Lipstick Latitude

Browsing Category:

Nails

Nails, Reviews

Review: Mischo Beauty Luxury Nail Lacquer in Backstage Beauty

I heard about the new Mischo Beauty Luxury Nail Lacquers via the W Magazine twitter account, and the product photo got me hooked. The first photo that caught my eye was the color Empire State of Mind (a turquoise), but once the line launched on November 1st and I got a chance to browse, I ended up purchasing two other colors – Backstage Beauty and Lincoln Center. I ordered on launch day, which was a Friday, and received the polishes on Monday. Aside from appearing to be really nice  ...

Continue Reading

Nails, Reviews

Review: Formula X for Sephora Pyrotechnic

Sephora has been promoting their new line of nail polish pretty hard, which normally makes me suspicious – sometimes heavy advertising can seem a little bit desperate. I was curious though – because omg, new stuff!!! – so when a mini version of the Formula X polishes popped up as a Sephora perk, I decided to part with 100 of my hoarded points. Pyrotechnic is a bright, ever-so-slightly cool red in a clear base. Honestly it’s not the first color I would have chosen  ...

Continue Reading

Nails, Reviews

Review: Guerlain Color Lacquer #125 Vega

The weather’s been cooling down here lately, and I’m getting excited for the transition to fall/winter fashion. I realized I was short on vampy nail colors, so off to the store I went with Guerlain Vega in mind. I actually spent quite a bit of time looking for a close dupe of this color at local drugstores, but nothing I saw really scratched that particular itch, so I headed over to the local Guerlain counter. Vega is a brown-based burgundy creme that goes very dark, very quick.  ...

Continue Reading

Features, Nails, Tutorials

Tutorial: How to get a long-lasting manicure

I used to never wear nail polish because it would always chip after a day or two. Thirty minutes to paint them, a couple hours to let them set, just to do it all over again two days later? In the immortal words of Sweet Brown, ain’t nobody got time for that. As it turns out, I was just doing it wrong. After a lot of internet research and trying some different products, I finally found a routine that will usually get me 5-7 days of wear as long I’m not doing anything too hard on  ...

Continue Reading

Nails, Reviews

Review: NYC Matte Me Crazy! Mattifying Topcoat

I admittedly am not a pro at nails. My hands aren’t really steady enough to do the awesome nail art that I’ve seen on some people – let’s go ahead and blame that on my caffeine intake – so I’m usually a one-color-on-all-fingers girl. The past year or so though I’ve been wanting to branch out a little, so I’ve bought some colors that aren’t pink/red(!) and I’ve tried some different finishes. One of the more interesting ones  ...

Continue Reading