Nails And Lipstick

Theres nothing like a New lipstick or a fresh coat of polish on your nails to make you feel like a Million bucks, even on a budget! As a Beauty Pro , working with top magazines, celebrities, and NYC Fashion Week, this blog features not only the hottest looks & upcoming styles each season, but also how to re-create them yourself, where to get it, and find the best deals for YOU. See something you like that you want to know more about? Ask me...Enjoy :) By Candice Manacchio CLICK ON THIS LINK TO SUBSCRIBE -> Subscribe to Nails And Lipstick by Email
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The Gorgeous 6 New Shades Are Available In Both CND Shellac And Vinylux. So You Have The Choice.

Checkout how beautiful they are

Here are some styles you can create if you are loving Nail Fashion and want to wear it!

If you want to see more styles. Post your requests!

Who wouldn’t want to wear their favorite shade and not have it rub off, or look as FAB as Christina Aguilara!

LIPSENSE is one of the top “Must Haves” and is quoted in many of the popular consumer magazines!

The packaging is beautiful, what you need is your color, the gloss and the remover (optional).

LIPSENSE HAS YOU COVERED FROM OVER 50 COLORS TO CHOOSE FROM FROM! 

LIPSENSE IS POPULAR AMONG TOP CELEBRITIES LIKE ANGELINA JOLIE AND CHRISTINA AGUILARA

And is worn by popular football cheerleaders

And top makeup guru Kandee Johnson

Save Big when you purchase the set of color, gloss and remover instead of purchasing them individually. You save 10%!

Only $45 for the set and this will last you a very long time. the color is super concentrated, a little goes a long way. you can layer the color coat to create a darker look or layer with other colors to create new colors. the cost for the color is $22. the gloss is $18 and the remover is $10 

If you are interested in purchasing, or have more questions, message me and I can help you choose the right shade for you!

Here are some great ideas for your nails for New Years! So easy to do! These gems were done by the CND team for Fashion Week. The photos are courtesy of CND. To score these babies this is all you need from any craft store and beauty supply:

1. Gold Leafing

2. Gold Nail Polish

3. Black Nail polish

4. Tweezer

Create your french with gold and black, then top coat the entire nail, while the top coat is still tacky, apply pieces od gold leaf foil in random spots. DO NOT TOP COAT OVER!

For these gorgeous digits, these are much easier to do than they look! All you need is:

1. Micro beads in clear, white and/or irridescent (found in craft store) and bigger pearls usually found in the scrap booking section of craft store

2. Clear or irridescent nail polish

3. opalescent pigment like eye shadow or CND’s new additives 

Apply a coat of your nail polish of choice then while wet, dip and roll your nails in the microbeads so they stick on, take your pearls and stick them in the cuticle area using clear polish to adhere them, DO NOT TOP COAT, you want to keep the texture. Then with you pigment, lightly brush some in random spots on the beads that was mixed into a tiny bit of clear polish so it sticks, use an art brush or makeup brush.

Ahhh Seductive & Sexy nails, just add a little fabric of the piece your wearing like lace, fishnet or tool, so easy:

1. Nude polish, (we used CND Putty) you can get that at my friend Angie Wingles website http://goindulge.com 

2. Black fishnet (we used very fine material, found in craft store)

3. Fabric glue (craft store)

First, measure out and cut your fabric pieces, place aside, then polish your nails in your color of choice and let dry. top coat, let dry. then using a toothpick apply the glue to the fabric and with a tweezer place the fabric to where you want it on the nail and keep pressing into place until dry, thats it!

Let me know if you want to see more of these posts and definitely if you try any of them!! message me anytime if you need more instructions or if you know of a certain design that you saw and want to know how to do it!

Thanks for reading, Happy New Year!

Candice M <3

I spend so much time doing nails for other people and special events that rarely my own make it in tabloids. 

check out the article called “The Best Manicures Of Beauty Insiders At New York Fashion Week 2012 that was posted by”Fear No Beauty”

http://www.fearnobeauty.com/nail-tipped/story-time-the-nails-of-beauty-insiders-at-nyfw/

Thanks for visiting,

By Candice Manacchio

So I received this “Not your mothers” Smooth moves frizz control hair cream and i really like it. I got to try this free in the http://influenster.com Vox box Beauty blogger program, I am not paid to review the product or paid to try it. I simply get it complimentary and review it. I love this program.

