails for $17 and available for purchase online at

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Gilt City Deals - $40 Worth of Wet Paint Nail Polish for $20

Hello you fellow nail polish lovers. Gilt City and Wet Paint Nail Glaze System have an awesome deal going on right now which ends on November 3rd at 11am - Gilt City members (it's free to join) get to enjoy $40 worth of polish for just $20. This is the perfect opportunity to try out The Bitten Collection I recently wrote about in my Wet Paint Nails Halloween Nails feature.

To take advantage of this amazing deal, click on the following link:

The Wet paint Nails color combos are inspired by manicurist to the stars, Julia Palmer's celebrity clients which include Jennifer Aniston, Angelina Jolie, Christina Ricci, Victoria Beckham and Jennifer Lopez among many others!! Why not double the value of your nail polish purchase on Gilt City! Don't miss out on getting your digits decked out with Wet Paint!!!


Wet Paint was developed by manicurist to the stars, Julia Palmer, who has been pampering and painting the nails of Hollywood's elite for years. Wet Paint’s creative color team has designed the Wet Paint color palettes to bring out the artist's spirit in everyone who uses them. Wet Paint's base colors, top coat glazes and special effects are perfect for turning your nails into a fashion accessory.

**Also join Wet Paint’s Facebook page for additional promotions!

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Wet Paint Nails Dresses Your Nails for Halloween

You've got your party invitation, you've got your costume ready, accessories done, makeup planned and ready.....or it is? Makeup doesn't just apply to your face. What are your nails wearing this Halloween? Not too many people think about that but thank goodness there a few that do like Celebrity Manicurist, Julia Palmer, whose celebrity clients include Angeline Jolie, Gwen Stefani, Mariah Carey, to name a few, created this awesome new collection for Wet Paint.

Wet Paint reflects the glitz and glamour of the Hollywood lifestyle. Wet Paint’s six-bottle Bitten Collection feeds off the vampire craze, with colors like violet (Lewd), red (Fetish), blue (Numb), gray (Moonstone), black (Onyx), and a clear top coat glaze called (Mirror), all of which can be worn on their own or layered. That is the true beauty of Wet Paint Nails, this unique and innovative nail polish brand allows you to create semi-custom color shades by layering colors on top of each other. Of course you may remember all this from my "YOU WANT WET PAINT NAILS" post and WET PAINT NAILS GIVEAWAY, so you already know with the Wet Paint Nail Glaze System, the possibilities are endless!

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Breast Cancer Month - Dr.'s REMEDY Positive Pink Nail Polish

Dr.'s REMEDY has created a beautiful baby pink nail polish that will do more than add a healthy dose of color to your look. 20% of the sale from every Enriched Nail Polish in Positive Pink that is purchased at an Everything But Water store or their website will go to Living Beyond Breast Cancer. The polish is a lovely, healthy splash of toxin-free, vitamin-enhanced color for your nails and retails for $17.00. You can purchase it online now at

Dr.'s REMEDY is a line of doctor-inspired cosmetics that is dedicated to using clean, hypo-allergenic ingredients. The birth-child of two New York-based podiatrists, Dr. Adam Cirlincione and Dr. William Spielfogel, Dr.'s REMEDY proves quintessentially-perfect for any person looking to better the condition of her skin and nails; their Enriched Nail Polish is the first-ever nail polish on the market created by doctors and approved by the American Podiatric Medical Association. Dr.'s REMEDY is sold online at or by calling 1-877-323-NAIL.

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CND Wows with Harlequin Hardware at Diego Binetti

For Diego Binetti's Spring 2012 Collection Presentation, Candice Manacchio, Nail Stylist and Educator for CND delivered a fascinating manicure called "Harlequin Hardware".

The eye-catching manicures stained in CND Colour in Raspberry Parfait #519 and Frosting Cream #511, capped in gold and silver metal for an artisanal finish. Toes were polished in Raspberry Parfait.

Though I might not do the gold or silver caps (though I may just use a matte metallic color) I am absolutely going to try this mani. It's inspiring isn't it.

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Dashing Diva at NYFW - Cushnie et Ochs and Supima

Pattie Yankee and the Dashing Diva nail team have been hard at work backstage at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2012 creating fierce and trendy nail looks.


