It’s New Year’s Eve and I want to thank you all, my dearest readers and friends for all your continuous support and all you questions, feedback, comments and messages which helped Chicprofile grow and improve as a beauty blog. It’s such a joy to be able to share with you beauty news about upcoming beauty products and chat about the latest beauty products. It’s been a great year for Chicprofile thanks to all of you and I look forward to 2013 with high hopes, plans and wishes and I do hope you will enjoy reading Chicprofile and be part of this community.
I wish you and your family, loved ones and pets a Happy New Year and may 2013 bring you luck, prosperity, happiness and joy! Happy New Year!
In order to celebrate Valentine’s Day, Bobbi Brown created Pink & Red Spring 2013 Collection which will be released in a few days. Bobbi herself says “I love pink and red together — it’s a very modern mix.” so if you feel the same you definitely must check out this collection.
With this collection, I took an unconventional approach to the season’s traditional color palette. The Pink & Red Collection isn’t about matching your lips, cheeks and nails. It’s about deliberately mismatching. I love pink and red worn together—it’s a very modern mix (and perfect for Valentine’s Day).
International Launch Date – January 2013 at bobbibrown.com and all Bobbi Brown counters
Discover the entire collection right after the jump. Continue Reading
I have new photos to show you if you are interested in Essie Spring 2013 Madison Ave-Hue Collection (sneak peek) that I presented you right before Christmas. I will post only the new photos but you can view the rest of promo images with the Mega Mini Color Cube in the previous post.
International Launch Date – 1 March 2013 at essie.com and exclusive nail salons
Romania Launch Date – March 2013 essie.ro, fendissima.ro
Find out more about this collection right after the jump. Continue Reading
Another upcoming nail polish collection is Orly Spring 2013 I Love Nails Collection which will be launched just in time for Valentine’s Day and will feature 4 nail lacquers. The entire collection will be available in Limited Edition.
International Launch Date – end January/ early February 2013
Check out the promo swatches right after the jump. Continue Reading
Today I have so information regarding the upcoming Orly Spring 2013 Hope & Freedom Collection featuring 6 beautiful pastels. I don’t know what’s the story with this collection but I found out from unofficial sources that this collection should have been launched as a autumn/winter collection and these beautiful pastels should have toned down our nail hues in the cooler months after a summer of brights and neons. All six shades will be available in limited edition.
Lose yourself in an environment high on hope: Where positive vibes abound. Optimism comes alive. And music and spontaneity define the mood—giving rise to Hope and Freedom Fest, the new Spring 2013 color collection from Orly. Join hands to celebrate social change, a suit yourself spirit, and festival inspired style. Experience color come to life through communal unity meets personal expression.
International Launch Date – March 2013
Find out more right after the jump. Continue Reading
Orly Winter Wonderland is one of the Orly mini nail polishes (preview & swatches) I won a while ago on a raffle hosted by Orly Romania. This shade is part of Orly Holiday 2012 Tis the Season to be Naughty (info & photos) but because it’s such an universal shade it can be worn in every season especially during the during and on top of colorful polishes to add a that snow flakes effect.
Now @orly.com, @rowe.ro, @keiko.ro
Orly Winter Wonderland nail lacquer (5.3 ml/ 0.18 fl oz – 20.00 Lei mini size – 18 ml/ 0.6 fl oz – 45.00 Lei full size) is described as a marshmallow fluff white with multi colored pastel shades of iridescent glitter but I actually see it like a very sheer white with white flakes that reflects a fresh snow-like glow. It looks rather sheer in one coat and semi-sheer after the second coat, getting a super shiny effect after a good top coat. The formula is very light, almost watery so I advise you to wait a little bit between the coats for the lacquer to dry so you can layer those fluffy white glitter particles even better. The application went smoothly without bubbling or streaking but if you don’t want to be polling, just wait a bit between the coats. Continue Reading
Just before Christmas I’m bringing you the new Essie Spring 2013 Madison Ave-Hue Collection featuring 6 new pastel shades. There will also be available a Mega Mini Color Cube featuring 4 of the new nail colors, 2 bright shades and 2 pastels.
International Launch Date – 1 March 2013 at international nails salons, @essie.com, @essie.ro
Discover the new shades right after the jump. Continue Reading
I put together several nail manicures that can be worn during the holidays, for a Christmas family dinner, a Holiday party with your friends, a romantic date and for the New Years Eve party. If you own a few glitters you can create endless nail looks using your imagination and combining different colors and textures. Since I’m not very talented when it comes to nail art I put together several combinations of glitters worn alone or applied over creamy nail polishes, something very easy and simple that can bring alive even the most boring shade or can transform your favorite nail color into a holiday sparkling manicure.
Most of these shades I’ve already reviewed while the rest are on my review list so if you have any favorites don’t miss out on the upcoming articles on Chicprofile and sneak peeks on Chicprofile’s Facebook Page.
Price & Availability
Kinetics – @kineticsnails.com, @kiriloff.ro, @margaritabelska.com (€6.00/ 25.00 Lei for 15 ml/ 0.5 fl oz)
China Glaze – @chinaglaze.com and firstname.lastname@example.org (14 ml/ 0.5 fl oz for 24.00 Lei/ $8.00)
Orly – @orlybeauty.com, @rowe.ro, keiko.ro (18 ml/ 0.6 fl oz – $8.50/ 45.00 Lei and 5.3 ml/ 0.18 fl oz – 20.oo Lei)
Essence – Douglas, Muller, B&B, Marionnaud, @1001cosmetice.ro, (€1.69/ 7.00 Lei for 8 ml/ 0.27 fl oz & €1.99/ 10.00 Lei for 10 ml/ 0.33 fl oz)
Max Factor – Douglas Perfumeries, DM, Sephora and online @nelly.com (£9.95 / 29.00 Lei for 11 ml/ 0.37 fl oz)
Choose your favorite sparkling manicure right after the jump. Continue Reading