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Essie Fall 2013 Collection

It’s fall fashion made for your nails – Essie’s fall 2013 collection has got it all for you this season. Her latest collection is a mix of glossy shades and metallic dual shades.

Essie For The Twill of It

For the Twill of it is my favorite shade from the collection. I thought I should start with my favorite first this time. It’s a metallic dual tone of magenta and gun-metal. I love the way it reflects in the light, changing from one shade to the other. At times you can even get a glimpse of a greenish metallic tone as well.

Essie Vested Interest

Vested Interest is some what of a murky green color. It reminds me of floral – you know that green cube at the bottom of a flower bouquet vase. It’s also slightly reminiscent of OPI’s You Don’t Know Jacques with a little bit of olive mixed in.

Essie The Lace is On

The Lace is On – a lovely metallic magenta shade. It goes on smooth and evenly. I noticed that the metallic shades were easier to apply that the glossy polishes.

Essie Cashmere Bathrobe

Cashmere Bathrobe is one of the darker shades in the fall collection. It has a glossy finish with a faint metallic shimmer. It’s like a darker version of Vested Interest. $8 ea.

(Photo courtesy of essie)

iFabbo Social Media Conference

iFabbo is back with its 2nd annual Social Media Conference! This year the conference is being held at the Merchants Exchange Club in San Francisco on October 12th. Come learn how to improve your blog from top leading industry professionals. Here’s a preview of each Panel.

Panel #1

Increasing Reach & Followers: “How To” for all the Major Social Media Platforms

Panel #2

Monetizing Your Blog: Work Smarter, Not Harder

Panel #3

PR: How to Create an Impressive Press Kit/Media Kit/ Develop Better Agency Relationships

Panel #4

The Future of Fashion & Beauty in the Digital Space

Panel #5

Photography/ videography: Tips & Tricks of the Trade for Better Images

Panel #6

The Legal Zone: FTC Rules, Updates, Trademarks & Copyright

Tickets for the all day conference and cocktail after-party at One L cost $100 and can be purchased here.

Lunch, snacks and beverages will also be served and all guests receive a swag bag valued over $200!

Events sponsored by Luvocracy and PRAI

(Photos courtesy of iFabbo)

Lancôme Gift at Macy’s

For a limited time, get a free gift from Lancôme at Macy’s with any Lancôme purchase of $35 and if you spend $70 – you also get to choose an additional gift. A $101-$128 value!

The 7 piece gift set includes:

    • Floral Cosmetic Bag: Choose pink or blue
    • Pick a Serum: Rénergie Lift Multi_Action Reviva_Concentrate Intense Skin Revitalizer, Advanced Génifique Youth Activating Concentrate OR Visionnaire [LR 2412 4%] Advanced Skin Corrector
    • Pick a Moisturizer: Absolue Premium Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 15 Replenishing and Rejuvenating Cream OR Rénergie Lift Multi-Action Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 15 Lifting and Firming Cream
    • Pick a Body Lotion: Trésor Perfumed Body Lotion OR La Vie Est Belle Nourishing Fragrance Body Lotion
    • Pick a Cheek & Lip Duo: Blush Subtil Delicate Oil-Free Powder Blush & Color Design Sensational Effects Lipcolor
    • Definicils High Definition Mascara

Make a Lancôme purchase of $70 and choose an additonal gift from the following options:

    • Pick an Eye Essential: Smokey Palette, Bronze Palette, Le Crayon Kohl in Black Noir or Le Crayon Kohl in Coffee Brown
    • Pick a Cleanser: Crème Radiance or Creme Mousse Confort
    • Bi-Facil Double-Action Eye Makeup Remover

If you live in the Tri-State area, visit my friend Karinna at the Lancôme counter at Macy’s inside Livingston Mall! Offer ends September 2nd or until supplies last. If  you can’t make it in-store – get free shipping at $50!

(Photo courtesy of Macy’s)

opi san franciso collection

Well I suppose cold weather is creeping up on us again -_-

I get excited about fall fashion, but not about the temperature dropping. Oh Summer, why must you leave us so quickly! As the days get shorter, some beauty brands are well into their fall product launches. My nail salon has stocked up its fall collection and this week I decided to try OPI Keeping Suzy at Bay from their San Francisco collection.

Keeping Suzy at Bay is a glossy deep ink blue – it’s like a pen exploded on my nails! I wasn’t ready to rock a dark burgundy yet – just like we don’t wear white after labor day, I don’t wear burgundy shades before it!  This blue works for an end-of-summer-look because even though it’s a dark color, it still has a pop of brightness. It reminds me of a beautiful summertime night sky. Great color, can’t wait to try more from this whopping 15-shade collection.

OPI San Francisco Keeping Suzy at Bay

OPI Keeping Suzy at Bay Swatch $9 ea

(Photo courtesy of OPI)

Estee Lauder Modern Muse

This September Estée Lauder is set to launch its newest fragrance – Modern Muse, a glamorous scent with notes of jasmine and woods.

The first accord combines a mix of mandarin, tuberose, fresh lily, honeysuckle nectar, dewy petals, jasmine sambac and jasmine sambac China absolute. Two different forms of jasmine are used to create a layered effect that helps the fragrance last longer, kind of like when you use fragrance matching bath wash and lotions. The second woody accord features a mix of patchouli, Madagascar vanilla, amber wood and soft musk.

Modern Muse will retail for $58 (1 oz.), $78 (1.7 oz.), and $98 (3.4 oz.). The matching body lotion and shower gel will launch in October.

An Estée Lauder fragrance has been long over due. Their last major fragrance launch was back in 2003, when they debuted Beyond Paradise.

Este Lauder Modern Muse

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