Summer 2013: essie Naughty Nautical Collection.

For me, summer nails are bright. Add in some subtle sparkle, and I am even more drawn to them. That's pretty much why I am loving the super fun colors in essie's new summer Naughty Nautical collection.

essie Naughty Nautical Collection

"There's nothing more calming than a cruise to paradise, it completely rejuvenated mind, body and soul. This collection is for women in a sunshine sate of mind," says Founder and Creative Director, Essie Weingarten. "Inspired by breezy chiffon cover-ups and cashmere pastel evening looks, these six shades make the perfect wardrobe for any journey."

I am definitely in a sunshine state of mind just looking at the brilliant new shades:

  • Rock the Boat - Shimmering French Periwinkle Blue
  • Naughty Nautical - Brilliant Marine Blue-Green Shimmery Teal
  • The Girls Are Out - Soft Fuchsia Peony Sparkle
  • Sunday Funday - Bright Tangerine Coral Crush with Soft Shimmer
  • The More the Merrier - Juicy Lime Green
  • Full Steam Ahead - Pearlescent Punch of Lilac

I can see myself wearing all of the shades at some point or another this summer. While I've never thought of wearing a lime green on my nails, it could be fun as an accent nail with Sunday Funday (the bright coral) or The Girls Are Out (fuchsia).

Of course, I am still in this orange phase where I am still obsessed with everything orange. Sunday Funday is the first color I just had to try. The sparkle is very subtle and really only shows up out in bright sunlight.

essie Sunday Funday

essie's Naughty Nautical collection retails at $8.00 per bottle and is available at and selected beauty retailers such as Nordstrom.

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bliss Fabulips Glossy Balm.

So, you are leaving work and ready to meet that special someone for a drink. You're worried that your breath still smells like that onion & pepper laced sandwich you had for lunch. You are out of mints, but you are never without your gloss. Well, if your gloss was the new bliss Fabulips Glossy Balm, then you would be in luck. That's because this pretty little pout pleaser doubles as your mint.

Bliss Fabulips Glossy Balm

Say it isn't so, but it is. The new bliss Fabulips Glossy Balms contain a breath-freshening mint complex to leave you with minty fresh breath. That's in addition to beautiful, glossy soft lips too, becasue the formula uses shea butter, vitamin E and nourishing oils.

All you have to do is pick your flavor. The shades are universal and look great on everyone.

  • Vanilla Mint - Rose Glossy Balm
  • Peppermint - Pale Pink Glossy Balm
  • Citrus Mint - Coral Glossy Balm

bliss Fabulips Glossy Balm sells for $14.00 each. They are available now at bliss spas,, and wherever bliss products are sold such as Nordstrom and Macy's.

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Summer 2013: RiRi Hearts MAC Summer.

I am not one to get too excited about makeup collaborations, but when I just saw the products for this one, I did! Look how beautiful the makeup in the soon to launch RiRi Hearts MAC Summer collection is. It is perfect for summer!

RiRi Hearts MAC Summer

This is more than summer love. Rihanna and M∙A∙C strike a chord with an online-exclusive colour collection created by the global superstar. Bronze and cool coral combine for a Powder Blush Duo in the unforgettable Hibiscus Kiss, while Retro Matte Lipsticks in RiRi Boy, Heaux and the instant classic RiRi Woo make a statement against sheer, shimmering skin highlighted with rose gold Lustre Drops.

RiRi Hearts MAC Summer

Lipstick - $15.00

  • RiRi Woo - Matte Cool Red
  • RiRi Boy - Matte Vivid Lavender
  • Heaux - Matte Berry

Powder Blush Duo - $26.00

  • Hibiscus Kiss Cool - Coral Blush and Matte Neutral Bronze Duo

Lustre Drops - $20.00

  • Barbados Girl - Rose Gold Bronze

I am a bit embarrassed to say that I want it all!

RiRi Hearts MAC Summer will be exclusively online at beginning on Jun 18, 2013 at noon EST in North America.

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MAC Powder Blush Duo Hibiscus Kiss Cool  | RiRi Hearts MAC SummerMAC Powder Blush Hibiscus Kiss Cool

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