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ALU Link Love 6-20-10

By on June 21, 2010
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This past weekend was packed with fun for the boyfriend and I.  He’s on his annual summer break from Friday Night Hockey so we trekked out to the drive-in to see The A-Team and Killers.  Per usual, the wine we packed put me to sleep during the second movie so I only saw The A-Team in full and let me tell you, staring at Bradley Cooper for two hours doesn’t suck.  Oh and the movie was alright as well.

We spent yesterday evening at the yacht club with my Dad for Father’s Day.  The weather was absolutely beautiful and there were no mayflies to be seen.  Anyone along the Lake Erie coast knows what a blessing that is in June.  We’re gearing up for our annual group outing to Put-In-Bay this weekend so hearing that the mayflies have come and gone from the area is amazing news.  By the by, why are they called “mayflies” when they don’t show up until June?  Makes no sense.

So let me get a little shameless self promotion out of the way before hitting you with my fave reads of the week.  Indulge me Fanatics.

I wrote a fun piece on nail trends for AOL Stylelist that I hope you’ll enjoy.  Check out The 5 Biggest Nail Trends For Summer 2010.

Also, Victoria Kirby from interviewed me for her Behind The Blog series.  FYI, the OPI polish I referenced is Rainforest, not Greenforest.  I talk REALLY fast so I’m sure it was quite a task for her to keep up with my babbling.

Now for my beauty blog must-reads for the week:

Christine from 15 Minute Beauty Fanatic agrees that MAC’s new Highlight Powder is just too pretty to use.

Have you found your new summer fragrance yet? Nancy from Beauty411 just might have found hers with a sneak peek at the new Coach Poppy fragrance.

Teri from Beautiful Makeup Search asks if you want a (fake) tan like one of the infamous Kardashian sisters. Check out her thoughts on the first product in their beauty line.

You know I love a quiz and this one from FabSugarUK is fun and relatively easy.  Try it:  Beyonce Song or Nail Lacquer Shade?

I’ve been meaning to meet up with Celebrity Manicurist Traceylee Percival during my past few trips to NYC and our schedules never mesh. This September it WILL happen. In the meantime, check out the summer nail tips she gave my girl Kristin from Fashion Style Beauty.

How do you feel about nail art on just the big toe Glamour’s Girls In The Beauty Department want to know what you think.

Karen from Makeup and Beauty Blog swatched the new Milani Liquid Metal Color Intense collection. I picked up the blue, Molten Rock, and it’s gorgeous!! Bonus: Milani is on sale this week at CVS BOGO 50% off.

Product Girl has been featuring some sneek peeks from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale.

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  1. NailPolishFan says:

    I like the article that you wrote for AOL and I liked the article you did for I answered all the questions right to the Beyonce quiz. I was pretty happy about that.I like metallic nail polish shades for summer especially sliver. The problem that I have with my nails is that I can never shape them to the shape I want. And I have small nail beds so…yeh. I wish my nail plates would grow out a little bit further and I would be happy. I love this site and all the work that goes into it.

  2. Denise says:

    It’s one of those things….Cali has june bugs which don’t arrive til July or August

  3. Macca says:

    I’ve just taken the quiz…I scored 100%! Not bad for a newbie what do you think??

  4. Winnie says:

    You HAD to mention the BOGO at CVS, didn’t you? Of course I had to go out and buy 6 new polishes because who can pass up a bargain?