My fall must-have? The Arm Candy Collection of nail lacquer from Allure and butter LONDON!

Statement Piece Nail Lacquer by butter LONDON, The Arm Candy CollectionIt’s undeniable. Fashion racks this fall are filled with 1970s throwbacks. From turtlenecks to bell bottoms, the look is retro, retro, retro glam. According to Emma Hager at Man Repeller, “The Seventies have been vehemently revived on the runway. As a result, few collections do not present suede, shearling or warm, earthy tones.”

The smart folks at butter LONDON have embraced this trend wholeheartedly with a new nail lacquer collection – and an exciting new collaboration with Allure – that takes inspiration from the best of the 1970s, but gives it a twist that is pure 2015.

The vibrant, trendsetting shades come in a wide range of colors and finishes from sheer crème, to textured glitter, to metallic. My personal top picks from The Arm Candy Collection include:

NUDE STILETTOS This sheer, pinky-nude crème is the perfect neutral. I find that it’s a great shade when I am keeping my manicure shorter. The color lengthens the look of hands and is both elegant and simple.

STATEMENT PIECE  A bold, red crème (pictured above), this shade truly makes a statement! A more orange-y tone than the reds of recent years, this works beautifully with the “autumn” themed hues which dominate this season. A wonderful look for a night on the town.

I'm on the List Nail Lacquer by butter LONDON, The Arm Candy CollectionI’M ON THE LIST A not-quite-neutral (shown, at right), this is my personal favorite from the entire collection. I could wear this rose-gold metallic every day and never get bored. The shine and shimmer catch the light and subtly change the color… mesmerizing!

IT’S VINTAGE The ultimate nail lacquer for “that 70’s look.” The opaque rust crème looks right at home with any bohemian-inspired retro style.

DISCO NAP Inspired! This charcoal glitter encapsulates the glamour of Studio 54 and the disco era. A must-have for Saturday night.

LUST OR MUST?  Perhaps the most sophisticated of all the shades, this opaque charcoal-brown crème (pictured, bleow) is simply stunning.

Not only are the nail lacquers in The Arm Candy Collection striking, butter LONDON uses only the safest ingredients in every product. The company offers some of the most beautiful, long-lasting colors on the market without including harmful formaldehyde, toluene, or DBP in any of its nail formulas! And, the nail lacquers contain Hydrolyzed Silk, Horsetail Extract, plus Vitamins B, C and E to promote strong, healthy nails.

Best of all, butter LONDON’s color-rich pigments provide one stroke coverage and a high-shine finish with chip-resistant wear. So, your mani-pedi will last longer and look better than ever before.

Lust or Must Nail Lacquer by butter LONDON, The Arm Candy CollectionIn fact, the butter LONDON name has been synonymous with exceptional nail lacquer since 2005. From W magazine, to Vogue, to Glamour UK, to Harper’s BAZAAR UK  butter LONDON nail lacquers are the top choice among stylists, celebs, and nail artists all over the world.

To see the entire Arm Candy Collection, plus a huge selection of must-have cosmetics like glosses, balms, liners, pencils, shadows, blushes, bronzers, highlighters, lip crayons and more, visit butter LONDON.

Your guide to a life filled with STYLE! Susan Conforte McNeill is a wife, mother, Harper’s BAZAAR Style Ambassador, Cover Girl Ambassador, and the co-founder of the literacy organization Success Won’t Wait.

DISCLAIMER: No financial compensation was received in exchange for this post. I did, however, receive samples of the butter LONDON Arm Candy Collection mentioned above in order to fully evaluate the products. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I believe will be good for my readers.

PHOTOS: Used with permission by butter LONDON.

Posted in WOMEN'S BEAUTY | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

This fall, I plan to be “Pretty in Pink!”

Pretty in PINK


Back in the early 1990’s having your “colors done” was all the rage. The best-selling book Color Me Beautiful was considered the ultimate color authority and each set of colors was divided up into the seasons (Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter). If you were a Winter, for example, you looked best in dramatic shades like fire engine red, cobalt blue and pure white.

Although the advice is somewhat outdated, a kernel of truth remains. There are simply shades that I cannot wear and some that always look good.

So, when I saw the new Prada collection filled with a shade called Begonia (a dusty pinky mauve) I sighed audibly. Shades with undertones of grey simply do not work with my skin tone, no matter how much I might like them to.

To take advantage of this season’s Pretty in Pink look, I had to adjust my color wheel just a bit. My faves are above!

Your guide to a life filled with STYLE! Susan Conforte McNeill is a wife, mother, Harper’s BAZAAR Style Ambassador, Cover Girl Ambassador, and the co-founder of the literacy organization Success Won’t Wait.

Posted in WOMEN'S FASHION | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Crisscross shoes for fall 2015? Yes, please!

Criss cross shoes for fall 2015? Yes, please!

 


Manolo Blahnik leather pumps
saksfifthavenue.com

Christian louboutin pumps
saksfifthavenue.com

Jimmy Choo ankle strap shoes
saksfifthavenue.com

Qupid sandals
amazon.com

High heels stiletto
$285 – fratellikarida.com

 

Every morning I watch NBC’s TODAY Show as I fuel up with my daily half a pot of coffee and prepare for the workday. And, every morning, I enjoy not only the stories, but also the banter of the hosts, the concerts on the Plaza, and of course… the fashions!

This week, I noticed that two of the hosts were sporting crisscross heels that were simply stunning. It caught my attention not only because it’s such a great look, but also because the crisscross design keeps heels firmly on feet (making it so much easier to walk than in comparable ankle strap heels!).

Above are a few gorgeous options that run the gamut price-wise from a mere $31 to a pricey $750. If you plan on sporting the look this fall, you might also want to try Michael Kors Joselle Sandals at Macy’s, SJP by Sarah Jessica Parker ‘Vivienne’ Sandal at Nordstrom, or COLE HAAN Equina Leather Crisscross Sandals at Lord & Taylor.

Your guide to a life filled with STYLE! Susan Conforte McNeill is a wife, mother, Harper’s BAZAAR Style Ambassador, Cover Girl Ambassador, and the co-founder of the literacy organization Success Won’t Wait.

Posted in WOMEN'S FASHION | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment