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Morgan Taylor Cinderella Swatches & Review

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Morgan Taylor Cinderella

Of all the fairy tale princesses, Cinderella was my favorite as a child. I mean, what little girl wouldn’t love to have a fairy godmother to whip up a ball gown out of scraps with a simple, “Bibbidi bobbidi boo!”  I remember teetering around in a pair of embellished lucite mules I found in my mom’s closet, pretending they were glass slippers. And I still have my Cinderella VHS and Madame Alexander Cinderella dolls, both the ball gown and “poor” versions.

Now Disney is releasing a live action version of Cinderella with Cate Blanchett as the as the evil stepmother and Helena Bonham Carter as the Fairy Godmother and Morgan Taylor has partnered with film on a nail polish collection. Morgan Taylor Cinderella is their Spring 2015 collection and it’s filled with sweet shades, worthy of a princess.
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OPI Infinite Shine Review & Swatches

By on January 21, 2015
in Blue, Gray, OPI with 10 Comments
OPI Infinite Shine Review via @alllacqueredup

OPI Infinite Shine Review

OPI has entered the gel hybrid game with OPI Infinite Shine. A concept similar to CND VINYLUX, Sally Hansen Miracle Gel and Revlon ColorStay Gel Envy, it claims to deliver gel-like shine and 10-day wear with the ease of removal you get from regular nail polish.

Though, differentiating itself from the others, OPI Infinite Shine is a 3-Step system. After experiencing dulling with VINYLUX, staining with Gel Envy and a streaky finish with Miracle Gel, I was curious how OPI’s version would compare so, I picked up a couple bottles and put it to the test.
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New! COVERGIRL Outlast Nail Polish Swatches & Review

By on January 20, 2015
in COVERGIRL, Fuchsia, Green, Spring 2015, Teal with 2 Comments
New COVERGIRL Outlast Nail Gloss - Spring 2015 via @alllacqueredup

New COVERGIRL Outlast Nail Gloss

Unless you are living under a rock, you’ve seen the new COVERGIRL ads with Katy Perry for the COVERGIRL Full Lash Bloom Mascara. Between the television commercials, magazine placements and drugstore displays you can’t miss it. On a recent trip to Bed, Bath and Beyond I spotted a display with three new COVERGIRL Outlast nail polish shades. The duo-chrome pigments immediately caught my eye so, of course, they all came home with me.
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7 Marsala Nail Polishes You Can Get Right Now!

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Marsala Nail Polish

A browned wine shade, Pantone’s Color of the Year for 2015 is Marsala. It’s so 90s, like Brenda Walsh’s lipstick on 90210. And given that we have similar coloring, I wore the heck out of it myself. In fact, I recently discovered an old tube of Estee Lauder marsala-colored lipstick at the bottom of backpack purse, buried in a trunk with some things from college. Yes, I said backpack purse. It was green suede and I wore it everywhere!

Longtime readers know that I host a March Madness-style nail polish battle for the Color of the Year, last year it was Radiant Orchid Madness. I will be doing that again with Marsala but if you just can’t wait to get this color on your digits, I have seven permanent nail polish colors you can get right now!
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Golden Globes 2015 – Negative Space Nails Inspired by Kate Hudson in Versace

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Golden Globes 2015 Nail Art – Kate Hudson in Versace

The Golden Globes is always my favorite award show of the season. The combination of television and film stars with free flowing booze usually results in a very fun night. Last night’s show fell a little flat but the red carpet was full of excitement. From Kiera Knightly’s gown that made me question what is going on at Chanel to Julieanne Moore’s liquid metallic ombre (with feathers!) it was a feast for the fashion eye.

While metallics were clearly a trend, what I really loved is a look that’s also big in nails, cutouts or negative space. Rosamund Pike, Emily Blunt and Jane Fonda all worked the trend but it was Kate Hudson that caused me to gasp in this white and silver Versace design. It’s nail art as fashion and the inspiration for my Golden Globes Negative Space Nails.
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