Posts tagged "manicures"

A Top Notch Top Coat

Having a manicure is kind of “my thing.” I very rarely have bare, unpolished nails for longer than a day or two, and my bathroom cabinet is stocked with polish colors I love. Unfortunately, “my thing” can be a bit of a pricey luxury, as getting a manicure once a week adds up! Recently, however,…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / February 15, 2012

The Soapbox: Let’s Take The “Man” Out Of Mani/Pedi

I boldly venture into sexist territory. I move we take the “man” out of mani/pedi. Why? Because sitting next to someone of the opposite sex in my nail salon is different than sitting side-by-side with another woman. It just is.

I fully accept that some nice metrosexual may want his nails buffed or…

Lorraine Duffy Merkl / December 29, 2011

20 Incredibly Festive Christmas Manicures

Happy Christmas Eve! I fell down an insane nail art rabbit hole and have emerged covered in tinsel, Christmas lights, and gilded snowflakes. People are serious about their nail art, especially around the holidays. Click through for 20 insanely festive Christmas-themed manicures.

Amelia McDonell-Parry / December 24, 2011

Shrewd New Marketing Scam: Male-Specific Nail Polishes

It seems like no corner of the beauty industry will be left unturned when it comes to finding ways to market to men. The newest beauty trend for guys? The MANicure. Yes, despite the fact that there’s absolutely nothing inherently gendered in nail polish colors, several companies have developed “man-friendly” polishes. A company annoyingly named…

Julie Gerstein / November 1, 2011

Nail Tattoos: A New Thing You Can Do To Your Nails

Manicures and nail decals are so over. Enter the next big thing: Nail tattoos. Our Philadelphia buddy Jacci, who runs the blog Being Perfect is Hard, hit upon the idea and met up with a local tattoo artist friend recently to get her nails tattooed. She drew a variety of cute and quirky designs and…

Julie Gerstein / July 28, 2011

Sephora Will Do Your Nails Now, Too

Need a quick nail pick-me-up? Then head to your nearest Sephora, because soon the cosmetics giant will offer manicures and nail art, via a partnership with XpresSpa, the company that offers quickie manis and pedis in airports. Called Sephora Nail Studio Art+Lacquer Services, the first of the franchises will open up on July 25 i…

Julie Gerstein / July 18, 2011

Shattering Our Expectations: An Ode To OPI’s Shatter Nail Polish

OPI’s recently released “Shatter” nail polishes are the new black in the world of manicures. Our initial encounter with them was less than moving. At first we thought, Won’t it just look like my polish is peeling off? But the salesperson explained that applying Shatter over two coats of regular nail polish would give a…

Kamilah Black / June 24, 2011

The Great Manicure

Because a great manicure should tell a story, literary ladies may want to consider this classy mani based on the cover of The Great Gatsby. [The Nail Pro]…

Ami Angelowicz / June 11, 2011

Snakeskin Nails: Would You Pay $300 For A Manicure?

You may tote a boa handbag or strut around in python pumps, but now your nails can get in on the reptile action. Nail artist Terri Silacci has created a gel manicure using snakeskin.

The Monterey, California-based manicurist tells the “Today” show that these scaly digits were inspired by snakeskin her son brought…

StyleList Home / May 22, 2011

Wu-Tang Hand

Much respect to the lady willing to wear the Wu-Tang Clan on her hand. This is one gangsta mani. Represent. [Rodawfoe]…

Ami Angelowicz / May 2, 2011

A Manicure For Misanthropes

Make a sarcastic statement without saying a word with this Daria Morgendorffer manicure. Scoff … French tips are for popular girls. [Radiant Hour]…

Ami Angelowicz / April 8, 2011

Who Wants Hypercolor Nails?

Speaking of things from the ’90s having their comeuppance, do you remember Hypercolor t-shirts? I absolutely loved them, in theory. In practice, I didn’t like that people took it as license to try to make a hand print on your stomach. I also hated how the fabric always looked a different color around the…

Lesson Learned: Probably Not A Good Idea To Call 911 After A Bad Mani

OK, we get the disappointment and annoyance when you get a crappy manicure. Most of the time, however, we just shut up, begrudgingly hand over the 15 bucks and live with it. That’s not the case with one Florida woman who decided to call 911 after something (it’s not quite clear what) went wrong during…

Leonora Epstein / December 30, 2010

Nicole By O.P.I. To Release Liquid Metals Collection

It’s probably a little early for you to start thinking about next year, but come January, you’re going to want to sport Nicole by O.P.I.’s Liquid Metals nail polish collection. Touches of metal are one of the hottest beauty and fashion trends now, and these nail lacquers come in a range of metallics, from shimmering…

Annika Harris / November 28, 2010

Beauty Test Drive: O.P.I. Avoplex High-Intensity Hand & Nail Cream

As the temperature drops, so does the moisture in my hands. This happens every year, but instead of complaining about my dry, cracked hands in January and trying too late to find a cure, I’m going to be proactive. I’m loving O.P.I. Avoplex High-Intensity Hand & Nail Cream and think it will be a long-term…

Annika Harris / November 16, 2010

In Defense Of Press-On Nails

Today there’s something a little different about my look. I haven’t cut my hair or decided to wear bright red lipstick. No, I just have on press-on nails. “Why?” you may ask. I’m here to explain, “Why not?”…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / October 27, 2010

Get Nail Tips From Celebrity Manicurist Deborah Lippmann

Deborah Lippmann is a celebrity manicurist who has managed to keep her fingers on the pulse of the hottest nail trends — literally!

From lacquering up the digits of red carpet darlings like Scarlett Johansson and Kate Winslet to divas like Beyoncé and Mariah Carey to lithe models on the runways in New York…

StyleList Home / October 24, 2010

Should We Start Training For The Nailympics?

Manicures are the next thing to go “fantasy.” Here is one of the fierce competitors at the 2010 Nailympics, held in the U.K. Yes, there really is an Olympics for manicurists. That’s quite a jungle on her hand there. Not exactly an everyday look, but still pretty amazing. Just for the record, I’m ready and…

Ami Angelowicz / September 24, 2010

How To Get The Chevron Stripe Manicure At Jose Duran

Ignore the alien-like makeup from the Jose Duran spring 2011 fashion show, and instead focus on the black and white chevron stripe nails. Pattie Yankee and the Dashing Diva team created this bold French-like manicure to complement the androgynous tone of Jose Duran’s collection. The manicurist used rounded press-on nails for the female models, but…

Annika Harris / September 14, 2010

DIY: Get Dashing Diva’s Abstract French Manicure From The Cushnie Et Ochs Show

Nail guru Pattie Yankee worked with Dashing Diva Nails to create the gold, abstract French manicure above for the Cushnie et Ochs spring 2011 fashion show. The gold foil mimics the dripping effect that was present in the collection. But the semi-haphazard application of the foil also gives the nails a grungy, resurrection feeling. Metallic…

Annika Harris / September 11, 2010