Cirque Metropolis OCTOBER releases

Author: marta  //  Category: BornPretty Store, Cirque, Mundo de Unas

Hello Lovely Ladies,

At the beginning of September I shared with you the first of a series of cream colors from the Cirque Colors. That shade was called NYFW (see swatches here) and today Cirque is launching two more cream colors from this collection: La Vie Boheme and Concrete Jungle.
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Loaded Lacquer “No Bra”

Author: marta  //  Category: BornPretty Store, Loaded Lacquer, OPI

Hello Lovely Ladies,

I have tried to keep the tone of ChitChat Nails positive and uplifting- after all, it is the joy of nail polish and nail art that brings us all together.

There is no denying however that even the happiest of souls feels a bit down sometimes.  I try not to bring my ‘life stressors and emotional ups and downs’ into the blog, because I am fully aware that YOU – my friends and readers- come to ChitChat Nails despite YOUR personal ups and downs, your daily struggles and challenges, and YOU continue to give your time and positive feedback to me.

I feel like I owe it to you to briefly mention that I have had a bit of a mood-swing dip over the last two weeks- I can’t even pin point it to anything tangible, as life continues to bless me with wonderful opportunities and I have SO MANY things to be grateful for.  Perhaps it is just my psyche trying to adjust to the ‘little changes’ in life, a bit of an early empty-nest feeling as all of my kids head to school; my head is still reeling from the move into this new home of ours etc.  All of this has taken centre stage in my mind, and left very little room for innovation and nail art enthusiasm.  Your continued support draws me to stay in the blogging sphere but I knew I needed to do something drastic to perhaps freshen things up and encourage me to get out of my comfort zone… enter Sunday night and a glass nail file.

With the new season upon us, I am giving the almond nail shape a try again.  This time, the change is not ‘break’ induced but a conscious choice.  My square nail tips were not that long so my almonds are in ultra short mode.  Rather than hiding them, I think it might be neat to see them grow (this time I’m animate about giving this a strong go-at-it)!  I am embracing this ultra feminite shape that I have been admiring from afar, and I look forward to this new chapter in nail art.  The transition from square to almond will take some time, and I hope you stick around until I figure things out.

The above is quite the hefty prelude to today’s post, featuring the goooooorgeous Loaded Lacquer jelly called No Bra!

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OPI Gwen Stefani Holiday 2014

Author: marta  //  Category: OPI

Hello Lovely Ladies,

Here is the official Press Release for the OPI Gwen Stefani Holiday 2014 collection!

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Back to School with Prom Canada

Author: marta  //  Category: Nicole OPI

Hello Lovely Ladies, Today I am sharing with you another edition of the PROM CANADA website nail tutorial that I created ;) Read all about it HERE. * * *

It is September and that marks the beginning of a new school year… for many young Ladies this year will be PROM year!
 I thought it would be fun to create a fashion-forward/runwayready look with a very common school supply: binder reinforcements:
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ThumbsUp Nail Wraps

Author: marta  //  Category: KBShimmer, ThumbsUp

Hello Lovely Ladies,

Today I would like to give TWO GIANT THUMBS UP to ThumbsUp Nail Wraps.

Not everyone is super skilled in nail art, and not everyone who is blessed with the “skillz” ;) has the time; nail wraps are the PERFECT solution… and I am soooo pleased with this UK based brand!

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Runway to ChitChat Nails

Author: marta  //  Category: BornPretty Store, OPI

Hello Lovely Ladies,

I will admit that my primary interest in the most recent Fashion Week runway looks was all ‘nail’ based.  I was most excited to see what the runway models had on their nails.  If I’m already speaking candidly… overall, the runway looks left me under-impressed.  It did seem that many shows went for the nude or minimalistic manicures with a number of negative-space manis.  In addition, many of the looks pushed the envelope a bit too much for my daily-life likes, or should I say: “they were looks that are best left ON the runway”.

ONE manicure however left me weak in the knees and had me running for my Helmer to recreate it (and do you know how hard it is to run with weak knees ;) , lol).

The look was created for the Houghton SS’15 Fashion week using OPI products!

Here is my recreation of it:

And the original:

(photo taken from the OPI Facebook page – direct link HERE)

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Emily de Molly goodies!

Author: marta  //  Category: Emily de Molly, Mundo de Unas, piCture pOlish

Hello Lovely Ladies,

There was no post yesterday because I was celebrating my son’s (and my own) birthday over the weekend… with all the great company and food I couldn’t wind down enough to put together a cohesive post.

Today I had to get my 33 year old self back on task.  I would like to show you TWO plates that I recently received for review from Emily de Molly.

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piCture pOlish Collaboration shades

Author: marta  //  Category: piCture pOlish

Hello Lovely Ladies,

It is time for another round of piCture pOlish collaboration shades:

Forget Me Not

Sizzle

Unicorn

Fool’s Gold

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Bundle Monster SUN KISSED Review

Author: marta  //  Category: BundleMonster, KBShimmer

Hello Lovely Ladies,

Fall weather might be upon us, but Bundle Monster has just launched a HOT and sizzling beach ready set of 10 plates.  Today I would like to show you up close photos AND share with you my opinion on this little set ;)

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KBShimmer soft Fall shades

Author: marta  //  Category: KBShimmer, OPI

Hello Lovely Ladies,

Today I have quick swatches (and comparisons) of the two soft cream shades from the KBShimmer Fall 2014 collection:

How You Dune? and 

Hugs & Wishes

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KBShimmer products can be found at http://www.KBShimmer.com

For sales outside of the USA visit http://www.HarlowandCo.org.

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