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Holiday 2010

Orly ‘Tis The Season Holiday 2010 Gift Set

By on November 5, 2010
in Green, Holiday 2010, Orly, Red, White with 16 Comments
One of the things I always look forward to when the holiday collections come out are the gift sets. Whether it is sets of minis or a selection of colors paired with a fun gift item, I always get suckered in.

If a set includes a bag, a cute stuffed animal, a holiday themed tool, etc. you can pretty much bet I’m all over it. The Orly ‘Tis The Season gift set is no exception.

Of the six polishes in the ‘Tis The Season collection, Orly paired the traditional red creme, luscious green sparkler and white, icing-esque sheer with a metallic red clutch.

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CND Sparkling Effects Holiday Duo

By on October 27, 2010
in CND, Glitter, Gold, Holiday 2010, Silver with 31 Comments
cnd-silver-gold-sparkling-effects-holiday-2010 Have you missed me Fanatics? I’ve missed you. This ALU post outage was brought to you by the letters “T” “W” and “C” (Time Warner Cable). Apparently my modem was so ancient the tech was amazed it still worked. Obviously TWC can’t say “I’m right on top of that Rose.” a la Christina Applegate in Don’t Tell Mom The Babysitter’s Dead.

Venting aside I have a fun holiday item to share with you from CND.  If you haven’t picked up the vibe already, Holiday 2010 is one big old glitter party. And in the case of the CND Silver & Gold Sparkling Effects Duo, all that glitters IS gold (and silver).  These two limited edition Effects, one cool & one warm, are sure to add the right kick of glam to your holiday manicures.

This set is just one of the many prizes included in the Think Pink – Donate & Win Giveaway so keep reading for a glimpse at what you could win.

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Estee Lauder Holiday 2010 Nails – Extravagant Pearl & Extravagant Night

estee lauder holiday 2010 extravagant pearl and extravagant night The Estee Lauder Holiday 2010 collection is filled with rich golds and reds that sound like your typical holiday fare but thanks to Creative Makeup Director Tom Pecheux, these traditional shades were given a glamorous twist.

“Fantasy, luxury and of course femininity were my inspirations for this Holiday collection. There are many lip and eye colors to play with and they all have a wonderful texture for an easy application.” Tom Pecheux, Creative Makeup Director, Estée Lauder

It’s been a while since an Estee Lauder nail polish has really grabbed me but Extravagant Night brings a sultry party to the nails.  And its pale gold counterpart, Extravagant Pearl, is the shade we saw gracing the Derek Lam runway just last month at New York Fashion Week.

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OPI Holiday 2010 Burlesque Collection Glitter Swatches & Review

By on October 1, 2010
in Glitter, Holiday 2010, OPI with 79 Comments
opi-burlesque-holiday-2010-glitter-nail-polish OPI partnered with the upcoming film Burlesque, starring Cher & Christina Aguilera, to create a set of blingtastic Holiday shades and six of the twelve polishes are all glitters.

No doubt the madness that the Alice In Wonderland glitters caused played a role in this collection’s creation.  To this day I still get emails from readers trying to locate Mad As A Hatter and Absolutely Alice.  Hopefully their needs will be satisfied with the OPI Burlesque Collection.

I don’t know how many of you are movie musical fans but I am a proud fan so I’m definitely excited to see Burlesque.  The mere fact that ALU Mom ingrained a love for Cher into me from birth is enough to get me in the theater regardless of who else is billed though I do think Christina Aguilera is extremely talented.  I am sure the film’s music style will suit her voice quite well.

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OPI Burlesque Collection for Holiday 2010 Swatches, Review & Comparisons

By on October 1, 2010
in Bronze, Holiday 2010, OPI, Red, Vampy with 119 Comments
opi-burlesque-holiday-2010 This holiday, OPI hits a high note with the release of Sony Pictures’ upcoming film Burlesque. With an all-star cast including Cher and Christina Aguilera, this musical written and directed by Steven Antin opens nationwide in theaters on November 24, 2010.

OPI’s Holiday 2010 collection marks the third film collaboration for the brand this year.  Following up the sell out successes of Alice In Wonderland and Shrek, the Burlesque lineup is sure to follow suit.  This year OPI has flipped the script by forgoing their usual six reds in varying finishes to give us six shimmers in warm metallics, a vampy plum and some more traditional reds.

“OPI is thrilled to partner with Sony Pictures’ Screen Gems on this exciting movie release,” said Suzi Weiss-Fischmann, OPI Executive VP & Artistic Director. “The colors were modeled off the majestic glamour, over-the-top costumes and mesmerizing Cabaret that are typically seen in Burlesque performances. The resulting bright, dazzling shades are perfect for the holiday season.”

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