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Limited Edition Kylie Jenner Nail Polish Collection

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Last week I attended the launch of Kylie Jenner’s new limited edition nail color collection in collaboration with SinfulColors. The reality TV star looked amazing in a long, sequined gold dress as she announced the new polishes are an artistic way to share her artistic choices with her fans.

The King Kylie SinfulShine Collection features twenty shades of jewel tones offset by neutrals and precious metals, as well as a top coat.

“Kylie is internationally recognized as a leading influencer and trendsetter in beauty and fashion, and recognized for making a statement in nail. We are thrilled to collaborate with Kylie, and are excited to introduce these new collections, unlike anything else on the market,” said Blake Decker, Head of Marketing, SinfulColors.

The polishes will be available from March 1 – August 31st 2016 at select retailers nationwide, including Walmart, Walgreens, Target. Suggested retail price of polishes and topcoat: $2.99.

 

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CND FOR THE BLONDS FALL/WINTER 2016 NAIL DESIGNS

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Nail leader CND created 22 astounding nail designs at The Blonds Fall/Winter 2016 Show at MILK Studios in New York. The nail looks were inspired by 1950s Hollywood glamour but also took on the unusual twist of incorporating whimsical elements of Alice in Wonderland.

“CND’s Winter 2016 trend story evokes glitter glam, dazzling jewel tones and red carpet couture, and this was the perfect opportunity to tell that story with a trippy twist!” said CND Co-founder and Style Director Jan Arnold.

It took over 900 combined hours of production to create the stiletto-shaped nails which featured 3D embellishments and were hand-sculpted with RETENTION+™ Liquid & Powder and BRISA™ Gel, then adorned with SHELLAC™ Brand 14+ Day Nail Color, VINYLUX™ Weekly Polish and CND™ Additives.

The color palette includes shades of opalescent pinks, pearlescent brights and metallic blues, anchored in black patent and fishnet.

One model donned a vibrant bouquet laced with thorns, while another showcased “Eat me,” “Drink me” and “Lick me” cookies adhered with edible glue. Nails were ornamented with unconventional materials like ribbons, feathers, foils, sequins, metal, faux fur and smoke – even crystals and stones created entirely out of nail products.

For visuals, how-tos and behind-the-scenes coverage of CND’s Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2016 designer collaborations and nail designs, please visit the CND Fashion Week Digital Headquarters.


Get Beautiful From the Inside Out

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Beautiful skin starts from within, and if you are looking for a glowing complexion, then in addition to eating healthy fruits and veggies, check out Sakara Life. The an organic meal delivery service offers a few edible “beauty products” which aim to help your skin look its best. Below are just a few of their offerings.

• Beauty Water – the brand’s signature smooth spring water with hints of rose for a beautifying hydration. It’s made with pure rose oil and packed full of minerals and nutrients that help boost the metabolism and provide deep cellular hydration, which serves double-duty to keep your skin soft and smooth and your body hydrated.

• Detox Bars – Think protein bar, but delicious. It’s made with Lucuma and Activated Charcoal to cleanse your system.

• Beauty Bars – This sweet treat is 100% grain-free, packed with shredded coconut, coconut butter, dried pineapple and MSM to enhance your Sakara GLOW.

To learn more, click here.


Get Free Manis and Mini-Makeovers During NYFW

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New York Fashion Week is coming and if you can’t make it into the shows, you can still opt to get glammed up like you’ll be sitting front row with free makeovers. Triumph Hotels is partnering with PRIV, an on-demand beauty service, to offer quick and free manicures and makeup applications at each property throughout NYC.

You can even choose your lip and nail colors based on your favorite Triumph Hotel from the hotel’s signature collection including: Belle-claire of the Ball, Don’t Be So Iro-quois, WJ Up Up and Away, Chandler Cabernet, Electric Edison, Revel-In-Evelyn, Berry Cosmo-politan and of course, Triumph-ant.

The complimentary pop-ups will follow this schedule:

• Wednesday, February 10: Cosmopolitan Hotel, 4:00 p.m-8:00 p.m.
95 West Broadway (at Chambers)

• Thursday, February 11: The Evelyn, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
7 E 27th St. (between 5th & Madison)

• Friday, February 12: Hotel Chandler, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
12 E 31st St. (between 5th & Madison)

• Monday, February 15: Hotel Belleclaire, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
250 W 77th St. (between West End Ave & Broadway)

• Tuesday, February 16: The Iroquois, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
49 W 44th St, (between 5th & Avenue of the Americas)

• Wednesday, February 17: Hotel Edison, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
228 W 47th St. (between 7th & 8th)

• Thursday, February 18: Washington Jefferson, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
318 W 51st St. (between 8th & 9th)

*All services are first come, first serve, and are not available for groups. One service per person.


Want to know what every lip color looks like on you?

