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Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Anise: Alluring Summer 2012 Collection Review & Swatches

Good morning lovelies!

Today, I have the 9 piece Alluring Summer 2012 Collection  from Anise. This Summer collection consists 9 awesome nail polishes, that offer both work appropriate and playful colors.
There's quite a bit to cover, so let's get to it!









Sun Soaker
An elegant, light gold shimmer. This was 2 easy coats.

Beach Goddess
A champagne, peach shimmer. I like the fact that it looks clean and classic. A tad streaky, but nothing over the top. This was 2 coats and has made its way to my top picks! 

Bronzed Babe
A champagne foil infused with both silver an bronze micro shimmers. This immediately reminded me of my beloved Rage from Orly and looked quite similar to Milani's Brides Maid. This was 2 coats.

Let's Tiki
A chartreuse that leans a little more yellow. Application was a bit streaky on the first coat, but evened out after the third coat. See how glossy?! & that's without a top coat! Let's Tiki has also make it onto my top picks.

Chill Out
A muted, turquoise that dries to a creme finish. This was 2 easy coats.

Soft Seduction 
A corn flower blue that leans a tad bit grey. This was completely opaque after 1 coat! Like Let's Tiki and Chill Out, Soft Seduction offers a high gloss finish! 

Yummy Sorbet
An electric crimson infused with silver veining, that dries to a frost/shimmer finish. Again, you all know how I feel about frosty pinks. Needless to say, this was my least favorite from this collection. Nonetheless, this was 2 easy coats. 

Juice Joint
A muted, hot pink jelly! I'm a huge fan of jelly finishes, so I was delighted that Ansie, had created not one, but two, jelly finishes(see next nail polish). This was my absolute favorite from the entire collection! This was 2 coats, but like most jellies, 3 coats would be required for complete opacity. 

Sweet Deal
Last, but most certainly not least, a muted magenta rose that also dries to a jelly finish. This was my second favorite from this collection. This was 2 coats.

Beach Goddess, Let's Tiki, Juice Joint, and Sweet Deal

 - High quality formula
- Easy application
- Glossy
- Bright, summer colors
- Offers both work appropriate and playful colors
- Offers creme, satin, shimmer, jelly, and foil finishes
6 FREE NO TOLUENE. NO DBP. NO FORMALDEHYDE. NO FORMALDEHYDE RESIN. NO CAMPHOR. 
- NO ANIMAL TESTING

- Let's Tiki was a bit streaky, requiring 3coats
- Yummy Sorbet was my least favorite since I don't prefer frosty pinks

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This collection is now is stores(April)!

If you are in the San Francisco area, this collection is now available at the DSW store.

Anise nail polishes are sold in many salons especially in the Florida area, but are readily available at DSW shoe stores all around the country. 

Anise nail polishes retail for $6.00 each, but if your purchase them at DSW, there is always an ongoing promotion of Buy 1 get 1 50% off. Two for the price of one, SCORE! ;)

 I love what they stand by:
"We do not mass sell our collections and every color every season “sells out” completely---we do not warehouse our colors. We feel that it is important to always deliver the freshest + latest nail lacquers to our loyal shoppers..once “sold out”…gone."

"We never have and never will use such chemicals. To us, the word “toxic” means only one thing. It is bad for a woman’s health."


As always, hope this helps & happy shopping!

Which colors have caught your attention?! What are your thoughts?! I'd love to know down below!
A sample of these products were provided for review purposes. I am not being compensated in anyway, shape, or form. The reviews on Deuce Beauties my are honest opinions, based on my experience/knowledge with each product mentioned.
~Carla

93 comments:

  1. wow! I have never heard of this brand, but I like the colors you showed and 6-free is just great!

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    1. Glad you liked! I know, right? 6 free!!!

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  2. Lovely colors! My favorite is Beach Goddess!

