This Week's Beauty Must-Haves

If you're in need of a little retail therapy this week, Planet Beauty has some new goodies that may perk you right up. The holidays were a little hectic, so you may have missed our new arrivals from OPI and Rodial Skincare.  

For my Fifty Shades of Grey fans out there, Planet Beauty now has the newest OPI collection to satisfy your polish drawer. The Fifty Shades of Grey Collection has 6 beautiful shades with tantalizing names that are sure to make fans of the book happy. My Silk Tie is a silky, sexy silver. Fans of red will love Romantically Involved for it's creamy, perfectly red shade. Dark Side of the Mood is a seductive, stormy charcoal for my darker gals. Shine for Me is a shimmer silver with a hint of blue sparkle that will capture anyone's attention. Cement the Deal is a stony, cool gray shade that is perfectly assertive. Embrace the Gray is a shade that gets down to business for lovers of gray tones. Fight the crowds early and get your hands on this collection before it sells out. 

Last week, Planet Beauty also received Rodial Skincare's makeup brushes and we are beyond excited for the expansion of the line. Made with synthetic hairs, these makeup brushes look and feel amazing. If you've never invested in good quality brushes, these are worth checking out. They only have six brushes for now: A smudge brush, eye sculpt brush, face sculpting brush, highlight  brush, powder brush and foundation brush. Every brush is soft and tightly packed with brush hairs for professional-looking makeup application. Stop by and check out our tester brushes so you can see and feel for yourself. 

Add a Little Sparkle to your Step

The holidays are here and it's the perfect time to add a little sparkle to your step with some of our favorite collections. What better way to jazz up your everyday look than adding some glimmer? Don't worry, you don't have to bathe in glitter to look festive, if that's a concern. Check out some of favorite beauty products to add a little glitz to your life without over-doing it.

If you're looking to add some sparkle to your eyes, Gorgeous Cosmetics has their Colour Flash Glitter or Shimmer Dust, depending on what look you're going for. For a bold, dramatic look Colour Flash Glitter adds high shine and color. You can even use a thin liner brush to create a sparkly liner look, if you don't want to committ to a full shadow. The Gorgeous Shimmer Dust can be used to add a more subtle look around the eyes, face and body. Add a little shimmer to your favorite lipgloss or blush for a beautiful, highlighted effect.

jane iredale Cosmetics also has a great option with 24 karat Gold Dust. Created with Mica, these illuminating powders can be used to enhance the look of cheeks, lips and eyes. Use with a fan brush to lightly highlight your face or mix with your favorite moisturizer for an instant shimmery body cream. You can even use your fan brush to gently sweep some Gold Dust into your finished hairstyle for a glamorous, shiny look.

Coming Soon--OPI's Infinite Shine

Great news, OPI fans! If you're a polish lover and have been in search of a long-staying polish without the hassle and cost of gel manicures, OPI Infinite is coming to Planet Beauty doors. Satisfy your polish addiction and add to your collection with one or two of these high shine polishes. 

OPI's Infinite Shine Gel Effects Color System produces rich color with high, intense shine and the staying power of gels without having to use an LED light. This system also eliminates the need for soaking to remove polish which can damage and dry nails. Thirty shades will be available for now in a classic creme finish that applies and removes like a lacquer. This 3-step system includes the base coat to help your color stay and protect against nail stains, your Infinite Shine polish of choice and a high-gloss top coat for exceptional shine. 

Call your local Planet Beauty and see if OPI's Infine Shine is available near you! Or, make a request to bring it in. Happy painting!


Planet Beauty: Your Halloween Beauty Headquarters

Halloween is almost a week away, so to get you prepped and ready for the festivities, Planet Beauty is your Halloween Headquarters! Whether you're planning a fun night out with friends, or planning a night in with scary movies, check out some of our must-haves.

You can wear false lashes all year long, but you can go a little more dramatic and fun for Halloween. This year, Ardell has their Ombre Lash Collection to give your lashes a cool, edgy color at the tips. Choose a shade to match your costume or enhance your natural eye color. For real intensity, try any of Ardell's Double Up Lashes. It's double the lash and double the fun for Halloween. Eylure also has a great variety of lashes in their Dramatic series. Whatever you choose, don't be afraid to go out of your comfort zone and have a spooktacular time.

This Halloween, find a lipstick you can wear through the holidays. Go with a top-selling red shade like Smashbox's Legendary or Infrared Matte. For a glossy, liquified red, go with Too Faced's Melted Lipstick in Ruby. If you're feeling the plums and berries this Halloween, Too Faced Melted Lipstick shades in Fig and Violet are sure to please. For a traditional lipstick, bareMinerals Moxie lipstick shade in Lead the Way is stunning. 

