Golden Girls Nail Decals and Nohea Nails

Nohea Nails Las Vegas

When I find something I REALLY, REALLY  like I tend to zero in and hyper focus.  I get tunnel vision, it’s all I can see, nothing else matters.  Totally and completely OBSESSED.

This is exactly what happened last week when I attended a Blogger event at The Gramercy.  I followed along touring the property and everything was just fine until we entered Nohea Nails and my ginger bloggin’ sister Melissa from The Daily Nail started flipping through the nail decal book and landed on “Golden Girl” nail decals.

Oh Mah Gawd “Thank you for being a friend” Nohea Nails! Let the OBSESSION begin.

These opaque/solid decals, can be worn on natural or acrylic nails, work with regular or gel topcoat and feature all four Golden Girls (Dorothy, Rose, Blanche and Sofia).

In order for the decals to stand out, you need to place them against a neutral background.  Nude, white and of course black work really well.  They are a fun and easy way to spice up your manicure.  They have lasting power and are pretty quick to apply so if you are one of those people (like me) who have no patience to sit and wait while someone applies nail art then Nail Decals are perfect for you!

Whether you use them as an accent nail or a full set, nail decals are a super fun way to up your manicure game.

Golden Girls Nail Decals

Check out Nohea Nails HUGE selection of nail decals and get one of the best manicures you’ve ever had!

Nohea Nails is Located at The Gramercy 9275 W Russell Road Suite 160 Las Vegas, NV 89148 for an appointment call  (702) 985-4888

Click Below to SHOP some of my Golden Girls Finds:

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Coffee to Dye Black Jeans

Coffee to Refresh Black jeans

There is nothing more perfect than a pair of great fitting black jeans. Dark, moody, slimming and oh so chic.

Although they are totally awesome, black jeans do require a special kind of love and attention to maintain their inky, saturated color.

There are a few preventative measures you can take to help maintain that midnight black shade:

  • Never wash black denim in warm or hot water, ALWAYS wash in COLD!
  • Instead of using regular detergent, use one designed for dark clothing (I like Woolite Darks).
  • Turn the jeans inside out when washing.  When clothes rub against each other in the wash in can cause fading.
  • ALWAYS wash them on the gentle cycle and then hang them to dry. NEVER put them in the DRYER!

But, even with all this extra love those “perfect” black jeans can and will start to fade.

Over the years I have searched everywhere and tried EVERYTHING to regain my black jeans’ former glory, from dying them with RIT dye to soaking them in vinegar and laundering them in the freezer.  None of them with the best results.  I even had a retail clerk tell me NOT to wash my jeans EVER so that they won’t fade.  Come on that’s ridiculous.  Who isn’t going to ever wash their jeans.

The dying method hasn’t ever worked for me.  The color is too uniform and flat, the shade of black just isn’t “right” and it looks too contrived, but I have a secret for getting natural looking results while restoring your dark denim back to it’s chic inky self, Coffee!

Yep that’s right coffee can dye black jeans!  Once again this caffeinated wonder steps in to save the denim day!

Coffee and Jeans Please

You will need a bucket, some STRONG dark brew coffee (the darker the brew the darker it will dye your clothing), rubber gloves and a washing machine.

  1. Brew up some caffeinated goodness.  For one pair of jeans a pot of coffee is plenty.
  2. Put the jeans in the bucket and pour the coffee over them.  I have the haunting problem of my black jeans “wearing” on the inner thigh, because well friction lol,  which results in that area becoming lighter than the rest of the jeans (its becomes a giant weird white spot down there) and this is the ONLY thing I have found that will fix it! I make sure to get that area extra extra soaked.  The mixture will be hot so use a glove or a paint stick to move the jeans around gently until they are soaked.  Let it sit overnight.
  3. The next morning run them through the gentle cycle with NO detergent and hang to dry!

Repeat this as many times as necessary.  It will gradually darken your jeans 2-3 shades each time you do this process.

Stylist’s Tip: Coffee can also be used to darken other black clothing that has started to fade.  Just add 2 cups of coffee to your rinse cycle on cold and voila!  Great for yoga pants, t-shirts, and other cottons.

Coffee to Dye Black Jeans

 Coffee to Dye Black Jeans

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Corduroy The Comeback Kid

Corduroy Fall Fashion trend

One peek at just about anyone’s Fall/Winter 2017 Collection and it’s obvious Corduroy is Fall 2017’s comeback kid.

Yes, you heard correctly the fabric of your childhood play clothes, 1960’s mini skirts and your college professor’s blazer is a major player this season.

Corduroy was all over the Fall 2017 runways in a variety of shades from rich autumn burgundies, chestnut and moss to wintry icy blues and snowy creams. Marc Jacobs showed outerwear with shearling-trimmed cord jackets in taupes and maroons, Prada gave us the perfect two-piece, made of brown corduroy with mixed fabric pockets and Mulberry strutted down the runway with the ultimate flowy wide leg corduroy trousers while Isabel Marant presented sweet workwear jackets with puckered shoulders and balloon sleeves and Gucci delivered corduroy in a multitude of ways from floral printed jackets to groovy retro trousers.

This close cousin of velvet is a must-have in both mens and womens trends this season. (Corduroy is basically a ridged form of velvet. Both materials are derived from fustian fabric, a heavy cloth woven from cotton- in fact corduroy is also known as ribbed velvet).

With designers delivering so many ways to incorporate the fabric into your wardrobe, whether you rock it in the form of trousers, suiting, matching sets, skirts, outerwear paired with shearling or a dress, there is no excuse to skip this trend.

