Eye on Style


Photos courtesy OPI

As we say goodbye to 2012 and ring in 2013, it’s exciting to see what new products and trends are on the horizon for the year. There’s no doubt that beauty is ever-changing and here’s a glimpse of some new entrants to the world of beauty.

History Meets Modern with Euro Centrale by OPI

The nail polish craze certainly shows no signs of slowing and now OPI is bringing the excitement of such new fashion hotspots as Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Romania to U.S. professional salons. Enter Euro Centrale by OPI for spring/summer 2013.

Celebrating a region where history meets modern design and taking from the fusion of old and new seen in runway looks during New York Fashion Week, this 12-color collection offers a mix of glamour metallic hues; playful shades in periwinkle, aqua and pink; and creamy blues in indigo, midnight and aubergine.

Netflix meets Nail Polish?

Rent a bottle of nail polish online? Yep, that’s right.

Lacquerous is a new online service that allows lacquer junkies to dabble in the latest red carpet and runway nail trends without having to buy a full bottle of polish. For $18 a month (cheaper than the price of one luxury lacquer) subscribers will receive a selection of three designer lacquers from such brands as Chanel, Dolce & Gabbana and Tom Ford. The box of three lacquers is shipped with pre-paid return packaging. Once the company receives your return package, a new selection is shipped!

CC Creams the Next Big Thing?

Beauty mavens went bonkers for BB Creams (also known as “blemish balms” or “beauty balms”) but CC Creams could be making waves in 2013.

Described as the next generation of BB Creams, CC Creams (which stands for “color control” creams) promises to provide even more coverage than BB Creams with the added benefit of skin-nourishing ingredients. The lighter, mousse-like texture is also meant to be less oily, provide better sun protection and is said to give skin a more “radiant” look. CC Creams may still be a bit difficult to find in the United States but that could quickly change!

antoinette_alexanderEye on Style writer Antoinette Alexander was born and raised in the Pacific Northwest. She has traded in the Space Needle for the Statue of Liberty and today is a beauty-news editor in Manhattan. Despite being thousands of miles away, the Pacific Northwest remains near to her heart. Eager to share with 425 readers the latest in cosmetic news, Alexander is keeping her “eye on style” as a contributing writer for 425.


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