Archive: Nails

HOT NEW PRODUCTS!

Here are some of the hottest new products to hit the market!  I need to make a trip to Sephora, these bad boys are calling my name!

Natural Lip Stain with LipSurgence™ Technology by Tarte is a natural lip stain that is clinically proven to increase lips’ moisture content by 6000%.

After 10 years the wait is finally over. These much-anticipated natural lip stains are an extension to the best-selling and award-winning cheek stains. Just like the iconic cheek stains, each emotive, peppermint-infused shade smoothly glides on lips for a natural flush that will stay all day. So say goodbye to reapplying your lip color throughout the day and say hello to a gorgeous pop of color and hydration that lasts.

The old meets the new with the infusion of our high-performance natural LipSurgence™ technology which is clinically proven to increase moisture content by an astonishing 6000%. This proprietary blend effectively increases skin’s water content for a ‘plumped up’ appearance leaving lips defined, smoothed, and hydrated. The result is naturally fuller, healthier lips without any irritation or stinging. Like the cheek stains, each shade of these natural lip stains will leave a natural hint of tint that will last throughout the day. These shades are great to wear alone or pair with your favorite tarte lipgloss. This product is free from gluten, animal testing, formaldehyde donors, oil, talc, MEA/ DEA/ TEA.

$24.00 – BUY IT HERE!

Perfetto Eyeliner by tokidoki is a waterproof liquid liner with a unique, innovative chisel tip for optimal precision.

Channel your inner artist with this quick-drying liner pen, available in eight bold shades. Use it to expertly line the eyes or to create a temporary tattoo on the skin.

The formula comes off easily with makeup remover.

$16.00 – BUY IT HERE!

NEW FROM PHILOSOPHY! Field of Flowers™ Set

A body lotion and spray fragrance gift set for mother’s day.

Nurture a special woman in your life with Field of Flowers ultra-rich Body Lotion and Spray Fragrance gift set, created exclusively for Mother’s Day. Field of Flowers is the fresh, floral scent of peony, created to make a woman feel positively lovely throughout the day. The luxurious body lotion moisturizes, softens, and conditions dry skin, leaving it feeling silky smooth and extremely touchable. Layer this fresh, floral fragrance for a delicate, classic experience.

This set contains:
- 8 oz Body Lotion
- 2 oz Spray Fragrance

$35.00 – BUY IT HERE!

Modern Flower Mini Collection by Sephora is a GORGEOUS springtime quartet of petite nail polishes.

This ensemble is inspired by simple, dramatic blossoms like the elegant Calla Lily, exotic orchid, and vibrant iris. These iconic flowers, in their most colorful forms, have been artistically re-imagined into this bouquet of spring shades that will have your fingertips flourishing with sophisticated color.

This set contains:
- 4 x 0.125 oz Mini Nail Colours in Handpicked for Me, It’s Bouquet with Me, Iris I was Thinner, Leaf Him at the Altar

Sephora by OPI combines the quality and color expertise of OPI, the world leader in professional nail color, with Sephora’s reputation for the latest in beauty and sophistication. Put the final touch on fingertips and toes with these top-quality formulas that continue the OPI legacy of excellence. The long-lasting, chip-resistant polish ensures flawless results with each application, and its green ingredient list excludes DBP, toluene, and formaldehyde.

$18.00 (for 4, that’s not bad!) BUY IT HERE!

Cream Eye Liner Palette by Smashbox is a mirrored, slim-line palette that holds 10 cream eye liner shades in metallic hues and a mini liner brush.

This convenient mirrored palette holds 10 cream eye liner shades in metallic hues and a mini liner brush. A cult favorite, this liner provides totally customizable eye definition that doesn’t flake, run, or tug. The mistake-proof formula glides on effortlessly for the ultimate control and comfort and is capable of creating elegantly defined lines or a smoky, sultry look.

$32.00 – BUY IT HERE! I know $32 seems like a lot for this, but I actually have a cream eye liner palette from them in a different shade, and it has lasted me SO LONG. It’s definitely worth the $32!

How to Give Yourself a Manicure

Even if you’re not looking to save a little cash (lucky you!), every girl should master the art of the at-home manicure. Perfecting your polishing skills is easier than you think. Our expert shows you how to get the ultimate must-have mani in just 5 fast steps.

