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a-england Elizabeth and Mary Swatches & Review

By on December 24, 2014
in a England, Blue, Green, Metallic, Purple, Red with 7 Comments
A-England Elizabeth & Mary collection via @alllacqueredup

A-England Elizabeth & Mary

Because I refuse to grow up, my DVR looks like it was programmed by a teen. The CW has my number and one of my fave shows is Reign, a fictionalized account of the early years of Mary, Queen of Scots. While I have no fascination with the modern day royals, I do enjoy shows/movies like The Tudors and Elizabeth, so the a-england Elizabeth and Mary collection intrigues me as much for its historical references as its gorgeous colors.

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CND Modern Folklore for Fall 2014 – Swatches & Review

By on August 11, 2014
in Blue, CND, Fall 2014, Gold, Metallic, Orange, Purple, Red with 8 Comments
CND Modern Folklore for Fall 2014 via @AllLacqueredUp

CND Modern Folklore for Fall 2014

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As a driving force behind the melding nails and fashion, CND‘s color palette is always inspired by the runways. CND Co-Founder and Style Director Jan Arnold is a fashion icon in her own right and for this fall, they’re delivering the CND Modern Folklore collection based on the rich tapestries and intricate patterns that dominated the catwalk.
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Deborah Lippmann Fall 2014 New York Marquee Collection

Deborah Lippmann Fall 2014 New York Marquee Collection via @AllLacqueredUp

Deborah Lippmann Fall 2014

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Hearkening back to a time when women were called “dames,” when Victory Rolls and Veronica Lake waves were all the rage in hair, the Deborah Lippmann Fall 2014 “New York Marquee” collection takes inspiration from the luxe fabrics of the 1940s. Think of the chrometastic Chrysler Building, the glitz of Broadway and silk charmeuse gowns.
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MAC Alluring Aquatic Nail Color – Neptune, Shimmerfish, Submerged

By on June 18, 2014
in Gold, MAC, Metallic, Silver, Summer 2014, Teal with 17 Comments

MAC Alluring Aquatic Nail Polish

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For as long as I’ve been collecting MAC, their summer offerings have always been a favorite. They come in unique packaging with colors and products that are perfect compliments to a faux glow. Lure, Neo Sci-Fi and Hey Sailor! immediately come to mind.   I’ve discovered some of my fave summer products in those collections, like Skinsheen Leg Spray and Lustre Drops.

Needless to say, I was looking forward to MAC Alluring Aquatic with bated breath and it did not disappoint. The packaging alone makes it drool-worthy. And the polishes inside are great too!
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OPI Gwen Stefani Nail Polish Collection – Swatches & Review

By on January 8, 2014
in Black, Gold, Metallic, OPI, Pink, Red, Silver with 52 Comments
Gwen Stefani for OPI nail polish collection

Gwen Stefani for OPI

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The Gwen Stefani for OPI collection is finally here and all I can say is, IT’S ABOUT TIME. Seriously, how it’s taken this long for the music and fashion icon to come out with a line of nail polish, baffles me. She’s as known for her red lips and tips as she is her unique vocals. Not that she doesn’t stray into the world of nail art, mind you, but when I think of Gwen, I think of bold, fierce red.

So it should come as no surprise that this collection is highlighted by a signature red shade, Over & Over A-Gwen, that comes in its own Gwen-ified packaging. In addition to that, we have six new shades in a range of finishes including OPI’s attempt at a true chrome. Check it out!
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