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Beauty Buzz: China Glaze’s Street Chic

Hey nail lovers! I haven’t painted my nails in a while. I’ve been so busy. Imagine being too busy to paint your nails. LOL.

I’ve been dying to try Street Chic from China Glaze’s Metro ‘Uptown’ collection. It’s this coffee color that will be perfect for fall. I can already see me wearing this color a lot. You can check out the other colors here. 

Disclosure: The samples were complimentary. This is NOT a paid post. The above is my true and honest opinion.

OPI’s Charged Up Cherry

I picked up this yummy color in a gift bag at an event. OPI’s Charged Up Cherry is definitely an eye-catcher. The color is a mix of neon pink with a hint of coral. Love this color! It’s fun and it’s perfect for summer. Plus it’s OPI, so you know it’s a long lasting nail lacquer. Would you wear Charged Up Cherry?

Disclosure: This item was gifted. The above is my true and honest opinion. 

China Glaze’s Turned Up Turquoise


I’ve been craving a turquoise nail color and I knew China Glaze would have what I was looking for. They always do. I found Turned Up Turquoise over at Ulta for $7. It’s little more green in real life. For some reason  it was hard to get the exact color in the photos. Something really interesting about this color is that it dries matte. I used the China Glaze No Chip Top Coat to add some gloss. I love that top coat.

What brand makes your favorite turquoise nail color? 

China Glaze’s Make an Entrance

You can never go wrong with a pink nail polish. Especially with a name like “Make an Entrance.” China Glaze has pretty much taken over my nail life. We all need a little color in our lives.

China Glaze’s Cha Cha Cha

As the fourth color I’ve worn in the Island Escape collection, China Glaze’s Cha Cha Cha reminds me a lot of the shoes I just posted about (below).

I was kind of worried about this color. I thought it was a dark green, but it turns out it’s a lot lighter than I thought if would be. It probably has to do with it’s shimmer and light glitter base. Actually, it reminds me of a parrot. LOL. Maybe it’s the whole island theme. Oh, and I made sure to coat my nails with China Glaze’s No Chip Top Coat. It does wonders.

The color really is growing on me. It’s such a fun way to add some color into my life, which I always need. OK, now I’m thinking it’s a sour apple kind of color? What do you think?

Do you love China Glaze’s Cha Cha Cha? 


Disclosure: The nail polish was gifted by China Glaze. The above is my true and honest opinion. 

China Glaze’s 108 Degrees

China Glaze’s Island Escape collection has been nothing but bright and fun colors! I really do love the one I’m wearing right now, 108 Degrees. It’s a bright berry color with specks of glitter in it. I’m always so impressed with China Glaze, the colors always last so long  This is the third color I’ve worn in this collection and I think this is my favorite so far. There are still three colors left to go. Wonder which one I’ll wear next.

China Glaze’s Electric Pineapple

China Glaze’s “Island Escape” collection won’t be available until the beginning of next month, but I was lucky enough to get my hands on a set.

I’ve already worn the Blue Iguana (read the post here) and tonight I painted my nails with Electric Pineapple. That leaves four more to go.

Put your sunglasses on, because this color is pretty bright. Especially for me. Like I said before, I usually play it pretty safe. But, I’m turning over a new leaf and getting bold! Hear me roar (LOL)!

This nail lacquer reminds me of a muted neon green. Does that make sense? It’s definitely eye-catching and it reminds me of summer. Sitting on a beach…sipping a pina colada….feet in the sand…

Are you bold? Will you try China Glaze’s Electric Pineapple?


Disclaimer: I was NOT paid for this review. Although the item is gifted, the above is my true and honest opinion.

Beauty Buzz: China Glaze’s ‘Blue Iguana’

Looking for a bold nail color? You know, something that will make those nails pop?

Just so you know, I usually play it safe when it comes to nail color, but now I’m all about stepping out of my nail comfort zone.

If you’re not afraid of bold colors, then you should definitely try China Glaze’s Summer 2011 Collection “Island Escape.” This collection features a shimmering bold blue named Blue Iguana.

I wore this color yesterday and I got so many compliments I couldn’t stop looking at my nails. Do you ever do that? LOL!

The collection also features:

  • Papaya Punch: Crème based vivid orange.
  • 108 Degrees: Flirtatious berry pink with specks of micro glitter.
  • Senorita Bonita: Passionate purple shimmer with pink micro glitter.
  • Cha Cha Cha: Vivacious shimmer green.
  • Electric Pineapple: High intensity crème based lime green.

Take a look at the China Glaze tutorial featuring the Island Escape collection.


What’s your favorite China Glaze color?

Disclaimer: I was not paid for this post. Although the item was gifted, the above is my true and honest opinion.

Beauty Buzz: Crackle Glaze

China Glaze, one of my favorite nail lacquers, has this amazing new collection called Crackle Glaze. And if you haven’t heard, all the beauty bloggers are loving this nail trend! When applied over your favorite China Glaze nail lacquer, any of these six colors (Lightning Bolt, Crackled Concrete, Black Mesh, Crushed Candy, Broken Hearted, and Faultline) will give your nails a crackled effect. Watch the video below for all the details!

