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Beauty Review: Sally Hansen Color Quick Fast Dry Nail Color Pen

Sally Hansen Color Quick Fast Dry Nail Color PenThe Budget Beauty Babe reviews a product that might just extend the life of your precious manicures. —BB

by The Budget Beauty Babe
I love having my nails perfectly polished, but I hate having my manicure slowly fade when I’m on the go. Sally Hansen seemed to be reading my mind (and the minds of women everywhere) when they came up with their Color Quick Fast Dry Nail Color Pens: Nail polish in an easy to use, click and brush portable applicator.

I was skeptical at first, but after painting my nails faster than I ever had before, I realized that this is a really fun idea. While the brush on the pen is slightly too large and fluffy for my liking, it does the job, and while these pens are not exactly necessary for every manicure they are a fun addition to a travel bag or purse and will keep you stress free when you need a touch up on the go.

Shop it: Sally Hansen Color Quick Fast Dry Nail Color Pen, available in 8 colors, $8.49 at

Look for Less: Laila Azhar Strapless Twist Dress

Just about every figure is flattered by a strapless dress, but I think this twist-bodice style looks especially flattering on those of us with smaller busts. Tone down the short hemline with black tights and black heels, then add a cute shrug and shiny clutch for a fab Valentine's Day outfit that will make his heart melt. Awww.

Left: Laila Azhar Strapless Twist Dress, Was $495.00 Now $247.50 at
Right: Natane Tube Dress, also available in black, $14.50 at

Shop Snappy New Isaac Mizrahi for Liz Looks

It's official! You can now start shopping the latest spring offerings by Isaac Mizrahi for Liz Claiborne. So far, the Liz site features 4 looks, with pieces ranging from a strapless wool crepe dress ($149) to a diagonal stripe dress ($89) and matching cardigan ($119). Toss is some contemporary statement jewelry and a few leather handbags, and you've got yourself a delicious wardrobe for work and play. I must confess, the polka-dot tiered chiffon dress is making me weak in the knees. Too bad it's not on sale yet...

See the entire collection here