Katy Perry prismatic nails how-to video_Katy Perry exact nails_Prismatic World TourIf you want to copy the glittering Katy Perry prismatic nails from the Toronto stop of her Prismatic World Tour, just ask nail expert Leeanne Colley, owner of Tips Nail Bar. She knows precisely what Katy wore on her nails last Friday and Saturday night because she was in Katy Perry’s dressing room giving her the disco-ball gel manicure herself. Actually, you don’t have to ask. In the video below, not only does Leeanne tell Beautygeeks what she used, she walks us through the steps and demos a nail-polish option for non-gel users too. Isn’t she nice?  [geek on]


Lancome Grandiose mascara and wand diagram

Every time I pull out my Lancome Grandiose mascara I chuckle — the brand trademarked swan-neck! But I also feel a sense of satisfaction at having another mascara I really like. That swan-neck™ — *grin* — wand, and small brush, as well as the formula itself, have made my mascara moments better. It’s even inspired a Lancome Grandiose mascara review video! [geek on]


Formula X Composite BeautygeeksKnow what? I like Formula X polish from Sephora. Know why? Because it’s good. And also because Formula X keeps pumping out new stuff. What’s new you ask? Well it’s this Formula X Brushed Metallics line for Fall 2014. You’re gonna come see, right? [geek on]


Aveeno Eczema Care Hand Cream openerWhen was the last time you were insanely thankful for a new hand lotion? (Apparently that’s a tricky question to ask a guy.) Refocus: If you have eczema on your hands or severely dry skin, you’ll be happy about a new Aveeno Eczema Care Hand Cream. [geek on]


beautygeeks DIY balayage results 4_Diana KollAt media events, I have a habit of whipping out my camera to film particularly interesting demonstrations that sometimes occur. Most of them get posted as Beautygeeks how-to videos. One of the most successful so far is this super-easy DIY balayage demo from a seminar hosted by Clairol. The feedback on how the simple technique works has been wonderful! In fact, San Francisco Beautygeeks reader Diana Koll was so thrilled with her DIY balayage results that she sent us her photos! [geek on]


The Body Shop nail polish 2014Does anyone remember The Body Shop nail polish from a few years back? Either way, we expect this new collection of The Body Shop Colour Crush nail colour to make a splash when it launches this October.

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Scalloped mani_Leeanne Colley at Tips Nail Bar 2See? My scalloped white mani copied from inspired by pal-o-mine Katherine Flemming, health and beauty at Elle Canada magazine! [geek on]


philips pureradiance sonic facial cleansing systemFeels like facial-brush wars this Fall! A Clinique Sonic System Purifying Cleansing Brush and a Philips Pure Radiance Sonic Facial Cleansing System are going head-to-head with Clarisonic for space on your bathroom counter. And both are waving at your wallet with competitive price tags up to $150. Let’s see about the Philips Pure Radiance brush first. [geek on]

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eyelash curler cuts off woman's lashes_Stella USA curlerThis lash curler cut off a woman’s eyelashes. No joke. [geek on]


pink eyeliner_Shu Uemura drawing pencils and ready to wear pinks paletteI’m in love with a pink eyeliner. Yep, pink eyeliner. A creamy new Shu Uemura Drawing Pencil, this one is bold, waterproof, and, it seems, oily-lid-proof, too. And my wearing it is all Gucci Westman’s fault. [geek on]