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Zoya Naturel Nail Polish Collection – Swatches & Review

Neutral, natural, nude, whatever you call it, the Spring 2014 runways made “50 Shades of Beige” one of the dominating trends of the season. The Zoya Naturel collection is hoping to capitalize on that trend by offering six new nail polish shades to flatter a wide range of skin tones. The idea is to compliment, not match, […]

The COVERGIRL Bombshell Collection.

COVERGIRL recently launched a new collection and it is all about bringing out the sexy. They know, and I agree; we all have an inner bombshell and this is the year we let it shine. The collection includes new products for eyes and new colors in COVERGIRL beloved lip products and even a Bombshell shade for nails.

Top 10 Mascaras.

With hundreds of mascaras on the market, it is hard to find the perfect one for you. Everyone needs something different, but mostly volume, length and curl. There are mascaras that do all that and those are the mascaras that I tend to use most often. Here are the top 10 mascaras that I guarantee will give you the volume, length and curl you need.

Top 10 Tuesday – My Favorite Mascaras

When it comes to mascara, I am super picky. You see, my lashes are STRAIGHT! Like straighter than straight. And they’re short, and not very full. So a mascara really has to bring it in order for me to love it. That’s why I was thrilled when my Top Ten Tuesday group selected mascaras as […]

Golden Globes Inspired Nail Art Tutorial – Mila Kunis in Gucci Premiere

Last night was so much fun, you guys! Not only did the Golden Globes air, my fave award show of the season, but I co-hosted the very first #NailGlossip twitter chat with Sarah from Chalkboard Nails and Jen from The PolishAholic. It was so great dishing on the award show looks with fellow nail fanatics. […]

Top 2014 Golden Globe Hair & Makeup Looks.

The 2014 Golden Globes were last night and I have the step by step hair and makeup looks for my favorite looks of the night. All in all, there were 11 celebrities that I thought looked really beautiful.

Zoya Magical Pixie, Holographic PixieDust, for Spring 2014 – Preview

Zoya PixieDust fans, ARE… YOU… REAAAADYYYY… for even more glittery textured goodness?? It’s no secret that I’m smitten with PixieDust and the next incarnation of the sparkly sand nail polish, Zoya Magical Pixie, is adding a holographic element in shades fit for a Disney Princess. Keep reading to see exactly what Zoya has in store […]

Deborah Lippmann Spring 2014 “Spring Reveries” – Coming Soon

Following up her glittering, jeweled-toned fall collection, Deborah Lippmann is taking a different tact for spring. She’s lightening things up with whisper soft shades in her Spring 2014 “Spring Reveries” collection. This spring, Deborah...Show More Summary

MAC Huggable Lipcolour.

There is nothing quite like having a new lipstick to call your own, especially when it is a great one. And this new MAC Huggable Lipcolour is not only full of great creamy color, the formula is sure to be one you'll call great too. When it comes to gorgeous lips, don’t compromise shine for colour. Show More Summary

Olympic Hopeful and COVERGIRL Gracie Gold Talks Patriotic Nail Art and Getting Ready for Sochi

I don’t know about you guys but I can’t wait for the Winter Olympics to begin. While the boyfriend will be all consumed with the hockey, I’ll be focused on the figure skating. I took figure skating lessons as a kid, thinking I could grow up to be Katarina Witt or Dorothy Hamill (ps I […]

NEW: Suave Professionals Natural Infusion Hair Care.

Suave is kicking it up a notch while stripping things back and taking things out of their new line to give us all a new more natural alternative for our hair. The all new Suave Professionals Natural Infusion hair care products are salon-inspired that are infused with specially chosen natural ingredients that contain no parabens or dyes. Show More Summary

OPI Gwen Stefani Nail Polish Collection – Swatches & Review

The Gwen Stefani for OPI collection is finally here and all I can say is, IT’S ABOUT TIME. Seriously, how it’s taken this long for the music and fashion icon to come out with a line of nail polish, baffles me. She’s as known for her red lips and tips as she is her unique […]

Join A New Nail Chat Party on Twitter – #NailGlossip

As I mentioned in my 2014 Resolutions, I want to amp up things here on ALU. One of the ways, is to create more opportunities for us to interact. Which is why, this Sunday, January 12th at 9pm EST,  I’m thrilled to be part of a new bi-weekly Twitter Chat called #NailGlossip with two fabulous co-hosts, […]

The Ultimate Cat Eye: Alexa Chung for Eyeko Eye Do Mascara & Liquid Eyeliner Set.

So you've mastered the winged out eye look and now you want to take it a step further and get the ultimate cat eye. Let "it" girl Alexa Chung and Eyeko show you the way with this limited edition set. The Eyeko Eye Do Mascara & Liquid Eyeliner Set has everything you need to get the must have cat eye look -- and the job done.

2 Bright-Eyed Helpers from Pixi Beauty.

No matter how much beauty sleep I get, I struggle with looking fresh and awake. With products like these from Pixi Beauty, I am looking better and more fresh and awake than I have in a long time.

Best of 2013 – Top 30 Nail Polishes of the Year

It’s been a pretty stellar year for nail polish. In 2013, we’ve seen new technologies, new finishes and tons of new colors. So you can imagine what a task it’s been trying to narrow down my favorites. The new textured polishes really helped invigorate my passion for polish. Unlike other fad-type finishes of the past […]

Makeup Wars – My Beauty Resolutions for 2014

My theme for 2014 is all about getting back on track. 2013 was kind of crazy for me. There were some major highs and devastating lows that threw things out of whack. And while one of the high points was getting back into the game with my blog, which quietly turned 7 last week, I […]

Zoya Spring 2014 “Awaken” and Monet – Coming Soon

When I was at the Art Institute of Chicago last summer, two things made me well up with emotion. Seeing Seurat’s A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte, and not just because of its appearance in Ferris Bueller, and Claude Monet’s Water Lillies. I even snagged a selfie with it once my tears subsided. […]

7 Nail Resolutions To Make in 2014

I’m pretty lax when it comes to a lot of things, like picking up after myself or staying organized, but I take my nail care seriously. No doubt this blog is a major reason why. But, based on comments and questions I’ve received over the years, there are still lots of you committing major nail […]

Winter Beauty Favorites & Tips from COVERGIRL Figure Skater Gracie Gold.

I can't wait for the 2014 Winter Olympics that begin in just one month on February 6th. I will be watching the games and be cheering along the US athletes. One of my favorite sports to watch at the Olympics has been figure skating and have been a follower of the figure skaters for years. Show More Summary

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