Because Shaving is the Pits: DERMAdoctor Gorilla Warfare Antiperspirant Giveaway!


My hair grows like a weed. Unfortunately, the hair of which I speak is not on my head. My legs and underarms give my razor a workout. If I shave in the morning, by afternoon, I've got stubble. And forget about skipping days...unless I want to look like Sasquatch. Getting rid of the hair is not only expensive (I CONTINUE READING

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale: BlowPro Perfect Shower Cap


The shower and my chemically-straightened hair are frenemies. Every seventh day when I wash my hair, they get along great in a shampoo Shangri-la. But the rest of the week, I employ a shower cap to keep the steam from undoing the silky straightness. I have been wearing shower caps since I was a child, and I’ve tried them CONTINUE READING

Miss Oops is On Sale at HauteLook


I love Miss Oops fashion fixers and have been using them for years. If you wear clothes, you NEED to get acquainted with Miss Oops. All of those things that can and do go wrong with your wardrobe can be fixed by Miss Oops problem-solving products. Shirt revealing too much cleavage? Accidentally get a deodorant stain on your top? Are your CONTINUE READING

Get Catty With Wildfox Catfarer Sunglasses


I've been searching for some cat eye sunnies for forever. On a whim, I bought these Wildfox Catfarer Sunglasses from Shopbop - hoping that they wouldn't look too cartoonish. Even though I was afraid they'd be too large, I'm digging the oversized frames. They make a statement without overwhelming my face. And the cat eye shape is subtle, so it's not CONTINUE READING

Peep My Polish: Revlon Top Speed Nail Enamel in Superstitious


Now that I have two kids - and the youngest being 6 weeks old - I needed to get better acquainted with quick-dry nail polish options. I hardly have time to do anything, let alone a DIY - so I needed to find some lacquers that fit my new lifestyle. Yesterday, while going my grocery shopping, I picked up Revlon CONTINUE READING

Tatcha, I'm So Glad I Gotcha


I'm home on maternity leave, so I spend an inordinate amount of time nursing my daughter, burping her and changing her diapers - all the while, watching hours of QVC. I don't know what it is, but I am mesmerized by QVC demonstrations. If I'm channel surfing and I happen to land on QVC, it's damn near impossible for CONTINUE READING

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OPI Colorcopia: Your Old Faves Are Back For A Limited Time

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opi+colorcopia OPI Colorcopia: Your Old Faves Are Back For A Limited TimeToday, I met up with my Mom and she was sporting the most gorgeous magenta mani. When I asked the color, she said, “It’s OPI Kinky in Helsinki. I think it’s new.”

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:

Berry+Berry+Broadway OPI Colorcopia: Your Old Faves Are Back For A Limited Time
Berry Berry Broadway (New York City Collection, 2000)
A brilliant berry, bright as the Broadway lights.

Cancun+Fiesta OPI Colorcopia: Your Old Faves Are Back For A Limited Time
Cancun Fiesta (OPI Nail Lacquer Launch, 1989)
Rich warm pink worth celebrating!

Copper+Mountain+Copper OPI Colorcopia: Your Old Faves Are Back For A Limited Time
Copper Mountain Copper (Winter Resort Collection, 1995)
Take a “peak” at this coppery-wine shade.

DC+Cherry+Blossom OPI Colorcopia: Your Old Faves Are Back For A Limited Time
D.C. Cherry Blossom (9091 Collection, 1990)
A vivid cherry-pink that’s politically correct.

Florentine+Fuchisa OPI Colorcopia: Your Old Faves Are Back For A Limited Time
Florentine Fuchsia (International Collection, 1991)
Pink-red with the accent on beautiful.

French+Bordeaux OPI Colorcopia: Your Old Faves Are Back For A Limited Time
French Bordeaux (International Collection, 1991)
A rich, full-bodied red.

Kinky+in+Helsinki OPI Colorcopia: Your Old Faves Are Back For A Limited Time
Kinky in Helsinki (European Collection, 2002)
A wild magenta that warms even the coldest nights.

Mediterranean+Moonlight OPI Colorcopia: Your Old Faves Are Back For A Limited Time
Mediterranean Moonlight (Mediterranean Collection, 1994)
A light shade of gleaming caramel.

Purplepolis OPI Colorcopia: Your Old Faves Are Back For A Limited Time
Purple-opolis (Greek Isles Collection, 2004)
The Parthenon of all purples- a vibrant violet.

sahara+sapphire OPI Colorcopia: Your Old Faves Are Back For A Limited Time
Sahara Sapphire (Painted Desert Collection, 1998)
A radiant violet-blue, chilled by the desert night.

Shoot+Out+at+the+Ok+Coral OPI Colorcopia: Your Old Faves Are Back For A Limited Time
Shootout at the O.K. Coral (American Collection, 1995)
A pink-peach that’s way more than okay!

Venus+di+Violet OPI Colorcopia: Your Old Faves Are Back For A Limited Time
Venus di Violet (Collezione Italiana, 2001)
A delicate, opalescent violet that’s a true work of art.

