Tag Archives: Fall 2011

Mani Monday: She’s a Brick….House

She’s mighty mighty, just lettin’ it all hang out….Yep, that’s the song that went through my head as I made my latest nail polish purchase- Deborah Lippman Brick House.  Rust-colored shades are huge this season- both in fashion and in beauty and nail polish is no exception.  This shade reminds me of a freshly fallen leaf on a chilly autumn afternoon- I just hope by wearing this color it doesn’t send away the gorgeous Indian summer weather we are having.  Here’s what I did for the mani: I started with Essie First Base Basecoat, then followed up with two coats of Deborah Lippman Brick House, the finished the mani off with Essie Good to Go Fast Dry Top Coat.  See below for the final result- although the picture makes it look more red- I think it’s a little more on the orange side and I’m loving this color!  It reminds me of the color I got for my very first manicure years ago.  Brick House will definitely be worked in my regular fall rotation.  What colors are you loving for your fall manicure?


Currently Coveting: ASOS

Can we just talk about ASOS for a second?  “What is ASOS you might ask?”.  In a word- Awesome.  ASOS (which is the acronym for As Seen On Screen) is the UK’s largest online-only fashion and beauty store that in 2010 became available in the US.  Not only do they sell womenswear and beauty, but they also sell menswear, footwear, accessories, and jewelry.  I discovered them one day when browsing through a UK version of Glamour at the book store.  Piqued with curiosity, I ran home and googled ASOS to see what came up, clicked on the link, and from then on I was hooked on this online fashion wonderland.  Why am I hooked?  Because it’s super affordable, fashion forward, and still fairly unknown to the masses.  Here are some of the pieces (most under $100) I am coveting for fall from the ASOS website:

Extra bonus- when you select an item to view, you also get a few suggestions on how to complete the look with various pieces of clothing, shoes, accessories and jewelry.  What are you currently coveting from ASOS?