I buy a lot of nail polish. A lot. So much that I put myself on a polish diet this summer by creating a capsule collection to help curtail my purchases. Well, summer’s over and I’m back baby! The folks at Formula X sent me their bestselling The System XCEL to try and I love it! It’s a 4-step polish process that gives you all the glory of a gel manicure without all the fuss.…

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Keep It Cute With Groupon

There’s no doubt about it, being a well-groomed woman is a costly endeavor. With regular mani/pedi appointments, cut/color and blowouts, eyebrow maintenance, lash extensions and facials, I’m surprised when women have money to do anything else in life. I know what you’re thinking. ‘You don’t have to do all that stuff, you should let your natural beauty shine.’ Yeah, yeah I know.…

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Creating a Nail Polish Capsule Collection

I’ve decided. I’m not buying another bottle of nail polish until fall. This will be difficult because even as I make this declaration, I’m getting anxious about all the gorgeous shades I’ll have to pass up in the coming months. I have a few beauty vices and chief among them are eyeshadow and nail polish. My polish passion is so strong, I credit it with launching my career as a beauty writer.…

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Gorgeous nails are a stroke away! butter london …

Allure and butter LONDON have teamed up to create Arm Candy, a stunning new collection of nail polishes for fall. Designed to highlight and accessorize your individual style, bLxAllure Arm Candy features six individual lacquers and a 4-piece fashion lacquer collection. I received two sets of the six lacquers from the folks at butter LONDON (one for me and one for a lucky reader)* and I absolutely love it!…

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Help save the environment with 1143 H20 Peel-off Nail …

Cosmetics companies give beauty enthusiasts lots of eco-friendly options, particularly nail polish manufacturers who are 4-Free, 5-Free and vegan. Now the folks at 1143 H20 Nails are taking one giant step further with a water-soluble, peel-off nail polish. Water-soluble? Yes! I know what you’re thinking because it’s exactly what I was thinking when I first heard about this brand. You’re thinking, ‘if it comes off with water, what keeps my manicure intact while I’m in the shower?’ For all those details, you’ll have to talk to the chemists but I can tell you, it definitely stays on in the shower and peels off when you’re ready!
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Create Some Cozy: The Hygge Way

Create Some Cozy: The Hygge Way

Hygge (hoo-gah) is an old Danish concept that helps Danes get through their long, dark winters. Anyone besides me feeling the effects of winter: actual, political or otherwise? Yeah, I thought so. Fret not my lovelies, Hygge and I are here to help you make it through. Roughly translated as coziness, hygge means creating a warm atmosphere and enjoying the good things in life with good people.… Read More

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