Archive: Nails

Borghese Nail Lacquer

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I was just sent some Borghese nail polish to try, and while I am familiar with their skincare products I had yet to try the nail care line. Well first thing I noticed was the difference in the dual tip brush, it seems to hold the perfect amount of polish. Whenever I do my nails I seem to have too much on the brush even if I try to dab some off.  

On top of a great brush the colors are brilliant and look great.  My two favorite colors so far are Notte Black and Chianti Wine. If you are looking for a great new nail polish,  give  Borghese a try.

 Borghese Nail Lacquer

Brilliant, Long-wearing, Hydrating Nail Polish

* Today’s most desirable nail colors, a blend of classic with the latest fashion trends… in a lavishly rich nail strengthening polish.
* Long-wearing hydrating stay-true color with exclusive Acqua di Vita® complex to help restore healthy moisture and Micronized Gemstones for brilliance.
* The innovative Duale Curve Tip brush hugs nail curves for a precision line, delivering a perfect application effortlessly.
* Free of Tolulene, DBP, Added Formaldehyde
* Not tested on animals.

$8.00

Go Bold with Rimmel Nail Color!

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A great quick dry nail polish, perfect for the girl on the run. I was heading out last night to see The September Issue and realized my nails were a mess. I had only 3 minutes until I had to leave so I quickly removed the old nail polish and swept on Rimmel  60 Seconds nail polish and two minutes later I was out the door. The polish dried quickly and smoothly with no bumps or dents and looks shiny and great, I love it.

Especially great for beauty addicts with little girls, my daughter always wants her nails done but can’t sit long enough for them to dry without messing them up. Rimmel 60 second nail polish drys fast enough I can’t paint her nails and toes without the owrry of a big mess!

Rimmel London’s 60 Seconds Nail Polish

THINK: Reflective shine and lasting color for non-stop nails all summer long.

WHAT IT IS: The season’s must-have accessory. Summer is all about color, from getting a glow to sporting sunny shades. Get your nails in on the trend with Rimmel’s range of perfect polishes in megawatt colors. Whether you’re lounging poolside or strolling the city streets, bold, bright nails complement any summer ensemble.

For shine in a flash, go for Rimmel London’s 60 Seconds Nail Polish. Available in 16 shades, the must-have polish is specifically formulated to deliver high-color intensity and an even finish. The super quick-drying formula dries within 60 seconds, leaving nails with an impeccable glossy finish that lasts. Developed with water-resistant properties, 60 Seconds Vinyl Shine Nail Polish also acts as a shock absorber to prolong color—even after a dunk in the pool or a splash in the ocean. An innovative PRO-CISION brush delivers easier, quicker and more even application—just one coat of polish provides full color coverage with a finish that’s shinier than ever. New, sleek, chic and contemporary, the extra-thick glass bottle has an elegant, gleaming black cap and up-to-the-minute graphics.

60 Second Nail Polish, $3.30

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I am a beach bum in the summer, even with the cooler Oregon Coast my family and I love getting out once a week if we can. Though it feels great to walk in the sand and splash in the ocean it does a number on my pedicure. Rimmel London LYCRA Wear 10 Nail Polish is a nail polish that can stand up to the abuse. Just a quick coat and your toes will look great before and after the beach trip, I am happy to find a great and inexpensive product that can stand up to the abuse of summer!

Rimmel London LYCRA® Wear 10 Nail Polish

For a shockproof shield designed to withstand summer sand and surf, try on some Lycra for size. Rimmel London LYCRA® Wear 10 Nail Polish combines Xtra Life™ LYCRA® fibers and micro-minerals, which create a durable, flexible shield to help protect against shocks and abrasions, limiting chipping and cracking. The color shield makes LYCRA® Wear 10 Polish more chip resistant than other leading lacquers, giving nails a freshly painted look for up to 10 days. The ultra-fine, ultra-flat micro-minerals also serve to fill in tiny imperfections on the nail surface, creating a uniform, perfectly smooth finish for the shiniest colour ever that lasts.

LYCRA® Wear 10 Nail Polish, $3.30

WHERE TO FIND IT: Chain drug stores and mass retailers nationwide. Visit www.RimmelLondon.com for store locations and to try the newest products with Rimmel’s exclusive Virtual Makeover Tool.

My new favorite nail polish is MATTE!

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I was sent this new nail polish to try a while ago, and to be honest I wasn’t in a hurry to try it. It’s Matte, and to me – that seems really strange in a nail polish!

I’m sitting here at my desk yesterday staring at the nail polish, and decided to give it a go.  Right off the bat I noticed two things.  First of all, it’s AMAZING going on. You don’t need any base coat – or top coat, and one layer of polish is all it takes. It goes on wonderfully.  Second thing I noticed is that it dries almost immediately. I looked down, and the wet polish had dried into a beautiful red matte color.

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The color I’m wearing is Posh, and it’s in the MatteVelvet 2009 line. There are two other awesome colors in this line – check them out here!

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I love this stuff! If you are looking for something new, I highly recommend this! I had several people via twitter (are you not following us yet? Follow us at @makeherup) ask me to send pictures of what my nails looked like.  The whole matte look is hard to capture in a picture, but I tried!! I don’t have glorious nails, but you get the idea.

MATTEVELVET nail color by Zoya is not intended to be worn with a base coat, top coat or speed dryer of any kind. Due to the unique matte formulation, color is not as long wearing as traditional nail color. A completely clean, dry nail surface yields the best results for matte nail color wear. For best results make sure to always prepare the nail with Zoya Remove+ (3-in-1 nail polish removed, nail plate cleaner and new color prep.) prior to applying color.

Only $6!! Buy it here!


NEW FROM BARIELLE! “All Lacquered Up” For Fall 2009!

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I love these new colors! Barielle does it again!

For Fall 200, Shades by Barielle and celebrity manicurist Elle extended a hand to guest collaborator Michelle Mismas, founder of the top nail beauty blog, All Lacquered Up.  The new collection – aptly named “All Lacqured Up” takes trend-making to a new level, offering unexpected color combinations, glitter particle and pearl shimmer effects, and a healthy 3-free formulation.

Black polish gets injected with a shot of colorful shimmer, with Lava Rock – a black and red pearl swirl, and Blackened Bleu – a black polish with sapphire sparkle.  Blue and green polishes come in brand-new hues, with Falling Star – a marine blue with gold glitter particles, and Polished Princess - a safari green with copper shimmer.

Drop-dead reds include Glammed Out Garnet - a ruby-on-ruby sparkle, and Pin Up- a tomato red shimmer.  Grey gets glam with Out-Grey-Geous – a silver shimmer, U-Concrete-Me- a steely gray, Slate of Affairs – a worn denim, Putt-E-On-Me - a classic clay.  The ultimate Coffee indulgence is Make it a Latte – a chocolate cream with golden highlights.  Purple gets even prettier with Get Mauve-ing – a muted mauve.

Formulated to provide nails with safe, healthy and long-lasting glossy color coverage, Shades by Barielle is free of formaldehyde, toluene and dibutyl-phthalate. Women can also safely use Barielle products throughtout pregnancy.

$8.00 – buy at Barielle.com