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ALU Link Love 6-6-10

By on June 6, 2010
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Did you have a nice weekend?  Who else is planning to watch the MTV Movie Awards tonight?  The awards themselves are lame sauce but I get a kick out of seeing what the celebs are wearing plus I think Aziz Ansari is going to kill it as host.  He seriously kept me watching Parks & Recreation last spring.  I almost gave up on it and that would have been a huge mistake!

As for me, I took myself on a date Friday night while the BF was playing hockey.  I went to see Sex & The City 2 and I don’t get all the criticism.  It was an entertaining romp, just as SJP described.  Fun and frothy, the perfect summer movie snack.  And did you see Samantha’s nails???  It’s total nail art porn!

Ready for your weekend reading list courtesy of yours truly?  Check these out, there will be a quiz later.

Laser hair removal at home? Christine from 15 Minute Beauty Fanatic explains how it works and whether the Silk’n Sens Epil worked for her!

Teri at Beautiful Makeup Search has the details on how to touch up roots in your photos!

Nancy from Beauty411 shares her top 5 sunscreen picks!

BellaSugar takes the new Chic Prints from Sephora by OPI and Minx for a test drive. See how they fared.

If you’re a fan of watching “haul videos” on YouTube, you have got to check out this hilarious parody by LesleyKatNYC. I met her in NYC and she’s hysterical. Oh and take notice of her green mani. It’s OPI JITB with SOPI Charge It! sponged on the tips.

Polish Hoarder Disorder challenged their readers to submit their “bling” nails and while I’m not a fan of the Konad craze even I have to give props to this design.  It’s stunning!

Product Girl has a sneak peak at the Trish McEvoy Nordstrom Anniversary sale exclusives. They are dying over the Must Have Eye Essentials!

Refinery29 shared their 10 Ten Favorite Nail Polish Names of the year.  Do you agree with their selections?  What do you think should have made the cut?

Sophy Robson, the brill UK Manicurist, posted a tutorial to replicate her famous Rainbow Nails modified French manicure.

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  1. MissMoses says:

    I died in my seat when watching SATC 2 when Samantha had those sexy, super glossy gold nails (excuse me I’m drooling at the thought). I was thinking that they were those nail stickers. What do you think? Sephora has some of those, but I’ve never tried them. Also they are like $20CND which is not worth 1-2 days of wear as the package states.

    • All Lacquered Up says:

      Good eye! Samantha was wearing Minx in the movie. Though it seems a bit far fetched that there would be a salon in their hotel with so many patterns of Minx on hand so she could make all those changes. But the movie was pretty far fetched so I guess we have to throw reality out the window regardless.

  2. Franzi says:

    Thanks for sharing this with us :) ;My weekend has been fine and i am so happy that the sun is shining finally over here in Germany. Now the week can start with some OPI Malaysian Mist on my nails *lol*

  3. Belle says:

    Thanks for the links! I definitely loved Polish Hoarder’s design challenge. The Refinery article was pretty interesting but I think it was just drawn from a relatively short list of polish name choices. I’m pretty sure if the other polish fanatics out there would have voted for their own picks, there would have been much more interesting choices!

  4. SOuci says:

    Ohh I love how you noticed Samanthas nails! Could you please do a post on them? I mean, if its possible!!

  5. NailPolishFan says:

    My weekend was fine, but it rainned a lot.I watched some of the MTV Movie Awards. I kept flipping back and forth between that and Toy Story 2. I really did like the links that you had posted. I really liked the rainbow manicure and bling nail polish design. Sadly I don’t think I could recreate any of them do to the fact that every time I paint my nails I always seem to mess them up. Which is why I but intra dry top coats.I also liked LesleyKatNYC haul video. It was really funny.

  6. Rosemary says:

    yeah, wasn’t that impressed by the nail polish names. i have several in my own small collection that easily beat those on the list (OPI’s “I’m Not Really A Waitress”?). Glad to see a street test of Sephora’s Chic Prints–was wondering how well they worked. Definitely might have to pick up a set for a wedding in July!

    • All Lacquered Up says:

      Yeah, I definitely think there are some more creative names out there though they were just looking at the past year.

  7. I am dying to know more about the twilight girl’s nail color :) I knew you’d get to the bottom of it!

  8. NailPolishFan says:

    In the video by LesleyKatNYC I know that she is wearing jade is the new black, but was does SOPI Charge It!stand for. I tried looking it up on the computer and it came up with OPI Charge It in Milan (which is like a deep red)!

    • All Lacquered Up says:

      Sorry for the use of abbreviations. SOPI stands for Sephora by OPI. You might also see it represented on blogs as $OPI with a $ sign because it costs more than a regular OPI polish.

  9. navicita says:

    I love OPI JITB with SOPI Charge It!and can’t wait till a more detailed report on Samantha’s nails! i was totally having a nailgasm looking at all her np changes!

  10. Hey Michelle!

    Have you heard of Prevail? I was in a Duane Reade today (nyc) and there was a huge display of some nice looking colors! $6 each and snagged a bottle but did not want to go crazy if they did not wear well.

  11. Lunuland says:

    Now I might actually have to go see SATC2 just for the nails!

  12. Annalisa says:

    I’m Annalisa from Italy and in I saw Sex and the City 2 this weekend and I agree with you about the Samantha’s nail,eh!I have try to find what nail polish she wear(especially the gold and red look),but nothing!One question:the nail polish that she wear maybe be MINX?Or simply gel or acrylic?Thank you,Bye

  13. Dawn says:

    HELLO! I havent watch SATC2, but JULIEG713 on youtube did a nail art tutorial that’s inspired by samantha’s arabic nails. Is it similar to samantha’s nails in the movie? Or is there any pictures that i could see ? :) thnks.

    OH BTW! will you be doing swatches and review on essie new summer 2010 collection? im soooooo excited about Pretty Edgy & Haute as Hello! :)

  14. ok nevermind Prevail is not good! chipped in a day! I thought maybe because I was picking at the foil on my Negra Modelo ;) but no they all starting chipping the next morning. bummer

    • Jenniferx33 says:

      well idk what PREVAIL brand you’re talking about or what u did to it cause I’ve been wearing mine for , like 3 days now and it is perfectly fine. I have THE prettiest mint green on called WEEK AT THE WALDORF (whatever that means…lol)