Inspiration (3)Inspiration | Uptown Twirl - Part 3

Beauty

Classic Red Nail Polish

Elegant, glamorous & seductively sexy; red is the crème de la crème of nail polish.

Irresistibly alluring, this classic power colour is a beauty icon. One of the greatest selling cosmetic items of all time, red nail polish is bold, daring and powerful. Associated with dazzling beauties and glamorous leading ladies, such as Marilyn Monroe and Rita Hayworth, red varnish is seductive, dramatic and has the power stop traffic. 

Nail polish as we now know it was first created in the 1920’s by the Charles Revson Company (now Revlon). Previously nails were stained with colour; however, working with new technology used for painting cars, nails could be painted with hard-wearing enamel over the top instead. The first Revlon nail polish went on sale in 1932. It initially sold in hair and beauty salons, and was then marketed in department stores and pharmacies.

But it was Hollywood that really gave nail polish its popular appeal. With the arrival of colour movies, audiences could see their favourite actresses wearing alluring red shades. It was the fashion to match your nails to your lips, so luscious red and pink shades were virtually all that was available. Painting your nails was also a relatively inexpensive way to exude some of that ‘Hollywood glamour’.

To this day the formula has remained virtually the same – with just a few tweaks and changes to make it last longer and dry quicker. Red is still in fashion and can still give instant ‘Old Hollywood Glamour’ and striking appeal…

Which is your favourite nail polish shade?

 

Photos from style.com / google images

Editor’s Letter

Inspiration + Gift

February… the month of love; kindness; and gratitude

This month I will be celebrating the launch of caragray.com – which today has been online for just two weeks!

I would like to say thank you for all of your support and kind feedback about the collection. I have been truly overwhelmed by your response. And infinite kisses, hugs and a massive thank you to all of the lovely ladies who have purchased my artworks. See the lovely Jenny opening her package right!

As a special Valentine’s Day gift to you, for the month of February each order made on caragray.com will receive one of the ‘top 5 illustrations from Uptown Twirl’
(printed on A3 high quality art paper).

Love Cara xx

For more information on my Fashion Artworks, please visit caragray.com

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My February Inspiration…

Are you looking forward to February? xx

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Photos- dustjacketattic.blogspot.com.au /  thealternativebride.blogspot.com.au / style.com / google images

Fashion

All That Glitters

Are you a Glitter Bug? Bring some glistening light into your wardrobe with sparkling sequins.

Like shimmering iridescent mermaids or twinkling disco dancers, sequins add an unmistakable sparkle to your style.

Seen on the Spring / Summer runways of Elie Saab, Christopher Kane, Givenchy, and more; this is a classic embellishment too pretty to sprinkle. Embrace these delicate metallic plates from head-to-toe. From this season’s must-have accessory – Miu Miu’s glittery heels (pictured top) to Elie Saab’s glamorously chic bejewelled evening gowns (pictured above); sequins are a timeless feel-go fashion favourite.

And sequins needn’t only come out at night. Case in point: Anna Dello Russo’s extraordinary emerald green Dolce and Gabbana Dress (pictured top).

Some Shimmering Sequin Inspiration…

Will you join The Glitterati? xx

 

Photos from style.com / thealternativebride.blogspot.com.au / becauseimaddicted.net / google images

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