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Top 10 Tuesday – Best Nail Polish Brushes

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Top 10 Nail Polish Brushes

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As important as it is for a nail polish to have a great formula (smooth, pigmented, streak-free), it means nothing if the brush you use to apply it isn’t up to par. The two definitely go hand in hand, which is why, when the Top 10 Tuesday crew decided to focus on brushes, I opted to hone in on my favorite nail polish brushes.
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OPI Nordic Collection for Fall 2014 – Swatches & Review (Part 2)

By on August 19, 2014
in Berry, Brown, Coral, Fall 2014, Gold, OPI, Tan, Taupe with 19 Comments
OPI Fall 2014 Nordic collection swatches and review via @AllLacqueredUp

OPI Fall 2014 Nordic collection

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I’m calling the second half of the OPI Nordic collection for Fall 2014, 50 Shades of Tan. Okay, I’m exaggerating but there are a lot of neutrals here. So much so, that they seem better suited for the Wild, Wild, West than the Nordic countries. Granted, I’ve never visited Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway or Sweden so they could be totally on the nose for that part of the world. Let’s take a look!
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The $30 Face Makeup Challenge – Makeup Wars

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The $30 Face Makeup Challenge

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Have you ever tried to create a complete makeup look with just $30 worth of products? Sounds easy, right? Well, that was the challenge posed to the Makeup Wars bloggers and it was much more difficult than I anticipated.

With so many mass brand products ranging from $8-12 or more, you really have to scour the sale ads and take advantage of drugstore rewards program to get quality. Keep reading to see how I did it.
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OPI Fall 2014 – Nordic Collection Swatches & Review (Part 1)

By on August 15, 2014
in Fall 2014, Glitter, Green, OPI, Pink, Purple, Silver with 39 Comments
OPI Nordic Fall 2014 swatches and review via @AllLacqueredUp

OPI Nordic – Fall 2014

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As we move into Fall, prepare to be whisked away to an icy wonderland thanks to the OPI Fall 2014 Nordic collection.

When creating colors for a new seasonal collection, I always draw inspiration from the food,
music, art, landscape and street style of a particular destination,” remarks Suzi Weiss-Fischmann, OPI Co-Founder & Executive VP. “While conceptualizing the shades of the Nordic Collection, I ate cinnamon buns and drank glogg, snapped photographs of brightly painted houses, and gazed in wonder at the region’s topography – from the northern lights and midnight sun to lava flats and deep fjords. All of these diverse elements came together to inspire an equally varied array of colors that capture the aesthetic of the Nordic region.
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Are You Done With Nail Art? #WeAreDone

By on August 14, 2014
in Nail Art with 26 Comments
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Busy Philipps is Done With Nail Art #WeAreDone

Have you heard The Madden Brothers tune, “We Are Done?” The song with the 60s vibe has spawned an internet sensation of people posting signs of what they are done with, using #WeAreDone Some of them have been really inspirational, especially from young girls saying things like, “Done with being underestimated” or “Done with being afraid.”

On that note, I was watching #Undone with Amanda de Cadenet, you may remember her from Brokedown Palace or her previous Lifetime series The Conversation, and she had Joel Madden and Busy Philipps as guests. When the topic of #WeAreDone came up, she asked Busy what she is done with and you can see her response above.

Now I follow Busy on Twitter and Instagram, I have adored her since Freaks & Geeks and am an avid Cougar Town fan, so I know she has forayed into the world of nail art. In fact, she uses the same nail artist as Kelly Osbourne. So her answer surprised me but her reasoning made sense. She simply stated that it takes too much time. And as a mom of two kids, one an infant, I’m sure her time is precious.

But it begs the question, are you done with nail art? I know it’s been riding high the past few years but how long can it continue? I’ve also noticed other celeb nail art fanatics toning it down of late. Is the massive nail art trend dying out? I know there will always be fans but is it declining, in general?

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