Saturday, October 27, 2012

More Deep and Dark Halloween Nails: From OPI's 007 Skyfall Collection

Here's what I'll be wearing for Halloween week. This deep blue/silver shade with holographic shimmer is called On Her Majesty's Secret Service. I can't wait to pick up a few more from this gorgeous collection. Click on this link to check out all the shades (also pictured below) for just $5.55 each on amazon.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Retro Nails: Revlon Red

Here's another classic red nail polish shade from the makeup company that knows reds—Revlon Red was introduced in 1988 which makes it just shy of 25 years old. I profiled another of Revlon's classic reds—Cherries in the Snow—back in April. By comparison this shade is a truer red without any pink undertones. 

Christy Turlington wore the shade well in the vintage print ad pictured below. Sadly, the matching lipstick is no longer available.

Glamour Magazine 1988 Print Ad

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Nail Art: Japanese Garden

Here's part two of my foray into nail decals this weekend. LA Colors Wired provided the deep royal blue background for these red and pink floral decals from Kiss. 

Nail Art: Gold Embossed Burgundy

After a failed experiment with Revlon's nail stencils (I'm returning them to CVS pronto—impossible to use!!), I still had my heart set on floral designs. I turned to a simpler option—Kiss Nail Artist decals. I used the Confetti shade Glam 'N Up for this burgundy background. No more stenciling for me—I love the more intricate look of these gold decals!

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Sally Hansen Nail Polish Strips Christmas and Winter Designs

I saw this display at Bed Bath & Beyond today. Overall these are not as much fun and Christmas-y as last year's holiday collection. My picks are Simply D-Vine and Shiny New Year. The others...yawn. SH needs to step up their game with nail polish strips being such a hot item right now—there is so much more competition than there was at this time last year! I'll be keeping an eye out for more holiday designs—I'm counting on Kiss to have some good ones!

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Christmas Nail Bling

Too early for Christmas nails? I think not. I'm not sure if this Nail Bling pattern (called Midnight Kiss) was meant to look like Christmas lights but that's what I saw when I picked them up at Sally Beauty Supply. These decals go on clear, so I used them over two coats of Nina Ultra Pro in the cream-colored shade Molten Opal, also available at Sally. For New Year's Eve, Nail Bling offers a black-based alternative to this design called Cosmic Lights. Also there are some super-cute Halloween designs on Sally's website (I didn't see them in the store.) Here's the link.

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Deep and Dark Halloween Nails

I've never been a big fan of straight black nail polish. Where's the subtlety? Instead I prefer to go for an almost black like this midnight blue shade (L'Oreal's The Mystic's Fortune). Or a blue/black with a glittery twist (L'Oreal's The Queen's Ambition, pictured below). Both are limited edition shades from the Project Runway collection.