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Les Khakis de Chanel…Homemade!

For Fall 2010. Chanel has released Les Khakis de Chanel; an exclusive nail polish collection consisting of a trio of camo hues. These colors are a twist on the neutral trend that is popping up all over runways this fall. Naturally, we’re obsessed, but definitely not willing to dish out a pricey $25 per polish.

After unsuccessfully scavenging the internet for doppelganger shades, we came to a frightening conclusion—we had to make our own.

We decided to delve into the world of Frankening, the art of mixing polishes, to make your own custom hue. After concocting countless recipes, we’d like to think we’re pretty spot on (bonus: it’s made with “big 3” free green polishes). Eat your heart out Coco!

Want to make your own? Here’s How:

Materials:

ZOYA nail polishes in:

  •  Envy
  •  Pippa
  •  Marcella
  •  Gretchen
  •  Dea

Non-Acetone Nail Polish Remover

3 empty nail polish bottles

  • either recycle from a bottle of nail polish you no longer wear (like we did) or a bottle of topcoat

 

Step #1: Clean out old nail polish bottles. This can be done by pouring out the excess polish and swirling a small amount of non-acetone nail polish remover around in the bottle until it’s clean.

Recipes:

Khaki Brun:

  • Fill the empty bottle half way with Dea.  Finish off the bottle with ¼ Pippa and ¼ Envy. Shake!

 

Khaki Rose:

  •  Fill Empty bottle half full with Marcella, then 2/6th of Dea.  Finish off the final 1/6th with Pippa.  Finally, add a small splash of Envy. Shake!

 

Khaki Vert:

  •  Fill Empty bottle 1/3 full of Envy, then add another third Gretchen.  Split the remaining third between Pippa and Dea.  By now your arm is probably falling off, but you must shake!

And there you have it. Enjoy and good luck!

-Allie & Amber

Summer 2010 Beauty!

Technically summer doesn’t officially start until June 21st, but as far as we’re concerned Memorial Day marks the kick-off to the season. I’m sure you’ve stocked up on at least one new swimsuit, caftan or pair of wedges, but what we really want to know are your go-to summer beauty products?  Sunscreen and sun safety products are an obvious given, but I wanted to share with you some other goodies I’ll be tossing in my beach bag for the perfect, no-fuss, natural beauty look.

When it comes to summer makeup less is more. I love focusing on my lashes & lips. All I’m really looking for is simplicity and staying power.  So it’s a no brainer that my summer choices are multiplEYE™ natural lash-enhancing waterproof mascara & LipSurgence™ natural lip stain in charmed. Luscious lashes and bubblegum pink lips are perfect against sunkissed skin.

Next up are my tresses. When temperatures are crawling into the 90’s the last thing I want to do is sweat under the blow dryer; just the thought makes me cringe. Well, thanks to Fredrick Fekkai’s  Marine Summer Hair, I’ll see my styling tools in September. This misting spray will give you surf-sexy waves, while protecting your hair against the sun, salt water & chlorine. It’s effortless & I love that!

Last but not least, my pick for the perfect summer lacquer to go with all of those open-toe shoes. It’s all about CHANEL’s minty fresh summer shade Nouvelle Vague. Fresh for 2010, this is the ideal summer escape from your traditional pinks and corals. I’m heading for a mani/pedi in this shade tonight to last me through the holiday weekend.

So that’s it for summer-perfect products that are chic & easy.

Xo,

Kristin

Inky Glam

The 52nd Annual Grammy Awards turned out some killer performances and avant garde get-ups (envision star holding Lady Gaga), but my favorite looks came from “young Hollywood” –whose inky frocks were ultra-glam. Personally, I think the Grammy’s are one of the few Red Carpet events where thigh-skimming mini’s are acceptable. Two of my faves were Lea Michele’s navy Romona Keveza feathery number & Miley Cyrus’ edgy Herve Leger. Although both were totally different in feel, they were equally flawless. Who do I think really stole the show? I think hands-down the number one look of the night came from none other than the 4-time winning Taylor Swift. Her custom Kaufman Franco was AMAAZIINNG. The closest thing I will ever come to such sophisticated blue shimmer is my Chanel blue satin polish–oh well , kudos to her!

xo,

Kristin

Awesomely Autumn—tartelette’s Fall Lust List

Ok, Tartelettes, I’m just going to say it. I am absolutely obsessed with Fall. I literally lose my mind during the 9th, 10th and 11th months of the year. The way I see it, everything that’s right about the world happens during this time—football season, NY Fashion Week, boots and the birthdate of yours truly. (I know, I know—so humble)
Well, with my Misery-esque obsession completely out there, let’s get started on my Fall lust list. I know the Spring and Summer editions claimed to be the lust lists of the year, but lemme let you in on a little something—I just did that to make those lowly months feel better. Poor May, such sad July. Autumn is the only season that steals my heart time and time again.

