SUMMER MANICURES, CHIC MANI’S WE LOVE

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We love this creamy red Watermelon Polish by Essie.

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Go extra bold with Chanel’s Le Vernis Polish in Mimosa.

Pops of Color
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Hot pink polish is flirty and fun! We are loving Chanel Le Vernis Polish in Rose Exuberante!

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How adorable are these neon polka-dots? Recreate this look with Revlon Nail Art Neon Pens.

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Try a gold reverse french manicure combined with a pale pink base for a super glam look. We recommend ELF Essential Nail polish in Gold Goddess and Prissy Chrissy.

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A silver accent nail adds extra shimmer! Try this look with Sally Hansen Gem Crush Nail Color in Showgirl Chic.

Stripes and Solids

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An artistic way to express yourself. Try it yourself with silver striping tape and two colors of choice from China Glaze’s City Flourish collection.

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Make an even brighter statement with neon stripes. We are loving American Apparel’s Yellow Neon Nail Polish for this look.

Trendy Nudes

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For an ultra-sophisticated and natural look, it is hard to beat a nude nail. We love OPI Soft Shades Nail Polish in Bubble Bath.

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SUMMER 2014 BEAUTY TRENDS

EYES

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Colored eyeliner adds a beautiful summer-touch to any look! We recommend Lime Crime Eyeliner in Lazuli or the Urban Decay Electric Palette

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White eyeliner is the perfect way to freshen up your makeup! We love the Makeup For Ever  Aqua Eyes in White and Dior Kohl Eyeliner Pencil in White.

LIPS

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Nothing says summer quite as well as a bold orange lip! Our current obsessions are MAC Lipstick in Tangerine Dream and NARS Lip Gloss in Wonder.

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If your style is more classic, then a pink or coral lip is perfect for you! For a brighter pink try Stila After Glow Lip Color in Party Pink or for a more coral hued shade go for Make Up For Ever Rouge Artist Intense in Satin Coral.

SKIN

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For the perfect dewy glow try adding a bit of NARS Illuminator (in your shade of choice) to foundation or tinted moisturizer.  

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Achieve perfectly bronzed skin without the sun-damage by using St. Tropez Bronzing lotion. Accentuate your new tan with Eve Pearl’s Bronzer Highlighter Trio.

NAILS

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Orange Nails are another great way to add a pop of color to your look! Essie Nail Color in Orange, It’s Obvious is the perfect shade.

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Another way to celebrate the season is with primary colored polish, such as Ciate Paint Pot in Big Yellow Taxi.

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CHIC HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE!

Happy Holidays! Please any beauty lover or fashionista this season with our top gift picks. ‘Tis the season to stuff everyone’s stocking with something CHIC:

Holiday Gift Guide 2013

Get it…!

1. Voluspa French Bourbon Vanille 3-Wick Tin Candle
2. Gigi New York Python Embossed Clutch
3. Bauble Bar Tortoise Deco Strand
4. Kate Spade “pop, fizz, clink!” iPhone Case
5. Benjabelle Brush Tree
6. Kate Spade Thermal Mug
7. Ted Baker Quilted iPad Sleeve
8. Leather Quilted Gloves
9. OPI Take Ten Mini 10pc

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CELEBRITY COLLABORATIONS!

As all beauty lovers know, celebrity collaborations are the latest trend in the beauty and fashion worlds. With so many marked on our calendars, we decided to round them up for you. Get your wallet ready; these celebrity collaborations are much anticipated and much coveted!

Sarah Jessica Parker and Manolo Blahnik

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The actress will be teaming up with the CEO of Manolo Blahnik for a line of shoes, bags and trench coats called SJP. The line will be sold exclusively at Nordstrom with shoe prices ranging from $200 to $300 and bags under $700. While there are no photos of the collection just yet, mark you calendars for February 2014 when the line hits the shelves.

