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ALU’s 365 of Untrieds – CND Blackjack

By on May 20, 2011
in 365 of Untrieds, Black, CND, Creme with 11 Comments
cnd-blackjack-nail-polish-bottle-colour-effects 365 of Untrieds is my personal challenge to weed through the polishes in the ALU stash that I’ve been wanting to try but just haven’t gotten around to.

Happy Friday Fanatics! I hope you all have something fun planned for the weekend. We are finally, FINALLY, seeing the sunlight at the end of the rain tunnel that has enveloped Cleveland and I plan to enjoy it.

So with all this good weather, what am I doing wearing jet black on my nails? Well tune in tomorrow as you’ll see that I have a very good reason for going to the dark side with my manicure. Until then check out one of the best black polishes on the market, CND Blackjack.

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ALU’s 365 of Untrieds – Eyeko Cosmic Polish

By on April 23, 2011
in 365 of Untrieds, Black, Eyeko with 15 Comments
eyeko-cosmic-polish-nail-polish-bottle-365-untrieds 365 of Untrieds is my personal challenge to weed through the polishes in the ALU stash that I’ve been wanting to try but just haven’t gotten around to.

My friend, and fellow blogger, Izzy from Musings of a Muse introduced me to the Japanese influenced UK brand, Eyeko, a couple years ago. She told me that had adorable, cheap nail polish and free (at the time) shipping so I couldn’t resist ordering them all.

The problem… the “adorable” bottles were a pain to use.  They were essentially mini mason jars with thin metal screw-top caps with a brush attached.  Totally awkward to hold.  So I chalked them up as cute collector items but not functional.  Thankfully Eyeko saw fit to change the packaging and today I’m giving their Cosmic Polish a whirl.

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Rescue Beauty Lounge Iconic/Ironic Spring 2011 Collection Swatches & Review


The variety of moods and personas shown on this Spring//Summerʼs runways was a tribute to the fashion schizophrentic in all of us.

This Spring, Rescue Beauty Lounge founder Ji Baek has created a collection that is a hodgepodge of her favorite trends from the Spring fashion collections.  It reflects the multiple fashion personalities seen on the runways and, for the first time, we’re seeing a RBL collection without a cohesive theme.

Much like a typical woman’s wardrobe, Iconic/Ironic is a mix & match cornucopia of color reflecting different trends and lifestyle needs.  From the office friendly neutral, Decorous, to the out-all-night, punk rock black, Iconoclast, this collection has something for everyone.

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OPI Glam Slam with Serena Williams – Simply Smashing & Black Shatter Swatches & Review

OPI, the world’s leading professional nail care company, partners with tennis superstar, Serena Williams, to launch the Glam Slam collection. Timed in conjunction with the Australian Open, French Open, Wimbledon and the US Open, the Glam Slam collection will introduce two new Nail Lacquers at the start of each tournament.

Beginning with the Australian Open, the first shades to be released under the collaboration will include Simply Smashing, a glowing green Nail Lacquer, paired with a revolutionary new product, Black Shatter top coat. Once applied to the dried Nail Lacquer, the top coat begins to disappear, leaving behind a leopard print-style pattern on each nail.

I was in Junior High when Andre Agassi took the tennis world by storm. That hot piece of man candy ignited my love for the game and I soon found myself taking lessons with my friends, who also crushed hard on Andre. I even joined the tennis team in High School though I was a mediocre player, at best.

Regardless of my lack of tennis talent I’ve enjoyed watching the game ever since and I was really excited to see that Serena Williams, who is known for her stand-out nail styles, collaborated with OPI on a nail polish collection.

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First Look – Chanel Black Pearl Nail Polish

By on December 17, 2010
in Black, Chanel, Spring 2011 with 84 Comments
My Fedex guy is a champ but he always comes so late in the day. I’ve been stalking my door waiting for this lovely package to arrive and when it finally did, there was not a flicker of daylight to be found.

Regardless, I couldn’t wait to play with the new Chanel Spring 2011 polishes, especially Black Pearl.  Even though I had to resort to using artificial lighting, I figured since the collection went on sale this week you’d appreciate a quick peek before it sells out.  Not to worry a full review of the collection will be up once I have some decent light.

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