Hot Designs #Nailies Nail Art Contest!

Nail art is no fly-by-night fad. Oh heck no. From the red carpet to magazine fashion spreads, nails adorned in high art are as hot as Hugh Jackman (if you like hunky Australians, that is). If you’ve got an artistic streak and a penchant for nail art, we’ve got exciting news! The folks at Hot Designs […]

Spa and Salon Trends: Do Try this at Home!

Top spa and salon trends and how to recreate them at home. Salons and spas are fertile ground for nurturing new beauty fads. It’s when a fad gains trend status that the good stuff happens, and the beauty gods go to work crafting new products to help you create the looks at home. Here are […]

Mariah Carey and OPI Holiday Nail Laquers Launch in October

OPI Mariah Carey Holiday

OPI joins Mariah Carey to launch 18 new limited-edition holiday nail lacquers. OPI has just announced the launch of 18 new limited-edition holiday nail lacquers inspired by recording artist and international superstar Mariah Carey. This seasonal lineup features an assortment of deep red, burgundy, maroon and chocolate brown hues, along with glitter-packed gold, bronze and pearl shades. Mariah […]

Be Gel-ish: Sephora by OPI Gelshine At-Home Gel Colour System Review

Sephora by OPI gelshine At-Home Gel Colour System

I love a good visit to the nail salon. And while I wholeheartedly believe in dedicating some of your budget to girly pampering, salon gel manicures can really add up. So I thought I'd test out an at-home gel manicure system – enter Sephora by OPI gelshine At-Home Gel Colour System. Sephora by OPI gelshine At-Home Gel […]

7 New Green Nail Polishes for Spring (That Aren’t Gross!)

green nail polish

Hot right now: Green nail polishes! Green nail polish might at first sound kind of, well … eww-ish. But we’re not talking split pea soup here. We’re talking fresh mints, vibrant limes and calming shades of jade and seafoam. Okay, so maybe green nails aren't for everyone, but as a highly respected local salon mogul told me recently, after […]

Sally Hansen I Heart Nail Art Contest

sally hansen i heart nail art contest

Are you a nail art junkie? Us too! Nail art is hot, hot, hot and your evolving talent for painting your fingertips with bold stripes, cheeky polka dots and eclectic looks galore shall not go unnoticed thanks to Sally Hansen! Already in full swing, the Sally Hansen "I Heart Nail Art" Contest rewards one talented home nail artist per month with […]

Positively Presidential Beauty Faves

Revel in the spirit of President's Day with these presidential beauty finds! Did you know that birthday boy George Washington's favorite scent was Caswell-Massey Number Six Colongne? Or that the Eisenhowers were also fans of the line and chose Caswell-Massey Almond Cold Cream Hand Soap for the official White House hand cleanser? Or that First Lady Eisenhower loved the color pink […]

The Perfect Winter Foil: Ciate Very Colorfoil Manicure

Ciate Foil Manicure

Just when you thought nail art had hit the creativity ceiling, Ciaté does it again! This time, the creators of the Caviar Manicure and Velvet Manicure, Ciaté has outdone themselves with Very Colorfoil Manicure Kits that create a raw foil finish with a mirror-like shine. Each of the three Colorfoil mani kits were designed by Ciaté creative director Charlotte Knight to go […]

Makeup Color of the Moment: Rose Gold

Rose Gold Eye Shadow Trio from Stila

The jingle bells are a jangling and the chestnuts are a roasting (somewhere anyway!). The holiday season brings with it free license to amp up the shimmer in your makeup and this year, rose gold hues are lighting the way. According to, “Rose gold is a feminine metal that works on all skin tones.” […]

Transforming Your Makeup Bag for Fall

Jane Iredale BB Cream

Break out the boots, Spa Girls, and take the last few swipes of that shimmery pink lipstick ‘cause fall is on its way to town. Seems fall fashion designers have been rifling through their grandmothers’ closets this season with an intermingling of retro lace, tweed, elegant embroidery and luxe faux fur looks. Head-to-toe winter white […]

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