Today, I stopped by the Bloomie’s MAC counter at the Willow Grove Mall to pick up a few necessities (MAC Clear Lipglass and Nail Lacquer in Peaceable).
While I was there, my girl Hope showed me the coolest trick with the new Style Warrior Nail Lacquers. Paint on a layer of Violet Fire, then let dry. Then apply a layer of Mercenary.
When it’s all said and done, it looks almost identical to one of my fave MAC lipsticks, O.
Please pardon my raggedy cuticles and sloppy paint job. But trust me, it’s gorge in person.
I don’t look good in peach, so I was pleasantly surprised that it looks good on me. Case in point: two of Chanel‘s offerings from Cote d’Azur, the brand’s summer 2009 collection.
Chanel Le Vernis Nail Colour in Orange Fizz drenches nails in a vibrant, orange creamsicle shade that looks gorge against golden tanned skin…which I happen to have (year-round, I might add). Oh, don’t hate…appreciate! Two coats of Orange Fizz followed by a layer of Seche Vite creates a pretty pedi that looks ‘just-did’ for 2 weeks!
And I’m absolutely head over heels for Chanel Joues Contraste Powder Blush in In Love. At first glance, it seems a doppelganger for NARS Orgasm Blush. But upon closer inspection, you’ll find that the pigment is less sheer and sparkly. Light brown girls who have been disappointed by NARS‘ best-selling blush will absolutely swoon over In Love’s peachy glow.
The choice is yours…Truth, Dare or both?
Zoya‘s fall 2009 collections, Truth and Dare, will be available on July 15th.
Truth Collection: 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
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)
Six new Zoya Hot Lips Gloss will compliment the nail polish collections.
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