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(This item was sent to me for review. It comes in a kit, the lipstick and a mini size of the polish. I was not asked to write about it. All opinions are my own.)
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SexyBack from Deborah Lippmann is a pretty, shiny pink almost red color. I like this color a lot, it must have some blue undertones to it because I think it looks great with my skin tone.

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Deborah Lipmann’s Lipstick in SexyBack. This also is a bright, pretty pink lipstick. The lipstick doesn’t lean to the red as the nail polish does.
It goes on smooth, has a nice slip to it, feels great and has an expected staying power.

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This is my NAIL OF THE DAY. What’s yours?

(This item was sent to me for review. It comes in a kit, the lipstick and a mini size of the polish. I was not asked to write about it. All opinions are my own.)

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This is Nubar Gem, a beige based multi-colored sparkler. Application is a breeze, as is removal. I get ahead of myself talking about removal. The colors are so pretty and sparkle-y that you really won’t want to take off for days
Back to application, full coverage is achieved with 2 coats. I like to do 2 thin coats and then I usually use a quick dry top coat. With this one I believe a good, less than thin, coat would achieve full coverage, no problem.
Gem is beige based multi-colored beauty that I would consider a neutral as it goes with everything. With all the different colors it’s almost like wearing a new polish every day. Be careful when driving … When the sun hits your nails just right it really is breath taking beautiful.

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The other great thing about Nubar as a company, they are completely cruelty free. They do not test on animals nor do they purchase from affiliates who do. You can tell by the Dancing Bunny’ logo that appears on this bottle.
I also have an app for my phone which covers all sorts of cosmetics and household items and of course nail polish. Nubar is listed in the app as a 100% cruelty free company.

I live in such a small town I have had to purchase the few Newbar bottles I have through www.amazon.com. I have been pleased with the purchases I’ve made this way. The price I paid was $8-10 per bottle. Which for a cruelty free company is not a bad price, at all.

Do you have some Nubar polish? What do you think of it? Let me know in the comment section.

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(These products were sent to me for review. I was not asked or required to write about them. All opinions are my own.

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This fall Deborah is tipping her hat to New York City calling this collection of 6 polishes “New York Marquee”. Inspired by 1940’s luxury and vintage fabrics, the new collections employs a new luxe chrome finish. Perfected by Deborah herself this formula offers complete coverage while remaining streak and chip free.

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Lull-Bye-Broadway is a blush pink with the innovative luxe chrome finish. The formula goes on like a dream, and is easy to remove, not like some chrome finishes.

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Take the ‘A’ Train is a soft pewter metal with the luxe chrome finish, it applies so smoothly, no streaks Coverage is great and this one wears like a dream. I wore this for 10 days with minimal tip wear. My new favorite silver polish!

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Harlem Nocturne was a surprise to me. In the bottle it looked more gray but to my delight it is a navy blue. Again, application and removal was not an issue. These luxe chrome polishes from Deborah Lippmann are a dream formula. One of the reasons I like this brand so much, you always know what you will get, formula wise.
The complete Deborah Lippman Fall Collection: New York Marquee are:

TAKE THE β€œA” TRAIN – a pure pewter pleasure

AUTUMN IN NEW YORK – gleaming gold glaze

LULLABY OF BROADWAY- bashful blush bauble

12TH STREET RAG – metallic magenta

HARLEM NOCTURNE – intensified indigo ink

I’LL TAKE MANHATTAN – total teal temptress

Deborah Lippman Fall Collection: New York Marquee retails for $20 and can be found online at http://www.deborahlippmann.com and at
Barney’s, Neimnan Marcus, Nordstrom and Sephora stores nationwide.

This new luxe chrome formula is not like any I’ve tried. It applies like a dream, coverage is perfect, wears like iron and easy to remove. If you haven’t tried this new formula, you must as soon as you are able. I know I keep saying its a dream to work with, but it is!

(These products were sent to me for review. I was not asked or required to write about them. All opinions are my own.

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Every October has been designated as “Breast Cancer Awareness Month”, one of the way the nation has embraced this idea is to wear pink. What better way to show our support than breaking out the pink nail polish in support of such a great cause?
Some of my favorites pinks:

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Strawberry Margarita is one of OPI’s oldie but a goodie. For me it is the perfect medium pink. Just like this next one is the perfect baby pink:

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This is from the Girls collection from Deborah Lippmann and it is Marnie. I get more compliments with this color than any other baby pink I wear. With only 2 coats the coverage is complete and it wears like iron.

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I’d be remiss not to mention CHANEL May, not only is May my birthday month but it is my favorite pink shade from CHANEL, aptly named “May”.
The second picture show Wet n Wild Mega Last in the color CandyLicious as being a very close dupe for CHANEL May. When you are looking eyeball to eyeball, they look the same.

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From butter LONDON Primrose Hill Picnic is a great everyday pink. If I had to wear pink forever, this would definetly be one of them.

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Smell the Roses from L’Oreal has to be mentioned as this is my favorite ‘neutral’ pink. Another great everyday pink to wear.

I hope I’ve inspired you to get out those pink polishes you own and lets all wear pink in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month (BCAW). I know there are several special editions collections packaged for BCAW with some of the proceeds going for breast cancer research. Even if I don’t need another set I; always try to buy them when I can. I know it’s a good cause and I know they are so close to finding the cure, our support is needed more than ever.

What’s your favorite pink polish to wear? Will you be busting out a special pink for this month?

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GOSH Nail Polish is a brand not available in the US, except for eBay or Amazon. It is a drug store polish yet very nice formula wise, and wears for a long time before any signs of tip wear. I’m always surprised by the drug store brands being such high quality, especially the ones from the UK.
I received some of my bottles of GOSH from my friend Nicky, who lives in Ireland and from my friend Shania who lives in Nova Scotia. Although I’m not sure of the availability, I know with the internet, the aforementioned sights along with Ninja polish it should be fairly easy to get. You won’t regret the purchase.

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Drizzle and Fossil Grey are from my friend in Nova Scotia. I love these 2 colors. GOSH polish almost always transfers any shimmer or veining to the nail. These both make for a nice neutral, with an added bit of color.

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Flamingo could not be a prettier bright pink. This is one of my favorites for those hot summer days and not to forget the month of October being Breast Cancer Awareness Month you need to get out your pink polish and have at it.

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Purple Heart from GOSH is said to be a dupe for Chanel’s Paradoxical but I don’t agree with that assessment. It is a very rich, deep purple, with bits of emerald green duo-chrome. It’s a gorgeous color in its own right.

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Miss Mole is one of my all time favorites. I like the black veins in the bottle. I hope my picture shows them well enough. Those black veins transfers to the nail making Miss Mole by GOSH one of the most interesting nail polishes I have tried. It’s hard to get bored with this color with the different veins showing through.

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My ‘secret’ puzzle box my son bought this for me on Mother’s Day -slash- Birthday (don’t get me started). I love this little box. My son knows I like weird little boxes. They are a lot of fun. They are fun for little kids to try to figure them out. I haven’t decided yet what ‘treasure’ to store in my ‘secret’ box but I will come up with something. What would you keep in this ‘secret’ puzzle box?

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After a full day outside chasing birds and squirrels, I love to take a nap with my bear!
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