MAC has released a bowling-themed collection for Fall 2016, It’s a Strike!
Head straight to the fast lane with M∙A∙C It’s A Strike! A set of varsity-chic hues sure to bring you luck. Have a ball with the luminous allure of new Pearlmatte Face Powder. Two online-exclusive Lipsticks in Liquid Lurex and Babes and Balls are right up anyone’s alley. Rack ‘em up with a collection sure to be a perfect strike!
The collection includes three new Studio Nail Lacquers:
Babysplit, sheer lime green (crème)
Rack ‘Em Up, cool deep khaki (crème)
5 Pin, deep wine (crème)
The Studio Nail Lacquers retail for US$13 / CA$15.
They claim their newest innovation will give “a flawless mani in under 3 minutes”.
Never be caught without perfectly polished nails again with Ciaté London’s MANI MARKER. Featuring an easy to use precision tip, this nail polish pen is your ultimate on-the-go quick fix saviour! High coverage colour with one-stroke application makes this your mani’s new best friend.
Use on bare nails only for even application
Step 1: Shake well and push the nib down for 45-60 seconds to release product
Step 2: Apply one coat of colour only onto bare nails, making sure to keep the same pressure from cuticle to tip
Step 3: Once dry apply glossy topcoat
The pens will retail for US$12 each.
What do you think of applying your polish with a pen? I wonder how portable it would be—though whatever they say, I’d probably still be leery of sticking it in my favorite handbag!
Here’s Color Club‘s massive new collection of nail polish duos for the U.S. college football fans! A whopping 78 colleges are represented in this set of fully licensed color duos.
My two brothers went to U.S. colleges, but unfortunately, the one who is into sports didn’t go to a represented college (presumably because their football team is crap?) and the one whose alma mater is in the set really hates sports. Well, they also don’t wear nail polish, so I guess this whole exercise is moot.
Anyway, the new collection is called Game Day, and each college gets a two-color duo.
Each bottle is shaped like a little football helmet! (This is a little bit of a shame if you’re into some other sport at your chosen college.) The university logo is also printed on each bottle.
I found that Color Club’s stock photos seem a little off, particularly the oranges, many of which look red. I was entering the shades into the Nail Polish Database (156 colors, what a pain!) and realized (thankfully) early on that some of the “reds” were actually oranges. I mean, I know almost zero about college football, but even I know that Syracuse’s color is orange, not Dayglo red! (Also, weirdly, Northwestern’s duo colors look blue and white, but the actual university color is purple. I’ve no idea.)
In the end, I went and double-checked each university’s team colors on Wikipedia, ’cause I’m a bit anal that way. I’m assuming that it’s Color Club’s photos that are off, and not the actual colors, since these are properly licensed products.Read More »
Cheetah-Me-Not (glittering nail lacquer loaded with black cheetah spots)
Many Moons Ago (no description other than “glittering”; looks like light mauve & gold confetti in a sheer base)
Martian, Martian, Martian! (mysterious green)
Men Are From Mars (vampy red)
Meteor-Right (shimmering blue & copper)
Unphased (shimmering orange)
Meteor-Right and Unphased will be mine! Which ones do you like?
Also, from now until August 31, 2016, get 20% off your Color Club order with the code TWENTY4U. I believe the official site ships to the US and Canada, as well as some other countries, but they don’t appear to have shipping information available on their website. Huh.
Color Club Professional Nail Lacquer retails for US$8.50.
Spanning half a century, Star Trek and its loyal fans cross decades, influencing ideas and aesthetics of gender, race and intergalactic potential. As the sci-fi saga continues, delight in the beauty of exploration as MAC and Star Trek’s latest cinema generation joins forces in an exclusive makeup collaboration of astral hues.
Surely that’s “join forces”. Really, MAC.
The collection includes three new Studio Nail Lacquers in special edition packaging:
Enterprise, silver chrome (frost)
Holladeck, gold sparkle (frost)
Skin of Evil, yellowish green with black chunks (frost)
Anyway, this collection seems excessively sparkly for me, but I am digging Skin of Evil, the green and black glitter polish!
The special edition polishes retail for US$14 / CA$16.50.
I need to revisit Annick Goutal! I have a full-sized bottle of Les Nuits d’Hadrien and a mini hotel bottle of Eau d’Hadrien, and that’s it for Mme. Goutal in my collection. Think I need something less lemon-y.
I started using cleansing oil for the first time about a year and a half ago—definitely late to the party! Silly me, I didn’t start off with a Korean brand, but with Josie Maran.
As a 30-something, my formative years were mostly in the early to mid-90s, and as a result I am strongly partial to the supermodels of that period—Shalom Harlow, Cindy Crawford, Tyra Banks, and Niki Taylor are among my favorites—and few of the modern crop do much for me. (This is how I know I’m getting old.) One model I especially adored, who was often spotted in Maybelline advertisements, was Josie Maran.
Anyway, I recognized the name straight away when I saw her line of argan oil-based skincare at Sephora—Josie Maran Cosmetics was launched in 2007—and after a little review-reading, I picked up a 3-piece Argan Skincare Ritual set that came with deluxe sizes of her cleansing oil, moisturizer, and argan oil.
“I believe in manicures. I believe in overdressing. I believe in primping at leisure and wearing lipstick. I believe in pink. I believe happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day, and… I believe in miracles.” ~Audrey Hepburn