Honored To Attend: Look Good Feel Better & OPI Manicares

I call this my "Fierce, Breast Cancer-Fighting Face." (at the OPI/Look Good Feel Better Manicares Event)

I call this my “Fierce, Breast Cancer-Fighting Face.” (at the OPI/Look Good Feel Better Manicares Event)

I call this my “Fierce, Breast Cancer-Fighting Face.” At the Look Good Feel Better OPI  Manicares event, celebrating & pampering those living with cancer – the survivors, heroes and their families – and the crusaders who are fighting against breast cancer every day.

Breast cancer is the fiercest of foes, but with all of us fighting against it, we will win, and beat breast cancer once and for all. ‘Til then, Look Good Feel Better makes a hard time a little softer for those living with cancer.


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Pretty. Powerful.  ( Look Good Feel Better polishes from OPI,  a pink, shimmering Swarovski bracelet & a gorgeous, glittery pink Breast Cancer Awareness bottle from One Hope Wine)

Pretty. Powerful.
( Look Good Feel Better polishes from OPI, a pink, shimmering Swarovski bracelet & a gorgeous, glittery pink Breast Cancer Awareness bottle from One Hope Wine)

Mani Monday: Oscars Manicure – Glitter, You Golden Goddess

It’s my favorite week in Hollywood – Oscars Week!! emojiemoji

To celebrate accordingly, I came up with this double glittering gold mani and I call it…

“Glitter, You Golden Goddess!”

Glittering everywhere I go thanks to my "Glitter, You Golden Goddess" mani. *cup by Homegoods

How do ya get it?

Simple. 2 coats of @colorclubnaillacquer in Gingerbread topped with 1 coat of @opinailpolish in When Monkeys Fly. I may not be nominated but my nails have already won the gold!

The glittering combination: "Glitter, You Golden Goddess!"

WWW: Whitney – We aspire to be as cool

When I met Whitney – creator & editor of the artsy & amazing LA blog – hoopLA, at the Angeleno Poolside Beauty event last week, I immediately thought one word: COOL.

Then I saw her, the next night at Rosa Mexicano for a delicious dinner hosted by Nicole Myden PR and Gina Wade Creative. There, Whitney was again looking, you guessed it, COOL.

She’s one of those people you see and think, “I wish had been born cool like that.”

I was NOT born cool like that. Hence, why I probably bake and love pink and act like a happy, oblivious 5-year-old most of the time.

I aspire to be cool, though. Really, I do! It might not happen but people like Whitney give me hope.

But sometimes cool people can be, well, cold.
So imagine my delight when, after chatting with Whitney, I realized she is not only cool but super sweet — and fun!!

When I asked her if she would be my Whatcha’ Wearin’ Wednesday (WWW) girl this week and send me a picture of her amazingly cool nails in better lighting, she was enthusiastic and adorable and hmmm….what’s the word I’m looking for?

Oh right. C-O-O-L.

Our WWW girl, Whitney: The nails...

Our WWW girl, Whitney: The nails...

 

BF: Hey Whitney! Whatcha’ Wearin’?

WWW Whitney: OPI-In My Back Pocket; Estée Lauder-Red Chiffon; The New Black-Glitter finish from the Graffiti Ombré Collection.

 

Our WWW girl Whitney: The products

Our WWW girl Whitney: The products

BF: That’s Cool. Is this, like, a signature shade for you?

WWW Whitney:  I have always loved doing my nails, so the more creative the better. I wore this combo all week! To work, jury duty (ha ha ha), blog events, dinners… Right now, I think I can say these are signature shades for me. I go through spurts. I was in a navy blue phase for a while and now I can’t seem to get enough of bright pink!

 

BF: Me too. Very cool. Who did you hang with when you were sporting these, um, COOL hues?