Pattie Yankee worked with designers Carly and Michelle to create a “flesh extension” look.

Pattie used a base of Dashing Diva’s Mr. Right polish mixed with mineral makeup to match each model’s skin tone perfectly. The designers chose an extended, sharp, oval shaped nail.

Photo Credit: Ann Lawlor

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Sally Hansen Does New York Fashion Week

Nail leader Sally Hansen took New York Fashion Week by storm, joining forces with Tracy Reese, Prabal Gurung and Alexander Wang to create exclusive nail colors to complement each of their runway collections.
Backstage Beauty fixture and nail expert, Jin Soon Choi, created the manicures at each of the three shows using Complete Salon Manicure, an all-in-one formula that combines the components of a professional salon manicure—base coat, strengthener, growth treatment, rich color and top coat in a single multi-tasking polish.

Tracy Reese joined forces with Sally Hansen for the twelfth consecutive season to create seven bold shades that mirror the designer’s relaxed, romantic spring aesthetic. On the runway, models wore Complete Salon Manicure in Temptation.

Tracy Reese for Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure: Buttercup, Fired Up, Honey Whip, Olive Branch, Temptation, Parrot, The Sky’s the Limit

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Red Carpet Manicure LED Gel At-Home Manicure

God (actually Red carpet Manicure) has finally answered our prayers for a great LED Gel manicure that we can do ourselves AT HOME....again at home!! Red Carpet Manicure, LLC, managed by Barry Shields and Bruce Kowalsky, two former Coty Beauty Executives, introduced this beautiful, budget and time saving LED gel polish manicure and pedicure system that brings the professional salon experience directly to the consumer with a simple and effective at-home application that is ready within minutes.

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Sally Hansen and Talbots for Fashion's Night Out

Hello Sally Hansen product lovers, its Nelly here with the best Fashion Night Out event. Do you want free products from Sally Hansen beauty? Join them, celebrity stylist and fashion/beauty expert, Mary Alice Stephenson and Talbots for a night of fashion and beauty tips and goodies. See the flyer below for deets

Will you be one of the first 100 to grab a giftbag full of Sally Hansen products?

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Halloween-inspired Nails from Sally Hansen

It might be a little early to think Halloween costumes but its never too early for great designs.

With Sally Hansen Real Nail Polish Stripes, there is no dry-time and you have instant Halloween ready hands. Sally Hansen Nail Polish Strips offer DBP, Toluene and Formaldehyde Free, no dry-time nail looks for style that lasts up to ten days. This easy and affordable at-home nail technology takes your Halloween costume to the next level.

Each Salon Effect Real Nail Polish Strips kit includes 16 nail polish strips, a cuticle stick, mini file/ buffer and instructions for easy at-home application. When you’re ready to change your nail strips, simply swipe nails with your favorite Sally Hansen polish remover for an instantly clean slate. Choose from five Halloween-inspired styles:

Numbskull: Spooky skull and crossbones print

Wishnets: Witchy black fishnet print over bright fuchsia

Ghoulie Girl: Google-eyed ghosts in orange and white

 Spun For You: A scary black spider’s web

Hot Wired: Bad-girl barbed wire over lime green backdrop

WHAT THEY COST: $9.99 each.

WHERE TO FIND THEM: Sally Hansen products are available at chain drug stores, food stores and mass merchandisers nationally.

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GIVEAWAY - Wet Paint Nails Comfortably Fun Kit

Recently I told you about the great nail polish experience I had with Wet Paint Nails - for a refresher, click YOU WANT WET PAINT NAILS. Words can only do so much so one lucky reader will win an amazing set from Wet Paint Nails called Comfortably Fun.

Comfortably Fun is Wet Paint Nail Glaze System's bold collection, with blue-green base coats such as "Anxious," "Edgy," and "Numb." Glazes called "Wild," "Willfit," and "Wicked," this 6 bottle collection will allow you to create many different shades through layering. You can even use the Wet Paint Glazes over your existing nail polish colors to achieve totally new color shades.