Don't leave Planet Beauty without picking up a bottle of polish. OPI's Peanuts Collection has the perfect shade of black with Who Are You Calling Bossy. Essie's Orange, It's Obvious is a great shade to have, as well. For an edgy, fun mulberry red, go with Deborah Lippmann's Bitches Brew. The name's perfect for Halloween.


Time for a Fall Polish Change?

It's almost the weekend, which means it's time for mani and pedi change! If you're still searching for the perfect fall color, then you have to check out some of the prettiest collections available right now at Planet Beauty. Whether you're looking for grey, purple or blue, these shades are sure to satisfy your polish addiction.

Zoya's Entice and Ignite Collection: Choose from creamy, full coverage formulas in the Entice collection or full coverage metallic and metal shades from the Intice Collection. Whatever your mood may be, you're going to love the endless options. Margo (a modern red plum) and Autumn (a varnished copper with the PERFECT name) seem to be the favorites among polish fanatics. 

OPI's Peanut Collection: While the consensus among fans is a little disappointment for the lack of orange in this collection, there is still so much to love about these shades. Where's My Blanket and To Be or Not to Beagle are filled with endless possibilities for fun nail art. Besides, who says you can't pick up a bottle of In My Back Pocket and pretend it's your Great Pumpkin, instead?

OPI's Nordic Collection: This gorgeous collection may be a month old already, but we're still digging the beautiful shades winter/fall inspired line. Purples are really hot right now, and this collection has 3 different shades to choose from! Whether you're feeling like plum or violet, you are bound to find a color you love. 

New at Planet Beauty: Kevyn Aucoin The Volume Mascara and OPI's Nordic Collection

It's almost the weekend, and that means it's time for minimal makeup and mani/pedis for all! If you're looking for a little weekend pick me up, try our newest volumizing mascara and one of OPI's newest shades. 

If you're in need of some serious lash therapy, you need to try Kevyn Aucoin's Lash Curler and The Volume Mascara. This mascara will not disappoint, especially if you love a smaller brush. Curl your lashes with the curler first and then layer the mascara for long, beautiful lashes. Unlike other mascaras on the market, this one coats each lash perfectly, creating a tubing effect for amazing length and volume. I've never been a fan of tubing mascaras, but the formula is so smooth and creamy, it goes on with ease for natural, volumized lashes. You will love this beauty combo if you have short, hard-to-work-with lashes that never seem to cooperate.

For those of you who are anxiously awaiting the fall and winter seasons, OPI's Nordic Collection is going to make your head spin with how beautiful it is. This collection is anything but boring and offers such a fun variety of shades. Take a mental vacation to the Nordic region and satisfy your polish addiction with these gorgeous shades. As always, the names will instantly brighten your day. How about Thank Glogg It's Friday? Or Suzi Has a Swede Tooth? Oh OPI, you always know the way to our hearts! 


Radiant Orchid Inspiration!

Radiant Orchid is Pantone's Color of the Year for 2014 and Planet Beauty is here to help you find your purple-hued inspiration! If you haven't experimented with a new color lately, I invite you to embrace change and try something fresh just in time for Easter! 

Butter London recently paid homage to Radiant Orchid with it's gorgeous Molly Coddled Nail Laquer. This color looks completely gorgeous on any skin tone, and can even be used to create fun Easter-inspired manicures. OPI's Do You Lilac It and Lucky Lucky Lavender are also two customer favorites that are sure to sell out quickly. If you're feeling like trying a deeper shade of purple, then Ciate's Cabaret is the perfect polish for you. Plus, who can resist their adorable paint pots? If you're interested in sharing this trend with friends, consider Ciate the perfect gift from the Easter bunny!


Fashion Forward Manicures!

Spring is finally here and that means it’s time to show off everything we learned from Fashion week last month. Every season, we turn to the hottest designers for guidance and a little inspiration. The beginning of spring always seems like a perfect time for change, whether it be our wardrobe or beauty routine. In terms of fashion and beauty, there is always something for everyone. The nail trends we saw last month only proved that you don’t have to be totally outrageous to make a statement.

This season, look for a modern take on the French manicure. Experiment with different colors, as Essie did with this beautiful manicure seen below. Mint Candy Apple, Turquoise & Caicos and Butler Please are all featured. Just imagine the possibilities! Feeling pink? Yellow? Orange? Don’t be afraid of recreating this look with your favorite shades!

If you’re one of my East Coast babes, the perfect cure for those winter blues are designs like this sea-inspired manicure. Using Find me an Oasis and Resort Fling, this scalloped look is so cute, you won’t even miss that boring white French tip. For directions, visit Essie's Nail Art page. 

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