Thursday, July 23, 2009

Matte About You!

So we are mad about Essie's new Matte About You top coat. It is the best invention! We are also obsessed with polishing our hands two-toned. Above are two example of using two colors and the matte top coat. On the left is OPI: I do, I do! and Black Onyx (with the matte finish) and on the right is Essie: Bachelorette Bash (the fuchsia) and Shorty Pants (with the matte finish).

Pick up a bottle and start experimenting with the newest trend. It is the best fun we have had at work in awhile. Happy polishing!

FYI: the green and white nails...Essie Sag Harbor with OPI Alpine Snow (matte finish)

Tuesday, July 14, 2009


The OPI Fall collection, Espana launches in salons in August.
Here is a sneak peak at the beautiful collection.

Suzi Skis in the Pyrenees, Here Today… Aragon Tomorrow, Manicurist of Seville.Pamplona Purple, Conquistadorable Color, Bullish on OPI

Barefoot in Barcelona, Can You Tapas This? Give Me Moor!Pink Flamenco, No Spain No Gain, Ate Berries in the Canaries

The hunter green color looks so nice, I am very curious how it will look on my hands. I also spoke with Essie and they are producing another green for the Fall as well. I will keep you posted.

Friday, July 10, 2009

Fairytale Dreams

Although this collection came out in March 2009. I am just rediscovering it. It is such a beautiful collection of soft OPI shades. I am wearing At First Sight on my nails and I have gotten so many compliments. It is a beautiful milky white with a gold tint. So pretty. Try the other colors: I Pink I Love You, Otherwise Engaged, Isn't It Romantic?, and of course my personal fave, At First Sight. You can view all the colors at

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Healthy Hands in 5 Steps

(After our segment aired on Channel 3 about healthy hands we have been getting a slew of phone calls. )

As everyone knows hands do tell your true age. So try these tips today to stop age spots and discoloration for tomorrow.

1. Exfoliate. Exfoliate your hands and cuticles at least once a week. We always remember our face and body, why do we forget our hands? Try using a sugar scrub instead of a salt scrub. The granules are less abrasive. I personally love Lalicious sugar scrub. They come in a variety of scents that smell fantastic.

2. Hydrate. Moisturize your hands often, especially after hand washing. Keeping your hands hydrated will leave the skin looking subtle and fresh. Dry hands make your hands look old. Try a body butter that has Shea butter as an ingredient.

3. Moisturize. It is important to moisturize your cuticles. Use an oil nightly or try the Essie Cuticle pen. It is great for on the go and very convenient since it is in the form of a pen.

4. SPF. Always apply a SPF lotion to your body and your hands. There is a misconseption that your hands don't get that much direct sun exposure but they do. Think about when your hands are on your steering wheel for an hour. That is a lot of sun and that will be a lot of sun spots.

5. Go Bare. Take your nail polish off after 7 days. Chipped and dull nails never make hands look younger.

Friday, July 3, 2009

Flag Day

Tomorrow I will be by the bar-b-que enjoying good company and food. Celebrate Amercia the beautiful with these great songs.

Estelle, American Boy

Elton John, Philadelphia Freedom

Neil Diamond, America

LeAnn Rimes, God Bless America

Don McLean, American Pie

David Bowie, Young Americans

Beach Boys, California Girls

John Cougar Mellencamp, Pink Houses

Tom Petty, American Girl

Ray Charles, America the Beautiful

Enjoy and have a lovely weekend.