Heres the product info:

Not Your Mother’s offers essential hairstyling products with only the best ingredients and technologies for a truly cool and unique style. Your style might come from the streets, the magazines you read or straight from the Catwalk. Trends fade, but true style never will. Confidence, creativity and class will always be in fashion. Dare to experiment with new styles, get inspired and embrace your own personal fabulousness. Don’t follow others, make your own statement. Stand out, be different, and embrace your style with Not Your Mother’s.

SPOTTED: $6.00 at CVS, Walmart, and ULTA among many other retail locations

About This Product

Got Frizz? Straighten up and tame that mane… or whatever you call it. SMOOTH MOVES™ is your call to fighting out of control hair and will help reduce your styling time. Infused with natural coconut & silk extracts this salon formula will keep you thinking straight all day.

PRODUCT FACTS
- De-frizzes and straightens hair
- All day performance
- Adds shine
- Coconut & silk extracts add shine and strength to hair

STYLING TIPS & EFFECTS
Apply Smooth Moves™ to damp hair, distribute evenly with a comb and then blow-dry to reveal straight, frizz-free hair.
If you want to check out other products from this company go to: http://www.nymbrands.com
MY REVIEW:
Didnt weigh my hair down, and didnt leave a greasy residue, great scent and smoothed my hair. I dont wash my hair everyday so im always looking for products to keep my hair looking like it was just washed and also keep it refreshed! I give this product **** 4 stars.
By Candice Manacchio

Are you ready for the best hair tool or accessory of your life???!!! I may be great at makeup and nails, but not at doing my own hair! this is by far the best invention!!!

I received this from http://influenster.com in my voxbox beauty blogger program for free. I am not paid to make testimonials or to try. I am given products for free and in return I give my honest feedback and review. 

so they come in corkscrew looking tools like this

all you do is grab your hair like your going to put it in a ponytail, twist it and form a bun then stick the pins in, one on top of the bun and one on the bottom, literally takes 2 seconds, haha can’t get any easier than that! Don’t believe mw? read for yourself..

This is the front of the package if your looking for it in the store

heres the companys info:

The Spin Pin does the work of 20 bobby pins! Easily achieve chic updo styles; simply twirl your hair up and spin the Spin Pins in for a perfect top knot, undone bun and side bun!

Steps:
1. Gather your hair at the nape of your neck (no ponytail holder needed) 

2. Twist your hair into a tight bun and tuck in the ends 

3. Spin one pin in from the top and the other from the base, taking care not to interlock pins.

SPOTTED: $7.29 at Walmart, Target, CVS, Walgreen’s, Kroger, Duane Reade

The Goody brand is the most widely-recognized manufacturer of hair accessories and styling tools in the world. Through proprietary brands such as DoubleWear™, QuikStyle™, Simple Styles™, Slide-Proof™ and Ouchless®, Goody has introduced smart innovations like the exclusive Spin Pin and Quik Style Brush. With products inspired by the latest designer trends and innovative solutions, Goody offers an inspiring range of hair accessories and styling tools.

check out the website for more products by Goody, I also love their hair ties (pony tail holders) and barrettes 

Let me know of your fun tricks for hair or another accessory I should try!!! Im all about quick and convenient.

Thanks for reading,

By Candice Manacchio

Loving my new N.Y.C. custom compact! I received it free from http://influenster.com in their VoxBox Beauty Blogger program where I receive products free and in return i review them and give honest feedback. I am not paid to do so.

My compact came in brown shades, I wear neutrals 99% of the time, what makes this compact unique for me is it comes with the primer inside and a cream highlighter which is a plus. I love convenience! And it has a nude shade and a plum shade so I can create different looks!

Heres the product info:

NYC New York Color’s all-in-one compact gives you everything you need for a complete eye look: primer, illuminator, applicator and complementing shadows. With four vibrant colors designed for your eye color, you can create a look as individual as you a

SPOTTED: $4.99 at chain drugstores nationwide

NYC New York Color’s all-in-one compact gives you everything you need for a complete eye look: primer, illuminator, applicator and complementing shadows. With four vibrant colors designed for your eye color, you can create a look as individual as you are!

