Essie Wedding 2014Something borrowed, something blue, something Essie-bridal, too? Yep, it’s that time when Essie pops out with their annual getting-married collection (aka Essie Wedding 2014). This year is no different – comprised of four lovely shades, the Essie bridal nail polish palette is great for spring and summer and weddings. Wanna see? [geek on]

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YSL Baby Doll Kiss & Blush reviewWe’ve seen lip + cheek colors or lip/cheek balms before, and liquid lipstick, too. But with a range of gorgeous, youthful shades, a soft, mousse-y matte formula, and creative presentation, YSL has found a way to make the concepts seem new and even more covetable. [geek on]


YSL HeaderHere’s what I think we should do now. We should look at swatches of a smashingly large part of the core collection of YSL polish. Why? Because they’re soooo beautiful. Please join me and enjoy this 15,000-worth of words. [geek on]


Lancome Lip Lover lip gloss balmWhen one “lip gloss balm” launches you can bet a bunch of similar textures will launch around the same time or shortly thereafter, especially when lipstick has enjoyed a high profile for a couple of seasons or more. Lancome Lip Lover lip gloss is the latest from the L’Oreal family. Like the L’Oreal Paris Color Riche Extraordinaire and Maybelline NY Color Elixir releases, they offer right-now shades, lots of shine, plus a dose of conditioning. And the gleaming silver tube is a magpie no-brainer. [geek on]


Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy PolishHallo! It’s me again, and I have some absolutely lovely limited edition Estée Lauder polish to share with you today. You know I’m a big fan of Estee Lauder polish, right? Lemme tell you why…

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hard candy headerThe Hard Candy polish Spring 2014 collection is blasting its way back onto your polish radar in a splashy sort of way with 11 new matte glitter and graffiti shades. I have proof. [geek on]


Linda Rodin_photographer Paola MurrayLinda Rodin is tickled at having become a poster child for aging beautifully. The 65-year-old has enjoyed a long, successful career in fashion, most notably as a stylist. She spent a year at Harper’s Bazaar as a fashion editor in the 1980s before transitioning into freelance styling and working with familiar names such as Madonna, Halle Berry, Laetitia Casta, Gisele Bundchen and Adriana Lima. [geek on]


Divergent Polish SephoraDivergent cosmetics nail polish, you say? Before I knew there was a movie, I knew there was a limited-edition set of nail polish. It’s true. I live under a rock. Seriously, I know more stuff about the world of polish than I do about popular culture so it’s nice to have things like movie collaborations to help keep me somewhat current. Now let’s look at the Divergent cosmetics nail collection. [geek on]


HBO's Post 2014 Golden Globe Awards Party - Red CarpetUnless it’s an incredible, big-wow, knock-me-over shade, that a lipstick appears on a red-carpet celebrity face isn’t enough to sell me on it. I suspect that’s true for you, too. But when a soft, flattering lippie appears on a pretty face like Allison Williams of Girls, and it looks so sweetly natural, I take a second look. And in this case, I say, oh, it’s Avon Ultra Color Absolute Lipstick SPF 15 and hey, I like this formula. [geek on]


Lupita Nyongo LancomeHuge beauty-inspiration news: Oscar-winning actress and red-carpet darling Lupita Nyong’o has been scooped by a big beauty brand. We have a Lupita Nyong’o Lancôme campaign to look forward to this Fall. [geek on]