New in Beauty: Pure ICE Butterfly Effects Collection!

I probably paint my nails most in the Spring & Summer – bright clothes and gorgeous weather always inspired me to change things up, frequently. So naturally, joining Pure ICE for a morning chatting about polish, summer nail trends, and their brand new Butterfly Effects with Shimmer-Wing collection was the perfect way to spend my first day of proper sunny weather in the city.

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I’m an ardent Pure ICE fan – available at Walmart for only $1.97 a bottle, and keeping up with the best of them in terms of quality, variety, and color payoff – it’s definitely one of the best drugstore variety polishes out there (I actually prefer them to the handful of essie polishes I’ve tried). The Butterfly Effects w. Shimmer-Wing collection features three new shimmery polishes – Rose, Iris, and Jasmine. Rose is a sheer pearlescent pink, with shimmering shades of lavender, powder blue and sunset orange; Irish is a soft lavender opal, with hints of blue, emerald, and pearl; and Jasmine is a light green with blue and gold shimmers.

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I got to play with them myself, and I have to say you know how most glitter/shimmer top coats are pretty much interchangeable (within reason)? Well, these aren’t. They’re all really unique, and they all made the same purple polish base that I used look completely different. They don’t clump or go on too thick to dry, it’s a very smooth, clean, but very effective formulation. Definitely worth owning the entire collection (after all it’s only three – and you’ll love ’em!).

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Another exciting addition to the Pure ICE lineup is their temporary tattoos! They can be applied to skin or nail, and I am absolutely in love with these. Once applied they don’t have that over-shiney look that temporary tattoos tend to have. And they come off with a little baby oil and elbow grease.

Pick up your polish, temporary tattoos, and the Butterfly Effects collection this month, exclusively at Walmart!

My 2012 Beauty Wishlist!

I hope you guys are as excited about the holiday season as I am! New York City just lights up around Christmas time, and there are so many festive things to do and see – and the shopping is insane! I thought I’d share my beauty wishlist – a list of the hottest and most wanted beauty items I’d love to see under my tree – with you guys. Be inspired! Have fun! And please share with me, what gifts (beauty or other) you’re hoping to see under your tree this year!

dkny be delicious setDKNY Be Delicious ($35) – I’ve been a fan of this perfume line since it came out all those years ago. I guess it’s safe to say this is one of my signature scents – would definitely love any of the scents from this line under my tree. This coffret from Sephora would make the perfect gift!

benefit1Benefit Sexy Little Stowaways Gift Set ($34) – It has all the products that I’ve been dying to try or already love – inside is it’s potent! brightening eye cream to fade dark circles, the POREfessional PRO balm to minimize the appearance of pores, hoola bronzing powder, BADgal lash mascara, stay don’t stray stay-put primer for concealers & eyeshadows, ooh la lift instant under-eye brightening boost, chachatint mango-tinted lip & cheek stain, sun beam golden bronze complexion highlighter, bella bamba a 3D brightening pink face powder, and “that gal” brightening face primer. Definitely a wishlist item!

naked basics

Naked Basics Palette ($27) – This new palette by Urban Decay is a six shadow palette, an all matte line based off of the infamous Naked palette’s. I have a lot of shadows that have glitter, or are designed to look “luminous”. But I’m a massive fan of matte shadow – especially for the day time.

tarte carried away collection

Tarte’s Carried Away Collector’s Set ($54) – A few of my beauty/lifestyle blogger friends have posted about this set, and have nothing but good things to say about it. Full of Tarte essentials, this kit contains everything I haven’t tried but really really want to!

guilietta tocca candle

Tocca Candle in Giulietta ($38) – My go-to candles are usually from Bath and Body Work’s, which I absolutely love. But this Christmas, it would be nice to get something really special. Tocca candles are a real treat, the Giulietta candle (the pic above is of their popular Bali scent) gives off the scent of green apple and pink tulip – and has a burning time of 60 hours.

a brush with fate

Cinderella A Brush With Fate Limited Edition Nail Polish Set ($24.50) – The colors included in this set are fantastic! I love the shades, and the names are just perfect – “Blue My Curfew” is a beautiful glittery royal blue, ” Step Off, Sister!” is a glittery purple, “Self-Maid Millionaire” is a glittery gold, “So Totally Enchanted” is a glittery silver, “Bibbidi, Bobbidi, Pink!” is a glittery pink, and “Rags to Rhinestones” is a glittery bronze. Get bibbidy bobbidi bootiful with this set of polishes!

tinsel town

Sephora by OPI Tinsel Town Collector’s Set ($49.50) – This set features 16 gorgeous mini nail colors, plus a full size Only Gold For Me Top Coat. Too much polish? I think not! Besides the fact that you can never have too much nail polish, I have two sisters who have also gotten into the nail art trend with me :)

So what do you think? Are there any beauty gifts you’d love tobe gifted this holiday season???

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If you’d love some more chances to win awesome beauty products, Folica is doing a great giveaway where 1 in every 100 entrants instantly wins a $50 Folica credit – to score great hair products with! To enter, click the button below!

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Thanks for reading, good luck, and happy holidays!