To win this kit of what will be your favorite nail polish, you must do the following:

  1. Leave a comment stating which Wet Paint Nails color combination you want to try
  2. Like Wet Paint Nail Glaze System on Facebook
  3. Follow @WetPaintNails on Twitter
  4. Follow The Nail Polish Exchange on Twitter
  5. Become a follower of The Nail Polish Exchange Blog
  6. Share/Like this contest on Facebook


NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Void where prohibited. Must be legal U.S. RESIDENT, 16 yrs or older to enter. Sweepstakes to commence on August 31st, 2011 at 4:00:00 pm. Eastern Time ("ET") and end on September 7th, 2011 at 11:59:59 p.m. ET. The Nail Polish Exchange will determine (1) ONE winner by random drawing from all eligible entries. ONE Winner will receive (1) Wet Paint Nails Comfortably Fun Kit. Limit one prize per household. Odds of winning are dependent on the total number of eligible entries. Approx estimated retail value of prize $29.99 each. Winners will be notified by email. Offer valid while supplies last. Giveaway sponsored by My Life on and off the Guest List; Prize provided by Wet Paint Nails.

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NYC New York Color New Limited Edition Fall Shades

NYC New York Color is introducing three new limited edition nail colors as part of their “In The Spotlight” Fall 2011 makeup collection. This September, glam up your nails in rich shades of berry, bronze and grey. Limited Edition Shades: Scenestealer Grey, Backstage Brown and Underground Purple

NYC New York Color In A NY Minute Nail Color ($1.99): Change up your color non-stop with this quick-dry enamel for a fast-paced lifestyle. Each glamorous, long-lasting new hue from the In A New York Minute! Fast Dry Enamel collection features a hint of shimmer for added impact that goes the distance.

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Chanel Launches Les Jeans de Chanel

Denim is here to stay and its appearing in more than just apparel and shoes. Chanel is launching Les Jeans de Chanel (The Jeans of Chanel) for Fashion Night Out. Les Jeans de Chanel is a new collection of Limited Edition nail polishes inspired by denim.

The collection, Les Jeans de Chanel will feature 3 different shades of blue, Blue Rebel, Blue Boy and Coco Blue. The collection will launch online at and in Chanel boutiques, starting September 8th, which is Fashion Night Out, and will be available until the end of September.

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You Want Wet Paint Nails

If you love Shellac nails but don't like what it does to your wallet then you'll love the gorgeous colors of Wet Paint Nails.

I put this wonderfully super glossy nail polish to the test with amazing results - I'm talking unpacking moving boxes, heavy duty cleaning, etc which resulted in several broken nails but not chipped polish it loss of shine. My nails (excluding length) looked just as glossy and fab as the day I first applied it two weeks ago. It's hard to believe that these photos look this good after all that time but it just goes to show you how amazing Wet Nails are. I must note that I only used a base coat, there is no top coat and look how glossy my nails still are.

Another note about Wet Paint Nails - the polishes are not very thick, in fact the colors go on quite sheer which is perfect if you want Syrup nails or if you want to layer one color over another. Wet Paint Nails is actually designed so you can create your own custom color by layering a glaze color over a base color.

  • Simply select your desired color from the Color Creation Wheel. Follow the steps to create your custom nail colors:
  • Choose your base color - bold or pastel
  • Then your glaze color
  • You can stop with this creation or pump it up by adding a Special Effect
  • Watch as the color changes before your very eyes! It's that easy. You now have a unique color that you created!
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Deborah Lippmann's Celebrity Shades

Not sure why I didn't know this (I could kick myself) but Deborah Lippman has a collection (currently at ten shades) of nail lacquers that are collaborations with celebrities, click Deborah Lipmann Celebrity Shades to see the current shades. Some of the celebrities Deborah Lipmann has collaborated with include Renee Zellweger, Sarah Jessica Parker, Mary J Blige, Mariah Carey, etc. The two shades I'll be getting better acquainted with today are collaborations with two iconic singers - Cher and Pat Benatar, who's creations are named after their songs.

Believe - created with Cher

Believe is described as a sizzling, shimmering gold beige but upon closer inspection, I saw hints of multi-colored micro glitter, especially pale pink. Not what I've expected when I think of the bold Cher (its more subtle than what I was expecting) but like Cher, it's a classic.

