I’ve been quite bored with my hair lately. In the past two years, I’ve gone from brunette, to blonde, to brunette again to having some weird ombre effect to it, thanks to the bleach from the blonde, if you can follow that.
Thanks to the resurfacing of crackle nail polish (which, for those who didn’t know, was produced by Cover Girl about five years ago) and the look of “ombre” nails, a new trend is emerging that manicure junkies can now try; magnetic nail polish.
Produced by nails inc., the Magnetic Polish line was designed to allow the wearer to create their own nail art. Each bottle comes with a magnet that activates the iron powder found in the lacquer. Simply apply a base coat of the polish, and once dry, apply another coat. Immediately take the magnet and hold over wet nail for 10-15 seconds to create your own unique pattern.
nails inc. Magnetic Polish comes in three colours; Trafalgar Square (chrome), Houses of Parliament (purple) and Big Ben (gold) and is available at Sephora for $16 per bottle, or $30 for a sampler of all three colours.
Further feeding my online shopping addiction, I was looking through the Dior section of Sephora when I stumbled upon Dior’s newest cosmetic, Dior Backstage Eyeliners-To-Wear Multi-Wear Adhesive Eyeliner Patches.
These patches come in a set of four: Effeft Velours, Effeft Brilliant (which has black Swarovski micro-crystals) and Effet Haute Couture (which shines with white Swarovski micro-crystals).
To be honest, the idea of stick-on eyeliner is an iffy idea to me. Have you ever gone to the bar and seen that girl with the false eyelashes and they’re half off and she doesn’t realize because she’s too drunk? I foresee this as a major possibility with these eyeliner patches. Imagine them falling off halfway throughout your night.
My suggestion is just to buy a gel liner and practice until you get your perfect look (because despite being multi-use, they are a $60 investment).
But for all those fanatics who love the idea, these will be available in Dior stores starting tomorrow (September 8th) and are currently available exclusively on Sephora.com.
So in a hasty decision to up my blog presence, I’ve decided to start a YouTube channel.
I bet you’re thinking “Wow Carly, a YouTube channel? With Carly Foy? HOW AWESOME!”
And you’re right. It is awesome.
This video I made, is like a cupcake without the sugar.
To be honest, it’s missing the Carly Foy swag I have. So with that being said, the video is a legit tutorial. I’m an awkward person on camera and for that, I apologize. Yet it is a learning curve. I promise that the next video will say “I’m Carly F. Foy and I’m awesome” versus “I’m just Carly Foy and I don’t know how to smile.”
To watch the tutorial, click here.
And if I fail as a YouTuber, I’m going to blame the ginger.
I look forward to M.A.C.’s unique collaborations and limited-edition collections but for some reason the announcement of Cindy Sherman’s fall collaboration line has put me off completely.
If you are unaware of who Cindy Sherman is, luckily I do. I studied her in my Art History class and she is a notable photographer. Her series, “Untitled Film Stills” is a series of portraits that capture the artist in different looks. She has also done fashion work with Comme des Garçons, Marc Jacobs and Balenciaga.
I shouldn’t say the entire line is bad, a vast majority of the palettes are subdued neutral tones that one could easily wear. But then there is a few colours that make Sherman look like she wants to go to a rave, which to me, looks a bit weird for an A/W release.
However, I’m judging based on the promotional shots that M.A.C. has released. I just know as an avid M.A.C. lover, this limited-edition collection does not appeal to me and I really don’t think there will be a mass appeal amongst regular customers.
The Cindy Sherman for M.A.C. Cosmetics collection will be available September 29 to October 27, in M.A.C. Cosmetics stores/stands and online.
My nail polish addiction continues to grow. I’m determined to change it every week.
So this week, I’m wearing from Gosh’s nail lacquer line, Pink Rose (#543, $6.00?).
It’s a nice soft pink that has some vibrance. What I like about Gosh’s nail lacquers is that they never seem to chip easily. I can get away with about a week’s worth of colour before it has to come off. I also prefer darker colours thanks to my fair skin, but this colour actually looks nice on any skin tone. Perfect summery shade.