Pierre Hardy x NARS Nail Polish Pairs

Pierre Hardy x NARS Nail Polish Pairs
Pierre Hardy x NARS Nail Polish Pairs

I’m all about the NARS Cosmetics Nail Polish collaborations and this summer shoe designer Pierre Hardy brings his spring summer 2013 colour palette to NARS. There are twelve polishes in total but they are available in packages of two. The colours are complimentary. The Pierre Hardy x NARS Nail Polish collection is:

Pierre Hardy x NARS Nail Polish Pairs
Pierre Hardy x NARS Nail Polish Pairs

SHARKS (yellow, lavender), SHARPLINES (peach, burgundy)

Pierre Hardy x NARS Nail Polish Pairs
Pierre Hardy x NARS Nail Polish Pairs

VERTEBRA (coral, dusty rose), ETHNO RUN (orange, navy)

Pierre Hardy x NARS Nail Polish Pairs
Pierre Hardy x NARS Nail Polish Pairs

EASY WALKING (rose gold, camel), VENOMOUS (gunmetal, black) which is exclusive to narscosmetics.ca

The collection is available now at any NARS counters and online at narscosmetics.ca. Each duo retails for $32 and they come in a cute box with a little dustbag.

image: courtesy of NARS and narscosmetics.ca

I want – I got Holiday Gift Guide – Part 3

So, part 1 and part 2 of the I want – I got Gift Guide Series are complete now it’s for Part three.

This is the part three of four in the I want – I got Gift Guide series. I have so many favourite things I wanted to include. This gift guide is very much I want – I got. You’ll see things I want, things I got and other obsessions. Some things are affordable and some aren’t but I’ve tried to mix it up. The list covers fashion, beauty, electronics, art, toys and booze. Basically, all the items on the gift guide are I want – I got approved.

So, join me the third part of this exploration of things I would love to see under my tree at Christmas.

JdJ Studio collection Clover gemstone, Jenny Bird Earth Angel Earrings, Gap Camo Calf Hair Tote
JdJ Studio collection Clover gemstone, Jenny Bird Earth Angel Earrings, Gap Camo Calf Hair Tote
  • JdJ Studio collection Clover gemstone, sterling silver braided band or yellow gold band in blue topaz, amethyst or citrine ($375-$675) – 60 Bloor Street West, Suite 600, Jewel Box at Ritz-Carlton Hotel, Lobby, 181 Wellington Street West
  • Jenny Bird Earth Angel Earrings ($125 USD) – jenny-bird.com
  • Gap Camo Calf Hair Tote ($158.40) – Gap In Store and Online
Carine Roitfeld: Irreverent, Horrockses Fashions: Off-the-Peg Style in the '40s and '50s
Carine Roitfeld: Irreverent, Horrockses Fashions: Off-the-Peg Style in the ’40s and ’50s
  • Carine Roitfeld: Irreverent ($68.97) – amazon.ca
  • Horrockses Fashions: Off-the-Peg Style in the ’40s and ’50s ($36.68) – amazon.ca
Philip Sparks Shirt Dress, Moon Apparel Brocade Cigarette Pant
Philip Sparks Shirt Dress, Moon Apparel Brocade Cigarette Pant
Ruffian Women's Silk Ruffle Scarf , NARS x Andy Warhol Photoboot Set, Tokidoki Unicorno Series 1, strangebeautiful Volume 7 The Inept Laundress
Ruffian Women’s Silk Ruffle Scarf , NARS x Andy Warhol Photoboot Set, Tokidoki Unicorno Series 1, strangebeautiful Volume 7 The Inept Laundress
  • Ruffian Women’s Silk Ruffle Scarf ($95) – eBay.ca
  • NARS x Andy Warhol Photoboot Gift Set ($40) – narscosmetics.ca, Holt Renfrew, The Bay
  • Tokidoki Unicorno Series 1 ($10 Each) – Magic Pony in store and Online, mindzai.com – I’m obsessed with these Unicorn figures from Tokidoki. I’m close to collecting them all
  • strangebeautiful Volume 7 The Inept Laundress ($85 USD) – LuckyScent.com – My favourite indie nail polish brand.
Hudson Jeans Leeloo
Hudson Jeans Leeloo
  • Hudson Jeans Leeloo ($265) – Holt Renfrew, Over the Rainbow and TNT – My go to denim brand
Lazy Oaf Cat Ring, Givenchy Medium Pandora Bag, Krane Mirka Carpenter Bag
Lazy Oaf Cat Ring, Givenchy Medium Pandora Bag, Krane Mirka Carpenter Bag
Dermalogica Smooth and Renew Skin Kit, Sir Elton John and David Furnish for Holt Renfrew Candle, Kobo eReader, Micro Pedi
Dermalogica Smooth and Renew Skin Kit, Sir Elton John and David Furnish for Holt Renfrew Candle, Kobo eReader, Micro Pedi
  • Dermalogica Smooth and Renew Skin Kit ($72) – dermalogica.ca – Great introduction to my favourite skin care brand
  • Sir Elton John and David Furnish for Holts Candle ($50) – Holt Renfrew
  • Kobo eReader ($79.99 – $299.99) – Chapters Indigo in store and online
  • Micro Pedi ($49.99) – Shoppers Drug Mart
Clover Canyon Chantilly Lace Dress, Clover Canyon Galaxy Glass Pant
Clover Canyon Chantilly Lace Dress, Clover Canyon Galaxy Glass Pant

