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Fall 2013

Zoya Satins Collection for Fall 2013 – Nail Polish Swatches & Review

By on November 18, 2013
in Blue, Fall 2013, Fuchsia, Gold, Gray, Red, Teal, Zoya with 18 Comments

Zoya Satins Fall 2013 nail polish collection

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This Fall, Zoya is doing their part in removing the negative connotation I associate with satin. Maybe it’s just me but, outside of the benefits of sleeping on a satin pillowcase (it helps maintain a blowout), I always think of satin as being cheesy, like an 80s prom dress. Let’s face it, satin is a silk wannabe.

However, one look at the Zoya Satins collection for Fall 2013 and you know this is no shabby knock-off. It’s pure, luxurious color!
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OPI San Francisco for Fall 2013 Silver & Reds Nail Polish Swatches & Review

By on November 4, 2013
in Fall 2013, Metallic, OPI, Red, Silver with 7 Comments

As I’ve come to tell you, multiple times, over the years, red nail polish and I just aren’t friends. I guess we’re more like frenemies in that I’ll wear it but it’s not like my BFF who I want to hang out with all the time. However, the boyfriend LOVES red and hey, it’s not all about me (just mainly about me). And there are some red shades that suck me in.

OPI San Francisco for Fall 2013 nail polish collection

OPI San Francisco - Silver and Reds

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Case in point, the second half of the OPI San Francisco collection. While I was naturally drawn to the first half of the OPI San Francisco collection due to my love of blue, I found a few keepers  in the land of red.
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Talking Fall and Holiday Nail Trends at Nordstrom’s Pretty Party

On a brisk Saturday morning, 200 beauty-loving women gathered at Nordstrom in Beachwood Place to Wake Up Pretty with me. A slew of beauty gurus spoke about trends in makeup, skin and nails for Fall and Holiday 2013 and I was thrilled to be one of them.

Fall & Holiday 2013 Nail Trends at Nordstrom

Fall & Holiday 2013 Nail Trends at Nordstrom

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I could write a novel on all my favorite nail polish colors and trends for the season but with only a few minutes to speak, I had to narrow my choices down to the top trends and best shades Nordstrom has to offer. See which ones made the cut below.
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Makeup Wars – Favorite Fall 2013 Nail Polish

By on October 14, 2013
in Fall 2013, Makeup Wars with 30 Comments

This week’s Makeup Wars theme is a natural fit for me, Favorite Fall 2013 Nail Polish shades. As much as I enjoy talking all things beauty, obviously nail polish is all me, all day!

Fall 2013 Nail Polish Trend - Makeup Wars

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Jewel tones are having a major moment this season which means my fave nail shades (green, blue and purple) are in the forefront. I couldn’t be happier about it. From drugstore to salon to prestige, there are tons of great jewel-toned hues to choose from and I’m sharing my top picks with you today.
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New Sally Hansen Salon Effects Real Nail Polish Strips for Fall 2013

By on October 8, 2013
in Fall 2013, Nail Art, Sally Hansen with 20 Comments

When it comes to nail appliques, few brands can touch Sally Hansen and their Salon Effects Real Nail Polish Strips in terms of ease of application and wear. Being one of a handful of brands to use actual nail polish, the strips are thin and flexible, which means they conform to the nail and leave no ragged edges.

Sally Hansen Salon Effects for Fall 2013

Sally Hansen Salon Effects - Fall 2013

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For Fall 2013, the Sally Hansen Salon Effects collection has a strong Asian influence. Everything from delicate florals to koi fish to metallic animal prints make an appearance in this collection, including a peacock-inspired pattern that I need to buy backups of, stat!
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