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ALU’s Year In Review January – June 2008

By on January 4, 2009
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Like I said in my anniversary post, this was an amazing year in lacquer. Here’s a recap of my favorite moments from the first half of the year.

We got our first look at Minx nail coverings on the cover of Nails Magazine. Nails by Tom Bachik.

I got Mr. ALU involved in my nail craziness when I had him test infomercial pedicure wonder – The PedEgg

My love affair with Rescue Beauty Lounge polishes began when I was gifted a bottle of Under the Stars, a glorious sparkling blue.

I went backstage at New York Fashion Week, covering the nail trends at shows including Tracy Reese and Baby Phat.

Canadian magazine, Glow, named ALU one of their favorite beauty blogs.

OPI released the India collection, including the stunning Yoga-ta Get This Blue, and reignited my love for the brand.

Big Brother 9 contestant, Natalie, expressed her artistic side with the only paint medium at her disposal, nail polish.

One of my 2008 polish wishes came true when the ultimate green creme nail polish debuted; Rescue Beauty Lounge Recycle.

China Glaze hit us with a one-two punch with the environmentally themed Ecollection and neon extravaganza Ink.

Rihanna started the biggest color trend of the summer when she wore neon orange to the Grammy’s.

ALU celebrated Earth Day with a month of “green” posts including one on healthier nail polish.

Chanel’s Summer collection included a pink that converted this non-pink lover.

I ventured to the west coast for Total Beauty’s first blogger summit and LA beauty tour.

The release of OPI’s Mod About Brights collection brought up images from Showtime’s Dexter.

The Nail Files series premiered with celebrity manicurists Jenna Hipp and Kimmie Kyees.

I shared my growing obsession with gray nail polish like Carolyn New York Handball Courts.

MAC’s Neo Sci-Fi collection of bright summery shades included four bold lacquers.

Chanel created a nail board frenzy when it released the
Robertson Boulevard & Fall collections including the uber-unique Kaleidoscope.

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  1. Katee "e-polishblog" says:

    Great year! Can’t wait to hear about the next half.

  2. Henna says:

    I really enjoyed reading this! Thanks for a great review of the first part of the year and like Katee, I can’t wait to read the rest!