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HIGH Maintenance: Coming Up Roses With Dior!

Ladies, spring is coming and you will soon be able to smell the roses…and your rose-scented nails! Dior has debuted their spring collection called Garden Party and the collection features two spring inspired limited edition nail shades that, according to their website, will leave your nails with a rose aroma after drying. Now, Dior is not the first to have scented nail polish but the polishes are quite beautiful. Waterlily is a soft, mint green with a hint of shimmer, while Forget-Me-Not is a gorgeous, lilac purple that is a bit darker than the usual pastel color.

Are you interested in having rose scented nails for spring? The polishes retail for $23 each and can be purchased at and high-end department stores such as Nordstrom.

Get the Dior Garden Party Nail Polish here. If you happen to try the new fragrant polish, tell me about it!

Karissa J. Parker for The HIGH UP. Follow @CurlyRissa on Twitter for the latest in beauty, style and fashion!


HIGH Maintenance: Get Lush-ous Skin This Winter!

By now, the cold and dry winter weather has probably left you with dry, scaly, and ashy skin. Regular, water based lotions may not be enough to combat your skin issues. What if there was a product that could exfoliate and moisturize your skin at the same time while showering? Well, search no more! Lush Cosmetics has an awesome product called Buffy, which is their most popular selling body butter.

The Buffy Bar, used on wet skin, serves as both exfoliate and moisturizer and for some people, may eliminate the need to apply lotion after their shower. However, a lotion can be used to seal in the oils from the product for additional benefits. With ingredients such as cocoa butter, shea butter, ground rice, and almonds, this product will leave your skin smooth and moisturized all day and is gentle enough to use on individuals who may have sensitive skin or skin ailments, such as eczema. It can be used in warmer weather a few times a week as a regular exfoliate, as well. Also, the bar is susceptible to melt in warm temperatures so it should be kept in a cool, dry place or in a soap tin.

Buffy is sold in 2 sizes: the 3.3 oz bar for $11.95 and the 7 oz bar for $22.95 and can be purchased at or at an actual Lush store in your area.

➟Karissa J. Parker for The HIGH UP. Follow @CurlyRissa on Twitter for all things beauty, style and fashion!


HIGH Maintenance: Let’s Get Naked…Again!

Urban Decay recently debuted their NAKED2 eyeshadow palette, the sequel to the famous NAKED palette! The new palette has 12 GORGEOUS, neutral shades like its predecessor with 5 new ones and a repeat of the shimmery gold shadow, HALF BAKED, except this one comes with the LIP JUNKIE lip gloss. The chic and modern packaging features a gray metal with a hinged top that’s reminiscent of an art school case with NAKED2 in bold, brown, embossed letters compared to the NAKED palette, which features a beautiful chocolate suede case with the word, NAKED, in big, bold gold letters. Both cases have a very luxurious look and feel to them – a bit different from Urban Decay’s “beauty with an edge” aesthetic.

 The NAKED palette contains 12 x 0.05 oz. eyeshadows and a miniature-sized Primer Potion of 0.13 fl. oz. However, the most exciting thing is that Urban Decay provides you with twelve full-size eyeshadows, which are normally sold at $17 and it includes the Good Karma Shadow Brush, which retails at $26, so, excluding the travel size primer potion, this palette has a value of $230!

Both palettes allow you to experiment with varying looks such as the classic “office appropriate”, a seductive, smoky look or sexy, summertime bronze. The shadows look stunning on everyone and you really get a bang for your buck with both palettes. The shades are high quality, highly pigmented and smooth going on the lids. Do you really need both? Not really. But for the makeup junkies out there, you may want to add both to your collection. What say you?

See NAKED here and NAKED2 here.

➟Karissa J. Parker for The HIGH UP. Follow @CurlyRissa for the latest in beauty, fashion and style trends!