I’m sorry, but when I walk into a nail salon and they ask me what kind of color I’m looking for, I’m not going to say, “Oh, I’m looking for ‘DJ Play That Song’ or ‘Too Too Hot.’” Those are not colors. Those are ridiculous names for nail polish colors that have nothing to do with their hues. BUT, if I were to ask for a mani in “Play-Doh Green,” EVERYONE would know which green I’m talking about (though I would never ask for that color, because ew). Here are 10 nail polishes I’ve stumbled upon, and their suggested, more descriptive color names.
We’ve all been there. A coworker asks you out to happy hour, which quickly turns into five hours, eight glasses of Pinot Grigio and absolute dread for the following morning. You may wake up feeling like hell (actually, scratch that, you will wake up feeling like hell), but that doesn’t mean you have to look like it, too. Here are five easy beauty tips for concealing your hangover and helping you head out into the world fresh-faced, one very careful step at a time. Good luck … and maybe go get a Vitamin Water while you’re at it…
Whenever anyone asks my mother what I was like as a child, she always responds by telling stories of her first attempts to put me in a dress as a toddler.
“I would just finish dressing her and she would be looking like the cutest little princess,” she usually relays, “After I turned my back for one moment, I would look to find her in a dirt pile giggling and covered with mess.”
I was not a very “girlie” little girl. I liked to run around, climb trees, rollerblade, discover large yucky bugs under rocks and roughhouse with the boys in my neighborhood. And my mom really didn’t mind. After a while, she just sort of gave up on the idea that she would have the kind of little girl that would get all dressed with pink ribbons and bows and host imaginary tea parties. She let me be me; Tiffanie the explorer and adventurer. I am always grateful that she did. Keep reading »
Sophie and I recently paid a visit to Yotel in Manhattan to check out the quirky hotel chain’s new nail polish collaboration with Habit Cosmetics. Habit is known for their chemical-free approach to nail care, and their Yotel collection is no exception. The polish is vegan, cruelty-free, gluten-free and 5-free. And, it turns out, it’s a pretty solid polish option too. Keep reading »
It’s already been two years since Hurricane Sandy, and the nightmare it caused for New York City and its neighbors is far from forgotten. When Beauty Bar founder Jennifer Walsh lead a six-month volunteer movement in the hard-hit Rockaways, she saw the storm’s massive devastation firsthand. Walsh was inspired to give back, so she launched a charity-driven line of bath and body products that supports local communities. Pride & Glory offers a series of collegiate bath and body products (made in the USA!) for college students and university sports teams’ biggest fans. Each school featured on the products chooses a favorite charity, and two percent of the profits from each item sold is donated to that charity. The company also aims to give back by reminding college students how important small acts of kindness can be, and Walsh is currently on a college tour educating young people about exactly that. What makes me so gushy about this line is that it start with just one person’s voice. I can’t speak for Walsh, but I tend to feel very small in the face of devastation, and I love that she channeled that feeling into creating something bigger than her. We can all take a major cue from that. Maybe beauty can change lives!
When I first got my hands on a bottle of Nails Inc. Westminster Bridge Matte Top Coat, my first question was why anyone would even care whether their nails were matte. The matte trend has come around several times these past few years, but it never really made any sense to me. Most of the polish I use isn’t all that shiny to begin with, so wouldn’t a matte look just dull it down even more? After trying this top coat, though, I’m definitely a fan. There’s something understated and chic about a matte nail. Keep reading »