Posts tagged "manicure"

Beauty IRL: Nail Polish, Explained

Because I am indecisive, or because I have weird issues regarding permanence and commitment, selecting a color at the nail salon takes me longer than the average bear. I usually go in with a very specific idea of what I'm going to try to convey with my hands for the next week. "Perhaps I'll buck…
By: Megan Reynolds / January 28, 2015

25 Everyday Things You Can’t Do After You’ve Painted Your Nails

We've all been there: it's Sunday morning and that new Essie nail color is calling your name. You decide to paint your nails, completely forgetting that for an extended period of time after your mani, you're unable to do a damn thing except sit still with…
By: Katie Oldenburg / December 12, 2014

Beauty Test Drive: Smith & Cult Nail Lacquer In Lovers Creep And Bridge & Tunnel

I've been biting the hell out of my nails lately (disgusting, I know), which means I need to keep them constantly painted to prevent me from chewing. Since it's the holiday season, I jumped on the chance to try Smith & Cult's gorgeous holiday colors, a dark red called Lovers Creep and a shimmery gold…
By: Katie Oldenburg / December 6, 2014

Nailin’ It: Super Girly Valentine’s Day Nail Art

Y'all know how I generally feel about over the top holiday nail art. However, for Valentine's Day, I make an exception. V-Day is a holiday that basically exists for nail art. Actually, nail art basically exists to celebrate V-Day. Whatever. The point it, if you're going to go really buck wild wild with your manicure, Valentine's Day is the…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / February 7, 2014

5 Household Ways To Make Your Nails Dry Faster

Who doesn’t need their nails to dry faster? If you’re like me and regularly wake up with weird creasing and indentations in your nail polish then you probably don’t have the patience to let them dry all the way. I paint my nails once or twice a week but I simply cannot resist immediately typing o…
By: College Candy / September 9, 2013

This Is What 53 Coats Of Nail Polish Looks Like

Nail art blogger Varnished Valkyrie always wanted to see what would happen if she layered her nails with as much polish as she possibly could, and one night she finally got bored enough to actually do it. Here's the finished result: 53 coats deep. It's weirdly impressive, right? Random thought: I might…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / August 8, 2013

I Want That: Let’s Talk Nail Art!

Welcome to another installment of "I Want That," The Frisky's every-so-often beauty product review video series. In this episode, we invited our resident nail art fan Megan to join us, to discuss the ins and outs of polish, stickers and press-ons. Check it out above and then tell us in the comments what nail treatment…
By: Julie Gerstein / July 15, 2013

Weekend Nail Project: The Secret Society Mani

We're a bit obsessed with the Illuminati around here (hey, Jay and Bey!), so the idea of a Secret Society mani is right up our alley. Designed by Rita Remark, the manicure is an interpretation of what a secret society language might look like. Go with Rita's designs or make one u…
By: Julie Gerstein / July 14, 2013

Beauty Test Drive: Sinful Colors Nail Polish

I've been a fan of Sinful Colors nail polish for a long time, for multiple reasons: one being the fact that it only costs $2 a bottle, another being that it is sold near the beauty counter at Walgreens, which means I buy like three bottles of it per week. Last night I layered SC'…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / June 20, 2013

Gotta Have It: Chalkboard Nail Polish Set

I literally squealed with glee when I saw this chalkboard manicure, and I was even more excited when I learned it wasn't some exclusive runway design, but actually a nail art kit available at Sephora. You start with a matte black polish that's like chalkboard paint for your nails (see also: Pinterest's wet dream), the…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / May 1, 2013

What We Missed: Mercury, Manicures & Miley

This week on What We Missed: Miley Cyrus's relationship woes, the scourge of Mercury in Retrograde, Jennifer Aniston's social standing and Ami's never-ending fungal infection. Yes, we cover a lot! Watch and share your thoughts, comments and suggestions for Ami's finger in the comments.
By: Julie Gerstein / March 8, 2013

Beauty Test Drive: The Super Fast Magical Manicure-Drying Ice Bath

As I've mentioned before, one of my best talents is ruining fresh manicures. Since I'm always finding new ways to smear and chip my delicate, drying nail polish, I thought it was time I got proactive about finding new ways to not ruin my manicures. Which is why I Googled "How to dry…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / March 5, 2013

30 Easy Ways To Ruin Your Manicure

I consider myself something of a connoisseur of ruining manicures. Super cheap salon manicures, at-home manicures, high-end spa manicures: no matter how I acquired my freshly painted nails, I've smeared, chipped, or smudged them all, often in record time ("Already?!" --every manicurist who's had to ever had to repaint my thumbnail). Would you like to…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / February 26, 2013

A Precious Metal Manicure

I usually go for crazy nail polish colors like neon pink and rainbow glitter, but the other day I randomly bought a bottle of rose gold polish, and the surprisingly subtle shade is shaping up to be my new favorite. The pink undertones make it flattering on any skin tone and help it stand out…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / December 14, 2012

Get Nailed With Miss Pop: Chanukah Nails!

It’s Chanukah Party time! And this year, I’m getting a copy of the new Laika Magazine, out 12/12/12. I’m so excited to have this design in its first issue, especially because all of the products in Laika’s pages are Cruelty Free. Bonus! The polishes I used here are from one of my favorite local…
By: Simcha / December 11, 2012

Get Nailed With Miss Pop: Breakfast Of Champions Nails

Here in New York City, we take our brunch seriously. My girls and I like to get together and do it up! My best dish is grits ... my only dish is grits. But that as a nail design would probably look more like the back of my thighs than delicious creamy polenta. So, I…
By: Simcha / October 8, 2012

Get Nailed With Miss Pop: How To Evil Eyes

Ex-boyfriend going extra cray? Roommate riding your nerves like a pony? Boss man keeping you down? Ward off the haters with evil eyes! For my gurl Dana here, I added an acid wash denim design and nail art bullion studs so she would look like a force to be reckoned with. Just talk to the…
By: Simcha / July 20, 2012

Get Nailed With Miss Pop: Rockin’ Rockaway Beach Nails

It’s the first day of summer. Time to hit the beach! I can’t make it out ‘til this weekend, but my nails are so already there. Here are my “Seaside In Aguadilla” nails, the design I reference in the new July Issue of Marie Claire (check me out on page 162!).
By: Simcha / June 21, 2012

Get Nailed With Miss Pop: How To Get Neon Ombre Nails

I just got my polished paws on Deborah Lippmann’s  Run The World (Girls) summer mini set. With this many hawt neon shades at my fingertips, I just had to take ‘em for a spin with an ombré fade. It’s a look right off the Spring 2012 runway. But the best part is, it’…
By: Simcha / June 14, 2012

Let’s Take Britney Spears For A Mani

This is what Britney Spears' nails looked like at the recent FOX upfronts. No wonder she was  trying to keep her hands concealed. Those paws are all gnawed and busted.  I'm pretty sure she can afford a manicure. Get that girl to the salon … for our sake if not for hers. How will we…
By: Ami Angelowicz / May 17, 2012
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