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I realize there's so much chatter about nail polish these days, and to be honest, I just can't help myself. I promise I'm not a one trick pony and only write about one facet of beauty, we're just on a roll, and right when I tell myself I'm going to blog about fashion, I end up finding these inspirational and "totally have to figure out how do this" nail art. I know you still love me.
I have got the major shakes when I attempt to pain so many of the images below would simply have to be done in the hands of a professional but there are so many products out there now that can make attaining these looks a little easier. Nail strips, or stickers, are hardly what they were ten years ago. Now they're easy to apply and actually look pretty decent. Also, brands like LAQA & Co are really making a difference because they come in the form of a pen, meaning you can paint your nail blue and then take the gold pen and draw stripes or stars over the top!
Hey y'all thinking of getting some new nail lacquer to spice up your holiday nails? If so, look no further than Butter London's Holiday 2011 Collection that makes the decision making oh-so-much easier. In fact, nail polish makes a very nice stocking stuffer! This season, it's all about glittery, ornamental style nail shades with a little dash of pink for good measure.
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I seem to be talking a lot along the lines of nail polish, but what can I say, it's one of the latest obsessions around the office as of late. Remember how I mentioned my frustration with painting? Well, thanks to the great invention of nail skins those worries are in the past. Butter LONDON has come out with a small assortment of fashionable nail skins to take your nail flare to a whole other level.Read More »
Elle.com recently did a post about some of the hot nail trends for the Holiday/Winter 2011 season and some of our favorite nail lacquers made the cut! Stay on trend and be festive and fabulous by rocking some of the shades below.
1. Denim inspired navy tones. They used to be big a couple seasons ago and now they're experiencing a resurrection. Deborah Lippmann's Lady Sings The Blues offers a shimmering navy shade with tiny flecks of glitter. If you want to nix the sparkle and go for a wearable matte navy hue then take a look at Butter London's Royal Navy.
2. Muted Gold. Instead of glistening gold that can be seen from down the street, opt for more muted, brassy tones. Think antique! Deborah Lippmann's Believe is a golden beige shade that's soft hue looks great on everyone. For another great option, you can't go wrong with Butter London's Wallis. This tarnished gold was custom blended by creative director Nonie Creme for the Betsy Johnson runway show so no wonder it was a hit!Read More »
Ombre, two toned hair is so last summer, going into 2012 it's all about ombre nails. This trend allows you two different options to really make a statement. The first ombre nail look is when the color fades from light to dark on each individual nail. The shades can be from the same color family or totally opposite, the secret is the blend in the middle. The second look is when the color fades from one nail to the next. For this you need five different nail lacquers from the same color family but with different graduated shades from light to dark, you can even throw in a glitter finger for extra show.
Our latest arrival, The New Black, makes creating these looks super easy. Instead of investing your time, energy and money in multiple full size bottles that you're not sure go together you can purchase ready-to-wear ombre nail sets at wallet conscious prices. All of the shades offered are straight of the runways keeping your nails fashion forward at all times. Some of my favorite The New Black ombre nail polish sets are:
Black Ice - Glimmer Twins 2 Piece Set
Black is always cool, especially when you can have sparkly tips. This kit makes it easy to do two graduated shades on each nail.
Horizon - Ombre Nail Polish 5 Piece Set
For the other trend, I think this blue inspired set is gorgeous because of it's greyish-blue gradual transition.
Spring has arrived! Whether you are looking for a new makeup look or craving a hairstyle change, we have the scoop on what's hot this season. Check out our top four beauty trends for spring 2013.
Sleek Hair - Take a break from the teasing comb and try a sleeker style. Models on the runway have been sporting less volume in both up and down 'do's. The key to this look is shiny simplicity that is frizz-free. Use Klorane's Leave-In with Papyrus Milk to calm fly aways without weighing the hair down. Tame tresses into a sophisticated ponytail, or leave locks loose - applying to the top layer from the crown down.
Bold Lips - Be brave and be bold. This spring, select a spicy shade to slather on your smoocher. If you tend to shy away from the more brilliant colors, tone down your look by keeping the eyes neutral. If you are ready to embrace the drama, pair your militant mouth with classic cat-eye liner. Ready to pump up the power to your pucker? Try new BECCA Ultimate Matte Lip Colour in Aurora - a gorgeous coral red shade. Or give yourself over to the dark side with Kevyn Aucoin's The Expert Lip Color in Bloodroses - a deep blood red.
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We are excited to bring you butter LONDON's limited edition Royals Collection, available exclusively at b-glowing.com. This royal family-inspired trio features three gorgeous shades, including NEW 'Pitter Patter' - created in celebration of the royal baby-to-be's impending arrival.
Valued at $45, this collection is available NOW, while supplies last, for $39.
Pitter Patter: This opaque, eggplant purple, shimmery shade is inspired by and dedicated to the birth of the royal baby. This deep, eye-catching shade is full of fun for hands or toes.
No More Waity, Katie: Created in celebration of the royal wedding in 2011, 'No More Waity, Katie' makes a comeback in The Royals Collection. A gorgeous semi-sheer lilac glitter shade, 'No More Waity, Katie' is great worn alone, or as an accent nail color for the other shades in the Collection.