Can you believe that there is a part 4 of gift ideas? Well, check back tomorrow for the final installment of the I want – I got Gift Guide Series.

I want – I got Holiday Gift Guide – Part 2

Yup, this gift guide madness is continuing. I’ve got three more days of I want – I got Gift Guides. You might want to take a look at Part 1 of the I want – I got Gift Guide series.

This is the part two of four in the I want – I got Gift Guide series. I have so many favourite things I wanted to include. This gift guide is very much I want – I got. You’ll see things I want, things I got and other obsessions. Some things are affordable and some aren’t but I’ve tried to mix it up. The list covers fashion, beauty, electronics, art, toys and booze. Basically, all the items on the gift guide are I want – I got approved.

So, join me the second part of this exploration of things I would love to see under my tree at Christmas.

Clover Canyon Printed crepe de chine tunic dress, L designed by Linda Lundstrom Indigo dyed red fox Shawl Collar, RIMOWA Salsa Deluxe 3 Suiter Multiwheeler, Smythe Warbler Tribute Jacket
Clover Canyon Printed crepe de chine tunic dress, L designed by Linda Lundstrom Indigo dyed red fox Shawl Collar, RIMOWA Salsa Deluxe 3 Suiter Multiwheeler, Smythe Warbler Tribute Jacket
  • Clover Canyon Printed crepe de chine tunic dress ($238) – Net-a-Porter
  • L designed by Linda Lundstrom Indigo dyed red fox Shawl Collar ($395) – designedbylindalundstrom.com
  • RIMOWA Salsa Deluxe 3 Suiter Multiwheeler ($795) – RIMOWA’s flagship store, 101 Bloor Street West, Toronto
  • Smythe Warbler Tribute Jacket ($595) – eluxe.ca – The most perfect little jacket, must have in any closet
JdJ Studio collection Cushion-cut gemstone, Moonrox Treasure Bracelet, Dean Davidson Castle Ring
JdJ Studio collection Cushion-cut gemstone, Moonrox Treasure Bracelet, Dean Davidson Castle Ring
  • JdJ Studio collection Cushion-cut gemstone, sterling silver braided band in green amethyst, citrine or amethyst ($695) – 61 Bloor Street West, Suite 600, Toronto and Jewel Box at Ritz-Carlton Hotel, Lobby, 181 Wellington Street West, Toronto
  • Moonrox Treasure Bracelet ($95) – moonrox.ca, One of a Kind Show – This bracelet is made to order and you have a choice of colour schemes.
  • Dean Davidson Castle Ring ($170) – deandavidson.com, Holt Renfrew
1920s Lame Brocade Velvet Flapper Coat, Greta Constantine Skin for Danier Dress
1920s Lame Brocade Velvet Flapper Coat, Greta Constantine Skin for Danier Dress
  • 1920s Lame Brocade Velvet Flapper Coat ($2,400 USD) – ShrimptonCouture.com – I love browsing the 20s fashions on Shrimpton Couture dreaming of one day owning a piece
  • Greta Constantine Skin for Danier Dress ($299) – Danier in store and online
Krane Jonas Officer Coat, Jenny Bird Yin Spike Hoops, Holt Renfrew x Missioni Elephant, Moon Apparel Brocade Peplum Top
Krane Jonas Officer Coat, Jenny Bird Yin Spike Hoops, Holt Renfrew x Missioni Elephant, Moon Apparel Brocade Peplum Top
  • Krane Jonas Officer Coat ($1,175) – Kranedesign.com – Krane is a menswear company but I love his aesthetic and would love to get my androgyny on in his stuff.
  • Jenny Bird Yin Spike Hoops Earrings ($65USD) – Jenny-bird.com
  • Holt Renfrew x Missioni Elephant ($50) – Holt Renfrew in store and online – Adorable elephant for a great cause. The best offering of all the charity products over the years at Holts.
  • Moon Apparel Brocade Peplum Top ($69) – moonapparel.ca or 110 Bloor Street
North Star Fall Varsity Bomber, North Star Great White North Sweater, Givenchy Noir Couture Mascara
North Star Fall Varsity Bomber, North Star Great White North Sweater, Givenchy Noir Couture Mascara
BALMAIN red Suede Floral embroided Anita Ankle boots, Charlotte Olympia The Dolly suede platform pumps, Christian Louboutin Anita 85 buckled tartan pumps
Balmain red Suede Floral embroided Anita Ankle boots, Charlotte Olympia The Dolly suede platform pumps, Christian Louboutin Anita 85 buckled tartan pumps
  • I’m obsessed with everything that uses Anita in the style name. It’s total narcissism but it’s the easiest way to get my attention.
  • BALMAIN red Suede Floral embroided Anita Ankle boots ($1,068) – Net-a-Porter
  • Charlotte Olympia The Dolly suede platform pumps ($945) – Net-a-Porter
  • Christian Louboutin Anita 85 buckled tartan pumps ($1,395) – Net-a-Porter
Chanel Malice, NARS x Andy Warhol New York Dolls, NARS x Andy Warhol Superstar, NARS x Andy Warhol TV Party, NARS x Andy Warhol Back Room, NARS x Andy Warhol 15 Minutes
Chanel Malice, NARS x Andy Warhol New York Dolls, NARS x Andy Warhol Superstar, NARS x Andy Warhol TV Party, NARS x Andy Warhol Back Room, NARS x Andy Warhol 15 Minutes
  • Chanel Malice Nail Polish ($27) – Holt Renfrew, The Bay
  • NARS x Andy Warhol New York Dolls Nail Polish ($21 each) – narscosmetics.ca, Holt Renfrew, The Bay
  • NARS x Andy Warhol Superstar Nail Polish ($21 each) – narscosmetics.ca, Holt Renfrew, The Bay
  • NARS x Andy Warhol TV Party Nail Polish ($21 each) – narscosmetics.ca, Holt Renfrew, The Bay
  • NARS x Andy Warhol Back Room Nail Polish ($21 each) – narscosmetics.ca, Holt Renfrew, The Bay
  • NARS x Andy Warhol 15 Minutes Nail Polish ($21 each) – narscosmetics.ca, Holt Renfrew, The Bay
Grace: A Memoir, Kate: The Kate Moss Book
Grace: A Memoir, Kate: The Kate Moss Book

