Thursday, May 23, 2013

KBShimmer Announces the Summer 2013 Collection

KBShimmer Summer Polish Line Set For Release June 1st, 2013

KBShimmer is excited to announce the addition of 9 new colors to their 3-Free glitter polish line and an expansion to their nail prep line. Owner Christy Rose says "With warm weather and sandals popping up, June is the perfect time for bright, bold colors and patriotic themes to celebrate a fun and exciting summer."

The summer lineup includes one glitter top coat, two glitter crellys in a white base and six bright, bold polishes, two in a matte finish. KBShimmer will also be expanding their nail care line to include two scented cuticle oils and liquid nail prep. "Our new line was created to play off the bolder palette of summer, some inspired by the 80s and 90s, but also to celebrate the patriotic season. One of our polishes plays off the color of the year, Emerald Green, and will ease people into the summer while two others were inspired by the fall 2013 Pantone colors Koi and Vivacious. Both will make for an easy transition through the summer and into the fall. We are also excited to unveil two scented cuticle oils in an easy-applicator pen. We hope to inspire and motivate people to go out in the sun and show off their nails!" says Rose.

  • What’s Your Damage? – White crelly polish with neon green, neon pink, and black glitters.
  • Don’t Pink Twice –Bright near magenta pink with subtle blue shimmer – matte
  • 24 Carrot Bold –Orange red polish with gold shimmer – matte
  • Blinded By The Bright – Neon yellow polish with a scattering of hex glitters in the 6 primary and secondary colors
  • The Dancing Green –A almost neon green with blue undertones, accented by fuchsia, sapphire, green and chartreuse glitters in different shapes and sizes
  • Totally Tubular – A blue-green crelly polish with fuchsia circle glitters in two sizes and fuchsia micro slices, aqua circle glitters and sapphire hex glitters.
  • Totally Razzical – A red-violet shade leaning towards the purple side of raspberry. Loaded with holographic hex glitters in magenta, silver and pink.
  • Grayscale – Black, White, and Gray glitters are suspended in a clear base. Circles, hexes, rectangles, and squares in so many sizes complete this glitter top coat.
  • Pimp My Pride – This white based polish features metallic red and blue glitters. Best worn in three coats, or 1-2 coats over your favorite white.

Shipping June 1, 2013

KBShimmer products can be found at For sales outside of the US visit

KBShimmer was founded in 2008 by the husband and wife team of Jason and Christy Rose. KBShimmer offers unique and colorful nail glitter nail polishes that are Big 3 Free, with all glitter formulas being completely free of chemicals such as toluene, formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin and dibutyl phthalate (DBP). KBShimmer glitter polishes feature a flat glitter grabbing brush for easy application. KBShimmer also offers a 2-free quick dry polish top coat, olive oil lotion, sugar scrubs, lip balms, cold process soaps and other skin care products.

Cirque Announces the Arcus Collection

Cirque Announces the Arcus Collection

Inspired by hues of the rainbow, The Arcus Collection consists of 12 brightly-colored nail lacquers just in time for the summer. The first half of the collection explores the primary and secondary colors of the spectrum in variety of finishes from a fiery holographic red to a regal purple micro-glitter. The second half of the collection focuses on multi-colored "toppers", such as whimsical squares, punchy neons and polychromatic sparkles, designed to be used over existing colors.

  • Vesuvius - A strawberry red with a rainbow holographic finish
  • Sanguine - A chameleon orange that shifts to coral and gold at different angles
  • Helios - A brilliant gold micro-glitter with holographic sparkle
  • Erda - A glowing green that shifts to teal and blue at different angles
  • Bejeweled - A royal blue with a rainbow holographic finish
  • Queen Majesty - A radiant purple micro-glitter with glimmers of blue
  • Le Invader - A rainbow confetti than consists of square-shaped glitter (best layered over other colors)
  • Kaleidoscope - A rainbow confetti made with over 30 different types of satin-finished glitter (best layered over other colors)
  • Electric Circus - A rainbow confetti made with bright neon satin-finished glitter (best layered over other colors)
  • Lullaby - A rainbow confetti made with satin-finished glitter in soft pastel colors (best layered over other colors)
  • Magic Hour - A rainbow confetti that consists of iridescent glitter in various shapes and sizes (best layered over other colors)
  • Iris - A topper that adds rainbow shimmer over existing colors

The Arcus collection will be available online at starting June 3, 2013. Prices range from $13-15. For other retailers, please check the “Stockists” page of the website.

Monday, May 13, 2013

Rite Aid Nail Extravaganza

Rite Aid invites you to get creative with your nails and share your work on Read on to learn more about how the competition works and what you can win!

How It Works

Round 1 Enter & Win: May 13-24
Step 1 – Enter To Win - Submit a photo of your nails to
Step 2 – Share Your Photo - Tell your family and friends to vote for you
Step 3 – Win Prizes- Top 20 entries with the most votes win and move on to Round 2.

