Friday, May 31, 2013

Zoya PixieDust Color For Fall

   Well we've made it to another Friday.  Can you feel the cool snap of fall in the air?  No?  Oh right, it's not even summer yet.  But that's not stopping Zoya from announcing their Fall 2013 PixieDust colors.  Please enjoy the following press release to help you beat the heat.


The best-selling, revolutionary matte, textured, sparkling Zoya PixieDustTM formula returns for Fall with six spot-on trend colors for the season.


Zoya PIXIEDUST - FALL edition
Tomoko: Glowing Silver. Exclusive Zoya PixieDustTM - Textured Matte Sparkle formula.
Chita: Emerald Green. Exclusive Zoya PixieDustTM - Textured Matte Sparkle formula.
Sunshine: Van Gogh Blue Exclusive Zoya PixieDustTM - Textured Matte Sparkle formula.
Carter: Regal Purple. Exclusive Zoya PixieDustTM - Textured Matte Sparkle formula.
Arabella: Rich Fuchsia. Exclusive Zoya PixieDustTM - Textured Matte Sparkle formula.
Dhara: Dazzling Copper. Exclusive Zoya PixieDustTM - Textured Matte Sparkle formula.      

Ultra long-wearing, nail lacquers by Zoya are BIG5FREE - all formulas are completely free of harmful industrial chemicals such as toluene, camphor, formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin and dibutyl phthalate (DBP) that are known to cause cancer and birth defects.

PixieDust Application:
For BEST RESULTS apply 1-3 (for full coverage) thin coats of polish. Allow product to dry completely for full effect. No base coat and top coat required. Zoya Get Even base coat can be used if desired.

Find over 300 stunning Zoya colors on Each and every color has a name as unique as the women who inspired it.    


Zoya PixieDustTM
$9.00 ea. (US)
Available on


Thursday, May 30, 2013

China Glaze Mimosas Before Manis and Glitz N Pieces


   The actual name of one of the polishes I'm showing you today is Mimosa's Before Mani's, but the grammar of that name bothers me too much to type more than once, so I'm going to fix it for my post.

   Mimosas Before Manis is a pinkish coral with subtle shimmer from the Spring 2013 Avant Garden collection.  It's warm and bright, but not a neon.  The formula was a little runny and I had some streaks with the first coat of color.  But those evened out with the second coat.  The below photos are 2 coats of polish over Finger Paints base coat and no top coat.

Direct Sun

Indoor Natural Light

   Glitz N Pieces is a mix of black and silver glitters.  The glitters are a mix of large and small hex glitters in both sizes and short bar glitters in black.  The formula wasn't bad, but a bit thin so the glitters want to pull to the edge of your nails.  Once again I used a dab/brush combo for application to get the best results.  Below is one coat of Glitz over Mimosas Before Manis and no top coat.

Direct Sun

Indoor Natural Light

Indoor with Flash

Disclaimer: The product(s) in this post were provided to me by the company for consideration.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

And the winners are...

I'm happy to announce the winners of my Mystery Giveaway today!  Winners have been contacted and have 48 hours to get back to me.  

And the winners are....

Grand Prize

Entry #37 Kyle Chisholm

Second Prize

Entry #15 Crystal Gallagher

Congratulations to both winners and thank you for following polished & frosted!

Friday, May 24, 2013

Salon Perfect Neon Collision Collection

Happy Friday!  Please enjoy the following press release from Salon Perfect for their upcoming Summer 2013 Neon Collision Collection:

Introducing Salon Perfect® Neon Collision for Summer 2013

What happens when you mash up two of this summer’s hottest nail trends: neons and matte glitters? You get an energizing burst of color from the new Salon Perfect® Neon Collision nail polish collection!

Salon Perfect® floats neon matte fine glitter in a clear base to create this “can’t-not-look” collection of six eye-catching shades that offer complete coverage in 2-3 coats.  Or give nails a blast of nail art by using any Salon Perfect® Neon Collision shade as a one-coat layering polish, or blend two shades to create an easy ombré look.