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    1. Beach Goddess was one of my faves! :)

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  3. Reminds me a lot nicky minaj collection et and electropop )=
    But I love them all!
    (maybe less for beach goddess)

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    1. Very similar indeed, but still beautiful colors! :) xx

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  4. All the colors are beautiful! I really like Juice Joint

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  5. Love "Let's Tiki", "Chill Out", "Soft Seduction"

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  6. Hopefully commenting on this post for the giveaway, I didn't think you would want us to comment on the giveaway. I love this collection and then only thing I dislike is the DSw stores in my area are not carrying it. I love everything about it the colors, the bottles, the formula. I was very lucky and a blogger took pity on me and sent me four and I'm so grateful. I keep hoping maybe they will change their minds about not selling it here or maybe they will sell it online on day. Until then I can only enjoy wonderful posts like this.

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    1. Hi there! I just received an e-mail from the PR contact regarding your comment and I was told:

      "please let her know that, as of last week, we expanded to the remaining DSW stores that had not carried ANISE for all these years. So, her local DSW should definitely have the latest “Alluring” collection"

      Hopefully you'll find them real, real soon! :) xx

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  7. I like Wun Soaker the best of this collection! The shimmer is great! :)

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  8. Love the pinks and blues in this collection!

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  9. those are some great colors. I wish I could grow my nails like yours theyre soo pretty! :) mine dont get too long before they start to break meh!! :))

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    1. Hmmm, what products are you using to keep your nails in shape?

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  10. I had never heard of this brand, they are very pretty!

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  11. I've never heard of the brand but then again I live in Germany and I miss out on many great np brands ...
    Do you happen to know if they are available online? Btw thanks for the great giveaway! :)

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  12. Oh my godness lovely colors! My fav is Yummy Sorbet, but all of them are so pretty!

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  13. I had no idea this brand even existed, but some of the colors are very nice and I like that they are not animal testers. I think the jellies are my favorite, I love a pink pedi in the spring/summer. And love the giveaway, thank you.

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  14. Love these colors... my favorite one is Chill out:)

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  15. I love Let' Tiki, Chill Out, and Juice Joint! Perfect summer colors!

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  16. I love the blues and greens! <3 Thanks for the making the raffle! This beauty blog is cool. Definitely will be checking here more often!

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  17. There are some really lovely colors in this collection!

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  18. I find it interesting that polishes found at shoe stores are making it big in the blogosphere lately! I've seen review of Brash, found at Payless (I think?) and now Anise, found at DSW. I love your swatching skills (I'm going to stick to swatching my polishes on swatch sticks!) and now I need to go check out local dot yahoo dot com and see if there are any DSW's in my area. ^_^

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  19. I'd never heard of this brand either, but some of those brights look lovely!

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  20. New brand to me too, I like the pinks..

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  21. I love the Bronzed Babe!!! so cool!!

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  22. I can't believe I have never heard of this brand before! I'll have to check out a DSW when I go to the city!

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  23. grrr this brand is not available in my country >.< i like the blue one and the pinks !! :)

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  24. Never heard of this brand - interesting :)

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  25. I love Let's Tiki and Chill out!! I'll need to find these some how.

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  26. I have never tried this brand but the colors are lovely!

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  27. Frost seduction is my favorite, and I also really liked Chill out. This brand I've never heard of, but that's not surprising since I'm in Argentina and there are many brands that aren't available here :(

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  28. These are gorgeous colors! Going to check out the DSW here in Maryland!

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  29. I loved Sun Soaker! In the bottles I thought the colors looks boring but they looked awesome on your nails :)

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  30. these look so nice...gonna have to get some the next time i'm in DSW! I esp. love Let's Tiki!

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  31. lovely
    i like most
    Sweet Deal
    Beach Goddess

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  32. I love Let's Tiki! I can see it working for all seasons :)

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  33. Hello !! I'm a franch follower, and I love your blog! There are so much beautifull nail polishes ! <3

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  34. I loved Sweet Seduction! :) Oh and hi, i'm a new official follower lol. I've been folowing you by months lol but only now that i started a blog i feel more free do comment :p **

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  35. WOWO...COLORS OF SPRING AND SUMMER. I LOVE IT.

