Nails INC “Leather Effect” Nail Polish in Noho Black

Nail Inc Leather Effect Polish

Leather Effect Polish in “Noho” Black

When Ebates informed me I could get Double Cash Back at Sephora, I ran right over there to grab a bottle of nail polish that has been sitting in my shopping cart for a couple of months… Nails Inc Leather Effect Polish in “Noho”. Black was still full price at $11, but three other colors were on sale for only $7! I decided to get the black though and I’m glad I did.

I was so surprised how easy it applied and how quickly it dried to a ripply “leather like” finish. I applied a second coat several hours later just to be sure I had good coverage.

I was unsure what my husband would think about black nails nails, nevermind with a weird finish to them. Surprisingly he thought it was really neat. He said it looked like “rhino lining” for your nails. LOL

leather nail polish

After 5 days, my nails were still in almost perfect condition. Rhino Lining indeed! I touched up the edges of 2 nails and they lasted for 3 more days before completely chipping and cracking. I did NOT use a top coat after reading several other famous ‘nail bloggers’ reviews of this particular polish. I was surprised that some other ladies said it didn’t wear well. I got over a week of wear out of just two coats and a tiny touch up. I was super impressed at the staying power of this nail polish, plus it just looked infinitely cool. The long lasting nature COULD have been because I used Nails Inc Caviar Basecoat ($10). It’s one of my favorite basecoats and it seems to work the best of all the ones I’ve tried.

Overall, I would definitely recommend giving this Leather Effect nail polish a try because the finish really does look like leather and it stays on quite well.

What do you think of the leather-look? Think it’s worth a shot?

Del Sol Color Changing Nail Polish, Tees and More!



Disclaimer: The Fashionable Housewife received the following product in exchange for writing a review. While we consider it a privilege to receive free products to review, our reviews are our honest opinion and thoughts of the product.

I was fortunate to be able to review 2 Del Sol Products.  Del Sol Stores are found primary on Caribbean Islands and US coasts, however have started popping up in popular vacation destinations around the world.  If you have gone on a cruise ship, you probably know of Del Sol.

Founded in Utah in 1994, Del Sol opened their first cruise port shop in St. Thomas in 1997.  Del Sol is the world leading brand in color-changing items.  Del Sol is also “the number one promoted merchant onboard Royal Caribbean, Carnival, Princess, Disney, Celebrity, and Norwegian Cruise Lines.”

Del Sol has a very unique product line.  Each of their products change colors in the sun.  For example, indoors your nail polish will be pink; outdoors it will change to purple.  So, make sure you like both colors.  T-Shirts indoors are black and white, however when you step outside on a sunny day your shirt will magically transform into beautiful vibrant colors.

Nails 1


Nails 2


Nail Polish WITH Sun





Nail Polish without Sun






Shirt without Sun






shirt 2




Shirt WITH sun





Not into t-shirts or nail polish?  No Worries!  Del sol has a huge variety of color changing products for everyone!   Including hair accessories, sunglasses, necklaces, sandals, tote bags, and so much more!

Del Sol uses a proprietary technology call Spectrachrome.   Basically with organic dyes, Spectrachrome crystals activate when you get out into the sun.  When you get outside it generally take about 30 seconds to completely transform the color.

Can I wash it?  YES! You can wash Del Sol products with your regular wash.  Del Sol mentioned not to use any bleach, as it will ruin the color changing ability.

I really enjoyed reviewing the “Foxy” Nail Polish and the “Lady Pirate” women’s T-Shirt.   They are lots of fun and fantastic gifts for family & friends.    Check out my pictures on Out and About Cruise Planner’s Facebook site!

Next time you head to an island or hop on a cruise ship take a few minutes and go to the nearest Del Sol Store.  Not planning a trip soon?  Check out their website at

LUXECOAT Monthly Nail Care Membership Program

I just found out about this new monthly nail care membership service called LUXECOAT and wanted to share in case any of you lovely ladies were interested!

luxe coat

Members receive everything they need to create a spa-quality manicure and pedicure. In your monthly box is three vegan nail-polishes reflecting the hottest colors of that month along with all the tools and products you need to have perfect nails.

box of products

Watch the video:

luxe box

In honor of their launch, LUXECOAT is running a two week contest on Instagram, inviting fans to post photos of their best, most unique manicures or pedicures with the Hashtag #LuxeCoatStyle for a chance to win! 50 lucky ladies will be selected at random to win three polishes of their choice!!! Don’t forget that contestants must follow @Luxecoat on Instagram to be eligible.