The Salon Perfect® Neon Collision collection includes:

Bang – Orange and yellow collision
Exploded – Reddish orange and yellow collision
Jolt – Yellow and orange collision
Kaboom – Turquoise and yellow collision
Shocked – Hot pink and turquoise collision
Zapped – Yellow and turquoise collision
Salon Perfect® Neon Collision will launch in June exclusively at Walmart stores nationwide as part of a limited edition promotional display.  Individual shades will retail for $3.98.

From lashes and brow products to nail color and beauty tools, Salon Perfect® has the products needed to get effortlessly gorgeous looks at affordable prices.  View the complete Salon Perfect® collection at

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Giveaway Reminder!!

   Just a quick reminder that there are only 3 days left to enter my Mystery Giveaway.  The entry form can be found here. 

Monday, May 20, 2013

China Glaze Passion for Petals and Mosaic Madness

   Hello everyone.  Happy Monday?  I think it's Monday anyway.  Work is seriously kicking my butt right now so I'm not entirely sure what day it is anymore.  But whatever the day is I have some polishes to show you.  These were both sent to me for review.

   Passion for Petals is a deep pink creme.  This is from the China Glaze Avant Garden collection for Spring '13.  Application was decent, but the formula was a bit runny so you'll want to do thinner coats.  I used 2 coats over Finger Paints base coat and no top coat.  This is a pretty color, but feels very safe to me.

Direct Sun

Indoor Natural Light

Indoor with Flash

   Mosaic Madness is a sapphire and black glitter mix from the China Glaze Glitz collection for Spring '13.  The glitters are a mix of different sized hex glitters and short bar glitters.  I got the best application from a mix of dabbing and brushing the polish.  I started with a large dab of polish in the middle of my nail then brushed and pushed it where I wanted it.  The glitters do like to pull forward to your nail edge so be careful of corners hanging off your nails.  The following pictures are one coat of Mosaic Madness over Passion for Petals and no top coat.

Direct Sun

Indoor Natural Light

Indoor with Flash

Disclaimer: The product(s) in this post were provided to me by the company for consideration.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Mystery Giveaway!!!!!!

   I hope everyone is having a great week.  I have something exciting for you today.  Remember last week when I told you about Rite Aid's Nail Extravaganza?  Well as part of the celebration, they are also sponsoring a mystery giveaway with me.  The mystery is exactly what is in your box.  This is the box I received to giveaway to one lucky reader:

  I'm not sure what all is inside it.  Besides nail polish of course.  The folks at Rite Aid were also kind enough to send me a nice polish gift so I'm betting the mystery box will contain some pretty similar items.  This is what I received:

   Nice set isn't it?  Now I can't guarantee that the giveaway box will contain all of the same products shown, or even the same shades shown, but I'd bet it will be really nice as well.  
   The JulieG polishes on the right side of my photo are from the Frosted Gumdrops texture collection.  I actually purchased the full collection from Groupon a few weeks ago so I'm going to do a mini second prize as well.  It will include the three Frosted Gumdrop polishes and the Fergie star glitter polish in the back of the photo.  Here's a better shot of those polishes:

   I will probably throw a couple other items in as well, but those I'll keep a mystery as that's the theme of this giveaway.  The extras will be items you would find at Rite Aid.  Now for those pesky rules.  You must be a public follower of polished & frosted and 18 years of age.  As I will be shipping out the prizes myself I will have to limit entries to U.S. mailing addresses.  There have been crack downs on shipping regulations lately in several countries and I don't have the necessary permits to ship everywhere.  

   The giveaway will run from today May 15th through Sunday May 26th.

