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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, activities that will chip and scrape your polish off versus actual nail polish remover.
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 a profession. In fact, I was just backstage at New York Fashion Week painting nails. It was so funsies that I wanted to share with you some of my fave hawt new nail looks as modeled by The Frisky staff. Check ‘em out!
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, I’ve started doing my own nails and have been going to the nail salon less — and thanks to Revlon’s Liquid Quick Dry, I don’t have to spent 20 minutes trying to dry my handiwork (pun intended!) under the blowdryer. I am not overstating when I say this top coat protects against chipping almost instantly. I am not entirely sure how it works, but it’s more liquid-y than most topcoats and contains mineral oil that’s good for moisturizing the nail beds. I have been let down by many a top coat before, but this one, I swear to you, is an impatient gal’s best friend. [$5.75, Drugstore.com]
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 feet scrubbed ‘til they’re callus-free; nothing beats the feeling. I just wish he would take his good grooming business to the place where he gets a shave and a haircut. Keep reading »
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.
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 Alphanail, for instance, claims that its line of fugly colors is “designed by men. Worn by warriors.” Oh, warriors, you say?
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 had them tattooed directly on her fingernails. “I chose a bunch of my favorite things which include Bart Simpson heads, a Wu Tang symbol, a Chanel logo, a diamond, an eye, a pizza slice, a smiley face, a dollar sign and a heart.” But did it hurt? No, says Jacci, who also explained that the art is semi-permanent, as in, it’ll last only until your nails grow out, so if you get bored, you can simply paint over the designs. The tattoo process itself took around 35-40 minutes for all 10 nails, and cost Jacci around $60. And this is why Philly girls rule so much. [Being Perfect Is Hard] Keep reading »
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 in two NYC locations and at Sephora’s San Francisco Powell Street store, and will then be rolled out at select locations across the country. [Fashionista] Keep reading »
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 crackling effect you can see in seconds. Our next thought: You mean every nail is different? Too OCD for that!
Shatter, obviously trying to win us over, began to show up everywhere. Unable to ignore it any longer, we tried it and the crackly manicure grew on us. Now we love the Shattercure. And apparently we’re not the only ones, because it’s sold out everywhere. Keep reading »