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Monet In Nail Polish – 5000+ Bottles Recreate Water Lilies

By on January 24, 2015
in News with 17 Comments
Sally Beauty Recreates Monet Water Lilies via @alllacqueredup

Monet’s Water Lilies in Nail Polish

The nail polish section of your local Sally Beauty store is about to get a makeover. The Nail Studio, a wall of 750 bottles of nail polish and 150 nail art tools and colors, will begin rolling out to stores across the country this winter

To celebrate, Sally Beauty teamed up with the Dallas Art Museum to recreate the Monet Water Lilies that hangs in the museum. Over 5,500 bottles of nail polish were strategically placed to create the piece and it looks so cool I just had to share!
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Come #HailTheNail with Me for the Premiere of Nail’d It

By on October 2, 2014
in News, Sponsored with 6 Comments
#HailTheNail Twitter Party for #NailedIt on @Oxygen

#HailTheNail Twitter Party

Mark your calendars because the premiere of Nail’d It is less than a week away. The nail art competition pits 18 up-and-coming nail artists against each other for a $100,000 prize. If you love nails, you have to tune in.

The battle begins on October 7th at 9/8c on Oxygen.

To kick off the first episode, I’m co-hosting a Twitter party on October 7th at 8pm EST alongside other nail, beauty and pop culture influencers including Chalkboard Nails, Julie G. Beauty, From Head To Toe and Wet Paint. Bonus… judges Jan Arnold, Tom Bachik and Elaine Watson will be joining in as well.

We’ll be sharing tutorials, answering your questions and offering fantastic giveaways throughout the hour.

Just for participating you could walk away with a prize package that includes:

  • The 5 Borough Package from Fingertip Fetish, by host Adrienne Bailon
  • CND hand care goodies including the Almond Hydrating Lotion and Citrus Nail Soothing Creme.
  • JulieG Nail Polish Set
  • And Oxygen branded nail files, a notebook and pens.

And after the chat, stick around to live tweet the first episode with me. It’s sure to be a fun night for all us nail fanatics and make sure you include #HailTheNail in all your tweets! I hope to see you then.

Disclosure: This post and my participation in #HailTheNail is sponsored by reps for Nail’d It and Oxygen. For more info view my Disclosure Policy

Tune In – Nail’d It!, The First Nail Art Competition Reality Show

By on September 25, 2014
in Nail Art, News with 4 Comments

A quick check of my DVR will reveal that I’m a reality TV junkie, especially competition shows that require actual talent. That’s why the nail fanatic in me is excited to watch Nail’d It!premiering October 7th at 9/8c only on Oxygen.

It’s the first nail art competition show, hosted by Adrian Bailon, featuring up and coming nail artists and an all-star judging panel, including CND Co-Founder Jan Arnold, Celebrity MAN-icurist Tom Bachik and “The Nail Villian” and Celebrity Nail Stylist, Terrance Terry.

To give you an idea of what’s in store, I have a clip from a “Quick Dry Challenge” for you with some sick nail designs. Check it out!

For more info, including nail art ideas and cast bios visit

Are you planning to tune in? I know I am!

Disclosure: The post is sponsored by reps for Nail’d It. All opinions are my own. For more info view my Disclosure Policy

Remembering Loki

By on September 19, 2014
in News with 164 Comments


On September 18th, 2014, my beautiful baby, Loki, lost her struggle with lung cancer, leaving a giant hole in my heart and life. It’s been an awful 11 months as we’ve dealt with treating inflammatory bowel disease, that left her at a frail six pounds, to discovering her lung tumor seven months ago.

It’s been a year where I have spent the majority of my days, at home, worried about her, on high alert for a wheezing fit, making sure she was eating and giving in to every time she wanted to lay on my lap, whether I had work to do or not. A year where I’ve become somewhat of a recluse because I wanted to be with her.

So, while I try to deal with the grief of this loss, I want to take a moment to remember all the things that made her my special little girl.

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Will You Pay $50 for Rouge Louboutin? How Much Is Too Much for Nail Polish?

By on July 28, 2014
in News with 84 Comments
Louboutin Rouge Nail Polish and Mine Lacquer via @AllLacqueredUp

Louboutin Rouge Nail Polish and Mine Lacquer

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I heard rumblings a while back about a Christian Louboutin nail polish and considering the popularity of the Louboutin Manicure back in 2007, I’m amazed it didn’t happen earlier. Well, last week the news finally broke of the Christian Louboutin Beauté brand and its first signature nail color, Christian Louboutin Rouge Louboutin, with its hefty $50 price tag.

At $50, Rouge Louboutin, with its claim of superior pigmentation and hand crafted bottles, certainly isn’t the most expensive luxury lacquer we’ve seen. Azature’s one-of-a-kind Black Diamond was valued at $250,000. More recently, Mine Lacquer, made from real raw materials, like 24k gold, silver and graphite, retails for anywhere between $100-$500/bottle. Not to mention other luxury fashion brands, like Louis Vuitton, who have released LE polishes with high end price tags.

Now, I’m the last person to judge how you spend your money. We all have different budgets and outlooks on what is worth our dollar. That’s the reason I cover brands in a range of price points.

But, is there a limit where the price becomes too high? Are there really enough people paying $50, $250 or more for a bottle of nail polish to sustain a brand? I’d love to hear your thoughts on this.

And, if you want to get in on the Louboutin Rouge craze and add that fine looking bottle to your vanity, it’s available for pre-order at, and Releasing on August 6th it will be at as well, with 30 additional shades launching August 30th.

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