Have you tried this nail trend yet? Are you loving or hating it?

Beauty Buzz: Zoe&Zac

When you think of Payless ShoeSource, you think of stylish shoes at affordable prices, right? You don’t  think of bath and beauty products.

Well, it’s time to change that train of thought. They are now offering bath, beauty, and fragrance products at affordable prices.

I found this out a few months ago, when I was sent a free sample of their “green” and natural beauty products by Zoe&Zac.

I will admit I am totally in love with the Bamboo White Tea Body Mist ($7.99). It’s such a light and fresh scent…so dreamy.

The Zoe&Zac beauty line is exclusive to Payless and consists of makeup, bath & body, fragrances, nail polish, and gift sets. I’m dying to try one of their Eye & Lip Palettes. Preferably, the Forest Blooms Eye & Lip Palette ($9.99). They colors remind me of spring.

Created by Summer Rayne Oakes, the line is free of Parabens and Phthalates, not tested on animals, and all packaging is recyclable.


Have you tried any of the Zoe&Zac beauty products? Tell us what you think!

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**Disclosure: I was NOT paid for this post. The above is my true and honest opinion.

The month of “LOVE” Giveaway #1

Can’t you just smell Valentine’s Day in the air? It is right around the corner, please don’t freak out on me yet! I’m here to help you celebrate all month long!

I’ve officially declared February as the month of “LOVE” here at Curves and Chaos.

It’s all about love and I love “LOVE” and instead of just celebrating it for one day, I’m going to celebrate all month with giveaways for you!
Our first giveaway is courtesy of Sonsi, an online destination that carries the best fashions from over 380 great brands in sizes 12 and up.

One lucky in love winner will get this amazingly pink Cacique bra (size 38C only) and panty (size 14/16 only) set and this pink Fashion Bug nail polish! This is a $53 value!

To Enter: Leave a comment below telling me what you love most about Valentine’s Day. Make sure you leave a valid email address or twitter i.d. or your entry will not be counted.

Extra Entries:

**You must provide separate comments stating you completed each of the extra entries or it will not count.

Rules: Only open to U.S. residents, only one entry per person unless using the three extra entries, you must be 18 years or older to enter, winner will be chosen using Random.org and the giveaway will end 2/5/11.

Giveaway has ended!!

Beauty Buzz: China Glaze’s Spring 2011 Nautical-Inspired Colors

 

Although, we are still in the middle of winter, it’s never too early to start thinking about spring! Especially, when China Glaze brings us 12 amazing colors like these in their new nautically-inspired collection.

“These bold and confident brights are reminiscent of a carefree natural getaway, with soft ethereal hues that inspire leisurely thoughts of sand and sea.”-China Glaze

Colors in the collection include:

· Life Preserver: Highly pigmented and luxurious poppy crème.
· Hey Sailor: Vibrant crème red.
· Ahoy!: Delightfully intense pink that flashes with reflective glass speck.
· First Mate: Sophisticated and rich navy crème.
· Starboard: Hip and playful green crème.
· Lighthouse: Multi-dimensional, bright yellow glass speck.

· White Cap: Whimsical and sparkling multi-dimensional white.
· Pelican Gray: High shine, cool toned grey crème.
· Sea Spray: Calming pale blue crème.
· Below Deck: A flirty mix of taupe and violet.
· Sunset Sail: Delightful peachy pink high shine crème.
· Knotty: Micro-particle beige shimmer.

Don’t forget:

China Glaze is free of DBP, toluene, and added formaldehyde.

China Glaze nail lacquers are available through salons and professional beauty supply stores nationwide. For more information, visit: www.chinaglaze.com or follow China Glaze on Twitter: http://twitter.com/ChinaGlaze

Beauty Buzz: China Glaze Holiday Collection

China Glaze has been gracing nails like yours for 13 years and now your holiday can be a little more festive with their 2010 holiday collection.

With colors like Naughty and Nice, Jolly Holly, and Little Drummer Boy, these 16 holiday shades will pretty much go with any of your party dresses. Personally, I love Ms. Claus. I’m a sucker for red and glitter.

Made with China Clay as a nail hardener and a 400 strand brush, I don’t think nail polish lovers will be disappointed. I have a bottle of the No Chip Top Coat and it’s awesome!

These little nail kits (top and right) would make a great stocking stuffer!

Don’t know what the color will look like on you? Check out their Virtual Nail Studio. You get to adjust the skin tone and nail length that closely resembles your hand. So which color will you be trying?

Beauty Buzz: essie’s fall collection

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Oh essie, I remember the first day we met. My best friend introduced me to you four years ago. Your delicious colors made it’s way onto my nails on the day of my wedding. My nails have never been the same. And now you come out with this rich fall collection and I love every single color? You’re too much. I guess I’ll have to wait until September 1st, to get my hands on you. Until then essie