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Essie Fall 2013 “For The Twill of It” Nail Polish Swatches & Review

If there’s one takeaway from my encounters over the years with Essie founder, Essie Weingarten, it’s that she loves fashion and color. Of all her seasonal collections, it’s the Essie Fall color palettes that express that best. Inspired by the textures and fabrics of the season, the Essie Fall 2013 “For The Twill of It” nail colors are rich, chic and utterly Essie.

Essie Fall 2013 nail polish collection

Essie Fall 2013

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“I love the idea of creating polish that’s like the proverbial boyfriend sweater – in this case, a blazer borrowed from the boys,” says brand founder and Global Creative Director Essie Weingarten. “Creating nail color with a warm and fuzzy feeling can be tricky,” Weingarten explains. “But when you get it right, it really is like putting on your favorite sweater.” Transferring the soft volumes and rich woolens of the fall runways, essie offers six seductively tactile shades that radiate beautifully tailored warmth.
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JINsoon Tibi Nail Polish Collection for Fall 2013 – Swatches & Review

By on August 23, 2013
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The JINsoon Tibi nail polish collection for Fall 2013 is, in a word, SPARK-TACULAR! Known for her high fashion, glossy cremes, Jin Soon Choi, took a different route with her eponymous line when she teamed up with tibi designer, Amy Smilovic.

JINsoon Tibi Fall 2013 nail polish collection

JINsoon + Tibi Fall 2013

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Sticking to her simple, sophisticated roots, Jin created five sparkling shades that are refined and elegant. Yet, adding a layer of the new Matte Maker top coat brings out the urban, utilitarian feel of Tibi’s fall line. Named after minerals and rocks, these shades hit on the jewel tone and vampy nail trends that are shaping up to be the theme of Fall 2013.
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NARS Fury and Galathée Nail Polish for Fall 2013 Swatches & Review

By on July 29, 2013
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Where my fall and winter wardrobe is concerned, no colors dominate my closet more than purple and grey. No matter what the trend may be each year, they remain my staple shades. From my beloved purple Rebecca Minkoff M.A.B. (scored on Gilt) to my kitten-soft grey sweater dress, it’s a color combination that I just can’t quit. That’s why, when I laid eyes on the NARS Fall 2013 color palette for nails, I was hooked!

NARS Fall 2013 nail polish review and swatches

NARS Fall 2013 - Fury and Galathée

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The theme of Founder and Creative Director François Nars’ collection is rich color impact in signature NARS shades. Well, if the nail colors are any indication, he certainly delivered.
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PinspiratioNAIL – Retro Polka Dots with Physician’s Formula Endless Color

When it comes to polka dots on nails, I tend to be pretty straightforward in my looks. Partly because it’s easy (and I’m no nail art savant) and partly because I’ve just never had the creative vision to come up with something totally unique. I blame my left-sided brain. I’m much better at riffing (not ripping) off what others have come up with, which is why PinspiratioNAIL was born.
Retro Polka Dot Manicure Nail Art Tutorial using Physician's Formula Endless Color

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I keep playing with the idea of dots inside dots, dots layered over dots but a lot of my practice designs have come off flat. Then I came across this graphic, retro-inspired design from My Awesome Beauty and my motivation kicked in. Having recently received the new Physician’s Formula Endless Color Custom Nail Trios, to test, it seemed like the perfect time to give this three color design a try.
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Deborah Lippmann “Staccato” Speckled Nail Polish Collection Swatches & Review

Growing up, there were two absolute truths about the Mismas kitchen. There was always a bag of popcorn kernels in the pantry (Dad and I have a lifelong obsession with the stuff) and there was always ice cream in the freezer. It’s a truth that holds up to this day in my home, and it’s usually a chip flavor from Graeter’s. They make THE BEST chip ice creams in the world, trust!

So you can only imagine the squee moment I had over the Deborah Lippmann, ice cream-themed, Staccato nail polish collection.

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She created the nail polish equivalent of Strawberry Chip (I’m Not Edible), Mint Chocolate Chip (Rockin’ Robin) and Cookies n Creme (Polka Dots & Moonbeams) ice cream! Combining soft pastels with shiny black glitter, Stacatto is a rocker take on pastel. Check them out!
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