|Everyone’s favorite Gossip Girl, Blake Lively, is on the cover of December’s Marie Claire and what’s the first thing I notice? Is it her perfect flowing locks, the subject of hair envy worldwide? Is it her flawless complexion that makes me curse ever going near a tanning bed? Is it her sparkling blue eyes that make my almost-black peepers seem boring? Of course not! It’s her nails!
Finally some nail color on a cover! Not just another boring nude. Even if it’s just a thumb I’ll take it because that means you’ll see more inside. Maybe it’s just me but Marie Claire seems to be one of the few mags that doesn’t shy away from color on their cover girls and to that I say bravo. Of course it also helps to have my genius pal, Celebrity Manicurist Elle, on set to influence that decision.
Thanks to Elle, I’ve got the scoop on Blake’s nail color straight from the set. Find out what she’s wearing and discover Blake’s penchant for polish after the jump!
|Since Marie Claire has been venturing into nail color for its covers, Elle felt it was time to, “move past the gray realm and onto something new and different.” And Blake is, “that perfect, young girl who can carry it.”According to Elle, Blake is a fellow nail fanatic with a collection that can rival any polish enthusiast. She guesstimates that her collection tops 200 bottles and shares that she’s in the process of installing racks to display them as art. I would LOVE to see that!
|I asked about Blake’s input regarding her photo shoots and according to Elle, Blake definitely has her own opinions in regards to style. Stating that she is her own stylist. While some celebrities rely on stylists, Blake is really confident in who she is and knows how to pull a look together. She referenced last night’s Chanel benefit and the genius way she attached a broach to her necklace. That’s all Blake!
|For the Marie Claire shoot, Elle chose Slate of Affairs from the Barielle All Lacquered Up collection and Blake loved it. To think, a shade we created together was worn by Blake Lively!! I’m sorry, I need a minute.
Moving on. If you haven’t picked up a bottle of Slate of Affairs yet, you are seriously missing out. And I’m not just saying that because I had a hand in its inception. It truly is a unique blue and the slightly grayed out feel is perfect for the season.
Slate of Affairs can be purchased directly from the Barielle.com website for $8/ea. As always, Shades by Barielle polishes are Buy Two Get One Free. Oh and Barielle is holding their monthly contest and for November they’re giving away the entire ALU collection. Run on over and enter.
image credit: Marie Claire and FanPop