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Review: OPI ‘Hawaii’ Spring/Summer 2015 Collection

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Nail Polish, On The Record, Reviews | Thursday, March 12, 2015

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Review: OPI 'Hawaii' Spring/Summer 2015 CollectionLonger days, rays of sunshine and afternoons of relaxing on the sand are just around the corner, but you can get a head start now by prepping your fingers and toes with the OPI Spring/Summer 2015 Hawaii Collection! Yes, you read that correctly — the iconic polish brand is taking your nails on a cruise through paradise with 12 gorgeous colors (including 7 cremes and 4 shimmers and 1 glitter) that will have you dreaming of days on the beach in Honolulu.

I didn’t have to wait long to try each color out because the cool crew at OPI sent the collection my way for a swatch review that I can share with all of you! Check out all of the bright shades below.. | continue reading..

Review: Essie ‘Flowerista’ Spring 2015 Collection

Review: Essie 'Flowerista' Spring 2015 Collection
The winter blues have kept me down for too long so I’m eager for spring to hop into full swing! Some gals like to celebrate a new season with their hair color or their lipstick–I get ready for the transition with my nail polish, which is why I was pretty excited to see some of the polishes from the new Essie Spring 2015 “Flowerista” Collection while I was out running errands recently.

One of the coolest things about the “Flowerista” collection is that it marks the first line that Essie collaborated on with fashion designer Rebecca Minkoff, the first Global Color Designer for the iconic nail polish brand. Known for her eclectic aesthetic, I’m not shocked that I instantly fell for the fun variety of colors; whether your style is classic or grunge, avant-garde or super girly, there’s definitely a color I think you will dig. Check out the feedback I had to share on the colors I scooped up! | continue reading..

Review: Morgan Taylor ‘Cinderella’ Spring 2015 Collection

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Review: Morgan Taylor 'Cinderella' Spring 2015 Collection

Bring the magic of Disney’s live-action feature film “Cinderella” to your fingertips this spring with the help of Morgan Taylor. The professional nail lacquer teamed up with the ‘house of mouse’ to create a gorgeous collection of both classic and gel polish to celebrate the fairytale—including an array of lush cremes and magical shimmers.

Being a total fanatic of all things Disney and a lover of Morgan Taylor polishes, I was beyond thrilled to test out this collection and share it with all of you. “Cinderella” hits theaters next month, so there’s plenty of time to get your hands on the line and choose a color to wear to the theater as you watch the magic unfold on the big screen on March 13th. | continue reading..

Review: OPI ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ Collection

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Review: OPI 'Fifty Shades of Grey' CollectionOPI has released a brand new collection to celebrate the highly-anticipated theatrical release of “Fifty Shades of Grey” (starring Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson), based on the racy best-selling novel by E.L. James. When I first heard about the release, I expected every single polish to be a shade of gray because of obvious reasons, however, the OPI team made sure to include nice pop of color in there to honor the third star of the film — The Red Room.

“Fifty Shades of Grey” hit the silver screen this Valentine’s Day weekend so–after you check out my review of OPI’s latest and pick up a bottle (or six) for yourself, make sure you stop by your nearest theater to take in Mr. Grey in all his suited glory. | continue reading..

Get The Look: Kristen Stewart’s Celestial Makeup & Nail Polish – Chanel Couture Show at Paris Fashion Week: Spring 2015

Get The Look: Kristen Stewart's Chanel Makeup Nail Polish - Chanel Couture Show at Paris Fashion WeekAll eyes were on KRISTEN STEWART as she arrived for the Chanel Spring/Summer 2015 Haute Couture fashion show, held during Paris Fashion Week in a crisp white paneled dress and trendy platform oxfords. The 24-year-old “Still Alice” actress looked pretty and refreshed sporting a beauty look made up of tousled waves, inky blue nails, and a captivating stare.

Kristen’s makeup artist EMMA KOTCH gave the star a smouldering eye using comics blues and shimmery pearl from Chanel’s beauty line, and was kind enough to dish the details to The Fashion Court on how she achieved the look.

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THE SKIN & CHEEKS: Emma first prepped Kristen’s skin with the new CHANEL HYDRA BEAUTY Micro Sérum Intense Replenishing Hydration before applying Embryolisse Lait-Crème Concentré moisturizer. For foundation, she used CHANEL VITALUMIÈRE AQUA Ultra-Light Skin Perfecting Suncreen Makeup Broad Spectrum SPF 15 in No°10 and highlighted with the Madina Milano Chic & Shine Stick. | continue reading..

Get The Look: Riley Keough’s Makeup – Louis Vuitton “Series 2″ The Exhibition Opening

Get The Look: Riley Keough - Louis Vuitton 'Series 2' The ExhibitionRILEY KEOUGH rocked the black carpet at the special opening of the Louis Vuitton: “Series 2″ Exhibition in Hollywood wearing a colorful flower printed dress and baby blue boots. The 25-year-old “Mad Max: Fury Road” star may have let the dress do most of the talking, but her relaxed loose waves and soft shimmery makeup spoke volumes.

