5 Things in My Beauty Bag | 06

The Holidays are when I like to break out the sparkles!  This month, the 5 things in my beauty bag include my favorite sparkle eye shadow.  I was turned on to it by my niece, it looked so great shimmering on her eye lids, I had to try it!  I also like this creme stick in goldstone – it goes on really easily and you can blend it with your fingertip. Another new find was from my friend Adrienne, she introduced me to this Chanel Lip Color, one side is a lipstick and the other a gloss. It stays on and lasts a long time, which is so much better than losing your lip color right as you start sipping your first cocktail! I like to wear my hair up and think it would be nice to add a little sparkle with one of the hairpins.  I normally wear a nude nail color, buy  am thinking of giving these colors a try even if they only last one night! And lastly, this spray powder for your body and hair is so cool! It reminds me of bottles I saw on my Grandmother’s dressing table and I love how it puffs out, a perfect way to feel glamorous while getting ready and then later showing of a little glimmer on your decolletage. How’s that for fabulous!

 

Each month, Ridgely Brode post 5 things in her beauty bag on her blog, Ridgely's Radar. Things she loves to use and others that she can't wait to try.

 

to buy: 1. JINSOON Nail Polish   /  2. Guerlain Limited Edition Souffle d’Or de Shalimar Perfumed Iridescent Powder for Hair & Body  /  3. Bobbi Brown Sparkle Eyeshadow   /   4. Tasha Crystal Flower Barrette  /  5. Fernada Hairpin  /  6. Chanel Rouge Double Intensite Ultra Wear Lip Color  /  7. Cara 4-pack Crystal Bobby Pins  /  8. Tory Burch Metallic Mini Cosmetic Case

I Found the Perfect Nude Nail Color

Remember when I was looking for the perfect nude nail color (see post here)?  Well, I found it!  It is just the right color and the right shade for my hands.  Please meet Tea Time Lakur from LONDONTOWN, a line of vegan, gluten-free, cruelty-free, and 9-free nail care. The line is also infused with Florium Complex, LONDONTOWN ‘s proprietary blend of natural oils and botanical extracts, which when used all together is meant to nourish and strengthen your nails down to the root. I need that after years of biting my nails and destroying my cuticles!  Plus, have you looked at all their colors! Next up, I want to try Cheerio on my nails and one of these fabulous reds on my toes.   I am also using the Nail Hardener and Base Coat to help fortify my nails and stop the cracking and peeling that is a new problem I seem to be having. I am then topping the color with the Gel Genius Top Coat that has kept my nails shiny and like new since I painted them.  It feels good to have found a new brand that will help me maintain my digits and has the perfect nude color I had been looking for!

Ridgely Brode has found the perfect nude nail color and is showing it off on her blog, Ridgely's Radar.

Ridgely Brode has found the perfect nude nail color and is showing it off on her blog, Ridgely's Radar.

Ridgely Brode has found the perfect nude nail color and is showing it off on her blog, Ridgely's Radar.

Ridgely Brode has found the perfect nude nail color and is showing it off on her blog, Ridgely's Radar.

Ridgely Brode has found the perfect nude nail color and is showing it off on her blog, Ridgely's Radar.

Ridgely Brode has found the perfect nude nail color and is showing it off on her blog, Ridgely's Radar.

to buy: Nail Colors and Nail Care by LONDONTOWN c/o

 

The Perfect Nude Nail Polish for My Toes

I am on the hunt for the perfect nude nail polish for my toes.  I am looking for a color that is not too white, too pink or too orange.  It is a really hard color to find!  I know because I have been testing colors all over the place and have yet to find just the right one.  I am now focusing on the 6 colors I tagged below and am hoping one of them will be it.  Have a perfect nude polish you can’t live without?  Please let me know what it is… it may be just what I have been looking for.

Ridgely Brode is looking for the perfect Nude Nail Polish for her toes on her blog Ridgely's Radar

to buy:   image  /   Tom Ford Toasted Sugar  /  Deborah Lippmann Fashion  or  Naked /  Chanel Organdi  /  Dior Incognito  /Essie Just Not A Pretty Face  / Tenoverten Murray

Does Spray-On Nail Polish Work?

I was a nail biter, a really bad nail biter for most of my life. A few years ago, I decided I was too old to be hiding my hands or some of my really badly bitten fingers in public, so I stopped biting my nails.  I went for a manicure every single week, sometimes twice a week.  I cant believe it, but I now have long nails.  I still go weekly for manicures and it is the only way that I make sure I do not revert back to my bad habit.  I have tried to paint my own nails but, I haven’t had the yeas of practice as most gals, so I am pretty bad when I get to my right hand.  I just discovered Spray Can Nail Polish and am wondering, does Spray-On Nail Polish work?   It might be just what I need when I am on vacation or cant get my fix and need to do my own nails.  Let me know what you think.. Yay or Nay?

Spray-On Nail Polish | Nails Inc.

Spray Can Nail Polish

 

 

to buy: Spray Can Nail Polish

to buy: Spray Can Nail Polish

 

 

New Makeup for Fall

Oooh…I love getting new makeup! Right now I am all about these gorgeous griege colors from Bobbi Brown…perfect for everyone and every occasion.   I have been using the long-wear cream sticks all Summer long – they are so easy…swipe and go!  Now that the humidity has moved on, I am going to use the Griege Eye Palette and for evenings out add the Intense Pigment Liner. Gorgeous! Did you know Bobbi Brown had nail polish?  Me neither.  I just tried the solid griege and, for someone like me who does not wear color on her nails, it is pretty fabulous!  You need to give it a try.

Bobbi Brown Cosmetics | Ridgely's Radar

Bobbi Brown Cosmetics | Ridgely's Radar

Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Cream Shadow and Natori Chemise | Ridgely's Radar

Bobbi Brown Cosmetics | Ridgely's Radar

Bobbi Brown Nude Nail Polish and Intense Pigment Liner | Ridgely's Radar

Bobbi Brown Griege Eye Palette and Natori Chemise | Ridgely's Radar

Bobbi Brown Griege Eye Palette and Brushes | Ridgely's Radar
to buy: Griege Eye Palette  /  Intense Pigment Liner  /  Long-Wear Cream Shadow Stick  /   Ultra Fine Eye Liner Brush / Eye Shadow Brush / Eye Blender Brush  /  nail polish: Griege Nail Polish  /  Smoky Topaz Glitter Nail Polish  / chemise: Natori Enchant Lace Chemise

Modern French Manicure

I have bitten my nails since I can remember, but I am trying to “grow up” and finally have a well manicured hand. I am “pinning” nail polish colors and trends to my beauty board on Pinterest to keep me focused on the goal!  I am loving the color tipped french manicure.  That will be what I do when I settle in for my well deserved professional manicure.

Modern French Manicure

 

Modern French Manicure

 

Modern French Manicure
Modern French Manicure
Follow these directions if you want to try it for yourself at home   Think of the color combinations you can come up with!  Hey, if you do not like it, you can always remove it and start over.  I do not know about you, but I really like the gold glitter.