Manicure maven, jazz singer and entrepreneur, Deborah Lippmann may be a chic Manhattanite, but this summer, she’s taking us on a southwest adventure to her home state of Arizona with the Painted Desert collection. At a time when brands are bombarding us with brights, Deborah Lippmann dances to the beat of her own drummer with an earthy palette that pays homage to her roots.
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Growing up, all I knew of Hawaii was what I saw in the surfing movie North Shore (not the FOX TV show, though I watched that too) and that my mother wanted to go but felt it was one of those places that you visit and never want to leave. If I had a dollar for every time she said, “If I go to Hawaii, I’m not coming home,” well, I wouldn’t have to work.
This spring, OPI is celebrating the island state with a nail polish collection as colorful as the tropical paradise it represents. The twelve nail polish colors of OPI Hawaii include a variety of finishes and a rainbow of hues.
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What’s that? It’s still summer. You’d never know that based on the number of fall collections that we’re being inundated with. Is it just me or do the fall colors seem to be coming out earlier? Maybe it’s because I’m really enjoying my summer and while I’m all about some of the Fall collections, I’m not ready for it to start just yet. The longer I can keep the Cleveland winter at bay, the better.
It seems like forever and a day since I previewed the Essie Summer 2010 collection. Oh that’s right, it has been forever and a day. Based on the pastels and florals spotted on the Spring/Summer runways, Essie has mixed soft hues with punchy brights.
Say what you will about American Apparel clothes or ad campaigns but where nail polish is involved they hit a home run. Last winter the brand introduced their collection of Nail Lacquers and they certainly didn’t play it safe. Any brand that kicks off with multiple blues and greens automatically scores points in my book.
As I reported, there was a recall due to a bottle issue but to AA’s credit they rectified the situation in a timely manner. Prior to that I was sent a few polishes by the brand for review but I was only into one of the colors.
I’ve been meaning to hop over to my local American Apparel store to pick up the more “me” shades but I really hate the parking sitch in that area so I couldn’t drag myself over there just for polish until recently. I know that makes me a bad polish fanatic and believe me, I’m totally kicking myself for waiting so long. See why after the jump!