Intoxicating lip & nail shades for late 2009
Few things make a statement like a cocktail ring - think of Michelle Obama's bejeweled hand draped elegantly over the President's shoulder dancing at the Inaugural Ball, or Angelina Jolie's emerald stunner against her black gown on this year's Oscar red carpet. First flaunted at clandestine parties during Prohibition, cocktail rings remain de rigueur for the fashionable soiree set. Oversized, sparkly and dripping with style, they are sure to draw stares, which means the wearer's nails must be manicured to perfection and her lips camera-ready to smile at all of the attention. Fortunately for the chic party-goer in each of us, 'Tini Beauty introduces its fall/holiday 2009 Cocktail Ring Collection, with new nail and lip shades inspired by retro glam jewelry and drinks alike.
Velvet Fizz: Dorothy Parker once wondered "where's the man could ease a heart, like a satin gown?" This plush, velvety garnet lacquer shot with the subtlest light-catching glints has the same uplifting effect. $12
Cognac: Copper meets chocolate in an uptown metallic worthy of the banquettes at the timeless Bemelmans Bar in New York City's Carlisle Hotel. $12
Silver Slipper: Pale platinum with the slightest hint of something blue & perfect for dancing the night away at a supper club, or to grace the fingers or toes of a winter bride. $12
Imperial Fizz Lip Cordial: Rose gold with a bronze patina goes on sheer and stays put all night. The perfect layering piece for any lipstick or gloss you choose to top it with, this long-lasting sheer wash of shimmery color looks smashing on its own or under pinks, nudes, or browns. $16.50
Cognac Lipstick: Smooth, creamy all premium lip color in warm golden topaz. Layer it on top of Imperial Fizz Lip Cordial to catch the light from candles or chandeliers. $16.50
Silver Slipper Topper Gloss: Oh, what a little moonlight can do for your lips! Sheer, shimmery and divine on top of blue-based red and pink lipsticks. $16.50
Ruby Haze Topper Gloss: This palest of pearly pink glosses is flecked with superfine ruby shimmer, creating an effect as delicate and alluring as pavé stonework. $16.50
For stores or to order direct, please visit the 'Tini Bar at www.nailtini.com or www.liptini.com.
Editor's note: for samples please contact Jan Sheehan at 310.274.6726 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.