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NCLA JetSetter Spring 2014 Swatches and Review

By on March 28, 2014
in Blue, Coral, NCLA, Pink, Red, Spring 2014 with 15 Comments

NCLA JetSetter Spring 2014 nail polish collection

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We’re going on a trip this spring with the travel-themed collection, NCLA JetSetter. The brand that has recently given us textures, glitters and holos galore is going back to basics with four new seasonal cremes that help round out their overall color range.
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Olympic Spirit – Nail Art Inspired by COVERGIRL Gracie Gold

By on February 19, 2014
in Blue, COVERGIRL, Nail Art, Red, White with 7 Comments

Team USA Nail Art for the Sochi Olympics

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I don’t know about you guys, but I’ve been an Olympics-watching junkie this past week. I’ve been taping the live day coverage and watching the night coverage as well. I can’t get enough. And tonight is the start of my favorite event of the Winter Games, Ladies Figure Skating.

You may remember my interview with Olympian and COVERGIRL Gracie Gold where I showed you the nail art from her COVERGIRL photo shoot and the design she wore on the day of our chat. Well, to show my Team USA spirit, I’ve created a mash-up of both manicures to create one almighty Patriotic Nail Art explosion.
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Chanel Charivari & Tapage Le Vernis for Spring 2014

By on February 10, 2014
in Chanel, Purple, Red, Spring 2014 with 28 Comments

chanel charivari tapage ffrom chanel spring 2014 notes de printemps

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In what seems like another world, a long, long time ago, I was somewhat of an accomplished musician (aka band geek). I have stacks of music that I leave in a visible place, as a promise to practice in hopes of joining a community orchestra, someday. I really miss playing.

Which is why the musical theme of Chanel’s Notes de Printemps (Notes of Spring) Spring 2014 collection resonated with me. Playful pinks and purples are at the core of the collection and that theme comes through in the two new shades of Chanel Le Vernis, Charivari (pandemonium) and Tapage (noise).
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Go Red For Women – #GoRedChallenge Manicure

By on February 7, 2014
in Essie, Maybelline, Red with 25 Comments

This fact has been shared in every mention of American Heart Month and it bears repeating, Heart Disease is the #1 killer of women.

That’s why, today, I painted my nails red in support of Go Red For Women’s 10th annual Wear Red Day. As part of the #GoRedChallenge, I’m wearing Essie Lacquered Up with an accent nail of Essie Blanc and Maybelline Color Show Wild At Heart (apropos, no?) from the Street Art collection.

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The pin I’m holding is from the Hearth Truth Red Dress NYFW show a few years back. The annual event took place last night at Lincoln Center. You can get this year’s version from Shop.Heart.Org.

In addition to wearing red today, let’s all make a promise to become better educated about heart disease and get a blood pressure check. It’s one simple step towards a heart healthier you. Learn more at GoRedForWomen.org.

Disclosure: Product samples were provided by reps for Essie and Maybelline. For more info view my Disclosure Policy

OPI Gwen Stefani Nail Polish Collection – Swatches & Review

By on January 8, 2014
in Black, Gold, Metallic, OPI, Pink, Red, Silver with 52 Comments
Gwen Stefani for OPI nail polish collection

Gwen Stefani for OPI

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The Gwen Stefani for OPI collection is finally here and all I can say is, IT’S ABOUT TIME. Seriously, how it’s taken this long for the music and fashion icon to come out with a line of nail polish, baffles me. She’s as known for her red lips and tips as she is her unique vocals. Not that she doesn’t stray into the world of nail art, mind you, but when I think of Gwen, I think of bold, fierce red.

So it should come as no surprise that this collection is highlighted by a signature red shade, Over & Over A-Gwen, that comes in its own Gwen-ified packaging. In addition to that, we have six new shades in a range of finishes including OPI’s attempt at a true chrome. Check it out!
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