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)… READ MORE »
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… READ MORE »
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. READ MORE »
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… READ MORE »
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 Christmas… READ MORE »
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… READ MORE »
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 is… READ MORE »
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… READ MORE »
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… READ MORE »
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] … READ MORE »
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… READ MORE »
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… READ MORE »
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… READ MORE »
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… READ MORE »