Today, I’ll be on the NBC 10! Show again…this time, chatting about my favorite summer beauty must-haves.
On my nails, I’ll be rocking MAC Violet Fire Nail Lacquer – from the new Style Warrior color collection.
As a beauty expert, I have the skinny on which trends are going to blow up come next season. And one that I’m particularly excited about is matte nail polish.
Most of the upcoming matte nail polish formulations haven’t yet hit shelves, but that doesn’t mean you have to wait until fall to rock the trend. The June issue of In Style Magazine has a great tip:
“Simply use your base coat as a top coat to remove shine from your nail lacquer.”
Genius! Thanks, In Style!
Seems like everyone is re-releasing discontinued nail polish shades, as of late.
While perusing the NARS website, I just learned that (for a limited time), the brand is pulling a Lazarus on some oldie but goodie lacquers.
The NARS Vintage 2009 collection includes:
Blue Lagoon – iridescent powder blue
ChaChaCha – semi-sheer tangerine with gold reflections
Hunger – hot orange red
Tallulah – rich grape
Zizi – clear with peach and gold glitter
Okay, I realize that summer hasn’t yet arrived. But Zoya has some exciting news for fall 2009, and it’s impossible for me to keep my big mouth shut until July. Just can’t do it.
After working with hundreds of matte formulations and color options, the Zoya color experts have just announced three limited edition MATTEVELVET shades for fall.
Loredana: gunmetal gray matte shimmer
Dovima: black matte shimmer
Posh: wine matte shimmer
Designed to appeal to a multitude of matte color trend lovers (including every metro mod, vintage stylista, retro pin up, goth beauty, street chic fashionista and color junkie out there), MATTEVELVET shades deliver the new color of fashion. Zoya’s exclusive blend of matte base and subtle shimmer result in utterly wearable and truly stylish nail polish.
MATTEVELVET is not intended to be worn with a base coat, top coat or speed dryer of any kind. And due to the unique matte formulation, the color isn’t as long-wearing as Zoya’s traditional nail color.
MATTEVELVET will be available starting June 1, 2009 and retails for $6 per bottle.
The name was vaguely familiar, but I knew that the shade hadn’t been new for at least a couple of years. So I did some research and found that my mom, while misinformed, was on the right track.
OPI’s new Colorcopia collection is a limited edition collection celebrating over 20 years of OPI favorites. Best sellers from the last 20 years of OPI nail lacquer are back to celebrate OPI’s 20th anniversary.
The Colorcopia lineup includes:
Just in time for summer, Revlon releases Fruitful Temptations – a limited-edition collection of scented nail polishes. Each shade has a matching fruit fragrance.
The 8 shades are inspired by the freshness of exotic summer fruits and infused with succulent tropical scents. Each fruit shade has a matching fruit scent when the enamel is dry.
Available in Coconut Crush, Mad About Mango, Pretty In Papaya, Sublime Strawberry, Raspberry Rapture, Mon Cherry, Passionate Fruit, and Not So Blue-Berry.
Check out Think Thru Fashion for a more sophisticated way to wear stripes.