Second City Style Beauty Olympics 2011: Part 3: Nails, Tools and Gadgets

April 28, 2011 • Beauty, Magazine

Kelley Woods

From unsightly cellulite to stubborn hangnails to aging skin, we tested some of the hottest gadgets on the market! Here are some of our favorite products that will help you with your beauty issues. Look no further, we have some must-haves for just about everyone! Here are the medalists of the Second City Style 5th Annual Beauty Olympics in the Nails, Tools and Gadgets categories:


Hand Cream
Gold: La Prairie Cellular Hand Cream $95
“I’ve used many hand creams but this works like magic!” – Carol Calacci, Second City Style Managing Edit
Silver: Neutrogena Norwegian Formula Age Shield Hand Cream SPF 30 With Helioplex $9.99

Cuticle Moisturizer
Gold: It Cosmetics Nail Love Nail & Cuticle Treatment Pen $12
“Such a handy little device! I’m obsessed with keeping this with me at all times!” Alia Rajput, Second City Style Senior Fashion Editor

Callus Remover
Bronze: Mr. Pumice Callus Terminator $8.59

Base Coat
Gold: Lori Greiner by Orly Manicure Keeper set of 2 $12.36

Styling Tools and Accessories

Round Brush
Gold: Marilyn Tuxedo Pro Brush $22 – $42

Paddle Brush
Gold: Marilyn Flatter Me Too Brush $20 – $38
“Flatter me it does. So easy to style and gives a smooth look.” – Carol Calacci, Second City Style Managing Editor

Beauty Gadgets

Toners and Wrinkle Removers
Gold: NuFace Facial Toning System $325
“Can I say I have do have a ‘New Face’… how does this gadget do it?” – Kelley Woods, Second City Style Beauty Editor

Gold: BelleCore HoneyBelle Body Buffer $395
“A wonder machine that is my new best friend.. move over cellulite…definitely a noticeable difference.” – Kelley Woods, Second City Style Beauty Editor

Beauty Accessories

Makeup Brushes
Tie for Gold: Sigma Makeup Brushes
“If you don’t own any Sigma Brushes, you must order some! They are amazing and affordable.” – Kelly Wood, Makeup Artist
Tie for Gold: It Cosmetics Powder Brush $48
“I feel like a pro using this big soft brush… powders blends beautifully.” – Carol Calacci, Second City Style Managing Editor
Tie for Silver: Bodyography Foundation Brush $42
Tie for Silver: Buxom Smokey Eye Brush, $17
Bronze: Bare Escentuals bareMinerals Heal and Conceal Brush $18

Travel Makeup Brushes
Gold: Bronze: Bodyography Kabuki Brush $27

Image Layout: Molly Murphy

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