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Wed 05.21
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Butter London Lolly Brights

I found this picture on Butter London’s Instagram and it does their new polishes way better justice than any of the ones I took! Called Lolly Brights, the brand’s new collection consists of six limited edition shades ($15 each), my favorite of which is Ladybird (top left).

Tue 05.06
Frugal Snob

Frugal Snob: (Very) Limited Edition Maybelline Bleached Neons Collection

I’m not gonna lie – my favorite polishes are Tom Ford. He’s got a killer color selection, you only need one coat, and they last forever…but $32 isn’t exactly conducive to buying up the whole collection. While Ford’s polishes are mostly staple, season-less colors, for something fun and fleeting check-out Maybelline’s new line of polishes.

Mon 03.31
Mani Monday

Mani Monday: Chanel Pirate Nail Colour

Start the week out right with a dramatic mani! Personally, I’m having a red moment, and Chanel’s Le Vernis Pirate shade was just the cherry hue I was craving. The formulas for some brands dry nails out, but Chanel’s moisturizes and strengthens, especially when you apply a strong base coat first (which will also prevent your nails from getting stained red).

Mon 03.24
Best Spring Pastels

Best Spring Pastels: A Glimmer of Shimmer

Remember those pastel – or I should say, pasty – lipsticks we wore in the ninth grade? We all looked like defective Barbies with our frosty blue eye shadow and pale pink lips. Fortunately, the science behind our makeup has only improved since then, as have the trends! Today’s pastels involve just a glimmer of shimmer, rather than a chalky, unflattering consistency.

Wed 02.26
Formula X Nail Polish

Formula X Nail Polish: The Ultimate in Long Lasting Polish

Forget every other polish brand and head straight to Sephora to pick up a Formula X polish. Or while you’re at it, might as well get their The Twenty-Two Set, which gives you a whopping 22 polishes for $55 – a $103 value.

Mon 01.20
Chanel Nuit Magique Collection

Mani Monday: Chanel Nuit Magique Collection

A new workweek calls for a new nail color. Today I’m all about Chanel. For their latest set of polishes, the French label has taken to the skies! Naturally, blue comes into play, but this is no boring sky blue. Magic is modeled after the deep color of daybreak, and while it’s a great hue for winter, the jet black Cosmic is far more unique – and more far out for that matter…

Thu 01.16
Ciate Nail Lab Kit

Ciate Nail Lab Kit: DIY Nail Polish

Have you ever wanted to create your own custom nail color? Now you can with the Ciate Nail Lab Kit, which comes with all the basic mani tools, plus a dotting tool, ombre sponge, glitter, striping brush, and a roll of customizable labels so you can name your polish creations (they have six colors to play around and mix with).

Fri 01.03

Tom Ford Shameless Nail Lacquer

Some might say that if you spend $32 on nail polish you are, in fact, shameless, and ordinarily I’d agree – but not so with Tom Ford’s lacquer. It lasts forever!! He just launched Shameless, and I love a good, deep red so as soon as I got back from Thailand I painted my nails with it.

Wed 11.27
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Frugal Snob: Start Buying Holiday Sets NOW

Retailers are now slowly starting to release their limited edition holiday gift sets and if past years are any indication, the good ones will sell out before the holidays. Whether you have a million people to shop for or whether you plan to splurge on no one but yourself, head to your nearest Sephora, Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, etc. now!