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Oscars 2014 Nails – Nude Are You Wearing?

Oscars 2014 - Celebrity Nails

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If there’s one big color trend from The Oscars 2014, it would be a lack of color, as nudes ruled the day. From barely there lips and tips to flesh-toned gowns, this is one Oscar year when the red carpet didn’t have a lot to compete with. Of course, there were a few standout moments but they were few and far between.
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Chanel Charivari & Tapage Le Vernis for Spring 2014

By on February 10, 2014
in Chanel, Purple, Red, Spring 2014 with 28 Comments

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In what seems like another world, a long, long time ago, I was somewhat of an accomplished musician (aka band geek). I have stacks of music that I leave in a visible place, as a promise to practice in hopes of joining a community orchestra, someday. I really miss playing.

Which is why the musical theme of Chanel’s Notes de Printemps (Notes of Spring) Spring 2014 collection resonated with me. Playful pinks and purples are at the core of the collection and that theme comes through in the two new shades of Chanel Le Vernis, Charivari (pandemonium) and Tapage (noise).
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Guest Post – A Spring Eye Makeup Tutorial by Brooke from Blushing Noir

By on January 23, 2014
in Chanel, Makeup with 8 Comments

Chanel Spring 2014 Eye Makeup Tutorial 1

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Even though I’ve been friends with Brooke from Blushing Noir for a while now, I didn’t actually meet her until last October when we went #Nailgating at the Browns vs Steelers game and I instantly fell in like with her sassy, spunky personality. Though she’s a terrible enabler and I fear the day we hit the Saks beauty department together. Actually, my wallet does.

One of the things I admire about Brooke as a beauty girl is her eye shadow blending skill. Like the black and gold eye she created for the game was GORGEOUS. So when I asked her to contribute a guest post, I requested she show me a new spring eye look and she hit it out of the park. Check it!
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Best of 2013 – Top 30 Nail Polishes of the Year

Best Nail Polishes of 2013

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It’s been a pretty stellar year for nail polish. In 2013, we’ve seen new technologies, new finishes and tons of new colors. So you can imagine what a task it’s been trying to narrow down my favorites.

The new textured polishes really helped invigorate my passion for polish. Unlike other fad-type finishes of the past few years (crackle, matte, magnetic, etc), I’m so not tired of texture and I don’t see my love waning anytime soon.

After an unexpectedly long break from ALU, I came back this year with a vengeance and I’ve been loving every second of it. A huge part of that is you. Your comments, emails, tweets, etc. mean so much and encourage me to share my love of nail color. So without further ado, I give you my Top 30 Nail Polish Colors of 2013.
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Chanel Spring 2014 Nail Polish Charivari & Tapage – Coming Soon

Chanel Spring 2014 nail polish, Charivari and Tapage from Notes de Printemps

Chanel Spring 2014 – Charivari and Tapage

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After seeing pale nails dominate the Spring 2014 runways, I feared we were doomed to a relatively color-less season. Thankfully, Chanel isn’t playing that neutral game. Their spring nail polish offerings, Chanel Charivari (soft purple/mauve) and Tapage (bright pink) are bold and vivid.

Lightness and brightness set a fresh, upbeat tone for spring. Inspired by this sunny duality, the Chanel Makeup Creation Studio presents a harmony of pastels, electric pinks and vivid purples in COLLECTION NOTES DE PRINTEMPS.

The contrast of lively reds pairs unexpectedly with pinks and purples to create an infinite array of playful yet polished looks.

The Chanel Spring 2014 Collection Notes de Printemps nail colors officially launch in January 2014, though they are already available on Chanel.com and coming soon to Nordstrom.com and Macys.com. Chanel nail polish retails for $27/ea.

I will have a full review and swatches soon but, in the meantime, are you excited by these new colors? Which one are you gravitating toward?

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