Thursday, December 27, 2018

New Years Nails and New Years Eve Makeup: Glittery and Metallic!

Time to celebrate the coming of the new year with renewed hope for peace, love and prosperity. If you ask me, that requires glitter! Glittery, metallic nails and makeup.


Your Nails
Get some bling on your New Years nails with Zoya's Winter Holos! Zoya has put together a glitzy Holographic Trio to make your nails sparkle and shine!
zoya winter holos
The holos have a fine glitter in them which gives the polish a gorgeous glow with a rich depth that I just love. All three holos apply smooth and easy with no streaking.


Brighton
zoya brighton
Brighton is a beautiful nude with silver and gold diamond holographic glitter. 
zoya brighton swatch

Everly

zoya everly
Everly is warm toned red pink with multi colored diamond holographic glitter.
zoya-everly-swatch

Cadence

zoya cadence
Cadence is a medium pink with multi colored diamond holographic glitter.
zoya cadence swatch
Get the trio at zoya.com for just $15!
zoya winter holos bottles
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Your Makeup
For your New Years Eve Makeup, I recommend the golden glitz of the Laura Geller Gilded Honey collection. 
laura geller gilded honey
They have a beautiful gold metallic color that is not too yellow looking.

Baked Gelato Swirl Illuminator
The Baked Gelato Swirl Illuminator in Guilded Honey is a wonderful multi purpose product. It's a silky feeling powder that can be applied all over the face. I love it as an eye shadow and highlighter on my cheekbones. 
laura geller gilded honey highlighter
It is sheer but can built up nicely on the eyelids for a super metallic gold glimmer! Add black liner and black mascara to add sophisticated drama to the glitz. $26.00 @ Laura Geller. $21.00 on Amazon.

Baked Gelato Swirl Illuminator—Gilded Honey Ingredients: MICA, CETEARYL ETHYLHEXANOATE, GLYCERIN, HDI/TRIMETHYLOL HEXYLLACTONE CROSSPOLYMER, SQUALANE, OCTYLDODECYL STEAROYL STEARATE, POLYSORBATE 20, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN, TIN OXIDE, 1,2-HEXANEDIOL, CHONDRUS CRISPUS (CARRAGEENAN) EXTRACT, XANTHAN GUM, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-DI-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, SILICA, DICALCIUM PHOSPHATE, SYNTHETIC FLUORPHLOGOPITE. May Contain: TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891), IRON OXIDES (CI 77491).

Baked Blush n Brighten Blush
It looks amazing over the Laura Geller Baked Blush n Brighten Blush in Peach Delight. 
laura geller blush n brighten peach delight

$28.00 @ Laura Geller. $22.40 on Amazon.

US INGREDIENTS: MICA, TALC, DIMETHICONE, CALCIUM ALUMINUM BOROSILICATE, ISOPROPYL PALMITATE, POLYSORBATE 20, ACRYLAMIDE/SODIUM ACRYLOYLDIMETHYLTAURATE COPOLYMER, MAGNESIUM ALUMINUM SILICATE, SILICA, OCTYLDODECYL STEAROYL STEARATE, CETEARYL ETHYLHEXANOATE, ISOHEXADECANE, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, SORBITAN STEARATE, SODIUM DEHYDROACETATE, PHENOXYETHANOL, SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS SEED OIL (SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) SEED OIL), TOCOPHERYL ACETATE, TIN OXIDE, POLYSORBATE 80, LAUROYL LYSINE, HEXYLENE GLYCOL, CENTELLA ASIATICA EXTRACT (CENTELLA ASIATICA EXTRACT), PROPYLENE GLYCOL DICAPRYLATE/DICAPRATE, NYLON-12, SORBITAN OLEATE, CAMELLIA SINENSIS LEAF EXTRACT, CALCIUM SODIUM BOROSILICATE, SYNTHETIC FLUORPHLOGOPITE. 
MAY CONTAIN: CI 77891 (TITANIUM DIOXIDE), CI 19140 (YELLOW 5 LAKE), CI 45410 (RED 27 LAKE), CI 15850 (RED)

Color Luster Lip Gloss
laura geller color luster lip gloss
The Color Luster Lip Gloss in Gilded Honey gives your lips a fantastic light reflecting shine! Love,love love! ❤ It's a sheer high def top coat that can be worn alone or over any lipstick. For me, it adds a lot of shine and a little glitz. Here is is over a nude lip liner.
laura geller color luster lip gloss
It contains ingredients to moisturize and condition your lips. $19.00 @ Laura Geller and Amazon.

