frosted twilight

The holiday season keeps my manicures interesting. This week I chose to go a bit further into freehand. Starting with CND Vinylux cream puff – a crisp white for the base. Secondly, I used a thin nail art brush to swipe a custom blue/gray Vinylux shade in a crescent shape along the side. If you use light motions while the white coat is still wet you’ll get a more abstract effect, repeat with metallic gold. I did both the side colors one nail at a time. All topped off with the Vinylux weekly topcoat!


everyone else is doing it

pantone’s color of the year 2015 announced

“Marsala” has been labeled as Pantone’s color the year for 2015. The rich, sultry & muted red-brown is one of my favorite versatile color choices in both makeup and fashion.


I am proud to feature our new makeup at Pure Aveda Salonspa -The Autumn/Winter 2014 collection Romantic Grandeur. The collection features 3 items that favor shades of “Marsala”. In the picture below you will find smoothing lip color in sheer fig, rehydrating lip glaze in mangosteen and petal essence single eye color in all spice.


From Pure Aveda Salonspa’s Facebook Samantha, our resident trend-spotter says, “I spy #Pantone 2015 color of the year, marsala, in the Aveda Romantic Grandeur Collection.”