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Get The Look: Lily Collins’ Hairstyle at the 2017 Vanity Fair Oscar Party
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Mandy Moore in Cushnie et Ochs | “The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon”
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Gwen Stefani in KAUFMANFRANCO | “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon”
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Review: OPI x Gwen Stefani Holiday 2014 Collection - Unfrost My Heart Trio

Review: OPI x Gwen Stefani Holiday 2014 Collection – Unfrost My Heart Trio

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Welcome to Part II of my OPI x Gwen Stefani Holiday 2014 Collection review! I wanted to breakdown the review to highlight the special trio packaging of a few select shades from the collab, which includes the chromatic Unfrost My Heart collection. This frosty line features an electrifying silver and two glitters packed with flakes of black, silver and white. If you missed my review of the 12 Cremes and Shimmers from the collection, make sure you backtrack to check those out before heading over to Part III: Rollin' In Cashmere Trio.
Review: OPI x Gwen Stefani Holiday 2014 Collection - Cremes & Shimmers

Review: OPI x Gwen Stefani Holiday 2014 Collection – Cremes & Shimmers

Product Review

After completely falling in love with the collaboration between OPI and Gwen Stefani earlier this year, I was beyond excited to know that the team had a holiday collection in the works. It's no secret that anything Gwen touches turns to fabulous, so imagine the stylish possibilities when her touch is complete with an OPI lacquered manicure. "During the holiday season, women adopt a more glamorous beauty look," explains Suzi Weiss-Fischmann, OPI Co-Founder & Brand Ambassador. With the launch of the bold and luxurious collection comes 18 limited edition nail lacquers inspired the edgy-yet-sophisticated style of the No Doubt singer/songwriter, L.A.M.B. designer and "The Voice" coach. Amongst the line you'll find a wide assortments of rich jewel-tone cremes and shimmers as well as glittery confections and chrome accents that were offered in cute holiday trio packs (which I separated into different posts highlight, check out the Unfrost My Heart Trio: Review and the Rollin' In Cashmere Trio: Review). At first glance, despite the hearts I had in my eyes, I didn't fail to notice that there was only one green in the collection and zero blue. I was a bit torn on how I felt about that, but it didn't diminish my excitement to test out of the collection, which I was able to do when OPI sent the shades my way. I hope you enjoy my review.
Review: OPI Nordic Fall/Winter 2014 Collection

Review: OPI ‘Nordic’ Fall/Winter 2014 Collection

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I can always count on OPI to bring a delicious assortment of rich and brilliant hued colors to help celebrate one of the most beautiful seasons. Last year we were taken on a cool trip to San Francisco but, this time around, the iconic nail polish brand wants you to 'set your sights on the Northern Lights' with the OPI Nordic Fall/Winter 2015 Collection. Inspired by the countries of Northern Europe, this 12 polish line features 2 shimmery shades, 9 cremes and 1 glittery stand-out. I really enjoyed playing with this collection because a lot of the colors were quite obviously suited for the autumnal months whereas a few of them were traditional summer favorites that were muted for a nice transition through seasons. Read on to find out my verdict on each one...
Review: Essie 'Dress To Kilt' Collection

Review: Essie ‘Dress To Kilt’ Fall 2014 Collection

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Autumn is my favorite time of year; for the slight chill in the air, for the food, for Pumpkin Spice lattes, for fashion, and--of course, for nail polish. Not only do I love the colors and the spirit of the season, but I always feel like polish looks the best on my nails during this time of year, but maybe that's due to the lack of a tan changing my natural tone or skin bitten from the harsh winter weather. This year Essie has increased my eagerness for fall with their ultra-chic new "Dress To Kilt" Collection. This gorgeous line includes 6 lush cremes in vibrant shades of seasonal favorites, includes a soft taupe, two leafy greens, a sophisticated royal cobalt, a yummy chocolate, and a siren red that's honored with the namesake of the collection. I was totally psyched when the cool team over at Essie sent me these six beauties to try out so that I could share my thoughts with all of you. I hope you take the time to enjoy my review before you rundontwalk to your nearest beauty supply store to stock up on a few bottles for yourself!
Review: China Glaze 'The Giver' Collection

Review: China Glaze ‘The Giver’ Collection

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China Glaze teamed up with "The Giver" to celebrate the summer release of the social science fiction film, based off the early 1990s novel by Lois Lowry. Set in the year 2048, the dystopian story focuses on a community stripped of their memories. To keep in theme with the story and colors of the film, the polish collection features 10 cremes and 2 glitters that balance each other out with cool and warm tones. Ranging from pale mint green and ballet pink to vibrant brick red and purple, the line is reawakened with a shimmering bronze that actually looks like glittering gravel on your nails. I was attracted to the line at first glance, so I was thrilled to received the collection from China Glaze to share my review with all of you. Read on to find out, what I think, are the most stand-out colors.
Review: OPI 'Neon' Summer 2014 Collection

Review: OPI ‘Neon’ Summer 2014 Collection

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I love brightening up my manicure after saying "see ya" to snow-packed days, and this year OPI is giving me a juicy dose of brightly hued perfection with their brand new Summer 2014 NEON Collection! For the first time, the iconic nail polish brand is releasing their beloved neon beauties in full sized bottles and, to add to that excitement, they're also being added as permanent fixtures to their line of polishes. For this year's line, OPI has treated us to 6 punchy shades of purple, green, yellow, orange, pink and coral---along with a white to wear beneath each color to enhance the hue while also protecting the nail. For my review I used two sets of three colors for displaying purposes but, they ended up looking so funky together that it actually gave me some inspiration for summer nail art. While I start working on my next neon mani, read on to find out more about OPI's latest.
MET Ball Beauty: Get The Look - Kristen Stewart

MET Ball Beauty: Kristen Stewart’s Retro Fishtail, Dramatic Eyes & Not-So-Black Mani!

