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Tracy Reese Fall 2012 Nail Looks by Sally Hansen: Backstage Beauty

Yesterday I was invited to cover the nail looks backstage at the Tracy Reese Fall 2012 collection runway show, thanks to Sally Hansen. Manicurist Jin Soon Choi gave me the scoop on the two exclusive new nail polish colors that Reese created for the runway inspired by her vibrant fall line: Scarab, a peacock blue and Copperhead, a metallic copper. These polishes showcase never-before-seen technology exclusive to Sally Hansen, which is why it's hard for me to describe them but I'd say they're similar to a duo-chrome, that is, a micro-shimmer that flashes another color depending on the light. The effect is mesmerizing. The polish actually incorporates real silver to create the nacre or glow, and "precious pigments from the Far East that capture the intense, luminous and vibrant iridescence, pearl and shimmer found in nature." I'm not entirely sure what that means but I'm a fan! Look out for Scarab and Copperhead in the fall. I'll keep you posted on availability, pricing and other details as soon as they become available. Which color is your favorite?

Jin Soon recommended wearing Scarab with a short to medium length nail with slightly rounded square tips.


The models backstage were so sweet, striking these glam poses for me but laughing in between. They're not all serious in real life!

The nail polish was on display in these glass jars; neither the bottle shape nor the brush shape has been finalized just yet.

Makeup looks by Mally complimented the nail polish colors with highlighted brows and a sea green liner.

Designer Tracy Reese shows off her nails backstage; she was rocking the Scarab blue and a graphic black and white dress from her line.

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I love love love Scarab!
#1 Nichole (Homepage) on 2012-02-13 15:48 (Reply)
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