To check out other shades or other products, here is the link to the website

let me know if you tried this before and what you think?

By Candice Manacchio



I am LOVING my “NEW” mini candle from Bath & Body Works. The scent is cider lane. I received it complimentary in mi Voxbox from Influenster. Its a cool program where you test out products for free and then give your honest feedback and reviews.

This “Mini” candle packs a lot of punch! The scent is unbelievable and I honestly think this takes on a mega challenge with it’s competitors! I will definitely be trying this in other scents! 

WHAT MAKES IT DIFFERENT, HERE’S THE INFO FROM THE COMPANY!

Highly fragranced candle exclusively developed and tested by our team of Home Fragrance experts, including the world’s best master perfumers. Made using the highest concentration of fragrance oils, an exclusive blend of vegetable wax and lead-free wicks for optimal performance

SPOTTED: Mini Candle $3.50; Small Candle $9.50; Medium Candle $12.50; 3-Wick Candle $19.50

Mini but Mighty! Our Mini Candles provide an amazing fragrance experience exclusively developed and tested by our team of Home Fragrance experts, including the world’s best master perfumers. Now in an elegant glass container, these are the perfect size for trialing all our fall home fragrances! Mini Candles burn approximately 15 hours.

TO  PURCHASE ONLINE OR VIEW OTHER FRAGRANCES GO TO

http://www.bathandbodyworks.com

looks great with my fall decor, right at home

IF YOU WANT TO TRY PRODUCTS FOR FREE AND REVIEW THEM GO TO:

http://influenster.com

Thanks for reading, more reviews to come!

Candice Manacchio

Are you a nail professional or a salon owner looking for ways to keep your clients loyal and coming back? And want to increase your profits? well my top 10 will tell you how.

By Candice Manacchio

Media Nail & Makeup Artist

I LOVE BEAUTY PRODUCTS! WHAT GIRL DOESN’T? I JOINED INFLUENSTERS BEAUTY BLOGGER VOXBOX PROGRAM, ITS FREE, AND THEY CAREFULLY SELECT MEMBERS TO TEST OUT THE GOODS AND REVIEW THEM. IM NOT PAID TO DO SO, I JUST GIVE BACK MY HONEST FEEDBACK AND IN RETURN GET SOME FUN FREE PRODUCTS TO TRY? SO CHECK OUT WHAT I GOT:

FIRST, I WILL START WITH MY FAVORITE OUT OF THE WHOLE BOX…

THE SPIN PINS BY GOODY! LOVE THESE! JUST TWIST YOUR HAIR INTO A BUN AND SLIDE IN THE PINS AND WALA! AN EASY TO DO BUN ANYTIME!

HERE ARE THE OTHER THINGS I GOT, 

GREAT HUH?!? IM STILL TRYING THEM ALL OUT SO STAY TUNED FOR MORE POSTS FOR MY HONEST FEEDBACK :) IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN BEING A INFLUENSTER TOO, SIGN UP ON WWW.INFLUENSTER.COM

THANKS FOR READING, TTYS

CANDICE MANACCHIO

Creative Nails, Literally, at Fashion Week Christian Siriano, Monique Lhuillier, Rachel Antonoff,& Imitation of Christ

Nails are such an important part of a runway look, especially when the models are doing a presentation.  At Imitation of Christ, I got a quick backstage look at the swirled, press-on nails created by Creative Nail Design  (CND),  inspired by blown glass (see below). Since the models (graceful dancers of different ages) stood in front of mirrors, changing clothes and have “private moments” of reflection (literally) into large, beautiful mirrors, their hands were truly “front and center.”

I’ve also included some of the other nail looks that Creative Nail Design (CND) has featured so far for the Spring 2013 shows.

Degas Delight at Christian Siriano

September 8, 2012 – Today’s runway delivered femme pastels and confectionery-toned delight at Christian Siriano‘s Degas ballerina-inspired fashion show. Nails by CND’s Angi Wingle glimmered with pink thanks to CND Grapefruit Sparkle, a shade from CND’s brand new polish line coming out in Spring 2013. Paired with top knots and luminescent cheekbones, this beauty look was truly en pointe.

