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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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.
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.
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.
— Damone Roberts (@DamoneRoberts) April 11, 2014
Last time around, the polish was also listed in the Damone Roberts Amazon Store so keep your eye on that as well.
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.
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
RSVP to the chat on Twubs to follow the conversation, interact with us and get updates about future chats. Visit Twubs.com/NailGlossip to connect.
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!
There was an interesting article on AdAge.com 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