The recently launched MAC Wonder Woman collection brought out the little girl and “nail artist” in me. That’s right Fanatics, you didn’t misread the title, I said “nail artist.” You can check my forehead for a fever all you like but I’m perfectly healthy AND loving my Wonder Woman themed foray into the nail art.
I’m sure my fellow Gen-Xers will happily stroll down memory lane with me to the days of Wonder Woman Underoos and raven haired beauty, Lynda Carter, flying into living rooms nationwide in her invisible airplane. At just four years old my Wonder Woman doll was my most prized possession next to my Donny Osmond doll, purple socks and all, of course. Way before my Barbie obsession took hold, I was imagining myself lassoing evildoers to confess their crimes.
The MAC Wonder Woman collection includes two new Nail Lacquers in WW’s signature colors; red (Obey Me) and blue (Spirit of Truth). As easy as it would be for me to just wear the colors as a mani/pedi combo or a multi-colored manicure I decided to take it one step further, inspired by one of my fave nail art lovers, Nail Art Junkie’s Keri B.
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Sunday was Day 4 of Fashion Week and I was off and running at the crack covering a show at 8am. I’m so not a morning person but for nails, I make it happen. On this day CND worked with two talented female designers, Malandrino and Behnaz Sarafpour . While I wasn’t able to see the Malandrino show, based on the tweets from my fave fashion bloggers, every piece was covet worthy.
New York urbanites and Parisians alike will delight in today’s CND manicures which honor the sophisticated, jet-setting woman
From a pale, purple tinged grey nail to graphic, futuristic French manicures based on shoes, we see two classic looks made modern.
The hotly anticipated MAC Venomous Villains Collection is about to hit shelves and I have a feeling that it will be an even bigger hit than any of MAC’s previous collaborations simply because of the worldwide love for Disney. Yes, Barbie and Hello Kitty both have huge fan bases but the mouse trumps them all.
The collection, broken into four parts, is based on famous Disney animated villains; Cruella de Vil from 101 Dalmatians, Evil Queen from Snow White, Maleficent from Sleeping Beauty and Dr. Facilier from The Princess and the Frog. Each mini collection reflects the look of that character with Disney providing the actual Pantone shades used in animation to help MAC design the color palettes.
Of course a collection like this must include nail color and three new shades have been included in the Maleficent set. Three foil, duo-chrome glitters named Bad Fairy, Formidable! and Mean & Green.
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Fashion’s Night Out, as Nancy from Beauty411 would say, was a cluster! I chose to go to SoHo and I think every other person on the planet was there. Seriously, cars couldn’t get down the street because people were standing twenty deep outside a store just to get a glimpse of a celebrity.
With over 900 events at stores all over New York City, trying to figure out a game plan was a challenge to say the least. Of course I KNEW I was going to the new Chanel SoHo Boutique, how could I not, but the rest of the night was up in the air.
With my friend, and roommate, Nancy at my side we trekked all over SoHo marveling at the crowds and accidentally stumbling across one of my Top 29 events of the night. Read on to find out all about my Fashion’s Night Out adventure with Chanel, Essie and MAC.
Ruffian is not just a clothing line, it’s now part of the lacquer lexicon. Last season’s ridiculously popular moon manicure from the Ruffian FW runway with its matte blue base and chrome gold moon set the nail world a flutter. Dubbed the Ruffian Manicure, numerous blogs have shared their take of CND’s creation. I especially loved Lacquerized’s matte & glossy version (she posted a fab step-by-step).
Fast forward to Spring/Summer ’11. Ruffian and CND have done it again. This season they go for a very French full moon manicure that includes colored tips as well. I remember spying a similar look using pastels on the Christian Dior couture runway in 2007 which I believe CND created as well.