Monthly Archives February 2014

Ruby Wing Color Changing Nail Polish!

13    Nailspot Breakdown Can’t decide between two nail polish hues? The pros at Ruby Wing have come up with a solution to the ultimate polish conundrum: color-changing polish. Wear one vibrant shade indoors, and embrace a totally different color when the sun’s UV rays hit your nails. Better yet, these polishes are lightly scented with the floral notes. We’re adding these to our mani must-have list. How it Works Formulated with SolarActive® Technology, each polish transitions from one shade to another as soon as you step out into the sunlight and come into contact with UV rays. Walk back
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7 Crazy Things You Didn’t Know About Hair…

11   Sure, you look at, style, and twirl your hair each day, but how much do you really know about it? Curious for more scientific info about that stuff on our heads we tapped trichologist (aka hair and scalp specialist) Philip Kingsley to fill us in on everything from scalp health to what to expect from aging hair. 1. Hair Is Low On The Body’s List of Priorities “Hair is not a vital organ or tissue, and this means your body will never prioritize its nutritional needs,” says Kingsley, who says this is the biggest challenge to hair growth. It also means
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Perfect Polish Pairs: How to Apply the Latest Nail Toppers for the Ultimate Mani

11   Color Chameleon These shade-morphing Ruby Wing polishes make us feel a little bit like a superhero—the minute we step outside into the sunlight, our secret, color-changing power emerges. And as a top coat, we’re loving Ride ‘Em Cowgirl—the sparkly gold transforms into copper-red glitter in sunlight. Sheer Sensation We at NAILSPOT love a good innovation, and nail polish is no exception. Take the latest from OPI: Sheer Tints. Since they’re buildable, you can get anything from a translucent wash to a saturated ombre. For the ombre effect pictured here, start with one coat of pale blue polish. Next, use OPI Sheer Tints in
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Red Carpet Beauty Secrets—Revealed!

12   The quickest, easiest, and most affordable way for a real woman to get a piece of the celebrity lifestyle is through beauty,” says Gwen Flamberg, beauty director at Us Weekly. And she should know—Flamberg spends her days poring over red-carpet images and discussing new trends with Hollywood’s most-trusted makeup artists and hairstylists, then translates them for the rest of us. As part of this month’s Us Weekly partnership, featuring Flamberg’s own product picks, we got the scoop on her insider tips. What do you love most about your job? That I am the first person a celebrity hair or makeup artist calls
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4 Ways Wine Improves Your Skin

12   We’ve long known that that wine can have health benefits (for starters, resveratrol, found in red wine, can help strengthen arteries and lower “bad” cholesterol), but that’s just the beginning. Vino can also work wonders on our complexions—when used properly. Join us as we raise a glass to our favorite new skincare ingredient. Wine can lighten dark spots As we age, dark spots, which are often caused by sun damage, become more noticeable and also harder to treat. But all isn’t lost: polyphenols, the powerful antioxidants found in wine, known as polyphenols, can be affective in both treating and preventing discoloration.
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Get a Head Start on Spring with these Candy-Colored Polishes

12   I’m forever stumbling upon the Internet’s most eye-catching nail art. But I have a confession to make: As much as I’ll wholeheartedly double tap a pic of a crazy cool custom manicure, I admit don’t have the time, patience, or skill to pull off these work-intensive designs myself. That’s why I was especially excited when OPI’s brand new Sheer Tints Collection came across my desk last week. These polishes are like the Gelly Roll pens of the nail polish world—one flavor just isn’t enough. The sheer neon polishes come in four colors that can either be used as a top coat
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Winter-Weary? Don’t Forget These Beauty Staples

10   There’s something about cold weather that seriously hinders our beauty diligence. It’s like the minute tights become an option, our razors somehow find themselves in the trash can. (Just kidding! Kind of.) Jokes aside, it’s easy to forget about your nonexposed parts when they’re covered up under layers of sweaters and jackets. Here’s a friendly reminder to keep up with a few beauty-boosting treatments you may have overlooked due to the unrelenting Polar Vortex. Pedicures Even when sandals are off the menu, it’s important to pamper your feet, since heels and toes can take a severe beating thanks clunky snow boots
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