INGREDIENTS: POLYBUTENE, OCTYLDODECANOL, HYDROGENATED POLYISOBUTENE, SILICA DIMETHYL SILATE. VP/HEXADECENE COPOLYMER, SYNTHETIC FLUORPHLOGOPITE, HYDROGENATED STYERE/ISOPRENE COPOLYMER. CALCIUM SODIUM BOROSILATE. CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE. TOCOPHERYL ACETATE, SILICA, PENTAERYTHITYL TENTRA-DI-T-BUTYL HYDROXYDROCINNAMATE, TIN OXIDE, MICA MAY CONTAIN TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891)

Illuminating Body Mist
laura geller illuminating body mist
The Laura Geller Illuminating Body Mist adds a moisturizing soft gold sparkle to your skin with a soft vanilla scent. This is a vegan product with antioxidant skin conditioning ingredients including Vitamin E, Avocado Oil and Apricot Oil. Shake it before you spray it to get the fine glitter particles well mixed. Be sure to avoid spraying it on your clothes. You may not be able to get the glitter out. This is a limited edition product so get it while you can! $29.00 @ Laura Geller. $21.00 on Amazon.


INGREDIENTS: AQUA (WATER), POLYSORBATE 20, BUTYLENE GLYCOL, LENS ESCULENTA (LENTIL) SEED EXTRACT, CUCUMIS SATIVUS (CUCUMBER) FRUIT EXTRACT, ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF EXTRACT, CAFFEINE, GLYCERIN, SODIUM HYALURONATE, MAGNESIUM ASPARTATE, ZINC GLUCONATE, COPPER GLUCONATE, PANTHENOL, PULLULAN, DISODIUM EDTA, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN, PHENOXYETHANOL. 

Look how pretty it looks on my skin!
laura geller illuminating mist
Find these gorgeous golden products are at laurageller.com, ulta, and Amazon.


Get your Glitz on and Have a Happy, Prosperous New Year!


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champagne nails

Sunday, December 16, 2018

Christmas Flamingo Nail Designs: Fa la la la Mingos

It's holiday nail design time and I was invited to participate in the Holiday Nail Art Challenge at Nail Polish Canada! I always create new fun and festive nail art at Christmas time.

I decided to paint some fun, whimsical designs for my holiday nail designs this year. Christmas flamingos. 

Fa La La La Mingos
christmas flamingo nail designs
They are fun, they are happy, they are pink, and they are a bit quirky for Christmas time in the Philadelphia area which suits me just fine! I had plenty of inspiration. 

My neighbor's Christmas flamingo decoration, which I just love to see each year,
flamingo christmas decoration
This super fun Christmas plate of mine,
flamingo plate

and the flamingo decoration that lives in my
 bedroom!
flamingo decoration

It all starts with a sketch to plan the designs and colors.
flamingo nail design sketch
After the planning I started my little works of art by polishing the nails with Zoya Leigh topped with Zoya Bela to create the perfect nude pink background for my flamingos.
zoya leigh and bela
 Zoya Sandy was the perfect flamingo pink for my flamingos with Zoya Ellie and Zoya Jordan as accent colors. Each flamingo was painted with a fine brush.

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zoya ellie, sandy and jordan

flamingo nail designs
They came out adorable. Each little guy has it's own personality! I can't decide which one is my favorite. 
Which one is your favorite? Here is a closer view.
flamingo nail designs closeup

flamingo nail designs closeup

flamingo nail designs thumbs
The finishing details include acrylic paint, art pens in pink and black, glitter polish and a nail sticker for the Christmas present.
I hope my little whimsical Fa la la la Mingo designs brighten your day! 