Phew, Part two done. Getting any ideas yet. There is more to come. Check back tomorrow for Part three!

i want: NARS x Thakoon Nail Polish

NARS x Thakoon Nail Polish

My latest nail polish obsession is the NARS x Thakoon Nail Polish collaboration. I’ve been waiting for over a month for this collection to come out. I absolutely love the vibrant colours. I can’t wait to rock an ombre nails with these beauties or use my new nail dotting skills to come up with something.

In conceptualizing the shade range, Thakoon was inspired by the vibrant colours found in Indian spice markets. The highly saturated, high-shine shades come in an opaque finish, perfect for spring. Formula is long-wearing, chip-resistant and toluene, formaldehyde and DBP free.

The shades are Anardana – Azalea pink, Ratin Jot – Orchid purple, Amchoor – Bright yellow, Kutki – Powder blue and Koliary – Cyan blue.

The collection is available now at NARS counters across the country and online at narscosmetics.ca for $21 bucks a piece. NARS has a great formulation for their polish and is one of my favourites.

image: courtesy of NARS.

New Year, New Nails

This is the first Nails post of 2012, yay! Shall we take a look at what I’ve been up to recently.

Nails by Melissa at @tipsnailbar

After two great Shellac applications, I decided to try Gelish. They had different colours to CND and I was willing to give them a shot. My nails are on the bottom and have the tie dye effect. I loved the way they looked and the Gelish lasted a very long time. Removal was a huge bitch and my nail were splitting pretty badly. So much so that I don’t’ recommend Gelish at all.

Getting used to this yellow nail polish. Colour doesn't seem right

I purchased some nail polish from American brand Rescue Beauty Lounge. This yellow polish called Mellow Yellow went on very well.

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I can’t remember what polish I used for this but I think the thumb is YSL Midnight Blue and the digits are NARS

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I’m incorporating the glitter polish at lot to. I like putting it on the tips only.  I believe the thumb is YSL Midnight Blue and the digits are Butter London Blagger.  The glitter is Deborah Lippmann Boom Boom Pow.  She does some good glitter.

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NARS Galion and Deborah Lippmann Today was a Fairytale

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This is from the Daphne Guinness x MAC Collection. This colour is called Hyperion and I love it!

Red-DiorApparatBritRed

Still playing around with the thumb as a different colour. Here I use a random red I got as a gift from London, England and Dior Apparat.

Nails-ChanelPeridot

Chanel Peridot is a classic and I love adding the L.A. Girl Glitter Addict Uninhibited polish to the tips

Nails-Purples

I love the Deborah Lippmann Boom Boom Pow on the tips of this purple to pink gradient mani. From left to right: RGB pink, Elmspa Anita (yes, the colour is called Anita), Butter London Queen Vic, Cheeky Monkey Brazen Hussy, American Apparel Neon Violet.

