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Top Ten Tuesday – Top Ten Accessories for Spring 2014 (Paired with Nail Polish)

Top Ten Spring  2014 Accessories and Nail Polish

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Spring is officially here and while it might not feel exactly like it outside, I’m already in spring shopping mode. In addition to plotting my next pedicure and what shoes I’ll be showing it off in, I’ve be online window browsing for my spring accessory needs.

Today, I’m sharing my favorite bags, shoes, jewelry and more for the upcoming season and ID’ing which nail polishes I would pair with them.
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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

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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.
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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.
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Sneak Peek: Dior Holiday 2013 – Frimas and Minuit Diorific Vernis

A sucker for fab packaging, I regretted missing out on the gorgeous Diorific nail polishes in last year’s Dior Holiday collection. This year, I got an early look at two of the shades from the Dior Holiday 2013 lineup, Frimas and Minuit.

Dior Holiday 2013 - Diorific Vernis Minuit and Frimas

Dior Holiday 2013 - Frimas & Minuit

As crazy as it is to even be talking about holiday colors, they’ll be on shelves before you know it. These should be out before the end of September and I’ll have a full review closer to the launch date but I couldn’t resist sharing.

Do you get sucked in by fab packaging? Which of these colors are calling your name?

Disclosure: Product samples were provided by reps for Dior. For more info view my Disclosure Policy

Fall 2011 Nail Polish Trend – Bold Beautiful Blues

Are we stuck in some kind of 2007 nail polish flashback? Did Chanel Blue Satin just launch? First we talked about grey nail polish, now we’re moving onto blue. Those of you who have been reading ALU since way back in its infancy will remember that blue and grey were big nail trends for Fall 2007 and as I approach my fifth year of blogging, it’s like it’s all coming full circle.

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The past couple years there has been a greater focus on greyed slate blues and teal but this time around we’re looking at a more true blue range that varies from denim to sapphire to indigo. And as brands have continued to evolve their mixing techniques we are being treated to more unique finishes and sparkle combinations than we’ve seen in the past.
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