10 VEGAN+ CRUELTY-FREE Spring/Summer 2016 Nail Color

The Spring and Summer is almost over so get these colors before it’s too late!

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  1. AILA in Pinecuporn $17.00 *
  2. Mischo in Billie $18.00  *
  3. LaPierre in Radioactive $15.00 *
  4. Floss Gloss in Tanlines $8.00
  5. Zoya in Carey $10.00
  6. Polish & Company in Bout That Life $12.00
  7. ORLY in Push The Limit $8.50
  8. The Gem Chronicles in Jubilant $8.00
  9. Kitsune’s Closet in Serenity $8.50
  10. Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics in Seething $10.00 *

Day 20: Match made in Heaven: Mani & Pedi

It is very convenient to match your fingers and toes. But why play it safe when you can have a combination with your mani & pedi?

Mani & Pedi Combo

  1. Textured & Solid. What is textured? Basically, a non-smooth finish. Ella+ Mila Nail Polish ($10.50) in Sunset Escape is a deep fiery orange with a bumpy texture when dried. For your toes, use a bright, creamy blue like LVX Nail Polish in Laguna ($18.00).
  2. Neon. The brighter-the better! Colour Raine Nail Polish in Drama Mama ($6.95) is a neon pink. To match, use a neon green like Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Nail Polish in Deven Green ($10.00).
  3. Monochromatic. Mono- (Greek for “single, alone”) + -chromatic (Greek for “relation to color”). The goal is to find colors that are similiar, but not the same! Milani Color Statement Nail Lacquer in Imperial Purple ($3.99) is a violet while Zoya Nail Polish in Mira ($9.00) is a blue-toned, medium purple with dusty lavender tones.
  4. Pastel. Soft and muted colors look amazing on all skintones. Orly Nail Polish in Lemonade ($8.50) is a pastel cream yellow while Lillian Eve Nail Polish in Bliss ($12.00) is a soft plum cream.
  5. Complementary. If you remember art class, you probably remember the complementary colors (Red-Green; Blue-Orange; Purple-Yellow). These colors are naturally more pleasing together. For example, Furless Nail Polish in In Control ($12.00) is a bright red. Its conplementary color, green, is Sheswai Lacquer in Dig it ($10.00).
  6. Ivory & Ebony. My spin on the the traditional white and black combination, these are colors that off-white and almost black. Crabtree & Evelyn Nail Polish in Alabaster ($8.00) is described as a rich, creamy ivory with a bit of pearl shimmer. On the other end, Soulstice Nail Polish in Kiev ($8.00) is a deep garnet. It is so deep, the red, when applied more and more will appear black.

National Novel Writing Month Day 17: ROY G. BIV ROY G. BIV Nail Polish For Deeper Skintones

We are a lucky bunch! We can pull off most colors in either light or dark, bright or subtle. Experiment and see which color matches your personality. Personally, I am obsessed with blues (maybe because my birthstone is the sapphire…).

ROY G. BIV Dark Skin

Happy (and Ethical) Halloween!

Hands down, Halloween is my FAVORITE holiday! And yes, it beats gift-giving Christmas. I enjoy the whole idea of mixing the scary with the happy moments with candy. But what I love most about Halloween is the chance to transform yourself into anything you want.

Here are some awesome companies that have a large array of colors and shades to pull together your costume! Happy HALLOWEEN!

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  • Blush: Silk Naturals Blush $4.50-$6.50
    • With options for vegans, Silk Naturals offer both powder and cream blushes for all skintones and skin types–a total of 65 different colors!

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  • Lipsticks: KA’OIR Cosmetics $16.99-$18.99
    • These lipsticks are B-O-L-D. From bright sky blue to mellow yellow, Ka’oir cosmetics are definitely going to make you stand out.  Her lipsticks ARE NOT vegan, however.
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NOT MY COLLECTION! I wish…but credit to Vampy Varnish
  • Nail Polish: ZOYA $9-$10
    • With about 400 colors to choice from, I bet you will find the perfect shade and texture to match your costume.

 

Fall/Winter Nail Trend: Matte Nails

As seen on the runways–matte nails are the latest trend for the Fall/Winter 2015-2016 season. Instead of buying every color in matte, use a matte top coat to transform ANY color into a matte finish.

Matte Nail Polish

Pacifica Matte Top Coat $9.00

OBSESSIVE COMPULSIVE COSMETICS FLATLINE Ultra Matte Top Coat $10.00

Ella+Mila Matte-ly In Love $10.50

Lillian Eve Matte Me Over Top Coat $12.00

SPARITUAL Mattify Matte Top Effect $15.00

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