Mani of the Week: Pitch Black Perfection with Maybelline Patent Black

Maybelline Patent Black

I don’t wear a lot of black nail polish.  Truth be told, it’s a bit difficult to get it out of my cuticles and if it chips I have to remove it immediately or risk looking like someone who trolls for dates in back alleys. Patent Black Nail Polish from Maybelline’s  Color Show Back to Black [...]

NYFW Get The Look: Tracy Reese FW 15

Tracy Reese FW 15

SHOW: Tracy Reese BEST BEAUTY: ‘70s African style knot with futuristic elements   GET THE LOOK: Apply SheaMoisture Tahitian Noni & Monoi Smooth & Repair Blow Out Cream to protect hair and add shine before drying. Using a paddle brush, dry hair brushing away from the face, towards the crown of the head. Massage SheaMoisture [...]

Mani of the Week: Smiling Lips on Your Fingertips

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By now it’s no surprise to all of you that Valentine’s Day is one of my absolute fave nail art holidays. For this Mani of the Week, I’m going to teach you how to do fun lips to compliment all the smiling you’ll be doing! Whether you’re out celebrating with your best girlfriends or your [...]

ThisThatBeauty Previews: Ella+Mila Nail Polish

Ella Mila Nail Polish

I love a good feel-good branding story and Ella+Mila is nothing if not that.  The brand is named after and  inspired by the twin daughters,   Ella and Mila,  of one of the founders. Ella+Mila is a 5 free (Toluene, Dibutyl Phthalate (DBP), Formaldehyde, Formaldehyde Resin and Camphor,)  vegan, Peta certified brand of nail polish, release [...]

Mani of the Week: Emily Blunt Golden Globes-Inspired Tutorial

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I’m a sucker for a long white dress. There’s just something oh so chic about it. So when it came to the Golden Globes red carpet Sunday night, I couldn’t help but fall in serious love with Emily Blunt’s perfectly fit Michael Kors gown. I just had to recreate the look for myself! Obvi, my [...]

New Year’s Eve Nail Art Tutorial

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With New Year’s Eve right around the corner, you’ve no doubt already found your party dress, shoes and you may even have planned out your makeup.  But what about your nails?  You can’t forget those.  Today I have the most perfectly festive — not to mention easy and fast New Year’s Eve Nail Art Tutorial that will [...]

ThisThatBeauty Reviews: Optimum Amla Legend Rejuvenating Oil

Hair with Amla Oil

I’m often asked lots of questions about my naturally curly hair: “How do you go from curly to straight? How do you keep your hair so sleek? How do you prevent heat damage? And the truth is — there’s no one magic thing that I do to keep my hair healthy and amazing. It’s actually [...]

Mani of the Week: French Mani Remix with Revlon Gel Envy

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One of my favorite Fall nail shade’s is purple. To me, she does no wrong (yes, SHE). So for this mani of the week, I’m taking my top two purples out for a spin to show you an easy, fun twist on the French Manicure. Supplies: Revlon ColorStay Gel Envy, Up the Ante  Revlon ColorStay [...]

Mani of the Week – Halloween Nails from Broadway Nails and Kiss

Broadway Halloween Nails

Last week Ari did a cool halloween manicure tutorial that I have on my list of things to try (let me just say the list of nail things to try is epic and ever growing.)  This week’s mani is all about those ladies who don’t have the dexterity or inclination to draw fangs and blood [...]

Mani of the Week: Halloween Manicure Tutorial

Halloween Manicure

Ok, ladies– you’ve got a few weeks left to get those nails Halloween ready. Good news is that I have a few tricks up my sleeve (pun intended) to share with you…and it involves some bloody mangled Dracula teeth. Let’s be honest, Halloween is the best, in fact, make that the only excuse to wear a blood-inspired manicure. [...]