Lippmann Collection – Boom Boom Pow


Last winter, Modern Mix Vancouver featured Lippmann Collection’s Marquee Moon, a glittery, silver nailpolish color reminiscent of a disco ball crossed with holiday tinsel.  This year, just in time for the 2010 holiday season, try out Boom Boom Pow, a luxurious nail lacquer with an explosion of glimmering 24-karat gold flecks!  A little bit too flashy for everyday wear, but perfect for a fashionable winter party. It’s apparently inspired by Kate Moss, but I think the Black Eyed Peas may have been an inspiration as well!  Boom Boom Pow and other nailpolish in the Lippmann collection retail for $24 at Murale at Oakridge Centre and are “big three free” of Toluene, Formaldehyde and Dibutyl Phthalate.

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Mac Cosmetics – Fall/Winter 2010 Nail Colors

These rich, dark tones are part of Mac Cosmetics Fall/Winter 2010 Nail Colors. Match the falling autumn leaves with “Imperial Flower” (orange) and “Concubine” (burgundy).

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Sally Hansen – Nail Art Pens


I saw some Sally Hansen nail art pens at London Drugs the other day. Thought it was cool how they came in 8 different colors – white, black, light pink, hot pink, blue, red, silver and gold. The packaging has inspiring looks about what you can do with your nail art pen – from a black/red checkerboard pattern, to flowers, to diagonal stripes and stars.

Developed to dispense just the right amount of color, the precision-tip pen helps you instantly customize your nails and toes so you can design and go. Create styles seen on celebrities, nail art websites or your own styles – the options are endless. Just press the pen point to activate nail color and start designing your own nails, then seal with topcoat when your design is complete.

Some alternative suggestions includes tipping your nails in different colors – like a french manicure but with funkier colors! Or writing letters on your nails to spell out a message. This product retails for $7.95 at selected drugstores across Canada.

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Sally Hansen – Nail Nutrition Green Tea + Soy Cuticle Oil


Hangnails. Dry cuticles. Annoying dry skin around the edges of your nails can definitely take away from an otherwise glamorous self-manicure. That’s why Sally Hansen’s “Nail Nutrition Green Tea + Soy Cuticle Oil” is a great product to use to prevent future cuticle damage and add flexibility to you nails.

Nail Nutrition Green Tea + Soy Cuticle Oil instantly softens, moothes and nourishes dry cuticles. Exclusive Green Tea + Soy formula, powered up with Antioxidants and Vitamins nourish rough, ragged cuticles and helps soothe and soften hangnails.

Product retails for $7.99 at selected drugstores across Canada.

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OPI – Shrek color collection

If you can’t get enough of the Shrek series, you can now “express your inner ogre” with six new limited edition nailpolish shades by OPI.  Bright colors are great for spring!  The cheeky color names are:

  • Funky Donkey
  • What’s With the Cattitude?
  • Rumple’s Wiggin
  • Who the Shrek Are You?
  • Ogre-the-Top Blue
  • Fiercely Fiona


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Sally Hansen – Chrome Nail Colour Pens

Spill proof, fast drying and therefore super convenient – as the slogan says, just “Click, Color & Go”.