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Category ‚Make- up,Cosmetics‘

Lara Stone Manicure By Sophy Robson

13 October 2010, 19.20 | Posted in Magazines, Make- up,Cosmetics, Models, celebrity, nail art | 2 comments »

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In the Lara Stone for Vogue U.K. feature, mani and pedi duties were handled by nail artist Sophy Robson, who on her blog writes about what she used during the shoot:

I had to sculpt some short length overlays on to poor Lara’s damaged nails to make them look nice for this story. (The result of another “session nail tech” but let’s not go there.) On the cover I used Bronze Libertine by Dior and inside it’s gorgeous peachy Tart Deco by Essie.

She also emphatically points out that she doesn’t use gels on fashion shoots. Which makes total sense, gel is great for longevity but would be hell to have to remove day to day. Meanwhile, check out Lara’s rock–not crazy, rather understated and vintage in feel…a family heirloom perhaps?

Water Marble Manicure

09 October 2010, 02.02 | Posted in Make- up,Cosmetics, nail art | 9 comments »

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There is no nail artist in all the land–that I have come across anyway–whose designs are as consistantly meticulous and perfect as those by blogger Michele of Laquerized. Here she tries out her first water marble manicure. It’s an incredibly complicated process, in that it involves dipping taped up fingers one by one in a cup of water with a swirl of polishes floating on top. See for yourself in a tutorial, which is embedded after the flip.

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Alexander McQueen Hair And Nails Spring 2011

06 October 2010, 14.18 | Posted in Fashion Week, Make- up,Cosmetics, Runway Show, nail art | 3 comments »

 Alexander McQueen Hair And Nails Spring 2011

So the “Highland Rape” days are clearly behind us….personality is so huge in fashion and we hardly know this new Sarah Burton, and now that her tribute collection is out of the way, time will tell who she turns out to be and whether or not anyone cares once we do know. In the meantime, the hair was pretty amazing and the nails [UPDATE: Via Voguebeautyblog, Nails by Minx, as applied by Marian Newman] were okay, too. Not off the charts, but hey, at least attention was paid to them. More looks including some closeups on the garments after the flip. Via Style.

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Tom Ford ‘Black Orchid’ Nail Polish, Lipstick & Perfume

05 October 2010, 13.37 | Posted in Make- up,Cosmetics, nail art, perfume | 1 comment »

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We wrote about Tom Ford’s upcoming nailpolish release a while back and now with the official images we see it’s being packaged as a “Black Orchid” gift set with lipstick and a solid perfume. If you know someone who’s a packaging/status fiend then you can knock her off your gift list with this item. Priced at $140, it will sell in the United States at Neiman’s and Saks. Via Refinery. On a nail polish note, while visiting Valley spa a couple weeks back for a manicure with star nail technician, Maki, she revealed that she was part of the team that handled the manicures for Tom Ford’s super-secret ruway show! In keeping with the theme of personalizing the fashion choices to reflect the person wearing the clothes, a different color polish was used with each model. Perhaps a hint that we can expect lots more in the nail polish category from Mr. Ford?

Polish Bar Of Brooklyn

03 October 2010, 23.43 | Posted in Make- up,Cosmetics, Stores | 2 comments »

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Assatasays hosted a  Fall glam party a few week ago with polish Polish Bar  of Brooklyn, a quaint nail place nestled on Vanderbilt Avenue in Brooklyn. Their specialty is  natural nails with services like the famed Minx as well as a gel color manicure, waxing etc . On the next page a closer look at the little shinding.

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Betsey Johnson Charm Body Tattoos

24 September 2010, 21.34 | Posted in Accessories, Fashion, Make- up,Cosmetics | 2 comments »

TempTattoos Betsey Johnson Charm Body Tattoos

Interesting timing for Betsey Johnson to  publicize her jewellery tattoos, which, unlike the Dereon ones  we mentioned earlier there is no waiting list for. Personally,  if I had to go for that look I’d  go for some  Mehndi designs, then again there is the instant gratification  the temporary tattoo provides, right?

Shu Uemura Teased-Out Pony Tails

24 September 2010, 19.02 | Posted in Fashion Week, Make- up,Cosmetics, Models, Runway Show | 1 comment »

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In what is now an official trend for my posts today–the art of contrast–haircare line Shu Uemura Art of Hair were responsible for the sleek/frizzy pony tails shown here for Andy & Debb’s New York Fashion Week runway show. It’s neat because it’s so simple but it also reminds me of what is pretty much an everyday style for a lot of New York City’s Latinas, whose super slicked-back hair that lets loose and does its things post hairband has always been a great, distinct look. Via Beautyblitz.

Orly Cosmic FX Nail Polish

17 September 2010, 18.50 | Posted in Make- up,Cosmetics, nail art | 3 comments »


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Cosmic FX by LA-based brand Orly is a necessity for 2011. The pearlesence effect is achieved by innovative mineral FX technology that combines natural rock minerals, crystals and glass. The spectrum of colours achieved once light hits the paint rivals that of the rainbow. With names like ‘It’s not Rocket Science” and “Galaxy Girl,” they are sure to make their way into every fashionistas daily routine. Orly will also be releasing a “Tis the Season” range to coincide with the festivities(on the next page). More about the brand and upcoming products can be found at Orly online  . Get  your nails did! AK.


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Butter London ‘All Hail McQueen’ Nail Polish

14 September 2010, 21.11 | Posted in Fashion, Make- up,Cosmetics, nail art | 2 comments »

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Since Alexander McQueen’s passing  in February of this year, tributes have flooded in from all over the world. Now Butter London Beauty have dedicated a nail colour to the designer, called “All Hail McQueen.” The colour was inspired by one of his most famous shows, in which he projected a holograph of Kate Moss onto the catwalk- classic! ZJK.

Painted Hair Anyone?

14 September 2010, 16.32 | Posted in Fashion, Make- up,Cosmetics | No comments »

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Forget dyeing your hair, the trend on the catwalks is painting it. Alexander Wang and Altuzarra both used paint on the models hair for their Spring 2011 shows. Tigi stylist, Paul Hanlon, created the look for Altuzarra using neon UV paints he picked up from Camden, London, no less! Unlike bad dye jobs at least it washes out afterwards. View more  images on the next page. Via  Getty. ZJK.

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