Do You Uslu?-------
I’ve been a devoted fan of Berlin-based cosmetics company Uslu Airlines since discovering SBT, its perfect gray nail polish made in collaboration with Bernard Willhelm, last year. When frequent Style File contributor Maya Singer revealed her love for WAW, a spot-on nude shade from the same collection, I went to work exploring its other color offerings. With a myriad of fantastic hues and finishes to enhance the whole manicure experience (a few slashes of its neon pink MCQ over my deep dove gray? Yes, yes I will), it really is one of the most fun lacquer lines around. Now, with its new Bread & Butter Berlin (BBB) charitable range, you can have a good time at the nail salon and do your part to give back, too. Uslu is celebrating its involvement with BBB, Berlin’s biannual “tradeshow for select brands,” by contributing to Bread & Butter for Charity, which devotes a portion of sales from limited-edition collections to Die Arche, a nonprofit organization that supports Germany’s children and teens in need. Uslu has selected 11 of its best-selling shades and rebottled them as minis for the cause. I’m currently loving BBE, a bright orange, and BBG, a true aqua, but all of the colors seem worthy of a coveted spot on my Spring 2010 nail color roster. Click here to peruse the collection.