WWW Whitney: I wore it with friends, fellow jurors, coworkers and PR contacts. I am fortunate that I can get away with bright, creative nails in my profession.
BF: And what a cool profession it is! I loooooove hoopLA!  Now, back to business, how did you decide on those nail polish products?
WWW Whitney: I am very into the multi-colored nail polish trend, so I figured I’d mix it up with 2 colors (2 being pretty close to each other).
BF: Where’d you get the goods? (Me trying to be cool. Fail.)
WWW Whitney: The Estée Lauder polishwas given to me by my mom because she doesn’t wear bright colors. The New Black and the OPI colors were given to me in beauty bags at blog events.
BF: Super cool!! (ugh.why did I say that? that’s sooo not cool)
So is this mani just a special event thing or do you sport it every day?
WWW Whitney: I wear this out every day. For special occasions, I would do the same, just maybe go and get a proper manicure.
BF:  How does this mani make you feel?
WWW Whitney: These products make me happy. I always get compliments on my nails and I like looking down and having such bright, colorful combos brighten my day.
BF: And we love you brightening our day! Thank you! And, well not to be repetitive, but for giving us some coolness to aspire to. Cool. 
I’m hopeless.
For more on the super-cool Whitney, check these out:
Whitney’s cool blog, hoopLA: http://hoopLAblog.com/
Whitney & hoopLA being cool on Twitter: https://twitter.com/WhittieBittie
Whitney & hoopLA being the coolest on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/hoopLAblog
xoxo,
BF
BF Asks: Do you love DIY manicures? What’s the “coolest” one you’ve tried? Pictures please!!!

 

 

Whatcha’ Wearin’ Wednesday? Nami’s Nails – Taking The Bronze AND Silver

WWW: Nami's Nails

WWW: Nami's Nails

So, it’s a funny thing having a blog.

It’s a growing process, an adventure, lots of fun — and the best creative outlet in the world  for someone with as many interests as me!

One of my favorite things, since childhood, has always been coming up with names for products I love, recipes I create, Barbie dolls- heck – even nicknames for friends and pets.

So it’s pretty fun when I come up with a new idea for, you, my lovely BeautyFrosting readers.

From now on, when I try out a nail polish recipe, I’m gonna name it so we’ll have a reference point.

The first one I’m naming happens to be for my super-stylish friend, Nami’s nails. Remember her? She’s a frequent guest on WWW (Whatcha’ Wearin’ Wednesday)!

She came in a week ago with the most glittery, bronzed – and yet – sophisticated nails.

Nami makes any trend look like an instant classic.
This one was no different.

Since we all have Olympic fever, it only feels appropriate to call this Nami’s Nails-inspired Mani Recipe:
“Taking The Bronze AND Silver”

So just how did she achieve this sparkling look?

2 coats of Essie Ballet Slippers ($5) on the entire nail

Essie Ballet Slippers (under $10)

Essie Ballet Slippers

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 2 coats of OPI Warm & Fozzie C08 ($6) on the tips

 

OPI Warm & Fozzie Nail Polish

OPI Warm & Fozzie Nail Polish

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1 coat of Essie Set in Stones (Luxeffects silver glitter nail polish)

Essie Set in Stones

Essie Set in Stones

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“Taking The Bronze AND Silver”

"Taking The Bronze AND Silver" - a Nami's Nails Creation

"Taking The Bronze AND Silver" - a Nami's Nails Inspired Creation

And she added a little mint heart on the pinkie nail…but I’m gonna let that be her little secret!

xoxo,

BF

BF Asks: What would you name this Mani Recipe if you had your druthers? Let your imagination fly and let me know below! 

 

Whatcha’ Wearin’ Wednesday: BeautyFrosting-themed nails

After being inspired by our WWW girl, Nami’s, nails last week, I decided to try a nail design perfectly painted for me.

So what could be better than BeautyFrosting-themed nails?

I took in my card to the salon and asked them to use it for inspiration.

BeautyFrosting-themed nails!

BeautyFrosting-themed nails!

Super fun!

I’m usually pretty classic when it comes to my nail color but THIS WAS FUUUUUN!!

The nail salon applied OPI in Go on Green and then dotted the polish with a french white standard polish.

A BF mani

I loved the result!
And, as an Essie Ballet Slippers & Splash of Grenadine devotee,I think this experience just may have opened me up to more fun nail design in the future.

I mean, why not?

 

xoxo,

BF

BF Asks: What nail design are you dying to try this summer? Glitter? Lace? Sprinkles? Caviar? Spill it, sister!