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Introducing the Nailbox SS’14 TrendBox, Curated by All Lacquered Up

Nailbox TrendBox Subscription Nail Polish Box

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Today, I have something really exciting to share with you. Nailbox, the online nail polish store, is launching a new quarterly TrendBox subscription and they asked me to curate their very first box!

With a range of boutique and international brands to choose from, I selected four shades that best represent the trends of the Spring/Summer season and I hope you all love them as much as I do!
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Zoya Earth Day Nail Polish Exchange 2014

By on April 20, 2014
in News, Zoya with 10 Comments

Zoya Earth Day 2014 Nail Polish Exchange
Did you know that nail polish is considered a hazardous material? That you can’t just throw it in the trash? If you don’t know how to properly dispose of your unwanted nail polish, let Zoya take care of it while you get some fun, new 5-Free colors to wear.

Once again, the brand is launching their Zoya Earth Day Nail Polish Exchange. What you get: 6-24 bottles of Zoya nail polish at 50% off (new Summer collections are excluded). What Zoya does: Dispose of the unwanted polish you ship them, according to EPA standards.

For full details on how the program works, including where to ship your old nail polish, visit the Zoya blog

Not sure what colors to get? I could make a list a mile long but some standouts include Carter, Crystal, Dillon, Holly, Jo, Josie, Julieanne, Mason, Midori, Mimi, Moxie, Neve, Nyx, Rue, Robyn, Skylar, Song, Sunshine, Tomoko, Yara.

OPI Damone Roberts 1968 Returns Once More

By on April 13, 2014
in Green, News, OPI with 8 Comments

OPI Damone Roberts 1968 re-release - Summer 2014

During last week’s #NailGlossip chat, we discussed our fave discontinued and VHTF shades and Kellie Gonzo mentioned missing out on OPI Damone Roberts 1968. The mint green shade was created exclusively for the Eyebrow King to match the walls of his Beverly Hills salon.

As a subscriber to the Damone Roberts newsletter, I learned a couple weeks ago that the shade is making a return this summer and he announced it publicly on his Instagram/Twitter yesterday.

See swatches and comparisons of the shade HERE and make sure you’re following Damone Roberts for more information about the actual release date and sales information.

Last time around, the polish was also listed in the Damone Roberts Amazon Store so keep your eye on that as well.

Join A New Nail Chat Party on Twitter – #NailGlossip

By on January 6, 2014
in News with 4 Comments

As I mentioned in my 2014 Resolutions, I want to amp up things here on ALU. One of the ways, is to create more opportunities for us to interact.

#NailGlossip Twitter Chat

Which is why, this Sunday, January 12th at 9pm EST,  I’m thrilled to be part of a new bi-weekly Twitter Chat called #NailGlossip with two fabulous co-hosts, Sarah from Chalkboard Nails and Jen from The PolishAholic.

Since it’s Golden Globes night, we’ll be talking Red Carpet Nails, Celebrity nail polish collaborations and more. Plus, there will giveaways throughout the hour as a thank you for joining us.

Join In The #NailGlossip Fun

Follow us on Twitter @AllLacqueredUp, @ChalkboardNails, @ThePolishAholic and tweet using #NailGlossip.

RSVP to the chat on Twubs to follow the conversation, interact with us and get updates about future chats. Visit to connect.

Giveaway Rules

In order to be eligible to win a prize during a #NailGlossip chat, you must be: A US Resident, follow @AllLacqueredUp @ChalkboardNails and @ThePolishAholic on Twitter and use the hashtag #NailGlossip.

Winners will be randomly selected. You must provide your address within 48 hours of prize notification. Prizes will ship within 6 weeks of Twitter chat.

So mark your calendars, friends, and join us for some #NailGlossip this Sunday night!

Is Nail Polish Just A Fad? Weigh In!

By on December 21, 2013
in News with 45 Comments

Is nail polish a fad?
There was an interesting article on this week, citing that the nail polish market is plummeting, that lipstick is once again claiming the top spot in beauty and suggesting that nail polish is just a fad. So is it?

Granted, they mention that the biggest sales drop is in special effect polishes (Crackle, Matte, etc) rather than traditional nail polish but the massive overall growth seen in 2011 and 2012 is over Since we are doing better economically, the fact that nail polish sales are declining would suggest that the “nail index” concept is true. And Google searches would agree as “lipstick” has superseded “nail polish” for the first time in years.

Of course, I’m not about to stop wearing nail polish anytime soon. And even though I’ve come around to the idea of nail art and enjoy my feeble attempts at it, I wouldn’t cry if it went away. I mean, if the spring runways filled with pale, muted nails are any kind of indicator, nail art’s glory days could be behind it.

Obviously, I’m a bit biased, as are most of you, being nail polish fanatics and all, but I’d love to hear your take on the article. Is this just the natural progression of business? A plateau and not a plummet? Will big brands stop creating new and innovative nail products to focus on a more profitable sector of the industry? What say you? 

image: CVS Saran Wrap Manicure
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