When the French collaborate together, you can expect twice the chic! Don’t miss out on these limited edition goodies from NARS and Pierre Hardy. I love the blushes ($41 each), especially the coral-pink Boys Don’t Cry. Gold shimmer lines the palette in Hardy’s signature geometric print, ensuring that you get both color and shine. I … Continue reading NARS x Pierre Hardy: Fashionable Beauty
I haven’t gotten on the nail art bandwagon yet. I’m still all about my solid glossy polishes, but I have to say…. Ciate’s Chalkboard Manicure Set ($25- $40 value) looks like fun! Basically you apply a base coat, then two coats of matte black polish (aka your chalkboard), let the polish dry (15 minutes – … Continue reading Ciate Chalkboard Manicure
My cuticles and I are locked in a vicious cycle of a battle – they dry out, I pick at them, they get worse, I pick more…I think you see where I’m going here. My weekly manicure is only a temporary reprieve. I’ve tried out a lot of nice cuticle oils, and I’ll tell you … Continue reading Solar Oil Skin & Nail Conditioner: Soft Cuticles, Strong Nails
We can thank essie for neons being popular more or less steadily for the last four or five years. They were the first and they’re still the best when it comes to neons. However because their first neon collection included such true orange, yellow, pink and purple neons it has been hard to follow-up with … Continue reading essie 2013 Neon Collection
No one would accuse punk style of seeming very put-together, which makes the punk nail art inherently confusing. In the ‘80s, it was all about chipped, black nails. Of course no one dared try that at the MET Gala (she would have been the truest punk there). It was all about fancy gowns, big jewels, … Continue reading Trend Alert: Punk Nail Art
Tom Ford has obviously found and bathed in the fountain of youth, so he knows that looking bronzed should be a matter of makeup, not deadly rays. His Summer 2013 limited edition line is honestly the best bronzing collection I’ve ever tried, and as a former sun worshipper/tanning salon addicted LA girl, I know my … Continue reading Tom Ford Beauty Summer 2013 Collection: The Bronze Age
The nail art trend presses on. Its latest victim? A twist on the French manicure. I’m not a fan of French manicures in the first place (although, I’ll admit to committing the crime in the late ‘90s). They look cheap and anything but French and just like fortune cookies, they were invented in America. Nevertheless, … Continue reading Reverse French Manicures: Snob or Slob?
I love Butter! Their polishes last forever, they always seem to be ahead of the curve with shades, and even their more daring colors tend to be wearable. Their latest limited edition collection is called the Starkers Collection and they’re being built as nudes, but I like to think of these as foundations shades that … Continue reading Butter London Starkers Collection