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Zoya Fall 2015 – Focus & Flair

Zoya Fall 2015 - Focus and Flair

Zoya Fall 2015 – Focus and Flair

This fall, Zoya is blending vibrant jewel tones with rich, earthy neutrals in the Zoya Focus (creme) and Zoya Flair (metallic) collections. What has me intrigued are the “micro-grind” pigments that promise an “extra-smooth, streak-free application” and metallics that are “fully blended into a vibrant base, creating the effect of brilliant colored melted metal.”

I hope that means they are metallics that glow with no brush marks. Let’s take a deeper look.
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Deborah Lippmann Fall 2015 Roar Collection Swatches & Review

Deborah Lippmann Roar - Fall 2015 via @alllacqueredup

Deborah Lippmann Roar – Fall 2015

Deborah Lippmann has the eye of the tiger, and you’re going to hear her ROAR in the Fall 2015 collection. She’s embracing female power with cozy, autumn shades named after iconic anthems like Respect. And the “Glitter Queen” does not disappoint with her latest sparkling creation.
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OPI Coca-Cola 2015 – Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the Coke Bottle

By on July 13, 2015
in Green, OPI, Silver, Summer 2015 with 8 Comments
OPI Coca Cola 2015 - Icons of Happiness via @alllacqueredup

OPI Coca-Cola 2015 – Icons of Happiness

Even though I cut out pop (yes, I say pop because, Ohio) from my diet over 20 years ago, I’m a die-hard Coca-Cola fan. I used to annoy servers during high school and college by ordering Cherry Cokes, made with grenadine and a cherry, natch. And I still I treat myself to a one when we go to the movies. Our fave movie theater, an AMC with recliners and assigned seats, has a Coca-Cola Freestyle machine that I love playing with to discover new flavor combinations. I’m currently into Vanilla Barq’s.

This year, the Coca-Cola bottle is celebrating its 100th Anniversary. The iconic bottle, given its distinctive curves by The Root Glass Company in Terra Haute, Indiana, is recognizable worldwide. To honor the green-tinted beauty, OPI has paired up once again to release two signature colors. The OPI Coca-Cola 2015 Icons of Happiness collection includes a re-release of some of last year’s shades along with the Two to Celebrate duo.
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CHANEL Fraicheur Le Vernis – A CHANEL Jade dupe?

By on July 2, 2015
in Chanel, Green, Summer 2015 with 1 Comment
Chanel Fraicheur and Jade nail polish comparisons via @alllacqueredup

Chanel Fraicheur Swatches, Review and Comparisons

I totally squealed, to the point of scaring my furry co-worker (aka my kitty Ren), when I spotted a new minty green nail polish from CHANEL on Instagram. CHANEL Fraicheur kept popping up on some Russian and Asian accounts, but I couldn’t understand the captions, and had to know more. I proceeded to stalk until it was finally available for sale and then I pounced. I even paid for shipping, you guys, because I had to have it.

Now, I love, love, love my bottle of Chanel Jade. I mean, I hoard my precious, use it sparingly, keep it capped tight, and regret not having a back-up, so I hoped Fraicheur would quell that need. The million dollar question is, is it a Jade dupe?
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3 OPI Color Paints Nail Art Ideas

By on June 2, 2015
in Nail Art, OPI, Summer 2015 with 28 Comments
OPI Color Paints Nail Art via @alllacqueredup

OPI Color Paints Nail Art

I’ve been having so much fun playing with the new OPI Color Paints (link full review) that I haven’t wanted to wear anything else on my nails. And I haven’t! As a reminder, Color Paints are sheer, blendable nail color that are built for layering and nail art. Now, even if you feel too busy to apply anything beyond a solid color (me most days), they’re a lot like Pringles; once you pop, you can’t stop. Swear!

Today, I have a three nail art ideas for you that range from easy to advanced. I even tackled my old nemesis, the dreaded water marble. Though thanks to my new favorite nail art tool, I am finally over my aversion to water marbling. Check it all out below!
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