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Lafayette 148 New York

Wearing Mischo Beauty’s #NYFW

I had the awesome opportunity of being a judge for AOL’s Beauty Awards a few weeks ago. They selected me as a judge for the nail polish category, and I got to try out various base/top coats, nude polishes, red polishes and a few other nail products as well. I had a blast participating, and here’s a brief roundup of my favorite polishes below!

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Left to Right: Tenoverten ‘Orchard’, Essie ‘Leggy Legend’, Red Carpet Manicure Cuticle Elixir, Mischo Beauty ‘#NYFW’

Essie ‘Leggy Legend’: I’ve been using Essie products forever; I love that I can pick them up at my local drugstore and they also carry super fun shades season after season. This bronze color in particular is absolutely stunning and a little unexpected. This color will be in heavy rotation this fall!

Red Carpet Manicure Cuticle Elixr: I’m not going to lie, cuticle products were totally missing from my at-home mani kit. I love, love love this cuticle oil: I saw improvement immediately and my cuticles stayed #flawless for a few weeks after using this product. This is a must-have!

Mischo Beauty #NYFW: Ok, this was my absolute favorite out of the bunch. Mischo Beauty just so happens to be based out of the D.C. area, but make no mistake: this brand is about to blow up nationally. I’m majorly obsessed with their #NYFW shade. It’s the perfect navy color for fall/winter, it looks amazing with just one coat, and it is toxin and cruelty free. Win/win/win.

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Sephora Formula X System

I’ve been using Sephora’s ‘Formula X System’ for years and I’m absolutely obsessed with it. Even though I got to try a ton of other base coat/top coat formulas while judging, this product still remained my favorite. I love that the kit includes a cleanser; a lot of times I’m not able to remove all of the nail polish on my finger, so the cleanser is a lifesaver. These go on smooth and I personally own multiple sets of these (one for my travel bag, one for my apartment!)

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Tenoverten ‘Orchard’

I’ve never heard of this brand until the beauty awards, and now I’m pretty obsessed. This shade of red/burgundy is perfect for fall, and it looks incredible with just one coat. I’ll definitely be picking up more shades from this brand in the future!

Thank you to AOL for providing me with all of these products above. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

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  1. Congrats on getting to be a part of this! Much deserved.

    Josh | The Kentucky Gent

    Posted 10.23.15 Reply
  2. Congratulations on being selected as a judge! And, thank you so much for your support!!! Xx

    Posted 10.24.15 Reply