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Mariah Carey for OPI Spring 2013 Nail Polish Collection Swatches & Review

I’m a girl of the Mariah Carey generation. I remember wearing OUT a tape (yes, I said tape) of “Vision of Love” as a teen. I was deeply in my grunge phase when Daydream released yet I was the first one on the dance floor when “Fantasy” came on. One of my best friends in high school had Mariah Carey hair and I was beyond jealous. Even more-so when she straightened it. I mean, WHY? Hell, I still envy Mariah’s curls decades later. So when OPI announced a collaboration with the iconic diva, my curiosity was piqued.

Mariah Carey for OPI Spring 2013 nail polish collection featuring Liquid Sand texture

What I wasn’t expecting was to see the emerging trend of texture polishes in Mariah Carey for OPI. I think of Mariah as a pretty classic nail girl which is why this collection is divided into two sections; The Studio Shades (ie traditional) and The Stage Shades (aka Liquid Sand). Let’s take a look…
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NARS “Andy Warhol Color Collection” Holiday 2012 Nail Polish Collection Swatches & Review

By on September 18, 2012
in Black, Holiday 2012, NARS, Orange, Purple, Teal, Yellow with 49 Comments

It would be very glamorous to be reincarnated as a great big ring on Liz Taylor’s finger – Andy Warhol

An artist is somebody who produces things that people don’t need to have – Andy Warhol

The NARS for Andy Warhol Color Collection for Holiday 2012 is most definitely glamorous and, let’s face it, makeup is certainly something we don’t NEED yet Francois Nars is such an artist that his creations continue to sell-out worldwide.

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Part of this huge collection of products and gift sets is a set of five new NARS nail polish shades. If, like me, you haven’t had the best history with NARS polishes I URGE you to keep reading. Trust me, you’ll be pleasantly surprised. Would I steer you wrong?
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Through The Looking Glass with Rescue Beauty Lounge Black Russian

One of the biggest events of the year in the CLE is, without a doubt, Jump Back Ball. It’s an annual charity event held at Playhouse Square to benefit the not-for-profit performing arts center and all their community education programs. Comprised of six theaters, Playhouse Square is one of the largest performing arts centers outside of NYC. Just one of the reasons I feel very lucky to live in this city.

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Each year Jump Back Ball has a different theme and for its 21st birthday it was, “Through The Looking Glass.” Can you think of anything more fun than an Alice In Wonderland themed ball? Being that this was my first time attending, I was ecstatic. Of course that means finding the right dress/shoes/accessories and coming up with a hair, makeup and nail concept. Oh what fun!
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Creative Use of Effects – The CND Mood Ring Manicure

cnd mood ring manicure sally hansen gray by gray *** UPDATE – The Bergorf event has been canceled at the last minute. Sorry NYCers. But you can still see CND at Malandrino and near 3.1 Phillip Lim.***

As I mentioned in my Fashion’s Night Out post, CND will be offering “Mood Ring” manicures today at Bergdorf Goodman to customers who purchase the four CND Effect shades used to create the look ($40). You will be able to choose your Shellac base color (Romantique, Hot Pop Pink, Wildfire, Rock Royalty, Asphalt, Black Pool) and the Effects will be layered on top to create the look.

Unfortunately we don’t all live in NYC but that doesn’t mean you can’t create the look yourself. Using any nail polish base color you desire, you can have your own custom “Mood Ring” nails.

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ALU’s 365 of Untried – Sonia Kashuk Starry Night

sonia kashuk starry night nail polish 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.

Even though nail polish colors have essentially become seasonless, I think we will always gravitate, in some way, towards the more typical shades associated with each season. Brights for summer, darks for winter, etc.

That being said, there’s something so refreshing about flipping the script mid-season by wearing a sky blue in winter, a la China Glaze Bahama Blues, or a sexy black in the sweltering heat of summer.

That brings me to today’s untried, Sonia Kashuk Starry Night. When I originally acquired this shade last year I wasn’t feeling it. I was ready for fun Spring colors but now that the dog days are upon us, I’m loving the contrast.

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