Happy Sunday Funday everyone! I hope you are enjoying your weekend and resting up for the week ahead. I’ve been hibernating, enjoying time with the boyfriend and our DVR. ps I’m LOVING Taraji P. Henson on Empire, she’s so the millennial Joan Collins.
I have a couple new nail stories to share with you and some great nail polish deals I spotted and couldn’t help but post.
In case you missed it, Sally Beauty created Monet’s Water Lilies out of nail polish bottles.
Since nail health is a big struggle for me, I took the Nature’s Bounty 30 Day Hair, Skin and Nails Challenge and shared my insights.
I also offered tips on how to improve your nails from the inside and out.
If you are excited about the Morgan Taylor Cinderella collection, MAC is launching a makeup collection for the movie as well.
Word is that Nicole by OPI will be launching a Coca Cola collection this spring. If you’re a Coke fan, like me, be on the lookout at your local mass retailer.
Sally Beauty is offering a New Year, New You Challenge where you could Win a Makeover in NYC.
The Nails Magazine Next Top Nail Artist contest is down to the final three and I’m obsessed with Lexi Martone’s I Love Libertine nails. Go vote for your favorite at NailsMag.com.
I picked up a couple of the Formula X Explosives in my Black Friday Sephora order and they’re still on sale for $6/ea. I’m obsessed with these matte, colorful glitter top coats. I have Chaotic, TNT and Boom and plan to pick up more. There are other Formula X lines on sale at Sephora.com as well, including the textured Celestials.
A reader recently gave me the heads up that Hautelook had Illamasqua as part of their #ManiMonday sale and I’m devastated that I missed out. Last week they had Nails Inc and tomorrow they’re offering Red Carpet Manicure. I refuse to miss out on another great deal so I signed up at Hautelook.com.
The nail polish section of your local Sally Beauty store is about to get a makeover. The Nail Studio, a wall of 750 bottles of nail polish and 150 nail art tools and colors, will begin rolling out to stores across the country this winter.
To celebrate, Sally Beauty teamed up with the Dallas Art Museum to recreate the Monet Water Lilies that hangs in the museum. Over 5,500 bottles of nail polish were strategically placed to create the piece and it looks so cool I just had to share!
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Mark your calendars because the premiere of Nail’d It is less than a week away. The nail art competition pits 18 up-and-coming nail artists against each other for a $100,000 prize. If you love nails, you have to tune in.
The battle begins on October 7th at 9/8c on Oxygen.
To kick off the first episode, I’m co-hosting a Twitter party on October 7th at 8pm EST alongside other nail, beauty and pop culture influencers including Chalkboard Nails, Julie G. Beauty, From Head To Toe and Wet Paint. Bonus… judges Jan Arnold, Tom Bachik and Elaine Watson will be joining in as well.
We’ll be sharing tutorials, answering your questions and offering fantastic giveaways throughout the hour.
Just for participating you could walk away with a prize package that includes:
- The 5 Borough Package from Fingertip Fetish, by host Adrienne Bailon
- CND hand care goodies including the Almond Hydrating Lotion and Citrus Nail Soothing Creme.
- JulieG Nail Polish Set
- And Oxygen branded nail files, a notebook and pens.
And after the chat, stick around to live tweet the first episode with me. It’s sure to be a fun night for all us nail fanatics and make sure you include #HailTheNail in all your tweets! I hope to see you then.Disclosure: This post and my participation in #HailTheNail is sponsored by reps for Nail’d It and Oxygen. For more info view my Disclosure Policy.
A quick check of my DVR will reveal that I’m a reality TV junkie, especially competition shows that require actual talent. That’s why the nail fanatic in me is excited to watch Nail’d It!, premiering October 7th at 9/8c only on Oxygen.
It’s the first nail art competition show, hosted by Adrian Bailon, featuring up and coming nail artists and an all-star judging panel, including CND Co-Founder Jan Arnold, Celebrity MAN-icurist Tom Bachik and “The Nail Villian” and Celebrity Nail Stylist, Terrance Terry.
To give you an idea of what’s in store, I have a clip from a “Quick Dry Challenge” for you with some sick nail designs. Check it out!
For more info, including nail art ideas and cast bios visit Facebook.com/NaildItonOxygen
Are you planning to tune in? I know I am!Disclosure: The post is sponsored by reps for Nail’d It. All opinions are my own. For more info view my Disclosure Policy.
On September 18th, 2014, my beautiful baby, Loki, lost her struggle with lung cancer, leaving a giant hole in my heart and life. It’s been an awful 11 months as we’ve dealt with treating inflammatory bowel disease, that left her at a frail six pounds, to discovering her lung tumor seven months ago.
It’s been a year where I have spent the majority of my days, at home, worried about her, on high alert for a wheezing fit, making sure she was eating and giving in to every time she wanted to lay on my lap, whether I had work to do or not. A year where I’ve become somewhat of a recluse because I wanted to be with her.
So, while I try to deal with the grief of this loss, I want to take a moment to remember all the things that made her my special little girl.