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3.1 Phillip Lim for NARS Nail Collection for Fall 2014

NARS 3.1 Phillip Lim collection review

I maintain a lust list of designer items I dream of one day owning and slowly save towards. For the longest time a 3.1 Phillip Lim Pashli bag topped my list. Stylish yet edgy, I loved the bag’s structured silhouette.

I recently took the plunge and got myself one and thought I couldn’t be happier. That is, until I received these two NARS Nail Polishes ($20 US) from the 3.1 Phillip Lim for NARS Nail Collection in the mail. Now I’m positively glowing with a little bit of the designer on my fingertips and slung across my arm.

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Nails of the Week: Ciaté Shell Manicure in Mermaid You Look

Ciate Shell Manicure Mermaid You Look

With nail art, there’s a lot of pressure to be original and unique, which is the most time-consuming part of the process. Even something as simple as choosing an accent nail can be an agonizing decision.

Sometimes I just want a quick and easy manicure, so the Ciaté Shell Manicure Kit ($25 US) is a great little fix for fun Summer-ready nails.

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Nails of the Week: Hard Candy Spring 2014 Collection

Hard Candy Spring Nail Polishes

Fancy nails are an easy conversation starter. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been stopped to have my nails closely examined. I try not to let them get too chipped before I repaint them, since I like being know as the girl with the cool nails.

Based on my experiences, glitter polishes tend to get the most attention. I think all girls are a little bit of a magpie on the inside; we can’t help being attracted to the shiny and pretty! Case in point: these Hard Candy polishes from their Spring 2014 collection.

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Channeling My Inner Artist at Valley Nails NYC

Valley Nails

The past two times I’ve been in New York City I was really drawn to lower Manhattan. I explored SoHo and Greenwich Village while I was there last week. It feels a bit more personal and calmer than say, Midtown or the Upper West Side, which I really liked as I explored the streets by foot.

Since I was in NYC already, I really wanted to get my nails done with another design. I looked to Valley Nails, which I had read great things about and booked an appointment with Ayumi Motegi for gel nail art.

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All Access: Backstage at Novis A/W ’14

Novis beauty fall 2014

Although New York Fashion Week is hectic, I didn’t stress, just because I felt so fortunate to be there at all! If there was an iota of stress involved, it was only from having to figure out how to navigate Manhattan to get to each show on time.

But I even got that remedied at Novis, where Aveda had set up a little space on the side to provide hand massages using their Stress-fix line. The calming lavender scent and soothing hand massage was like a little oasis of paradise in the busy backstage atmosphere.

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