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Chic Prints For Nails at Sephora

Dying for a Minx mani, but the nail art trend hasn’t yet arrived in your town? Well, Sephora has something in store for you. Literally.

sephora+chic+prints+for+nails Chic Prints For Nails at Sephora Chic Print for Nails ($15) are pre-cut nail patches – brewed by Minx – that create customized nails, featuring fierce patterns and prints to satisfy your wildest mani-and-pedi dreams. Dress your tips with your favorite design: anchor, stars, checkers, tiger, fishnet, chrome lace, black & gold geometric, or skulls.

One set of Chic Print for Nails contains 16 nail patches of varying widths, for a one-time application to fingers or toes. The nail patch is a solid-film material with an adhesive back that is heat activated. Applying heat creates conformability, allowing the patch to fit over the compound curves of your nails and seal onto the nail bed. The patent-pending material also removes easily with heat.

Winner of the Orly Sweet Collection Giveaway

orly sweet collection nail polish Winner of the Orly Sweet Collection Giveaway

Congratulations to cartmanette, winner of the Orly Sweet Collection Giveaway. This candy-colored set of polishes includes:

Gumdrop: pastel turquoise crème
Cotton Candy: baby pink crème
Lollipop: pastel purple crème
Pixy Stix: salmon crème
Snowcone: baby blue crème
Lemonade: pastel yellow crème

Thanks to Orly for sponsoring the contest. And don’t miss out on Spoiled Pretty’s other fantabulous giveaways!

Orly Sweet Collection Giveaway!

orly+sweet+collection Orly Sweet Collection Giveaway!
Just an update on my current mani: I’m on day six and my polish looks as perfect and fresh as day 1. I’m so impressed with Orly’s Sweet Collection and so taken with my candy-colored nails that I’m hosting a giveaway!
orly+sweet+collection+nail+polish Orly Sweet Collection Giveaway!
One lucky winner will receive the entire set:
Gumdrop: pastel turquoise crème
Cotton Candy: baby pink crème
Lollipop: pastel purple crème
Pixy Stix: salmon crème
Snowcone: baby blue crème
Lemonade: pastel yellow crème
And each polish in this collection comes with a free matching flavored mini lip gloss key chain!
To enter the giveaway, leave a message in the comments section; make sure to leave your email or another way for me to get in touch, just in case you get lucky. Contest is open to U.S. residents only. The giveaway ends at noon (EST) on Thursday, April 15, 2010. Good luck!

Pretty in Particulière

chanel+le+vernis+particuliere Pretty in Particulière
chanel+particuliere Pretty in ParticulièrePeep my polish. This week’s mani comes courtesy of Chanel. Le Vernis in Particulière (from the spring makeup collection) is a putty/mushroomy shade that resembles one of my all-time faves, OPI’s You Don’t Know Jacques.
While they appear almost identical in the bottle, the subtle differences become more obvious during application. First, Particulière is lighter than its OPI counterpart. It is also more brown than YDKJ, which is more gray. Finally, the Chanel formula is more opaque and creamier - so the coverage is better than OPI.
If taupe-y nail polishes are a once in a while kind of thing for you, there’s no reason you need both. But if you’re like me and can’t get enough of an offbeat yet neutral nail, I would recommend picking this up – even if you already have YDKJ.

Zoya Flash & Sparkle

 Zoya Flash & Sparkle

Zoya Nail Polish presents six new creams and six new metallics for summer 2010.

 Zoya Flash & SparkleZoya Flash Collection

Robyn (ZP513) – perfect turquoise cream
Perrie (ZP514) – soft lavender cream
Dana (ZP515) – american rose cream
Jolene (ZP516) – summer pink cream
Maura (ZP517) – electric crimson cream
Jancyn (ZP518) – soft tangerine cream

Zoya Sparkle Collection

Ivanka (ZP507) – mermaid green sparkling metallic
Charla (ZP508) – tropical blue sparkling metallic
Mimi (ZP509) – royal purple sparkling metallic
Alegra (ZP510) – fuchsia pink sparkling metallic
Nidhi (ZP511) – rich red sparkling metallic
Gilda (ZP512) – fashion pink sparkling metallic

Flash & Sparkle collections will launch in April 2010.

