Essie Smokin’ Hot vs. CHANEL Paradoxal

Whenever a company puts out a nail polish shade that becomes a hit even before it reaches the counters (….ahem *CHANEL*….) there are those of us who look for alternatives, mainly due to… Continue reading

Nail Trends at the 2010 American Music Awards

I don’t normally have the patience to sit through elaborate awards shows, but watching the celebrities arrive on the red carpet is a whole other ball game; the clothes, the jewels, the hair…….the… Continue reading

NARS Bento Box – Exquisite Beauty Art

Once in a while, there comes along in the beauty world an item that literally stops you in your tracks; NARS’ Bento Box is ONE such item. When I first heard that NARS… Continue reading

Katy Perry glittery grey ‘knock-off’ mani!

  When Katy Perry recently launched her new perfume, Purr, her nails probably got just as much attention!  Not one to shy away from a statement mani (hello: über-neon yellow nails at one… Continue reading

Essie – Masquerade Belle vs. Wicked vs. Clutch Me If You Can vs. Berry Hard

Masquerade Belle in the Essie Winter 2010 Collection brought to mind another Essie vampy shade: Wicked.  I also pulled out Clutch Me If You Can & Berry Hard from my stash, as they… Continue reading

CHANEL – Preview Riva & New Releases for 2011!

Sophy Robson has been called Britain’s ‘nail polish queen’ and with good reason; she has created some of the most outrageous nail looks, has worked with the hottest designers at their shows, is… Continue reading

Essie ‘Hot Coco’ vs. OPI ‘Over the Taupe’ vs. Essie ‘Mink Muffs’

With the success Essie had in ‘Mink Muffs’ from their Fall 2009 collection, it’s not all that surprising that they would want to introduce a similar shade in their Winter 2010 release.  At… Continue reading

CHANEL Riva vs. Havana Dreams

  Good day to you all! It was back in early summer when I first heard the whispers that CHANEL would be releasing a pale blue nail polish shade for their cruise collection.… Continue reading

Essie ‘Velvet Voyeur’ vs. OPI ‘Lincoln Park After Dark’ vs. Essie ‘Luxedo’

    With Essie’s latest two releases, namely the fall and winter collections respectively, we saw the inclusion of a vampy shade in each, with ‘Velvet Voyeur’ for fall and ‘Luxedo’ in the… Continue reading