Round 2 Top 20 Finalists: June 10-20
Top 20 entries with the most votes become a finalist. These finalists will receive an exclusive nail beauty bag that they will use to create a design. Celebrity judges – Annette Falso, (Revlon SVP of Global Product Development), Julie G (Makeup and Nail Design Artist) and Katie Cazorla (Kiss Nail Dress Brand Ambassador) and popular vote will then decide the top 3 prize winners.

The Prizes

1 Grand Prize Winner
  • $500 Rite Aid gift card
  • 20% off storewide as a wellness+Gold status member for a year
  • Featured in an upcoming Rite Aid email
  • Highlighted on Rite Aid’s Facebook page
  • Two nail care packages from exclusive Rite Aid nail suppliers

2 First Prize Winners
  • $100 Rite Aid gift card
  • 20% off storewide as a wellness+Gold status member for a year
  • Featured in an upcoming Rite Aid email
  • Highlighted on Rite Aid’s Facebook page
  • One nail care package from exclusive Rite Aid nail suppliers

17 Finalist Prize Winners
  • $50 Rite Aid gift card

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

OPI Couture de Minnie Collection

OPI Walks the Runway with New Couture de Minnie Nail Lacquers,
Inspired by Minnie Mouse

OPI announces the launch of its Couture de Minnie collection, including four limited edition nail lacquers and one new Liquid Sand shade. Created in honor of Disney’s beloved character, the Couture de Minnie line explores the fashion-forward side of Minnie Mouse, mixing pink, fuschia and red shades with textural elements. In addition to three crème lacquers, the Couture de Minnie line features a red and white polka dot glitter shade and the strawberry-hued Liquid Sand nail lacquer in Magazine Cover Mouse to give nails a sparkly, matte finish.

“Last summer, OPI created a ‘Vintage Minnie Mouse’ line. Women around the world fell in love with the fun and playful shades evocative of Minnie’s traditional look,” explains Suzi Weiss-Fischmann, OPI Executive VP & Artistic Director. “This year, OPI is exploring a different side of Minnie Mouse. The Couture de Minnie collection draws inspiration from Minnie’s iconic style and incorporates trends most recently seen on the runways, from standout shades to fun textural elements.”

The Couture de Minnie collection includes:
  • Chic from Ears to Tail - This pop of bubblegum pink is totally fabulous!
  • A Definite Moust-Have - This fantastic fuchsia is at the top of my shopping list.
  • Minnie Style - This white and red glitter is the height of fashion.
  • Innie Minnie Mightie Bow - Catch this crimson by the toe!
  • Magazine Cover Mouse - The headline-making strawberry has sparkling texture.

Couture de Minnie nail lacquers each feature OPI’s exclusive ProWide Brush for the ultimate in application. Liquid Sand lacquers should always be worn without top coat. This limited edition promotion will be available beginning June 2013 at professional salons, including Beauty Brands, Beauty First, Chatters, Dillard’s, jcp Salons, Pure Beauty, Regis, Trade Secret, ULTA and for $9.00 ($10.95 CAN) suggested retail for each nail lacquer.

For more information, please call 800-341-9999 or visit Follow OPI on Twitter @OPI_PRODUCTS and become a Facebook fan!

Monday, May 6, 2013

Cult Nails Dance All Night Collection

Cult Nails Announces Dance All Night Collection

Cult Nails releases the Dance All Night Collection on May 9th, 2013 during a Preview sale. The collection includes 3 High Shine Creme's and 3 Glitter lacquers. The collection will be available during our Preview Event where the entire collection can be purchased at the discounted pricing of $60 for the set. (Retail $72). The first 250 orders will also automatically receive a bottle of Wax That (Not pictured), our new Wax Finish Top Coat that will allow you to turn any polish into a wax finish polish. Our Preview Event will run from May 9th - 18th 11:59PM EST. All polishes will be available for purchase individually starting on Sunday May 19th for $12 per bottle.

The collection includes the following polishes:
Nakizzle's Shizzle - We made several custom blue polishes for NY Fashion Week's Le Smurfette Show. I brought all the blue's home and when my daughter saw one of the blue lacquers, she grabbed it and explained, "Now that's my Shizzle!" After we had a good laugh and explained what Shizzle stands for, we knew we had to include it as part of the Cult Nails Lacquer line. It is a bright take on a traditional pastel blue. It dries to a high shine creme finish.

Faded - We receive numerous requests for a pale almost white grey on a regular basis. I don't know what took us so long, but we think Faded is worth the wait! Faded is a light grey with subtle blue undertones to look great on all skintones. It dries to a high shine creme finish.

Love at 1st Sight - It's no secret, I love purple polishes. When someone requested a bright pastel purple, we had to make it happen right away! We made several variations, but this one instantly stood out. It instantly reminded me of the light purple crayon that was my favorite as a child. Love at 1st Sight is a bright pastel influenced purple that dries to a high shine creme finish.

