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Review: China Glaze Sea Goddess Spring 2014 Collection

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Review: China Glaze Sea Goddess Spring 2014 CollectionThe first day of spring is literally a week away, so I’m quite excited that I was able to check out three polishes from the China Glaze Spring 2014 “Sea Goddess” Collection. They were kind enough to share them with me so that I can share with all of you today!

I’ll be honest, while the rich pastel hued colors originally grabbed my attention, the fact that they were textured polishes made me a bit apprehensive as it’s been a definite ‘hit’ or ‘miss’ with other China Glaze textured polishes. However, these were much finer–kind of a mix between Zoya’s Pixie Dust and OPI Liquid Sand polishes, if you’re familiar with those. All three of them were very easy to apply and I pretty much got full coverage in just two coats. | continue reading..

2014 OSCARS – WISH LIST

2014 OSCARS - WISH LISTAs hectic as it may have been, it feels like award season simply flew by this year! We’re only a few days away from Oscar night, which means the countdown is almost over until we see some amazing dresses and major wins!

For my annual wish list, I decided to do something a little different. I typically don’t “predict” dresses, I simply include my red carpet wish but I thought I’d give a taste of both this time around. For most of the ladies (nominees and confirmed presenters), I gave an idea of what they *could* wear, along with my pick of what they *should* wear. Living up to that tagline! ^^ | continue reading..

Review: Beautifully Disney Fantasy In Flight Collection

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Review: Beautifully Disney Fantasy In Flight CollectionIn my opinion, you’re never too old to be a Disney fan–and that’s why it’s still at the top of the list of things I love the most. In fact, my entire family could definitely be labeled “Disney Fanatics”! I was thrilled when Disney collaborated for the second time with OPI last spring for their Couture de Minnie Collection, but my excitement definitely flew off the richter when the House of Mouse launched their very own Beautifully Disney beauty line shortly after with a focus on the ‘wicked’ fairytale villains.

For their second installment of the cosmetic line, Disney introduces “Fantasy in Flight”–which is centered around Peter Pan’s famous side kick Tinker Bell and the Blue Fairy from “Pinocchio”. In the collection you’ll find a 6 shade eyeshadow palette, a set of four mini nail polishes, two lip glosses, and a brush set.

It should go without saying that I bounced around like Tigger when I got a special delivery of the collection to review for all of you, along with some signature pieces from the Beautifully Disney line (mascara and two blushes). | continue reading..

Review: OPI x Gwen Stefani Collection

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Review: OPI - Gwen Stefani CollectionBefore I kick off my latest swatch review, I have to say that out of all of the new OPI collections recently released, the collaboration with Gwen Stefani is probably the one I’ve been looking forward to the most. I was big fan of No Doubt growing up, and have always had a love and appreciation for Gwen’s music and eclectic style. She’s just… so cool.

The mission of this particular collab was to “create a collection as dramatic, diverse and glamorous as its namesake,” according to Suzi Weiss-Fischmann, OPI Co-Founder and Executive Vice President. “With crème and glitter hues, new satin matte texture, a mirrored chrome and SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS, Gwen Stefani by OPI presents the latest in pigments and finishes, while combining elements of haute couture and street fashion.”

OPI was kind enough to send the collection my way to share a look with all of you, and I couldn’t be more excited to do so! | continue reading..

2014 GRAMMY Awards – WISH LIST

2014 GRAMMY Awards - WISH LIST The countdown to the GRAMMYs is almost over!
It’s officially Grammy Awards weekend, and I can’t wait to see what some of my favorite singers will wear on the red carpet this Sunday during the biggest night in music. You know what that means: it’s time for my annual wish list!

While one can never really predict what stars like Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, and Rihanna will wear–it’s still fun to imagine what dresses they’d look great in. I mean, let’s face it, Grammy night isn’t just about the music…it’s about the fashion too. | continue reading..

2014 Golden Globe Awards – WISH LIST

2014 Golden Globe Awards - WISH LISTThe countdown to the Golden Globes is almost at its end! | Photo: NBC
It feels like the last year just flew by, but award season is officially upon us–and it continues this weekend with the 2014 Golden Globes! I’m excited to see what nominees like Amy Adams, Cate Blanchett, Lupita Nyong’o, Sandra Bullock, and Jennifer Lawrence will wear, but, I’m pretty much eagerly awaiting all the glitz and glamour, and that includes confirmed presenters like Reese Witherspoon and Emma Stone!

Enter: My annual wish list. This is the first one of the year for me, and I decided to do something a little different. Instead of my usual 3 suggestions, I’ve narrowed it down to one–although I’ve also included many more stars! | continue reading..

