Above & Below: Essie's Yes We Can, Pink! Not unlike many of their sheer pinks, but all for a good cause.Below: Creative Nail Design's new Colour & Effects. The Colours are Relay Red (red coral creme), Raisin in the Sun (brown creme) and Marshmallow Rose (very light pink creme). The Effects are Ice Blue Shimmer (next to the red), Copper Shimmer (next to the brown), and Crimson Sparkle (next to the pale pink).
Below: Close-up of Crimson Sparkle.
Below: All 3 of the sparkles I got. Top to bottom: Ice Blue Shimmer, Copper Shimmer, Crimson Sparkle.
Our winner in the $50.00 Victoria Nail Supply/Color Club Treatments giveaway was Heather. She does not have a blog but is a fellow nail polish lover and is planning on getting some of the new China Glaze Glitters with her gift certificate. Congratulations to Heather and a big thank you to Yen and VNS for partnering with me on this fantastic contest. VNS is having a special Japanese Glitter made just for them by Color Club and I'll have more information about that tomorrow.
Today's NOTD is Essie's Limited Edition release aimed at bringing awareness to breast cancer, especially during the month of October, which is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Their release states: ESSIE Yes We Can, Pink! is a soft, sheer pink polish specially formulated to commemorate Breast Cancer Awareness Month. 10% of the proceeds from this limited edition polish will be donated to Living Beyond Breast Cancer in a collaborative effort to raise interest, awareness and funds for the fight against breast cancer.
In doing what Essie does best, sheer pinks, this is a delicate shade of pink done in a creme, that applied nicely in 3 coats. The coverage wasn't perfect, but sheer cremes seldom are, at least for me. I'm not a big fan of sheer pinks, although they are nice to wear once in a while. I love the extreme high shine of this polish and I love that it's for a good cause.
Creative Nail Design recently launched their new Colour & Effects line and mine just arrived, so I have no nail pictures. But I do have bottle pictures. I'm curious to try these out, especially the Effects. They are designed to use as a top coat over the Colour polishes, but I imagine they'll work over other brands as well. I'll try them out soon and post pictures and my thoughts on this line.
I had quite a time removing OPI Ink Suede this morning! It was almost as bad as China Glaze's new glitters. I didn't have that problem with YDKJ Suede, but I didn't wear it that long either. One interesting thing I noticed when removing Ink...after the first swipe of acetone, my nail was still perfectly polished, only the color was a bright silver finish, not quite a shimmer and not quite a chrome.