Saturday, September 25, 2010

New York Fashion Week 2010 - Nicholas K.

Hi everyone :) As you all know, I was at New York Fashion Week! It was amazing! I wanted to make sure that I share with you all of the fabulous nail polish looks & trends that were on the runway! Here are the lovely polishes from the Nicholas K. show! Enjoy :)

On Septemeber 9th, Celebrity nail technician Pattie Yankee and the Dashing Diva nail team worked backstage on models for the Nicholas K. show at Lincoln Center.
Polishes: special mix, special mix, Concrete Playground, Astor Place, Tibi Couture
 Nicholas K. had an army inspired collection and Dashing Diva specially mixed two custom color polishes for the show. The mixing resulted in a khaki brown color and mint green color.
Along with the special mixes Nicholas went three other Dashing Diva polishes.

Concrete Playground, a heather gray polish.

Astor Place, a grey/brown mix. 

Tibi Couture, a light creamy beige. 

With Nicholas’ army inspired collection, the polishes looked absolutely amazing!

♥ XOXO, Chloé ♥

Friday, September 10, 2010

Backstage at Farah Angsana & Ashleigh Verrier

Last night I was backstage at two incredible fashion shows - Farah Angsana & Ashleigh Verrier. I have a ton of photos! I will be uploading them later tonight or tomorrow!
In the meantime, I have to get ready for some Fashions Night Out events!
Stay tuned for some fabulous New York Fashion Week coverage by yours truely :)

♥ XOXO Chloé ♥

Thursday, September 9, 2010

New York Fashion Week Nail Trends with Dashing Diva!

This Tuesday, September 7th kicked off New York Fashion Week!
I was there in Lincoln Center to enjoy this great evening that brought together designers, models and fashionistias from all around the world.

As we all know, Fashion Week not only focuses on just fashion, but on beauty as well! (I always say you cannot have fashion without beauty & you cannot have beauty without fashion!) So, naturally, I was excited to see all the beauty trends that NYFW kicked off with!

Dashing Diva Nails lead the way that night and its fabulous nail polishes took the runway by storm!
At the shows, 'pure at heart' and 'fifties flair' inspired models wore the popular "Fashion Week" polish, a sheer pink Dashing Diva runway favorite!
photo credit to Eric Yu of Dashing Diva
The 'rocker chic' inspired models wore a gun metal "Penthouse Views" metallic silver polish. 
photo credit to Eric Yu of Dashing Diva
The 'jazz aged' inspired models wore "Dark PR", a beautiful dark burgundy polish.
photo credit to Eric Yu of Dashing Diva
Also, Dashing Diva Nails also worked on top models, one of them being Giselle!
photo credit to Eric Yu of Dashing Diva
These three Dashing Diva polish shades were all over the runway!
Fashion Week, Penthouse Views & Dark PR
Have a happy Fashion Week!
I know I am!
♥ XOXO Chloé ♥

Sunday, September 5, 2010

UD Lip Junkie Lip Gloss Swatches & Review!

 hello my fellow makeup lovers :)
 If you have read my previous blog entry, you are all fully aware that I have recently fallen deeply in love with Urban Decay. And I have fallen HARD ♥

I was dying to test out their lip glosses and I heard that their lip junkie glosses were really great, so I just haddddddd to try them out as soon as I could!

So i present to you these gorgeous swatches of the Urban Decay Lip Junkie Lip Glosses!
They look so pretty in the tubes & the color you see is the color you get!

Top row left to right: Peroxide (light pink) Midnight Cowboy (sheer nude sparkle)
Crush (bright hot pink) Runaway (medium peach shimmer)
Bottom row left to right: Heavy (dark neutral) Naked (pinky neutral)
Jilted (deep pink sparkle) Perversion (sheer black sparkle)

