Christian Louboutin Nail Colour

Today was supposed to be all about Rabens Saloner, however, appointments ran late and to shoot the many different looks would be a bit much at this late hour…so it turns out tomorrow is the day;)

As for now, it’s all about Christian Louboutin nail colour, which has probably been blogged about a gazillion times by now.  There has been quite the buzz surrounding this new addition to the Louboutin family, primarily because of the high price point attached.  Of course, price is relative, however, for the average person $50 is a slight splurge for nail colour.  I finally put it to the test today, and the results were super pleasing.  First, the colour selection is amazing, the consistency is highly-pigmented, the dry time is incredibly fast, the bottle is gorgeous, it gives a high shine, the amount of polish in the bottle is astounding and the verdict is still out on the staying power.
However, even without considering how the polish wears, I still give it high marks…the quality is like none I’ve experienced.

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I used Wherever, a vivid, blue shade, and would definitely spend $50 on another.  As far as I can tell; it’s a dream nail product.  Furthermore, if I add up all the OPI and Butter polish I’ve accumulated over just the past month, the total would far exceed the price of this far superiour Louboutin polish…Christian has done it again!

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Christian Louboutin nail colours are available at Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom and Sephora stores.

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Couture Nails Hit Just The Right Note For This Songstress

Songstress, Asiah Kosaka, is no stranger to bling, which is why her nails look more like a work of art than the average manicure. Of course, at the moment, average is quite passé when it comes to manicures. Women are spending as much time in the nail salon as the hair salon, yes, hours to achieve the perfectly sculpted nails infused with plenty of creativity. Seems manicures have gone couture, is it simply a fleeting trend or the new staple? Only time will tell. As for Asiah, it’s probably safe to assume, she will surely be forging ahead with vigor on this front, and proud of it.

Asiah hails from Japan where she has performed and launched several albums, she is currently bi-coastal traveling between the Los Angeles and Japan as her career continues to thrive. To learn more about this lovely lady, visit here.

Nails…The New Accessory

There is no question that trips to the manicurist have become more of a creative outlet these days.  No longer are the days of the basic mani/pedi, now it’s all about pushing the options to the limit.  Although I adore this look on others, I think I’ll just stick to my basic manicure, being the minimalist I am… anyway, I can always live vicariously through all those risk-takers around me during my visits to the neighborhood nail salon.

Deborah Lippmann Nail Colour

Deborah Lippmann nail products are among my favourite.  Deborah’s career began in sultry nightclubs where she sang, with aspirations of launching a jazz career, while she worked various day jobs.  Upon realizing waitressing wasn’t for her, she eventually enrolled in cosmetology school, where she discovered her true passion for nails.  She soon became one of the countries most sought after manicurists upon relocating from Arizona to New York, and has booked work for Allure, Vogue and InStyle to name just a few.  In 1998 Deborah mixed a special blend of nail colours together to match the dress Mariah Carey wore to the Academy Awards, and at this point the Deborah Lippmann Collection was born.  The nail colours are all toluene, formaldehyde and DBP free, which are harsh on the nails and unhealthy to breath in, furthermore, no animal testing is done on any of the products.

The Deborah Lippmann Collection contains over 45 nail shades, in addition to several specialty nail, hand and feet products.  Here is a small sampling of the base coat, the perfect neutral and an amazing dramatic.

TURN BACK TIME REJUVENATING BASE COAT

Turn Back Time Rejuvenating Base Coat contains micronized diamond core powder, which diffuses the appearance of imperfections giving the nails a smooth and even base, creating the perfect canvas for nail colour to follow.  Turn Back Time also reflects light, hence, diminishing the appearance of yellowing and staining on the nails.  This base coat can also be worn alone for a fresh, clean look.  $18

FASHION NAIL LACQUER

Fashion nail lacquer is a creme polish described as the not-so-typical taupe, and the description is apropos.  This is one of my favourite neutrals, it looks great with a simple tee and jeans and equally as lovely with an evening gown. $16

DON’T TELL MAMA NAIL LACQUER

Don’t Tell Mama is a fitting name for this great dramatic green/blue shimmer.  Surely, if you tell mama, this beauty is likely to disappear from your vanity.  I appreciate the richness of this shade when I am going for high drama, and it is always the ‘icing’ to complete the look. $16

Deborah Lippmann has had a longstanding career because the products she creates are quality, and they also look great on a variety of different skin tones.  In addition, they are gentle on the nails without the inclusion of harsh chemicals, for more information, visit Deborah Lippmann.