Life In Lacquer

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Posted on Monday, April 25th, 2011
Our need for calendar organization has kicked into overdrive. We’re scouring the web for tops that will help us survive four days of in a smoldering, enthusiastic, sleep-deprived crowd. And we’re daydreaming of live performances by our newest band crushes while playing our vinyl records. That’s right, it’s festival season!
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Posted on Thursday, March 31st, 2011
Nudes. Darks. Creams. Glitters. It seems like every time you pick up a magazine or check the hottest beauty sites they are announcing the ‘it’ trend in nail color. Luckily, Nicole by OPI doesn’t limit itself to what’s ‘hot’ right now. We love keeping up with what’s in style and embracing seasonal manis, but we can’t stop believing that, anything goes! And how best to meet all of your carefree nail lacquer needs than by picking up Nicole’s new Target Exclusives for spring. The 12 shades in the Something About Spring collection range from the brightest of yellows to the softest of shimmery pinks. No matter your mood, the weather, or what trend you’re fixated on at the time, we’ve got you covered. Now you can have a shade to match every jumper, electronic, and bag you own!
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Posted on Monday, March 28th, 2011
When it comes to fashion and beauty, anything goes according to Abigail and Emily, the faces behind the edgy, deep-hued high fashion blog, Wanderlust.  Friends since middle school, the girls kept up with each other’s wardrobe by sharing pictures of their outfits online once they went off to college. Emily met Scott, a film student at the same school and the three joined together and took their style to the masses. Enter Wanderlust. We spoke to Emily and Abigail and got the inside scoop on their fashion likes, nail lacquer choices, passion for their blog, and how playing it safe can be boring.   
One Less Lonely Girl Winncer of Justin Bieber Contest
Posted on Friday, March 25th, 2011
Originality, creativity, a great story, and of course, polished nails. That’s what the grand prize winner of Nicole’s Be THE One Less Lonely Girl video contest showed us. Congrats to Amber S, Sarah S, and Jillian B for their story-line/dancing video of the Bieber track “Pray” that helped them win the ultimate Bieber bundle!They weren't the only one whose entry had us smiling though. All of the videos were outstanding, but these 9 fans will be taking home runner-up prize packages of a life-sized Justin Bieber Standup and six shades from the One Less Lonely Girl collection. Congrats go out to:Olivia LJamie EPatricia SErin W
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Posted on Tuesday, March 15th, 2011
Maybe it’s because we loved the film Black Swan or our endless girl crushing on fashion-forward chicas like Alexa Chung and Kate Bosworth, but when we first heard the talented Danish electro-pop singer Oh Land, ballet and beauty quickly became our biggest obsessions.Once an ambitious ballerina, a back injury encouraged Oh Land to pursue another love, music. And we’re sure glad she did. Her charm and exquisite beauty radiates through her music, fashion and videos. The video for her first single, “Sun of a gun”, shows off her dancer’s legs and is reminiscent of Tesla’s experiment in The Prestige.
Posted on Monday, March 7th, 2011
A new year means a new beginning, and for many of us that means a new place to call home. Like picking the perfect nail color, decorating an apartment can become an obsession. The time spent trying different shades on, scouring the web for nail art ideas and MMSing pics to our BFF to affirm we aren’t sending the wrong message is now shared with reading ELLE Décor, consulting recent Apartment Therapy posts for inspiration and debating over feeling cozy or modern most of the year.