Nail Polish

Estee Lauder, Bronze Goddess 2013, swatches, Batik Sun, eyeshadow quint, liquid eyeliner, Black Sands, nail polish, Hot Spell, lipstick, Solar Crush, Fuchsia Fever, Sheer Roller Gloss, Squeeze, Succulent, KarlaSugar, Karla Sugar

Every year, I look forward to Estee Lauder's Bronze Goddess collection. The very words evoke for me a    >>

Estee Lauder, Mad Men, 2013, swatches, season 6, Light Show, blush, Pinkadelic, lipstick, Pink Paisley, nail polish, KarlaSugar, Karla Sugar

At this time last year (just before the start of Mad Men's fifth season), Estee Lauder unveiled a    >>

Chanel, fall 2012, swatches, Les Essentiels de Chanel, Charme, Caractere, Chic, Parfait, Sweet Beige, Troublant, Caprice, Amarante, Natural, Almandine, Rose Quartz, Rouge Coco, Rouge Coco Shine, Glossimer, Rouge Allure Extrait de Gloss, Le Crayon Levres, Rouge Double Intensite, KarlaSugar, Karla Sugar

For the last few seasons, Chanel has been the first to counter — and this fall is no    >>

Deborah Lippmann, Let's Go Crazy, swatch, Nordstrom Anniversary, 2012

Tremendous thanks to the amazing AlexandraRC of Sparkly Vernis for this jawdropping swatch. It's Deborah Lippmann's Nordstrom anniversary exclusive:    >>

MAC, Chenman, Breezy Blue, swatches, KarlaSugar, Karla Sugar

I think I found one color match for my Paige Denim promotional polish: MAC's Breezy Blue, a limited edition    >>

Dior, Summer Mix, 2012, swatches, 178 Cosmo, 158 Calypso, 118 Acapulco, 198 Lagoon, 542 Orange Pareo, 854 Rouge Croisiere, 664 Rose Bikini, lipgloss, nail polish, KarlaSugar, Karla Sugar

Dior has a little "interstitial" collection out right now: Summer Mix. It's a happy, bright, juicy, glossy, jelly    >>

Nubar, Blue Raspberry, swatches, KarlaSugar, Karla Sugar

I just can't get enough of blue and green polishes this summer. Here's another take on turquoise: Nubar    >>

Chanel summer 2012, swatches, Sable Emouvant, Peche Cuivre, Khaki Dore, Brun Intense, En Vogue, Empreinte, Calypso, Sirocco, KarlaSugar, Karla Sugar

On first "walk-by," Chanel's summer collection didn't dazzle me — stripey bronzers? I saw those last summer, right?    >>

MAC, nail polish, Faint of Heart, Skin, Soiree, Fiestaware, Morange, Impassioned, Shirelle, Sparks on Screen, Flaming Rose, Rougemarie, Vintage Vamp, Mean & Green, Formidable, Midnight Tryst, Deep Sea, Delicate, Snob, Girl Trouble, Saint Germain, Steamy, Girl Abut Town, Screaming Bright, Quiet Time, Coffee Break, Anti-Fashion, Dark Angel, Spirit of Truth, Discotheque, Nightfall, Nocturnelle, KarlaSugar, Karla Sugar

MAC has taken a decisive step onto the nail polish bandwagon. For the last few years, their selection    >>

NCLA, Venice Beach Vixen, swatches, KarlaSugar, Karla Sugar

Protecting my flimsy nails and keeping myself amused with a new manicure: NCLA Venice Beach Vixen (click here    >>

NARS, summer 2012, swatches, Ramatuelle, Marie-Galante, D. Gorgeous, Calabria Soft Touch Shadow Pencil, Bourbon Street Larger than Life eyeliner, KarlaSugar, Karla Sugar

NARS' summer collection is here, with options from ethereal to almost vampy. I've come to enjoy Mr. Nars'    >>

Guerlain, Pucci, Terra Azzurra, swatches, 13 Capri, eyeshadow quad, kohl, khol, kajal, 02 Blu Acqua, nail polish, 01 Paradiso, 02 Riviera, Terracotta gloss, 10 Porto Fino, 11 Porto Ercole, 12 Porto Azzurra, KarlaSugar, Karla Sugar

In May of 2007 (was it really so long ago?), Guerlain partnered with Pucci to create a limited    >>

NARS, Thakoon, nail polish, swatches, Anardana, Ratin Jot, Amchoor, Kutki, Koliary, Lal Mirchi, KarlaSugar, Karla Sugar

NARS just put out a collection of six limited edition nail polishes, a collaboration with fashion label Thakoon    >>

Butter London Trout Pout swatches

Special thanks to AlexandraRC of Sparkly Vernis for this terrific photo of Butter London's Trout Pout (a lovely,    >>

Paige

I got a nail polish recently, and though I was excited about it, I hadn't planned to blog    >>