Nail Polish


Michael Costello fall 2017 NYFW runway and nails

Michael Costello showed his fall/winter 2017/2018 collection at New York Fashion Week on February 9, 2017 at The Skylight Clarkson in New York. It was all about the “Enviable Vixon” who is basically “the coolest chick on the planet!”

The Michael Costello girl loves rock and roll, she takes center stage, is extravagant and has a magnetic charisma. When she walks into a room she commands everyone’s attention; and all eyes are on her. Costello’s fall 2017 collection is about this fabulous “Enviable Vixon” telling her love story which is sure to attract the attention of all her admirers.

The runway show was amazing! There was a 1970’s vibe to collection. I can picture the “Eviable Vixon” walking into Studio 54 and attracting the envy of every woman in the room; while every man wants her.

In order to compliment Michael Costello’s theme, and help make his collection shine, Essie created fabulous nails for the runway which are sure to be a hit this fall 2017 season. Below you will find tips and tricks for re-creating these fabulous nails at home.
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Photo credits:

Runway photo: Cathy OBrien/Bay Area Fashionista

Backstage photos: Sam Kim for Essie


Londontown Lakur Brighton Rock spring 2017 nail polish collection review

Pictured: nail polish c/o Londontown Peach Pop, Candy Floss, Dolly Mix, Fruit Tella / earrings

I am always on the hunt for fabulous nail polish. I love new, exciting colors, as well as new brands to try. When Londontown approached me to test out their 9-free nail polish, I was thrilled! 9-free?? I had no idea that even existed!

If you are wondering what “9-free” even means, it is an abbreviation for saying a nail polish formula is free from nine known harmful chemicals which are commonly found in nail polish. It has become common to hear about 5-free polish, but 9-free is new, unexplored territory! Love that!

In addition to being 9-free, Londontown Lakur is florium infused, cruelty-free, gluten-free, and vegan! How fabulous is that! To sweeten the pot, how fabulous are the four colors from Londontown “Brighton Rock,” the new spring/summer 2017 nail polish collection! Love!

Londontown Brighton Rock is the new spring/summer 2017 nail polish collection from Londontown. There are four, pretty shades in the collection; Peach Pop, which is a pale, peachy white hue, Dolly Mix, which is a pale lavender, Candy Floss, which is a sparkling pale pink, and Fruit Tella which is a bold and bright fuchsia.

This is Peach Pop. It is a really pretty and pale peach hue. When applied, it appears to be a few shades away from white. This is a fabulous color for both the spring and summer seasons. It acts like a pastel for spring, yet acts like an almost-white polish which is ideal against tan skin in the summer months. I used two coats of color with one base coat for my Peach Pop mani. It initially turned out a little bit streaky, and needed a few touch-ups on about half my nails.  I would recommend two normal coats of color, and one light third coat. Love!

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Dolly Mix is a beautiful, pale lavender color which is ideal for the spring 2017 season. With so many shades of blue and pink in style for spring, lavender polish plays well with the current color palette and adds a nice compliment to spring’s shades of blue and pink. This is a beautiful hue. One base coat, and two coats of color created the perfect mani. Love it too!

For the feminine and romantic, Candy Floss is your go-to nail polish for spring/summer 2017. This is a sweet, sparkling pink which has a grown-up feel to it. It really is the perfect pink. I used one base coat, and two coats of color. Love!

Londontown Lakur Fruit Tella nail polish spring 2017

If you are feeling va-va-voom; or just want to brighten your day, Fruit Tella is the color for you! This is a fabulous color for the upcoming summer season. It is bright, bold, sassy, and downright fun! I would love to wear Fruit Tella on a tropical beach vacation, or any day I would want to feel like I am on a summer vacation. This was an easy polish to apply and it went on perfectly even. I used one base coat, and two coats of color. It is very shiny, which adds to it’s perfection. Love!

All in all, Londontown’s Brighton Rock collection for spring/summer 2017 offers great colors for the season, high shine, and the peace of mind knowing all the polishes are 9-free, florium infused, cruelty-free, gluten free, and vegan! Love!

You can find Londontown Brighton Rock for spring/summer 2017 online here.

Which color is your favorite?


YSL Asphalt Grey nail polish spring 2017 review

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Pictured: YSL Asphalt Grey nail polish spring 2017

Nail polish for spring 2017 is quite different than in previous spring seasons. We are seeing a large number of grey nail polishes, pale pinks, whites, and neons for the warm weather season. While there are many shades of grey out there in the nail polish marketplace, none quite compare to the medium-dark grey hue created by YSL for the spring 2017 season.

YSL Asphalt Grey nail polish is in the perfect place on the grey color wheel. It is not too dark, nor is it too light. It is just right.

This is the first time I have purchased nail polish by YSL. I have used a few of their cosmetics before, but never before have I tried Yves Saint Laurent nail colour. The nail polish went on smoothly, and the brush was a good, manageable size to work with. With two coats, YSL nail polish not streaky; and left a solid, smooth color on my nails. Love!

I tested out YSL Asphalt Grey nail polish for spring 2017 with one base coat, two coats of color, and no top coat. The polish last six days before chipping. This is a decent length of time considering I was not wearing a top coat.

YSL Grey Asphalt is a great nail colour for the spring 2017 season. It is a neutral hue; making it easy to wear with any of the seasons color palettes, plus, there is something fresh about the color grey. I know, grey? fresh? Yup. It feels fresh and right this season. Who knew?

You can find YSL Asphalt Grey nail polish for spring 2017 online here.