Get Crafty this St. Patrick's Day!

Irish or not, we're all invited to participate in the exciting festivities taking place this St. Patrick’s Day. And as with every major celebratory holiday, is here to provide you with, not only the best parties and events, but also, new ways to celebrate the holiday along the way. So before you head out to one of our many bar crawls happening nationwide, grab some crafty supplies, pump your favorite tunes, invite your friends, and challenge yourself to a few St. Patrick’s Day themed DIY activities as outlined below.

BCBG Fall 2013 at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week
Luxe Lacquer: From Velvet Finishes to $250k Price Tags

We loved Ciaté's Caviar Manicure in the spring, now a softer look has emerged for the upcoming autumn. Ciaté's Velvet Manicure kit includes a beautiful jewel-toned lacquer and a bottle of crushed velvet fibers that are sprinkled over wet nails. The end result? A deep, luxurious color with a lush and plush velvet finish.

While the shatter effect is still a favorite way to combine two colors among many, we love this new multicolored look for summer: gradient nails. Gradient nails look more difficult to achieve than they actually are, giving your manicure a statement-making look without much effort. By just using a sponge and two colors, you can personalize your nails to match any outfit, mood, or event!

Nailing It for Fall
Bags to Riches-Happening Tonight in Hollywood!

Tonight in Hollywood is a charity auction like no other! New and gently used designer purses will be auctioned off to raise money for the Therapeutic Living Centers for the Blind (TLC), an organization that serves babies and children who have visual and developmental disabilities.

These designer purses include Chanel, Prada, D&G, Fendi, Gucci, Marc Jacobs, Louis Vuitton, and others. The event starts promptly at 8pm at The Colony in Hollywood, with Celebrity DJ Taryn Manning spinning tunes from 9-10.

There will also be an open bar hosted by Patriot vodka, Comisario tequlila, and Bossard cognac, along with gourmet catering by Patina, and sweet treats from Sweet E’s. Sponsors for this awesome evening include SBE, Bliss Spa, MAC cosmetics, OPI nailpolish, Wells Fargo and Popchips.

Tickets are only $25, and can be purchased here!

Take the Dive, Cut it Off!

Yes! You should cut it! For those of us that are contemplating chopping off our mane. Do it! It's a liberating feeling plus it adds instant edginess and sexiness. Here are some short hair styles that are not boring.

This cut is somewhat daring but can be worn in many ways. One would be surprised at how easy it is to transform this cut, from chic to rock, this style has a ton of versatility.

Our fave latest cut is the Asymmetrical. Bring this cut to your stylist and let them give it their own twist! It looks and feels great plus keeps you cool on these hot humid summer nights.

Sephora by OPI Launches Urban Ballerina Collection

As the thrill of Black swan continues to live on (Check out Rodarte’s exhibit of Black Swan Costumes!), we can’t help but get psyched over the newest addition to the world of the demented ballerina. This addition, although not quite as demented as it is sweet, comes in the form of nail polish.

Last week Sephora by OPI launched its newest collection, titled Urban Ballerina. Although there is no direct affiliation with the now-famous Natalie Portman film, Black Swan, it’s not too difficult to guess where the inspiration came from. Here’s what Sephora has to say:

Nails for The 'In-Between' Season

First it was our handbags that defined us, then it was our shoes, and now, it’s our nails. As winter reared its chilly head, we wanted dark and dramatic polish to pair with our heavy layers and pale pallor. So we turned to near black browns like Essie’s ‘Little Brown Dress’, deep plums such as OPI's ‘William Tell Me About OPI’, and blue-hued khaki’s like Essie’s ‘Sew Psyched’.

New Year's Nails

OPI has just released its holiday collection inspired by the major motion picture, Burlesque. The collection is made up of six glitters and six metallics, all of which are more than worthy to be painted on your nails this New Year's Eve.

Each color is packed with all the glitz and glamour a girl needs to have a show stopping night out on the town.The glitters are made up of a assortment of different colors - from purples and pinks to golds and green. The metallics also range in color from deep reds to golden coppers. The selection will keep you partying well into the new year.

OPI and Smashbox go Burlesque

The Burlesque craze hits the Hollywood screen and the worldwide OPI nail brand and Smashbox cosmetics are here to catch all the glitz and glamour of it this fall.

The OPI Holiday 2010 Burlesque Collection showcases 12 new glimmering shades of nail polish, inspired by the new film opening on Thanksgiving week. Some of the show stopping colors are “Simmer and Shimmer,” a light glittery blue or the pink in “Show it and Glow it.” If you’re into warmer tones for the season, the line also carries a pearl orange, “Rising Star,” and a vibrant fuchsia called “The Show Must Go On!”