Enter To Win Dermelect ME Fearless Beauty Nail Polish Collection

Dermelect Me Fearless Beauty Polish Collection

In celebration of the Summer 2013 launch of the Dermelect Cosmeceuticals ME Fearless Beauty Collection, Dermelect and beauty blogger Karie Frost of Fear No Beauty (who created the Fearless Beauty Collection!) are kicking off Manicure Monday Mania TODAY. So excited!

Every Monday from now (April 22) through May 12, Karie Frost will be hosting a contest on her blog, where you can enter for a chance to win the Fearless Beauty Collection and other Dermelect beauty products by showing off your nail art skills!

Here’s how to participate:

Step 1: Go to and like Frost’s Facebook page (mandatory for participation). Click here to enter!

Step 2: Frost will post a new nail art look each week in which readers are encouraged to re-create the look and post a picture on her Facebook/Twitter page.

Out of those who post, one winner will be chosen per giveaway to receive the 4 colors in the Fearless Beauty Collection as well as another product. Karie Frost will announce each winner on her blog so be sure to check back often!

Promotion Period: Beginning midnight Monday April 22, 2013 and ending 11:59pm Sunday May 5, 2013

If you want to purchase the Fearless Beauty collection right now, use coupon code FEARLESS for 20% off your order on (This offer code works April 22, 2013 through May 20, 2013.)

Nails: Duri Cosmetics ‘Dream Catcher’ Lavender Nail Polish Swatch

I polished my nails for #purplenailsforboston – a trend on instagram in the wake of the horrific terrorist attack on the Boston Marathon on Monday.

Duri Cosmetics Dream Catcher purple nail polish

(Accent nail done with ORLY “Peaceful Opposition”)

This is my first time using Duri nail polish and it certainly won’t be my last. I absolutely love the brush, the application was easy, two coats were perfection and it didn’t chip before I got a top coat on! That’s a total win in my book.

Duri Dream Catcher nail polish

The shade I’m wearing is called “Dream Catcher” and it’s very Coachella-style as well as being perfect for spring. It’s one of the new colors from their Spring/Summer 2013 collection and probably my favorite.

I’ve only had it on for a little over 24 hours and no chips so far, so I’m quite pleased. Will update with any negative findings (if there are any!).

Get It: and for $6.00

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Screwed Up Your Manicure? #Itsallgood

Normally, I’m pretty good at at-home manicures. If you follow me on instagram then you know I have a pretty good hand when it comes to polishing my nails. However, today… I’m a train wreck!

bad manicure
see it on instagram

For some reason, they are sloppy, got nicks, bangs, dents, I got it on my skin and my french tips are pretty uneven. I don’t know what’s with me today! But don’t worry, it’s all good!!! I totally saved the day with my Sharpie Metallic Fine Point Permanent Markers!

metallic sharpie marker manicure nails
see it on instagram

Certainly not my best work, but at least I don’t have to start all over from the beginning and can enjoy this manicure for a couple days. :-)

Products Used:

Silver Marker from Sharpie Metallic Fine Point Permanent Markers 3-pack

Covergirl Outlast Stay Brilliant Nail Gloss in Tickled Pink and Go Go Mango.

TIP: Metallic Sharpie Markers wear off, so as soon as it dries, lightly spray with hairspray (hold can about a foot away), let dry and follow immediately with a thick layer of clear topcoat. Be careful not to use too many brushstrokes when applying the top coat because you could still smear the sharpie marker! The hairspray DOES help hold it down though.

Grammy Award Winning superstar NE-YO and artist Cher Lloyd are collaborating on a song together, inspired by you! Share how you’ve ‘looked on the bright side’ in your pics, posts and tweets & tag #ItsAllGood to be a part of it.

Visit the Fruttare Facebook page to enter!

Content provided in partnership with Fruttare.

I received compensation for writing this post.

Easter Nails: Jamberry Basket Weave Nail Shields

If you have a great set of finger nails and would love to show off some cool easter-themed nail art, then you might want to give Jamberry Nails a shot.

I got the Basket Weave Nail Shields to review for Easter and I think they look super cute…

Jamberry Easter Basket Weave Nail Art

Jamberry Easter Basket Weave Nail Art

Jamberry Easter Basket Weave Nail Art

I polished my ring fingers with 2 coats of Essie Turquoise and Caicos.

<3 this Essie Turquoise & Caicos Nail Polish

Then I did one coat of Nicole by OPI Gold Texture Polish which I didn’t realize was crackle nail polish until it DRIED and I was left with a surprise! I thought about redoing those nails because I actually wanted them to have gold glitter but my almost-6-year-old daughter told me they looked awesome like this, so I left it.

Nicle by OPI Gold Texture Crackle Nail Polish

I’m going to tell you more about my adventures with Jamberry Nail Shields later. For now, just enjoy this cute manicure and share pics of your own manicure on our facebook page here!