Wednesday, March 14, 2012

2 min mani for a chipped nail or in a hurry!

I have had my acrilyc nails for over a decade, so its rare that I expirience chipping of polish, but my girlfriends with natural nails always complain that if they wear nail polish, it can chip at the worst times and look terrible, so they go without.  Which obviously warrants a solution asap!  Because painted nails make you feel more feminine!

Keep a small bottle of silver or irridecent glitter nail polish at hand, to apply just on tips (and brush back towards the nail bed to fade)

Keep a thicker concentration of the glitter at the tip of the nail to disguise the chip!

Whats even better is that glitter nail polish dries much faster than regular colors, so as far as smudging, you should be in the clear within minutes!

This also works when you have only a few minutes to dress up your nails before heading out the door, and it looks more modern and fun than all over glitter!

What to use?

You need to use a glitter that is micro-fine (not multi-sized or large), I especially love OPI's "Bring on the Bling" (which has a slightly gold hue)

I also love the entire Zoya 'ultra glitter' line, which has super tiny glitter particles! 

Keep it handy in your purse and you could fix a chip or jazz up your tips in no time!!!

Monday, March 12, 2012

Vera Wang Announces New Cosmetics Line Launch!

Is it April yet?!?!  Because if it was, I would be getting my hands on Vera Wang's newest line of products - cosmetics!  Yeah!

The "Simply Vera" branding that she sells in Target and other retailers will roll out a 70pc collection that includes lips, eyes, face, body and LOTS of color!

The prices will range from $10.50 to $39.50 and will be sold at Kohls stores nationwide!

What I am looking forward to trying?  I think Vera Wang will roll out with some violet and berry-shades that will be perfect with flowing dresses and maxi skirts for Spring - so I am really looking to try color from her line more than anything!

What Vera had to say at a recent press release:
“As part of my incredible partnership with Kohl’s, I will now be able to offer women all over America my own personal regimen for skincare and makeup. It is an easy, light, modern and effortless approach to beauty and creativity. Like fashion, make-up is also transformational. I love the artistry of make-up to accentuate, enhance or create a mood for any time of day or occasion.”

If you covet all things Vera Wang (like her amazing housewares at Macy's or her affordable accessories at Kohls) then keep your eyes out next year for her debut discounted bridal gown line for David's Bridal!

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Hate the way your makeup strays?

For those of you out there that are constantly looking for the foundation that REALLY stays all day and provides a full coverage, you need look no further, I found an incredible long wearing foundation!

Tarte Amazonian Clay 12 Hour Full Coverage Foundation

The key ingredient in this amazing foundation is the amazonian clay, which is an all natural oil absorbing BUT moisture sparing clay that works on nearly all skin types!!  Its genius!

What does 'full coverage' really mean?

-It covers imperfections better than a regular formula

-It is longer lasting
-It stands up to the elements better (think, humid summer day)
-Although full coverage traditionally felt like your skin couldn't breathe, Tarte managed to cure that with this incredible formula!

I prefer to apply foundation with warm fingertips, but Tarte also makes a great foundation brush with a short and stubby head that is great for those that prefer brushes for application

Perhaps you aren't interested in the full coverage, but you love the long lasting 12 hour finish...then you must try their Amazonian Clay 12 Hour Blush

It REALLY does last, because the clay absorbs oil that would normally lift or run color, and the pigments are from all natural ingredients

I really like the shade "Amused" because it works well with plums, pinks or neutrals and the color is unique, it really pops!

Simple Spring-y Pink Look

I totally admit that I stole this awesome and easy makeup look off one of my fav blogger's sites, Mrs. Lilian!  But I had to share it because it is so simple and looks so bright and fresh!  Her blog suggested a bold pink flush with matching lips, while keeping eyes simple with a nude/tan shadow on lids, no eyeliner, and black mascara.

Let the lips direct the look, while you keep skin looking flawless with a great primer, BB cream or foundation

but amp up the blush by using a creamy hot pink shade on the apples of your cheeks!

It is such a quick look, and it also looks great with a slicked back pony tail, which is a great Spring look!

Mrs. Lilian suggests Kevin Aucion cream blush, but you can find a real steal in NYX' cream blush for $5 at Ulta!

Try this great look, you'll be blushing!