11 May 2012

Deal Alert! Deborah Lippmann Footloose Duos for $9.95!

Happy Friday!  I hope everyone is getting ready to kick off a fantastic weekend!

I just wanted to give you a heads up on a great deal - remember last fall when Deborah Lippmann released 2 limited edition nail polish duos for the Footloose movie release?  Well, they're on clearance now at HSN.com for $9.95 each!  Originally $32 for each set, that's a savings of over 65% off!

If you're interested, head on over to HSN to pick these up soon!  I'm seriously tempted, but have been doing so much shopping lately (with more hauling planned this weekend!) that I'm on the fence.  Let me know if you pick these up - would love to hear your thoughts!

10 May 2012

Skittles Mani with Julep Gayle and Cameron

 Good morning!  How’s everyone’s week going so far?  Pretty busy over here in LA, but not too bad, and the weekend’s almost here! Yay!  I can’t wait to unwind and relax.

Today I have for you a fun mani I decided to do last night.  I’ve totally done the accent nail thing in the past, and this is really just an expansion of it – nothing too crazy for work!  I did a skittles mani using Julep Gayle and Julep CameronGayle is a dark, eggplant purple crème polish while Cameron is a bright, blue-based pink crème.  Neither are neon, but they are super bright, so I thought it was right in line with the bright nails trend currently underway.  As is typical of Julep, both formulas were highly pigmented and could have easily been one-coaters.  I did two coats for this mani for flawless color.  Take a look!



 And of course, the closeup.


I love them both!  I had already done a mani before with Julep Gayle, so I already knew it was a winner, but look at Cameron!  Such a stunner too!

Gayle and Cameron are both still available at the Julep site, and you can now purchase Julep polishes at select Sephora stores, too!  Definitely check them out.  They retail for $14 per polish.

02 May 2012

Dior Electric Blue

 Happy Thursday!  How’s everyone’s week going?  Good?  Or are you just ready for the weekend?  My week has been great so far – I started the P90X program on Monday, and wow, my body is SORE!! But it’s an awesome sore, as I know how hard I worked out, so I’m happy.  Have any of you tried it?  Let me know what you think!

Today I have a quick swatch for you, Dior Electric BlueElectric Blue is a bright, almost-neon blue polish with a crème finish.  You know that find silver shimmer you can sometimes see in Dior polishes?  Well it definitely shows up in Electric Blue!!! I was driving a few times with this mani and was distracted by its small blingy awesomeness.  This is 2 coats of Electric Blue, and it went on like a dream!


Electric Blue is ready for its closeup.

Dior Electric Blue is amazing!  I had originally passed on this one when I picked up the other polishes from the Anselm Reyle for Dior collection, and now I’m glad I went back and bought this!!! It’s a totally bold color for summer, and I can’t wait to rock it.

I checked my collection of bold blue polishes and only had one polish that was close (oh, the perils of slimming down one’s collection) – Rescue Beauty Lounge IKB:2012IKB:2012 was recently released as a part of the RBL Fan Collection, 4 polishes inspired by RBL fans.  I was going to swatch it for you here, but since IKB:2012 is sold out, I won't because I don’t want you to fall in love and go looking for it, as it’s selling for ridiculous prices on eBay!!  Instead, I swatched IKB:2012 next to Electric Blue so you could see how similar the two polishes are.

pinky and middle finger: Dior Electric Blue; index and ring finger: RBL IKB:2012

As you can see in the photo above, IKB:2012 and Electric Blue are very similar in color.  IKB:2012 is a slight shade darker than Electric Blue.  While their colors are discernible to the naked eye, I don’t think there’s any reason to own both, unless you a blue fanatic.  Of the two, I would recommend going with Electric Blue – the formula on IKB:2012 was ghastly to work with, while Electric Blue applied like butter.  I may not be Paula Deen, but even I know butter wins every time!

Dior Electric Blue was released as a part of the Anselm Reyle for Dior collection this past spring.  It retails for $23 for a 0.33 fl oz bottle; you can pick one up at Dior boutiques and at Dior counters at Saks Fifth Avenue only (unfortunately, it was not made available to all Dior counters).