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MAC launches new campaign for MAC’s, Reel Sexy line!

Here’s the new ad for MAC’s newest line, Reel Sexy. The new line offers bright and bold colors, I’m thinking MAC fans will love!

The line offers four lipsticks, “Heroine”, “Pink Popcorn”, “Reel Sexy” and “Watch Me Simmer”. (GO HERE for the rest of the collection)

“The curtains part. The room darkens. The projector starts. Who’s the Reel star? On the screen…or in the audience? Is it better to watch or be watched? Discover the take on Reel Sexy from our Senior Vice President and Creative Director, James Gager here.

Our main feature – a cinematic drama starring Ms. Kristen McMenamy, supported by an entire cast of limited edition Dynamic Duo Eye Shadows, Nail Lacquers, Cremesheen Glass and Mineralize Skinfinish – sublime! Rave reviews all around!”

I’m not a huge fan of these colors. There aren’t many women who could pull these off (except maybe the lipsticks). What do you think? Love or hate the new line?

GO HERE to shop the collection!

OPI launches a Spider-man themed nail polish line!

OPI has teamed up with the creators of the new Spider-Man film, to launch a themed-color collection, made up of six nail polishes, one shatter and a four-pack of minis!

‘The Amazing Spider-Man’ launches later this year, but you’ll be able to get your hands on these cool colors around May.

Check out the shades, titled: “Call Me Gwen-Ever”, “Your Web or Mine”, “Number One Nemesis”, “My Boyfriend Scales Walls”, “Just Spotted the Lizard”, “Into the Night” and “Green Shatter”.

Rihanna rocked $5,000 nail polish at last night’s Grammy Awards!

Is nail polish the new must-have accessory? Celebs typically show up on the red carpet dripping in jewelry that costs an astronomical amount. But 24-karat nail polish???

Rihanna showed up on the Grammys red carpet last night with 24-karat gold nail polish. The Red Carpet Manicure polish, “Amor 24″ costs $5,000 PER BOTTLE. Now that’s a bit much. Seriously – she’s going to go home and take that polish off, most likely. Why not use a nail polish that looks gold – but isn’t ACTUALLY gold? See my “look for less” polish below!

Allure talked to celebrity manicurist Jin Soon Choi for her tips on keeping precious-metal nails pretty:

Stay short: File your nails to a short or medium length or it will look severe, Choi says.

Shape carefully: Soon recommends a gentle, round shape. “You don’t want it to be too extreme—too square or too pointy,” she says.”It’s already metallic.”

Make it last: Soon, who’s famous for her chip-proof manicures, uses a nail strengthener in place of a base coat. “It has better coverage,” she says. After two coats of nail color, she finishes with a glossy top coat.

PS: This OPI version only costs $5. GO HERE to buy!


UPDATE: Remember our super – amazing nail polish tip?

I just thought I should give you guys an update… here’s a new picture of my fingernail polish taken this morning. I applied this nail polish back on January 21st. That’s 11 days ago!! Thanks to an awesome manicure tip that actually works, I managed to stay chip free for 11 days! I’m taking my polish today, because of grow-out, but I could have probably kept it even longer.

In case you missed it, last week I posted an awesome manicure tip.

Put your nail polish on – as you usually would. Base coat, 2 layers of nail polish, then top coat. The next day – apply a layer of top coat. Repeat this step every day after – I did it for a week. It sealed the polish on so well, it didn’t chip – not even one finger in 11 days!

One layer of top coat a day – saves your manicure! The proof is in the pictures!

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