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Posted by on Jan 31, 2009 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Unsung Heroes: OPI Designer Series Nail Lacquer

Unsung Heroes is a place to discuss products that may miss out on glamorous promotions, but deliver on their promises.

OPI’s Designer Series is a tough one to photograph, and describe. So let’s just cut to the chase:
If you desire a little oomph on your nails, you must experience this polish.

I know what you’re thinking. This is some Gwen Stefani Ghetto Fabulous Flash that is never going to make it in the office. Depending on the color you select, this diamond dust formulation packs a sparkle that is subtle yet obvious.

Top points:
-Free of DBP, Toluene and Formaldehyde
-Absolutely smooth surface application (glitter often feels rough in cosmetics)
-Super chip resistant, wears beautifully

I honestly can’t find the latest launch (’08) colors in real life, but the previous season had an incredible lineup of colors and you can find them, unfortunately, on the discontinued list. Top Secret has them at 30% off, with slightly less discounts floating around on the internet. At $12.50 for each bottle in the designer series, you’ll want to find the discounts.

One of my absolute favorites is ‘Design’, which I would have named ‘Taupalessence’. (i’m sure I’ve got Suzi shaking in her shoes). Seriously though, you can alter the intensity with number of layers, moving from a beautiful light beige to a deep taupe with a fantastic hologram of color (above photo looks like nails are NSFW, but I assure you they are).

This series easily lives up to the claims of “Flawless Beauty” and “unmatched glamour for nails”. It is a line worthy of your time. OPI would be wise to promote this line to make it easier to find.

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Posted by on Jan 27, 2009 in Uncategorized | 1 comment

Confessions of a Beauty Addict : Book Giveaway – 2/2/09

There is a silent delay before the interview begins
Join in to chat on February 2 as Nadine Haobsh dishes about life as an author & a beauty expert – and get a chance to win a copy of her brand new book! “Confessions of a Beauty Addict” dropped January 27, and Nadine will join us from the east coast where she is on book tour.

Nadine Haobsh is a former beauty editor and author of the popular beauty blog “Jolie Nadine.” She works as a marketing consultant, has written for Lucky, Cosmopolitan, the Huffington Post, and the New York Daily News and regularly appears on television as a beauty expert.

See Nadine in person: Tour dates/locations

Friday, January 30th 3:00PM: John Hopkins, Baltimore, MD

Saturday, January 31st 2:30PM: Tidewater, Norfolk, VA

Tuesday, February 3rd 5:00PM: Fashion Institute of Technology, New York, NY

Wednesday, February 4th 5:00PM: Yale, New Haven, CT

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Posted by on Jan 24, 2009 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Inaugural Raves

Well, sort of. We love cool photos from fans, such as Shira Surfer Girl. Here is an awesome testament from the Mandarin Oriental DC during Inauguration Week. Ahh, right in our element. Now if we could just get some scrub into the hands of Michelle & the girls!

Thanks for sharing your amazing trip with us Alicia. You definately Rock.

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