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Sephora is launching a new Virtual Artist app that uses facial recognition software to allow you to test lip products sold in their stores right on your face. The software is very similar to Makeup Genius by L’Oréal Paris, and acts like a virtual mirror that automatically moves with your lips so that it actually looks like you are wearing the color.

You’ll then receive information about the product including the name, brand and price, as well as the ability to purchase directly in the app.

Learn more on their website.


Urban Decay Gwen Stefani Collection Makeup Look

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If you follow me on Instagram, you already know I’m obsessed with the new limited-edition Urban Decay Gwen Stefani makeup pallet. I created the above look using colors from the collection, which are absolutely gorgeous.

Here are the makeup details:
Eyes: blonde on the lid, danger on the crease and bathwater on inner corner
Lips: Rocksteady liner and lipstick
Cheeks: Easy from the blush palette

Review:

Eye shadow:  I was surprised at how pigmented the colors are, especially since there are a lot of muted colors in the palette. The brightest colors are deep blue and gold. There is a lovely soft pink and some purple hues that are light, but the rest of the palette actually reminds me of Urban Decay’s Naked palette with black, white and brown tones. Regardless, they are easy to blend and so versatile.

Lipstick: Many of the lip colors in the line have a matching lip liner. The liner glides on effortlessly and so does the lip color. I tested a bunch of colors on the back of my hand the night before and woke up the next morning and still saw residual color, even after I showered! These lips colors definitely have some serious staying power.

Cheeks: The cheek palette is great if you like a light flush of color. I tried to contour with it, but the colors are not contrasting enough; however, there are fabulous if you want a glow and you can deepen the colors depending on the type of brush you use and how many times you apply the product.

 


Target’s New Nail Polish Line Launches Today

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If you got a Target gift card for Christmas, then you’re in luck because you can spend it on Target’s new nail-polish line, Defy & Inspire.

The line consists of 38, yes, 38 shades, of Instagram-worthy nail colors and will retail for $7.49.

The polishes are five-free – meaning it’s free of 5 harmful ingredients: formaldehyde, dibutyl phthalate, toluene, formaldehyde resin, and camphor.

Each bottle will retail for $7.49, and are named after reality TV shows. So, if you are a Bachelor junkie, there’s a cornflower blue polish for you, or, if you want to relive your teenage days, Laguna Beach (ocean blue) may be in order. Other colors include You’re Fired (red), Toddlers and Tiaras (baby pink), Made (coral), and Tribal Counsel (nude).


Essence’s December 2015 BeautyBox

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At some point in time, even though I am surrounded with tons of free beauty loot, I became a beauty box junkie. From subscription boxes that host all-natural, organic products to boxes filled with “indies” aka the next big thing in beauty, I need them all. The box I am most excited about this month is Essence’s Beauty Box, which is loaded with everything you need to get holiday ready with a gorgeous red lipstick and gold sparking eyeshadow. It also includes a bodywash, all-purpose moisturizer and luxurious hair products. Watch the video below to see the magazine’s beauty editors Deena Campbell and Nykia Spradley ‘unbox’ the December BeautyBox.


Steal Whitney Port’s Wedding Day Skin Secret

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Photo Credit: Courtesy of UsMagazine.com & Hannah Costello

Whitney Port married Tim Rosenman over the weekend, and to prep for the big day she got her skin camera-ready with HydraFacial MD, a treatment that rejuvenates the skin in just 30 minutes. Forget harsh chemical peels, the secret of this facial is its vortex fusion technology, which acts as both a physical & chemical peel extracting imbedded oil and debris. The result is nourished and hydrated skin, giving that appearance of a flawless complexion.

Also unique about the treatment is it doesn’t cause irritation, so no downtime is needed.

Whitney has been raving about the treatment saying, “The HydraFacial MD has moisturized my skin in a way nothing else has, it really evened out my skin tone, particularly on my cheeks,” and that “it gives my skin an immediate glow that lasts for days!”


Fall Must Haves: Pumpkin Scented Beauty Products

Spiced Pumpkin Soap, $6.80

Ever since I was a child, my favorite thing in the world to eat has always been pumpkin so I adore this time of year when you can find pumpkin flavored everything from coffee to pancakes. But, as a beauty enthusiast, more than food, I love pumpkin infused beauty products! Here are just a few of my top picks:

Lip Smacker Pumpkin Latte, $2.50

Lip Smacker Pumpkin Latte, $2.50

Sweet Cinnamon Pumpkin Gentle Foaming Hand Soap, $6.50

Sweet Cinnamon Pumpkin Gentle Foaming Hand Soap, $6.50

Spiced Pumpkin Soap, $6.80

Spiced Pumpkin Soap, $6.80

Peter Thomas Roth Pumpkin Enzyme Mask, $58.00

Peter Thomas Roth Pumpkin Enzyme Mask, $58.00

Desert Essence Pumpkin Spice Hand Repair Cream, $8.99

Desert Essence Pumpkin Spice Hand Repair Cream, $8.99