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Prabal Gurung for Sally Hansen Fall 2013 Nail Polish Swatches and Review

By on September 10, 2013
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For the sixth consecutive season, Sally Hansen has partnered with Prabal Gurung as part of its limited edition fashion designer series. Prabal Gurung for Sally Hansen Fall 2013 represents the military-inspired “urban warrior” look, seen on the Prabal Gurung Fall 2013 runway last February.

Sally Hansen Prabal Gurung Fall 2013 Designer nail polish

Prabal Gurung for Sally Hansen Fall 2013

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The military trend that was so huge a few years ago, when collections like Chanel Les Khakis came out, is hotter than ever. And wait til you see my attempt at Manicurist Jin Soon Choi‘s signature “V-Shape Manicure” that she created for the runway show.
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Urban Decay Addiction and Vice Nail Polish for Fall 2013 – Swatches & Review

Exciting news, you guys! Full-size Urban Decay Nail Polish is back! Those of us who have been hoarding our old bottles for years (I cherish my bottle of Cult), Urban Decay listened to the clamoring of nail fanatics worldwide and brought their nail lacquer back in a whole new way. Each season, Urban Decay will release two limited edition, on-trend shades in super sleek packaging.

Urban Decay Fall 2013 Nail Polish

Urban Decay Fall 2013 Nail Polish

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They’ve thought of every detail, from the skull on the cap, complete with roses for eyes, down to a new 400-strand brush and improved formula. For Fall 2013 they introduce Addiction and Vice, an intense plum and sparkling metallic.
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OPI Euro Centrale Spring 2013 Nail Polish Collection Swatches & Review – Part 2

Last week we looked at the blues and purples in the OPI Euro Centrale collection so now it’s time to talk about the rest of the shades. A mix of red, pink, cream and metallic, these shades are a darker take on spring than we’ve been seeing from other brands.

OPI Euro Centrale Spring 2013 nail polish collection

OPI Euro Centrale for Spring 2013

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According to Suzi Weiss-Fischmann, OPI Executive VP Artistic Director, “Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Romania make up an exciting new fashion hotspot. When visiting these countries, you’ll view Gothic churches alongside vibrant graffiti murals, blending two very different aesthetics.

This fusion of old and new was also seen in runway looks during New York Fashion Week, where classic styles were reinvented with modern silhouettes and patterns.

Whether you’re looking to spice up a black and white print, or add neutrality to a vivid brocade, these lacquers are designed to accessorize spring’s hottest looks.”
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Mariah Carey for OPI Spring 2013 Nail Polish Collection Swatches & Review

I’m a girl of the Mariah Carey generation. I remember wearing OUT a tape (yes, I said tape) of “Vision of Love” as a teen. I was deeply in my grunge phase when Daydream released yet I was the first one on the dance floor when “Fantasy” came on. One of my best friends in high school had Mariah Carey hair and I was beyond jealous. Even more-so when she straightened it. I mean, WHY? Hell, I still envy Mariah’s curls decades later. So when OPI announced a collaboration with the iconic diva, my curiosity was piqued.

Mariah Carey for OPI Spring 2013 nail polish collection featuring Liquid Sand texture

What I wasn’t expecting was to see the emerging trend of texture polishes in Mariah Carey for OPI. I think of Mariah as a pretty classic nail girl which is why this collection is divided into two sections; The Studio Shades (ie traditional) and The Stage Shades (aka Liquid Sand). Let’s take a look…
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Calling All Creatives – Jump Back Ball Manicure Ideas Needed

By on February 21, 2013
in China Glaze, Metallic with 55 Comments

I’ve never done a meme before but, if I did the “Things you don’t know about me” one, I would share that I never went to my prom. I know, it’s not earth shattering but considering that prom was such a big deal at my school, I did feel like quite the oddball for skipping out.

Truth be told, I was just too focused on school and activities to care about having a boyfriend. And going with a guy friend seemed pointless. Instead I road-tripped with a friend whose boyfriend was in college, to visit a mutual friend at my future college, University of Cincinnati. Hitting up campus parties and making out with random, hot college men was definitely more fun.


Anyway, since I never went to a high school prom, I like to think of Playhouse Square’s annual Jump Back Ball as adult prom. You may remember that I attended for the first time last year and it was an absolute blast. JBB is one of the biggest and best benefits in Cleveland and it’s this Saturday.

That’s where you come in. I’m having the worst time trying to decide on a manicure concept and I’m desperate for your help.

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