Posts tagged "manicures"

What Are Hump Nails & Why Are They A Thing?

I am shocked and I am horrified. I have no words for what I have just accosted my eyes with. Hump nails, also called bubble nails, are created by layering acrylic paint on top of the nail until it creates a dome shape. The tip of the nail is kept either short (called a bubble)…

College Candy / August 4, 2015

Governor Cuomo Orders Emergency Measures Against Nail Salon Hazards

Just days after the New York Times’ devastating and illuminating two-part opus on the nail salon industry in New York, change is already afoot. Now, the Times reports that on Sunday, Governor Andrew Cuomo ordered emergency measures to help with the wage theft and health hazards that run rampant throughout the industry.
Effective immediately, he said…

Megan Reynolds / May 11, 2015

#Problematic: Cheap Pedicures, Dad Bods & Sugar-Bombing Adam Levine

It’s almost mid year, and you know what that means? This is the moment we all shine. Half of a year is pretty much extinguished, you are aging, the cat isn’t a kitten anymore, and you’re going to make the most of this earthly space ride. Meaning: you finally start practicing your New Years resolutions.

Chloe Stillwell / May 8, 2015

Beauty Test Drive: Dermelect’s “ME” Nail Lacquer Is Chip-Free (For A While Anyway)

I have a mild obsession with any type of nail “system” that involves magic combinations of top coats and secret polish formulas. While I happily fork over cash for pointless purchases in other categories (ahem, overpriced coffee), I’m weirdly stingy when it comes to salon manicures and am always looking for fun ways to DIY it. I’m all…

Claire Hannum / April 1, 2015

30 Hideously Festive Manicures That Are Ruining Christmas

Hey girl. Bad news. Your heavily decal-ed, excessively red-and-green, badly doodled nail art is ruining Christmas. Not to be a Scrooge, but that melty-faced Santa on your thumb might as well be a lump of coal in my stocking. I’m all for getting in the holiday spirit and if you’re headed to an Ugly Christma…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / December 11, 2013

34 Festive Holiday Manicures That Aren’t Hideously Tacky

It needs to be said: nail art, especially around the holidays, goes too far. Little pinky Santas and toe-thumb Rudolphs or all 10 fingers painted to look like wrapped presents, complete with glued-on bow decals. It’s too much! Can we take these down a notch and embrace nail art that’s actually, I dunno, pretty again? It’s not…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / December 9, 2013

Well Played: Julianne Hough & Olivia Munn Get Their Nails Did

If you were worried about how Julianne Hough was doing since the end of her contractual relationship with Ryan Seacrest ended, well, worry no more. By all accounts, she seems to be coming through this faux-lationship swimmingly. Here she is, out with much-more-garishly-dressed Olivia Munn for a girl’s date at the nail salon. Julianne i…

Julie Gerstein / April 4, 2013

Oh Great, UV Lights Used For Gel Manicures May Cause Skin Cancer

Gel manicures are fairly new, and like many things, they come with a host of pros (like staying glossy and chip-free for over 2 weeks) and cons (we know from experience that they absolutely destroy your natural nails). But you might want to rethink your Shellac the next time you set foot in the…

Rachel Krause / March 9, 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…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / February 26, 2013

An Inner Monologue For Every At-Home Manicure I’ve Ever Done

The scene: 8:30 p.m pretty much every Tuesday, my living room.

Alright, I’ve got my glass of wine poured, yoga pants on, “Parks & Rec” cued up on Netflix, and a brand new bottle of oxblood nail polish. Oxblood is so in right now. Obviously. I’m pampering myself and saving money in the…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / November 5, 2012

Katy Perry Nails Her Obama Endorsement

Katy Perry performed at a concert to support Obama in LA this weekend, and obviously she rocked a customized presidential manicure, complete with teeny tiny photos of Obama’s beaming smile. Pretty cute, right? And now we wait for Scott Stapp to unveil his Mitt Romney mani/pedi. [Twitter via Bust]…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / October 9, 2012

Serial Manicure Ruiners Can Now Invest In A Stylish Set Of Fingernail Covers

At this point I should know better than to get my nails done, because every single time I leave the salon with a fresh manicure, it’s inevitably ruined by the time I get home. There are just way too many variables that contribute to their destruction — basic human functions like using keys, texting, handling…

Rachel Krause / October 3, 2012

Now Your Hands Can Be A Coloring Book

One of the saddest parts of being an adult is the lack of opportunities to use crayons, which is why I’m so stoked about this pack of Crayola nail polish, which includes eight shimmery colors in miniature bottles. It would be such a fun addition to a very grown-up cosmetics collection. Now I just need…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / August 6, 2012

The 15 Best Nail Art Blogs

One of the best things about being online editors is that we get to spend hours perusing the web for inspiration (even though this may not be best for our eyesight or posture). Nonetheless, there are tons of budding makeup, hair and skincare “experts” sharing their straightforward reviews and in-your-face tutorials. Impressed by their serious skills and online…

Stylelist / July 27, 2012

Quiz: Guess The Crazy Celeb Nail Art!

French manicures, simple red polish, and even super vampy shades are for manicure traditionalists. Those who want to make a style statement from head-to-toe and to the tips of their fingers have embraced over-the-top nail art designs, shapes, and decals. But can you identify which celebs are flaunting the bold manicures in this slideshow? Take…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / June 29, 2012

Chart: Things That Actually Remove Your Nail Polish

Winona and I agree: Nail polish remover isn’t always the best at, you know, actually removing nail polish. Instead, we’ve found that your average quotidian activities like oh, typing, sleeping and zipping up zippers will do the job for you just fine. Even and especially after you’ve just gotten your nails did. So we present,…

Julie Gerstein / March 28, 2012

Get Nailed With Simcha: Straight Off The New York Fashion Week Runways

To my Frisky peeps, I’m Simcha. But did you know I have a nail art alter ego? Yep, you can also call me Miss Pop. For the past couple of years, I’ve been doing up my digits, my grandma’s nails, and literally anyone’s hands I could get ahold of. And now this polish obsession has spiraled into…

Simcha / March 1, 2012
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