Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Adventures with Acrylics!

Claire here!
When I went to visit Berit in California a few weeks ago, 
we bought each other manicures for Christmas.
I decided to be a little crazy and get a full set of acrylics.  
Here is what they looked like:

The color was C-c-c-courage by China Glaze
It lasted SUPER well and looked magical!
However, as you can see, my natural nails started growing and showing.
I just got a black Sally Hansen nail art pen and was dying to do a french tip.
These pens are GREAT.  They are easy to use, fast drying, and very precise.
(Just make sure you use a base and topcoat, or the paint won't adhere properly)

I used Essie's Steel-ing the Scene for the base color.
 Here's how my nails look now!

I would totally recommend trying out acrylic nails at some point,
they are so much fun and have stayed on despite taking a serious beating.

Stay lovely!

Monday, January 2, 2012

Pre-Awards Season Daydreams: Zac Posen

Happy New Year, everyone! As awards season quickly approaches (which Claire will be covering in depth), I've been checking out designer collections to see what we might expect to see on the red carpet and... you guys, I think I'm in love.

Zac Posen's Pre-Fall 2012 collection in breathtaking. It channels Old-Hollywood glamour with exquisite detailing and tailoring. I think we'll be seeing a lot of fishtail gowns this year. 

What do you think will be the staple style this awards season? Hopefully sequins will take a backseat this year...


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