Thursday Poll 7/16 and Watermelon mani!

Happy Thursday! I thought I’d start off the Thursday poll post with Nail of the Day (NOTD) photos: China Glaze Watermelon Rind and Claire’s Glitzy make a yummy mani 🙂 I did my ring fingers first with the design, and showed them to my boyfriend. I asked him what they reminded him of and he …

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To matte or not to matte? Here is a comparison!

I decided I had to try the matte nail polish craze. My nails with Essie’s Chubby Cheeks (from their Summer 2009 collection) with two coats, in the sun: It’s a great summer color! Now, here it is with Essie’s Matte About You matte finisher. You use one coat in place of a top coat: You …

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Vibrating mascara goes drug-store brand

I saw an ad for Maybelline’s Pulse Perfection by Define-A-Lash as I flipped through my August issue of Allure. I’d seen advertisements for products like Oscillation by Lancome, and Estee Lauder’s Turbo Lash. But I didn’t buy into it because I don’t see spending $32/$35 for mascara that’s supposed to only be used for three …

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MAC Cosmetics Fall 2009

MAC cosmetics has launched their Fall 2009 line, Colour Craft. I’m a fan of MAC’s LipGlass, Lipstick and eyeshadows so I went to check it out. I was particularly impressed with Marblelized LipGlass in Pretty Pattern (I took a pic but it didn’t show up well…it’s also a bit browner than the example on the web site). …

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Zits!

Here I am, 32-years-old, with a zit on my left cheek. Lucky me! It’s like I’m a teenager all over again! (Of course, without the benefit of having the summer off and no financial responsibility. *Sigh*) I typically don’t wear a full foundation or concealer in summer, but when I have a zit, and I …

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At the (nail?) of the matte-r

I’ve been Goggling around and found out that some of the hot nail trends for Fall 2009 are starting to debut. Some of these nail collections are already available for purchase on line! One that baffles me is the matte nail. There’s been buzz around the nail blogging community about this, and you can see some great …

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Thursday Poll – 7/9/09

Last week, I sucked it up and posted a brief blog about trying something I saw on a web site and finding out that it was just NOT my thing! It wasn’t that the colors were wrong, it was the way I applied them! This week I want to ask you: Have you ever done your makeup and …

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Urban Decay Fall is here!

If you don’t have your favorite makeup companies on your Facebook, you need to leave this blog and go find their fan pages and add them! Because of Facebook, I got to see previews of Urban Decay’s fall line-up. I love that UD has come out with a cream eyeliner called Ink for Eyes, and …

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Flower power

I’ve gotten acrylic nails on and off for more than 10 years. As a writer and editor, sometimes my hands take center stage as I’m taking notes in front of a source or when I’m shaking hands and meeting with various people whether in the office or on the road. The one thing I really enjoy about …

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A "Natural Muse"

I love color! I’ll wear purples with blues, yellows with coppers and just about any other color combo I can make work with my fair skin tone. But when it comes to my on-the-business-trip career look, I play it safe (on the road, like I said. While in the office today I’ll be sporting MAC …

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