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Though the economy is tanking, sales of nail color increased a whopping 70% in the period between January and June of 2012 — call it the “Nail Polish Effect” – so it’s hardly a surprise that lacquer brands are introducing new shades faster than it takes a topcoat to dry. The beauty boom happens to coincide with increased licensing efforts tied to popular entertainment franchises (The Good Wife furniture, Banana Republic’s Mad Men clothing and the forthcoming 50 Shades of Grey jewelry line), which probably explains the recent onslaught of movie and TV-themed nail polish collections.
But while shades based on The Hunger Games 12 Districts, Skyfall‘s Severine and more of 007′s Bond Girls, and even the ”Let it Bleed” red in HSN’s True Blood beauty line, the new Modern Family nail polish collection has got me stumped. If this continues, it won’t be long before Sephora is stocking a polish line inspired by Homeland, so I’m putting my (well-manicured) foot down now. READ FULL STORY »