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Tickled Pink: OPI’s Nice Stems Nail Polish Collection

OPI’s new Nice Stems! nail polish collection has us tickled pink. The cult nail brand has blended four floral-inspired lacquers that beg to be painted on fingers and toes.

Can’t you just see one of these pink shades peeking out of your favorite pair of nude sandals?

“These vibrant, feminine hues complement ’60s ladylike fashions, ’70s glam looks, and bold color-blocking, which are the season’s staples,” says Suzi Weiss-Fischmann, OPI executive vice president and artistic director. “The Nice Stems! collection also offers an interesting contrast and feminine accent to the punk and biker looks on the runways.”

The collection includes: Play the Peonies, a soft-pink; Come to Poppy, a shimmering coral-pink; Be a Dahlia Won’t You, a fabulous fuchsia; and I Lily Love You, a sparkling pink.

To instantly bright up your mani or pedi, Weiss-Fischmann suggests layering on I Lily Love You to achieve a shimmering 3-dimensional effect.

“I Lily Love You is a glitter coat that can be layered over any of the other three shades to add a bright sparkle; or, it can be worn on its own for a subtle tint of pink with strands of glitter,” she says.

The Nice Stems! nail polish collection ($8.50) will be available June 2011 Dillard’s, Regis and ULTA.

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Wash your way to brighter, clearer skin.

I am totally hooked on Walker’s Apothecary Passion Fruit Exfoliating Cleanser! With sensitive skin I was a bit worried it might burn my skin but its amazing gentle. It has a soft Passion Fruit scent and feels like my usual face wash no burning or tingling. I like to apply it to my skin and lightly buff with a warm wet face cloth before I rinse. This is my 3rd day using it and my skin is so smooth and bright. I have noticed my skin is less blotchy and my problem areas are clearing up.  Perfect for the warm summer months!

Walker’s Apothecary Passion Fruit Exfoliating Cleanser

Combat dry skin from months of winter’s harsh temps and kick off the warmer seasons with fresh, glowing skin. Walker’s Apothecary introduces Passion Fruit Exfoliating Cleanser ($12 for 2oz, $18 for 4oz), which lifts away dead cells and improves circulation while unclogging pores and brightening dark spots to reveal smooth, healthy skin. Formulated with properties of glycolic and lactic acid and concentrated fruit acids, this cleanser is the perfect core product for your summer skincare routine. Available at select retailers and www.walkersapothecary.com

Shalea Walker, founder and owner of Walker’s Apothecary, believes that most skincare problems can be solved with a little bit of care and the right products. As a licensed esthetician and makeup artist, Shalea has seen almost every skin type, issue and need and, after many requests from her clients, created her own line of products that address skincare issues using targeted, high-performance, plant based botanicals.

Disclosure:  A complimentary sample of the above mentioned product was sent to me for an honest review.

NEW Makeup from L’OCCITANE‏

L’Occitane en Provence is pleased to announce the May 9th launch of their newest color cosmetic collection: Pivoine Flora Make-Up.

Inspired by the graceful peony which dances like a ballerina in the Mediterranean breeze, L’Occitane unveils its stunning color collection of luminous springtime hues and velvety textures enriched with softening peony extract. The easy-to-use products glide onto the skin, leaving it silky and nourished, and can be blended together in a variety of ways for buildable make-up looks.



Pivoine Flora Lip Shine Peche

This glistening lip gloss coats the lips with a coral shimmering sheen. I’m absolutely IN LOVE with this lip gloss. It has this amazing texture, and it looks beautiful on! And it smells heavenly! Love it!

Its light, non-sticky, delicately scented syrup texture contains softening Peony extract to protect and pamper the lips, leaving them looking fabulous!

($14)


Pivoine Flora Color Cream Abricot

This apricot colored cream blush duo helps illuminate and warm up the face. Enriched with softening Peony extract and delicately scented, this smooth texture glides on with fingertips and blends easily. This is the best cream blush ever. EVER! It’s lightly scented, so you smell beautiful all day! The texture is amazing, I absolutely LOVE this product. Love it!

The apricot blush accents the cheek bones while the golden beige can be used to highlight your look.

($16)


Stuck a feather in her hair and called it macaroni!

I might be too old to like these as much as I do.

Sultra Feather Hair Accents are long-lasting, do-it-yourself, clip-in hair accessories.

These colorful, chic hair accessories are made from natural rooster feathers that can be dried, ironed, and curled. Easy to use, the discrete clip makes applying and removing the extension simple.

These extensions are designed for any hair type and color. Sultra Natural Feather Hair Accent clip extensions are an ideal alternative to salon applied extensions, which cannot be removed and reused.

$25