Dance All Night - Another polish created by request. we added a different spin by adding micro sized glitter in opposing colors and loved the end result! Multi sized blue and green glitter intermixed with a color shifting micro glitter that goes from gold to orange. This polish is set in a clear base, so you can use it layered or over any polish in this collection.

Walk of Shame - We wanted a blingtastic glitter to make you shine all night long! Walk of Shame features multi sized gold glitter intermixed with micro sized holographic glitter. This polish is set in a clear base, so you can use it layered or over any polish in this collection.

Center of Attention - Since we were making a blue and green glitter, we thought why not try it in pink too! The end result is the blingiest pink you've ever seen! Center of Attention features multi sized pink glitter intermixed with a color shifting micro glitter that goes from gold to orange. This polish set in a clear base, so you can use it layered or over any polish in this collection.

Visit the Cult Nails Blog and for more information.

Nicole by OPI Neon Mini Kits

Nicole by OPI Announces Two New Limited Edition Neon Mini Kits, the Brand’s First Neon Lacquer

Nicole by OPI launches its first neon nail lacquer with two limited edition mini kits. Scandalous! Neons includes vivid shades of blue, purple and pink while the Notorious! Neons includes vibrant shades of green, fuchsia and orange.

Each Neons kit includes a special white base coat, to be applied before adding color, allowing true neon pigments to pop. “These kits offer the hottest hues in a mini size to complement summer styles,” explains Suzi Weiss-Fischmann, Nicole by OPI Executive VP & Artistic Director. “Think of your nails as a blank canvas. With these color combinations, there are endless options for creating works of art.”

In addition to the white base, Scandalous! Neons includes: Blue Neon (this blatant blue is deliberately belligerent), Purple Neon (this attention-seeking purple is a real publicity hound), and Pink Neon (this pink's purpose is to provoke your senses).

Along with white base, Notorious! Neons includes: Green Neon (this gossip-stirring green is the talk of the town), Fuchsia Neon (this fuchsia is famous for being unabashedly bold), and Orange Neon (this outrageous orange doesn't know the meaning of meek).

“The shades included in both sets are perfect for accessorizing fingers and toes with bright pops of color,” adds Weiss-Fischmann. “The first step is to apply the white base coat followed by the desired neon shade; finish with one coat of Nicole by OPI Top Coat Plus to achieve intense neon color with a glossy finish.”

Nicole by OPI formulas are long-lasting, fast-drying, and salon-quality. Scandalous! Neons and Notorious! Neons mini packs will be available in stores beginning May 2013 for $10 each at retailers including Meijer, CVS, Duane Reade, H-E-B, Kroger, and ShopKo. Top Coat Plus will be sold alongside the kits for $7.99. In Canada, the kits will be available for $12.50 each and Top Coat Plus for $10.99 at Loblaw, Jean Coutu, Rexall, London Drugs, and Shoppers Drug Mart.

For more information, visit Follow Nicole by OPI on Twitter @NicoleByOPI and become a Facebook fan!

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Launches Celebrity Drag Queen Lip Tar & Nail Lacquer Duos


Celebrity drag queens Willam, Detox and Vicky Vox become the first faces of ObsessiveCompulsive Cosmetics. These drag queens are amongst Hollywood’s most famous and can be seen on RuPaul’s Drag Race, Rihanna’s music videos, Nip/Tuck, American Wedding, and from their chart topping singles on iTunes as DWV (Detox, Willam, Vicky) and now on to the packages of Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics.

Making their debut on May 7, 2013 you can find this dynamic trio wearing their favorite matching Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Lip Tars and Nail Lacquers in a collection exclusive to The celebrity drag queen collection of Lip Tar & Nail Lacquer Duo Packs will each come with a mini Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Lip Brush and Drag Queen Trading Card that Willam, Detox and Vicky Vox can be seen on.

This makeup-loving trio is a natural choice to sport Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics long-lasting Lip Tar, which goes on slick and moist but dries down to a satin finish and densely pigmented Nail Lacquer. The six packs of Celebrity Drag Queen Lip Tar & Nail Lacquer Duo Packs will each be offered at a special price of $22.50, and will include:
  • Anime - Bright Neon Pink Lip Tar & Nail Lacquer with Willam Trading Card
  • Black Dahlia - Super Blackened Red Lip Tar & Nail Lacquer with Detox Trading Card
  • Kava Kava - Neutral Peach Lip Tar & Nail Lacquer with Vicky Vox Trading Card
  • NSFW - True Balanced Red Lip Tar & Nail Lacquer with Willam Trading Card
  • Strumpet - Deep Purpled Burgundy Lip Tar & Nail Lacquer with Detox Trading Card
  • Grandma - Clean, Classic Coral Lip Tar & Nail Lacquer with Vicky Vox Trading Card

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