Dell Computers + OPI Nail Lacquer = One HOT Laptop

Dell Mini in 'I'm Not Really a Waitress' by OPI
Dell Mini in 'I'm Not Really a Waitress' by OPI

Dell Computers is partnering with OPI nail lacquer to launch a collection of Dell Mini, Inspiron, and Studio laptops based on 20 classic OPI colors such as “Big Apple Red,” “Kyoto Pearl,” and “Rosy Future,” along with six holiday shades including “Merry Midnight” and “Smitten with Mittens”.

I’m loving this trend of technology meeting beauty/fashion; first the digital clutch from HP and designer, Vivienne Tam, and now, Dell collaborating with OPI.

Unlike the HP/Vivienne Tam laptop scheduled to launch Spring 2010, the Dell/OPI models will be available next month. Just in time for the holidays — it makes a perfect gift especially for a beauty blogger (ahem).

And considering I’m kicking around the idea of moving to Hawaii for a few months, I could definitely use the “I’m Not Really a Waitress” laptop!

Available: November 2009, US Only

For more information visit Dell

L’Oreal Hair Color Advice

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Learning how to apply hair color at L'Oreal's HQ

Last month, thanks to TotalBeauty.com, I had the pleasure of joining my fellow beauty bloggers to meet with Julia Youssef, VP Of L’Oreal USA Technical Center and her team for a demonstration and tutorial on their hair color line.

Here are some of my learning outcomes from the Q&A portion:

Q: What is the difference between coloring your hair at home and in a salon?

A: Both can give you a great experience; both can give you a terrible one.  It’s about the application and quality of the product, not the price or location.  But if you do it at home, it generally helps to have someone else apply it, especially in the hard to reach areas in the back.

Q: When do you set the timer for leaving it in?

A: Do not start your timer when you begin application; you should start the clock once you’ve finished.

Q: Any  advice for gray hair?

A: If you are partially gray, start by applying

J.Crew: I Do

J.Crew Oct Catalog Cover

Having a merchandising background, I can honestly say when I saw October’s edition of J. Crew’s catalog, I was blown away.  Aside from the gorgeous clothing assortment (which I want in my wardrobe), the layouts, colors and alliances in this book are done so superbly well.

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The opening spread which features J. Crew’s Creative Director, Jenna Lyons ‘picks’, displays 14 products, including Essie’s Nail Polish in Eternal Optimist!

Marge Simpson Playboy Cover Girl

marge playboyHave you ever stopped and wondered what is under the green dress? If so, you may just have the opportunity to find out on October 16th , when natural beauty, Marge Simpson, graces the cover in a 3 page pictorial of Playboy’s November 2009 issue.  With the average reader around 35, Playboy hopes that in bringing to bare this mother of three, they will attract a 20s crowd to the magazine, while also marking the 20th anniversary of the Simpsons. Well that certainly says a lot about my generation. Either that, or she’s just trying to get some attention from her Homie.