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OPI-Breast-Cancer.jpgFor the fourth year in a row, O.P.I. has released its exclusive nail color for Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Pink of Hearts

In support of the Susan G. Komen for the Cure foundation, O.P.I. will donate $25,000 as well as $5,000 to Rethink Breast Cancer in Canada. 

Until this year, each exclusive lacquer has been a cream, light pink color. This year, they threw in a “shimmer of hope.” Though we normally prefer cream colors that aren’t pearlescent (since they tend to streak more when applying), the light, silver undertone in Pink of Hearts 2010 doesn’t really streak all that badly, to our surprise. Two to three coats (depending on your preference) gives you a light, neutral pink that has a nice, pearly sheen (especially in sunlight). 


Available right now throughout the rest of October, pick up a bottle and make a difference for all women everywhere. $6.29, amazon.com



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There’s hardly anything more annoying than freshly manicuring your nails, believing they are fully dry, and then smudging them shortly after because they weren’t actually dry at all. 

Well, that’s why Essie’s Good to Go! Fast Drying Top Coat is pretty fantastic! Essie doesn’t specify exactly how long it takes to dry, but from our tests, it takes about a minute to a minute and a half to fully set. 

It leaves your nails super shiny (which we love), and sleek. However, our polish did chip after a few days, which was a bit disappointing, but we have the same problem with most top coats, since we type all day. 

Overall, we love Good to Go! because it really is super fast drying and moderately priced. 

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Last Fall, Chanel teased fashionistas and lacquer junkies with peaks at its new shade: Particuliere. It caused frenzies, really, it did. The dove, taupey gray nail trend sailed into spring effortlessly shortly after. Now, as the trend continues into fall 2010, it has evolved into a cooler, heather gray.

Starlets such as Lauren Conrad (above), Scarlett Johansson, Jessica Szohr and Sienna Miller have been sporting the cement and smoke hues as of late. This neutral may not sound uber exciting at first mention, but trust us, it’s the perfect complement to all the whites and brights you’ll be squeezing out of your summer wardrobe in the next few weeks, as well as the richer, darker shades that perpetuate fall fashions. 

Look for steely shades (we love any with slight purple undertones), that are glossy. Or pair this trend with the metallic trend to get the best of both worlds. 
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1. $6, American Apparel Factory Grey, Americanapparel.com
2. $8, Essie Chinchilly, Ulta.com
3. $2, China Glaze Recycle, Amazon.com
4. $8, Dashing Diva Astor Place, Dashingdiva.com
5. $14, RGB Steel, Rgbcosmetics.com
6. $18, Rescue Beauty Concrete Jungle, Rescuebeauty.com

There’s nothing more opulent than a little gold in your makeup and mani! Chanel’s new Orient Extreme collection inspired us to add some drama to our beauty bag. Not too much gold, just some highlights around the eyes, the lips and even the body (think…glittery Décolletage). Not into gold makeup? Then opt for gold nails  — Chanel’s Gold Lamé polish is the best.

We’re crushing over these must-haves (gold nuggets not for sale):
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1.Chanel Le Vernis Gold Lame, $25 Chanel.com 2. Tarte Pressed Shadow - Shimmer, $17 Beauty.com 3. Chanel Ligne Et Ombre De Chanel, $45 Chanel.com 4. Sephora Collection Glitter Eyeliner, $12 Sephora.com 5. Shu Uemura Painting Liner, $24 Beauty.com
It’s no secret we love nail polish. It’s the easiest way to accessorize any outfit, which explains why it was love at first sight when we discovered RGB. In their mission statement, this new L.A. based polish line states that: “RBG creates nail color as an extension of one’s wardrobe; we use color as an accessory.” Our thoughts exactly!

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They just restocked one of their best-sellers Haze, a murky purple-grey that we’ve been wearing over and over again for a month straight!

We suggest trying it for yourself, along with their much-talked-about collection of classic colors. RGB is made in Los Angeles and free of formaldehyde, toluene and DHP(dibutyl Phthalate).

Haze, $14 RGBCosmetics.com

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