      Christian Siriano

At Rachel Antonoff, CND’s Candice Manacchio showed why girls just want to have hedge fun at the country club! Three different nail styles paid tribute to the show’s garden party theme: 1) The “Aerial Nail” portrayed a bird’s eye view of Versailles 2) The “Garden Nail” captured the maze-like quality of the winding hedges in the presentation and 3) Clear tips layered with white and tagged with blue & red Sharpies memorialized the friends and family dearest to the designer. Fun fact: it took the CND nail team over 65 hours to hand-detail 600 tips for this show!

   Versailles  Garden Nail

  Sharpie Style

At Monique Lhuillier, nails were inspired by reflective aquatic movement. CND’sCandice Manacchio created an illuminated, underwater manicure and pedicure usingCND Lavender Pearl Effect mixed with a few drops of brand new CND polish in Lilac Longing (out in Spring 2013). With turquoise and gold eyeshadow, models looked marine marvelous!

Marine Mani

At IMITATION by Tara Subkoff, CND’s Kristina Estabrooks fashioned a “Blown Glass” manicure with swirled and marbleized CND Copper Pearl Effect and CND Colour in Putty. Just as no marbleized nail is alike, the women of this show represented all ages and body types in a reflection on modern day society and female diversity.

IMITATION by Tara Subkoff

BY CANDICE MANACCHIO, REPOSTED FROM ADVICESISTERS.COM

here is a sneak peak of the nails for next spring that were done at NYFW Joy Cioci show. even though its fall now its never too soon to pre- prepare!

CND Backstage with Joy Cioci at New York Fashion Week Spring 2013 (by cndvideo)

The nails of NY Fashion Week! The nail art trends that let you recreate the look of the runway at home 

Intricately detailed manicures have gone way beyond rhinestones, crystals and decals — in recent seasons, no designer would think of sending a model down the runway without a signature polish job, specially coordinated to compliment the collection.

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NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 09:  A model walks the runway at the Diego Binetti spring 2013 presentation during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at Hotel Americano on September 9, 2012 in New York City.  (Photo by Dario Cantatore/Getty Images)

DARIO CANTATORE/GETTY IMAGES

 A model walks the runway at the Diego Binetti spring 2013 presentation during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at Hotel Americano on September 9, 2012 in New York City.

Fashion designers are taking hands-on approach to the manicure.

Nail art, once associated with cheesy decals, has become nail fashion — and no designer would think of sending a model down the runway without a signature polish, specially coordinated to complement the colors and theme of a collection.

LIVE BLOG: MANICURE MANIA! ALL THE NAIL LOOKS AND MORE FROM NY FASHION WEEK

"Nails are the ulimate accessory," said Candice Manacchio, a nail and fashion expert from CND Nails. "They’re just as important as your hair, your makeup, your iPhone case and your shoes for putting together a coordinated look."

Some designers choose to keep it simple — others demand mini-masterpieces.

One particularly gasp-worthy example? The “woven” nails at Rodarte, which wowed its attendees with its “Modern Medieval” theme on Tuesday at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week.

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A model shows off her nails for Angel Sanchez Spring 2013 Collection; Woven art: The intricate designs made by CND for the Rodarte Spring 2013 Collection.

In order to create the “basket-weave” look, ten CND nail stylists hand painted each nail tip. Next, they painted pieces of wax paper a subtly different color and then sliced them into slivers.

Using tweezers, they wove the strips into a lattice.

Each set has 22 nail tips, to accommodate the varying nail size of each model.

"There were so many left over," said Manacchio. "It was a little heartbreaking after so much work."

Her team spent over 200 hours creating 30 complete sets of nails. That’s 15 minutes per nail.

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Caviar dreams (and nails!) at Joy Cioci Spring 2013 fashion show presentation during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week.

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JENNIFER GRAYLOCK/AP

A model poses during the Rachel Antonoff Spring/Summer 2013 Collection held at Drive In Studios during New York Fashion Week in New York City.

Designers work with companies like CND, Essie, OPI, Deborah Lippmann and Dashing Diva to create eye-popping manicures with contrasting colors, patterns, textures and dimensions.

