The Beauty Industry Game Changer

Grace Choi. Get to know that name! She may be the sole person responsible for a shift in the $55 Billion beauty industry. How? With a little device called Mink. Choi is a Harvard Business student and an obvious beauty addict with a chip against the machine. She is competing with the prestige beauty brands in regards to cost and the mass brands in terms of color shades and availability. How? With MInk, a 3-D printer that allows users to print ANY color eye shadow directly from the web to an eye shadow pod. She plans to expand to foundations, blushes, lipsticks and powder!

This is HUGE!!!!!!!

She is selling the device for $300 which in my opinion is not a lot when you think of all you can get. Heck no need to buy another Naked pallet or other high end product. I spend many more times that in a year on cosmetics. Most of us do without even realizing it! I am so intrigued by the capability of being able to click on any color from any picture you find online, get the hex code from that color and then print it. In 3-D. MIND BLOWN!

It’s even more mind blowing when you see Grace demo it here

Well I can’t wait to see it in action! This is a true game changer for the beauty industry! Mass and prestige better catch her if they can!

Nude Nails

I am the type of person who loves bright crazy nails!!! Being an esthetician I have to keep mine natural and pretty short so I don’t scratch anyone but I admire stiletto nails and other trends. One thing I had not ever done was a neutral color polish. I used to think it was a boring thing that only conservative women wear. Boy was I wrong.

Going through one of my many monthly beauty mag subscriptions I came across some various nail trends. One thing that people are doing more of is the classic demure nude nail. So being a beauty blogger, I decided to try it out. There are two colors in the OPI 2014 Brazil Collection; Don’t Bossa Nova Me Around and Taupe-less Beach. I opted for the latter because the first one was sold out.

I must say I’m very happy with the color. It’s not so nude that it looks washed out but not too dark either. It’s a great spring/summer color for hands and toes! I also have Toucan Do It If You Try (seriously who thinks of these names!) which is a really pretty coral/orange that looks amazing as well. I am in love with this whole collection! The polish retails for $9.00 and can be found at Ulta!

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