Visit Nail Polish Canada to order nail supplies and see the 2018 contest results.

Local friends, you can see me at Styling Point in Media, Pa for your own little flamingo nail design!

Happy Holidays to You and Yours!


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snowman nail design
candy cane nail design with syrawberry santa



Friday, December 7, 2018

Pantone Color of the Year 2019: Living Coral, Coral Youngblood Makeup and Coral Nail Polish Colors

I'm excited about Pantone's color choice for 2019! It's one of those colors that looks great on just about everyone. I took this pic a few years ago at an amazing beach house I stayed at in Sea Isle City, NJ. It's almost the perfect representation of the Pantone Color of the year for 2019. I say almost because, this Coral isn't living.
coral decoration
Pantone 16-1546 Living Coral 


Coral is a optimistic, bright and happy color. It represents a positive attitude that we desperately need in the USA right now! Coral has always been a favorite nail polish and makeup color at the salon. My clients will be thrilled to know it's the color of the year! I think it's the perfect color trend for clothing, makeup and home decorating for the new year. 

Coral Decorating Ideas

Last year's Pantone Color of the Year, Ultra Violet, had a strong influence on the nail polish industry. There were many beautiful shades of purple nail colors from muted to bright from multiple nail polish brands for every season throughout 2018.

Coral can be on the orange side or on the pink side or on the red side which makes it a versatile color that looks great on so many skin tones.
coral makeup products
We have recently gotten Youngblood cosmetics at the salon. Youngblood cosmetics are mineral cosmetics made from minerals, plant extracts and oils. They are vegan products that are beautiful and gentle for all skin types. Youngblood has many lipsticks, glosses and blushes lovely flattering peachy tones. Soft coral and peach tones tend to have an amazing anti aging effect. They add fresh clean color that complements many skin tones creating a more youthful appearance.

Youngblood Liquid Mineral Foundation Review
youngblood coral cosmetics
For your Lips
 The Youngblood lipstick in Dragon Fruit provides a sheer wash of coral color with moisturizing sunflower oil. A bit of lip gloss in Coral Kiss on top of the Dragon Fruit lipstick adds shine and a gentle shimmer with no sticky feeling.
youngblood dragon fruit lipstick
For your Cheeks
 I adore The Youngblood Mineral Radiance powder in Splendor! It's four colors in one compact.
youngblood mineral radiance
It adds peachy coral color with a soft radiant shimmer to your cheeks. Use it as blush, bronzer and highlighter or use your blush brush to swirl all the colors together for a glowy dimensional blend of cheek color. You can also use the Mineral Radiance on your eyes for a soft sweep of color to create a cohesive monochromatic makeup look.

For both Lips and Cheeks
If you like simplicity, Smashbox has the perfect product to give your lips and cheeks the perfect Living Coral look. It's the Smashbox LA Lights Lipstick and Cheek Color in Laurel Canyon Coral. It has buildable color so you can choose how intense to want your color to be whether is a subtle sheen or a more intense flush.
For your Nails
Zoya has a bunch of fabulous colors to coral up your nails! There are red corals, orange corals and pink corals so you can easily find the perfect coral for you and be right on trend.
Zoya coral nail polish colors
Yana, Maya Dixie, Kylie and Virginia are a few great coral choices to get the Living Coral look. I am particularly fond of Virginia. It's on the pinky coral side which looks great with my medium beige skin tone. Visit zoya.com.
zoya virginia
Zoya Virginia
 For your Eyes
warm eye shadow colors
Coral eye shadow may not look the best on everyone. It can be too bold and look a bit avant garde. Stick with warm pink, peachy, gold, tan and warm brown shadows to coordinate with your coral lips, cheeks and nails. The Morphe Pro 35 Eyeshadow Palette Warm 35W has a nice selection of warm eye shadow colors. The Too Faced Just Peachy Mattes Eye Shadow Palette is another nice eye shadow palette option with peachy shades.
I'm excited about the Living Coral color trend. I hope this post has given you some makeup color ideas you can use now and into the new year.  Beauty products always make great gifts. Now you know the trendy color to buy!

Have a Beautiful Day!


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coral ombre nails