Estée Lauder’s fall collection is all about bold, rich metallics and the new Pure Color Nail Lacquers are beyond gorgeous. I couldn’t wait to bring the violet one into the nail salon to get a pedi that wasn’t a neutral pink or whatever soft shade I usually opt for. These colors are vibrant and fun and inspire me to keep my nails looking great. There’s something unique about Lauder’s polishes that seem to really strengthen my nails better than most. Here are 6 of the 8 shades from Metallics swatched below. Check em out soon before they’re gone forever as seasonal collections always are.
Just last Monday during my pedicure I overheard some lady asking if they carried the polish that can change color when you wear it. Obviously I thought she was crazy as did the nail tech until I saw Orly’s Shade Shifter color changing coat come across my screen today.
Over their gel manicure colors, you can add a coat of Shade Shifer, a different color and the primary one you’ll see until you get warm or cold and then it changes. It’s crazy! Check out the quick vid below to see how it works (click HERE to watch it on YouTube if you’re viewing this in an email.)
I almost never have polish on my hands, but that doesn’t stop me from obsessing over the Instagram photos posted by nail artist to the stars Sarah Bland. Glitter gels, ombré, patterns, and mismatched colors are the hottest in nail fashions and she does it all.
All photos are Sarah Bland’s via Instagram. Follow her and check out her site with more images and info on how to book with her in LA HERE.
Nail art is huge right now. Forget color, right now it’s all about texture. Blake Lively wore a velvet mani for her wedding while the company Nails Inc caught fire after Alexa Chung tweeted this pic of her ‘leather mani.’ Now they have a new Bling it On Feathers collection so you can have tiny little (real? fake?) feathery looking bits on your nails. This is a trend I’ll have to sit out since my daughter occasionally chews on my fingers and I’d hate for her to ingest feathers, or velvet, or whatever but beyond that it’s just weird.
Spring is around the corner so it’s the perfect time to grab some vibrant shades of pinks, plums, blues, and greens to add to your probably too-brown makeup arsenal. Lauder is bringing full-on feminine front and center with their Pretty Naughty spring line. Just little pops of color like this can make a big difference in updating your look so take the plunge and try a new color or two this spring.
Their gelée formula blush is so easy to apply. Use the sponge in the compact to ‘dot’ on where you’d like the color to go, then blend it in using your fingers. Creme blushes tend to look more natural on the skin and wear longer, they also don’t collect on fine hairs on the face (photography tip!) so when you’re outside or in bright light, your makeup is undetectable
I’m dying to try their Sheer Matte Lipstick since matte formulas are often heavy and thick. I’m hoping this one gives coverage and color without the weight.
Lately, Lauder’s shadows are rivaling Dior’s iconic palettes in terms of great color combos. That cool brown and charcoal will anchor any look from casual to evening by using them on the lid or as liners. Use the pink, purple, and blue either on the lid (when in doubt just keep the color below the crease), or you can smudge them under your lower lash line, or even dot your eye’s inner corners. If you’re using them to line under your eyes, use a black liner in your water line to give the look a more modern spin.
Don’t forget the nails. I’m obsessed with purple, so I’m always happy when it’s on-trend. A great polish on your nails goes a long way in looking more put together. Since I’m pretty casual anyway, getting my nails to a more fashionable state might be just the easy spring update I need.
Emerald is Pantone’s newly named the color of the year, so you’ll be seeing sparkling shades of rich green in shoes, shadows and pretty much everything in between. The easiest way to be on-trend this winter is to find an emerald polish and let your nails be bold. It’s a color that looks great on every skin tone and is especially fitting right around the holidays, Here are a few green polishes that have caught my eye.