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ALU Link Love – 4-25-10

By on April 25, 2010
in ALU Link Love

After a fantastically relaxing vacay I’m back and catching up on my favorite blogs. Check out the posts from this past week that caught my eye.

Teri from Beautiful Makeup Search loved the new John Frieda Root Awakening hair styling products so much that she is giving away five sets of them.

If you’re looking for new skin care, Nancy from Beauty411 shares her thoughts on the new Neutrogena Clinical™ line.

Christine from 15 Minute Beauty Fanatic finds out whether L’Oreal’s True Match Roller Foundation lives up to the hype.

As part of We Heart NARS Week on Product Girl, Carla shares her love for the brand’s new Pure Sheer SPF Lip Treatments.

Hannah from Nails Magazine has the scoop on L’Oreal purchasing Essie and what role Essie will have in upcoming color collections.

Amber from Beauty Blogging Junkie discovered her 90s Caboodle with a hidden stash of old school polishes inside.  See what she unearthed.

Beth from Glamour’s Girls In The Beauty Department spotted what looks like a glitter tipped gradation on Jennifer Lopez.

BellaSugar offers six ideas of what you can do with old nail polish.

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  1. Violet says:

    Clicked on the BellaSugar link and they are saying from the beginning that “most nail polish has a shelf life of about a year or two”… where on earth do they get this information??

    • Deb says:

      I cringed when I saw that. I swear fashion & beauty magazines and blogs that don’t deal specifically with nail polish are so clueless in that respect. Some readers even commented on that line in the article. Just get some thinner!

  2. Laura says:

    Nail polish doesn’t go bad after a year or two or even ten. I’m confused as to why you’d post the link to Bellasugar’s post without a disclaimer.

    • All Lacquered Up says:

      Why would it need a disclaimer? The industry standard is that nail polish has a shelf life of 1-2 years. Do I keep polish longer than that? Yes but that doesn’t mean the writer was wrong in saying that. She gave some fun alternate uses for old polish so I linked to it. I don’t see the harm. It’s no different than makeup companies stating that powder shadows/blushes go bad after 6 months or a year. I swipe mine with alcohol to remove bacteria but that’s my choice just like keeping a nail polish longer than 2 years is a choice.

  3. Andrea says:

    I’m happy to have learned about those great blogs. I read most of them and they were fun! I especially loved talking about the old Gap Grass scent. I still have a bottle of Heaven! Prob gross, but true.

  4. I liked BellaSugar’s post!

  5. Rachel says:

    Um, yeah… Two of the links you posted are about throwing out “old” nail polishes. Really? Why would you link to that?

    • All Lacquered Up says:

      I don’t see what the problem is. BellaSugar gave the standard industry line about polish lasting 1-2 years but also linked articles with tips to prolong the life and how to properly dispose of polish. While a lot of fanatics keep our polish longer, she was doing her job in saying polish lasts 1-2 years and she gave ideas for alternate uses that I thought were creative.

      Granted, Amber shouldn’t have said she threw out her nail polish but that wasn’t the point of her post and considering that other readers commented here saying they didn’t know you can’t throw out polish, she probably didn’t know better. I enjoyed her post in spite of that so I linked to it.

  6. Kelly says:

    Clicked on the BellaSugar link and they are saying from the beginning that “most nail polish has a shelf life of about a year or two”… where on earth do they get this information??