Hit Me With Your Best Shot - created with Pat Benatar

Hit Me With Your Best Shot is described as a glistening gun metal and unlike Cher's Believe, this is exactly the shade I think of when I think of Pat Benatar circa 1980 (very black leather and spiky hair). The color I wouldn't describe as gun metal though, its more of a steely ink with a subtle duo-chrome - in certain lights, I see green and purple shimmer (maybe that's why it looks inky). Either way, I love it, its absolutely fabulous and if anyone asked me who did this color remind me of (if I didn't know who created it), I would say Pat Benatar.

I would love to see Deborah Lippmann collaborate with more musical icons and not just female artists either - bring on Billy Idol (I'm thinking a very frosty white), David Bowie (definitely a duo-chrome but what duo could get difficult), Prince (of course Purple), etc. As for the next female, I am putting my bid in for Tina Turner.

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Nail Polish Stamp Manicure Plates

I'm super excited because I finally got some new toys - my Nail Polish Stamping Plates. I've been waiting for these for a while and I got a great deal. Thanks to, I got a set of 25 Nail Polish Stamp Plates for $14.15 including tax and shipping (sorry its currently sold out)

Here is a photo of the full 25 designs as taken from

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Deborah Lippmann Introduces New Fall Shades

Fall brings wonderful things like cooler weather, gorgeous sunset colored leaves, Fashion Week and the new Deborah Lippmann nail colors. For fall, Deborah Lippmann introduces four matte and wonderfully murky colors that capture the fall perfectly.

From left to right, we have Billionaire - a creme moody hunter green, Brick House, a shimmering rust and Single Ladies, a creme flirtatious red.

And speaking of Fashion Week, fashion designer Narciso Rodriguez and Deborah Lippmann collaborated to create Stormy Weather (featured below), an edgy crème granite that is a far cry from his usual nudes nails which always made appearance on the catwalk

Each of the four beautiful colors retail for $16 each and are available at the following retailers - Barneys New York, Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, and online at

Now if you prefer your nails with a bit more showmanship, then you need the Nordstrom Anniversary Set - a dazzling glitter trio of some favorites (in order of appearance) - Happy Birthday - a party in a bottleCandy Shop - bubblegum pink and Forget You - party all night

I wish I wasn't cash light at the moment because I would be the first in line at Nordstrom on July 13th when this $42 set is available. But don't fret, you can also buy it at Barneys New York, Neiman Marcus and online at

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Red, White and Blue Nails

While many people will be pulling out their stars and stripes or flag designs in celebration of the 4th of July, I wanted something a bit more post Independence Day friendly, so instead of going full out on the Americana theme, I went with the below

I like the alternating red and blue nails with the touch of white. The red is OPI's Girls Just Want To Play - a true creamy red. The blue is SPARITUAL's creamy Circle Of Life and as you can probably guess, the white which represents the stars and stripes is SALLY HANSEN's Crackle Overcoat in Snow Blast

I'm very happy with the result. Have a happy 4th everyone!!

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PeaceKeeper Cause-Metics Launches New Nail Paints

PeaceKeeper Cause-Metics, the first make-up company to donate ALL of its profits, after taxes, to women’s health and human rights advocacy issues, launches four new nail paints, bottled with a new easy-to-open silver cap, extending the Eco-Smooth Nail line to eight colors ranging from a sheer pink to a midnight blue

Paint Me Soulful: A Deep Midnight Vampy Blue Black
Paint Me Vavavoom: Hot Sexy Deep Fuscia Pink
Paint Me Provocative: Hot Fire Engine True Red
Paint Me Sumptuous: A Rich Classic Blood Red Burgundy

Eco-Smooth Nail Paints have been rated as one of the safest paint-based nail lines by the Environmental Working Group. Not only are they safe but healthy for your nails as well - we all know how beneficial Argan Oil is for hair and skin - well, your nails are living parts of your body too, so they will absolutely benefit from the high amino acids found in Argan Oil. Eco-Smooth Nail Paints do not contain Toluene, Formaldehyde or DBP and are free from animal testing. As a lover of pink, Paint Me Vavavoom has really captured my heart.

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