Stylist Tip: Because Corduroy is so rigid and heavy it works best when you soften it’s appearance by pairing with silky soft fabrics or uber fuzzy knits. 

Corduroy Fashion trend Fall 2017
Corduroy Fashion trend
Corduroy Trend
Corduroy Fashion trend Fall 2017
 
Click to SHOP some of my favorite Corduroy Finds this season:

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Man Ray for NARS Holiday Collection

Man Ray for NARS Holiday 2017 Collection

It’s my favorite time of the year again, holiday beauty launches!

This is the time of year where everything gets a bit more shiny, a bit more glossy and oh so glamorous!

Kicking things off, NARS has launched their Holiday Collection which is inspired by the Surrealist photographer Man Ray. Not only does the new collection contain high shine lip glosses, gorgeous mini sets and the most ethereal highlighters you will ever see, but it also has gifting sets which are truly works of art. While The Color Collection and the Gifting Collection launched on October 6 in NARS Boutiques and on-line, the Gold Anita Audacious Lipstick and the Love Triangles (not shown here) will be exclusively available at Sephora starting in mid October.

Here’s a peek at some of my must-have’s from the collection:

Man Ray for NARS Blush

Man Ray for NARS The Color Collection Blush. We all know NARS is the industry leader in blush, umm hello the most well know shade EVER: Orgasm.  This season NARS delivers two amazing healthy looking colors that will immediately brighten your complexion and provide a natural looking flush: Intensely Blush (Bright Tangerine) and Fetishized Blush (Pink Grapefruit).  They blend like a dream and give just the right amount of color without being too intense.

Man Ray for NARS Duo eyeshadow

Man Ray for NARS The Color Collection Duo Eyeshadow in Montparnasse (Shimmering Gold and Iridescent Orchid).  I am a Duo eyeshadow addict.  They are perfect for smokin’ things out or creating the ultimate color combination.  I love the deep purpley brown combined with the gold.  So lux and mysterious.  Perfect for the season.

Man Ray for NARS Overexposed Glow Highlighter

Man Ray for NARS The Color Collection Over Exposed Glow Highlighter.  Come to momma.  This Highlighter gives you The Golden Touch.  Second-skin luminosity in a shade flattering for all skin tones stamped with Man Ray’s Signature lips.

Man Ray for NARS The Color Collection Photogloss Lip Lacquer.  After a few seasons of dry, dull Matte Lip trends,  Gloss is back and better than ever!  Glisten up in saturated lip shades with the highest shine around. Available in four shades (three shown above left to right: Off Limits, Muse and Zambeze).

Man Ray for NARS Gold Anita Audacious Lipstick

Man Ray for NARS Gold Anita Audacious Lipstick.  This one will be available exclusively at Sephora.  NARS has taken their best-selling Anita lipstick and packaged it in this luxe gold case.  Glides on smooth its a perfect universal shade.

Man Ray for NARS Lipstick Coffret

Man Ray for NARS The Gifting Collection Noire Et Blanche Audacious Lipstick Coffret. I am in love with this chic gifting set which includes four mini statement shades (Lee, Dolores, Josephine and Charlotte) in this gorgeous reusable coffret.  These shades are a master’s class in wine washed lips, Merlot perfection. The perfect gift for that Beauty Junkie on your list.

Man Ray for NARS Lipstick Coffret Open

Man Ray for NARS Lipstick Coffret Colors

Man Ray for NARS Is Available at The NARS Boutique in The Forum Shops at Caesars and at NarsCosmetics.com with a few exclusive pieces available at Sephora in The Forum Shops at Caesars and Sephora.com

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How to Remove Clothing Odors with Vodka

How to remove clothing odors with vodka

Sometimes clothing can smell, not too fresh.  Dry Clean only pieces, vintage clothing and silk especially tend to hold on to those not so pleasant scents.

Sometimes even dry cleaning or laundering can’t eliminate odor.  It stays behind lingering, hiding deep in the fibers waiting for you to put the garment on again then rising like a Phoenix back to it’s full stank.

Whether it’s mustiness, cigarette smoke or if your favorite vintage piece smells like cumin that has been baking in the sun there is one sure fire way to ditch that stank, Vodka.

I learned this nifty trick of removing clothing odors with Vodka back in my Theater days, we used it all the time on costumes to get that “been around for decades, worn all night and sweated in by the entire cast” smell out. The alcohol works in pretty much the same way as sanitizing hand gels, killing odor-causing bacteria. Since vodka kills bacteria and dries odorless, when it evaporates so does the stink.

When selecting Vodka for this purpose you probably don’t want to use the expensive stuff just to freshen up your clothes.  I opt for something less than top-shelf but you can go with whatever you have on hand in a pinch.

There are two methods you can use Vodka to kill that smell: in a steamer cocktail or straight up with a spray bottle.

Vodka to Remove clothing odors

Vodka Cocktail Steaming Method

This method gives that stinky bacteria a double slap.  Not only does the Vodka kill bacteria, so does the heat from the steam.  Fill your steamer with a half-and-half solution of vodka and water, and steam away. The pungent scent will totally subside  – and no, you won’t smell like you’ve been on a drinking binge, the vodka smell with evaporate as well.

Vodka Straight Up Spray Deodorizer

You want to make sure you have a bottle of high proof Vodka.  It’s the high alcohol content that gets this job done.  Pour the vodka into an empty spray bottle for easy application. Make sure to use vodka only, as water will dilute the alcohol’s odor-removing power. Then spritz away.  I recommend using a spritzer that produces a fine diffused spritz (like a cosmetics type) rather than a strong directional one.  This will smell strong at first but both the clothing stank and the vodka smell will subside as it dries.

Vodka Removes Clothing Odors

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