Thu 12.27

Laura Mercier Arabesque Collection: Ballet Beauty

After the harsh neon hues of late, this is a welcome change! A new year calls for a fresh start, and Laura Mercier’s limited edition Arabesque Collection is just that. The products are light and airy, just the way I like my makeup, and will flatter your face as it is, rather than try to […]

Wed 12.12

Essie Repstyle Collection: Reptilian Rock

Essie has released their first magnetic nail polish and it’s all about snakelike style. Basically, if you wave a magnet (conveniently located on the cap of the polish) over your nails right after you paint them, itty-bitty magnets within the lacquer move around to create a reptilian pattern. Pretty cool, huh? Also, pretty easy. This […]

Mon 12.10

Alexa Chung x Nails Inc Leather Polish: Are You on the List?

Nails Inc’s leather effects nail polish hasn’t even been released yet, but there’s already a waiting list of almost 900! What caused this quick-burning firestorm? Just one little tweet from Alexa Chung. The fashion trailblazer wore the sexy polish to the British Fashion Awards, where she won her third style award! Between her undeniable style influence […]

Tue 12.04

Teen Gift Guide: Teenage Dreams

I love holiday shopping for the teens in my family! When you’re young and beginning to experiment with beauty, it’s the most fun. Bright colors and high shine glosses are king. Teens aren’t as concerned yet with preventative beauty like moisturizers or eye creams, and although it’s great to encourage that foresight, what they’ll thank […]

Mon 12.03

Perfect Formula Manicure Booster

For the most part I feel the same way about 2-in-1 top/base coat as I do about 2-in-1 shampoo/conditioner – they don’t work. Case and point Perfect Formula Manicure Booster ($18). I so so so wanted to love this product because the brush is awesome. It’s long and the formula goes on smooth; it’s also […]

Mon 11.19

Azature Black Diamond: World’s Most Expensive Nail Polish

Wear your jewels on your nails! No, I’m not talking about sticking on little stones – brush on luxe coats of diamonds. Azature, a Hollywood jewelry designer who calls himself “the Black Diamond King,” has created the world’s most expensive nail polish. Made from 267 carats of black diamonds, the bottle (only one was made) […]

Thu 11.15

Bobbi Brown: Holiday Spice and Everything Nice

‘Scuse the smudge marks on my Bobbi Brown products! I get so excited when the mailman brings me new goodies that I rip them open immediately to play (even if it’s 10 p.m. and time for bed). Seriously, it’s like Christmas morning! I have to say this is by far one of my favorite BB […]

Mon 11.12

L’Oreal Haute Couture Red: Oxblood on Your Hands

Did you know that L’Oreal owns Essie? I’m so out of the loop! They own everything, so I shouldn’t have been surprised, but I didn’t know. This has me thinking, why spend twice the money for almost the same product? Don’t get me wrong – Essie has so many pretty shades that I won’t be […]

Mon 11.05

2012 Winter Essie and LCN Collections

Winter 2012 has a little something for everyone when it comes to nail polish. Case and point check-out essie and LCN‘s offerings. LCN’s collection is called Burlesque ($30 for all four shades or $7.50 each), and is focused on jewel tones – emerald, ruby, sapphire, and amethyst. The shades are bright, highly pigmented, and have […]