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As you’ve probably noticed, crackle nail polish is everywhere this fall. It provides texture, peek-a-book color, and easy application. Plus you can mix and match color to your heart’s desire. The latest addition to my crackle “collection” is from Jessica Cosmetics… it’s their new Party Chic collection.

Party Chic crackle nail polish collection by Jessica

The Party Chic nail polish collection features five creamy, neon colors: On the Rocks (white), Pretty in Purple, Mint Mojito Green, Orange You Glad to See Me and Pass the Pink-tini. Wear them alone or apply a coat of the black crackle “Top It Off” top coat for a slightly punky, shattered look like in my swatches below.
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Jessica Cosmetics has released their new Fall 2010 nail polish collection, “Muse”, and it’s loaded with on trend colors. In order to give all Bionic Beauties an introduction to the collection, I’ve swatched and reviewed two of the most popular colors. Like it’s namesake, it’s truly inspiring!

First up, Crimson Reflection ~ a gorgeous cranberry creme. Highly pigmented with full coverage in one coat, super easy to apply (with no cuticle drag, or tip pooling), and extraordinarily long wear. I can’t really ask for more. This is certainly my new favorite polish in the berry family.

Bionic Beauty swatch and review - Jessica nail polish in Crimson Reflection

Looking for a new berry polish? Crimson Reflection is a winner!

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Makeup products that work for every woman

by Bionic Beauty on 21.Oct.2008 · 2 comments

The Beauty Ideal magazine

I was asked to contribute to October’s edition of  The Beauty Ideal. The “theme” for this month’s magazine was makeup and skincare that works for every woman, skin tone, color, etc. So I pulled up all my favorite products that will enhance your natural beauty no matter what type of gal you are.

Products That Work For Every Woman!

There are some items, no matter what your skin tone, that a woman should have in her cosmetics arsenal. When searching out items like these, it’s best to think of neutral tones. Take your cue from what nature gave you and work with it. Enhancing your natural tones will make you look awake, pulled together, and you’ll probably save a bit of time in the mornings. The basic makeup and grooming products below will look amazing on every eye color, hair color and ethnicity; I promise!

Pick a neutral eye liner in a shade of black or brown.
Brown and black eyeliners work well with all eye colors, enhance the depth of your features and even create the illusion of thicker, fuller lashes.

My favorites include Jane’s gel eyeliners in Dark Brown or Black. You can find them for $5 at your local drugstore or mass market retailer. They perform just as well as the higher-end gel eyeliners. The brush that comes packaged with them allows you to draw an even, precise line, and these liners don’t smudge, drift or crease.

Jane Gel Eyeliners - Colors and formulas that work for every women

Gel eyeliners that work for everyone in both price and color!

For a higher end option, try Lancome’s Le Crayon Kohl in Black Coffee, which is a very dark brown. This liner is a traditional pencil formula but since it’s based on kohl, the pencil is super soft and won’t irritate or pull on sensitive eye skin. The color is simply gorgeous! You can smudge it for a smoky look or keep it precise for a clean eye-accent. $23 from Lancome USA.

A relative new comer to the scene and a very eco-friendly option, Pencil Me In eyeliners are all-natural and affordable. The cap even includes a built-in sharpener! Again, these pencils are kohl so they are super gentle. The wealth of color options is amazing, but to achieve a look that works for everyone, I suggest Brownie (a matte medium brown) or Char-Kohl (a slightly smoky black). If you’d like some glimmer to draw attention to your eyes, check out Jet Sparks (a deep black with shimmer) and Silk Suede (a neutral brown with glimmer). Pencil Me In liners can be found at for $6.99 and are worth every penny!

Natural colored eyeshadow doesn’t have to mean boring!
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