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Makeup Wars – Beauty Diary: A Day In The Life of a Beauty Blogger

Makeup Wars - Beauty Diary

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When you want to lose weight, nutritionists suggest starting a food diary to track everything that goes in your mouth each day. It’s usually quite surprising when you think of every taste, snack and sip outside of your main meals.

As fellow beauty lovers, have you ever thought of tracking all the potions, lotions, and products you use in one day, from morning til night? That’s the task for this week’s Makeup Wars and well, as if I didn’t already feel like a product junkie, this made it even more apparent. See everything it takes to get me through just one typical day.
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Nail The Trend – Mint Green Nail Polish for Spring

Mint Spring Green Nail Polish

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As the spring, and now summer, collections continue to roll out, my green-loving heart has been palpitating over all the mint-y goodness I keep seeing. From Dermelect Au Courant to Sally Hansen Pique Side, I can’t get enough. So, here are eight more mint green nail polishes to satisfy your spring green needs.
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Top 10 Nude Nail Polish Colors for Spring 2014

Top 10 Best Nude Nail Polish Shades

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As much as I love color, there’s no denying that nude nails are, and always will be, a chic, classic look. Nude nail polish has been taking over the previously colorful runways so let’s get you on-trend with one of my ten perfect nudes. From light to dark, warm to neutral to cool, I’ve selected the best nude nail polish shades on the market that flatter a range of skin tones.
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Go Red For Women – #GoRedChallenge Manicure

By on February 7, 2014
in Essie, Maybelline, Red with 25 Comments

This fact has been shared in every mention of American Heart Month and it bears repeating, Heart Disease is the #1 killer of women.

That’s why, today, I painted my nails red in support of Go Red For Women’s 10th annual Wear Red Day. As part of the #GoRedChallenge, I’m wearing Essie Lacquered Up with an accent nail of Essie Blanc and Maybelline Color Show Wild At Heart (apropos, no?) from the Street Art collection.

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The pin I’m holding is from the Hearth Truth Red Dress NYFW show a few years back. The annual event took place last night at Lincoln Center. You can get this year’s version from Shop.Heart.Org.

In addition to wearing red today, let’s all make a promise to become better educated about heart disease and get a blood pressure check. It’s one simple step towards a heart healthier you. Learn more at GoRedForWomen.org.

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

Best of 2013 – Top 30 Nail Polishes of the Year

Best Nail Polishes of 2013

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It’s been a pretty stellar year for nail polish. In 2013, we’ve seen new technologies, new finishes and tons of new colors. So you can imagine what a task it’s been trying to narrow down my favorites.

The new textured polishes really helped invigorate my passion for polish. Unlike other fad-type finishes of the past few years (crackle, matte, magnetic, etc), I’m so not tired of texture and I don’t see my love waning anytime soon.

After an unexpectedly long break from ALU, I came back this year with a vengeance and I’ve been loving every second of it. A huge part of that is you. Your comments, emails, tweets, etc. mean so much and encourage me to share my love of nail color. So without further ado, I give you my Top 30 Nail Polish Colors of 2013.
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