Zoya Ignite for Fall 2014

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The other half of Zoya’s Fall 2014 offering is a shimmery, rich, jewel-toned shades. The lineup includes:

Autumn - Varnished Copper Liquid Metal

India – Deep Red Gold Liquid Metal

Teigen – Violet Plum with Copper Liquid Metal

Sansa – Deepest Eggplant with Gold Liquid Metal

Remy - Indigo with Copper & Gold Liquid Metal

Yuna – Grey with Copper & Gold Liquid Metal

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$9 each, available on Zoya.com and salons/spas. Pre-order is available now. Zoya polishes are “Big 5 Free” – meaning they are free of formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin, dibutyl phthalate, toluene, and camphor.

Zoya Entice for Fall 2014

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Fall collections are my favorite. Zoya Entice collection for Fall 2014 introduces 6 glossy creme polishes that are simply to die for!

The lineup includes…

Nyssa  – Milk Chocolate Brown, Full-Coverage Formula

Claire – Rich Burgundy, Full-Coverage Formula

Veronica – Brilliant Wine, Full-Coverage Formula

Margo – Red Plum, Full-Coverage Formula

Ryan – Classic Indigo, Full-Coverage Formula

Genevieve – Leather Grey, Full-Coverage Formula

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$9 each, available on Zoya.com and salons/spas. Pre-order is available now. Zoya polishes are “Big 5 Free” – meaning they are free of formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin, dibutyl phthalate, toluene, and camphor.

NARS 3.1 Phillip Lim Nail Polish Collection

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NARS and famed designer Phillip Lim have collaborated on a beautiful collection of nail polishes inspired by colors that “exist in the shadows”.

This collaboration consists of the nail polishes ($20) and a Pochette ($80) and will be available July 15th at NARS boutiques and narscosmetics.com. The collection launches August 1st everywhere else NARS is sold with the exception of the shade Insidious, which is exclusive to NARS boutiques and their website.

And now, the collection…

3.1 Phillip Lim for NARS Crossroads Nail Polish

Crossroads – African violet

3.1 Phillip Lim for NARS Darkroom Nail Polish

Dark Room - blue denim

3.1 Phillip Lim for NARS Goldviper Nail Polish

Gold Viper - champagne

3.1 Phillip Lim for NARS Hell-bent Nail Polish

Hell-Bent - lacquer red

3.1 Phillip Lim for NARS Insidious Nail Polish

Insidious - black-bronze
This shade is exclusive to NARS boutiques and narscosmetics.com.

3.1 Phillip Lim for NARS Otherside Nail Polish

Other Side - bitter chocolate
3.1 Phillip Lim for NARS Shutter Nail Polish

Shutter - black sea green

3.1 Phillip Lim for NARS Wrongturn Nail Polish

Wrong Turn - graphite

Phillip Lim for NARS Anarchy Nail Polish

Anarchy - angora

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Do you see anything you might be picking up from this collection?

Nails From The Bottom Up

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This week’s Monday Mash-Up is all about NAILS – my favorite base & top coat combo.

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September Favorites

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Following in my tradition of posting random awesome pictures on my monthly favorites posts, this month features Obama riding on a unicorn shooting rainbows out of his hands. Seemed pretty legit. Thanks, internet!

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Beauty Box 5 Unboxing & First Impressions

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I was recently invited to try out Beauty Box 5, which is a subscription sampling program similar to Birchbox/Beauty Army/Ipsy/*insert other box sample program name here*. Since I recently unsubbed from Ipsy I decided heck, why not!

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Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Fragmented Alice Collection

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Those of you who follow me on Instagram know I recently attended the official launch of Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics’ collaborative collection “Fragmented Alice”. The collection is a dual effort with artist Gail Potocki.

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Funky French Manicure

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This month I got my very first Ipsy Glam Bag, and the theme was Pretty in Pink. One of the items in my bag was a full size bottle of Sation nail polish in the shade Love At First Byte. [Read more...]

Favorite Natural Beauty Products

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And so you have this Earth, kay…

It’s Earth Day! So even though eco-friendly/natural beauty isn’t the primary focus of this blog, I couldn’t let Earth Day just go by without talking about it. Thus, my favorite natural beauty products…ready, go!

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1. LUSH Lemony Flutter – How could I do a post about natural beauty products and not mention LUSH? Lemony Flutter is a faaaaabulous cuticle cream with an herbal-lemon fragrance. It just plain works wonders on cuticles. It’s also great for super dry skin like maybe on your elbows or heels. A little bit goes a long way, and the packaging is recyclable! ($16.95, LUSH)

2. LUSH Honey Trap – I walked into my local LUSH and pretty much said “I have super duper dry lips. HELP!” and the sweeties in there suggested Honey Trap. They said any of their lip balms are great, but that this one is the best. It’s compact (again, recyclable packaging), a great texture/consistency, smells nice, and most of all it moisturizes like a dream! It works well as an overnight treatment if you slather it on, too. I’ve had my little tin for ages and it doesn’t really show signs of getting used up OR turning bad any time soon, but when it does I will definitely replace it. ($7.25, LUSH)

3. Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush – I have a lot of beloved products from Tarte but this one was my top pick. The Amazonian Clay Blushes are touted as a 12-hour blush. I rarely need to make my makeup last 12 hours but this blush definitely lasts all day. I love the texture of them (not too powdery, not too hard), the packaging, and all the fun shades! I have about half a dozen of these, but Exposed is my favorite. It’s a rosy nude shade that I think every pale girl needs in her arsenal. ($26, Tarte)

4. Korres Cherry Oil Full Color Lip Gloss – I actually don’t own any of these anymore, because my mom loves them so much I gave mine to her. ;) But they are really lovely lip glosses that smell good enough to eat thanks to the cherry oil. The formula is extremely non-sticky and lightweight with a nice amount of both shine and color. If you don’t think you’re a lip gloss person, try these. Mom did and was hooked! ($17, Sephora)

5. LUSH Bubblegum Lip Scrub – This post isn’t sponsored by LUSH I swear, haha. But it’s a delicious flavored, PINK colored sugar you exfoliate your lips with. It’s yummy (cmon, it’s SUGAR), so this is one of those products where not only can you eat it, you’ll actually want to. But save some for your lips please…! ($9.95, LUSH)

6. Macadamia Natural Oil Deep Repair Masque – Somewhere, Krissy from Addicted To All Things Pretty is reading this and nodding going “I TOLD YOU”, because she’s the one responsible for me trying this product. This mask smells amazing, and makes my hair feel like buttah. That’s because it has both macadamia and argan oils in it. I use it about once a week or so to keep my hair looking and feeling great. I have the small size pictured because that’s what I have, but I’ll definitely be getting a larger size once this is gone. ;) ($16, Macadamia)

7. Koh Gen Do Cleansing Spa Water – This stuff just rocks, simply said. It’s a luxurious, effective cleansing water that is extremely gentle. Its main ingredients (besides water!) are plant extracts. It really is a spa water and will leave you feeling pretty pampered. The herbs and minerals are highly soothing. Try it once and you’ll definitely want to come back for more. ($39, Sephora)

Weekend Drugstore Haul

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Who doesn’t love a good drugstore haul? I woke up before Mr. Boyfriend on Saturday and decided to adventure over to a Rite Aid I haven’t been in before, because according to the magical internet machine, that Rite Aid carries Black Radiance. BR is a Markwins brand, the same company that makes Wet ‘n Wild. 

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