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Deborah Lippmann, Essie, Nicole

I know I’ve been posting a lot of nail polish reviews lately, but I just couldn’t end the week with out sharing my Easter nail art manicure

Deborah Lippmann’s Staccato polish in Rockin’ Robin is a must for Easter this year. The black glitter within the mint nail polish makes your nails look just like robin eggs – I’m really loving this effect!

I had to add a little bling to my ring fingers so I chose Essie Bond Over Whomever, from their Spring 2013 collection, as the base color.  This Essie lacquer is a lovely pastel but yet vibrant lilac color.

Then my manicurist (I’m gonna start calling her my nail artist!) used pink, teal, and yellow nail art polish to make the lines and zigzags. She then sealed it with a layer of Nicole by OPI Inner Sparkle. The result – a gorgeous little glitter egg!

My list of favorite manicures just keeps getting bigger! Happy Easter!!

Easter Robin Egg Manicure

Essie Glitter Easter Egg Nail Art Manicure

Essie Avenue Maintain

Here’s another swatch from the new Essie Spring 2013 collection. Essie Avenue Maintain is a bold high-shine blue. It’s inspired by Avenue Montaigne in Paris – which is also where Chanel’s latest boutique is located and the inspiration behind their limited edition eyeshadow palette. 

This shade is slightly darker than Essie Bikini So Teeny – see that swatch here. I also think it would be the perfect something blue pedicure for all those brides walking down the aisle this year!

Essie Avenue Maintain Swatch

Essie Madison Ave-Hue

Inspired by her travels from around the world, Essie’s spring 2013 collection features a combination of soft pastels and lively colors. Madison Ave-Hue s a beautiful bold pink with the slightest shimmer that only you will notice. It reminds me of pink tulips blossoming in the spring.

The other colors in this collection are also lovely. I can’t wait to swatch Hip-Anema and  Go-Ginza!

Essie Madison Ave-Hue Swatch

Lorac Primers

LORAC POREfection Mattifying Face Primer is the most ingenious primer out on the market right now. It’s oil-free, paraben-free, fragrance-free, and colorless. To top it all off – its formulated with salicylic acid to help keep nasty pimples away and also contains vitamins A, C, and E that will keep your skin looking fresh and beautiful.

I love it for it’s mattifying effect – if I don’t use a primer underneath my foundation, I end up with 5 o’clock shine! It helps my makeup last longer and look better because it’s like Spackle for your face – it leaves you skin smooth and even – masking away unsightly pores. Wish it had SPF in it, but both my moisturizer and foundation have it, so I’m good!

LORAC Behind The Scenes Eye Primer is my favorite eye shadow primer right now. I even like it better then that cult favorite one. I like to you use it on my eyelids and under eye area. It has a silky finish and helps my eyeshadow go on beautifully. I am able to blend shadows like no other and the final result looks fabulous. I can totally see the difference between when I use it and when I don’t. Using it under my eye concealer helps even up the area and concealer just glides on – we never ever want to tug the skin under the eye.

BTW for a limited time LORAC is offering a Daylight Savings Value Set! A $72 value for only $25!

LORAC Daylight Savings Value Set Collection

The Set includes:

  • Multiplex 3D Lashes Mascara
  • Travel-Size TANtalizer Highlighter/Matte Bronzer Duo
  • Travel-Size TANtalizer Body Bronzing Luminizer
  • TANtalizer Lips With Benefits in Marco
  • Gold Cosmetic Bag

LORAC POREfection Mattifying Face Primer 1.7 Oz.$32

LORAC Behind The Scenes Eye Primer 0.5 Oz. $21

(Photos courtesy of LORAC)

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