Shakira “She-Wolf” With its sexy howl and 70s disco beat, the title track from Shakira’s fourth English-speaking album has been playing in my head, heart and ipod non-stop since August. And have you seen Ms. “Hips Don’t Lie” in the video? I’ve been on the Shake-it-like-Shakira workout plan since. The album drops Oct 13, and I cannot wait to let this Chic-Wolf out of the closet.

KNEEd ‘Em, Want ‘Em, Gottahave ‘Em Yep, you guessed it, the next item on my lust list is over-the-knee boots. You can barely walk down the street these days without hearing someone deliriously wishing, pining, longing for this Pretty Woman standard. Ok, so maybe only in my fashion fantasyland, but you get my point. Sexy thigh-high boots are everywhere—mags, runways and on the legs of the most stylish ladies. I’ve been coveting this Candela pair for months, but Saks and I are still in negotiations over that $500 price-tag. In the meantime, I’ll just pick up the more affordable, but equally chic “Vamp” style by Free People. And chicsters, these boots are made for much more than just walking.

Prps Leather Cape Jacket We all know I can be pretty melodramatic when it comes to the fashion thing, but this time I am as serious as the perfect black pump—this is some life-changing leather. From the drapey front to the high-cut back, Prps cape jacket is simply phenomenal. I would die to pair it with a loose white tee and a haute pink mini for a good girl gone rocker bad look. And it is totally NYC-cool with jeans and a killer shoe. The price tag is steep, but just insert crazy fashion math to justify it—“If I wear it everyday and most night, that comes out to like 45 cents/wear…” Right?

Mini-Prowl Though I consider leopard print the new neutral, I know not everyone thinks like Mimi. (What is wrong with you people? Lol) For those style scaredy-cats, try a leopard print scarf for just a touch of the trend. And though it may seem crazy, you can pair this piece with nearly anything—All black? I’m all in! Jewel tones? Jump in! Subtle prints? What a mixer! The scarf shown is by Tolani and will run you about a Benjamin. My style secret is street vendors. I picked up my kitty kat for $4 during a recent NYC trip. Ok, chicster, start your (mini) prowl.

Cinnamon-Spice and Everything Nice I’m an olfactory kinda gal, so scent is everything to me! While I love spice all year long, there’s just something about the crisp cool of Fall that makes me long for it even more. Whether by drink, candle or perfume, I gots to have that little zing. Some of my faves: Starbucks’ insanely addictive Pumpkin Spice Latte (it’s like Santa in September); Jo Malone candle in Pomegranate Noir; Marc Jacobs’ Lola which is bursting with zests of vanilla and musk.

Statement Eyes With nude lips hitting the beauty waves hard, its time to talk with our eyes. And tarte is the perfect place for achieving this eye-catching look. I didn’t know the importance of primer until I laid hands on tarte’s lifted which is packed with Firmitol™, the proprietary firming complex that helps tighten eyelids and the surrounding eye area.
Garance&Collette If you have never heard/seen of fabfash blogger Garance Dore, #$@!$$@%@? Sorry for the faux expletives, but this is serious sartorial sacrilege! Ms. Dore is the best thing to happen to the fashion world since Chanel…and gold costume jewelry…and Christian Loubotoin…and—ok, you understand. Well, this ToDieFor photog and webstar has collaborated with French retailer Colette for limited edition t-shirts emblazoned with Garance’s deliciously quirky illustrations. They’re not available online yet, but Ms. Dore promises they will be soon!

All right, tartelette’s! Viva La Fall!

XO,
Amelia

CHANEL: Luxe Lacquer

For the summer opening of their Robertson Boulevard flagship Chanel created a quartet (exclusive-to-store) nail color collection, stamping neon lacquer all the rage. For fall they added some warm glitz with both sparkly and opaque gold tones. So what has this luxe label conjured up for these winter months? The Chanel Moscow Collection limited-edition nail colors and I have to have them! The Russian Night’s collection (created exclusively for their December Paris-Moscow pre-fall ‘09 show) consists of 3 lust-worthy hues. They are all black based with a hit of either red, gold, or blue shimmer- so if you still are wearing black polish it’s time to toss it! The dark nostalgia of these colors will create a surge for sultry holiday mani/pedi’s. So go ahead and channel your inner Czarina with the power of polish!
-Kristin