Still, doesn’t it seem like a lot of work? After all, aren’t people looking at the clothes, not the makeup?

“The nails are becoming more and more important,” said CND rep Hannah Longman. “The photos of the manicure will be appearing online and in magazines for months. And besides, it’s a piece of the collection that fashion fans can actually imitate at home — for a very small cost.”

The best thing about nail fashion is that you can be as creative or detailed as you want to create a runway look.

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FERNANDA CALFAT/GETTY IMAGES

Goth nails at the Nicole Miller Spring 2013 fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week.

While it may look like Manacchio used an expensive paintbrush to create the black and silver nails for Nicole Miller, the truth was much more budget-friendly.

"I dipped the edge of a makeup sponge in polish after creating the diamond pattern," she said. "That’s all."

A great place to start? A colorful take on the simple French manicure.

"Seafoam green was huge on the runway," she said. "Why not paint the nail while and create a green tip?  Or vice versa?"

Some designers stepped away from nail art this season, choosing to stick with simple grey pinks and rose shades.

Victoria Beckham, Christian Siriano, Donna Karan and Elie Tahari chose to stick with pale pink and nearly nude polishes.

The nail brand Zoya teamed up with Peter Som, delivering soft shades of pink, lilac, silver, sea green and this season’s signature color: tangerine.



Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/life-style/fashion/nails-ny-fashion-week-nail-art-trends-recreate-runway-home-article-1.1157529#ixzz26PCC7dyQ

5:00 am Alarm Goes Off, Have to get ready to leave my hotel at 6:30am for a Call time of 7:00am

First, COFFEE!!!

No Time to stop and get breakfast, so I fueled up at the show, first show is the designer RODARTE, I pick healthier choice to keep me going instead of a carb crash later… MY choice, Fruit granola yogurt, egg fritatta, coffee

Now, time to belt up and start polishing models toes first, so they will be dry for the shoes. As a team lead, I give the run down to my team of what needs to get done, how many models, and what the color is. this show, 33 models.

The night before, me and my team worked on the nail tips for the show. each nail took 15 minutes to make, this was by far the hardest nail show we had of the season as far as nail design. Total hours to make this set … Over 200!

Now, lets start applying them…9:30am

10:30 am- Press arrives, need to stop and do interviews while my team works hard to finish all 33 models for a show time of 12:00

12:00 time to pack up and move on to the rest of the day….

12:30 try to grab a cab to head back to the hotel to work on nails for tonights show, they aren’t finished yet, we need to be done with them by atleast 5:00, plus i still need to eat lunch, im starving!

1:15 grab lunch to refuel…again, keeping it healthy for energy

2:00 time to work on nails for tonights show at the BLONDES, call time is 6:30pm and squeezi working on nails for the next morning show…my assignment is nails for tomorrow for Norman Ambrose, my team is working on the blondes nails

4:00pm-OMG I need Coffee Again, Craving Starbucks Iced Coffee with Soy Milk, YUM!

4:30, back to working on nails in my hotel room, I set up the desk to look like a nail shoppe

5:30 time to freshen up for the next show,

6:30, off to the next show..The Blondes

7:00pm, set up the nails for the team

8:00pm stick the nail strips to my arm to apply the nails to the models while they are in makeup or hair. The nail team is mobile, we don’t have a set station ever! we get right up on the side of hair or makeup

9:30pm go backstage where the models are getting dressed and squeeze in between the crowd to make sure all nails are still on before the models walk, hopefully none fell off!! Im so tired!

10:45 nail show successful, get a cab and head back to hotel to work on more nails

11:30pm work on more nails until 2:30am

3:00 am..Goodnight, Sleep atleast 3 hours to repeat the next day

Thats a day in the life of candice manacchio (a Nail Pro) at fashion week

LONG DAy, But Love My JOB!

By Candice Manacchio Nail & Fashion Expert For CND

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 I really love this hair line. My hair felt so damaged before. i recieved this from influenster.com for free to try and review, I am not paid by clear hair or influenster. I love my new hair. I used to get itchy scalp, now, silky smooth, no frizz hair with NO itch! thanks you clear hair!!!


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