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Friday, May 10, 2013

Rite Aid Nail Extravaganze Contest

   Happy Friday!!  And Happy Mother's Day to all the moms out there.  I have some exciting news for you all today.  Starting Monday Rite Aid is holding a nail art contest.  Please read the following press release for more details.  Don't forget you can click on the image for a larger view.

   This is the second year of the contest and Rite Aid is looking to YOU to participate in the 2013 Search for the Ultimate Rite Aid Nail Enthusiast. The winner will receive a $500 Rite Aid gift card, 20% off storewide as a wellness+ Gold status member for the rest of 2013, a feature in an upcoming Rite Aid email, plus the opportunity to be the Rite Aid 2013 face of nails. There will also be two First Prize winners, as well as 17 Finalist Prizes! Also there will be coupons from all of our sponsors! 
Beginning May 13th, participants can upload their most creative nail designs to our website - Public voting and sharing begins immediately. Top three winners are selected by a combination of public vote and celebrity judge scores.  Full rules and eligibility can be found at

Monday, May 6, 2013

China Glaze Snap My Dragon and Bling It On

   Happy Monday everyone.  This is a special Monday because it's also my birthday.  The boy is working all day today, so we celebrated on Sat with lunch at Cheesecake Factory and seeing Iron Man 3.  GO SEE IRON MAN 3! Not that I've given my public service announcement let's get on with the swatches.
   I'm going to be combing my China Glaze Avant Garden and Glitz- Bitz 'N Pieces reviews.  Why?  Because I swatched the glitters over the Avant Garden colors so it makes sense in my head to share them at the same time.  I believe Glitz came out first, but both collections are from early Spring 2013.  I received my samples at the same time so I know they came out close together.

   Snap My Dragon is a rasperry shimmer from the Avant Garden collection.  The shimmer is a slightly lighter shade of pink than the base color.  The formula and application are both great.  This is almost a 1 coat polish, but I used 2 in these photos to cover some minimal VNL.  I used Finger Paints base coat and no top coat.

Direct Sun

Indoor Natural Light

Indoor with Flash

   Bling It On is an indigo and black glitter mix from the Glitz collection.  There are multiple sizes of hex glitters and some short bar glitters.  Normally I'm not a fan of bar glitter, but the ones in this polish aren't too bad.  The formula is ok- a little on the thin side though.  With application I got better results from dabbing the polish onto my nail and kind of pushing the glitter around where I wanted it.  I found if I used a standard brushing application the glitter wanted to pull towards the tip of my nails or off my nails altogether.  This is one dabbed coat over Snap My Dragon.

Direct Sun

Indoor Natural Light

Indoor with Flash


Disclaimer: The product(s) in this post were provided to me by the company for consideration.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Nordstrom Galaxy

   I'm so sorry for the lack of posts lately guys.  My job has been kicking my butt since I got promoted in March.  But I'm going to try to get back on a decent posting schedule.  Back last Fall I was in Nordstrom one day and came across a new line of polish from the store.  So of course I had to pick one up.  

   Galaxy is a medium dark grey crelly, like storm clouds, with silver glitter.  Application was good, but the formula was a little thick.  The thickness might be from the glitter, but a couple drops of thinner should help.  
   Glitter distribution is even across the nail.  However it leaves a bumpy texture on your nail and hides the sparkle.  Adding top coat brings out the sparkle from the glitter.  I used a coat of Gelous and a coat of Seche Vite to give an extra smooth surface.  For the below photos I used 2 coats of Galaxy over a base of Barielle Nail Rebuilding Protein.

Direct Sun

Indoor Natural Light

Indoor with Flash

   I'm not sure you can tell but I smudged my thumb a bit before taking these photos.  I was trying to see if the square cap was a removable outer cap.  As far as I can tell it is not.  Retail price for the Nordstrom line is $8.50.  If you don't live near a Nordstrom, they usually offer free shipping through the website with no minimum purchase.  I like Galaxy and will probably purchase more polishes from the line as they catch my eye.
polished & frosted title image brushes by Obsidian Dawn