Celebrity Makeup Artist BEAU NELSON, who helped Riley get ready for her night out using an array of gorgeous natural-looking hues and just a touch of shimmer, shared his tips on how he achieved the look. Get the scoop below!

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THE SKIN & CHEEKS: “To create perfect skin, I used Laura Mercier Smooth Flawless Fluide and Cinema Secrets Concealer. I used Charlotte Tilbury Air Brush Flawless Finish Micro‑Powder in Medium to set the look and Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder under the eyes.

Cheeks and jawline were contoured using the NYX Cosmetics Contour Palette and then I used Charlotte Tilbury Swish and Pop Blush in Loveglow for a subtle bit of color.” | continue reading..

Get The Look: Idina Menzel’s Super Bowl 2015 Waves!

Get The Look: Idina Menzel's Superbowl 49 Wavy Tresses!IDINA MENZEL (wearing Angel Sanchez) helped kick off Super Bowl 49 by showcasing her famous vocals while performing the national anthem in front of thousands in the stadium stands of Phoenix, Arizona–and the millions who watched from at home.

With so many eyes literally on her, Idina wanted to look her very best–so naturally, she called in her go-to mane man, Celebrity Hairstylist TED GIBSON.

Ted gave us an inside look on what it was like to get Idina ready for such a major night in both sports and her career, “I am so honored to have been able to be a part of this incredible moment in her life. The look I created for is her favorite and is classic Idina – ‘the gibson girl wave’!”

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STEP #1: “I started off with freshly shampooed and conditioned hair. Idina’s look is all about effortless texture – to help achieve this I applied 3 different products to her hair before blow drying. At the root I used Kerastase Résistance Mousse Volumifique for volume, on the mid shaft and ends I applied Kerastase’s Résistance Spray Volumifique, then on top of that I used Kerastase’s Densimorphose Thickening Treatment Mousse. | continue reading..

Get The Look: Chrissy Teigen’s NFL Honors Braid!

Get The Look: Chrissy Teigen's 2015 NFL Honors Side-Braid!CHRISSY TEIGEN stunned on the red carpet at the 2015 NFL Honors in her two piece Temperley London embroidered white ensemble. The 29-year-old Sports Illustrated model played up the glamorous bohemian vibe with golden makeup and a loosely woven side braid.

Celebrity Hairstylist JEN ATKIN beautifully took a classic relaxed ‘do and updated it for an elegant evening out on the town. Get the step-by-step scoop below on how she did it!

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STEP 1: Prep damp hair with Leonor Greyl Mousse au Lotus Volumatrice and Sachajuan Ocean Mist sea salt spray.

STEP 2: Blow dry with a medium sized Ibiza Boar Bristle Round Brush to create volume through the roots and a bend at the ends. | continue reading..

Get The Look: Kristen Stewart – Chanel Couture Show at Paris Fashion Week: Spring 2015

Get The Look: Kristen Stewart - Chanel Couture Show at Paris Fashion Week: Spring 2015For her first fashion show appearance of the new year, KRISTEN STEWART stepped out for the Chanel Spring/Summer 2015 Haute Couture show during Paris Fashion Week. The 24-year-old “Still Alice” actress donned a sporty black piped white dress with platform oxford booties, and a star earring clip that was showcased thanks to her wavy side-pinned hairstyle.

Kristen teamed back up with her international hairstylist KEN O’ROURKE for the day and, as always, Ken graciously shared tips on achieving the look with The Fashion Court. | continue reading..

Get The Look: Jessica Chastain Interlocking Braid – Critics’ Choice Movie Awards 2015

Get The Look: Jessica Chastain - Critics' Choice Movie Awards 2015JESSICA CHASTAIN rocked the blue carpet when she arrived for the 2015 Critics’ Choice Movie Awards, but it wasn’t the heavily-embellished Antonio Berardi cutout gown the “A Most Violent Year” was wearing that stole the show–it was her ultra-cool interlocking braided hairstyle!

Celebrity Hairstylist RENATO CAMPORA worked with Jessica to achieve a cool ‘do unlike what you typically see from a Hollywood star; it was refreshing, fun, and definitely a look that stood out amongst the many noggins sporting those classic sculpted waves.

THE INSPIRATION: “The inspiration for Jessica’s hair at the Critics’ Choice Awards came from the beautiful dress. Once I saw the high neckline, I knew we wanted to show that off. Working with the silhouette, I decided to pull the hair off of the face and create a beautiful loose braid in the back. The result was a modern shape that really complemented the whole look,” he explained. | continue reading..