Recessionista’s Fabuless Pick of the Week: Sally Hansen La Cross Eco-Friendly Nail Boards

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sally+hansen+la+cross+eco+nail+boards Recessionistas Fabuless Pick of the Week: Sally Hansen La Cross Eco Friendly Nail BoardsSally Hansen La Cross Eco-Friendly Nail Boards ($.99 each) are the first line of eco-friendly professional size nail files.

They offer the same nail shaping benefits as a traditional nail board while protecting the environment. Unlike standard professional boards made with a plastic core, layers of foam and a coating of artificial abrasives, eco-boards are made with recycled and natural materials, including a core of pressed paper for rigidity and a coating of natural mineral abrasives.

The line includes four boards: All Purpose, Fragile/Delicate Nails, Artificial and Hard Nails, and Natural Nails.

Available at drugstores nationwide.

New From Revlon: Scented Nail Polish!

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Revlon+Fruitful+Temptations+Nail+Polish New From Revlon: Scented Nail Polish!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.

Are You Feeling Fergie’s Striped Nails?

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fergie+striped+nails Are You Feeling Fergies Striped Nails?
Are you feeling Fergie’s black and silver mani? Personally, I think it looks a little too DIY.

Check out Think Thru Fashion for a more sophisticated way to wear stripes.

Photo: Wireimage

Gray and White French Manicure

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Gray+and+White+French+Manicure Gray and White French ManicureSo I was just messing around with my new Sally Hansen Nail Art Pen and created this awesome gray and white version of a French mani; the base coat is MAC Hello Kitty Nail Lacquer in On The Prowl.

What I love about Sally Hansen’s new pens is that, if I make a mistake, the pigment wipes right off and I can start all over again…ideal for perfectionists like myself. And once I’m satisfied, I just seal the deal with a clear top coat. Genius!

Thank Heavens For Seche Vite!

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 Thank Heavens For Seche Vite!
As usual, I waited until the absolute last minute to paint my nails, in preparation for my 10! Show appearance. I feared I might have to fall asleep with my hands carefully resting on my chest (as not to awaken with a sheet-marked manicure). But my beloved Seche Vite came through in the clutch and dried my two coats of MAC Hello Kitty Nail Lacquer in On The Prowl before my klutsy self had a chance to mess it all up.

5 New Fall Manicure Trends Emerge at New York Fashion Week, Fall 2009

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At 51 runway shows during New York’s Fall 2009 Fashion Week, CND’s star nail pros manicured the hottest models and created five new recession-friendly ways to have the latest looks at your fingertips.

carolina+herrera 5 New Fall Manicure Trends Emerge at New York Fashion Week, Fall 2009
Tickle the Ivories – Glimmering ivory and buttercup blond manicures debuted on the runways of Carolina Herrera and iconic American designers Jason Wu and Tommy Hilfiger. The look is opaque, not sheer, with hit of golden shimmer.

dkny 5 New Fall Manicure Trends Emerge at New York Fashion Week, Fall 2009
Dark is Classic – Ebonized jewel tones in sapphire and amethyst punctuated the seriously sexy styling at BCBG, Herve Leger and DKNY, while Milly and Luca Luca showed classic dark raisin manicures to complement their feminine collections. At Miss Sixty, pure black Voodoo polish was reserved for pedicures. At Diesel, Amanda Fontanarrosa mixed a custom shade of dark chocolate enamel to match the clothes.

thakoon 5 New Fall Manicure Trends Emerge at New York Fashion Week, Fall 2009
40s Moon Manicure – The glamour and hope of post WWII returned to fashion in the form of bold beauty elements including matte red lips, pin curled hair, lined eyes and half moon manicures. Ruffian, inspired by a vintage Vogue cover, updated the moon manicure from Vogue’s coral to a deep blood red. At Thakoon, CND’s Wanda Ruiz took the look a step further with a French moon mani in beige and black. At FORM, the urban black uniforms were contrasted with 40s hair and makeup and black and white moon manicures. At ThreeAsFour, CND’s Roxanne Valinoti abstracted the manicure with black triangular moons on nude nails.

matthew+williamson 5 New Fall Manicure Trends Emerge at New York Fashion Week, Fall 2009
Greige & Dirty Pastels – The non-color of choice for fall is grey. At Kai Kuhne, Roxanne Valinoti designed a gradated manicure effect with greys shade evolving from pinky to thumb. CND’s Kristina Baune mixed custom shades of grey and mushroom for Karen Walker, Costello Tagliopietra, Matthew Williamson, Yigal Azrouel, and Malandrino.

baby+phat 5 New Fall Manicure Trends Emerge at New York Fashion Week, Fall 2009
Vintage Metallics – Nails are jewels not tools, treat them like the fashion accessory they are. At Marchesa, the look was a metallic charcoal veil to pick up on the delicate embroidery. Baby Phat manis were a universally flattering warm antique gold while Binetti showed distressed gold and silver on a black base.

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