Marc Jacobs Beauty

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Already in Sephora stores and select Marc Jacobs location, the fashion icon has designed a 16-piece beauty collection. With cheeky color names and funky packaging, every “it girl” is coveting his eye shadow palettes, lipsticks and nail lacquers! Purchase it here: http://www.sephora.com/marc-jacobs-beauty

Jason Wu for Lancôme

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Jason Wu collaborated with beauty industry leader Lancome to design a fifteen-piece cosmetics range including mascara, eye shadow palettes and lipsticks. You’ll be able to purchase the collaboration exclusively at Nordstrom and Bergdorf Goodman in New York during Fashion Week in September. Get a close-up look here: http://www.musingsofamuse.com/2013/08/jason-wu-for-lancome-for-fall-2013.html

Carrie Underwood and Nicole by OPI

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Country crooner Carrie Underwood has partnered with Nicole by OPI to develop a line of 14 nail lacquers. You can get your hands-we mean nails- on the collection in January 2014. No matter your mood, this collection is promising with pastel shades to glitter to sultry colors.

Phillip Lim for Target

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Quick! Find your nearest Target because the wait is almost over! The much-anticipated line designed by Phillip Lim for Target arrives September 15th. Over 100 pieces make up the line including looks for morning and evening and even an array of men’s clothing and accessories. You can preview the collection here: http://www.target.com/c/3-1-phillip-lim-for-target-brand-shop/-/N-55ji0

Tory Burch and Estee Lauder

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Tory Burch is expanding her empire, collaborating with Estee Lauder to produce not only a fragrance line but a cosmetics line as well. As with her line of clothing and accessories, her beauty line has taken inspiration from her family. Look for the collection on September 26!

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9/5: Fall Fashion Week 2013
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New York Fashion Week 2012

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Last week fashion lovers descended upon the “Big Apple” for New York Fashion Week 2012. Throughout the glamorousweek, many designers took our breath away. In fact, the S/S shows almost made us want to skip fall entirely!

The Alice + Olivia collection was youthful and retro, reminiscent of the 50’s American dream. Sorbet colors, polka dots and peplum adorned poofy party dresses and bustiers. To keep with the retro feel, hair was parted deep on the side and sleeked back into low ponytails then completed with a jet-black cat eye. We also got a first look at the designer’s new purse line debuting next spring.

Zac Posen assembled an all-star cast to carry his looks down the runway. Naomi Campbell, Coco Rocha and Karolina Kurkova (just to name a few!) were showstoppers in his Old Hollywood glamdesigns. Hems ranged from cocktail dresses to full-length, body huggingmermaid gowns in a rainbow of colors. Hair was styled in sleek, smooth waves. Kabuki for MAC created the makeup looks, emphasizing the model’s lashes with two layers of falsies.

Jason Wu’s avant-garde collection oozed sex appealand gave off a Fifty Shades of Grey vibe! The designer masterfully juxtaposed masculine and feminine by contrasting leather harnesses with feminine fabrics such as tulle andlace. Models wore African braids, which are tighter to the scalp than French braids then tucked under in the back. Looks were finished with strong brows, dark red lips and navy nails, achievable at home with OPI’s “Suzi Skis in the Pyrenees”.

Check out more NYFW 2012 looks we couldn’t get enough of on our Pinterest, Facebook and Twitter!

CHIC GIRLS SECRETS: Glitter Nails

New Year’s Eve is almost here! Every beauty queen wants to look very special this night, and that is why today, we are sharing some “dazzling” ideas for your pretty nails!

Shine and Smile all year ahead!!

See Nail Polish suggestions from Chic Studios NYC bellow!

Rhinestones are a Girl’s best friends! Although, they do not last forever, but will add “one million dollar” look to your nails! Sparkle all year!!

WHAT DO WE LOVE RIGHT NOW?


Sephora Nail Art Kit

An easy-to-use kit with shimmery nail colors, stencils, and rhinestones to create your own nail art, $16

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Silver Nail Polish, $10

Sephora OPI glitters, $11

Use green as a fun base for New Year’s Eve!

HAPPY NEW YEAR LADIES!!!!

CHIC GIFT IDEAS Glimmer Wonderland Eighteen Piece Mini Nail Colour Set

Sephora by OPI brings together bestsellers, basics and trendsetters!!

Check out the nail colors from the set:

– Dear Diary
– How Cute Is That?
– Natural Environ-mint
– It’s Hippo To Be Square
– Access 24/7
– Ms. Can’t Be Wrong
– Don’t Feed The Hand Models
– Metro Chic
– Already Famous
– I’m With Brad
– Sample Sale
– Fiercely Fabulous
– Break A Leg-Warmer
– Bring On The Snowflakes
– Mermaid To Order
– I Don’t Bite
– Eve-y On The Eyes
– Just A Little Dangerous

Enjoy different colors and styles every day! The set is $48 only!