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Barielle Fall 2009: Nails Get All Lacquered Up

 Barielle Fall 2009: Nails Get All Lacquered Up

For fall 2009, Shades by Barielle and celebrity manicurist Elle extended a hand to guest collaborator (and Spoiled Pretty pal) Michelle Mismas, founder of the top nail beauty blog, All Lacquered Up.

barielle+falling+star+all+lacquered+up+nail+polish+collection Barielle Fall 2009: Nails Get All Lacquered UpThe new collection – aptly named All Lacquered Up – takes trend-making to a new level, offering unexpected color combinations, glitter particle and pearl shimmer effects, and a healthy 3-free formulation.

Black polish gets injected with a shot of colorful shimmer, with Lava Rock – a black and red pearl swirl, and Blackened Bleu – a black polish with sapphire sparkle. Blue and green polishes come in brand new hues, with Falling Star (left) – a marine blue with gold glitter particles, and Polished Princess – a safari green with copper shimmer. Drop-dead reds include Glammed Out Garnet – a ruby-on-ruby sparkle, and Pin Up – a tomato red shimmer. Grey gets glam, with Out-Grey-Geous – a silver shimmer, U-Concrete-Me – a steely gray, Slate of Affairs – a worn denim, Putt-E-On-Me – a classic clay. The ultimate coffee indulgence is Make it a Latte – a chocolate cream with golden highlights. Purple gets even prettier with Get Mauve-ing – a muted mauve.

Michelle Mismas said, “We wanted to infuse the collection with what we saw at Fashion Week: a retro tomato red lip at Tibi; the luxe browns, mauves and steel blues of Reem Acra; the recurring palettes of chic grays from designers like Badgley Mischka.” Celebrity manicurist Elle added, “For this collection, we were excited to collaborate with Michelle on reinventing colors and textures to come up with something totally new for nails—this collection boasts unique twists on colors and combinations that are truly firsts for the industry.”

The polishes are $8 per bottle. And, as always, Barielle has a buy 2 get 1 free promotion. For color swatches, visit All Lacquered Up.

Zoya Truth and Dare Nail Polish Giveaway!

zoya truth Zoya Truth and Dare Nail Polish Giveaway!

You know how Oprah gives away her favorite things? Well, of course you do – unless you’ve been living under a boulder. Anyway, this week, I’m giving away one of my favorite things…the Stamps ladies’ favorite things, actually (my maiden name is Stamps, by the by).

My sister, Lauren, is a huge fan of Zoya’s Color Lock System Kit. And as I write this, Mama Spoiled Pretty is sporting Zoya’s Renee on her tips and I’m rocking Paz on my toes. So without further ado, I present this week’s contest, sponsored by Zoya.

Three winners will receive Zoya’s Truth and Dare Collections.

Truth Collection (above): classic, bright and straightforward
Penny – copper gold metallic
Kalmia – rose copper metallic
Salma – scarlet red metallic
Isla – venetian red metallic
Anaka – fuchsia metallic glimmer
Drew – mauve rose metallic

zoya dare Zoya Truth and Dare Nail Polish Giveaway!

Dare Collection: edgy, dark and mysterious
Vanessa – blue red cream
Ciara – burgundy plum cream
Demi – purple mauve cream
Pinta – inky violet cream
Envy – gleaming Jade green
Ibiza – gleaming Sapphire blue (with a little shimmer too)

Zoya Nail Polish truth or dare Zoya Truth and Dare Nail Polish Giveaway!

To enter the giveaway, send an email to Be sure to include your full name and mailing address. The subject line should read “Zoya Truth and Dare Giveaway.” The contest ends at midnight (EST) on Sunday, August 16th. Three winners will be chosen at random from among the entrants. On Monday, August 17th, I’ll announce the winners’ names. Please, only one entry per person; duplicate entries will not increase your chances of winning. Contest is open to U.S. residents.

Good luck!

YSL Fall 2009

YSL Fall 2009 Beauty Collection: Inspired by the YSL Fall RTW Fashion collection of exquisite tailoring with sumptuous textures, a flawless complexion is offset by magnetic pearl grey eyes and intense plum lips.

 YSL Fall 2009FACE:
* Perfect Touch Radiant Brush Foundation
* Touche Éclat Radiant Touch in Luminous Radiance
* Palette Y Collector Palette for the Complexion (limited edition)
* Crème de Blush Cream Blush in Powdery Rose (limited edition)

* Ombres 5 Lumières 5 Colour Harmony for Eyes in Midnight
* Volume Effet Faux Cils Luxurious Mascara in Sublime Grey

* Rouge Volupté Silky Sensual Radiant Lipstick in Exquisite Plum

* La Laque Long Lasting Nail Lacquer in Stormy Grey

NARS Fall 2009 Collection

nars+fall+2009 NARS Fall 2009 CollectionEvery season, NARS achieves the impossible…time and time again, they manage to craft collections in which every single product is a must have. Their newest collection is no exception…

Fall’s runways were dominated by two words: bold and feminine. Strong shouldered and form-hugging silhouettes, extreme heels and provocative thigh-high boots, and a color palette of classic hues turned up a notch to Technicolor volumes. These trends also illustrate the NARS Fall 2009 collection. “For this collection, I wanted to create something fragile and strong, and seductive but not aggressive,” said François Nars, Founder and Creative Director of NARS Cosmetics.

As inspiration for his artistic vision, Nars referenced both the coquettish innocence of Lolita, and the sophisticated sensuality of Catherine Deneuve in Belle du Jour to conjure a beauty formula that is “very sexy, but at the same time ultra-elegant.” The combination of strength and refinement has become a hallmark of NARS, and is particularly fitting this season as the brand
celebrates its 15th anniversary.

The collection includes:

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Fast Ride Lipstick, $24
This seemingly dark purple may intimidate, but swipe it across the lips and its true shade is revealed: a sheer mulberry. A color that falls somewhere between an intense plum wine stain, and a moody, deep violet.

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Tokaido Express Nail Polish, $16
This new hue is a cult classic in the making. Named after Japan’s most heavily frequented high-speed rail route, this lacquer is an opulent blackened amethyst doused with ultra-fine gold dust particles.

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Silk Road Duo Eyeshadow, $32
This new shade mirrors the hues from traditional damask fabrics. Classic meets edgy in this new duo — an icy pink is paired with a warm rose gold with golden flecks.

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Brumes Duo Eyeshadow, $32
These new hues perfectly capture the moody shades of a cool twilight sky. Brumes pairs a velvety matte charcoal with a sparkling, blue state for a smoky eye that is both confident and serene.

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Indian Summer Duo Eyeshadow, $32
A typical Indian summer comes as a surprise, balmy sunshine meets brisk fall. Swipe the summery, frosted champagne shimmer up to the brow, and line the upper lid with the autumnal deep, matte mustard for a striking look, appropriate for every season.

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Mekong Single Eyeshadow, $22
This is the perfect addition to the NARS woman’s adventurous palette. The intense, blackened espresso hue scattered with rose gold is a study in contrasts. Applied liberty across the lid it exudes a sexy attitude, or applied lightly, a simple, fashion-forward sophistication.

The Fall 2009 collection is now available for purchase online.

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