#POTW // A Tangerine Task

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Hey Readies,

I took a few weeks of from doing my manicures and boy oh boy did my nails suffer. The chips and cracks that once lived on my nail beds have been repaired and I am back to doing my #POTW (polish of the week — in case you’ve forgotten or a new click) posts.

I would recommend getting a partner for this DIY nail post. Maybe have a slumber party or something because it took me SIX tries before I got it right. What normally is a relaxing evening of nail polish and Gossip Girl turned into a complete disaster — almost. You’re gonna need a steady hand, a focused eye, and perhaps even some Anita Baker playing in the background to “get cha mind” right. 

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THE MAKEUP SHOW LA & NYC VLOGGER CONTEST

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I am forever indebted to the fabulous folks at The Makeup Show. It was at TMS in New York last May where I had the opportunity to meet and chat with celebrity makeup artist Sam Fine. The interview was refreshing to say the least and Sam totally inspired me to want to perfect my interview skills and do more. For this year’s event they have added a contest geared towards the vlogger in you! View Full Post

5 Must Try Manicures Inspired by NYFW

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I’ve been obsessed with polishing my nails since I sadly cut manicures out of my budget. My nail polish collection has grown from just 5 to a whopping 59 polishes in the last year. Partly from all the events I attend and more because every time I visit a Duane Reade or a Walgreens I score an amazing new color. One would think I would have every color by now, but it’s soooo many to try.

The season the beauty trends at NYFW were a little different. Designers are using more racy colors in their collections, trying out wild and crazy hair looks, and even a slew of eye catching nail trends.

I spotted a few on the runway that I must try. Some I may have to get the salon to do. My hands aren’t that steady.

Check out five must-try manicures from NYFW.

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Did You Get The Memo, Bright Lips Are In! How do I look?

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I’ve been swooning over bright colors since the first time I saw a pic of Kerry Washington rocking bright red on her voluptuous lips. That was last year. And what do you know — bright lips are still trending in the beauty world as we head into 2012.

I will admit that it can be difficult to find the perfect bright lip. Your skin tone, the shape of your lips, and your eye color all play a big part. Not to mention what you might be wearing that evening. I cringe at the site of red lips, red dress, red nails, red shoes — too much!

I’m no makeup artist but as a consumer and makeup enthusiast, I’ve learned a bit about this trend. Follow my 3 handy tips and trust me you will fall completely in love with bright lips too…

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#POTW Feeling Fabulous in Blue

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If you’ve been following me on Twitter then you already know my love for mani’s. However, with the holidays coming and trips to LA in my future, I’ve decided to snatch this luxury from my budget. But that certainly doesn’t mean my nails will suffer. I’ve purchased a mani kit and I have managed to keep my nails cute and clean for the past few weeks (I’m still gonna have to make a trip for a pedi). Thus creating a new read for you — #POTW (polish of the week). 

I never realized how extensive my nail polish collection was. Mostly from swag bags. This week’s color of choice is BLUE. I am not much for color blocking my wardrobe, but I will mix and match nail colors. I used a cobalt blue color from SpaRitual ‘Circle of Life’. This bottle was in my swag bag from my recent visit to the SpaWeek media event. I used OPI’s ‘No Room for the Blues’ as an accent color on my index finger.

Check out it and let me know how I did!

So tell me gorgies, what color are you rocking this week.