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  36. Loveee, Chill out is so pretty <3

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  37. love the shades especially soft seduction !!!

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  38. I love Bronzed Babe & Sweet Deal!

    xo

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  39. Wow, these are ALL so pretty! Let's Tiki is so unique, definitely my style, while the gold colors would go with anything. Let's Chill is a beautiful shade. I'm not crazy about Yummy Sorbet either.

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  40. Hi, they look gorgeous, but I can't find those in here
    xx

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  41. Wow! All those colors :) Its difficult for me to pick a fav.They all look so good.

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  42. Oh my gosh!! The blues and pink the the collection are beautiful!!

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  43. I didn't know what this company was all about but its very cool thanks for sharing!

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  44. Sun Soaker looks a lot like sephora by opi Wild About Shimmer have you seen that one?

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  45. Shimmery colors are perfect for summer!

    --Meagan

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  46. What a great collection, I wish they were available here in Russia

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  47. I never saw a polish more glossy than Let's Tiki. I love it!

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  48. I envy your collection ! i wish they were all available here !

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  49. Ohhh - I love those! I want the blue!!

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  50. I have never heard of this brand before but instantly fell in love with chill out and as i write this soft seduction is growing (very quickly) on me. I am going to look up how much they cost because i think chill out is a perfect summer color x

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  51. LOVE these. I think I need to hit up a DSW to pick up Bronzed Babe, Soft Seduction, Chill Out, Juice Joint, and Sweet Deal. Thank you so much for sharing:)

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  52. First three shades stole my heart ;)

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  53. Sweet Deal is such a pretty pink. But I've never seen this brand before :)

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  54. Sun Soaked looked so good! It stopped me in my tracks and made me search for it immediately, i gotta have that one for my collection.

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  55. GFC: amostras-passatempos.blogspot.com

    I just LOVE the colors :)

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  56. I love the frosted/shimmer ones and they look great on your nails too x

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  57. I absolutely love Let's Tiki, it's one of my favourite kind of colours. :)

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  58. These colours will look amazing when the sun actually comes out! ;D

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  59. Wow I love these colors! I wish they were sold in my area. They seem passionate about providing the best quality products!

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  60. adorei os esmaltes, as cores são lindas, principalmente o azul!
    Seu blog é muito bom e seus sorteios são perfeitos!
    beijos
    Bruna

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  61. i love the Soft Seduction *.*
    blue is my favorite colour

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  62. Nice review, I didn't even know DSW had nail polish. :P Sun Soaker is my favorite.

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  63. Beach Goddess looks so amazing!!! MUST GET THIS!

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  64. These look fantastic. I wish wwe could get them here :(

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  65. I adore Juice Joint; would love to make a jellie sammie with it!!

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  66. Chill Out and Juice Joint looks like something that would wear. Great spring colors.

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  67. I am in love with that green. I have never seen another polish colour like it.

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  68. Love that blue & green! I hadn't heard of this brand before & am sad they're not more readily available. :(

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  69. fun colors for summer!! and i like they are SIX free, wow.

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  70. Amei as cores azul e rosa! Mas aqui no Brasil não encontramos dessa marca...

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  71. Ohh, I love those bright ones!!! mainly those berries-like pinkish ones...so warm and springish and pretty girly =)

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  72. OOOOOOh, its beautifullll! Here in Brazil this product not exist =((

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  73. LOVE Juice Joint. I may have to swing into a DSW to see if they still have any in stock. Also can't help but to mention your math is off. Buy 1, Get 1 50% off is not equal to B1G1F, which means even if there is a sale going on, it's not 2 for the price of 1. Instead, it's 25% off 2, or 2 for the price of 1 1/2, or $9 for 2, or $4.50 each.

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  74. Great review and swatches!!! I'm pretty sure I'll never be able to get a hold of this brand here in the Philippines, I just love the shades especially the metallic ones. Must find dupes! ^_^

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