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August 23 2014

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29 posts tagged "Butter London"

California Beauty Dreamin’

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Olive & June
In the age of accent nails, airbrush art, and pierced tips, service often stands second in the pursuit of the perfect (and Instagram-worthy) polish job. But Olive & June—the latest nail destination to open in Beverly Hills—is going back to basics by elevating the salon experience for the modern set. Aimed at filling the void between the hole-in-the-wall quickie shops and more time-intensive spas, Olive & June owner Sarah Gibson Tuttle teamed up with TENOVERSIX‘s beloved retailers-turned-designers, Brady Cunningham and Kristen Lee, to conceive an inviting and fully functional space. The pair, who in the past created their own nail color, Blonde on Blonde, for RGB, worked with Tuttle to blend the interior design and merchandising of the product on display. The result is an airy, California-inspired space that feeds Tuttle’s New Yorker-turned-Angeleno aesthetic. Locally made custom furniture provides a seamless transition from reception area to nail station, while a pristine wall of lacquers prominently displays an eye-catching assortment of RGB, NARS, Butter London, and other fresh hues. And true to their promise, the nail salon also takes great care to cater to your every modern-day convenience. Once you’ve safely stowed your keys and bag, iPads and Wi-Fi are at your disposal. Mani trends might come and go, but the comfort of a well-conceived salon experience never gets old.

Olive & June, 430 N. Canon Drive, Beverly Hills, California, (310) 247-0500; www.olivejune.com.

Photos: Bonnie Tsang

Butter London Goes Beyond the Nail; Mrs. Carter Gets a Fragrance; and More…

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Butter-London-MakeupWhile most beauty brands are clamoring to add a nail polish to their offerings in order to capitalize on the booming business of polish, Butter London is doing the opposite. The popular Britain-born nail brand has just announced that it will add a full line of makeup to its already well-loved lacquer line. [WWD]

Despite what you might have heard, it remains to be seen whether or not Beyoncé’s family will be imminently growing. That she will add another fragrance to her beauty empire, however, has officially been confirmed. Timed to her global tour, the singer has debuted a new limited-edition flacon of Beyoncé Heat, aptly called The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour. [Beyoncé Parfums]

Jennifer Aniston is no stranger to making hair headlines, and it appears as though she’s done it again, sporting a side-slung cornrow braid at Spike TV’s Guys Choice Awards last night. [Daily Mail]

Photo: Courtesy of Butter London

The Fab Five: Fade To White

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White-NailsWhite nail polish got a big boost at the Spring shows last September when it turned up on the runway at Rag & Bone and Moschino—and an even bigger boost when Rihanna rocked the stark opaque color to an L.A. Lakers game over Christmas with Chris Brown, which turned out to be the couple’s unofficial “we’re back together” announcement (they have since split. Again.) It’s an unexpected, albeit wonderful alternative to more predictable pastels as the warmer weather graces us with its presence and while it does come with its fair share of application challenges, they’re nothing a good base coat or ridge filler can’t fix, according to Jin Soon Choi. Once you’ve nailed down the perfect, streak-free application technique, the only task that remains is sifting through the myriad alabaster lacquers currently on the market. Here are five of our favorites to get you started.

 

Snow Day
Essie Nail Lacquer in Blanc, $8, www.essie.com
Billed as the perfect counterpart to a French manicure, this full-coverage, soft white is just as effective on its own, and can be topped with a matte or high-shine top coat.

 

Sheer Genius
Priti NYC Nail Lacquer in Bristol Fairy
To add to the “dream-like, ethereal” mood backstage at Thakoon’s Fall show, Priti NYC’s Kim D’Amato applied this sheer, shimmering white to models fingertips. It’s not as noticeable as an opaque white lacquer, but it makes a statement all its own.

 

Bling Ring
NYX Precious Pearls in White Pearls
A new take on Ciate’s uber popular “caviar manicure,” NYX’s Precious Pearl collection features a pure white varnish with a corresponding bottle of tiny opalescent baubles that blur the line between nail polish and jewelry.

 

Mallow Out
Zoya Nail Polish in Purity
A super versatile milky white, Zoya’s marshmallow-hued lacquer makes for a great contrasting tip, a gleaming full-coverage color—and can also be used to lighten up your favorite darker polishes for Spring. Never be afraid to do some at-home custom-color mixing.

 

Bright Future
Butter London Nail Lacquer in Cotton Buds, available July 2013
One coat of this creamy, bright white will give you a very clean look while two coats serve up a finish of the 100-watt variety.

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Jessica Alba Reveals Her Post-Pregnancy Body-Bounce-Back Secret; Gwyneth Talks (More) Health And Wellness Tips; And More…

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As the fallout from Gwyneth Paltrow’s “Most Beautiful” title continues to play out, more and more details are surfacing about the minutiae of her extensive diet-and-exercise regimen. Tracy Anderson Method is in, as we discussed yesterday, as is aerial yoga. Running, however, is a firm no. “Tracy says it builds square quads in a woman, better to do dancing,” says Paltrow. As for her skincare regimen, it’s all about Ilia organic oils. “I am obsessed,” she says. [Elle UK]

While Paltrow’s regimen made her post-pregnancy journey back to the perfect body look easy, Jessica Alba chose a slimming road less traveled. “I wore a double corset, day and night, for three months,” she reveals of her struggle to lose weight following the birth of her daughter Honor. “It was sweaty but worth it.” [Net-A-Porter]

Butter London, the cheeky British nail brand responsible for No More Waity, Katie, a lilac glitter greige polish created in homage of Kate Middleton’s engagement to Prince William, has just announced the launch of Pitter Patter. The dark amethyst lacquer is a tribute to the arrival of the couple’s first child. [Refinery29]

Salma Hayek is making some smart business decisions with her CVS-stocked beauty brand, Nuance. To further her belief that “every woman should be entitled to preserve her youth, no matter what her background,” Hayek has teamed with Birchbox to offer a Nuance-sponsored box that will be shipped next month, at no additional cost, along with subscribers’ monthly Birchbox. [WWD]

Early Predictions For The Fall Finger-Painting Forecast

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It’s only day two of New York fashion week, but we’re going to go out on a limb and say that there’s a new nail trend brewing, and it’s got nothing to do with art. After Spring’s nothing-but-nude polish mandate, the influx of deep, dark varnishes we’ve seen over the past forty-eight hours has been that much more noticeable. At Richard Chai, Deborah Lippmann used the opportunity to preview her new-for-holiday Harem Silks from Bombay, a deep chocolate-bordeaux hybrid with a matte finish, while Butter London’s global color ambassador, Katie Hughes, used the Brit brand’s similarly hued, albeit glossy, La Moss backstage at Dannijo. Then, at BCBG, Lubov Azria’s bohemian babes got two coats of OPI’s Black Onyx lacquer with a semimatte top coat (because nobody loves a slick of edgy black nail polish like the beanie-wearing set). Could this signal an end to the manicure madness and a return to more classic, seasonal colors? We’ve got three more weeks to find out.

Photo: Clockwise from top left, courtesy of OPI; Courtesy of Deborah Lippmann; Getty Images