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Fall 2013 Nail Trends at Saks Fifth Avenue Beachwood

Last Saturday, I had the pleasure of hosting an event at Saks Fifth Avenue Beachwood. The focus was Fall 2013 Nail Trends and I had a blast. I loved meeting other Cleveland nail polish fanatics and talking fall nail color.  To the readers and fellow bloggers who came out from behind the screen to say hi, thank you for coming. It was wonderful putting a face with a name.

Fall 2013 Nails Trends at Saks Fifth Avenue Beachwood

Fall 2013 Nails Trends at Saks Fifth Avenue Beachwood

We enjoyed bubbles, ridiculously good nail polish-shaped cookies from Bon Bon, hand and arm massages from Jo Malone and nail polish changes from local manicurists.

On top of that, I put together a nail trend display featuring nail colors sold at Saks. You may not normally think Saks when shopping for nail polish but, they have all the familiar prestige and luxury brands plus some you don’t normally see, like Tom Ford, Armani and Le Metier de Beaute.
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NARS Fury and Galathée Nail Polish for Fall 2013 Swatches & Review

By on July 29, 2013
in Fall 2013, Gray, NARS, Purple with 21 Comments

Where my fall and winter wardrobe is concerned, no colors dominate my closet more than purple and grey. No matter what the trend may be each year, they remain my staple shades. From my beloved purple Rebecca Minkoff M.A.B. (scored on Gilt) to my kitten-soft grey sweater dress, it’s a color combination that I just can’t quit. That’s why, when I laid eyes on the NARS Fall 2013 color palette for nails, I was hooked!

NARS Fall 2013 nail polish review and swatches

NARS Fall 2013 - Fury and Galathée

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The theme of Founder and Creative Director François Nars’ collection is rich color impact in signature NARS shades. Well, if the nail colors are any indication, he certainly delivered.
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NARS “Andy Warhol Color Collection” Holiday 2012 Nail Polish Collection Swatches & Review

By on September 18, 2012
in Black, Holiday 2012, NARS, Orange, Purple, Teal, Yellow with 35 Comments

It would be very glamorous to be reincarnated as a great big ring on Liz Taylor’s finger – Andy Warhol

An artist is somebody who produces things that people don’t need to have – Andy Warhol

The NARS for Andy Warhol Color Collection for Holiday 2012 is most definitely glamorous and, let’s face it, makeup is certainly something we don’t NEED yet Francois Nars is such an artist that his creations continue to sell-out worldwide.

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Part of this huge collection of products and gift sets is a set of five new NARS nail polish shades. If, like me, you haven’t had the best history with NARS polishes I URGE you to keep reading. Trust me, you’ll be pleasantly surprised. Would I steer you wrong?
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Fall 2011 Nail Polish Trend – Bold Beautiful Blues

Are we stuck in some kind of 2007 nail polish flashback? Did Chanel Blue Satin just launch? First we talked about grey nail polish, now we’re moving onto blue. Those of you who have been reading ALU since way back in its infancy will remember that blue and grey were big nail trends for Fall 2007 and as I approach my fifth year of blogging, it’s like it’s all coming full circle.

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The past couple years there has been a greater focus on greyed slate blues and teal but this time around we’re looking at a more true blue range that varies from denim to sapphire to indigo. And as brands have continued to evolve their mixing techniques we are being treated to more unique finishes and sparkle combinations than we’ve seen in the past.
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ALU’s 365 of Untrieds – NARS Schiap Nail Polish

By on July 15, 2011
in 365 of Untrieds, NARS, Pink with 18 Comments
nars schiap nail polish 365 of Untrieds is my personal challenge to weed through the polishes in the ALU stash that I’ve been wanting to try but just haven’t gotten around to.

As I committed to do, I’m featuring at least one pink/red nail polish each week. This week we’re looking at NARS Schiap. Schiap is interesting in that both the lipstick and nail polish forms of the color seem to have mass appeal even though it’s a shockingly bright shade.

I have a love/hate relationship with NARS nail polishes. I love a lot of the colors they’ve put out over the years but I hate the formula because it’s notoriously streaky. Will Schiap follow suit or stand out from the pack?

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