True to color! The color that you see in the tube is that color that appears on your lips.
Not sticky at all! I hateee sticky lipglosses and this is not one of them! It was super smooth & not gooey.
Super shiny. I am more of a lipstick type of girl, but when I wear lipgloss I like it to be obvious that I am wearing a lipgloss - shiny & glossy lips! & its such a huge plus that its not sticky!
Really good range of color & shades. There are 11 gorgeous shades so you know you can find one you like! Take your pick from sheer pretty neutrals, kick-ass brights, or a glimmering near-black The 3 of them I couldn't show you were Red-Light (bright pinky red), Wallflower (nude creamy-pink), and Love Junkie (sheer dark red).
I love the minty scent & flavor! Its refreshing, smells good, feels good on the lips and most importantly its not too strong & it doesn't taste bad.
Lasts a pretty long time for a lipgloss. Most lipglosses that I have tried always come off so easily, but this one lasted pretty well & the color stayed.
The lipgloss tube is "molded" not all soft. This is a pro for me because now there cant be any lipgloss "accidents" where my lipgloss explodes all over my bag because the tube was squished. Thank God!! LOL
Pretty packaging! Yes, as you all know I loveee trendy packaging & this product, like every other Urban Decay product has packaging that looks so nice!

I didn't notice any plumping effect to my lips. This product is advertised to have an ingredient called "Maxi-Lip" that is said to give your lips a boost & have some plumping action. Unfortunately, I did not really notice any when I used this product. But it also says "plumps lips an average of 40% when used daily for a month." So I guess I will use it more and more & see if I notice a gradual change in the plumpness of my lips.
May be considered a little "overpriced" by some. Some of my fellow makeup lovers may think that the $19 price tag is a little too pricey for a lipgloss. Personally, it is an average price for lipgloss amongst the higher-end brands, but a some people might still think its overpriced.

I really liked these Urban Decay lipglosses!! There were many pros about this product and it really lived up to my expectations, except on the plumping part. I think that with the wide range of shades, the smooth & shiny finish, the refreshing minty flavor and the non-stickiness, it equals a pretty fabulous lipgloss! My three favorite colors are peroxide, crush and runaway! I also like mixing peroxide & crush together, soo pretty!

XOXO Chloé

Friday, September 3, 2010

My New Love: The Urban Decay De-Slick Mattifying Powder!

Whenever I would go into Sephora I would always find myself standing in front of the Urban Decay display and admiring all their fabulous makeup. I don't know if it was their trendy purple packaging or their unique & provocative color names (bordello, anyone?!) but I was always so attracted to the brand. (yes! you can be attracted to a brand - only real makeup lovers/addicts know that!) Finally I was reaching my breaking point and I knew that I needed to get my hands on some Urban Decay products. And FAST!

So, the following Urban Decay products was one of the first that I have ever tried and it is now one of my ultimate favorite products that I use every, single day. If it is possible to be actually addicted to a makeup product, then this is the product that I am a total junkie for!  
The Urban Decay De-Slick Mattifying Powder!

I always wondered if it was worth it to invest in a more expensive product (especially one that I use everyday and all through out the day!) from a more high-end brand, rather then to keep using the e.l.f.'s studio translucent matifying powder for only $3. Don't get me wrong - the e.l.f. one worked fine, but I was curious to see if there was really a difference. 

After looking around Sephora, I came across this pretty-purple compact. It was love at first sight!
I was instantly in love with the packaging (I am such a sucker for pretty packaging!) and when I went on further to read the description of this product I knew that I needed to try it!

"This shine-stopping pressed powder blots oil and keeps shine at bay. Try it on naked skin (if you run into the hot guy at the gym), or over foundation (for touch-ups on the dance floor without destroying your makeup). Because the formula contains super lightweight, oil-absorbing rice powder, you won’t feel the powder, but you’ll see the shine-free results. The lavender shade applies invisibly and works on every skin tone, from dark chocolate to palest porcelain."
Keep De-Slick in your bag at all times! The gorgeous, transparent purple compact seems to glow from within, featuring Urban Decay embellishments of skulls, flourishes and flowers. Pop it open to reveal a mirror and handy application puff.

