Posts Tagged ‘nail polish’

Nails on the CHALKBOARD with @Ciate

Genius!! I love this ūüôā

The set includes a black chalkboard base coat and 4 mini liquid chalk pens. Go crazy and decorate your nails, then follow up with the kit’s clear topcoat so your designs stay put. The Chalkboard Manicure Kit is the latest in Ciate’s series of Wow Kits (we already love the velvet and caviar sets). We can’t wait to unleash your inner school girl once it is released on April 23. Keep checking SHEfinds to find out as soon as the kit hits



My Pink and Pretty Quickly Mani with @SallyHansen

Busy does not being to explain the state I have been in the last few weeks!¬† It has been mayhem really – juggling transitions through and through. Personally, a few big things happened – I got married! It is a real mental transition from being a single girl to a married woman. Hard to explain and more in later post.¬† Secondly –¬† The weather has been trying to get to spring desperately and the rain/snow/sun combo has been definitely under the weather as they say. Third – I got a new job! So from going to freelance to full time has my agenda filled a bit more than usual and me sleepier lately.¬† More on that later as well.IMG_2941On days like this, simple and fast are both friends of mine and anything that embodies these attributes are my friend. So alas, let me introduce to you the stars of the day: Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure and Sally Hansen Gem Crush.

The Complete Salon Manicure in Pink Pong is a Godsend after I did a gel manicure that ravaged my nails ūüôĀ They were thin as paper after 2 weeks of scratch free perfection and my natural nails needed something that was neutral and beautiful. Pink Pong is the pink color of a French manicure – a creme light pink that dries really quickly. It has a massive brush and my nails are tiny so it gave incredible coverage with one stroke. It has¬† a GEL-like shine and is chip resistant (kinda like how I have to be with all this stress!).

The Sally Hansen Gem Crush is what I call a true ‘one-coat’ glitter! It has micro glitters in a rose gold and then mini glitters in sliver. This color Razzle Dazzler is jam packed with glitter and one coat did the trick. I did put a top coat on it after to give it a shiny finish.¬†This has a regular sized brush that is great for small nails like me. Make sure you give this a good shake.

Love these two colors that can be worn together or separate. It is a great on-the-go manicure or like me ‘recovery’ manicure while your nails grow long again. It is neutral enough that it can deal with a bit of imperfection and smudges but pretty enough to show that you care about your nails. Get these at any drugstore near you and find your combo colors to help you through your life ‘transitions’ easier on


@workplaypolish Giveaway ENTIRE @OfficialPureIce Holiday Collection!

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Yes, you read that right. Pure Ice is proud to announce the launch of their Holiday 2012 collection, a combination of new, limited-edition shades created exclusively for the holiday season, as well as some Pure Ice colors you already know and love. Thanks to Pure Ice…one winner will get them 31 of them!!

Visit the Pure Ice website to see a list of all the polishes in the Holiday Collection. I have a second set of all 31 polishes…just waiting patiently in The Mani Cave to be swatched and reviewed . I’ve challenged myself to post all 31 swatches next week. So check back daily to get a closer look at the prize!

You want to win, right? Click on the link below to visit the Rafflecopter entry form. You can earn up to 12 entries before December 28, 2012.  You must like both thework/play/polish and Pure Ice facebook pages to qualify. The winner will be chosen among qualifying entries on or about December 28, 2012. Official contest rules are listed at the end of this post.


 Official Rules

By entering this sweepstakes, you are agreeing to the Official Rules.

  • Giveaway begins today (14 December 2012) and ends on 28 December 2012.
  • Entries are collected via Rafflecopter. Up to¬†12 entries available per person.
  • To qualify, entrant must LIKE both work / play /polish and Pure Ice facebook pages.
  • Prize includes 36 Pure Ice Polishes from the Holiday 2012 Collection; retail value $70.92 USD.
  • 30 of the polishes were¬†provided by Pure Ice. Six polishes were purchased by work / play / polish.
  • The number of eligible entries received will determine the odds of winning.
  • A winner will be chosen randomly from all eligible entries on or about¬†28 December 2012.
  • work / play / polish is not responsible for technical failures or typographical errors which impact entry.
  • Winner will be notified by email. If potential winner does not respond within 48 hours, a new winner will be chosen.
  • Prize will be shipped within the Continental US ONLY. If you live outside of the US, you may enter provided you have a Continental US address that can receive the prize on your behalf.