2013 Style Verdicts: 14 To Watch in 2014

2013 Style Verdicts: 14 To Watch in 2014

Here are a few rising actresses that I suggest keeping a fashionable eye on in the next year as each lady has the potential of being the style mavens of tomorrow. I have zero doubt that at least one will become one of your next fave fashion stars!

2013 Style Verdicts: 14 To Watch in 2014Photos: Zimbio

14. ZENDAYA
The 17-year-old has probably been a household name for the last three years, if you live in a home where Disney Channel is usually on for most of the day, due to her role as Rocky on “Shake It Up”, however, it wasn’t until this year that Zendaya really emerged to the red carpet watching masses. The reason for that might have something to do with her stint on “Dancing with the Stars” and recently dropping the chart-rising single “Replay”. Zendaya turned up at countless Hollywood events showing off her bold approach to style—which ranges from leafy printed short suits to drapey mature Donna Karan creations, and funky playful skirts paired with edgy leather jackets. It’s only the beginning for Zendaya as I think 2014 is going to be a big year for her, so make sure you’re paying attention… especially to what she wears!

13. FELICITY JONES
I feel like Felicity has been on “rising stars” lists for the last two years and, although she’s been totally adorable on her many trips down the red carpet, she’s yet to really hit her stride. Felicity wowed at the Toronto Film Festival this year while promoting “The Invisible Woman” | continue reading..

2013 Style Verdicts: Red Carpet Innocent Moments – The Men

2013 Style Verdicts: Red Carpet Moments - The Innocent

Now that you know the 20 Best Dressed Ladies of 2013—on with the 13 Best Dressed Men!
See what I did there?

2013 Style Verdicts: Red Carpet Moments - The InnocentPhotos: Zimbio

13. ROBERT SHEEHAN
Robert practically gave me whiplash when he broke out this paisley printed Dent de Man suit at the Hollywood premiere of “The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones” this past summer. A man who has the ability to opt for such a bold pattern and rock the heck out of it with glowing white shoes? It would’ve been simply wrong not to put him on this list.

12. JAMIE CAMPBELL BOWER
I pretty much liked a lot of what Jamie wore on the press tour for “The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones”, but I don’t think any of them stood out as much as this deep burgundy McQ Alexander McQueen look at the Toronto premiere. I loved the rich tones, and the styling of the shirt, sunglasses, shiny oxfords, and slicked back hair helped bright it all together. I much prefer all of that over too-big suits or combat boots.

11. NICHOLAS HOULT
I adore Nicholas and his style, especially the gorgeous deep Tom Ford blue-violet dinner jacket he donned at the punked out MET Ball this year. It may not have been exactly on-theme with the evening, but it’s gorgeous, so I can’t deny it was one of my favorite menswear looks of the evening…and the year. | continue reading..

2013 Style Verdicts: Red Carpet Moments – The Guilty

2013 Style Verdicts: Red Carpet Moments - The Guilty

There were probably many stars that had a rough year when it came to their red carpet wardrobe, but instead of calling out every bad move, I decided to focus on thirteen looks that I, unfortunately, saw in the last twelve months. Some of them were bad, some were gross, some scary, and some of them…shouldn’t have even been created.

Let’s check out the highlights, shall we?

2013 Style Verdicts: Red Carpet Moments - The GuiltyPhotos: Zimbio

13. JENNIFER LAWRENCE, “THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE” UK PREMIERE
I can appreciate dazzling beaded embellishments being a selling point of a dress, but please tell me how someone looked at Jennifer’s envy-inducing figure and decided to put her in something that’s so ill-fitting. She was trapped in this satiny fabric that pulled and wrinkled in all the wrong places. The fact that it happened was bad enough, but that it happened at the world premiere of “Catching Fire” was just a downright bummer.

12. ANNE HATHAWAY, ACADEMY AWARDS
It might not be the worst thing we saw on the red carpet this year, but those awkward bust point’ and the apron design made it memorable enough that I can’t forget it was a bad choice for Anne to accept her Oscar award in. | continue reading..

Review: ZOYA ‘Zenith’ Holiday/Winter 2013 Collection

Nail Polish, On The Record, Reviews | Sunday, December 15, 2013

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Review: ZOYA Zenith Holiday/Winter 2013 CollectionWe’re quickly approaching Christmas, which means the holiday season is nearing a close and the winter blues will soon be upon us as the days are filled with bitter weather, and the holiday decorations quickly come down. I tend to try to find things to perk me up to beat the ‘woe is me’ vibe that hits that first day back to work after ringing in the New Year, and I think ZOYA will be a positive contributor this year.

The cool team over at Zoya recently sent their “ZENITH” Holiday-Winter 2013 collection my way, and now I can officially show you how a bit of shimmer and vivid sparkle is a key to blasting those winter blues.

Be prepared to fall in love with the lively shades below! | continue reading..