Posts tagged "manicures"

Blowin’ Money Fast

Ever noticed how the minute you get your hands on some money, you find a ton of things you’d like to spend it on? Well, that’s the inspiration behind “Blowin’ Money Fast,” a dark metallic green nail lacquer, from the fall Ginger + Liz Colour Collection. This is the perfect emerald shade to transition from…

Annika Harris / September 9, 2010

How To Give Yourself A Funky Reverse French Manicure

One of the hottest manicure trends of the past few seasons has been the reverse French manicure. This tip-trend turns the traditionally demure pink and cream color combo on its head with color-pop hues and striking shade combinations.

We caught up with celebrity manicurist Jill, from Spa Chicks on The Go, for the skinny…

StyleList Home / August 8, 2010

Enough With The Alexander McQueen Tribute Products

That fashion designer Alexander McQueen committed suicide earlier this year was tragic enough. That a group of vultures are using his death to line their pockets with cash is plain sickening. It’s one thing when a trendsetting and chic magazine like Visionaire pays homage to the designer by devoting an entire issue to his iconic…

Susannah Breslin / July 30, 2010

Forget Plain Matte Nails, Texture’s Where It’s At

I had a hard time comprehending matte nails when the trend took off last year. I mean, isn’t the point of a manicure to make your nails shine? Then add the confusion over top coat to the mix — do you forgo a top coat completely or do you search for a matte one too?

Annika Harris / July 20, 2010

Viva La Nail Polish

As summer heats up, so do our nail polish colors. Orly’s Viva Collection includes four vibrant, Latin-inspired shades to celebrate the season. Head to the beach with dark blue La Playa; wear Bailamos, a turquoise, when you go out dancing with your friends; try coral-colored Ole for everyday wear; or party all night long i…

Lauren Gold / June 11, 2010

Revlon Offers Nail Polish You Can Sniff

When I was a kid, I loved those smelly markers so much that I refused to color with them for fear they would run out of scent. Obviously, they eventually dried up, but not before I forgot about them and moved on to a different obsession. Revlon hasn’t forgotten how much girls like scented product…

Bianca Posterli / June 2, 2010

Which Celebrity Paints Her Dog’s Toenails?

Celebrities like their pets as glamorous as themselves. Who painted her pooch’s toenails hot pink? Read more

StyleList Home / May 27, 2010

Think Twice Before Drying Your Nails At Salons

Personally, I loathe the little hand dryers at nail salons because I see them as a breeding area for germs. But most of the time, I’ll suck it up in an effort to keep my brand-new manicure chip-free. If I’m going to spend upwards of $10 for polish, then I’d like it to be perfect.

Bianca Posterli / May 26, 2010

How Do We Feel About Chocolate Brown Nails?

This has definitely been the year of embracing off-beat nail polish colors, and, generally, we were pretty open to the taupes, grays, and jades that caught our eyes on the runway over the past few months. Now, Elle magazine is asserting that brown is the polish color for spring. We’ve tried out hues on the…

Leonora Epstein / March 18, 2010

Hang Nails At Gareth Pugh

Models wore chain-embellished clothes at the Gareth Pugh show in Paris earlier this week, so nail pro Marian Newman for Creative Nail Design extended the look to their nails, too. These hanging chains are the latest in the recent crop of textured nails during 2010’s various fashion weeks. Keep reading to see the shorter “daytime”…

Catherine Strawn / March 5, 2010

Textured Nails: Cool Or Crazy?

During New York Fashion Week, we saw a couple of sets of textured nails, and the three-dimensional trend has continued at London Fashion Week. J. Maskrey, known for skin jewelry that’s been worn by celebs ranging from Britney Spears and Mariah Carey to Halle Berry and Cate Blanchett, showed these bauble-covered nails at her fashio…

Catherine Strawn / February 22, 2010

Serena Williams Is Enrolled In Beauty School!?

The ol’ backhand must be getting a little rusty if Serena Williams is training for a second career as a nail tech. The tennis champ recently enrolled in a 240-hour program to become a certified mani-pedi giver. She claims to be launching a new line of nail polish with a company called HairTech. We certainly…

Lauren Panariello / February 17, 2010

How To Make An At-Home Manicure Look Professional

While I was backstage at New York Fashion Week, I got to chat with Nonie Creme, the founding creative director of Butter London. (In case you’re not familiar, Butter London makes amazing nail polish without formaldehyde, toluene, or DBP.) Nonie shared an awesome tip for making nails painted at home look professionally manicured.

Catherine Strawn / February 16, 2010

Dashing Diva Gives Minx Nails A Run For Its Money

Minx Nails pretty much cornered the market on metallic nails the minute it burst onto the scene because no polish could compete with its high-shine foil-like quality. But now Dashing Diva, another nail care company, is trying to get a bigger piece of the metallic nail action. For the Cushnie et Ochs fall 2010 fashio…

Annika Harris / February 13, 2010

Poll: Which Nail Shape Do You Prefer?

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Annika Harris / February 8, 2010

The Frisky Gets Minxed

Minx Nails became a favorite among celebrities and fashionistas for its bold patterns and metallic colors. But now, they’re offering a new line of nail coverings that are great for everyday wear. The Teaser line still has the playful metallic undertones Minx is known for, but also an iridescence that is more subtle.

Annika Harris / January 21, 2010

Pinking Shears Manicure, Anyone?

We’ve featured a lot of weird manicures here, but these pinking shears nails really take the cake. I’m not sure who created this, er, look, or how they did it, but I can’t say that I would sport it. While the nail appears to have been trimmed with pinking shears, it’s more likely that each…

Susannah Breslin / January 21, 2010

Check This Out: The Daily Nail Blog

What is it with bloggers and their year-long challenges? Twelve months to thin, cook all of Julia Child’s recipes, wear the same dress everyday, survive 365 days in Paris. (That last chick is a real nutbag). The latest in blog projects, The Daily Nail, chronicles one woman’s attempt to paint her nails a different way…

Leonora Epstein / November 11, 2009

The Frizzy Hair/Nice Nails Trade-Off

Humidity makes your hair look like ass, but British researchers have discovered Mother Nature’s awful mugginess is actually optimal for growing nails that don’t split! Air with 55 percent humidity keeps our nails pliable; unfortunately, excessive amounts of hot water from bathing or hand-washing soften nails too much. A researcher at Manchester University advised, “It’…

Jessica Wakeman / August 27, 2009