Nail Polish

Essie, Bobbing for Baubles, holiday 2011, KarlaSugar, Karla Sugar

Last week I showed you arm swatches of Essie's holiday collection, but I didn't get to show you    >>

Essie, holiday 2011, swatches, Bangle Jangle, Cocktail Bling, Brooch the Subject, Bobbing for Baubles, School of Hard Rocks, Size Matters, KarlaSugar, Karla Sugar

Essie's all-creme holiday collection is off the beaten path, but I approve. I get red-and-green fatigue this time    >>

Butter London, Nail Foundation, base coat, swatches, Deborah Lippmann, Supermodel

Today's guest swatches come from AlexandraRC. If you don't already read her blog regularly, you are missing out.    >>

Dior, holiday 2011, swatches, Couture Golds, Belle de Nuit, Nocturne, Versailles, Or Etoile, Rouge Dior, KarlaSugar, Karla Sugar

Dior's holiday collection is delightfully well edited — by which I mean both that it's not overwhelmingly complicated,    >>

Chanel, holiday 2011, swatches, Blazing Gold, Beige Lame, Noir-Ivoire, Noir, Or, Rouge Carat, KarlaSugar, Karla Sugar

In hindsight, swatching Chanel's holiday collection was a mistake. If I hadn't swatched, I could have lived in    >>

Zoya Cynthia, nail swatches, KarlaSugar, Karla Sugar

Lately, I cannot get enough of dark, deep, muted, greyed blue nail polish. I think the obsession began    >>

NARS, Modern Kabuki, holiday 2011, gift sets, swatches, Kudoki lip coffret, Ougi, Botan, Takebue, Kuroko nail set, Senryou, Shiro-Nuri, Yoshiwara, Kata, KarlaSugar, Karla Sugar

NARS has a "regular" holiday collection of individual items, but they also have several gift sets to choose    >>

Le Metier de Beaute, LMdB, StocKen Stuffers, Merry Metallics, All That Glitters

Ken Downing and Le Metier de Beaute have one more pun-filled beauty treat up their sleeves for 2011:    >>

Chanel, Rouge Allure Velvet, swatches, La Ravissante, La Caline, La Raffinee, L'Exuberante, La Fascinante, La Somptueuse, La Sensuelle, L'Exquise, KarlaSugar, Karla Sugar

Matte lips are so hot right now. Chanel just introduced a (highly anticipated) new lipstick formula: Rouge Allure    >>

Zoya, Twila, swatches, KarlaSugar, Karla Sugar

I had to get one of Zoya's holiday glitters onto my nails as soon as possible, so (at    >>

Zoya, holiday 2011, Gems and Jewels, swatches, Holly, Noel, Izzy, Rina, Twila, Kissy, KarlaSugar, Karla Sugar

I'd like to introduce you to one of my favorite holiday nail collections this year. When I saw    >>

MAC, holiday 2011, Glitter and Ice, Iced Delights, swatches, Lip and Nail Bags, Kanga Rouge, Golden Blanket, Asiatique, Hang-Up, Frozen Lame, Vintage Vamp, KarlaSugar, Karla Sugar

Accompanying this year's Lip Bags are MAC's first ever lip-and-nail bags. These sets are $36 each ($2 cheaper    >>

MAC, Glitter and Ice, holiday 2011, Johnny Weir, swatches, nail polish, Get Noticed!, Unconditionally Fabulous, Festive Finery, Technakohls, Going for Gold, Seasonally Spicy, Fancy Moves, Silver Skates, Practice Makes Perfect, Smooth Maneuver, Smooth Manoeuvre, KarlaSugar, Karla Sugar

MAC's 2011 holiday collection is Glitter and Ice, a collaboration with figure skater Johnny Weir. I thought we'd    >>

Shu Uemura, holiday 2011, Wong Kar Wai, swatches, Festive Rouge, Pleasure Rose, Lustrous Glow Powder, Glitter Fuse, Pink Flush, Rouge Luster, KarlaSugar, Karla Sugar

For the last few years, Shu Uemura has used its holiday collection to collaborate with Asian artists (including    >>

Illamasqua, Theatre of the Nameless, swatches, Resist, Kontrol, Facade, Belladonna, Havoc, Abyss, Beguile, Zeitgeist, KarlaSugar, Karla Sugar

Illamasqua's autumn/winter 2011 collection is Theatre of the Nameless, and most of it is available stateside in Sephora    >>