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On the Market: Breukelen Polished

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Best friends Ariel Terry and Tauaishu Porter want to bring their fellow brown girls “dopeness in a bottle”. The two Brooklyn natives have infused the beauty and boldness of their borough into Breukelen Polished a nail polish line with a powerful personality.

Learn more about this budding brand below.  

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5 Perfect Nail Combos for the Fall

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There’s nothing like a BOMB fall nail color top off any look. While it is nice to keep it simple with one solid color, it doesn’t hurt to add a little flavor to your look with a pop of metallic and sparkle. Dazzle the eyes of every person with these 5 perfect nail combos for the fall.

Related: Get Like Me: Ginger + Liz

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 Another perfect neutral combo is Ginger + Liz’s Best I’ve Ever Had with Orly’s Flagstone Rush. The copper tone paired with a simple nude color looks amazing with any fall look. Dazzle all eyes with your gorgeous nails. Can’t wait to see what Ginger + Liz have in store for this years #ShopLoveBrownSugar Holiday Pop Up Shop!

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This combination is the perfect neutral look with a slight pop of glam. The O.P.I Worth Every Penne color paired with its Tiramisu for Two looks perfect for subtle days and glammed up nights. Try this minimalistic combo if you’re looking for something nice and simple.

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LBS Beauty: Janelle Monae For CoverGirl X Star Wars Makeup Collection

1Covergirl recently had an epic collaboration with Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens that we are so excited to share with you ladies here at LBS! Covergirl released six avant-garde looks for this limited edition collection inspired by the Dark side and the Light side to celebrate the collaboration. Janelle Monae’s Resistance Pilot look was a bonus look created by CoverGirl’s global creative design director Pat McGrath. The look embodies the spirit of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.” The subtle blend of blue and gold eyeshadow was paired with a complimentary soft pink lip and highlighted cheekbones. Janelle Monae’s is wearing colorlicious in Gold.

To learn more about Janelle Monae For CoverGirl X Star Wars Makeup Collection keep reading!

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LBS Beauty: Labor Day Nail Art

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Nothing says freedom and independence like nail art. Polish and nail art have come such a long way in the past decade; going from being seen as tacky to the choice de rigeur for A-List celebrities. This shocking evolution happened due to one word: freedom. The freedom to wear whatever look you choose and rock your individuality strong and proud due to the work you put in. Join us at Love Brown Sugar as we showcase some great looks for this Labor Day. Why not try your hand at a few and surprise everyone at your gathering with your know-how. From everyone at LBS we wish you a happy Labor Day!

Beginner Nail Art

There’s nothing like a little glitter to spruce up ANY mani. That’s right ladies you can just add coordinating glitter on any digit to turn your mani from typical to fun.  Not into glitter? Add some shine in the form of a metllic stripe with these nail art pens. How easy is that? Didn’t know nail art was oh-so-easy? Surprise! It is!

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Check out more Labor Day nail art options to give a last minute boost to your holiday weekend look below.

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5 Must Try Nail Polish and Handbag Combos

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Summer is in full effect, meaning it’s time to take a break from our whites and nudes, and bring out the COLOR! This post will showcase 5 nail polish colors that you must try before the summer is over, and the handbags that will look amazing with them.

Related: 4 Ways To Try Summer Prints With Nail Art

1. Zoya Demetria & Aldo Township Shoulder Bag: The perfect color for the bold personalities, Demetria is an instant eye-catcher. Create the perfect look when you pair it with a neutral print bag, like the Aldo Township

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7 Black Owned Nail Brands to Know

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It’s about that time ladies! Time to rock out and show the world your sexy feet and toes for the Summer season.  No digits are complete without the hottest colors applied to an awesome manicure and pedicure. How do you know which colors and brands are en mode? Have no fear we at Love Brown Sugar are getting ready for the hot days ahead right along with you. We have comprised a list of the best varnish colors and companies so that you can not only look stylish but support Black owned nail polish companies while you floss your perfectly polished talons.

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Ask The Expert: Gina Edwards x Spring Nail Trends

Spring is finally here! That means it’s time to stash away those deep plum and burgundy polishes for bright shades of pink, color and magenta. Here at LBS, we are beyond excited to talk everything Spring! Our LBS contributor had the opportunity to chat with the talented manicurist Gina Edwards about spring nail trends for 2015! Keep reading to learn more.

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Related:Get Like Me: Manicurist Gina Edwards

1. What are some of your favorite nail colors for spring 2015? For spring I’m loving the warmer pastels, very moody, soothing with less white pigments and not as bright. Grey blues, soft vintage pinks and subdued greens.

2.What nail shapes are going to be popular this spring?
Almond nails are still a fashion fave and currently I’m sporting a pointier almond nail.

3. How can our readers translate extravagant nail trends like 3D elements into our style for everyday wear?
If you see 3D nails  you can always tone it down using  light glitter and replacing stones by making dots. The most important thing to keep in mind is tailoring the nail look to fit into everyday real life.

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Style Play Polish: Simple Spring Nails with Sally Beauty

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It’s been a while since we’ve posted a Style Play Polish nail art tutorial. With spring just around the corner, we’re prepping for warmer weather, shorter hemlines and fun brights and pastels on the nails to accessorize. Here at LBS, we’re all about simple chic you can achieve at home. So I teamed up with Sally Beauty for a fun, quick and easy spring nail art tutorial using colors I found at their new Sally Nail Wall. Most of us who have a nearby Sally Beauty know it’s a great place to grab beauty must-haves on the go. Their new Sally Nail Wall features over 750 shades from your favorite nail brands, including OPI, Essie and the FingerPaints brand (exclusive to Sally Beauty).

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LBS Backstage Beauty: Tracy Reese Fall 2015

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Before the Tracy Reese 2015 Fall show started at NYFW we headed backstage to get the scoop on the beauty trends that would be on the runway. Lead hair stylist Bok-­Hee described the beauty look as a “70’s African style mixed with futuristic elements”.

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Want to try this look at home? Keep reading and we’ll show you how to get the backstage beauty Tracy Reese look  from the fall 2015 NYFW show!

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LBS Backstage Beauty: Kaelen Fall 2015

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Backstage at the Kaelen Fall 2015 show, the beauty look was a was inspired by Audrey Horne, the famous character from the TV series ” Twin Peaks”. Lead manicurist Gina Edwards for KISS Products, Inc. created a negative space chevron design in a warm mauve hue.

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The look perfectly complements the collection and negative space nails are in full force for Fall, says Edwards.

Want the scoop on this look from backstage beauty at the Kaelen Fall 2015 show? Check out the lead manicurist’s simple guide below.

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