Pages Menu
Categories Menu

Posted by on Feb 16, 2014 in Nails | 3 comments

Dup alert: Luxio topcoat for CND Shellac Silver VIP status

A lot of moaning and groaning has been heard I over the Internet since CND announced (quietly) the discontinued products for 2014.  Among them, the very popular Silver VIP was give was given a lead to check out Akzentz Luxio’s Silver Effects. Looks pretty close to me:

The bonus about the microfine glitter in the topcoat is that you have at least one less step to complete. You can find multiple glitter and effects topcoats in Akzentz Luxio line. This is a pro only product.

Read More

Posted by on Feb 16, 2014 in Beauty, Fashion, Nails | 0 comments

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week New York f 2014recaps

This was an amazing season!  Most interesting was that the Fall 2014 had a decidedly non-fall feel.  People just are not ready to think cold weather again.

If you haven’t already had your fill from Facebook or Instagram , I’m working this weekend to catch up.  Tutorials and overviews to come.

A little highlight was finding out NY Daily News had me on tape (see below) doing the geometric Opening Ceremony nails – such spectacular colors!  We actually had a planogram to follow for this design from our lead.  Fun challenge!

Video clip from NY Daily News on a model at Opening Ceremony during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week F 2014

“Watch the Essie manicurists create the perfect dark aqua stripe backstage at Opening Ceremony.

Read more:

Read More

Posted by on Feb 3, 2014 in Fashion, Lifestyle |

Live from New York…soon

The Man is keeping me down!  Old Man Winter, that is.  And down away from New York.  Seems the planes are having a ton of troubles keeping up with deicing.  Incoming flights are getting cancelled left and right.  If I actually get out  today (I’ve been trying since 6:15am), I’ll have updates for you from Fashion Week.  Yep, it’s that time again.  Fall 2014!

Read More

Posted by on Feb 3, 2014 in Beauty, Nails | 0 comments

A picture is worth $200,000 in diamonds

Back behind the scenes on Sunday for a photo shoot of private collection and bespoke jewelry. On one pose was an incredible $100,000 diamond ring, with another $100,000 stacked on another finger.  Heavens! Thanks to the amazing photographer, models, makeup artist and owners at Atrio.  A visual feast was had.

Naughty model broke  nail on set. ***Stay calm and glue on***

Atrio owner Amy Shallow

How a hand model eats Starbursts


Read More