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Nail Trends for Fall 2009

Accentuating your nails is one of the least expensive ways to accessorize any outfit. It also happens to be the one of the best ways to express the changes of the seasons. So what nail colors should you wear for fall 2009? Well that seems to be a lingering question, and I’m here to help to answer it for you.

It seems that the nail color trend for fall is deep, dark, rich, romantic colors. OPI happens to be my favorite nail color manufacturer and they have come up with some fantastic colors for the fall. Their fall collection, Coleccion de Espana, has all those deep, rich colors that I was talking about earlier. My favorites of the collection are “Give Me Moor!”, “Here Today…Aragon Tomorrow”, and “Manicurist of Seville”. Those colors scream romance, and they’re only $8.50 a bottle!! Below are a few colors from the collection. You decide which color(s) suit you best.

OPI Coleccionde Espana

Another way to go with your nails is Minx Nails …it’s slightly more expensive than regular nail color. For those who don’t know, Minx is a nail trend that has swept across the U.S. Instead of wet and messy polish, Minx is like a sticker that is applied and shaped to the contours of the nail. Of course it has to be applied by Minx technicians, which is probably why it is so expensive. The price ranges from about $40 -$85 (depending on the color selection and service), the process can take about 45 minutes to complete, and the nail set lasts about 8 days. Stars like Beyonce, Mariah Carey, Rihanna, and Fergie are huge fans of Minx. Below are my top four choices for the fall 2009.

Minx Nails

Whether you go with OPI, Minx Nails, or some other nail color manufacturer, just keep in mind that deep, dark, rich colors are the way to go this fall.

in Budget-Friendly Fashion

Get Fall/Winter Chic: 15 Coats Under $100!

In Atlanta the temperature is starting to drop…for some of you further north it has dropped already. You should be prepared for the falling temps with the proper gear…coats to be exact. Being the Budget Shopaholic, I find it very necessary to look out for your wallets so all of the coats are under $100…many of the coats are even under $50.

in Celebrity Looks for Less

Celebrity Looks for Less: Get Gwyneth Paltrow’s Look for Less

Gwen Paltrow’s Stella McCarthney tuxedo jacket costs $1845 at Bergdorf Goodman. Wow!! That’s a lot for one little jacket…and Ms. McCartney sure does think highly of her designs to charge that much for one article of clothing. Well, I have good news for you if you like her look. I was able to find her look for less…after all, this is what I do.
1. White Blazer – $128
2. White Tee – $8.99
3. Acid-Wash Jeans – $64
4. Peep-Toe Pumps – $109.95

Photo credit: Getty Images

in Fashion

Win A Trip To Mexico: Courtesy Of Anne Klein

Wanna get away?? Well now you can, courtesy of Anne Klein. The women’s clothing and accessories company is sponsoring a sweepstakes for a luxurious 5-night vacation getaway to the Mayan Riviera in Mexico. The getaway includes round-trip airfare, 5-night accommodations at El Dorado Royale Resort, and Beachfront Sky Massages for the winner and a guest. The El Dorado Royale is Mexico’s premier adults-only resort. The resort also offers a five star culinary experience. To enter the sweepstakes, click here. Enter to win now through 11/26/09; there is no purchase necessary; you must be 21 or older to win; you must be a US resident to enter.

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