For her first red carpet appearance in a year, all eyes were on Kristen Stewart as she arrived for the annual Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala for more than just the fact that she's one of the hottest young actresses around. The 24-year-old was boldly showing off a brand new vivid red hair color for her latest movie, "American Ultra", and she was dressed in a dazzling feathered creation straight from the Chanel Spring 2014 Haute Couture runway. If you could tear your eyes from every glittering feathered sway of her dress, you were immediately brought back to her electric hair that was twisted into an funky little 'do created by Kristen's mane man Adir Abergel. Kristen's eyes were given a dramatic smoky touch courtesy of her go-to makeup artist Jillian Dempsey while CHANEL Celebrity manicurist Gina Viviano topped the look off with an almost-black mani. The Fashion Court has the scoop on how to recreate a desired part of Kristen's look or, you know---from tip-2-toe!

MET Ball Beauty: Get Anne Hathaway’s “Bitten” Lips & Shimmering Red Nails!

Anne Hathaway was amongst the star-studded guest list at this year's glamorous Met Gala, which honored the "Charles James: Beyond Fashion" exhibit with a New York City white tie affair. The brunette beauty emerged onto the scarlet carpet at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in a belly-baring Calvin Klein Collection bustier dress to match. Anne may have been 'seeing red' with her outfit, but CHANEL Celebrity Makeup Artist Kate Lee opted for pink tones when it came to her bold and shiny pout. "It's an amped up version of bitten lips, paired with coppery eyes," Kate explained the inspiration behind the look. "Anne was wearing a dramatic red column dress, and I wanted to do the opposite of what people would expect. So, instead of putting a red lip with a red dress, we went for this cool pink balanced with a warm shade of eye shadow."
MET Ball Beauty: Get The Look - Chloë Grace Moretz

MET Ball Beauty: Get Chloë Grace Moretz’s Soft Smoky Eyes & Pearly Rose Mani!

Chloë Grace Moretz donned a very playful head-to-toe Chanel look when she attended the annual Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala in New York City, which honored the "Charles James: Beyond Fashion" exhibit this year with a fancy white tie affair. The 17-year-old "Clouds of Sils Maria" actress wore a white embroidered top and matching skirt while her half-pinned long blonde locks draped over her shoulders. As for her makeup, Celebrity Makeup Artist Mai Quynh balanced a smoky eye with a pink pout, which complimented the colors of the embellished details in Chloë's outfit. "This is a soft take on a smoky eye that's feminine, with just enough intensity," Mai explained. "We wanted everything to be soft and beautiful. Chloë's dress was pale with tones of ivory, so we thought doing a smoky eye would be a fun contrast, and play off the very feminine look of the dress."
Review: OPI 'Spotlight on Glitter' Collection

Review: OPI ‘Spotlight on Glitter’ Collection

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​In conjunction with the release of their super cool new peel-off glitter base coat 'Glitter Off', OPI is releasing six sparkly glitters with their new collection Spotlight On Glitter. For the hardcore polish and OPI fans, most of these seem to be re-released/re-named glitters of collection past---however, it's a treat for those that weren’t able to grab them before, like myself. Needless to say, I was pretty 'jazzed' about getting my sparkle on when OPI sent them my way for a test drive. I dare you not to get glitter obsessed after checking these out. Because I wanted to really put some 'spotlight' on the glitter, I applied them over base shades from the Brazil Summer 2014 Collection, which allowed for them to stand out a bit better. In the wise words of Ke$ha: '...go insane. Throw some glitter, make it rain!'.
Review: OPI Brazil Spring/Summer 2014 Collection

Review: OPI Brazil Spring/Summer 2014 Collection

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We're only a few short months away from the 2014 FIFA World Cup being held in Brazil, and OPI is ready to celebrate it this summer by releasing the Spring/Summer 2014 Brazil Collection. The vibrant line is the perfect mix of bright, bold colors to earthy beach tones. I couldn't wait to get my hands on this collection, or rather get these polishes on my nails. I think there's the 'perfect' summer shade to flatter any complexion, which always 'scores a goal' in my polish handbook. I think OPI totally nailed it with this seasonal collection, but you can see for yourself below with my provided swatch review.
Review: ZOYA 'Awaken' Spring 2014 Collection

Review: ZOYA ‘Awaken’ Spring 2014 Collection

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Despite the short snow-covered days, I never realize how much I truly miss spring until I start seeing all of the pretty pastel nail polish collections begin to debut. This year ZOYA has created the "Awaken" collection, a stunning batch of glorious soft hues to celebrate the blooming season. Six new, full-coverage creams and metallic shimmer nail polish colors fill this Spring 2014 line that I'm certain you're bound to fall in love with. The awesome team over at Zoya headquarters sent the collection my way to try out and share with all of you--so let's 'hop' to it! Get it? Spring humor. I crack myself up.
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