The only thing better than a beauty product that actually lives up to its claims? A product that does so AND gives back to an amazing cause. This fall, we’re stocking our makeup bags with nail polishes, makeup, skincare, and more that do good while helping us put our best faces forward. Currently decorating our vanity: OPI’s emerald green lacquer that donates proceeds to the Sandy Hook Promise organization, Laura Mercier products helping Ovarian cancer research, and soothing Aromatherapy Associates bath oil that does double-duty to aid in the development of a cancer vaccination. But that’s not all — we rounded up more amazing makeup, fragrances, and body washes that benefit even more amazing charities. Click the photo to shop for a cause!
Now here’s a collaboration that hits all the right notes — Carrie Underwood has teamed up with Nicole by OPI to develop a line of nail polishes! While the brand previously released collections with Selena Gomez and the cast of Modern Family, respectively, Underwood is the first star to get a custom lacquer blended especially for her. “This is the first time Nicole by OPI has ever designed a signature shade for one of our celebrity partners,” OPI’s executive VP and artistic director Suzi Weiss-Fischmann said of the aptly-named Carrie-d Away hue, a textured gold. “In working closely with Carrie, we came up with 14 nail lacquers that truly encapsulate her soulful spirit and showcase different facets of her personality.” Underwood is no stranger to bold manicure choices — she added a fun statement nail to her classic red manicure at the Grammy Awards this year — so we’re excited to see the striking hues she has in store. The line will be available in January of 2014, but stay tuned to see more previews closer to the launch date!
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OPI is taking you to San Francisco with the fall nail lineup! Using the Golden City as inspiration, the famed nail brand created a range of 15 dynamic shades to capture the excitement and edgy style choices of the Bay Area. “To me, the women of San Francisco and the city itself really epitomize today’s multifaceted beauty consumer,” said OPI Executive VP and Artistic Director Suzi Weiss-Fischmann. “San Francisco offers a European flair with distinct West Coast attributes. These elements inspired a collection of urban-chic lacquer shades, thanks to the sophisticated combination of high fashion and eclectic street style.” The deep blues and warm neutrals give fall’s dark lacquer tones a new twist, and we’re also loving the Liquid Sand polishes, which act as a one-step nail effect by using ultra-fine matte glitters in the formula. OPI’s San Francisco Collection hits stores on August 7, and at $9 per bottle, it’s the most budget-friendly trip to the West Coast we’ve found yet. Click the photo to preview the entire range.
Your manicure is about to get a lot cuter! To follow up on the success of last year’s classic Minnie Mouse lacquers, OPI is launching a second range of colors inspired by Disney’s most fashionable mascot. The Couture de Minnie collection is giving Minnie Mouse a high-fashion upgrade by including runway-ready hues and edgy textures. “This year, OPI is exploring a different side of Minnie Mouse,” said the brand’s Executive VP and Artistic Director Suzi Weiss-Fischmann. “The collection draws inspiration from Minnie’s iconic style and incorporates trends most recently seen on the runways.” We especially love the red and white glitter lacquer, which allows you to repurpose the icon’s polka-dotted skirt as nail art! The Couture de Minnie collection hits stores nationwide in June, priced at $9 per bottle, and a set of four mini-polishes is available now for $13 at ulta.com. Click through our gallery to preview the whole range!
It’s always a pleasant surprise to find that your nail polish and cell phone case complement each other, but now you can sport exact color pairs thanks to OPI‘s latest launch. The famed nail brand collaborated with My Case Couture to develop nail lacquer and phone case duos decked out in their most iconic hues, from the true blue “Dating a Royal” shade to the vivid “Pink Flamenco.” Each case puts a literal meaning into the term “a splash of color,” and includes a free mini nail lacquer in the exact shade showcased across the back. Plus, My Case Couture also offers screen protectors paired with OPI’s heavy-duty top coat, so your phone can be just as durable as your manicure. Pick up the sets at mycasecouture.com, priced at $40 for cases and $20 for screen protectors.
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Fresh on the heels of OPI‘s Skyfall-inspired collection, the nail brand is looking to James Bond once again to launch a six-piece nail polish range based on the franchise’s most-memorable vixens. “It has been a thrill to create color for the women who have captured Bond’s attention over the last six decades,” said OPI co-founder and Artistic Director Suzi Weiss-Fischmann. “Worn without a top coat, these Liquid Sand lacquers give nails a pebbled, matte finish worthy of captivating the Bond girls’ name.” The shades range from the Ursula Andress-inspired gold to high-impact brights, and we love how each polish imparts a fashion-forward matte effect in just one swipe. The Bond Girls collection hits stores in May for $9.50 per bottle—but you can get a sneak peek at the entire lineup right now in the gallery.
Ready to go over the rainbow? Looks like you are, because this week’s most popular pin was a sparkling hue from OPI’s Oz: The Great and Powerful collection. We love the When Monkeys Fly shade so much, we can’t wait to click our heels and twinkle our tips with a coat of this yellow brick road-inspired metallic. Vote for this polish or any of our lacquer loves, then let us know what else you’re obsessing over at pinterest.com/instylemag by repinning, liking, or commenting on any of our 67 stylish boards—or by clicking the link below.
From printed decals and matte glitters to color-changing lacquers, 2013 is kicking off with a new set of manicure innovators that are bound to spice up your nail beds. Click through the gallery to see (and shop!) our five favorite new nail effects. They give the term “statement nail” a very literal meaning!