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Essie Suite Retreat

Essie Suite Retreat COVEREvery year I look forward to the Essie resort collection. It’s always a bright spot in January which otherwise is a fairly slow nail polish month. But, I have to say, only Suite Retreat caught my eye from this year’s Resort collection.

Suite Retreat is a medium blue leaning purple creme. The color is gorgeous and makes me dream of warm, sunny days. But, this certainly isn’t a groundbreaking or super unique color.

The formula is fantastic. This is almost a one coater but I did use two coats in my swatches.

Depending on the lighting Suite Retreat can look a but different. Because of that I included swatches from my light box as well as in direct sunlight.

The 2015 Resort collection should be hitting soon. Currently, Suite Retreat is available online at There is a mini set for this collection that includes all 4 polishes that is also available at


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Barielle Autumn in Seoul

Barielle Autumn in Seoul COVER I know, I know! It is winter! But, this polish was just too pretty not to share. And anyway, just because a polish has autumn in the name doesn’t mean it can only be worn in the fall. Rules are meant to be broken, people! Autumn in Seoul is from Barielle’s fall 2014 Jetsetter collection. […] Continue reading →

SinfulColors Love Sprinkles (+ SinfulColors GoGo Girl)

SinfulColors Love Sprinkles COVER I was at Belk today and everywhere I turned was a reminder that Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching. Now, I know Valentine’s Day isn’t everyone’s thing. But even if you don’t like Valentine’s Day all that much everyone likes hearts, right? For Valentine’s Day 2015 SinfulColors released a new, limited edition glitter; Love Sprinkles. There are […] Continue reading →

Nails Inc Marylebone Lane

Nails Inc Marylebone Lane COVER After reviewing the Nails Inc Victoria Beckham duo last week which is amazing but quite expensive I thought it’d be nice to share some of Nails Inc awesome polishes that are a bit more affordable. Marylebone Lane landed in my collection after I ordered the Cracker Collection from HauteLook (I have a serious addiction to […] Continue reading →

deborah lippmann Chantilly Lace

deborah lippmann Chantilly Lace COVER Chantilly lace and a pretty face/And a pony tail hangin’ down/A wiggle in the walk and a giggle in the talk/Make the world go ’round. Catchy, right? I had to look up Chantilly Lace. All of deborah lippmann’s polishes are named after songs and I find more often than not I don’t actually know the […] Continue reading →

China Glaze No Peeking!

China Glaze No Peeking COVER This nail polish feels like coming home. Way back at the beginning of my nail polish addiction shimmery dark(ish) purples were my thing. I wore them CONSTANTLY. I lived and died by OPI Catherine the Grape. But, new polishes came out. There were new finishes to explore. And now here we are and I realize […] Continue reading →

Sally Hansen Over The Rainblue

Sally Hansen Over The Rainblue COVER Oh, bar glitter. I have such a love/hate relationship with bar glitter. Sometimes I love it. Other times I hate it. So I’m always a bit wary about polishes with bar glitter. But I have to say the combination of glitters in Over The Rainblue really works. Over The Rainblue contains large and small blue […] Continue reading →