The first nail-focused beauty blog

Estee Lauder

Makeup Wars – Beauty Diary: A Day In The Life of a Beauty Blogger

Makeup Wars - Beauty Diary

Affiliate Link|I Bought This|Press Sample

When you want to lose weight, nutritionists suggest starting a food diary to track everything that goes in your mouth each day. It’s usually quite surprising when you think of every taste, snack and sip outside of your main meals.

As fellow beauty lovers, have you ever thought of tracking all the potions, lotions, and products you use in one day, from morning til night? That’s the task for this week’s Makeup Wars and well, as if I didn’t already feel like a product junkie, this made it even more apparent. See everything it takes to get me through just one typical day.
Continue Reading »

Talking Fall and Holiday Nail Trends at Nordstrom’s Pretty Party

On a brisk Saturday morning, 200 beauty-loving women gathered at Nordstrom in Beachwood Place to Wake Up Pretty with me. A slew of beauty gurus spoke about trends in makeup, skin and nails for Fall and Holiday 2013 and I was thrilled to be one of them.

Fall & Holiday 2013 Nail Trends at Nordstrom

Fall & Holiday 2013 Nail Trends at Nordstrom

Affiliate Link|Press Sample

I could write a novel on all my favorite nail polish colors and trends for the season but with only a few minutes to speak, I had to narrow my choices down to the top trends and best shades Nordstrom has to offer. See which ones made the cut below.
Continue Reading »

Estée Lauder “The Metallics” Fall 2013 Nail Polish Swatches and Review

By on October 28, 2013
in Blue, Brown, Estee Lauder, Green, Metallic, Pink, Purple with 6 Comments

If any brand has earned a “Best Formulation” award for Fall 2013, it’s Estée Lauder for their “The Metallics” nail polishes. Not that their Pure Color Nail Lacquers weren’t great before but, they have single-handedly redeemed metallic nail polish’s not-so-stellar reputation.

Estee Lauder Fall 2013 "The Metallics" Nail Color

Estee Lauder "The Metallics" for Fall 2013

Affiliate Link|Press Sample

In general, true metallic nail polish gets a bad rap. Deservedly so, for the most part. It can be streaky, lumpy and tend to dry with major brush stroke-itis. It’s one reason why foil metallics have gained such popularity over chrome metallics. But, Estée Lauder truly hit it out of the park with this stunning limited edition collection of eight brushed metal shades.
Continue Reading »

Fall 2013 Nail Trends at Saks Fifth Avenue Beachwood

Last Saturday, I had the pleasure of hosting an event at Saks Fifth Avenue Beachwood. The focus was Fall 2013 Nail Trends and I had a blast. I loved meeting other Cleveland nail polish fanatics and talking fall nail color.  To the readers and fellow bloggers who came out from behind the screen to say hi, thank you for coming. It was wonderful putting a face with a name.

Fall 2013 Nails Trends at Saks Fifth Avenue Beachwood

Fall 2013 Nails Trends at Saks Fifth Avenue Beachwood

We enjoyed bubbles, ridiculously good nail polish-shaped cookies from Bon Bon, hand and arm massages from Jo Malone and nail polish changes from local manicurists.

On top of that, I put together a nail trend display featuring nail colors sold at Saks. You may not normally think Saks when shopping for nail polish but, they have all the familiar prestige and luxury brands plus some you don’t normally see, like Tom Ford, Armani and Le Metier de Beaute.
Continue Reading »

Win This – The 16 Piece Estee Lauder Pure Color Nail Lacquer Spring 2011 Collection

By on April 7, 2011
in Estee Lauder, Giveaway

estee-lauder-pure-color-spring-2011-nail-polish-bottles See all those polishes to the left?  Well, they could be yours!!

That’s right, Estee Lauder is offering one lucky Fanatic the chance to own the entire Spring 2011 Pure Color Nail Lacquer Collection, including the Nordstrom Exclusives.  That’s sixteen brand new shades to add to your nail polish wardrobe.

To Win: Leave a comment on this post telling me your favorite shade from the Spring collection.  Make sure you include your email address on the email address line in the form, not the comment body (for privacy reasons).

Rules: Giveaway is open to US Residents only (sorry International Fanatics).  One entry per person.  Winner will be selected via random draw.  Winner must respond within 48hours or another winner will be chosen.

End Date: Entries will be accepted until Wednesday April 13th at 11:59pm EST.  Any entries after that time will not count.

Check out my Estee Lauder Pure Color Nail Lacquer Spring 2011 review to see swatches of what you could win.

Good luck Fanatics! And thank you to Estee Lauder for offering this exciting giveaway.

***UPDATE – This giveaway is now closed. Congratulations to the winner, Aracely, and thank you to everyone who entered. ***

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

Parse error: syntax error, unexpected $end in /home/alllacq/public_html/wp-content/themes/wp-brilliance102/footer.php on line 136