Yearly Archives: 2013

After the Andy Warhol collaboration, my favorite beauty brand NARS is teaming up with designer Pierre Hardy for a bold new color collection. Inspired by the designer’s Summer 2013 shoe collection, Hardy’s offering includes six color-forward Nail Polish Pairings – each housed in a small shoebox with dust bag (a nod to Hardy’s own footwear packaging) – and two richly-hued graphic Blush Palettes with shimmering gold overspray of the designer’s signature cubic print.

NARS x Pierre Hardy Summer 2013 Color Collection

Fashion Week Australia Spring/Summer 2013-2014 officially kicked off today! And at Camilla and Marc, the collection was layered, vivid, textural, opulent and inspired by the Russian Matryoshka doll. “We went with something a little more progressive for Camilla and Marc. We’ve lightened the brows on the girls with foundation for a modern effect. It’s all very creamy and nude! I feel like the brows have injected freshness into a typically very classic beauty look. The skin is very clean, with an understated contour and a simple nude lip.” explained Napoleon Perdis, lead makeup artist for the show.

Blocked out brows at Camilla and Marc S/S 2013-2014

The Make Up For Ever Make Up Bag Remix Tour Bus finally made a stop in the Chicago area today! I had been stoked about the event for MONTHS and am so glad I had so much fun! I was given a 30-minute makeover session by Ohio-based Education and Artistry Executive Kelly Bretcher, who not only had 10 years of experience in the makeup industry but was also super nice and so pretty! Keep reading to see my makeover and a few exclusive tips from Kelly!

Kelly's makeup station


After the Caviar, Velvet and Colorfoil, British nail brand Ciate brings us the new Chalkboard Nail Set – yes you heard it right!

Inspired by a “back to school” theme, the Chalkboard Manicure set features a black matte polish to act as a chalkboard along with four liquid chalk pens (white, pink, blue and green) for you to put your creativity to test and doodle away. Also included is a Ciaté Mattnificent Top Coat to seal the look for a long-lasting and velvety finish. Talk about cool!

Can’t wait to get your hands on this? Just wait until April 23rd, when it debuts at Selfridges in the UK. Hopefully, it will make it to Sephora in the US shortly after that!