Julep Red Carpet Ready Nail Polish Sets: Inspired by Oscar Nominees


The Academy Awards are on March 2nd and while the average gal or guy will watch (and possibly live tweet) the glamorous star-filled occasion from the comforts of home , they can do so with nails donned in Julep’s Red Carpet Ready Nail Polish Sets. The Julep Red Carpet Ready sets are inspired by some of 2014’s [...]

Mani Of The Week: Illamasqua Jo’mina

Illamasqua Jo Mina

For this week’s manicure I selected one of my favorite nail polish shades in my entire collection; it’s an oxymoron to say ‘pastel neon,’ but this is exactly how I would describe Illamasqua’s Jo’mina. The formula is superb and goes on smooth and opaque with just two coats. The color almost glows on your nails [...]

Mani Of The Week: Dolce and Gabbana Love in Taormina Collection

D&G Ombre Manicure 1

My love affair with all things purple (and near purple) continues with my choice of nail lacquers for this week’s manicure.  I choose two colors, Bouganville and Iris, from Dolce and Gabbana Love in Taormina collection. The Love in Taormina collection underlines the always existent connection between Dolce and Gabbana’s beauty and fashion worlds.  Pat McGrath, Dolce [...]

Michelle Obama DNC 2012: Those Nails!

michelle obama dnc nails

I’ll leave it to the political blogs to dissect last’s night’s speech. As for the beauty, ahem — that’s my lane! Shall we discuss the nails? Stunning! And here’s my best guess on possible dupes: Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics in Dangerous Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure in Commander in Chic (I mean, how perf is the [...]

ThisThatBeauty Reviews: Ciaté Caviar Manicure


Within a split second of eyeing Ciaté Caviar Manicure I was immediately intrigued. I mean…straight up open like a 7-eleven. I had to try it for myself. The texture, the finish, the three-dimensional effect — I die! The Ciaté Caviar Manicure kit includes: – 0.45 oz Paint Pot Nail Polish – 0.47 oz Caviar Pearls [...]

ThisThatBeauty Reviews: Thakoon for NARS

ThisThatBeauty Reviews: Thakoon for NARS

Left to my own devices I would change my nail color every other day. This Spring/Summer, NARS is making it difficult for me to be practical and keep my polish for a week.  The Thakoon for Nars collection features six nail polishes inspired by Thakoon’s Spring 2012 collection. “Super vibrant, exuberant color channels the pulsating [...]

ThisThatBeauty Nails It: Essie Midnight Cami + Set in Stones

Feature Essie Midnight Cami and Set in Stones

For your next manicure, consider this starry night inspired layering of Essie Midnight Cami (an inky blue black) + Set in Stones (it’s like metallic snow). I cannot look away. All love!

LIPPY: New from butter LONDON


This month (exclusively at Ulta) look for the launch of butter LONDON™LIPPY — a wardrobe of extended-wear, high sheen glosses with corresponding nail lacquers. Inspired by the brand’s backstage observation of the S/S 2012 “matchy-matchy” mani/pedi/lip trend, the concept for LIPPY was born. Primrose Hill Picnic   Teddy Girl Snog Trout Pout Yummy Mummy Personally, [...]

ThisThatBeauty Nails It: CND Shellac is a winner!


Girls, believe the hype.  CND Shellac’s claim of at least two weeks of chip free, mirror-shine finish is absolutely true! I’ve been rocking my CND Shellac manicure for almost three weeks and the finish is as glossy as the day it was applied…and for the record, I am quite domestic (cook/clean regularly) and I work [...]

ThisThatBeauty Nails It: Les Pop-Up De Chanel


Have you checked out Les Pop-Up De Chanel? Bright nails create a statement with poppy doses of hot fuchsia pinks and turquoise green. The tropical palette draws you in with its playful bursts of color. Le Vernis comes in three new colors: Nouvelle Vague – a turquoise Mistral – a soft pink Riviera – a [...]