14.01.14 Beauty, Nails

Nail Trend Spotting: 2014 Golden Globes Moody Darks

Nail Trend Spotting 2014 Golden Globes Moody Darks

Dark polishes made their appearance during the 2014 Golden Globe Awards. And with manicures getting more and more coverage (hello, mani cams), nails are becoming a trend all on their own.

Taylor Schilling donned Essie’s Berry Naughty, a beautiful oxblood shade. Celebrity manicurist, Beth Fricke, wanted a color that would look gorgeous against her dark, kelly-green gown.

Celebrity manicurist Christina Aviles decided on a deep red to stand out against Jessica Chastain’s dark dress. Essie’s Poor Li’l Rich Girl was the perfect shade to complement.

Michelle Saunders, celebrity manicurist for Kate Beckinsale, went with what she thought was a bold choice for the red carpet. “But she pulled it off flawlessly,” says Michelle. The colour?

Essie’s Licorice, which gave off the effect of patent leather–the perfect addition to her metallic gown.

Have you been sporting the dark nail trend? If not, you’ve still a few weeks left before lights and pastels start making their rounds for spring.

essie

Essie Berry Naughty
Essie Poor Li’l Rich Girl
Essie Licorice

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07.01.14 Beauty, Hair, Makeup, Nails

Beauty Trend Spotting: Pantone’s 2014 Colour of the Year: Radiant Orchid

Beauty Trend Spotting - Pantone’s 2014 Colour of the Year Radiant Orchid

Never one to miss a trend, celebrities had a head start wearing Pantone’s 2014 Colour of the Year Radiant Orchid. It’s a violet shade with pink undertones, which work well from season-to-season.

Beyonce Knowles, wore the hue on her lips in one of her newest videos ‘No Angel’. You can’t go wrong with a stain that combines the moisture of a gloss. Try Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Pur Couture À Lèvres Glossy Stain in 16 Pourpre Preview.

Lucy Hale painted the shade on her nails for the 2013 Kid’s Choice Awards. For a shade that compliments any complexion paint on O.P.I. Classics Collection Nail Lacquer in Lucky Lavender.

Naya Rivera showed us how the lavender tone makes brown eyes pop at the FOX All-Star Party. Make eyes pop with NYX Slim Eyeliner in Lavender Shimmer.

If you really love Pantone’s choice, why not try it out on your hair like Kelly Osborne at the 2013 SAG Awards? If you really love the color make a semi-permanent commitment with Manic Panic in Electric Amethyst.

I’m not quite ready to dye my hair, but I’ll definitely wear this lip colour in a heartbeat. How will you wear Radiant Orchid in 2014?

Radiant Orchid

Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Pur Couture À Lèvres Glossy Stain in 16 Pourpre Preview
O.P.I. Classics Collection Nail Lacquer in Lucky Lavender
NYX Slim Eyeliner in Lavender Shimmer
Manic Panic in Electric Amethyst

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29.10.13 Beauty, Makeup, Nails

Solange Knowles’ Trend-Setting Beauty Look

Solange Knowles’ Trend-Setting Beauty Look

There is no doubt in anyone’s mind that Solange Knowles is always on the cutting edge of fashion, but last week at the after party for the eBay Future of Shopping Event in New York City, she proved to be a trendsetter in the world of beauty, as well.

Instead of following the typical rules of dark makeup colors being apropos for fall, Solange took two runway trends and melded them into one fierce look.

She took cues from the 3.1 Phillip Lim Fall 2013 collection with a deep-hued lip, and then took inspiration from Lela Rose’s Fall 2013 collection by rocking a bright nail polish shade in the cooler months. We also saw minty nails on the runway for Chanel’s Fall 2009 collection.

To get Solange’s totally cool deep berry lip and mint green mani and pedi, try the following products.

Solange Knowles’ Beauty Look

Lipstick Queen Sinner Lipstick in Deep Red
RGB Nail Color in Minty

09.10.13 Beauty, Nails

Gwen Stefani x OPI

Gwen Stefani OPI

It looks like Rita Ora isn’t the only blonde singer teaming up with a beauty brand. Gwen Stefani and OPI have come together to create a limited collection consisting of seven polishes.

Within the collection two will have a ‘semi-matte satin finish’ which do not require a top coat.

There is also a signature Gwen-red polish that’s packaged with studs, Swarovski elements, and nail glue for DIY nail art.

The collection, which was inspired by the 2013 Met Gala’s punk theme, is set for released in January 2014 with stage names like ‘Love.Angel.Music.Baby’ (Gwen’s 2004 debut solo album), ‘4 in the Morning’, ‘Over & Over A-Gwen’, ‘In True Stefani Fashion’ a holographic silver glitter and ‘Lay Down That Base’, a base coat for a mirrored finish.

Gwen wears a Roland Mouret Spring 2013 asymmetrical top for the campaign.

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24.09.13 Beauty, Nails

Beauty Spot: DIY Nail Art

Beauty Spot DIY Nail Art

If the recent spring fashion weeks and the Emmys red carpet taught us anything, it’s that nail art isn’t going anywhere.

At Sundays award show, stars like Zooey Deschanel, Kate Mara, Kelly Osbourne and Zosia Mamet all sported nail art–and from Zooey’s whimsical black and white checkered patterned nails to Kate’s subdued white and silver chevron print, nail art can be as bold or subtle as you want.

Check out these options for easy ways to create nail art at home.

Nail Art

Ciaté Very Colourfoil Manicure
Revlon Nail Art Expressionist
Essie Sleek Sticks
NYX Precious Pearls Nail Art Kit

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