All I Want To Wear Is Trance

 All I Want To Wear Is Trance
 All I Want To Wear Is Trance

Add this to the “why didn’t I think of this” list: the 2 Carat Cup. The handle on this oversized porcelain mug looks like a solitaire diamond ring. Lianne and I discovered this little treasure at a Fashion Week event. It will soon be available on HSN.

I’m also dangerously in love with Lianne’s Trance nail polish from Ginger + Liz. It’s #1 on my shopping list right now.

All I want to wear is…all I want to wear is Trance!

Dior: Dentelle Collection for Spring 2010

Dior+Dentelle Dior: Dentelle Collection for Spring 2010

I’ve been coveting just about everything in Dior’s new Spring 2010 makeup collection, particularly Lace Poudrier Dentelle Illuminating Lace-Effect Powder For Face. You see, makeup and lace are two of my favorite things – so scooping up this highlighter is a no-brainer. Dior Vernis in Gris Perle (Silver Pearl) is also high on my shopping list.

Serena Williams: Nail Technician?

serena+williams+nail+technician Serena Williams: Nail Technician?

After winning the big game, most athletes exclaim, “I’m going to Disney World.” Well, after winning the Australian Open, Serena Williams headed to Florida – only she didn’t visit the Magic Kingdom or Epcot. She enrolled in beauty school.

Serena admits that no one enjoys getting their nails done more than her; she averages a manicure every four days and a pedicure once a week. But what would drive the tennis superstar to become a certified nail technician? Click here to find out.

serena+williams+nail+technician+2 Serena Williams: Nail Technician?

Sally Hansen and Tracy Reese Collaborate Again for Fashion Week Fall 2010

 Sally Hansen and Tracy Reese Collaborate Again for Fashion Week Fall 2010THINK: The new neutrals . . . deep, smoky nail shades inspired by modern runway designs.

WHAT IT IS: A fashionable collaboration between nail color expert Sally Hansen and designer Tracy Reese. For the ninth season in a row, Sally Hansen has joined forces with fashion icon Tracy Reese to develop the season’s essential accessory: stark nail lacquers inspired by Reese’s fall collection.

INSPIRATION: For fall 2010, Tracy Reese draws on urban and rural influences in a highly modern, wearable collection. Prince of Wales checks, distressed faux fur and stretch suede styles are softened by feminine lace, pleated chiffons and draping. In an array of rich, natural tones like spruce green, bittersweet brown, smoky blue and sweet blush, the collection infuses rustic country fare with sharp city bite. The shades in the Tracy Reese for Sally Hansen Collection reflect this emphasis on natural tones, urban inspiration and layering. On the runway, Reese layered black Leaver’s lace over the nude shade Wet Clay to create a custom textured look.

 Sally Hansen and Tracy Reese Collaborate Again for Fashion Week Fall 2010The five new shades in the nail color collection are made with Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure, an all-in-one formula that combines the benefits of a base coat, strengthener, growth treatment, rich color and top coat in a single multi-tasking polish. The patented formula features the most advanced lacquer technology, concentrated high-intensity color, and encapsulated treatment sphere of Vita-Care Technology.

This season’s shades include: Evening Fog, Fedora, Wet Clay, Touch of Mink, and Bittersweet.

“A touch of color to your nails gives you a total polished look, as it creates a complete package from head to toe,” says Reese. “And what woman doesn’t feel amazing with a fresh manicure and beautiful dress?”

tracy+reese+sally+hansen Sally Hansen and Tracy Reese Collaborate Again for Fashion Week Fall 2010

 Sally Hansen and Tracy Reese Collaborate Again for Fashion Week Fall 2010

Tracy Reese receives a manicure by Sally Hansen Nail Expert, Dana Caruso, with the Tracy Reese for Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure in Bittersweet.

 Sally Hansen and Tracy Reese Collaborate Again for Fashion Week Fall 2010

Sally Hansen manicurists apply black Leaver’s Lace over Tracy Reese for Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure in Wet Clay to create the runway nail look.

“We’re so thrilled to be joining forces with Tracy Reese once again,” says Bill Boraczek, Senior Vice President of Cosmetics Marketing, Coty Beauty US. “We love working with her season after season because she always brings her uniquely feminine sensibility to Sally Hansen shades, creating a fashion-forward collection that truly works for every woman.”

The polishes are $7 each and can be purchased at chain drug stores, food stores and mass merchandisers nationally.

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