Monthly Archives: February 2012

Kiss Me On My Tulips

Another nail fanatic I follow on Instagram posted this nail polish not too long ago, and I had to have it!! I actually snagged it on Ebay two weeks ago for just $7.49 (free shipping) and was so excited to swatch it! It’s a gorgeous creamy pink from OPI’s Holland collection (didn’t have the desire to order any of the other colors from the collection). I have a lot of pink in my nail polish collection, but for some reason I couldn’t pass this one up. Check it out below:

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Style Icon: Angela Simmons

Like the rest of America, I began to follow Angela Simmons when her family’s show began on MTV: Run’s House. The daughter of Rev Run from Run DMC, has officially stepped out of her father’s shadow. She began writing for Word Up Magazine, and eventually went on to create, along with her sister Vanessa Simmons, her own line of tasty tennis shoes: Pastry.

Though Pastry is cute, Angela’s style is what comes to mind whenever her name is mentioned. Whether she is dressed for the gym, the club or a fashion show, the chick is always effortlessly chic. Check out some pictures of her below:

Gosh, I love this chick’s style!!! Accessories, nails, hair, everything is always so well put together…Not sure that I would be able to pull off the combat boots (I’ll leave that to Angela and Meagan Good), but I think I would def rock the rest of these looks…What do you think?

Enjoy! Smooches…XOXO

Image Credits: centrictv, livelyindepthmusicent., fashionbomb, sofeminine, foreversneakz, zimbio, essence 

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Revvvolution

In my efforts to refrain from purchasing any nail polish during Lent (I am not Catholic, but wanted to sacrifice something) I have been shopping for nail polish within my own collection, which has actually been fun. I remembered that I had this baby after someone I follow on Instagram posted a swatch of it.

Color Club’s Revvvolution is an amazing holographic black nail color.  As with most Color Club polishes, the formula is smooth and very easy to work with…I can’t believe I had forgotten about this one, but these swatches have reminded me of why I was so eager to get my hands on it (or should I say get it on my hands! Lol). Check out the swatches:

Color Club has some other holographic nail polishes like Fashion Addict (Catwalk Queen Collection) and Worth the Risqué (Femme Fatale collection), which have been in my wish list for a minute. I’m sure they are just as amazing!!

Do you have Revvvolution? If so, what do you think about it?

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OPI’s Fly and Save Me

Here are two more colors from OPI’s Nikki Minaj Collection. Fly is definitely my favorite color in the entire collection, hands down! It’s a cream turqouise that is very vibrant and opaque. It can sometimes looks like it has green undertones depending on the lighting. Here are a few swatches:

I added Save Me to my ring finger and love it so much! This is a very unique halographic glitter…Instead of the traditional hexagonal glitter, they used skinny, rectangular strands. Click on the pictures to see this glitter up close:

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January Favorites

Check out my video to see what I was (and still am) loving in January!

Sidenote: Can anyone tell me how to change the thumbnail on my videos? Maybe I have to add a picture or something…LOL…I am still learning y’all! Don’t judge me! Hahaha…XOXO

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Sephora by OPI Collabs with Betsey Johnson

So the word on the street is that one of my fav designers, Betsey Johnson, has collaborated with Sephora’s OPI nail polish line to design her own collection. The colors are gorge and oh so Betsey! The collection is scheduled to be released at Sephora retail stores in March 2012.

The collection will consist  of seven nail polishes and three strip nail designs…and for those of you who already own a lot of polish, there will be a mini set available for purchase as well. Check out the collection below:

Left to Right starting at the top: Alley Cat, XOX Betsey, Sparkling Personality, Pushing Your Luck, Cart Wheels on the Catwalk, and It's My Pink

Even though these colors are nothing I haven’t seen before, I am def feeling Alley Cat, Pushing Your Luck (wondering if it’s a nice red), Cart Wheels on the Catwalk and It’s My Pink. I will probably cop two or three colors from this collection depending on how the swatches look…What do you all think about this collection???