Really does keep my skin shine free for a longgg time. (longer then any other blot/matifying powder that I have tried!!) I applied this on top of my liquid foundation to set it at 7:30am before I went off to college in the morning, and my skin stayed shine-free until about 12:00pm when I went to go eat lunch.
If you do get shiny, a little bit of the powder instantly absorbs the oil and returns your skin to a perfect matte finish. When I noticed that I needed a little touch up, all I needed to do was pat a little powder in the shiny spots & like magic they disapeared and my skin was back to looking perfectly matte.
Large compact, a lot of product. Its not tiny by any means and you only use a little product at a time, so it will last for a while. (The compact is about the size of my palm.)
Does not disturb your makeup at all. Putting this on top of your makeup throughout the day does not change the color of your makeup at all.
Doesn't make your makeup look cakey, no matter if you reapply multiple times during the day. I wore this on a 95degree day in NYC where I was walking a lottttt for about 2 or 3 hours outside. I reapplied about once an hour, yet my makeup didn't start to look cakey at all.
Comes with a little application puff. There's no need to bring along any other brushes or separate application puffs. Plus, this one is so adorable!
Pretty packaging! Do I really need to explain this one?! The purple compact is so hot and i love the Urban Decay embellishments of skulls, flourishes and flowers.

The $30 price tag. I'm not really a huge fan of spending $30 for a powder and I know that it may be too expensive for some makeup lovers out there. Even though I am listing the price as a con, I am still going to be buying this product - it works for my skin so wonderfully that it is totally worth the $30!!

It has everything I want in a mattifying powder and it even comes in one of the most trendy compacts that I have ever seen! It is my new "holy-grail" translucent mattifying powder and despite the $30 price tag I will most definitely be purchasing this product again! (and again & again & again!!!)

I have officially fallen in love with Urban Decay products. Stay tuned for more Urban Decay reviews & hauls - I can assure you that there will be many more!! ;)

XOXO Chloé

Chloé's Nails of The Week! (week of August 29th)

My nails for this week are so hot! They are inspired by Harajuku fashion & trends. They are bright and totally fun! These are perfect nails to wear to end the summer with!

This style is follows the "mismatch manicure" trend with bright neon colored tips, a thin white stripe and silver glitter! Since these nails will catch everyone's eye, this style is for confident girls only!! ;)

Company: Broadway Nails
Line: Fashion Diva (Harajuku)
Style: BHFD01 - Love
Length: Short

"DON'T CONFORM, MIX IT UP!" That definitely was the rule when this set of nails were created!
Who wants boring nails anyway?! NOT me!! 

I love these nails!! I adore bright neon colors on the nails during the summer, so having a bunch of hot neon colors on my nails definitely let me end the summer with a bang!!

I also gave myself a pedicure with a polish that matched the neon theme of these nails perfectly!
Company: Milani (their Neon line)
Color: 502 Awesome Orange

As usual, broadway nails never let me down & always let me have the hottest nails!

Thanks for reading dolls!
♥ XOXO Chloé ♥

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Chloé's Nails of The Week! (week of August 22th)

The nails that I wore last week received a ton of compliments and they were perfect for me - pretty & pink! I absolutely loved them! I adore hot pink - especially on nails - so these nails are definitely one of my favorite sets.

Company: Broadway Nails
Style: BCD14 - Trend.
Length: Medium

Broadway Nails is one of my absolute favorite nail companies for the artificial nails!!! I love all of their styles - you can find the perfect set of nails for every occasion, whether its for a classy wedding or a trendy night out at the club! Whatever the occasion or style, I can guarantee you that Broadway nails has the perfect set that will make your nails stand out =)

I also gave myself a pedicure with a polish that matched the hot pink tips of these nails perfectly!
Company: China Glaze
Color: Shocking Pink (neon)

These nails were so pretty =) I'm a little sad to be taking them off to put on a fresh pair, but knowing Broadway Nails they will have another fabulous set for me to flaunt this week!

XOXO Chloé

A Sneak Peek at e.l.f.'s Holiday Collection 2010 Products!!

Hi everyone! I hope that you all are having a fabulous day!
Today I have an exciting first look at some brand new products (and shades of existing products - such as the nail polishes!) that e.l.f. - eyes lips face - will be debuting this holiday season!
So, here is a special sneak peek at some of e.l.f.'s winter holiday collection 2010 products!! Enjoy!

During this years holiday season, e.l.f. will be releasing two brand new eye shadow palettes that have a bunch of amazing colors! (as pictured above) 
 There will be a 100 piece one at $10 and a 32 piece one at $5. What great prices!!
The little 6 piece shadow palettes that are also shown in the photo are currently being sold on their website as "back to school eyeshadow sets" for only $3 each. 

I hope that you all enjoyed seeing what e.l.f is bringing us for the holiday season!
♥ XOXO Chloé ♥