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This was the product of a boring night at home, Random metallic mani.  Left to Right: Lancome MF072, Deborah Lippmann Believe, Dior Apparat, Chanel Peridot, Chanel Quartz.

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My latest discovery is matte top coat. Its changed my life. Here I’ve used a Lancome red with L.A. Girl Glitter Addict Uninhibited polish. I then decided to try out this Deborah Lippmann topcoat I’ve had laying around. OMFG, I love the results.

On the hunt for some of the polishes you saw here, well hit up the following:
Holt Renfrew
The Hudson’s Bay Company
Donato Salon and Spa

I received the L.A. Girl Glitter Addict polish as a Christmas present but you can order online here. I also ordered the Rescue Beauty Lounge polish off their website.

i got: Fall Winter 2011 – 2012 Nail Binge: NARS, Dior, Chanel

I’ve had some fun buying some of the Fall Winter 2011 – 2012 nail polish options.

NARS

NARS Nail Polish
Left to Right: Galion, Night Rider, Night Porter, Night Flight, Night Breed

NARS is one of my go to nail polish brands.  It has a beautiful, slick finish and with a nice brush.  The polish wears well for me too.    I got the entire Night Series collection (Night Rider, Night Porter, Night Flight, Night Breed) because I couldn’t choose. The Night Series collection is based on the iconic NARS Night Series Eyeshadows.  I also had to have the Fall 2011 colour, Galion.

Chanel

Tips Gradient Manicure
Left to Right: Chanel Coco Blue, Chanel Blue Boy, Chanel Blue Rebel

I got The Oracle to pick me up the Les Jeans de Chanel colours that were limited edition for Fashion Night Out 2011.  I had Melissa from Tips Nail Bar to incorporate them into a great blue gradient manicure because I couldn’t choose just one to wear.   I love Chanel nail polish it wears very well and has staying power.

Tips Gradient Manicure
Left to Right: YSL Moonlight Blue, Chanel Blue Rebel, Chanel Blue Boy, Chanel Coco Blue, Chanel Riva

Dior

Weird brush on the Dior polish but I have to love the results

I saw Apparat, the new limited edition Dior Nail Lacquer for Holiday 2011 on my new favourite beauty site Temptalia.  The photos on Temptalia looked so good.  Apparat is a gorgeous ruby colour with a hint of gold.   I immediately started a twitter search to find it.   With the help of the Hudson Bay twitter account, I found Apparat at the Queen Street flagship store.

More Nail Fun at I want – I got

Here is another installment of my not so regular Nail fun column. This is what I’m wearing these days.

Doing MAC Venomous Villians Mean and Green nails today

MAC Venomous Villians Mean and Green

Loving @NARSissist Kismet right now. Cc @TheHudsonsBayCo

NARS Kismet

Deborah Lippmann - Lara's Theme

Deborah Lippmann - Lara's Theme

Deborah Lippmann Lara’s Theme – I decided to copy the nail bloggers typical pose with the bottle.  I love nail polish that matches my ToyWatch.  This is my favourite orange nail polish at the moment.

Love, love this colour nail polish. Artful Dodger by @butterLondon

Butter London Artful Dodger – I just love this shade of blue.

Coral nails for Saturday. It's Delovely

Deborah Lippmann It’s Delovely – This isn’t the best photo but this is a vibrant coral colour.

Waiting on my bday nails to dry at @elmspa. Bright colours FTW

For my birthday I got a mani and pedi at ElmSpa. A great feature of the service at Elm Spa is that you get to take the colour you choose home with you.

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Lancome Le Vernis Nail Polish Rouge Saint Honore – This polish is from the new Fall 2011 collection coming out in September 2011. I got a sneak peek at the collection thanks to L’Oreal Canada. I’ve never worn the traditional red nail before and now I’m hooked. I didn’t think it would look good.

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Essie and I don’t get along. This nail polish always chips immediately which is such a shame, I love this colour.

i want: NARS Summer 2011 Nail Polish

NARS has two new nail polish colours for Summer 2011 that I’m liking. NARS makes great, long lasting nail polish and I really enjoy my Spring 2011 colour, Desperado.

NARS Kismet Nail Polish
NARS Kismet Nail Polish

Kismet is described as “Fate, destiny, a predetermined course of events. This metallic sunflower nail polish was simply meant to be.”

NARS Ecume Nail Polish
NARS Ecume Nail Polish

Ecume is described as “An opaque white nail enamel that is at once vintage-inspired and avant-garde in sensibility.”

NARS Summer 2011

The entire Summer 2011 NARS collection is quite pretty too. There is lots of bold colour.

images: courtesy of NARS.