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Essie Fall 2014 Striped Nail Art for #ManiMonday

By on September 29, 2014
in Essie, Fall 2014, Mani Monday, Nail Art with 12 Comments
Essie Fall 2014 Striped Nail Art via @alllacqueredup

Essie Fall 2014 Striped Nail Art

First, thank you to everyone who commented, emailed, tweeted in response to the post about my baby Loki. I can’t tell you how much it means to me. I’m still reading through everything, it’s hard to do all at once, and responding but the support is amazing.

That being said, it’s #ManiMonday and when I shared the Essie Fall 2014 collection, I mentioned how I thought Take It Outside would make a great nail art base and that I wanted to pair it with Style Cartel and Fall In Line. So today, I pulled out the straight Nail Vinyls I purchased, but haven’t used yet, and The Perfect Cover Up for a fall striped look.
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Tune In – Nail’d It!, The First Nail Art Competition Reality Show

By on September 25, 2014
in Nail Art, News with 4 Comments

A quick check of my DVR will reveal that I’m a reality TV junkie, especially competition shows that require actual talent. That’s why the nail fanatic in me is excited to watch Nail’d It!premiering October 7th at 9/8c only on Oxygen.

It’s the first nail art competition show, hosted by Adrian Bailon, featuring up and coming nail artists and an all-star judging panel, including CND Co-Founder Jan Arnold, Celebrity MAN-icurist Tom Bachik and “The Nail Villian” and Celebrity Nail Stylist, Terrance Terry.

To give you an idea of what’s in store, I have a clip from a “Quick Dry Challenge” for you with some sick nail designs. Check it out!

For more info, including nail art ideas and cast bios visit Facebook.com/NaildItonOxygen

Are you planning to tune in? I know I am!

Disclosure: The post is sponsored by reps for Nail’d It. All opinions are my own. For more info view my Disclosure Policy

JINsoon Tess Giberson Collection for Fall 2014 Swatches & Review

JINsoon Tess Giberson Fall 2014 via @AllLacqueredUp

JINsoon X Tess Giberson

As New York Fashion Week begins, I can’t help but lament not being there. Mainly because of all the genius beauty gurus and writer friends I get to see when covering backstage. Jin Soon Choi is one of those people because she is an arbiter of nail fashion and one of the warmest, friendliest people you will ever meet.

So, while I sit here in Cleveland, watching the action from afar, I take some joy in wearing Jin’s latest collection, a fashion collaboration, JINsoon Tess Giberson for Fall 2014. Jin has a knack for delivering finishes that are unique and interesting yet understated and this collection is no exception.
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Anastasia Maya Mia Palette Tutorial and Review

By on August 27, 2014
in Makeup, Makeup Wars with 20 Comments
Anastasia Maya Mia Palette Tutorial & Review via @AllLacqueredUp

Anastasia Maya Mia Palette Tutorial & Review

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The Makeup Wars gang is tackling another palette, featuring a diverse range of looks and tutorials using the same product. This time, it’s the Anastasia Beverly Hills Maya Mia Palette.  The warm-toned palette is not a color range I would normally gravitate towards so I was excited to take on the challenge of stepping outside my eye shadow comfort zone.

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Top 10 Tuesday – Best Nail Polish Brushes

Top 10 Nail Polish Brushes via @AllLacqueredUp

Top 10 Nail Polish Brushes

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As important as it is for a nail polish to have a great formula (smooth, pigmented, streak-free), it means nothing if the brush you use to apply it isn’t up to par. The two definitely go hand in hand, which is why, when the Top 10 Tuesday crew decided to focus on brushes, I opted to hone in on my favorite nail polish brushes.
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