Tuesday, February 12. 2013
Monday, February 11. 2013
Backstage at Tracy Reese, I caught up with celebrity manicurist Tracylee who prepped the nails for the Fall 2013 runway. The inspiration for the collection was New York City with all its harshness and beauty, so Tracylee and Tracy went for an outline manicure that featured an edgy gold polish (Wedding Glitters) complemented by a beautiful teal (New Wave Blue). I was so excited when I saw this look because, well, it's something I know I can do at home! (See my outline moon mani tutorial here.) I also love the 3 new exclusive Tracy Reese for Sally Hansen collection shades, coming out in September ($7.99 each): New Wave Blue (teal), Perfectly Poppy (scarlett) and Malbec (aubergine). Each color is vibrant and statement-making yet very wearable. Sally Hansen and Tracy Reese nail it every season (and this is their fifteenth season together!). Plus, the Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure formula is one of my all-time favorites, and the rounded brush is ideal for creating this effortless nail art design. I'm inspired, are you?
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Sunday, February 10. 2013
Backstage at the Kate Spade Fall 2013 presentation, I caught up with Deborah Lippmann to chat about the nail looks she and her team created to accompany the fabulous '70s disco era-inspired collection. There were two looks on long, oval nails: The first, a pink with "zing" created by layering three lacquers (Amazing Grace, I Kissed A Girl and Between the Sheets). The second, an edgy black nail created using two coats of Fade to Black. Both variations were finished with a pyramid stud placed just below the cuticle. It's a wild look that's perfect for a presentation but Deborah assured me this look can work just as well on short nails. You can find pyramid studs at a bead or craft supply store and use tweezers to apply. What do you think? Is this a nail look you'd try?
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Monday, February 4. 2013
If you're looking for a Valentine's Day manicure idea, let this be the one! My mini hearts manicure is a MUST for February, but it's so cute and easy that you'll want to recreate it year round with different color combos. Have fun with it! The nail polishes I used come from the February Julep Maven "Classic With A Twist" box, including "Helen," a smoky pastel lavender crème, and "Claudette," a smoky brick red crème. Both polishes are gorgeous on their own, and together, lend a romantic, vintage feel to this charming heart design.
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Thursday, January 17. 2013
It's no secret that I'm a big Sally Hansen fan, so I was curious to learn which stars wore Sally Hansen nail polish at the 2013 Golden Globes. After all, glam nails are the ultimate red carpet accessory, and three of the night's biggest stars - Naomi Watts, Jennifer Lawrence and singer Adele - each turned to Sally Hansen to create their signature nail looks.
Here's what each star wore, maybe one of these shades will be right for your next night out (or girl's night in!)
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