Fashion

Golden Globe's 2014: lupita nyong'o

January 13, 2014

Yes, this is a beauty blog but honey... the 2014 Golden Globe's was yesterday so you know I gotta discuss my FAVORITE best dressed hottie.

Lupita Nyong'o looked beyond gorgeous in ralph lauren, fred leighton. That beautiful red up against her smooth chocolate skin looked perfect. I honestly think no one could have worn it better!

Did I mention how Nyongo'o make up looks flawless and very elegant... I just really loved her whole look... You Go Girl!

I give Lupita 2 well manicured thumbs up!

Nails

Brittle, Chipped nails

January 08, 2014

It's bad enough we have to deal with dry cracked lips but also we have to deal with dry brittle nails. Well let's just thank Winter for that!

Using a super harsh nail filer to shape nails can cause the nail layers to separate, and cause unwanted peeling. Antimicrobial soaps, handwashing and only God knows what else, can cause nails to become dry and brittle causing nails to chip and peel.

I recommend you use a 240 grit or higher (280/320) nail file to shape natural nails and rehydrate cuticles and nails daily with coconut oil to keep nails strong and healthy. 

Well as always I hope this helps!

OPI Partners with Music and Fashion Icon

January 03, 2014

OPI joins celebrity partner Gwen Stefani in announcing seven new limited edition nail lacquers for 2014, featuring standout color in breakthrough finishes. Highlights from the collection include a bold red lacquer that pays homage to Gwen’s signature lipstick, a new semi-matte satin finish in shades of gold and black, and a mirrored chrome paired with a special base coat.

Inspired by the 2013 Metropolitan Museum Costume Institute Gala that featured the theme “Punk: Chaos to Couture,” OPI Executive VP and Artistic Director Suzi Weiss-Fischmann decided to create a collection of lacquer celebrating the role of music as a major influence in fashion. “With her expertise as a singer, songwriter and designer, who better to collaborate with than Gwen Stefani?” asks Weiss-Fischmann. “Known for her trademark red lips, bold eye makeup and nail art, Gwen uses beauty to accessorize her style.”

Gwen’s signature red OPI hue – Over & Over A-Gwen – is available in a boxed set, which includes Swarovski black crystals and silver, gold and pewter studs in bar, square, diamond and circle shapes for creating unique nail designs, as well as nail glue for easy application. Love.Angel.Music.Baby. and 4 in the Morning feature a new, semi-matte satin finish designed to be worn without top coat. Push and Shove, a bold chrome hue, is also worn without top coat but requires a special complimentary base coat – Lay Down that Base. One thin coat of Lay Down that Base topped with two thin coats of Push and Shove yields an intense, mirrored finish. The collection is rounded out with two glossy crème lacquers and one sparkly glitter shade: Hey Baby, I Sing in Color, and In True Stefani Fashion. “OPI wanted to create a collection as dramatic, diverse and glamorous as its namesake,” adds Weiss-Fischmann. “With crème and glitter hues, new satin matte texture, a mirrored chrome and SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS, Gwen Stefani by OPI presents the latest in pigments and finishes, while combining elements of haute couture and street fashion.”
 
            Gwen Stefani by OPI includes the following seven limited edition nail lacquers: Hey Baby, I Sing in Color, Love.Angel.Music.Baby., 4 in the Morning, In True Stefani Fashion, Push and Shove* and Over & Over A-Gwen**.
Gwen Stefani by OPI nail lacquers contain no DBP, Toluene, or Formaldehyde, and feature OPI’s exclusive ProWide™ Brush for the ultimate in application. This promotion will be available beginning January 2014 at Professional Salons, including Beauty Brands, Beauty First, Chatters, Dillard’s, JCPenney, Pure Beauty, Regis, Trade Secret, and ULTA, for  $9.00 ($10.95 CAN) suggested retail for each nail lacquer. The boxed set including Over & Over A-Gwen and SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS will retail for $14.95 ($18.95 CAN).

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