Image Credits: InStyle

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Viola Davis Gets Fab

Of course, you all have seen The Help (if you haven’t seen the movie or read the book, shame on you! Run out and get them ASAP!) starring Viola Davis, Emma Stone and Octavia Spencer. Well, I recently came across these pictures of Viola Davis looking absolutley fab and chic….This chick is glowing! I bet several SAG, Oscar and Academy Award nominations will do that to you! Lol…Check her pictures out below:

Image Credits: LA Times Magazine

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY CLUTCHEZ!!

I just want to thank each and every one of you for reading and expressing an interest in Clutchez! I love you guys (gals!) so much!!!

I cannot believe it has been an entire year since the first time I posted on this blog. Time clearly waits for no one. Not only have I discocvered that I enjoy blogging but I think I am finally getting the hang of it! With the pressures of finishing graduate school (especially working on my thesis this semester) and working full time, sometimes I don’t know how I manage to keep posting…Actually, I do know how I manage it…I’m totally addicted!

Being able to share information with other women and helping them to feel good about themselves and how they look has become a passion of mine. I know that I buy stuff I don’t need (I’m working on that) and have purchased way too much nail polish (that’ll never change), but that’s just me and I am glad that I can be myself on my blog without anyone’s judgements. I feel so blessed to be a part of the awesome world of blogging!! Deuces!!! XOXO

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Quick Post : NOTD

So I purchased these loose studs a couple of weeks ago from Sally’s Beauty Supply for about $4, and have been meaning to use them to do a manicure. I have now found the time to use them. I had originally planned to use them on all of my nails, but time didn’t really permit so I had to just go with one accented nail on each hand. I think it’s kind of hot though…What do you think?

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I used Julep’s Marisa (dark blue), which is very opaque, and used a dotting tool to place the studs on my ring fingers. Loves it!!

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Julep Maven Program

I’ve been hearing mixed reviews regarding the Julep Maven program and was hesitant to join…but ultimately decided that I wanted to judge for myself. In case you don’t know what it is, the Julep Maven program is similar to Jewelmint, Shoemint, and Birchbox where you pay a monthly fee and receive nail polish and nail related products each month.

First, you take a quick quiz so that they can determine your style type, and each month you will be sent the box that corresponds with that particular style. Based on the test I took, it was determined that I was a Bombshell, which is no surpise! Just kidding…Lol! So I went ahead and ordered my first Bombshell box in January (I only paid $5 for the first box based on a promotion they had going on at the time). Carrie is a nice baby pink (a little streaky with the first coat) and Megan is a beautifully understated turqouise blue with some shimmers in it:

Julep's Carrie and Megan Nail Polishes and Age Defying Hand Brightener

I didn’t like the Bombshell box for February so I opted for the Boho Glam box, which included a gorgeous blue (Marisa), and a “Oscar” gold glitter. The blue looks even more gorgeous in person, and I was excited about the glitter since I don’t own any gold glitter polishes:

Julep's Oscar and Marisa Nail Polishes and Cuticle Oil

I am only two months in, but I haven’t had any problems with Julep thus far. The boxes include $40 worth of product and your monthly subscription price is $19.99, which isn’t a bad deal if you are into nail polish. Keep in mind that the nail polish bottles are smaller than the average bottle of nail polish and can be a bit pricey. Their polishes normally retail for $14, but as a Maven you can get them for $11.20 with free shipping. Actually, all of their products will be 20% off if you join.

I haven’t use the products enough to tell you if they are worth it or not but I will definitely provide you all with an update once I’ve gotten around to trying a number of them. In the meantime, go to their site and just check it out…they have a wide range of colors available and each month you will get colors that haven’t been released yet. No pressure! Lol…but if you would like to sign up for the program, you can use my affiliate link here and use the referral code SHAREONFB to get your first box for $1).

Hope this was informative…and Happy Valentine’s Day to everyone!! XOXO

*Please Note: I’ll include swatches of these colors in my next nail polish haul…

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