Step 1:
Start with clean, dry, paint-free nails. Your first step is to file and shape your tips. Pick your shape: square, round, oval, or pointed (Hint: Oval is the universally flattering shape). Elle, a celebrity manicurist for Barielle Skincare – who’s worked on the nails of Angelina Jolie, Blake Lively, Cameron Diaz and Eva Mendes among others – recommends using a glass nail file, and to always file nails in one direction using short, smooth strokes. “This keeps split nails at bay,” she says. We love Sephora’s budget-friendly file ($8, sephora.com).

Step 2:
Soak your hands in a bowl of warm water for 5 minutes to soften up your cuticles and then gently push them back with a cuticle pusher or orangewood stick. Never cut your cuticles. This is a guaranteed trick for ragged edges or worse – a bad infection. Not pretty. Try this double-sided cuticle pusher ($12, ulta.com)

Step 3:
It’s time to lay down your base coat. Even if you skip the top coat, never ditch your base. It gives polish something to grab onto. Added bonus: many newer formulas do double duty and can nourish your nails while helping prevent chips and peeling polish. Try Sally Hanson’s Double Duty Strengthening Base Coat ($4.49, walgreens.com).

Step 4:
Pick a polish! Using short strokes, start in the middle of the nail and work outward. To keep it uniform, try to get the same amount of polish on the brush for each finger. And don’t skimp: two coats are better than one. Try OPI’s huge selection of colors ($8, drugstore.com).

Step 5:

Finish with a high-shine bang: “Cuticle oil should never be skipped, and should be your last step!” says Elle. “It’s an instant manicure in a bottle and it also helps dry nail polish while finishing your cuticles.” Her expert pick? Barielle’s Intensive Nail Renewal Oil ($12.50,  barielle.com).

From my one of my favorite websites, Betty Confidential!

Spring Beauty: What’s hot (Pink) right now!

Pink is in this Spring, and here are Make Her Up’s gorgeous Pink Picks!

Printed Lips Tinted Look Lip Stainer is a matte, richly pigmented lip tint with a felt-tip marker from Givenchy.

Printed Lips Tinted Look Lip Stainer is a richly pigmented tint that’s applied with a felt-tip marker. Providing a lip look that lasts, the marker allows for easy application and a vibrant, matte finish.

$24.50 – BUY IT HERE!

Leave your mark with bold, rich, vibrant colors that stand out. The formula is hard wearing and chip resistant and contains individual finishes from matte to high gloss. Apply two coats for high intensity and use with Illamasqua Nail Base Coat and Illamasqua Nail Top Coat for the perfect finish. Make a statement and talk with your hands!

Nail polish showing: Collide

$14.00 – BUY IT HERE!

I Love Sephora Brush Set – Pink ($120 Value) is a perfectly pink, portable set of top-quality brushes.

Made with the same peak standards as Sephora’s Platinum Brush Line, these essential beauty tools are perfect for creating your signature look, at home or on the go! These makeup-artist-tested brushes deliver built-to-last durability, and just as beautiful as they are functional.

$29.00 – BUY IT HERE!

Sparklicity Pure by beauty newcomer Tarina Tarantino is a touch of luxurious, crystalline sparkle for eyes, cheeks, and lips.

Complete your look with a unique, reflective finish, thanks to a formula composed almost entirely of pure-refraction reflex (unlike traditional glitters). Sparklicity Pure’s soft, muted background shade layers perfectly with the rest of your makeup to accentuate the arch of the brow, eye lids, cheeks, and lips.

$19.00 – BUY IT HERE!


Candy Cameo Fashion Collection
by beauty newcomer Tarina Tarantino is a trio featuring a chic gloss-containing cocktail ring, an exclusive pressed eyeshadow, and an ultra-light lip gloss, inspired by a fantastical-yet-nostalgic vintage vibe.

Taking a colorful inspiration from her grandmother’s vintage jewelry box, Tarina designed Candy Cameo around neon-colored cameos with glossy hearts and bows, accented with black lacquer beads. This collection is playful, with vibrant colors mixing harmoniously.

$19.00 – $35.00 BUY IT HERE!


Lo Bosworth loves Essie Fingernail Polish!

The Hills’ star Lo Bosworth just tweeted a picture of her fingers modeling “California Coral” from Essie!

@LoBosworth painted my nails essie california coral! so cute!

What a great color! I’m not usually a fan of coral, but I love that!

I’ve never tried Essie, but I’d sure love to! For information on where you can find Essie near you – go here!