Archives for November 6, 2009

{Beautirati} Top 5 Dark Nail Lacquers

Beautirati logo by Sasha H. Muradali. 2009 All Rights Reserved.

It’s autumn and the scent of peppermint hot chocolate is in the air. And while all the little fan girls are swimming with glee over David Archuleta’s Christmas album, their sisters and moms are letting their eyes and ears glaze over in delight as Josh Groban melodically croons on his.

Ahh, I love this time of year. Especially, because I am not alone as the only girl, non-goth girl, wearing dark lacquered nails.

I hate that dark nail colours and only ‘reserved’ for goth girls and people who think they are a Cullen or a Lestat incarnated.

Below are some great darker shades [Read more…]

{Beautirati} Top 5 RED Nail Lacquers

Beautirati logo by Sasha H. Muradali. 2009 All Rights Reserved.

Ah, the sounds of the holiday season, can you hear them? The smell of Spiced Apple cider and the shiny red glaze of red apples dipped in candy.

It’s all so delicious and scrum-dil-li-di-umptious.

Every year, on November first, the reds come out…to lacquer up the nails of ladies across the globe. Sure there are lots of brands out there – but my favourite has always been OPI, followed by Creative Nails.

Personally, I enjoy their Nail Envy (in the original formula – green packaging) which I use as a base coat. I always top off my manicure with Creative’s Speedy Nail Dry (clear, bottle, blue label) lacquer. This top coat is thin, doesn’t smell too heavily and dries my nails quicker than anything else I’ve EVER encountered – including RapiDry from OPI.

So in lieu of the reds, I give you [Read more…]