Girl Talk with @JulepMaven

Image from Beachgal on Polyvore

I was looking on Polyvore for fall colors, shapes and styles as inspiration when my Julep box of goodies arrived!  Julep is a beauty subscription and each month you receive a Maven box full of goodies and this if my first one. On the 20th of each month, they will send you items and colors that suit your personality. There is a style quiz on their website to see what kind of girl you are! I am the IT GIRL :]

Julep polish do not smell at all and is toxin free! It dries so fast and the pigments are really one coat. I love the colors that they selected for me and they are runway ready. Their bottle design is so sleek and beautiful and I can easily spot and grab my Julep nail polish in my makeup drawer. I know that it will easily become my new favorite. If you want to find out more about Julep – Check here.

Use the promo code JULEPVIP to get a discounted intro box like this one below.

The colors I got are Daphne (Smoky seafoam green cr√®me), Delaunay (Trina Turk Fall¬†’12 chili pepper red cr√®me.) and Otte (Trina Turk Fall ’12 rich camel neutral cr√®me).


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OPI Fall/Winter 2012: Germany Collection

OPI picked the exciting country of Germany as the inspiration for their newest collection for Fall and Winter 2012. Picking up gorgeous detailing from cultural colors and pieces. ‚ÄúDesigners showcased rich colors and striking textures for fall. The¬†Germany Collection¬†beautifully complements these looks, with standout shades in various hues of red and burgundy ‚Äď the season‚Äôs ‚Äėnew black.‚Äô Sapphire, black olive and lime yellow are married with creamy neutrals in honey, taupe and nude rose,‚ÄĚ describes¬†Suzi Weiss-Fischmann, OPI Executive VP & Artistic Director about the collection of 12 exclusive shades. Like all other OPI polishes, the Germany collection¬†contains no DBP, Toluene, or Formaldehyde, and each polish includes¬†OPI‚Äôs exclusive ProWide Brush for the precision application.

Germany by OPI includes the following shades:

Don’t Pretzel My Buttons
A haute honey-beige that can always make you smile.

My Very First Knockwurst
…and what a magical rosy-nude rendezvous it was!

Berlin There Done That
A traveling taupe that’s seen it all. (Yep, that too).

Don’t Talk Bach to Me
There’s nothing mellow about this sassy lime-yellow!

Nein! Nein! Nein! OK Fine!
A bodacious black-olive? We say ‚ÄúJa! Ja! Ja!‚ÄĚ

Unfor-greta-bly Blue
Everyone‚Äôs favorite Fr√§ulein loves this √ľber shiny blue.

Every Month is Oktoberfest
Prost! Here’s to the prettiest plum in the Biergarten.

Suzi & the 7 D√ľsseldorfs
The most beautiful bright purple of all.

Deutsch You Want Me Baby?
A self-assured shade of shimmering red-orange.

Danke-Shiny Red
You ‚ÄúBitte‚ÄĚ try on this ravishing ruby before it‚Äôs too late!

German-icure by OPI
The best burgundy shimmer in the business.

Schnapps Out of It!
Shake off the blues with a shot of fall’s must-have mauve!

Be sure to check out OPI’s Germany Collection if you haven’t already!

xo, June ūüôā


Pretty Nails with @refinery29

Ginger & Liz Eco-friendly nail polish

Summer is the ultimate time to deck out your digits in some serious nail color¬†‚ÄĒ no glove- or sleeve-related obstructions in sight. And whether you‚Äôre a neon, nude or metallic kind of gal, we want to make sure you‚Äôre painting up stylishly‚Ķ and safely. So, we called upon¬†Ginger + Liz¬†and their amazingvegan-friendly and toluene-, formaldehyde-, and DBP-free¬†polishes to offer you a sweet, summer-perfect offer.

Right now, when you spend $24 on, you’ll get $40 to shop their over 50 on-trend nail hues. Each eco-chic bottle features a Control Top cap and a 398-strand brush, meaning you’re in for a super smooth application every time. Nail DIYers, this one’s for you.

Photography provided by Ginger + Liz and

This offer ends June 3!