Thursday, February 6, 2014

Lip Service: February

We've decided to turn Lip Service into a more comprehensive segment. A perfect pout is always a must have, but we have a few overall beauty favorites to share so you'll always look primed and professional at school or work!

Elise's Pick:
Oh, February, the month of love. It only makes sense that I go to a favorite for this month's pick, and
like Jasmine, I'm going for nail polish.

Once upon a time at Ten Over Ten, I came across the most beautiful nude polish in the whole entire world, Chanel Emprise.

After a relentless search of Chanel counters at department stores with no luck, I took to Amazon to find this glorious bit of lacquer. I dod, eventually find it, and I'm still head over heels for this color.

It was pretty pricey, but I hear there's an excellent dupe by Julep called Teresa. I haven't tried it but I just might. A fabulous nude nail will never get old to me.

Jasmine's Pick:
This month I'm writing about one of my loves: nail polish.

Of course, I don't necessarily love nail polish on me. I can't stand long nails and am horrible with upkeep, but when I do finally grow my nails to a polish-worthy length and clean them up, I'm all about the matte finish.

And rather than buying strictly matte polishes (which I tend to do nowadays, but sometimes you just have to have a certain color no matter the finish), I invest in a matte topcoat. My two favs are Essie "Matte About You" and NYC "Matte Me Crazy" (perfect February names, amirite?!) Both are excellent, but NYC is more budget friendly.

The key to a perfect matte topcoat, really the key to any topcoat, is a thin layer. Remember, polish gets goopy with too many layers, and the more humid your climate, the longer nails take to dry. Try to keep your polish to three layers and be sure to let it completely dry. You'll be grateful when you have a killer looking mani and/or pedi.

Polish on, ladies!

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