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  • Product Review: China Glaze – Avant Garden Spring 2013

    Are you feeling the need to spring clean your beauty regimen? One of the easiest ways to do that is by incorporating spring ready nail shades into your mani/pedi routine. China Glaze recently launched Avant Garden, a stunning collection of twelve floral inspired hues that were made to brighten your life and your look.

    I just received the entire collection and I was super excited to check them out. I love every single color! This collection is a must-have for any girl who lives for brights and pastels. You are sure to find several shades that will become your go-to hues throughout the spring.

    My personal favorites have to be:

     

    Tart-Y for the Pardy – a perfect creamy lavender

     

    Sunday Funday – a vibrant teal

     

    Mimosas Before Manis – a delicious medium coral

     

    One of the reasons why China Glaze stays at the top of my list for nail polishes is the amazing formula. These polishes glide on smooth and effortless for a perfectly painted nail each and every time. The polishes are also very pigmented so one or two coats are always all you will ever need.

    China Glaze, Avant Garden, $7 each, ChinaGlaze.com

     

     

    February 22, 2013 • Makeup, Product Review, Uncategorized • Views: 609

  • Beauty News: Urban Decay Gets Naked Again

    Urban Decay, Naked Nail Polish Kit, $26, Sephora.com

    Urban Decay loves getting naked. After launching two top-selling Naked eye shadow palettes, they are now launching their first Naked Nail Polish kit which is sure to become an instant classic. This super sophisticated nail kit highlights the very thing that makes the Naked brand so popular. With six striking nail shades that range from creams to metallics and glimmers to shimmers, you can be certain that you fall in love with these decadent Naked polishes.

    • Hustle
    • Naked,
    • Smog
    • Toasted
    • Creep
    • Sidecar

    The Urban Decay Naked Nail Polish Kit retails for $26 and can be purchased at Sephora.com and Sephora locations nationwide.

    January 21, 2013 • Beauty News • Views: 610

  • Makeup: Beauty by the Book – Nail Trend – Puddles

    If you read this blog on a regular basis, you know how much I love highlighting the latest in nail trends. From the moon manicures to the textured nail looks, I am all about showcasing the newest and hottest ways to wear your nails. Well, ladies and gents, there is a new trend on the scene and its called puddling. This is where you use several different polishes to create what looks like a camoflauge effect on the nail. It’s quite cute and is very wearable. Jin Soon, one of the leading manicurists and nail experts recently displayed this trend in a special tutorial for Sephora.com. Check it out!
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    December 4, 2012 • Beauty by the Book, Makeup • Views: 542

  • I’m Currently Obsessed With…Milani Jewel FX Nail Lacquers

    I’ve totally gotten into the  holiday spirit! From listening to the Classical Christmas channel on Pandora to working on holiday gift guide stories for the magazines I write for, I am 100% in holiday mode and loving it. As part of my transition into the holiday spirit, I’ve been doing tons of research on glitter nail polishes and glitter nail art. Glitter nails are a huge trend during the holidays as this is the time of the year when fun jewel tones and shimmering effects become a major part of one’s beauty look. I had the wonderful opportunity to check out the Milani Jewel FX Nail Lacquers and let me tell you, these glitter nail lacquers are AMAZING! If you are looking for maximum wattage effect, then you will want to purchase these gorgeous glitters.

    My personal favorites from the collection are the Fuschia, Gold and Teal. They work so well with my skin tone and will brighten any manicure or pedicure with a brilliant pop of color and shine for a dazzling effect!! The Milani Jewel FX Nail Lacquers retail for $4.99 each and can be purchased online at MilaniCosmetics.com

     

    November 19, 2012 • I'm Currently Obessed With..., Makeup • Views: 548

  • Beauty News: Mariah Carey’s OPI Collection is Here!

    I recently reported on Mariah Carey’s limited edition collection with nail industry powerhouse OPI. Well, for all of your nail polish and/or Mariah Carey fanatics, here’s your chance to view the collection for yourselves. Let me be the first to say that there are some stunning shades in this collection that would be perfect for holiday and for the winter season.

    The collection includes the following shades:

    • A Butterfly Moment – pale pink nude
    • Sprung – warm copper with gold shimmer
    • Pink Yet Lavender – a light rose with powder purple glitter
    • Anti-Bleak – warm plum
    • Stay the Night – deep red glitter
    • Get Your Number – matte sparkly blue glitter
    • Can’t Let Go – matte sparkly violet
    • The Impossible – punchy pink glitter

    These fun shades retail for $8.00 each and can be found at Ulta stores nationwide and Ulta.com.

     

    November 12, 2012 • Beauty News • Views: 642