Matte Shiny French Manicure: Take it or leave it?

Must-Have Manicure (according to Glamour Beauty): the Matte-Shiny French Mani

This trend has been spotted on several runways this spring season including the Angel Sanchez (Bridal/ Evening gown Designer) Runway Show. A fresh take on the traditional French manicure, created by layering a slightly darker matte shade on top of a glossy one. Subtle but statement-making.

What do you think? Is it a gotta have it trend? 

Source: http://www.glamour.com/beauty/2012/09/15-runway-nail-polish-and-nail-art-trends-to-obsess-over#slide=1

Matte Shiny French Manicure colors

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Pastel Passion: Spring 2013

Pastels are slowly making their way into our winter wardrobes. Designers and fashion brands are gearing up in preparation for the SPRING season just ahead! ShopBop just sent out their Color Crush: The New Pastels newsletter. Their newsletter featured an elegant array of pastel colors: soft lavender hues, baby/ turquoise blues, light yellows and oranges!

What pastel hue will you be donning this spring season?  Here are some of our Color Secret Pastel choices! The perfect pastel accessory to accent any outfit! 

 Enchanted Great Expectations  Shakespeare in Love

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Rose Gold: More than just a trend?

Step aside silver and gold.  Make room for the new metal hue in town. Rose gold has remained popular among several designers for the past few fashion seasons. Designers like Marc Jacobs, Michael Kors & Ralph Lauren have embraced it, even making it a staple color for many of their popular fashion lines. The color can be seen in a wide variety of jewelry, eye shadow, blush, lipstick and NAIL polishes of course! 
 
We at Color Secrets are in love with this metallic and hope it is here to stay! It is warm and universally flattering on any skin tone! It can be mixed and worn with any color including silver and gold! As we move forward into spring it compliments soft neutral and blush tone clothing. It is a dainty yet powerful statement color to add to your wardrobe. 
 
If you’re not quite ready to embrace it why not start off small? Our Color Secrets lacquer Romeo & Juliet will give you that opportunity! 

Give rose gold a try, it will give you that gorgeous glow you’ve been looking for! 

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Pretty in Pink Friday!

Today is Friday and the first day of February! 

January is officially over and we are now getting all settled in for the new year! Like many we are excited about all the special prospects this year will bring!

As we head into February we start to see a glow on many women and young ladies’ faces. This is a month that most look forward to with great anticipation! Not only are the nights getting lighter and the days getting longer but  LOVE is in the air!

What better way to start off the month then by showcasing some of our favorite pink Color Secrets lacquers. A fitting way we thought to start off the month and keep the romantic vibe in the air!

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Lacquers featured from L to R: Pretty in Pink,  Some Like it Hot,  Enchanted,  Miss Congeniality,  Clueless

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Come visit Color Secrets at the International Salon & Spa Expo (ISSE) in Long Beach!

The International Salon & Spa Expo (ISSE) is produced by the Professional Beauty Association

Color Secrets will be there! We will be located at booth #717. Please come visit us and check out all our beautiful lacquers and our new line of appliques! 

ISSE is committed to offering licensed beauty professionals the most relevant shopping, networking and educational experience available in the industry today with over…400+ Global Manufacturers
200+ Valuable Educational Classes
Professional Networking Atmosphere

Company Overview
ISSE is a professional cash-and-carry beauty exposition and educational event held in Long Beach, CA and Rosemont, IL.For more details visit their official website: probeauty.org/isselb

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Today’s Color Secrets Obsession: Have a Polish Party!

It’s always fun to host a themed party! What about a Polish Party? We love this idea of creating fun & edible polishes!

Why not let your guest custom make their favorite Color Secrets lacquer in edible form! All you need are a few tasty treats and some food die to complete the little polish treats.

Blogger StixnPops shows you the best way to get the colors you desire!

Click here to see: http://stixnpops.blogspot.com/2011/08/how-to-color-marshmallows.html

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Create your own Polish Pops (what we have decided to call them)

What you’ll need:

  • Marshmallows
  • Food Coloring (We prefer the Wilton Brand)
  • Tootsie Rolls (for the cap of course)
  • Paint brushes
  • A small spoon
  • Small cointainers/dishes
  • Water
  • Disposable gloves
  • Parchment Paper

BARELY THERE NAILS!

The natural look is definitely in for spring. Pictures from behind the scenes at New York fashion week show lots of bare and natural looking nails.

This trend also proved to be popular among the celebrities that attended this years Golden Globes. Celebrities like Kerry Washington, Aly Raisman and Sienna Miller donned the look. As seen on E Online’s Mani Cam! Celebrities were invited to walk there nails on a mini red carpet designed specifically for their hands and nails!  

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Color Secrets lacquer we recommend to achieve the BARELY THERE NAILS look:

Serendipity

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Available for purchase at http://www.colorsecretspro.com

See the Mani Cam here: http://www.eonline.com/photos/7469/2013-golden-globes-best-of-the-mani-cam/24899

Source: Backstage Beauty New York Fashion Week Spring 2013 – Beauty Trends Fashion Week Spring 2013 – Harper’s BAZAAR