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Zoya MatteVelvet Is BACK! See Swatches of the Returning Nail Polish Shades

By on November 8, 2013
in Black, Green, Holiday 2013, Matte, News, Purple, Red, Zoya with 37 Comments

Zoya Matte MatteVelvet Nail Polish

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With matte nails making a huge comeback this fall, it’s no surprise that Zoya is digging into their nail polish archives to resurrect the Zoya MatteVelvet lacquers. Four fan faves are going on pre-sale today, November 8th, at NOON with special pricing of $9 (reg. $10).

See which shades are making their triumphant return after the initial launch over four years ago!
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The China Glaze App – Now for Android!

By on October 14, 2013
in China Glaze, News with 8 Comments

Over the past couple years, I’ve been pitched numerous times about new mobile apps for nail polish fanatics and they have always been solely for iPhone/iPad users. Since I don’t recommend anything I can’t personally test myself, I haven’t posted about them, until now.

China Glaze launched their China Glaze App last spring and now us #TeamAndroid peeps can get in on the action.

China Glaze Mobile App for Android

China Glaze Mobile App for Android

What’s unique about this free app is the “Match A Color” functionality. You simply take a picture of an object, click on a spot you want to color match, and get a list of China Glaze nail polish suggestions.

I took a picture of the Bobbi Brown Navy nail polish I posted earlier today and Man Hunt and First Mate are great alternatives, though not dupes. Lighting definitely alters the suggestions you get.

China Glaze App Match a Color

China Glaze App "Match a Color"

The app also features the latest collection releases, videos and a “Try It On” feature that is, honestly, not that accurate as all the shades look like cremes. You can also “favorite” shades and share your finds on social media.

The China Glaze App is available now for free in the Google Play store and iTunes

Have you tried the app? Do  you have a fave app geared toward nail polish fans?

Wake Up Pretty with All Lacquered Up at Nordstrom’s Pretty Party

By on October 10, 2013
in News, Trends with 5 Comments

So the past few of days have been a bit nerve-wracking. I spilled water on my laptop and have been in full freak-out mode, hoping it would turn on. Obviously it did, thanks to advice from the Twitterverse, and I have some fun news to share.

My local Nordstrom at Beachwood Place, is hosting a Pretty Party next weekend and they’ve asked me to be a part of their “Wake Up Pretty” trend event next Saturday, October 19th! I’ll be presenting, along with speakers covering makeup and skin care, talking about nail color trends for Fall and Holiday 2013. So exciting!

Nordstrom Pretty Party at Beachwood Place

If you’re free next Saturday and would like to attend, there are 40 tickets left (out of 200) The event begins at 8:30 am (early, I know!) and your $20 ticket is redeemable for $20 worth of product PLUS you get an iPad case, a signature tote bag filled with a bundle of cosmetics and light refreshments will be served. If that’s not a reason to get up early on a Saturday, I don’t know what is.

After the event, manicurists will be on hand to apply any nail color purchases you make.

To purchase a ticket, stop by the Nordstrom Beachwood Place Beauty Department or call 216-378-2121.

If you can’t make it to the Wake Up Pretty event, the Pretty Party takes place all day on Friday (10/18) and Saturday (10/19). Beauty insiders and experts will be sharing the latest beauty tips and tricks while they pamper you with a complimentary makeup or skincare consultation. Get access to free customized samples and exclusive gifts with purchase (while supply lasts).

So come see me to hear about all the new colors and products for the season and meet other beauty aficionados, like yourself.

Come Meet Me – Let’s Talk Nail Trends At Saks Fifth Avenue Beachwood

By on September 19, 2013
in News, Trends with 14 Comments

Calling all Cleveland nail fanatics! I’m hosting a nail trend event at Saks Fifth Avenue in Beachwood Place and I would LOVE to meet you. We’ll be talking Fall 2013 nail trends, sipping bubbly and more!


I’ve been so lucky to meet some amazing people in Cleveland thanks to blogging and social media but I know there are more of you out there that love nail polish as much as I do. Let’s build up the Cleveland nail community and have some fun at Saks.


Reserve some time on Saturday, September 28th to drop by the Saks Beauty Department and come say hello.

How many of you are fellow Clevelanders or live nearby? Will I see you next Saturday? I look forward to meeting you all.

Marie Claire’s “Most Wanted Beauty Awards” Favorite Nail Blogger Is…

By on September 17, 2013
in News, Press with 37 Comments

Me!! Oh my gosh, you guys. Thank you so much for the love and support over the years. I adore you all.

I’m overwhelmed to be voted Favorite Nail Blogger in the first ever Marie Claire Most Wanted Beauty Awards and, as cliche as it sounds, I was thrilled just to be nominated by the MC beauty editors.

marie claire most wanted beauty awards winner

Marie Claire Most Wanted Beauty Awards - Favorite Nail Blogger

I was up against so stiff competition so if it wasn’t for all of you, I never would have won so THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!

The rest of the winners are up on and in the October 2013 issue (with Vanessa Hudgens on the cover), on stands now. I snagged a copy at Target on Sunday (picking up some #PhillipLimforTarget goodies). Am I total dork for wanting to buy a backup?

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