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!

Using NARS Cosmetics, makeup artist Val Garland created an eye look at Roland Mouret A/W 2013 with a gorgeous side profile shape. “The eyelid is traced with black and clean in the middle, but not too perfect – there’s a greyness to keep it modern. It is literally the way a girl would wear her makeup now to go out, with the lip color dabbed on but not perfectly applied – it’s cooler that way.” said Val.

Roland Mouret Fall 2013 runway beauty

At Creatures of the Wind A/W 2013, NARS Director of Global Artistry James Boehmer created a makeup look that complements the collection by adding a new element. “You see the pearl on their cheeks, and an angular line that almost makes the look hard and not so feminine, like a Teddy girl in the UK after World War II. I also wanted to balance Chris and Shane’s inspiration of artificiality, and candy, by creating a look that had a combination of matte and pearl but no real sense of contour, depth or color.” said James.

Runway makeup and nails at Creatures of the Wind Fall 2013