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Essie Spring 2105 Flowerista Swatches & Review

By on March 19, 2015
in Berry, Essie, Gray, Green, Nude, Spring 2015, Teal with 4 Comments
Essie Spring 2015 - Flowerista review via @alllacqueredup

Essie Spring 2015 – Flowerista

I couldn’t be more thrilled to see one of my favorite accessory designers, Rebecca Minkoff, working with one of my favorite nail polish brands. The Essie Spring 2015 Flowerista collection is the first one Minkoff had a hand in, and I’m already loving this partnership. Bright saturated shades are mixed with more neutral hues for a nice juxtaposition between bold and subdued.
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Essie Resort 2015 Swatches & Review

By on February 20, 2015
in Blue, Essie, Pink, Spring 2015, Tan with 23 Comments
Essie Resort 2015 review via @alllacqueredup

Essie Resort 2015

I have never understood the point of going on vacation in the summer. When you grow up in Ohio, Summer is the best time of year to be outside. I see no reason to escape. However, come mid-January, all I want is a beach.

Last year, I was fortunate to wave goodbye to the snow and cold on a Caribbean cruise. This year, I have to live vicariously through tales of my parents’ Aruba adventure and the summery shades in the Essie Resort 2015 collection.
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Essie + Rebecca Minkoff and an Essie Spring 2015 Preview

Essie Spring 2015 and Rebecca Minkoff announcement via @alllacqueredup

Essie Spring 2015

Exciting news, people! One of my favorite designers, Rebecca Minkoff, has been announced as the Global Color Designer for Essie. I am a huge fan of Rebecca Minkoff accessories, and have collected quite a few of her pieces over the years. I love her attention to detail, eye for color and ability to make classic shapes feel modern. I just know she’s going to bring exciting things to the world of Essie and that starts with the Essie Spring 2015 collection.

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Valentine’s Day Nails – 4 Red Hot Manicure Ideas

By on February 10, 2015
in Essie, JINsoon, Milani, Nail Art, Red with 6 Comments
Valentine's Day Nail Art and Manicure Ideas via @alllacqueredup

Valentine’s Day Nail Art and Manicure Ideas

The countdown to Valentine’s Day has begun and, while I don’t really celebrate it, I like dressing up my nails for the occasion. Creating hearts was one of the first nail art techniques I mastered so I take advantage of any reason I can whip out that talent. And even if nail art isn’t your forté, I have some fun Valentine’s Day nails for you.
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The Best Glitter Top Coats for Holiday 2014

Top Best Glitter Nail Polish for Holiday 2014 via @alllacqueredup

Best Glitter Nail Polish for Holiday 2014

When it comes to holiday manicures, there is no easier way to transition your nails from day to night than adding a glittery top coat. Nail art is fun, if you have the time, but considering how crazy this season is, time is never on our side.

Take this past Saturday, for instance. I had the best intentions of creating a fun look for my friend’s wedding. The reality… I was shopping all day and by the time I got home, the best I could do was throw a gold glitter over my navy mani. Done and done!

With all the unique combinations of glitter colors and sizes being thrown our way, the options for sprucing up your nail look are limitless. Today, I have my Top 10 Glitter Top Coats to take your mani from “fine” to “fab.”
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