January Favorites

Hi you all! Please forgive me as I’ve moved my blog to wordpress and am having trouble with importing the images in the old posts. Crossing my fingers that I can figure out what’s going on.

But, let’s get to why we’re here (and why you’re taking time out of your day to read) January Favorites!

wild-fuchsia-avedaAveda Lipstick in Wild Fuchsia

Normally I wouldn’t pick such a bright shade for my lipstick, but I saw someone wearing it and decided to give it a try. It’s gorgeous. The best way I can describe it is a medium red with medium pink mixed in. I seriously believe this color would look great on everyone.

Bobbi Brown Eye Opening Mascara

I began wearing this around the holidays and I honestly can’t tell you how often I get compliments when I’m wearing it. It goes on easily, doesn’t flake off during the day, and really does leave you with a more opened eye look. Good mascara is hard to find, y’all!

Nails Inc. Gel Effect Polish in Uptown

I love this brand and I love this color. A nude nail is so pretty and sophisticated, but I do not have the palest of skin, so when I go to the classic nudes, they look funky on me. This is a little bit darker of a nude, which looks amazing on slightly darker skin.

It has been my experience that Nails Inc. polishes have a longer wearing time than other brands. They are one of my go-to brands when I need a pretty nail!

What have you been loving? I’d love to hear your comments!

Fall Fashion Trends – Nails

Fall may be far off, but Fashion Week has already come and gone.

Wes Gordon’s Fall/Winter 2016 collection is inspired by “downtown romantics and effortless elegance,” and is a celebration of the designer’s favorite things, pieces, techniques and ideas. To pair with the black, white and grey hues, Rita Remark for essie created a nail look that mimicked broken glass by layering set in stones over hors d’oeuvres.

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essie nail products used:

ridge filling base coat
sand tropez
hors d’oeuvres
set in stones
gel.setter top coat

 

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Get the look:
1. Apply ridge filling base coat to clean, filed nails.
2. Next, apply one coat of sand tropez.
3. Then, layer one coat of set in stones over one coat of hors d’oeuvres to create an ultra shiny reflection on the nails.
4. Finish with gel.setter top coat.

Expert tip: Use gel.setter top coat over glitter polishes to ensure the glitter stays in place longer.