Lillibet's Jubilee: Honoring Queen Elizabeth II's Diamond Jubilee - her 60th anniversary on the thrown - 'Lillibet's Jubilee' is a unique, silvery lilac foil lacquer worthy of Her Majesty. Wear this shade my itself, or top with 'No More Waity, Katie' for some added sparkle.
Scoop up The Royals Collection while supplies last, available EXCLUSIVELY at b-glowing.com.
Got royal baby fever? Follow our 'Royal Baby On Board' Pinterest board, and count down the days until the royal arrival with us!Read More »
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InStyle magazine lists white nails as the summer trend in their June issue for multiple reasons. It's on-trend with the black and white phenomenon we are seeing in fashion this season, white goes with everything as it's the ultimate neutral, and it's edgy, while still maintaining a more friendly look than black.
Ready to rock a 'white out' mani? Try one of these fun, snow-inspired shades:
The New Black 'Solid White' - Part of the new Strip Club Collection, 'Solid White' offers you white polish with a thin brush for precise application. This is a nail art junky must-have. Perfect for an all-over white look, or a decorative pattern.
LVX 'Fantom' - This runway-inspired shade is as white as you can get. Formulated 5-free and cruelty free, 'Fantom' is the ideal shade to get that white wash of "color" this trend calls for.
Deborah Lippmann 'Polka Dots and Moonbeams' - Looking to rock this trend with a twist? 'Polka Dots and Moonbeams' gives you a white base with fun black specs to add a a touch of whimsy to your mani. Part of the Staccato Collection, this polish has already made quite an impression!
For the perfect white mani, make sure to use a base coat, as well as a top coat for a long-wearing look, and to prevent chipping! InStyle magazine suggests taking your prep a step further by applying a matte coat before the final layer of polish and top coat.Read More »
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Summer is HERE! And with the sunny weather comes a flourish of flip flops and new nails trends. The Zoe Report shared their top nail trends for this season, and we weren't surprised to see some of our favorite b-glowing brand shades featured in their list! Learn why these shades are receiving the spotlight and get the tools for the trends below.
Replace your hot pinks and peachy corals this summer with a bold orange! RGB Cosmetics 'Monarch' shade embodies this summer nail trend like no other. This brilliant, creamy, opaque polish is both five-free and cruelty free, making it as fun to wear as it is to look at. Bold orange fingers and toes are a great way to accessorize a neutral outfit in black or beige, or play-off a fun print.
Bold Orange Alternative: 'Citrine' by LVX
Looking to transition your spring pastels into summer? Then you'll love this next trend! Keep your mani/pedi relaxing and sweet with a soft lavender lacquer like Deborah Lippmann's 'Do The Mermaid'. This fun combination of lilac base and lavender glitter complements any LWD (little white dress) you might be sporting this season!
Bright Lavender Alternative: 'The Royals Collection' by butter LONDON
Mimic the summer-popular oceans and pools with your polish! RGB Cosmetics 'Cerulean' is a beautiful blue opalescent shade that goes well with denim and looks great at the beach. These magically mirroring shades look perfect when paired with gold rings and jewel-toned bracelets.
Mermaid Metallics Alternative: 'Waves' by The New Black
Looking for a more luxurious way to rock glitter this summer? butter LONDON 'Bit Faker' is a mahogany-toned polish from their Summer 2013 collection, made-up of gold and copper sparkles. This glamorous mani looks great against sun-kissed skin, and will easily transition into the fall season.
Copper Glitter Alternative: 'Scuppered' by butter LONDON
Check out our post on 'white out' nails for more summer trends to try!Read More »
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Just in time for summer! Our office is buzzing with excitement from the NEW, limited edition butter LONDON Pop Art Trio!
These fashion-inspired shades are perfect for embracing the neon nail trend that is making headlines this season. Whether you are rocking a monochromatic mani with one shade, or mixing and matching the three in an art deco pattern, these electric lacquers are sure to turn heads.
The Pop Art Trio includes three opaque shades of blue, yellow, and pink that will quickly become your go-to colors for fingers and toes. Keks is an aqua blue that will perfectly highlight your favorite pair of flip flops. Cheeky Chops is a burst of yellow that will dazzle against neutral shades like black or white. And finally our staff favorite, Primrose Hill Picnic, is a timeless bright Barbie pink that complements all skin tones.
We are so thrilled about this fabulous NEW collection that, for a limited time, we are including a full size Alcopop Lippy FREE with the purchase of this trio.
Ready to show-off these hot, hot shades? Check out this fun and easy 3D Pop Art nail tutorial!Read More »
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We declare Summer 2013 the season of NAILS! It seems like every month our b-glowing.com brands are releasing new nail colors we can't live without. From neons to mod tones, we've seen it all! In this week's 'Top Picks' we'll navigate you through the wondrous world of new nail lacquers.
LVX Celeste: This gorgeous baby blue shade is light and bright and 5-free. We love this unique color for summer, and think it's a fun take on the white-out trend. Inspired by summer runway fashion, this lacquer is unique and perfect for hands and feet.
Vapour Organic Beauty Vernissage Kitten: A twist on the classic coral, this bright shade is great for gals that want more of a traditional look to their tootsies this season. 'Kitten' skews more toward the orange, keeping it new and fresh, but still timeless. Formulated 5-free.
Deborah Lippmann I Wanna Be Sedated: Part of the NEW Punk Rock collection, this grungy green shade will transition easily into fall. Named after the iconic Ramones hit, this lacquer looks lovely against all skin tones.Read More »