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Need An Escape? OPI’s Island-Style Manis Are Just The Thing

Attention, those in need of a spring vacation (a. k. a. all of us): We’re in a tropical state of mind thanks to OPI and their new Hawaii collection. We teamed up with them to give you the beach break you need both virtually and in real life. Vote for your favorite mani in our Hawaiian Getaway Sweepstakes and one lucky winner will receive a trip for two to the Polynesian paradise. The rest of us can channel the Aloha spirit thanks to OPI’s Little Hulas mini pack of four nail lacquers, complementary with a purchase of $75 or more in the Hawaiian Getaway Sale; plus, four cool manis to try with your new polishes. We tapped Valley Nails—NYC’s premier nail art salon—to create these exclusive island-style manis with the OPI Hawaii collection. Get the rundown below for the step-by-step how-to, and jumpstart your journey to umbrella drinks in bikinis.

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Beauty Label We Love: Hourglass Cosmetics

Launched in 2004 by Carisa Janes, Hourglass Cosmetics has grown into a global beauty brand, with fans including Madonna, Anne Hathaway and Naomi Campbell. Fusing cutting-edge skincare technology with high-quality and on-trend makeup, Hourglass is also paraben-free and made without animal testing.

So what inspired Janes to start her line out of Venice, CA, while still in her twenties? She wanted products for herself and then to share them with the world. Innovations include Solar Tan Self-Tanning primer, a two-in-one self tanner and primer that produces a natural looking glow after five days of use while providing a long-lasting makeup base in the meantime.

And we are definitely fans of the brand around here, with our Editorial Director Melissa Liebling-Goldberg swearing by the Calligraphy Liquid Eyeliner for easy application and incredible long wear and the Oil Free Foundation for flawless but lightweight coverage (read her interview on BeautyBanter.com where she names them her must-have products). Shop Hourglass Cosmetics on Gilt.com, starting at noon on September 14.

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